Top 11 Grow Hacks of 2015


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We'd like to think we impart wisdom to our readers every day – but some pieces of advice are better than others. Want to grow better marijuana? Get to know these Grow Hacks. From solutions for simple issues like a dry growroom to methods of water-saving cultivation techniques that are poised to revolutionize modern agriculture, keep informed on the latest tried-and-true techniques for making growing plants a little, or a whole lot, easier.

How To Really Get Rid Of Chlorine From Tap Water

It’s now longer enough to leave your tap water out for day to let the chlorine evaporate, because water is being treated with chloramine, which takes so long to evaporate that other methods of removal or neutralization are needed.

 

Curing And Storing Changes Potency

Much has been said about proper curing. A good, slow drying of cannabis flowers ripens the flavor and, according to some, also ripens the potency. Since most people don’t smoke fresh flowers, it’s hard to tell how potency changes during curing, but now that many extract artists use fresh plants, maybe this curing effect should be considered.

 

How To Build An Aquaponics System

Hello, growers! Consider this your bare bones guide to understanding and building a simple Aquaponics system. There is much more to cover than this brief overview, but it should help you better understand how cannabis grows in Aquaponics. Using this technique, we’ve been able to grow some great, high-yielding plants.

 

Keep Pesky Thieves And Police Away From You Garden

Despite the increasing success of legalization efforts across the country, marijuana gardens still draw a lot of heat. Keeping a tight veil of secrecy around your grow will prevent eviction, the theft of your plants and unwanted visits from the police.

 

Does UV Light Increase Potency?

Evidence shows that ultraviolet light can increase potency and resin production, though the whole picture of what cannabinoids do for the plant still isn’t clear.

 

Don’t Hurt The Bees!

In order to protect the environment, outdoor agriculture has to keep a close eye on practices that might damage soil, contaminate the water table or hurt wildlife. While cannabis farmers specifically don’t need the aid of pollinators to make the best product, there is no reason ganja farms should contribute to the decline in bee populations.

 

Lab Testing Debunked

Check out this breakdown that left the whole cannabis community wondering what lab results really meant. Do you know how to read a lab result for a bud or concentrate? What is activated THC?

 

How To Turn An Abandoned Lot into a Pesticide-Free Pot Garden

Whether you have an abandoned lot or a weedy garden that you want to turn into a productive ganja-growing paradise, you need an effective way to get rid of weeds, pathogenic bacteria and fungus or nematodes. Outdoor cannabis gardening can be a rewarding hobby (free weed or income), and if you do it in healthy soil with a climate-adapted strain, it’s an easy one as well.

 

Is That Plastic Safe for Hydro?

Choosing hydroponic containers from resins other than the hydro-safe numbers 5, 4, and 2 may cause chemicals with varying degrees of toxicity to leach into the hydroponic water, be drawn up through the root system of the plants, and ultimately be consumed.

 

The Cheapest and Most Effective Way to Humidify a Small Growroom

The cheapest and possibly most effective way to humidify a small growroom consists of a bowl, a towel and maybe a clothes hanger. If you experience dryness in the growroom and don’t want to invest in a humidifier, check out this simple method.

 

Easy Fix for Yellow Leaves

You’ve seeded your plants and they’ve grown past the first couple of nodes and so far they look fine. All of the sudden the youngest leaves turn yellow and it slowly spreads from there. While the root of the problem may be hard to fix, you can easily reverse the effects of chlorosis.

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