The calyx is found inside the bracts of a female weed plant. As one of the many parts of the cannabis plant, the calyx’s responsibility is to protect the bud during the critical stage of development. The calyx is practically a transparent layer protecting the female plant’s ovule.
A combination of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. “Carbos,” or sugars and starches, are used to feed root zone beneficials.
A chemical compound composed of a metal ion and a chelating agent, usually organic such as an amino acid. Chelates bond with certain minerals to increase uptake in plants while preventing interactions with other minerals that could render minerals unavailable (lockout.)
General yellowing of a plant due to a lack of chlorophyll production during photosynthesis. This is typically caused by a pH imbalance, or nitrogen or iron deficiency.
Coconut Coir is the husk (mesocarp) of the coconut fruit that is processed and composted to produce a fine particle growing substrate. The husk contains 75% fibers and 25% pith on average and the fibers are separated from the pith to produce the final “coir pith” product. Advantages: Coir has good water holding capacity, a very high cation exchange capacity (CEC), and good rates of air filled porosity. The pH of coir will range from 4.5 to 6.5 depending on the area of coconut palm production and processing techniques. Disadvantages: Because coconut palms typically grown in close proximity to the ocean, levels of chloride and sodium can be higher than optimal so the coir must be properly leached and composted. Due to high levels of potassium naturally found in coir, the end product must be “charged” with calcium and nitrogen to balance the cation levels.
The female cannabis plant has a main cola, a grouping or cluster of flowers growing cohesively. Colas are buds that form on the tip of the stem of the cannabis plant. Often, small colas can grow between the foliage or on the plant’s lower branches. These parts of a cannabis plant are much smaller than the main cola found at the top of the cannabis plant.