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SUMMER READING

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They’re the free and forward thinkers, innovators and creators whose ideas and words inspire, polarize, spark imaginations and powerfully connect. They’re rebels, outcasts, Davids in a world of Goliaths, that come from the least likely of places. They tread where others fear to go, dislike conforming to the norm, and don’t care much for the man or his machine because they truly embrace freedom. It’s hard to fool them because they have a clear perspective on the world and see things for what they really are. They’re fiercely aware of what’s right and wrong, speak their minds and take no prisoners. They look at life differently, society can’t pigeon hole them or put them in box, and they see things where others don’t. Their ideas are sometimes out on the fringe, the ragged edge. They have to be, because they’re open to the possibilities and realities that change the world.

Some see them as a fish out of water, trouble makers and oddballs. We see them as gifted, profound and uniquely brilliant.


A Lot of Growers Are

Pissed Off

And they should be. With the recent paclobutrazol scandal, trust between growers and nutrient companies is at an all-time low. It came as a shock to all of us that so many products containing a toxic plant growth regulator were on the shelves. We’d like to take this time to reassure you...


You can trust what’s in an Advanced Nutrients bottle. We care about your health and the quality of your harvests. Advanced Nutrients was founded by growers like you. We grew up in the community. The growing community is our home. And so we’d like to inform you of some of the efforts we are making to take care of the community:

• We use only the finest possible ingredients in our products. Advanced Nutrients scours the globe for the best sources for each of our ingredients. Everything is taken into account, from the soil or water quality to the extraction and processing method to the climate in general. Each of our ingredients is tested by a team of PhD plant scientists, used in plant-specific tissue sample tests, to ensure the quality and efficacy of the ingredients. Sometimes that means we have to spend a lot of money. But we have never refused to secure a top-quality ingredient simply because it costs too

much. After all, we are talking about your crops – and your health.

• We are deeply committed to organic growers. Getting certified “organic” is no small feat these days. The OMRI standards manual, the gate through which all products must pass to be deemed “organic”, is 148 pages of regulations. Still, we’re getting more of our products OMRI certified as time goes by. And we are making it a priority to source only the most potent natural raw materials money can buy – such as non-GMO alfalfa and paulownia tree extract – even for our “mineral” nutrients.

• We don’t use paclobutrazol. Or for that matter, any questionable ingredients. For companies that use dangerous plant growth regulators, it is a superficial victory at best. Why? Because the harvests you get from using banned PGRs are only superficially improved. You can actually get better results from a

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DEPARTMENTS

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CONTENTS

{ F R O M T H E TO P }

BIG MIKE

Message from Mikey’s uncle.

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{ E D I TO R ’ S N OT E }

JOSHUA GLAZER

Summer lovin’.

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{ F E E D BAC K }

LETTERS

Our readers report in.

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{ FUN }

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BUDDY

Stop ... hammer time!

HIGHLIGHTS

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{ CO V E R STO RY }

LOLO JONES

Fit for success.

“LOLO JONES’ LESSON IN DETERMINATION IS SOMETHING EVERY GROWER CAN LEARN FROM”

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{ GMO }

MONSANTO KEEPS MARCHING

Can protests stop the GMO monster?

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{ E Y E C A N DY }

HEIDI

This issue’s Canadian queen.

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{ F E AT U R E }

PAPER POWER

Amazing ’60s archive unveiled.

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CONTENTS HYDRO+POP

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24 SHOW BIZ

Grower gatherings worldwide.

HYDRO FEATURES

26 CELEBRITY GARDENERS

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28 COUPLES GROWING

Backstage pass for all the action.

{ I L L U ST R AT I O N }

HYDRO GROW SHOW

The A-list of agriculture.

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Putting your partner to work.

{ M AP }

THE DANGER ZONE

30 SAFERBRAND

Plan your protection.

Original organic excellence.

32 SUMMER NUMBERS

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34 KEEP COOL

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36 SUMMER SNACKS

Fab 4 Pak gives crops a big time boost.

Dog-days digits.

Water outdoor crops when you want.

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Cool cravings for hot days.

Paclo products pulled from shelves.

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Nutrients to defend against summer scorchers.

{ NUTRIENTS }

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The latest advancements in enzymes.

Aura Systems interview.

{ I N D USTRY G AB }

Ask the experts at Urban Grow Systems.

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FILTER

{ CO O L I N G }

COLD CHILLIN’

Chill chat with cooling experts.

{ H OT F O R H Y D RO }

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SUMMER STRESSES

Protecting your prized plants.

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Your key to trophy harvests.

Cooling for less cash.

{ PL ANTS 101 }

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Cracking your crops secret survival code.

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Great toys for boy (and girl) growers.

Super cooling system revealed.

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NATURAL WEAPONS

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The extreme fitness fad. { CULTI VATE YO U }

Long-term skin survival.

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{ 5 E SSENTIAL S }

FIGHTING STYLES

Ultimate combat combinations.

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{ H OT STUFF }

COMING SOON

Portlandia, Breaking Bad, and Pacific Rim.

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BY ELJAY

{ SWE AT EQ UITY }

CROSSFIT

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KEEPING YOUR CROP HEALTHY DURING SUMMER SCORCHERS { QUIZ }

What did you learn this issue?

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SUN BLOCK BLUES

HEAT SHIELD WERE YOU LISTENING?

Summer games keep you indoors.

{ R E TA I L }

FIND US

The best spots to find Rosebud.

I LLU STRATI ON: CH R I S B U LLO CK

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{ G A ME S }

THRONE OF GAMES

Organic elements that fight pests.

DEPARTMENTS

{ G AD G ETS }

GEAR UP

{ CO O L I N G }

ULTIMATE CHILLER DIAGRAM

{ ERIK’S ORGANICS }

{ G E AR }

PICK A WINNER

{ CO O L I N G }

CHILL TRICKS

PHEREMONE WARFARE

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{ CO O L I N G }

AIR CONDITIONING INSIDER

WHAT THE INDUSTRY IS SAYING

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{ OUTDOORS }

HEAT SHIELD

ENZYME ESSENTIALS

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{ N UTR I ENTS }

NAUGHTY NUTES

HYDRO 101 42

{ N UTR I ENTS }

MICRO MIRACLES

Tips to survive high temps.

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{ DIY }

RAIN COVER + COLLECTOR


INTEGRATION

CONTRIBUTORS

WHAT’S I S S UE 2 8

BLOOMING? ROSEBUD’S BEST, WHEREVER YOU ROAM

WRITER

Raised in Canada, Tara Christine hung around Paris for a while before ending up in Berlin, where she writes about design, fashion, travel and lifestyles for print and pleasure. She spends most of her downtime trying to learn the essential differences between techno and electro music that form the soundtrack to her social life, and exhausting the English options in the public library.

K.E. BORG

PRINT

In your local hydro shop

NEFARIOUS NUTES { PAGE 62 }

TARA CHRISTINE

WRITER

CHILL OUT, DUDE { PAGE 71 }

Rosebud’s comprehensive guide to keeping grow room temps low.

What is the label on that bottle of nutrients not telling you?

K.E. Borg lives in Hawaii, the endangered species capital of the world, where more than 1,000 endemic plants (that is, found nowhere else) struggle to survive among rapidly spreading introduced species. Monsanto has an estimated 60,000 acres of GM crops, many of them test fields, planted throughout Hawaii’s fragile ecosystem.

ONLINE

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HIPPIE HISTORY

{ ONLINE }

Check out more handbills and posters from JC’s archive. ROSEBUDMAG.COM/PAPERPOWER HOT STUFF { ONLINE }

Videos, trailers and interviews from this summer’s hottest pop culture. ROSEBUDMAG.COM/HOTSTUFF28

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A/C AUTHORITY { ONLINE }

Check out our video interview with the experts at Aura Systems. ROSEBUDMAG.COM/AURA

STEVEN BLUM WRITER

GREEN CELEBS

{ ONLINE }

Watch videos of eco-friendly stars with a green conscience. ROSEBUDMAG.COM/GREENCELEBS

@rosebudmagazine

Born in Seattle, Steven Blum worked as a food columnist for the city’s famed alternative newsweekly The Stranger for three years. Now he works as a tech reporter for AndroidPIT.com and a freelance writer for various publications. His work has appeared in The Seattle P-I, The Stranger, Blackbook Magazine, Hello Giggles, USAToday.com, and Venture Village. Follow him on Twitter @StevenBlum


FROM THE TOP

FROM THE PUBLISHER

THE MESSAGE FROM MIKEY’S UNCLE BY M ICHAE L STRAU M I ETI S

While growing up in a farming community outside Chicago, Illinois, we lived close to an uncle who insisted on calling me Mikey. I hated that name because it made me sound like a little kid. I think he knew the nickname bothered me, but I have to admit that it got my attention. Even today, I can see him looking down at me and saying, “Mikey, when you get, you have to give.” I never understood that because there wasn’t a lot of getting in my young life. But the words stuck with me. They never rang so loud and clear as they did last November. I had been in New York and the city was alive with the holiday spirit. I then flew to Bulgaria and was stunned by the contrast. There were a few decorations, but little of the spirit. I happen to feel very strongly about Bulgaria and its people. Not only is it a beautiful country, but they have one of the best plant research facilities in the world. Unfortunately, 20% of the Bulgarian people live below the poverty line. As a result, it has one of the highest mortality rates in

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the world, right behind Afghanistan and Somalia. This is due to widespread poverty and the lack of adequate health care. Boy, if ever there was a need for giving, this was the place. But you know what? Unlike in Western nations, there was no such thing as corporate-funded charities in Bulgaria. Not that there isn’t a number of successful companies in the country. But corporate-funded charities have never been considered by any of them. So last year, I met with Gino Yordanov and Robert Higgins, the other two founders of Advanced Nutrients, and suggested a program for feeding needy families in Bulgaria. As I expected, they were enthusiastic about the idea. The program was named Holiday Heroes and ended up feeding 1,000 needy families last Christmas. But that wasn’t the real cause for celebration. We had introduced the concept of corporate giving and the idea was catching fire. To further fan the flames, we helped sponsor Holiday Heroes again during the Easter season. But this time, it was on a much more successful scale. The fundraising revolved around a televised benefit concert featuring some of Bulgaria’s top talent. It was a smash hit. Corporate donations came rolling in from CocaCola, Helli, Josi, AGI, Bilka and Metro Cash & Carry. We even received assistance from the U.N., with volunteers coming from such countries as Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Lithuania and India. These volunteers helped pack and deliver food to Bulgarian families. Also coming on board were the Bulgarian Food Bank and the Bulgarian Red Cross, along with such government agencies as the Metropolitan Municipality of Sofia and the BulgarianAmerican Chamber of Commerce. And this is just the beginning. I can’t help feeling that by the end of the year, corporate giving will be an established concept in Bulgaria. So, between Holiday Heroes and a number of other charities supported by both Rosebud and Advanced Nutrients, I think my uncle’s instruction to give is flourishing. He’s no longer with us, but I like to think he’s up there watching and saying, “You done good, Mikey. Keep it up.” Talk soon, Big Mike :)


EDITOR’S NOTE

Rosebud P U B L ISHERS

MICHAEL “BIG MIKE” STRAUMIETIS ROBERT HIGGINS EUGENE YORDANOV A SSOC IA TE P U B L IS H E R

ALEX LEON

EDITORIAL & PRODUCTION E D ITO R I N C H I E F JOSHUA GLAZER ( JOSH@ROSEBUDMAG.COM ) O N L I N E MA N AG I N G E D I TO R HAPPY KRETER ( HAPPY@ROSEBUDMAG.COM ) A RT D I R E CTO R JASON HARYNUK

FROM THE EDITOR

SUMMER LOVIN’

ADVERTISING & MARKETING A DV E R T I S I N G D I R E CTO R ALEX LEON ( ALEX@ROSEBUDMAG.COM ) MA R K ETI N G D I R E CTO R CRAIG ERICKSON ( CRAIG@ROSEBUDMAG.COM ) SA L E S A N D MA R K ETI N G M A NAG E R PHILIP GONZALES ( PHILIP.GONZALES@ROSEBUDMAG.COM )SALES DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR BOBBI BROOKLYN ( BOBBI.BROOKLYN@ROSEBUMAG.COM )

BY JOS H UA G LAZ E R

Summer is most growers’ favorite season. We may love indoor horticulture with all its exact science and precise controls to cultivate the finest flowers, but let’s be honest—who wouldn’t prefer to spend a day tending to giant plants out in the sun rather than being stuck inside under the hum of indoor lamps? It’s a no-brainer. Of course, working outdoors means interacting with nature’s unpredictable ways. Problematic pests and persistent heat are problems all outdoor growers face, which is why we dedicated several articles in this issue to confronting those challenges head on. Knowing thy enemy is the best way to defeat him (or it, as the case may be), so be sure to read all the information we offer in this issue. It’ll make your outdoor garden a summer success story. Of course, not all growers have access to excellent outdoor environments. For them, indoor growing is a year-round endeavor, which during summer means some serious cooling requirements. It was with that in mind that our hydroponics editor Eljay set out to speak with experts in both air-conditioning and water-cooling systems to find out the best way to keep your crop chilled even at the height of summer heat. What he learned may surprise you. It will definitely help you maintain the optimal growing environment while saving you some serious coin. It’s not just crops that need to stay cool as temperatures rise. Dig into this issue for Rosebud’s tips on keeping yourself cool and protected from the sun. We also offer some of the best summer recipes around. Skip the usual burgers and potato salad and sink your teeth into these satisfying snacks. With that, it’s time for me to slather my skin in some SPF 30 and hit the great outdoors. Autumn’s chill will be here before we know it, so get outside while the getting is good.

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FEEDBACK

LETTERS

HAVE YOU ENTERED?

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SMART SCIENCE

OVERSEAS OUTREACH

I discovered Rosebud via your Facebook page a few weeks ago. I like your articles and I hope that they will help me build a DIY DWC system for me and my friends! I am from Athens, Greece, so you can understand that DIY experimenting has become a need! DIMITRIS; ATHENS, GREECE; VIA EMAIL Rosebud isn’t distributed in Greece, but you can find all of our articles on Rosebudmag.com. Here’s hoping that hydroponic growing helps folks overcome economic struggles—no matter where they are from.

I really enjoyed the piece in your last issue about the myths regarding how plants “feel” (“The Secret Life of Plants,” Issue 27). It reminded me just how much we still don’t know about the natural world. It also made me consider all of the junk science that still exists in the realm of hydroponic growing. Thank goodness I can count on Rosebud to give me the straight scoop about the best way to get the heaviest harvest. It’s a relief from the Internet chat room overload most growers face when trying to find the answers to becoming a better grower.

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I’ve got an outdoor growing disaster to add to your list (“Tough Tales,” Issue 27). A few summers ago, I had an amazing crop about halfway through flowering when a wildfire tore through the forest where my garden was located. Amazingly, when the blaze finally went out and I went to check my crop, about half was left untouched, while the other half was completely torched. Go figure. SMOKEY THE BANDIT, VIA EMAIL

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With the growth of home gardening and hydroponics worldwide, trade shows have been increasing in popularity. We picked a few grow expos that we feel best represent the range of grow show options. It’s never too early to start planning your trip.

Independent Garden Center Show

INDEPENDENT GARDEN CENTER SHOW (IGC) NAVY PIER, CHICAGO, IL— AUGUST 20-22, 2013 This especially large annual grow expo has become a Chicago institution, and is the largest exposition held at the city’s Navy Pier convention center. With over 210,000 square feet of exhibitions and more than 600 booths, this is a massive event, with press and visitors descending on Chicago from around the

SPRING HOME AND GARDEN SHOW ANAHEIM, CA–MAY (ANNUALLY)

world.

As a home and garden show, this one is dedicated to interior decorating as much

and DJs. Past performers include Charlie Daniels, Foreigner,

as serious cultivation. But who says that home and garden must be separate enti-

America, Kansas and Styx; this year’s headliner is .38 Special.

ties nowadays?

IGC knows how to entertain both the eyes and ears of its

Horticultural artists are using techniques found in hydroponic systems to integrate plants into the homes of green-minded people, either on the facade of

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There is also music all day, with a mixture of live bands

attendees. Keep in mind that this expo is for owners and employees

the house or inside, when space allows. Home and garden shows can be found

from within the garden industry. This can be as simple as

throughout the country, so if you can’t make it out to Anaheim, don’t worry—there

working for a store that has a small garden department. So while

will be a home and garden show near you soon.

tickets are free, it is an industry-only event.

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INTERNATIONAL GARDEN SHOW HAMBURG, GERMANY— APRIL 26-OCTOBER 13, 2013 An exercise in endurance, this show runs for four and a half months, beginning around the start of the spring planting season and ending just in time for the fall harvest. The International Garden Show truly focuses on growing, showcasing the newest and greatest technologies, but also the long-used, slowly developed techniques that have served growers well for decades. This year’s theme, Around the World in 80 Gardens, is a celebration of the gardening and agricultural traditions of the entire planet. The show’s organizers are endeavoring to showcase the climates, techniques and traditions of the world’s farmers, from extreme locations only suitable for hydroponic gardening to the fertile soils of the North American farm belt and large parts of Europe.

NORTHWEST FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW SEATTLE, WA–FEBRUARY 5-9, 2014 Held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, the

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Northwest Flower and Garden Show has been a popular horticultural get-together since 1989, and has only grown since then. The main purpose of this particular show is to celebrate and explore the living artwork of some of the world’s most renowned show gardeners in the world. In addition to the large full-garden displays, the show features a small-space showcase, which features the best ways to integrate plants into apartment or condo living. Awards are given to the most creative gardens, which utilize everything from traditional soil to every hydroponic technique in the book. If you are someone who really loves plants and how beautiful they can be when grown and tended by a person with talent, this show is an excellent experience.

HYDROPONEAST EXPO MOSCOW, RUSSIA–MAY 10-11, 2013 This year marked the very first event hosted by HydroponEast Magazine, a gardening and hydroponics magazine made specifically for local growers in Russia. They hope to host this show for many years to come, and with vendors like Advanced Nutrients, Method Seven and Trimpro among many other participants, they are off to a good start in terms of legitimacy within the industry.

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Daryl Hannah Daryl Hannah is a badass vegan hippie chick, and she wants you to know it. She chooses roles in movies that are memorable, then spends the rest of her time tending to her 100% organic garden, which you will find at the converted stagecoach stop where she lives in the middle of the Rocky Mountains.

You can’t deny that celebrities have an oversized influence on our

Hannah spends a lot of time using her celebrity status to bring

culture. While all too often this takes the form of purse-sized canines or

attention to issues. This recently included standing in solidarity with

poorly shot sex tapes, sometimes the message these celebs convey is a

Texas landowner and grandmother Eleanor Fairchild as they attempted to

positive one. That’s why we’re happy when an A-lister makes a point of

stop the bulldozing of her family’s land to build a section of the Keystone

promoting home gardening. It’s nice to know that we share something

XL Pipeline. Both Hannah and Fairchild were arrested.

with the cultural elite. Everyone is the same when they’re digging in the dirt. Here are some of our favorite famous gardeners.

