Nutrients

During the vegetative phase you want your plants to receive more nitrogen than phosphorus or potassium. Nitrogen will help your plants grow greener and healthier leaves. If you are using a nutrient line that consists of two or three different stages such as A, B, and C or Grow and Bloom, then your nutrients are pre-balanced. Your Grow or A nutrient line will consist of more nitrogen than potassium or phosphorus because nitrogen is the key element for the growth or vegetative phase. Always read...

Oscillating Fans

Oscillating fans are the most effective devices for circulating air in a room. The gentle back and forth sway of the fan is very beneficial for developing plants. These fans tend to keep anaerobic molds down by constantly freshening any potentially stagnant air. Home improvement stores carry a large array of air-moving fans. There are wall-mounted styles available and most are relatively inexpensive. As well as providing excellent air exchange and keeping air fresh, the breeze from circulating...

Metfoer Plants

Stem Cutting

If you start out by growing from seed, the best way to find a good mother plant is to grow many plants from a single strain. Then, flower test plants to find the qualities you want to reproduce in large quantity. If you are starting out with a clone you got from another trusted grower, you have saved yourself many months prep time. You can start growing the clone out and pruning it into a mother plant in about two months. Plants that are sick, weak, bug-infested or abused are already half-dead...

Protecting if our Floor

Whether you are growing in a high-rise apartment building, growing in your closet, or even using the basement, you should protect your floor from water damage. Reservoirs can crack or drip tubes may become misaligned and drip on the floor. Even more common than that is leaving a water hose running to your reservoir. Once the reservoir is full, the excess water pours out onto the floor, creating a mess and possibly a lot of damage. A little pre-planning before you actually install and set up...

Creating an Air Intake Source

Stale air that is expelled from the room using an exhaust fan will need to be replaced by fresh air. Fresh air can be brought in by one of three methods. By creating a simple hole or vent in the opposite wall, adding an intake fan that actively draws fresh air from directly outside the room, or using an intake fan attached to ducting that actively draws air from a distant room or completely outside your dwelling. These three options are given further consideration below and are listed in their...

Index

Activated carbon filters 164-166 maintenance 166 placement 165-166 Advanced techniques splitting leaves 203 twisting and cracking 202-203 Aeroponics 109-110 Air temperature 124 Airflow 90-92 exhaust 92 intake 91 oscillating fans 92 placing 148 Air intake 91,92-95 ducting 94-95 fans 93-94 vents 93, 167 Alkaline 124-125 Ballasts 61-63 switchable 62 Budsites 196, 198 Bulbs 60, 61-63 comparison 54-55 conversion 58-59 replacing 62-63 Burn 186 C02 89, 132 Carbon Dioxide how plants use 89 Carbon...

Cheesing a Grew Reew

Marijuana is grown in all kinds of places perfectly built greenhouses, closets, basements or spare bedrooms. Every place has its advantages and drawbacks, but some simple guidelines should be followed when choosing a space. 1 You don't want any light to enter or leave the room. The brightness, but especially the color of the lamps used, can draw attention from your neighbors. From the plants point of view, it's even more important that no light gets in. The hormones that trigger the process of...

Acquiring Seeds

There are over 2000 genetically unique cannabis strains growing throughout the world. Several thousand years ago, there may have been no more than 20-30 native strains, each with its own unique character. Today, the cultivation scene is full of exotically named strains that attempt to indicate the size, aroma, THC content, or other characteristic of the strain. In order to get the seeds that will work best in your situation, you need to consider what kind of seeds you need and how to get them....

Stealth Trash Disposal

You might think that waiting until the moment the trash collector drives down your street is a good time to put your trash out. Unfortunately, you aren't the only one who knows about this technique. One way to confirm a house is used for growing is to watch how the owner deals with his trash. Warrants have been signed for this type of behavior, so it's wise to not to have any of your grow room trash associated with your home. The best method is to double-bag any incriminating evidence in large...

