Chapter 11: Water & Nutrients Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible
by Jorge Cervantes
Water provides a medium to transport nutrients necessary for plant life and make them available for absorption by the roots. Water quality is essential for this process to work at maximum […]
Homemade Hydroponic Systems
Hydroponic vs Soil
There is a consensus among marijuana plant growers that hydroponically grown cannabis plants grow at a much faster rate than soil, if all other conditions are the same within the environment. This is presumably due to the controlled nutrient solution feeding the plant is given and increased […]
General Marijuana Hydroponics
What is hydroponics marijuana growing?
To use simple terms, hydroponic growing involves growing your marijuana plants without any soil, but instead using water or another growth medium that is able to be combined with a nutrient solution to feed all of the necessary nutrients to your marijuana plants through […]
Grow Gear Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes
Growing indoors requires grow gear to supply and control light, air, water, and the growing medium. Below is a simple discussion that will give you basic understanding of the grow gear you will need – what it is and how it works.
Light and Lamps
Marijuana Quality and Yield
by Ed Rosenthal
Yield is the obsession of many gardeners. How much will a plant produce ? That may seem like a simple question, but there are many facets. For indoor gardeners, space, watts, and time are considerations. For outdoor gardeners space, shape, […]
Super Soil recipes & notes
Super Soil Mix – Original Recipe
1 Bale sunshine mix #2 or promix
2 L Bone Meal – phosphorus source
1 L Blood Meal – nitrogen source
1 1/3 cups Epsom salts – magnesium source
3-4 cups dolmite lime -calcium source & pH buffering
1 tsp fritted trace […]
Soil Food Web
Unseen beneath our feet, there dwells a teeming microscopic universe of complex living organisms that few humans ever consider. In one teaspoon of soil alone, there may he over 600 million bacterial cells. These bacterial cells exist in complex predator-prey relationships with countless other diverse organisms. This topsoil food web […]
What is Nutrient Lockout?
Nutrient lockout happens when your plant can not access specific, or all nutrients in the growing medium, this is due to a chemical reaction within the medium/solution which prevents nutrients from being absorbed by the roots.
Aged nutrients can precipitate in the bottle, causing some of the ingredients to […]
Difference between ppm and EC
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is the best measurement of the nutrient concentration of a hydroponic solution. To estimate TDS, one can use a meter that measures the Electric Conductivity (EC) of a solution, and convert the number to TDS in parts per million (ppm). Many meters will do […]