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  1. PureGro1

    Germinating Seeds Part Two

    Germination is when a new plant begins to grow from a seed. You might hear people say "popped" or “popping,” germination is the very first step in starting your Plants. Seeds can be acquired from many different places and can range from really bad quality all the way to Awesome. (You may hear Marijuana growers refer to seeds as beans as well) Seeds and where to get them: Look at pictures on StonerHaven.com and ask Stoners where they got their seeds, who their favorite breeders are and why, then find your strain from a reputable breeder and place your order. Once you have seeds, make sure you are ready to Grow before you even think of germinating. Do you have space, lights, fans, timers,...etc. There are more than one common way to germinate seeds, The one we discuss here is called the Shot Glass Method. What’s the Best Way to Germinate my Seeds? Well I am glad you asked! Seeds require three things to germinate: water, heat, and air. What you need: CLEAN HANDS- THIS IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IF YOU SMOKE TOBACCO. Clean shot glass or similar size container Water Seeds 1) Fill a shot glass or small container halfway or so bottled water. Avoid using tap water it often contains chlorine or other substances which can impact germination . 2) Add in your seeds. I like to do one per a container and mark each container with what seed is inside. 3) Place the seeds in a warm, dark place with a 72-80 degree F temperature. On top of a water heater or behind a TV is usually a good spot. Cover it with a dark mug or cup to keep light out, or put it in a box. Just keep the light out! 4) Sink or Float- They may sink or they may float, If they sink then great! If not, take a clean finger and gently touch the seed pushing it into the water. This breaks the surface tension of the water. If it still floats just leave it be, checking the next day. Within 24-48 hrs You will see the seed has "popped" and a tap root is protruding, If not you may go ahead and plant the seed but chances are you have encountered a "dud". 5) Gingerly remove the seeds from the glass. Because the seeds are soft and hopefully already showing root, you want to avoid damaging it. One way to easily get the seeds out of the glass is to carefully pour most of the water out and with the last drop or two and the aid of a Popsicle stick or toothpick maneuver the seed into the hole in your medium of choice- tap root down. Closing: "Popping" Seeds is not an exact science and things don't always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. Some seeds will pop quickly and grow rapidly. after growing a few you will begin to be able tell which plants or genetics are winners right from the Start,you can then take cuttings from those "winners" for clones or breed with other strong Male plants to create a seed strain of your very own, Happy Growing Stoners! See part one here for the paper towel method.
  2. PureGro1

