In My Grow Show w/ Alex: Ep. 71 East coast cannabis seed breeder Lorax

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Lorax comes on the show to share some breeder knowledge.

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Thrips and the Cannabis (Marijuana) Plant.

by Alex Robles

 When it comes to thrips, identification is key, because there are about 4,500 different species of them and they don’t all feed on cannabis.  The most dangerous threat to cannabis from thrips is the Frankliniella occidentalis, also known as the Western Flower Thrip.

Western flower thrip adult (UC Davis Department of Entomology)

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This is why White flies are disastrous for cannabis/marijuana.

by Alex Robles

White flies are tiny pest that could cause major problems for a cannabis plant.  I did battle with them back in 2018 and I learned a few things from a lot of different places.  I went back to my library and read everything I could find, I also went to some trusted online sources and I asked some fellow grower their advice.  Here’s what I think you should know about these little assholes.

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Building A Grow Cabinet Part Two: Ventilation and Odor Control

by Alex Robles

When we decide to move our cannabis gardens indoors, ventilation and odor control should becomes very important parts of that plan.  In part one of this series I mentioned that when I build a cabinet I use the “Grow Cabinet Triangle” to make sure most of the big questions that come up are covered.  I’ve tried to put this basic information into bite size pieces that can be easily understood but that have to be considered before we put together a micro-grow or grow cabinet.  In this second part I’m going to go over the other two points of that triangle which are ventilation and odor control.  Some of you may think these are one in the same, but I like to split them up because I feel they’re equally important. Continue reading

No solder computer fan hack.

by Alex Robles

Sometimes a little extra ventilation and air flow is needed in small grow cabinets that are used for sprouts, seedlings or clones.  When this comes up I like to use a computer fan for this job because they’re easy to hack and easy to find.  Below is a video of how I put a fan together without solder.   I hope it helps and let me know if you have any questions or comments. Continue reading

Building a Grow Cabinet Part One: Lighting

by Alex Robles

Sometimes there are situation like prohibition or state regulations that make people have to take their cannabis gardens indoors.  When that happens space is usually limited and stealth is a must.  In these situation a grow cabinet is the perfect solution.  The beauty of growing in one of these is that we can make it as big or as small as we need it to be.  In the past I’ve used things that are already put together like a closet, locker or cupboard and other times I’ve had to build a custom cabinet.  This series will go over the basic information that has to be considered before we put together a micro-grow or grow cabinet.  I’ve tried to put this information into bite size pieces that can be easily understood but that have to be considered before we put together a small indoor grow space. Continue reading