Music: The Grower’s Secret Weapon

Left: Non-Treated Plant. Right: Music-Treated Plant. (Photo Credit.)

I have heard it before, but I never took it seriously that music could stimulate plant growth. A few years ago Mythbusters hosted an episode which proved that heavy metal music did help increase the size and health of their pea plants. Interesting findings, but the process is a little more scientific than simply hosting a death metal concert for your crop.You need protein stimulating sounds that are specific to your plant’s cell anatomy.

Back in the 90’s a French Physicist named Joel Sternheimer discovered that as plants absorb their nutrients and synthesize their amino-acids, they emit a signal with a certain frequency and wavelength. He was able to recreate these sounds into “proteodies,” or protein melodies. Closely following Sternheimer’s work, Yannick Van Doorne has dedicated his life to studying the effect of music on plant growth. Below is a list of different techniques and sounds that he found can influence plant life: Continue reading “Music: The Grower’s Secret Weapon”

Golden Advice: Permits Before Greenhouse

Greenhouse demolition permit violation
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Are you an “under the radar” cannabis farmer who doesn’t see permitting as a high priority for your greenhouse’s construction plan? Here is a golden piece of advice; research into your county’s building rules and regulations before you purchase your greenhouse. First off, this may improve your shopping experience by narrowing down your choices. And second, there is a good chance this small precaution might save you money in the long-run.

Finding the perfect greenhouse can be a long process, especially if you are looking into light deprivation systems. One thing that can help you simplify this process is calling your county’s planning department to ask about local building regulations. Depending on a handful of different variables, this step can help guide you towards the right purchase. . For example, on the forum, a farmer named Blaze explained his experience with a permitting issue that forced him to reconsider his original greenhouse choice.

“My first choice was the Conelys 3Gen greenhouse, they are by far the most top of the line out there at the moment, but thanks to a curve ball the county building department threw Continue reading “Golden Advice: Permits Before Greenhouse”