Sep 282015
 September 28, 2015
See Go Green LEDs At The Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo Next Month

Go Green LEDs Is Revolutionizing The Indoor Grow Light Industry With Their Cree Chip On Board (COB) Technology LED grow lights are very popular these days. I remember when LED lights first started to really court cannabis growers. The lights left a lot to be desired. Over time people started to realize the difference from simple LED lights versus LED lights that were specifically designed with the needs of cannabis cultivation in mind. While there are still a lot of LED lights on the market that suck, there are also ones that I have seen people use that produced terrific

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Sep 202015
 September 20, 2015
What Are The Best LED Grow Lights For Growing Cannabis?

For a long time LED grow lights that were on the market for growing cannabis left a lot to be desired. They were very expensive, and weren’t very well designed. Yes, they were LED grow lights, but they were not specifically designed and engineered for the needs of cannabis growers. That has changed in recent years, with more and more top quality lights being introduced to the market. All of the growers that I know that have been using LED grow lights by Heliospectra have been ranting and raving about how well their gardens have been doing. A lot of

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Nutrient Burn And Marijuana Plants

 Posted by at 7:30 AM on September 4, 2015  Growing Marijuana
Sep 042015
 September 4, 2015
Nutrient Burn And Marijuana Plants

Contrary to what many new growers may think, giving your marijuana plants an enormous dose of nutrients is not going to help them be healthier. In fact, giving them too many nutrients will actually harm them, causing something called “nutrient burn,” or shortened among marijuana growers as “nute burn.” If your plants are suffering from a nutrient burn, they will likely exhibit signs of yellowing and burnt tips on the leaves. The leaves may become crunchy and crispy and their edges will begin to curl. Depending on the type of nutrient that is causing the burn, the leaves may also have

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Aug 292015
 August 29, 2015
Heliospectra Adds New LED Grow Lights To Horticulture Lamp Portfolio

Heliospectra, known for it’s best-of-breed Light Recipe software, is positioned to accept pre-orders for the E60, a full spectrum, horticulture top-light designed for commercial growers. Built from the LX60 platform, the E60 offers the same superior engineering that Heliospectra has built its reputation upon, at a lower price point, minus the software options. The LightBar, a linear version of the E60, rounds out the company’s product portfolio by supplying growers with a “light bar” style luminaire and further adds to the company’s complete growing system approach. Staffan Hillberg, CEO of Heliospectra stated; “The E60 and the Heliospectra LightBar  boast high intensity

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Aug 282015
 August 28, 2015
Temperature Problems And Marijuana Plants

Marijuana plants function the best when their surroundings maintain a consistent temperature between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the daytime, and 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night. This ideal temperature can sometimes vary, however, such as when growers add carbon dioxide to their plants, then the best temperature is right below 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold Problems Anything below 60 degrees Fahrenheit is going to cause problems for your marijuana plants – especially if it continues too long and if it’s during the plant’s flowering phase. This can cause problems with your resulting harvest, so it’s important to pay

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Aug 262015
 August 26, 2015
Marijuana Farmers VS Hemp Farmers Over Pollen

Complaints from legal marijuana farms have halted the issuance of hemp farming licenses in Oregon- for now. Both types of farms are authorized under Oregon law. Marijuana, used for medicine and recreation, and hemp, used for industrial and commercial purposes, are plants in the same family. That means they can cross-breed. The Oregonian reports that marijuana farmers are concerned that the hemp plants will spread their pollen over wide swaths of countryside and accidentally pollinate their marijuana plants. Cannabis plants are genetically selected to produce robust flowers typically grown in the absence of male plants. No males, no seeds. Marijuana

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Cannabis Manifesto
Aug 172015
 August 17, 2015
NASA Uses LED Grow Lights, Marijuana Growers Should Too

A fascinating story came out earlier this month about NASA astronauts growing their own vegetables in space using LED grow lights and consuming them for the first time ever (I’m a space nerd, sue me). Doing anything in space is very complicated, and I’d imagine that’s especially true for growing plants. And not just growing them, but growing them well enough that they are consumable. Per Space.Com: The collapsible and expandable Veggie unit features a flat panel light bank that includes red, blue and green LEDs for plant growth and observation. Using LED lights in order to grow plants was an idea

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Aug 112015
 August 11, 2015
Old School Marijuana Growers VS New School Growers - LED Grow Lights

If there is one thing that I know about growing marijuana, it’s that there is always a better way to do it. Another thing that I can say for sure is that there is an endless supply of people who are certain that they know exactly what that better way to do it is. The truth is, I don’t claim to be the best grower on the planet. I know many, many people that can run circles around me with their knowledge of growing cannabis. I definitely recognize that, and I think that being a humble grower that is willing

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Aug 092015
 August 9, 2015
Oregon Department Of Agriculture: Don't Use Pesticides On Marijuana

For a very long time no one knew what was on/in their marijuana. There were many years where testing laboratories didn’t exist unlike today. Unless you personally grew the marijuana, or knew and could trust the person growing the marijuana, there was virtually now way to know exactly what you were smoking. My friends and I would often talk about what could potentially be on the cannabis we were consuming, but we would always proceed forward with blind faith, which admittedly was not the best strategy. But, that’s how it was when you obtained marijuana via the black market and

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Aug 022015
 August 2, 2015
More And More Large Marijuana Gardens Use LED Grow Lights To Reduce Carbon Footprint

The marijuana industry is growing faster than anyone could imagine. There is more marijuana being grown right now than ever before in legal recreational and medical marijuana states. In my home state, Oregon, there are industrial gardens all over the state from Eastern Oregon to the Oregon Coast and from Portland to Ashland and everywhere in between. It’s truly mind blowing. One thing that growers and I talk about all of the time is the carbon footprint of the industry. A lot of growers in legal states grow outdoors, but many more don’t because of climate issues in their areas.

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