Kent Gruetzmacher

Kent Gruetzmacher is a California-based freelance writer and the west coast director of business development at Mac & Fulton Executive Search and Consulting, an employment recruiting firm dedicated to the indoor gardening and hydroponics industries. He is interested in utilizing his Master of Arts in humanities to explore the many cultural and business facets of this emerging industry by way of his entrepreneurial projects.

Articles by Kent Gruetzmacher


Cannabis Lighting Plan Cannabis Lighting Plan Cannabis Lighting Plan Cannabis Lighting Plan


Cannabis plants have specific requirements when it comes to lighting, and your grow room may have its limitations. Choosing the right...

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After his own amazing recovery from cancer, Rick Simpson has spent much of his life helping others recover from the disease by sharing his...

Water Retention in Soilless Media Water Retention in Soilless Media Water Retention in Soilless Media Water Retention in Soilless Media


While various grow media retain water differently, where and what you are growing also factor in to what medium to select for best results....

Growroom Lighting Growroom Lighting Growroom Lighting Growroom Lighting


Deciding which indoor horticultural lighting to purchase for your growroom can be a confusing endeavor. To make the process smoother, Kent...

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Jorge Cervantes People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Jorge Cervantes People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Jorge Cervantes People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Jorge Cervantes


Jorge Cervantes is one of the most recognizable names in cannabis cultivation.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rick Simpson People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rick Simpson People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rick Simpson People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rick Simpson


Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana patient with a profound story to share.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Steve DeAngelo People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Steve DeAngelo People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Steve DeAngelo People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Steve DeAngelo


Steve DeAngelo is on the cutting-edge of the cannabis industry in California and around the globe.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rafael Mechoulam People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rafael Mechoulam People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rafael Mechoulam People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rafael Mechoulam


Rafael Mechoulam is one of the most influential, yet least publicized, figures in the contemporary cannabis space.

Los Suenos Farms Provide Insights Into Legal Cannabis and Industrial Agriculture Los Suenos Farms Provide Insights Into Legal Cannabis and Industrial Agriculture Los Suenos Farms Provide Insights Into Legal Cannabis and Industrial Agriculture Los Suenos Farms Provide Insights Into Legal Cannabis and Industrial Agriculture


Los Suenos has set a new precedence in cannabis horticulture, transferring a once cottage industry into full-scale industrial agriculture.

Marijuana Goes Mainstream: How to Enter The Marijuana Job Market Marijuana Goes Mainstream: How to Enter The Marijuana Job Market Marijuana Goes Mainstream: How to Enter The Marijuana Job Market Marijuana Goes Mainstream: How to Enter The Marijuana Job Market


Marijuana industry professionals and hopefuls alike must adapt to the challenges put forth in an ever-dynamic, rapidly-growing vocational...

People Who Helped Shape The Cannabis Industry: Ed Rosenthal People Who Helped Shape The Cannabis Industry: Ed Rosenthal People Who Helped Shape The Cannabis Industry: Ed Rosenthal People Who Helped Shape The Cannabis Industry: Ed Rosenthal


The name Ed Rosenthal has become synonymous with world-class marijuana cultivation wisdom and techniques.

A Pot Pilgrimage: The Legacy of the Hippie Trail A Pot Pilgrimage: The Legacy of the Hippie Trail A Pot Pilgrimage: The Legacy of the Hippie Trail A Pot Pilgrimage: The Legacy of the Hippie Trail


In the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of counter-culture youth embarked on a voyage along the...

Current Cannabis Job Market: Why People Are Having a Tough Time Finding Work Current Cannabis Job Market: Why People Are Having a Tough Time Finding Work Current Cannabis Job Market: Why People Are Having a Tough Time Finding Work Current Cannabis Job Market: Why People Are Having a Tough Time Finding Work


If someone is serious about changing career paths and entering the cannabis space, here are a few helpful pointers.

Why More Professional Training in the Cannabis Industry is Needed Why More Professional Training in the Cannabis Industry is Needed Why More Professional Training in the Cannabis Industry is Needed Why More Professional Training in the Cannabis Industry is Needed


The marijuana industry is booming, and companies are fiercely competing for a relatively small pool of qualified employees.

How Cannabis Branding is Changing How Cannabis Branding is Changing How Cannabis Branding is Changing How Cannabis Branding is Changing


In today’s skyrocketing legal cannabis market, companies wanting to stand out have had to modernize their branding and marketing tactics to...

Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cannabis Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cannabis Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cannabis Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cannabis Cultivation


Tricking your herbs, vegetables, or flowers into thinking harvest time is approaching through light deprivation can result in more frequent...

Experienced Growers Need Only Apply: Translating Your Personal Cannabis Growing into Resume Format Experienced Growers Need Only Apply: Translating Your Personal Cannabis Growing into Resume Format Experienced Growers Need Only Apply: Translating Your Personal Cannabis Growing into Resume Format Experienced Growers Need Only Apply: Translating Your Personal Cannabis Growing into Resume Format


In decades past, the prospect of including your home growing experience on a resume was a fantasy, afterthought, or simple impossibility....

Dispensary Etiquette: Tips for Your First Time at a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Dispensary Etiquette: Tips for Your First Time at a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Dispensary Etiquette: Tips for Your First Time at a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Dispensary Etiquette: Tips for Your First Time at a Medical Marijuana Dispensary


For many cannabis users and patients, the notion of walking into a storefront and legally purchasing marijuana products is still quite...

Bloom Booster Bloom Booster Bloom Booster Bloom Booster


Advanced horticulturists have the knowledge and experience to achieve results without the use of bloom boosters. Kent Gruetzmacher tells us...

LED Grow Lights LED Grow Lights LED Grow Lights LED Grow Lights


Kent Gruetzmacher takes a closer look at LED technology and why urban indoor farmers are shelling out the big bucks for it.

Troubleshooting Air Quality Issues in a Grow Room Troubleshooting Air Quality Issues in a Grow Room Troubleshooting Air Quality Issues in a Grow Room Troubleshooting Air Quality Issues in a Grow Room


Though a bit less glamorous than lighting, mediums, and nutrients, your growroom’s air quality is vital to a successful crop.

Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners?


When it comes to sterilizing tools in the growroom, is there such a thing as keeping things too clean?

Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide


There are many reasons why cultivators might transplant their plants from hydroponic systems into soil. Here's how to go about it.

Tips and Tricks for Properly Sealing Your Grow Room Tips and Tricks for Properly Sealing Your Grow Room Tips and Tricks for Properly Sealing Your Grow Room Tips and Tricks for Properly Sealing Your Grow Room


The whole point of growing indoors is to keep your plants protected from unwanted outside influences, but this only works if your growroom...

Maximizing the Placement of Your Grow Tent Equipment Maximizing the Placement of Your Grow Tent Equipment Maximizing the Placement of Your Grow Tent Equipment Maximizing the Placement of Your Grow Tent Equipment


The use of grow tents is on the rise, but their confined spaces can create equipment set-up challenges. Here's how to best set up the...

Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening


Hand-watering and drip systems both have their merits, but combining these techniques gives growers the best of both worlds.

Affordable Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool This Summer Affordable Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool This Summer Affordable Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool This Summer Affordable Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool This Summer


Don’t worry about having to give up greenhouse growing during the summer. Follow these tips!

How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier


Experienced gardeners know that the sooner plants can be exposed to natural sunlight the better. In northern climates, this can be a tricky...

Hydroponics Economics: Pricing Out a Hydroponic System Hydroponics Economics: Pricing Out a Hydroponic System Hydroponics Economics: Pricing Out a Hydroponic System Hydroponics Economics: Pricing Out a Hydroponic System


For many hydro hobbyists, spending money on their passion is a joy, not a burden. After all, it’s what makes you happy. Still, most of us...

Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants?


While regular droughts and fresh water shortages are becoming a reality for many, seawater is still a plentiful resource...

How to Decide Between a Grow Tent and a Grow Room How to Decide Between a Grow Tent and a Grow Room How to Decide Between a Grow Tent and a Grow Room How to Decide Between a Grow Tent and a Grow Room


There are plenty of choices to make when starting a new grow operation, but one of the biggest is deciding on where to house your plants.

Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation


Tricking your herbs, vegetables, or flowers into thinking harvest time is approaching through light deprivation can result in more frequent...

The Basics of Wintertime Greenhouse Gardening The Basics of Wintertime Greenhouse Gardening The Basics of Wintertime Greenhouse Gardening The Basics of Wintertime Greenhouse Gardening


For the industrious gardener it is possible to utilize the winter sun to reap bountiful, sun-fueled harvests in a greenhouse.

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