In a remote valley of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, at an altitude of around 4000 feet, my friend Greg had a Christmas tree and marijuana farm. Having grown up in the region, he’d carefully selected the valley and the farm’s location after hiking a good chunk of the mountain range since he was […]
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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 […]
Like it or not, us marijuana growers need a complete and complex toolkit of gear and supplies to keep our cannabis plants — and entire grow ops, for that matter — healthy and happy. Just take a look around our grow rooms to get an idea of the gadgets we can’t live without. And we’ve […]
Just ask marijuana growers in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and other parts of the West: Climate change is real, and it’s impacting marijuana growers everywhere. Big Buds grow team member Alan is a professional indoor cannabis grower near Vancouver, Canada. This summer, the neighboring forests are burning fiercely, with some of the worst […]
Marijuana grow room heat is hard on your plants and on your bank balance. Many of us growing right now in July are experiencing warmer than average temperatures that keep our air conditioning cranking. When grow rooms get too hot, buds become thin, plants grow too tall and weak, they suck down lots of water, […]
Some marijuana growers take the summer off, but many of us keep on running our marijuana grow rooms, even during summer heat. Let’s take a look at success strategies so you better manage the challenges of a summer marijuana grow room: Armor your plants with potassium silicate. Potassium silicate is present in rich soil, but […]
Those of us who are serious marijuana growers harvesting two or more pounds of dried bud per light are probably treating our marijuana plants better than we treat ourselves! According to Michael Straumietis, an expert cannabis cultivator who founded hydroponics giant Advanced Nutrients and is also a health, fitness, and anti-aging enthusiast, the best growers […]
We’ve already published two articles about soil for marijuana growing and this is the third. In the previous articles we covered: Sourcing soil that’s properly made, clean, free of sticks, excess filler, stones, pests, and diseases. Adding 5-15% extra coarse perlite to soil for marijuana growing because almost all commercial soils are too dense. Finding […]
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