A crystalline compound that results from improper pH or toxic build-up of fertilizer - salt will burn plants, preventing them from absorbing nutrients.
The shoot (containing buds) that is used for grafting.
Screen of Green (or SCROG)
To scrape and roughen the surface - seeds with a hard outer shell germinate faster when scuffed.
Sea-of-Green (or SOG)
Airtight sealer for plastic baggies used to seal in the freshness of pungent cannabis.
The mature, fertilized ovule of a pistillate plant, containing a protective shell, embryo, and supply of food - a seed will germinate and grow, given heat and moisture.
A dry calyx containing a mature or maturing seed.
To fertilize with pollen from the same flower or cannabis plant; self-pollinating.
The declining growth stage in a cannabis plant or plant part from its prime to death.
Slang term for 'bunk,' lower growth or the least potent portion of harvest - small particles of cannabis broken off the main 'nug' inside a bag due to rough handling - many times, the shake is flaked or powder-like and used for cooking.
Condition that results when wires cross and form a circuit - a short circuit will trip breaker switches and blow fuses.
Used as a cleaning agent, wetting agent, or insecticide - all soap used in horticulture should be biodegradable.
Threaded, wired holder for a light bulb.
A growing medium made up of mineral particles such as vermiculite, perlite, sand, pumice, etc. - organic moss is often a component of a soilless mix.
Able to be dissolved in liquid, especially water.
A mixture of two or more solids, liquids, or gases, often with water.
Large pieces of perlite, a light, mineral soil amendment.
Seed-like offspring of certain bacteria, fungi, algae, and some non-flowering cannabis plants.
A shoot of a cannabis plant, as from a recently germinated seed or small, new growth of leaf or stem.
Square Feet (or Meters)
Length x width = square feet (or meters) - a measurement of area.
Motionless air or water - for healthy cannabis growth, water must drain and not become stagnant as well as you need good air circulation.
The cannabis male floral organ, bearing the anther, which produces pollen to fertilize female flowers.
Male, pollen-producing flower having stamens but no pistils.
To make super clean by removing dirt, germs, and bacteria; disinfect pruning tools to avoid spreading disease.
The tip of the cannabis flower's pistil, which receives the pollen.
One of a pair of small, leaf-like appendages found at the base of the leaf-stalk of many cannabis plants.
The tiny holes can be found on the underside of the cannabis leaf (and just about every other plant). They’re called 'stomata' and they require a microscope or at least a magnifying glass to see. Small mouth-like or nose-like openings on leaf underside, responsible for transpiration and many other life functions - the millions of stomata must be kept very clean to function properly.
A physical or chemical factor that causes extra exertion by plants, usually by restricting fluid flow to foliage - a stressed plant will grow poorly.
The medium on which cannabis plants grow, like soil, soilless mix, rock, etc.
The food product of a cannabis plant.
A reservoir that receives drainage; a drain or receptacle for hydroponic nutrient solutions used for growing cannabis.
A common name for fertilizer high in phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) that promotes cannabis flower formation and growth.
Super-Critical Botanical Extractor