Hannah then said in a prepared statement, “In the U.S., we have a long history of nonviolent civil disobedience, one of the primary tools used by citizens to stand up against injustice.” Paul McCartney A true OG animal lover, Sir Paul was perhaps the first well-known celebrity vegetarian, along with his late wife, Linda. The pair became staunch animal-rights activists who advocated a meat-free diet by appearing in ads for PETA, and they created a line of ready-to-eat vegetarian dishes, which you can still find in stores 15 years after Linda’s untimely passing. She also wrote several vegetarian cook-

Michelle Obama

books during her time, in which she would use vegetables and herbs

More than a mere celebrity, the First Lady of the United States can

picked directly from her and Paul’s garden.

spearhead the sort of program that makes a real difference. That’s why

Today, Paul is dead serious about keeping GMO ingredients out of

Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign has inspired so many community

anything with the McCartney name. After a small quantity of GM soy was

gardens nationwide.

found in the soya that they use, it was immediately recalled and replaced

No hypocritical politician, Mrs. Obama used part of the White

with non-GMO soy. About GMOs, he has said, “I can understand what

House grounds to plant a large vegetable and herb garden. This raised-

[Tony Blair, in supporting GMO foods] is doing. He does not want people

bed garden is not only used for decorative and educational purposes—

to panic.” But, he added, “I think he is wrong. I don’t think there is enough

the foods are also harvested and donated to local food pantries. Mrs.

evidence about the problems which might arise through GM food.”

Obama even wrote a book chronicling the construction and completion of the garden, titled American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.

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Blue Water Alchemy Are you looking for that extra punch that will set the fruits of your harvest apart from all others? Then grow with Ormus from Blue Water Alchemy. The use of Ormus returns the Earth’s once abundant elements to your soils and then stand amazed at the increase in yield at harvest time; then taste, once again, the flavors in your harvest that you remember as a child.

Ormus, it’s Organic, Natural and Ancient. This season grow your own Garden of Eden with Ormus from Blue Water Alchemy. Ormus concentrate is to be used at the rate of 1oz/30mL per gallon of water/3.74L (a 1% solution) three times per crop as a rootball soak. “Indeed, without the photographic evidence, (results of using ORMUS concentrate) they would be hard to believe. For example, a walnut tree treated over several years has grown to over twice the height of control trees and now produces six times the weight of nuts—and the nuts themselves are the size of tangerine oranges! A plum tree produced, in the first year of treatment, individual fruit nearly twice the weight of those from the control tree, and in the second year they were over five times the weight. One photograph shows maize plants so high that the owner has to stand on a stepladder to reach the top. They appear to be some 12 feet [~3.6 meters] high. Oranges were produced the size of cantaloupe melons! There are many other examples. In addition, there are consistent reports by those using ORMUS that ORMUS-treated crops are not only much more productive, but they also mature earlier, need less fertilizer and have greater resistance to pests. They even taste better!” —Roger Taylor PhD Nexus Magazine 3/2007 Whatever the crop, the use of Ormus maximizes the plant’s potential to become Enormous!

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It’s 6 a.m. and I am fast asleep, off in a land full

I have heard male growers refer to their

of Brad Pitt, trees that grow money and cats.

garden as their mistress, since many spend

Lots of cats. Don’t judge.

more time with their plants than with their wives

“Hey, babe? You awake?” Brad says to me

or girlfriends. It doesn’t have to be this way.

in my dream. No, wait, never mind. It’s my real-

While some people will never be as fascinated

life boyfriend, Adam. And he needs something.

by this lifestyle as we are, a lot of horticultural

Go away... go away... go away... “No,” I

virgins can be lured to the green side with just

answer.

a little encouragement.

“OK, well, you better wake up because the

If your special friend is into technology,

blower just died and we have no way to cool

he or she could be in charge of installing

down the lights. It’s already 80 degrees in the

and maintaining the electrical equipment that

tent and... just help!” he huffs frantically.

keeps your garden humming. A handy partner

I get up muttering a variety of curses

can contribute by throwing on a tool belt and

under my breath and walk to the sweltering

helping to build out your grow room.

inferno that has become our garden. I have to

A more artistically inclined mate could be

immediately make my brain work as I push the

included by taking photographs that document

fear from my mind about what all this heat has

your plants’ growth, especially when using a

done to the plants.

hydroponic system, which offers noticeable

OK, the plants are vegetating, so all they

growth daily. There is something fascinating

need to keep from flowering is a small amount

about flipping through day-by-day photos of

of light.

a roommate or a significant other, can be

the garden and watching those babies grow

“Turn off the grow lights,” I say calmly as I

immensely helpful. My boyfriend may have not

up right before your eyes. That might convince

walk to the other room and grab a small lamp.

have known how to solve the crisis, but he did

that photographer to get involved in other ways

“This,” I say as I show him the lamp, “will keep

know to wake me up and had been checking

as well.

us good until we can get the blower working.”

up on the garden. On the other hand, I was

We open up the tent to exhaust the hellfire, set up the lamp so that all the plants are

useless without his warning. This near-catastrophe happened many

PERSONAL SPACE If your significant other is not someone

still receiving light, and plan a trip to the hydro

years ago, when we were both new to hydro-

with whom you want to spend a lot of time,

store in the morning for a new blower. Crisis

ponics (though I had a lot of experience with

gardening together may not be the best idea,

averted.

soil gardening). Since then, Adam has gained

especially if your grow is also your job rather

the skills to run the garden on his own, which is

than a hobby. Essentially, you will have a

PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

inevitable when you spend time with me and my

co-worker who also comes home with you at

Getting woken up like that was irritating, but if

endless plant chatter.

night. If you love that co-worker and don’t mind

my boyfriend had not been there and noticed

He may not be great with the nuances

seeing them constantly, you’re good to go on

the issue, we could have ended up with a crop

of proper nutrient use, or how to diagnose a

couples horticulture. If not, you may want to

of plants with heat stroke. Or, even worse, it

deficiency, or properly use root enzymes, but

keep your garden as a place of escape. I know

could have ended up causing a fire.

he can keep a balanced pH, remove dead leaf

plenty of growers who do.

There are a lot of ways to automate your

material and handle general upkeep. This frees

However, a truly caring boyfriend, girl-

garden nowadays, with meters and other equip-

me up to focus on the more complex tasks

friend, husband or wife should understand

ment that monitor every aspect of your grow.

involved in growing, plus leaves some spare

when you need a little “me time” anyway.

Some will even send a message to your mobile

time for both of us to relax and enjoy our crop.

Gardening together does not mean constantly stepping on each other’s toes; it

phone to warn of impending doom.

means that you have a partner who can pick up

school, and our little wall timers and tri-meters

COMMON INTERESTS, COMMON GOALS

are about as high-tech as we have gotten.

Most relationship experts contend that the best

and who can help you with trimming your

Sometimes it’s a financial issue, while some of

predictor of whether a relationship will work

crop at harvest. It also means that you have a

us are simply set in our ways.

is whether the couple shares common goals

romantic partner who shares your interests,

and interests. The majority of growers are truly

which will build a stronger bond between the

passionate about gardening.

two of you.

However, most of us are still growing old-

For those who cannot or do not want to automate, growing with a partner, whether

your slack, who you can talk to while working

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SAFER BRAND ALL-AROUND ORGANIC BY HAROLD LAWR E NCE

But it’s not just the years that set Safer Brand apart. It’s also their commit-

for over two decades, Safer Brand is

ment to high-quality natural products.

energized by the current interest in

“Organic is what we

organic originators will

don’t do anything synthetic

not let go to waste. “We

at all,” says Godbarge.

have a mission to educate

“There’s also a very

consumers so that they

strong focus on transpar-

can make good choices

ency and labeling,” he

around what insect control

continues. “All products

products and fertilizers

are validated by indepen-

they end up using,” says

dent third parties who

Godbarge.

products. That’s huge when you look at the market-

manufacturers and many others—are learning the value

place where there are a

of organics. Growers are undoubtedly more wary of

lot of people trying to take

applying synthetic chemicals than we were a decade ago,

advantage of consumers.

and consumers increasingly prefer natural products. Well,

We deliver very high quality,

there’s one company in the hydroponics community that

very consistently.”

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If you’re using chemicals on your plants, you’re

cides, fungicides and fertilizers, but Safer Brand’s 25

going to end up ingesting

years in the organic market separates them from competi-

chemical residues no

tors who are just jumping on the bandwagon.

matter how well you flush

“We were the first to bring a national brand behind

your crops. The only way

organic technologies,” says Julien Godbarge, brand

to be sure of the purity of

manager at Safer Brand. “And the amount of research

your harvest is to use prod-

and development that we’ve put into this industry is quite

ucts approved for use in

unique as well. We’re proud to have brought a lot of

organic production, which

innovations to the market.”

is Safer Brand’s specialty.

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“We’re also proud

ensure both the efficacy

Lately, more and more people—growers, consumers,

There are many companies making organic pesti-

natural products. It’s an opportunity these

do and it’s all we do. We

and organic nature of the

was way ahead of the curve: Safer Brand.

Having spread the organic gospel

“ORGANIC IS WHAT WE DO AND IT’S ALL WE DO. WE DON’T DO ANYTHING SYNTHETIC AT ALL.”

to support community gardens around the country, as well as some of the best scientists worldwide, like at the Rodale Institute,” Godbarge says. “This way we’re able to bring our fans and followers great products.” There you have it. A high-quality, community-minded company committed to delivering the best in organic garden care. For more information about Safer Brand products, check out saferbrand.com.


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BY JOS H UA G LAZ E R

DATA FOR YOUR DOG-DAYS DOSSIER

Amount of solar radiation (in kilowatts) coming from the sun.

Gross worldwide revenue ($USD) of the 1995 Al Pacino and Robert De Niro action classic Heat.

Registered Little League baseball players, worldwide.

Public swimming pools in the United States.

Year that the heat index was adopted by the National Weather Service to calculate dangerous levels of heat and humidity.

Medium-high heat (째F) perfect for grilling a hamburger.

Record-breaking high temperature (째F) recorded in Death Valley, CA, on July 10, 1931.

Percentage of UVB rays blocked by SPF 30 sunscreen.

Nations that celebrate their Independence Day in July and August.

9 28 97 134.1 350 1979 309,000 2,600,000 187,436,818 174,000,000,000,000

Percentage of Americans who report not taking a summer vacation.

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KEEP YOUR COOL TIPS FOR STAYING COMFORTABLE WHILE GARDENING IN THE SUMMER HEAT BY MAR S EA TR UAN

Summer is the best time to get out and spend

HYDR

HAT

SUNGLASSES

You need a hat,

Most people know that

and we’re not

UV protection is as

talking minimal

important for your eyes as it is for your skin.

coverage. We

In addition to full-coverage clothing, throw on

recommend

some high-quality sunglasses that will stay on

finding one of those

securely while you work.

awesome caps with the flaps on the sides and back. They are usually made of a light-colored,

WATER

breathable canvas, which is ideal. Wet the

It is imperative that you remember

fabric to provide additional heat relief.

to hydrate. On a normal day, you

You can find these hats at camping stores or online, and there really is no downside to

water, providing you do not exer-

be an incredibly tough time of year to spend

gardening in hats like this, except that they look

cise or exert yourself. Spending

excess hours in the sun. To help our readers

a little goofy; your plants may giggle a little.

hours in the heat of summer, along with the work that comes

keep their cool while gardening outside, here

CLOTHING

with gardening, makes for a day of exertion.

You will want to mini-

Realistically, you should probably drink an extra

SHADE

mize the amount of

liter of water to make up for that loss.

On hot days, the

your skin that is

temperature in the

directly exposed

amount of water that you should consume.

shade can be up

to the sun.

Just keep a large bottle nearby and take sips

to 20 degrees

Always apply

frequently. You should also avoid diuretics like

cooler than in

a good water-

caffeine.

direct sunlight,

and-sweat-proof

so your No. 1

sunscreen before getting dressed (the sun’s

SPRAY BOTTLE

priority is going to

rays do get through your clothes), and wear

In addition to quenching your thirst,

be to stay in the shade as much as possible to

a long-sleeved, light-colored shirt made of

you can use water to cool yourself

keep your core body temperature down and

cotton, hemp or another lightweight, breathable

down. Something as simple as a

your comfort level high.

material.

spray bottle used to mist yourself

are some expert tips.

If you can bring a large beach umbrella or

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should drink about two liters of

time with your plants, but it also happens to

Your pants should be light-colored and

Remember that there is no limit to the

can make a huge difference in your

small shade tent out into the garden, you will

comfortable, thick enough to protect your skin

comfort level on hot days. We especially like

really notice a difference in the temperature of

from anything that may poke you as you kneel

those little water bottle/fan combos, great for the

the air around you.

in the dirt, but light enough to breathe.

garden.

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FOOD

THE BIG CHILL

onion in a garlicky tomato puree, best garnished with verdant parsley or cilantro, drizzled olive oil and cracked black pepper. The longer a gazpacho chills, the more the flavors meld together into a rich mix of heirloom tomatoes so fresh you can smell the vine and the sweet pungent punch of white wine vinegar.

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Are you a true horticultural expert? Find out!

Crisp chilled

5 WARM-WEATHER FOODS TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT

cucumber slices

1. A knowledgeable friend tells you that a

are refreshing in and

problem with your plants is “systemic.” What

of themselves on a hot

does he or she mean?

summer’s day, but their high

a) The hydroponic system you are using

B Y LY Z P F I S T E R

especially well, as when they’re grated and

water content also means they freeze sugared in a cool cucumber granita with lemon, mint and simple syrup. A savory

As temperatures begin to climb and

granita with salt, lime and onion is the

clothes start coming off, cravings for

perfect garnish for a bowl of gazpacho,

comfort food turn into thoughts of cool,

herbed grilled shrimp or raw oysters.

is making your plants sick, and should either be cleaned or replaced. b) The issue is found throughout your entire plant body, rather than confined to one area. c) Your nutrient system is causing issues, either from pH fluctuations or nutrient burn.

sticky watermelon, ice-cold lager and smoky grill. No stoves, no mess, no

WATERMELON & FETA SALAD

2. What is humus?

indoor-eating—these are warm-weather

Watermelon, the

a) A dark mixture made of dead and

foods to keep you refreshed and well fed,

quintessential barbecue

poolside-style.

food, marries creamy

maybe a burger or two flipped on a hot,

decaying material that provides nutrients to plants and assists in holding water.

and tart feta cheese in this

b) A delicious Middle Eastern spread.

CEVICHE

salad of summertime proportions. Peppery

c) An organic liquid fertilizer being pulled

Chilled raw fish

arugula and shaved red onions lend bite,

from shelves because it is unsafe for

with a splash of

while a balmy blend of balsamic and

plants.

lime and spicy chili

honey dressing with pert lime brings out

revs up your vital energy—and some other

the melon’s natural sweetness.

3. Another grower tells you that your plants are suffering from chlorosis. What is this and

vital body parts as well, according to the fish, while chopped tomatoes, green

SUMMER COCKTAILS

chilies, cilantro and olives add depth and

Is there really one summer

heft. A bit of orange juice for a citrusy

cocktail that’s more refreshing

b) A type of poisoning caused by using

burst of sugar and chunks of diced

than another? Contenders for

pesticides too close to the flowering

avocado for texture create the perfect

best warm-weather beverage

cycle, which renders your plants’

cold hors d’oeuvre for a hot day.

include minty mojitos with fresh

flowers or fruits harmful to consume.

South American lore. Lime juice “cooks”

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LINGO BINGO

what are the symptoms? a) A sickness caused by too much chlorine in your water.

muddled sugar and lime; the light interplay

c) A deficiency in chlorophyll production,

GAZPACHO

of sour citrus, carbonation and dry juniper

usually due to a nutrient deficiency or

The ultimate in chilled

of a gin fizz; classic mint juleps; or a giant

pH imbalance.

soups, gazpacho is

pitcher of lemon drops on the rocks. Then

a revivifying blend of

again, nothing says summer more than the

cucumber, pepper and

just-popped taste of an ice-cold beer.

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rowers of high-value plants who aren’t using an enzyme formula are cheating themselves out of optimal garden performance. That is because enzymes are powerful catalysts that accelerate the rate at which chemical reactions occur. Many of these chemical reactions are associated with increased nutrient uptake or the breakdown of organic matter in the root zone. Some enzymes are produced naturally in and around a plant’s root zone, but it has been proven that using supplements to increase the amounts of particular enzymes can boost plant growth and production, especially for indoor horticulture. Enzymes are specific to one function, which means they all have a specific chemical reaction that they will accelerate. There are many enzyme formulas on the market that are comprised of one type of enzyme, meaning they will only support one chemical reaction. Growers seeking vigorous growth and prolific blooms should use an enzyme formula that contains all the essential enzymes for stimulating plant growth. Diversity isn’t the only key to making an enzyme formulation work in an indoor garden. A nutrient solution must contain the proper ratio of beneficial enzymes in order to optimize growth. The proper ratio of beneficial enzymes is the only way growers of high-value plants can be sure that everything in the root zone is working at full tilt and operating synergistically. Advanced Nutrients’ Sensizym is a plant-specific enzyme formula that contains all the essential enzymes required to maximize the performance of your garden. Advanced Nutrients’ bioengineering laboratories extract and then combine the enzymes in the perfect

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B A G Y R T S U IND

HOPS AR E WHAT TH E S

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J: I cringe when I spend 15 minutes consulting a customer only to see them bust out their iPhone to check online pricing. It’s not so much a challenge as the ultimate patience trial, but I have a hard time dealing with customers who want it all and don’t want to pay for it. It has kind of become the current trend these days among my generation. A lot of people want me to tell them how to bake the cake, ice it and decorate it, then don’t want to pay for the premium ingredients I suggest.

Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE THE HYDROPONICS INDUSTRY GOING IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? J: Into the garbage can. No, just kidding. There are a lot of people working on some really cool things right now. I see innovations leading to less work and more play. Fully automated grow rooms for less than $5,000 are on the horizon, and I’m very excited about that.

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lants are far from the helpless greenery we perceive them to be. Over millions of years, our herbaceous friends have developed an ample arsenal of defense systems as diverse and unique as the botanical world itself. Pheromones are one such adaptation, a chemical sign language used by plants that is undetectable to pests and predators. To this day, pheromones in plants have not been thoroughly researched. While there is evidence that plants are capable of inducing the social responses that pheromones are known for, examples from vegetative life remain few. Scientists know that plants generally use pheromones in a reactive sense, as an alarm induced by the damage of a grazing predator or as a repellent to fend off such attacks. How a plant utilizes pheromones to its advantage is clever and mysterious. In trees, pheromones have been linked to increased production of tannin and phenolic

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compounds, two bitter substances that acidify foliage to the point of being inedible, and also lethal. In closed studies, Sitka willows, sugar maples and acacias have all been observed to increase tannin levels in response to being attacked by pests, thus degenerating their leaf quality. What activates a pheromonal response, however, is the mimicked behavior of neighboring trees that also raise their tannin levels and degenerate their leaf quality congruently, without yet having been physically harmed by invading pests. This suggests that trees will release an alarm pheromone, possibly in the form of ethylene, to alert trees of the same species of an impending

attack. Curiously enough, an increase in tannins and phenolics is induced only when plants are damaged through foraging, suggesting that plants also possess the ability to detect pheromones of insects and animals and discern chemically between being bitten and being affected by environmental forces. In some instances, plants will use an insect’s own pheromones against it. Wild potato, when preyed on by aphids, can synthesize components of the insect’s alarm pheromone to generate a false alert. When released back into the air, a wary aphid will flee the area believing that the imitation pheromone is a warning transmitted by its own kind. Carnivorous plants are just as cunning, simulating insect pheromones to lure them into a trapping mechanism. Sundews, butterwort and pitcher plants each secrete a mucilaginous fluid with bogus pheromones that line their soft tissue. An insect attracted by the scent will either fall into the deep cup of the pitcher plant or adhere to the sticky exterior of the sundew and butterwort to be digested slowly over time. Although it may seem like the pheromone warfare waged by plants and their insect predators could be of value in the agricultural world, an effective insecticide has yet to be developed using plant pheromones. Since the chemical language between insects is far better understood, pest control has instead learned from the method in which plants use insect pheromones to trick them into avoiding a certain crop or be baited into a pheromone trap. We still have much to learn about plant pheromones, but their very existence offers great potential for growers to assist their crop using nature’s own methods.


