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How to choose LED lights for your home grow

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While you might be familiar with traditional “blurple” LED grow lights, the technology has improved quite a lot over recent years. LEDs have gained traction with home gardeners as an energy- and cost-efficient option for growing cannabis, and all kinds of other edible plants, indoors....

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How to choose CFL bulbs for your home grow

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Whether you're a minimalist just looking to grow some cannabis in your window or an enthusiast looking to invest in a more fleshed-out system, chances are you already know how important light is for your plants. (And if you don't, the answer is very!) Aside...

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What are the easiest strains to grow?

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If you're new to growing cannabis, you might be feeling overwhelmed with all there is to know. There are lots of variables at play — light, air, temperature, humidity, pH, and nutrients, to name a few — let alone the idiosyncrasies that come along with...

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Weed seasons: understanding the best time to grow cannabis in America

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Are you thinking about growing your own cannabis? New to being a plant parent? Wondering when you should plant your cannabis seedlings outdoors? Let's talk about what “weed season” means in the US, and how you can time your outdoor grow to get the best...

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Can you grow cannabis indoors without lights?

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Many hobbyist growers elect to use grow tents, closets, or other enclosed spaces when growing cannabis indoors, often outfitting these spaces with lights and even humidity and temperature control systems. Depending on your level of interest and enthusiasm, these systems can cost anywhere from hundreds...

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A complete guide to trellising your cannabis plants

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It doesn't matter if you're growing a few cannabis plants in your home garden or starting a commercial operation, the goal of most marijuana cultivators is to yield as much bud as possible every harvest. To achieve that shared goal, growers select the best genetics...

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The basics of hydrocarbon extraction

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Any reputable extractor will tell you, the most common methods of extraction and concentration are far from new. Hydrocarbons like butane, propane, and hexane have been used for food extractions since the 1970s. This is because a small number of hydrocarbons are organic solvents, capable...

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Everything you need to know about DIY grow tents

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America's move towards cannabis legalization has come with plenty of upsides, but if you ask us, the proliferation of homegrown weed is near the top of the list. As more states enact legalization laws that welcome personal pot farming, geography, weather, and residential restrictions are...

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How to choose indoor cannabis grow lights

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Indoor grow lights are known for facilitating large yields of high-quality cannabis and can help you take your harvest to the next level. But how do you begin to choose if you're just starting your indoor grow journey? To help you choose the best grow...

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A brief history of THC

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If cannabis was a band, it would be fair to call THC the lead vocalist. Between countless pop culture references and its mind-altering psychoactive properties, it's no wonder that THC is familiar to many. But who discovered THC and how did we come to know...

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