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  • Everything Growers Need to Know About Low Stress Training Cannabis

    Low stress training (LST) is a method used by cannabis growers when they want to increase their yield and take control over the shape and height of their plant. When it comes to training cannabis, there are low stress and high stress methods. Low stress training gently manipulates the cannabis plants, while high stress training involves more aggressive techniques that can ultimately cause stress to the plant. Continue reading

  • How to Super Crop Your Cannabis Plant

    There are a couple of tried and true ways to train a cannabis plant to grow in a certain shape or to a certain height. Super cropping is a term given to a high-stress training technique that deliberately hurts the plant, but not kill it entirely. Growers use the super cropping technique for a few reasons. Super cropping marijuana allows lower leaves to get the same amount of light as higher leaves, which in turn produces more growth sites and better bud yields. Continue reading

  • 5 Tips on How to Sex Marijuana Plants

    Sexing a marijuana plant is really just finding out whether they are male or female. This is very important information for two reasons. The first is that female plants are the only marijuana plants that will produce the buds growers are looking for; males are reserved solely for fertilization and creating seeds. Continue reading

  • All You Need to Know About the Northern Lights Strain

    Northern Lights, known as Nl on the strains periodic table, is one of the most famous marijuana strains of all time. Even those that haven’t consumed it have at least heard about it, and are waiting for the day they’ll be able to try it for themselves. Nearly a pure indica, Northern Lights buds are packed tightly, but not so tight they’re susceptible to mold and rot; and they’re covered in resin and golden hairs. Being a heavily indica-dominant strain, Northern Lights brings a very sedative high, making it perfect for those suffering from insomnia or anxiety. Continue reading

  • Photographing your Marijuana plant - Tips and tricks

    So you’ve worked hard for several months, and you finally have a beautiful cannabis plant you want to show off to the world. Maybe you even want to snap some pics and put it up on one of the many forums dedicated to just that. But how do you go about doing it? How can you take great shots of your plant and make them look as great on camera as they do in real life? You follow these simple tips. 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

  • Common mistakes made by new growers and how to avoid them

    You don't need to be an expert gardener to grow marijuana, but you do have to recognized that marijuana takes a lot more attention, dedication and equipment than the mustard and cress seeds children love to grow. With that in mind, here is a run-down of some key mistakes often made by novice growers – and how to avoid them. Continue reading

  • Forcing Outdoor Plants to Flower

    Light control is a fact of life for indoor growers, however it can be helpful for outdoor growers too. Those in climates where summers are relatively short, may find it useful to induce early flowering to ensure that there is enough daylight for the flowering cycle to complete before winter really sets in. Growers in gentler climates may find force-flowering provides them with a means to benefit from two harvests rather than just one. Covering plants may also help city-based growers who have to contend with light pollution. Continue reading

  • Using fans and ventilation for your grow

    Very small set-ups can work without the use of fans, although they will still require some sort of ventilation, but if you are using anything more than 1 CFL lamp, you will also need to look at air circulation, which generally means a combination of fans (to draw in and circulate air), filters (to remove the smell) and ducts (to remove stale air). Continue reading

  • How to Avoid Over-Stretching and Over-Heating

    Generally speaking, growers want their marijuana plants to grow big and beautiful, and provide the biggest yield possible. However, sometimes plants can become too high, quickly cramping out a grower’s space and possibly even causing harm to the plants. This is known as over-stretching, and while over-heating is one cause, it’s not the only one. It’s important that growers are aware of the problem so they can be on the lookout for it, try to prevent it, and know how to fix it if over-stretching does occur. Continue reading

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