Crop fertilisation is beginning to be seen as a double-edged sword: while necessary to produce crops that can feed us all, it is also a considerable source of pollution for the environment, so it seems essential to reconsider the techniques and products we use.
Cannabis grow guideA place for all those posts related to cannabis cultivation. From seed to flower, you will get all the necessary information for a perfect crop. You will also know how to correctly dry, cure and store your buds, to enjoy these blessings of Nature at their full organoleptic potential.
In today's post, we're looking at the implications of vernalisation, an evolutionary adaptation that means some plants, mostly biennials, are only able to induce flowering after having been exposed to an extended period of cold temperatures
Silicon is a curious element: although it is not essential for the development of plants, its presence in plant nutrition boosts a series of interesting aspects, very important for any grower to take into account as they have great advantages. In today's article, we explain everything you need to know to start benefiting from its properties.
Autoflowering seeds have quickly become a very popular option among growers, especially for those who want fast and discreet harvests or who don't enjoy the benefits of a suitable climate for outdoor cultivation. However, their small size means that nutrient requirements differ slightly from photoperiod plants. Here we explain the best way to feed autoflowering cannabis plants.
Sometimes, and particularly when you start growing cannabis, the strains descriptions can be confusing, especially due to the vast amount of information they offer, and because we don't know exactly what some of the parameters mean. Today, we explain how to decipher these descriptions so that you'll have no doubts when choosing your next genetics.
At some point almost all cannabis cultivators will need to apply a foliar spray of one kind or another to their plants. They could be in need of a fungicide or an insecticide; or maybe want to fertilise, to correct a nutrient deficiency or just give plants a boost. Whatever the reason, we think it's worth doing the job properly, and in this post we’ll outline some basic measures to take every time to make sure we get the best possible results and avoid damaging our plants.
This post shows the main deficiencies and excesses of macro and micro-nutrients that can affect our cannabis plants during their cultivation. If you detect deficiencies or excesses in your cannabis plants, you can now learn how to prevent them and treat them in following crops.
In this post we explain you about the deficiency and excess of iron in cannabis plants. The best way to control these problems is to know how to avoid them from the beginning. It’s not very common in indoor marijuana crops unless you use an unsuitable substrate or don't have a correct pH value.
In this post we explain how to detect and solve a magnesium deficiency or excess in cannabis plants , either indoors or outdoors.
In this post we show you how phosphorus excesses and deficiencies affect to cannabis plants. We explain you how to act in case of over-fertilisation or deficiency of this element of great importance for the cannabis plants.
In this post we show you how to detect a deficiency or excess of potassium in cannabis plants, so you can have a crop without problems and harvest the best possible quality.
In this post we show you how to identify calcium deficiency in your plants. This nutrient imbalance is difficult to detect, so you must pay close attention to the development of your marijuana plants. In case of deficiency of this element, you should quickly treat the plants in order to avoid a loss of quality and quantity of the harvest.
In this post we explain you the different micro-elements that the plant needs, as well as their role, so you can identify and correct the possible deficiencies and excesses that marijuana plants can have during their growing and flowering.
In this post we will show you how nitrogen acts on the metabolism of cannabis plants, and you will learn a simple way to find out when your plants have deficiencies or excesses of this macronutrient.
Today, and mainly caused by the increase in clone and plant trading, plant isolation is essential in order to keep your garden free from pests and diseases. Today we tell you how to schedule a quarantine program for your new plants, also for any infected plant that might need special care.
The products derived from the neem tree, especially the oil obtained from the seeds, acts as an effective insecticide and fungicide agent for numerous crops, and also, of course, for cannabis plants. In this article, we tell you everything about neem oil, from how to get it to how to use it, as well as its composition and the main pests against which can be effective.
With the arrival of hot weather during the summer, cannabis plants can start to fall prey to a multitude of insect pests and fungal pathogens. There is a wide range of products available to combat these problems, and in this article we talk about their safe and responsible use, both respecting human health and protecting the environment.
On this article you'll learn about fungus gnats, a very common pest in greenhouses and indoor grow rooms. We tell you how to identify, manage and eradicate a pest of these small flying insects and keep your garden clean and lush.
In this post we will explain you about Alternaria, a pathogenic fungi that affects both people as to a large number of plants and agricultural crops. To know what it is, how it propagates itself and what you can do to prevent or control its appearance will be of great help to keep this fungus away from your crops and maintain your plants healthy and strong.
