When it comes to lighting up cannabis crops, high intensity discharge (HID) metal halide, and high pressure sodium bulbs, ballasts, and reflectors, have long been the go-to grow-light tech for grow ops. But there’s a sprouting consensus that LED grow lights are where it’s at when it comes to successful cannabis cultivation. If you tried […]
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One of the biggest problems cannabis cultivators deal with is trying to keep their crop from growing too close to lights — but not so far away that plants are light deprived. Most ceilings average about eight feet tall. Some strains of full-size photoperiod cannabis can grow indoors up to 8 feet — even higher […]
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 […]
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 […]
Imagine coming home on a frigid, damp, rainy winter day, and stepping into electric sunshine, tropical breezes, clean air — and the aroma of live marijuana plants. I live in a three-bedroom suburban home, but during winter I spend almost all my time in my marijuana grow room. The only time I spend in the […]
Most savvy marijuana growers have heard of the high-yielding high intensity discharge (HID) lighting technology known as double-ended bulbs. You can view internet videos of bloom-phase grow rooms that utilize double-ended (DE) high-pressure sodium bulbs and environmental protocols in which yields exceed three pounds of dry weight buds per 1000-watt bulb. These impressive returns come […]
In our ongoing series of articles on the screen of green marijuana growing technique, more commonly known as SCROG, we’ve seen that scrogging involves painstakingly pruning and bending plants in ways that temporarily damage and stress them out. Growers recognize that SCROG plants need quality nutrition delivered efficiently, plus bountiful amounts of horticultural lighting if […]
Marijuana seedlings are like children. They grow faster and healthier when you nurture them through a steady and sustained program of lighting, feeding and watering. Well, they’re sorta like children. And yet many growers make mistakes that end up injuring, even killing their seedlings. In this post we’ll help you avoid the most common mistakes […]
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