Carmen’s Winter Autos With ViparSpectra XS1500 Pro!
I’m thrilled that @ViparSpectra have sent me two XS1500 Pro led grow lights to get the tabletop grow on this winter! I have accomplished three tabletop grows to date and am really happy to be able to keep my medicine jars full without a lot of sophisticated gadgets, with one exception and that is the need for state of the art lighting! Without a “sun” the weed won’t grow.
I will also use an oil heater, a fan and a hygrometer. Apart from that the swick is low tech. Also, if I need to up humidity I can fiddle around with the fan and water, or boil a kettle I hope. If I need to decrease humidity there is not a lot I can do unless I get a dehumidifier, but I will play that by ear. I will keep the temps as stable as possible, supply the babies with food and water, and then their genetics and ViparSpectra XS1500 Pro will do the rest (I’m not sure how I will be training this grow. I may do one topped and one only lst’d).
I will grow 2 Skywalker OG autoperiod plants from Barneys Farm seed, in living organic soil in cloth pots, on top of swicks. Until now I have used an entry level light and so it is going to be awesome to grow with the VipaSpectra XS1500 Pro lights. I can’t wait to see the difference!
The soil I use - is by Dirty Hands Inc, and is called Orgasoilux. Some of you will be familiar with it as I have grown with it before. It contains the following ingredients, and it is suggested that a top dress with Essential Blend, the companion product, in pre-flower will take the plant through to the finish line without additional nutes.
|Inoculant||Cannabis Microbial Consortium|
|Blend||Compost, Vermi-compost, Coco peat, Sphagnum peat moss (sustainably harvested) and perlite|
|Basalt Rock Dust|
|Bio-Char (preloaded with microbes)|
|Soft Rock Phosphate|
The Lights - The following information about the VipaSpectra XS1500 Pro lights is taken from Amazon.
“OPTICAL LENSES DESIGN DIMMABLE LED GROW LIGHT: VIPARSPECTRA 2023 new arrival XS1500 Pro grow light has optical lenses design that ensures more concentrated light and less light loss to achieve the most uniform PPFD for optimal photosynthesis and growth, ensuring plants absorb balanced PPFD in each corner, enhancing balanced growth for healthier growth and higher yields.
DIMMING DAISY CHAIN GROW LIGHTS: The dimming daisy chain feature allows you to connect up to 20pcs XS1500 Pro for unified dimming, especially beneficial for your commercial growing, horizontal and vertical farming, greenhouse planting and hydroponics, etc. The external dimmer give you the flexibility to manipulate light levels for perfect growth performance at all stages.
OPTIMIZED SPECTRUM & SUPERIOR HEAT DISSIPATION: Consists of 660nm red light, 3000K 5000K white light, and 730nm Infrared (IR) light, emits a wide waveband to provide plants in all stages from veg to flower with everything they need in the natural sunlight. Silent fan-less design. The large areas of solid aluminum heat-sinks is essential for heat dissipation while ensuring a long lifespan.
LOWER RUNNING COST GROW LIGHT FIXTURE: Consumes only 150W compared to traditional 250W HPS/MH! Perfect for 3x3 ft vegetative coverage and 2x2 ft flowering coverage. 2pcs XS1500 Pro fixtures are prefect for 4X2 ft grow tent. Remember to properly adjust the brightness accordingly to your plants desired level for optimal growth.”
The genetics – Information from Barneys Farm online catalogue
“Skywalker OG Auto Cannabis Seeds
Type: Autoflowering strain
Skywalker OG super auto has arrived, blast your way through the day with this outstanding autoflowering cannabis strain. Your light-saber will throb and flash when you experience the Skywalker and unleash the power of the force for the first time.
A favourite in the lab for breeding this specimen was trialed in its own right by TONI13 and due to the outstanding results it was decided to release it in autoflowering format for the world.
This aromatic autoflower literally explodes into a pine flavoured christmas tree in a mere 70-75 days from seed, producing an abundance of glorious kushy flowers dripping with glistening THC crystals. Expect a final height of up to 1.2 meters.
Experience the thrill of killer US genetics ‘Skywalker OG’ expertly wrapped up into a juicy astonishing autoflower package of 23% THC by the team at Barneys Farm.
Beware of sensory overload, though, as Skywalker OG can be quite an exhilarating experience if you are not ready for the full scale of the peace of mind it can initiate. Expect full body relaxation and mental clarity, often with breakthrough insights and realizations. This is proper mind expanding material you’ll be glad that you grew out…
Genetics: Skywalker OG x BF Super Auto #1
Sativa %: 25%
Indica %: 75%
Autoflowering Harvest From Seed: 70 days
Indoor Height (cm): 80-90cm
Indoor Yield (g): up to 450-500 gr/m²
Outdoor Height (cm): up to 90-120cm
Outdoor Yield (g): up to 650g/m2
Taste: Sweet, Earthy, Pine,
Aroma: Tropical Fruits, Citrus, and Diesel
Effect: Tranquilizing, Heavy Stoned, Mind Expanding”
A note about my grow space - I am growing on my dining room table, next to a window. This is in my living room. I will not be using a tent for this grow as it is unnecessary for my purpose which is simply to grow enough meds for myself. I’m not trying to break records or dial in to perfection. I love growing. It is my passion and the product is only going to get better and better with the ViparSpectra XS1500 Pro.
A note about this journal - I will only be able to start growing in June, so for now I am going to start covering the basics of what I need to learn to optimize my grow conditions this season. I will be asking questions of fellow growers in order to get as dialed in as possible before I wet beans.
Without further ado, I’d like to say a big thank you to @ViparSpectra! Let’s get started with preparations for our grow!