World’s Greatest Seed Banks 2003

By: Jorge Cervantes Cannabis-seed companies have continued to grow and expand in 2003. Canadian companies dominate the North American market, while Dutch companies rule in Europe. New troupes have appeared in Switzerland, Spain, and central Europe. Legal concerns and obstacles continue to cast a pall over the thriving underground movement. Numerous foreign breeders did their…

Q&A with Jorge: Spiral Fluorescents

  Q&A with Jorge Spiral Fluorescents I have a female plant that just went into a 12/12-hour day/night schedule and has gone into pre-flowering. I am using a regular fluorescent lightbulb (the spiral kind). How long do you think it will be until I start to see buds? How much do you think I will…

Secure Outdoor Growing

By Jorge Cervantes June is the traditional month to plant outdoor flower and vegetable gardens in North America. This is also true for cannabis. Most of the same general principles apply when planting a flower, vegetable or cannabis garden, except for one important thing—a marijuana garden must not be found by thieves, snitches or law…

Q&A with Jorge: Germination Tips

Q&A with Jorge Germination Tips I don’t get the concept of germination. How do you sprout seeds? Rybz Dear Rybz, Growing is simple and easy, as long as you keep it that way. Get your hands dirty and don’t get discouraged when you make mistakes or even kill plants. Start with free or inexpensive seeds.…

Q&A with Jorge: Pruning

Q&A with Jorge Pruning Does topping the main bud slow down plant growth? Does it affect other buds and knock them back from their full potential? I’m talking about 14’’ to 16’’ sativas that are in the last two months of flowering. Zot Christchurch, New Zealand Dear Zot, Pruning or topping plants redirects their growth…

World’s Greatest Seed Banks

Jorge Cervantes Here’s the list you’ve been waiting for. Find out where to get seeds, which varieties people are talking about and tips on security. When the Department of Defense started the World Wide Web, little did they know that it would turn into a simple, easy platform to sell marijuana seeds and trade THC…

Q&A with Jorge: Slap Plants Around

Q&A with Jorge Slap Plants Around Your great book says that slapping my plants around will make them more resinous. Does this mean the better the fight, the higher the buds get you? Ralph Via Internet Dear Ralph, Slapping plants around may make a demented grower feel superior, smart and dominant, but it’s detrimental to…