Cannabis Grow Guide

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...

Light Bending

Tying And Bending Cannabis

Light bending occurs when a plant tries to grow at an angle towards the light. You may have seen some of the outside plants in your grow area bending towards the light to try and get their share. If your plants bend too much they will eventually grow towards (or even into) another plant. This is not good as they will cover other plants. Also during flowering the buds can get heavy and may cause your plant and pot to fall over. To avoid light bending simply switch your plants around from day to...

The Life Cycle Of The Marijuana Plant

Brandt Plant Chart For Cannabis Plants

We said before that a plant would grow in three main stages. Germination, Vegetative growth and flowering. Plants actually grow in 6 stages. Here is the life cycle of the cannabis plant. This is the initial stage of growth and occurs when your seed's embryo cracks open and the seedling produces a root. This root fixes itself into the soil and pushes the newborn seeding up and over the soil surface. Following surface contact two embryonic leaves open outwards to receive sunlight, pushing the...

The Allimportant 1212

Fully Developed Male Marijuana

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...

Cubing And Backcrossing

Our first cross between the Master Kush plant and the Silver Haze is known as the F1 hybrid cross. Let us pretend for the moment that both traits are homozygous for leaf color. The Haze is pale green the Kush is Dark Green. Which one is MM or mm we do not know Until we see the offspring. This F1 cross will result in hybrid seeds. Now since M is dominant over m, then we will know which color is more dominant and from which parent it came from. In the example let us pretend that the overall...

Bulb Lumens Chart

BRAND MAKE CATEGORY WATTS LUMENS PAR WATTS CCT Argosun Classic MH 1000 117000 581 3K Hortilux Super HPS TM EN HPS 1000 145000 535 2K Sunmaster Warm Deluxe MH 1100 133000 505 3K Sunmaster Warm Deluxe MH 1000 117000 470 3K Sunmaster Warm Deluxe MH 1000 117000 470 3K Sunmaster Natural Deluxe MH 1000 117000 442 4K Sunmaster Warm Deluxe MH 1000 110000 441 3K Sunmaster Natural Deluxe MH 1000 110000 416 4K Sunmaster Cool Deluxe MH 1000 80000 340 5K Hortilux Super HPSTM EN HPS 430 58500 220 2K...

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...

How To True Breed A Strain

Breeding cannabis strains is all about manipulating gene frequencies. Most strains that are sold by reputable breeders through seed-banks are very uniform in growth. This means the breeder has attempted to lock certain genes down so that the genotypes of those traits are homozygous. If we can imagine for a moment that a breeder has two strains - Master Kush and Silver haze. The breeder lists a few traits that they like. * Donates the trait that they like. This means that they want to create a...

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...

Cabinet Growing

To define this is going to be no easy task. A cabinet can be your hot press, small closet, an old refrigerator, a box, a press, or a simple cupboard will do. The grow area is usually small and can accommodate 1 to 4 plants at a time. The idea behind a cabinet grow (Figure 8.4) is to keep a cycle of plants growing at all times. There are three things a cabinet needs to get started, and these are Most people simply set up their lights so that it is adjustable. Figure 8.4 - A simple cabinet grow...

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...

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...

Hydroponics The Grower And The Growing Medium

Hydroponics Bengan

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...

Lighting Factors And How To Get The Most From Your Light

The reflector part ofthe lighting kit can also cause a difference in lumens cast between two different systems using the same bulb. The reflector does it exactly what is says. It reflects light. The other thing to consider is that when the light bounces offthe reflector it is going to fall down on your plant. When it does your plants will absorb this light. Not all ofthe available light is picked up by the plant and some ofthe light will escape and reflect offyour workbench. Your bench may even...

Advanced Setups

As you can guess all of the above grow methods can be shaped to suit the grow room. Many a cannabis cultivator have turned entire rooms into a ScrOG or SOG grow. Size is totally up to the grower. For those who are happy with 4 ounces of dried bud every month a small SOG or Cabinet grow is the way to go. For those who want a bigger yield to last all year then a large ScrOG grow may be considered. Many a 5-ft. x 5-ft. ScrOG grower have delivered 30 to 50 ounces of Marijuana every 2 months. When...