Your Secret Weapon

When was the last time the smell of your harvest took you to a truly magical place? You know, the perfect blend of fresh, dank and sweet that keeps people talking. Well, the aroma of your plants depends on one thing: the essential oils. And a secret was discovered in the Himalaya mountains: How to trigger maximum, high-potency essential oil secretion in your plants? Here’s the story: the flowers growing in the Himalaya mountains are at such a high altitude, they are exposed to absurd amounts of ultra-violet rays from the Sun. And, just like you or I would be sunburned, plants can be damaged too. So, to protect themselves, they secrete an abundance of highly-potent essential oils. These work as a natural sunscreen. And these are the same oils responsible for how your plants taste and smell.

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Using a secret, proprietary blend of shellfish and plant extracts ... the scientists at Advanced Nutrients have discovered a way to trigger this process without UV rays! This means you get the essential oils and resins of your dreams, without risking any damage to your plants. But it gets even better. Because there’s

more to Bud Factor X. There are also ingredients that are very effective at keeping your plants out of repair mode.

Why your plants need your help It’s very important to keep your plants out of “repair mode” because it wastes time in your schedule. That is, every hour your plants spend repairing themselves is an hour lost. Because they could have been growing instead. Without interruption. If only they’d had what they needed to speed up the process. Bud Factor X, like any Advanced Nutrients product, will help keep your plants in a growing state. Adding bigger, more potent flowers to your harvest – in the same amount of time you’re already using.

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for your grow and will protect your plants against a range of stresses. Pests are inevitable when growing outdoors, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t keep a close eye on our plants and treat them as needed. I suggest using neem oil because it’s all-natural and safe for your plants. Neem coats the leaves, making it harder for pests to penetrate them. One of the most common and frustrating pests that like to come pay your outdoor grow a visit is the dreaded caterpillar. These usually cute and harmless bugs like to burrow through your stalks, sometimes even causing your stalk to break. They also like the taste of your sweet flowers. Use a fogger with an organic pesticide. This will help tame most of the common pests you’ll find outdoors. Remember, if you find ladybugs in your garden, leave them be. They are natural predators that love to devour pests and will only help your garden in the long run. One other visitor who can mess up your outdoor grow is your neighborhood cat. Pesky felines may try to use your grow as a litter box. In this case, try to keep your plants in a gated area and try

not to use nutrients or soil that contain fish product, as cats tend to be attracted to the smell. All in all, outdoor season is one of my favorite times of the year. Free light, CO2 and warm weather — how can you go wrong? As long as you keep an eye on your garden and pay attention to any signs of stress, you’ll be able to keep any problem under control. Until next time, grow big or go home!

Deonna Marie and her family operate Hydroponics Outlet in Gilroy, California. (hydroponicsoutlet.com)

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he last thing any grower of high-value crops wants to experience is a pest problem. Destructive, unwanted visitors are a big headache for the indoor horticulturist. Even the most skilled organic growers will eventually encounter a pest problem of one kind or another. Thankfully, organic solutions to these problems are not only becoming more accessible but also more effective. This is good news for the entire hydroponics community because, although they should still be used with caution, organic pesticides are much safer than their conventional counterparts. The latest advancements in organic pest control have come from our ability to identify and isolate particular organic compounds and innovative technologies used in extraction methods. Many “new” organic pesticides are derived from herbs or plants that have been used as homemade insecticides for years. By isolating the particular compounds within these herbs or plants and then concentrating them or combining them with one another, scientists are deciphering the safest and most effective possible pest controls. A closer look at some of today’s most popular organic pesticides will give a better understanding of the recent advancements made in organic pest management.

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NATURAL WEAPONS ORGANIC ELEMENTS THAT CAN FIGHT OFF NASTY PESTS BY E R IC HOPPE R

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When garlic is cut, crushed or processed properly, it activates a special enzyme, alliinase. This enzyme metabolizes alliin contained within the garlic into allicin. Allicin is a powerful biologically active compound that has a natural fungicidal property and also acts as an effective contact insecticide. Although products containing garlic extracts have the ability to kill on contact, it seems to be most effective as a fungicide. Manufacturers are finding benefit in combining garlic extracts with other plant extracts to maximize the effectiveness of garlic’s insecticidal properties.


CLOVE OIL Clove oil is comprised mainly of eugenol, a clear or yellowish oily liquid that gives cloves their distinct aroma. Eugenol works as an effective contact killer on a wide variety of insects. It also has become a popular additive to many plant-based insecticides due to its pleasant odor. As with many organic products, clove oil’s insecticidal effectiveness is entirely dependent on the source of clove oil and the way it’s processed. Manufacturers who use fresh cloves combined with cold extraction processes will retain the highest concentration of eugenol, making these products most effective as insecticides. Manufacturers who use dried cloves or harsh chemical extraction processes will produce an end product that may be effective as a deterrent but is ineffective as a contact killer.

ROSEMARY EXTRACTS Special compounds found in rosemary block the octopamine receptors of many insect varieties. Octopamine receptors are specific to insects and are very similar to receptors found in a vertebrate’s central nervous system. In other words, these receptors allow for most of the insect’s functions. When an insect comes in contact with rosemary extract, it usually becomes immobile. The fatty acids within rosemary extract also contain salts that

disrupt the permeability of the insect’s cells. This causes the cell to leak its contents, thus killing the insect. Rosemary extract works great as a contact killer on a wide variety of insects, including spider mites.

CINNAMON OIL The cinnamon oil ingredients identified to have the greatest insecticidal properties are trans-cinnamaldehyde and trans-cinnamic acid. Transcinnamaldehyde and transcinnamic acid have the ability to disrupt an insect’s neurotransmitters. This will immediately cause the insects to flee or die. Cinnamon oil extracts are generally not sold individually, but are usually combined with other plant extracts to increase effectiveness. Cinnamon oil should be used with caution; in high concentrations it will cause severe leaf burn.

THYME OIL Thyme oil contains thymol, a compound associated with thyme’s unique aroma. Thymol has been shown to have insecticidal properties on a wide variety of pests, including cutworms and thrips. As with clove oil, the extraction method is key to preserving the effectiveness of thyme oil’s active compound.

SPINOSAD Spinosad is an organic compound based on the bacterial species Saccharopolyspora spinosa. These specialized bacteria disrupt the nervous system of many different insects. However, spinosad’s effectiveness varies depending on the insect variety and the particular stage of the life cycle the insect is in. Spinosad seems to work best on the larvae stage of most insects. Outdoor growers can take advantage of spinosad’s effectiveness on caterpillars.

AZADIRACHTIN Azadirachtin is the isolated compound found within neem oil. It is the concentrated azadirachtin that makes neem oil an effective insecticide. Azadirachtin naturally functions as a deterrent. If insects sense azadirachtin on the leaf surface, they will go elsewhere. Azadirachtin also works as a growth regulator by compromising an insect’s ability to molt. This means that eggs can’t hatch, larvae won’t turn into adults and the life cycle of the insect is broken. Most importantly, azadirachtin works as an anti-ovipositor. Insects will refuse to lay their eggs if they sense azadirachtin.

FREQUENCYINFUSED WATER The most intriguing of all the new organic pesticide breakthroughs is frequency-infused water. These pesticides are based on the findings of Royal Raymond Rife from the 193040s. Rife found that pathogens can be weakened or destroyed by energetically exciting destructive resonances in their constituent chemicals. In other words, all things contain resonance or frequencies that, when matched or excited, can be used to alter or destroy them. The best example of this phenomenon is when an opera singer breaks a crystal glass with her voice. As soon as the pitch of the singer’s voice matches the destructive frequency of the glass, the glass will shatter. Now think of the pest insect as the crystal glass. If we are able to match the destructive frequency of the pest insect, then we are able to destroy it. This is the line of thinking behind frequency-infused water technology. Manufacturers of these insecticides have found the destructive frequencies of particular pests and infused them into water. Water has the unique capability to hold these frequencies. When the frequency-infused water comes in contact with the pest, the pest’s destructive frequency is matched and the pest is destroyed. Does it really work? Only one way to find out—try it.

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When you use pH Perfect® Technology with RO water or water to approximately 100 ppm (EC 160 µS/cm), your pH will always stay in the sweet spot between 5.5 and 6.3. You’ll never have to adjust it. And if it goes up or down at all, it will self-correct in a matter of seconds. We’ll show you video proof below. Not only that, but your pH will be maintained for an entire week after one mixing. You’ll never be chained to your reservoir again. You can go live your life, and grow the best plants you’ve ever grown. Forget your pH worries

What if you had a three-part base nutrient that perfectly balanced your pH for you? So that your pH never went up or down in the first place? And what if that same three-part base nutrient was actually five products in one, so that you could save hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars in your growing this year?

Video Proof

When you visit www.advancednutrients.com/ph-perfect you’ll find a video proving that pH Perfect® products are able to bring your pH into perfect balance in a matter of seconds, no matter how far out of balance it might be (in the video, our examples are 4.5 on the low end and 8.5 on the high end. In seconds, pH Perfect brings them into perfect balance, as if there were guardrails for your pH so that it never wandered off course.) And this pH “safety net” is incredibly easy-to-use. Either 2 ml/L for additives, or 4 ml/L for base nutrients.

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And there’s even more impressive technology included There is a molecular process called “chelation”. Chelation is altering an element at the molecular level by attaching tiny hooks all the way around the elemental ion, totally encapsulating it. pH Perfect Grow-Micro-Bloom uses an entire spectrum of revolutionary, game-changing chelates.

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The Highest Quality Versions of the Elements Your Plants Need To grow to their full potential, your plants need 16 basic elements. Most growers are familiar with the big 3: Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Often abbreviated “N-P-K” on fertilizer bags. But there are 13 more bases to cover. Here's how it happens in nature: From the air, water and soil your plants get:

• Carbon (C)

• Hydrogen (H)

• Oxygen (O)

From the soil and fertilizers your plants get: • Phosphorus (P) • Potassium (K) • Calcium (Ca) • Magnesium (M) • Sulfur (S) • Boron (B) • Chlorine (CI) • Copper (Cu) • Iron (Fe) • Manganese (Mn) • Molybdenum (Mo) • Zinc (Zn) • Nitrogen But to grow the best you can, you need the highest quality versions of these. And just like different soils, in different regions of the world, will produce higher quality coffee or wine... so it is with your nutrients. And our team of scientists scour the globe for ingredients which are naturally rich with the highest quality versions of these essential elements.

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Try it in Your Garden Today, Risk-Free! If you’re not thrilled with pH Perfect Grow-Micro-Bloom, if it doesn’t do what we said it would, return it with proof of purchase for a complete and immediate refund. We want you to feel good about saving so much money, and never having to worry about pH again. So let us take the risk. Read what growers are saying about

pH Perfect Grow-Micro-Bloom! Amy Carpenter Schares “I love the Advanced Nutrients’ Grow, Micro and Bloom because it’s easy to use and very accepted by my plants. Very cost effective also. Thanks for making my garden a masterpiece. Keep up the good work because you deserve an award..... Thanks.” Garneau, from San Francisco, California “I used to use the cheapest fertilizers I could get. I had no good hydroponic information and didn’t know where to get good hydroponic supplies. People told me it didn’t matter what I use for fertilizer. Everything is in the plant genetics. But when I started to know some other gardeners and saw that their plants looked way greener than mine and they were getting better harvests, I had to get better fertilizer. They told me that if I used better fertilizer I could get bigger buds. At first I used General Hydroponics three-part. But I couldn’t get it to mix right so every time I used it I had to be really careful with the strength and the acidity (pH was wrong). I finally switched to your 3 part and have had zero problems, and also am getting wicked yields. Thanks!” Christophe le Jardinier “Advanced Nutrients’ Grow, Micro and Bloom comprise a superior three-part fertilizer that vastly improves the three-part concept that growers have relied on for years. Advanced Nutrients’ three-part fertilizers are a higher quality than other fertilizers because they contain pharmaceutical grade substances instead of inferior components used by other manufacturers.”

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WHAT YOU FIGHT DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU GROW

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This treacherous fungus can inflict carnage on entire crops if not treated immediately. Thin out or prune plants appropriately to ensure airflow. Treat powdery mildew at the first sign of infection. Most prevalent in zones 4-8. Northwest, northeast and southeast regions.

POWDERY MILDEW

High humidity can create a breeding ground for pathogenic organisms and is especially damaging during the fruiting/flowering stage. Physically alter the shape of the plants to provide better air circulation, thus reducing the humidity that builds up on the plant’s surface. Zones 6-10. Most prevalent in the northwest and southern regions.

EXCESS HUMIDITY

Excess heat combined with low rain can be detrimental to high-value crops. Make sure to have a backup irrigation source if growing in regions prone to drought. Zones 5-10. South central and southwest regions are most prone to severe drought.

DROUGHT

These nimble mammals may be cute and fuzzy, but this savage beast is capable of cutting down high-value crops faster than you can say “Bambi.” Spray a liquid deer deterrent around your garden, or surround the garden with electric fencing or deer netting. Found in all zones. Most problematic in zones 2-8.

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These slimy mollusks will strip small plants down to stalks and completely obliterate seedlings. Preemptively create a barrier of protection (slug poison, copper ribbon, etc.) to prevent slug problems. Found in zones 2-8. Most problematic in northern and southeastern regions.

SLUGS

These nasty insects have an insanely fast reproductive rate, making them capable of quickly destroying entire crops. Implement a treatment program at the first sign of spider mites. Found in all zones, but 5-10 are the most prone.

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CATERPILLARS/ CUTWORMS

A heavy frost can instantly kill vegetation. Most high-value crops can withstand frost for a short duration. Cover the base of the plant or plant’s container with blankets, mulch, etc. Zones 2-5.

EARLY FROST

This root fungus is capable of completely destroying the root mass of high-value crops. Use a well-aerated soil. If pythium is detected, treat immediately with a fungicide or hydrogen peroxide. Zones 2-8. Most prevalent in the northwest, southeast and northeast regions.

ROOT ROT (PYTHIUM)

Heavy downpours or hail can cause extreme damage to flowering outdoor plants. If the plants cannot be temporarily covered, try to shake the branches to remove excess weight caused by the moisture. All zones. Most prevalent in the northwest, southeast and northeast regions.

EXCESSIVE RAIN/HAIL

High winds can cause structural damage, as well as broken branches, to large flowering plants. Stakes and trellis netting will give the plant additional support to withstand higher velocity winds. All zones. Most prevalent in coastal regions and regions with open plains.

EXCESSIVE WINDS

This horrible fiend is capable of dissolving flowers and fruits from the inside out and turning them into a paste of brown disgustingness. Immediately cut out any signs of botrytis from the plant, remove it from the growing area and incinerate. Found in all zones. Most prevalent in zones 2-7.

GRAY OR BROWN MOLD (BOTRYTIS)


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ne of the nice things about growing outdoors is the free sun and water. However, many outdoor growers prefer to control their water supply personally, especially in locales where the summer may be an especially wet and stormy season. Our plants need water, but they don’t need to drown. Using planter boxes or other raised gardens helps to facilitate water drainage and avoid water-borne pathogens. However, if an outdoor grower wants to also protect those precious plants from the elements above the soil level, a rainwater cover can be a good option. Even better, your cover can serve double duty as a rainwatercollection system so there’s plenty of high-quality H2O for those dry days. And you can make it yourself in an afternoon.

STEP 1: PLACE YOUR PVC PIPES

In order to make this a water-collection cover, you need to create a spot for water to easily roll right into your collection device, so part of the tarp needs to dip down a bit. This is done by placing two of your poles closer together than the other two. The water will flow down and over the part of the cover that hangs down. Push the PVC pipes as deeply into the soil as you need to make them sturdy. Two pipes should be placed in the corners of the bed.

The other two should be placed three or four inches from the side of the bed.

WHAT YOU NEED STEP 2: PLACE YOUR COVER

If you only need to cover the top, add in a water-collection bin below that dip and you are ready to go. However, most rain does not fall straight down, so you may want to include side flaps to this design as a protective measure.

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A 5’ x 5’ (at least) garden plot or planter.

Four PVC pipes (the stronger the better). 2” is a good width; height will depend on your plants; 4-5 feet is usually good.

View from above with tarp laying flat.

To attach the side flaps, you can either secure them from one end to the other with tarp tape, or cut the tarp to fit your dimensions. Good tarp tape can repair a ripped tarp as long as you properly tape the side panels. The side of the tarp that hangs lower will cause a little bit of overlap on either side of its protective side flap, but that’s fine. Avoid taping the sides to one another (if you feel that you need to connect them, consider Velcro) because you will want to be able to fold the flaps up for ventilation.

STEP 3: PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

Waterproof tarp at least as large as the garden.

One roll of all-weather tarp tape.

Your completed rain cover should look something like this. We tested the design in a pretty heavy deluge of water and it held up like a champ. Just be sure that you get the strongest “schedule” (tensile strength) of PVC pipe, and plant those poles firmly.

A water-collection receptical.

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eneficial bacteria are not a base food for your plants. A lot of folks see these higher-priced items at the hydro store and think, “Is that really needed?” You can see where these guys are coming from. Figure that you are already giving your plants base nutrients, bud enhancers, carbohydrates and probably several other products to encourage crop performance. So why then do you need to add beneficial bacteria? Isn’t the plant getting all it needs? The answer is yes; the plant is getting what it needs. But what about what it wants? Beneficial bacteria serve many purposes, foremost of which is to supercharge your plants’ appetite and growth. You see, when you add these products, the plant can respond in big ways. These products are basically the difference between a mediocre basketball player and Kobe Bryant. Kobe can afford the top supplements, the best workout equipment and the most skilled trainers. This certainly gives him an advantage at game time. It’s very much the same with plants. When you put them on a program that addresses all of their needs and wants, you get a bigger, healthier, better-producing plant. I am sure some of you are thinking, “It sounds good, but there is a lot of expense in bringing that level of performance to my garden.” Well, like in a lot of other cases, you get what you pay for. But what if this higher level of performance wasn’t so expensive? What if everyone could do this for their plants? Let me answer that. Everyone would see bigger, healthier, better-tasting, higheryielding, better-smelling and more productive plants. This could raise the game of growers across the board. Well, that is what just happened. Advanced Nutrients just released the Fabulous 4 Pak. This is a well-thought-out, inexpensive turbocharger for your garden. The Fab Four Pack consists of AN’s full arsenal of bacteria, fungi and bacillus. The box set comes with four of AN’s most popular

top-shelf products: Piranha, Tarantula, Voodoo Juice and Bud Candy. And guess what? It’s only 99 bucks. Some of you may be asking, “Why are these the best products for my garden?” Let me take a moment to tell you about these products and what they do.

