Cannabis Grow Tips

Growing for Dummies Part

Some Orange Bud buds nearly fully developed after five weeks of bloom A White Pearl that after 6 weeks of blossoming is still hard at work Close-up of an Orange Bud bud after 6 weeks of bloom Some Orange Bud buds nearly fully developed after five weeks of bloom After weeks of mounting excitement the long-awaited moment - the harvest - is finally within arm's reach. The plants have grown incredibly quickly through their first three weeks of blossoming and have undergone a real transformation,...

Explosive bloom leads to huge buds Part 3 Final

Huge Buds Cannabis

A Grapefruit plant in its full glory. A Grapefruit plant in its full glory. plants or the clones you took bloom fully so that you know what you can expect. The differences between them can be so great one plant can give you a considerable amount of weight more than another plant. As I wrote earlier, you could easily choose to raise Grapefruit simply because of its lovely smell. After the harvest too, when you are crumbling up the cannabis, there rises a delicious, sweety-fruity smell. Simply...

Aardvark Toppensneller

Amsterdam Weed Shop Growing Under Shop

As many old-timers will testify, back in 'the day' trimming was above all a happy activity, one in which groups of family and friends would relax in a festive atmosphere while preparing the freshly gathered harvest for drying. A little music, a joint or two, just shooting the breeze But since the stakes of the game were raised - I'm talking about the steady increase in scale of growing operations and the increased detection efforts of the upholders of the law - this bucolic picture has slowly...

Mother Clone Room Design

Late Oct Harvesting Outdoor Cannabis

Oxygen content Nutrients 20 Composition Purity Growing Medium 20 Air content Moisture content The most productive setups utilize two rooms. The first room is for vegetative growth, mother plants, and rooting clones. This room should be about one-quarter the size of the flowering room. When the flowering room crop is harvested, plants from the vegetative room are moved into the flowering room. Super productivity is achieved with a perpetual crop. Several clones are taken every day or every week....

Seed Dormancy

Deep Dormancy Apple Seeds

Seed dormancy is a naturally occurring 'survival factor' found within many species of plant. Under 'natural conditions' the dormancy of cannabis seed is quite normal. The over-wintering of seed is then a naturally occurring phenomenon. That is, when under dormancy (even where perfect germination conditions exist) a seed will NOT germinate Under artificial conditions cultivated plants tend to display lower levels of dormancy. The seed of cultivated plants, especially those used for food, have an...

Twisting Leaves Using Triple F Hydrotops

Images Triple Scoop Cannabis Plant

White Pearl is a hardy feminised strain that geminates well indoors. All 10 seeds hatched. The seedlings raced in height from the start. Some showed longer nodes than others. The overall structure of White Pearl (in veg) was tall and slim for a White strain. As WP matured she was super-cropped by twisting the branches, and removing the tops to control height. The removed tops were cloned. WP is feminised, so plants were placed into large pots early on - giving them a good start. WP developed a...

Three Vegetative Growth

Marijuana Outdoor Pre Flower

The roots in this potbound plant form a mass around the interior and bottom of the container. Roots that grow out drainage holes are pruned when they come into contact with air. This plant needs repotting. To remove large plants from containers, use a knife or blade to separate roots from the inside of the container. Move the blade up and down all the way around the inside of the container to break roots away. Remove the root ball from the container. Jorge Cervantes is the author of the ALL NEW...

Purple Haze

Purple Haze Large Plant

He told us to sow them in pots of warm and moist compost inside in spring. Then take them outside as the big leaf started to break-out from the tops of the plants. At this point the plants were green. The 2 surviving plants grew tall quickly and needed to go into bigger pots. The stems were a split-colour red purple and green with thick ridges at thejoints all the way up. When they were dropped into larger containers of compost, the roots looked thick and...

