Amount & Types of Light Per Plant

When I grow from seed and clones I use CFL (Compact Florescent Light) Bulbs, for my Vegetative area I use mixed spectrum 3,500 Kelvins (bright white) which is a blue & red mixed light. I also sometimes just use 5,000 Kelvins (daylight bulbs) so its all blue spectrum. I recommend at least 50 watts for each plant for vigorous growth then in flowering bump it up to 100 watts per plant or more if you desire. In flowering they like either mixed 3,500 Kelvins (blue/red spectrum) or 2,700 kelvins (warm white) all red light. The red spectrum enhances flower growth and makes the buds bigger. I usually go to the hardware store and buy the CFL bulbs and use a reflector to house the bulb and it works well for me.

You can also use Metal Halide Lamps in Vegetative which is a all blue spectrum its also good and will produce good results. This is known as a High- Intensity discharge lamp (HID). In Flowering switch to High Pressure Sodium Lamp (HPS) to induce flowering and make the buds plumper. Both Metal Halide and High Pressure sodium lamps product a lot of heat due to the Ballast and the bulb. If you turn off your HID Lamp or power goes out always wait about 10 minutes to turn the Lamp back on so the igniter inside the ballast can cool down. HID lamps and Ballasts can be found on EBay.com, Amazon, or your local gardening shop.

Its important to have lots of ventilation going to your HID lamp because they can let off lots of heat, some you can buy ducting fans for and hook it up directly to your HID lamp with a flange to keep the heat off your garden area. I have never done this but I use a clip on fan blowing inside my grow tents, bigger areas may need to have ducting and fans cooling the lamps.

Next Lighting method is a T5 florescent light these are both made in vegetative and flowering spectrum’s they come in many sizes and wattage. I have never used these kind but I know from other growers who used them that they are a good choice for growing Cannabis.

LED lights are also great and lower costing lamps to operate they put off a great amount of light and are worth the cost I currently have a Purple Sun LED from Apollo Grow Lights. I use it in my Flowering tent and it works great. LED lights come in standard LED and COBB LED bulbs I recommend using the regular type because the COBB can burn out quick but are easy to replace.

But the best light to use is the Sun its free and the best to grow your Cannabis I have had a few outdoor grows on my lanai (balcony) the only thing is it only received a short period of light hours because the shade from the building, so I had CFL lamps inside a mini greenhouse to power on during the low light hours and turn off around 7:00pm when the sun was setting. I had some great results from this method. Keep in mind that if you have plants outside and you have a Cannabis Medical card in Hawaii the plants must be hidden! so no one can see them. They need at least 12 hours of full sun per day as well so no dim or shaded areas.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Temperature & Humidity

The temperature and humidity your keeping the plants in can make a huge impact on yields and plants growth rate also keeping molds and pests away from your Medicinal plants.

The ideal temperature should be 75°F (23.88°C) and should never be over 90°F (32.22°C) The ideal humidity should be at exactly 50% anything over or under causes pests and molds/mildew in your garden, a air conditioner or fans can keep the temperature and humidity at the proper levels, you will also see a faster growth in your plants if these levels are kept in the right range. Use a Hygrometer to measure the humidity in your grow room or grow area you can buy them from Ebay or a garden supply shop. I have a digital Temperature & Hygrometer I use in my grow tents. I also have a clip on 6″ fan and two 4″ inline duct fans (180 CFM) one blowing air in and the other exhausting air with a filter connected to it to pull out the dust and pathogens to make sure the air is clean inside the grow space use a fan controller to control the air flow of the exhaust fan. Plants have pores just like our skin does if these pores become clogged it can make the plant sick so its really important that you have plenty of air circulation in your grow space to keep your plants at their healthiest. I have my fans hooked up to a timer they are on when it gets too hot and shut off at night when its cooler always give the fans a break so they don’t burn out. I also recommend getting a grow Tent or if your growing indoors having a completely sealed space to keep out mold spores and pests.

