The uppermost branches that form a continuous layer of foliage. The size of the canopy is typically calculated in square footage.
Stripping a plant of its excess foliage to improve light penetration and airflow.
The larger leaves that protrude from the branches. These leaves contain a minimal amount of trichomes and cannabinoids.
This stage occurs naturally when the plants receive less than 12 hours of light a day. Ideally, cannabis plants should receive 10-12 hours of total darkness to fully enter this stage of growth.
Ceasing to provide nutrients to the plant while only providing water. This is typically performed right before harvest.
The final stage of cultivation. The buds must be removed from the branches, then trimmed, then dried and cured before they can be consumed.
There are many different types of mold (fungus) which can develop during the latest stage of flowering or during the drying process. Proper, early identification and treatment is critical for any crop.
Cannabis requires 3 main nutrients: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K). All plant food labels will contain the breakdown by percentage of how these nutrients are represented in the food.
The negative logarithm used to determine the acidity/alkalinity of aqueous solutions by calculating the H+ activity within the solution. Regularly monitoring the pH of your crop is critical for proper plant health. Further information on taking a pH measurement can be obtained here: https://youtu.be/uI9D-ONNdHg
Used to help support plants and encourages them to grow upright.
(Parts per million) refers to the concentration of the particulates in your nutrient solution.
Patented quick-connect plumbing system used in Hydra Unlimited's HydraMax DWC systems.
An organism that causes disease in its host, such as mold.
A type of soilless grow medium created from spun volcanic rock that is used in hydroponic systems for all types of crops.
Reverse Osmosis is a purification technology that removes ions, molecules, and larger particles from water.
The natural vertical growth response in the early stages of flowering.
The small protective leaves that cannabis buds grow around as the plant flowers. Sugar leaves produce fragrant trichomes which protect the plant.
Aromatic oils that are secreted by the resin glands of the flowers.
Provides plant support and encourages the branches to grow upwards to allow for more light to penetrate the plants.
Crystallized glands on the plant that produce resin and contain the most cannabinoids (PotGuide.com, 2018).
The stage of plant growth after the germination/seedling stage. Plants typically need more light during this phase.
Attaches to the hydroponic systems and is used to keep water and nutrient solution temperature within the optimal range (65 – 70 degrees).