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Johanna Silver

Johanna Silver contributes regularly to Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes & Gardens. She's also the former Garden Editor of Sunset Magazine. She lives with her husband and young son in Berkeley, CA. In her garden she grows fruits, veggies, a little weed, and as many cut flowers as she can possibly fit.

Most popular articles

Is wet or dry trimming better for your cannabis?

With fall harvest on the horizon, we explore the age-old question: should you trim your buds wet or dry?

Johanna Silver - August 6, 2019

Get beautiful buds with these outdoor cannabis harvesting tips

You’ve spent months growing your plants, waiting for those precious nugs to form. But how do you know when to harvest, and what do you need to do it?

Johanna Silver - August 15, 2019

How to set up a small-space drying room for your cannabis harvest

Growing cannabis is really just half the journey—after harvest, you’ll need to dry and cure it. Here are some tips for homegrowers with a limited amount of space.

Johanna Silver - August 20, 2019

Starting to homegrow? Here’s what to look for in a cannabis grow shop

Now that you've decided to start growing cannabis at home, where do you go for supplies and advice? Here's why you should trust your local grow shop.

Johanna Silver - September 11, 2019

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Troubleshooting common mistakes in marijuana growing

Ready to start growing your own? Watch out for these common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Johanna Silver - January 24, 2020

Bigger isn’t better: The case for growing small marijuana plants

Growing giant cannabis Christmas trees may look awesome, but they can be a pain to maintain. Check out why keeping your plants small is a good idea.

Johanna Silver - January 14, 2020

Is a cannabis cultivar the same as a strain?

Is it a "strain" or a "cultivar?" Learn about weed terminology through the eyes of a grower and horticulturalist.

Johanna Silver - January 7, 2020

How to grow marijuana in Michigan and Illinois

Welcome to legal weed Michigan and Illinois! Here's what you need to know about growing your own in the Great Lakes region.

Johanna Silver - December 31, 2019

How to set up a basic irrigation system for your cannabis homegrow

An irrigation system will keep your watering consistent and free up time so you can focus on other aspects of the growing process. Read on to see how to set up this simple system.

Johanna Silver - November 26, 2019

How to choose a cannabis cultivar for your homegrow

Where to start when selecting a cultivar for your homegrow? Here we offer some guidance of what to put in your garden.

Johanna Silver - November 19, 2019

Why grow an autoflowering variety in your cannabis garden?

Looking to get into growing weed but want something that grows quicker? Consider an autoflowering variety.

Johanna Silver - October 23, 2019

Starting to homegrow? Here’s what to look for in a cannabis grow shop

Now that you've decided to start growing cannabis at home, where do you go for supplies and advice? Here's why you should trust your local grow shop.

Johanna Silver - September 11, 2019

How to set up a small-space drying room for your cannabis harvest

Growing cannabis is really just half the journey—after harvest, you’ll need to dry and cure it. Here are some tips for homegrowers with a limited amount of space.

Johanna Silver - August 20, 2019

Get beautiful buds with these outdoor cannabis harvesting tips

You’ve spent months growing your plants, waiting for those precious nugs to form. But how do you know when to harvest, and what do you need to do it?

Johanna Silver - August 15, 2019