Rank #1: HGH: Alex, AKA Miami Mango
This is a bonus episode from our brand new show The Homegrown Helpers, where Rob interviews grow consultants to bring you the latest tips and tricks from the grow room! If you like this, make sure to subscribe to the show, this will be the last bonus episode dropped on Growcast for a while!
Alex, better known as Miami Mango on Instagram, joins us from his grow in Florida where he’s been helping clients set up and maintain grow rooms for the last 20 plus years. With a wide range of skills that include HVAC and construction, he got his start just by building rooms, realizing they were for cannabis, and then deciding to be a full cycle consultant.
What type of lights does Alex suggest you use? Same as he uses in his grow rooms, the Sun System Double ended due to the quality light spectrum and the 5x5 footprint that he knows he can count on.
Environment is everything when it comes to plant health and succeeding in the grow room. Tune in around 14 minutes to learn exactly how Miami Mango thinks about room environment and how to control it.
Miami Mango has been defoliating for a long time, some people might know it more as schwazzing made popular recently. However, if you want to increase yield this is the most impactful step you can take to increase yield, according to Alex. You definitely need to listen in so you can max out your yields just like he does.
Environmental controls – Trolmaster is the key to controlling the environment in your grow room. Hit up https://mangotech.store/ or maimi.mango to learn more how to maximize your grow rooms environment.
Water doesn’t cut through granite because of it’s strength, but because of it’s persistence. Stick to your grow if you want to be successful, listen up for tips how at about 37 minutes.
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Ready for your very own homegrown helper? Connect with Alex on Instagram at Miami.mango or mangotech_. If you'd like to enlist the services of another Homegrown Helper please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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May 04 2019
Rank #2: Revolutionizing Home Growing, Simplified Grows, Autoflowers, and More, with Eric Robichaud
Eric Robichaud from Green Goddess Supply and creator of the self contained home grow system "The Armoire" joins the show to discuss the ever changing world of home growing. Eric shares what inspired him to create The Armoire, and tells us why he chose the growing methods that he did- such as using a supersoil medium, multi spectrum light system, and autoflowering genetics. Eric goes on to share how he hopes systems like these will revolutionize home growing, and truly allow people to overgrow the nation. The conversation then turns towards east coast cannabis and the changing legislation, and Eric explains why he thinks it's so incredibly crucial to both protect the right of home cannabis growers, and also empower and educate them in order to enable them to grow top shelf medicine at home. Eric also discusses the hurdles he's faced in creating Green Goddess Supply, and gives out his best advice for anyone who is considering entering the cannabis industry as a ganjapreneur, or otherwise.
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Nov 27 2019
Rank #3: Bonus Content Episode
Please enjoy some clips from the 5 questions we ask all our guests and post them on our website where you can listen and download at http://thehomegrownhelpers.com/bonus.
Listen to answers from:
Alex aka Miami Mango
Ned Frost @cannigrow
Brian Herrmann @cultivationconsultant
Matt Leonetti - Home Grown Consulting
Michael Hinden @privatestockveganics
Michael Travers @start2finish710
Thomas Marcombe @vermontgrowcoaching
If you're looking for some additional help in the garden whether it's getting set up, dialing in a room, troubleshooting a particular problem or a little vacation coverage from a trusted expert please reach out! Email me at email@example.com and we'll do the work to find the right consultant for your job!
