Grow tents can help keep heat contained, but it still has to go somewhere. In other words, they can keep a helicopter from detecting the exact location of the grow in your home, but not that you are growing in your home. But it probably doesn't matter anyway. The chances of you having to worry about helicopter surveillance of your home are incredibly low. We'll … [Read more...] about Do Grow Tents Stop A Helicopter From Detecting Heat?
We've all been there. You get ready to smoke some of your freshly harvested and dried (or recently bought) weed and discover that it smells strongly of hay. And when you smoke it, it is harsh and has an unpleasant flavor. What causes cannabis to smell like hay? More importantly, how do you prevent this odor from forming? Keep reading to learn exactly why … [Read more...] about Why Does My Weed Smell Like Hay? (Plus How To Prevent It)
We generally recommend keeping things simple. At least on your first grow or two. After that, go ahead and start experimenting with some of the millions of tips you find online. One of the most common tips is to withhold water in the last few days before harvest. Unlike many, this trick does have a positive effect. The big question is: when to stop watering … [Read more...] about When To Stop Watering Before Harvest
Mold is the enemy. If you've done any reading about growing cannabis and the potential problems you might face, you've surely learned this. But what exactly is this mold? More importantly, what does mold on weed look like? You need to know that, if you want to make sure you are keeping it out of your grow room. Luckily, you're in the right place. Keep reading to … [Read more...] about What Does Mold On Weed Look Like? (Plus Prevention Tips)
When it comes to cannabis, males ruin everything. That's why it is vital to learn how to tell if a plant is male or female as early in the grow cycle as possible, so you can remove any males immediately. But how do you do that? Plants don't exactly have obvious sexual organs. Actually, they do. And using those is the most common way to sex a marijuana plant. But you … [Read more...] about How To Tell If A Plant Is Male Or Female
You gotta be patient. But it's not easy. The second you plant something, you want to harvest the results. Or see some kind of immediate progress. You certainly don't want to wait for months. Unfortunately, waiting is just part of the game. How long exactly do you have to wait for your cannabis to start budding? Keep reading to find out, plus some tips on speeding … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take For Weed To Start Budding?
Can you believe how many different types of trimming scissors are out there? And as you might expect, most are pretty useless. But even the good ones tend to only be good for specific jobs. And when it comes to trimming weed, there are multiple distinct trimming jobs. The trimming you need to do during vegging is different from the trimming required during harvest. And … [Read more...] about Best Scissors For Trimming Weed (Reviews And Buying Guide)
Trimming the lower branches of your cannabis plants is a good idea. This practice is also called lollipopping and many growers swear it leads to bigger and better buds. But you want to lollipop during vegging, not flowering. Does that mean you should not do any trimming during flowering? Keep reading to find out, and to learn everything else you need to know about … [Read more...] about Trimming Lower Branches During Flowering (Why It’s Best To Avoid)
I used to just smoke them. When I was a poor college student, I did not want to waste anything in my baggie, so I just smoked the stems. I never liked the harsh smoke and I knew they did not have enough THC to make a difference, but I was poor. Every little bit helped. I still don't like to waste any part of my baggie. But I also don't want to smoke the stems … [Read more...] about What To Do With Weed Stems (Stop Wasting Them!)
You can see trichomes with the naked eye. But you can't see enough details to get the information you need from them. This means you need to examine them under a microscope, which probably conjures up images of those old-school monstrosities we all used back in biology class. But things have changed. A lot. These days, you can get huge magnification and great image … [Read more...] about Best Microscope For Checking Trichomes (Reviews And Buying Guide)