Dr. Coco and Dr. Photon collaborate to write scientifically accurate articles and guides on all topics related to growing cannabis. Our articles are grounded in plant science and our extensive backgrounds in horticulture and lighting. We are growers, so our tutorials are informed by our actual practices. You can be confident in our resources. Everything we publish goes through a rigorous peer review process. We take pride in publishing clear and accurate information that helps home growers maximize the success of their cannabis grows.
- Principles of Fertigation
Fertigation is adding fertilizer to the irrigation water. Learn the 5 key principles to manage fertigation like a pro!
- Understanding Osmosis & EC
This article explains everything you need to know about EC and PPM. Learn how it affects plants and the theory behind measuring and managing EC.
- How to Water Cannabis in Coco
This tutorial answers all your questions about watering coco! How much? How Frequently? And how to time multiple daily events?
- How to Set EC Targets
How strong should your nutrient solution be? In this guide, we walk you through how to set your EC targets.
- How to Manage Run-off EC
We advise managing your fertigation by measuring run-off EC. Here we explain how to take those measurements and how to respond.
- How to Dispose of Waste Water
Properly disposing of your waste water is an ethical requirement for home growers. Learn the best practices for dealing with run-off water.
- When & How to Flush
We review the different reasons and ways to flush cannabis plants. Learn the best ways to flush cannabis plants in different situations.
Fertilizers, Supplements & pH
Cannabis Fertilizers, Supplements & pH
In this cornerstone article, we cover the science of cannabis nutrition in a way that all growers can understand. Learn the true role of fertilizers and avoid the common misconceptions about “feeding plants”.
Why & How to Use CalMag in Coco
Learn why you need CalMag in coco. This article explains Cation Exchange in coco, why buffering is so important and how to use CalMag supplements to avoid “CalMag Problems”.
Nutrient Supplements That We Recommend
There are a ton of nutrient supplements available – but only a few that you really need. See what nutrient supplements we recommend and learn why we recommend them.
How to Mix Nutrient Solutions
Video Tutorial! Learn the four key points to properly mixing nutrients: Order, Dose, EC and pH. Includes the Coco for Cannabis Nutrient Schedule!
How to Measure and Adjust pH
Learn how to measure and adjust the pH of your nutrient solution and why it matters!
- *NEW* Guide to Automatic Watering Systems for Indoor Cannabis
Everything you need to know to set up & run automatic watering systems. Top-feed Vs. Bottom-feed, Recirculation Vs. Drain to Waste, Preventing Bacteria, Topping-off & Cleaning Out.
- DIY Automatic Watering System for Indoor Cannabis
Automatic watering makes growing in coco a breeze! Full plans, shopping list, and installation instructions for a simple and easy DIY Automatic watering systems for your grow tent or grow room.
- DIY Self-Draining Saucers
Self-Draining saucers make any grow much easier! They are needed for a fully automatic watering system. Anyone can make them with our complete DIY plans, shopping list, and assembly instructions!
- DIY Auto-Pumping Drain Bucket
How do you remove the waste water from the tent? The self-draining saucers need to drain to somewhere! If you need a solution, Check out our “Auto-Pumping Drain Bucket”!
- How to Grow Cannabis Seedlings in Coco Coir
Getting little plants through the seedling stage can be tough in coco. To help you minimize the problems and maximize your success, we offer this step-by-step guide to raising seedlings in coco coir.
- *NEW* Transplanting Cannabis Plants: Why, When & How
Transplanting cannabis plants is the best way to develop a healthy root mass and ensure vigorous early growth. Learn the theory behind the practice and when & how to transplant cannabis for the best growth.
- How to Clone Cannabis Plants
Dr. Photon explains the science and practice of cloning cannabis and offers his fast cloning method for rooted clones in about a week!
- How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds
- Why You Should Train Cannabis Plants
We explain the science behind plant training to help you understand the practices. Learn about apical dominance, the efficient use of light, and why training cannabis plants leads to bigger better harvests.
- Topping Cannabis Plants: Why, When & How
Topping is a central plant training practice. Learn the science about why topping works, when you should top, and how to actually go about it.
- When & How to Supercrop Cannabis Plants
Supercropping is a high stress technique of pinching and folding stalks. It is a key training practice to manage the canopy of your indoor cannabis grow. Learn how to supercrop to increase yield without risking plant injury.
- How to do a Sea of Green for Cannabis
A sea of green (SOG) is a high density grow technique using a lot of plants and growing them for a short period of time. Learn why this is such an efficient strategy and how you could set up a SOG.
- How to "Mainline" or "Manifold" Cannabis Plants
Set-up & Grow System
- How to Keep Grow Tent Walls from Sucking in
Does your exhaust fan pull the grow tent walls toward your plants? This can rob you of precious space for growing, so we show you how to avoid it.
- How to Set Up Your Indoor Grow Space
- Growing Cannabis: Indoors vs Outdoors vs Greenhouses
- Cannabis Light Cycle Fundamentals: 24/0, 18/6 & 12/12
What is the best light cycle for growing cannabis? What is the best light cycle for auto-flowers? Do cannabis plants require a dark period? Dr Photon explains the fundamentals of the cannabis light cycle.
- Grow Light Technologies for Indoor Cannabis Horticulture
- The Cannabis Light Cycle Debate
- The Best Light Fixture Height for Cannabis
Environment: Air & Climate
- The Best Environment for Growing Cannabis
Managing climate is critical for a successful grow. Learn about airflow, air movement, VPD and the best temperature and humidity for growing cannabis.
- Understanding Air Replacement & Airflow in Cannabis Horticulture
- How to Manage Temperature & Humidity in Grow Rooms
- When & How to Introduce CO2 When Growing Cannabis
- How to Set Up an Exhaust/Ventilation System for Grow Tents
Media & Containers
- How to Prepare & Buffer Coco Coir
Before you start growing in coco there are steps you should take to make it into the best medium for cannabis. Learn how to buffer and prepare your coco and avoid the dreaded “CalMag problems”.
- How to Reuse/Recycle Coco Coir
Coco is good for more than one grow! Learn how to recycle your used coco back into a superior medium for your next cannabis crop.
- Why Grow Cannabis in Coco Coir?
- Pot Size: The Best Containers For Growing Cannabis in Coco
At Coco for Cannabis we cultivate the spirit of collaboration along with our plants! This is a place where growers can communicate anonymously with fellow growers. It is an inclusive and collaborative community. We are interested in learning, sharing and growing together.
You are invited to join our community of growers. We have a Live Chat Room, a Customized Grower’s Forum, and we do collaborative Grow Challenges throughout the year!
The Coco for Cannabis equipment and product guide is a resource for home growers. We understand how difficult it can be to know what specific grow equipment is the best for growing cannabis. We offer our product reviews and equipment recommendations to help you understand what you need, where you should invest and where you can save.