Author Archive | Richard Gilsoner

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A Mighty Fight: Stop Spider Mites, Russet Mites And Broad Mites On Marijuana Plants Before They Become A Problem

As marijuana growers know, mites are bad news. They ruin marijuana crops, according to the Environmental Protection Agency they’re partially responsible for bee extinctions, they mutate fast to build resistance to poisons, there are nearly 50,000 species, and — here’s the biggest ick of them all — some even colonize human skin. When it comes […]

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MORE Summer Marijuana Growing Success Tips

Marijuana grow room heat is hard on your plants and on your bank balance. Many of us growing right now in July are experiencing warmer than average temperatures that keep our air conditioning cranking. When grow rooms get too hot, buds become thin, plants grow too tall and weak, they suck down lots of water, […]

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Summer Marijuana Grow Room Success Strategies

Some marijuana growers take the summer off, but many of us keep on running our marijuana grow rooms, even during summer heat. Let’s take a look at success strategies so you better manage the challenges of a summer marijuana grow room: Armor your plants with potassium silicate. Potassium silicate is present in rich soil, but […]

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Growing Marijuana Outdoors: Trimming & Pruning

Growing marijuana outdoors gives bigger yields when you trim and shape your plants during the first weeks of summer. Your outdoor cannabis plants should be at least 3-4 feet tall by June 27. Using clean, sharp pruning tools, remove all branches and sucker shoots within 1-2 feet of the ground. Next…find branches deep in the […]

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Avoid These 13 Common Marijuana Grow Room Mistakes

Michael Straumietis, a long-time professional grower who founded and owns hydroponics nutrients manufacturer Advanced Nutrients, wants to help cannabis growers avoid grow room mistakes. “Nobody warned me about mistakes that cost me lost buds, time, and money. But you’re going to avoid those mistakes and get bigger, more valuable harvests,” he says. Now let’s consider […]

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Growing Marijuana Using LED Grow Lights

After I read the BigBudsMag.com article about Lush LED grow lights for marijuana, I bought their Dominator XL. It cost about $750 more than if I’d bought a reflector, ballast, and bulbs to run an HID grow light that would give me the same coverage area. But I calculated the savings in electricity, bulb wear-out, […]

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