frequently  asked questions: Growing

what do i do with my products packaging waste


we live in a world with finite resources, and an ever growing waste problem globally. We respectfully request that our packaging, once used and no longer of use to you, our canna-bliss family, is not just disposed of in the general waste stream and sent to landfill. Here are some suggestions for what to do with unavoidable packaging material. cardboard boxes and containers; Remove all tape and stickers from the box. Tear the box into small pieces and add it to your compost pile. Cardboard when composted is a valuable source of carbon to your compost pile. failing this, please add the box to your recyclable waste and send for recycling plastic products, including bubble wrap, stickers and box tape; These can be added to eco-bricks. We should all be placing our soft non-organic waste like plastic to eco-bricks which can be dropped off at stations across the country, and these eco bricks are used to build much needed infrastructure in communities in need. Alternatively, you yourself can use these eco-bricks at home to do various DIY projects. please visit the following sites for info, ideas and drop off locations for the eco-bricks: https://khuthazafoundation.co.za/ https://www.ecobrickexchange.org/views/home.php https://www.ecobricks.org/how/ https://greenpop.org/what-is-an-eco-brick/ https://www.cango.co.za/ecobricks/ grow medium; coco/perlite once used, can be either be rinsed and reused, or u can just add it to your garden, compost pile or earthworm bin. excess nutrient mix; just add this to any flower flower bed, pots or garden. it will only do good. cannabis plant Biomass; There are countless ideas on what to do ith trim, stems and roots of your harvested cannabis plant. there is no reason a cannabis plant will have a negative impact on us or our planet, unless we encourage or facilitate this. a quick google search will give you endless reading and video ideas on what to do with your plants leftover biomass.




how do i mix my uBuntu Cannabis nutrients


Depending on your plants growth stage, each part must be mixed grams per 10lt of water. so.... to spell it out. Ready, Set, Go will never be used together, but each of these will be used with Grow Crazy. remember to mix each of these seperate from Grow Crazy and add it to your 10lt nutrient feed sepetately stirring after each mix is added. have a 10lt watering can/ pressure vessel ready. Seedling stage: - mix 5 gm Set with water and once disolved add to 10lt feed - mix 1.25 gm Grow Crazy with water and once disolved add to 10lt feed Veg stage: - mix 7,5 gm Ready with water and once disolved add to 10lt feed - mix 1.75 gm Grow Crazy with water and once disolved add to 10lt feed Flower stage: - mix 10 gm Set with water and once disolved add to 10lt feed - mix 5 gm Grow Crazy with water and once disolved add to 10lt feed Ripen stage: - mix 5 gm Grow with water and once disolved add to 10lt feed - mix 2.5 gm Grow Crazy with water and once disolved add to 10lt feed Flush stage, final 2 weeks of flower. You will note that in the ripen stage, senescence will start and plants leaves will change color, simiar to that of plants in autumn. The point of flushing in the final 2 weeks is to aid senescence and stop feeding the plant so the plant can essentially die. apply your uBuntu Cannabis nutrients to the root zone, the slower, the better, until you see a run off. it is ideal to not let your grow medium dry out so as to minimise salt build up in the grow medium.




how often do i feed/ water my plants


your plants will quickly indicate if they need water. plants are fed with every water, so each time you water your plants, be sure to add your uBuntu Cannabis nutrients to the water




can i use tap water with uBuntu Cannabis nutrients


you can use tap water, but its best to use reverse osmosis water / dechlorinated tap water / spring water / rain water




can i use my uGrow kit with uBuntu Cannabis hydroponic nutrients outdoors


hydroponics has a myth attached that it can only be used indoors. you can grow with hydroponic nutrients outdoors but must be aware of the following:

  • environmental conditions like heat and wind can dry your grow medium out quicker, so be sure to mulch
  • Environmental conditions like rain can dilute your feed mix in the root zone, but all you have to do to correct this is to feed your plant uBuntu cannabis nutrients after the rain has passed




do i need an EC and pH meter?


it is advisable to use a pH and EC meter to meaure EC and pH but our nutes are rather forgiving and adjust most water to the correct range. Remember the ideal pH for hydro growing is 5.5 to 6.5.




do i need a grow light to grow Cannabis


Only if you are growing indoors. If so, please see our range of LED lights in our shop.




do i need to conceal my Cannabis plant in a tent or closet?


only if you have something to hide. the Concourt Judge ruled that adults in South Africa have a constitutional right to cultivate and consume Cannabis in private, so if you have nothing to hide, grow your ladies off within your home / private space without the need to hide them away.




do i get a free seed with my uGrow kit


Yes, you recive a free seed. we gift you one feminized seed to grow in your kit. we stronly recommend you watch our Speakeasy Potcast episode 1 to verse yourself with the benefits of CBD (cannabidol) in the recreational space. this knowledge and having a CBD plant ready to consume could help you and end the terrible feeling of consuming too much THC.





How big a sample do I need?


Your sample should be a flower no less than roughly 150-200 mg. As the technology is non-destructive, you can analyze your fully intact bud with complete confidence. Bliss testing also offers the option to analyze ground flowers / trim and oil extracts (again, a 150-200 mg sample is required).




