Q&A with Jorge: Hot Grow

Q&A with Jorge Hot Grow I have a grow space that is 6 by 7 feet, and I use a 400-watt, 600-watt and 1,000-watt high-pressure sodium (HPS) light for flowering. The 600-watt was added recently, and I’ve been experiencing yellowing and a drop-off of fan leaves ever since. Could this be caused by too much…

Q&A with Jorge: Hot Room

Q&A with Jorge Hot Room Hey Jorge, My grow room setup is as follows: the room is 2.5 x 3.3 x 1.8 meters. I have 3, 1000w HP sodium lamps, 3fans and a good big extraction fan set up to draw air out my 1.8-meter Mountain Air filter. I have a hydro drip system set…

Q&A with Jorge: Auxiliary Power

Q&A with Jorge Auxilary Power Hi Jorge, My roommates and I made plans for two 600w dual room grow cabinets. We planned to set it up at our new place. We have been in the new place a few weeks and found our electricity comes from a different company. So far our power has gone…

Q&A with Jorge: CFLs and Big Buds

Q&A with Jorge CFLs and Big Buds Dear Dave, This year I grew two plants in 11 liter containers, one sativa-dominant and the other indica-dominant under three 65w CFL lamps. The buds were nice and resinous, but the weight was low, about 30 percent less than if grown under a 600w HPS. CFL red and…

Q&A with Jorge: High Electric Bills

Q&A with Jorge High Electric Bills I’m worried about my electric bill. My friend is using a 150-watt lamp because he’s afraid of being busted. I don’t want the electric company to turn me in. How many watts can I use and still be safe? -Arlo Huron, Ohio Dear Arlo, Americans use a lot of…

Q&A with Jorge: Electrical Use

Q&A with Jorge Electrical Use Hey Jorge, How much power does an indoor metal-halide (MH) light use? Will my electric company be able to track me down if I’m drawing too much juice? I tried growing once, but my landlord uprooted my shit after he found it while doing some maintenance in my apartment. He…