Category: hydroponics gardening

how-to-germinate-seeds

09

Apr2018
When first starting out, many growers get hung up on whether they should grow from seeds or from clones. In some cases, the decision may be made for you — for instance, if you don’t have access to a mother plant, seeds will be your only choice. Once ... Read More
the-importance-of-flushing

09

Mar2018
Within the world of cultivation, there seems to be debate over the topic of plant flushing. Opponents of the technique believe that flushing plants prior to harvest will rob them of vital nutrients — an obviously bad idea. On the other side of the divide, advocates proclaim that flushing frees ... Read More
proper-nutrition-fertilizer-tips

19

Feb2018
Just like humans need proper food packed with healthy nutrients to help us grow strong and vigorous, your plants also need the right foods. Feed your plants the right foods in the right ways and you too could see consistent yields of 3-plus pounds per grow light, like many growers ... Read More
fix-plant-root-problems

06

Feb2018
Today, we’re going to talk about what is literally and figuratively the foundation of your plants’ and your grower success. That is, your plant roots and the problems you might encounter there. This is so important because, despite the extreme importance of plant roots, they are often overlooked because they aren’t as ... Read More
7-common-beginner-grower-mistakes

19

Jan2018
Growing amazing, high-value harvests can be a challenging process, even for the pros. And when you’re a beginner grower, it can seem like an even bigger challenge. We’ve all experienced that frustrating moment when you realize you’ve made an error after you’ve already invested precious time and money in your crops. Mastering the ... Read More
BigMike & Holiday Heroes Head To Skid Row For Christmas

24

Dec2017
With a look of purposeful determination, BigMike Straumietis strides down a street in Downtown Los Angeles’ notorious neighborhood Skid Row. Tents line the sidewalk, and rubbish fills the gutter. The CEO and founder of Advanced Nutrients — the No. 1 hydroponics nutrients company in the world — holds a backpack ... Read More
identifying-plants-gender

20

Nov2017
Did you know plants have genders? The female plant is the one used and grown almost exclusively in our industry, because it’s the female plant that grows buds containing the elements so often sought in the high-value plants we grow. Understanding what a male and female plant does, and how ... Read More
ken_03

15

Nov2017
Grand Master Grower Ken Estes is something of a legend within our community. Creator of the world-famous strain Grand Daddy Purp and winner of 14 High Times Cup titles, the accolades Estes has garnered throughout his long career provide undeniable proof of his grower expertise. He was kind enough to ... Read More
drying-curing-buds

16

Oct2017
In many ways, drying and curing buds is one of the most important steps to a successful harvest. That’s because you’ve spent months getting to this point and it’s almost time to show the world your finished product. A mistake at this point could, literally, waste months of time, effort, energy, ... Read More
trimming-buds-guide

01

Oct2017
Today, we’re talking about trimming buds. This is a crucial step during the harvesting process to give you the best end product possible, so it deserves its own discussion. In today’s harvest guide, we’ll cover: What trimming is and why you need to do it. Wet vs. dry trimming and which is ... Read More
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