Tip of the Week
Light provides the energy for photosynthetic pigments to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into sugars and oxygen. Enriching the air with CO2 enables plants to more effectively utilize light, resulting in an increase in the light saturation point....
Pressurized CO2 is naturally very cold and can cause the solenoid to freeze if the flow rate is over 10 CFH (Cubic Feet per Hour)...
Having a higher RH in your veg room is crucial for vigorous lush growth, many growers over look this fact once their cuttings are rooted but keeping the humidity somewhere between 60-70% will greatly benefit your plants which is why in many climates you will need a humidifier for veg and a dehumidifier in flower.
Vapor Pressure Deficit is a common term used in the Commercial Agriculture Industry. It clearly outlines the preferred environment for our most popular plants. The chart breaks down the recommended Humidity needs for plants when leaf temperature reaches a specific Temperature. When the correct ratios are met step back and watch the plants explode with growth!
Because both dry and wet trimming have their advantages the method chosen ultimately depends on factors unique to the individual such as strain and the quantity of materials being processed. For example, large scale production growers often utilize both methods in order to bring their product to market as quickly as possible.
Most growers will base their bulb replacement off of general usage or sight. A good rule of thumb is, Single Ended bulbs depreciate in 6-9 months and Double Ended bulbs 9-12 months. There are cost-effective candle meters that help time this swap more accurately.
As California suffers through this great tragedy, we’re forced to hear stories of unimaginable loss by some of our fellow Farmers. It is important to put your best foot forward by maintaining sound Harvesting, Curing, and Manufacturing practices, despite the daunting nature of this disaster.