Q&A with Jorge: Germination

Q&A with Jorge Germination Hi Jorge, I have heard many things about growing, but I absolutely have no idea how. I have read a lot online and I get the main idea, but I don’t get the concept of germinating, and lots of other stuff. Is hydroponics or growing in dirt better? What nutrients should I…

Q&A with Jorge: Germination and Seedlings

Q&A with Jorge Germination and Seedlings Hi there, Jorge, I am new to growing, done lots of reading, and built a small grow cabinet. The cabinet itself is up to par, it has ventilation, interior painted white, 400W HPS light and the rest. I use sterilized soil, sand, castings, fertilizer and perlite. The temperature ranges…

Q&A with Jorge: Feminized Seed

Q&A with Jorge Feminized Seeds Hi Jorge, I want to learn about manually pollinating a plant to create feminized and/or regular seeds. I read an article about it and understand it but I don’t know how to gather pollen and use it. Can you give me step-by-step instructions? Planning my second grow and I don’t…

Q&A with Jorge: Brown Spots

Q&A with Jorge Brown Spots Hi Jorge, I noticed brown spots on some of the older fan leaves of my plants. This happened one other time and I thought it was nutrient lock-up due to the wrong pH balance in my soil. I am using all organic products and have been following the soil feeding…

Q&A with Jorge: Lowryder

Q&A with Jorge Lowryder Hi Jorge, I am a long time Soft Secrets reader, but a new grower. I am very interested in Lowryder seeds after reading about them earlier this year. I bought some seeds and am looking for some solid info on how to grow a crop of Lowryder. Buying seeds gets expensive…

Clones and Cloning

  Marijuana can be reproduced (propagated) sexually or asexually.  Seeds are the product of sexual propagation; clones or cuttings are the result of asexual or vegetative propagation.  In its simplest form, taking a cutting or clone is cutting a growing branch tip and rooting it. Making clones is the same as taking cuttings and is…