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An Introduction to Growing Cannabis in Soil

Soil is arguably one of the top factors that influences plant growth and development. A well chosen or prepared soil, or soilless growing media will alleviate many issues throughout the growing cycle. Soil is composed of: mineral solids (sand, silt, clay), water, air, organic matter and organisms (bacteria, fungi, earthworms, arthropods). Soilless growing media is composed of organic matter (peat, coco, compost) and aeration/drainage (perlite, rice hulls, sand). An ideal soil for plant...

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Low budget indoor grow setup

Low budget indoor grow setup

I've been growing for over 20 years indoors - at times with a large personal budget to blow on whatever gear I wanted and other times poor as dirt and needing to watch every penny. It's great to be able to get the "top of the line" everything - even if you don't end up with the best, you'll probably still end up with something pretty awesome. This newsletter is going to focus on the budget setup, when you really want to have a kick-ass setup but need to do it on the cheap. I'm going to include...

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Katsu on Cloning

1. Take your cutting from a healthy looking branch that isn't very "woody" - green and flexible cuts seem to do the best. 2. Use a STERILE razor to make a diagonal cut in the stem, then use a rooting powder or gel like clonex. 3. This is the biggie - whatever medium you are using, make sure it is BARELY damp with distilled or RO water. If your medium is too wet it will take forever to root and your stem may rot before that happens. 4. Dome your cuts to keep humidity in. If they seem to wilt,...

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DIY Vertical Garden

DIY Vertical Garden

VERTICAL GARDEN FOR VEG: For more years than I care to admit, I’ve been growing my clones, seedlings, and small veging plants on the floor of a tent or the floor of my grow room. Not only is it hard on the knees and a pain in the ass, it’s messy and takes up a bunch of space. After looking at the sick-ass vertical gardens that the big light companies display at BizCon and the various cannabis conventions, I decided to take a crack at a DIY version and it CAME OUT GREAT! I’m not much of a DIY...

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Male Isolation Chamber

Male Isolation Chamber

Here are the DIY plans for the MALE ISOLATION CHAMBER posted by Logic from THCFarmer: "This iss a little tutorial on how to grow your males right next to your females.It's a box that isolates the male and filters all the air that moves through the box so that no pollen escapes.I built my first one of these about 4 years ago and posted it at OG.This will be the third box I've constructed.They are fairly simple to construct and if you purchase all of the materials new you will spend probably...

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Tissue Culture Propagation

Greetings! I hope your garden is green and your jars are full. I have been doing quite a bit of research on tissue culture propagation over the last few months and I am pretty sure this is the way of the future for maintaining clones over long periods of time. If you're not familiar with TCP, it is basically a way to rid a clone of bugs, disease/viruses, and "rejuvenate" it in a sterile sugar-based medium, create hundreds of clones in a very small space, and retard growth for easy storage. For...

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DIY Aerocloner

DIY Aerocloner

There are many different ways to clone your plants, but aerocloners may be the fastest. You can buy them easily enough but for those of you that enjoy DIY or that don't want to spring for the extra cash, I've lifted some plans to build your own for a fraction of the price. Many thanks to KingRalph from ICMag for putting this together. The rest of this issue are the step-by-step plans to build your own. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy!Parts List: 350GPH Danner Supreme Mag-Drive Utility...

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Transplanting

Transplanting

A smooth transplant is a beautiful experience for a plant. The plastic walls limiting its root growth are graciously replaced with more soil, and the roots will quickly expand to new territories, promoting a burst of new growth! With a proper transplant, there is no such thing as “transplant shock” at all, rather it is quite the opposite, your plant will immediately become happy and grow faster than before, even overnight! When to transplant? When your plant has outgrown its container, which I...

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Breeding Males – Advanced Selection Tip

This is a repost from Roz - From Roz 7/17/2008 There is a trick…more like a technique, that can help in any breeding project. This information was passed to me (and others) by someone well known to the breeding community, and we were asked not to share it. However if any of you have read the 'My Best' thread, you know I am on my way out the door and am passing my best old school genetics around so the 'new generation' of breeders and smokers can beneift…as well as my old stoner friends lol. I...

