Cannabis Seed Companies
Many companies were not included in this abridged list because they do nol have catalogs and were too difficult to contact.
BC Bud Depot
No catalog www, bcbudonline.com
Black Label Seeds
British Colombia Seed Co.
No catalog www.thebcsc.com
www.conna bi ogen •com
No catalog. No website
www.hemcy.com High Quality Seeds
Good House Seeds
www. homegrown fa ntaseeds.com
Good House Seeds
www.hemcy.com High Quality Seeds www,good house seeds.com
1 liter = I kg (of pure water) 1 kilometer = 1000 meters I meter = 100 centimeters I meter = 1000 millimeters
wwfw.legendsseeds.com Magus Genetics
www.magusgenetics .com Mandata Seeds
Website: None Paradise Seeds
Soma Seeds - No catalog
Spice of Life
Sensi Seeds www. sen s¡ seeds, com
Website: None Paradise Seeds
No Mercy Supply
No catalog www.nomercy.nl
Owl's Production wwfw.legendsseeds.com Magus Genetics
www.magusgenetics .com Mandata Seeds
Serious Seeds www. serious seeds.com
Soma Seeds - No catalog
Spice of Life
www.mandalaseeds .com Mr. Nice-Swiss www, paradise-seecls.com Reeferman Seeds
No catalog www.willyjack.com
World Wide Seeds
No catalog www,world wideseeds.com
Glossary absorb: to draw or take in: Rootlets absorb water and nutrients. AC (alternating current): an electric current that reverses its direction at regularly occurring intervals: Homes have AC. acid: a sour substance: An acid or sour soil has a low pH.
active: a hydroponic system that actively moves the nutrient solution adobe: heavy clay soil that drains slowly: Adobe is not suitable for container gardening, aeration: to supply soil and roots with air or oxygen adventitious roots: roots that grow from unusual spots, as on the (stem) pericycle or endodermis of an older root. Auxin level may inlluence this type of root growth, aeroponics: growing plants by misting roots suspended in air aggregate: a substrate that is of nearly uniform size and used for the inert hydroponic medium agronomically: having to do with the economics of agriculture alkaline: refers to soil, or any substance, with a pH over 7
alkylation: a process ¡11 which an alkyl group is substituted or added to a compound alleles: two genes, each of which occupies the same position or locus 011 two homogenious chromosomes amendments: can be either organic or mineral based: Amendments change the texture of a growing medium, ampere (amp): the unit used to measure the strength of an electric current: A 20-ampere circuit is overloaded when drawing more than 16 amps.
androecious: a plant having staminate (MALI:) flowers: An androecious population consists of only males, sometimes called all-male, anemophilous: pollinated by wind-dispersed pollen annual: a plant that normally completes its entire life cycle in one year or less: Cannabis is an annual, arc tube: container for luminous gases; houses the arc in an HID lamp, asexual propagation: reproducing using nonsexual means such as taking cuttings from a parent plant: will produce exact genetic replicas of the parent plant auxin: classification of plant hormones: Auxins are responsible for foliage and root elongation.
bacteria: very small, one-celled plants that have no chlorophyll bag seed: the common term given seed of unknown origin that was found in a bag of cannabis ballast: a stabilizing unit that regulates the flow of electricity and starts an HID lamp: A ballast consists of a transformer and a capacitor, beneficial insect: a good insect that eats bad, marijuana-munching insects biodegradable: to decompose through natural bacterial action. Substances made of organic matter can be broken down naturally, biosynthesis: the production of a chemical compound by a plant bleach: household laundry bleach is used in a mild water solution to sterilize grow rooms and as soil fungicide blood meal: high-nitrogen organic fertilizer made from dried blood: Dogs love blood meal!
