Main-lining

“Main-lining” is the process of training your cannabis plant (utilizing Topping, LST, and Lollipopping) to form a manifold of branches where each branch has a direct line to the main stem.  It is a great technique to control the growth of both indoor and outdoor...

When to Harvest

It is important to know when to harvest so your crop can reach its optimal potency. This month’s tip will give you a brief look at determining when to harvest based on trichome maturity. Depending on what type of effect you are after, you’ll want to harvest at a...

Proper Use of Foliar Sprays

While not a substitute for healthy soil, foliar sprays are an effective way to supplement the nutritional needs of your plants. To properly use and fully benefit from your foliar sprays, keep these notes in mind: Foliar feeding should be done in the early morning or...

Combining N-P-K Ratios

If you are an indoor cultivator you may be wondering how to properly add multiple N-P-K ratios together to calculate the overall ratio of your feedings. When mixing multiple nutrients with varying N-P-K ratios, you must combine their values to calculate the new ratio....

Choosing a Growing Medium

Deciding which growing media to use in an indoor garden can be a difficult decision for beginners. There are several options available which each have their own advantages and disadvantages. The benefits of each medium may differ greatly depending on your individual...

Microbes & Molasses

Microbes Micro-organisms (Microbes) are microscopic, unicellular organisms that are the oldest form of life on earth, with fossils dating back to more than 3 billion years ago. There are millions of microbial species, which are divided into six major types: Bacteria,...

Powdery Mildew & Foliar Remedies

Powdery Mildew & Foliar Remedies Powdery Mildew is a fungal disease that affects a wide variety of plants. PM is one of the easier fungal diseases to identify as its symptoms are quite distinctive. Infected plants display white, powder-like spots, which are quite...

Hermaphrodites

Hermaphrodites: A word derived from the names of the Greek deities Hermes and Aphrodite; hermaphrodite is meant to convey the presence of both sets of reproductive organs. Cannabis, as some unfortunate growers may know, can develop this trait if stress occurs in...

Not All Light is the Same

Experienced growers know that the lighting needs of cannabis plants change over time: a bright summer day might be great for a mature plant in vegetative state, for example, but the same amount of light on a seedling could lead to stress or even death! This effect is...