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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Many cannabis growers and consumers focus their attention solely on THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), ignoring the additional hundred-plus known cannabinoids also contained in the plant. However, as we continue to unearth how the organic compounds known as terpenes or terpenoids have such a substantial effect by themselves and also as cannabinoid modulators, that THC/CBD-only […]
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. […]
High-quality synthetic and organic base nutrients provide the nutritional elements your cannabis crop needs for basic growth and metabolism. But there are many organic materials that provide more than just nutrient elements. These materials create healthier cannabis plants, faster growth, tastier and heavier buds, and more cannabinoids and terpenoids than you would ever hope to […]
Compared to growing cannabis from clones, seeds offer a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. As a grower, my goal is to always get ultimate high performance from my plants, from start to finish. I want them growing as fast as possible, ready for bloom phase as early as possible, with a survival rate of […]
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 […]
Whenever I conduct accounting for my cannabis business and see my dire financial straits written down on paper, I can easily be discouraged, often entertaining the thought of changing careers altogether. My average yearly profits from growing cannabis hover around $29,000. After I take care of such necessities as my house payment, property taxes, car […]
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