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 […]
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Full disclosure: I’m a cannabis nerd. I geek out over every element of cultivation, from the science of growing to how the ways in which you cultivate particular strains can produce such diverse and staggering effects. And it’s through my own independent plant science research into how environmental and crop inputs affect the production of […]
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. […]
Once upon a time, when a cannabis strain was described as indica or sativa, we used to be talking about the strain’s genetic and geographic origins. But in today’s brave new cannabis world, the focus has shifted to marijuana genetics — that is, a world in which hybridized breeding has combined genetics from diverse types […]
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 […]
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 […]
Several years ago, I was confused and frustrated by claims and counterclaims about which brand of hydroponic nutrients would grow me the biggest, stickiest buds. I’d inquired about nutrients at hydroponics stores and cannabis expos, talked to other pot growers in person and on internet cultivation forums, and read and reread the likes of High […]
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