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How to Do an Indoor-Outdoor Marijuana Grow Op

I decided to do an indoor-outdoor marijuana grow op. The reasons: I didn’t want to be running grow lights, air conditioning, and fans constantly for 18 or 12 hours a day. Didn’t want the heat problems, increased costs, and security concerns. I wanted my plants to enjoy natural sunlight and air movement. Advantages of Indoor-Outdoor […]

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How to Germinate Marijuana Seeds the Easy Way

There are many opinions about how to germinate marijuana seeds. Some people advocate putting cannabis seeds in between two wet paper towels. Others say put them in a glass of water. Such methods force you to handle your seeds when they’ve just sprouted. The seeds have to be carefully plucked from the paper towels or […]

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Avoid These 13 Common Marijuana Grow Room Mistakes

Michael Straumietis, a long-time professional grower who founded and owns Advanced Nutrients, wants you to avoid the following common marijuana grow room mistakes so you get your biggest and best harvests ever! Not Planning Marijuana Grow Room Ahead of Time Planning includes checking the electricity supply system to see how many watts of lights and […]

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Marijuana Grow Room Temperatures

Understanding Marijuana Grow Room Temperatures

The temperature and humidity of your indoor grow room are BIG factors in your plants’ performance. Michael Straumietis, founder and owner of the only hydroponics nutrients company that designs and tests its products on cannabis, remembers when he visited a 20-light grow op that had inadequate air conditioning. “They needed 6000 BTUs of cooling power […]

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How to Fix Nutrients Lockout in Your Marijuana Plants

Marijuana growers often face a grow room problem called nutrients lockout. It’s when individual nutrients elements–most often sulfur, magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, or potassium–are present in the root zone but your plants can’t absorb them. Nutrients lockout can happen when your cannabis root zone has the wrong pH. It can happen when the marijuana root […]

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Care & Feeding for Healthy Marijuana Motherplants

Motherplants are a smart idea for most marijuana growers. One thing for sure is your motherplants have to be carefully maintained in a way that’s different than your regular cannabis plants. Lighting for motherplants is a mild dose of grow phase light from LEDs, light emitting ceramic, or metal halide. You try to get away […]

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Soil for Marijuana Growing Success, Part 3

We’ve already published two articles about soil for marijuana growing and this is the third. In the previous articles we covered: Sourcing soil that’s properly made, clean, free of sticks, excess filler, stones, pests, and diseases. Adding 5-15% extra coarse perlite to soil for marijuana growing because almost all commercial soils are too dense. Finding […]

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