Tips for Cannabis Cloning

Cannabis growers take time to clone their plants because you can never be sure if your plant will grow to be a male or a female. A farmer wants to have female cannabis plants because they provide better and higher yields.  Many growers are cloning cannabis plants to ensure that the plants are female. Cloning can also save a lot of money since you don’t need to purchase seeds. However, you should initially invest in good quality cannabis seeds from a trusted company to ensure healthy plants that you can then clone.

Cloning your plants is just a way to reproduce them. You simply just have to cut a healthy shoot of the plant and root that part that you cut. With this method you are now creating an exact genetic copy of the plant you cut from. This process is known as taking a cutting.

The cutting should be from 6 to 8 inches long and needs to be from a good, healthy cannabis plant. You should clip most of the plant’s leaves off except for the top leaves. Next, dip those cutting in a rooting powder or gel, and then place it in a planting mix or soil. The ideal temperature to grow your cuttings is between 72-74 degrees with the humidity levels around 65% or higher. You can use covers to maintain the humidity but remove the covers after 5 – 6 days, keeping the clones in high humidity. In about 8 to 12 days, the roots will start to show. You can also create a solution that is composed of five parts water and one part of hydrogen peroxide to promote root growth. Lighting is also an important component to growing your plants. You should provide your cuttings with 10 watts of white and cool fluorescent light per square foot.

These simple and easy steps for cloning cannabis plants, if followed correctly, can result in a good harvest with healthy and strong plants.

Choosing to Grow Cannabis Outside

In many states cannabis is either legal or decriminalized, and the numbers are increasing. Many people now want to grow their own plants for personal consumption. There are many methods for growing plants indoors, but there is nothing like cultivating your plants outside. Growing cannabis naturally tends to produce better yields than inside and the flavors are often more complex. For those that want a totally natural and organic plant without any added chemicals, it is not difficult at all.

Can Marijuana and CBD be part of your skin care?

Whether it’s acne breakouts or eczema, relieving skin problems can feel like a battleground. There are many things you can try, from face creams and washes, to prescription ointments and even pills. For many, these things can work, but for some nothing seems to work. For those who have tried just about everything or for those who want a natural product, cannabis may be the answer.

It’s no surprise that cannabis may possess skin-healing benefits. Cannabis is anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and also has antioxidant properties. Hemp seed oil consists of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which deliver moisture and protection from the sun. When it comes to skin care, topical products are key. Smoke, no matter the substance, is never good for the skin. If skin care is a top priority, it is wise to eliminate smoking altogether in exchange for vaporizing or edibles.  For skin care, there is a range of topical products to consider. Hemp oil and cannabis-derived CBD oil, for example, are gaining popularity as skin natural treatments.

There are many stories from those who have been successful using cannabis for skin problems. One such story is a case of contact dermatitis that a patient developed on his face after a reaction to tea tree oil. The rash lingered for two weeks before he went to a dermatologist, who prescribed a steroid and anti-fungal cream. This brought relief initially, but over the next few weeks the rash returned worse than ever.  His dermatologist then prescribed an anti-seborrheic cream and also instructed him to stop his previous steroid and antifungal creams because they could cause scarring. He decided to do some research on the new prescription and discovered that it to find it would not cure his problem, only suppress his symptoms.

After further research, he decided to give CBD oil a try.  He acquired activated, pure CBD oil, and mixed it on a 1:1 ratio with organic coconut oil. After a hot shower to open the pores, he applied the mixture delicately on his face until it started to absorb. He did this daily for a week and by the seventh day, his dermatitis was entirely gone.  A year later, he had not relapsed; it never returned. Unlike the prescription creams he used, which simply treated the symptoms, the CBD method clearly addressed the problem.  

The benefits of cannabis and hemp seed oil for skin are just being realized.

How to make a thin-layer chromatography

Probably, many of you wonder what kind of test is performed to determine if a marijuana strain has significant rates of the main cannabinoids, as well as the method used to know the precentatge (more or less accurate, as we will see) of each cannabinoid contained in the tested sample. In this post we will explain step by step how to do a thin-layer chromatography (TLC), an analisis that will show us the approximate percentages of the main cannabinoids detected in each sample. To do this, we used eight different samples of the marijuana strain Fruity Jack / Jack el Frutero from Philosopher Seeds, with the simple purpose, in this case, to know which of the analyzed phenotypes have high amounts of the cannabinoid CBD.

The medical use of marijuana is constantly gaining ground in the past few years, as well as the interest from breeders and consumers to know the exact amounts of cannabinoids present in their favourite cannabis strains. That’s why expressions such as “thin-layer chromatography” or “gas chromatography” are becoming more and more familiar for the cannabis community. To learn more about these analysis systems, we met with a good friend and collaborator who explained us a system based on the thin-layer chromatography with which we get reliable results quickly and safely for our health.

