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A: During the final two weeks of the flowering cycle (days 42-56 for an eight-week flowering cycle), it is natural for the lower section of a cannabis plant to turn yellow or discolored. In fact,...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
A: Hydroponic nutrient solutions already contain all the essential micro elements required for growth: these being iron, manganese, zinc, copper, boron, and molybdenum. What you are referring to are...
Answered by: Lynette Morgan
Author, Partner at SUNTEC International Hydroponic Consultants
A: Although cannabis is pretty resilient, it is still very important to slowly transition plants to an outdoor environment after being started indoors. Even the most efficient and effective...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
A: Thank you for your question. One possibility would be to take seeds from the special pepper plant and attempt to grow them next year. However, there is no guarantee that the offspring will carry...
Answered by: Eric Hopper
Writer, Consultant, Product Tester
A: When first encountered, red and/or purple stems may be concerning, however, there are actually many reasons this pigmentation can occur and not all are bad. The most common reasons for red or...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
A: The short answer is that either method will work, but tilling does harm your soil over time and will require more inputs over the years to keep your plants healthy.The reason tilling works well...
Answered by: Monica Mansfield
Homesteader, Owner & Writer of The Nature Life Project
A: It is an important one as most people do not know the difference between synthetic cannabinoids and plant-based cannabinoids. The quick answer is no, synthetic cannabinoids are not a safer...
Answered by: Eloise Theisen
Nurse Practitioner, Founder of Radicle Health
A: The average length of cannabis’s flowering stage is around eight weeks. The duration to maturity will vary for different plant varieties, therefore, the eight-week average should only be...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
A: There can be a number of reasons why the nutrient solution in a closed recirculating deep water culture (RDWC) system might become increasingly acidic.The main ones are often the composition of...
Answered by: Lynette Morgan
Author, Partner at SUNTEC International Hydroponic Consultants
A: Great question. There have been concerns around COVID and whether or not inhaling cannabis puts one at greater risk of infection or possible lung damage.Here are some of the issues that have been...
Answered by: Eloise Theisen
Nurse Practitioner, Founder of Radicle Health
A: Generally, the strains most suitable for making extracts contain a high ratio of cannabinoids/terpenes/flavonoids to plant material.In other words, cannabis strains that are the best for...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
A: The ideal relative humidity for growing leafy greens is 50-70 percent. To prevent mold and mildew from becoming an issue in your basement, home experts recommend keeping your basement between...
Answered by: Monica Mansfield
Homesteader, Owner & Writer of The Nature Life Project
A: Great question! As a medical professional I will always encourage you to work with a qualified healthcare professional. There are times when we can identify additional ways that cannabis may be...
Answered by: Eloise Theisen
Nurse Practitioner, Founder of Radicle Health
A: Unfortunately, the yellow leaves and rust spots could be caused by numerous issues. If the yellowing is happening in the last couple of weeks of flowering, I wouldn’t worry about it. It is...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
A: There is some debate among professional growers over flushing. Some would say to do it as a matter of course, some would say to do it only if there is excess salt or mineral buildup, and some...
Answered by: Chris Bond
Certified Permaculture Designer, Nursery Technician, Nursery Professional
A: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a side effect that can occur in heavy, long-term cannabis users. Currently, it is believed to affect less than one per cent of cannabis users. CHS was...
Answered by: Eloise Theisen
Nurse Practitioner, Founder of Radicle Health
A: Most hydroponic nutrients, whether organic or conventional, are split into “grow” and “bloom” or “veg” and “flower” formulations. These are referred...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
A: Growing tomatoes in the same hydroponic system as hot peppers will not create spicy tomatoes. In fact, a wide variety of vegetables can be grown in the same hydroponic system and share the same...
Answered by: Eric Hopper
Writer, Consultant, Product Tester
Great question. There has been a lot of attention on vaping in the news recently due to the reported lung injuries and even deaths associated with vaping. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has...
Answered by: Eloise Theisen
Nurse Practitioner, Founder of Radicle Health
A: Thank you for your question. When growing cannabis in a container outdoors, it is important to determine the appropriate size container to ensure success. Assuming the container is filled with a...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
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