I'm growing some plants indoors in 5 gallon buckets. The soil is all organic worm castings and guano. The light I'm using is 1000w Mercury Halide bulb. The plant is about 3 feet from the light. There is a plant hanging next to it and about 6-12 inches further from the light. I have added a little kelp/sea weed organic fertilizer.
The bucket has quite a few holes for drainage and around the plant I put some window screen to allow for further drainage. I have been watering when the top of the soil down to 1 inch is dry.
I'm in las vegas so the air is dry. I may have in the last couple nights left the light on around 12 hours. I'm trying to find the reason for why the plants leaves are dying. I read that a High Pressure Sodium bulb with a warmer color range is better for vegetables.
Can anyone tell me what may be going wrong? Ill be putting an oscillating fan in tomorrow which I read helps. I appreciate any and all tips. this is my first attempt at an indoor garden.