    Germinating Seeds Part One

    Germination is when a new plant begins to grow from a seed. You might hear people say "popped" or “popping,” germination is the very first step in starting your Plants. Seeds can be acquired from many different places and can range from really bad quality all the way to Awesome. (You may hear Marijuana growers refer to seeds as beans as well) Seeds and where to get them: Look at pictures on StonerHaven.com and ask Stoners where they got their seeds, who their favorite breeders are and why, then find your strain from a reputable breeder and place your order. Once you have seeds, make sure you are ready to Grow before you even think of germinating. Do you have space, lights, fans, timers,...etc. There are more than one common way to germinate seeds, The one we discuss here is called the paper towel method. See the shot glass method here What’s the Best Way to Germinate my Seeds? Well I am glad you asked! Seeds require three things to germinate: water, heat, and air. What you need: CLEAN HANDS- THIS IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IF YOU SMOKE TOBACCO. Two clean plates Paper towels Seeds Step 1: Take four sheets of unbleached and clean paper towels, soak them with distilled water. The sheets should be soaking wet but should not have excess water running off. Step 2: Take two of the paper towels and place them on the plate. Then, place the cannabis seeds at least an inch apart from each other and cover them with the other two sheets of water-soaked paper towels. Step 3: Take the other plate and flip it over to cover the seeds. Step 4: Keep them warm– between 70-90°F. After That its time to WAIT...and WAIT...You should see the tap root "Popping" out between 24-48hrs after putting them on the plate. Try to let them be but don't allow the towels to dry out, you can add a few drops of water if needed. The “tap root” sticking out is the sign of a successful germination. Transplanting Germinated Seeds Once you see the tap root, it’s time to transfer your now germinated seed into its growing medium. Starting with a small container like a solo cup or similar size. Fill the cups with seed starting mix and thoroughly wet it and then poke a hole in the middle about a quarter-inch down using a clean pen or pencil. Use a pair of tweezers to gently pick it up, Or two Popsicle sticks are even better. Drop the seed in the hole with the tap root facing down and lightly cover it with soil. Now just add a few drips of water to where you just buried the seed. You want to keep this soil warm like you did with your seed, You can use a humidity dome or cover the top of your cup with plastic to keep humidity up and keep soil from drying as quickly. Within a week or so you should see a seedling begin to grow from the soil. Closing: "Popping" Seeds is not an exact science and things don't always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. Some seeds will pop quickly and grow rapidly. after growing a few you will begin to be able tell which plants or genetics are winners right from the Start,you can then take cuttings from those "winners" for clones or breed with other strong Male plants to create a seed strain of your very own, Happy Growing Stoners!
  3. Remember this is a list of Things Not To Do! 1. Don't Over water Over watering kills marijuana plants. Water once the top few inches of the soil dry out. Hydroponics is harder to over water because rockwool has such excellent drainage properties. As long as the rockwool cubes are not sitting in liquid it is virtually impossible to over water a hydroponic setup. A hydroponic setup could either be watered constantly as the drip method, or once to three times a day as in the flood and drain method. 2. Don't love your plants to Death Its easy to want to do too much too soon, water, nutrients, sunlight, light too intense or close...etc. The plant wants to grow, sometimes the grower can be the biggest impediment to that. 3. Touch/kill Germinating Seeds Please have some patience. It sometimes takes 10 days for a seed to sprout. The paper towel method is not recommended because you must handle the seeds when transferring them from the paper towel to your growing medium. 4. Grow seeds from seeded marijuana One of the greatest disappointments known to the growing man. 90% of what the final product will be is in the seed's genetics and has little to do with the environment the plant is grown in. Many get their hands on the seed and think they have a gold mine. They will probably grow something like this: hermaphrodites, tall late flowering females coupled with early flowering males. This is because the only pollen that could have produced the seed was from a hermaphrodite or a very stunted and late flowering male the grower did not notice. Unless you are prepared for possible disappointment don't use "unknown" seeds. This is why people buy seeds from seedbanks. 5. Don't Over fertilize. Fertilize after first 2 spiked leaves appear follow the label. DON'T FERTILIZE EVERY TIME YOU WATER!!! Start with 25% and work your way up! Less is more and you can always add but not subtract. Leach the plants with lots of pure water every 2-4 weeks. Organic growing is recommended. Its tastes better and burns much better. If the leaves suddenly twist or fold under, Leach and Spray with pure water for several days! 6. Don't Under fertilize Under fertilizing is less common but it happens. If you are one of those people that likes to give the plant just enough nutrients make sure you use a organic soil mixture with blood meal and bone meal or some slow release fertilizer with micro nutrients. You should work to achieve a maximum amount of nutrients the plant can handle but see #5 and start slow! 7. Don't Bring bugs or disease into your grow room. Bugs are a pain, So are plant diseases. Many growers are able to grow indoors without pest problems for years. If they do get pests they are probably not enjoying the change from their usual diet to marijuana resin! Wear clean clothes and keep bugs out! 8. Don't Start Too Early Inside or Outdoors For several reasons! If you are starting outdoors June 1 is perfect. But if I start earlier I will get bigger buds right? Probably Wrong! Its strange but usually true. ill explain. Plants started in early spring will get big but they will take significantly longer to start flowering. This is because at the peak vegetative period they sense the light cycles getting longer and longer, until June 21. But they don't realize that its time to flower yet. Finally in the middle of August the plant says "HEY" "time to flower already" and it produces buds in August and September or later they will be tall as trees but thinner buds due to the fact that the sun is not as strong in September. Now if the ganja plants were put out later, as soon as they get a foot off the ground they say "what's going on" I am just in early veggie and the light hours aren't getting longer in fact SHORTER" Then the plants go crazy and since the sun is so bright in July and August you get amazing 6 foot trees that are heavier than the plants started in April!!! in addition to finishing earlier the late started plants are not nearly as noticeable. Indoors is the same for different reasons. The light cannot penetrate more than a foot or two. So flower when plants are a foot tall. If you wait longer because you want bigger yields, you will get smaller yields and wait longer for them. 9. Don't Provide A Bad Environment. Always provide air circulation and fresh air even during the night cycle is fine. All the air indoors should be replaced every 5-10 minutes. Humidity between 30-70% (during flowering avoid being over 50% humidity) temp aim for around 75-85' Even seedlings need a gentle fan to strengthen the stems. 10. Don't Harvest Too Early. I know its hard. You see the buds and resin forming at a rapid rate. The buds are potent and you feel tempted to chop em down! The only problem is that another 25% of the weight will form in 2 more weeks. Wait until the plants have totally stopped growing And then check the trichomes. And...When In Doubt! Ask A Stoner who Grows...
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    4/20 StonerHaven.com Holiday