BUD CANDY A carbohydrate supplement. Bud Candy helps plants with oil production and feeds the beneficials present in the root zone. This is the feast upon which your beneficials survive and thrive.

TARANTULA LIQUID One gram of Tarantula contains around 10 million viable bacteria. This is no accident, as research shows that for these beneficial microbes to really perform well, you need a high number of colony-forming units per gram. You may be asking how we know this. It’s because Advanced Nutrients has an elite team of Ph.Ds who test and re-test at one of Advanced Nutrients’ state-of-the-art grow labs. You might ask yourself if other companies can say the same?

PIRANHA LIQUID The scientific community used to think that endomycorrhiza were the only type of fungi that could insert themselves into root cells, and that ectomycorrhiza would only coat the root. This idea held until Advanced Nutrients engineered super strains of each fungi that will penetrate the root cells. This is what gives Piranha its big advantage over the competition. You see, other companies have all their beneficials made at some mixing facility for Big Agriculture. And although these strains are competent, they just can’t compete with an elegantly engineered

solution. Theirs is more the broadsword and AN is the scalpel.

VOODOO JUICE Bacillus is the big word here, and this product contains 10 different varieties. But not just any 10. Everything that Advanced Nutrients engineers is like a ballet of rhythm and harmony—all elements working together like a finely tuned basketball team. AN takes a careful and educated approach to creating these supplements. They make sure that all of these elements complement each other and work together. A lot of other companies producing similar products will just write a list of ingredients and then ship them off to a third-party manufacturer to bottle them. They may test a bit, then it gets put on the shelves. We feel that this is a disservice to the community. They take the easy, cheap way out in order to get their products on the shelves quickly, as opposed to making sure they are the best. I absolutely understand where these companies are coming from. If I started Eljay’s Nutrients tomorrow, I couldn’t afford one Ph.D. I would have to do my own testing as a grower and just look for visual results. And although I have some experience, I don’t have the facilities, manpower, equipment or time to really find out every transaction going on inside of the plants’ physiology. So I might just write a list of fungi and microbials that I was aware worked, have it made, and hope people buy it. But would that be the best product out there? Probably not. You may be asking yourself, “Why do I think that Advanced Nutrients’ lineup is better?” It’s because they took the time and spent the money. And they continue to spend it. Nobody gave them this formula; they earned it through long hours, repeated testing and lots of money. That is what makes these products better. Good old-fashionedhard work.

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f you have been to your local hydroponic store lately and noticed a few popular items missing from the shelves, you’re not going crazy. Most stores have voluntarily removed at least five plant supplements from their shelves. And while there has been a lot of chatter on message boards about this, there still seems to be a lot of partial or incorrect information going around. So why were these products removed, and is it safe to use them if you have them already? Let’s clear it up.

THE PROBLEM WITH SOME PGRS The products affected in this recall are ones that contain a synthetic version of plant growth regulators, or PGRs. Scientifically, these chemicals affect three types of plant hormones that control various aspects of plant growth: gibberellins, auxins and cytokinins. Typically, these PGRs are used on grass or ornamental plants to either slow or stop vertical growth. They’ve also been used in the past on fruits like apples to keep them from ripening too quickly and help them stay crunchy for long-distance transport. In this instance it was discovered through independent lab research by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) that several products contained undisclosed levels of two toxic PGRs, paclobutrazol (typically called paclo) and daminozide (also known as alar), in violation of federal law regarding labeling of nutrients. Both chemicals have been shown in studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have adverse health effects when consumed, and neither are approved for use in either the U.S. or UK on consumable products. These concoctions were advertised as nutrients that keep your plants short and bushy and your flowers thick and dense. In the absence of the federally mandated warning, it’s tempting to use these products that you believe will give you a leg up on the competition. Without knowing the possible harm, why wouldn’t you use a “nutrient?” Daminozide, the one that was most commonly used to preserve fruit, has been banned since 1989 for use on anything other than ornamental plants because it has been deemed a likely carcinogen, with other unknown health effects when consumed. Makes you feel pretty good about all that fruit you ate prior to 1989, doesn’t it? Paclo has been shown to cause cancer and massive liver damage in rats, and the EPA has not approved it for use in anything consumable. These chemicals are intended for use in ornamental plants and grass, period. Yet the offending companies not only included these PGRs in products that they knew would be used for consumable plants, they failed to warn consumers, and many charged over $100 per liter. That’s one pricey poison.

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HYDRO • N A U G H T Y N U T E S WHICH PRODUCTS WERE AFFECTED? The issue is that only products that were found to contain undisclosed PGRs were pulled from most shelves, so there are likely still some of these dangerous substances lurking in your local hydro store. One to be aware of is General Hydroponics’ Bush Load. Bush Load contains paclo, but GH does at least have the decency to tell consumers that its product contains this potentially harmful chemical, and also offers a warning in its brochure that reads: “Warning: Bush Load is for expert use only. Contact GH for usage recommendations.” One would hope that those recommendations include: “Do not use this product on anything you plan to consume!” However, while Bush Load remains in most hydroponic stores (some have pulled it, label be damned), several popular growth-inhibiting or flower-hardening products have been pulled from most stores in the U.S., EU and Canada because they contain one or both of these dangerous PGRs yet said nothing about them on the label.

Growers are pretty familiar with vague nutrient labels, as some companies make nutes that contain proprietary formulas or are limited to what beneficial ingredients they can include on their labels by outdated regulations. However, vague labeling can also hide ingredients that companies would prefer you not know about. Such is the case with Emerald Triangle’s Bush Master and Gravity, both of which contain relatively high levels of paclo (271 ppm and 516 ppm, respectively), along with Dutch Master’s Phosphoload and Green Planet Wholesale’s Top Load (which, as far as we can tell, has been pulled by the company, as it is not available on its website anymore). Phosphoload contains a whopping 17,800 ppm (no, that’s not a typo) of daminozide and 20.6 ppm of paclo; Top Load contains more than 3,000 ppm of daminozide. Perhaps the most egregious example of misleading labels is the case of a product called Flower Dragon, whose slick packaging and catchy name attempted to push what would appear to be a basic P-K (phosphorus and potassium) supplement, commonly used during the flowering phase to increase size and density of flowers. However, when investigated, Flower Dragon actually doesn’t contain much phosphorus or potassium (645 ppm P, 2,490 ppm K), yet the solution had a massively high ppm reading. Clearly there was at least one unlabeled mystery ingredient. The answer was found during those laboratory tests, when researchers determined that in addition to its small quantities of P and K, Flower Dragon

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contains over 18,000 ppm of daminozide. In reality, this chemical, which is banned for use in most of the plants for which Flower Dragon was marketed, was the main ingredient, yet it appeared nowhere on the label.

BUT DOESN’T FLUSHING REMOVE ALL THIS JUNK? The quick answer is no. Flushing will mostly remove salts that have built up in your plants, but chemicals like paclo and alar are not flushed thoroughly, or sometimes not at all. This is one of the reasons why certain nutrients, pesticides and other chemicals should not be used more than a few weeks into the vegetative stage, and not at all during flowering, the beginning of which is when these products are meant to be applied. A good flush is an absolute must for quality hydroponic plants. However, when you don’t put crap into them in the first place, you don’t have to attempt its removal. Anecdotally, many growers have complained of unpleasant taste from plants grown using these chemicals. PGRs may be effective at regulating growth and keeping plants short and bushy most of the time, but at what cost? There are other ways to keep your plants small and ensure a bountiful harvest, including controlling light, training and topping, and using a bud bulker like Advanced Nutrients Big Bud®. Big Bud, along with several other AN products, was also tested by the CDFA and was found to not contain paclo or alar.

SO HOW DO I KNOW IF MY NUTES ARE SAFE? The main thing that you want to pay attention to is whether you are buying any product that is marketed to keep your plants short and bushy, or your flowers thick and tight. There are companies like Advanced Nutrients whose entire line of products have tested negative for any of these potentially harmful ingredients, so you are good to go with any of their stuff. But other companies make perfectly safe nutrients as well. What’s important is to do your research. Start with the bottle itself (the more honest companies like GH tell you right there), and then get online and conduct more research. If you do not get satisfactory results from the Web, call the company’s customer service number. If they don’t have one, or they take a message and never call you back, just move on. We’ll give you a hint though: If the product is meant to inhibit growth in some way, it likely contains a plant growth regulator. Your best bet is to stick with known safe methods until (and if) we discover a plant growth regulator that is proven safe for consumable plants.


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ne of the biggest challenges growers face outdoors is the heat. Even in climates as mild as Central and Northern California, temperatures can reach over 100°F (38°C) outdoors. And if the internal temperature of your plants reaches 85°F (30°C), they are already beginning to feel significant stress. At 95°F (35°C), major photosynthetic processes begin slowing, if not completely shutting down. Of course, the external temperature and the internal temperature aren’t necessarily the same. Just because it’s 96°F outside doesn’t mean that your plants are cooking inside. But that is exactly why it’s important to manage your root zone well—so that despite external conditions, your plants stay cool, stressfree and productive.

PLANT WELL-BEING BEGINS IN THE RHIZOSPHERE Besides inoculating the rhizosphere (root zone) with beneficial bacteria, microbes and sugars (fuel for the bacteria and microbes), your best bet for managing a plant’s stress levels from within the rhizosphere is a capable B-vitamin supplement. Since 1939, Superthrive has ruled the world of vitamin supplements. It was created by Dr. John A.A. Thomson, an intimidatingly brilliant man who not only held a Ph.D. in biochemistry, but maxed out the standard IQ test. He also lived a happy life doing what he loved and making the world a better place with his invention. He lived to be 100 years old. The philosophy of his company, Vitamin Institute, is simple: Healthy soil creates healthy plants. For the last 74 years, Superthrive has proven to be very good at fulfilling this philosophy. Even in inclement weather, with stress elements like intense heat, Superthrive creates healthy enough soil to make dramatic improvements in your outdoor growing. It was effective enough to be the choice fertilizer of the United States Department of Defense during World War II. However, for certain types of cash crops, plant science has advanced by leaps and bounds since 1939. And one of the best examples of that scientific improvement is Advanced Nutrients’ B-52. B-52 is a potent, precisely designed B vitamin supplement that works to protect your plants from any kind of stress. Each B-vitamin in B-52 was carefully selected for its role in stress management. And compared to Superthrive, there’s simply no competition. Superthrive contains only one B vitamin— vitamin B1 or thiamine. Thiamine is effective and is probably the most versatile B vitamin. It ensures that your plants create and use carbohydrates efficiently, increases your plants’ ability to use phosphate (which fuels flower growth), strengthens your plants immune system, and assists in root development.

B-52 contains thiamine, but it also contains the following: • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): Enhances systemic resistance. This way, your plants are less susceptible to common diseases, some of which disguise themselves as nutrient disorders while insidiously harming your crops. • Vitamin B3 (niacin): An essential substance that contributes to your plants’ metabolism and other basic life functions. Insufficient amounts of B3 lead to slow growth, poor yields and lowered disease resistance. • Vitamin B6: Involved in plant responses to stress such as high light, chilling, drought and ozone. B6 is a root-growth factor and also a key player in a plant’s salt tolerance, as well as amino acid metabolism. • Vitamin B9 (folic acid): Helps plants maintain healthy metabolism and DNA, and upgrades the weight and quality of your harvest. Because B9 breaks down so easily, especially under intense light, it’s essential to replenish this important vitamin as it diminishes. And in the summer, it will. • Vitamin B5: Without sufficient B5, plants die, grow slowly, or become vulnerable to stress disorders and pathogenic diseases that can have grave effects on your yields. Besides a much more diverse schedule of B-vitamins, B-52 also contains proprietary kelp and seaweed extracts that assist in flower development and ripening, resulting in significant increases in flower weight and potency. Long story short: B-52 can bolster your plants’ resistance to heat stress by up to 45%, and it has the most diverse and precise schedule of immunity boosters on the market. If you’re growing outdoors in high heat this summer, you need this supplement in order for your plants to reach their full potential.

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Because sailors understand how to work with nature. Instead of wearing themselves out with a paddle, they hoist a sail and work with the enormously powerful forces of the winds at sea, which are already blowing, and are as reliable as the tide. This is working with nature in perfection.

We don’t just drop a phosphorous bomb into your root zone. Our scientists work painstakingly to understand the plant – and the whole web of life that surrounds it – carefully and clearly, in order to help it grow to its full potential.

And Iguana Juice, available in both grow and bloom versions, is a one-part nutrient formula. It’s as easy as can be. Just measure, and pour. And watch carefully as your plants begin to grow the way you want them to. It’s also worth saying that Iguana Juice is quadruple filtered through a special heat pressurized system. That way, you won’t notice any unpleasant odor, and it will move easily through any system without clogging it.

Natural and organic-based, Iguana Juice is designed specifically for what you grow. It is not a generic fertilizer. And it is backed up by 1,000s of plant-specific tissue sample tests.

Read what growers are saying about

Iguana Juice Grow & Bloom!

Visit your local hydro store and ask for Iguana Juice by Advanced Nutrients today. It comes in one of two bottles: grow or bloom. In either case, if you use Iguana Juice in your garden, and you’re not completely satisfied, bring the unused portion along with your original receipt back to the original place of purchase within six months, and you’ll get your money back.

Tim Balogh, Gabriola Island “I mix up some Iguana Juice Grow and Voodoo Juice in four liters of water and fertilize the more advanced seedlings. They seem to thrive on the stuff, and their white roots are sticking out from the bottoms of the bio-degradable pots.” Kaptain Kindbud, Amazon Verified Purchase “Iguana Juice is one of the best organic nutrients that u can buy. It is safe for your girls. It wont burn them. Unlike some of the chemical nutrients... This is my 6th grow using it and I will use it until I find something better, however I might be waiting a while.” Matt, Amazon Verified Purchase “... It QUADRUPLED my production! I used a 2 gallon mixture of it which is only 30 ml, once a week. this made the 40$ price tag more bearable. The two gallons fertilized 1 grape tomato, 2 jet star, 1 Arkansas Traveller heirloom, 4 cucumbers, 2 bell peppers, an eggplant and 2 pickler cukes. It makes these plants fruit like crazy!”

Ask your local hydroponic retailer about what Iguana Juice can do for your garden today!

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There’s a War Going On In Your Root Zone And you’re going to need more than ferocious, blood-thirsty warriors to win it. “So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those bastards won't get away this time!”

- Chesty Puller, USMC

You also need to set up a smart infrastructure. Read on to find out how:

Introducing Voodoo Juice by Advanced Nutrients!

In nature, a plant’s root zone, or “rhizosphere” is a complex battleground of harmful and helpful bacteria.

Voodoo Juice has been carefully developed to optimize your rhizosphere, completely inoculating your plants’ root zone. That way, there won’t be any intruders to worry about in the first place.

In human-controlled growing environments, this rhizosphere is absolutely critical to manage. This is the place where billions of tiny microbes break down material so that it can be used by your plants. These tiny helpers also fight off pathogens and harmful bacteria. But unless your rhizosphere is properly inoculated, it won’t ever reach the state of health and vigor that makes truly amazing yields possible. Because your plants will always be battling a certain amount of intruders. This takes time and energy away from doing what you want them to do: grow.

Your plants will be able to feed freely, without interruption. And the helpful bacteria that would normally be busy fighting, can instead work on breaking down rough material to feed your plants... so they can grow larger, and heavier. These tiny helpers will build strong, steady feeding routes and with all the time and energy freed up from fighting off intruders, they can break down tremendous amounts of food for your plants.

Food that was there the whole time you’ve been growing... but without an optimized rhizosphere, wasn’t available before.

Grow With A World-Class Rhizosphere... Risk-Free! To see what it’s like to grow plants that can feed as often as they like, without wasting energy on fighting microbial pathogens and pests, visit your local hydro store today and ask for Voodoo Juice by Advanced Nutrients! If you’re not blown away with the results, return with proof of purchase for a full and immediate refund.

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Jorge, Pima Country, Arizona “I live in the desert near Tucson. I grow outdoors and two big problems are heat and dry, sandy soil. After using Voodoo, the plants were wilting a lot less and their color was much better. When I removed them at the end of the season, their roots were better than any plant I’ve ever grown. I’m sold.” Shaun Abalateo “I love Voodoo Juice. It gets my root mass to explode. Big Bud is great as well as Bud Candy!” Amy Carpenter Schares “Oh I forgot to tell ya...I also love the Advanced Nutrients’ Voodoo Juice. It really kick starts my babies, makes a big ball of roots and that makes a big plant. Then ya have a big harvest!!!!!”

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Visit your local hydroponics store today and ask for Voodoo Juice for your garden!


Hot for Cooling Peak summer temperatures mean added challenges and costs for indoor growers. Rosebud resident hydro expert Eljay speaks to some cooling experts about keeping things chill.

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Cooling

Air Conditioning Insider WE TALKED TO AURA SYSTEMS TO GET THE SCOOP ON THEIR INDUSTRY-LEADING MINI-SPLIT UNITS B Y E L J AY

Air conditioning is one of the most complex and costly parts of an indoor growing operation. Knowing the facts can mean the difference between a profitable operation and a very expensive error. That’s why Rosebud got the straight scoop from Brandon Burkhart, the owner of Hydroponics Inc., the makers of the Aura Systems line of split A/C units designed specifically for grow rooms. Rosebud: This is an incredible unit. Tell me a little bit about it. Brandon Burkhart: We’ve got four basic models: 12,000 BTU; 18,000 BTU; 24,000 BTU and 36,000 BTU. The question most growers ask is which unit they need for their particular setup. Each model cools up to a different wattage [of lights in your grow room]. We recommend 3.6 BTUs per watt for growers using a vented hood on their lights and 5.5 BTUs per watt without a hood. So when you’re doing the calculation, here’s the breakdown: On a 12,000-BTU unit, you’ve got 3.6 BTUs per watt, so it’ll cool 3,000 watts, vented. It doesn’t matter if you’re using 600- or 1,000-watt lights. You just want to make sure you’re using 3,000 watts total.

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Our 18,000-BTU unit will cool 4,000 watts of lights. Our 24,000-BTU unit will cool 6,000 watts. And our 36,000-BTU unit can cool 10,000 watts of vented lights.