Fusarium can quickly ruin an entire crop, being particularly difficult to treat once it has infected the plants. In this post we explain what exactly is Fusarium, how it grows and what can we do to prevent its appearance.
On this article we tell you how to identify, treat and eradicate an infestation of aphids on your plants. These sucking insects can quickly ruin your crop if not managed properly, especially if propagation conditions are optimal.
Mealybugs normally affect plants grown outdoors. They feed by absorbing the sap of the plants, so if they aren’t detected and treated in time they can cause serious problems and compromise the growth of our crops. In this article we tell you how to identify and treat a pest of these insects.
In this post we explain everything you need to know about Mildew, from its procreation until how to fight it. Once more, we suggest you to do prevention with ecological products to avoid the appearance of pests and diseases in your plants, only using chemicals as a last and desperate option. Also, remember that a proper hygiene in the crop will save us from a multitude of headaches related with pests.
In this article we tell you about root rot, a disease caused by different root fungi that attacks a large number of plants, causing severe damages in numerous crops. Although it’s almost impossible to treat, we can prevent its appearance by following a few simple steps, which of course we share with you!
A brief summary of common pests and diseases that affect cannabis plants. Insects, aphids, molds, viruses...we have lots of potential enemies for our plants, and managing them properly is a key factor for a successful crop. Learn everything you need to prevent and eradicate these annoying guests.
Plant viruses may be confused with a number of pests or feeding problems, so proper identification is crucial when dealing with them. In this post we tell you which are the most common types of viruses found in cannabis plants, and how to prevent them.
In this post we talk about the Pythium fungus and how it affects marijuana plants. We also discuss how to control and eradicate this pathogen which is capable of quickly destroying our favourite plants. We hope this is helpful.
Thrips are a very common pest in cannabis plants, especially in indoor growing spaces or greenhouses. If you want to know ore about this pest and how to treat your plants to get rid of it, read this post!
Whiteflies are small flying insects that can ruin any crop if they have favourable reproduction conditions. In this Post we explain a little more about this insect, how to prevent its appearance and how to eradicate it if it attacks our beloved plants.
What is botrytis or gray mold? Which are the symptoms and how to avoid this fungal attack? Are there any strains especially resistant to botrytis? In this post you'll find all the iformation on this fungus, a common pest in cannabis plants.
Spider mites are one of the worst pests that can attack marijuana plants. It can completely destroy cannabis crops, specially indoors. In this post we explain the environmental conditions that favour the plague of red spider mites. We also explain how to eradicate it from our crops in case that our plants have already been attacked, using either biological or chemical methods.
In this post we present you one of the most devastating pests for the marijuana plants, the feared caterpillars which destroy the beautiful buds making lose a big part of the harvest to the outdoor growers. We show you how to fight, distinguish and act against these so voracious lepidopteran, to be able to harvest healthy and resplendent plants free of bites and fungi.
Powdery Mildew is a fungus that is increasingly present in marijuana crops. If it isn’t done an appropriate treatment it can be very damaging to our plants because it destroys totally the resin. We will see how to control Powdery Mildew on indoor, outdoor and greenhouse growing and the biological and chemical remedies that will help us to treat it
Growers use all kinds of pruning and guiding techniques to improve the final performance of their plants, as the options are various and, on many occasions, really useful. Today we are going to explain to you what Main Lining or Manifold is, an effective method that combines pruning with guiding the branches with a single objective: to increase the production of buds in each area of the plant.
Can music really help your cannabis plants grow bigger and better as some growers attest? Do plants react differently to different types of music? How is an organism without ears able to appreciate music of any kind? Why might this phenomenon occur? In today's post, we try and answer these questions and more.
Supercropping is a high-stress, high-yield technique aimed at both controlling the structure and shape of plants and increasing their final flower yield. In this post, we'll tell you all about it, how to do it and what benefits it will bring to your crops.
Choosing the right cultivation system for your needs can be a real challenge, especially when you are new to the world of home cultivation. Today we want to make things easier for you with a summary of the most commonly used cannabis growing techniques, and their main characteristics, so your choice is much easier to make.
In this helpful and practical article we'll look at some simple, non-destructive ways to manage plant height and at the same time optimise light penetration and maximise the homegrown harvests from your cannabis garden, both indoors and in the great outdoors.
Aquaponics combines fish farming with the cultivation of plants. It has a long history and can be used to grow a large variety of plants including marijuana. Both warm and cold water fish can be used. This article explains the basic concepts of aquaponics and how to set up a system that will maximise yield and quality.
