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If you can do that then tell people about this book. Tie the stem to the stick using a piece of thread. The most often used technique by these agencies is tracking purchasing orders. Picture by Vic High. Averages anywhere between 6 inches - 4 feet. We can get anything between and seeds depending on plant size and grow conditions. Use several 1K bulbs if you need more light.
Pollen can travel by air and it is advised that the two areas are kept well apart. Also bees and other insects can spread pollen. Not only that but you can too. Always wash your hands and face after handling a male plant.
This saves problems of pollen from a male plant getting onto a female that you wish to keep for sinsemilla. Figure 3. The pollen can then we swept up by using a credit card. If you gather it in a piece of paper like this then you can Store male pollen in a test tube like this. If kept out of the light pollen can keep for a long time. You can use this pollen to make seeds from a female plant by sprinkling some of the pollen onto the female flowers. Photography film canisters also make great pollen storage units.
Both picture by Slowhand. The light hanging down over the plants is a HPS light. It gives off an orange glow to the grow room. The following passages will tell you how to achieve that success rate. Some ways guarantee more success than others. It is recommended that you consider the 'rockwool SBS propagation tray' method.
This is a method whereby the seeds are placed down in moist soil about 3mm or the length of the seed from the surface. The soil is kept moist Not soaking wet by sprinkling water over it once a day. This has a moderate success rate. Out of 10 seeds only 7 - 8 may germinate. Seed towel propagation: This method is the towel germination method. Cheesecloth may also be used.
The seed is then covered with more damp wool or a damp towel. If the material dries out it may damage the seeds. Everyday check to see if the seeds have started to produce any roots. If they have then immediately transfer the seedling to a grow medium such as soil using a pair of tweezers.
Do not touch the root. This has a moderate to high success rate. Out of 10 seeds 8 - 9 may germinate. The problem with this method is that sometimes the transplant can cause the seedling to go into shock.
This can kill the germination process leaving you with nothing. With practice you can get all your seeds to germinate.
Propagation kits: This is a method whereby the seeds are placed in small unit, called a seed or clone propagator, which is designed to help plants germinate. Small grow cubes called rockwool cubes are placed into slots in the tray, which automatically dips the rockwool into the solution Figure 3. The seeds are placed into tiny holes in the cubes and the cover is then put back on the unit.
All the seeds can sometimes germinate and in most cases often do. The disadvantage to this method is that you need to spend money on the tray, rockwool and grow fertilizers. The other advantage is that you can use this same tray to help root your clones. Picture by Shecky Greene. Always make sure that you keep your germinating seeds away from any open windows or fans. Also make sure that the room is kept warm. A cold room can inhibit your germination rates.
The other thing to look out for when using germination fertilizers is to make sure that your mixture is correct. Do not use high doses of fertilizers with seedlings. In fact water is all seedlings should need. You do not need to add anything. Some people do use germination solutions though, but make sure that you keep these solution strengths down low. An incorrect mixture can burn your seedlings and cause them to fail. Another thing to do is to leave your seeds alone to grow. Some people tend to disturb the soil to see how their seeds are doing.
This is a bad move and can break or even damage the seed and root. The other thing to keep in mind is that some strains produce seedlings that have weak stems. This means that the seedling may tend to lean, sometime more than 90 degrees, to the left or right. Tie the stem to the stick using a piece of thread. Never tie the thread above a growing shoot or the seedling will push up against the thread and tear itself.
You may continue to use a stick to support your plant as it grows. If your plant still has a weak stem during vegetative growth it is recommended that you give the base of the stem a little shake. This will help the plant to develop a more solid stem. Outdoors the wind shakes a plant and causes it to develop this solid stem. You can fake the wind by doing this mildly every morning for two or three seconds.
However if you read on you will find that indoor fans help do this. Never bring a stick from outdoors indoors for support as the stick may have some bugs on it. Some bugs such as spider mites can go undetected in their incubation nests inside the wood. Seeds must also be viable if they are going to germinate. Never use white seeds. These are immature.
Find seeds that have white and grey markings or another colour apart from white. Old seeds may have trouble germinating.
Always try to use the best seeds you can find. Transplanting is done nearly always as early as possible. One example of a transplant is when the seedlings are ready in their Rookwool SBS tray. The seedling is lifted from the tray along with the rockwool cube and placed in another grow medium such as soil, or maybe even a hydroponics set- up more about hydroponics later.