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Wow, so you could cool up to 10,000 watts of lights. What really intrigued me is that you guys are the only ones making an air conditioner that stands up to the 24-hour pounding of heat that we all produce with our grow lights. What did you do differently to make this thing so good at standing up to all that energy? Mainly what we did was make sure we have high-quality internals. We use Japanese internals, pure copper line sets and Toshiba

compressors. We offered some units with different functions specifically for your grow room, like our shut-off LCD display screen on your indoor unit, or our new quickconnect units that just came out, which are killer, especially for guys on the East Coast or Midwest who want to install their A/C by themselves, without having an HVAC guy come to their house or anything like that. It makes it real simple; it’s just plug-and-play. Your line sets are already vacuumed down so you don’t have to do any of that. It’s ready to go. And for the guys out there who just want to hire an A/C guy to handle it, we offer nonquick-connect. In the grow industry, we’re the first mini-split company to offer that. A lot of growers I know like to do everything on their own. So providing the option for a guy to install his own air conditioner, by himself, no HVAC guy needed, is a no-brainer to me. Can you guys tell us a little bit more about some of the other features? We have a pre-charged condenser, so you don’t have to bring it out there and charge


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Cooling or a condensate pump, and just pump that water wherever you’d like. Some guys use the water because you’ve got like 13 to 15 PPM on the water coming out of the unit. We don’t recommend it. There are other things in there that you probably don’t want to feed your plants, so we recommend just throwing that water away.

it; it’s all ready to go for life. We offer 25-foot line sets for installation, one-year warranty on parts, five-year on the compressor. Can’t go wrong. All Japanese, all ready to go. Another huge thing is the auto-restart. You’re able to plug it into a controller and it auto-restarts. So as soon as the power comes back on, or the unit gets power, it’ll automatically restart. I don’t know if a lot of people know the difference between your conventional, regular portable unit and the benefits of going with a ductless mini-split. It’s a massive difference because, on a portable unit, it sits in your room, so it’s taking up ground space. That’s area you could use for growing. You can be making money right there. Not only that, but regular A/Cs have your duct in and duct out. So you’ve got hot air coming through your tubes and going out into the attic. It’s heating up your attic, you’re heating up your duct tubes, and in turn heating up your room. The A/C is actually working against itself. With the ductless mini-split, it’s completely sealed. Air comes in from the top of the unit and goes out from the bottom, with a 25-degree temperature drop. In turn, you’re not having CO2 leaving your room. Unwanted smells stay inside the room. You’re not blowing air out of your room. It’s definitely the way to go when you’re trying to cool off some lights. A lot of people don’t realize how efficient they are. Some of our units are rated at 13 SEER; others are even 15 SEER rated.

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[For example], I can go buy a window unit, 24,000 BTU for 700 bucks. It’s going to cost me 1,500-1,600 bucks to buy the 24,000BTU Aura, or any other mini-split. But, that first six months to a year of you running it nonstop, all the time, you’re going to save so much money on your energy bill that it’s going to make up for it tenfold by the time you’re done using the unit. It’s the only way to go when you’re trying to cool your grow room, hands down. Window shakers, like the ones that mount inside of the windows or walls, use up to 20% of their own cooling power just cooling themselves, which is pretty inefficient. As far as the portable units, those tubes coming out the back are so hot that you can feel the heat radiating around them. I’ve heard that they can take up to 30% of their own energy just cooling themselves. So a 12,000-BTU air conditioner is effectively like 9,000. That’s not doing a lot of cooling. Also, for growers who live in cold states, we offer a heat pump in our system. So if you need heat in your room during the wintertime, we offer that as well. If I’m understanding correctly, this thing will serve as a dehumidifier to some degree, with its own radiator. Yeah, it’s got a dehumidifying function. It’s got a dry function already built into the remote, so you can put it on dry mode. You have your condensation line built in. You can let the water go into a bucket, a trashcan or whatever,

Lastly, they’re very quiet units. Extremely quiet. You turn this thing on right now and we could have a full conversation. You wouldn’t even know it’s on. Both our inside and our outside units are quiet. It’s made for growing. Period. That is so rad, and needed in this industry. Where do I go to buy one? You can get one at pretty much any local hydro shop. If you’re a hydro shop owner, you can get them through Aura, Hydrofarm, Great Lakes Garden Wholesale and Rambridge is going to be carrying them. With more to come. And you guys own the store Hydroponics Inc. in Corona, California, so growers can get stuff from you guys directly, right? Yeah, they’re always welcome to come here, shop here and check out the units. We have tons of displays here, functioning units, so you can get an idea of how loud it is and what it’s going to cost. We have functioning units at a lot of other hydro shops, too. Grass Roots Hydroponics in Lake Elsinore, Grass Roots Temecula, Dutch Garden Supply, The Hydro Source… just on and on. We have East Coast displays too. Right on. Thanks for having us down to talk about all this. This is awesome. As far as I’m concerned, everyone needs one in their garden. CHECK OUT OUR EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH THE EXPERTS FROM AURA SYSTEMS AT

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Cooling

Cold Chillin’

WE ASK THE EXPERTS AT HYDRO INNOVATIONS AND CURRENT CULTURE HOW CHILLERS KEEP HEAT IN CHECK B Y E L J AY

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Air conditioners cool your grow with brute force. But they can come with a brutal energy bill. Many indoor growers are exploring the benefits of water chillers as a way to keep their crop cool and their costs down. To learn more, we spoke with experts from two companies that know a lot about chillers — Hydro Innovations and Current Culture — to learn how these devices can keep temperatures in check, both in your grow room and in your hydroponic system itself.

GO WITH THE FLOW INTERVIEW WITH HYDRO INNOVATIONS Hydro Innovations manufactures the Chillking® line of water chillers. Brandy Keen, the company’s Vice President of Customer Relations, explains how chillers help you get a grip on your garden temperature. Rosebud: What are the benefits of water-cooling your grow room? Brandy Keen: On average, water-cooling is about 30% more efficient than traditional air conditioning, even with a high-SEER A/C system. This is because the heat capacity of water is four times greater than the heat capacity of air. Water can absorb four times as many BTUs as air before it increases in temperature. The compressor on the chiller system will come on less often than the compressor on an A/C unit because the water in the system will stay cold for a longer period of time than air when the same amount of BTUs are absorbed. This means that you will actually get air conditioning out of a chiller system even when the compressor isn’t running. Water-cooling systems also allow you to run a truly sealed environment because you can recirculate the air in the garden instead of introducing air from outside the garden. This conserves CO2 and reduces the introduction of pests and pathogens. Lastly, using a chiller system instead of a traditional air conditioner can allow you to use a single piece of cooling equipment for air conditioning, cooling your lights and chilling your nutrients. A lot of people view water-cooling as being complicated. What are your thoughts? Water-cooling can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like to make it. Often, it’s as simple as a single cold water line in and a second warm water line out. The manufacturers of water-cooling systems in our industry are usually happy to draw the plumbing plan for you and can even build the water-distribution manifolds for you if that’s your preference.

I have run this system before and I got a lot of condensation. Why does that happen? Condensation is essentially dehumidification. It’s what happens when the water vapor in the air condenses into liquid form. This will happen any time your water temperature is set lower than the dew point temperature in the room (and is actually how an air handler in a water-cooled system provides dehumidification). The dew point temperature is a product of the relative humidity and the ambient temperature. If you leave your water temperature lower than the dew point temperature to encourage dehumidification, simply insulate the cold water lines with black plumbers’ insulation to discourage condensation on those lines. Otherwise, reduce your humidity and/or increase your water temperature to eliminate condensation altogether. Generally speaking, if your humidity is controlled around 50%, condensation is a non-issue.

“With a chiller and the proper heat exchangers, your watercooled system can handle every single cooling need you have.” Is there a savings over traditional cooling methods? Absolutely. While a chiller and a high-SEER A/C will typically consume the same amount of power while they’re running, the chiller will run far less often to achieve the same results, which will result in a dramatically lower electric bill. How do I control the room temps using the Ice Box setup? This will vary somewhat depending on humidity and cooling needs in your specific space, but generally speaking, Ice Boxes will need to run at 55-65°F and air handlers will need to run at 45-55°F. And I can use this system in place of air conditioning, right? Absolutely. With a chiller and the proper heat exchangers, your water-cooled system can handle every single cooling need you have.

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Cooling What is the rule of thumb for how much chiller power I need for the amount of lights I’m running? Again, this will vary based on your specific cooling needs but is between a quarter-ton and half-ton per 1,000-watt light. A quarterton per light will usually handle the light heat but nothing else. A half-ton per 1,000 watts will usually handle the light heat and all of the ambient air conditioning as well. If you are in an especially hot climate, round up. If you are in a cool climate, round down. Are marine chillers the same thing compared to the custom grow room chillers? The chillers commonly used for aquariums (or nutrient cooling) are intended for that purpose only. They are excellent for their specific application. However, when you are asking a chiller to cool an entire garden, a more commercial chiller is needed. Chillking and Banks Chiller Systems are heavy-duty, energy-efficient and are intended for this type of use. If you choose to use these other types of chiller in your garden, you should purchase something at least 25% bigger than you think you’ll need to compensate for the lower efficiency. What’s wrong with the aquarium chillers out there? Why wouldn’t they be able to handle the heat? Nothing is “wrong” with those chillers. It’s just intended for a different purpose. When a chiller says it’s good for, let’s say 250 gallons of water, it means it can hold 250 gallons of water at a specific set point against ambient heat absorption only. When you start absorbing all of the heat produced by your lights and other equipment into that water, it requires far more power to keep it cool. Remember, cooling is not its own energy — cooling is simply the removal of thermal energy. So a chiller isn’t adding cold to water, it’s removing heat. All chillers are limited by how much heat they can remove. A 1-hp chiller from Hydro Innovations is rated for 12,000 BTUs of heat removal (and usually does about 14,000 BTUs at

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QC check). A 1-hp nutrient or marine chiller usually does about 9,000 BTUs. This is a dramatic difference. Could I use my chiller indoors? Remember that when we cool things, what we’re really doing is removing heat. So the water absorbs the heat from the room, then the chiller removes the heat from the water. That heat ultimately exhausts out the back of your chiller. Like any other piece of cooling equipment, if it’s kept in an exceptionally hot environment, it won’t perform as well. Traditional air conditioners usually begin to lose efficiency when the environment reaches 85°F. Chillers will last a bit longer — usually around 100°F — before experiencing significant performance degradation.

So it’s best to keep your chiller outdoors and in a shaded area if possible. If that’s not possible, they can be kept indoors with the proper venting. There are also window-mount options available for chillers up to two tons. Always keep your chiller out of the garden, though. Some of the chillers you sell are really big. It would seem conspicuous next to my house. Do you have anything smaller coming out? We have a new line of chillers called Banks Chiller Systems that use the same condenser housing as a traditional split A/C system. They are indistinguishable from an air conditioner from the outside and would look “normal” outside of any residence. Can I cycle my pump on and off to save a little electricity? As long as the chiller is powered, the pump should also be running. When you turn your

chiller off is the only time it’s safe to turn the pump off. Should I turn my chiller off with my lights during the dark cycle? You certainly can, but we don’t recommend it. When your lights are off, there is no heat load on the chiller, so even though it’s powered on, it won’t run because there is no heat to be removed. Therefore, turning it off when the lights are out is usually unnecessary. What if I buy the recommended system and it still isn’t cooling my room? What are some other things to look at? Air speed, water-flow rates and insufficient heat exchangers are usually the culprit in this kind of situation. If you got the correct chiller but your room isn’t cool enough, there are usually minor modifications you can make to the setup that will result in dramatic changes. Before you go out and buy another chiller, contact your water-cooling manufacturer and tell them about your setup so they can recommend minor tweaks to get your system running at peak performance. You can always tell if it’s the chiller or the setup that’s causing the problem by checking your water temperature and chiller run time. If your water temperature is being maintained and the chiller is cycling off, your chiller is not the problem. If the chiller runs constantly and/or water temperature is increasing, you probably need a bigger chiller. If this is the case, there are likely sources of heat in the space that weren’t accounted for in the beginning. What do I do if my chiller goes down? Is there a backup? Absolutely. Just incorporate a fresh-water bypass into your plumbing system, which allows you to connect a water hose to your water-cooling system and use your municipal supply for short-term cooling if your chiller needs service. In most circumstances, commercial chillers can be serviced by refrigeration technicians all over the country, so they can be repaired very quickly if it becomes necessary.


CHILL OUT TRICKS Here are a couple of down-and-dirty ways to cool your grow with items you might already have lying around:

SODA BOTTLES

Did you know that you can freeze a 2-liter soda bottle and use it to cool your reservoir? Rotate two bottles between your freezer and reservoir daily for fast and easy cooling of your nutes. Just remember to leave room at the top of the bottle for when the water freezes and expands.

SURFACE COOLING

Aim a wall fan at a cold body of water and bounce the air off the surface. This works great when you have a chilled reservoir or you have half-buried your reservoir.

COOL RUNNINGS INTERVIEW WITH CURRENT CULTURE Chillers can control the air temperature of your indoor grow op. But they can also improve the performance of your nutrient solution. Christian Long, Vice President of Current Culture (makers of the popular Under Current hydroponic system), explains why your crop prefers a nice cool nutrient cocktail. Rosebud: So what is the idea of a chiller, and how is it used? Christian Long: We’ve found over the years that to get the best results out of water culture, it is imperative that you use a water chiller to maintain the cooler water temps for two reasons. The first is that we get the highest levels of dissolved oxygen at water temperatures of about 65-68°F, and the second is that it creates an environment where it is difficult for bacteria and pathogens to thrive and reproduce. I know I’ve read several times that water under 70°F maintains 30% more dissolved oxygen. That seems like quite a bit. Yeah, it’s really an exponential number too. For every degree that the water goes up, its ability to hold onto the oxygen goes down exponentially.

UNDERGROUND RESERVOIR

In most places the ground maintains a pretty steady temperature in the mid-60s. Bury your reservoir to get year-round cooling of your nutrients for no cost at all.

AIR-COOLING

Air-cooling is both cheap and efficient and only requires one fan (in most cases). Hook up a high-powered fan to your wall in order to exhaust the room of heated air, while a passive vent on the other side of the room allows colder air into the room.

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Cooling I run my system in the lower 60s, like 64°F, because by the time it gets to bucket No. 16 it’s a little warmer, you know? You’re getting a full turnover about every 10 minutes, so as water makes its way from one end to another it probably goes up a few degrees. So yeah, I think mid- to low-60s. Once you start getting down to the low 60s you could slow metabolism. But once you get up into the 70s you’re opening the door for the pathogens and bacteria. Are there other benefits of keeping the chiller set like this? When you’re chilling your entire system volume, which, depending on the size could be a pretty large volume of water, it acts like a giant heat sink in your room. So it even allows you to maybe run a little bit warmer room temperature because you’ve got this nice cool body of water that’s sitting in your room. We often have growers that will use the little infrared thermometers and they’ll take a reading right off the leaf tent and it’s consistently three to five degrees lower than a plant in a container. As that plant is pulling up that cool water and transpiring it, it’s cooling the whole plant down as well as helping to cool the entire room. We don’t point that out very often, but it’s definitely something that’s interesting. Outdoor plants in Santa Rosa, California, will hit 108°F during the summer. But their roots are embedded in 68°F soil, so they can handle it. Exactly. Should chillers be used in ebb-and-flow systems? Anywhere where there’s a large volume of water that you’re aerating, you’re going to get the benefits of a water chiller. We have some standalone DWC systems where it’s not as imperative because the water isn’t moving. But I think any hydroponic system where there’s a large body of water, you can see the benefit of the chiller.

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And is there a chiller that you guys recommend over other ones? I’m going to say Chillking, obviously, on the commercial side. And then I’ll probably give a shout out to the Eco Plus and the Active Aqua from Hydrofarm.

“SALT BUILDUPS ARE THE REASON WHY YOU WOULD ADVISE AGAINST PUMPING SYSTEM WATER DIRECTLY INTO YOUR CHILLER.” How do you install a chiller? For us, you basically just need to pump water from the reservoir into the chiller and then from the chiller back to the reservoir. So for us, because our system circulates and there’s a circulation pump, it’s extremely easy to install a chiller.

One thing to note is that each chiller has a specific flow ratio that it’s looking for. You’re going to want to consult your manufacturer’s recommendation. What are the downsides of running system water through the chiller as opposed to using a coil and keeping it entirely segregated? Salt buildups are the reason why you would advise against pumping system water directly into your chiller. Most of the nutrients we recommend are mineral-salt-based. It depends on the type of metal that’s inside the chiller — some of them are copper, some of them are stainless, some of them are titanium. All of those metals react differently to the mineral salt. We see that most of them on the market now are using stainless or titanium, which don’t really react to the minerals. What would be the best product for breaking down these salts? Any salt-leeching solutions or greenhouse disinfectants would probably do the job. Anything that’s going to break down scale or mineral buildups. What about something like Final Phase or Clearex? That’s kind of what I was thinking when I said “salt-leeching.” Why wouldn’t you guys recommend using a coil? Is it because of the extra cost? Yeah. Really the only time we do recommend coils is if somebody has more than one system they’re trying to chill with only one chiller. How do you gauge the right amount of chiller? The first thing I would do is look at your desired water temp. Say your desired water temp is 68°F and your room temp is 78°F. You’re going to have to chill the water about 10°F. They rate most of the chillers that way. It will say it does 100 gallons/10 degrees or 50 gallons/20 degrees. Make sure that the chiller is adequate to chill the total number of degrees for the room temp and the water temp for the total volume of their system.


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1. Folic acid – which helps your plant maintain a healthy metabolism and DNA. But the problem with relying on your plants to produce this is that it breaks down too easily, especially under intense lighting. Best to supplement this one. 2. Vitamin B5 – critical for basic cellular processes.

Here’s why B-Vitamin Supplementation Could Be Your Key To A Great Harvest The problem with leaving your plants to make vitamins on their own is: not only do they have to spend precious time and energy doing it, but they’re only programmed to make specific kinds of vitamins in specific amounts. If you want them to have every advantage, to truly grow to their full potential, then you’ll need a well-designed vitamin supplement. The solution?

Pour in a dose of B-52 B-Vitamin Supplement from Advanced Nutrients. The math is simple. The more time and energy your plants spend making vitamins, the less time and energy they spend using vitamins. Which means they’re not growing as big and heavy as they could be. Not only that, but our scientists have tested different combinations and ratios of vitamins in sideby-side grows of clones. They did this to find out, in the real world, what works and what doesn’t.

3. and B1 – or Thiamine – helps your plants create and use carbohydrates, so they have the energy they need. B1 affects everything from essential oil production to Systemic Acquired Resistance, which is a fancy way of saying your plants are responding very well to the challenges in their environment. Last, B1 helps your root development substantially, so your plants can take in nutrients faster, and are more resistant to shock, transplanting and cloning. Our team of plant scientists have spent a long time testing clones side-by-side to come up with this formula. And when they couldn’t get one more milligram out of the flowers they were growing, they knew they’d arrived.

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GOING FOR G LD FROM HOMELESS TO HERO, LOLO JONES’ LESSON IN DETERMINATION IS SOMETHING EVERY GROWER CAN LEARN FROM BY STEVE N B LU M

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In 2008, Lolo Jones, wearing a skin-tight Nike uniform emblazoned with the American flag, crouched down in preparation to run the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It was the moment she had been training for her entire life. She had already won the USA Indoor Championships and the European winter circuit and was favored to win at the Olympics as well. She spent her childhood homeless, anonymous. Now, she was dressed in a $1,000 Nike running outfit, the eyes of the world upon her.

Lolo Jones goes full speed at the women’s 60 m hurdles event in Linz, Australia, 2012.

