Cannabis History

Free Soma Soil Recipe

People I meet and smoke with always ask me, how do you get your pot to taste so good. I am an intense caretaker and lover of plants, when I do it I am fanatical in working with them, making little sacrifices in my own life so that the plants can feel the best they can. I always think medicine first, bills, money, problems, second. To get medicinal cannabis I grow on organic soil, rich in worm castings and all the other nutrients and trace minerals needed for a healthy weed plant. I don't use...

Nepalese Temple Balls

The Buddhists have a saying May all beings be happy. They also have a hash to back it up with black finger rubbings from high in the Himalayas. This was some of my all-time favorite. Nepalese is among the most cerebral of hashish. A strong yet pleasant head journey packed in every puff. This is some of the happiest hash I have experienced. The taste is spicy fruity earthen and among the most enjoyable of hash flavors. Most Nepalese hash is from rubbings, although I have heard from travelers to...

Juicy Fruit

The Highland Thai was a joy to grow and behold, despite its hermaphroditism. This plant grew fast, filling in any empty spaces with lush, green growth. It was a very slow finisher, i2 to i6 weeks and beyond in the bud period for most. It had the longest and skinniest leaves out of all the plants I have worked with. Thick side-branching is another characteristic of this variety. The plant only periodically produced any kind of tight bud structure. Most of the buds were very loose, with some...

Afghanistan Hindu Kush

Rolling off the great crest of the Himalayas to the west and to the north are an apex of mountainous zones that define the northern borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Squished among these is the little region of Kashmir and the Hindu Kush mountains. This area may well be the oldest hashish producing area in the world, perhaps the birthplace of hash The plants of the area, the Indica variety, have been manipulated and bred by humans since antiquity. Short, dense and stout, with wide, dark...

Word About Mutagens

I am aware of concerns involving mutagens such as colchicine and their possible use on cannabis plants. Colchicine is a chemical that when applied to seeds or sprouts can cause extreme genetic mutations in future generations of the seeds that survive the treatment (often less that 1 ). For the record let me state that I have never used colchicine, or any other mutagen, in my breeding work . All of my selections are from organically produced crops. I do have my suspicions, however, primarily...

Past Selection Processes Review

Originally, in the late 1970's, I was growing up to 100 plants at a time using over 1000 watts of light, and also outdoors in a backyard garden space. These were all land race sativa that fortunately cloned well. The ratio of highly desirable individuals from these plants was about 1 100. One of the most annoying traits of these varieties was hermaphroditism. Approximately 60 of all of these plants from seed were unmanageable hermis, and about 25 more were what I referred to as manageable...

Background Review and DJs

Remember all of my seed-stock came from the cross of two distinctly different P1 parents with the mother being of pure, land-race sativa origin and the father being a pure indica. This cross produced a very uniform line I've referred to as The Cross, or f1 generation. When The Cross was bred with itself (dubbed Double Cross at the time) the resulting variance was phenomenal in the f2 generation expressions. Beginning with this f2 generation, intense scrutiny and application of the selection...

How LST Works

Elaeocarpus Mushroom

This is where I get to those people who were saying Topping and LST aren't even close. You're full of crap. When you top a plant, you are removing the apical bud (the bud closest to the light) where most of the auxin is concentrated and synthesized. The plant stresses itself out (high stress training) and eventually produces new sprouts along the stem that will form new growth so that it can get a new apical bud and send it soaring towards the heavens. LST is helping to stimulate that growth...

Why LST Works

One of the 1 things you need to understand about LST auxins. If you don't understand them, then you are just putting strings on your plant so they look like other plants in pictures. Auxins are plant hormones that interact with other plant hormones to form the plant nervous system in the most simplest terms. Auxins are used to help stimulate nearly all facets of plant growth. Auxins are used to help promote new root growth and is often part of what is used in rooting compounds or rooting...

Methods of Using Cannabis

Smoking inhaling Burning or vaporizing cannabis and inhaling the smoke into the lungs is the fastest route to the blood stream. Conventional wisdom is that holding in the smoke increases the effects felt. Recent research shows the opposite it causes more harm to the lungs without increasing the amount of THC absorbed. Studies done in Australia indicate that 95 of the THC in cannabis is absorbed in the first few seconds of inhaling. Holding in the smoke longer just allows more tar and other...