Rich Hamilton has been in the hydroponics industry for more than 20 years, working originally as a general manager in a hydroponics retail outlet before becoming an account manager at Century Growsystems. He enjoys working on a daily basis with shop owners, manufacturers, distributors, and end users to develop premium products.
Foliar feeding can be an effective way to spot-treat your plants that appear to be nutrient deficient, provided you go about it the right way.
Nature gives us indications concerning the best times to plant various crops; we just need to know what to look for. This is phenology.
Rich Hamilton explores some cannabis growing myths you should ignore in your effort to get big, potent, flavorful buds.
Transplanting cucurbit seedlings, like melons, can be tricky as the roots are very sensitive.
Read on to learn how to successfully grow cucumbers vertically on a trellis and tips for choosing the right type of support.
Do not underestimate your plants’ chances of becoming infested with aphids just because you grow indoors.
All cannabis strains grow well outdoors, but not all are suitable for indoor growing.
Be sure to get the most out of your cannabis culinary creations by making sure your product goes under decarboxylation, a simple process that activates THC.
Knowing when to harvest cannabis buds is probably the most often-asked question from new growers.
When storing cannabis, there are some critical do’s and don’ts you should follow to maximize your prized weed’s potency, taste, shelf life, and quality.
Mycorrhizae is an excellent organic solution that is easy to use and will improve the strength and health of your roots.
Dabbers are innovative, so when the need arose to get flavorful hits at low temperatures, terp pearls rolled on to the scene.
Postponed for two years because of COVID, Spannabis roared back in Barcelona in March to reclaim its place as the King of Cannabis trade shows.
You can make extracts and concentrates from any cannabis strain, but some give better results than others.
To get ultimate performance from your garden, understanding your cannabis plants and their needs will help your buds go the extra mile for you.
Vertical gardening isn’t just for commercial growers. Wherever there is a fence, wall, or roof, urban gardeners are creating productive gardens.
No, we’re not talking about that kind of acid, but cannabis plants will benefit if you supplement your feeding with several key types of acid.
Why is nitrogen so important? Let’s break it all down and have a look at the role of this essential element.
Regenerative agriculture could be the answer to restoring the natural rhythm of our ecosystems and the planet.
It is possible to grow vegetables into the winter months and all year round regardless of where you live as long as you choose suitable crops.
Growing decorative plants in your hydro system is a great way to keep your place bright, fresh, and fragrant.
Low in availability but high in potential health benefits, THCV is a cannabinoid we’ll be hearing a lot more about in the years to come.
Economical, easy to collect, and potent, kief will give your day that little kick you were looking for.
There are many to consider when germinating cannabis seeds — not only the germination method you choose but also the conditions your seeds require to thrive.
Most cannabis growroom odors and bacteria can be scrubbed out by passing contaminated air through a carbon filter.
Even if you are a veteran outdoor gardener, there are benefits to using some indoor growing techniques to get a jump on your outdoor growing schedule.
Check out how to keep a good pH balance and maximize nutrient uptake in your hydro system.
Mycorrhizae are credited with creating vast underground root systems, so imagine what it can do for your indoor cannabis crop.
Supplying fresh, clean air through the use of a proper ventilation system is of utmost importance to your growing environment.
For the cleanest products with the highest level of cannabinoids and terpenes, CO2 extraction is the way to go.
Follow Rich Hamilton’s tips on storing cannabis, and you’ll be able to keep more of your favorite strain fresh and flavorful for longer.
What’s all the fuss with flushing? Water or nutes? What’s best?
With another MJBizCon in the books, the 2019 edition was the biggest yet and, as Rich Hamilton explains, was first-class all the way with a record number of attendees.
With the hemp and CBD markets quickly taking hold in the UK, it was only a matter of time before an expo appeared to bring industry and consumers together. Rich Hamilton...
When growing indoors we often hear about hard water and soft water, but do you really know what the difference between the two is?
Rich Hamilton walks us through what cannabinoids are, how they enter our system through the endocannabinoid system, and what the endocannabinoid system is.
For cannabis users, edibles are a becoming a popular method of enjoying the herb. But, as Rich Hamilton explains, those gummies or tasty chocolates can pack a serious...
Back pain can be one of the most debilitating kinds of discomfort. It can wear you down and reduce your quality of life. More and more, people with back issues are...
No grower wants pests in their garden, but how they are dealt with can have varying consequences on plant health, your health, and the environment. Make the right choice...
Want to grow your own cannabis? This basic setup is all you need to get started.
Growing marijuana in bubblers is relatively easy and promotes very fast growth from the vegetative to the flowering stages, allowing growers to get much bigger cannabis...
When you decide to grow your own cannabis, there are many decisions you need to make. One of the first is choosing whether to grow from seed or a cutting. Rich Hamilton...
The warm humidity of a growroom is so attractive to pests you will no doubt encounter at least one kind of infestation at some point while growing cannabis. The...
The aroma and flavor of each specific cannabis strain is trying to tell you something. Just listen to those terpenes...
Rich Hamilton explains how we can use the scientific concept of negative pressure to produce greater yields, while greatly decreasing the amount of fuss and stress for...
Nutrient feeding “mush” and “tea” brews have been around for a while now. People that use them swear by them and will preach about them to everyone and anyone who will...
Here's a quick guide to making your own cannabis infusions, and a prediction of how strong they will end up being.
The benefits of mixing your own plant fertilizers from powdered concentrates should not be overlooked.
Pest control can be one of the most frustrating aspects of growing, but it doesn’t have to involve a compromise on crop quality.
In nature, water serves as an ideal flushing system. It will work for your hydroponic system, too. But is it the best means available? Rich Hamilton dives in headfirst...
Rich Hamilton explains what plant growth regulators (PGR) are, what they do and what questions consumers should be asking when purchasing them.
What is PK? What does it do? How does it work? When is it used, and for how long? Why are there different PK ratios?
First of all, I would like to thank you for such a great question relating to the article: The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding.I...
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