Jun 222015
 June 22, 2015
California Marijuana Growers Have To Respect The Environment Or Get Heavily Fined

Growing marijuana can be very harmful for the environment unless proper precautionary steps are taken. A lot of outdoor marijuana growers think that if they buy a piece of land, that they can do whatever they want. That is not the case, as some people in California are learning the hard way. Outdoor marijuana growers need to be good stewards of not only the land that they are growing on, but also to the ground water and waterways that go beyond their property’s borders. A lot of growers have a ‘get mine, and the hell with yours’ mentality. They are

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May 252015
 May 25, 2015
Marijuana Book Review - The Kitchen, Presented By Uptowngrowlab

I have read a lot of marijuana books in my day, both while running this blog, and well before this blog ever started. I have read cultivation books, cookbooks, funny story books, and just about every other kind of marijuana book that there is out there. I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book quite like ‘The Kitchen’ presented by Uptowngrowlab. ’The Kitchen’ can teach you how to grow marijuana, but it’s much more than that. ’The Kitchen’ is the story of two men and their mission to grow world class marijuana. ‘The Kitchen’ highlights their struggles and their successes. I like that the

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May 112015
 May 11, 2015
The Internal Process Of THC Formation - Decarboxylating Marijuana

Chlorophyll collects light hitting the leaves of cannabis plants. The light is stored as energy, part of which is stored to use later, and part is used to split H20 into O2 and H, oxygen and hydrogen, respectively. This process is how plants ‘exhale’ oxygen. Plants also absorb CO2 through the reaction in photosynthesis called carboxylation. This CO2 combines with free hydrogen to create carboxylic acids. Carboxylic acids are made up of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen: the most relevant of these acids to growers and cultivators is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. Cannabidiol and Cannabinol, two other active ingredients in the plant are

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May 082015
 May 8, 2015
Growing Marijuana At A Cellular Level

There are millions of varying kinds of cells that make up a cannabis plant. The different cell types vary in their function, and they all work together as a sort of cell team. Cells for the leaves, roots, vascular system are just a few examples of the different cell functions and types. Everything you do with your plant has an effect on the cellular plane as well. Outside factors (i.e. changes in sunlight or temperature) also come into play at the cellular level, affecting the plant’s functions. Consequently, it is very important to have an understanding of cell responses, so

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May 072015
 May 7, 2015
The Osmosis Effect On Marijuana Plants

You have probably already heard of “reverse osmosis,” which is the process of changing salt water into fresh water. Osmosis, on the other hand, is the process that retains the tension of the cells, maintains the plant and leaves’ correct positions, allows the buds to remain in ideal condition, and helps take in nutrients. It doesn’t use up any of the plant’s energy. Definition of osmosis Osmosis is primarily responsible for preventing marijuana plants from wilting or lying flat on the ground by retaining the cells’ tension. Osmosis applies not only to plants, but also to many other things in our world.

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May 062015
 May 6, 2015
The Structure And Function Of Stomata On A Marijuana Leaf

Stomata are tiny holes that cover the underside of the marijuana leaf. These stomata are microscopic and must be magnified by a lens to be seen. They are the part of the plant that takes in CO2, while releasing water and oxygen. Plants use a cleverly engineered vacuum system for opening and closing the stomata, which are vital because they are a foundational part of the plant’s growth. When you adjust the stimuli in a plant’s environment, you concurrently adjust the position of the stomata. So, in order to grow the highest quality cannabis, it’s vital to understand the processes

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May 052015
 May 5, 2015
Measure The pH And TDS Of Your Marijuana Garden Soil Regularly

When you’re growing marijuana in soil, it is always a good idea to measure the TDS (total dissolved solids) and pH (acidity) of the soil you are using. Keeping soil balanced with the proper level of pH and nutrients will help ensure that you are growing healthy plants. One of the positive aspects of growing marijuana in soil rather than a hydroponics system is that soil acts as a buffering system for the water and nutrients your plants have access to. Any mistakes in your TDS or pH levels won’t have any immediate negative effects. One of the downfalls is that it’s easier

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May 042015
 May 4, 2015
Distribution Of Sugars Within Marijuana Plants

To grow some high quality marijuana, the plant needs to make a lot of sugars first. It’s very important that these sugars go to the right place, because buds and young leaves use these sugars to grow. The full grown leaves produce these sugars so they are also very important. But how are sugars produced and can you increase the production by trimming away leaves? In general I advise to keep leaves in place till the plant discards them of by itself. I’m talking of course about the large fan leaves. Trimming young leaves and young side shoots can however

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May 042015
 May 4, 2015
New Tesla Battery Could Be A Game Changer For Marijuana Growers

Anyone who has ever grown marijuana indoors knows that it takes a lot of energy. I once had a garden that involved a dozen 1,000 watt lights, in addition to the fans and pumps and other things that go with it, and my electricity bill was consistently between $700-800 a month. I have friends that have industrial indoor gardens, and their bills are so high that they don’t even feel comfortable sharing with me how much they are. With more and more people opening gardens everyday across states that allow them, power is going to be a big issue for the marijuana industry.

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Apr 192015
 April 19, 2015
Heavy T's Grow Show Talks About The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Acquisition Of General Hydroponics

I spend a lot of time talking to retailers and growers in the marijuana industry and from time to time they show me things that are really great and need to be shared with the world. I was chatting with Devon from Portland Hydroponics and Organics the other day and he was telling me about a great podcast that has tons of facts and news regarding nutrients and all aspects of the growing side of the cannabis industry. The name of the show is “Heavy T’s Grow Show” and it is hosted by The DFZ Radio Network. They also take your

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