Learning to grow cannabis can be an overwhelming battle with information overload. There are so many styles of growing, each with its own sets of equipment and supplies. It can be very difficult to know where to start.
Today, we want to go over our favorite tips for new cannabis growers. Hopefully, these pieces of advice will help you on your cannabis-growing adventure. If we missed any of your favorite tips, let us know on social media!
While there is a ton of information out there about growing cannabis, there are a few decisions that need to be made before you get started. Before planting your first seed, figure out what you are going to do for lighting, growth medium, seeds, and supplies. There are many different methods for growing cannabis, and basic research will help you begin to develop a growing strategy.
During its life cycle, cannabis plants need different levels of temperature and humidity. If you are growing cannabis outdoors, make sure that you understand how weather and the elements can affect your plants. If you are growing indoors, learn about how air and heat flow through your grow space. Consider options like humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and heaters that can help you better control your indoor climate.
I cannot stress this enough. Do not burn your house down by overloading your electricity with lights and fans. Understand the electrical capabilities of your grow space and plan accordingly. If you are not comfortable with home electricity, please call a professional to help you.
When it comes to growing cannabis, there are three main types of seeds. Regular seeds contain male and female plants. The male plants need to be discarded, or grown separately for pollen collection. Feminized seeds are, as the name suggests, female. Autoflower seeds do not get as big as regular seeds and flower automatically without a strict light schedule. Figure out what seeds are going to work best for you and your grow area.
Not all cannabis seeds are made the same. When you are first starting out, you should grab some seeds that come from reputable companies. Seeds containing better genetics will ultimately be easier to grow. Don’t get me wrong, you can successfully grow a seed found in your stash. However, this may add a level of difficulty making your first grow that much harder.
There is way more information about growing cannabis than can be learned before your first grow. Also, a lot of these concepts are reinforced through hands-on practice. Keep learning as you go and do your best to improve the quality and yield of each harvest.
It can be really tempting to get a giant grow space and start-up twenty plants. When you are first starting, you really want to focus on each plant to learn the nuances of growing cannabis. For beginners, we recommend starting one or two plants for your first few grows. Also, when you start growing cannabis, you may realize that this is not the craft for you. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on gear to get started, especially if you decide to stop growing.
The internet contains plenty of different growing communities filled with people who will help you out. Having mentors to help guide you through the vast knowledge of cannabis cultivation will help you learn and grow your skills faster. There are also plenty of YouTubers, bloggers, and podcasters making content to help you through your growing journey.
We hope you enjoyed our list of tips for new cannabis growers. Did we miss a great piece of advice? Let us know on social media!
Growing good cannabis is an intricate process that involves many steps and situations. When it comes to growing cannabis (or other plants), the first step is often seed germination.
Germination occurs when a seed opens and begins turning into a plant. In the case of cannabis, the seed first grows a taproot for water and nutrient consumption. It then breaks free from the shell and begins its life as a seedling plant.
There are many methods for germinating cannabis seeds. Like most aspects of growing cannabis, there are a variety of methods to germinating seeds. Each grower has their own opinion and personal growing style that determines which germination strategy they use.
Are you a new cannabis grower looking to pop some seeds? We got you covered. Today, we want to go over the various methods of germinating cannabis seeds. If we missed your favorite strategy, let us know on social media!
As the name suggests, the paper towel method involves germinating cannabis seeds in…paper towels. Seeds are placed in between two damp paper towels until their taproot is ready to be planted.
When using this method, make sure that the paper towels are damp. You do not want them to be completely soaked. You also want to keep the germinating seeds in a dark and warm place.
Many people choose to keep the paper towels in a resealable plastic bag or a food container. Just make sure that everything is clean before use. We all know that mold loves dark, warm, and humid places.
Sometimes we don’t need all the fancy bells and whistles when it comes to growing cannabis. Seeds are meant to be grown in soil (or whatever growing medium suits you). Sometimes, putting them into the soil is all it needs.
For direct planting, many growers use a humidity dome over the seeded area. This helps maintain the high level of humidity that seeds and seedlings like. The humidity dome doesn’t have to be anything crazy. Many growers use a clear plastic cup.
When doing direct planting, keep transplanting in mind. You can start with a small batch off growing medium and transplant into bigger pots. Some growers (typically growers of autoflower seeds), plant the seeds directly into their final pot.
You can also leave the seeds in a glass of water for a day. While the seeds may not germinate directly in the water, they will be prepped to get going once they are planted in their growing medium. You know that the seeds are ready to be planted when they sink to the bottom of the glass.