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Jul 11 2019
Rank #4: Genetics, Seeds, and Grow Tips, with Subcool from Subcool Seeds
The world famous Subcool joins us in studio to talk about his experience as a breeder, his devastating loss in the cobb fire, and some all around good advice for growers. Visit subcool.com ---Today's show is brought to you by kokonaut.com check your grow room temp and humidity right from your phone and even receive alerts promo code growcast for 10% off kokonaut.com promo code growcast---
Feb 13 2019
Rank #5: Growing, with Ed Rosenthal
Legendary cannabis cultivator and cannabis author Ed Rosenthal is on the line to talk about the state of cannabis and cultivation. He goes on to share some of his highest leverage "do's and don'ts" when it comes to growing. ---Today's sponsor is Suite Leaf Nutrients... suiteleaf.com promo code growcast20 for 20% off site wide... Suite leaf is the smart vegan nutrient line endorsed by Danny Danko. suiteleaf.com promo code growcast20---
Mar 23 2019
Rank #6: Danny Danko talks Grow Tips, Increasing Yield, and Synthetics vs Organics
High Times Senior Cultivator Danny Danko is on the line to talk about his vast experience in the grow world, his new book, and many common mistakes that growers make. He goes on to talk about increasing yield, growing for extraction, and why he prefers organic growing over synthetic nutrients. You can find his book Cannabis: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana on Amazon HERE ---Today's show is brought to you by Atlas Plant Trainer atlasplanttrainer.com promo code growcast for 10% off for life. When you're ready to switch to the most effective plant training system on the market, visit atlasplanttrainer.com and use promo code growcast ---
Mar 31 2019
Rank #7: Grow Advice, VPD, Living Soils, and More, with Ellis Smith from SoHum Soils
Ellis Smith from SoHum Soils and American Cannabis Consulting is on the show to talk about grow tips, the regenerative soil movement, and his consulting work. Ellis talks about why he’s so passionate about living soils, and discusses some of his core values both personally as well as at his soil company, SoHum Soils. The conversation turns towards his consultation work, and Ellis shares some of the most common mistakes he sees in the grow industry. He first discusses some of the more generalized issues, like the “master growers” coming from out of their basement and into the industry. Then he gets into specific grow mistakes he sees, and makes an interesting point regarding transplant shock near the beginning of the flowering stage. Ellis also highlights the important of environment and climate, and he specifically address the popular topic of VPD.
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Nov 23 2019
Rank #8: Coco Coir, with Gorilla Boost CEO Marc Morrow
CEO of Gorilla Boost Marc Morrow is on the phone to discuss coco coir, how it's sourced, and how you can make sure you're growing with the highest quality coir. ---Today's show is sponsored by kokonaut.com check your grow room right from your phone use promo code growcast for 10% off---
Feb 07 2019
Rank #9: Pest Control, Soil Science, and KNF with Joshua Rutherford from Dutch Blooms
Joshua Rutherford from Dutch Blooms is on the line to discuss:
- His journey into the cannabis industry
- Pest management and how to avoid pesticide use
- Soil science
- Selecting proper genetics
- Transitioning from synthetic growing to organic
- The future of Dutch Blooms
- And more!
Make sure to stick around to hear Joshua explain the process of Korean natural farming, and why it's particularly beneficial to the cannabis plant. ---Today's show is brought to you by kokonaut.com check your grow room right from your phone and receive alerts if your room is too hot or too cold use promo code growcast for 10% of your order kokonaut.com promo code growcast for 10% off---
Feb 21 2019
Rank #10: Mold and Pest Control, Soil Science, and Enzymes, with Patrick "Soil" King
The Soil King is on the line today to discuss his proprietary soil blend, and why it's so effective for cannabis. He goes on to discuss some general organic grow tips, and shares some of his experiences from years of growing. Then he goes on to discuss the many many applications of Dr. Zymes Eliminator, and shares some wild stories about alternative uses for it. ---Today's show is brought to you by kokonaut.com promo code growcast for 10% off... Check your grow room right from your phone and receive alerts if your room gets too hot, cold, humid or dry. Kokonaut is a must have for every grower, even if just used as a fail safe. kokonaut.com promo code growcast for 10% off. Get to know your garden better, with kokonaut---
Apr 11 2019
Rank #11: GrowPass: Increasing Bud Quality, Microbial Science, and More, with Stephen Raisner
Today's episode is a sneak peak of the GrowPass Member Podcast, available to our members at www.mygrowpass.com along with exclusive discounts, giveaway raffle tickets, live streams, cannabis cultivation resources, archived GrowCast Podcast episodes and more! Stephen Raisner from the incredible Growing With Fishes Podcast is on the line to discuss his philosophy on cultivating cannabis. Stephen discusses the extreme importance of bio-diversity, and extrapolates on the idea that the more you as a grower can stimulate your plants immune system with diverse organic inputs, the more desirable genetic expressions will be expressed on the plant. This is a why a dual root zone with both aquatic and terrestrial inputs can be useful, and Stephen explains how aquaponics is truly the most bio diverse grow method today. Stephen goes on to give some great tips on increasing the quality of your bud, and gives his thoughts on things like end of harvest starving, lights out periods, and more.