The Sea of Green - SOG - marijuana growing technique highly optimizes the available growing space while allowing us to perform more crops per year than with other systems. In this post we'll tell you a bit about this high-yielding growing method, following all the necessary steps to achieve excellent results.
The SCROG technique allows us to maximize the yield of our growroom with very few plants by using a single mesh or screen to train their branches. This growing system is specially recommended when growing Sativas, which can grow too much indoors and need some type of training to be grown under optimal conditions.
In this article we show you how to grow marijuana plants in a different substrate like MapIito... But, what is Mapito? It is nothing more than a mixture of rock wool and PU flakes (Polyethylene) which makes the substrate more absorbent and at the same time more oxygenated. Interesting, isn’t it? The system is the same than that used with rock wool, but with its advantages and disadvantages... You want to know more? Read this article!
In this post, we explain step-by-step how to assemble a hydroponic growing system. We itemise you all the necessary materials and products to successfully complete the assembly of an automatic irrigation and drainage system.
In this post we'll show you the main differences between the diverse hydroponic and aeroponic growing systems, as well as how to adjust the irrigation of these growing systems according to the needs of each grower.
In today's article, we are going to look at a simple but somewhat controversial harvesting technique that, if carried out properly, can greatly improve the quality of your outdoor cannabis crop. We're talking about bud-washing, a great way to clean away the dirt and debris from your sungrown flowers.
Due to the nature of their cultivation away from human activity, guerilla cannabis plants are often at risk of being eaten or destroyed by wild animals before the grower gets a chance to harvest them. In this article, we look at a variety of methods to deter these voracious beasts and protect all your hard work and help ensure a successful crop.
The explosion of cannabis grows in recent decades in the United States, and more specifically in the so-called ‘Emerald Triangle’, has caused many to worry about the ecological footprint that this causes. In Humboldt, a county in northern California, some cannabis growers have found a solution to minimise the impact of cannabis cultivation on the environment: 'dry farming'.
Harvesting your outdoor plants can be a difficult time if pests or environmental harsh conditions are involved. In this article you'll find some tricks to successfully harvest your outdoor crop, limiting all the negative factors that could work against you when it comes to obtaining maximum quality flowers.
How do plants interact with each other? Can you achieve better yields growing other plant species simultaneously? Allelopathy is a phenomenon by which a living organism has a direct impact on other organisms in its environment. In this article, we’ll tell you more about this, and explain how growing other types of plants can help you to obtain healthier and more productive cannabis.
Growing automatic cannabis plants can be simple if a number of factors are taken into account. In this article, we'll show you some common errors in the cultivation of this type of varieties and propose some solutions to help you get the maximum performance from your plants.
Cannabis plants can be grown almost any place, but sometimes certain climate conditions can destroy the efforts of the grower in no time. For this reason, a correct choice of the genetics used is crucial when growing in humid, cold climates, also if you live in dry and hot areas. In this article we tell you some of the best strains for growing in harsh climate conditions, and also a few tips that'll surely help you to improve the quality of the buds.
Cannabis guerrilla growing is the only option for many users to grow their own pot. In this article we tell you how to successfully harvest your guerrilla-grown plants with minimal risk by just following a few simple steps.
In this article we will show you the diaries of two automatic cannabis strains from Royal Queen Seeds and Samsara Seeds, to test the utility of the Smart Pots. To do this, we will carry out an outdoor crop sowing two seeds, one of each variety, in a smart pot of 18 L. To compare them we will sow other two seeds, using a traditional rigid white lower pot and a Smart Pot of 11 l. Next you will find the entire development process and lots of photos of the all growing phases of plants grown indoors.
Sadly, many times growers don't know what is happening below the ground. Bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa, arthropods, earthworms...all of them are creating a perfect environment for the roots of our plants, and taking profit from it is a wise decision by the farmer. In this post we tell you more about Soil Food Web gardening, a technique which is increasingly used worldwide.
How to grow marijuana in soil? What kind of soil and fertiliser should we use? What is the micro bacterial life? Which plant pots should we use and how to transplant from one pot to another? Next you’ll find all the answers to these questions and a lot more tips to improve and optimize your soil crops...
Many areas offer the chance to perform several outdoor crops per year. We don't need to be in Tropical zones and have an almost constant natural photoperiod to do so. By using autoflowering seeds or cuttings and a small outdoor greenhouse we can be sure that we'll have enough buds for our annual consumption.
This post shows you, step by step, how to grow marijuana on your terrace or balcony. This way, you can get the best marijuana in the world...yours! We would also like to remind you that organic crops are more environmentally friendly and Mother Nature will reward you with her magical sunbeams!
