Today is International Women's Day ... a good time to revisit the importance of the female cannabis plant. For those of us who appreciate the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, we are enjoying the fruit of a female plants labor. She alone creates sticky, resinous buds rich in THC and terpenes. Though male plants do produce… Continue reading The Importance of the Female Cannabis Plant
Happy World Soil Day!
"In traditional agriculture, the soil is the mother. She's the mother who gives, to whom you must give back." ~ Vandana Shiva Today we get “dirty,” it’s World Soil Day! We got a little punny, but soil is much more than dirt. Soil is comprised of minerals, organic matter and air in different ratios. It… Continue reading Happy World Soil Day!
Nicholas Culpeper – Botanist
Today we celebrate the birthday of English botanist, apothecary, physician and astrologer, Nicholas Culpeper. Born on this day in 1616. He is considered to be one of the most influential writers of herbal knowledge. Nicholas Culpeper believed medicine should be for the general public rather than as a commercial secret of the elite. He translated… Continue reading Nicholas Culpeper – Botanist
Beetles and Beatles
Beetles and Beatles Growing Cannabis with Ladybugs Today is Sir Paul McCartney's 77th birthday. This got us thinking about the Beatles and more importantly for cannabis cultivation, Ladybug Beetles (also known as ladybird beetles). When growing cannabis, we'd like to go as organic as we can when solving any growing obstacles. Ladybugs are natural enemies… Continue reading Beetles and Beatles
Cannabis: the Birds and the Bees
Happy Mother’s Day to all who raise human, pet and plant children! Today seems like a good day to give an intro on the birds and bees of cannabis 🙂 A little anatomy/botany Cannabis is a dioecious plant - meaning it produces either male or female reproductive organs. Removing a male from the garden allows… Continue reading Cannabis: the Birds and the Bees