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Oct 23 2019
Rank #12: Drying and Curing Cannabis, with Dr. Coco
The powerful Dr. Coco from cocoforcannabis.com returns to the podcast, this time to talk about the science behind the cannabis drying and curing process. Dr. Coco picks up where he left off at harvest time, and shares why he thinks wet trimming is a great option for growers. He discusses some general rules of thumb when it comes to post harvest cannabis processing, including chlorophyll reduction, trichome preservation, and environmental optimization. Then Dr. Coco dives into the curing process, and discusses the different changes that take place as the RH% off the cannabis product evens out in your curing containers. He also explains what he believes to the most optimal guidelines and strategies for preserving your cannabis during cure as your trichomes begin to stabilize, acting similar to a "petrification" process. Make sure to visit cocoforcannabis.com and join their new years grow challenge, see their strain reviews, and peruse their useful grow resources!
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Oct 06 2019
Rank #13: Veg Room Optimization, Light Reviews, Veg Tips and more, with Michael Travers
Travers returns to GrowCast, this time to talk about his favorite way to set up veg rooms, and his extensive experience vegging with all different types of lights. He goes on to discuss light movers, and 24/7 veg light vs 18/6. Jordan and Travers round out the show talking about their favorite strategies to employ during veg including intermittent pruning, lowered air flow, and more.
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Apr 04 2019
Rank #14: Preparing for a Successful Harvest, with Wolfman
Wolfman is back! This time he's discussing what we can do today to increase our chances of having a successful, high yielding harvest. First Jordan and Wolfman discuss the importance of strain selection, and how plant height and stretchiness can help or hinder a grow depending on desired outcomes, and grow room design. Then the topic turns towards different pruning strategies for different grows, and how you may prune a huge plant differently than one in a small pot. The guys go on to discuss different methods of plant support, and their general thoughts on supercropping. They round out the show talking about Wolfman's specialty- grow products- specifically surrounding products that benefit the flowering phase. ---JUNE 17th GROWPASS MEMBER REGISTRATION BEGINS make sure to check out mygrowpass.com and stay tuned for a GrowCast episode detailing all the amazing benefits members will receive! That's mygrowpass.com JUNE 17th!---
Jun 15 2019
Rank #15: Cannabis Breeding, Strain Hunting, Genetic Stability, Charity and More, with Jinx
World famous breeder Jinx from Jinx Proof Genetics is on the line to talk about the current state of cannabis breeding, what he is most passionate about, and where he thinks the breeding industry is headed. Jinx then talks about the changing demand for cannabis strains, and how extraction is affecting demand. Then Jinx shares his advice for the listeners who are currently on a strain hunt, and are being selective about the strains they grow. The conversation also turns towards Jinx's charity work, you can find out more about his work with autism at: https://www.facebook.com/NWFamiliesForAutism/
Jun 09 2019
Rank #16: Beginner Growing, Canadian Cannabis, LED Lights and More, with David Kurth of UBud
David Kurth from U-Bud joins us all the way from Canada for today's show. Tune in to hear David talk about the home grow scene in Canada, and why he's so passionate about empowering Canadian home growers. David then talks about his company U-Bud, which provides home growers with everything they need for their grow A-Z. He goes on to talk about the average beginner cannabis grower, and what he likes to focus on when trying to get them on the path to success. David also talks about how he carefully selected his grow gear partners, and why he thinks LED lighting is the best option for home growers, especially beginners. David goes on to give his opinion on cheap LED fixtures vs high end ones. He also shares some common struggles he sees home growers face, and what he recommends they do to overcome those challenges. David also mentions that U-Bud intends to switch to a more organic supersoil based grow in the future, even for level one growers, which means less measuring and less waste for his customers. David rounds out the show talking about seed laws in Canada, and how he plans on entering the USA market as soon as laws become normalized. Visit U-Bud.ca to learn more!