In this post we show you the best way to move your marijuana plants outdoors avoiding the onset of flowering. Many growers, for one reason or another, grow their plants indoors and bring them to flower outdoors when temperatures allow them to do so, in the summer. By following these tips you can grow top quality marijuana plants.
In-ground marijuana crops give us the opportunity to offer our marijuana plants full freedom for their development. In this post we show you all the necessary steps to optimise the performance and health of plants grown outdoors in the ground.
In this post we show you a simple technique to hide marijuana plants camouflaging them in trees from gardens, lawns or your private land. In this way we prevent the nosy and curious from spotting our plants, and thus avoiding potential thieves of our valuable medicinal plants, so we can later enjoy their many qualities.
Growth and flowering of cannabis depends directly on the hours of light to which the marijuana plant is exposed, so it is very important to be aware of the geographical area in the world where each strain is grown. Daylight hours differ in each area depending on the season. This article tells you when it is recommended to start growing marijuana based on the country and the region you are... We also give you some advice on suitable strains for each area, according to your preferences and needs.
Who has not ever heard someone say "I would be able to grow cannabis on the Moon"? Well, today we can say that, although at an experimental level and always with hemp, the cultivation of cannabis in space is already a reality. In this article we tell you all the details... and much more!
Getting the maximum performance from plants is the main objective of every grower, whether we are talking about flower production or cannabinoids and terpenes. Especially in recent years, with the rise in the therapeutic use of THC, getting genetics with a high content of this cannabinoid has become the goal of many breeders, while getting the most out of them is the goal of many growers. Today we are going to tell you some tricks to get the THC content of your flowers even higher, of course within the limits set by the genetics themselves.
LED equipment has evolved a lot over the last few years, offering excellent new features in addition to their well-known virtues, such as low heat generation and greater energy efficiency. Today we tell you what you should take into account when choosing your next lighting system, especially if you can't decide between traditional HID lamps or LEDs.
The Spanish fertiliser brand Cannaboom has made a name for itself in many gardens thanks to the great results achieved with its nutrients and additives, formulated with top-quality materials and specially designed to achieve larger and heavier buds. Today we present some of their products and explain in detail what each of them is used for.
Today we present the Metrop product range of nutrients and additives and explain how to easy it is to use their growing charts, essential reading if you want to get the most out of your plants.
Today we are going to talk about the range of products offered by the prestigious Dutch fertiliser brand Canna, during which we will take a look at their complete cultivation tables, adapted for various types, substrates and cultivation techniques.
In this post we will give you important information about the use of fertilisers for cannabis plants, distinguishing between mineral and organic fertilisers and their main features in order for you to decide which type of nutrients to use throughout the growing cycle.
Root flushing at the end of cultivation is a common practice among many growers, especially those using hydroponic systems or mineral nutrients. However, in recent years several studies have come to light that would question the effectiveness of this method. Today we delve into this topic and we tell you in detail the conclusions reached by these investigations.
Born in California, the Athena brand of fertilisers and supplements enjoys a solid reputation among some of the world's most demanding commercial growers, such as Jungle Boys. Today we present their range of nutrients and boosters and review their nutrition schedules, a practical tool to learn how to use these professional-quality fertilisers.
Biobizz World Wide Organics is one of the most renowned and widely used brands of fertilizers and substrates for cannabis plants in the world because it is 100% organic and due to the brand’s extensive experience in the sector, and the quality of its products, which are used by both experts and beginners alike. Here we are going to offer a brief rundown of all their products and some notes on their nutrient schedules, so that you can learn to interpret them correctly and get the best possible results from them.
When it comes to growing marijuana indoors, making the best use of space is essential. What if we told you that there is a method that can generously increase the yield of your crop in the same space that you use now? In this article, we explain everything about vertical cultivation and its many advantages or disadvantages.
What are green lights used for in indoor cannabis cultivation? Do we need them to be able to cultivate? In this article, you'll find the answer to these questions and much more information about using this type of light when growing indoors, which is a great help for growers during their plants' flowering period.
When we start growing cannabis indoors, many doubts may arise regarding the different parameters that we need to control. Today we talk about the 10 most common mistakes that inexperienced growers tend to make so that your first crop can be much easier... and more productive!
Electroconductivity or EC is the ability of a liquid to carry electricity. Here we explain in detail how important it is to have controlled EC for cannabis cultivation.
