Cannabis Growing Basics:  The Optimal Height for your LED Grow Light

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Cannabis Growing Basics: The Optimal Height for your LED Grow Light

Determine the Optimal Height for your LED Cannabis Grow Light


Hello & welcome back for another episode of GreenBox Grown! My name is Dylan, and today I will be explaining the optimal height for your LED Grow Lights when it comes to growing cannabis! While it may not seem obvious, keeping your grow lights the appropriate distance from your cannabis plants is one of the most important factors to having a successful grow. 

Having the lights too close will cause the plants to burn and wilt, quickly killing them off. Raise your grow lights too high and the plants will stretch, causing the stems to be long and skinny leading to a very weak branch. Once the weight of bud growth reaches a couple of weeks, the branches will snap due to being so long and skinny.

Now before I show you the appropriate heights, I would like to mention two important items. First, these heights are applicable for both indoor and greenhouse grows. It does not change. Second, when hanging your lights you will want to consider the type of light you are using. For example, and LED light can get much closer to plants without burning them when compared to a HID Light. 

A simple test you can always use to tell if you are too close is hold your hand under the lights right where the tops of your plants are. If it is too hot for you to hold your hand there for 5 seconds, it is too close and the light needs to be raised.

Now lets discuss the appropriate height for your LED lights. The first thing to consider is what stage your plants are in. When in the Seedling stage, you want the light to be around 2.5-3 feet above the tops of your plants. Once you are in Vegetation, you can lower the LEDs to be around 2-2.5 feet above the tops of the plants. Finally, in flower you will want the plants to have a distance of 1-2 feet from the lights.  

As your plants develop and age, they will be able to handle more light at a higher intensity. You just need to slowly work them up to it is all. If you are not using LED grow lights, but a HID or some sort of Sodium bulb, I recommend adding foot to the heights I discussed above. Most importantly, always use the health of your plants as an indicator. Use the hand test as well and you will always be able to have your LED grow lights at the perfect height!


That is all I have for now, but as always thank you for reading and Happy Growing!

Dylan Osborn @ GreenBox Grown

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FREE 2-Day Shipping on all Growing Starter Kits this Tuesday Only!

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FREE 2-Day Shipping on all Growing Starter Kits this Tuesday Only!

Free 2-Day Shipping on all Starter Kits Tuesday July 11th Only!!!



Hello and welcome back to GreenBox Grown! Today I am excited to announce that this coming Tuesday, July 11th, is Amazon Prime Day. Which means all of our Cannabis Growing Starter Kits on the GreenBox Grown Store will come with FREE 2 Day Shipping! 

You can sign up for a free Trial of Amazon Prime at the link above and can cancel at anytime. Once you have purchased all the items you would like to receive free 2 day shipping on, just cancel your Prime account and you wont have to pay the monthly fee! That is unless you want to keep the prime account, which will get you free 2 day shipping on all of your Amazon orders, plus tons of other discounts and free offers on the Amazon store!

Not only will you receive free 2 day shipping on our Cannabis Growing Starter Kits, but you will also get free shipping on ever item in the GreenBox Grown Supply Store! On Prime Day, which is July 11th, there will be hundreds of thousands of sales going on and there is a good chance a lot of our growing supplies will be on sale with a huge discount. Be sure to check that out on Tuesday, as sales can reach an upwards of 60%+ OFF!

Amazon also has an app for Prime Day, which allows you to set items you are watching, and when they go on sale you will receive a notification on your phone. I highly recommend setting alerts for the Cannabis Growing Starter Kits you are interested in, so when the items become discounted, you can purchase before the sale is over. That is all I have for now, but as always thank you for watching and
HAPPY GROWING!!!

Dylan Osborn @ GreenBox Grown

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The Ministry of Cannabis Reviews GreenBox Grown!

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The Ministry of Cannabis Reviews GreenBox Grown!

The Ministry of Cannabis was kind enough to do a review on our Cannabis Growing Starter Kits, especially highlighting the Mini Grow Kit Series, so I wanted to share that article with all of you!  Click the button below for the Full Article or just read a quick excerpt at the bottom of this page.

As always, thank you for reading and HAPPY GROWING!!!


Green Box Grown Mini Stater Kits: The best way to grow your own cannabis plants


 "Growers who are beginning to become interested in cannabis cultivation often find it difficult to find the right tools for their crops.

Fortunately, since the growing kits were invented, hundreds of thousands of people are growing their plants and having very good crops.

Today we are going to talk about our favourite starter kits for growing cannabis: The kits offered by the company Green Box Grown.

This company was born thanks to the idea of Dylan Osborn, its founder, who, interested in the cultivation of medicinal cannabis, decided to found a brand that would help people to learn how to grow cannabis.

On their page we can see videos of great quality where they offer us advice for cultivation, seed germination, harvesting and curing, and other essential aspects such as pests that can affect plants.

Also the page of Green Grow Box has a blog updated almost everyday in which to read articles in depth on product reviews, farming tips, news, and much more.