Sometimes you have to kick it old school. Just like with other plants, you can get a seed starting kit. These kits usually have a dome lid to keep in humidity. The tray holds your growing medium of choice and has sections for each seed.
Similar to seed starting kits, Jiffy Pellets are small pods that are meant for germinating seeds. These pods are typically filled with coco coir or peat moss, two good starting mediums for cannabis seeds.
Similar to Jiffy Pellets, propagation cubes are small pods made for germinating seeds. They are made of a material that is similar to wool or cotton. People tend to like these because they are sterile and simple.
We hope you enjoyed our breakdown of strategies for germinating cannabis seeds. What is your favorite way to get your marijuana seeds growing? Let us know on social media!
We recently got some Davy Jones x Mimosa from Jaunty Flowers NY. It is a crossbreed of two very popular cannabis strains, and we were super excited to try it.
The buds on this strain are light green in color, with dark purple and orange hairs. The batch we purchased looks to be machine-trimmed. This strain has a fruity aroma that is also skunky with hints of grape. The flavors in the smoke are reminiscent of pine, grapefruit, and citrus.
The effects of this strain are very strong. There is a potent head high with noticeable munchies. This strain would be great for creative endeavors, or to increase appetite.
Have you purchased (or have thought about purchasing) the Davy Jones x Mimosa strain? Or do you simply want more information about cannabis strains? Either way, we got your back. Here is everything you need to know about the Davy Jones x Mimosa strain.
We hope you enjoyed our review and breakdown of the Davy Jones x Mimosa strain. Have you tried this strain of cannabis or any other buds from Jaunty Flowers NY? Let us know your thoughts and experiences on social media!
We recently got some Banana Acai Mints from Electraleaf NY. This cannabis company has been a recent favorite of ours with their Garlic Knots and Cannolis strains.
The buds on this plant are dark green with hints of purple. It has a lot of trichomes and a few hairs. The batch seemed to be well hand-trimmed.
The batch of Banana Acai Mints we purchased has aromas of lemon, pine, blueberry, and clove. The smoke itself is smooth with flavors of banana and pepper.
The effects of Banana Acai Mints are instant and hard-hitting. This would be a great strain for general relief, or to be used as a sleep aide.
Have you purchased (or have thought about purchasing) the Banana Acai Mints strain? Or do you simply want more information about cannabis strains? Either way, we got your back. Here is everything you need to know about the Banana Acai Mints strain.
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I recently got a 1g preroll of Super Lemon Haze from Happy Valley in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The first thing I noticed with this preroll is that the hits were very harsh. My throat became sore almost immediately. That said, it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. A lot of smokers, including myself, enjoy a mild ‘harsh smoke in my lungs’ feeling.
In my opinion, Super Lemon Haze really shines when it comes to flavor. It does hit all the right citrus notes. Many citrus-based strains can often have a soapy/cleaning product aftertaste. I thought that Super Lemon Haze had one of the most natural-tasting citrus flavors of any strain I have tried.
As for the high, I felt that it was your run-of-the-mill Sativa-dominant hybrid high. I felt lifted and creative. I smoked this preroll with a friend, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was alone working on creative projects.
Overall, Super Lemon Haze is a pretty good strain. Due to the harshness, I wouldn’t want to smoke this regularly. However, it is a very fun and delicious ride. This is the first product I have tried from Happy Valley, and I look forward to trying more of their cannabis products in the future.
We hope you enjoyed our breakdown and review of the Super Lemon Haze Strain. This strain is delicious and we would love to have some more. Have you ever tried this cannabis strain before? Let us know your thoughts and experiences on social media!
I am usually not that big into Indica strains, but my friend brought over a pre-roll and I’m not one to be picky. However, once we lit up the jay, I knew we were in the right place.
In general, I love the flavor of Kush. I feel like when people think of the taste of cannabis, Kush is the first flavor that comes to mind. Adding notes of berry to this already delicious strain was a genius move.
As expected, the high was very relaxing. I tend to prefer headier highs, but I also had just shoveled a lot of snow and was feeling the muscle burn. This strain really hit the spot.
Kushberry is just a chill smoke all around. I would definitely pick up this strain if I were to see it again. This is my first product from EOS Farms, but I am looking forward to trying more of what they have to offer.
Have you purchased (or are thinking about purchasing) the Kushberry strain? Or are you looking for more information about cannabis strains in general? Either way, we got your back. Here is everything you need to know about the Kushberry strain.
