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Not to worry, this isn’t a post about Beat Poets, as catchy as the title of this post may sound. Instead we will be looking at a few of the ways that plants can be manipulated or trained in order to adjust to small grow spaces and increase yields, though such techniques can work wonders for outdoor plants as well.
Many outdoor gardeners and growers have already started work on this season’s crops so their decision with respect to fertilizing (specifically what type of fertilizing) has most likely already been made, but just like with many other aspects of cultivating cannabis, there are several ways of going about it.
If you’re in the northern hemisphere, you are probably excited about spring (provided of course your locally imposed lockdown isn’t keeping you from going outdoors), after all it is the season of new life and the best time to develop your green thumb. If you’re feeling experimental or in need of a challenge, then perhaps one of the many exciting growing techniques are worth considering.
We’ve touched on the basics of growing in soil, so let’s have a look at the fundamentals of its counterpart, hydroponic cultivation. Essentially there are two types of hydroponic cultivation: active and passive. Passive systems use capillary action (much like water being drawn up a paper towel) in order to supply water to plant roots, whereas active systems use external forces such as pumps to do the same. Passive systems are incredibly easy to construct and maintain, though they might not produce the same yields as active ones.
Previously we discussed the various advantages and disadvantages of cultivating cannabis indoors vs. outdoors. Both have their valid arguments, however given the circumstances many growers face (security/privacy issues, money, space, resources, etc.) it doesn’t look like either method is going away anytime soon. I
The ancient Romans were some of the first people to grow plants in the sun during the day only to be taken indoors for warmth at night. The concept of the modern greenhouse dates back to the 19th century when French botanist Charles Lucien Bonaparte built the first modern greenhouse in Holland to grow medicinal tropical plants.
Regardless of your knowledge of how cannabis is grown, you probably have a preferred method of how it’s produced or at least have a vague idea as to which kind growing method might be optimal. As is the case with many other aspects of cannabis, the answer is not so cut and dried, pun intended.
In case you haven’t heard the news, there has been an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses in the US recently. The good news is that the culprit seems to have been identified.
If you happen to be a traditional or occasional cannabis consumer, you might get dizzy from all the new methods of ingesting cannabis not to mention whatever the latest bit of hype or controversy is surrounding cannabis-derived products…
Most noticeably however, ruderalis plants flower much sooner than traditional varieties, which is determined by the plant’s maturity as opposed to being induced by a 12-hour light period like sativas or indicas.