I am terrified of hermaphrodite plants! My first crop was heavily seeded by just a few male flowers on otherwise female plants.
These plant-sucking pests will do major damage in large numbers. Like most insects they have egg, larval and adult stages. You may also need to look for ants that feed off the honeydew secretions scale bugs secrete
Going from weak fluorescent light and the protection of an indoor environment to the power of the sun and the elements will severely fry or kill marijuana plants.
I want to grow in open soil without containers – unless you think it would be better if I used containers and imported soil ?
I want to buy my first HID grow light, and there are a ton of choices at my local head shop. I know that I want to buy a HPS light, but I don’t know what kind of fixture I should get. I don’t want to spend a lot of time having an in depth conversation with a sales person. I can afford a 400 watt lamp and will be growing in an area about a square yard in size. Any advice would be great!