Drying Ycur Harvest

Both drying and curing require precise control of the speed and rate at which moisture is removed from your buds. The drying of your harvest should be a slow, steady process of allowing the water to evaporate from the vegetative matter. The amount of time it takes to dry your buds depends on several factors density of the material being dried, atmospheric conditions in and around the drying area (temperature and humidity), and the amount of air circulation in the area. Before drying you should...

Vents

When ventilating any space, the volume of air that gets sucked out of the room also has to be replaced with fresh air. You cant expect to ventilate a grow space by simply sucking air out and not providing an intake vent to replenish what you have removed. You can easily accomplish this by adding a passive intake vent to your grow room. A passive intake is a purposely made hole, normally located at the bottom of a grow room, centrally opposite an exhaust blower, that provides a gateway for cool...

Fluorescent Bulb Celer Spectrurra

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One way light is measured is on a Kelvin scale. A Kelvin scale expresses the exact color the bulb emits. Bulbs in the range of 2700 to 6500 on a Kelvin scale are ideal for growing marijuana. Plants respond not only to the quantity of light, but also the quality. Fluorescent bulbs have the widest spectrum range than any other bulb. The tubes come in various spectrums, determined by the type of phosphor the bulb is coated with. The following fluorescent types are as listed, along with what they...

Pre Flower Identification

Preflowers, as opposed to full-blown flowers, generally appear after the fourth week of vegetative growth from seed. Check carefully above the fourth node. Please note that preflowers are very small and are difficult to differentiate without magnification. The female preflower is pear shaped and produces a pair of pistils. Frequently, the female preflowers do not show pistils until well after the preflowers have emerged. Thus, don't yank a plant because it has no pistils. Pistillate preflowers...

Enclosing the Peein

An enclosed room makes it easier to control what goes on in your garden and easier to figure out what's going wrong. It's also essential to keep natural light out of your grow space during your plant's dark period, because it affects your harvest. On the flip side, you also don't want light getting out of the space to curious eyes. To accomplish all these goals, you need to seal openings, windows, doors, vents, cracks, and anything else that allows light to get in or out. If you are using a...

HID Lamps Explained

New growers can be overwhelmed when trying to choose a HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamp for their grow room. There are many types, strengths and brands available and too much advertising hype for the novice indoor gardener to evaluate and make a good choice. Manufacturers use different and incompatible methods to specify their lamps (initial lumens, mean lumens, PAR, CRI, color temperature, even radiant flux, among others), making it very difficult to compare these without a degree in...

Growing Medium Moisture

Growers that let their medium dry out to the point that leaves droop, gready reduce their final yields and quality. The medium contains a certain amount of salts that dramatically increase in concentration as the water dissipates. Roots get stressed going through repetitive wet dry cycles because the plant is being deprived of moisture that would normally be available for additional growth. One way to monitor the moisture levels of your growing medium is to use a moisture meter. Simple,...

Activated Carbon Filters

Activated carbon has been in use for centuries as an air water purifier, health supplement, and chemical scrubber, in fact activated carbon has some of the strongest physical adsorption properties of any material even known. Activated carbon or charcoal is made by burning hardwood, nutshells, coconut husks, animal cones and or other carbonaceous materials. Charcoal becomes activated by heating it with steam to high temperature levels in the absence of oxygen. This removes any non-carbon...

Vertical Placement

High wattage lights put out a lot of heat. Therefore, you should hang them far enough away from your plants so they don't burn. For example, 1000-watt lights should not be any closer than two feet from the tops of the plants. If you can keep your hand under the light at the same distance as the plant tops, the plants shouldn't burn. Another factor is how large the coverage area is if you need a larger grow area then you should raise the light. Doing this will increase the coverage area, but...

Basic Components

Regardless of which hydroponics technique system you choose, each contains some of the same basic parts. The following sections describe the components so you will know what you are looking at when it comes time to build or buy. In addition to lighting, the nutrient reservoir is the life force of your garden because it contains the water and nutrients your plants require for growth and maturation. Reservoirs are available in many sizes, but most are rectangular in shape. Complete out-of-the-box...