In My Grow Show hosted by Alex Robles: Ep. 58 A conversation with Justin Benton.

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Justin comes on to talk about raw CBD oil.

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Notes on the “Endocannabinoid System”

by Alex Robles

Definitions:

    • Endogenous (Endo) – having an internal cause or origin.  growing or originating from within an organism.
    • Cannabinoid – A class of chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body.
    • Endocannabinoid – Anandamide and 2-AG (2-arachidonoylglycerol) are the two best known endocannabinoids that are made naturally by the human body.
    • Phyto – of a plant; relating to plants, made by a plant.
    • Phytocannabinoid – THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the best known phytocannabinoids that are made by the cannabis plant.

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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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Biological Predator: Green Lacewings

by Alex Robles

Biological predators are my first line of defense and best answer for pest management in my gardens.  I don’t have to worry about pest developing a resistance to them like I would with certain pesticides.  But I do know that a certain number of pests have to be in the garden for predators to want to stay and feed, Green Lacewings are no different.  There are about 1,200 green lacewing species are known worldwide.  They are great general predators that will attacks insects and insect eggs, such as aphids, small caterpillars, mites, whitefly, scale, mealybug, thrips, psyllids, and other soft-bodied insects.

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