LIGHTS OUT! Power Outages When Growing Indoors

Our power was out recently for SIX days due to HIGH winds. The first couple of days without power wasn't too rough. We had a generator keeping the important things powered like the refrigerator, freezer and my grow lights. On the second day without power my husband had gone outside to add some gas to the generator and couldnt get it restarted! He tried & tried eventually giving up & went & bought a new one, the last one on the shelf.  The old generator was 5000 watts and the new one was 1600 which meant we couldn't run as many appliances on it. To my dismay my grow lights, exhaust etc didn't make the cut. My plants already had spent a day in the dark. I knew I had to do something. I didn't want them to go into flower! I knew that low light was better than no light so I went to Home DePot and purchased a clip on lamp also with an LED bulb. My husband ran an extension cord from the generator to the lamp. I felt less stressed about the situation for sure. We were without power for six days and my plants did just fine during the crisis. Yay! Crisis alleviated! 

If I couldn't run a light in there what would have I done? I probably would have removed them from the room and put them somewhere warm where they'dl get light during the day. If they were in flower I would have put them in a closet or a spot where they wouldn't get light after twelve hours. I'd use a box if I could and seal it so no light could get in. You have to get creative. Power outages can be a growers nightmare, especially if your plants are too big to move or you can't move them out of their location. Another option would be a  battery operated lantern.

I'm grateful that we have a generator & I was able to run a light to prevent flowering. It was colder in there too without the metal halide & HPS running. It didn't get below 70. I'm just glad it's over with. I was getting tired of camping inside our house. 



Outdoor Ganja Garden Update

Getting close to fall frost. Had a couple of frosty nights already. I don't know why the one plant is so far behind! I sure won't dig it up and bring it in:D I'll have something for butter or oil at least.

Green Thumb Girls Plant Porn

I have so much plant porn! Just going through photos & catching up! Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy! I really loved growing this strain ( Island Sweet Skunk) it's one of my favorites. The smell is off the chain. It remindd me of juicy fruit gum mixed w/ the classic &oh so lovely skunk scent. The Larry OG was good too much I keep her in a small pot & she didn't yield much. 

Before & After

These are photos of my Island Sweet Skunk in a span of a week. This is what low stress training (in my case bending) results in... A straight up n down plant is so boring! I like to ply & see why I can make them do. Plus I like to triple the number of tops I get...


Pretty sweet! She's ready to be forced into flowering which I am doing this week. I'm going to take a few clones from the bottom... 


overview ISS

The overview is spectacular! I love it. She's going to have. Lovy canopy & lots of tops! 


ISS fill view

I potted her in a 5 gal. bucket 



I used my homemade weights on her branches too. 



She adjusted to the metal halide and I can lower it even more- saw some legginess due to lights being far away in order to avoid heat stress & fry them. I was hardening them off... 

She's hungry. I just made some organic tea. I'm sure it will make her happier. 


Grow Journal Update

Purple Tears at one week old

Callicapta OG -

Goji 91 under a single CFL-I have it in a different spot. It is 2-3 inches away from the light to prevent legginess (stems too long & weak).


Goji 91-Grow little one grow! 

Tang Alien by DWO

Tang Alien by DWO w/RH & temp. digital monitor, it also keeps records (high tech) - have it next to seedlings.

I am sprouting some more seeds today by Melvanetics. Stay tuned for updates! Until then... be kind to your plants & keep er' lit! Sam xx