That is called a transplant. There is not much of problem when transferring the cube and seedling to the soil. Just dig a small hole in the soil for the cube and place it in. Cover the cube with soil. The cube will not effect your plants growth and will add support if anything.
If you have started your seedlings in soil then you may want to transplant the plant to a bigger pot. The problem with transplanting is that people like to move the soil and roots along with the plant from one pot to another. How is this done? Well there are two ways. The first way is that one does not need to remove the plant from the smaller pot at all. All you have to do is cut away the base of the small pot and place this pot into the bigger pot of soil.
The roots will grow down through the bottom hole of the old pot and into the new one. The roots will always find their way down. The other way is too make sure that the soil is very dry.
Delay watering your plant for a couple of days and let the soil settle hard. Then you can use a clean knife to cut around the inside of the pot.
Cut deep, but do not damage the roots. When you have done this push your fingers down into the side and lift the plant and soil out.
You will have some breakaway soil but this does not matter, as long there is not too much of it lost. Quickly place the plant into the larger pot and fill with soil. Give your plant some water so that it will take to the new soil. Never ever try to lift your plant by the stem. Even though the stem may look safe and strong this nearly always causes problems down the line. You should always have a firm grip of the soil when transplanting. If your soil is very compact you maybe able to turn the pot upside down and tap the whole medium out as one solid mass.
During some transplants the cannabis plant may go into shock, even if your transplant was clean and perfect. If you have kept your plant well it should survive. If the plant has not been looked after it may fail quickly.
Transplant shock is caused by a disturbance of the roots. If the roots are cut or fall down, the plant does not respond well to this. This is why you must always make sure that you keep a firm hold of the soil during transplants. Also refrain from feeding them for 1 week if you can. There are some transplant feeding products that work as hormones out there and you may wish to have a look at those. Even the ratios of NPK 5: Just make sure that the N is equal too or higher than the P and K factors on the label.
More about soil later. Now all these things are generally pre-production methods except for Transplanting. You are about to take your seedling and put it into your main grow area. This means that for the next 3 - 6 months your plant is going to be located in a certain environment. That environment is either indoors or outdoors. So let us talk about each in brief for a moment.
Light is the most important factor next to choosing your strain that you must consider. Natural light and Artificial light. Both ways have advantages and disadvantages. The first thing you should know is that indoor lights produce bigger flowers more bud than natural window light.
This means you get more THC quantity with artificial lights than you will with natural sunlight indoors. Even in countries that have hot sun for 6 months of the year you can still find it hard to produce big buds indoors under natural light. Some people have grown plants under an attic window that they open during the dry days. This will grow you bud but not as much as you would get using an artificial light system.
The other side of the coin is that natural light is free, electricity is not and grow lights are a little bit expensive to buy and use. They are not as expensive as it is to run an electric cooker 24 hours a day but they are still expensive to use all the same. Picture by Inf3cted. When using a window grow try to place your plant near a window that gets the most sunlight. Sun comes up in east and sets in the west. It travels more north or south depending on which side of the equator you are.
Think about it for awhile. Also remember that you have the seasons to think about. If you plan on a window grow try to establish when you want your plant to receive most of its light. You want your plant to get most of its light during flowering. Try to guess when you will get the best weather. Coordinate this with the flower times directed by the breeder and you will be able to foresee your harvest time.
Also remember that people can look up and see your plant if they are sitting near the window. Do people come to wash your windows? Also remember that if you have a sativa plant then they will get big. Take all these factors into consideration when you are growing your plants with natural sunlight indoors.
If you are growing indoors then you may have a room or part of a room that you wish to use such as an attic, closet, basement, spare bathroom or hot press. These locations nearly always need artificial light. You may even decide to build a cabinet yourself. There are many ways to set-up an indoor grow room. We will discuss this later in detail.
For this part we will talk a bit about both. Some people will rip-off your plant in a second if they see what you have Figures 3.
Others will just call the cops. Security is vital. I once heard about a small hippy community who lived near a forest here and grew their marijuana near a stream. They eventually had to stop growing as their plants where being ripped-off by the locals in the town near by.
It also must be understood that the thieves where not just teenagers either. Adults will do this too. In some cases where the cannabis industry is booming, rippers are professionals and this is their main source of financial income.
The smaller image shows a picture of the plant before it was ripped off.
