Light and cannabis
When deciding to grow cannabis indoors, making a good choice in the type of lighting is an essential step. This choice will greatly affect the amount of marijuana that will be produced, and even its quality.
It is commonly accepted by the scientific community that it takes about 8 photons (elementary particle of light) to bind an oxygen molecule, which is one of the basic processes of photosynthesis of plants. There are many solutions on the market, from the simplest to the most complicated and for prices with a huge amplitude according to the technologies.
Whether you are a perfect beginner or an experienced grower, this file can “enlighten” you in your choices at the start or to make your installation more efficient. There is no point in putting fortunes in competitive substrates, high-performance fertilizer packs, renowned weed genetics, temperature and humidity settings on small onions, etc. If you do not have a good light To grow all that. If you work with a light or an inadequate technology, you will have, whatever happens, a production ranging from mediocre to medium in quantity, even if everything else is perfect! Read more about best led grow light for grow cannabis here!
GK Organics of Guanokalong
Alchimiaweb adds to its catalog the range of fertilizers GK Organics formulated by Guanokalong, the prestigious and famous Dutch brand of organic fertilizers based on the guano of bat. This new range contains no guano (only the Complete Organics contains a small amount of Guanokalong powder) but offers a complete and balanced cocktail of enzymes, but also macro and micro nutrients for plants.
Guanokalong is also known for its range of liquid fertilizer products for growth and flowering, but also for powdered Guanokalong – also available in pellets – and its Taste Improver, a supplement made from an extract of Guanokalong powder. The results obtained with these products and their ease of use made us want to try this new range of fertilizers and explain our experience.
Before seeing the final result, we will introduce you the products included in the GK Organics range and their characteristics.
Maximum indoor cannabis production
Many customers are asking us how to increase the production of flowers during an indoor growing so that it is more profitable. Indeed, since the price of electricity is constantly increasing, many growers want to obtain the largest possible harvest at the lowest possible cost.
There are many factors to consider and we will try to detail them in this article so that you can transform your “classical” culture into a very productive culture.
Urban legends and bad advice for growing cannabis
Since the Internet is now available in the majority of households, everyone can access the information needed to learn how to grow cannabis at home. Anyone can find, in just a few clicks, how to harvest the plants or fight an attack of thrips, whether through blogs like ours, but also with videos and tutorials available on YouTube or other channels diffusion.
In the pre-internet era, it was often essential to experiment with oneself in order to discover new techniques of cultivation, at the risk of having to rely solely on the advice of a farmer friend, assuring us that at home , At least it works. Quite often, these tips are not based on any scientifically proven facts, despite which some legends persist and some beginner growers may still have difficulty differentiating good advice from misleading recommendations.
In this article we propose unnecessary urban legends that may jeopardize your crop, but also some advice that is more or less verified, not quite accurate, and which will often find simpler and more effective alternatives.
Reflectors for indoor cannabis cultivation
The reflectors are one of the three main components of the illumination system in an indoor culture – with the bulb and the ballast – and their function is to maintain the socket, but also to reflect as homogeneously as possible the light Emitted by the bulb downwards, into the zone where the plants are. The manufacturing materials and especially the design of the reflector will therefore define the quality and the services offered by the latter.
Since the reflector is responsible for directing the light from the bulb to the plants, it is therefore its shape but also the material used for its manufacture that will allow adequate reflection and light distribution. Most spaces and cabinets are square, so the shape of the reflector will allow a homogeneous distribution of the light emitted in a space of this form. It will therefore be important to try not to illuminate one part more than another, which would create areas with more light intensity and more heat.
There are an infinite number of reflectors available on the market, suitable for the lighting systems of cannabis crops, as well for the beginner cultivator as for the most advanced or even professional. At Alchimia we have made a selection to show you the best options we have for each family of reflectors, from the simplest to the most professional, not to mention the ventilated reflectors such as the cooltubes.