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How to maximize your harvest by growing light deprivation cannabisJohanna Silver

Light deprivation—or light dep—is a technique in outdoor cannabis cultivation in which growers reduce the daily amount of light plants receive, tricking the plants into thinking fall has come early. This is done with light-blocking tarps that are draped over hoop houses for 12 hours a day, triggering the flowering phase early and letting farmers …

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How does cannabis get its color? Here’s why some strains turn purple

Environment and genetics both play a role in the coloration of a plant. But what exactly causes each variety to look the way it does? What gives Black Cherry Soda its otherworldly color of dark purple with vibrant orange hairs cutting through it like streaks of fire? Let’s explore the color of cannabis, examining which …

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Male vs. female cannabis: How to determine the sex of your plant

In the world of plants, reproduction can happen in a variety of ways. Monoecious plants produce two different types of flowers on the same plant, and hermaphrodite plants grow single flowers that have both male and female reproductive organs. Cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning male or female reproductive organs appear on different plants. With …

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Stages of the marijuana plant growth cycle

Cannabis plants, like all living things, go through a series of stages as they grow and mature. If you’re interested in cultivating cannabis, it’s especially important to understand the changes a plant undergoes during its life cycle, as each stage of growth requires different care. Different stages call for different amounts of light, nutrients, and water. They …

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