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Over Watering

Overwatering is mainly an issue for soil or substrate-based media the reason for the effects can be also seen in hydro but since it’s so unlikely we will only talk about overwatering/overfeeding your soil-based plants. Overwatering Is not always a result of simply watering to much but more that you have been watering too often.  …

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Pests, Bugs & Viruses

Identifying Plant Pest For growers one of the worst issues to deal with are insects or other pest that survive off your plant and will more then often kill it or reduce its health/yield. In IPM, Integrated Pest Management, like many facets of growing prevention is normally a simple process but when your preventative controls …

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pH Fluctuations

Ph Fluctuations Solved Problem: Brown or tan spots appear on the leaves.  If you water your plants with the wrong pH over several days, they will grow at a slower rate and suffer from nutrient deficiency, making pathogens and pests more likely to make their appearance. Under these conditions, the plants will also look weaker and …

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Phosphorus Deficiency

 Phosphorus, is a mobile nutrient and is considered vital for plant health. Numerous catalytic process involving photosynthesis and energy transfer within the plant require adequate amounts of Phosphorus. Phosphorus needs to be readily available at all stages of life, and in even higher concentration in flower, transplants or rooting.  Phosphorus is a major component in …

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Potassium Deficiency

Potassium, (k+) a cation, is a major nutrient contributing to various metabolic process as well as growth and morphology.  Potassium’s also finds itself as a critical component in both defense and responses to abiotic and biotic stress or pest.  The nature of Potassium’s role in aid of plant stress and growth is centered around its …

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Root Problems

Root problems can be a grower’s nightmare they can look like many other issues but often only have a few sources. Things that will tripper a root problem can be as simple as heat, cold, overwatering, wrong container, drainage or in hydroponics they can just lack oxygenation.  Some strains can be finicky and have natural …

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Root Rot

The origins of root rot in your hydroponic system lie in both an imbalance of organism/pathogens and lack of system oxygenation and/or uncleanliness. Because hydroponic systems are normally active w/irrigation and reservoirs feeding tables or buckets or simply drip systems. Anywhere there is water and roots invites the ability to develop root rot. Here we …

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Kill Spider Mites

Spider Mites Spider mites are a species of insects that every cannabis grower is familiar with. These small insects, which are relatives of spiders can be managed and prevented.  Prevention The first step any grower takes to keep a pest-free environment is preventative measures. There are a number if very simple steps any grower can do …

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White Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew Are you observing powdery white spots developing on your leaves, new growth or stalks? Moving from one plant or group of plants to the next? If so then you may be seeing an initial outbreak of powdery mildew, an obligate biotroph that infects and breeds in any living tissue above ground. Spores become …

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