But what really makes the difference are the Starter Kits. And most of all the "Mini" kits because with its small sizes, they are ideal to start growing, even if we have not many space in our house."

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Cannabis Growing Basics:  How to Program a Light Timer

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Cannabis Growing Basics: How to Program a Light Timer

Programming Your Grow Light Timer Basics!




Hello and welcome back for another episode of GreenBox Grown! My name is Dylan, and today I will showing you how to easily set up your Cannabis Grow Light Timer. Your light timer is going to be one of the most important tools in your grow as it allows you to automate the light schedule. This way you don't have to go out in the morning to turn the lights on or stay up late at night to turn them off! In the video I will be demonstrating with both a Digital Timer, which is the timer included in our Starter Kits, and a Wifi Enabled Timer, which can be purchased through our store via the link above.

So first thing I do in the video is show the Wifi Enabled Light Timer, which syncs up to your smart device via the WEMO App. What is great about this timer is you can control it from anywhere around the world, making it perfect for when you are off on vacation or just feeling too lazy to get out of bed.

On the app, you can connect as many different divices to control as possible, and you can set different rules for them. This means you can control several different grow tents which could be in different locations around the world if you wanted to! The rules essentially tell the lights when to turn on and when to turn off. So for example lets say I have an indoor grow that is currently in flower and so I want to give them 12 hours of light each day for 7 days per week.  

All I would have to do is go into the app and set a rule with those parameters and I am all set! There is also the option to press a button that instantly switches the lights on or off. This is great for outdoor and greenhouse grows because you can switch the lights on during a foggy or rainy day when they are usually off at that time. What is nice about this timer is it plugs right into the wall and allows you to hook up a power strip to it so you can control multiple lights from one device. 

Now lets check out the digital timer and how that works. The first step with this timer, is you want to program the current day and time. Once that is done, you simple hit the program button and choose the on and off times for each day. Once everything is set, just plug it into the wall and plug in your light. This digital timer is almost as easy to program as the Wifi Enabled one, you just can't control it remotely is all.  

Now that you have all the information you need on how to program your cannabis grow light timer, you are all set to start your grow! Also remember to change your light schedule when switching between vegetation and flower as the light requirements are different! Unless you are growing auto flowers that is, those require 18+ hours for the entirety of their grow.

Until next time, thank you for reading and HAPPY GROWING!!!

Dylan Osborn @ GreenBox Grown

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Growing Marijuana for Beginners:  Basic Supplies Needed

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Growing Marijuana for Beginners: Basic Supplies Needed

The Essential Supplies for Growing Cannabis at Home!


What is up Cannabis Growers & welcome back fro another episode of GreenBox Grown!  My name is Dylan and today I will be covering the essential supplies needed to grow top quality cannabis at home, and this will be the bare essentials.  To give you a comparison, our "Mini" Starter Kit series comes with the equivalent of the Bare Minimum of what you need to grow cannabis at home.  The other Starter Kits we offer, come with more than the essentials, making it easier to grow and produce top quality results!

 

The first set of supplies I will be discussing are the Germination and Seed Starting materials.  Some people prefer to start from clone in which case they can skip these supplies, but these can also be used for taking cuttings and growing them into clones.  You would just need to add a rooting gel.  For starting cannabis seeds, you need a humidity dome with vents and a tray, rapid rooters, a spray bottle and some solo cups.  The Humidity dome is great for growing the seedlings in and getting them off to a vigorous start!  The Raid Rooters are for planting the seeds in once germinated and help ensure the seed makes it to the seeding stage.  The spray bottle is for misting the dome and keeping humidity high, and the solo cups are for transplanting into once the seedlings are a little bigger.  For lighting, you can use your full powered light, but will need to raise it really high so it doesn't burn the seedlings.  I like to use a 45W light as it is the perfect strength for growing seedlings.  All of these products can be found in our "Seed Starting Kit" at the link below:

The next set of supplies you will need are the watering supplies.  This includes Nutrients, a pH pen, pH up or down, and a watering bucket.  There are a ton of different options when it comes to nutrients, but I always recommend starting of with a complete pack for beginners.  In our mini starter kit series, we include the General Organics Nutrient Trio which is the essentials you will need from start to harvest.  For the more advanced starter kits, we include the General Organics GO Box, which comes with a full line of nutrients for your plants.  These help you grow a more potent bud and a higher yield!  

 

It is extremely important to pH all water and nutrient mixes you feed your plants, or else they will end up in really bad shape.  The pH I use is 5.8 and that is based on the medium I grow in, Coco Coir.  It varies from growing medium, so always check on the label what is recommended for pH.  Once you know the pH you would like to achieve, you need to test your water at home from the sink to see where it is.  If it is above your desired pH, then you will need pH down, and if it is below, then you will need pH up.  Our starter kits come with a pH kit which includes a pH pen and pH up/down.  

