In My Grow Show Ep. 24 hosted by Alex Robles.

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Outdoor summer growing tips and recreational cannabis sales in Ojai w/ Chelsea.

Strain of the Week:  LA Confidential-  Overall, LA Confidential is a well-rounded strain that delivers a fast-approaching sensation that is both psychedelic and super calming on the mind and body.   I like it because I feel it behind my eyeballs.

Social Media: Male Vs. Female

CBD conference-  Thanks to Annette from 805 Buddah Balm. Thank to  Dr. Thomas Sazani, Dr. Margaret Peterson, Dr. David Bearman

CBD and what I learned

Report from the cannabis front line

Conversation with Chelsea from Sespe Creek Collective about when recreational sales of cannabis will begin in Ojai, Ca.

High heat outdoors

– Cannabis virtually stops growing at 85゚F, generally but that depends on strain.  Some equitorial strains like hot humid weather Sativas (Thailand, Cambodia, Jamaica and Brazil. ) more commercially a Haze, Trainwreck,   if you’re planting in a hot climate make sure plants receive filtered or dappled sunlight during the heat of the day (use shade cloth). Also plant them in natural breeze ways so breeze will cool them during the heat of the day

– Also leaves store heat. At a 110゚ the internal chemistry of the leaf is disrupted and the manufacture proteins are broken down and become unavailable to the plan.

-Don’t let your plants dry out, you want the soil a little moist to keep the microbial life alive.   remember you don’t have to add nutrients every time you water black children drink more water on really hot days

-You also don’t want the plants really wet because that wet soil will heat up.Wet hot soil holds less oxygen and cool moist soil.  That hot, wet, less oxygenated soil will breed fungi that causes root rot.

-Increase potassium (K) to help plant (regulate) deal with high heat.  (K) plays a big part in how easily a plant transpires (breaths or sweats like humans) Kelp (1-0.1-2)and Neem (6-1-2)

Potassium silicate is a common nutrient additive that gives plants the building blocks for protecting against stress and excessive moisture loss in hot climates. Watch pH, more alkaline up 10-13.

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Bensound – The Jazz Piano

Brazzamatazz – Mezcal Y Sarngrita

BlueDotSessions – Waltz for Zacaria

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by Alex Robles

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by Alex Robles

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