.. feet of flouresent tube. The fluorescents are the best, but do not use cool white types. Thelight sources should be an average of twenty inches from theplant and NEVER closer than 14 inches. They may be mounted on a rack and moved every few days as the plants grow. The very best light sources are those made by Sylvania and othersespecially for growing plants (such as the gro lux types).
HARVESTING AND DRYING Marijuana Cultivators Handbook The male plants will be taller and have about five green or yellow sepals,which will split open to fertilize the female plant with pollen.The female plant is shorter and has a small pistillate flower, whichreally doesn’t look like a flower at all but rather a small bunch ofleaves in a cluster. If you don’t want any seeds, just good dope, you should pick the malesbefore they shed their pollen as the female will use some of her resinto make the seeds. After another three to five weeks, after the males are gone, the femaleswill begin to wither and die (from loneliness?), this is the time to pick.In some nefarious Middle Eastren countries, farmers reportedly put theirbeehives next to fiels of marijuana. The little devils collect the grasspollen for their honey, which is supposed to contain a fair dosageof THC. The honey is then enjoyed by conventional methods or made into ambrosia.If you want seeds – let the males shed his pollen then pick him.
Letthe female go another month and pick her. To cure the plants, they must be dried. On large crops, this isaccomplished by constructing a drying box or drying room.You must have a heat source (such as an electric heater) which will makethe box/room each 130 degrees. The box/room must be ventilatedto carry off the water-vapor-laden air and replace it with fresh.A good box can be constructed from an orange crate with fiberglassinsulated walls, vents in the tops, and screen shelves to hold the leaves.There must be a baffle between the leaves and the heat source.A quick cure for smaller amounts is to: cut the plant at the soil leveland wrap it in a cloth so as not to loose any leavs. Take out any seedsby hand and store.
Place all the leaves on a cookie sheet or aluminumfoil and put them in the middle sheld of the oven, which is set on broil.In a few seconds, the leaves will smoke and curl up, stir them around andgive another ten seconds before you take them out. TO INCREASE THE GOOD STUFF Marijuana Herbal Cookbook: Recipes for Recreation & Health There are several tricks to increase the number of females, or the THCcontent of plants: You can make the plants mature in 36 days if you are in a hurry, by cuttingback on the light to about 14 hours, but the plants will not be as big.You should gradually shorten the light cycle until you reach fourteenhours. You can stop any watering as the plants begin to bake the resin rise tothe flowers. This will increse the resin a bit. You can use a sunlamp on the plants as they begin to develop flower stalks.You can snip off the flower, right at the spot where it joins the plant,and a new flower will form in a couple of weeks.
This can be repeated two or three times to get several times more flowersthan usual. If the plants are sprayed with Ethrel early in their growing stage, theywill produce almost all female plants. This usually speeds up the floweringalso, it may happen in as little as two weeks. You can employ a growth changer called colchicine. This is a bit hard toget and expensive.
(Should be ordered through a lab of some sort andcosts about $35 a gram.) To use the colchicine, you should prepare your presoaking solution ofdistilled water with about 0.10 per cent colchicine. This will causemany of the seeds to die and not germinate, but the ones that do comeup will be polyploid plants. This is the accepted difference betweensuch strains as gold and normal grass, and yours will DEFINITELYbe superweed. The problem here is that colchicine is a posion in larger quanities andmay be poisonous in the first generation of plants. Bill Frake, authorof CONNOISSEUR’S HANDBOOK OF MARIJUANA runs a very complete colchicinetreatment down and warns against smoking the first generation plants(all succeeding generations will also be polyploid) bacause of thispoisonous quality.
However, the Medical Index shows colchicine being given in very smallquantities to people for treatment if various ailments. Although thesequantities are small, they would appear to be larger than any you couldrecive form smoaking a seed-treated plant. It would be a good idea to buy a copy of CONNOISSEUR’S, if you are planningto attempt this, and read Mr. Drake’s complete instructions.Another still-experimental process to increase the resin it to pinch offthe leaf tips as soon as they appear from the time the plant is in theseedling stage on through its entire life-span. This produces a distorted,wrecked-looking plant which would be very difficuly to recognize asmarijuana.