bloom: to yield flowers blossom booster: fertilizer high in phosphorus and potassium that increases flower yield and weight bonsai: a very short or dwarfed plant bract: small spur-like foliage that grows from the stem at the point from which flowers emerge breaker box: electrical circuit box having on/off switches rather than fuses: The main breaker box is also called a "service panel." breed: to sexually propagate cannabis under controlled circumstances bud: 1. a small, undeveloped stem or shoot. 2. a collection of (flowering) calyxes on a branch bud blight:: a withering condition that attacks flower buds buffer: a substance that reduces the shock and cushions against fluctuations: Many fertilizers contain buffer agents, bulb: outer glass envelope or jacket that protects the arc tube of an HID lamp bulbous trichome: ball-shaped, resin-producing plant hair without a stalk callus: tissue made of undifferentiated cells produced by rooting hormones on plant cuttings calyx: the pod harboring male or female cannabis reproductive organs cambium: layer of cells which divides and differentiates into xylem and phloem and is responsible for growth Cannabaceae: scientific family to which Cannabis (marijuana) and Humulus (hops) belong cannabinoid: a hydrocarbon unique to cannabis cannabinoid profile; proportional ratio and levels of major cannabinoids found in cannabis being tested Cannabis: scientific name for marijuana specifying genus capitate stalked trichome: resin-producing plant hair without a stalk, high in THC content carbohydrate: neutral compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, mostly formed by
green plants; Sugar, starch, and cellulose are carbohydrates, carbon dioxide (C02): a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas in the air; necessary for plant life caustic: a substance that destroys, kills, or eats away by chemical activity
CBD: cannabidiol: CBD usually prolongs the high.
CBC - cannabichromene: second most abundant cannabinoid in drug-type cannabis CBD - cannabidiol CBDV - cannabidiverol CBC - cannabigerol CBN - cannabinol CBNV - cannabiveral CBT - cannabitriol CCY - cannabicyclol cell: the base structural unit of plants: cells contain a nucleus, membrane, and chloroplasts cellulose; a complex car- indoor Plant bohydrate that stiffens a plant: Outdoor stems contain more stiff cellulose than plants grown indoors, centigrade: a scale for measuring temperature where 100 degrees is the boiling point of water, and 0 degrees is the freezing point of water cfm: cubic feet per minute; measures air velocity. Ventilation or extraction fans are measured in the cfm of air they can move, chelate; combining nutrients in an atomic ring that is easy for plant to absorb chimera (also chimaera): 1. a plant or organism with tissues from at least two genetically distinct parents 2. A fire-breathing female monster most often portrayed as a lion, goat, and serpent composite, chlorophyll: the green photosynthetic matter
of plants; Chlorophyll is found in the chloroplasts of a cell and is necessary to photosynthesis.
chlorosis: the condition of a sick plant with yellowing leaves due to inadequate formation of chlorophyll: Chlorosis is caused by a nutrient deficiency, often iron or unbalanced pH. chromosomes; microscopically small, dark-staining bodies visible in the nucleus of a cell at the time of nuclear cell division; the number in any species is usually constant. Chromosomes contain the genetic material of a species. Cannabis has 10 pairs of chromosomes.
circuit: a circular route traveled by electricity from a power source, through an outlet, and back to ground clay: soil made of very fine organic and mineral particles: Clay drains slowly and is not suitable for container gardening, climate: the average condition of the weather in a grow room or outdoors clone: 1. a rooted cutting of a plant 2. asexual propagation C02 enrichment: used to augment grow room or greenhouse atmosphere to speed growth cola; Mexican and North American slang word for a marijuana flower top: Cola in Spanish actually means tail, colchicine: poisonous alkaloid from the autumn crocus, used in plant breeding to induce polyploid mutations cold: for cannabis, air temperatures below 50°F(10°C)
cold frame: an unhealed outdoor structure usually clad in glass or clear plastic, used to protect and acclimatize seedlings and plants color spectrum: the band of colors (measured in nm) emitted by a light source color tracer: a coloring agent that is added to many commercial fertilizers so the horticulturist knows there is fertilizer in the solution: Peters has a blue color tracer, compaction: soil condition that results Irom tightly packed soil which limits aeration and root penetration companion planting: planting garlic, marigolds, etc., along with cannabis to discourage pests compost; mixture of decayed organic matter, high in nutrients: Compost must be well-rotted before use. When too young, decomposition uses nitrogen; after sufficient decomposition, compost releases nitrogen, core: the transformer in the ballast is often referred to as a core cotyledon: seed leaves, first leaves that appear on a plant creeper: marijuana high in CBD having psychoactive qualities that sneak up on smoker: The creeper high usually lasts longer, critical daylength: maximum