What products can we analyze


Bliss testing can measure a full intact bud, ground flowers / trim, and cannabis extract (RSO) Users have experimented analyses of concentrates produced by other than Ethanol extraction methods. Some have reported satisfactory results, e.g. for hashish. The developers appreciates customer creativity and is glad to engage with inquisitive users to explore applicability. However, performance for concentrates produced by other methods is not warranted at this time.




How does this form of testing compare to a lab


Our results are within ±10 % of the HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) reading. Our reference database contains detailed readings from thousands of flowers that have been analyzed using HPLC in the ISO 17025 lab in Israel, as well as other leading labs in Europe and the US. Repeatability also stands at ±10%.




What if i still have questions


No problem! Reach out to our support team at cannablissza@gmail.com and a representative will provide you with all the answers you need.




What technology do we use?


We use a proprietary combination of NIR spectroscopy, computer vision algorithms, motion mechanics, and machine learning. Machine learning is used to cross-reference spectral readings with the proprietary exclusive reference database. This database contains detailed readings from thousands of flowers that have been analyzed using HPLC in the ISO 17025 lab in Israel, as well as other leading labs in Europe and the US.




Which cannabinoids do we report?


The reports total THC and total CBD, which are calculated from 4 different cannabinoids. (Total THC = 0.877 x THCA + THC. Total CBD = 0.877 x CBDA + CBD.) Note that some cannabis products on the market misstate totals as plain summation, disregarding conversion ratio.
Note that the technology results are percentages of total weight whereas HPLC results are percentages of dry weight.
GemmaCert repeatability for:
• Ground is up to 0.6%
• Flower is up to 1.5%
Therefore, if you are eager to find accurately the composition of a particular flower, we recommend averaging results across several analyses.




How long does it take to analyse a sample


It takes just 3-4 minutes to run each sample.




What if i want my sample back?


No problem, the analysis does not harm your flower, the cannabinoids or terpenes. You are more than welcome to take your sample back, just arrange a courier to collect and return.




Protocol for Wet (Fresh) Flower Potency Testing


By: Dr. Raya Liberman-Aloni If you are a hemp grower, then during the two or three weeks before harvest, you should be testing your product daily to minimize the chance of harvesting crop with Total THC levels above the legal threshold of 0.3%.
Sending samples to an external lab is costly and can take a few days before you get results. By then, your crop’s THC levels are higher.
The technologies Protocol for Wet (Fresh) Flower Potency Testing is a practical solution for analyzing crop potency within 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of an external lab.
If you are medical or recreational cannabis grower, then you may also seek to time your harvest just right to achieve a desired potency level. The same protocol below will also be useful for you.
Wet (Fresh) Flower Protocol for Potency Testing
This protocol is recommended for using the technology to estimate Total THC and Total CBD levels in wet flower in the weeks prior to harvest to assist in scheduling the optimal harvest date. *
First, we urge you not to dry flowers under direct sunshine or by using a microwave/oven.
The optimal drying process should be gradual and extended over a 24-hour period.
A whole plant dries within 24 hours to reach about 15% moisture when spread evenly to a depth of approximately 6 inches (15 cm) at 105˚F (40˚C). If hung to dry, in 36 hours at 86˚F (30˚C), 15% moisture is achieved. Fresh flowers, stored in paper bags at 70˚F (21˚C) and 40% humidity, will reach about 11% moisture in 5 days.
Therefore, we recommend a semi-air-drying protocol for reliable and quick results:
1. Flower buds should be cut into a few chunks (not shredded) and placed or wrapped in a paper bag.
2. Then place the paper bag in a relatively warm place with a temperature of about 86˚F
(about 30˚C). If an incubator is unavailable, then just place it next to a heater on low temperature or even on top of an appliance like a TV.
3. The buds should be dry in 24 hours and ready for potency analysis
Make sure that you are not exposing the flowers during the drying process to temperatures which exceed 150F° degrees (65°C) as it may cause the decarboxylation of cannabinoid acids and lead to an inaccurate measurement. Also, the humidity of the surrounding area should not exceed 50% as it may harm the drying process.
* This protocol does not replace a proper curing process and testing of the final dry product.




Does the technology analyse by Non-Destructive Means?


Yes, the technology is the only device on the market which can analyse cannabis by 100% Non-Destructive Means. There is no need for samples be homogenized via grinding to reduce potential measurement errors.




What are the minimum and maximum detection thresholds?


Minimum detection threshold 0.2% (THC, CBD) for Essential and Pro and 1.0% (THC, CBD) for Lite.
Maximum detection threshold 30% THC, 20% CBD.




How does NIR Spectroscopy compare to HPLC?


Both analytical methods provide results based on estimation. The HPLC does so by using chemical reference standards. NIR spectroscopy applies a reference database.
Variance between HPLC results is also common. Results are subject to the analytical method applied, device calibration, sample preparation, operator skills and results interpretation. Consequently, HPLC performance is exposed to human error.





frequently  asked questions: potency testing