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Cannabis Sex Reversal Using Silver Thiosulphate (STS)

Cannabis Sex Reversal Using Silver Thiosulphate (STS)

Photo compliments of @massmedicalstrains2.0 A lot of people have requested information about reversing the sex of a female plant to produce male pollen. The text from this post was pulled from the forums - Fet gets credit for much of the research and a kind (and currently unknown member) assembled it as it appears below. The following is a safe, inexpensive, and successful method for reversing the sex of female cannabis plants. Individual plant responses may vary based upon strain, but I can...

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Matt Riot’s Advanced Seed Germination Tutorial

My special guest this issue is Matt Riot, who has kindly offered to share his Advanced Seed Germination Tutorials with you good folks. Not everyone is going to want to follow these instructions, but for rare, expensive, or older beans this information is top level stuff. Matt is the owner of Riot Seeds "The 1st and Only Punk Fucking Rock Seed Company". Matt has been in the game for a long time and works with some fine genetics - you can find him on Instagram @riotseedco - there are 3 short...

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An Introduction to Growing Cannabis in Soil

Soil is arguably one of the top factors that influences plant growth and development. A well chosen or prepared soil, or soilless growing media will alleviate many issues throughout the growing cycle. Soil is composed of: mineral solids (sand, silt, clay), water, air,...

Low budget indoor grow setup

I've been growing for over 20 years indoors - at times with a large personal budget to blow on whatever gear I wanted and other times poor as dirt and needing to watch every penny. It's great to be able to get the "top of the line" everything - even if you don't end...

Katsu on Cloning

1. Take your cutting from a healthy looking branch that isn't very "woody" - green and flexible cuts seem to do the best. 2. Use a STERILE razor to make a diagonal cut in the stem, then use a rooting powder or gel like clonex. 3. This is the biggie - whatever medium...

DIY Vertical Garden

VERTICAL GARDEN FOR VEG: For more years than I care to admit, I’ve been growing my clones, seedlings, and small veging plants on the floor of a tent or the floor of my grow room. Not only is it hard on the knees and a pain in the ass, it’s messy and takes up a bunch...

Male Isolation Chamber

Here are the DIY plans for the MALE ISOLATION CHAMBER posted by Logic from THCFarmer: "This iss a little tutorial on how to grow your males right next to your females.It's a box that isolates the male and filters all the air that moves through the box so that no...

Tissue Culture Propagation

Greetings! I hope your garden is green and your jars are full. I have been doing quite a bit of research on tissue culture propagation over the last few months and I am pretty sure this is the way of the future for maintaining clones over long periods of time. If...

DIY Aerocloner

There are many different ways to clone your plants, but aerocloners may be the fastest. You can buy them easily enough but for those of you that enjoy DIY or that don't want to spring for the extra cash, I've lifted some plans to build your own for a fraction of the...

Transplanting

A smooth transplant is a beautiful experience for a plant. The plastic walls limiting its root growth are graciously replaced with more soil, and the roots will quickly expand to new territories, promoting a burst of new growth! With a proper transplant, there is no...

Breeding Males – Advanced Selection Tip

This is a repost from Roz - From Roz 7/17/2008 There is a trick…more like a technique, that can help in any breeding project. This information was passed to me (and others) by someone well known to the breeding community, and we were asked not to share it. However if...

Cannabis Sex Reversal Using Silver Thiosulphate (STS)

Photo compliments of @massmedicalstrains2.0 A lot of people have requested information about reversing the sex of a female plant to produce male pollen. The text from this post was pulled from the forums - Fet gets credit for much of the research and a kind (and...

Matt Riot’s Advanced Seed Germination Tutorial

My special guest this issue is Matt Riot, who has kindly offered to share his Advanced Seed Germination Tutorials with you good folks. Not everyone is going to want to follow these instructions, but for rare, expensive, or older beans this information is top level...