Lighting


Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting


Indoor greenhouses are illuminated by artificial lighting that is required to be on and off for many hours of a day or night. Controlling...

Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start


Let’s look at some of the key variables you can control to help ensure you get great, consistent cannabis yields.

Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom.


Many indoor gardens aren’t set up to take advantage of natural sunlight, but doing so is practical, effective and leads to huge savings on...

Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden.


When it comes to environmental conservation, every little bit helps. Casey Fraser explains how you can help preserve the environment by...

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...

Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse.


Lighting expert Ian Ashdown examines why there is less photosynthetically active radiation at the canopy level in a greenhouse compared to...

Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems


With solar cells dropping in price and battery systems improving all the time, there are considerable benefits to looking at alternative...

A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden


Air purification is one of the most overlooked variables of an indoor garden because most airborne pathogens are invisible, but ignoring...

Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing?


Sometimes, plants just don’t thrive under artificial lights, even when every aspect of the indoor growing environment is perfect. It's...

Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants.


With plenty of LED grow lights to choose from, it’s hard to find the best value for the buck. Max Bjermo offers some insights in finding...

Keeping Things Cool In Your Growroom Keeping Things Cool In Your Growroom Keeping Things Cool In Your Growroom Keeping Things Cool In Your Growroom


When plants become overheated, they begin to show signs of stress. Heat stress can result in spindly young plants and mature plants that...

The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements


Understanding the effect of intense light (PPFD) is essential for successful growth. Whether you have a full grow tent with LED lights or a...

Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light.


True or False: Unless you’re a poinsettia, increased light levels can’t hurt. Read on to find out.

How To Set Up Your LED Grow Light How To Set Up Your LED Grow Light How To Set Up Your LED Grow Light How To Set Up Your LED Grow Light


If you've just bought a grow light or are about to pull the trigger, learn how to hang the lamp, at what distance, determine light...

Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay.


Why hasn’t LED technology been widely adopted by growers and greenhouses?

Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe.


There are tools and instruments that can make your life as a grower a little easier once you have the basic equipment up and running.

The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs


Alan Ray sits down with Carey Mitchell, professor of horticulture at Purdue University, to discuss the pros and cons of LED lighting for...

10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them


A closer look at how to tackle 10 of the most common problems cannabis growers may face in the grow room.

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights


Grow lights are a great tool for making the growing process more efficient, but they can also be harmful to the plant if not used correctly.

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