The first part of this post is going to seem like an HLG commercial. But that is only because the experience was amazing that I have to share it with you all. I am new to growing and have learned a lot in the last 9 months. I started out with bag seed and I am currently on my 3rd run of the same plant. I started out with synthetic nutrients for the first two runs and have for my third run moved to organic. The first two runs were grown under a Mars Hydro TS 1000, a 300 watt light that should only be for growing vegetative. I took both runs through flower under this light and decided I needed something better if I am going to achieve better results. I decided to buy from HLG based on the reviews by the DGC. I did some research and wanted to buy a 600 Rspec, but I did not have the money to buy a new one. So I saved my money and found a refurbished unit on sale with a promocode. I missed the promocode by an hour and could no longer afford the light. So I emailed customer service to see if they could help. I mentioned I heard of them through the Dude Grows Show and explained my situation. The refurbished lights sold out the next day and I thought all hope was lost. I received an email about an hour later, Shout out to Brock who helped me get this light delivered. He mentioned he listened to the show and wanted to help any way he could. Stating they will honor the promocode and let me know when a refurbished one becomes available. One became available within the next couple of days so I snatched it up as quick as possible. Next thing I know I get a phone call from Brock saying the light I purchased wasn’t actually available yet. So instead of sending me away disappointed or making me wait any longer, he was going to send a new light out to me for the same price. I knew at that moment I had to become a DGC patreon and join this community immediately. They way that everyone takes care of each other is incredible. You all have created an amazing place for people to feel safe and included.
Accolades out of the way I do have a question. I am growing unknown bag seed in 7 gal fabric pots with Mother’s Earth Groundswell soil in a 4’x4’x6.5′ tent. 3 weeks into flower I top-dressed with Gia Green Power Bloom and Mother’s Earth Powerflower and worm castings. 3 weeks later I top-dressed with half that amount respectively. Starting week 5 I replaced my weak light with my new Rspec spaced 28″ away from the top of the canopy and slowly brought it up from %50 to %90 power, %10 a day for 5 days. Then I listened to your podcast episode 1349 that explained that is way to close to the canopy and I burned my plants. I have since then placed the lights 12″ from the ceiling and 36″ from the canopy. My temp is 75-82 and humidity is %40-%45. I am in week 7 of whatever strain it is that took 8-9 weeks to finish in the last two runs. Let me know what the DGC thinks of the burn on the sugar leaves and if the buds will be alright. My other question is if I should be pulling the damaged fan leaves and if there is anything I can do to repair or stop the damage? Anything will help thank you for everything.
P.S. If S.I.B comments on my post I will die a happy man. That is one rad chick.