CANNABIS GARDENER SERVICES
Are you considering growing your cannabis plants at home? Are you concerned about how it will affect your existing garden? With the recent legalization in Canada, a new direction for growers to succeed presents itself. We are offering a set of services that will have you exercising your green thumb.
There are various steps to take when it comes to producing your harvest and whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting, knowing the laws and understanding how to create the ideal conditions for your plants is step one.
Knowing the Rules before you Grow
According to the laws set in place, you must be 19 years of age or older to buy, use, possess and grow recreationally. For each residence, you are allowed to cultivate up to 4 per home.
Neighbour Friendly Growing System
When planning your garden venture, something to be aware of is all the Cannabis stages. If you are thinking about growing directly in your garden, the smell can become incredibly potent while nearing harvest time, and while you may enjoy the scent, your neighbours may not feel the same way. Luckily, we have some ways to help you combat that!
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- Strain Selection
- Auto Feed Lines
- Garden Planning
- Repel Pests Naturally
- Masking The Smell
- Water Features
- Secure Gates
- Retaining Walls
- Water Drainage
- Custom Sheds
- Neighbour Friendly Systems
- Grow Lighting
- Temperature Control
- Growing Advice
- Seeds / Clones
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Building a Greenhouse Grow Space
A Greenhouse is an excellent option that can provide your flowers with an ideal environment to flourish, in comparison to integrating it into your existing garden. However, there are many vital elements to consider carefully before starting on this kind of project.
When it comes to planning the structure, it is essential to know what your grow space will need in terms of size, environmental controls and protection from the wind and weather. Keep in mind that in the colder months of the year, we may experience more extreme weather and dramatic temperature shifts, damaging your flowers' growth.
Optimizing your Growing System
With Canada's unpredictable weather and temperature changes, it can take a toll on getting your garden to flourish. Cannabis tends to thrive in warm and dry conditions, so we suggest that you aim to keep the temperature around 65 to 84° F. (18 to 29°C), a warm and balanced climate will keep them happy. However, the weather will always need to be monitored and adjusted throughout the growing process.
Something to consider for your greenhouse: During the colder season, we advise implementing a heating system, which will allow you to control the temperature and raise the heat as needed carefully. In contrast to that, it is vital to consider a Cooling and Ventilation system in the warmer season. Air will be critical in minimizing any heat build-up, which could result in unwanted humidity.
Managing Humidity in your Greenhouse
Humidity can affect your plants drastically. If it becomes too humid, it could develop mould or mildew, which can be dangerous if not spotted, and if it is not warm enough, you could dry out your plants and hinder the process. And with any plant, knowing what helps the plant thrive will change the way you tend to your plants. For example, Cannabis tends to thrive in a higher humidity level while in the vegetative stage, but it prefers lower humidity in the flowering stage.
Recommendations for Ventilation
Are you concerned about the airflow? It's essential to build a sense of flexibility in your greenhouse design and consider ways to dehumidify the atmosphere. A good climate will help your leaves breathe and grow smoothly as the season transition. Types of ventilation break down into two main categories: Natural ventilation with roof and sidewall ventilation or forced air ventilations like exhaust fans or sometimes cooling pads. Ventilation allows hot air to be removed from the inside, putting fans to help circulate airflow, which is useful for keeping your plants healthy.
Lighting Adjustments and Blackout Time
During the colder months, daylight is much shorter, and this can be slightly problematic, depending on what stage your plant is flowering. Growing in a greenhouse gives the advantage of natural sunlight, a cost-efficient solution, and provides the plant with what it needs to thrive. However, when your Cannabis reaches the vegetative state, it will require approximately 18 hours of light. For that reason, we suggest putting in an additional light source to optimize year-round production.
Understanding the stages can change the way your plant grows. The Flowering Stage prefers more extended periods in darkness, approximately 12 hours of the uninterrupted night. Blackout curtains allow for the required amount of light deprivation for the plant, covering any spots that light can come in, even light traps for exhaust fans – your plants will thank you!
Companions for Outdoor Gardens
If the greenhouse is not the route you wish to take and you would like to keep it as a seasonal project, we can also help you integrate your Cannabis plant into your garden or create a whole new bed!
There are dozens of flowers and herbs that can add nutrients to the soil and act as a natural pesticide to repel any unwanted visitors and combat the smell around harvest time. Herbs such as Mint, Rosemary and Thyme are great for tackling the scent and flowers such as Lavender, Jasmine and Lilac. Herbs like Cilantro, Dill and Peppermint help to deter pests. If you prefer flowers, Chrysanthemums, Marigolds, and Sunflowers are a good start.