Lets start the year off right with a review of an amazing product for any garden. You heard that right ANY garden.
This product is MammothP. This product is a bacteria that makes more phosphorus available to the plant. This is important because out of our NPK the ‘P’ or phosphorus is our macro nutrient that helps create those big full flowers.
This product can be used in any medium. Soil. Coco. Rock wool. Hydro.
The average gardner will not use a lot of MammothP. Since the max dosage is about 2ml per gallon. With such low dosage rates and such helpful returns. Up to 16%. That’s a lot. Last I heard co2 caused a 20% increase. We all spend a obscene amount of money on co2. Why not a bacteria?
Moral of the story. If you’re not using MammothP buy some now. It will only improve what you are already doing.
How many people do you know that have been arrested for drugs? I bet you or someone rather close to you has at least been hassled with by police over a small amount of cannabis. If you were born into a legal state ask your parents. Im sure they have a story or two for you.
These non violent drug offenses clog up our legal system. They disrupt and often ruin the lives of the offender. There are many times a person who is convicted of a low level drug offense will have to wait seven or more years for a expungement to even be heard.
When you’re convicted of a drug felony or any felony for that matter, all your rights are stripped from you. You can no longer own a firearm. You can no longer vote. In some states won’t let felons hold public office. On top of having your rights removed. Now when you are filling out a job application or a apartment application you either have to lie when they ask ‘have you ever been convicted of a felony’ or you have to check ‘yes’ and almost certainly be denied.
Lastly, you have probation or jail costs. The court might have even fined you.
None of this is helping rehabilitate the person. This only makes their life more difficult then it already was. We need to find a way to fix this broken system.
The United Kingdom has opened up medical cannabis as a option for some patients. There are still restrictions. Such as you must be prescribed by a approved doctor. Also, there is a list of aliments that will qualify a patient. This came because of two boys with epilepsy that were denied access to this life saving medicine.
Cannabis in the UK can be prescribed in cases of
- Children with rare, severe forms of epilepsy
- Adults with vomiting or nausea caused by chemotherapy
- Adults with muscle stiffness caused by multiple sclerosis
This is a small victory of cannabis reform world wide.
Cannabidoil or more popularly known as CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical in cannabis. CBD hits two receptors in the brain the CB1 and CB2. This is why CBD can help with so many ailments while not getting the user “high”. Some issues that CBD helps with are pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, muscle spasms, and bone growth just to name a few! Cannabis and THC are still considered schedule I narcotics. CBD as long as it comes from the hemp plant, not the cannabis plant commonly thought of, is considered legal in all 50 states (unless stated otherwise).
There are serval ways so consume CBD. There are strain specific CBD vape pens, topical creams, edibles, capsules, and even wax! The vape pens are used for more immediate symptoms. Tinctures, edibles, and capsules should be used on a daily basis to maintain a healthy life. This will also help the user maintain a healthy level of cannabidoil. Topicals should be applied directly to the affected area. The effects can be felt rather quickly, 10-20 minutes. Waxes and shatters should only be used by those who need a high concentrated dose. This will allow the user to maintain higher levels of cannabidiol. Using products in these ways will allow the products to be most effective.
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There are several popular growing mediums. These mediums include soil, coconut husk (coco), rock wool, and deep water culture. No one medium is better than another. Each has its positives and negatives.
Let us start with soil. Anyone who has ever seen a garden has seen soil. Soil is a peat based medium. One reason that peat is used is because if treated properly it can be reused season after season. Treating the soil properly means only using non harmful substances. Unlike chemical fertilizers and pesticides. This is because chemical fertilizers and pesticides will harm the micro life that helps the soil to function at its best. Soil if prepared properly can be used with mostly water and properly brewed teas. The best way to do this is to have a well put together soil mix. A popular soil mix is super soil. Super soil was pioneered by SubCool. If you want a more in depth look into how organics and the soil food web work. A great place to start is the book “Teaming with Microbes” by Jeff Lownefels and Wayne Lewis. This book will lay the foundation you need to grow great organic plants.
Coconut husk or coco is considered a “soilless” medium. Coco is also a inert medium. This means that there are no nutrients or micro life in the medium. Coco is great for beginners. The lack of nutrients in the medium allows the grower to feed the plant exactly what it needs when it needs it. Coco is also great because it is hard to over water your plants. This means that you can treat the coco medium like a hydroponic medium and water multiple times a day. When you water serval times a day with coco you add important oxygen to the root zone. This allows the roots to grow faster and in turn the plant grows faster. While coco is a organic medium the most effective nutrients to use are chemical fertilizers. Coco is the medium between soil and deep water culture.
Rock wool is a inert medium similar to coco. Rock wool dries out faster than coco or soil. Like coco, rock wool retains moisture and also allows for multiple feedings each day. Another upside to rock wool is the time it takes to transplant a plant. Most rock wool growers use 1 1/2 inch cubes to start a seed or cutting. These cubes fit into propagation trays very well. Then the plant is moved to a six inch rock wool cube. What makes this so easy is the six inch rock wool cube has a pre cut hole in the top where the 1 1/2 inch rock wool fits perfect. The most important thing to remember when using rock wool is to prep it. If you do not prepare your rock wool properly you will not have optimal results. Grodan is the worlds leading supplier in rock wool products. Therefore , we recommend following their prep process.
Deep water culture or DWC is true hydroponics. In DWC the plants roots are suspended in nutrient rich water. This allows for rapid uptake of nutrients. When a plant can take nutrients up faster it can grow roots, foliage or flowers faster. The most important piece of information about DWC is the temperature of the water. Optimal water temperatures will result is optimal oxygen absorption from the roots. If water temperature rise to much bacteria will begin to breed. This bacteria will cause root rot. Root rot will slow growth and eventually, if not treated, kill your plant.
This has been a brief overview of a few of the most popular mediums used today. Check back in with us for more in detailed posts about each individual medium.