Grow Light Intensity Redefined!

Weeks 1-9 veg

  • Lighting: Pro Grow 260 MOD, weeks 1 – 7 and Pro Grow LED PGX5-600 weeks 8 – 9 @ 18 hours on, 6 hours off, Veg Spectra only.
  • Soil: 50/50 mix Fox Farm Ocean Forest & Happy Frog
  • Additions: 1Tbsp Dolomite lime per 2 gallons of soil mix, 1Tbsp Earth Juice Rainbow Mix – Bloom per gallon of soil
  • Nutrients: Fox Farm Grow Big – Veg (2x a week at 50% strength), Fox Farm Tiger Bloom – Bloom (most likely)
  • Ave temps day 75ºF – 40% RH, 60ºF nights – 60% RH


  • Nirvana’s Jock Horror
  • Nirvana’s Kaya Gold
  • Afghan Kush
  • El Alquimista (Samsara) – A first grow for me.

Life happens…

Nirvana Auto Flowering Marijuana Seeds

Pro Grow LED PGX5-600

The plants have been moved under the Pro Grow LED PGX5-600

I’d originally wanted to go from day 1 under the Pro Grow LED PGX5-600. But as things turn out I had to juggle tents and grow spaces, nothing new there, but as luck would have it, I was able to cut the Afghan Kush and Nirvana Eldorado about a week and 2 weeks early, respectively. The “accelerator” chip on the Pro Grow LED PGX5-600 really seems to kick trichome production to maturity, right quick!

Indoor garden - Pro Grow LED PGX5-600

A bug’s eye view of the garden under the Pro Grow LED PGX5-600

Pro Grow LED PGX5-600

Distance of the Pro Grow LED PGX5-600 to the canopy

Even running Veg spectra only, I’ve kept the maximum distance between the Pro Grow LED PGX5-600 and the canopy. With the lamp at nearly the top of the tent, there is about 3ft or so between the two.

Like a Gunshot blast!

Pro Grow LED PGX5-600

Pro Grow LED PGX5-600 brought out eager growth in the first day.

The additional intensity over the Pro Grow 260 MOD (which is a fantastic lamp for its output, mind you) was easily seen. By the next day the plants had a “perk” and within the first week under the Pro Grow LED PGX5-600, vegetative growth boomed!

Sticky, sweet-smelling sublime bud!

Pro Grow LED PGX5-600

Pro Grow LED PGX5-600 from Hydroponics Hut. Accept no substitutes!

Check back soon! Once roots get established in the new pots, we’re going dual-spectra and into bloom!