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)
I have horrible news. If your plants have powdery mildew, you're probably going to have to destroy them. If only a few buds are affected, you may be able to save the rest, though. There are a few possible remedies, including spraying the buds. You can even spray shortly before harvest time. Obviously, this does depend on what you spray them with. There are really … [Read more...] about Spraying Buds Before Harvest: Powdery Mildew Remedy Or Pointless?
It's finally here! The day you've been waiting for: harvest time. After months of watching your babies grow and produce monster buds, you finally get to collect those buds. And that brings you one step close to enjoying the fruits of your labor, whether that's by smoking it or turning it into cash. But you don't want to screw things up so close to the finish … [Read more...] about Best Time Of Day To Harvest Cannabis (And Why It Matters)
You basically have two options. You can run ducting from the exhaust on your grow tent and send it into a different room or outside your home. Or you can simply vent it into the same room in which you put the tent. The second option is obviously much easier. It also avoids the major problem of venting outside your home: an obvious heat signature. Many people vent … [Read more...] about Venting Grow Tent Into Same Room: No Problem Or Terrible Idea?
All the advice on growing can be quite misleading. It often makes it sound like you need to do everything perfectly or your plants will die. The truth is: cannabis is very easy to grow. You don't really have to do anything apart from give it light and water. But if you want to maximize your harvests, you'll need to provide the ideal conditions. That's what all the … [Read more...] about Ideal Temp And Humidity For Grow Tents
Keeping and growing plants is part art and part science. That is equally true for cannabis cultivation. You get a better feel for the 'art' portion of the equation as you get more grows under your belt. The same is true for the 'science' portion. But unlike the art, you can research the science and actually get it right from the start. When it comes to the science … [Read more...] about How To Lower Humidity In A Grow Tent (Without Spending A Ton)
Beginning growers always want to skip the fans. I was the same. I figured I could just use whatever fan I already had lying around and stick it in my grow tent. And it can work. But it's usually not enough. All but the smallest grows need both an inline fan and an oscillating fan. At a minimum. The good news is that even the best fans for your grow tent are not … [Read more...] about Best Fan For Grow Tents (Reviews And Comparison)
First, the bad news. You may have to do some math. The good news? It's easy math. And we'll walk you through it step by step. Plus we'll give you a handy table that includes common grow tent sizes and setups. Chances are you can find your info in the table and avoid having to do the calculation at all. What Size Fan Do I Need For My Grow Tent? Fan … [Read more...] about What Size Fan Do I Need For My Grow Tent? (With Handy Table For Common Sizes)