 

Diaries and growing reports of several cannabis strains. Usually, beginner growers have lots of questions: Which strain to grow? In which substrate? Which fertilizer should I use? Is this lighting system suitable for me? In this category we want to show you different growing setups, step-by-step instructions to properly take care of your plants and several farming techniques like SOG and SCROG. You will also see many pictures to help you obtain high quality marijuana harvests.

lthough marijuana is generally consumed by inhalation (vaporization or burning) it is also possible to consume it in food, both for recreational and therapeutic use. The main advantages of taking it via ingestion are the protection of the respiratory system as opposed to burning it, and the duration of the effect, which will last considerably longer (several hours), significantly reducing the frequency of use. To cook marijuana, we must first extract their phytocannabinoids, which are the active ingredients of the plant. As they are not soluble in water, we use concentrated vegetable fats (olive oil, coconut butter, …), animal (butter, cream, whole milk, …), or food alcohol (eg Bacardie 151), for a cannabis tincture. We hope you enjoy cooking!

How To Germinate Medical Marijuana Seeds

Germinating Medical Marijuana Seeds

There are many methods that can be used to germinate medical marijuana seeds, but this one has been proven to work consistently.

Fill a small glass (1.5 ounce size) 3/4 with water and add a half a cap full of hydrogen peroxide.  This helps open up the shells and improve germ rates. Place your seeds in the glass and tap the seeds so they go under the water a couple times. This ensures that the seedsare moist on the entire shell. Leave the seeds in the glass for 24 to 48 hours and then give them a tap and see if they sink to the bottom. If they sink to the bottom, it means that the seeds are ready for the next step. If they are still floating, give them a tap and let them soak until they too drop to the bottom.

In the next step, you will need a re-sealable plastic bag or a plastic container that can be sealed to put the seeds in once they are ready.  Take a 1/4 piece of paper towel and soak it. Squeeze the excess water off and place the seeds in a line in the center. Simply fold the paper towel over a few times and then place that in the bag or container you will be using. Now you want to make sure they get some heat. This can be accomplishedseveral ways.  You can place the bag or container on a cable box, TV or anything that gives off above room temperature heat but not hot temperatures.  Leave it alone for 2-4 days.  You are looking for something that can keep the seeds warm and in a perfect environment to germinate.

You need to check the seeds daily to make sure that the paper towel remains wet but not saturated. The seeds need moisture but cannot be saturated with water or mold can arise. After 24 hours some of the seeds will start growing their taproots. After a seed has grown around 1/4″ to 1/2”, you can then place them where you plan to grow the plant.

This proven method will allow you to keep a higher ratio of your medical marijuana seeds to germinate.  . This method is far better than simply putting a seed in the soil and hoping for the best. This is used by medical marijuana growers above most others because of its proven success.

Ballasts and growing cannabis plants indoors

hen we are about to set upe an indoor marijuana growing space, there are many factors to take into account if we want our plants to enjoy proper ventilation, lighting, etc. If we grow with discharge lamps (HPS or MH) we are going to need a ballast to correctly operate our lighting system.

The main doubt that can arise is whether to choose a magnetic or an electronic ballast. Electronic ballasts are a step forward in lighting systems for growing cannabis, replacing the traditional power transformer of the magnetic ballasts with electronic components.

Although the price of most electronic ballasts is a little higher than that of magnetic ones, they have a number of advantages in comparison with these:

Nutrient imbalance in marijuana plants?

n this post we will focus on the macro and micro-nutrients necessary for the development of cannabis plants. These elements are available in the nutrients, so the chosen type of fertiliser and its correct use will lead us to a crop without deficiencies or excesses, thanks to a properly planned and balanced feeding.

There are different factors to take into account, so we’ll try to explain them in a simple way so that all growers can dispel all the possible doubts which may arise relating to the nutrition of their cannabis plants.

 

How to hide marijuana plants

Nowadays, it is getting more and more difficult to grow marijuana outdoors . It’s not about pests, diseases or adverse climates… the number one enemy of marijuana growers are thieves.

 

Here you will learn a system to camouflage your marijuana plants -a rather curious technique as well as safer than the usual methods.

With the increase of information and number of people growing marijuana, it is hard to find a place where the plant can go unnoticed. 

It will be easier if you have a small garden with fruit trees, olive trees and ornamental trees. If this is not the case, you can also try the camouflage method, but it requires a little more work because you will have to apply this technique to the trees you find in the woods, always in private land – we must own it..