For those who prefer something in a bottle, I’m really intrigued by Botanicare’s Sweet Carbo line. According to Botanicare:
As an added bonus, this trick also gets your buds prepped for a successful, mold-free drying process because your buds have already given up some of their moisture.
Humidity stumps a lot of new growers and causes several unexpected problems.
You probably know that in order to get the best results, your plants need to make it through the majority of their lifecycle without major problems.
Adding CO2 is most effective when you are using bright, high-powered lights (such as a 1000W HPS) that give off more light than your plants can naturally use.
Make sure the area of your garden/position of your planting containers meets the following demands when growing in Europe in 2021:
• Predatory insects: Introduce predatory insects such as ladybirds and parasitic wasps to protect your plants against pest species.
Female pre-flowers feature a small bulb and a protruding hair, or pistil. In contrast, male pre-flowers feature a hairless bulb. Remove any males if you’re not looking to create seeds.
• Temperatures never drop below 12°C
• Temperatures never exceed 30°C
• 6–8 hours of direct sunlight each day (south-facing location is ideal)
• Shelter from torrential rain and heatwaves (e.g. temporary tarpaulin, greenhouse)
Your plants have entered the flowering phase. As the fall equinox approaches, the days begin to get shorter, and plants get the signal to blossom. Tidy them up and make sure each bud site has an adequate amount of light exposure.
Bad weed is often darker (sometimes you even see brown weed) and more brittle than better products due to improper drying and curing methods. It may also have been harvested too early, resulting in extremely light and airy buds that have lower cannabinoid content than flowers left to fully mature.
Is it packed into disposable plastic bags and kept in a humid environment where temperatures fluctuate? This can be the first sign of trouble, as problems such as mold or other contaminants can run wild in such conditions.
The Taste And Aroma Of Schwag – It’s No Good
However, what will happen to everyone, whether novice or veteran, is that consuming too much will quickly bring about negative effects – not from getting too high, but from consuming too much of any contaminant in the weed, whether this is residual chemicals used in the growing phase, or molds and other pathogenic bacteria picked up along the way.
THC, being the most active and also most commonly known cannabinoid, still reigns supreme, with high-grade weed testing at well over 20%, and some strains being cultivated coming in at over 33% THC! However, other cannabinoids are now also seeing the limelight, with CBD content of some strains rocketing up the charts to above 10%, as well as lesser-known cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG and THCV being heavily researched and sought out in high-grade weed.
Let’s face it, not everyone can produce great weed. To hedge against purchasing bad weed, make sure to do your research on both who grew the plant and how it was grown. A good grower knows how to keep the environment just right, and how to identify problems like bugs and mold before these take hold of a crop.