Sansi 40 watt LED Daylight grow light review

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Sansi 40 watt LED grow light
Sansi 40 watt LED grow light

Sansi recently sent me their new 40-watt Daylight spectrum LED grow light for review.  This is a very nice light, with good, even distribution of light. The PAR values were not bad, considering the power draw of 35.5 watts.

Mr Hua 200 watt cob grow light update

Mr. Hua reimbursed my purchase of this grow light for an unbiased review. Also, I earn commissions for purchases made through the following links. This is at no extra cost to you and helps support my site and YouTube channel.

This is a two months update on the Mr. Hua 200 watt cob grow light. The light does very well, but I think the specs are a little exaggerated, as far as coverage area, and light intensity they claim. The plants I’ve had under it have responded well though. They advertise it as a 600 watt, but the actual power draw is around 200 watts. You can see my video update with time-lapse below.

Unboxing and setup video

2019 Pepper grow update #1 – 01/21/19 seeds started

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I started seeds for the 2019 pepper grow. I’m mostly starting seeds in my AeroGarden Bounty and AeroGarden Sprout. I also have a DIY grower that I just built, and trying for the first time. Here’s the list (links to a Google Sheet) so far.

Chocolate Plague hot sauce review

I recently purchased a bottle of Chocolate Plague hot sauce from a jerky shop in Helen, GA. It was a bit pricey, but I think it was a limited run edition from Puckerbutt pepper company. This was made in collaboration with Steven McLaurin, who created the version of Chocolate Bhutlah featured in this hot sauce.

This one of the better tasting sauces I’ve had for the level of heat it brought. A little goes a long way, but the flavor is very good. You can taste the Chocolate Bhutlah, along with the vinegar which gives it a nice twang.

I did find it for sale on Amazon, much cheaper than I paid in the store.

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Here’s my review on YouTube.

Basil sprouting time-lapse

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I’m currently testing a Sansi 40-watt grow light with two wicking hydroponic systems, a kit made by Ball and one I made. This is a review of the Basil seeds sprouting in both systems. I’ll post the full video soon show how these are made, and a review of the grow light. This same method would work great for pepper seeds.

Sriracha powder recipe

You can easily approximate sriracha sauce in powder form, following this method. Adjust the ingredients to taste. This was inspired by Khang Starr’s sauce recipe.

Ingredients

  • Dried peppers, a mix of mild, medium and hot. One should a red bell pepper or similar, some habanero level and a few super hot. Estimate 5-6, mild to medium heat, 7-8 hab level, and 3-4 super hot, plus the 1 red bell.
  • 1/2 tsp -salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp – sugar
  • 1 Tbsp – dried garlic

Process (I get commissions for purchases made through links. This is at no cost to you and helps support my site and YouTube channel.)

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mortar and grinding using a pestle. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, a blender will work fine.
  2. Store in an airtight container.

Watch my video below for a demonstration and tips on storage.