Some Common Soil Types

There are many more types of soil mediums out there and here we will briefly go through a few. Marijuana can be grown in most of these soil types but you will see that there may be some problems (Also there is a type of artificial medium on the market called Perlite. It is a good medium but does not come with any nutrients and generally needs to be mixed with another soil type. Vermiculite is another product like Perlite which should be treated the same way. Mix them well with soil if it is...

Ways To Germinate Your Seeds

Seeds can be germinated in a number of ways. Some ways guarantee more success than others. It is recommended that you consider the 'rockwool SBS propagation tray' method. Figure 3.5 - Germination picture by BushyOlderGrower. Figure 3.5 - Germination picture by BushyOlderGrower. This is a method whereby the seeds are placed down in moist soil about 3mm or the length of the seed from the surface. The soil is kept moist (Not soaking wet) by sprinkling water over it once a day. This has a moderate...

How Cannabis Is Used

Whenever we hear the word Cannabis we think of the famous leaf shape like the one on this book's cover. Many magazines show joints being rolled thick with leaves. Leaves are in fact the lesser potent part of the plant next to the stem and the roots. The cannabis plant can be divided into 6 main sections (Fig 1.2.). Bud, Stem, Branches, Nodes, Leaves, and Main Cola. Fig 1.2 - This is a picture by BigIslandBud. Each of the parts of the plant have been Indicated. The 3 horizontal lines on the...

Single Packs

If all the nutrients are contained in a single pack there is a chance that the elements may combine and precipitate in the pack. This may cause the solution to become unbalanced and is then rendered useless to you and your plants. Keeping this in mind, get a complete nutrient solution that is contained in several bottles called 'Twin' or 'Triple packs'. One brand name called Formulex has managed to hold all the elements in a single pack using certain chemicals to prevent precipitation. This...

The Allimportant 1212

Most people never get good results or bud quantities from cannabis plants because they have never heard of 12 12. 12 12 is easy to explain. Cannabis plants grow outdoors naturally between the months of April to October November. This means that towards the Sept Oct Nov dates the plants will be in flowering. During this time the days get shorter and the nights get longer. When this occurs the plant is under 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. When this 12 12 PHOTOPERIOD occurs the plant...

Guerrilla Growing Security

Tracks left behind from your ventures too and from your grow area are the worst give-away for any guerrilla farmer. People just love to walk through the woods and say oh look a nice track, I wonder what is down there . Try not to create a track when you go to your grow area. Even by visiting the same spot once every two weeks you will leave a trail that some hikers might see and use. Try to access your grow through several different routes if you can. Figure 4.4 - This is a picture of a...

Hydroponics The Grower And The Growing Medium

As the grower begins to experiment with soil types and mixing them they may begin to look at alternative growing mediums such as rockwool or clay pebbles. These are mostly artificial grow mediums designed to contain all the plant's mineral needs and allow air to get the roots to promote good growth. Figure 9.1 - This is a picture of rockwool in various forms. You can see slabs and cubes in this picture. 'Grow Dan' is a popular brand of Figure 9.1 - This is a picture of rockwool in various...

WwwcannabisXcom

If you want to be able to ask more questions about growing or post your own grow pictures then I suggest that you use the internet which is the best way to make contact with the growing community. http www.cannabisx.com is the place to go. There is a whole list of articles, news, medical updates and cannabis research papers that you can read. It also happens to have a Chat feature and a Bulletin Board system (called 'X-Forums'). I post there now and again so you should be able to make contact...

Watering

This is Mother Nature's job most of the time. All your water should come from the heavens. If you find that you have a drought or a long warm spell during summer then you may wish to carry some water to your grow area. If you have to trek over long distances then it is suggested that you fill a sack with plastic bottles of water. Some garden growers use sprinkler systems during dry spells. This is great but again may attract unwanted attention that you do not need. How much water your plant...

