A buddy I’ve known since high school (who, for the purpose of this story, I’ll call Doug) makes his living as a wine and spirits merchant in the Intermountain West and on the West Coast — and Doug claims people in the alcohol industry there are crying into their beers about cannabis legalization. He says […]
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I want to grow my cannabis outdoors, I really do. I see tantalizing videos and photos online of huge outdoor marijuana plants in Northern California, plants that look like trees, each yielding two or more pounds of dry-weight buds, and I drool with desire. I realize enviously that those growers didn’t pay for grow lights, […]
As soon as the BigBudsMag.com grow team heard that corporate criminal drug war corporation Scotts Miracle-Gro bought 75% of Dutch lighting giant Gavita, we agreed to divest ourselves of our Gavita double-ended (DE) bulbs, digital ballasts, reflectors, and other Gavita equipment. We also agreed to never again spend any money on Gavita equipment. This is […]
At the Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo in Boston several years ago, I was shocked to discover that Monsanto (a convicted GMO corporate criminal known for making chemicals that kill marijuana plants and ecosystems) was at the expo! At the Boston expo, you wouldn’t have seen the name “Monsanto.” Instead, you saw a front company called […]
Happy 420! If you’re a marijuana grower who wants bigger yields and stickier buds, this article is our 420 gift to you. The magazine went live in May, 2011, and has lived up to our commitment to help marijuana growers grow bigger and stronger buds, with less cost and more efficiency, with less security risks, […]
The hydroponics reservoir is a very important but often neglected piece of equipment used by marijuana growers. It’s “just a container,” some marijuana growers say, but it’s the container that holds two of the essential things your marijuana plants need: water and nutrients. A lot can go wrong with hydroponics reservoirs. One hidden thing is […]
People sometimes ask BigBudsMag.com why we mention Advanced Nutrients so often. The reason is we care only about what works best for you as a marijuana grower. We’re all marijuana growers here. We know nutrients make a big difference in how potent and profitable your marijuana grow op is. One of the first things we did when […]
The marijuana industry is the fastest-growing industry in America, economists say, and if California legalizes recreational marijuana in 2016, it’s going to be even bigger. But marijuana legalization doesn’t absolutely guarantee that marijuana growers, distributors, and users can count on a robust marijuana economy, says Michael Straumietis, founder of hydroponics nutrients manufacturer Advanced Nutrients and […]
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