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Mammoth P Microbial Inoculant

February 16, 2016

If you have been to my shop you know that I sell a select number of horticultural supplies. When I say “select” I mean very few. The reason for this is simple: I only sell products that I use in my lab in the seed making process. This means that you can buy these products […]

Low-Stress Bending Basics ~ My Results at 30 days

May 23, 2013

I wrote an article last month about the practice of bending to reshape a plant’s canopy. This method is especially useful when growing tall cultivars indoors or when the vertical space in your grow space is severely limited. The plant I used as a demonstration for that piece has since been potted up to a […]

Low-Stress Bending Basics

April 20, 2013

Some cannabis cultivars are super tall. This is particularly true for the Sativa types. Attempting to grow these in anything less than wide-open space requires some reshaping of the plants. The simplest way to do this is to bend the plant to one side and fasten its primary growth tip to the ground or container […]

5 Simple Things to Make Your First Indoor Cannabis Garden a Success

February 28, 2013

Gardening is, without a doubt, one of the simplest and greatest pleasures in my life. Most of the time, that is. I have seen my share of failures and made more than my share of mistakes. Each time we start a new garden we begin with a picture in our mind of a successful outcome. […]

Cannabis Ruderalis Project and Considerations in Controlling Fertilizer Rates and Delivery

January 17, 2013

Cannabis is generally considered a short-day plant, that is to say that the plant will flower as the days grow shorter and nights grow longer. Some Cannabis varieties that originate from high northern latitudes are adapted to longer day lengths and will begin to produce flowers very early in the season even as day length […]

Hydroponic Fertilizer Formulation for Cannabis Using Peters 10-30-20

December 3, 2012

The following is a simple fertilization formula for growing cannabis in soil-less media or in hydroculture. This formulation has been trialed successfully in my gardens in Fafard Urban Mix A peat lite growing media. This formula can be run throughout the life cycle of the crop, from the seedling stage to finish. However, I have […]

Photographs of Immature Seeded Hemp Fruit

November 17, 2012

Below are photographs of immature seeded hemp fruit. The plants have been under a short day for 30 days, the males have all released their pollen and have been dispatched. The plants are showing clear signs of pollination. These signs would include a uniform browning and withering of the pistils,┬áthe cessation of new pistils emerging […]

A Simple Propagation Method for Cannabis, Part II ~ Rooted Cuttings

August 17, 2012

A couple of weeks back I stuck some cuttings from a group of Haze plants grown from seed. I’ve done this many times before, but I’m always a little nervous until I see roots. The material I started with was healthy and green, with no signs of nutrient stress. The foliage that I left on […]

A Simple Propagation Method for Cannabis

August 3, 2012

There are times when you will want to take material from a living cannabis plant and use that material to grow a copy or copies of the original. The primary advantage of reproducing from live cuttings is the ability to replant the crop from plants of known gender and chemotype. This is referred to commonly […]

Las Alpujarras @ 30 days ~ Shock-Free Transplanting

July 6, 2012

It’s been thirty days since planting and now it’s time to transplant these seedlings. The relative shape of the plants can be clearly seen at this stage. The Alpujarras has maintained a short and squat profile, while the Haze has grown long and lanky. The plugs are healthy with lush, green foliage and thick white […]