Jones is of Native American, African, French and Norwegian descent, a combination that has yielded the natural beauty of an A-list celebrity. But when she was younger, she was teased because of her hair and Salvation Army clothes. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Jones spent the first 18 years of her life without a steady home, moving from apartment to apartment, school to school, because her single mother had five kids and no means of paying rent. For a while, the family lived in a church basement, a living arrangement Jones tried to hide. “I would sneak upstairs before the other kids came around,” she told the Chicago Tribune. Jones excelled in track in high school, winning a scholarship to the powerhouse Louisiana State University. There she had an illustrious career, ranking among the top three women of all time in both the 60-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles. Failing to make the U.S. team for the Athens Olympics in 2004 motivated Jones to train even harder. She took humble jobs to pay for training: a hostess at a restaurant, a personal trainer at a gym, an employee of Home Depot. To save extra cash, she’d turn off the air conditioning in her apartment and roast in the Louisiana heat. Using failure as fuel became a part of her outlook on life, an outlook that would be tested yet again in Beijing.

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After winning the 110 m hurdle sprint at the International Track & Field meeting in Turin, Italy, 2012

As the starting shot went off, Jones exploded into the lead, flying over eight hurdles with ease. But as she approached the ninth hurdle, her technique faltered. Extending her right foot forward, she hit the top of the ninth hurdle and stumbled slightly upon landing. It was a millisecond slip-up, but enough to cost her dearly. As she steadied herself, six competitors raced ahead of her. She fell from first to seventh place in the blink of an eye, her gold medal dreams dashed. According to a documentary by the SEC (an annual sports conference), Jones’ “clipping” was due to a spinal injury that affected the way her brain processed sensation in her feet. A doctor who treated Jones claimed her brain didn’t know where her feet were. Jones suffered the sting of defeat, but she knew she would heal. “I want to go home and cry and hide in my house,” Jones told a reporter from the Associated Press after the race. “But I’m just going to go out there and keep running. I’m just going to, you know, try to get faster.” After Beijing, Jones won and lost competitions in almost equal measure. It was as if the universe wanted to give her just enough wins to persevere, but not enough to ever feel comfortable. She triumphed in Germany and England, then injured her hamstring and missed the world championships in Berlin. Then in Doha, Qatar, she set a new American record. As Jones found her way back to the winners’ podium, the media took a renewed interest. Jones is the kind of athlete the public can relate to. On Twitter, she had a natural rapport with fans, joking about everything from

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her weight to her dating life. “Alone at home and I got a surprise visit from Drug Testers,” read one tweet from 2012. “Not mad they showed up, I’m mad they knew I’d be home on Friday night #single.” In the lead-up to the 2012 Olympics, Jones landed cover stories on ESPN and Outdoors magazines. But not everyone was pleased that Jones had become a media darling. A few days before she was set to compete in the 2012 Olympics in London, the New York Times ran a hit job on her, saying the attention placed on Jones was not based on her talent but on her “exotic beauty” and was a “sad and cynical marketing campaign.” Commentator Jere

“IF BOBSLED BROUGHT ME ONE THING, IT BROUGHT ME PEACE AND I WAS ABLE TO JUST GET AWAY.” Longman wrote, “Jones has decided she will be whatever anyone wants her to be — vixen, virgin, victim — to draw attention to herself and the many products she endorses.” The Times even suggested she’d embellished her childhood misfortunes. Essentially, the paper was saying that Jones was a fraud. Two days later, Jones placed fourth at the London Olympics. In an interview on The Today Show, she responded to the Times article. “They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes and instead they just ripped me to shreds,” she said tearfully. But instead of wallowing after the media firestorm and

her disappointing finish, Jones chose a new path. In October 2012, she joined the U.S. bobsled team, offering her incredible speed to be utilized as a pusher for the four-person team. She moved from asphalt to ice, lone star to team player. Jones is certainly not the first high-profile athlete to test her abilities in a different sport. Think back to Michael Jordan’s season as a baseball player or Bo Jackson’s famous career in both the NFL and MLB. But the move shocked sports fan around the world because of Jones’ candor about the decision. “If I won a freakin’ medal — if I won any medal — I would not be a bobsledder,” she told HBO’s Real Sports. That motivation might come off as unseemly to purists, but it’s a drive that has to be respected for its singular determination. Jones also loved that, as the bobsled’s pusher, she wouldn’t receive nearly as much attention. That, and she could eat all the junk food she wanted. She bulked up from 133 pounds to over 150. She feels “Hercules strong,” she told USA Today. “If bobsled brought me one thing, it brought me peace and I was able to just get away,” Jones told Sports Illustrated. “I could have just hid out in my house, but with bobsled I was able to actually get out of my house and go to the French Alps, Swiss Alps and just be one of them — a USA bobsled teammate and nothing else.” Jones helped the team win gold at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Now she’s back on the track, ready to take another shot at gold. “I’m inspired by failure,” she says. “The process of defeat — picking yourself back up again is the hardest thing in the world.”

Lolo Jones competes in the U.S. women’s bobsled push championships.


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MONSANTO KEEPS MARCHING DESPITE MASSIVE PROTEST, THE LATEST GMO NEWS IS PREDICTABLY PREDICTABLE BY K.E. BORG

On May 25, millions of people staged rallies in cities worldwide against agrochemical giant Monsanto, one of the key producers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). March on Monsanto comes on the heels of the hugely unpopular “Monsanto Protection Act,” a rider Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), a legislator with close ties to Monsanto, slipped into a 587-page farm bill. The rider allows genetically modified (GM) seeds and plants to continue being grown or planted even if a court orders a halt on such activities because of possible health risks to the American public. Increasingly, scientific research suggests that GMOs may pose a health risk not only to the public but also to our ecosystems, yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and many powerful people in Washington continue to insist that the production and consumption of genetically modified products is safe. “Anyone who says, ‘Oh, we know that this is perfectly safe,’ I say is either unbelievably stupid or lying,” remarked geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki in an April 2005 interview with the Regina Leader-Post. “And now we have become guinea pigs.” That’s because no one knows when they consume genetically modified foods. Despite polls that indicate 92% of Americans support labeling GM foods, on May 23, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to reject an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to the same farm bill that would have protected states from lawsuits if they opt to mandate the labeling of GM food and products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. “This particular amendment would interfere with the FDA’s science-based process to determine what food

labeling is necessary for consumers,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chairwoman of the powerful Agriculture Committee, after the vote. “It’s also important to note that around the world now we are seeing genetically modified crops that have the ability to resist crop diseases and improve nutritional content and survive drought conditions in many developing countries.” Stabenow’s statements perfectly illustrate the lockstep in policy between Big Ag and the federal government at the expense of the American public and countless farmers and consumers around the world. Beginning with President Jimmy Carter in the mid-1970s, successive administrations have endorsed Big Ag and presented the emerging biotech industry and their GMO seeds and pesticides as the answer to world hunger. Monsanto controls 90% of the GM food market and has spent decades

cultivating deep ties to Washington. The same company that brought us Agent Orange and polychlorinated biphenyls—they initially claimed those were safe too—has spent millions of dollars on government lobbying and campaign donations. In 2009 alone, Monsanto had more than 100 paid lobbyists in Washington. The “Big Six” agrichemical companies—Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences, BASF, Bayer and Pioneer (DuPont)—have been able to influence legislators and government officials in unprecedented ways. One answer may lie in the revolving door between the very agencies that are meant to monitor Big Ag and Monsanto’s executives and directors. This highly effective arrangement has resulted in unprecedented legislation being passed that benefits Big Ag, big time.

On May 25 in Orlando, Florida, protesters rallied in the streets against Monsanto.

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In May 1992, for instance, Vice President Dan Quayle announced that the nongovernmental Council on Competitiveness had identified GM crops as an industry that could benefit U.S. exports. In keeping with that view, Quayle outlined the government’s intent to “speed up and simplify the process of bringing” these foods to market. The White House directed the FDA to promote biotechnology. In turn, the FDA created a new position for attorney Michael Taylor, former counsel to Monsanto who helped that company draft proposed regulations favoring the nascent biotech industry. As deputy commissioner for policy at the FDA, Taylor could see to it that those regulations were implemented. Later Taylor would become a Monsanto vice president. Not surprisingly, the FDA quickly adopted this policy statement on GM foods: “The agency is not aware of any information showing that foods derived by these new methods differ from other foods in any meaningful or uniform way.” In this way, the FDA assured the public that no safety studies were necessary for the new food technology. “Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety,” the FDA said. Since then, Monsanto and the other five major agriculture companies have determined the safety of their products with little or no oversight by the FDA. Further, Monsanto has attempted to intimidate, discredit and silence scientists, journalists and others whose research exposes health risks associated with GMOs. “Sound scientific procedures for evaluating human safety have been disregarded,” Alexander Apostolou, former director of the FDA’s Division of Toxicology, said in a federal  affidavit in the 1990s. “I have faced continuous pressure from my … superiors to reach scientific conclusions favorable to the … industry.” A case in point is Calgene’s Flavr Savr tomato, approved by the FDA in 1993. The public believed since the FDA had approved it, that the tomato was safe to eat. Sales soared. But six years later,  Steve Druker,

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a public-interest attorney, obtained FDA internal files through a lawsuit that indicate that FDA scientists repeatedly cautioned their superiors that the GMO may have difficult-to-detect and unpredictable side effects with risks to consumers. Calgene’s feeding trials showed that seven of the 40 rats that ate Flavr Savr tomatoes developed stomach lesions. A control group of rats that ate natural

tomatoes developed no lesions. FDA scientists urged  caution and long-term feeding trials before approving Flavr Savr. Their superiors at the agency dismissed their concerns. Support for Big Ag extends beyond the realm of GMO.  During the George W. Bush administration, the Environmental Protection Agency repealed a rule that held corporate livestock owners liable for environmental damage caused by animal-waste pollution. The agency also dropped a requirement that would have forced facilities to monitor for groundwater pollution from their factory farms. A number of agricultural states are currently considering some type of “ag-gag”

bill that proposes to make it illegal to photograph or film the operations at massive chicken and cattle pens, so-called concentrated animal feeding operations. These efforts have been spearheaded by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded group that works to secure industry-beneficial legislation. It’s easy to see why the ag industry wants mass-production practices to continue unscrutinized. The respected magazine Mother Jones points to a 2010 Food and Drug Administration report on conditions in several vast egg-producing facilities in Iowa. The report cites “flies, maggots, rats, wild birds, tainted feed, workers ignoring sanitary rules, and lots and lots of chicken shit.” The magazine said the report “portrays the facilities as a kind of fecal nightmare, with manure mounding up in eight-foot piles — providing perches for escaped hens to peck feed from teeming cages — overflowing in pits, and seeping through concrete foundations.” The FDA report came after these operations were implicated in a recall of a half a billion eggs due to possible salmonella infection. The Center for Disease Control’s website says, “1,939 illnesses were reported that are likely…associated with this outbreak.” Despite such horrors, U.S. lawmakers continue to churn out tone-deaf legislation favorable to mega-producers and Monsanto at a time when foodborne illnesses are on the rise. But Big Ag legislation just keeps on coming. A less publicized rider was inserted along with the “Monsanto Protection Act” into the March farm bill. This one “blocks basic protections for livestock farmers already passed in the 2008 Farm Bill, effectively giving large meatpacking corporations free rein to manipulate the livestock market,” according to the website ThinkProgress. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), the Senate’s only working farmer, introduced two amendments to remove the riders, but predictably they did not come to a vote.


Summon The Yields Hiding In Your Late Bloom Phase When you don’t know what to look for, it’s easy to miss things. For a very long time growers noticed a stall in the late bloom phase. Their flowers typically reached a peak a couple of weeks before harvest. And because that’s what happened for everyone, nobody questioned it. Until a team of plant scientists who study a very specific type of flower got curious. They wondered... in those last few weeks, after their flowers had reached that “peak”, if the flowers could keep growing? So they began experimenting.

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The technology is called “pH Perfect” And our scientists are very proud of it. They ought to be. As long as you're using pH Perfect products, you don't need to measure or alter anything to stay within the perfect pH range. Which means you can stop suffering those dreadful pH pens altogether. (Something to keep in mind, if you use supplements like bloom boosters without pH technology, you'll disturb the balance of your pH.) To grow to their full potential, your plants need 16 basic elements. Most growers are familiar with the big 3 - Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, often abbreviated “N-P-K” on fertilizer bags. But there are 13 more bases to cover. Here’s how it happens in nature: From the air, water and soil your plants get:

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• Potassium (K) • Magnesium (M) • Boron (B) • Copper (Cu) • Manganese (Mn) • Zinc (Zn)

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HEIDI GWAII PHOTOG RAPHY BY JASON HARYN U K

Bust: 32 DD Waist: 25” Hips: 33” Height: 5’7” Sign: Libra Birth Date: October 13, 1990 Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta Goals: Become a partner in the insurance brokerage I work for, do a photo shoot with Maxim magazine and continue to work as an ambassador of Big Sisters of Canada. Turn-Ons: Someone who is down to earth, with a good sense of humor and a degree of musical knowledge or talent. Turn-Offs: Someone who lacks goals, who is lazy and arrogant. Favorite Books: The Hobbit, 1984, The Book of Awesome. Favorite Movies: I love comedies like I Love You, Man; Anchorman; and Step Brothers. Favorite Bands/Musicians: Mindil Beach Markets from Victoria, B.C; Ben Howard; Andre Nickatina. Favorite Sports: Football and hockey. Celebrity Crush: Ryan Gosling makes me even prouder to be Canadian! Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Tough Mudder last year was wild. I made great time and completed all 20 obstacles, including 19 km of intense trail running.

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eing old enough to have both lived and loved through the turbulent period that was 1964-1967, Jack Cassin decided to collect rare paper ephemera from this era and form an archive that would detail the rise of youth culture in America. Because San Francisco, and the HaightAshbury district in particular, was the epicenter of that culture, it is not surprising that a majority of the material he found originated there. Many readers are likely familiar with the colorful emblematic posters advertising the weekend shows at the Avalon Ballroom and its more famous neighbor the Fillmore. Drawn by artists like Rick Griffin, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley and Wes Wilson, the original cardboard posters and thin paper handbills are now avidly collected and cherished. Some of the more famous examples have been published in countless magazine articles and books, granting them iconic status. The much less known and far rarer handbills, screeds and posters in Cassin’s ’60s archive may not have the words Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service or Grateful Dead written on them, but they memorialize the sociopolitical issues of that period, issues that remain as pertinent as they were 50 years ago. Rosebud sat down with Cassin and interviewed him about his archive, his journey as a collector and his motivations for starting that search.

Rosebud: Why did you decide to move to San Francisco in 1990 and begin collecting? Jack Cassin: I have always been a collector, but the ’60s archive is perhaps the closest to me. I lived through the ’60s and was, let’s just say, “turned-on,” so making this collection was natural. I planned to write a book about the ’60s—a period I call the most misunderstood besides the Biblical period—and then came up with the idea of finding and acquiring some posters to use as illustrations in that book.

Rosebud: So is it fair to say that forming your archive became a larger priority? JC: I guess so. I realized the ones to really collect were not music posters but the ones that were non-commercial and dealt with the hot-button issues of the day, like the consciousness movement, civil rights, freedom, gay rights, artist rights and, of course, the Vietnam War protest movement. I also became aware of the roles the Diggers, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and a number of other organizations and individuals played in contributing to the flowering of a time in history that seemed short-lived but still covertly lives on almost 50 years later.

Rosebud: What was the message that lives on? You know, the ’60s were not about sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll that was the ’70s. The ’60s were all about consciousness and freedom. That was the real message, but because that message was so revolutionary, so anti-establishment and anti-commercial, it was purposely buried under a thick veneer of nonsense hedonistic pseudo-revolution.

Rosebud: What are you going to do with your ‘60s archive? JC: Well, I would like to see it stay intact and end up somewhere like the Smithsonian or a museum where others could see and study these incredible reminders of what really happened in those nexus years, 1963-1967, of one of the most important and influential decades of American history.

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JACK TELLS THE TALES BEHIND SOME OF HIS FAVORITE POSTERS Around the same time, he also bought a truckload of posters from Chet Helms, who ran the Avalon Ballroom. Postermat was where I bought the first group of posters. Realizing this was the beginning of something that was going to become important in my life, I had Ben memorialize it by signing the poster. Other collectors thought I was nuts to ruin a rare first print by having Ben scribble on it!

GRATEFUL DEAD AT THE FILLMORE Wes Wilson was Bill Graham’s favorite poster artist. That is, up until this one. Wes once told me he went to see Bill and requested a raise, and Graham turned him down. So Wes got annoyed and used this poster to show him who was the boss. Notice the swastika and the big dollar sign at the bottom. Graham did not notice and allowed the poster to go into production. But after the show, when Graham finally took a good look at the poster, he immediately fired Wilson. My copy is inscribed, “For Jack; 8/9/89/ our first business deal/ Ben Friedman San Francisco.” Ben opened a store on Columbus Avenue called Postermat, which housed the 250,000 posters and handbills he bought from Graham.

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THE MOUSE/KELLEY BE-IN HANDBILL I went down to Santa Cruz, California, because someone gave me the name of a guy who supposedly had a stash of old posters. He only had some common pieces, but he told me about a friend who probably had something I might like. We drove around for the rest of the afternoon looking for this guy, Casey, with no luck. So I went to find a place to stay for the night, figuring I might as well do some more hunting the next day. I met an antique dealer who had a small shop down near the pier. He said he knew Casey and could probably find him. Seems Casey had hit hard times and was living in a filthy garage where he had all his worldly possessions, including this picture, the original photo Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley used for their iconic Be-In poster and handbill. Casey wanted to give it to me because he said I could take care of it and if I did not take it, he would end up losing or wrecking it. After trying to pay him for it, with no success, I gave the antique dealer who introduced me to Casey $100, under the proviso that he would buy food and some other things for Casey.


And if you look carefully at the Mouse and Kelley piece, you can see it says, “photo: Casey Sonnabend.” Casey shot the photo of the Sadhu, a holy man, when he had been in India!

He, like many of the avatars of the HaightAsbury community, became disgusted and disillusioned after the Summer of Love. Some successfully left and moved into the countryside, banding together as communes. Others got jobs and re-entered the “real world,” and still others were unable to reconcile their radical ideas with the real world and they retreated. Some became yogis, others drug addicts, alcoholics and “buzzaholics,” to use a phrase a dear friend of mine coined, and they disappeared into the closed world of addiction.

The Haight-Ashbury was pretty much surrounded by black communities, and the relations between them were often strained and difficult.

LOVE BOOK THERE IS ONLY 1 DIGGER Before the hordes descended on HaightAshbury in the summer of 1967, a number of locals knew they had to do something to help manage the situation. One of the most present and important of the groups that took on this mission was the Diggers, who modeled themselves after a combination of the 19th-century utopian movement of the same name and Robin Hood’s merry band of men. My archive contains probably the largest collection of Digger paper ephemera. As a true anarchist group, the Diggers had no real leader, and the phrase “There is only one Digger” was promoted to demonstrate this credo. Actually though, a guy named Emmett Grogan was the foremost “head,” and his energy, drive and commitment were remarkable. He was truly everywhere, and without him the Diggers probably would never have been as successful as they were. In the mid ’70s, Emmett supposedly died of a heroin overdose in New York City.

SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE The Mime Troupe was started and run by a guy named Ron Davis, and the satire their plays provoked inspired many people to break away from established norms. Their plays were mostly performed in the street, often without proper permits, and their brushes with the police and city government are legendary. This play, Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel, was most famous, and its hard-edged look at race relations was not welcomed by either whites, who preferred to patronize the black community, or the negro community, who were just starting to call themselves blacks, rather than the old negro tag.

The Love Book was written by the poet Lenore Kandel. The book was filled with beautiful poetry that surely was not sexy or dirty—it was literature of the highest degree. But because the title seemed salacious to the city government, it was deemed pornography, and the Psychedelic Shop, a famous store on Haight Street that sold all kinds of hippie-trippy things, was raided and all the copies of the book were seized, and the manager of the store, Allen Cohen, was arrested. So was Lenore Kandel later that day. This was one of many really foolish attempts by the city of San Francisco to try and contain, and in fact destroy, the HaightAshbury freedom and love movement. It did not succeed, and the court case resulted in a victory for Kandel and the Psychedelic Shop and a big loss for the city. This was one of many seminal events that in their own small way helped to promote for a brief time that new spirit and consciousness, which was born on the streets of the Haight-Ashbury. HAVE A LOOK AT MORE HANDBILLS AND POSTERS FROM JC’S ASTOUNDING COLLECTION AT ROSEBUDMAG.COM/PAPERPOWER

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ICE BOX PRO Hydro Innovations has done it again, this time with a one-piece combination of their Ice Box Heat Exchanger and Can-Fan Max-Fan. The Ice Box Pro is able to spot-cool bigger rooms or completely banish all the heat in a little grow room. The 6-inch version will provide up to 5,000 BTUs of cooling while the 8-inch can provide up to 8,500 BTUs of cooling. The Ice Box Pro is incredible. Check it out.

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COOLCOIL NUTRIENT RESERVOIR CHILLER This little coil may not look like much, but throw it into your reservoir and watch the temperature drop. Everyone knows that cold water will help your plants stand up to a warmer environment, but did you know that once the water is cold, you can blow a fan over the surface and actually cool your room as well? Check out the CoolCoil today.

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GEAR UP MORE THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR GREEN THUMBS ROUGH RIDER Riding a bike with headphones isn’t exactly a good idea, but Scosche’s boomBOTTLE ($149.95; scosche.com) lets you bring the noize without blocking the outside world. The Bluetooth-enabled speaker slips into a bicycle’s water bottle cage and is not only rugged and weatherproof, with IPX4 splash-proof construction, but also utilizes a non-slip TPU exterior that can handle vibration from the road. The cylinder also houses a rechargeable battery that provides up to 10 hours of music, while the dual 44mm drivers and subwoofer pound out 360 degrees of sound, so you can have music that rolls with you.

We all want to be unique, and we all want to save the world. You can do both with the T3 messenger bags from Totem ($147; totembags.ca), since these cycle-friendly shoulder bags are constructed from “upcycled” materials, and thus no two are ever exactly alike. Made from truck tarps, promotional banners and even old bike tires, the bags feature a large front pocket with Velcro enclosure, while an upcycled seatbelt works as a shoulder strap. In addition to keeping used products out of landfills, the choice of materials also makes them durable and weatherproof.

SIPHON FILTER: COFFEE OPS Most coffee aficionados agree that siphon brewing delivers the most flavorful cup of joe known to man. Made by Bodum, the PEBO vacuum coffee maker ($80; bodum.com) brews coffee through vacuum pressure, which ensures maximum contact with the beans so that no flavor escapes. Hot water rises to the top chamber and remains in contact with the beans for the perfect amount of flavor extraction. What falls back down is savory coffee that offers the brightness of the best drip brewers and the richness of a French press, but without the messy grounds. It requires more care than a run-of-the-mill coffee maker, but the PEBO delivers sheer caffeinated bliss.

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THAT SLING YOU DO A DVR lets you record a show and watch it later, though that’s only good if you’re going to be home sometime soon. But with the Slingbox 500 ($299.99; slingbox.com) you can record shows in your living room and watch them anywhere via your laptop, tablet or smartphone. And best of all, you don’t have to pay for an extra cable or satellite subscription. The 500 can stream full 1080p HD-quality to connected devices via Wi-Fi or HDMI, and users can even use it to share photos and videos from Android and iOS devices, making this a way to slingshot all that must-see content.

THE HERO IN ME Despite what our five-year-old imaginations told us, Underoos didn’t give us super powers. And even with the icons of Batman and Superman on them, neither will Under Armour Alter Ego Baselayer Compression Shirts ($34.95 to $44.99; underarmour.com). But with HeatGear Sonic fabric, they will help muscles stay warm, while the Moisture Transport System whisks sweat away and the Anti-Odor technology ensures that you don’t generate a super-bad smell in the process. Sure, it’s not underwear that’s fun to wear, but by making you look like Supes or the Dark Knight, you might get the added boost you need to finish the next mile.

MY NAME IS HOOKAH With a hookah, smoking tobacco becomes a communal experience. But why should smokers have all the fun? Much like an electronic cigarette, the 777 eCigs e-Hookah ($99.95; 777ecigs.com) uses an atomizer that turns e-Shisha (a version of the traditional hookah tobacco and flavor mixture) into vapor without the smoke, ashes or carcinogens of burning coals. It comes with two hoses, a rechargeable battery that lasts roughly four hours, and one bottle of e-Shisha in the flavor and nicotine level of your choice. It’s also a great conversation piece that lets you smoke — or vape, as e-smoking is called — without setting off any fire alarms.

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THE LAST OF US DEVELOPER: NAUGHTY DOG (UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES) PUBLISHER: SONY SYSTEMS: PLAYSTATION 3

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Why We Want It NOW! Because it’s the latest outing from the storytelling masterminds behind the Uncharted games. Even cooler, it’s not another Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider-esque adventure, but instead combines Splinter Cell’s stealth action with the survival horror of Resident Evil. In a world where a mind-controlling fungus has destroyed society, you use distraction, patience and whatever supplies you can find to escort a teenager across the wasteland that was the United States, all while avoiding the infected, other survivors and the military.

DEADPOOL DEVELOPER: HIGH MOON STUDIOS (TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON) PUBLISHER: ACTIVISION SYSTEMS: XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PC Why We Want It NOW! Because the character’s mix of guns, swords and smart-assery makes him perfect for a video game. Or an action movie that pretends all that nonsense in the Wolverine flick never happened. Written by comic scribe Daniel Way (who wrote Deadpool from 2008 through 2012), this third-person action game plays like Devil May Cry if that series’ hero, Dante, was played by an arrogant version of Space Ghost who didn’t understand the concept of not breaking the fourth wall.

REMEMBER ME DEVELOPER: DONTNOD ENTERTAINMENT PUBLISHER: CAPCOM SYSTEMS: XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PC Why We Want It NOW! Because this cyberpunk action game plays into all of our fears about the future of social media and memory manipulation. Clearly inspired by both the anime and manga versions of Ghost in the Shell, this casts you in Neo-Paris circa 2084 as a hacker who used to steal memories, but has ironically had all of hers taken by the government, and now must do whatever she can to get them back. This, apparently, involves punching people, as well as messing with their heads.

PLAYING ON THE SIDE THE POWER OF WORDS Considering that most fantasy games are inspired by the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien and other writers, it’s not surprising that some games have inspired novels of their own. Written by Ree Soesbee, who penned the game’s backstory, Guild Wars: Sea of Sorrows ($8.99; simonandschuster.com) is the final book in a trilogy set between the events of the original online role-playing game and its recent sequel, Guild Wars 2. After the return of an ancient dragon destroys the human city of Lion’s Arch, a sailor must find the courage needed to stop the big lizard’s undead minions from wiping out the rest of humanity.

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CROSSFIT CROSSES OVER JUST ANOTHER FITNESS FAD OR A GENUINE WORKOUT WINNER?

“IT CAN KILL YOU. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN COMPLETELY HONEST ABOUT THAT.”

George Robichaud, a fitness consultant at Gold’s Gym Southern California in the 1980s, was a world-class bodybuilder for 10 years, having trained and worked with Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) and other bodybuilding greats.

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Despite a quote like that from its creator, CrossFit continues to grow and shows no signs of abating. With all the fitness fads and gadgets that come and go in our give-it-to-me-now culture, especially the nonsense that preaches doing virtually nothing and getting into shape, CrossFit has become a trend that has taken hold and won’t let go. What is so alluring to the public at large about a workout system that was designed to train the toughest people in the world — police, tactical units and Special Forces? Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, opened the first CrossFit gym in 1995 in Santa Cruz, California, after working as a gymnastics coach and trainer to the stars in Southern California. He created the style after concluding that conventional fitness methodologies were inadequate for all-round conditioning that promoted strength, speed, power, agility, balance, cardio, endurance, accuracy, flexibility, stamina and coordination. He created CrossFit Inc. in 2000, and it has since become a mainstream phenomenon. CrossFit is a conditioning program designed to improve “general physical preparedness.” It is done through several types of workouts, including metabolic conditioning (MetCon), which is what CrossFit is famous for. This is usually a combination of multi-joint strength moves like deadlifts, Olympic lifts, gymnastics-based moves (muscle-ups), calisthenics and cardio intervals

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(usually runs or rows mixed up in painful ways). These exercises are usually performed against a running stopwatch or for rounds against a countdown timer. Another aspect is the Max Effort day, which usually consists of low-rep sets with max weights designed to increase strength. Then there are workouts that don’t seem to fit into either format, and are all jumbled up in a randomized three-day-work and one-day-rest format. Jesse Sibbald, a certified CrossFit instructor at Global Fitness in Kelowna, British Columbia, who holds multiple fitness certifications, enjoys a robust CrossFit membership in his club. And that membership grows daily. Sibbald took up CrossFit training because of the allround body workout, the intensity and the goal-oriented mindset of the “sport.” (Yes, it is referred to as a sport.) Reebok even recently announced a CrossFit Games taking place this July. The event was sold out by May.

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The science of protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the sun is far from perfect. Until the rise of beach culture in the mid-20th century, the preoccupation among a certain class of people was to keep themselves as pale and protected from the scourge of sun-kissed skin as possible, lest they be thought to have spent time working the fields. Growers, of course, spend hours every day of the outdoor season in the fields tending to their crops. So how do you walk the fine line between toasted god and boiled lobster? It’s a fact that covering up is the only sure-fire way to stave off a burn. As for sun protection products? It’s complicated, but with the array of options available, there’s no excuse to get burned.

There is a camaraderie element to CrossFit training, one that utilizes a group dynamic with a workout of the day (WOD) that everyone in the class participates in. Workouts are typically short — 20 minutes or less — but very intense. When asked if there is a downside to CrossFit, Sibbald says that highly trained instructors are crucial, as some of the movements can be dangerous in a competitive environment where you’re always trying to better yourself by doing quicker and more intense movements as your fitness level progresses. Without proper technique, this can become a recipe for disaster. If you really want to challenge yourself with an array of movements, lifts and styles that cover all the bases and change up day to day to promote all-round strength and fitness, CrossFit may be just the thing you are looking for. But beware—it is not for the faint of heart!

The sun’s UVA and UVB rays both damage the skin, but while UVB rays damage the outer layers, causing painful sunburns, UVA rays are the worst offenders, penetrating the deeper layers of skin and re-emerging decades later as cancers and premature wrinkles. Here’s where sun protection gets tricky: Sunscreens contain a number of tried-and-true organic molecules that absorb the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, releasing it as heat, but regardless of the skin protection factor (SPF), a sunscreen will only protect from UVB rays. UVA rays, meanwhile, require sunblock containing zinc oxide, avobenzone or titanium dioxide. Sunblock is generally thicker and less able to absorb into the skin—think of those whitestreaked tourists you see on the beach. When it comes to deciding on SPF, the formula is subjective, based on the level of melatonin in your skin. If you can stay in direct sunlight for 15 minutes before burning, an SPF 20 will offer 300 minutes (or five hours) of relative protection. By the same calculation (time before burning multiplied by SPF), an SPF 30 sunscreen will get you seven and a half hours, assuming you don’t sweat it off in that time. The general consensus among dermatologists is that higher SPF is always better, but no sunscreen offers 100% protection from the sun’s damage. And above SPF 45, the difference in protection offered is so little as to be negligible. Now that we know all this, maybe it’s time to bring back pale chic.

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When it comes to martial arts, there are a lot of misconceptions about what works and what doesn’t. Taekwondo looks good in the Olympics, and kung fu makes for some flashy big-screen fight scenes. But when push comes to shove and you’re facing down a brute in a dark alley, are you really going to pull out a flying spin-kick or praying mantis style? It’s doubtful. With that in mind, we present to you five martial arts that favor practicality over tradition. These are systems designed not for tournament fighting, but for real-life combat.

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU The Gracie family made this style of fighting famous by pitting their system against top fighters from other disciplines. Karate fighters and other black belts from traditional martial arts got successively choked out and armbarred into submission. The Gracies showcased their style in the first UFCs, thereby spreading the gospel of ground fighting far and wide. And the world has never looked back. Anyone interested in real-life self-defense now knows to focus a component of their training on grappling, which might also include two other effective disciplines: wrestling and judo.

JEET KUNE DO Bruce Lee is best known as a movie star, but he was also a philosopher, which informed his progression as a martial artist. Lee was a master of some traditional styles, but he was also interested in developing a highly practical system, one that borrowed the best techniques from a variety of arts and was structured to evolve. That focus on practicality and the will to evolve forms the basis of Jeet Kune Do, which was perhaps the first mixed martial art. There are still many misconceptions about Jeet Kune Do, but suffice it to say that only the techniques that work get handed down, and as new information comes to light, the system evolves to reflect those developments in the world of fighting, adding or discarding techniques as the case may be.

BOXING The words “martial arts” usually make you think of a guy in a white uniform with a black belt, not some shirtless dude working over a speed bag. But Western boxing is a highly efficient system of striking, as many mixed martial artists have realized. The majority of high-level MMA competitors incorporate elements of boxing into their repertoire, including not only punches, but footwork and head movement developed over decades by top flight pugilists in the sweet science.

MUAY THAI This style of kickboxing originates in Thailand and is best known for incorporating elbow and knee strikes, which are especially useful in the type of close-quarters combat that often occurs in a street fight or self-defense situation. Known as the “art of eight limbs,” muay Thai focuses on striking hard and efficiently to cause maximum damage. No fancy nonsense to be found here.

KRAV MAGA Krav Maga is a system developed by the Israeli military expressly for no-holds-barred survival. Incorporating elements of other martial arts (including several of the systems mentioned in this article), Krav Maga also imparts lessons in disarming attackers who wield a knife or gun. Necessity is the mother of invention, and living in as hostile a place as the Middle East has given rise to one of the world’s most effective fighting systems.

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PACIFIC RIM Director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) puts his unique spin on a concept straight out of Japanese anime in this giant-robots vs. giant-monsters summer blockbuster. That’s right, giant alien monsters invade Earth’s major cities, and humanity creates a squadron of giant robots, led by Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), to fight them off. The concept is purposefully campy, but with del Toro at the helm, the execution promises to be clever and stylish.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY UPROAR FESTIVAL Two of the biggest acts of the ’90s hit the road with some of today’s rising stars. Jane’s Addiction and Alice in Chains headline this traveling festival, bringing back a couple of genres you don’t hear much about anymore (alternative rock and grunge). The event also features prog-rock titans Coheed & Cambria along with up-and-comers Middle Class Rut, as well as a host of other hot bands. This is the perfect blend of old and new, and a great way to spend a rockin’ day off this summer.

ELYSIUM Neill Blomkamp made a name as a director to watch with his South African sci-fi allegory, District 9. Now Blomkamp is back, this time with megastar Matt Damon in tow. Jodie Foster also lends some star power to the proceedings, which take place in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future where the privileged live in great comfort while the masses suffer. Could it be that the film is meant to serve as a warning? Blomkamp can entertain, but he also provokes with every film.

BREAKING BAD: FINAL SEASON PART 2 Breaking Bad has been one of the most compelling shows in the history of television. Its final season was broken into two parts, with the first half of Season 5 airing late in 2012. We’ve had to wait until now to see what will happen between Hank and Walter, while Jesse and the rest of gang continue to barely hang on as the stakes get higher and higher. The best thing about this show is that we have no idea what’s about to happen. But whatever goes down, you definitely don’t want to miss the conclusion of what’s been one hell of a ride.

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If you’d like to grow connoisseur level buds with relatively zero work – then here’s how we did it in Bulgaria and how you can do it too. First, you’ll need guardrails along the pH highway Balancing pH has always been a pain. Until now. With pH Perfect ™ Technology, you’ll always be in the sweet spot between 5.5 and 6.3 – with zero work on your part. All you’ve got to do is make sure you’re using the right water – either R/O water or something close (100 ppm [EC 160 µS/cm] ), and pH Perfect Connoisseur will do the rest.

No pH Up or pH Down. No more pH pens. Just pour your nutes and watch the magic happen.

Second, you’ll need a brilliantly designed base nutrient And what if we told you that the same base nutrient that will automatically balance your pH for you is so brilliantly designed, Einstein himself would give it two thumbs up? It’s said that Albert Einstein called compound interest the most powerful force in the universe. Our team of 21 PhDs, led by a man named Dr. Savov, developed pH Perfect Connoisseur with this in mind. Drawing from a Japanese engineering breakthrough called “kaizen” (pronounced k-eye-zen), our team has applied the power of compound interest to developing a base nutrient for your high-value plants.

Here’s how they did it: Kaizen is all about making small changes at every opportunity, so that in the end, you have big results. Just like compound interest. So, in a leading Bulgarian research facility, Dr. Savov and his team applied kaizen to the development of pH Perfect Connoisseur. The team realized there were three areas they could improve over standard base nutrients. 1. The selection of the nutrients themselves. They wanted facts, not superstition or hearsay. So through a series of exhausting plant-specific, tissue sample tests, the team isolated every variable they could. Then, they asked a series of small questions. Including, what’s really going on here? Can we improve this element in some small way? Can we improve the way it works with everything else? When they were finally able to answer all of these questions with authority, the results of the formula they’d come up with were breathtaking. 2. The delivery process. Once they had optimized the nutrient selection, they realized it would all be a gigantic waste if this new formula, as powerful as it was, couldn’t be absorbed easily and reliably by your plants. So they tested surfactants, amino acids, and every imaginable ingredient or combination of ingredients they could.


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Some Benefits You Can Expect From pH Perfect Connoisseur, The Most Advanced 2-Part Base Nutrient In The World For Growing High-Value Plants • pH Perfect Connoisseur includes 100% chelation of all macro, secondary and micronutrients. This built in chelation “safety net” gives your plants rock solid protection against poor water conditions and harmful pH extremes. • You’ll enhance your bloom phase dramatically, without increasing the time it takes to reach harvest. You’ll be growing more in less time than you’re used to, and you’ll easily keep your growing schedule.