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...

Hydroponics pH

After you have mixed up your nutrient solution you will want to take a pH reading of it. If you have any problems, just like in soil growing, you will need to adjust your pH level. Now, you do not use the same method to adjust pH levels as described in the soil chapter. For hydroponics you need to buy a pH Up and pH Down adjusting solutions. These are cheap and can be added to your solution to balance the pH level. Cannabis plants in a soil system like a pH of 7, but in hydroponics systems they...

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...

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...

Transplanting

During the stages between germination and vegetative growth the grower may find that he she needs a bigger pot. Transplanting is done nearly always as early as possible. One example of a transplant is when the seedlings are ready in their rockwool SBS tray. The seedling is lifted from the tray along with the rockwool cube and placed in another grow medium such as soil, or maybe even a hydroponics setup (more about hydroponics later). That is called a transplant. There is not much of problem...

Dangers When Propagating Seeds

Drafts are a killer and will stunt germination. Always make sure that you keep your germinating seeds away from any open windows or fans. Also make sure that the room is kept warm. A cold room can inhibit your germination rates. The other thing to look out for when using germination fertilizers is to make sure that your mixture is correct. Do not use high doses of fertilizers with seedlings. In fact water is all seedlings should need. You do not need to add anything. Some people do use...

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...

Male Potency

The male plant is not a good smoke (Figure 3.19). This however may not always be the case. Some strains have male plants that produce more THC than other males of a different strain. Sometimes the male can be stronger than a female from another weak strain. Most male plants from good genetics are stronger than the Ruderalis female. Males can be smoked or made into hash oil. Simply wait until the plant is flowering and then clip the top 6 to 12 inches of the plant away and remove the leaves....

How Cannabis Is Used

Picture Cannabis With Fig Detail

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...

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...

Choosing A Seedbank

As a rule if you find a classy seed-bank then you will find classy breeders using that seed-bank to sell their seeds. If you find a seed-bank then the first thing you should do is to examine what people have to say about that seed-bank. The best way to find this out is to check one of the more popular websites on the net like www.cannabisx.com or www.yahooka.com. Some web sites give listings and ratings on seed-banks. You can also do a search on the net using a search engine like AltaVista or...

Indoor Security

When growing indoors try to consider certain factors cropping up in the near future. Like visits from repairmen or gasmen. Some growers have a grow room which they can sweep clean in under 1 minute. This means that they have a closet near by where they can quickly move their plants too, if any visitors do pop up. Always keep your security closet near your grow area. It is no good walking around your house with five or more plants in your arms. It is a bad idea to use your toilet for the backup...

Sativa Harvest

This is much like the Indica except the harvest itself may be quite labor intensive. Outdoor growers like to grow Sativa plants which sometimes grow up as far as 12 feet carrying over 20 oz of bud sometimes. These plants are not harvested easily. You need a canvas spread or another medium that you can use to carry the bud in. The plant should be chopped at the base and spread out on the canvas. The canvas is then rolled up and tied down tight for transport. Obviously if you have more than one...

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...

Pot found not to cause fetal alcohol syndrome

A new study of children born to marijuana-smoking mothers found no link between marijuana exposure and the birth defects of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The new study, by Dr. Susan J. Astley of the University of Washington, published in the January, 1992 issue of Pediatrics, contradicted a 1982 study by Dr. Ralph Hingson, in which prenatal exposure to marijuana was found to increase the risk of FAS. Hingson's results, which have not been replicated, have been questioned on various...

Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium Part

If we mate two individuals that are heterozygous (e.g., Bb) for a trait what will we find (Let's make the Punnett square). Look at that. In this group our resulting offspring will be 25 of their offspring are homozygous for the dominant allele (BB). 50 are heterozygous like their parents (Bb) and 25 are homozygous for the recessive allele (bb). Now look at this closely. Unlike their parents Bb Bb, 25 will express the recessive phenotype bb. So if we where given two parents that displayed golden...