Growing Marijuana Indoors If you’re reading this, that means you’re ready to start growing your own medicine, and that’s huge! Once you get the hang of growing you’ll hardly ever need to purchase your own produce or medicinal plants ever again. But with great power comes great responsibility, so before we get started take a breath because this is going to be a hefty venture. Now, at any time throughout your growing experience you ever have a question, concern, or want to be part of a supportive community, check out our exclusive Facebook group, The GrowAce.com’s Growers Network. Growing Cannabis? Perfect! This guide is best for flowering and fruiting crops, specifically cannabis/marijuana. However, while this guide is geared toward legal recreational and medicinal marijuana cultivati
What does a cannabis plant’s gender have to do with growing weed? Knowing how to determine between male and female plants helps you succeed at cultivating and getting the best outcomes from your harvest. So it is not just enough that you pick the right artificial lighting to help your plants grow healthy and produce the best yields when cultivating cannabis indoors. Here are some of the things you need to know about weed gender and how it impacts cultivation. What You Need to Know If you are planting regular cannabis seeds, it is likely that only 50% will develop to grow buds. This is because only half of the seeds may be female cannabis plants which are the only ones capable of producing the crop you need. 2. To grow all-female plants, you may have to buy feminized cannabis seeds which
Composting is a cheap and effective way to provide your cannabis garden with a constant supply of nutrients, keeping the soil and its resident microorganisms in great health. The key to growing high-quality cannabis outdoors is healthy soil. Soil is the medium from which plants extract their nutrients, enabling them to grow, survive, and thrive. However, the soil doesn’t hold an infinite amount of nutrients. Over time, as more plants are grown within the same spot, nutrients are depleted from the soil. Composting is an excellent way to put nutrients back into the soil. Not only does composting save you money when it comes to buying fertilisers, but it also comes with the satisfaction of knowing exactly what went into it. Composting at home is not an expensive act. High-quality compost ca
Popcorn buds are a product of environmental stress on growing cannabis plants. By carefully pruning your plants as they flower, you can avoid this condition. Read on to learn about other techniques on how to avoid popcorn buds and maximise bud density and yield. Popcorn buds are buds that grow about the size of popcorn – not too difficult of a concept to grasp. Unfortunately, these tiny, fluffy flowers never develop into actual nuggets. Instead, they remain a frustratingly small size to most cultivators. Often, popcorn buds can be found on the lower-most branches of your cannabis plants. Obviously, these buds are a major issue of concern for growers who are hoping to max out their yields. These much smaller, less dense flowers are a product of less-than-ideal growing conditions. There ar
The seedling phase is arguably the most important of the entire cannabis life cycle. Whether you grow from seed or clone, the hands-on part of cultivation begins with seedlings. Transplanting is all important. Get it wrong, and the crop could be lost. Get it right, and grow great ganja with this guide. THE IMPORTANCE OF CARING FOR CANNABIS SEEDLINGS Post-germination or post-cutting, your bean or sprout needs a place to take root. The prime objective for the cannabis plant during the seedling stage is the development of a healthy root zone. If your seedlings struggle now, it’s likely they may never completely recover, and even more likely they won’t reach their full potential. Worst case scenario, seedlings die off and the grow is over before it’s even started. THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FO
What are the best LED grow lights for cannabis in 2019 As more States have moved towards the legalization of marijuana led to increased indoor growing of Cannabis. And in a bid to maximize yields, growers of weed have resorted to using full spectrum LED grow lights as they consume less electricity, produce minimal heat and produce high marijuana yields. 1. VIPARSPECTRA V600 | 600W VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower The VARASPECTRA Reflector Series 600W panel can be switched between vegetative and flowering stages as needed. Perfect for a small grow tent. Spectrum Optimally configured with red, blue and white LEDs for a total of (120) 5 watt EpiLEDs diodes for all stages of growth leaning more towards the blue spectrum for t...
How To Breed And Preserve Cannabis Genetics If you're interested in breeding your own cannabis strain but find scientific jargon confusing, and graphs and punnet squares put you to sleep, this is the blog for you. We break down all you need to know about breeding marijuana at home and how to preserve those precious fire clone-only genetics. Practical advice without the academic speak. WHY DABBLE WITH CANNABIS BREEDING AND GENETICS? Breeding cannabis and continuing a lineage in seed is not the exclusive preserve of the experts. Home growers that have acquired high-level cultivation skills and mastered the essential techniques can easily transition from grower to breeder. Creating F1 seeds and hybrids is very doable. Most of the cannabis strains that have become legends were created by home...
MARIJUANA TOPPING VS FIMMING Do you dream of long-running, resinous, chunky cannabis colas? Make it a reality in your marijuana garden with high-yield cultivation methods. Topping and Fimming are two proven techniques. Keep reading to find out which one is the best method for you. WHAT IS TOPPING CANNABIS? Topping is the process of pruning the growing tip of the main stem of a cannabis plant. This is perhaps the most common HST or high stress training technique applied by both indoor and outdoor growers. Marijuana growing naturally will typically take on a Christmas tree structure; One dominant, main central cola and multiple sets of side branches. All plant parts receiving a share of sunlight at some stage during the day as the sun traverses the sky. In contrast, indoor cannabis plants...
Cloning a cannabis plant is relatively an easy process. You just need to know how. Here is a guide covering the fundamentals that will help you clone from your own plants. Cloning means making a copy of a cannabis plant with a cut off piece (“cutting”) from the parent plant. The cutting will then grow roots on its own and will grow into an almost identical plant (“clone”) as the mother plant. Cloning is an easy, fast, and economical way for growers to make new cannabis plants. What’s special about cloning cannabis is that the clone will have the same genetics as the parent. This means that the new plant will have identical qualities and characteristics. If you take a clone from a female, you will know for sure that the new plant will be female too. If you have a favourite cannabis plant
WHY INDOOR CANNABIS GROWERS NEED REFLECTIVE MATERIALS Almost all indoor cannabis cultivators will agree that reflective materials are an essential component of a high-performance grow-op. Sunlight is definitely the best source of light. But when you grow cannabis indoors, you must use artificial lights. And if you don’t want any of that light going to waste, you better invest in reflective materials. Using the right kind of reflective material can increase your yields by as much as 30% according to most grand master growers. The wrong materials will burn holes in your plants and might even reduce your yield. Here's what you need to know. GROW TENTS A grow tent is an off-the-shelf, self-contained cannabis garden covered wall to wall and floor to ceiling in highly reflective material. Most