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Knowledge Page

At Cultivation Station, we have gained an enormous amount of hydroponics and growing knowledge over the years. We want to pass along this insight to our Michigan Community of growers.

Basic Phases of Growth

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Choose vegetation to plant

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Choose container size & transplant from seeding

Address environmental controls

Choose start medium and containers

Follow a feeding schedule

Address training & support for the plant

Address environmental controls

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fruiting &

flowering phase

Understanding the 3 flowering stages (Early, Mid, Late)

Ensure optimal PH levels of water/nutrient solutions

Ensure proper support of plant during this stage

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Harvesting-post production phase

Drying, picking, trimming & harvesting the plant

Processing the plant

Resetting the garden for next year/cycle

Be sure to Flush plants at minimum for 1 week before harvest

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is a Substrate?

A substrate is a medium in which roots of plants can grow and which enables the plant to stand up.

Q: Why do I need to use a different nutrient for both growing & flowering period?

The plant needs different proportions of nutrient elements in these different stages of development.

Q: How do I know when to give my plant a flowering nutrient?

As soon as the first signs of flowers appear.

"Do It Yourself" Growing Videos

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