Avoid these 8 Mistakes For An Easy Indoor Grow Setup
Are You Making Any Of These Eight Mistakes In Your LED Grow Light Operation?
Full spectrum LED grow lights provide many advantages over other types of grow lights. Some of which are a lower energy bill, ease of use and better yields. However, if you are careless with your LED grow lights, your cannabis yield will either be stunted or worse yet, your cannabis plants will be damaged or even destroyed.
So, to help you prevent the above calamities, please pay attention to the 8 reasons growers fail when using LED grow lights.
- Grow Space Not Properly Planned: When growing cannabis indoors it is highly likely that your space will be limited. So, whether or not you are growing weed in a closet, attic, grow tent or grow box, you’ll need to make sure that your grow area can accommodate your plants and also your LED grow lights. For example, you will have issues if your grow tent is 7′ tall and you are supposed to place grow lights at least two feet above your plants and your plants will be six feet when fully grown.
- Not Taking Into Account The End Size Of Your Marijuana Plants: So, you don’t outgrow your grow tent or grow area, you need to find out the height and width that your cannabis plants will be when fully grown. With this information, you will need to ensure that, if you buy a particular strain, that your LED lights and other equipment will fit in your grow area.
- Plants are Over Heated: Cannabis plants that have been overheated have brown leaves, and they will eventually start to curl upwards. This can be prevented by buying quality LED grow lights, which are not for not giving off much heat, and also, using proper ventilation in your grow space.
- LED Grow Lights Either Set To Close Or Too Far Away: If you place grow lights to close your marijuana plants they will likely burn. Also, your yield will be limited if you place your grow lamp too far from your cannabis plants. So, make sure that you follow your grow light manufacturers recommendations on what distance you need to place your lights from your cannabis plants.
- Buying Cheap, Crappy LED Grow Lights: Generally, the more you pay, the better the results that you will have with a LED grow light. However, there are good LED lights that can be bought for even less than a hundred dollars. But, if you are buying budget, full spectrum, LED grow lights you need to do your research to make sure that they are, in fact, full spectrum. Many grow light companies will say they are full spectrum; but, they will be severely lacking in the ability to work in either the vegetation or flowering growth stage. So, go to LED light forum, read reviews and find out a grow light you are looking at buying works well on all growth stages. Click the following link to find out our choices for the best LED grow lights for the money.
- Incorrect Lighting Schedule: Grow lights are designed to mimic the sun. So, just like the sun isn’t up 24 hours a day, you should also turn off your lights. This means you should make sure that during the vegetative stage of cannabis growth you should make sure that the grow lights are on around 18 hours a day and for the flowering stage the grow lights should only be on for around 12 hours.
- Not Adjusting Your LED Grow Lights, Height: Your LED grow light manufacturer will have a recommended height that your grow lights should be placed from the cannabis leaves. Of course, as your plants grow, they will move close to the lights, and if your plants get too close to the lights, they will burn. So, remember, as your plants grow, to diligently adjust your LED grow lights to the correct distance.
- Using The Wrong Lights: First of all, if you purchase a quality, full spectrum, LED grow light, you may not even need to change from red to blue lighting. However, if you feel you do need to change you need to make sure that you use the correct light for either the vegetative or flower growth stage.
When you are starting out growing cannabis or if you are switching to LED grow lights you need to follow the “KISS” principle. (Keep It Simple Stupid) For example, during your first grow, you may want not to try to experiment with either solely red or blue lighting and just use the full spectrum lighting. Subsequently, after you’ve gained experience, you should then try to experiment with different cannabis growing techniques.
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