daylength which will bring about flowering in cannabis cross-pollination: fertilizing a plant with pollen from an unrelated individual of the same species crystal: 1. appearance resin has when found on foliage 2. fertilizers often come in soluble crystals cubic foot; volume measurement in feet: width x length x height = cubic feet cultivar; a contraction of "cultivated variety," a variety of plant that has been intentionally created or selected; not naturally occurring cure; I. slow drying process that makes marijuana more pleasant and palatable to smoke 2. to make a sick plant healthy cuticle; thin layer of plant wax (cutin) on the surface of the aboveground parts of plants cutting: 1. growing-tip cut from a parent plant for asexual propagation 2. clone 3. slip cytokinins: plant hormones that promote cell division and growth and delay the aging of leaves damping-off: fungus disease that attacks young seedlings and clones causing stem to rot at base: Over-watering is the main cause of damping-off. DC (direct current): a continuous electric current that only flows in one direction decompose: to rot or decay, etc., through organic chemical change dehumidify: to remove moisture from air dehydrate: to remove water from foliage deplete: to exhaust soil of nutrients, making it infertile: Once a soil is used to grow a container crop, it is depleted, desiccate: to cause to dry up: Insecticidal soap desiccates its victims, detergent: liquid soap concentrate used: I. as a wetting agent for sprays and water 2. pesticide, Note: detergent must be totally organic to be safe for plants, diapause: A period of plant dormancy during which growth or development is suspended or diminished dioecy: a condition where separate sexes occur on separate individuals; each plant displays a single gender dioecious: a population consisting of gynoe-
cious and androecious plants disease: sickness of any kind dose: amount of fertilizer, insecticide, etc., given to a plant, usually in a water solution double potting: a two-pot transplanting technique that minimizes root disturbance drainage: to empty soil of excess water. Good drainage: water passes through soil, evenly promoting plant growth. Bad drainage: drainage water stands in soil, actually drowning roots.
drip (irrigation) system: efficient watering system that employs a main hose with small water emitters (tiny holes) which meter out water one drop at a time at regular, frequent intervals drip line: a line around a plant directly under its outermost branch tips: Roots seldom grow beyond the drip line, dry ice: cold, white, solid substance formed when C02 is compressed and cooled; Dry ice changes into C02 gas at room temperatures, dry soil pocket: small portion of soil that remains dry after watering: Dry soil pockets may be remedied by adding a wetting agent (soap) to water and/or waiting 15 minutes between waterings, dry well: drain hole filled with rocks, to receive drainage water electrode: a solid electric conductor used to establish electrical arc between contacts at either end of an HID lamp elongate: to grow in length: Cannabis stretches from three inches to a foot when flowering is induced, embolism: bubble of air in the transpiration stream of a cutting; blocks uptake of water and nutrients emit: to give off, send out (as light or sound, etc.)
embryo: a young plant, developing within the seed: In cannabis, an embryo is derived from a fertilized ovule. Encarsia formosa: a parasitic wasp that preys on whiteflies envelope: outer protective bulb or jacket of a lamp
Epsom salts: hydrated magnesium sulfate in the form of white crystalline salt: Epsom salts add magnesium to soil, equinox: when sun crosses the equator and
Etiolation day and night are each 12 hours long: The equinox happens twice a year, essential oils: ^r volatile oils that give plants their characteristic odor or flavor; contained in the secreted resins of plants ethane methyl sulfonate: a mutagenic chemical that causes changes at the DMA level; induces genetic mutations etiolation: growth of a plant in total darkness to increase the chances of root initiation Fl: first filial generation, the offspring of two
PI (parent) plants Fl hybrid: heterozygous first filial generation F2: second filial generation, resulting from a cross between two Fl plants fan leaves: large, fan-like marijuana leaves: Fan leaves are usually low in potency, female: pistillate, ovule, seed producing fertilize: 1. to apply fertilizer (nutrients) to roots and foliage 2. to impregnate (unite) male pollen with female plant ovary fertilizer burn: overfertilization; first, leaf tips burn (turn brown), then leaves curl FIM pruning: acronym for "Fuck, I missed!" pruning made popular on www.overgrow.com flat: a shallow container used to start seedlings or clones flower: bios- «-^'-'j™ ^»i» .i-Xw.1 som, a mass of calyxes on a stem, top, or bud foliage: the riatofdoncs. leaves, or more generally, the green part of a plant foliar feed: misting fertilizer solution, which is absorbed by the foliage
foot-candle (fc): one fc is equal to the amount of light that falls on one square foot of surface located one foot away from one candle fritted: to fuse or embed nutrients with a glass compound: Fritted Trace Elements (FTE) are long lasting and do not easily leach out of substrate.
