Q&A with Jorge
I am a legal medical user I really need to grow my own cannabis. I am starting a little grow area in my closet. I want to grow the auto-flowering strain Lowryder. My garden is 2 x 2-feet so I figured a 250w lamp would work perfectly. This is the part I do not understand, since Lowryder is in the vegetative growth stage for about 14 days, I do not know what kind of light I should get, metal halide or HP sodium? Do I need a metal halide for vegetative growth and HP sodium for flowering? Any chance I can use compact fluorescents with the same success? Thanks for your help, Soft Secrets kicks ass!
You can use any one of the above lamps for growing the crop beginning to end. A HP sodium will cause plants to stretch between inter nodes a bit more than a metal halide lamp. Your best bet would be a 250w HP sodium lamp if growing the variety Lowryder. But, do not forget that you will also have to begin with seeds every time you start a garden. Ten seeds cost around 75 Euros or 7.50 each. If half of them are female and half male, you should toss out the male plants when spotted. This means you will have only five plants remaining. In turn, each female seed will cost 14 Euros. According to the Joint Doctor, creator of Lowryder, it is derivative of Williams Wonder (the old SSSC seed company), Northern Lights #2 and a cannabis ruderal is hybrid. The yield per plant is from 0.25oz. (7 grams) and 2oz. (56 grams). Lowryder is a good strain for the great outdoors because its low profile makes it difficult to spot and you can plant it on the first of May and harvest buds in mid July.