63 63 HOW TO GET SEEDS The best way to get seeds is from a friend who has grown a type of plant that you enjoyed to smoke. This, by far, is the best way because, (1) You get the seeds for free and (2) you know what the high type will be because you have already tasted it. The next best way is the Internet. The Internet is full of seed-banks that wish to sell you seeds, but there are a few problems that you may encounter. The first problem is that some of these seed-banks will rip you off. The second is that some of these seed-banks do not ship worldwide. The third is that some of these seed-banks misrepresent their stock. The fourth is that seeds can be very expensive. Some seed-banks sell seeds anywhere between (US Dollars = $, UK Stirling = ) $80/ 70 and $300/ 290 for seeds. There are rip-off artists out there, but then again some of these seeds are worth the money because the strain is excellent in vigour and production. So how do we choose our seed-bank and how do we really know what seeds to pick?
6 6 Picture by BushyOlderGrower.
28 28 burning fields and conditioning woodlands. In certain countries the Cannabis plant has been identified as a dangerous drug and has been killed off by human beings and law enforcement officials. It is treated as a weed and as a plant that causes social, mental and physical problems. None of these reasons for removing the plant are well founded but the cull of cannabis has occurred anyhow. The Cannabis plant was used for many things other than the extraction of THC (to be discussed later). Our ancestors, up until the late 1800 s early 1900 s, used the Cannabis plant to create clothing and other materials. The Cannabis plant or hemp as it is called in the textile industry is a very strong material and will withstand large amounts of stress applied to it. Hemp material is widely regarded as one of the best possible materials for producing fabrics. A pair of trousers made from hemp, or a shirt made from hemp will withstand the test of time. It is a far more superior material than cotton. This should give you some clues as to why the fabrics industry wanted to put a stop to the cultivation of marijuana in the late 1800 s. Hemp fabric products will last longer than cotton fabric products thus the
89 89 FLOWERING NON-POLLINATED FEMALES (SINSEMILLA CROP) Figure This is some bud by Gyro. The picture is upside down because it is freshly harvested bud strung up.
84 84 can get. It will continue to grow upwards producing new leaves as it moves along (Figure 2.13). It will also produce a thicker stem with thicker branches and with more fingers on the leaves. It will eventually start to show its sex. When it does this it is time for the plant s pre-flowering stage. It can take anywhere between 1 and 5 months for the plant to hit this next stage. Pre-flowering: At this stage the plant slows down in developing its height and starts to produce more branches and nodes. The plant fills out in the pre-flowering stage. During this phase of the plant cycle your plant will start to show a calyx which appears where the branches meet the stem (nodes). Pre-flowering can take anywhere between 1 day to 2 weeks. (See last page of this book for pre-flowering/calyx illustration)
10 10 benefit to you and your health. The Cannabis Grow Bible is part of a foundation series and is a developing project. We listen too and talk with 100’s of growers every single year. It is with their advice that we can offer you the latest updates on growing techniques and strains. The Cannabis Grow Bible is an information system. We hope that you stick with us and learn more about how to grow BIGGER BUD!
53 53 Figure This flowering female is covered in Trichomes. That is what gives this bud her frosty look. Picture by Chimera.
71 71 Figure Seeds enough to grow between 100 and 200 plants. Picture by Kryptonite.
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Chapter 5 :THE INDOOR GROWING OF CANNABIS