Flimflam

This sort of fraud, with a dose of good will, can still almost be described as a kind of innocent flim-flam that fits in with age-old Dutch trading traditions. But with the adulterated weed that is now being offered at various places in the Netherlands, there is possibly something more serious going on. Among prominent cannabis pioneers, Herman is not exactly unknown. He's been running a wholesaling business as a spin off from his grow shop for a good 15 years. One of his many contacts knows...

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...

Filters

Staying with the topic of filters, to begin with these must be not only very thick when you grow Top 44 x Skunk Special, there must also be more than enough of them in your grow space. For a space of 12 metres we can easily use eight filters, placed a metre apart, which will give you an air scrubbing power of 8000 cubic metres per hour. Maybe this sounds like a lot, but bear in mind that you will need a lot of capacity in order to suck a really strong odour through thick filters and expel it...

Tra

Environment 1000watts + Method Seed to standard Grow time 25days Flower time 65-70days Plant Structure Christmas tree shape Bud structure Dense colas Scent Lemon-skunk Environment Glasshouse Method Low Stress Training (50 50 mix) Nutrient Bat and seabird guano Grow time 30days Flower time 60days Plant Structure Short and stocky Bud structure round calyx Scent skunky off with a 50 50 mix of part-used soil and fresh coco-fibre with added sea bird guano. A wire strawberry frame is then attached to...

Kristie Szalanski

Bulls, Bears, and Buds at CannabisInvestments.com Looking for a less conspicuous way to spend the profits from your garden CannabisInvestments.com is a brand new website where you can introduce yourself to the stock market from a pot perspective. With more companies offering stock options to their employees as incentives these days, Cannabislnvestments presents an opportunity for the self-employed of the cannabis industry to invest in their own futures. If you're like most growers you're...

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...

Extra

No more dirty hands and yet get rid of unwanted visitors in your hobby room For info call +31(0)10 4666 050 (KS King Shine) It looks lake a fairytale but it can be done Whit the introduction of the new and very affective KS King Shine pesticide you will certainly get rid of the uninvited guests. Flies, bacteria's, moulds and other pests will be wed out without damaging your own growth. Put the pesticide on a saucer, light it and the rest will work of its own It is important though that during...

Bebb

Cristal produces lovely white buds and thanks to this it is loved by growers and smokers alike. Cristal produces lovely white buds and thanks to this it is loved by growers and smokers alike. This article is going to be all about what I consider to be an extremely cool plant, namely Cristal. This very special variety has buds as white as if frosted with icing sugar, and it is for this reason that her popularity has grown as an indoor variety. The commercial growers among us especially cannot...

Info

You would not be the first grower who with the help of another's clones also fall victim to someone else's troubles namely pests that you bring into your growing space. You also need to watch out that the clones look healthy, i.e. they have lovely green leaves, and are preferably all of the same height. Buying good clones is half the job, and without good clones the growing experience for most growers can turn into a regular drama. It does not matter how well experienced you are...

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...

Preparation and harvest

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,...

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...

Kite mark

'Whistle blower' Herman thinks that it is high time that coffee shops take responsibility themselves and take some structural steps - which in the same effort another hot potato, pesticides, would be tackled. I think that coffee shop owners have to make sure that the weed that is handed over the counter has had some sort of 'kite mark' establishing that it has been tested for poisonous substances. Think of the way that in Germany wine is checked. Every wine grower has to have a sample of each...

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 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,...

Saviour

Rubbed Hash Manali

Fortunate smokers will remember the time, before the influx of low-grade adulterated hash, when it was fairly common to smoke fine hashish from all around the world. Some of these became legendary and can still be found today. Names like Red Leb, Gold Seal, Nepalese Temple Ball, Afghani Black and Moroccan Double Zero all conjure up memories of rich and exotic flavours and transcendental highs that were unique to each distinct and diverse piece. So what is it that makes a Temple Ball black and...

I

After such a smoke you don't want or need to smoke weed. Other hashish I had smoked only gave me a light high. I know that water hash can be bought for a high price in the coffee shops of Holland. Making it myself was obviously far nicer. The yield depends on how much you put in the bag, and you cannot expect a decent yield if there are too few crystals on the leaf material. If you get 10 of what you put in then you're doing pretty good. Anything above that is excellent, anything under that...

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...

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...

Quality vs

Rubbed Hash Manali

If you're ever lucky enough to come across some of these sticky beauties you'll know somebody's gone to a lot of hassle to assure you get some really top quality. They're known as 'Caramelos,' from the Spanish word for 'sweets,' and sometimes The unmistakeable shine of high-grade hashish. A slab of mass-produced inferior quality hashish, known to us in the UK as pollen Typically, they're 5 grams of finest sieved Moroccan hashish. It's impossible to find inferior quality Caramelos for the simple...

Jk

Around, it needs to be as hard for them as possible to uncover what you're up to. Make no mistake, once your house has been flagged by the police and the electricity company as 'suspect', suspect of being a source of illegal electric tapping, then they can request a search warrant and come and comb through your entire place. Now no grow op is likely to escape a really thorough search, but the authorities do not have the resources or the manpower and so when also increase our chances of being...

Frankenstein science

Indoor Growing Cave Cannabis

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...

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...

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...

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...

Perfect For Outdoor

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...

Twisting Leaves Using Triple F Hydrotops

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...

Download your back issues of SSUK for FREE

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...

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...

Seed Dormancy

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...

Aardvark Toppensneller

Aardvark Toppensneller

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

Mothers Rooms 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....

Purple Haze

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

Part II

In this follow up article about female seed, you can enjoy the first impressions and experiences I had with the Grapefruit variety from Female Seeds. Has the male macho-nightmare come true, or can we sleep peacefully and dream of a lovely - female - top harvest The Grapefruit seeds have already been in bloom for a few weeks, and pretty white hairs are developing on the branches of each plant. It has begun bud formation is in full flow. In comparison with clones, plants that originate from seeds...

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...

Explosive bloom leads to huge buds Part 3 Final

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...

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...