There are many ways to grow cannabis, some more damaging to the environment than others. Today we are going to delve into this topic and we will tell you what you can do to make your cultivation more sustainable and respectful of nature while still obtaining magnificent harvests, and all while improving the quality of the results at the same time!
In vitro plant propagation or micropropagation is a technique that has advanced considerably in recent years. Today we'd like to present a brief introduction to this highly specialised method of cultivation, which, as you will see, opens up many possibilities for cannabis growers.
Summer is undoubtedly the toughest time for most indoor plants in hot climates like southern Europe. Today we want to share a series of tips and tricks to avoid heat stress in our grow space, allowing the plants that must spend the summer indoors, under grow lamps, to continue to develop without setbacks.
Choosing the right exhaust fan for indoor grows is one of the most important tasks for any grower. Beginner cultivators often have doubts, so today we are going to explain step by step how to calculate the air flow needed, and how to put together an air exchange system to make the most of its advantages.
Relative humidity is a factor of major importance for your plants, especially when you want to get the most out of your grow room. Today we'll talk about how to efficiently raise humidity levels in your tent or room, also introducing some of the best devices available on the market.
On many occasions, transplanting your cannabis is crucial to achieve the best possible yields. However, it's natural to have doubts, especially in relation to when to do it, what pot to choose, how many transplants are necessary, or simply how to perform the transplant causing the least possible stress to the plant. In this article we explain everything.
In this post, we explain the various ways to consume cannabis, either orally (inhaled, ingested and sublingual) or topically (through the skin). For maximum enjoyment it is very important to correctly follow the steps of germination, cultivation, harvesting, drying and manicuring because, once everything has been done correctly, we are ready to consume it in the way we think is most appropriate.
Have you ever heard of viviparity? This phenomenon, seemingly uncommon in plants, is actually more widespread than it appears, depending on the environment in which they are found. In this article, we will tell you all about viviparity, the plants that have adapted to this particular form of reproduction, and how it can affect cannabis.
Like any other living organism, cannabis can suffer genetic mutations. While this may seem somewhat undesirable, the truth is that these random alterations are vital for the survival of the species. They can lead to the development of new features and can improve the adaptability of the plants to changing environments. Nonetheless, many of the mutations found by cannabis growers can also be pretty strange. So why do these happen?
To know more about the different parts of the cannabis plant will facilitate cultivation and help us achieve better results. In this post we explain the anatomy of the plant and the main characteristics and functions of each of its parts.
The principal cannabinoid in cannabis, THC, is largely responsible for the effects produced by cannabis and is therefore an important criterion for many growers when choosing a strain. In this post, we will focus on the most potent cannabis varieties of 2022.
Did you know that some cannabis genetics don't look like conventional cannabis plants? These strains take advantage of leaf or flower mutations that cause them to grow in a different shape than standard plants. As a result, if you grow cannabis outdoors, a strain like this can make things a little less suspicious at first glance. Here are some examples of these "strange" genetics that you can find in our seed banks.
Candyland is one of the most prestigious cannabis strains from Grand Daddy Purple Seeds, the multi-award winning American seed bank run by Ken Estes. Today we present you a smoke report of this great variety, which, as you will see, offers much more than just an amazing flavor!
Today we have prepared a new instalment of our articles with the latest news regarding the new American varieties that have entered the Alchimiaweb catalogue. And this time we've got some really cool stuff to show you from breeders like MZ Jill, Cult Classic Seeds and Dungeon's Vault Genetics, so don't miss out!
Sometimes, and for reasons related to the photoperiods in certain areas, many cannabis plants tend to flower before reaching an optimal size, which results in harvests smaller than expected. Today we want to recommend some of Ace Seeds' strains that grow particularly well in these regions.
Sometimes, and particularly when you start growing cannabis, the strains descriptions can be confusing, especially due to the vast amount of information they offer, and because we don't know exactly what some of the parameters mean. Today, we explain how to decipher these descriptions so that you'll have no doubts when choosing your next genetics.
Today we'd love for you to share a tasting of one of the most surprising plants that we've tried lately: Punch Out from Californian friends Purple City Genetics. With an intense and complex flavour, this variety has captivated us from the first moment, so we wanted to share with you a simple tasting report so that you can get to know it better.
The rise of medical cannabis, and more specifically CBD, has sparked a growing interest in low-THC, high-CBD cannabis strains from both professional growers and the general public. In this article, we will delve into this subject and show you some of the market's best genetics with these characteristics.
