Growing cannabis according to the moon for a better crop

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When you are starting to plant your seeds you most often take time to consider the sunlight or the grow lights for your plants.  Sure, light is one of the most important factors to consider when you are starting to grow; after all, light will give your plants the energy they need for photosynthesis. One thing you may not have considered before is the moon.  Planting by the phases of the moon is one of the most overlooked aspects to growing. I know the idea of planting according to the phases of the moon seems like something from a witch’s handbook, but there is a scientific evidence to support it. 

Everyone remembers Isaac Newton from grade school and how he established the laws of gravity; it also proves the tides of the ocean are affected by the gravitational pull of the moon. Even though the sun is larger, the moon is closer to the Earth, therefore the gravitational pull of the moon is stronger than the sun’s pull. 

The gravitational pull of the moon affects the water content of the soil. There is a higher moisture content during a new and full moon. Dr. Frank Brown of Northwestern University did research over a 10 year period and took precise records of his results. His findings were that the plants absorbed more water during the full moon. Even though he conducted his experiments inside a laboratory, without direct contact from the moon, his findings remained constant that the moon influenced his plants. 

When to plant your seedlings outdoors

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Spring is a beautiful time of the year; all the plants are coming back to life and nature becomes green again. This can be inspiring to start spreading your own green around with some nice marijuana plants. Knowing when exactly to put those germinated seeds into the ground can be confusing as it varies depending on where you live. Because cannabis plants have cycles, it is vital that they get the right amount of light and darkness to meet their needs.

Depending on when you plant your germinated seeds, it can determine how large your plant will get. If you start too late in the season your plant will not produce much bud, if any at all. In the northern hemisphere seedlings are planted from March through May depending on the temperature. Flowers are normally harvested from September to November. If you live in the southern hemisphere the planting and flowering time will be reversed. So, you would plant from September through November and then harvest your buds from March to May. Those living in the tropics close to the equator have it good as they could possibly harvest outdoor marijuana throughout the whole year. 

As the days get shorter, the weather gets cooler, and the nights get longer, the cannabis plant will switch from a vegetative stage to a flowering stage. The exact timing of this differs depending on which latitude the plant is growing. If the same strain is grown in Colorado as it is in Amsterdam it may begin flowering early July in Colorado but not until August in Amsterdam. 

How to control cannabis odors from your grow room

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Recently two men were caught growing weed in Kent, United Kingdom, because the smell of marijuana coming from the rooms they had rented was so strong. If you have ever been in the proximity of a grow room without a filtration system then you know how obvious and potent the smell of bud can be. Even though growers may love to inhale the scent of their budding garden, filtration systems are necessary for the indoor grower to keep their plants safe from being detected by house guests or nosey neighbors.

One of the simplest things you can do is to avoid growing a strain with a particularly skunkiness smell to it like Skunk or Cheese (although you’d be missing out on some pretty dope bud). A strain that is low odor producing is the South African sativa strain Durban Poison. Another good choice would be Northern Lights. This strain has a light, sweet smell that is not overpowering.

Often not enough to keep the air free of weed smell

Although choosing a strain with a low odor is a good step to protecting your setup, it is often not enough to keep the air free of weed smell. Another obstacle may be that you already in the midst of growing your skunky crop and need to get rid of the odor quickly. There are different methods to control the cannabis smell depending on the size of your crop.

The states with the harshest marijuana laws

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Last year was a big win for cannabis in many states. However, there are still plenty of stoners suffering in other states with strict marijuana laws.  Even as the the citizens of America are becoming more in favor of accepting cannabis as medicine and not the evil gateway drug, there are still enough people in some states in the country to keep it a serious, punishable crime. 

Hot weather will be here before we know it, and soon it will be time for summer vacations and road trips. Before you pack your stash and your camping gear, know which states to avoid driving through so that you don’t end up in jail if you get pulled over with a load of illegal substances. Here’s a list of some of the most cannabis unfriendly states. ...

Use reflective materials in your grow room to boost bud production

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Lighting is one of the most important factors to consider when growing your cannabis plants indoors. You can get higher yields from your marijuana plant by manipulating their natural light cycles. Lighting also helps your plants to complete photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process a plant uses to create their own food. They absorb light energy through the chlorophyll in their leaves.  The light energy is used to react water with carbon dioxide to create food sugar. Photosynthesis is directly associated with the intensity of the light the plant receives among a few other factors.  Thus, when you manipulate the light your plant receives then you affect how much food your plant makes to feed itself. 

Now that you know how important lighting can be, you’re going to want to give your plants all the light power they can use. There is something else you can do besides adding bright lights to your grow room to get big, healthy plants. Adding reflection to the walls of your grow area can give you up to 30% more light than you already have without any extra electricity! 

Good reflection on the walls near your plant will bounce the light from your grow lights back to your cannabis plants instead of letting it go to waste and get absorbed by the walls. Reflective walls also prevent some of your marijuana plants from having dark spots where no light is available. The farther light has to travel to your plant, the more light is lost. So, when you have reflective walls then some of the light that would get lost traveling from the light bulb to the plant gets reflected for your plants to use.