The Number One Cause of “Damage” to Property, From Cannabis Growers, Is MOLD!
Mold grows rapidly at 80F and 70-80% Humidity. Lower the humidity and temp and mold does not grow that well at all. Cannabis grows rapidly in a large number of environmental conditions and actually grows the finest cannabis in conditions that do not contribute to mold growth. So why are growers growing mold with their cannabis? I chalk it up to prohibition restricting information and ignorant (or paid disinformationist) growers spreading incorrect information about cannabis.
Prohibition of outdoor growing and restriction of proper information on growing cannabis indoor is causing significant damage to property. Areas where the temps are high and the humidity is high are areas where cannabis really needs to be grown outdoor. Changing an indoor environment to be dry and cool in those areas is done with the use of dehumidifiers and air conditioning, both very expensive additions to a grow.
What’s worse? People in dry/cool areas heating their rooms and letting humidity climb to ridiculous levels. This ridiculous notion that your grow rooms have to be like Hawaii or Columbia is causing a lot of problems. It’s also causing lower quality cannabis to be produced.
You Want More Trichomes?
Everyone would appreciate more trichomes on their cannabis, right? Trichomes are the main storage containers in cannabis for THC and terpenes, CBD is there and in the plant matter itself. You want more potent cannabis, you’ll want as dense of a forest of trichomes as your cannabis strains can possibly produce. Cannabis actually produces more trichomes per square inch when grown in a dry environment. Cannabis uses the layer of trichomes to create a micro-climate next to the plant that’s a higher humidity than the surrounding air. The dryer the environment, the more trichomes are produced per square inch to create a higher humidity within that micro-climate.
Transpiration is the Key to Massive Cannabis Growth
Transpiration is the movement of water and nutrients through a cannabis plant. Cannabis uses transpiration for cooling, nutrient transportation, and for creating a humid micro-climate. When cannabis is grown in a cool (68F-72F) environment it hardly uses any transpiration for cooling. When cannabis is grown in a dry (15%-30% RH) environment it uses a significant amount of transpiration for keeping that micro-climate hydrated. When the nutrient strength is kept low enough to prevent over-feeding, the amount of transpiration in this environment provides plenty of nutrient availability for the plant.
Why High Humidity and Cannabis Sucks
When growing in a high humidity environment, little to no transpiration is used for creating that micro-climate. The cannabis plant will produce fewer trichomes per square inch. Higher temperatures must be used in a high humidity environment so that transpiration rates are kept high. The plant is using transpiration to cool itself down to the 72F it prefers. Using an laser heat sensor shows that cannabis leaves stay below 75F, even in 80F+ temperatures, as long as transpiration rates are high enough to provide enough cooling.
You like terpenes? THC/CBD… they’re pretty much a ‘flat’ experience without the full terpene profile cannabis produces. Your job as a grower is to provide an environment where cannabis produces the fullest range and levels of terpenes possible. Cannabis grown in dry/cool environments are simply exploding with terpene complexity and potency when compared to high humidity, high heat cannabis.
Keep it Cool and Dry
You’ll truly appreciate the difference in the cannabis you grow when it’s grown for quality, the way prohibition doesn’t want you to. Join the ranks of the elite, grow some superior cannabis today!
Keep it Clean!