In recent years, bee colonies have died out in alarming numbers, and environmental and public health agencies have striven to discover the underlying causes and implement policies that will reverse the phenomenon, which has become known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Can cannabis growers help to solve the problem? Read on.
Once you have followed all the correct steps to ensure healthy vegetative growth and vigorous flowering, the next step is to harvest your mature plants. This article provides a basic set of guidelines on when to harvest, how to harvest and what to do with your freshly-harvested flowers.
High pressure sodium (HPS) lights have been the heavyweight champion of the lighting world for decades now, with other lighting systems making only minor challenges to their supremacy. Here, we will take a good look at the their differences and what growers can expect from each type.
Growers use a range of techniques to manipulate growth patterns of cannabis and produce stronger, bushier plants with more terminal flower sites and larger overall yields. These techniques are relatively simple to master, and can be successfully used by novice growers—although they should not be overused. “Topping” simply refers to the act of cutting a growing shoot off the stem. By doing so, the plant is encouraged to direct extra energy to the next two shoots. Topping is performed on the main central stem at first, causing the two secondary stems to grow larger in compensation. Once those two stems have grown strong and healthy, they may be topped again to produce four main stems—and maybe again to produce eight main stems! As shown in the photo, a tiny section of stem should be left behind when topping, as if 100% of it is removed it may damage the next two shoots.
Depending on location, outdoor growers may need to force their cannabis plants to flower. Forcing cannabis plants to flower is particularly useful to growers outside the warm-temperate zones. In the warm-temperate zones, forcing is rarely necessary, as the natural seasonal light cycles are optimal for cannabis growth.
Industrial hemp farming has made a comeback in Spain where there has been a revival in its cultivation. Hemp already grew in the wild and had been farmed in many places all over the world long before laws were passed to regulate its cultivation.
Industrial hemp farming has made a comeback in Spain where there has been a revival in its cultivation. Hemp already grew in the wild and had been farmed in many areas all over the world long before laws were passed to regulate its cultivation.
Autoflowering seeds are a relatively new innovation in the world of cannabis cultivation. Descended from C. ruderalis genetics native to Russia and Central Asia, autoflowering plants do not rely on changes in light cycle to commence flowering; instead, they rely on a different set of triggers, and flower according to age and size.
Many of us are limited to a small, indoor space for our cannabis grows--but limited space does not necessary have to mean tiny harvests. With the right approach to maximizing your grow-room space, your eventual yield will be correspondingly higher.
Successfully flowering cannabis plants is one of the trickiest aspects of cannabis cultivation. At this delicate stage, the plants require meticulous care and attention if they are to achieve worthwhile harvests—and more than ever, finding the right balance is key, as mistakes can be far more difficult to correct.
Our Mexican Sativa is to this day, one of the most appreciated Sensi Seeds strains, and many growers want it to grace their gardens every year! Known to be an excellent outdoor cannabis strain, it is not only resistant to pest and moulds, but is also fairly low-maintenance. Its short flowering period (7-8 weeks!) guarantees a rewarding harvest of hash-scented buds, with a mouth-watering sandalwood taste.
Growing outdoors can be tricky in terms of timing, and if you get it wrong--or if your location simply does not allow you the leisure of letting nature take its course--then your harvest may be drastically reduced, if not non-existent. Here, we provide a few helpful tips on how to ensure you get that harvest, wherever you are.
Why choose Early Girl? Simple: it is the earliest indica strain in our selection – 7 to 8 weeks of flowering time only! Created in the ‘80s, this reliable, generous strain is a great choice for outdoor growing. Besides, the compact growth pattern of this indica-dominant hybrid allows you to grow it just about anywhere. Garden, balcony, window ledge, you name it!
There are hundreds of grow books out there, both good and bad; some are aimed at beginners, some at more advanced growers. Of these, just a few have truly stood the test of time, and are truly worth every penny. Here, we have selected the five grow books that stand out head and shoulders over the competition.
Sensi Seeds strains are not only pillars of cannabis genetics still used to this day, they also have received the public’s recognition. You will find here the best outdoor cannabis seeds of the Sensi Seeds collection.
You probably know a lot about cannabis. In fact, these days if you don't have a basic knowledge of cannabis you probably don't pay much attention to current affairs, given how much focus the media has paid to it in recent years. Still, there's always more to know, so we've compiled a list of our favourite little-known facts!
The outdoor gardener is at the mercy of the elements and whatever nasty surprises Mother Nature may like to throw at us, such as moulds, diseases, and of course, insect and animal pests. Here, we focus on some minimal-impact, environmentally-friendly ways to control pests outdoors, so you can avoid use of heavy chemicals.
Growing cannabis outdoors is not as simple as just chucking some seeds in the ground and hoping they grow. To ensure a good harvest, outdoor growers must do a huge amount of research—analyzing the local soil, preparing the site, and thinking about appropriate pest-control methods—and a great deal of maintenance.
The 90% Indica suits cool/cold climates. Its compact plants flower in 40-50 days and produce a medium yield. Detailed information about standard Ruderalis Indica hemp seeds can be found here.