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Myco-Grow & The Benefits of Mycorrhizae

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It’s easy to assume that plant roots are simple water sponges. Plants require water to grow, and they draw this water from roots in the ground. While true, this is a radically simplified version of what happens at the root-soil…

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Composting: the Basics and the Benefits

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The act of composting is as old as farming itself. There are many documented cases of composting in history, yet there’s still a sense of mystery surrounding it.  From green bins in kitchens where we toss away our vegetable peelings,…

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The Foundations of Fertilizer

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It’s common knowledge that fertilizers give your plants an extra boost, but how? In this article, you’ll learn basics on fertilizers, what an NPK ratio is, and five reasons why an organic fertilizer is the best choice for savvy growers.…

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A Deeper Look at Soil Nutrients

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When growing cannabis, many people forget to pay close attention to the nutrients in their soil; however, this oversight can be detrimental to plant health. Understanding how different macro and micronutrients affect each stage of plant development is important to…

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Organic vs Conventional Farming: Part II

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In Part I of the Organic vs. Conventional farming series, we made a case against conventional farming. With growing practices involving toxic chemicals, tillage, and heavy irrigation, the rate at which topsoil is being damaged is simply not sustainable. If…

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Microbial Products: Working for Your Soil

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As we learned in one of our previous posts, Microbial Growers, the soil we use as our growing medium is full of beneficial microorganisms that are essential to the health and productivity of our plants. This time, we’re going to…

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Organic vs Conventional Farming: Part I

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There is a common misconception in agriculture, that organic farming can’t sustain our growing population. Most people understand the benefits of organic growing, but are misguided to believe that it is a luxury only for those who can afford it.…

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Micro-Licensing for Craft Cannabis in Canada

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Since legalization in October 2018, Health Canada has designated a variety of licences that facilities can obtain to cultivate and process cannabis. Among these licences, we find the unique class of micro licences, specifically constructed with the craft producer in…

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Can You Grow Organic Cannabis With Hydroponics?

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It’s easy to think of hydroponics as a process that ignores the environment, removing plants from their native habitat, the soil. How could a soil-less growing medium be considered organic? Isn’t our precious soil the basis of ecological sustainability? The…

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The Top Five Cannabis Diseases

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In Soil Remediation with Cannabis we saw that cannabis is a resilient plant, with the ability to draw up toxins from the soil and remediate contaminated land. Though often touted as a “super weed’ with healing pharmaceutical abilities and numerous…

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