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Carmagnola Hemp Update ~ 154 Days and Harvested

September 14, 2013

A couple of weeks ago a friend called and was talking about the upcoming Harvest Moon, October 14th. He made it sound romantic and I could imagine a cool moonlit October evening spent bringing in the sheaves. Literally. And then it began to rain. And rain. It became clear to me late yesterday that Mother […]

Colorado Hemp Phytoremediation Trials ~ Burn Area Soil Pilot Test

April 14, 2013

In the aftermath of some very serious wild land fires here in Colorado, it was asked if hemp could be used to stabilize soil in burned out areas to reduce erosion caused by subsequent rain. It was then asked if hemp would even grow in scorched earth. These are both interesting questions to me. To […]

3 Head Dosatron Configuration

April 11, 2013

Here’s a 3-head Dosatron fertilizer injector setup I’m installing in a commercial production facility in Boulder. With regards to handling liquid fertilizers and drenches these will cut the mixing and delivery labor in that facility down to a tiny fraction, freeing up their personnel to better care for their crops. Coupled with driplines in a […]

FSL#2 An Exceptionally High CBD Plant Preserved in Seed Form

April 6, 2013

  These came to me as a gift last week from a very generous friend. The seeds are selfed (S1) from a female Kush type that belonged to the people at Full Spectrum Labs. I am told the plant tested at 17% CBD and 6% THC. If this proves to be true, this could be […]

So, What Exactly is the Pinocchio Project?

April 4, 2013

About 5 years ago a representative of Bedrocan USA gave me a research article on the inheritance of chemotypical properties of cannabis. It was a big eye opener for me and it set me down the road to make the Otto#1 seed. For those of you that don’t know the Otto#1 was my first effort […]

Czech Ruderalis ~ Seedlings at 31 Days

February 10, 2013

Czech Ruderalis ~ Seedlings at 31 Days These Ruderalis are really beautiful plants. Beautiful enough, I think, to be grown as ornamentals here in Colorado. You can see by the super-wide leaflets and efficient canopy that they are well adapted to the low light and long days found at high-latitudes. You’ll see that they are […]

Czech Ruderalis ~ Seedlings at 15 Days

January 26, 2013

Czech Ruderalis seedlings at 15 days. I noticed a twisting in the lowest leaves and a general lightness to the foliage. I increased the amount of N, P, K and Ca that I’m feeding the plants. I did this by adding calcium nitrate and mono potassium phosphate to my formulation. What initially looked like heavy […]

Czech Ruderalis ~ Seedlings at 10 Days

January 22, 2013

Czech Ruderalis seedlings at 10 days. The leaves are very wide and have an almost iridescent quality, as one visitor commented. Blue pigments are beginning to develop along the mid-ribs. The pigmentation is quite visible and contrasts with the otherwise green foliage. I’m watching these carefully to be sure that the pretty colors are not […]

Carmagnola Hemp ~ Initial Seed Increase 2012

December 28, 2012

Carmagnola hemp seed, Lafayette, Colorado December 2012. As far as I am aware this is the first technical hemp seed line to be established in the State of Colorado since World War II. The next phase is to increase the seed yet again. This second increase must be conducted outdoors in order for us to […]

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 […]