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GNATS – How to get rid of them?
Sure you can grow them side by side. A great way to enjoy a tomato sandwich and get yourself a Rocky Mountain high.
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
Marigolds growing! Should I pinch the buds?
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?
I know that opinions vary, but what's your opinion?!I have great luck w Rosemary plants. Green all year long.
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
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.
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
Glow Panel 45 Grow Lights
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
8-Inch MAX Can Fan – 600CFM
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.
4) Harvest. While the commercial glasshouse tomato production uses indeterminate varieties (i.e. plants that can continuously produce flowers), commercial Cannabis varieties can only produce terminal inflorescences. In other words, in glasshouse tomatoes, while the terminal meristem stays vegetative indefinitely, inflorescences are being formed laterally. This is opposite to Cannabis where the terminal vegetative meristem has a certain time before converting into a reproductive meristem and subsequently an inflorescence. This transition stops stem elongation, and produces flowers at the end of each branch.
C) Medical Cannabis (cannabinoids from shoots, particularly flowering parts).
While yield is totally dependent on proper and efficient pollination in tomatoes, it should be completely avoided for producing medical Cannabis (C). In fact, cannabinoids are products of secondary metabolism — as oppose to photosynthesis and respiration, which are called primary metabolism and are common in all plants. Secondary metabolites are generally produced for defense against insects and grazers. On the other hand, after pollination and seed formation, plants encourage visitors in order to disperse their seeds. This is the main reason that pollination is a no-no in medical Cannabis production because it reduces cannabinoid contents to non-economical levels if not to zero.
B) Oilseed (oil-rich seeds for food, feed and nutritional supplements).
A) Industrial hemp (i.e. fiber from the main stalk).
2) Fertigation. Physiologically speaking, tomato’s final product is a fruit while in medical cannabis it is an inflorescence. Therefore, a good commercial fertigation in tomato encourages fruit growth while in medical cannabis it targets optimum flower production, and not beyond that. In this regard, Cannabis shares similarities with Chrysanthemum because first, they are both short-day plants (see below) and second, their yield is flower; so they have very common nutritional requirements.
3) Reproductive biology. Light and darkness fluctuations are irrelevant regarding flower formation and yield in tomato. Tomato is a day-neutral plant, but Cannabis is a short-day plant. In other words, flowers are only induced when the length of darkness increases above 11 hrs in Cannabis. This is the sign of autumn approaching which matches perfectly with Cannabis’ evolutionary path through millions of years.
1) Pollination. There are three main commercial uses for the Cannabis plant:
5) Storage. Tomato is physiologically a climacteric fruit which means that it can continue to ripe even after harvest. This is a very positive characteristic for growers because they can have wider flexibility in their harvest schedule and be more responsive to market’s demand. Unfortunately this is not the case for Cannabis. Not only growers do not have much flexibility for their harvest schedule, but cannabinoid contents deteriorate over time during storage and the quality of the crop decreases as a function of storage length; not linearly though.