When it first came to light that Scotts Miracle-Gro and Monsanto were selling products that harm people, pets and the environment, and how Monsanto’s parent company Bayer also has a sordid, shameful history, I vowed to never buy products from those companies ever again. More people are frequently acknowledging that a powerful way to force […]
Silica is one of those things you’ve likely heard of a million times, but you might not actually know what it is, much less what it does. So, what is silica exactly? According to the dictionary, silica is “a hard, unreactive, colorless compound that occurs as the mineral quartz and as a principal constituent of […]
One of the basic decisions you’ll make as a cannabis grower is whether to cultivate one strain, or multiple strains together at the same time. Ultimately, your decision will be based on whether you grow from seeds, clones, feminized seeds or non-feminized seeds. Especially in licensed commercial grow ops, growers want plants that are uniform […]
Many cannabis growers and consumers focus their attention solely on THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), ignoring the additional hundred-plus known cannabinoids also contained in the plant. However, as we continue to unearth how the organic compounds known as terpenes or terpenoids have such a substantial effect by themselves and also as cannabinoid modulators, that THC/CBD-only […]
The days are growing shorter while the temperatures are getting cooler. For many in the US, fall has arrived, with strewn leaves, chillier days, even colder nights. For those among us who have home grows they may have started in the spring, the time has now come to figure out what to do next. Is […]
Growing cannabis outdoors, and not safely hidden away in pristine grow room, is like being a commander in a war zone. Outside, you must defend your plants and grow site from potential attackers. Some of these attackers are humans. Others are animals. Some are diseases, some are molds and fungi. You’re also battling ambient conditions. […]
High-quality synthetic and organic base nutrients provide the nutritional elements your cannabis crop needs for basic growth and metabolism. But there are many organic materials that provide more than just nutrient elements. These materials create healthier cannabis plants, faster growth, tastier and heavier buds, and more cannabinoids and terpenoids than you would ever hope to […]
Before he founded the international hydroponic nutrients company Advanced Nutrients, cannabis cultivator and innovator BigMike Straumietis used supplemental digestive enzymes such as lactase, bromelain and amylase to help his body digest food. Enzymes are naturally occurring biocatalysts essential to digestion and decomposition of organic materials. BigMike wondered if similar enzymes could also help his cannabis […]
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