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NICO’S NUGGETS: HOW MANY LUMENS DO I NEED FOR MY HOUSE PLANTS? Grow 

NICO’S NUGGETS: HOW MANY LUMENS DO I NEED FOR MY HOUSE PLANTS?

Greetings to you, Nico! I have searched the web and noticed that you are the guy to ask about indoor lighting for cannabis horticulture. My question is rather simple, I think: In terms of lumens, what light output do I need to grow a plant or two successfully in my home? I have a small bedroom and am thinking of using a 4’ x 4’ or 4’ x 8’ grow tent? Any suggestions on bulb types and strength would be helpful! Many thanks & good luck to you! — Jonathan…

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FROM SEED TO SMOKE: 10 BASIC TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR OWN AT HOME Grow 

FROM SEED TO SMOKE: 10 BASIC TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR OWN AT HOME

As part of our 500th-issue celebration, we’re answering the single most-asked question from our growers’ mailbag. Here is the question: Can you please list all of the necessary steps I need to know from seed to harvest? (Asked, in one form or another, more than 680 times since the start of 2017.) Well, the answer usually requires at least a book (or several, depending on how far you want to take it), but we’re going to attempt it here in 10 easy-to-follow steps. Good luck, everyone… Who knows, maybe you’ll…

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GROW Q&A: CAN I USE PREDATORY LACEWINGS TO KILL APHIDS ON MY POT PLANTS? Grow 

GROW Q&A: CAN I USE PREDATORY LACEWINGS TO KILL APHIDS ON MY POT PLANTS?

Dear Dan, My plants have aphids and my buddy suggested I use “lacewings.” What are they and how do I deploy them? — Billy Dear Billy, Green Lacewings are predatory insects from the Chrysopidae family. Their larvae feed on the eggs and immature stages of pests including spider-mites, thrips, whiteflies and more. In other words, they work great in an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) system as an organic alternative to potentially harmful pesticides. Read the full article

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2017 STASH AWARDS Grow 

2017 STASH AWARDS

In every September issue of HIGH TIMES, our cultivation experts reveal their choices for the best grow gear of the year. We call our picks the STASH Awards (for Significant Technological Achievements in Secretive Horticulture), and our aim is always to reduce your hassles and increase your harvests. Read the full article

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Maryland regulators approve eight new medical marijuana growers Grow Medical News Politics 

Maryland regulators approve eight new medical marijuana growers

Maryland’s medical marijuana regulators approved final licenses for eight growing companies on Monday, allowing them to start cultivating the drug. Several companies said they are ready to begin growing immediately, while others say they will take weeks to get started. “Now, we have a real industry,” said Cary Millstein, CEO of newly licensed grower Freestate Wellness in Howard County. Read the full article

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An Exclusive Feature by Mel Frank: The Nomenclature of Female Flowers Cultivation Grow 

An Exclusive Feature by Mel Frank: The Nomenclature of Female Flowers

As our industry grows and attracts more botanists, horticulturalists and formally trained master growers, we need to be on the same page for our cannabis discussions. For clarity and uniformity, it’s important that we standardize our common language terms and use botanical terms correctly. Common terms such as bud, cola and nug are often used interchangeably, whereas several botanical terms are misused more often than not. Here, we go over botanical features of the cannabis plant and identify its components to help cultivators use accurate terminology. Read the full article

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