Power Plant

In any case the Power Plants were topped when they had reached 30 cms in height, so that they would grow more compactly and wider, rather than increasing in height. This was done to prevent the plants from becoming colossal and during their bloom period outgrowing the growing space. The headroom is limited after all, and it is more productive to encourage the plants to expand outwards, than upwards. The strength of light from a sodium lamp will only penetrate to a certain depth of the leaf...

The light cycle under artificial light

The composition of the feed water is completely dependent on how we plan to let the plants keep growing indoors. For having female plants do their blooming indoors there are two possibilities. We can provide the plants directly with a 12hour light cycle from the moment they are put under lamps, thanks to which they immediately start to bloom. Or we can prolong the growth period of the plants indoors, by putting them into an 18-hour cycle (with the aid of a timer). By using The plant is now...

Create your own hybrid weed

Blossom Bags Cannabis Pollen

Every new variety has its own characteristics. Every variety of marihuana produces its own specific leaves that identify themselves by differences in size, appearance and colour. This was one of my very best hybrids ever. This female plant had already begun in the third week of August to bloom and produced (due to this) an outdoor weed of staggering quality. This was one of my very best hybrids ever. This female plant had already begun in the third week of August to bloom and produced (due to...

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Soft Secrets UK essential reading for Britain's growers, tokers and cannabusinesses In the breeding of cannabis, a gardener can come up with an endless amount of combinations. Every once in a while, everyone who smokes weed, gets a certain kind that they really like. If we were able to get a live plant of that same kind, we would have the start of a mother garden. Using this method continually, we would end up with several female plants that we know we like. It would be a room full of mother...

Perfect For Outdoor

Difference Between Weed And

See Hesi article on www.arowinfo.com for the current distribution list and sales points. Hesi plantenvoeding Voltastr 19 6372 CK Landgraaf tel 045 5690420 fax 045 5690421 e-mail hesi home.nl The roots that are still healthy will be badly affected by this, to the extend that any thoughts of a successful harvest go out of the window. It also needs to be mentioned here that the stage at which this tragedy takes place has consequences for the steps course, growing in trays has a drawback too. For...

Master Kush Buds

Small Drug Buds

On the 70th day we harvested the rest of the Blueberries, their buds had really developed so we were glad that we left them to flower for the additional week. The plants consisted of lots of branches and medium sized buds. They looked beautiful with purple tints coming though on the most of the plants. The one plant that was totally purple throughout flowering was bright pink when you prized open a fresh bud. Some smelt more fruity or sweet then others, 4 5 out of the 7 smelt exceptionally...

Frankenstein science

Root Ball Weed

A number of years ago I was working on a cannabis project. By this I mean that my colleague and I ran about the UK asking people about their dope use. We spoke to hundreds of people who had been using weed for at least a decade, and there were very few of them who could imagine life without dope, and therefore couldn't ever imagine giving it up. The majority of them (in fact, almost all of them) had used a whole range of other drugs at one time or another over the course of their lives, but...

Variety is the spice of life

In order to get yourself a super harvest you have got to start with top genetics, and since the origin of a clone can be pretty obscure, we are more or less forced to go back to the root of all plants. After all, it all begins with that single seed. Whether you're a weed lover who grows simply to secure his own supply or a commercial grower, remember variety is the spice of life . Since many clone producers do not take the trouble to be selective in their work or to bring new varieties to their...

Growing for Dummies rmanpsd

So now you have finally - after two long months of blooming and a period of pre-growth - got some cannabis buds raised by your own fair hands. But the fUn does not stop there. As well as cannabis we can also extract some skuff or water hash from the harvested plants. Both principles are dead easy and efficient. In short, the harvesting is not quite over yet All the buds of the plants should by now be neatly stored for drying, and the very smallest buds should even be dry enough to take for a...

Home growing

From our own experience many of us know how exciting it is to grow shrooms ourselves at home. The problem is only that it can be such a hassle the process has to be followed, especially for the first steps, under sterile conditions. Something that is hard to achieve without your own expensive laboratory apparatus. Fortunately you can leapfrog these annoying early stages, because Procare also delivers very user-friendly grow kits. All you have to do is open the kit and keep it moist and at room...

