When you see something on a daily basis, it can be difficult to gauge any changes that may have occurred overnight. Here is a quick accumulation of the past few weeks under the Pro Grow X5 300 LED grow light…
As you may recall, we began with some sickly cuttings of two different plants of Nirvana’s Ice strain. Both plants were root bound in plastic beer cups, with plant #1 showing the most stress. Their recovery under the X5 300 LED grow light was nothing short of remarkable. I decided to switch to the bloom cycle a week earlier than planned.
By week two I was glad I had chosen to start flowering early as from weeks 2 into 3, the plants began to stretch upward & filling laterally with new bud growth. At the start of week 2, I set the bloom accelerator “on” for the full 12 hours.
As Hydroponics Hut once again raises the bar of what LED grow lights can do in terms of light penetration and maximum footprint, I find new challenges along the way. “Headspace” or distance between the plants tops & the lamp is a crucial factor for coverage. Distances of 24 inches and more are now becoming the are standard. With more light energy getting the plants, developing more aggressive feeding schedules & using larger pots to aid more aggressive growth is essential. As is training, & trimming techniques to make sure the best parts of the plant get the most light.