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Preparing Your Garden for Cooler Temperatures

Unlike humans and animals, plants cannot create their own heat. This is why maintaining a proper plant temperature is so important to the overall process of growing cannabis. A cannabis plant’ temperature is created by light, air temperature and evaporation. It is impossible to determine the actual temperature of a cannabis plant, however temperature is vital to plant growth. During cold winter months, keep these tips in mind: Grow room – always consider the location and size of your grow room, as well as the number of windows. Grow rooms with more windows and/or in a basement will take on colder temperatures. Photosynthesis Read More

How to Increase Yield

Foliar fertilizer feeding is a simple way to deliver fertilizer that contains healthy nutrients through your cannabis plant’s leaves. While foliar feeding will never replace root-feeding programs that add much-needed fertilizers, foliar feeding does provide a quick boost and is known to increase a plant’s yield. Regardless of what some people believe, cannabis leaves do need regular and adequate misting, and there’s no better way to do this than to feed your plant adequate fertilizer through its foliage.   Every cannabis grower, should use an effective foliage feeding program, using the steps listed below, to make sure your end-result is an increased yield: How much to feed – never too much and never too little. The leaves should not be soaked, but just adequately moist. How often to
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New Regulations and How They Affect Growers

California was the first state to change the cannabis law and legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes only. That was in 1996. Twenty-seven other states have joined the bandwagon since then with eight more states approving cannabis for recreational use. Cannabis laws vary from state-to-state, so it is always important to be current on the latest information regarding the laws in your state. Another thing to consider is that, while there are all of these states that have legalized cannabis use, the federal government still considers cannabis to be a Schedule I narcotic, like heroin. When it comes to the new cannabis regulations and how they affect growers, some cannabis laws have a big impact while others are minimal. Here are a few:
  • Because the industry is unregulated and more growers are popping up, more and more plants are n
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Recognizing Snake Oil Salesmen

As the cannabis industry continues to grow and more products are developed—including all types of fertilizers, snake oil salesmen are on the rise. With claims that their cannabis additives are top notch, they sell substandard products with no concern for  growers sincere and committed desire to grow a healthy, productive plant. Not only is this frustrating for growers, it can be dangerous for their plants, especially when the growers purchase a product that they have no idea what type of nutrients are, or are not, included. When it comes to cannabis additives, each nutrient should be understood for exactly what it does to support plant growth or an imbalance could result. An imbalance could cause a plant to experience root burn or worse. In other words, when it comes to dealing with fertilizers, what you don’t know could hurt you. Read More