The Basics of Cannabis with Sarah Osterlee.

Cannabis and its use has historically been a hot topic in North America, but on October 17th, 2018, subject to provincial and territorial restrictions, the Canadian Government legalized its use across the country. Tonight on the show, we’re joined by Sarah Osterlee of Empress Gardens to share her knowledge on the art of cultivating cannabis.

About our guest, Sarah Osterlee - Sarah owns a gardening company called Empress Gardens that offers consulting on all plants, including Cannabis. Sarah has a red trade seal & diploma in horticulture and a grad certification in Cannabis production. Tune in to learn or book a consult!

Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this episode:

  • Tell us more about Empress Gardens. Where do you operate and service? What services do you offer?

  • Cannabis anatomy: why is this important and what do casual growers need to keep in mind?

  • What species of cannabis are there?

  • What is a cannabis strain and how are they produced?

  • What is cannabis’ life cycle?

  • What are cannabis’ growing conditions?

  • What pests and diseases do casual cannabis growers have to be aware of? How do we treat these issues?

  • Indoor vs outdoor growing: how does each method differ? What do we need to consider when deciding which is better for us?

  • What is a ‘cannabinoid’ and why are they important?

  • How can someone increase the cannabinoids of their plant?

  • Where can our listeners go to learn more about growing cannabis?

Connect with Sarah!

Resources mentioned during the show

Season 9, episode 20 - June 5th, 2023.

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