Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cultivation Corner Starting Seeds

So you want to sprout those ganja seeds you found in your stash?
First off I want you to be sure that your grow space will be warm enough for seed germination.
Most indoor grow rooms will not have an issue, but many will be too hot due to poor choices in air flow control.
You will want your soil between 60-80 with 65-70 being ideal. More heat or cold than that range and the plants may grow, but they will not thrive.

When you start your seeds many folks are tempted to use the expandable peat cups sold in garden centers across the land. I do not advise these cups at all. They have given me more trouble than they are worth.
Instead I recommend that you plant in a 6-10 inch pot. Get the soil properly moist before placing it in the pot to avoid dry spaces in the soil. Put the pot on a small tray to catch the water and to water into.
You will need a spray bottle filled with water to keep the top of the soil moist. Watering the plant as a seed or a sproutling directly is a bad plan. Your plant can be buried by floating soil, or if it is still a seed, washed out from the planters center to the edge of the pot and buried too deep to survive sprouting.

So after you have your pot filled with moist soil and on a catch tray, put a single seed in the center of the pot and push it into the soil with your finger about 1 knuckle deep. Cover the seed with just enough soil to level the top soil.
Next day you will spray the top of the soil of the planter down with your spray bottle making sure to get enough water on the soil that it should last the day or longer. Now I want you to check the soil 2 times daily, just in case you need to re-water on dry days. You really need to keep on top of things the first few weeks of the plants life. I have ruined some pretty great seeds by not paying attention to this detail on hot days. Learn from my mistake.
Be sure to water from the bottom every other day or so to maintain the soils moisture.
Once the plant is about 6 inches or taller, you can directly water the plant and not worry too much about flooding out your plant and washing it out of its space or burying it.
Once this sprout is about 8-12 inches it is ready to transplant to a larger pot. These small sprouting pots are not going to work for the plant beyond this point. If kept in this small pot much longer, your plant will be artificially dwarfed and have issues.

How wet is too wet?
When you grab a handful of the soil and squeeze it, it shouldn't drip unless you squeeze as hard as you can. With a modest squeeze the soil will not drip, with a heavy squeeze a few drops come out. This is ideal seed sprouting wetness. When you are growing established plants the soil should be just a hair dryer and not drip but maybe one drop when squeezed as hard as possible. It should leave the hand moist but not wet. This is a general rule, it is ok to give your plants a good soaking when you water them. Just be sure that you have good drainage so that excess water leaves the soil.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Cultivation Corner, Tips for Marijuana Cultivation Cloning...

Many folks have problems with cloning. You follow the best practices on choosing which branch to cut from, leave ample stem length, cut proper and used this or that rooting medium and it still fails...
My best bet?
Temps are your problem. The rooting medium is getting to chilly.

I want you to go out and buy some things...a bag of washed sand from the pet supply store, a seed tray, a seed tray heating matt and a mechanical electric timer with 15 minute intervals.
You are going to put your cuttings into the washed sand. Cut the same as you always do, use the same rooting hormones.

The sand should be wet but when you squeeze it, no water should drip out and our hand should be moist when you drop the sand. Then you place the cutting tray on the heat matt. The heat matt is set to the timer and will only run for 15 minutes an hour during daylight, and when it is lights out the timer should be set to 15 minutes on and 30 minutes off until the light turns back on. This will keep the washed sand warm enough to encourage cell activity, but not so hot that it cooks the clones.
Be sure to check water level in the sand a couple times a day. The near constant heat source can dry out the sand and that would spell disaster. Covering the tray may seem like a good idea, but it isn't in the long run. Often it will encourage rot on lower leaves that may touch the soil and set the cuttings up for shock when the fresh rooted cutting are transferred to pots.

Now if you live in an area that cold isn't the issue I suggest that you root clones in a place in the home under a T-5 light. Home temperatures are typically held at comfortable rooting temperature.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The cultivation corner...Marijuana master cultivation tip #1

So you want to grow good marijuana? Don't we all!
First thing you need is some clones or some seeds. (I sell seeds. Shameless self promotion.)
Now before you get your hands on those seeds or clones, you really should familiarize yourself with the plants life cycle. Just good farming.
Now to that end I would highly recommend the book "Marijuana Horticulture, by Jorge Cervantes".
That book and numerous other tomes written on the topic will get you solidly on the way to growing good plants.

For those who do know about marijuana cultivation I would like to discuss the practice of re-vegetation.
Re-vegetation happens when we introduce a plant that has already flowered back under 18 hour vegetation light cycle. Preferably you would do this with a plant that is harvested, why waste the nuggets. Eventually the plant will start to g back into vegetative mode and prepare itself for another harvest.
To do this successfully the harvester must leave the bottom 1/3 of the plant intact. Now some may balk at such a 'waste of nuggets' but it really isn't a sacrifice in the grand scheme. Most plants have just tiny nuggets on those bottom branches that do not amount to a hill of beans. Now the more you leave on the plant, the better the plants a certain point. You want to expose the undeveloped under nuggets that still have white healthy hairs to plenty of light. So removing some amount of bud is needed to get a good re-vegetation.
Once a plant has shown definitive proof of re-vegetation it will be safe to transfer the plant to a new pot. In fact it is advisable. The plant will become a huge bush the second time around if you leave ample buds after initial harvest and you get it into a larger pot for the second go around.

Why do we re-vegetate when growing from seed or procured clones will make a faster crop?
Easy, you re-vegetate the best plants of your crop, those real winners that blew your mind. After the plant gets properly re-established and in solid vegetative state you can clone this plant and have a nice private strain. I use the re-vegetation to keep some plants around until the next male growing cycle. Pretty hard to pollinate plants that are not still alive. Now if you are willing to sacrifice some of todays nuggets to make more nuggets later many plants will make more nuggets the second go around if you optimize the plant.

Re-vegetation typically adds 3-5 weeks to a grow cycle, but good things come to those who can wait.

Have a great garden,
Cynthia Lee

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Cannabis Sativa Seeds

If you are in one of the medical marijuana states (or any Oregon State Resident) and are looking for marijuana seeds I can put you in contact with a seed provider.
Their seeds are very affordable and proven producers.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cannabis Seeds in Washington State

If you are looking for cannabis seeds in the state of Washington and can provide verifiable bona fides that you are a medical marijuana patient, contact me as I can put you in contact with a reasonable priced provider of seeds.

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