As you can see rippers are without mercy. They would not even leave a little bit of branching so that the grower could take cuttings from his plant. The other way is too grow the plants is inside a brick cubicle with a sheet of glass on top. Some of you may have the advantage of living out of town and have gardens in which this kind of stuff can be constructed.
Hide your crop well. Everybody does not easily spot marijuana but someone who is trained to watch out for this plant will see it right away for what it is. If you feel that unwanted people may see your grow area then you might want to invest in some form of a greenhouse that has the windows painted white but the top glass left clear. The white walls will help reflect the direct sunlight coming down around your plants. Guerrilla growing is hard work and most often prone to rip-offs.
Be a nice grower and do NOT plant on someone else's property. It is not a nice thing to do and looks bad on the cannabis growing community. Look for an area that is away from the public eye.
Look for an area that will receive plenty of light. There are lots of places for this sort of thing. You have just got to spend time finding them. This is the key to guerrilla growing. Find a good patch and you will have good bud. Your grow patch, whether on your own property or public property, must be treated. Two main things must be done to the patch to begin the grow, weeding and digging. What they do is start their seedlings in small plastic pots indoors. When the seedlings have developed the grower cuts the bottom of the pot away.
A small piece of cardboard is taped to the bottom of the pot. The plants, in their pots, are then taken to the grow patch. A hole is dug in the ground and the pot and plant is placed in the earth. The cardboard is removed and the hole is filled in with soil. That way you have germinated your plant and only need to worry about secondary factors such as light, security and pests. The roots will find their way out of the bottom of the pot and into the soil below.
Don't worry about the roots not finding a way out of the pot. They always do, that is their job. Most outdoor growers favour this method.
A patch near a river is ideal. Easy access to water helps if there is a short draught. This however may not always be the case. Some strains have male plants that produce more THC than other males of a different strain.
Sometimes the male can be stronger than a female from another weak strain. Most male plants from good genetics are stronger than the Ruderalis female. Males can be smoked or made into hash oil. Simply wait until the plant is flowering and then clip the top 6 inches of the plant away and remove the leaves.
Throwaway any stems and branches. Cure these leaves and then find out for yourself if the male is any good or not. You may be in for a surprise.
Instead of pistils we have small round pollen sacks. The picture is from The Penguin. You can help these seeds to grow by using a method known as Scuffing.
Simply get a small box, like a matchbox. Line the inside of the box with sandpaper. Place the seeds into the box. Cover the seeds with more sandpaper. Close the box and shake the seeds in the box for a few minutes. Now the seeds are scuffed and their outer shell should be easier to pop open. Plant these seeds in soil and they should be able to germinate. Security is always an issue whether you are an outdoor or indoor grower. We have learned before that the best way to secure your grow area is too prepare yourself fully for any event that may occur in the foreseeable future.
Pre-production security arrangements are very important. A sudden peak in your electricity bill may attract unwanted attention from certain authorities that look for these things. This may seem odd to you, but it does happen. It is now common practice that most countries who still have prohibition on cannabis plants set up special task squads to track down growers. The most often used technique by these agencies is tracking purchasing orders.
Many agencies keep a tab on certain grow shops and look through the items that are being sold to outside customers. If someone has been identified as buying suspicious grow products, then the agency will also try to find out what other things have been bought using the same credit card or another electronic money transfer medium.
Many a grower have been caught out this way. Seed-banks are also sometimes tracked by certain agencies that watch for incoming mail with certain stamps and envelope headers. Sometimes it is not the agency that do the tracking but people themselves in the post office who want to rip you off. To get around this most seed-banks do not head their mail anymore. If your seed-bank does head their mail with their company address it is best to keep away from that seed-bank in future.
If you have done the right thing then you should have all your growing tools and kits bought via cash and your seeds purchased from a good seed-bank that has good seeds and a safe secure way of sending you their product. Many seed-banks use great stealth to get you your seeds. It is advised that you never have seeds sent to your grow area. Like visits from repairmen or gasmen. Some growers have a grow room which they can sweep clean in under 1 minute. This means that they have a closet near by where they can quickly move their plants too, if any visitors do pop up.
Always keep your security closet near your grow area. It is no good walking around your house with five or more plants in your arms. It is a bad idea to use your toilet for the backup security area unless you have another one that the guest can use.
Apart from this backup area the other thing you must consider with indoor security is the smell. Now Super Skunk and Skunk 1 are very smelly plants. When the plant is in flowering she begins to stink Hence the name - Skunk. Picture by Shipperke. In some indoor set-ups a fan can be used to extract any unwanted smell away from the corridor outside.
