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...

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...

Some Words

Hello to all you cannabis growers and tokers I want to take this page to say a few words. First I need to say thank you to the entire cannabis community. I'm honored to be part of this great group of people. Next thank you to the online community. If it wasn't for sites like overgrow I would have never grown my own cannabis. Particularly thank you to all the people who have posted quality, detailed, and helpful information on the internet. Your knowledge has led many hopeful growers to...

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...

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...

By Soma

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...

The Fire

Nevil used petroleum ether, an extremely flammable liquid, for the distillation process. I was heating it with thermostatically controlled electric plates, he says. Unfortunately, however, Nevil didn't realize that the thermostat on the heater had to be placed in another room because the thermostat sparks when turned on. He had a sink filled with 40 liters of petroleum ether, as well as a can with another 10 liters on the floor. One day he turned on the thermostat and it sparked. The spark...

Chocolate Thai

The Chocolate Thai was another being entirely. Chocolate Thai came in larger wrapped sticks of a deep, rich, roasted coffee color and a coffee-chocolate aroma that was heavenly. It is my uncertain estimation that the Chocolate Thai was a lowland variety. The imported product itself was unique not only in its aroma and flavor but in its strength as well. This was a dreamy, sleepy, narcotic high that was long lasting and consistent. The aroma possessed a deep, rich chocolate, appeal. The seeds,...

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...

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...