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How to prepare marijuana cuttings
Wed, 22/11/2017 - 11:37

When people talk about cuttings or clones, they are referring to a small branch from a mother plant in the growth period, which is cut and takes root.
Many growers prefer to use cuttings instead of seeds to start their home grow, since the clones have proven genetics, and their characteristics and behaviour are a known quantity.
In order to have a supply of a trusted plant the mother plant must be maintained in a stage of vegetative growth with a photoperiod of 18 hours of light a day.

For a high production of clones, the cut must always be made above several knots, in this way will grow from the knots that remained in the mother plant new branches that will give rise to new cuttings.
For a high production of clones, the branches should always be cut above the knots from old cuts allowing the mother plant to grow new branches and giving rise to new cuttings.

Once the cutting has been taken, the stem needs to be impregnated with rooting hormone, in the form of either powder, liquid or gel (the hormone that best adheres), and is placed in a rooting block or a cup of damp substrate. The best rooting blocks are rock wool buckets or discs of pressed...

Enfermeras investigan sobre la calidad de vida en adultos mayores que utilizan cannabis con fines medicinales
Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:33

Motivadas por el rol social y educativo que deben cumplir los buenos profesionales de la salud, las por entonces estudiantes de enfermería Tamara Albertazzo, Pamela Carrasco, María José Figueroa y Carmen Sanhueza, decidieron realizar como su proyecto de tesis, un trabajo titulado “Calidad de vida de adultos mayores que utilizan terapias alternativas con productos derivados del cannabis” para optar al título de Enfermería.

El trabajo de titulación, que las convierte en pioneras en la investigación sobre los usos medicinales del cannabis en esa carrera en Chile, les pareció un tema atingente y fue inspirado por una de las misiones que todo profesional de la salud debiese tener: “Como enfermeras tenemos una labor informativa y debemos entregar opciones a los pacientes para que ellos puedan elegir la terapia que mejor les convenga para mejorar su calidad de vida”, sostuvo Pamela Carrasco, integrante del grupo que egresó este año como enfermeras de la Universidad Andrés Bello.

Las jóvenes conocían de ante mano el trabajo ejercido por Fundación Daya en el campo del cannabis medicinal, por lo que decidieron trabajar en conjunto con la...

Qué necesitas saber para obtener una buena cosecha
Wed, 15/11/2017 - 09:56

The first sign the plant gives that the time has come to cut it will be the amount of trichomes in the buds that have changed colour, usually to an orange-brown or amber colour. The optimum time to harvest marijuana would be when between 40% and 70% have changed colour, not before. It is at this time when THC levels are usually the highest. 

With the aid of a microscope we can study the color of the trichomes, if they show a whitish colour it is a sign that they are not mature. 

Once you have decided when to harvest marijuana, you need to start thinking about how to harvest. The ambient humidity should be as low as possible to avoid dampening the inside of the marijuana buds. The plants can be cut as a whole, or branch by branch.

Do you need to buy marijuana seeds for your small cultivation?

When all branches of the plant have been cut, they should be tied with pieces of twine or string. Scissors should be used to carefully remove the large leaves and some of the smaller leaves (leaving the leaves that surround the buds which have a higher resin content, to increase the production) This way the circulation of...

Stages of cannabis self-cultivation 
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 16:15

The length of time it takes for a cannabis crop to develop varies from one variety to another, but all pass through the same phases. It is essential to adapt to the different needs of the plant at all times to ensure the success of a home grow. In this guide, the staging has been listed as follows: germination, growth phase, flowering phase and harvest.


There are two ways to obtain plants for a home grow. Through germination, or through the procurement of cuttings. In this section we´ll look at the first option - germination. In the first place, a quality seed must be chosen and kept in the ideal conditions, i.e. in a dry environment and at a temperature of around 8 ° C. Direct sunlight should be avoided. If these guidelines are not followed, the germination rate of the seeds may not be as high as desired. 

Germination of a seed can be achieved through several methods, although some are usually more effective than others. 
Each grower may use a different method, depending on their preferences,  but there are some fixed guidelines that it is always advisable to follow , such as scarifying the seeds, since seeds are not usually cheap and should...

Ventilation needs for a home grow
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 09:08

When talking about ventilation needs for a home grow, We are mainly concerned with the needs of air in marijuana seeds indoor cultivation, because naturally outdoors the air circulates freely and there are not as many factors affecting this.

In an indoor grow, high power lamps are often used which produce a lot of heat. As a result the temperature of the grow space can rise in excess, as it is usually a small place. Outdoors, the amount of carbon dioxide undergoes few variations, but in indoor crops, leaves can consume the CO2 surrounding them in a matter of minutes. For this reason it is essential to have fans to homogenize the air around the plant, as well as an extraction system that expels the hot, humid and vitiated air from the area.

