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There was once a guy, who I’ll call Joel, who had lost his grow. We met in a storage unit yard where he put his equipment after this dream of growing became a nightmare. He unlocked the padlock and slid up the door to unveil a treasure trove of hydroponic gear: 24 HID lights, Lumatek ballasts, 14-inch MaxFans, carbon filters, CO2 burners, and even a high-end cloning machine. There was a lot of good stuff. Clearly he had spent some money.


It is every grower’s worst nightmare - having to unexpectedly move your grow op, especially in the middle of a crop cycle. But fussy landlords, angry girlfriends, nosey neighbors, and other emergencies can mean that from time to time, you just have to get up and go.


It’s a fact: Most growers are male. And while we love ladies who can bring a crop from start to finish, there’s one task where the females already dominate — that’s trimming. Rosebud wants you to meet three great young women who know how to care for your crop.

... in Growers

 

Drying your crop is a notorious failure point for many new growers (and some experienced ones, too). I have felt that burn several times myself. After two weeks of cloning, eight weeks of vegetative growth, and up to 12 weeks to flower, a poor job drying can leave you with hay-smelling, bad-tasting fruits or flowers that no one wants to sell or consume.

 

Beneficial bacteria are not a base food for your plants. A lot of folks see these higher-priced items at the hydro store and think, “Is that really needed?”

 

One of the biggest challenges growers face outdoors is the heat. Even in climates as mild as Central and Northern California, temperatures can reach over 100°F (38°C) outdoors.

 

Air conditioners cool your grow with brute force. But they can come with a brutal energy bill. Many indoor growers are exploring the benefits of water chillers as a way to keep their crop cool and their costs down.

 

Air conditioners cool your grow with brute force. But they can come with a brutal energy bill. Many indoor growers are exploring the benefits of water chillers as a way to keep their crop cool and their costs down.

 

Air conditioning is one of the most complex and costly parts of an indoor growing operation. Knowing the facts can mean the difference between a profitable operation and a very expensive error. That’s why Rosebud got the straight scoop from Brandon Burkhart, the owner of Hydroponics Inc., the makers of the Aura Systems line of split A/C units designed specifically for grow rooms.

 

Did you know that there are two companies operating under the same name? Its true. They are both calling themselves Cloud Pens and both make vapor pens that are almost identical to one another. The Cloud 2.0 is one company and the other is simply named Cloud. Even though they look identical at a glance, the Cloud and Cloud 2.0 do have a couple of small differences.

Thursday, 11 July 2013
... in Industry Insider

 

In every issue of Rosebud Magazine, we take a look at some of the coolest gear to help your grow flourish. Check out this selection of goodies to keep your yields huge and delicious.

 

There’s an increasingly popular trend of tinkering with your plants’ photoperiod in order to trigger the flowering process out of season. The benefits are obvious: You get precocious amounts of flowers whenever you please and you get them more times per year than is possible using a natural light cycle.

 

That’s right, Advanced Nutrients is going out to the backyard for outdoor season. The premium nutrient brand has spent the last year getting ready for outdoor season with the goal of bringing you the same ease of use and excellent results that you get indoors from Advanced Nutrients. Here’s what to expect from the AN outdoor program, the first of its kind in hydroponic nutrients:

 

Eric Cutter is a serial entrepreneur. His latest project caught Rosebud’s attention because he’s producing massive amounts of hydroponically grown food for his community on less than a quarter-acre of space. His method? Vertical hydroponic towers by Vertigro. He's changing the future of food production through hydroponic farming.

... in Hydro-Pop
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