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Thank you for your question. When a plant gets infected by a virus it should be immediately removed from the rest of the crop to avoid further contamination. If all plants have fallen victim to a...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
Based on your question, it seems like you have an existing drip irrigation system already set up to water your 200 lavender plants. As long as this system is fully functional and properly sized, you...
Answered by: Chris Bond
Certified Permaculture Designer, Nursery Technician, Nursery Professional
There are many factors that affect the growth of a cannabis seedling. In general, seedlings need a consistently warm temperature (70-78°F), adequate lighting (kept at a proper distance), a...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
Thank you for your question. Enzymes are invaluable biological molecules responsible for countless chemical reactions which sustain all life. Enzymes are highly selective catalysts made up of amino...
Answered by: Eric Hopper
Writer, Consultant, Product Tester
Thank you for your question. A heavy frost is definitely a bad thing for a cannabis plant and can kill it quickly. On the other hand, a light frost is usually not a death sentence and many plant...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
If you are using a good quality A and B nutrient product, then it is unlikely the nutrients are the cause of the lack of fruit set and development, unless you are also seeing major deficiency...
Answered by: Lynette Morgan
Author, Partner at SUNTEC International Hydroponic Consultants
Thank you for your question. It can be difficult to determine which horticultural LED lighting system is best for an indoor cannabis garden. Artificial horticultural LED lighting is a competitive...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
Young cilantro plants tend to naturally have quite thin stems, so obtaining a really thick stem is probably not likely. However, there are a few factors that can help make the plants as sturdy as...
Answered by: Lynette Morgan
Author, Partner at SUNTEC International Hydroponic Consultants
A gardening journal is a useful tool for any type of garden, but it is especially valuable for hydroponic gardens.Hydroponic gardening is revered for its rapid speed of growth and efficiency in...
Answered by: Eric Hopper
Writer, Consultant, Product Tester
Thank you for your question. Terpenes are aromatic compounds responsible for the odors and flavors associated with many plants. Although found in a variety of plants, terpenes are commonly linked...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
There can be several reasons for tomato plants flowering but then failing to produce fruit. One of the main ones with indoor or greenhouse growing is a lack of pollination. Tomatoes are self-fertile,...
Answered by: Lynette Morgan
Author, Partner at SUNTEC International Hydroponic Consultants
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, this...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
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
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
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 the...
Answered by: Eric Hopper
Writer, Consultant, Product Tester
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 purple...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
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 for a...
Answered by: Monica Mansfield
Homesteader, Owner & Writer of The Nature Life Project
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 mixture of cloudy and amber cannabis trichomes.The average length of cannabis’s flowering stage is around eight weeks. The duration to maturity will vary for different plant varieties,...
Answered by: Lee G Lyzit
Grower, Writer
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 the...
Answered by: Lynette Morgan
Author, Partner at SUNTEC International Hydroponic Consultants
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