    Its the most wonderful time of the year, Spring and Smoke!
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    PM Treatment and control

    First time I ever saw PM was first large indoor grow and it was only One plant- Moby Dick (Found out later its a strain that frequently has PM issues) But When I first saw it- I thought damn this plant is frosty! lol Definetly see it more in flower- But so weird, AND it started on the one plant that had the tri-foliate stuff going on. I am going to do the sulfer burner to help these get through and then use one of the sprays for clones coming in from now on. I will take pics and maybe some video of my trials and tribulations with this, I think all the outdoor I did when younger- We always took them earlier than I would today and avoided PM entirely. I had no PM outside last year but did have some of the grey bud rot on a couple hear and there- very isolated to certain plants and parts of those plants. Where your at- I bet it is almost Unavoidable for outdoor.
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    PM Treatment and control

    Well, Guess what? After all my years growing and not havving a PM issue since very first plant...You guessed it I have a Powdery Mildew Issue, 4wk? into flower- Pretty much two plants, This is first time ive ever grown clones indoor, My assumption is this was a clone issue from momma. Temps/Humidity and airflow havve been fine... I just bought a sulfur burner...Too scared to spray anything on them this late- both for chemical or just wetting them and possibly making it worse. I will have the burner by weekend and will see, worst case I guess I will be washing some buds..lol
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    Wake & Bake

    Give him his card!
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    Things to ponder, things that make you go hmmmmm.....

    Wife calls those nights Retro-TV nights...lol, Quantum leap and incredible hulk have been what I watch recently. Just finished all the A-team..again.
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    Random Think

    I dunno what this world is coming to sometimes...I have a similar tale. Except it wasn't a chrome book and she pressed charges. Does no one enjoy the smell of chloroform or the feel of duct tape anymore?
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    Things to ponder, things that make you go hmmmmm.....