Question marks surrounding processed weed

Processed weed At first hearing it's a laughable concept, because how could you possibly dilute a natural product such as weed in order to make its weight higher After all, you'd know immediately if someone shoved a bunch of cabbage leaves among your buds, wouldn't you But the ingenuity of the profit-seekers knows no bounds for some time now rumours have been doing the rounds in cannabisland about a processed weed that even the highly knowledgeable cannot tell with the naked eye that it has...

Super Silver Haze Seeds from Green House Seeds

I got a pack of 13 seeds and out of that I got 7 females. The phenotypes varried quite a lot. 2 Finnished in 10 weeks, they were similar in taste smell, spicey piney. They were not that stretchy and grew as four main tops with lille branching after i had topped them once. One was a better yeilder with a more indica high, the other had a much nicer high but was not a great yeilder. I had one super stretchy bitch. she ended up at like 2m tall. Loads of side branches and a very poor yeilder....

Putting together your own feeding tub

For those of you who do not yet have,, or who plan to use a feeding tub in the future, in this article I will be showing you how simple and effective making (and using) one can be. With the use of a feeding tub you can make up a huge amount of feed water in one go and adjust it to the pH and EC that is optimal for the medium you are using to grow on. If you have to choose between a pH meter and an EC meter, then you're best off buying the pH meter, since pH is far more important to get right....

Organic is simply better

For almost 15 years, BioBizz has been a name everyone in the growers' world is familiar with. From the very earliest days of home growing in the Netherlands, the products of this company in Groningen have been the standard by which the competition is measured. Which grower is not familiar with the durable reputation of All Mix or the penetrating odour of the Fish-Mix In a line of business where hypes come and go, BioBizz has over the years remained faithful to its principle producing an organic...

High yields are possible

Extremely High Yield Cannabis Plant

The female Grapefruit plants have great potency and spray a lovely layer of THC over the buds as they are bathed in HPS-light. By the end, the Grapefruit had even astonished me with the size of their buds. From almost nothing in week four, by the end of week eight they had developed these elongated buds of a good 25 cms in length. So there are definitely good yields to be had with Grapefruit. But you do need to make sure that you have started out choosing a good phenotype. If you do decide to...

A rolling production system

In this edition I'm going to be describing a grow system with which we can produce a continuous stream of plants leaves, branches and buds That this system is often well suited to people who like to keep a nice garden growing 011 the side of their regular job or other activities will become clear. At least we don't have to hide ourselves away like some sort of hermit when the harvest comes upon us we would no longer be able to guarantee the light levels and the plants risk not wanting or being...

Bunzs odour neutraliser

How to build your own inexpensive odour neutraliser Bad smells, stink and hefty weed odours is something every indoor cultivator needs like another hole in the head. Because the problem arises as a result of growing activities, it is logical to take preventative measures. Many weed growers use carbon filters to get rid of weed smells and that can often be expensive, depending on the size of your space, of course. For those starter growers and other interested parties, investing in ventilation...

Outdoor growing indoor blooming part

The bloom period under artificial light In this episode of the 'Outdoor growing - indoor blooming' experiment, we will be taking a look at what factors are of importance in keeping conditions as close to the wishes of the marihuana plants as possible. Because after all, as indoor growers we are able to create an ideal living environment for the White Shark plants, so that the ladies will bloom optimally. The plethora of nutrients, stimulators and the PK 13-14 with which we have continuously...

Building Hoods

Get together as much of the wood you will in advance, so that the construction of the hoods runs as smoothly as possible. As well as the electrical staple gun, in this photo we can see all the tools that we need for building the hoods. We fix the planks with screws to the piles, and in doing so make sure that the construction will be able to withstand even the heaviest of storms. Get together as much of the wood you will in advance, so that the construction of the hoods runs as smoothly as...

