Vapor Pressure Deficit sounds like an ultra-complicated growing term that’s sure to intimidate most first-time growers, and it is somewhat complicated at first. That doesn’t mean that you can’t learn how to understand what VPD means and why it’s so important to growing healthy plants, (and it’s extremely important!) Before we even get into what VPD means, we’re making a quick promise to avoid complicated math and formulas. We want to keep the explanation as simple and practical as possible, so you can take your new information and immediately begin applying it to your grows, and believe me you will want to use this information as soon as you learn it.
Growing indoors gives you a major advantage over growing outdoors when you’re looking for consistent results. That’s because you don’t have to rely on the weather at all. When growing indoors you are in complete control of your environment, or at least you should be. It’s up to you to learn how to manipulate your grow space to have all the right conditions for optimal growth, and we’ll explain all the different elements you need to get right for this to happen down below.
Most growers know how important nutrients are to their developing plants, but few have taken the time to really consider whether they should be using conventional nutrients or organic nutrients. While both of these nutrient sources offer plants the same major compounds that they need for healthy growth, they do so in different ways. Have you ever asked yourself, which of the two options is better? That’s exactly the question that we’re going to try and answer down below.
There is a constant debate between growers about which type of grow lights are the most effective. Growers talk about bud yields, about cooling considerations, power consumption and of course the cost of the equipment. Now that LED grow lights have matured enough to achieve successful grows using them, it’s more important than ever to talk about which grow light solution is best, or at least which is best for you.
Most new growers give little thought to pruning their plants. They are happy to see large healthy plants, and are afraid to do anything to damage them. While it’s possible to produce healthy crops without ever doing any pruning, it’s not the ideal way to achieve optimal growth. Learning to prune your plants will lead to more canopy coverage, thicker and lusher plants, better bud yields and healthier plants overall. Pruning isn’t a simple process though. Take some time to read through our guidelines to understand when and how to prune your plants for the biggest impact.
Topics: Indoor Growing & Greenhouses
While it seems like a simple thing, knowing how to properly water your plants is one of the biggest determining factors on whether you can achieve good results or not in your grow. Water too often and you’ll suffocate your plant’s roots and suffer from issues with mold growth. Water too infrequently and your brittle plants won’t grow as they should. That’s why it’s so important to learn proper watering techniques and how to recognize when your plant is getting too much or too little water. Master plant watering and you’ll be amazed at the impact it has on the success of your grows.
Growing high quality bud takes expertise, knowledge and the right approach. It’s not something that’s learned overnight, and it’s very difficult to achieve on the first grow. Much of that is lack of experience, but for many new growers the problem is lack of knowledge as well. That’s why we’re developing resources for new, or even experiences growers looking for better results. This Pathogen’s Glossary is designed to warn you about the potential conditions your plants could face, and help you prepare to recognize and counteract those issues as they arise. Read through the entries to familiarize yourself with each issue, and to get your research about effective growing started off in the right way.
Topics: Plant Pathogens
Unless you’ve lived under a lake for the last twenty years, you’ve heard about growing indoors and probably even hydroponics. Heck, people under lakes are using growing with hydroponics! Yes, better growing is available through modern technology. It allows you to create a carefully-controlled environment for cultivating indoors. You can refine every part of the process, from nutrients to lights, timing schedules, to complex environmental measurements like vapor pressure deficit! Don’t worry, we’ll keep this article a simple intro the best ways to grow indoors.
Topics: Indoor Growing & Greenhouses
Getting started growing your own flower is an exciting process, but also an overwhelming one. Many new growers go from a stage of supreme excitement, to being completely overwhelmed, to being disappointed with their final yields. We want to help you succeed the first time! While your first grow attempt likely won’t be your most successful, we have a handful of tips and guidelines for you to follow to help you along in your efforts. These tips and guidelines will let you know how to handle the different tasks required to grow your plants successfully. There are many different factors to keep in mind as you plant, water, add nutrients, prune and finally cure your finished product, but it’s up to you to get these steps right.