Of course, there is less substance to this plant, but suchwrecked creatures have been known to produve so much resin that itcrystallizes a strong hash all over the surface of the plant – mightbe wise to try it on a plant or two and see what happens. PLANT PROBLEM CHART Click Here Always check the overall enviromental conditions prior to passingjudgment – soil aroung 7 pH or slightly less – plenty of water, light,fresh air, loose soil, no water standing in pools. SYMPTOM PROBABLY PROBLEM/CURE Larger leaves turning yellow – Nitrogen deficiency – add nitrate of smaller leaves still green. soda or organic fertilizer. Older leaves will curl at edges, turn dark, possibaly with a purple Phosphorsus deficiency – add cast. commercial phosphate. Mature leaves develop a yellowish Magnesium deficiency – add commercial cast to least veinal areas.
fertilizer with a magnesium content. Mature leaves turn yellow become spotted with edge areas turning Potassium deficiency – add muriate of dark grey. potash. Cracked stems, no healthy support Boron deficiency – add any plant food tissue. containing boron. Small wrinkled leaves with yelloish Zinc deficiency – add commercial vein systems.
plant food containing zinc. Young leaves become deformed, Molybendum deficiency – use any plant possibly yellowing. food with a bit of molybendum in it. EXTRA SECTION: BAD WEED/GOOD WEED Marijuana Growing Tips Can you turn bad weed into good weed? Surprisingly enough, the answerto this oft-asked inquiry is, yes! Like most other things in life, the amount of good you are goingto do relates directly to how much effort you are going to put into it.There are no instant, supermarket products which you can spray on Kansascatnip and have wonderweed, but there are a number of simplified,inexpensive processes (Gee, Mr. Wizard!) thich will enhance mediocregrass somewhat, ant there are a couple of fairly involved processeswhich will do up even almost-parsley weed into something worth writinghome about. EASES Marijuana Growers Handbook: Indoor – Greenhouse Edition 1.
Place the dope in a container which allows air to enter in a restrictedfashion (such as a can with nail holes punched in its lid) and add abunch of dry ice, and the place the whole shebang in the freezer for afew days. This process will add a certain amount of potency to the product,however, this only works with dry ice, if you use normal, everydayfreezer ice, you will end up with a soggy mess.. 2. Take a quantity of grass and dampen it, place in a baggie or anothersocially acceptable container, and store it in a dark, dampish placefor a couple of weeks (burying it also seems to work). The grass willdevelop a mold which tastes a bit harsh, a and burns a tiny bit funny,but does increase the potency.
3. Expose the grass to the high intensity light of a sunlamp for a fullday or so. Personally, I don’t feel that this is worth the effort, butif you just spent $400 of your friend’s money for this brick ofsuper-Colombian, right-from-the-President’s-personal-stash,and it turns out to be Missouri weed, and you’re packing your bags toleave town before the people arrive for their shares, well, you mightat least try it. Can’t hurt. 4. Take the undisirable portions of our stash (stems, seeds, weak weed,worms, etc.) and place them in a covered pot, with enough rubbingalchol to cover everything. Now CAREFULLY boil the mixture on an ELECTRIC stove or lab burner.
DONOT USE GAS – the alchol is too flammable. After 45 minutes of heat,remove the pot and strain the solids out, SAVING THE ALCOHOL.Now, repeat the process with the same residuals, but fresh alchol.When the second boil is over, remove the solids again, combine the twoquantities of alcohol and reboil until you have a syrupy mixture.Now, this syrupy mixture will contain much of the THC formerly hiddenin the stems and such. One simply takes this syrup the throughlycombines it with the grass that one wishes to improve upon. Interested in the Stoner Homeland? Visit the Green Panthers! Want marijuana recipes? Click here. Education Essays.