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Autoflower vs Photoperiod Plants

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Autoflower vs Photoperiod Plants

Comparing Autoflowering and Regular Plants!


 
 

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What up GreenBox Growers and welcome back to the intro to growing cannabis video section! Now in today's episode I will be covering one of the most important aspects of grand cannabis at home and what that is is the differences between autoflowering plants and the regular photoperiod plant. Now in today's video, not only will I Define the characteristics of each of those types of plants, but I am also going to explain to you guys the pros and cons of growing each of them at home as well as what is best for a first-time grower.

Now finally I am also going to show you guys how you can buy seeds as well as clones for either types of those plants oh, and now that you guys know what we are doing in today's video, let's get started with defining what autoflowering plants are! 

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Crash Course to Growing Cannabis:  Everything you need to know before you start!

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Crash Course to Growing Cannabis: Everything you need to know before you start!

Intro to Growing Cannabis Overview

 

What up Growers and welcome back for another lit episode of GreenBox Grown! Now as most of you probably noticed I was taken off of YouTube recently, and I add all of my videos deleted so I recreated my Channel with this new account here. And I'm going to have to limit the videos and type of content that I upload from here on out just because of the changes that YouTube is making with their policies and how strict they are getting with channels. 

So I'm not going to be able to put up any more of the how to and very detailed informative videos where I guide you through everything. Now the videos I will still be uploading  will include product and strain reviews, and I'm also going to be doing videos that will be more of an overview of the grow series that I am doing on my website. I can't really show you guys the how to parts of it but I will give you updates on how the plants are doing and stuff like that.

Now if you are interested in seeing my premium how to grow content where I show you exactly what to do step by step, with the plants that I am growing in my video series. All you got to do is hop over to GreenBoxGrown.com and just scroll down on any of our video pages and you will see you can subscribe to our video channel for $14.99 per month. And what that will include is unlimited  access to our entire video library that I have up there, as well as the new videos that I am updating every other day.  So the premium content will include those grow series where I go week-by-week showing you how to grow the plants and telling you exactly everything I do to them, so that you can follow along and mimic what I am doing.

 There is a two-week free trial with that sign up so if you subscribe you won't have to pay until after that trial is over. And you can cancel at anytime. Now the purpose of today's videos to give you an idea and overview of my intro to growing cannabis section which is basically a crash course to all the information you need to know before you start your cannabis grow. So this is including things like what supplies you will need, how to  mix your nutrients and water and what kind of watering schedule you should follow.

 And other basic types of information like that. So in today is a video I'm going to give you a quick highlight of all the information that comes along and our intro to Growing section. And again this is part of the premium content package so to get this you have to subscribe at GreenBoxGrown.com. Alright guys so now that you know what we are doing in 2 days the video, let's get started with that overview of the kind of content you can expect to find in my intro to growing cannabis section!

Alright guys so what I will be doing here is giving you some clips and highlights from those different intro to growing cannabis videos just so you can get a brief overview of what that whole premium content section has to offer.  First off we are going to show you exactly what supplies you need and the whole setup of everything you'll need from start to finish so you'll know exactly how to use all those different supplies and how to set them up. We cover all of that and show you exactly how to do it. If you want to grow indoor we can show you how to do that and if you want to grow outdoor or in a greenhouse we will also be able to show you how to do that. As well as how to pick out a good spot to set your Greenhouse up in.

 Now what is really good too as I have used all of the supplies that I recommend and show in my videos and I only recommend well and gave me the best results so you are going to know that these products have been tried and tested and you don't have to worry about whether or not they are good quality or fit your needs. So now you can see I am covering the indoor grow tent and the different supplies you will need for growing in there as well as if you want to do low stress training which I also cover later on in the series.

Next up I'm going to break down what the difference is between an Autoflower plant as well as a regular or feminized plant and I'll show you guys of course how to grow those out from seed and the differences between growing them. So this right here is what was recently grown and one of my more recent grow series, it was that Autoflower low-stress training grow series and I'm showing you some of the buds from that blue amnesia Autoflower right there.  And then of course this is from my blue dream grow that was a while back. 

And that was a greenhouse outdoor grow, and these actually came from clones but that is still a regular plant not an Autoflower. And some good shots of those blue dream buds right here. But anyways yeah grew these outside with the scrog and the greenhouse, And we can show you not only how to grow feminized plants or a regular seeds but we can also show you how to scrog and grow out in a greenhouse.

Now as you probably have guessed one of the most important parts of growing cannabis is having a proper nutrient and watering schedule so that is something we are going to cover and a lot of detail. Not only do I show you how to pH your water for different growing mediums because that is important to follow those numbers properly. But I will show you exactly how to mix your nutrients and at what ratios, and I will also show you how to increase those doses as you go through the grow and have a bigger plant. 

