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NFT


NFT systems can present problems — for both home and commercial growers — if they aren’t monitored properly.

smoking and vaping health


There is little peer-reviewed science available on how smoking and vaping cannabis grown with pesticides affects human health. However, most experts agree that inhaling...

growroom hygiene


If you’re going to start growing produce and flower indoors, keep one thing in mind: cleanliness is next to holiness. Alan Ray details some of the things to remember...

Ray_Cannabis-Pets


While it has become popular to give dogs cannabis to ease a variety of ailments, there is little research to back up how Fido might react. Alan Ray explores the...

Deep water culture


Deep water culture hydroponics is a great method for fast growing, heavy yielding crops. It’s accessible to new growers, but it’s not fail-safe. Here are 10 essential...

greenhouse pollination


Greenhouses are often verdant oases of lush, flowering plants of all kinds. They are often a treat for the senses when visited during colder and darker months. How...

Beneficial microbes


Understanding the benefits of microbial life in the rhizosphere of your hydroponic plants will go a long way toward growing healthy, productive crops. But how do you...

raddish


You’re already prepping your garden for harvest as soon as you start it in the spring. The goal, after all, is to produce the healthiest garden possible. But the last...

Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition


Just like humans, plants need food to survive and thrive. Here’s a quick guide to get you started on designing your first nutrient regimen.

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Cannabis Fan Leaves?


Dense canopies can cause a variety of problems in your grow room. By taking the time to get hands-on with your plants and removing excess fan leaves, you can save...

Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants


Using a jug to measure the volume of nutrient solution from each dripper in hydroponic systems is important for irrigation. Growth differences between plants in the same...

Cut & Dried Strain Review: Jack Herer


Not for rookies, Jack Herer lives up to its name by leaving you clearheaded, creative, and energetic.

Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon


Dr. Robert G. Linderman continues his discussion of mycorrhizal fungi in the garden. This time he touches on the mycorrhizosphere phenomenon.

Athletic Performance and Cannabis Use


Forget couch-lock. There’s a growing body of evidence that cannabis can be a productive part of an active, even athletic, lifestyle.

Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products


In this article, Dr. Bob Linderman talks about evaluating mycorrhizal products, inoculating plants and cultural practices that enhance the formation of mycorrhizae.

Experts


aquaponics


Great question! I take it to mean that you have a seed that has already germinated and is ready for transplant into your system versus successfully sprouting a seed that...

ask a nurse


In most cases, the symptoms associated with shingles last about one month and resolve on their own. In these instances, cannabis (via inhalation or ingestion) can be an...

Ask-a-Grower-Bumper-Crop-Store-Buds


Thank you for a great question. Regardless of what you plan to do with the stored crop, you want to preserve all the characteristics the buds had before they went into...

Should I consider companion plants for optimal pest control and nutrient balance?


That is a great question. There are a few companion planting options that can improve the health of your plants, as well as prevent harmful insects and diseases.The...

Can cannabis help prevent heart attacks?


Thank you for writing to me and keeping me on my toes for evidence-based opinion. Information is one thing, but in general medicine, it can come across as a little...

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