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Technical FAQs

How do I have to prune my cannabis plants?

Thanks to pruning, our marijuana plants will grow happier and produce better results. This technique allows us to control the growth of our plants, whether we want to make them grow sideways and develop more branches or make the most out of the available light. There are several methods, such as the ‘super-cropping’, ‘FIMing’ or ‘topping’, but to name just a few. They are all perfect for...

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My plant is not flowering, why is this?

The sole reason for cannabis plants not to flower is that they might be photoperiod plants and the light cycle may not have been properly changed or changed at all. When growing indoors, remember that marijuana plants are to be exposed to a light cycle of 18 hours of light / 6 hours of darkness during the vegetative phase, that is, during the growth phase. That cycle must be switched to 12/12 once we...

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How will I know the time to harvest my cannabis plants has arrived?

The best way to know whether your marijuana plants are ready for harvest is by observing the development of the trichomes on the buds. Trichomes are small semi-transparent lollipop-shaped sticks that appear all over the flowers. In other words, the so-called resin is formed by trichomes and it’s there that the plant’s cannabinoids are. When 30 % of them turn amber, it means your buds are ready to...

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When is the best time to germinate my cannabis seeds outdoors?

The best time to germinate your cannabis seeds outdoors will vary depending on the region you live in. Broadly speaking, you should do it when there’s no risk of frosts, and winter has long ended. Having said this, we could give you some approximate dates depending on your region: Northern hemisphere: Temperate climates with long summers: the temperatures are milder and, in general, the germination...

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How to tell a plant is male or female?

Unlike most plants, cannabis is a dioecious plant, that is to say, it features specimens of separate sexes (female and male). Female plants are best for producing buds while males are in charge of pollination. Unless you’re a highly experienced grower capable of recognizing growth patterns during the vegetative phase, it isn't until the flowering that you’ll be able to discern your plant's sex....

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What is EC?

EC or electrical conductivity is one of the main things to consider when growing marijuana. This parameter expresses the concentration of mineral salts of the nutrient solution and is closely linked to the nutrition of our plants. Complementary to pH (potential of hydrogen), EC is an essential value that allows us to measure the concentration of the nutrients necessary for our plants’ development...

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Can marijuana improve sex?

The answer is yes, but with some nuances. Different scientific studies seem to indicate that, at optimal doses, cannabis can lead to better sex because it inhibits anxiety, relaxes the body and mind, heightens the senses and sparks an increase in libido. However, abusive and prolonged use over time can have the opposite effect, reducing libido and sometimes even making it more difficult to satisfactorily...

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What medications are incompatible with marijuana?

Although cannabis is a great ally in the battle against the symptoms of a number of diseases, it might interact with some medications and have negative effects. That’s why, even though the side effects are rather limited, THC-high strains can negatively affect patients taking medication to control their blood pressure. Both THC and CBD can increase the effect of anticoagulants, sedatives or contraceptive...

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What’s the flowering phase?

The flowering phase of a cannabis plant is when the so-long-awaited buds appear and fully develop. With photoperiod plants, the stage kicks off when the light cycle is switched and the number of hours of darkness is raised. If you’re growing outdoors, it generally coincides with the end of summer-beginning of autumn. Indoors, it is the grower who can decide when to switch from 18/6 to 12/12, for example....

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How do I have to dry and cure my marijuana buds?

The secret of a successful drying of cannabis buds is in the selection of a good place to store them during the 15-30 days the process lasts. Buds have to be kept in a dark but well-ventilated place with a temperature not exceeding 27ºC and low humidity levels, to avoid the development of mould and fungi. We recommend cutting off the branches and hanging them upside down, exactly as if it were your...

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What do I need to grow cannabis indoors?

Growing cannabis indoors consists in recreating the optimal natural conditions for your cannabis plants’ development. The basic elements you’ll need are the following: An adequate growing space: it could be a grow tent or a grow room. It’s very important for it to be discreet, easy to ventilate and big enough for the plants to grow comfortably. Installing a good lighting system is also paramount....

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What’s the vegetative phase?

The vegetative phase of a cannabis plant is also known as the growth phase. It starts as soon as the plant stops being a seedling and its length will vary if we're growing indoors or outdoors. In the open air, the vegetative phase often coincides with the spring-summer months, right when the sunlight is more intense. During this stage, the plant will grow and develop a strong stem and vigorous branches...

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How can I germinate my cannabis seeds?

In spite of the many seed germinating methods available, we recommend using jiffy pellets, which are dehydrated and pressed peat pellets that, when damp, will help your plants survive in their first days of life. All you have to do is: Dampen the jiffy pellet Place the seed in it at a depth of 0. 5 cm, making sure the pointy end is looking down. If you’re growing indoors: place the jiffy pellets...

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What is pH?

PH (potential of hydrogen) is a numerical way of defining the level of acidity or alkalinity of the nutrient solution we’re providing our cannabis plants with. It plays a major role in the absorption and metabolism of nutrients, which directly affects the development and the health of our plants. Since it’s responsible for the optimal distribution of nutrients, we could say that it directly affects...

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