alt=”Susan” width=”32″ height=”32″ /> Susan on Mar 21, 2017
My marigold plants are growing. I heard that pinching the buds until Autumn will allow them to grow without killing the plant. Is this true?
Somehow my house and garden got tiny gnats that killed my fuchsia plant and fly everywhere. I have tried ALL the Web recommendations – soap and oil dishes, sand in th. See more
alt=”Dianne King” width=”32″ height=”32″ /> Dianne King on Jun 07, 2018
Marigolds growing! Should I pinch the buds?
Sure you can grow them side by side. A great way to enjoy a tomato sandwich and get yourself a Rocky Mountain high.
alt=”Gina Garbo” width=”32″ height=”32″ /> Gina Garbo on Jul 01, 2019
I know that opinions vary, but what's your opinion?!I have great luck w Rosemary plants. Green all year long.
GNATS – How to get rid of them?
Proper nutrition is just as important for your plants as it is for your body, and maintaining the proper pH balance is key. If the pH is too far one way or the other—either basic or acidic—the plants can develop deficiencies or build up toxicity of certain nutrients. The pH Control Kit not only allows you to test the water supply but adjust it accordingly.
If your apartment is filled with the scent of growing tomato* each time you open the door to the Grow Box, you need to get yourself some ventilation so the neighbors don't start asking about the smell. To the cops. The 8-inch MAX Can Fan pushes 600 CFM and can be hooked to an inline carbon filter that neutralizes that wonderfully sticky-icky aroma. $200
Watch your grass grow
An easy-to-use, nice-looking camera kit that produces sharp video and works well with HomeKit Secure Video.
Plants need different kinds of light to grow than they to do flower. They use blue spectrum light for vegetative leaf growth, which prevents stretching and elongating and use red light in order to bloom effectively. Traditionally, you'd need to spend hundred on a MH and HPS lighting setup and then fork over hundreds more to run the 1000w beasts day and night. The Glow Panel 45 uses just 28W of power and beats the output of a 250W HPS. Even more impressive is that it shines the full spectrum—both red and blue—so you wont have to swap out lighting systems midway through. You can even daisy-chain as many as 28 of them together to fill the room. $150
8-Inch MAX Can Fan – 600CFM
So the first thing you're going to need is somewhere to plant your tomato* clones, and since you're going to be raising them indoors a hydroponic system is the way to go. The Water Farm system controls a single reservoir and air pump to care for up to eight individual plants. Each plant sits in a bedding of Hydroton Grow Rock—made from expanded clay that's pH neutral, sterile, and highly aerated—with its roots hanging below in a nutrient film and the open air. $470 for the equipment – $50/50L bag of Grow Rock
Out here in Northern California, tomatoes* are cheap and abundant. But that's unfortunately not the case in many other parts of the country. These seven tools will let you grow tomatoes* in the privacy of your own home.
Dude, no reason to waste perfectly good closet space when growin' 'matos*. Just get one of these portable grow rooms instead. It's thermally insulated which means the cops can't see it on infrared during flyovers, highly reflective on the inside, and has multiple intake and exhaust air ports which are crucial for regulating the temperature in there. $94 – 900
Glow Panel 45 Grow Lights
During the growing cycle, plants need more nitrogen and phosphorous than they do when the plant is in bloom. The General Hydroponics Flora Nova series provides specialized mixes for each of these cycles. pH Control Kit – $16, Nova Series Nutrients – $12/Pint
With growing concern for pesticide use in cannabis, many home growers are opting for an at-home, organic approach to medicine cultivation. But keeping things natural by avoiding chemical-based fertilizers and pesticides while still protecting crops against pests can be tricky. Many insects, rodents, and other small animals are drawn to cannabis like we are, so it’s important to diligently monitor the condition of your marijuana grow throughout its whole cycle. The process takes work, but can be simplified by a simple addition of a few choice plants and flowers.
As any marijuana grower knows, some pests love the taste of cannabis and will quickly infest a growing area if given the opportunity. Although indoor growers can take steps to sterilize a growing environment and protect against pests, for the outdoor marijuana grower, protecting their precious pot from unwelcome intruders can be a bit of a nightmare.
C annabis Companion planting
Companion planting is a process in which the conditions of a growing environment are improved by planting beneficial plants close to one another. Individual plants protect others against pests by emitting a strong odor (that will either deter pests directly or invite beneficial predators into the garden area). Other plants will actually improve soil conditions through aeration and nutrient promotion, while a select few will provide structural support and reduce the need for additional space.
THC is a natural repellent that deters hundreds of pests. Unfortunately, many common garden pests are not dissuaded by the psychotropic qualities of this popular cannabinoid. For this reason, supplemental pest protection is recommended lest the crop be littered with diseased plants and the harvest be covered in tiny spider mite webs.
For companion planting to be effective, however, complementary plants must be planted close together (but not too close) for the plants to benefit each other without having to compete for root space and other resources.
Companion Plants your Cannabis will Love
Rather than use chemical-based pesticides that have not been approved for either cannabis consumption or combustion, use these popular garden plants to deter pests and encourage rapid garden growth in outdoor gardens of all sizes.