    Ive spent some time looking at those fckers too!
  12. This is a Re-write of something posted awhile ago, still of high relevancy for new growers! Choosing a space to grow Choosing a space to grow indoors is just as important as choosing the proper space outdoors. Your garden should be located in an out of the way place (not the bedroom). Basements, attics, and closets are all great places. Once you have a few possibilities in mind make sure the have access to electrical outlets. Plan ahead for anything that might require a repairman to visit your house. If your garden is located in the same room as the furnace, and the furnace explodes, your in big trouble. Once the permanent garden location has been selected it is time to prepare it. (For the rest of this document I will assume you have chosen a closet as the grow space) Paint the walls flat white. Do not use tin foil because it can actually focus light like little laser beams and burn holes through the leaves. Next, cover the floor of the closet with plastic. This will help stop water damage to the floor. Containers Your plants will need to be grown in some kind of cannabis or container. Large plastic pots (like the ones bushes come in) work best. Fill the bottom inch with large gravel to help drainage. And the rest with high quality potting soil with some sand mixed in. Buckets can also be used but drill drainage holes in the bottom. If your containers previously held other plants then they must be sterilized with bleach or alcohol. Lighting Since there is no sun in your closet you will have to provide a sun loving plant like cannabis with alot of artificial light. There are three options available to the grower: fluorescent lights are cheap, efficient, and don't put out much heat. Metal halide, or MH bulbs, are more expensive but put out much more light than florescent. They also put out more heat so ventilation is needed. MH bulbs also require a separate ballast in order to work. High Pressure Sodium lamps, or HPS, put out as much light as MH lamps but with a little less heat. Ventilation and a separate ballast are also required. Fluorescent lights Fluorescent lights are the cheapest light to use. They produce little heat so ventilation may not be needed unless the space is very small. The light spectrum put out by these lights is suitable for all stages of growing. Because flourescents disperse light over a large area, they need to be kept within three inches of the tops for the plants to receive enough light. This means you will have to mount the lights in a way that the can be raised everyday. Metal Halide Lights Metal halide lamps put out the most light. They also produce a lot of heat. A strong fan is needed to keep room temperatures down. MH lamps put out light mostly in the blue spectrum. Blue light is used best by the plant during vegetative growth. MH lights can also be used for flowering with no adverse effects. A separate ballast is required for these lights to work. They come in sizes from 40 to 1000W. One 1000W lamp will provide enough light in a closet to grow four plants. High Pressure Sodium Lights High pressure sodium lamps put out almost as much light as MH and with less heat. Good ventilation is still required though. HPS lamps produce light in mostly the red and orange end of the spectrum. The plants uses this light best when flowering. HPS lamps can also be used for vegetative growth with little slow down in foliage production. HPS lamps require a separate ballast for operation. Some growers switch between MH and HPS depending on what stage the plants are in. MH is used in vegetative growth and then the light is switched over to HPS once flowering begins. Most growers use fluorescent to start seedlings and root clones. The fluorescent are weaker than the MH and HPS lamps and therefore do not stress them too much. Choose whatever light is best suited for your situation. If your are growing in your attic go with MH or HPS. If your growing in the closet like us, then use florescent. (For the rest of this document I will assume the reader is using fluorescent lighting) Factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis There are other factors other than the obvious amount of light that reaches the plants that affect the rate of photosynthesis. These can be manipulated by the grower to achieve maximum speed of growth and larger yields in a shorter period of time. Humidity Humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air. Most growers know that humidity in excess of 85% percent increases the probability of the appearance of bud mold. The humidity is also critical during germination when the seedlings are extremely fragile. Humidity should be kept over 80% at this stage in the plants life to prevent the soil from drying too fast. Experimentation has shown that a relative humidity of 65% to 80% increases growth rate. Below this level the plants develop extremely narrow and tissue paper thin leaves to try to prevent excess loss of water. Above 80% relative humidity the plant have trouble disposing of toxic chemicals through evaporation. Temperature Cannabis can survive temperatures from 32 degrees F to over 100 degrees F. Cannabis will grow best with a temperture of 70 to 75 degrees F day and night. Higher than 90 degrees F the enzymes within the plant begin to breakdown and photosynthesis is affected. The same is true for low tempertures. Carbon dioxide Carbon dioxide Is a gas that is essential for the light reactions in all plants that carry on photosynthesis. CO2 is absorbed through the leafs stomates and is combined with water and light energy to form glucose (used by the plant as energy) and oxygen (which is released). Therefore supplementing CO2 to the existing amount in the air will speed up photosynthesis and therefore, growth will occur faster. Experimentation has also shown that CO2 can help cannabis toloerate higher temperatures (up to 95 degrees F) with little affect on the rate of photosynthesis. Water Although only a small portion of water absorbed by the plant is used in photosynthesis a shortage of water does affect the rate photosynthesis occurs. This happens because when the plant is low on water the stomates on the leaves close preventing the release of waste gases and other toxic chemicals. This closure will severely slow down or even stop photosynthesis from