Category Archives: grow

The Organic Terroir of Puffin Farm

Puffin Farm: A Mom-and-Pop Grow Op My trip to Puffin Farm started out very much like many of my visits to Washington State. I landed at Sea-Tac on a cold, drizzly morning and was met at the airport by my nephew-in-law. But this time, instead of heading into Seattle, we drove two-plus hours in the […]

Concentrating in the Garden

The cannabis world is experiencing an incredible evolution. More favorable common-sense laws allow businesses across the country to join in on the green rush, providing a safer environment to produce cannabis and a legal framework to purchase and consume it. A greater amount of cannabis is being produced today than ever before in a more […]

Dear Danko: Expert Grow Advice from the High Times OG

High Times’ cultivation specialist Danny Danko answers all your burning questions about being the best grower you can be. But first, some quick tips from the expert himself: Use a light meter to measure whether you’re getting the minimum 6,000 lumens per square foot at the canopy level. Always check pH levels after you’ve added […]

The Most Common Pests Threatening Your Cannabis Plants

Once they act, they are easy to identify. From the leaf miner, to its white “sister,” to others, such as the aphid or caterpillar, insects act quickly on the cannabis plant and inflict maximum damage. Fortunately, if you catch them in time, there’s always a remedy: predators such as the ladybug, or even household insecticides […]

What Are Quick Strains?

A quick strain is a feminized cannabis strain whose flowering period is one to two weeks faster than that of the standard version. Accordingly, there’s lower risk of weather and safety-related hazards during the two weeks prior to harvest. Light-dependent, these strains do need a change in photoperiod to go into flowering mode. Quick, early, […]

Los Angeles Starts Licensing Process for Cannabis Growers

The City of Los Angeles has begun accepting license applications for cannabis growers, manufacturers, and test labs, after months of delay. The city’s Department of Cannabis Regulation began accepting license applications through its web portal on Wednesday. LA Slow To License Cannabis Industry Los Angeles has been the subject of criticism for the slow pace […]