The Cannabis Grow Bible4th edition
– HOW TO GATHER THE STALKED CAPITATE TRICHOMES-SKUFF-BASICS OF SCREENING-PROPER SCREENING METHODS-HOW TO PRESS SKUFF INTO HASH
– MAKING SEEDS-POLLEN-SIMPLE BREEDING-HOW TO CONTINUE A STRAIN THROUGH SEED-HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE HYBRID
1 THE CANNABIS GROW BIBLE © Copyright 2001, Greg Green All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the author. 2 The Cannabis Grow Bible 4th edition By Greg Green 3 Acknowledgements My thanks to my family and friends for making this book possible. This book is dedicated to growers all over the world. I would also like to say thank you to the members of www.cannabisX.com and www.overgrow.com with a really big thank you going out to X,
, The Penguin, Kryptonite, Strawdog, Slowhand, Chimera, BushyOlderGrower, Ralpheme, RealHigh, Clone, cannabisX and Vic High. This is a book about growing cannabis, written by people who grow cannabis. 4 DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GROW POT LIKE THIS? 5 Picture by BushyOlderGrower. 6 OR MAKE HASH LIKE THIS? 7 Picture by BigIslandBud. 8 THEN CONGRATULATIONS BECAUSE YOU HAVE BOUGHT THE RIGHT BOOK! 9 PREFACE This book has been written under adverse conditions. In most countries it is illegal to own seeds, grow cannabis or use cannabis. Maybe it will change for you one day if you make the effort to have your voice heard. Until that day comes it is recommended that you consult your local authorities to see what is your countries legal status with regards to growing cannabis. This book does not want you to break the law nor is it here for that purpose. This book is about cannabis and how it is grown around the world. Even though the contents of this book may show you how to acquire seeds and grow very potent plants, you are responsible for your own actions. We would like to see you grow cannabis however we would not like to see you break the law. I would also like to say that many countries have permitted medical users to grow cannabis in their home. If they have in your country then this book will be of massive 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! 10 CONTENTS PREFACE FOREWORD Chapter 1 : THE CANNABIS PLANT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CANNABIS AND THE BASICS OF USING CANNABIS. -HOW CANNABIS IS USED -SPECIES -THC -ZERO ZERO -RESIN -THE HIGH Chapter 2 : SEEDS – SEEDS – HOW TO GET SEEDS – CHOOSING A SEED-BANK – WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN CHOOSING SEEDS – GROWING FACTORS – THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE MARIJUANA PLANT 11 – FLOWERING NON-POLLINATED FEMALES (SINSEMILLA CROP) – CYCLE TIMES Chapter 3 : PROPAGATION -WAYS TO GERMINATE YOUR SEEDS -DANGERS WHEN PROPAGATING SEEDS -TRANSPLANTING -GERMINATION SOIL -INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GROWING -GENERAL INDOOR GROWING -GENERAL OUTDOOR GROWING AND GUERRILLA FARMING -GARDENING TOOLS -MALE POTENCY -SCUFFING SEEDS Chapter 4 : SECURITY -SECURITY -INDOOR SECURITY -OUTDOOR SECURITY -GUERRILLA GROWING SECURITY 12 Chapter 5 : THE INDOOR GROWING OF CANNABIS -LIGHTS -LIGHT BANDS -POOR LIGHTING SYSTEMS -AVERAGE LIGHTING SYSTEMS -BEST LIGHTING SYSTEMS -HORTICULTURAL LIGHTS – HID -WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A LIGHT -WATTAGE AND LUMENS -LUMENS AND MARIJUANA GROWING -LIGHTING FACTORS AND HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR LIGHT -SOIL -pH -NUTRIENTS -SOME COMMON SOIL TYPES -POTS -CONTINUING YOUR INDOOR SOIL GROW -INDOOR VEGETATIVE GROWTH -WATERING -ADJUSTING YOU LIGHTS 13 Chapter 6 : THE BASICS OF INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL -SOIL CONTROL -ph CONTROL -SOIL FLUSHING -NUTRIENT CONTROL -FEEDING -AIR -HUMIDITY -TEMPERATURE -FANS Chapter 7 : PRE-FLOWERING AND FLOWERING -THE END OF VEGETATIVE GROWTH -PRE-FLOWERING -EARLY SEXING METHODS -WHEN TO FLOWER -THE ALL IMPORTANT 12/12 -PROBLEMS WITH 12/12 -HOW TO SEX YOUR PLANTS -HERMAPHRODITES -FLOWERING 14 Chapter 8 : ADVANCED INDOOR SOIL BASED GROW METHODS -SOG -ScrOG -CABINET GROWING -ADVANCED SET-UPS -PERPETUAL GROW CYCLE Chapter 9 : BASIC HYDROPONICS – THE GROWER AND THE GROWING MEDIUM – HYDROPONICS SET-UPS -HYDROPONICS NUTRIENTS -HYDROPONICS GROWING MEDIUMS -CANNABIS AND HYDROPONICS -THE BUBBLER Chapter 10 : OUTDOOR GROWING -THE GROWER AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS -CARING FOR OUTDOOR PLANTS 15 Chapter 11 : THE BASICS OF PLANT CARE -THINNING -LIGHT BENDING -PRUNING -BUSHES -TRAINING -INCREASING YIELD Chapter 12 : PREDATORS AND PESTS -INDEX OF PESTS -CLEANING THE GROW ROOM Chapter 13 : PROBLEM SOLVER – PLANT PROBLEMS AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM – POT-BOUND AND ROOT-BOUND -LOCKOUT -BAD GENETICS
43 43 has its own group of strains which are many. Each species has different characteristics and each strain of each species has it s own special identity. Figure Picture of Sativa leaf by Slowhand. SATIVA: Height – Can grow tall. Averages anywhere between, 4-15 feet. Nodes – Has long internodes between branches, 3 inches to 6. Leaf – Pointy leaves with no markings or patterns.
4 4 Acknowledgements My thanks to my family and friends for making this book possible. This book is dedicated to growers all over the world. I would also like to say thank you to the members of and a really big thank you going out to
11 11 CONTENTS PREFACE FOREWORD Chapter 1 : THE CANNABIS PLANT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CANNABIS AND THE BASICS OF USING CANNABIS. -HOW CANNABIS IS USED -SPECIES -THC -ZERO ZERO -RESIN -THE HIGH Chapter 2 : SEEDS – SEEDS – HOW TO GET SEEDS
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37 37 The next thing to know is that plants have a gender. The genders are male and female and sometimes a mix gender called the hermaphrodite condition. Now listen to this closely. 1) The male plant is not used for smoking because it contains low levels of THC and does not taste very good, but it can get you high. 2) The female plant when pollinated does produce THC but produces also seeds which prevent larger quantities of bud from being produced. 3) A non-pollinated female (sinsemilla) plant will produce more flowering buds with no seeds and will produce higher quantities of THC than the male plant or a seeded female plant. The buds produce resin, which contain THC, and can drip down onto the leaves. When she is fully mature she should produce a very pleasing high depending on the grow method, the strain of plant and when it is harvested. To put it plainly, males can be smoked but