Cannabis Cloning

Cloning cannabis is no easy feat. You need to select a good mother plant and make sure atmospheric conditions are consistent, among other concerns.

How Greenhouses Change the Way We Grow

Growing in a greenhouse is a markedly different experience from traditional outdoor gardening. Erik Biksa explains.

dry vacuum pump

Cannabis Extraction and Distillation can be a complicated and time consuming process. A Vacuum pump can take a lot of that pain away, reducing both dangers from extreme...

Building an In-Ground Hydro System

Simple in-ground hydroponic systems can be an extremely cost-efficient solution for hydroponic growing. Read on to find out what you’ll need to get started.

Craft Cannabis

With mega weed corporations emerging, will there still be a place in the industry for craft cannabis producers? Kent Gruetzmacher tells us more.

Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much

In hopes of a bountiful harvest, many growers don’t worry about the amount of fertilizer or pesticides they spray onto their crops. It’s about time they paused to think...

Cannabis Trimming: Wet or Dry?

Once you've grown your bud, you have to harvest and trim. Trimming can be done either wet or dry. What does it mean, and why does it matter? We take a look at both sides.

Spider Mite

If you want to keep your grow room free of mites and other nasty plant-killing pests, the key is early detection to vanquish them before they start reproducing and...

Sand Culture

Growing plants and vegetables in sand culture is not a new idea, but it appears to be both practical and economical now that plastics and commercial water-soluble...

Small Garden

When it comes to gardening, go big or go home, right? Kyle Ladenburger thinks small gardens are the answer. Here's why.


Combining chemicals in the garden is tricky business. Mix the right ones together, and you’ll be rewarded with a synergistic result. Mix incompatible chemicals together,...


Breakthroughs in understanding how the light spectrum affects plant growth are occurring more rapidly with advanced technology. Eric Hopper keeps us current with the...

What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers

Applying fertilizer is not as easy as it seems. Here are the top 10 errors Don Lester has seen people make over the years... Read, learn and don’t repeat!

Success With LED Grow Lights

Thinking of using LED (light-emitting diode) technology in your grow room? Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this light source.

Soil Pyramid

Soil is a combination of materials, and the percentage of these in relation to each other can have a big impact on how your garden functions. How do you figure out what...



Hi Rick,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...

Hydro mediums

Hello Ryan,Sunshine Advanced #4 contains some added fertilizers (as well as naturally occurring salts in peat and coir) to give early plant growth a boost. In the case...

Air Conditioning

Hello Hewie,Evaporative cooling can be highly effective, however, the amount of cooling that can be achieved with evaporative methods is not unlimited. It’s also...


Dear Masoud,Growing saffron hydroponically is relatively straightforward; however, the type of system you set up depends on whether you simply want to use hydroponics to...

Why are the outer edges of my plant's top leaves starting to curl?

There are several possibilities regarding what could be causing your curling leaves. Curled leaves that are not accompanied by any necrosis or browning of the foliar...