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…

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…

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…

The Backyard Garden – 2011

2011 Backyard Garden The second year, clones were transplanted a couple of weeks earlier. The soil absorbed water and retained it much better; twelve months of biological activity had helped the soil mature. The varieties—‘Chemdog’, ‘Headband’ and ‘Blue Dream’—were more robust; they grew taller and were more resistant but not immune to powdery mildew and…

The High Times Interview: Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes, the pied piper of pot to millions of clandestine cannabis growers, published Marijuana Horticulture a.k.a “The Indoor Bible” in the early 80s, sparking a revolution in do-it-yourself underground horticulture. This November in Amsterdam, HIGH TIMES will honor the ultimate master grower with the Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating Cervantes’ numerous achievements as…

Hydro Tek

There are as many ways to grow marijuana as there are people who grow it. Not all new-fangled gizmos are worth their weight in bud, but the educated consumer can definitely increase harvest size with the right system. Looking at the hydroponic innovations of the last few years, we see a menagerie of new gardens,…

Container Culture & Hydroponics

Understanding some basic concepts about container culture and hydroponics is essential to avoid problems and harvest a heavy crop. Often cannabis gardeners get side tracked and spend their time on designing and trying new garden systems that they forget to pay attention to the basics – oxygen and nutrient solution balance. This short article distinguishes…

Narccocorridas and Greenhouses in Mexico

by Jorge Cervantes MEXICO The 737 penetrated the dense haze of smog ahead. Sometime later, I could see the sprawling urban area—some 3,700 square miles (9,500 kilometers) in all, containing more than 20 million people—nestled in Anáhuac, the Valley of Mexico. I have always known it as D.F. (Distrito Federal) or, simply, as Mexico. Mexico…

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…