We hope you enjoyed our breakdown and review of the Kushberry strain. This is a delicious Indica we would like to revisit in the future. Have you tried this strain of cannabis? Let us know your experiences and thoughts on social media!
I’m not typically a huge fan of Indica and Indica-dominant hybrids. However, there are some strains that are hard to pass up. I love trying classic strains when I can get my hands on them. I was very excited when I saw that my local dispensary had some Bubble Gum in stock.
While this strain does not taste like candy, it does have that refreshing sweet, herbal, and slightly spicy vibe of ‘old school’ bubble gum. I can definitely see why how it gets its name. Even after smoking, I still have a bubble gum-esque flavor in my mouth. Overall, it is a very pleasant smoke.
For me, the effects of this strain are very chill and mellow. It didn’t knock my socks off, but not every strain has to. If you are like me, this is a great strain for chilling out and watching a movie. It also gave me great stress-relief effects.
Have you purchased (or are thinking about purchasing ) the Bubble Gum strain? Or do you simply want more information about different cannabis strains? Either way, we have you covered! Here is everything you need to know about the Bubble Gum strain.
We hope you enjoyed our breakdown and review of the Bubble Gum strain. Have you tried this cannabis strain? Let us know about your experiences on social media!
There are certain buzzwords that can get you excited when they are in the name of a strain. Things like ‘Cookies’, or “O.G.”. When I was perusing my local dispensary’s listing, I saw the name Lilac Diesel GMO. I love anything Diesel or anything GMO, so this was definitely going to be a purchase.
This is one of the best-smelling cannabis strains I have ever had. People will tell you that their buds smell like certain things and, apparently, I am now one of them. Lilac Diesel GMO smells like you are putting your face into a bouquet of flowers.
Even the smoke smells and tastes good. Every aspect of this flower has a floral and herbal presence. The hits are nice and smooth. The effects, at least for me, were very chill and calming. I had a very overwhelming week, and this really helped unwrap the layers of anxiety. Lilac Diesel GMO is an all-around great smoke.
Honestly, the Finger Lakes region has been killing it in the new legal New York market. Now we know why Jim Carey’s character in The Office loved it so much. Here’s a hit to more awesome New York cannabis creators!
We hope you enjoyed our review and breakdown of the Lilac Diesel GMO strain. I love this strain’s calming effects and dense floral aromas. Have you ever tried this cannabis strain? Let us know your experiences on social media!
I have heard that there are cannabis strains that taste like garlic. That said, I have never had the chance to purchase any of these strains…until recently. A few weeks ago I picked up an eighth of Garlic Knots from my local dispensary. I was very excited to give it a try.
I was not disappointed. These nugs were so frosted it looked like there were garlic-parm sprinkles on them. Like most strains distributed by Electraleaf, the packaging is hilarious and spot-on. It boasts an Italian flag with a font that just screams ‘hometown pizza shop’.
Now, I had a lot of people get weirded out when I told them about this strain. I feel like people are too used to artificially-flavored cannabis vapes. Flower smokers will tell you that ‘flavored strains’ don’t actually taste exactly like the food. They have similar fragrance and flavor notes to the food, similar to how you could say a wine has ‘nutty notes’ even though it does not contain nuts.
Garlic Knots really delivers in this regard. It does have a garlic/spice flavor profile. I would guess that its dominant terpene is caryophyllene, known for giving cannabis a “spicy” flavor reminiscent of black pepper. It doesn’t taste like pizza, but it is pretty delicious.
Honestly, I wouldn’t have known this was an Indica if I didn’t read the label. Garlic Knots gave me a smooth and clean high that I would expect from a premium cannabis brand. I actually have the last nug saved for a rainy day.
Overall, I thought this strain was amazing. I am definitely going to pick up some more the next time I see it. Huge shout out to ALTVM and Electraleaf New York for breeding and cultivating this awesome smoke. Anyway, that is just my personal experience, let me give you some fun facts about the Garlic Knots strain.
We hope you enjoyed our review and breakdown of the Garlic Knots strain by ALTVM and Electraleaf New York. This is one of our new favorites! Have you tried this indica cannabis strain before? Let us know your experiences on social media!
With the explosion of the marijuana industry, there are an insane amount of different strains available. With seemingly-infinite different variations of strains on the market, it can be difficult to know how each cannabis product’s quality and effects.
Have you recently purchased (or have thought about purchasing) the Ice Cream Cake strain? Or do you simply want to learn more about new cannabis strains? Either way, you are in the right place.
Name: Ice Cream Cake
Primary Terpene: Caryophyllene
THC Range: High (21-25%)
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