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…

How to Use Nutrient Solution

by Jorge Cervantes The concentration of the nutrient solution has an enormous effect on plant development and growth. Measuring the overall concentration or strength of a ‘balanced’ solution is essential. Focus on nutrient balance and concentration in the solution to head off deficiencies before they cause big problems. Fertilizers (dissolved ionic salts) conduct electrical current…

2012 Backyard Garden

by Jorge Cervantes 2012 Backyard Garden This year I started with good strong clones – 2 Queen Mother x Elvira, 2 Apollo 13 and 2 Lamb’s Bread x Mother Teresa –from an expert indoor medical gardener. They were in 12 cm pots and 30-45 cm tall, overgrown. The roots were in fair condition, even though…

Garden Calendar: July 2002

by Jorge Cervantes Outdoors Each day is shorter than the last. Take solace in this fact, because each day is closer to harvest. July is often the beginning of truly hot summer weather in cooler climates. Warmer climates have experienced hot weather for more than a month. Water is very, very important now, especially if…

Mixing Soil for Transplant

by Jorge Cervantes Mixing several commercial soils is often the best option to get a soil that drains well and holds nutrients too. I prefer organic soil so do medicinal cannabis plants. You have many different soils available. The main thing to look at is the consistency of the soil. Let’s make some soil. I…

Jorge Cervantes’ Grow Guide

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Marijuana Horticulture: Sex is Everything!

Excerpt from Jorge’s Book: Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible by Jorge Cervantes Pre-flowering Pre-flowers, described by Robert Clarke in Marijuana Botany as “primordial,” are the first indication of a plant’s sex. The pre-flowers grow at branch inter nodes just behind the leaf spur or stipule about the fourth week of vegetative growth,when the…

May Garden Calendar

Outdoors May brings warm planting weather in many European climates. Scandinavians will have to wait another month for the kind weather. Most climates have seen the last average day of frost, but nighttime weather could still dip below 10 degrees C. which arrests the development of cannabis. Move plants indoors after dark if temperatures dip…

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…