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8) Which vitamin has been proven to help prevent stress in crops during high heat? a) Vitamin A b) Calcium c) Zinc d) Vitamin B

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9) Which of the following plant nutrient products does not contain plant growth regulators? a) Bush Load b) HammerHead c) Top Load d) Flower Dragon

2) Which of the following is not used in organic pest-control products? a) Alliinase b) Spinosad c) Azadirachtin d) Maltodextrin 3) Which of these critters should you welcome into your garden? a) Ladybugs b) Aphids c) Caterpillars d) Cats

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Growers House 227 E. Valencia Rd #240 Tucson, AZ 85706 520-314-4840 Healthy Gardens 1115. E Florence BLVD Casa Grande, AZ, 85122 520-510-3111 Homegrown Hydroponics 1845 E. Broadway Rd Tempe, AZ 85282 480-377-9096 Hydroponics Discount of AZ 710 E Union Hills Suite 2A Phoenix, AZ 602-412-3283 Sea Of Green Tucson 402 N. 4TH Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705 520-622-6344 The Hydro Closet 5826 w. Olive Ave #B106 Glendale, AZ 602-361-2049

British Columbia

Interior Garden Supply 221-C McDermid Road 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 250-395-3399 Prince George Patio & Garden 1798 Nicholson St. Prince George, B.C. V2N 1V6 250-612-4769 Progressive Growth Courtenay 2459 Cousins Ave Courtenay BC V9N 3N6 250-334-8425 Quick Grow Kelowna      1945 Kirschner Road Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 4N7 250-861-3434 Skytek Indoor Solutions                833 4th Ave Prince George, B.C. V2L 3H5 250-612-5173

Aurora Lighting And Sales             750 3rd Avenue Prince George, B.C. V2L 3C5 250-564-9888

The Dragon’s Lair              900- 12th Ave Unit #ABC Campbell River, B.C. V9H 1A7 250-850-1010

B.C.H. Greenhouse Supply Ltd. 3-20092 93A Ave. Langley, B.C. V1M 3Y4 604-888-5716

The Growing Source 2337 Townline Road Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6G1 604-854-8336

Bogarts 3545 Okanogan St. Armstrong, B.C. VOE 1B0 250-546-9790 Canadian Garden Supply 1730 Hwy. #3 Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4W1 250-304-2911 Central Valley Radiator 107-20145 Stewart Cres. Maple Ridge, B.C. V6X 0T6 604-460-1357 Coastal Grower Supplies #6-12342 82A Ave Surrey, BC V2W 0L6 604-599-1778 Fat Eddies Systems Inc. #108-18760 96th Ave. Surrey, B.C. V4N 3P9 604-888-2499 Fraser Valley Greenhouse 45650 Lark Road Sardis, B.C. V2R 3N7 604-858-0455 Green Side Garden Supplies Ltd 2010 #106-12388 Patullo Place Surrey, V3V 8C3 B.C. 604-588-5188

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Gro Green Garden Supplies        7260 Park Street Mission, B.C. V2V 6G8 604-814-4345

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TLC Hydroponics               3395 Okanagon Street Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B0 250-546-9394 Valley Indoor Greenhouse Supply 103-44195 Yale Road W Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 4H2 604-702-1169 Vancouver Independent Producers        4170 Fraser St Vancouver, B.C. V5V 4E8 604-569-2119 Win-all Sunrise Garden 28563 Fraser Hwy. Abbotsford, B.C. V4X 1L1 604-856-6899 Word Of Mouth Hydroponics     1 - 1611 Bowen Rd Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 1G5 250-591-1180

Alaska

Alaska Jack’s Hydroponics 1150 S Colony Ste. #9 Palmer, AK 99645 907-360-8378

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Southside Garden Supply AK LLC 12870 Old Seward Hwy Suite #114 Anchorage, AK 99515

California

55 Hydroponics 1727 Boyd Street Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-259-7755 Advanced Hydroponic Supplies LLC 30 E. Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91006 626-294-9071 AG Mart 194 East 17th St Chico, CA 95928 530-342-6278 Aloha Hydroponics 225 Lander Ave Turlock, CA 95380 209-602-1995 Atwater Hydroponics 3350 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039 323-663-8881 Bay Area Garden Supply 1667 14th St. Oakland, CA 94607 510-922-9986 Bear Valley Hydroponics 17455 Bear Valley RD Hesperia, CA 92345 760-949-3400 Blazzin Hydro 6650 Crescent St. Ste. 9 Ventura, CA 93003 805-644-9376 California Green Hydroponics 16491 Road 26, Ste. 101 Madera, CA 93637 559-674-1400 California Hydro Inc 13331 Garden Grove BLVD Unit S T Garden Grove, CA 714-621-0800 California Hydro Santa Maria 115 E. El Camino Santa Maria, CA 93545 805-614-9376 Conejo Hydroponics 3481 Old Conejo Rd. # 106 Newbury Park CA, 91320 1-805-480-9596 Deep Roots Hydroponics 3715 Santa Rosa Ave. Ste. A2 Santa Rosa, CA 95407 707-829-7668 Discount Garden Supply 4745 Hiers Avenue Riverside, CA 951-689-4575 DNA Hydroponics 19345 N. Indian Cny Drive 2-F North Palm Springs, CA 92258 760-671-5872 Downey Hydroponics & Organics LLC 1301 S. Beach Blvd. Unit O La Habra, CA 90631 562-947-8383

Dream Garden Hydro Inc. 2701 Merced Ave. El Monte, CA 91733 909-595-7028

Hydromart 12847 Sherman Way North Hollywood, CA 91605 818-503-0101

Dream Garden Hydroponics 20837 Valley Blvd. Walnut, CA 91789 909-594-5900

Hydroponic Warehouse 606 Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95404 707-570-2222

Dutch Hydroponics 1229 23rd Ave. Oakland, CA 94606 510-535-2400

Hydroponics Outlet 320 Kirshimura Drive, Ste. 3 Gilroy, CA 95020 408-848-0884

Endless Summer Hydroponics 6657 Reseda Blvd. Unit A Reseda, CA 91335 818-881-3276

Indoor Garden Solution Inc. 12424 Exline St. El Monte, CA 91732 626-453-0443

Foothills Greenhouse & Garden Supply 14748 Hwy. 41, Ste. C Madera, CA 93636 559-822-4921 Fresno Ag Hardware 4590 N. First St. Fresno, CA 93726-1987 559-224-6441 Full Scale Soil and Hydro 3104 N. Miami Ave. Fresno, CA 93727 559-292-7668

Kern Hydroponics 2729 Brundage Lane Bakersfield, CA 93304 661-323-7333 L Dean’s Hydroponic Supplies 5420 Clark Rd. Ste A Paradise, CA 95969 530-413-9141 LA Garden Supply 9369 Fern St. El Monte, CA 91733 626-448-8711

Funny Farms Hydroponics 963 Transport Way #12 Petaluma, CA 94954 707-775-3111

Mighty Garden Supply 4780 Mission Gorge PL Suite A-1 San Diego, CA 619-287-3238

GrassRoots Hydroponics 31875 Corydon st #130 Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 951-245-2390

MJ’s Growers Supply 128 N. Second St. Porterville, CA 93257-3815 559-784-0420

Grass Valley Inc 1920 E 12th St. Oakland, CA 94606 510-261-2188

Natures Secret 41469 Albrae St. Fremont, CA 94538 510-623-8393

Green Door Hydro & Socal Electric 830 Traction Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-625-1323

No Stress Hydroponics 7543 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA90046 323-845-9874

Green Forest Hydroponics 570 East La Cadena Drive Riverside, CA 92507 951-258-1388 Green Healing 8551 Canoga Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91304 213-400-5646 Green Island 545 E. Brokaw Road San Jose, CA 92115 408-441-0602 Green Mile hydroponics 1480 So. E St #D San Bernardino, CA 909-885-5919 Growers Choice - Hayward 24089 Watkins St. Hayward, CA 94544 510-278-6200 Hi-Tek Hydro 210 S. Cain St. Ste. G Visalia, CA 93292 559-733-9300 House of Hydroponics 744 W. Arrow Hwy. San Dimas, CA 91773 909-592-5111

No Stress - Venice 1703 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 818-554-7886 No Stress - Sherman Oaks 4742 Woodman Ave. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 323-845-9874 Nutes Intl 204 N. Quarantina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 805-687-6699 One Stop Hydroponics 12822 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606 818-980-5855 Palm Springs Hydroponics 1301 Montalvo Way #8 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-327-7668 Pan’s Hydro 600 Broadway Suite A Sacramento, CA 95818 209-931-5942 Reefside Hydro 360 Coral St. Ste. C Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831-421-9450

Room To Grow Greenhouses & Supplies 43511 13th St. West Lancaster, CA 93534 661-940-5599 Roots Grow Supply 1330 N. Hulbert #101 Fresno, CA 93728 559-840-0122 SCV Hydro 25835 Railroad Ave. #26 Santa Clarita, CA 91350 661-255-3700 Sea Of Green Westminister 14971 Chestnut street Westminster, CA 92683 714-895-6699 Sonoma Hydroponics 3535 Industrial Drive, Ste. B3 Santa Rosa, CA 95403 707-544-3383 S.R. Hydroponics and Grower Supply 4130 S. Moorland Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95409 707-584-9370 South County Hydroponics 22511 Aspan Street Unit A Lake Forest, CA 92630 949-837-8252 Superior Hydro 2173 Wilcox Road Stockton, CA 95215 (209)-931-5942 The Greenhouse Garden Supply 7619 Fair Oaks Blvd. Carmichael, CA 95608 916-515-9130 The Hydroponic Connection 1549 Custer Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124 415-824-9376 Urban Gardens W 1394 Lowrie Ave. S San Francisco, CA 94080 650-588-5792

Colorado

Chlorophyll 3801 Mariposa St. Denver, CO 80211 303-453-1155 Green Thumb Garden Supply CO. LLC 2380 West 27th Street Greeley, CO 80634 970-506-1711 Grofax Aurora LLC 1702 S. Chambers Road Aurora, CO 80017 303-751-7033 Grotools 2408 E. Platte Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719-475-7699 Grow Warehouse 725 Valley St. Colorado Springs, CO 80915 719-574-4162 Your Grow Bud 6801 South Emporia St Greenwood Village, CO 80112 303-790-2211


Florida

365 Hydroponics 13054 West Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 407 656 4769 A&B Hydroponics 9521 S Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32837 407 704 8929

The Healthy Harvest 21113 Johnson Street Ste 126 Pembroke Pines, FL 33029 954 538 1511 Tropical Garden Supplies 18679 SW 103 Ct Miami, FL 33157 786 293 8448

Hawaii

All Star Hydroponics 8901 SW 129 Street Miami, FL 33176 786 255 3282

Hawaiian Hydroponics 4224 Waialae Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816 808-735-8665

Andres Garden Supply 11387 NW 122 Street Mimi, FL 33179 786 312 2619

Illinois

Blossom Experience 7207 NW 54 St Miami, FL 33166 Phone 305 805 4382

Big Grow Hydroponics Inc 9225 Trinity Drive Unit C Lake In The Hills, IL 60156 847-854-4450 Brew & Grow 176 W. Terra Cotta Ave, Unit A Crystal Lake, IL 60013 847-516-4776

Brisas del Sur Garden Supply 4521 107 Circle N Suite #3 Clearwater, FL 33762 727 433 1541

Grow Masters 4641 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 224-399-9877

Esposito Garden Center 2743 Capital Circle NE Tallahassee, FL 32308 850 386 2114

Joe Dirts Organics 760 Heartland Drive, Ste 1. Sugar Grove, IL 60554 630-466-8346

Falero Lumber & Hardware 6758 W Flagler Street Miami, FL 33184 305 266 8878

Midwest Hydrorganics, Inc. 20647 Renwick Road Crest Hill, IL 60403 815-838-0100

Green Touch Inc 5011 South State Road 7 Suite 104 Davie, FL 33314 954 316 8815

Indiana

Grow Fast 14025 SW 143rd CT Miami, FL 33186 305 595 0931

Success Hydroponics LLC 1624 Old Paris Rd, Suite 130 Lexington, KY 40505 859-294-4769

Instant Garden 7751 West 28th Ave Hialeah, FL 33016 786 402 2295

Kentucky

Mr Nice Guy Hydroponics and Supply 1800 North West Federal Highway Stuart, FL 34994 772 934 6785 Oasis Garden 8200 W 33rd Ave Hialeah, FL 33018 305 819 3675 Oasis Garden 5011 West Hillsborough Avenue Suite D Tampa, FL 33634 USA 813 443 5017 Oasis Garden 4241 SW 71st Avenus Miami, FL 33155 305 666 0774 Sunset Hydrogardens 801 West SR 436 Suite 1013 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 407 852 5800 The Best Grow 7249 NW 33rd Street Miami, FL 33122 305 639 2775

Brew and Blooms 7205 Calumet Ave Hammond, IN 46324 219-595-2739

Garden Grove Organics 29 E. 7th St. Covington, KY 41011 859-360-1843

Maine

New England Garden Connection 141 River Side Drive August, ME 04330 207 621 1700

Michigan

A & M Garden Supply 16010 King Road Riverview, MI 48193 734-225-6414 Absolute Wholesale Garden Supply 3255 W Highland Suite 102 Highland, MI 48357 248-714-6558

Beste’s Lawn & Patio Supply Inc. 21410 Schoerherr Warren, MI  48089 586-776-1794 Big Green Tomato 1775 E Columbia Battle Creek, MI 49014 269-282-1593 Capital City Growers Supply 2208 East Michigan Ave, Suite A Lansing, MI 48912 517-853-9988   Cultivation Innovation 6652 Levis Ave, Suite 7 Temperance MI 48182 419-725-4769   Flo-N-Grow 214 N 2nd Street Niles, MI 49120 269-277-2238   Feed ‘N’ Seed Inc 3658 Lapeer Road Port Huron, MI 48060 810-982-8861   Green Grow LLC 9046 N. Dort Hwy Mt. Morris, MI 48458 810-687-9500 GrowCo Garden Supply 1042 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Grow Green MI LLC 5079 Canterbury Drive Brighton, MI 48116 810-299-2900 H20 Hydroponics 5210 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917 517-749-0711 Happy Harvesters of Burton LLC 4410 S. Saginew St Burton, MI 48529 810-496-3005 Harbour Country Hydroponics 17648 US Hwy. 12 New Buffalo, MI 49117 269-469-2242 Holland Hydroponics Outlet 587 E. 8th St. Ste. 40 Holland, MI 49423 616-298-7395 Hydro Grow Room 2 200 East Main St Owosso MI, 48867 989-472-5581 Hydro Harry’s - Hazel Park 24047 Dequindre Road Hazel Park, MI 48030 248-541-0099

B & B Hydro 28974 Warren Road Westland, MI 48185 734-469-2805

Hydro Pros 45683 Van Dyke Utica, MI 48317 586-803-0966

Barefoot Gardener 104 W. Main Street Lowell, MI 49331 616-987-3457

Hydroponics and More Inc 3519 Van Dyke Rd Almont, MI 48003 810-798-2524

Battle Creek Indoor Gardening 1125 E. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49014 269-282-0554

Indoor Growers Edge 8998 E. 34 Road Cadillac, MI 49601 231-675-1348

Jungle Jim’s Hydroponics 1568 Remington Rd. Caro, MI 48723 989-673-4769 New & Used Buy & Sell Inc 107 Olds Street Suite 8 Jonesville, MI 49250 517-847-9285 Northern Hydroponics LLC 2322 US41 W. Suite B Marquette, MI 49855 906-458-3852 Oakland Hydroponics and Garden Centre 1290 S. Lapeer Road Lake Orion, MI 48360 248-693-5747 Simply Hydro 118 W. Church St. Adrian, MI 49221 517-260-0775 The Flower Factory, Inc. 2223 Highland Road Highland, MI 48356 248-714-9292 The Hydro Grow 8210 Telegraph Road Taylor, MI 48180 313-633-0641 Third Coast Horticulture Supply 2357 Holton Rd, Suite B Muskegon, MI 49445 231-288-1762 Today’s Health Club LLC 307B Sixth St. Calumet, MI 49913 906-337-2711 Ultra Green Hydroponics 8067 N. Wayne Road Westland, MI 48185 734-425-1000 Ultragreen Hydroponics 9300 Telegraph Road Detroit, MI 48239 313-574-0422 Urban Garden Supply 3410 S. Dort Highway Flint, MI 48507 810-875-9580 Urban Garden Supply Corp. 4516 Pasadena Ave. Unit B Flint, MI 48504 810-733-0420

Minnesota

Duluth Hydroponics 26 W 1st Duluth, MN 55802 218-341-7253

Missouri

Green Thumb Organics 249 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Saint Peters, MO 63376 314-546-5426

Nevada

Best Hydroponic Supply 6818 W. Cheyenne Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89108 702-750-9300

Nebraska

Bodhi Organic Garden Supply 1437 S. 1st Suite 6 Lincoln, NE 68502 402-438-6785 Paradigm Gardens NE 8949 J Street Suite 5 Omaha, NE 68127 402-339-4949

New York

Green Zone Hydroponics 2148 Niagara Falls Blvd Tonawanda, NY 14150 716 693 9663 Sun Flower Supplies 409 10th Avenue East Northport, NY 11731 631 651 8281 Gotham Hydroponics 33 Park Ave Suffern, NY 10901 845 504 5723 Upstate Hydroponics 2026-B Lake Rd Elmira, NY 14903 607 489 1990 Organica 296 Delaware Ave Albany, NY 12209 518 618 7666 M&M Hydroponics 2222 Oriskany Street Utica, NY 13502 315 790 9825

North Carolina

Fifth Season Gardening 106 S. Greensboro St. Carrboro, NC 27510 919-932-7600

Ohio

Eastside Hydroponics 550 B Ohio Pike Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-528-4769 Garden Connections LLC 3341 Centerpoint Drive, Ste. 1 Urbancrest, OH 43123 614-871-0707 Hydro Gardens & Lights LLC 1144 N. Memorial Drive Lancaster, OH 43130 740-654-9376

Grow RI Westerly 105 Franklin St, Unit38 Westerly, RI 02891 401 596 0904 Grow With Us 709 Warwick Ave Warwick, RI 02888 401 270 6998

Texas

Botani Garden 15106 Bellaire Blvd Houston, TX 77083 281-575-1999 Coolhouse Hydroponics LLC 2732 Shamrock Ave #108 Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-850-9700 Houston Discount Hydro 9380 Richmond Ave Houston, TX 77063 713-464-9406

Washington

Indoor Garden Depot - FW 1401 S. 324th St. Federal Way, WA 98003 253-874-1112 Indoor Tropics 5930 Sunburst Lane #B Cashmere, WA 98815 1-509-470-7782 Indoor Tropics 801 N. Prospect St. Ellensburg, WA 98926 1-509-933-4441 Linda’s Gardening 11522 Canyon Rd E Puyallup, WA 98373 253-531-9641 Rain City Hydro Inc 301 Airport Way S Renton, WA 98059 425-291-7385 Water Works Hydroponics 5039 S. Washington St. Tacoma, WA 98409 253-301-4343

Wisconsin

Grow Big Hydroponics 958 S Westland Dr Appleton, WI 54914 920-749-4769 Paradigm Gardens WI 4501 Helgesen Driive Madison, WI 53718 608-241-3800

Oklahoma

Grow With the Flow 3702 S. Peoria Ave Tulsa, OK 74105 918-895-6747

Rhode Island

EZ Grow Supply 477A Tiogue Ave Coventry, RI 02816 401 822 4769

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