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That is very important because you don't want to over or under feed because that will greatly affect The results you have with the plants. So going to show you not only how to use the nutrients but also you know when to feed, because having a proper watering schedule is very important. Because if you feed too frequently like I was just saying or not frequently enough, that will lead to a lot of issues so depending on the type of bro you are doing whether it is hydroponic or soil or maybe a soilless medium. It is all going to be different depending on what you go with. So we show you how to do it with each one of those growing mediums and that way you can grow and all the different types of mediums. 

Now if you are neuter cannabis you probably heard of starting from seeds and maybe you have heard from starting from clone. But those are the two main ways you can start off your cannabis grow and I'll be showing you how to start from either of those methods. Just so  that you can start from either a clone or from a seed. Both are really easy and you can get great results either way, I have no preference it's more about finding the right genetics and strains that you are looking for. But we make it really easy to start from either a clone or a seed. And then of course more advanced down the road I do teach you guys how to take clones and grandmother plants so that if you want to grow your own clones you can do that as well.

Now I mentioned I would show you guys what kind of supplies you need and how to set them all up, and I will also cover the differences between the different types of grow lights. So you know the three basic ones are LEDs, HPS, and then CFLs and I cover all three of those and here you can see I've got a good example of a 900 watt LED I was using. You can see it has two switches on it one for veg and one for Bloom, and then you can see in the second shot here I've got the CFL lights which are not as powerful as the LEDs, they have their own purpose that is a little different. But again all of these different types of Lights have different pros and cons when compared to each other and I will show you how to decide on which light is going to be best for your specific grow and set up.

Now something that is very important and growing cannabis and will help you have a lot more of a successful Harvest is knowing how to diagnose different issues such as deficiencies, pest problems, or toxicities with your nutrient feedings. So I'm going to cover all of that in this intro section as well as other groceries, and things like over-watering and under watering will be shown like here. So you can see these first plants here actually over water which is why they are curling over, so I will show you guys not only how to spot and diagnose issues but I will also show you how to fix them and cure the problem.

 And then also prevent and avoid it. So here is another example is under the rug being under watered, and that is why the leaves are droopy like that. So a lot of people might think that their plant is dying or that it is a very serious issue. Is not something you want to happen a lot to your plants, but With these videos I'm going to show you not only how to avoid them but how to fix them so that it's not going to ruin your grow and you can continue and have a successful Harvest.

Now like I was saying with diagnosing different issues, pests go along with that. So here is a shot of an aphid on a plant and now this looks like a small harmless bug but they can actually kill and wipe out a complete cannabis plant and a couple days. So I show you guys how to spot these different pests and bugs and how to take care of and eradicate them as well as how to prevent them from getting into your grow room. And this is really important because even if you are doing everything perfectly in terms of growing the plants, if you can't stop these bugs from killing or eating them, there is no point in growing because you're just not going to get to that Harvest. So another important part about the intro to Growing section!

Now last but not least it's some of the most important stuff and that is the advanced grower stuff. So first we include things like how to top your plants for higher yields and increase growth, because this will help you create a bushier shorter plant for smaller grow spaces, and then on top of that we also show you how to do LST or low stress training. Which is like you see hear the bending of the plant to get also better results with a Brashear plant, more tops, and then of course That is going to lead to more yields.

Next up for some of that advanced stuff, is the automatic watering system so this is really cool because you can set it up on a weekly basis, so you don't have to check on the plants every day. Although that is something I recommend doing is checking on them at least once a day just to make sure that they are going and doing well and are healthy and happy. But anyways this tool is really useful for saving a lot of time and of course if you need to go on vacation or a trip you're not tied down to your plants because you can leave and set up this drip system to take care of them while you are gone. 

And then of course that leads me to the final section that I will be covering today which is our video that explains exactly how you can set up an automated for up to a week at a time for vacation or any sort of trip. So I show you guys what tools and supplies You'll need to set that up, and then you can manage all of that from your smartphone remotely around the world. Now that is just kind of the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the information and videos that you can see on the greenboxgrown.com website under our subscription. Of course I will be coming out with more videos on are different grow series and over views on that so stay tuned. And be sure to check out that link Down Below in the description if you want to subscribe to our videos, so you can see exactly how I got the results that I'm showing you guys in these videos here.

 Alright GreenBox Growers and that concludes today's a video as well as that brief overview of our intro to cannabis growing section, and again that is part of that premium Content Library which you can sign up for with that two-week free trial right on Greenboxgrown.com.  And you can find more details about that down below in the description. Now I will be back with more videos  that give you guys overviews and highlights of my premium content so that you guys can see different updates on those are various grow series that I have going. Now if you enjoy the video please don't forget to give us a thumbs up and also feel free to comment below with your feedback. As always thank you guys for watching and until next time….
 

