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Growing in Aisles: Reduce Costs and Increase Yields

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 31, 2016 7:25:43 AM

There are two main approaches to grow room layout for indoor gardening - Sea of Green (SOG) and Aisles. Sea of Green growing involves pushing all the plants together into one large plant canopy, removing all the space between them. Whereas, aisle growing involves creating rows of plants with spaces, or aisles, between them, allowing workers to walk between the rows of plants.

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Topics: featured, lighting, aisle growing, Garden Set-Up, grow design, growing cannabis, reflector, sea of green

Why Everyone Should Grow on a 5x5 Footprint

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 24, 2016 7:30:46 AM

The old method of growing cannabis in a 4’ x 4’ square is outdated and should be reconsidered due to advances in bulb technology.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, featured, growing, Surna reflector, Garden Set-Up, indoor growing, light footprint

Top Tips to Reduce Costs for Indoor Cannabis Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 17, 2016 7:23:29 AM

Cannabis cultivation centers cost a lot to run each month, especially indoor ones. For this reason, it is important to reduce your costs while still maximizing the yield from your facility. The following tips will allow you to produce more for less.

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Topics: air sanitation, cannabis growing, featured, lighting, automation, Garden Set-Up, hydroponics, soil

A 6/2 Light Schedule Could Increase Plant Growth

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 10, 2016 7:45:18 AM

Many growers advocate the use of an 18/6 light schedule (18 hours on, 6 hours off) while plants are in Veg. However, this may not be the most beneficial light schedule. Switching to a series of 6/2 (6 hours on, 2 hours off)  light patterns may increase plant growth while also potentially creating a more stable controlled environment.

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Topics: biology, Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, featured, lighting, plant growth

Defeat Powdery Mildew

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 3, 2016 7:56:59 AM

Powdery mildew can be a huge source of pain for any grower. Once it has infected a garden, it can seem virtually impossible to get rid of. Luckily, there are a few ways to at least minimize the damage and risk of powdery mildew spreading from plant-to-plant throughout your cultivation facility.

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Topics: air sanitation, biosecurity, featured, powdery mildew, clone room, Garden Set-Up, genetics, mother plant

February Newsletter: Common Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Cannabis Cultivation Facility

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 29, 2016 7:58:04 AM

Each month, we publish a newsletter discussing a trending topic within the cannabis industry and how it shapes Surna’s philosophy. To be one of the first to receive this information, be sure to sign up for our email list.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, growing, harvest, lighting footprint, newsletter, Our Perspective, water filtration

Choosing the Right Equipment for Your Grow

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 25, 2016 7:18:17 AM

When creating a cultivation center, selecting the right equipment from the start is crucial to success. This means talking to engineers who have sized climate control systems for cannabis, building the right size garden for your budget and knowing which equipment is often undervalued within a garden.

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Topics: cannabis growing, climate control, dehumidification, featured, lighting, Garden Set-Up, grow room design, indoor gardening

Avoid Nutrient Lock-Out with Nutrient Flushes

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 18, 2016 7:46:50 AM

Nutrients are essential for plant growth, but they are expensive, making it important to get the most out of the ones you use.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis growing, featured, nutrients

More Light Requires More Nutrients

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 11, 2016 7:52:23 AM

Plants need four essential things to grow: light, water, carbon dioxide (from the air) and nutrients. Each of these things work together to promote vigorous growth and increase yield. The catalyst motivating everything is the amount of light a plant receives. Energy from light is captured by the plant and used to process the carbon, nutrients and water. When plants receive more light, they need more of the other three elements and when they receive less light, they need less of the other three elements as well.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, featured, more light, nutrients, Surna reflector

January Newsletter: Maximizing Yield per Square Foot

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 9, 2016 2:11:54 PM

Each month, we publish a newsletter discussing a trending topic within the cannabis industry and how it shapes Surna’s philosophy. To be one of the first to receive this information, be sure to sign up for our email list.

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Topics: newsletter, Our Perspective

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