Preparation and harvest

Medicinal Grade Marijuana Grow House

In all probability most growers have already got their harvest behind them. Nonetheless I'd like in this article to talk about preparing for the harvesting of marihuana plants. I'll also explain which varieties of weed are best for growing outdoors, along with something about the flowering process. Finally I'll describe a couple of ways in which the potency of the buds can be raised. If everything has gone according to plan during the entire growing process the plants have grown into lovely,...

Various techniques

Outdoor growing is enormously important for those just starting out varieties and experience the differences between the two. You can try taking clones or practice your grafting technique. You can also practice pruning skills. You can get your use of nutrients off to a tee, and deliberately cause an over-fertilizing so that you can gain insight into just how much feeding a plant can take before this happens. You can try and make your own seeds or make your own crosses. You can try out different...

Power growing with 28000 watts

In his series of interviews with foreign growers Bart B. talks this time with the Canadian grower Kootenay. He began growing commercially around ten years ago, back when thanks to an explosion in indoor growing the Canadian city of Vancouver was nicknamed 'Vansterdam'. Having started out just growing a couple of plants outdoors, but after a year of indoor growing Kootenay developed a passion for the cannabis plant. From that point on I just could not get enough information to cram into my brain...

Homegrown Fantaseeds

Grow time Flower time Plant structure Bud structure SOG clones B'cuzz coco fibre and Atami soil House amp Garden 1part component Aarde 7 -21days 50-60 days bushy small spiky flowers mild hash swift stone The Armageddon47 seed was bought direct from HGF. The packet was soon sown out to find some mothers. Clones were taken and then sexed this took many weeks . When sexed another plant was rooted from a random mother to test. This clone was rooted in rockwool and placed into Atami kilo-mix soil....

Growing for Dummies pan

This time around you're finally going to learn what the differences organic and hydroponically grown cannabis are, plus I'll be giving you some insight into the art of clone making. 'Bio'or organic growing is growing in soil using only natural fertilisers. Everyone knows that organically-grown produce is of high quality, but it is also healthier too. By using as much high quality organic fertilisers and soil mixes as possible you get the most pure end-product possible. Everything that you feed...

Ecological Cannabis Growing

This means that when consumption outstretches demand we end up wasting materials and resources. A main resource, which many indoor gardeners take-for granted, is electricity (another is water but we'll save that for another issue). Various charities and organisations in the UK like to remind people that energy efficiency is both beneficial to the environment, and a sustainable way of living within our means. In this article we shall consider the present...

Experimenting with cold temperatures

Icy cold nights are no longer the exception, since for some time now it has been winter. The temperature during the hours of darkness has fallen. Gardens are being upgraded with extra lamps and heaters are being hauled out of storage so as to make sure the tropical climate in grow spaces can be maintained. Because the green herb, as many of us know, is primally powerful and grows and blooms without any problem and without any major intervention from humans, even when the cooler nights begin to...

Up to 500 grams

How the mixing of the leaf material actually works is hardly any different from the traditional method using a mixer - we fill the Bubbleator with ice cold water and ice cubes. What is new is that we are given an extra sieve, in to which we can put up to 500 grams of dried leaf material. This sieve is then placed in the machine. After that there is just the simple task of setting how many minutes the machine is to churn. The leaf material is now churned and the crystals will break free as a...

Seedlings Vegetative growth

(Our vegetative growth area was made out of a small cupboard lined with Mylar. It housed a 400 Watt Metal Halide lamp, which ran for 18 hours per day for electrical safety the ballast was propped up on a breezeblock some distance away. There were no input or extraction fans, but to reduce temperatures and create airflow, the bottom of the Mylar 'door' is left open exposing the plants to a breeze from an oscillating fan.) We had been aware for sometime by now this growth area was not as...

