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, Remove spindly branches and growth that is not…

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 Dear Stumped, You can grow great cannabis in Alabama as long as you give it the proper conditions – light, air (CO2, heat and humidity), fertilizer and soil. Buy a 400w metal halide or HP sodium lamp that is electrically sound and with a guarantee from a reputable company. Definitely…

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…

Damping Off

by: Jorge Cervantes Damping-off is caused by different fungal species, including Botrytis, Pythium, and Fusarium are present in the air, growing medium plant or seed. This disease breeds in wet, poorly aerated over-watered growing mediums, humid conditions and attacks weak plants. Coat seeds with protective dust for insurance. Seed disinfection is used to kill organisms…

Q&A with Jorge: Leaves and Seeds

Q&A with Jorge Leaves and Seeds Dear Princess, No. Not only the Drug Czars spread misinformation about cannabis, so do uninformed growers. Plants go through the seedling and vegetative stages before they reach the flowering stage. Normally leaves grow three blades and progress to five blades when they enter the vegetative stage. Depending upon growth…