Growlink Smart Farm Blog

An Inside Look: Yellow Dream Farm & How They Use Growlink

Recently, we visited our client Yellow Dream Farm (Good Good) in Adelanto, CA. We are always super stoked to come back and visit clients after we install the Growlink System.

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How Much Light Is Too Much Light For Your Clones?

How Much Light Is Too Much Light For Your Clones? Often, un-rooted clones receive too high of light intensity which can manifest itself in the form of yellow, cupped leaves. This usually occurs when light levels exceed 180ppfd as excess light will trigger increased photosynthesis, which in turn will increase the plant's demand for water and nutrient consumption. Because fresh clones have no roots, they are unable to uptake water and nutrients efficiently which will eventually lead to self-cannibalization and yellowed cupped leaves. Keeping light levels in the optimum range of 150-180ppfd will help you avoid this occurring!

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The Ancient History of the Cannabis Plant

Cannabis plants frequently make headlines in the US and around the world. The LA County Police recently raided an illegal cannabis grow worth an estimated $1B in street value. So while it's enjoying less criminal prosecution, it's still making news. 

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Popular Nutrient Brands For Indoor Cannabis

Plant nutrients or fertilizers mimic the natural amount of nutrients found in soil, often with some added benefits. Since growing cannabis indoors is becoming an industry standard, plant nutrients have evolved since most indoor grows use alternative substrates. To learn more about substrates, check out this article. Let's examine the many nutrient options available.

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Airflow Basics For Indoor Cannabis Grows

Indoor plants require lighting, water, nutrients, humidity, and air circulation. Proper airflow is a crucial component in growing healthy, vigorous cannabis plants. 

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What is Fertigation?

The first time I saw the word fertigation, I was confident that it was a typo. Still, after researching and understanding the union of irrigation and fertilization, I began to get it. And while I'm not as knowledgeable as some growers, I have been educated on the subject matter. In this blog, we're going to focus on fertigation as it applies to indoor cultivation. So let's look at what fertigation is and why it may help you and your grow operation save valuable resources. 

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Celebrities You'd Never Expect In Cannabis

When you think about celebrities who embrace cannabis, you think about people like Snoop Dog, Billy Ray Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Seth Rogan, and Cheech and Chong. But in this article, we're exploring the more unexpected famous folks who have taken a deep inhale and jumped into the cannabis industry with both feet. 

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Can Big Data Increase Your Cannabis Yield?

Collecting data in your indoor grow, or greenhouse provides critical information that directly impacts your cultivation operation's success. Acquiring an extensive understanding of critical crop level and environmental data helps you grow with confidence. So let's examine ways that big data can increase yields, provide more accurate crop predictions, and furnish you with some much-deserved peace of mind. 

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VPD Basics For Indoor Cannabis Grows

 

With so many conditions to measure in a climate-controlled greenhouse or indoor grow, it can become overwhelming. Each condition has a potential impact on how your plants grow and the level of their health and ability to deliver a consistent crop. Whether you're growing tomatoes or cannabis, let's examine the importance of monitoring VPD, vapor pressure deficit.

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Can Lighting Increase Cannabis Potency?

Many factors influence the THC potency of cannabis plants. Environmental factors like temperature, humidity, nutrition, and genetics all play a part in terpene content and THC potency. An often overlooked factor is lighting. Let's examine how lighting can impact cannabis potency. 

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