Welcome to the Alchimia Growshop Blog

Welcome to the Alchimia Growshop blog, with our growing guide and all sorts of cannabis news

Choosing a humidifier for your indoor grow space

Relative humidity is a factor of major importance for your plants, especially when you want to get the most out of your grow room. Today we'll talk about how to efficiently raise humidity levels in your tent or room, also introducing some of the best devices available on the market.

Guide to cannabis trimming machines

If you've got more than one or two small plants to trim at a time, then it might be worth considering a trimming machine to make light work of what is frequently a very tiresome task. In this article, we take a look at all the various options available to speed up the harvesting process and turn your trimming sessions into a joy rather than a burden.

Alchimia's Desert Island Strains: our personal favourite genetics

Choosing a cannabis variety has never been so stressful due to the sheer quantity of genetics available in the Alchimia grow shop catalogue. Even so, each of us usually has that special strain that we always like to have in our garden and that we regularly cultivate. We asked the Alchimia team of growers for their favourite variety, that bud that they always have in reserve and that seed that is always ready to germinate. Here is our selection of Desert Island Strains.

Smoke Report: Pure Kush Cookies by Mamiko Seeds

Today we present a smoke report for one of the best strains we've tasted in recent years, Pure Kush Cookies from Mamiko Seeds. It's a cross between LA Pure Kush and the famous Forum Cut of Girl Scout Cookies, and the result is an extraordinary mixture of delicious aromas in the form of rock-hard buds completely coated in resin. It's one of those strains that has you coming back for more once you've tried it! "

The most popular cannabis strains of 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, we invite you to take a look through some of the year's most popular varieties here at Alchimia Grow Shop. Are you curious to know what new genetics have landed in our catalogue with a big splash in the last 12 months? Or those that have been some of the best-sellers? In this post, we'll show you!

When to transplant cannabis and how to do it

On many occasions, transplanting your cannabis is crucial to achieve the best possible yields. However, it's natural to have doubts, especially in relation to when to do it, what pot to choose, how many transplants are necessary, or simply how to perform the transplant causing the least possible stress to the plant. In this article we explain everything.

Selecting cannabis mother plants

Choosing a good mother plant is not easy, especially if you have very specific goals in mind. To make it simpler, this article covers the main factors that are usually considered when selecting a mother plant; which, as you will see, can vary a great deal depending on the type of grower.

The origins of blunts

Though not very well known just a few years ago, now it's unusual for cannabis smokers not to have heard of the blunts. This type of cigarette derives from using the cigars’ outer tobacco leaves to roll marijuana cigarettes, something that became very popular in the Caribbean more than a century ago, and later in United States and the rest of the world.

Compost Tea in the Cannabis Garden

Compost tea is an essential component in organic gardening, a homemade plant supplement and soil improver that inoculates the substrate with beneficial microbes. In this post, we talk about its popularity among naturally-minded cannabis growers and tell you how to make your own actively aerated compost tea!

Myrcene: a terpene that enhances cannabinoid activity

Myrcene is one of marijuana plants’ main terpenes, and it’s found in a significant number of different strains. Its medicinal effects and influence on cannabinoid receptors, which improve the absorption of compounds like THC and CBD, make it a great ally for all types of cannabis users. In this article we tell you more about this interesting terpene.

Fermented compost: Cannabis and Bokashi

Bokashi or Bocashi is a high quality and 100% organic fertilizer which is easy to make at home, and the result of a fermentation process. Originally from Japan, this technique allows the grower to obtain an ecological fertilizer in record time, only 2-3 weeks. In this article we tell you everything you need to know to make it yourself.

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