New study finds pot doesnt lower testosterone

Robert Block at the University of Iowa disputes the commonly held notion that marijuana alters the level of testosterone and other sex hormones. The study contradicted a widely publicized 1974 study by Dr. R.C. Kolodony, which reported decreased testosterone levels in men who smoked marijuana chronically. The U. of Iowa study found that chronic marijuana use had no effect on testosterone, luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin and cortisol in men or...

Lumens And Marituana Growing

How many Lumens do I need Well this depends on three things. (1) How much do you want to spend (2) How many plants do you have (3) How big is your grow area You do not want to go less than 2500 Lumens, even for one plant. You want to get the best so you need to hit the 45000 mark or more. In general one light that casts 45000 lumens is enough to cover a workspace of about 3 feet by 3 feet. This is quite an average space and you will probably get anything between 6-9...

How To Press Skuff Into Hash

Again the quality of the skuff will determine the quality of hash that you will smoke. Remember on the first chapter we talked about Zero Zero Well this is a term used to grade the quality of hashish. The simple ratio is cannabinoids vegetable material. Good quality hashish has a high ratio of cannabinoids to vegetable material. 00 is a term used by Moroccans to express that the hash has the highest level of cannabinoids to vegetable achieved by their extraction process. You can almost imagine...

Growing Factors

This is important to bear in mind before you grow your weed. Have you got the time to take care of your plants Are you going to be taking long holidays Have you got someone you trust to take care of your plants And if you do how secure is your grow area How do the people you live with feel about this Can you hide the smell when the plants start to flower Are you prepared to pay money on lights and other grow items Are you prepared to pay the costs of a higher electricity bill Are people going...

Cleaning The Grow Room

It does happen that sometimes the bugs win. No matter how much you might spray them or try to kill them, they keep coming back to your grow room. To solve this you will have to create a clean room, which means a total and complete cull of your harvest. First set-up another grow room of smaller size enough to support some cuttings and clones. Take cuttings from what plants you have and move the cuttings to that room. You will use the cuttings again eventually in your clean grow room if you want...

Perpetual Grow Cycles

The objective of the perpetual grow is to keep most of the room flowering at all times. This means that while your plants are flowering you will have an equal amount of plants in the vegetative growth stage. So in essence, half the grow is in its vegetative stage and the other half is in its flowering cycle. As with most grow rooms, the grower will learn to make the best use of his her grow space. The room will become an intense hobby area and a most rewarding one too. In time the grower may...

Aeroponics

Figure 9.7- This is an example of an aeroponics system. Figure 9.7- This is an example of an aeroponics system. Figure 9.8 - Aeroponics can be classified as a branch of hydroponics, but in recent years it has become something of a method in a field of Figure 9.8 - Aeroponics can be classified as a branch of hydroponics, but in recent years it has become something of a method in a field of These systems are generally expensive and are used by professional growers. The unit itself can be...

Scrog Growing By Realhigh

RealHigh is a ScrOG lover and has been growing ScrOG style for some years. He has added a bit to the ScrOG method through his experience with the process. This should help you understand more about the ScrOG method and what people have learned with this new technique. This is like a SOG Sea of Green grow, but a screen is used to train the plant to grow horizontally creating a canopy of buds beneath the light. The screen is simply 2 chicken wire, or 2 nylon poultry fencing, or one can use hooks...

The Bubble Bucket

Early Flowering Weed Plant

1 Get two 5-Gallon buckets with lids. Wash it out with bleach 3 Cut a hole in lid of bucket so the net pot sits in neatly all the way down. 4 Cut a hole in the lid about 2cm in diameter near the rim the pump hose goes in here . 5 Use Black gaffer tape to wrap the pot so it is light proof. If light gets in alga will develop in the water. This is not good. Wrap the lid as well. 6 Get a fish-tank pump and air-stone. 7 Get your medium together - rockwool, clay pebbles etc. 8 Get the Nutrients and...