Dab (or Dabbing)
Fungus disease that attacks young cannabis seedlings and clones causing the stem to rot at the base - over-watering is the main cause of damping-off.
Decarboxylate (or Decarbing)
To rot or decay, etc., through organic chemical change.
To remove moisture from the air.
To remove water from cannabis plants' foliage.
To exhaust soil of nutrients, making it infertile - once the soil is used to grow a cannabis garden, it is depleted.
To cause to dry up - insecticidal soap desiccates its victims.
Liquid soap concentrate used as a wetting agent for sprays and water or a pesticide - detergent must be totally organic to be safe for cannabis plants.
A period of cannabis plant dormancy during which growth or development is suspended or diminished.
A population consisting of gynoecious and androecious plants.
A condition where separate sexes occur on separate individual cannabis plants - each plant displays a single gender.
Direct Current (or DC)
A continuous electric current that only flows in one direction.
Cannabis plant sickness of any kind.
Amount of fertilizer, insecticide, etc. given to a cannabis plant, usually in a water solution.
A two-pot transplanting technique that minimizes root disturbances.
To the empty soil of excess water - good drainage allows water to pass through the soil, evenly promoting plant growth and bad drainage is where water stands in the soil, actually drowning roots.
Drip Irrigation System
An efficient watering system that employs a main hose with small water emitters (tiny holes) which meter out water one drip a time at regular, frequent intervals.
A line around a plant directly under its outermost branch tips - roots seldom grow beyond the drip line.
Cold, white solid substance formed when carbon dioxide (or CO2) is compressed and cooled - dry ice changes into CO2 gas at room temperatures.
Dry Sieve Hash
Dry Soil Pocket
A small portion of soil that remains dry after watering - dry soil pockets may be remedied by adding a wetting agent (soap) to water and/or waiting 15 minutes between watering.