gardening

Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants

Dec 26 2019

Why is Irrigation Control so Important? Nutrient application via the irrigation system serves a number of purposes in substrate-based systems:  It replenishes the moisture taken up by the plant that is lost via the process of transpiration from the leaves. It flushes through fresh nutrient solution, providing mineral ions for uptake by the roots. It helps correct and adjust the pH and EC around the root zone. It plays a role in oxygenation as the process of solution influx and drainage flushes fresh air through the pores in the substrate. While these are all beneficial to plant growth, the downside...

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Cannabis Strain Review Afghan Kush

Dec 19 2019

Born in the rugged Hindu Kush mountain region of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, this sweetly aromatic indica will have you speaking in tongues if restraint is abandoned.Long known for its sedating and meditative properties, Afghan Kush (AK) is a hearty plant that is highly prized for its heavy resin production. It also has a distinguishable “hashy” taste; hence why it’s a favorite plant amongst hashish makers.   History of Afghan Kush Afghan Kush first hit the shores of America sometime in the mid-70s and it gained a reputation of being almost therapeutic with its relaxing and calming effect. Nonetheless, AK...

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The 6/2 Light Schedule For Cannabis

Dec 12 2019

Many growers advocate the use of an 18/6 light schedule (18 hours on, six hours off) while plants are in veg. However, this may not be the most beneficial light schedule. Switching to a series of 6/2 light pattern (six hours on, two hours off) may increase plant growth while also potentially creating a more stable controlled environment.While this new schedule may sound risky, it actually comes with a number of benefits.Cannabis is a short-day plant, meaning it will only flower when exposed to long periods of darkness and short periods of light. For cannabis to flower, there must be...

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