Sagarmatha Seeds

We were kindly gifted with two seeds in the corner of a bag of 'Stonehedge', sometime back, while chilling-out in the Grey Area coffeeshop Amsterdam (who says these people aren't cool) As soon as we got home the seeds were planted to test them out. The two plants were both similar in appearance in vegetative cycle under a recycled 250w unit. This recycled unit is both ecological and non-bias when it comes to testing strains (because the plants do all the work, not the bulb) and has a glass...

Growing in the closet

This time around, there'll be 110 mention of monster patches or warehouses full of plants, but just a single allotted cupboard in which, with difficulty (thanks to the restricted space), maybe ten plants can be raised to maturity. That this form of growing really is no longer the sole preserve of the beginner is not especially well known among growers. Most of us opt by preference for one huge space in which all plants can be raised together simultaneously, and which later can be set to bloom...

International orders

Murat and Ali have built Procare with much ambition and drive into a hyper-modern company where shroom growing is taken extremely seriously. Procare is one of the biggest producers of hallucinogenic fungi in the world, points out . Murat. And with this comes a great deal of responsibility. We make sure that there is open, clear information for all parties involved, whether they be consumers, shops, or the authorities. In this way we make sure that we always have a responsible association with...

Growdoc Seeds

Mummia is labelled as Soma Rock Bud x Jack Herer. The seeds came in a multi-pack direct from Growdoc Seeds. From a packet of ten Mummia only five were sown out into small cups of Bio Biz soil. Once the cotyledons open they went under a 400w bulb (on the edge). As the seedlings turned into plants they were placed directly under the lamp. In this vegetative stage they were given Bio-Biz Grow and Fish-Mix using the suggested Bio-Biz feed program. This feed program was used throughout. When placed...

Original Flo from Dutch Passion

First I have to say that Flo is a special part of the Blue family. This report is based on 1 seedpack that was started indoor but was later grown on differend locations. The best optical lookin' seed was saved and is not a part of this report. Germination 9 seeds were started directly in soil moist and pH tested in small pots. All germinated nicely in a week. Only 1 was a bit slow responding and appeared a few days later. Seedling Veg Some seedling were purple pink colored. Plants were...

Kristie Szalanski

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Seed Development

Seed development is a funny old thing. it never ceases to amaze. The smaller the seed, the more amazing the transformation from genetic time capsule into seedling. Let's face it, this is where the ingrained magic of growing anything begins. What the people in white coats like to call plant science is in fact just Mother Nature doing her own thing. Now people may call on the traditionalists, but seeds like things best in soil. There is just no escaping this. With 'paper towel' and 'glass of...

Fertilizing feeding pHectdsppm

What is the difference between PPM and EC Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is the best measurement of the nutrient concentration of a hydroponic solution. To estimate TDS, one can use a meter that measures the Electric Conductivity (EC) of a solution, and convert the number to TDS in parts per million (PPM). Many meters will do this conversion. Total dissolved solids (TDS) is typically expressed in parts per million (ppm). It is a measurement of mass and determined by weighing, called a gravimetric...

Seed Dispersal

As an annual plant, and as a means of propagation, Cannabis sets-to-seed from female flowers once a year. As the nights get longer, the pollinated (seeded) flowers ripen. At this point seed dormancy begins The swollen sepals, which are at this stage seed laden, begin to split and the seed are aired. Some seed are cast from their shell-pods onto the ground, whilst some seeds remain hidden far deep within the flowers themselves. not disturbed by beast, bird or human return to the earth from...

Mr Nice Seeds

Plant structure varied Indica Sativa Spice is Nice. From a packet x5 seeds developed into x3 females and 2males. Each female looked different but healthy. Each grew with medium vigour in veg mode, much quicker in flower. As a hybrid there is lots of variety in plant and flower structure, exhibiting both ends of the Hawaiian indica and sativa spectrum. One female was put to seed the largest one , the others were left to flower. One plant was topped to produce an LST type plant with 8 large...