For the small to mid-sized cannabis grower, the path to great-looking and deliciously tasting buds includes many different factors that interact with each other in various ways. The more time you spend streamlining your growing environment the better the outcome will be.
As many experienced cannabis farmers will tell you; incorporating well-placed automation tools will reduce your growing time expenditure, because, undoubtedly, for many small to mid-sized (part-time) cannabis growers’- time is certainly of the essence.
For both pre and post-harvest automation tools, Ace The Grow is your guide. If utilized correctly, these options will surely work well with grows of many sizes and environments.
Mimicking the 18/6hr vegetative light cycles, and also the 12/12hr flowering light cycles takes precise timing and planning. Successful grows and bountiful harvests depend squarely upon routine; a routine that, once dialed-in, will ensure that your plants achieve their full potential. An automation tool that will help you greatly in this endeavor is the digital or mechanical automatic timer:
Automated Feeding System
In tandem with the automatic light-cycle timer, there are systems now in existence that will infinitely simplify your small to mid-sized grow. From plant watering globes and spikes to indoor drip-watering systems and self-watering pots and containers, there are solutions for the grower that desires to have more peace of mind regarding well-timed and well-measured watering.
Automated feeding (watering) is useful in both the vegetative and flowering stages. While not “automated” in the robotic sense, the use of Coco Coir can be viewed as organic automation, in that the medium works automatically to maintain moisture and retain nutrients to make sure your plants are adequately nourished.
After your harvest is complete and you’re ready to trim your dried buds, there is yet another time-saving automation tool that will help you prepare them for maximum enjoyment. It will also help to retain excess plant matter. The “trim-machine” has become an industry go-to when it comes to efficient harvesting. While the high-end model may be for those cultivators with a larger budget, the advantages are worth it.
Hand trimming is a highly coveted skilled labor, and sometimes your harvest is bigger than you had ever imagined! A good trim machine can cut your work in half, while also giving you extra “bang for your buck” through trim, shake, and fallen crystals. All of this can be used to make aromatic wax, oil, ‘budder’, shatter and many other forms of consumable thc/cbd forms.
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Whether you’re attempting your first home grow or you’re attempting to dial in your established cannabis garden’s timeline – Ace The Grow is your guide to making automation a viable solution.
Be sure to follow the above tips, and your stress levels will drop while your harvest gets better and better! Happy Growing!