It’s early August 2018, and a startlingly unprecedented percentage of our world is on fire, baking in record-breaking heat, or suffering through drought. Hundreds of thousands of California acres are on fire, with thousands of structures burned to the ground in the past four weeks alone. Officially, there are 15 major fires tearing through the […]
Consuming cannabis to beat depression and anxiety is one of the most common uses of the plant. As a marijuana grower who has lived with depression throughout my adult life, I’ve spent years growing, breeding, evaluating and cataloguing cannabis strains for use as my own personal antidepressant stash. These varieties are tested strains that live […]
When it comes to growing cannabis, harvesting is like the eighth inning of a hard-fought baseball game, while the ninth inning is drying, curing and storing your crops. And as in baseball, unforced errors and rookie mistakes in either of these final innings can cost you the winning game. Most growers have made at least […]
Growing cannabis in soil is seen as the most natural, simplest way to grow. But unfortunately, it’s also the most difficult way to control plant feeding. No matter if you make your own so-called super soil or buy soil from hydroponic specialists, you have to be careful about what you put into that root-zone medium. […]
It pains me to admit that within the cannabis industry, I’ve seen people do many terrible things to one another. Until the arrival of statewide and nationwide legalization, such as that of California and Canada, our industry was an unregulated anarchist black market, attracting a high percentage of reckless people who don’t play by any […]
When most cannabis growers breed new plants, they use one of two methods: Starting plants from seeds, or cloning a mother plant. Growing from seed can be time consuming and ineffective, with only a certain percentage of plants germinating. Seeds can also be unreliable. If they’re not feminized, they can turn out to be male, […]
Ever since cannabis businesses began establishing themselves in state-regulated programs, charitable donations and philanthropy have been a priority for strengthening community ties and removing negative stigmas that have for decades been attached to the industry. But despite the restrictions placed on cannabis organizations when it comes to charitable donations, businesses within our community have continued […]
All plants need water, that’s an undeniable fact. However, cannabis plants give you their best performance when not just watered, but hydrated with pure water containing nutrients delivered in the correct amounts at the correct times and via the most apt watering methods. While I’ve been growing cannabis for years, I’m still aware of how […]
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