Getting a college or university degree isn’t for everyone.
But some folks who never thought they’d attend a post-secondary education program may find themselves in the classroom to gain a rather unique degree: Canada’s first college program for growing weed.
Let’s say you’re interested in growing your own marijuana, and you’ve done all the research you need. You know what strain you want, you know the best soil to choose and everything else. But now you need to figure out one last thing: do you want to grow it indoors or outdoors?
Lights. Air conditioning. Humidity control. Those are the three things Gary Howard, who has nearly two decades of experience in the cannabis industry, will never cheap out on. But it’s the last one—humidity control—where he sees too many growers taking too many risks and making mistakes.
At Green Barn Farms, the native soil is alkaline with an eight to nine pH level, according to Jensen. The growers bring in compost and organic materials to lighten up the soil and make it slightly more acidic in the six to seven pH range.
Are you worried about your growing operation being found out? Don’t want the smell of delicious, yet stinky cannabis plants seeping through your walls and alerting your neighbors? Try these less smelly weed strains!
Industrial hemp plants grow vigorously, with long, lanky stalks and deep tap roots. Different varieties of hemp may produce a varying quantity seeds or fiber, and they may also differ in oil composition.
In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing to a new market. But the venture comes with both a business and social overhead: high energy bills and a heavy, carbon footprint.