In My Grow Show w/ Alex: Ep. 72 Joe Grows talks about lactic acid bacteria serum (LABS)

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Joe Grow shares a simple recipe for lactic acid bacteria serum (LABS).

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The Soil Food Web

by Alex Robles

The Soil Food Web (SFW) is an amazing thing to understand, because it helps us see the beautiful complexity in nature.  Without a doubt, It’s not a simple straight line like a food chain is.   In a chain we can easily track the energy from grass to cow to human.  In the SFW there are a lot more complicated relationships between organisms that live and thrive in the soil.   It’s also complicated by the fact that these relationships can change depending on the plants needs.  I hope my explanation of the soil food web helps you understand it a little better.

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Caterpillars in your cannabis/marijuana garden and how to fight them.

by Alex Robles

One of the biggest pest problems when we’re growing cannabis outside or in a greenhouse, is caterpillars.  These little demons will devastate a crop and break your heart. Caterpillars are the voracious larvae of butterflies and moths and are part of a large family of insects known as Lepidoptera.  Now when I say large, I mean 21,000 members strong in that family.

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The Praying Mantis/Mantids in our gardens.

by Alex Robles

Praying mantids have meant a lot of different things to different cultures over the centuries.  There was a time when the French thought that a mantis would point a lost child home. In some parts Africa it’s considered good luck if one of these alien insects lands on you.  The Greeks named them “Mantes”, which means prophet or seer. The Chinese write about the mantis curing all sorts of ailments, from goiters to impotence. They also believed that roasting the eggs cases and feeding them to children would stop bed wetting.  “But be careful not to eat the cases on an empty stomach for it will surely make one sick” is also in the Chinese

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