noacommendador/AdobeStock) Light deprivation—or light dep—is a technique in outdoor cannabis cultivation in which growers reduce the daily amount of light plants receive, tricking the plants into thinking fall has come early.... read more ›
What does Light DEP mean? For people who grow cannabis, most know that at light deprivation AKA light dep greenhouse is one that artificially controls the amount of light that the plants inside a greenhouse receive. Light deprivation dictates who often and how much light the plant receives.... read more ›
Compared to growing indoors light dep greenhouses are more sustainable, much more efficient, and drastically reduce overhead. Outdoor growing puts you in nature's hands with limited control over exposure to organisms, weather patterns, and offers little in the way of privacy.... read more ›
According to Newman, the quality of cannabis grown outdoors using a light-deprivation system can be as good if not better than indoor-grown marijuana, as the plants receive extra UV rays from the sun, which helps them develop terpenes and cannabinoids.... see details ›
The classic light dep schedule is 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark, with the plants being covered at 7 p.m. and uncovered at 7 a.m. This schedule requires good ventilation, so some farmers choose to uncover their plants at night.... view details ›
Indoor Cannabis. The biggest difference between sungrown and light dep cannabis is their growth environment. Sungrown drops the convertible top; light dep just opens the sunroof. Both are more cost-efficient, natural, and sustainable than indoor.... see details ›
Although light deprivation in a greenhouse setting might seem like the obvious choice, indoor grows will almost always have higher yields with a more potent end product that will look better to the consumer.... see details ›
Essentially, the idea is to “shock” your plant in the days leading up to harvest in hopes of increasing the potency of your buds. The most common tactic is to place your plants in total darkness for 3 days before harvest. Another tactic is to water your plants with ice water.... see more ›
AAA – Triple-A (“Trips”)
Still, with advancements in technology and cannabis cultivation alike, this has gone one tier below with the “quads” being the current premium weed class. Available in a variety of types, this is the most common high-standard cannabis form sold in dispensaries and stores.... read more ›
The Vegetative Stage of Cannabis
In fact, indoor growers commonly use an 18/6 light to dark ratio to encourage faster growth.... read more ›
Week 6-8: Buds Ripen, Pistils Darken
It's normal for some of the bottom leaves to begin to turn yellow as the plant continues to put its energy in the leaves and buds getting the most direct light, though the plant should still be mostly green from top to bottom even in week 6-8.... continue reading ›
Failing to flush can also cause your product to suffer from other negative side effects, such as black ash and an unpleasant chemical taste and smell. The truth is, not flushing nutrients before harvest can seriously compromise the quality of your high-value crops.... continue reading ›
A light deprivation greenhouse uses blackout material with controlled exposure to light and darkness to simulate seasonal changes. Automating light and darkness tricks the plants into flowering on command, reducing the time to reach maturity which allows year-round cultivation with multiple harvests.... see details ›
Often referred to as “reggie weed” or “dubs,” AA-grades have a brown or off-color tinge in their green outlook. This type contains relatively more THC than its lower counterpart. AAA – Triple-A (“Trips”) The Triple-A grade was formerly regarded as the best quality kush there is.... read more ›
- It's Leggy. Lack of adequate light can cause plant stems to stretch to extremes as they seek light, resulting in the plant's version of a lanky teen. ...
- It Leans. ...
- Its Leaves Are Different. ...
- It's Not Flowering. ...
- Follow the Guidelines. ...
- Move Them Closer. ...
- Follow the Sun. ...
- Dig It Up and Relocate.
Greenhouses are always bigger than indoor spaces, and have much higher ceilings. As previously mentioned, sun-grown strains do better in a greenhouse setting. Natural sunlight can also result in fuller terpene profiles, which some buyers prefer.... see details ›
To be effective, growers maximize the sun but shoot for a consistent light-dep schedule of twelve consecutive hours of unobstructed darkness for sixty days.... read more ›
Essentially, the idea is to “shock” your plant in the days leading up to harvest in hopes of increasing the potency of your buds. The most common tactic is to place your plants in total darkness for 3 days before harvest. Another tactic is to water your plants with ice water.... view details ›
AAAA grade cannabis, also known as "quads", is the highest quality weed that you will find in Canada. This is the most premium, top shelf grade of bud. AAAA marijuana will rank high in all criteria including THC/CBD content, aesthetics, bud size, trichome and terpene content. It's also highly pungent and dank.... view details ›
Once the vegetative stage is complete, plants enter the bloom or “flowering” stage. For established plants, they are already where they need to be in order to thrive. During the flowering stage LED Grow lights should be located between 16-36 inches from the plant canopy.... continue reading ›
In general, you'll want to hang your light no more than 12" away from your plants. - Remember: after 12" fluorescent lighting loses its power, so make sure you don't raise it any more than 12" above your canopy otherwise your plants aren't getting light energy.... view details ›