Feeding the soil
The nutrition of cannabis plants is a key factor that to a huge extent will determine the success of the harvest. Naturally, achieving a high yield of flowers is one of the principal objectives of every gardener, and a good way to measure the success of the grow. As a result the use of fertilisers in cannabis cultivation is pretty much ubiquitous, although there are still many growers unaware of the benefits of a healthy and active microbial life in the substrate.
To faithfully reproduce and accentuate the organoleptic characteristics (the aromas and flavours) of the cultivated variety, and to achieve a high cannabinoid content in the trichomes, are good indicators of a successful cannabis grow, and to achieve this, proper nutrition is absolutely indispensable.
All growing media needs microbial life for healthy plant development
Colorado Seed Inc. is a seed bank based in Boulder, Colorado (USA) that since 2008 has been producing regular seeds under license from its library of more than 40 cannabis varieties, as well as producing medical cannabis for various state dispensaries.
However, Timothy and Sam have experience going back decades, since the 70’s when Tim’s passion for cannabis breeding was born. After several decades of work selecting and breeding their best strains, in 2008 he finally decided to market their most valued projects through Colorado Seed Inc. with Sam, founding a seed bank to distribute the highest quality cultivars.
Colorado Seed International, the European branch of the company
In this article we’ll tell you more about one of the feminised strains in R-Kiem Seeds catalogue, Negra 44. As you may know, this Spanish cannabis seed company is known for the high quality of their strains, with a relatively short but solid catalogue, thanks to which they’ve been awarded in many occasions in different major cannabis events.
Furthermore, the guys at R-Kiem are also famous for the high quality of the resin extracts and concentrates produced by their varieties, something increasingly important nowadays. Let’s take a look now at the main characteristics of Negra 44, a versatile, mostly Indica hybrid with early flowering and excellent smell and taste.
Negra 44 produces excellent and tasty hash
Mosca seeds is a cannabis seed bank originating from the USA that only works with regular genetics, using males and females in the “Old School” way, and demonstrating to the world that there’ll always be a place for regular seeds.
These regular seeds are meticulously worked over time to ensure stability in all crosses, maintaining the best characteristics of their ancestors while improving quality with every generation.
Mosca Seeds logo
The R-Kiem Seeds collective – born in Spain in 1998 – is a well-known company in the cannabis seed sector, offering feminised seeds (they also have the renowned R-Kiem strain in regular form) of top grade genetics, either for indoor or outdoor farmers. With a relatively short catalogue – 7 varieties – they ensure that both seed production and development of new strains remain under their control, without the need of third parties.
Today we present you one of the most renowned varieties in R-Kiem’s collection of seeds, Portela, a mostly Sativa genetics that will captivate all types of growers not only for her delicious flavour but also for her motivating and uplifting effect. Her name comes from a small village in Galicia (Spain) where most genetics of this seed bank were kept for years, which is also the home town of many relatives of Angel (co-founder of the company together with his father).
Portela by R-Kiem Seeds, and excellent Sativa
Alchimia have recently added the Vitalink range of nutrients and additives for plants to our catalogue, a British company that stands out for the excellent results of its products, formulated for soil, coco coir and even hydroponic systems. With 20 years experience in the sector, and with a factory located in Coventry (England), they’re known for using top quality ingredients for their products, which are highly stable in solution. These products are registered and regulated by the corresponding authorities and go through a strict quality check process, thus ensuring that they’re tried and trusted products.
Vitalink, top quality nutrients and additives for plants
Moxie Seeds, cannabis bred for extractions
Conscious of the unstoppable rise of cannabis resin extracts and being themselves a group of concentrate lovers, some experienced growers from Los Angeles joined efforts in 2015 an creted Moxie Seeds & Extracts, a company dedicated not only to the production of top grade extracts, but also to breeding cannabis strains to produce the finest concentrates. Thus, and when breeding new strains, they’re mainly focused on resin production and quality.
Moxie Seeds, cannabis strains bred for extractions since 2015
Cannabis legalisation, as well as the appearance of cannabis social clubs in countries like Spain, has allowed the marijuana industry to take a giant step during the past years. Tens of new products intended for professionals appear on the market every day, as is the case of the FUM XL electronic cellar, which is doubtless one of the most professional ways to cure and store cannabis buds and extracts.
As we’ll see in this article, this electronic humidor allows you to set the ideal conditions for curing and storing your favourite dried herbs or resin concentrates. This represents a step forward for professionals who want to offer customers a quality product, handled in the best possible way to ensure that its psichoactive, medicinal and organoleptic properties remain intact.
Upper front part with digital temperature and humidity display
What are CMH grow lights?
CMH lights represent a step forward with regard to lighting systems for indoor gardening. CMH stands for Ceramic Metal-Halide, although these lamps are also called CDM (Ceramic Discharge Metal-Halide) or simply LEC systems (Light Emitting Ceramic). Thanks to their innovative design and manufacturing materials, the performance of these lamps is significantly higher than conventional HPS (High Pressure Sodium) and MH (Metal Halide) lights. Moreover, their color rendering index (CRI) is also higher than other discharge lamps.
Sunburst CMH 315W by Hydrofarm
The multi-awarded Sour Ripper has become one of the most renowned cannabis strains from Ripper Seeds catalogue, doubtless thanks to its amazing sour and diesel flavour transmitted by one of the genetics used to create it, the legendary Sour Diesel. The guys at Ripper Seeds have fixed the most desirable traits of this plant: vigorous growth, broad and scarce leaves (which makes trimming it a joke), intense effect and, of course, its unique sour scent.
However, Sour Ripper also shows some new traits that will surely delight all lovers of Sour Diesel: earlier flowering (9-10 weeks), more compact buds, increased yields…As you can see, it is an excellent breeding project in which the most desirable traits have been kept while some others have been improved. Next you’ll enjoy a grow report from one of our official testers, who was indeed delighted by the quantity and quality of the harvested buds.
Sour Ripper by Ripper Seeds