Q&A with Jorge: Pruning

Q&A with Jorge Pruning Hi Jorge, Does it slow down the plant by topping the main bud? Does it affect other buds and knock them back from their full potential? I’m talking about 3-4-metresativas that are in the last two months of flowering. Zot, Internet Dear Zot, [one_half] Pruning or topping plants redirects their growth…

Powdery Mildew

Mildews are called “powdery mildew” among cannabis growers. This term encompasses all mildews. Mildew grows on foliage, leaves and buds. Most look like foliage was sprinkled with fine flower or talcum powder. It drains the vigor of plants, and can pose a health risk to smokers with lung ailments. Every year powdery mildew destroys a…

Q&A with Jorge: Growing Haze

Q&A with Jorge Growing Haze Dear Jorge, I would love to grow a haze, could you recommend a Haze for a first timer? Thanks a lot, Brian, Montreal, Internet Dear Brian, One of my favorites is NL #5 x Haze. I cannot advise you to grow any pure Haze strain until you get a bit…

Q&A with Jorge: Growing Failure

Q&A with Jorge Growing Failure [one_half]Dear Jorge, I tried to grow my own cannabis on several occasions, all of which have ended in terrible disaster. I had spider mites living in wet soil killing my poor plants. I found a cheap 6 plant 400w HP sodium lamp on the internet. Is it worth the money…

Soil Analysis

Soil and Soil Analysis Many soils and soilless mixes used by cannabis gardeners is peat based and mixed with other elements. Soils are different, very different from one another. The average organic mineral soil is made up of 45% mineral particles, 5% living and dead organisms – bacteria, protozoa, microbes, fungi, earthworms, etc. – and…

Q&A with Jorge: Making Seeds

Q&A with Jorge Making Seeds [one_half]Jorge, How long after my male plants start showing flowers will it take to produce seed? I know that the males are less potent than females, but I really need the seeds. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Michael, Internet Michael, Seeds are produced on female plants. Once a male…

Damping Off

by: Jorge Cervantes [one_half]Damping-off kills seeds, seedlings and clones. It can also attack buds and stems (Botrytis cinera). There are two kinds of damping off one kills seeds when they germinate and before they break through the soil. The second post/emergence damping-off is the rotting or wilting of seedlings soon after they emerge from the…