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Higher Learning: Mastering Marijuana Grow Room Mathematics

I flunked math in the fifth grade and forever after feared numbers. Sure, we have technology to do simple calculations for us, but to make that technology work, we must first understand what we’re trying to calculate and then supply the raw data. Technology can’t do all our thinking for us, after all. The cool […]

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The Cannabis Experiment: Testing Your Grow To Get The Best Of Your Plants

How do you determine which fertilizers, grow lights, hydroponics supplements, cultivation procedures, and supplies are best for your cannabis growing endeavors? The most reliable way to find out which is best is by conducting controlled experiments. So, what exactly is a controlled experiment? It’s a testing method in which you change one variable while leaving […]

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A Light’s Tale: Next-Gen Grow Lights From EYE Hortilux

Thirty years ago, indoor cannabis grow-light options were limited. We had high intensity discharge (HID) metal halide and high-pressure sodium bulbs, fluorescent bulbs, magnetic core and coil ballasts adapted from street lighting, and store-bought lighting products. None of it was designed or designated for horticulture, and certainly not for marijuana plants. These days, there are […]

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The Color Of Money: Where To Cut Costs And Flash The Cash In Your Cannabis Grow Op

For a long time, certain growers in our cannabis cultivation community have spent as little money as possible on grow supplies, grow rooms, marijuana seeds, and all the things necessary to grow weed. Some of these folks are ingenious, independent-minded DIY enthusiasts. Instead of buying an aeroponics unit, light stand, SCROG screens, hydroponics nutrients or […]

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Legendary Marijuana Strains: AK-47, Bubble Gum, Kali Mist

In our continuing series on heritage marijuana strains that form the foundation for today’s hybrids and that every grower should cultivate at least once, we’ve focused on landrace and heirloom strains from legendary Dutch cannabis seed companies Sensi Seeds and Dutch Passion. In today’s installment, we’re introducing classic cannabis strains from another reliable Dutch seed […]

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