Keeping Plants Cool for the Summer

You might love a warm summer, but heat is a big problem for plants. It dries out plants and causes them to slow down photosynthesis. Luckily, plants have adapted to heat, and there are things we can do to help them. Fun Fact: Plants get most of their weight from the air. Air is where plants get carbon to make sugar and make cellulose.

Plants on a hot day

To get essential nutrients from the air like oxygen and carbon plants have stomata. Stomata are like noses for the plants, allowing them to breathe. Plants can open and close stomata depending on how much carbon they need. The problem with keeping stomata always open is that the plant loses water when the stomata are open. Plants are continually trading water for carbon. The hormone that closes stomata and tells the plant that there is a drought is abscisic acid. Abscisic acid also sl
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LEDs and Growth: Fact or Fiction?

The Impact of LEDs and Plant Growth - What is Fact and What is Fiction?

Fact: When the light-emitting diode (LED) bulb was invented, in the early 1960’s, this new light source was expected to be a more efficient way to light a room. What was not anticipated was the huge impact this light source would have on plant growth. And, while most people believe, LED bulbs are, in fact, lifesavers to plants, other people still believe LEDs are expensive and unnecessary.

Fact: Also discovered was that the photons in the LED bulb had the capability of becoming absorbed by a plant’s chlorophyll, which was responsible for plant growth by creating light in both the blue and red wavelengths. Absorbed by the chlorophyll in plants, these wavelengths have, by far, the greatest impact on photosynthesis, leaf development, and flowering.

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Top Additives and Nutrients to Increase Plant Growth

What Can You Add to Your Plants and Soil To Benefit Crops?

In addition to the basics of growing cannabis: temperature, lighting, humidity, moisture, light, genetics and proper container, additives and nutrients are vital to encouraging maximum plant growth and yield. Because growing plants as crops require a significant amount of nutrients to support its leaves, thick flowers, and fruit, these top ten plant additives, and soil nutrients must be included:  

Primary Macronutrients

Nitrogen is considered the first of the three primary macronutrients. After carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, nitrogen is the essential element for plants. Nitrogen is responsible for healthy leaf growth and makes up parts of proteins, which is why it is needed more than the other two macronutrients, phosphorus and potassium, during the vegetative stage. It is hard to give too much nitrogen; however, some plants like cannabis do not need as much nitrogen in t
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