Q&A with Jorge: Sativa for Spring

Q&A with Jorge Sativa for Spring I live in the southeastern U.S. What strain of sativa would be my best bet for getting the highest quality as well as the heaviest yield? I see crosses of G-13 with various strains—is it possible to obtain G-13 that hasn’t been crossed in seed form? Everything I’ve read…

Q&A with Jorge: Harvest

  Q&A with Jorge Harvest When do I harvest? Everybody tells me to wait till it freezes, but I don’t know—maybe I should harvest sooner. I live in Tucson, AZ, and even though we are at a high elevation, it doesn’t freeze here until late October. What should I do? Desert Owl Dear Desert Owl,…

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…

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…

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…

Q&A with Jorge: Fertilizing Your Plants

Q&A with Jorge Fertilizing Your Plants I have a question about which fertilizer to use during seedling, vegetative and flowering growth. Please recommend brands and their corresponding nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium percentages. I don’t want to burn them with too much nitrogen at any stage of growth. BTW, I’m growing in soil. Timmy G. Amarillo, TX Dear Timmy,…