Thank you for reading If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Incense & Aromatherapy Benefits

I burn incense & I always loved fragrances, I believe they do have benefits if used properly in a well ventilated area. I think each fragrance has a property of its own and can alter your mood through mind stimulating benefits like chamomile calms and soothes the body its also a natural sleep inducer. To counteract sleep I use Orange essential oils you can also use Lemon, Peppermint or Basil. I also think the Orange oil calms me as well and relieves my stress.

Aromatherapy oils are also known to help with headaches, boost energy, help with depression, speed up healing, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, reduce anxiety, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation.

You can wear most on the skin on burn in a oil burner, If you like Incense they also come in stick, cone, and coils. I like both oil as a fragrance to wear or incense it just depends or sometimes I burn candles. My personal favorites are Cedar, Nag Campa, Dragons blood, Citrus types, and rose or some florals. Below is a few fragrances and their benefits.

  •  Allspice Berry – warming, cheering, comforting, nurturing.
  •  Amber – Cures rheumatism, asthma, and other similar internal problems. Heals jaundice, epilepsy, bladder and kidney disorders Increases heart energy, Increases sensual pleasure, Has a psychoactive effect that relaxes the brain waves Good source of healthy negative ions when worn on the skin or close to it.
  • Amyris –  strengthening, centering.
  • Anise – cheering, mildly euphoric.
  • Basil, Sweet – clarifying, uplifting, energizing, refreshing.
  • Bay –  clarifying, warming.
  • Bergamot – uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building.
  • Cannabis – reduce stress and anxiety, improve the quality of sleep, boost appetite and optimize digestion, reduce pain (needs to be inhaled) but I think just smelling it relieves you.
  • Camphor, White – clarifying, energizing, purifying.
  • Cardamom Seed – warming, comforting, alluring.
  • Carrot Seed – replenishing, nourishing, restoring.
  • Cassia Bark – comforting, energizing, warming.
  • Cedar, Atlas – stabilizing, centering, strengthening.
  • Cedarwood, Red – emotion stress, anxiety, strength centerness and overcoming feeling powerless.
  • Chamomile, German –  calming, relaxing, soothing, sleep
  • Cinnamon Bark –  comforting, warming.
  • Cinnamon Leaf – refreshing, vitalizing.
  • Citronella – purifying, vitalizing. 
  • Clary Sage – centering, euphoric, visualizing.
  • Clove Bud –  warming, comforting.
  • Coriander Seed – nurturing, supportive.
  • Cypress – purifying, balancing.
  • Eucalyptus – purifying, invigorating.
  • Fennel – nurturing, supportive, restorative.
  • Frankincense – calming, visualizing, meditative.
  • Geranium (Bourbon) – soothing, mood-lifting, balancing.
  • Ginger – warming, strengthening, anchoring.
  • Grapefruit –  refreshing, cheering.
  • Hyssop – refreshing, purifying.
  • Jasmine – calming, relaxing, sensual, romantic.
  • Juniper Berry – supportive, restoring.
  • Lavandin – balancing, clarifying, purifying.
  • Lavender – balancing, soothing, normalizing, calming, relaxing, healing.
  • Lemon – uplifting, refreshing, cheering.
  • Lemongrass –  vitalizing, cleansing.
  • Lime – refreshing, cheering.
  • Marjoram – warming, balancing.
  • Myrrh – centering, visualizing, meditative.
  • Myrtle – clarifying, cleansing.
  • Neroli – calming, soothing, sensual.
  • Nutmeg – rejuvenating, uplifting, energizing.
  • Orange –  uplifting, cheering, sensual.
  • Oregano – invigorating, purifying and uplifting.
  • Palmarosa – refreshing.
  • Patchouli – romantic, soothing, sensual.
  • Peppermint –  vitalizing, refreshing, cooling.
  • Peru Balsam –  anchoring, strengthening.
  • Pine – refreshing, invigorating. 
  • Rose – romantic, uplifting, supportive.
  • Rosemary –  clarifying, invigorating.
  • Rosewood – gently strengthening, calming.
  • Sandalwood – relaxing, centering, sensual.
  • Spearmint – refreshing, cooling, vitalizing.
  • Spruce –  clarifying, vitalizing.
  • Tangerine –  cheering, uplifting.
  • Tea Tree – cleansing, purifying, uplifting.
  • Thyme – cleansing, purifying, energizing.
  • Vanilla calming, comforting, balancing.
  • Vetiver – supportive, grounding.
  • Wintergreen – refreshing, bracing, invigorating.
  • Ylang Ylang – sensual, euphoric.                    