fungicide: product that destroys or inhibits fungus fungistat: product that inhibits fungus fungus: a lower plant (lacking chlorophyll) that may attack green plants: Mold, rust, mildew, mushrooms, and bacteria are fungi, fuse: an electrical safety device made of a metal that melts and interrupts the circuit when overloaded fuse box; electrical circuit box containing circuits controlled by fuses ganja: slang term for cannabis, from the Indian
(Hindustani) word for marijuana gametes: a reproductive cell specialized for fertilization, having the haploid number of chromosomes: a mature pollen grain or ovule capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the embryo gene: part of a chromosome that influences the development and the potency of a plant: Genes are inherited through sexual propagation.
gene pool: collection of possible gene combinations in an available population genetic makeup: the genes inherited from parent plants: Genetic makeup is the most important factor dictating vigor and potency, genotype: specific genetic makeup of an individual, which determines the physical appearance of that individual germplasm: the sum total of the genetic or hereditary materials in a species gibberellin: a class of plant growth hormone used to promote stem elongation: Gibberellic acid is a form of gibberellin. girdling: removing a strip of bark or crushing the stem of a plant. Girdling limits the flow of nutrients, water, and plant products, which
can kill the plant, glandular trichome; plant hair gland which secretes resin gpm: gallons per minute green lacewing: insect that preys on aphids, thrips, whiteflies, etc. and their larva and offspring greenhouse: a heated structure with transparent/translucent walls and ceiling which offer some environmental control to promote plant growth guano: dung from birds, high in organic nutrients: Girdling Seabird guano is noted for being high in nitrogen, and bat guano is high in phosphorus, gynoecious: an individual plant having all pistillate flowers: in reference to a population, all-female gynoecium: female part of a flower that consists of one or more pistils halide: binary chemical compound of a halo-
genis) with an electropositive elements) halogen: any of the non-metallic elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine existing in a free state: Halogens are enclosed within the arc tube of a metal halide lamp, hardening-off: gradual adaptation of indoor or greenhouse plants to an outside environment hashish/hash: a psychoactive drug formed of compressed resin heads of glandular tri-chomes shaken, washed, or rubbed from cannabis foliage hash oil: solution of tetrahydrocannabinol with a high THC content; made from cannabis hemp: fibrous cannabis low in THC, used to make a menagerie ol products from textiles to automobiles hermaphrodite: an individual having flowers of both sexes on the same plant. Hermaphrodites are more correctly referred to as "intersex." Hertz (Hz): a unit of a frequency that cycles one time each second: A home with a 60 hertz AC current cycles 60 times per second, heterosis: hybrid vigor such that an F1 hybrid falls outside the performance range of the parents with respect to some character or characters: usually applied to size, rate of growth, or general vigor heterozygous loci: regions along homologous chromosome that have different alleles HID: High Intensity Discharge lamp: This is the type of lamp used in many indoor grow rooms.
homologous chromosomes: members of paired chromosomes in non-gametic cells; homologous chromosomes are similar in size, shape, and, supposedly, in function. One of each of the homologous chromosomal pair is derived from the male parent, the other from the female, honeydew: a sticky honey-like substance secreted onto foliage by aphids, scale, and mealy bugs hood: the reflective cover of a lamp HOR: the abbreviation stamped on some HID bulbs meaning they may be burned in a horizontal position hormone: chemical substance that controls the growth and development of a plant: Root-inducing hormones help clones root, horticulture: the science and art of cultivating plants hose bib: water outlet usually found outdoors that contains an on/off valve hostile environment: environment that is unfriendly and inhospitable to pests and diseases humidity, relative: ratio between the amount of moisture in the air and the greatest amount of moisture the air could hold at the same temperature
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