My experience with LEDs in Indoor

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Hi, here I will tell you something about the issue of growing marijuana indoors with LED lamps. First, to say that I started cultivating under LEDs few years ago, and have been experimenting with different models of LEDs in my closet culture.

Why did I opte for LED lamps? First of all, to minimize the cost of the electricity bill, second, because it is a more environmentally friendly method because consumption is down, not only light but also water and fertilizer.

By the way, the LEDs lamps for indoor growing have quite evolved in recent years; the first panels were very heavy, ventilation systems were noisy and more watts. Today, you can buy all kinds of LEDs, although I speak, which for me have been the most helpful, and given me the best results, such as COB LEDs in single bulbs.

COB LEDs in single bulbs

COB LEDs in single bulbs

I love single bulbs: each plant its bulb, and with only about 15 w / plant, trichomes filled with beautiful buds are achieved. Photo: (Panama 100% sativa, with lots of resin and very hard buds).

Panama 100% sativa, with lots of resin and very hard buds.

Panama 100% sativa, with lots of resin and very hard buds.

Then, cultivating under LEDs, I’ve been noticing that perfect pot is the Texpot (geotextile pot), the LEDs do not increase the temperature almost nothing, and this can cause if we cultivate in plastic pots can be increased moisture. Furthermore, in the texpot pots, the roots are ventilated since the fabric is porous, this causes the roots do not grow in a spiral, and the plants develop stronger, healthier.

In the texpot pots, the roots are ventilated and the plants develop stronger, healthier.

In the texpot pots, the roots are ventilated and the plants develop stronger, healthier.

In winter, if you cultivate with LEDs, as these do not emit heat, perhaps you should raise the temperature a little culture in your closet, I used a couple of heaters cables, and solved. If you need further increase the temperature, you can always put a heater and problem solved.

And production, what about? I’ve always had few watts of LEDs but good quality, and often have spent gram / watt, especially sativa (Panama, Malawi) landraces, I would never have imagined that could be grown in indoor, with LEDs bulbs.

Sativa (Panama, Malawi) landraces grown in indoor.

Sativa (Panama, Malawi) landraces grown in indoor.

We talk about fertilizers … .. Many growers are afraid that, because the LEDs lamps emit little heat, no water is required so often, so there are fewer options to feed the plants. I think it serves only fertilize when there is need, or when plant does not have enough nutrients in the soil; il you cultivate under LEDs, do not worry about the frequency of feeding your children, my own experience is not necessary to use too many fertilizers, the flavor of the herb is delicious although we have not used too many nutrients.

Another issue is, how many more weeks of flowering need if we cultivate under Led? The answer is 1 or 2 weeks, but being honest worth the wait. Watching the final results (hard, heavy, compact buds, resin butt), taking into account the saving light, fertilizers and the unlikelihood of a pest end the harvest, I think it does not support much discussion. You will not have problems that can burn the tips of the plants, being too close to the bulb – have had plants with apical tip in direct contact with the Led COB and not a scratch – I think the crop under Leds is an great idea.

An example of cultivation under loose bulbs with indoor in a corner of my home:

Cultivation under loose bulbs indoor

Cultivation under loose bulbs indoor

And speaking of resin, a Somango cultivated under LEDs:

Somango cultivated under LEDs.

Somango cultivated under LEDs.

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