New Year’s Resolutions For Growers January 3, 2018 – Posted in: Grow Guide, Lifestyle – Tags: , , , , , , ,

New Year’s Resolutions For Growers

By Bud Flowers

Do you even remember what you promised yourself you’d accomplish in 2017? Well, it has been more than 365 days since you embarked on that fateful mission to achieve those resolutions. Now you’re stuck in a feedback loop of shame and loathing because you’ve had to come to grips with the fact that you’ve accomplished nothing that resembled the goals you set last year. Perhaps you’re aiming too high? Or you were aiming while high? Let’s avoid psychoanalyzing how you always feel like a victim, and that your father is to blame for all of your failures and your lack of motivation. Instead, let’s nail down some very simple resolutions for 2018 that will generate tangible rewards for you, the cannabis cultivator.

Buy a pH Pen

You started and ended 2017 without a pH pen. How did that go for you? Stunted plants with yellowing leaves. Stop growing without one. You’re can’t call yourself a grower without one. Don’t be one of those people who say, “I’ve been growing so long, I know what I’m doing.” Get the pen and eliminate the first and usually the most common variable when you notice yellow leaves on your plant. Just buy the damn pen and move on. You can buy one of our most popular items for sale, the bluelab pH pen in our ONLINE STORE HERE.

No More ‘Bro Science’

Stop listening to your friend that grew one plant outdoors when he was 17. They don’t know what they’re talking about, and you’re wasting your money because you are foolish enough to listen. There are a ton of online resources, forums and blogs that are filled with tried and true methods of growing. Find the one that suits your setup/environment, and stick with that until you’re ready to try something new. In the meantime, you can check out some helpful blog posts on our site HERE

Come To A Cannabis Cultivation Class

Did you know that we host a FREE biweekly cannabis cultivation class on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm? We have refreshments and wisdom to share with everyone. Each class is co-hosted with our guest, a commercial grower who is available to answer any and all questions related to cannabis growing. We have yet to see him get stumped. Coming to one of these classes is a great way to meet new friends with similar interests, and get the correct information to the questions you have. Bring that friend of yours who keeps giving you bad advice so you can shut them up once and for all.

Keep A Journal

One of our BLOG POSTS talks about having a grow journal. This handy piece of kit is probably one of the most important things you can have because it will make you a better grower in the long run. Logging your daily tasks related to cannabis growing is vital to fixing problems. Trying to keep information in your head won’t work. You need to measure pH, humidity, temperature, light schedule, and feeding schedule, to name a few. When you log what you’re doing, and something goes wrong, you can take your journal to a more experienced grower who will be able to diagnose your issue. Sometimes you can see the problem for yourself when you have it written down. Try it this year and save yourself the heartache.

Save Money, Smoke Healthy

If you’ve been on the fence about growing, the new Ontario legislation that will be passing this year should finally give you a final push to grow for your own personal and medical use. When you grow your own cannabis, you save money, smoke healthy, and derive an unparalleled sense of satisfaction that you produced something with your own hands and effort. There is no substitute to the feeling you get after you literally reap the rewards of your hard work. It’s tangible, and smokeable. That’s a win-win folks.

Be Uncomfortable (Try Something New)

If you’re living within your comfort zone, you will never truly achieve anything great. Make 2018 the year you will venture into something new and exciting. Is there a particular genetic strain you’ve had your eye on for some time? What about baking edibles? Perhaps something else? Give it a try. You have nothing to lose. Fortune favours the bold.

Come see us at Grow Op Hydroponics at 1332 Bloor Street West – Toronto. If you can’t make it into the shop, feel free to call us at: 416-530-7750.

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