Since its official launching at the end of 2017, Runtz genetics hasn't stopped receiving awards and praise due to its quality and, why not say it?, a great marketing campaign. Today we are going to see in detail this unique plant, and show you some of the options available in case you want to try it. You won't regret it!
Choosing a medicinal cannabis variety is not always an easy task, especially if you are looking for a specific chemotype or cannabinoid ratio. Sometimes what is required is a plant that has considerable amounts of several cannabinoids in order to achieve a specific effect. With this article, we want to make things easier for you by listing some of the best therapeutic strains, ordered by their ratio of the main cannabinoids, THC and CBD.
Choosing a cannabis variety has never been so stressful due to the sheer quantity of genetics available in the Alchimia grow shop catalogue. Even so, each of us usually has that special strain that we always like to have in our garden and that we regularly cultivate. We asked the Alchimia team of growers for their favourite variety, that bud that they always have in reserve and that seed that is always ready to germinate. Here is our selection of Desert Island Strains.
Today we present a smoke report for one of the best strains we've tasted in recent years, Pure Kush Cookies from Mamiko Seeds. It's a cross between LA Pure Kush and the famous Forum Cut of Girl Scout Cookies, and the result is an extraordinary mixture of delicious aromas in the form of rock-hard buds completely coated in resin. It's one of those strains that has you coming back for more once you've tried it! "
In this blog article, we talk about the importance of choosing the correct genetics for full melt bubble hash production and offer a list of our own top choices of high-quality seed varieties for solventless resin extractions such as iceolator.
Choosing a good mother plant is not easy, especially if you have very specific goals in mind. To make it simpler, this article covers the main factors that are usually considered when selecting a mother plant; which, as you will see, can vary a great deal depending on the type of grower.
If you've ever wondered exactly what makes Automatic & Fast Version varieties different from "normal" photoperiod-dependent cannabis seeds, then this article is for you! Read on as we outline the basic differences and advantages of each type to clear up any confusion.
We love all cannabis plants, but some of them stand out for their amazing look. Either for their leaf shape or growth pattern, some strains develop unique traits that really differentiate them from the rest, capturing the interest of growers and breeders around the world. In this post, you'll see some of the most spectacular marijuana varieties you can find!
At this point in time, we all know what feminised seeds are, although even today there is some confusion regarding the most common methods to produce them, and how they work exactly. In this article, we cover everything you need to know about feminised seeds and their production for the cannabis market.
Are hemp and marijuana the same? Where do these plants come from and what are their main differences? In this article, we answer these questions and go deeper into their origins, uses and cultivation methods.
Although one characteristic for which Cannabis is valued is because of its powerful aromas, some growers (sometimes out of necessity) prefer to cultivate less intensely-perfumed varieties for greater discretion and peace of mind. In this article you will find a selection of cannabis varieties that stand out for their more discreet smell during cultivation.
Resistance to moulds is one of the most sough-after traits by many cannabis growers, especially those who depend on their outdoor crops to have a supply for the rest of the year. In this article we list 7 genetics which, apart from other interesting characteristics, are highly resistant to moulds and excess relative humidity.
Many seed banks use the name White Widow for commercial purposes, but few people really know its history. Well, today we are going to investigate it and tell you everything that is known about the history of the White Widow marijuana variety and its origin. White Widow is undoubtedly one of the most famous marijuana strains in the world. Every weed smoker has ever tried it or heard of it...A legend still alive!
Fermenting cannabis in cobs is an ancient African technique to curing flowers. After the crop was cut and briefly dried, the still-moist buds were tightly packed in banana leaves, tied with string and buried under manure to slowly cure for months. This ancient process is associated with the famous Malawi Gold strain, due to the abundance of farmers in that area who used the technique to preserve their cannabis crops.
Chemdog is probably the cannabis strain that has most influenced the seed market in recent decades. Born almost by chance, this variety has not only become a reference in its own right but has also been used as a parental for the creation of countless strains that have now become true classics. Here we'll tell you all about Chemdog and its origins.
Nepal is one of the oldest hashish producers in the world, and also one of the most famous and mystical, thanks in part to its legendary Temple Balls, delicious charas spheres that have captivated everyone who has tried them. Today we'll tell you more about this impressive country and its cannabis culture.
If you like American genetics, you've probably heard of the Jungle Boys. Discover the origins of this group, from its humble beginnings with the first harvests and dispensaries to the high-profile position that the Jungle Boys hold in the industry today.
In this blog post we're going to dive right into the elite "Alpha Cut" clone of Purple Punch. We'll take you on a tour from its beginnings to the present day, focusing on the characteristics of this wonderful cultivar. A selection highly appreciated by lovers of genuine terpenes, by breeders and by fans of resin extractions.
