October 2014

  1. Habanero Pepper

    Habanero Pepper
    Capsicum chinense 'Trinidad Perfume' While Habanero peppers are renowned for their extreme heat, this variety has no heat at all but retains the characteristic Habanero flavor. Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Angiosperms Class: Eudicots Order: Solanales Family: Solanaceae Genus: Capsicum Species: chinense Cultivar: Trinidad Perfume Natural habitat and growing conditions: Native to Central America and the Caribbean, these perennial pepper...
  2. 5 Common Mistakes of Beginning Indoor Gardeners

    5 Common Mistakes of Beginning Indoor Gardeners
    Growing herbs, vegetables, or other forms of produce from seed indoors is a great way to have fresh ingredients at your fingertips year-round and save money in the process. But it only works if your plants live long enough to harvest. Legions of indoor gardeners start enthusiastically, only to give up when their seedlings fail to make it past infancy...
  3. Black Dog LED Interviewed by CannaInsider

    Black Dog LED Interviewed by CannaInsider
    Black Dog LED's Noah Miller and Kevin Frender were interviewed by CannaInsider on the benefits of LEDs versus traditional grow lights. Topics covered include reasons why LED grow lights are better for growing plants than traditional HID lighting, differences in growing methods and growth rates with LEDs versus HIDs, and much more. You can listen to the interview here.
  4. BDL Workshop #2: The 5 best practices for Pre-Flower

    BDL Workshop #2: The 5 best practices for Pre-Flower
    On Saturday, November 22nd Black Dog LED will host its second workshop: How to Properly Manage your Garden from Start to Flower Now that you know how to clone a plant from our last workshop, our upcoming clinic will explain what to do next. Starting from a clone, students will learn the steps involved to get their plant to the...
  5. Dendrobium Orchid

    Dendrobium Orchid
    Dendrobium hybrid This beautiful orchid blooms several times per year. Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Angiosperms Class: Monocots Order: Asparagales Family: Orchidaceae Genus: Dendrobium   Natural habitat and growing conditions: Dendrobium orchids are epiphytes (growing on trees, but not as a parasite) or lithophytes (growing on rocks) native to South, East and Southeast Asia, Australia and surrounding islands. There are...
  6. 120V vs. 240V - is it Cheaper to Run One or the Other?

    120V vs. 240V - is it Cheaper to Run One or the Other?
    "If I run my lights at 240 Volts instead of 120 Volts, will I use less electricity?" Here at Black Dog LED headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, we are asked this question quite often, and the simple answer is yes, but only by a little. All electrically powered devices consume watts, and wattage is what you are paying for. Volts and...
  7. Black Dog LED Sponsoring University of Colorado Cannabis Research

    Black Dog LED Sponsoring University of Colorado Cannabis Research
    Black Dog LED is helping to sponsor the Kane Lab at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO for the first legal Cannabis grow room on the university campus. Black Dog LED is thrilled to finally see university-level research being performed on growing Cannabis, and honored to provide lights for this purpose. For more information on the research, see the...
  8. 3 Key Steps to Properly Adjusting pH in Your Water and Nutrient Mix

    3 Key Steps to Properly Adjusting pH in Your Water and Nutrient Mix
    What is pH and why is it important? Here at Black Dog LED we receive many gardening questions; one frequently asked is: "What's up with pH, and should I worry about it?" While the subject might seem daunting, grasping the basic aspects doesn't have to be difficult. Let's briefly consider the reasons why pH is important to your garden, and...
  9. Mulberry

    Mulberry
    Morus alba 'Issai' This dwarf form of mulberry bears sweet, seedless fruit continuously when kept in good conditions for growing mulberries. Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Angiosperms Class: Eudicots Order: Rosales Family: Moraceae Genus: Morus Species: alba Cultivar: 'Issai'   Natural habitat and growing conditions: Native to East Asia, this bush or small tree is highly-adaptable to different climates. It...
  10. Black Dog LED Q&A with Medical Marijuana Tampa Institute

    Black Dog LED Q&A with Medical Marijuana Tampa Institute
    Black Dog LED's Corey Drew and Kevin Frender participated in a video conference with Cliff Burt of the Medical Marijuana Tampa Institute to answer questions about LED grow lights for a Master class. The conference allowed students and staff to ask questions about growing with LED lights. Topics covered include the spectrum and efficiency of Black Dog LED lights, heat...

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