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    The Nature’s Gift Shop blog is a valuable resource to keep you informed and up to date on legal developments, medical research, and other stories from the expanding universe of legal marijuana in Colorado and throughout the U.S.

    Keep Mold, Mildew, & Fungus Out of Your Cannabis Garden

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Jan 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM

    Mold, mildew, or fungus can quickly devastate a cannabis crop. Avoid this heartbreaking experience by taking steps early to keep these organisms out of your garden, observing your plants closely throughout their lives, and acting quickly to address any problems that arise.

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    Selecting Seeds for Your Cannabis Garden

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Dec 26, 2015 11:49:00 AM

     

    If you’ve decided to grow indoor cannabis from seed this year, one of the first choices you’ll need to make, along with whether to grow in soil or a hydro system, is among different types of seeds. While during prohibition, growing from seed usually meant using whatever bag seeds you were able to scrounge, legalization has brought a wealth of choices when it comes to starting your marijuana garden. Not only can you select a strain that has specific qualities to suit your individual taste, but you can also choose seeds that produce mostly female plants or plants that flower without having to maintain a particular light/dark cycle. Here are some things to consider when you start shopping for cannabis seeds.

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    Natural Pest Control for Your Indoor Cannabis Garden

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Dec 1, 2015 4:00:00 PM

     

    Your marijuana plants are vulnerable to many pests and diseases throughout their lives. For a successful harvest, you must take steps to prevent these invaders as well as watch your plants closely for signs of infestation or infection. Your ability to respond quickly and appropriately to attacks on your indoor marijuana plants is key to keeping them healthy and strong until harvest time.

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    Hydro or Soil for Your Indoor Cannabis Garden? (Part 2)

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Nov 10, 2015 10:46:48 AM

    When you set up your indoor cannabis garden, you need to decide between growing your plants in soil or a hydroponic medium. In this 2-part series, we’re examining the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you make a decision you’ll be happy with. This article focuses on hydroponic systems.

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    Hydro or Soil for Your Indoor Cannabis Garden? (Part 1)

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Oct 30, 2015 5:21:11 PM

    When you set up an indoor garden to grow your own marijuana, one of the first critical choices you will have to make is whether to grow your plants in soil or hydroponically. The debate over which is better is decades old, and each grower has individual preferences. In this 2-part series, we’ll look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of each method so you can make an informed decision before you go shopping for a growing medium.

     

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    How to Begin Your Cannabis Grow Part 2: Clones

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Oct 23, 2015 4:00:00 PM

     

     

    If you’re planning on growing your own marijuana, you must first consider the advantages and disadvantages of two growing methods: growing from clones and growing from seeds. Which is better? What are the differences between them? In this two-part series, we’re discussing the pros and cons of each to help you make an educated decision when it comes time to purchase your supplies to grow your own cannabis.

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    How to Begin Your Cannabis Grow Part 1: Seeds

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Oct 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

     

    When planning your marijuana garden, one of the first things you must consider is whether you will grow from clones or from seeds. In this two-part series, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each to help you make an educated decision that fits your needs, preferences, and level of growing experience.

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    Marijuana Harvesting Tips Part I: Countdown to Harvest!

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Sep 21, 2015 12:54:00 PM

     

    When is it time?

    In our previous post, “Outdoor Marijuana Growing – Tips for the Flowering Period,” we discussed the two main parts of the plant that growers watch in order gauge when their crop is ripe: pistils and trichomes. While pistil color is easy for most people to observe with the naked eye, good trichome observation requires magnification. Just how much magnification is necessary to get the information you need is a matter of debate. While some growers claim that 40x is sufficient, others advise a minimum of 60-100x.

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    Outdoor Marijuana Growing – Tips for the Flowering Period

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Aug 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

    It’s that time of year, when the outdoor marijuana plants are beginning to flower in earnest. Here are some tips to get the most out of your plants during this exciting time leading up to harvest.

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    Get the Best Quality and Yield from Your Outdoor Cannabis Garden

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Jul 2, 2015 3:30:00 PM

    Outdoor Cannabis Done Right

    Growing your own marijuana can be both exciting and rewarding. There is nothing quite like choosing your favorite strains, caring for them lovingly, and watching them flourish into strong, beautiful plants with fragrant, trichome-coated flowers. Naturally, when you grow your own, you want to do everything right to get the biggest, best buds you can.

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