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Saturday, December 24th – 11am – 3pm

Sunday, December 25th – Merry Christmas! – CLOSED

Monday, December 26th – 10am – 7pm

New Year’s Store Hours

Saturday, December 31st – 11am – 3pm

Sunday, January 1st – Happy New Year! – CLOSED

Monday, January 2nd – 10a – 7pm

Foliar Spray

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Foliar sprays are commonly avoided because of the fear of mold and/or burning leaves or flowers.  However, when used as directed, they are some of the best additives you can add to your plant’s health.

Foliar feeding has proven to stimulate growth faster than any other liquid or granular fertilizer.  The reason for this is because you are concentrating on the part of the plant that is working hardest to produce food for itself.  While it is widely known that the roots take up the highest amount of nutrients, those nutrients are always directed up to the leaves and for storage and flower production.  Therefore, by feeding the leaves and flowers directly, you can skip steps to see immediate results.

It is, unfortunately, not well known that most plants can take up as much nutrients through their leaves as they can through their roots.  Additionally, foliar feeding the right products will help stimulate stomata growth, CO2 intake, and chlorophyll production. This gives the plant a better ability to produce, store, and utilize nutrients for flower production and size.

Also unfamiliar to most growers is that most additive products can be used as foliar sprays, when used with a wetting agent product.  Wetting agents are designed to help break the surface tension of both the leaf surface as well as the liquid you are adding to it.  They also will assist in adhesion of the foliar to the leaf and flower surfaces.  That means you can build your own foliar feed to see the results you are looking for in your garden.  Just make sure to spray your foliars when the lights are off.  Very few products will be ok to spray with the lights on, as just like water droplets, they can magnify the lighting you are using and may cause burn spots.

So come on in, we’ll get you dialed in with the right products that will feed your garden to its max potential.  Remember… We Grow better!

Oil & Resin Enhancers

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Today we are going to discuss oil and resin enhancers.  The reason to add these enhancers to your regimen is to make sure the flowers of the plant are full of flavor, aroma and oils.  There are 3 main ways to create this; adding a liquid supplement, environment, and with UV lighting.

Liquid enhancers have various natural supplements that trigger a reaction within the plant to its most basic level.  It’s natural response is to produce additional resins to coat the plant.  This leads to better flavor and aroma for your end products.

An additional way to make the plants create more oils and resins is with temperature.  The recommended method for doing this is to slowly lower your temps at the end of your bloom cycle to mid to low 60’s with the lights on and off.  You don’t want to deviate much from that due to the fact that you don’t want to risk damaging the plants.  This method will make the plant start producing oil and resins due to the fact that you are tricking it into thinking that the season has changed and it is time for harvest.

Lastly we will discuss lighting.  Ever notice how metal halide bulbs come in different levels of Kelvin?  That is because they are each designed for different times of growth.  A 10K metal halide bulb used in the last 2 weeks of flower, in place of an HPS bulb, will provide a specific concentrate of UVB light that is not visible to the human eye.  This specific UVB spectrum causes the plant to react by trying to protect itself and creates oils and resins to cover itself with a protective layer.

These are the three main ways to produce more oil and resins for your crops, so come on in, and we can get you squared away with one or more of these useful methods.  Remember…  We Grow Better!

Flushing

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Today we are going to talk about the importance of flushing out your media before you harvest your plants.  This information is only good for plants that bear fruit once and die.  The reason it’s a good idea to flush before harvest is due to all the nutrients you’ve been feeding your plants up until now.  Most mineral based nutrients are derived from salt and salts will remain long after water evaporates.  If you are using organic nutrients you should still flush to get whatever residuals are present in your medium.  So, even though you are feeding them at the recommended dosages, at the end of your flowering phase there will be plenty of salts and other residues in your medium.

Flushing is done for different periods depending on the media you are using to grow in.  Soil and soil type (coco based) need longer flush times as they tend to hold nutrients longer than more traditional hydroponic medias.  Obviously every garden is different, but, as a general rule of thumb we will go by the following guidelines.

Soil in pots, coco or peet moss based media need 7-14 days.  Soil outdoors in the ground needs a minimum of 2 weeks.  Rockwool needs 3-7 days.  Expanded clay (hydroton) or methods such as deep water culture and aeroponic systems need 3 days.

The recommended method of flushing is simply that.  Flush your soil, soil based media, or rockwool with clean water or with one of the flushing additives we carry. Make sure to have at least 25% if not 50% or more of the water you are putting in as runoff.  Additionally, do this in stages.  Meaning, use about a third of the flush water, wait a few minutes and use the rest.  The reason for this is to help dissolve the salts.  By putting about a third of the water in first and allowing it to soak, it will have a much better chance to dissolve the salt buildup.  Therefore, when you use the rest of the water it will make it easier to get rid of the unwanted nutrients and allow the plants to use the stored energy reserves they have been producing the entire run.

So come on in and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.  Remember… We Grow better!