Mexican Grow Report 2008

by Jorge Cervantes American and Canadian strains are very big – Love Potion, Kush, Blueberry, Purple strains AKA the Purps, are all more common in Mexico. Gone are the days of smoking only Popo Blue, Punta Rojo, Alcapulco Gold, etc. Now you can find almost anything that won a High Times Cannabis Cup. Mexico is…

Global Harvest Report 2008

Our correspondents from around the world weigh in on this year’s bumper crop of buds. Take a tour of the best pot on the planet with our esteemed team of cannabis researchers, who have scoured the globe in search of great ganja. NEPAL These days, the horticulture of cannabis is so completely under the control of humans…

Manicuring, Curing and Storing Buds

by: Jorge Cervantes Manicuring buds is time-consuming. Budget 4–6 hours to manicure a single pound (454 gm) by hand with scissors. An automatic trimmer will cut manicuring time to 1–2 hours. Use small easy-to-maneuver pointed scissors to reach into crevices in buds. Have 2 or 3 different pairs of scissors available. Switch scissors when your…

Harvesting

by Jorge Cervantes Harvest when plants are at peak ripeness. Harvest timing is critical. The peak harvest window is open for roughly 5–7 days. Most growers manicure harvested buds before drying them slowly and evenly so THC is preserved. After drying, buds must cure so that full aroma and flavor develop. Like a fine wine,…

What to do Before Harvest

by Jorge Cervantes Before Harvest Watering is important when plants are flowering. Continue regular irrigation as needed. Make sure to check the soil moisture daily to avoid overwatering. Always irrigate in the morning so that the majority of water is used during the day. Soggy roots at night will slow growth substantially. Do not water…

Global Harvest Report 2001

Jorge Cervantes We’ve picked the brains of ganja gurus in several parts of the world, and by all accounts, 2001 was a banner year for outdoor growing. So as you prepare for next year’s victory garden, sit back and enjoy these hot-off-the-presses harvest reports from several corners of the ganja globe. Northern California The good…