occurring . Sea of green Sea of green, or SOG, is the theory of harvesting many small plants frequently, instead of large plants less frequently. In an SOG setup the closet is divided into two light tight spaces. In the top space the lights are permanently set on a 12/12 light/dark timer. On the bottom the lights are kept on for 18 hours per day. Fluorescent lights are used throughout. The bottom shelf is used to start seedlings and root clones. The top shelf is used for flowering. Using this setup harvesting can take place once a month. Ventilation Cannabis like all other plants puts out waste through the stomata on it's leaves. Outdoors wind, rain and sun are present to evaporate these toxins from the leaf surface. Indoors the grower must create an environment. The best way to do this is with a fan of some kind. If the grow room is large enough then an regular cooling fan can be placed inside and left on all the time. If you are running a small closet operation then just opening the door twice a day to look at them will create enough air movement for healthy growth. A fan controlled by a thermostat will also work well. These can be found at most electronics stores. If a large number of plants are to be kept a dehumidifier may be needed. If humidity levels are too high then the chances of mold will dramatically increase. Early sexing Since you control the light cycle in an indoor operation it is easy to sex the plants early and eliminate all the males. Just turn the lights down to 12/12 when the plants are eight inches high. Use a magnifying glass to examine the flowers and eliminate all the males. Here is a female plant. Notice the white hairs. Obtaining seed If you do want to pollenate some females to produce seed for the next crop it can be done so that only a few buds are pollinated and the rest remain as sinsemilla. First collect pollen from a male. The male should show desirable characteristics, like fast growth, potency and resistance to pest and mold. To collect the pollen just shake the branches into a plastic bag. Black paper can also be used to collect pollen. Just lie it on the floor around the plant, in a few days the paper will have quite a bit of pollen on it. The pollen can be stored in film canisters until it is needed. When needed, use a paintbrush to brush on the pollen to the LOWER branches of the female. The best way to be sure that all the seeds are mature before harvest is to just never harvest the pollinated branches. Let them die naturally so you can be sure they produce viable seed. Harvesting and drying When you want you plants to start flowering just turn the lights down to 12 hours light and 12 hours dark. Then be patient and wait for flowering to complete. It helps the drying process a little if you don't water the week before harvesting. When you cut the plants remove the large fan leaves the and add them to your compost pile as they are not usable for smoking. Place the plants in shoe boxes or paper bags and stir them around daily. In about three weeks the buds should be totally dry and ready to smoke.
  13. Germinating Seeds Part Two Germination is when a new plant begins to grow from a seed. You might hear people say "popped" or “popping,” germination is the very first step in starting your Plants. Seeds can be acquired from many different places and can range from really bad quality all the way to Awesome. (You may hear Marijuana growers refer to seeds as beans as well) Seeds and where to get them: Look at pictures on StonerHaven.com and ask Stoners where they got their seeds, who their favorite breeders are and why, then find your strain from a reputable breeder and place your order. Once you have seeds, make sure you are ready to Grow before you even think of germinating. Do you have space, lights, fans, timers,...etc. There are more than one common way to germinate seeds, The one we discuss here is called the Shot Glass Method. What’s the Best Way to Germinate my Seeds? Well I am glad you asked! Seeds require three things to germinate: water, heat, and air. What you need: CLEAN HANDS- THIS IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IF YOU SMOKE TOBACCO. Clean shot glass or similar size container Water Seeds 1) Fill a shot glass or small container halfway or so bottled water. Avoid using tap water it often contains chlorine or other substances which can impact germination . 2) Add in your seeds. I like to do one per a container and mark each container with what seed is inside. 3) Place the seeds in a warm, dark place with a 72-80 degree F temperature. On top of a water heater or behind a TV is usually a good spot. Cover it with a dark mug or cup to keep light out, or put it in a box. Just keep the light out! 4) Sink or Float- They may sink or they may float, If they sink then great! If not, take a clean finger and gently touch the seed pushing it into the water. This breaks the surface tension of the water. If it still floats just leave it be, checking the next day. Within 24-48 hrs You will see the seed has "popped" and a tap root is protruding, If not you may go ahead and plant the seed but chances are you have encountered a "dud". 5) Gingerly remove the seeds from the glass. Because the seeds are soft and hopefully already showing root, you want to avoid damaging it. One way to easily get the seeds out of the glass is to carefully pour most of the water out and with the last drop or two and the aid of a Popsicle stick or toothpick maneuver the seed into the hole in your medium of choice- tap root down. Closing: "Popping" Seeds is not an exact science and things don't always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. Some seeds will pop quickly and grow rapidly. after growing a few you will begin to be able tell which plants or genetics are winners right from the Start,you can then take cuttings from those "winners" for clones or breed with other strong Male plants to create a seed strain of your very own, Happy Growing Stoners! See part one here for the paper towel method. Author PureGro1 Category How To Grow Marijuana Submitted 05/23/2018 04:48 PM  
  14. PureGro1

    Germinating Seeds Part One

    I actually do shot glass, but figured I would put this one up first
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    Germinating Seeds Part One

    @DarKwon just stares at em and they pop...so there. lol