It can be pumped through a window or filter to another area where the smell will not be noticed. Not only that but plants love fresh air and wind, so the fan can do two things at once for you. An Ozone generator is a device that can be purchased from most grow shops. It helps to get rid of cannabis odour problems. Now this is a very important thing to know about. Some people growing indoors tend to use very shoddy lights with even shoddier fixtures. Many people have lost their homes because of this problem.
Taking short cuts with lighting and electricity is a big no no. I have heard off and met many people who have come home only to find a fire brigade outside who have just finished putting out the fire which engulfed part of the house.
The same thing happens in every case. The grower gets closer and sees a number of police officers looking around the room. The fire officer points to the cause of the fire - a half melted light fixture with burnt out sockets.
The officer looks around and sees the plants all crispy and black. They both know what this is all about. Why do they know? Because they have seen it a hundred times before. New Marijuana growers nearly always make the mistake of creating inferior lighting set- ups. Needless to say that this is because of three things. We will discuss proper lighting systems in another chapter.
One must also remember that some outdoor plants do smell and this can carry over a short distance given the right wind and the right climate. Most people would not know what the smell is but some DO! Many growers get around this problem by growing cannabis plants that have very little smell during flowering. These types of strains are listed by most seed- banks. Again you should ask about strains that have low smell levels. All Cannabis plants smell to some degree during flowering.
The other thing to do is to make sure that during harvest time you have harvested as quickly and as privately as possible. Some people go out to their garden with black plastic bags and drop the bag over the plant before pulling it up. This way you will not expose your crop to anyone. Some people do their harvesting at night. This is not recommended though as it can draw unwanted attention to you. If you are growing your plant outdoors in the open without a shelter and away from the general public then you may want to create a pen for your plants.
A pen made from chicken wire will prevent any unwanted predators such as deer or rodents from eating your plants. Predators are a big problem with outdoor growing. We will talk about pests later. People just love to walk through the woods and say "oh look a nice track, I wonder what is down there? Try not to create a track when you go to your grow area. Try to access your grow through several different routes if you can. Figure 4. The cannabis is hidden low down in the foreground of this picture by Mullummadman.
When choosing a spot find an area that is not too dense but not too sparse either. Some Guerrilla growers have even created small grow baskets that they hang from trees away from the public eye. If the baskets are well camouflaged then you can get away with loads!
As a guerrilla grower you should always wear gloves when handling your work. If you have buckets near by do not leave fingerprints on any of these. Also you will want to consider having a good reason for being in your grow area. Imagine that you are walking back from your path, with no crop on you, and a police man jumps out of the bush. Of course you know that there is a river near by so you show him your fishing rod or your binoculars and bird spotting book.
There are many things you can take with you on your trip to make you look more like somebody else other than a cannabis grower. Many sites have been staked-out in the past by the authorities. Always check the area around your grow site for any people who may look suspicious.
This is when you must go from your grow area to your home with your growing rewards. Always do this as early as possible in the morning just as the sun rises. Always double-check the area for any suspicious looking people. Pack your buds and plants into black plastic bags brown paper bags are better and then put these into a backpack.
Walk towards your car and look around again. Drive your car for about five minutes and look around to see if you can see anything. If you see anything suspicious, or anything following you leave the bag and go to town not home - leave that until the situation is under control again.
If things look okay, drive back to where you left your bag. Pick up your bag and put it in the boot or trunk of the car. Drive home carefully. Some people can get away with guerrilla farming lots of pot. This is commercial growing on a risky scale but can still be found in various parts of the world where cannabis is still banned.
The growers usually live deep in the forest miles away from the nearest town. Recent grow busts by the police have identified some several tons of bud being grown by as little as 3 people living squat in some unknown region of British Colombia. There is not much more to outdoor growing than this. Most of the elements that you need to complete your outdoor grow are in the indoor growing chapter of this book. Read through this and it should give you ideas about how to treat your outdoor grow patch.
The two core methods of indoor growing are soil growing and hydroponics. There is a separate chapter for hydroponics, and so this chapter will deal with soil growing. Figure 5. Picture by RealHigh. The most common indoor set-ups are: Bench growing, 2.
SOG growing, 3. ScrOG growing 4. Cabinet growing. We will discuss these methods in a moment but let us first see what they all have in common. A full indoor grow lighting kit should contain the following items. It hangs directly under the reflector.
