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Marijuana Fertilizer

Marijuana likes a lot of food,  but you can do damage to  the  plants if you are too zealous.

Some fertilizers can burn a plant and  damage its roots if used in to high of a  concentration.   Most  commercial  soil will have enough nutrients in it to sustain  the plant for about three weeks of growth so you don’t need to  worry  about  feeding your plant until the end of the third  week.   The  most  important thing to remember is to introduce the  fertilizer  concentration  to  the  plant gradually.   Start  with  a  fairly  diluted  fertilizer solution and gradually increase  the  dosage.   There  are several good marijuana fertilizers on  the  commercial  market  Most fertilizers cause a ph change  in  the soil.  Adding fertilizer to the soil almost always results in  a more acidic ph.

As  time  goes  on,  the amount of  salts  produced  by  the  breakdown  of fertilizers in the soil causes the soil  to  become
increasingly  acidic  and eventually the concentration  of  these  salts in the soil will stunt the plant and cause browning out  of
the foliage.  Also, as the plant gets older its roots become less  effective  in  bringing  food  to  the  leaves.    To  avoid  the
accumulation of these salts in your soil and to ensure that  your  plant  is  getting all of the food it needs you  can  begin  leaf
feeding your plant at the age of about 1.5 months.   Dissolve the  fertilizer in warm water and spray the mixture directly onto  the  foliage.   The leaves absorb the fertilizer into their veins.  If  you  want to continue to put fertilizer into the soil as well  as
leaf feeding, be sure not to overdose your plants.

Remember to increase the amount of food your plant  receives  gradually.  Marijuana seems to be able to take as much fertilizer  as you want to give it as long as it is introduced over a  period  of  time.   During the first three months or so,  fertilize  your  plants every few days.   As the rate of foliage growth slows down  in the plant’s preparation for blooming and seed production,  the  fertilizer  intake  of the plant should be slowed down  as  well.   Never fertilize the plant just before you are going to harvest it  since  the fertilizer will encourage foliage production and  slow  down  resin production.  The most  organic  of  fertilizers:   worm castings.   As you may know, worms are raised  commercially for sale to gardeners.   The breeders put the  worms  in  organic compost mixtures and while the worms are  reproducing  they eat the organic matter and expel some of the best  marijuana  food around.   After the worms have eaten all the organic  matter  in  the compost,  they are removed and sold and the  remains  are  then sold as worm castings.   These castings are so rich that you  can grow marijuana in straight worm castings.   This isn’t really  necessary  however,  and  it  is somewhat  impractical  since  the  castings  are  very expensive.   If you can afford them  you  can,  however,  blend  them in with your soil and they will make a  very good organic fertilizer.

 

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Keep Your Grow Room Cool

The least expensive way of reducing the heat in the grow room is to vent out the heat and replace it with cooler air.

Sounds simple right? Well it is, but what most beginners forget is that you can’t blow the hot air out without a way for the cool air to get in to replace it. The best way to setup a venting system like this is to mount one exhaust blower on the inside of the grow room up high to blow the heat out, and another blower on the outside mounted down low blowing cool air in. Hot air rises, cool air settles.

The exhaust blower can be turned on with a thermostat so it only runs if the temperature gets too high. The thermostats plug into the wall and have an outlet for the blower. When you set the temperature at, let’s say 80 degrees, the blower will turn on at 80 degrees. It will stay on until the temperature drops to 80 minus the differential. The differential is the difference between the turn on point and the turn off point. It’s usually about 4 degrees. This means that if the thermostat is set at 80, the blower will turn on at 80 degrees and turn off at 76 degrees. This gives the blower some working time. If the thermostat had no differential the blower would turn off as soon as it turns on, then off, then on, etc., not very efficient.

Some people turn the blowers on with a timer. The blower might be set to turn on at a specific time or multiple times during the day. This will also get the job done, but it’s not the most efficient method. If you’re looking to control the temperature you should measure the temperature, not the time of day.

Sometimes the air coming in is just too hot and can’t cool the room. When this is the case the blower can be run on the same timer as the grow light, or another timer set to go on at the same time. This is not really solving the problem, just a cheap fix. The problem is the air coming in is too hot, so why not cool it. An air conditioner can be used for the supply air and a blower can blow out the heat.

Air Cooled ReflectorAn alternative to moving all the air out is to capture the heated air and vent it. This can be done with an air cooled grow light. The advantage with this setup is that you’re using less energy to move the heat out. The volume of air in the reflector might be 3 cubic feet and you can vent it out in a few seconds. It doesn’t matter if it’s hotter, just how much of it you have to move. Venting a 288 cubic foot grow room that’s 95 degrees takes a lot longer than venting a 3 cubic foot reflector that’s 150 degrees.

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Everyone Thinks They Can Grow Medical Marijuana

Happy plants make happy people and happy people grow the best medicine.

So you think your ready to grow medical marijuana. Good for you.

If you have any background in gardening your plants will grow just fine.

But will they reach medical grade potency? That is up to you.

If your starting with good genetics, then your better off than most. Do you have the ideal environment to grow in?

Not everyone does, and that’s pretty important. A well thought out grow room can increase plant vigor and yield.

Controlling the humidity is important.

Without a properly sealed room humidity and other important aspects of growing like temperature and Co2 levels would be difficult to regulate.

With a proper grow room and a little bit of a green thumb you can say goodbye to buying meds forever.

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Medical marijuana dispensary new business in Vanderbilt – Petoskey News-Review

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Medical marijuana dispensary new business in Vanderbilt Petoskey News-Review Worde, who himself possesses a Michigan medical marijuana card, the result of medical issues with leg pain associated from long years on his feet while employed as a chef, indicated he has a strongly-held belief in the healing powers of holistic ...
 

County plan commission considers marijuana options – Cheboygan Daily Tribune


County plan commission considers marijuana options
Cheboygan Daily Tribune
The panel heard from its civil counsel attorney, Bryan Graham, who said the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act does not address land use issues. He said the Planning Commission has a variety of options for developing zoning regulations.

Medical marijuana advocate warns Kalamazoo Township Board that new ordinance … – MLive.com


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Medical marijuana advocate warns Kalamazoo Township Board that new ordinance
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Joe Cain, chief executive officer of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, told board members, “This ordinance is so far out it’s going to get attention.” Noting the township, like so many other local municipalities, is grappling with financial
Medical marijuana ordinance back on agenda Adrian Daily Telegram

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Michigan town officials set public hearing for medical marijuana dispensaries – Lansing State Journal


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Michigan town officials set public hearing for medical marijuana dispensaries
Lansing State Journal
A draft ordinance addressing medical marijuana dispensaries is set for a public hearing on Aug. 2 before the DeWitt Township Board and could be ready for adoption later in the month. The township board discussed the issue in its meeting on Monday night ...
Citizens seek less restrictive marijuana zoning Clare County Review

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens without a fight in rural Forest Township

Genesee County's smallest township became the newest place to buy medical marijuana today, and unlike the fights other dispensaries have found in bigger cities and townships, this one opened without a threat or legal scrap.

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