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July 2, 2018

In this first installment I share some thoughts about Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry and CBD hemp production, some of my role models in the industry and what makes Colorado’s hemp farmers so badass! Relax, have a listen and subscribe if you dig what I’m laying down.

Growing the BaOx and Otto II Hybrids ~ Pre Harvest

September 12, 2017

We are almost through the second week of September and reports from the field from registrants growing my BaOx and Otto II hybrids have been glowing. This time of year most of the cultivation work is done and harvest is just around the corner. Here are some guidelines to get you through this busy and […]

Mammoth P Microbial Inoculant

February 16, 2016

If you have been to my shop you know that I sell a select number of horticultural supplies. When I say “select” I mean very few. The reason for this is simple: I only sell products that I use in my lab in the seed making process. This means that you can buy these products […]

Hydroponic Fertilizer Formulation for Cannabis Using Peters 10-30-20

December 3, 2012

The following is a simple fertilization formula for growing cannabis in soil-less media or in hydroculture. This formulation has been trialed successfully in my gardens in Fafard Urban Mix A peat lite growing media. This formula can be run throughout the life cycle of the crop, from the seedling stage to finish. However, I have […]

Photographs of Immature Seeded Hemp Fruit

November 17, 2012

Below are photographs of immature seeded hemp fruit. The plants have been under a short day for 30 days, the males have all released their pollen and have been dispatched. The plants are showing clear signs of pollination. These signs would include a uniform browning and withering of the pistils, the cessation of new pistils emerging […]

Las Alpujarras @ 30 days ~ Shock-Free Transplanting

July 6, 2012

It’s been thirty days since planting and now it’s time to transplant these seedlings. The relative shape of the plants can be clearly seen at this stage. The Alpujarras has maintained a short and squat profile, while the Haze has grown long and lanky. The plugs are healthy with lush, green foliage and thick white […]

Simple and Reliable Flood and Drain Setup

July 5, 2012

Sometime last week I needed to automate the fertigation of some seedlings. The plants had reached a size where it was necessary to water them more than once a day and I needed a break. A simple flood and drain setup was exactly the solution I needed. Setting up these systems is really simple. The […]

High Density Propagation Bench Project

June 15, 2012

I have a consulting client that owns and operates a busy MMC in Denver. He came to me looking for ideas to increase his yield. One area where I saw room for significant improvement was his propagation bench. His planting density is just over 2 cuttings per square foot. This was due in large part […]

Alpujarras Update @ 9 Days ~ Seed-to-Seedling

June 14, 2012

It’s always a bit of a thrill to see seeds break through the soil. Witnessing things grow, to me, is a very powerful affirmation of life and of living. This group of plants has had an almost perfect entry into the world. They’re fresh and green and healthy. Here are some pics I took early […]

Proper Maintenance and Storage of pH Meter Probes

May 15, 2012

‘There are few diagnostic tools more useful to an indoor gardener than an accurate pH meter.’  -Ben Holmes, Founder Centennial Seeds For indoor cannabis gardeners the ability to monitor pH at the root zone or in hydroculture solutions is essential for the production of healthy crops. Most plants grow best within a specific range of […]