Author: SOUP

Intro to Integrated Pest Management

First off, let me start with a shout out to the University of California Statewide IPM Program and their outstanding website! They have been working on Integrated Pest Management for decades and have put together some amazing resources for farmers and gardeners. Most of this post is derived from their work, I am just trying to repackage it in a way that makes sense for growing cannabis indoors. I have learned so much from poking around their website and I encourage you to go check it out too! What is Integrated Pest Management? IPM is a set of...

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Take Better Pics! – Clip on Macro and Wide Angle Lenses for Smart Phones

Hey DGC!  Your buddy Soup here, hoping to help you take some better pics! I got a lot of great Christmas gifts this year, but one of my favorites has been this Aukey Smart Phone Lens Kit ($25 on Amazon) I often find myself trying to take super close up pictures of my flowers or  plants or other fun things I find in nature, but my camera just won’t focus on things that small or that close to the lens.  I’ve wanted a nice camera with a macro lens for a long time now, but there hasn’t been any...

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How to Make and Use Your Own Lactobacillus Culture

Hey DGC! Lactobacillus is a genus of beneficial bacteria. They are found pretty much everywhere and there are even some inside your digestive system right now! In fact, Lactobacillus bacteria are in many probiotic supplements and Lactobacillus species play an important role in the production of many common foods. In the garden, Lactobacillus serum can be used as a digester, helping break down organic matter and turn it into a form that is available to your plants. Since Lactobacillus bacteria are everywhere, its easy to make a concentrated culture you can use around your home and garden, and all you need...

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Soup’s New Flowering Room (Lots of pics!)

Hey DGC! So I’ve been pretty busy lately… Just finished some major upgrades so I thought I’d share the journey with the crew! I’ve been using a 6′ x 21′ room for my veg room for a while now.  When I started it was pretty rough, just 2x4s and exterior walls.  I’ve had plans to turn it into my flowering room for a long time, and I finally scraped enough money together to make it happen. Special thanks to The Dude and to Brendan from Spectrum King!  None of this would have happened without support from you guys and...

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Nug Vault – Cash your Nugs in for Top Shelf Gear

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