 

Now we are going to take a look at the supplies needed for your growing space, whether that is an indoor tent or a greenhouse outside.  Either way the inside of your grow space will be set up almost the exact same way.  We offer Cannabis Growing Starter Kits for both indoor and greenhouse growers.  

 

The most important items you need besides the grow space itself, are fans to keep good air circulation and a constant breeze.  Next you will need a heater, depending on how cold it gets where you live.  It must always be as close to 75 degrees F as possible in your grow room, as that can really change the growth of the plants.  Next you will need grow lights, which are optional if you are growing outdoors in a greenhouse.  If you want to grow year round in a greenhouse, you will need grow lights for supplemental lighting.  

 

Finally, you will need your pots and soil.  The larger the pot you use, the bigger plant you can grow.  And with cannabis plants, the bigger the plant, the larger the yield!  I recommend using Smart Pots as they provide great aeration to the roots and are what we include in our starter kits!

 

Finally, you will need your harvesting supplies.  All this requires is a jewelers loupe for see when the trichomes are ready for harvest, a string for hanging the buds to dry, trimmers for trimming the buds, latex gloves for when you trim, and mason jars for curing the buds!

 

This may seem like a long list of items you need before you can grow cannabis at home, but it actually isn't that bad nor expensive.  Especially if you purchase through one of our starter kits which are starting at $150!  Another nice thing is most of the supplies you use with growing cannabis are reusable, so you only have to make the purchase once.  You will need to repurchase things like nutrients and soil, but that is a very rare thing and only costs a little bit at a time!  Again, all of our starter kits include everything you need in order to grow top-shelf cannabis from the comfort of your home.  Paired with our free collection of How-to-Grow Videos, The GreenBox Grown Starter Kits make cannabis growing easier than ever!

That is all I have for now, but as always thank you for watching and HAPPY GROWING!!! 

Dylan Osborn @ GreenBox Grown

 

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Basic Grow Update:  Checking on Trichomes

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Basic Grow Update: Checking on Trichomes

Trichomes on the current Indoor/Outdoor Cannabis Grows!


What's up Cannabis Growers and welcome back for another episode of GreenBox Grown! My name is Dylan and today I will be giving you another update on our current Indoor & Outdoor Basic Cannabis Grows. What I mean by a "Basic" Grow, is we gave these plants a short vegetation time and did minimal topping and LST. This is a lot easier of a grow for a beginner, and allows for a much faster harvest time!  

In this video you will see I show all of the buds on each plant, as well as how they have grown since the last video. But the most important thing covered in this episode are the trichomes and their maturity. See, the trichomes maturity level is the single most important way of telling when the buds are ready for harvest. 

Trichomes have three different stages during their maturity cycle. First they are clear, and lack THC inside of them. Later, as the mature a little further, they become milky or cloudy which means they are full of THC! Next, the THC starts to break down into what is known as THC-A, and the Trichomes begin turning amber.  

What growers have learned over time, is trichomes give a different high depending on what stage they are at. When all of the trichomes are milky with zero percent amber, that is when you will get the most energetic and thought provoking high! When all of the trichomes become amber, you will receive what is know as the "Couch Lock" type of high. A very strong body high that is relaxing and causes you to not want to do anything! As a grower, I have developed a preference for harvesting when the Trichomes are about 80% Milky and 20% Amber, giving what I consider the perfect mix of both highs!  

Eventually as a cannabis grower, you will be able to determine what you prefer when it comes to trichome maturity on your buds.  

Now that you know how to decide if your buds are ready for harvest or not, it is time to discuss "Flushing" your cannabis plants. Flushing is one of the most important steps in creating a smooth and tasteful smoke, and consists of only watering your plants with plain pH'd water for the last 2 weeks of growth. What this does is flushes out any build up of salts or minerals from nutrients in your plants. With out a clean flushing, your buds will be extremely harsh and unpleasant to taste. After a proper flushing, however, you will notice a enormous difference. In fact, a proper flush can turn poorly grown weed into top shelf, and without a flush can turn perfectly grown weed into crap!

So now the big question is, if I have to flush my plants for 2 weeks before harvesting, how do I know when to start the flush so that the trichomes are at the right maturity level once the flush is over. From what I noticed, once all trichomes are milky, they begin turning amber at about a rate of 4-5% each week. So if you wanted 10% amber trichomes, start flushing right when all the trichomes have become milky. My other word of advice, is it doesn't hurt to flush longer than 2 weeks. So if the trichomes aren't ready when the flush is finished, just keep flushing until they are ready!

In the video you will see that the cannabis plants in my greenhouse look like they could use another week of nutrients before I start the flush, so that is what I am going to give them. The indoor plants are a little further along, but to keep things easy I will give them 1 more week of nutrients as well. This way I can harvest everything at once.

That is all I have for now, but I will be back with another update on my Basic Cannabis Grows once I start harvesting them! As always, thank you for watching and HAPPY GROWING!!!

Dylan Osborn @ GreenBox Grown 

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