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7 Rules for a Successful Cannabis Grow

Posted by Celia Daly on Jul 23, 2015 7:32:19 AM

While every cultivation center has its own quirks and way of doing things, we have found these 7 rules to be universal to successful cannabis cultivation

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Topics: cannabis business, cultivation, featured, growing, increase yield, licensing, Garden Set-Up, side canopy

Trellising the Cannabis Grow

Posted by Celia Daly on Jul 16, 2015 7:33:56 AM

Many Cannabis genetics naturally grow tall, with a similar appearance to pine trees, with one large bud on top and a smaller cola on the end of each branch. This growing method is successful outdoors because the sun moves across the sky throughout the day, allowing each branch (and bud)  to receive light. However, when growing indoors, and to a lesser extent in greenhouses, this does not happen because the lights are stationary above the plants, never fully lighting the sides. Additionally, when growing indoors, it is important to keep the plant canopy as even as possible due to diminishing light intensity as the flowers get further from the light source (see: Inverse Square Law); this is not a problem with sun-grown cannabis as the sun is so far away that a few extra feet doesn’t make as much of a difference.

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Topics: cultivation, featured, growing, increase yield, flower, Garden Set-Up, side canopy, trellis

Male or Female: Sexing the Cannabis Plant

Posted by Celia Daly on Jul 9, 2015 7:23:06 AM

Many successful techniques can be used to propagate the Cannabis plant, each having it’s own benefits depending on the gardeners preference.  Regular seeds, feminized seeds, clone multiplication and tissue culture multiplication are all used to start a crop with each having its place depending on available resources and gardener knowledge/skill.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cultivation, featured, female, growing, male, sexing

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