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…

The Original Cash Crop: bushy, tasty, frosty!

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.

Sticky, sweet-smelling sublime bud!

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.