Apr 232014
 
What Is The 'Sea Of Green' Marijuana Growing Method?

By Robert Bergman Sea of Green, usually abbreviated “SOG,” is a method of growing marijuana that forces flowering at a young age. The plants will have only been in vegetative state for about two weeks. This method allows you to harvest much earlier than growing your plants normally. So, what are the benefits of the SOG technique? It’s really used when space is limited in a grow room. It allows you to maximize your space without sacrificing on yield. When you put the plants into flowering stage with a 12/12 [...]

Apr 222014
 
What Are The Best PH And EC Levels For Marijuana Plants?

By Robert Bergman All living things on earth need water (H2O) to survive. Plants (just like humans) require water and are made up of about 2/3 water. It’s important to have a good understanding of the type of water that your plants receive in the same way that it’s important to know how different foods have different effects on our own bodies. Water content is always different, so we’ve provided a few guidelines to understand how it’s used. The pH scale essentially measures the acidity and alkalinity levels in water. [...]

Apr 212014
 
How To Foliar Feed Your Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Foliar feeding can be incredibly beneficial for your marijuana plants. Although this tends to go against popular perception, marijuana plants require regular spraying and/or misting. Plants can and will absorb nutrients from their leaves with a nutrient solution mixture. Foliar feeding provides a rapid boost to your marijuana plants, ultimately producing larger, better, and more bud-filled harvests. That being said, foliar spraying cannot replace a standard root feeding regimen. Instead, it provides a quick way to get supplementary nutrients to your plants. Foliar feeding essentially means that [...]

Apr 172014
 
Potassium Deficiency In Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Deficiencies in potassium occur now and again in planting mediums and outdoor soil. They almost never occur in hydroponic systems. The problem with potassium deficiencies is that they can occur even when the soil is well-fertilized and rich. This is often the result of flawed fertilization. Plants that have basic deficiencies will appear vigorous and potentially taller than other plants. Still, the tips and edges of the bottom leaves will shift to a tan or brown color, develop necrotic spots, or simply die. As it worsens, chlorotic [...]

Apr 152014
 
How To Protect Your Marijuana Plants From Verticillium Wilt

By Robert Bergman Verticillium wilt is caused by fungi present in rich or poorly drained soils. They are attracted to woody plants with stressed roots. Keep an eye on your plants. If you notice the lower leaves turning yellow on the outer margins and between veins, you may be witnessing the beginning stages of Verticillium wilt. The damage will continue on to wilting after the leaves turn gray-brown in color. The stem will turn brown near the soil line. The effects of Verticillium wilt resembles that of Fusarium wilt. Once [...]

Apr 142014
 
How To Protect Your Outdoor Marijuana Plants From Mammals And Rodents

By Robert Bergman For pests that walk, run, or burrow, more extreme physical measures might need to be taken. Until the marijuana plant develops a hard stem, all manner of rodents, rabbits, and possibly even raccoons may decide to snack on your marijuana plants. Mannabis growers experience problems with rabbits, hares or wombats and wallabies for Australian growers. Wombats are small and tend to burrow underground and eat at the roots, whereas rabbits and wallabies will trample and eat the plants, as they do most leafy things they encounter. Placing a hard object [...]

Apr 132014
 
What Is The Ideal Temperature For Growing Marijuana Plants?

By Robert Bergman Marijuana grown indoors functions better at moderate temperatures between 70 and 75*F (21-23*C) during the light period and a drop of no more than 15*F (9*C) to 60*F (15*C) during the dark period. CO2-enriched plants will produce more at a marginally higher temperature of just under 80*F (27*C). If the temperature drops below 60*F (15*C) during the dark period, plants will grow more slowly and yields will not be as abundant. This won’t be readily apparent if you aren’t particularly familiar with the garden’s normal output. A [...]

Apr 122014
 
Super Cropping - Marijuana Pruning Techniques

By Robert Bergman Super cropping is one of the best pruning techniques that you have available to you. It’s also one of the easiest to perform. It isn’t like pure pruning where you actually snip off some of the plant. Instead, it’s more like putting the plant through a little bit of stress to get it to increase yields. The basic crux behind super cropping is that you are trying to increase the number of “tops.” You want to push the lower growth higher and wider so that it will [...]

Apr 112014
 
How Ants Can Damage Your Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman The ants aren’t innocuous as they’re creating nests in your planting medium. This can hurt the roots because the ants are aphid ranchers. Aphids take the juice out of the marijuana plants and formulate the sugars into a “honeydew.” The ants will then squeeze the aphids to harvest the honeydew. At the same time, the ants are very protective of the aphids and they ward off any predators. Aphids hide on the bottom side of the leaves.  These winged pests give live birth at the rate of up [...]

Apr 102014
 
Hydro Marijuana Growing - Better To Use A Reservoir Or Drip System?

By Robert Bergman Both systems will work well in a marijuana garden. With the reservoir system, you’ll use horticultural clay pellets or pea-sized volcanic lava in plastic pots. The containers are put in a tray that contains a water-nutrient solution that is about one quarter of the height of the container. A container that is 10 inches high will have about one inch of soaking rock. A large portion of the medium stays above the waterline. Capillary action keeps the rock moist by drawing up water. All the clay pebbles [...]