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Aug 18 2019
Rank #17: More Veg Tips, Transplanting, Moving Plants to Outdoors, Product Reviews and More, with Wolfman
Wolfman returns to talk about some high leverage vegetative stage cultivating tips, his time working on outdoor farms, and what the veg process usually looks like in a light deprivation or full term grow. The the conversation turns towards transplanting, and what products and strategies can be used to reduce transplant shock. Wolfman gives his opinion on several different grow products including B1 products, Humboldt Nutrients and more. Then they round out the show by talking about light deprivation, and how important it is to decide how involved and “on top of it” you want to be as a cannabis grower, because that will determine how many runs per year you can pull off.
May 26 2019
Rank #18: Harvest Science, Trichomes, and More, with Dr. Coco
Dr. Coco from the ever popular cannabis community cocoforcannabis.com is on the line to discuss the science of harvesting cannabis. Dr. Coco gives some great insight into what is happening the cannabis plant during the late stages of flower, and sheds some light on the science (or lack of) behind the pre harvest flush. Dr. Coco then goes on to talk about timing harvest, and extrapolates on the science of aging trichomes. The conversation then heads towards cannabinoid profiles, and how different desirable cannabinoids come from the same precursors. He also talks about the degradation of cannabinoids, and the timeline that all of this takes place in during late flower. Dr. Coco also shares his thoughts on pre harvest stressors like darkness, starvation, and cold shock. Jordan and Dr. Coco wrap up the show by discussing different genetic responses that certain cannabis strains have, and different ways that cannabinoid profiles can change even after harvest time. Visit cocoforcannabis.com to find out more about Dr. Coco, and all things growing! Also check out their upcoming new years grow challenge!
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Sep 29 2019
Rank #19: Clones, Seedlings, and Prepping for Outdoor, with Wolfman
Wolfman is on the line to talk about the upcoming outdoor season, and to give some best practices and strategies to help improve your cloning/seedling game. Tune in to hear Wolfman and Jordan's thoughts on heat mats, rooting hormone gels, leaf clipping, chikamasa scissors, and more! ---Today's show is brought to you by kokonaut.com promo code growcast for 10% off check your grow rooms humidity and temperature from your phone and receive alerts if it gets too hot or too cold kokonaut.com promo code growcast for 10% off... Get to know your garden better, with Kokonaut---
Mar 11 2019
Rank #20: Flowering Advice, Low Temp Growing, and More Product Recommendations, with Wolfman
Wolfman returns to the podcast to check in on all your growers who are in your flowering stage, and help prepare those of you who soon will be flowering! Tune in to hear him give some great tips and trips to use during the bloom phase, and talk about all things flowering including climate, changing feed cycles, flushing and more. Jordan shares some common pitfalls and mistakes that cannabis growers may face, and should look to avoid in the flowering stage. This leads Wolfman to share his thoughts on pest management during bloom, and list some of the limited steps that growers can take to combat pests this late into a run. The conversation then turns towards late flower stress tactics, and playing with low temps before harvest. Wolfman rounds out the show talking about different types of bloom enhancers, when they should be employed, and which ones he personally stands behind the most.
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Aug 12 2019