Indoor Gardening Knowledge

Information about growing indoors.

  1. How much light is too much?

    How much light is too much?
    An experiment in excessively high light levels We ran an experiment with our PhytoMAX-2 800 in a 3x3 foot tent to show what happens when plants get too much light. While some of the strains we regularly work with can handle this level of light, most plants like this 'Rainmaker' start suffering and don't maximize their yield when light levels...
  2. Complete Grow Kit Assembly

    This video shows how to assemble all of the parts that come with our Complete LED Grow Kits into a working growing chamber. Grow-Along with the Complete LED Grow Kits We also have an entire video series showing how to grow using our Complete LED Grow Kits, from seed or clone through flowering, harvest, drying and curing- follow along with...
  3. Determining the Ideal LED Grow Light Setup

    Determining the Ideal LED Grow Light Setup
    Determining the ideal LED grow light setup for your grow depends on a lot of variables: Plant / crop: Light demands Photoperiod (day / night hours) Growing area: Size Shape Your goals: Vegetative, flowering or both? Economize vs. maximizing yield Active growth vs. maintenance By selecting the appropriate footprint coverage using our lights, you can achieve the ideal grow! Plant...
  4. Maximizing yield with LED grow lights

    Maximizing yield with LED grow lights
    Gardening with LED Grow Lights rather than HPS or other outdated technology is proving to be one of the biggest advancements for indoor gardening in decades. Growing plants with LEDs is becoming increasingly common, but practical ways to get the best results when using this new technology are still being discovered and shared. Swapping out old HPS setups with LEDs...
  5. Black Dog LED Research Demonstrates Plant-Optimized Grow Lights Require Warmer Grow Rooms

    Black Dog LED Research Demonstrates Plant-Optimized Grow Lights Require Warmer Grow Rooms
    Most Plant Grow Lights are Human Lights in Disguise Every artificial grow light technology on the market was originally designed to provide light for people. Some lighting technologies such as fluorescent / induction, HPS, MH, CMH / LEC, plasma and white LEDs happen to include enough of the right colors of light to be able to grow plants; others such...
  6. Light Cycles Explained

    Light Cycles Explained
    Many flowering plants, Cannabis among them, are what are known as "diurnal" plants—they use the cycle between day and night to trigger their growth patterns. This is important to understand when growing plants indoors so that your crop management takes this cycle into account. There are two phases to the growth of most flowering plants: vegetative and flowering. The vegetating...
  7. A Beginner’s Guide to Controlling the Smell of Cannabis Plants

    A Beginner’s Guide to Controlling the Smell of Cannabis Plants
    When you grow more than a few plants indoors, you may notice that they give off distinctive aromas from the soil, nutrients, and the plants themselves. The scent may be distinct enough that you don't necessarily want a Gladys Kravitz-type turning up her nose at your personal interests. This becomes particularly important now that growing cannabis is legal in an...
  8. How to Start your Outdoor Vegetable Garden Indoors under LED Grow Lights

    How to Start your Outdoor Vegetable Garden Indoors under LED Grow Lights
    Getting a Head Start for your Summer Outdoor Vegetable Garden by Starting Plants Indoors Under LED Grow Lights Growing an outdoor vegetable garden over the summer can be incredibly rewarding, providing healthy, tasty fresh fruits and vegetables. Starting seeds under vegetable grow lights can help maximize your harvest and allow you to enjoy fresh produce sooner. Not all garden vegetables...
  9. Grafting Tomatoes for a Better Harvest

    Grafting Tomatoes for a Better Harvest
    Why Graft? Heirloom tomatoes are celebrated for their flavor and variety, but are typically less vigorous and more disease-prone than many modern hybrid varieties. Grafting allows you to get the best of both worlds by using a vigorous, disease-resistant "rootstock" to power the growth of any variety you want on top. Grafting increases fruit production, often lengthens the harvest season...
  10. The Eternal Harvest- A Journey into Perpetual Marijuana Gardening Under Recreational Laws, Part One

    The Eternal Harvest- A Journey into Perpetual Marijuana Gardening Under Recreational Laws, Part One
      A SYSTEMATIC GUIDE TO GROWING MARIJUANA YEAR-ROUND HYDROPONICALLY WITH BLACK DOG LED GROW LIGHTS AND GROW TENTS.   With medical marijuana now legal in many states, including three new entries in the recreational marijuana category as of November 3, 2014, it has become increasingly valuable to understand how to get the desired outcome from your garden while staying within...

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