Grow Tip of the Week

Invest In Your Garden

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This Week’s Tip:  Invest in your Garden   This week I’d like to talk about investing in your garden.  We’ll be talking more about grow equipment in future Grow Tips, but I think its important to discuss some general tips for investing in your grow before we dive into specifics about gear and equipment recommendations.  So lets talk about it!  Growing cannabis is an investment of both time and money Even the simplest grow will have expenses and require some effort, but this doesn’t mean growing has to be expensive or time consuming.  Spending money wisely and investing for the...

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Practice IPM!

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 This Week’s Tip:  Practice Integrated Pest Management! Pests, pathogens, and threats to your garden are EVERYWHERE! If you aren’t taking steps to keep them out, you might as well INVITE THEM IN! Don’t wait around for problems to strike!  Act preemptively and stop problems BEFORE its too late! Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a set of strategies for preventing problems in your garden, and limiting the damage when issues do occur. IPM is about looking at the BIG PICTURE and treating the ROOT CAUSE of the problem, not just managing the symptoms. IPM is a big subject with lots to...

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Focus on the Fundamentals

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Start with the Basics! I often hear growers talk about using magical products or fancy tricks to improve their yield or bud quality, but the best way to improve your grow is to focus on the FUNDAMENTALS! Its easy to get distracted by fancy gear or exotic ingredients, but those sorts of things won’t make a big impact until you’ve mastered the basics. Get the basics down and make sure you’ve got everything dialed, THEN you can start playing with the fancy stuff.  Just like basketball!  The best results come from focusing on the basics like passing, shooting and dribbling. ...

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Garden Goals

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What are your goals for your garden? Its a good idea to spend some time thinking about your goals, and what you are trying to achieve with your garden.  You should consider your goals for your current crop, but also your long term goals for your garden moving forward.  Setting goals helps you focus on what’s important to you, and will help you make better decisions about how to plan and operate your grow. Heres a few questions to consider to help you determine your goals: How much cannabis do you need? Are you just growing for yourself?  Or are...

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