Maintaining optimum ventilation is also essential for pest prevention, since in poorly ventilated areas, fungal spores settle more easily and mites have more opportunities to establish their colonies. Although a small grow should not produce a very strong odour, it is always advisable to install a carbon filter on the end of the extraction tube to prevent these odours escaping.


Better Than the Sun:  Growing With LEDs
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 16:53
The BEST Way To Grow!

By: Jennawae McLean

There was a time when a super-hot HPS light was the only option for indoor growers. Who isn’t familiar with the bright yellow glow and warmth of a room full of HPS lights with oscillating fans blowing the hot, humid air all around the room? It takes a lot of energy to mimic the sun (which you will notice pretty quickly on your steep electricity bills). Not to mention the cost of regularly replacing burnt out bulbs as well as all the other accessories you need (ballasts, special wiring, fans and even air conditioners!). Could there be a better, more efficient, less expensive way?

LED technology has come a LONG way. What’s special about it is that it uses the spectrum of colour to its advantage, which results in a more efficient (and ultimately less expensive grow overall). Here are the reasons why you should consider switching to LED Lights for your next grow.

LED lights are the safest lights to use

LED lights are all-in-one units that never overheat and have an automatic shutoff once they reach a certain temperature. LED lights will never become a fire hazard, or even get too hot to touch. Other systems risk...

The importance of a correct pruning
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 13:22

Marijuana plants are pruned to increase the production of flowers by different means. One objective of pruning may be to limit the height of the plant, forcing it to grow sideways and to widen. Pruning is used in both interior and exterior cultivations and the technique used depends entirely on your needs. The ideal time for pruning is dependant on the type of pruning you are doing. The type of plant should also be taken into account when deciding whether or not to prune. Autoflowering seeds varieties do not respond as well to pruning as feminized seeds varieties due to the short vegetative period. Here we list some of the most common types of pruning:

Bass or Lollipop pruning 

This basically consists of removing the branches and lower leaves of the plant to improve  air circulation and ensure that the plant devotes all its energy to the leaves that remain. If the plant has many low branches during the growth phase, they will not have access to sufficient light  and their maintenance is an energy expenditure for the plant. 

Hermaphrodite marijuana! What to do and why do it?
Wed, 18/10/2017 - 10:52

For a cultivator it´s vital to recognise the signs of hermaphroditism in a plant, as it can ruin a home grow.

A hermaphrodite plant is one that develops both feminine and masculine flowers. This process is not exclusive to cannabis and is actually quite common in nature. The result is that the quality and quantity of the final product are influenced by the production of marijuana seeds.

To detect these changes in time, the plant should be inspected frequently to identify changes that may be a symptom of hermaphroditism. These inspections should be done particularly regularly during the start of the flowering stage

Why does a plant become hermaphrodite?

There are two main causes for this phenomenon:  The genetic inheritance of the plant on the one hand, and environmental issues on the other. When it comes to a genetic issue, the only prevention the grower can take to prevent the emergence of hermaphrodite plants would be to ensure to buy cannabis seeds online from a marijuana seeds bank of quality with stabilized genetics and to avoid...

Evita las plagas y hongos de tu planta
Wed, 11/10/2017 - 13:09

There are many factors that can negatively affect the development of the marijuana seed. Prevention is fundamental, but if that is not enough, we have to move on to identification, control and elimination. For this, it is necessary to periodically check the plant and keep your grow weed-free to make access difficult for pests. 

We´ll divide this into two sections: Pests and Fungus


Red Spider Mite:

This pest is the most destructive of all, it can devastate entire crops in just a few days if not stopped. The climatic conditions that favor it are very high temperatures and low humidity. Normally, the mites begin by attacking the lower leaves of the plant then move towards the tender shoots. The first symptom is the appearance of small yellow spots on the top of the leaves, the sting marks caused by the spider biting into the leaves to extract the sap. The mites spread rapidly throughout the plant and in the most severe cases form webs around the buds to protect themselves.
Chemical, biological and cultural control methods can all be used to combat a red spider mite plague. For chemical control, several...

Which are the best nutrients for marijuana seeds?
Thu, 05/10/2017 - 09:54

Nutrients are the compounds that the plant absorbs in order to build its tissues and perform the metabolic activities necessary for its survival. Carbon, oxygen and hydrogen are assimilated by air and water. The rest of marijuana nutrients are taken from the substrate and the nutrient solution. There are different types of nutrients and these can be grouped according to the proportion needed by the plant. In this guide we will group them into macronutrients, secondary nutrients or micronutrients. We will define in detail each of the macronutrients and the typical deficiencies and excesses that may occur.

Primary or macronutrient nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium

The nutrients that the plant consumes in largest amounts are called macronutrients and are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. All three are mobile, which means that if they are lacking, the plant will take them from other parts of itself. If this occurs, the effects of this deficiency can be identified in the older leaves.

Each of the macronutrients will be analyzed in detail, as well as the typical deficiencies and excesses that may appear.


Nitrogen (N) is the most...