Spring to Fall are generally the key seasons that determine what’s suitable for growing in your local environment.  The warmer temperature and light intensity encourages farming potential and yield. 

Regions with severe winters limit your growing season because the soil temperature becomes practical for a window of three months.  Subarctic locales usually describe this condition.  They also exhibit dryness so you will have to facilitate water.  You are limited to auto-flowering strains that will harvest inside your growing window.  Hot Summer Continental presents similar caveats regards soil availability and show dryness.  The dry heat on the other hand is beneficial for yields.  Arid and Semiarid conditions include the desert | steppe and range in temperature.  Your biggest concern is providing water to your plants.  The dry heat is your friend and offers possibilities for certain hybrids to thrive here.  Mediterranean climates are prime for growing marijuana.  There is a good amount of water, the growing season is comfortable with ample sunlight being warm and dry.  The long summer days are ideal for vegging and the lengthy mild fall offers flexibility in longer flowering strains.  Oceanic areas provide the least hospitable environment for growing.  The amount of rain, higher humidity, cool temperatures and marine layer presence all hamper growth.  These conditions encourage bud rot, mold and pests.  The Humid Subtropics share the same plight of high humidity for mold and bud rot but the high heat and available daylight facilitate working with a variety of sativas, mold | pest resistant strains and auto-flowering cannabis.  Tropical Monsoon splits into a wet and dry season where monsoons pour for half the season and the other half remains dry.  The temperature stays relatively hot year-round with general day and night length of 12 hours each.  Provide lights for your plants to help maintain a vegetative period for healthy plant size.  Your options remain similar in a Humid Sub-tropic clime where you can grow heat loving sativas, mold and pest resistant plants for the rainy half the season.  You will have to provide water for your crop during the dry season.  Auto-flowering genetics are useful here also.

The natural environments that genetics originate dictate growing schedules and needs for your chosen plants.  Understanding these basic principles will make you a better grower.

We have been working with Euphorium stores from very early in our tenure as a recreational producer |processor.  It is high time we dropped the good word on this outstanding family of shops.  Euphorium culminates all the desirables when it comes to your go to shop for all your cannabis needs.  The shops are well kept, clean and tastefully designed.  Their products are well organized and chosen with thoughtful deliberation.  They source their stock from some of the best producers the state has to offer and keep their menu concise and comprehensive.  Products are consciously arranged by method of consumption for accessibility and ease of browsing.  All their stores maintain a consistent menu with top shelf selection that the staff stands behind.  Menus are updated in real time so you can be sure to check availability online and expect no surprises when you ask for your product in-store.  

They keep four stores in the cities of Bothell, Covington, Lynnwood and Woodinville.  The professionalism and courtesy the staff show speak volumes about their business.  Stop in to satisfy your curiosity or your cravings, you won’t be disappointed.

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in the pipe.. line

April showers bring may I interest you in a doobie?

The joint has been around since the advent of tobacco where it shared a smoking vessel in a mixture of the two.  The spliff would be more accurate.  The earliest recorded emergence came about in Mexico mid-19th century.  Mexican laborers were mixing marijuana with their tobacco cigarettes and smoked recreationally.  The story finds continuity along with manufactured rolling papers been present in Spain at the start of the 18th century.  Pay-Pay of Alcoy began exporting these papers at the time.  No doubt the trade perpetuated to Spanish-Mexican colonies and gave rise to the practice of smoking with rolling papers in the Americas.  Concurrently rolling papers were also being developed by the French and likely made its way to the northern part of the continent along with the Indies.  The first medical use of marijuana | nightshade cigarettes for asthma came about in the late 19th century advertised in Boston’s Medical Journal, Grimault’s Indian Cigarettes.  The 20th century is when the joint begins to gain some popularity.  The Rastas support ganja religiously in the Indies while jazz musicians in the States began sharing their jazz cigarettes.  The law hadn’t quite recognized reefer as a detriment at the time and with prohibition making alcohol difficult to enjoy freely marijuana gained in favor.  The 60’s ushered in the age of the hippie and boy did these folks smoke a lot of joints.  What exactly does all of this history culminate to you ask?  Well it sounds like the Spaniards had blunt while the Mexicans had weed and got together.  Mexican soldiers during the revolution would sing about the cockroach that wouldn’t walk without any marijuana referring to themselves endearingly and the term roach was conceived.  Rastafarians paved the way for Bob Marley’s signature baseball bat roll.  Jazz cats out of New Orleans began touring the country spreading their practice of smoking jazzy cigarettes.  Scooby Dooby be doing doobies with his hippie friends trying to achieve peace of mind.  

Article reference:  leafly.comcollectorsweekly.com

 blaze your own trail...

This all joins for the joint, a convenient smoking vessel that consumes itself.  They’re easy to carry and conceal if needed as cigarettes.  They’re conducive to sharing yet versatile enough to be smoked alone.  It works better than a pipe in dodgy weather where once lit it should burn through to its useful end.  Pioneer joints start with Raw cones made in Spain, Alcoy and are hand packed with all flower.  Our joint selection is usually larger than our flower offerings at any given time.  We constantly conduct tests to ensure quality standards.

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Smoke 'em if you got 'em 

have I got a joint for you.. 

Euphorium focuses on budtender education as well as promoting patron knowledge.  You’ll conveniently find answers to a host of cannabis questions to better inform your purchases on their webpage not to mention the accommodating staff.  They hang their hat on their customer service and aim to provide a superior recreational cannabis experience.  We appreciate our partnership with these folks because of like-minded values and a strong infrastructure that maximizes efficiency and perpetually improving knowledgebase.

Your place for a taste of bliss

It’s Spring and if you grow marijuana outdoors you should be getting on with cultivation if you haven’t already started.  Cannabis grows in all sorts of climates.  Understanding a strain’s natural clime will inform you on how to better grow it indoors.  There are four important factors to consider when deciding what to grow in your specific region:  rainfall, day length, average temperature and soil conditions.

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