 There is so many more that’s just a few. Incense have thousands of fragrances, now always use sparlingly and if you burn Incense or Candles keep at least 10 feet away from you due to toxins, with fragrances you put on skin always be aware that those infact do have toxins also, so use when needed. Some people can be allergic to certian fragrances so make sure its something that your not allergic to.               

Cannabis & Meditation

Upon my own experience I decided to write about Cannabis use while meditating. I usually start with soft music and quiet as possible area where you won’t become distracted or interrupted by someone. I’d say a good 15-20 minutes is enough time but you can do it longer. The benefits are great for your health and well being its proven to help with immune system as well. So smoke some relaxing Cannabis and Light a candle place it eye view so when you close your eyes you can still see the light shining through your eyelids also lighting incense can help I recommend keeping it at least 10 feet away in a well ventilated area  I think this helps with the meditation process or its how I usually do it,  a dim or dark area is good but also outdoors in the sun is great if your outside use the sun as the light source to concentrate on instead of the candle light.

Sit in a comfortable position “Indian” style is good and relax your hands on your knees or how ever you feel comfortable and have good posture. You can either close your eyes or have them open but its best to close them so nothing distracts you, clear your mind first and then take slow small breathes gradually in and out you’ll start to become more relaxed have the music on low and soothing sounds you can also have a sound machine on, I like meditation music or if you have soundscapes on Music Choice channel that is a good type of music, some others I like are Hawaiian to meditate to or rain and nature sounds. Concentrate on your breathing for a few minutes you may want to open your eyes this is ok if you feel the need just remain relaxed and keep you mind free of worries  Cannabis allows this process to be easier. You may see funny light patterns Like squiggly lines and such while having your eyes closed this is normal.

You may say a comforting word such as Om— which is a sacred Mantra word repeat it when you feel the need. Keep breathing and focus on the light source this will help you clear you mind completely, breathing deep naturally and comfortably alternate with smaller breathes as you feel comfortable. When you become more relaxed and achieve a deeper level of awareness you may stop saying the Mantra word you will feel more serenity if its done correctly.

Some Mantra words and their meaning:

Om – The Primordial sound of the universe.

Sat – Truth

Chit – Pure Consciousness.

Ananda – Bliss

Parabrahma – The supreme creator.

Purushhothama – The energy which incarnates as a avatar to guide us.

The meaning of Mantra words is to over come bad and negative things Pain, desire, sadness, greed, ignorance, depression, illness etc.

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While Cannabis relaxes you it is very helpful in meditation helping you reach that Zen moment and finding peace within. You can also visualize something that you like the beach, a hike through a rain Forrest, or a tranquil flower garden, etc. You may also concentrate on relaxing specific parts of the body starting with the legs and arms feeling your body completely relax into a tranquil state the Cannabis will also allow this to happen quicker.

Benefits of meditation:  

  • Open mind and awareness/altered states of mind
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Calmer and more relaxed moods
  • Improved memory
  • Improved health
  • Improved Sleep
  • Lowering Blood Pressure
  • Increases exercise tolerance
  • Strengthens Immune system
  • Slows the aging process
  • Drop in cholesterol levels
  • Helps with headaches and tensions
  • Benefits the endocrine system
  • Relaxes Nervous system
  • Increases serotonin levels
  • Sense of Oneness with self
  • And much more

I Hope you enjoy this reading and meditation brings you more peace and wellness in your life. Thank you for reading and take care.