Happy Growing!!!
Dylan @ GBG

 

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How and When to Properly Flush your Cannabis Plants

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How and When to Properly Flush your Cannabis Plants

Flush your Cannabis Plants for Best Results!


 
 

What’s up cannabis growers, my name is Dylan and welcome back for another episode of GreenBox Grown!  Today I will be explaining how and why you should flush your plants right before harvest, and will also give you a demonstration of me flushing out my plants.  Flushing is one of the most important processes in growing quality bud, and it is the process of actually flushing out anything that has been left behind in your plants and soil from the nutrients you used to grow.  In the end, you have a much smoother, better tasting smoke which isn't full of harmful chemicals!  So now that you now why we flush the plants, lets go see how it’s done.

Alright so here are the plants we will be flushing, 4 blue dreams which I SCROGed and Lollipoped below right before flower.  Now most people say flush for 5-10 days, but I always push for 2 weeks and I highly recommend you do that as well.  You really want to get all those nutrients and anything else left behind in your buds, out of there!  If you’ve ever smoked unflushed bud then you’ll know why.  If not, let me explain.  The smoke tastes horrible and is extremely harsh!  It’s really an unpleasant experience, plus it can be very unhealthy smoking those chemicals left behind from the nutrients.  There’s a really cool way to tell if the weed you are smoking has been flushed properly besides those.  After smoking the bud, look at the color of the ash.  If it is white, then it was properly flushed, and if it is black or dark, then that means the weed wasn't flushed enough or at all!

So now that you understand why were are flushing these plants, it’s time to discuss when it should be done!  This is very important because you want the flush to finish right when your buds are ready to be harvested, so timing is key.  Also, I always recommend starting earlier than later with the flush, because you can always extend it if the plants aren't ready after 2 weeks.  If you wait too long, then the buds may be over developed by the time the flush is finished.  And of course that isn't the end of the world because the buds will still be smokeable, I am more just talking about the optimal way of doing this!  

So as you can see we are looking at the trichomes for making this decision as they are what I use for making the final decision of when to harvest.  I find that over 2 weeks time the trichomes become 15-20% more amber.  For example, I like to harvest at 25% amber, so I start my flush at around 5-10% amber because it will change close to 20% during the flush.  And here in this shot you can see we are just in that 5-10% range of amber so we are going to start flushing.  Just a quick reminder to always check the buds and not the sugar leaves when looking at trichomes, as sugar leaves mature much faster than buds and aren't an accurate indicator.

Since it is time to start the flush, I am going to wait until the plants are ready for another watering and at that point I will provide them with a flushing agent.  A flushing agent is something that comes with most nutrient packs and is just a mix you add to water and then feed to your plants at the very start of your flush.  It helps dissolve and release everything out of your soil and plants so when you start with the plain pH’d watering, it washes out much more easily!  I am using the Fox Farm Sledge Hammer flush as it came with my Dirty Dozen Nutrient Kit, and I will be mixing 2 tsp per gallon.  

These plants are pretty large so I am giving each one about a gallon to a little over.  Also, you can using flushing agents over the course of your grow to help prevent a build up of nutrients.  I do a short flush every month and a half or so and have found it to help with plant health a lot!  When watering try to get about 10-15% runoff out the bottom before finishing!

You will still want to wait for the soil to dry properly before watering again, so that is what I am doing in this shoot.  The soil is still too wet, but once it dries up I will be doing the first plain pH’d watering of this flush.  That will be all these plants get for the rest of the grow as well.  On these close ups you can see how frosty the buds are, and over the period of this flush you will notice them fatten up some more.  

A couple days later, and the soil is now ready for more water.  I will be mixing at a 5.8 pH since I am growing in coco coir, and I am using about 1 and a half gallons per plant.  You really want to flush them out good so try to get 15-20% runoff with each watering from here on out.  Be sure to soak all parts of the soil and don't leave anything out.  This process seems easy and not super critical, but if done properly it can really take your bud to that next level of quality!  And here’s a great shot of the buds so you an see how big they are getting.

Here we are 2 weeks later and the flushing is now complete.  Before I harvest however, I’m going to check out the trichomes just to make sure they have developed enough.  I said my goal was to harvest at 25% amber and it looks like they are right around that level of development!  Again, remember to focus on the buds and not the sugar leaves for making this decision.  Since the trichomes are where I want them, I’m going to begin the harvesting process with these plants.

Alight guys, so that’s everything you need to know about flushing your cannabis plants before harvest!  Remember, the best way to tell if it has been properly flushed is by the ash test.  If after smoking the ash turns white, then the plants were properly flushed.  If the ash is black or some sort of dark color, then the plants weren't flushed at all or just needed to be flushed for longer.  Also, remember how important it is to time the start of your flush by the development of the trichomes, as you don't want to be harvesting late, overdeveloped buds!  As always, thank you for watching and until next time…

HAPPY GROWING!

Dylan @ GreenBox Grown

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