The bulb is fixed into a socket that is attached to the inside of the reflector. That socket is connected to the ballast. The ballast can be internal or external. If external there will be a cord leading to the ballast from the bulb's socket. The ballast plugs into a domestic light socket like the one you have in your home. Some ballast types even have a built-in timer.
When buying a lighting system it is recommend that you buy a complete system and an extra bulb. Check to make sure that the lighting system meets safety regulations and has some sort of guarantee with it.
You might be able to see the timer on top of it. Each of these lights mix down to give white light. Artificial lights, because of their nature, tend to lean towards a tint of one of these colours when they mix down to form white light. The electro-magnetic spectrum is a term used in lighting to describe the distribution of electro-magnetic radiation by reference to energy.
You may find it useful. Plants are green, which means that Plants absorb light at the middle of the spectrum Orange to Indigo. Cannabis plants need this part of the light spectrum to reach full growing potential. The intensity of the light is also important. A light that feeds the full bandwidth with all light spectrums will work very well - like sunlight. When dealing with artificial lights it is better to choose a light that concentrates its intensity on the top part of the spectrum.
Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Visibility Others can see my Clipboard. It is fine and easy for me to compile the book and write it. I am not at risk by printing this book, but those who grew out hundreds of plants in their basement to provide me with raw data on this subject matter are at risk.
It is with their help that they have been able to help me parse what is real and what is not in the world of growing cannabis.
They have helped take facts and figures and use these to put together a book that would truly help someone grow bigger buds. The results have been outstanding and I am very thankful for what they have done. In this book you will learn a number of things.
Probably too many to remember all in one go if this is your first time growing. That 19 is why I have broken the book into easy step by step portions. The book runs from start to finish just like a growing plant would. So you can imagine the life cycle of the cannabis plant being the foundation for the style and layout of this book. This is what makes the book work. Too many books do not cover the science very well and others do not cover the practical side very well.
Here you will meet both worlds as one. There are some simple things you need to grow a cannabis plant and this book will explain all those things to you, but there are other things you need to know to grow a super cannabis plant and this is where the book helps too, but it does not cross the two elements over which can sometimes confuse the reader.
The book will clearly define what you can or can not do, but most of the time this has nothing to do with your growing experience. It has more to do with how much money you are willing to spend, what cannabis strains you have, and where you are growing.
A grower is not limited by their growing experience. A grower is limited by law, space, money, information and good genetics. We can not help you with money, space and the law, but we can help you with growing information and we can tell you where to obtain good genetics. Don't ever let bad results hamper your new hobby. That is part of the process of learning. However, this book will point out some mistakes that people have made so you don't have to repeat them and 20 learn the hard way.
Glance over this book and flick through the chapters. Get an air of what is going on. Then read it all from start to finish. By the time you turn the last page you will probably have a bit of your own home grown bud in a pipe. If you can do that then tell people about this book. It is our goal to get everyone participating in growing the great herb. This is not the final book on the subject either. This book has been designed in such a way that the book will grow on a yearly basis.
We will be adding new chapters, new pictures, new methods and new theories every year. That is why the cannabis grow bible has become the growers handbook of choice. We hope that you stick with us and we hope that this book will help you to get where you want to go.
Happy growing and most of all remember to Greg Green. Let peace and sanity prevail. Let the herb grow free. There is no finer hobby on this planet than tending to a garden that gives such delightful rewards.
This picture is from Strawdog. Cannabis can grow nearly everywhere and anywhere as long as the temperature is not too low and there is enough sunlight and food present for the plant to flourish. In Asia, one can travel to the various regions around Mongolia and visit the cannabis plant naturally growing on the hillsides and across the vast plains, sometimes covering entire hill faces and spreading down onto the valley below. The Cannabis plant is a very adaptable plant and can grow both in and outdoors.
The Cannabis plant has managed to travel across the globe 23 without the help of man. The seed has been carried by the wind, in bird droppings and has attached itself to animals that can, and do, trek over long distances. As you can see Mother Nature has distributed this plant in many ways. The origins of the Cannabis plant are not entirely clear but today it is generally recognized by most biologists and cannabis researchers that it began its life somewhere in the Himalayas Figure 1.
Figure 1. The area in the square is where scientists believe cannabis started its Life. Today, human intervention has caused the Cannabis plant to grow under more controlled conditions and in areas where the plant would not have had a previous history.