Monthly Archives: July 2016

  • What is a Phenotype and How Does it Affect Marijuana?

    If you’re a smoker, you’ve probably experienced smoking the same strain at different times, and having completely different experiences each time. While you might not know why, breeders and experienced growers do; it all comes down to the genotypes and phenotypes of the plant. Continue reading

  • Breeding 101 – How to Create Your Own Marijuana Strain

    Smoking is fun, and growing can be a lot of fun. But breeding marijuana and creating your own strain is where the art of marijuana becomes really fascinating. All you’re really doing when you breed marijuana is taking two plants, each of a different strain, and bringing them together to create your very own strain that is perfect for you. Doing it isn’t all that complicated, but you do have to be careful or you risk seeding, and essentially destroying, an entire crop. Continue reading

  • Aquaponics, what is it and can it work for weed?

    Aquaponics is similar to hydroponics in the way that marijuana grown in an aquaponics system are grown in water. However, with hydroponics you really only have two components – the water, which carries the nutrients, and the plants. When aquaponics are used for growing cannabis, you’re actually creating an entire ecosystem, one in which many different components – fish, plants, waste, and nutrients – all work together to better the health of the entire system, and everything within it. Continue reading

  • The Do’s and Don'ts of Growing Outdoors

    As a grower, you have two options for where to grow your marijuana plants. You can keep it indoors, or you can move it out. Unfortunately, too often we hear how growing indoors is the only way to get the biggest and most beautiful buds. But while there might be some disadvantages, there are also some benefits you’ll only get by taking your bud to the great outdoors. Continue reading

  • What are the Physiological Effects of Marijuana?

    It’s commonly known that smoking or ingesting marijuana makes you feel good. People wouldn’t use it if it didn’t provide a pleasurable sensation, and leave them feeling happier overall. But why does smoking a joint or eating a hash brownie make us feel like that? And what are the physiological effects of marijuana that you can’t see? Continue reading

  • When to Harvest: Trich Colour, Loups, and Microscopes

    Knowing when to harvest your cannabis crop is essential to getting the quality bud you’re looking for. Harvest too early and the buds might not have had time to fully develop the THC you’re looking for. But, harvest too late and all that THC might be turned into CBN, which will provide a lazier, more sedative effect than the euphoric effects brought on by THC. So, how do you know when it’s the perfect time to harvest? All you have to do is look at the color of the trichomes. Continue reading

  • Protect your eyes, and see your grow room in all its glory

    Grow room glasses are an essential part of any indoor grower’s toolbox. These glasses help protect the eyes from the harsh high pressure sodium (HPS) lighting that’s needed in order for cannabis to grow, but can be extremely damaging to human eyes. A quality pair of grow room glasses will also help you differentiate between the different colors on your plants – something that’s difficult to do when you can only see the blinding yellow light of a grow room. This in turn can help you better determine the condition of any plant and get a better idea of how they’re adapting and growing. Continue reading

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