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Compost tea promotes mycorrhizae growth and boosts nutrition for healthy cannabis crops.

Fantastic Fungus: How Mycelium Can Improve Your Cannabis Plants

What is mycelium? You’ve likely experienced the wonder of stumbling across some gorgeous fungi while out in the natural world. Whether it be a cartoonish amanita muscaria sprouting out of grass or wood chips, or a cluster of delicious oyster mushrooms formed on the side of a down log, the thrill at finding such unique […]

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Coco coir can be processed and compressed into small discs for planting and watering.

Coco Loco: Five Facts About Cultivating Cannabis In Coco Coir

Coco coir is a popular root-zone media for cannabis cultivation that, if not correctly applied, can cause problems for your crop, including harming growth rate, potency, yield — and your bank balance. But if you master the following coco coir facts and hints, you’ll be well on your way to growing high yielding, potent plants […]

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Give Your High-Value Plants The Gift Of Organic Ancient Earth

Millions of years ago, organic materials piled up to become part of the earth’s crust and topsoil. Some of those materials became coal and oil. But others became rare materials known as humic and fulvic acid, which today you can use to supercharge your high-value plants! The humic acid story starts eons ago in bogs, […]

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Jack And The Bud Stalk: Understanding Your Marijuana’s Natural Explosive Growth Patterns

Explosive growth is a term you sometimes see in marketing copy for cannabis-growing products. I define explosive growth as a sudden, positive change in observable plant performance parameters. These parameters include: Production and maturation of new leaves. Thickening of stalks and stems. Height and diameter gain. Budding site development. Early floral development. Bud height, density […]

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Winter Blunderland: Strategies For Protecting Your Marijuana Grow Room When Winter Weather Turns Bad

As I write this article, a frigid Arctic air mass is parked over the eastern United States, from the Canadian border all the way to mid-Florida. Unusually low temperatures and snowfall, icy roads and power outages have resulted. While this weather condition of course affects the general population, putting people in harm’s way and threatening […]

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The white hairs are female structures, the other structures are male. Together, they’re a hermaphrodite marijuana floral cluster. Photographer: © Copyright, John Foster, 2017

Hermaphrodite Marijuana Plants: Prevention, Detection, Management

Yesterday I entered my bloom-phase grow room and was met with a dreaded sight. Dotted before me like rebellious agitators were several hermaphrodite flowers popping up on my cannabis plants, which had been grown from a feminized seed of the same strain. A hermaphrodite flower is one that has both staminate (male) and pistillate (female) […]

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