Q&A with Jorge: Roots of M39

Q&A with Jorge Roots of M39 Do you know anything about the origin of a strain called M39? A friend from Quebec has been growing it for 20 years. He has kept the original genetics alive by cloning. He claims that it is a mix of 25% Acapulco Gold, a sativa, and 75 percent of…

Marijuana Horticulture: Outdoor Growing

Excerpt from Jorge’s Book: Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible Outdoor Growing Outdoor growing is more popular than indoor growing in countries with lax cannabis laws. The reason is simple–sunshine is free; lights and electricity cost money. More people grow outdoors than indoors for this simple reason. Cannabis is a strong plant that can…

Q&A with Jorge: Pruning

Q&A with Jorge Pruning Hi Jorge, Does it slow down the plant by topping the main bud? Does it affect other buds and knock them back from their full potential? I’m talking about 3-4-metresativas that are in the last two months of flowering. Zot, Internet Dear Zot, Remove spindly branches and growth that is not…

Powdery Mildew

Mildews are called “powdery mildew” among cannabis growers. This term encompasses all mildews. Mildew grows on foliage, leaves and buds. Most look like foliage was sprinkled with fine flower or talcum powder. It drains the vigor of plants, and can pose a health risk to smokers with lung ailments. Every year powdery mildew destroys a…

Q&A with Jorge: Growing Haze

Q&A with Jorge Growing Haze Dear Jorge, I would love to grow a haze, could you recommend a Haze for a first timer? Thanks a lot, Brian, Montreal, Internet Dear Brian, One of my favorites is NL #5 x Haze. I cannot advise you to grow any pure Haze strain until you get a bit…

Q&A with Jorge: Growing Failure

Q&A with Jorge Growing Failure Dear Stumped, You can grow great cannabis in Alabama as long as you give it the proper conditions – light, air (CO2, heat and humidity), fertilizer and soil. Buy a 400w metal halide or HP sodium lamp that is electrically sound and with a guarantee from a reputable company. Definitely…

Soil Analysis

Soil and Soil Analysis Many soils and soilless mixes used by cannabis gardeners is peat based and mixed with other elements. Soils are different, very different from one another. The average organic mineral soil is made up of 45% mineral particles, 5% living and dead organisms – bacteria, protozoa, microbes, fungi, earthworms, etc. – and…