Upon the sad news of Joesy Whales' death recently, we've decided to pay homage to the man and his greatest creation, GG4 in this article where we examine the origins of this modern megalith of the cannabis world.
Zamal is one of the many names used to refer to cannabis or marijuana in some places. In this article, we explore this 100% pure Sativa strain from Reunion, a volcanic island situated on the south-east of the African continent, east of Madagascar.
Since its development before 2000, Mr. Nice Seedbank Critical Mass has become one of the most popular, grown and awarded genetics in Europe, especially in Spain. In this article we take a look at the origins of this strain and review some of the best Critical Mass hybrids found in the market today.
Almost everyone knows the Haze marijuana. This sativa cannabis variety has earned its reputation thanks to its psychedelic effect and characteristic very spicy taste much appreciated by the Dutch smokers. This article will explain about the origins of this glorious plant, later used in the creation of the world's best-known varieties.
The Diesel genetics represented a very important contribution to the cannabis world. The spectacular organoleptic traits of most of its specimens, as well as its strong cerebral effect, make Diesel varieties a real treasure for many growers and breeders, who are constantly amazed by the quality of this strain. In this post we tell you the origins of this genetics, how and where it came in and which were the first hybrids developed from it.
The Skunk is, probably, the most renowned marijuana genetics worldwide. In this post we tell you the origins of this legendary strain, a true wonder for the cannabis connoisseur.
Northern Lights is one of those legendary strains of which everyone has heard about at some time. Coming from Afghani genetics, it became one of the most used strains to create new varieties. Today, hundreds of different hybrids have been developed from the Nrothern Lights, what demonstrates its unique breeding features. In this post we tell you a bit about the origins of Northern Lights, one of the most popular Indicas worldwide.
The Blueberry has become one of the most popular cannabis strains around the world. Developed during the 70's in the USA by DJ Short, hundreds of hybrids have been developed from it over the decades, what demonstrates the quality and breeding value of this excellent marijuana genetics. In this post we tell you more on the origins of this worlwide renowned cannabis strain.
Dutch Passion presents here its new autoflowering strain Think Different, an excellent choice for anyone willing to try automatic genetics. European grower "Tang" tells us his feelings about it, explaining growing tips and some of the main features of this strain.
In this post, Alchimia and Dutch Passion discuss about the Orange Bud variety, a true classic from the 80's that has created its space in many gardens of both beginner and experienced growers. If you want to know more about this splendid marijuana strain, read this interesting interview with the Dutch breeders.
TGA Subcool is an American seed breeder specialized in strains with strong medicinal potential, which has gained a great reputation amongst growers, conoisseurs and cannabis clubs and dispensaries worldwide. In this article we introduce you their main breeder, as well as some of their most renowned strains.
Growing automatic strains is very popular among many growers taking their first steps in the cannabis world. Learn about the needs of autoflowering plants to get the most out of them and achieve the best quality and production, so you can enjoy an easy and problem-free process.
Here is a grow report on one of the best varieties that we've recently tested: Key Lime Pie x Do-Si-Dos by Philosopher Seeds. In this stress test, we subjected the plants to adverse growing and feeding conditions with a result which, it must be noted, was jaw-dropping. We share all the information in this article.
Today we present you a grow report of Purple Punch x Do-si-dos from Philosopher Seeds, a strain that has surprised us for both its exceptional resin production and overall quality. Without a doubt, she is one of the most resinous plants we've ever seen, so we're quite sure she'll become a favorite for lovers of resin extracts. A true trichome factory that we're already keeping!
Today we present you a grow report of Colorado Seed's Clementine Kush, a mostly Sativa hybrid with awesome orange and Kush scent and uplifting effect. From seed to harvest, the guys at Colorado Seed show us the performance of this new and amazing cannabis strain.
Eleven Roses is one of the latest strains added to Delicious Seeds exhaustive catalogue of feminised cannabis seeds. In this grow report we'll see her performance from seed to harvest, which surprised us with an amazing amount of frosty, top grade buds. Another great strain developed by the guys at Delicious Seeds!
We present you here Metrop nutrients, a complete range of highly concentrated fertilizers for plants that provide excellent results when used with cannabis. We tell you how to use them to get the amazing results that you'll see in this article.
In this post you have a grow report of Zombie Kush, a cannabis strain developed by the guys at Ripper Seeds that is incredibly easy to grow and provides excellent results, both indoors and outside. Doubtless, a variety worth trying!
