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Experienced growers know that cannabis has two primary stages of growth—vegetative and flowering (also called productive). It’s in these stages that plants should experience an explosion of growth, first in roots and foliage (vegetative), and then in buds (flowering/productive). The transition is stimulated by a change in light, commonly switching from 18-hour light cycles (or more) to 12 hours, but there’s more that goes into a successful transition than flipping a switch. Though the transition might seem...

At BluePlanet, we often get questions from growers about what nutrients are most important for healthy cannabis and what they can do to ensure their plants get everything they need to reach their full potential. So, we took a moment to answer a few of those questions here. Read on to learn more about keeping your plants healthy and on track for maximum growth! Q: What nutrients are most important for the growth of cannabis and at what...

Just as humans need bacteria in their bodies to breakdown and absorb nutrients and perform a myriad of other essential functions, the same is true with microorganisms in plants. The rhizosphere, the zone in the soil where plant roots and soil meet, is alive with microbial activity. It’s where plants feed bacteria and where bacteria return the favor with a host of benefits to help plants grow and thrive. Microbes, beneficial bacteria, micro-organisms—you’ve probably heard all of...