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How to Deal with Aphids

For all the work that goes into successfully growing cannabis, one of the worst and most discouraging experiences for a grower is to catch site of an unwanted insect, or see the signs that an insect infestation is currently in place. One of the most commonly found insects in any cannabis garden is aphids. These tiny, pear-shaped insects come in many different colors: green, red, black or white. They can be 1 to 10 millimeters long, but typically are on the smaller end of the spectrum when it comes to growing cannabis. Green is the most common color of aphid in most cannabis gardens. Aphids love to live on the underside of leaves. They thrive by sucking sap from all parts of
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Preparing Your Garden for Cooler Temperatures

Unlike humans and animals, plants cannot create their own heat. This is why maintaining a proper plant temperature is so important to the overall process of growing cannabis. A cannabis plant’ temperature is created by light, air temperature and evaporation. It is impossible to determine the actual temperature of a cannabis plant, however temperature is vital to plant growth. During cold winter months, keep these tips in mind: Grow room – always consider the location and size of your grow room, as well as t
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How to Increase Yield

Foliar fertilizer feeding is a simple way to deliver fertilizer that contains healthy nutrients through your cannabis plant’s leaves. While foliar feeding will never replace root-feeding programs that add much-needed fertilizers, foliar feeding does provide a quick boost and is known to increase a plant’s yield. Regardless of what some people believe, cannabis leaves do need regular and adequate misting, and there’s no better way to do this than to feed your plant adequate fertilizer through its foliage.   Every cannabis grower, should use an effective foliage feeding program, using the steps listed below, to make sure your end-result is an increased yield: How much to
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New Regulations and How They Affect Growers

California was the first state to change the cannabis law and legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes only. That was in 1996. Twenty-seven other states have joined the bandwagon since then with eight more states approving cannabis for recreational use. Cannabis laws vary from state-to-state, so it is always important to be current on the latest information regarding the laws in your state. Another thing to consider is that, while there are all of these states that have legalized cannabis use, the federal government still considers cannabis to be a Schedule I narcotic, like heroin. When it comes to the new cannabis regulations and how they affect growers, some cannabis laws have a big impact while others ar
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