In this post you'll see the performance of Prozack from Medical Seeds under a LED lighting system and with solid organic nutrients. You'll also see the spectacular BHO that was made from these plants.
In this post we present you a grow report of the Karibeña cannabis strain preformed by the breeders from Kannabia Seed Company, where you can see how they grew this variety and the excellent results obtained.
If you haven't heard of the Jack el Frutero marijuana strain yet, which was the winner of the 2015 Canary Islands Cup, you will find this growing report truly interesting. Find out everything about its overall features, and get to know the techniques that best suit this magnificent medical marijuana strain.
Planning what happens after harvesting a cannabis crop is as important as the grow itself. And most experienced growers know that curing is where the "magic really happens". However, this process remains possibly the most overlooked aspect of cannabis production. Drying and curing your buds properly is an art in itself, but there are some simple strategies that can be applied to increase your chances of success.
You grow weed for its buds, but... do you throw out everything else? In this article we tell you everything you can do with its leaves, stems and roots so that you don't waste anything that this wonderful plant has to offer. From a tadty tea with multiple therapeutic properties to making your own paper and helping to save the planet. Don't miss this guide to making the most out of your harvest and stop throwing away a world of possibilities.
If you've got more than one or two small plants to trim at a time, then it might be worth considering a trimming machine to make light work of what is frequently a very tiresome task. In this article, we take a look at all the various options available to speed up the harvesting process and turn your trimming sessions into a joy rather than a burden.
In this article we will introduce you in the exciting world of marijuana tasting, both organoleptic as psychoactive. From the moment we open the container with the sample until the last exhalation during the tasting, a torrent of sensations perceived by the five senses invade our body. What we will try here is to classify and to note down these sensations evaluating them according to the taste of each one. What better way to pay tribute to the buds of that we have been taking care for months?
In previous posts we told you when to properly harvest your plants and dry them. Now we'll learn the basics of storing our buds, so we can enjoy first quality marijuana throughout the year. Storing is a key aspect of cannabis cultivation, the time when almost all work is done and we only have to keep our top grade buds with their psychoactive and organoleptic features intact.
In 2001, at the Cannabusiness fair held in Castrop-Rauxel (Germany), the Kermith trimmer machine could be found at one of the stands. Since then, marijuana trimming machines have gradually specialised. Here we present some of the most popular trimmers. Happy harvest!
In this post we tell you all the needed steps to properly dry and cure your cannabis buds. It is crucial not to forget this important process, which can ruin your harvest if not done correctly!
Here you have a translation of an article from TGA Subcool about the harvest of cannabis plants. Both the effect and taste of marijuana are directly related to its harvesting time. How to know which is the perfect time for harvest? What are trichomes and how to harvest plants depending on their colour? How to maximize your crops according to the desired effect? Here you have the answers to all these questions, with examples and personal experiences...Subcool
In this post we will see the 3 main points to consider to harvest our marijuana plants at the optimum time. Seedbank recommendations, pistils colour and trichomes size and colour will help us to determine the best harvesting date.
Sustainable organic cultivation makes great use of cover crops, green manure and mulching - techniques aimed at improving soil structure, increasing fertility and boosting microbial life. In this post, we will examine the advantages of using these methods, which plants to use as cover crops and how to manage them.
Sowing season is upon us, and with it, we must finalise the preparations for the next indoor season. Today we will explain what Supersoil is and how to prepare some so that you can cultivate an entire crop irrigating exclusively with plain water thanks to a substrate that's as alive as it is fertile.
Compost tea is an essential component in organic gardening, a homemade plant supplement and soil improver that inoculates the substrate with beneficial microbes. In this post, we talk about its popularity among naturally-minded cannabis growers and tell you how to make your own actively aerated compost tea!
Bokashi or Bocashi is a high quality and 100% organic fertilizer which is easy to make at home, and the result of a fermentation process. Originally from Japan, this technique allows the grower to obtain an ecological fertilizer in record time, only 2-3 weeks. In this article we tell you everything you need to know to make it yourself.
In this Alchimia blog post, we tell you all about the benefits of Seed Sprout Tea (SST), and show you how to make your own cheap and easy plant growth booster for your cannabis plants, rich in vitamins, minerals, phytohormones and enzymes and with only natural ingredients.
In this post, we show you different ways to use your organic waste to make top quality fertiliser in an easy and practical way. It is a widely used method by outdoor growers and its followers are increasing day by day in indoor crops by using bio fertilisers. So go for it and start composting!