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Identifying Males and Females from Marijuana Seeds When Growing marijuana seeds there is a chance it could be female or male, you can increase your odds for females if the growing conditions are optimal. After planting marijuana seeds and letting the plants vegetate for a while, the next step is to determine the sex of the plants also known as sexing. Determining the sex of a plant can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for. It is best to determine the sex as early as possible. Determining a plants sex protects against unwanted pollination resulting in marijuana seeds....
Many things can affect your grow of the cannabis plant. Feminized seeds can save you the time and expenses of sexing the plant resulting in shorter grow times and less materials used. One thing that can affect your grow (and especially your feminized cannabis plants) is hermaphrodites. What are hermaphrodites? Hermaphrodite Definition: noun (1) an organism (plant or animal) having both male and female reproductive organs. (2) An organism having both male and female organs. Therefore, is capable of producing both male and female gametes. Sometimes the cannabis plant will produce male organs on a female plant. This can infrequently happen...
Growing marijuana made easy with this step-by-step growing marijuana guide. 1. Growing Marijuana; Seed Selection You’ve decided to grow your own. So here is a step-by-step growing marijuana guide to get you started. To find the variety of your choice you’re faced with some important decisions. Most important, obviously, is where you are gonna grow; Indoor or Outdoor. In choosing your variety for Outdoor you are restricted by the weather conditions. Plants that you’re able to grow outdoor in more southern countries, will not be ready in time in Holland. Growing Marijuana; Other deciding factors are: Indica or Sativa? Experience level? (avoid difficult...
For every grower from beginner to expert, drying and curing cannabis buds is the end result of months of hard work. From germinating those precious seeds to chopping branches, there is nothing a grower looks forward to more than enjoying the fruits of their labour. By this point, your plants will be the smelliest they can be and are now fully ripe and you are ready for drying cannabis buds. Your flowers will be silver with trichomes and be super sticky to touch. 90% of the pistils have now turned to a dark golden brown and each calyx has swollen to...
Growing Marijuana outdoors is one of the best pleasures in life. The local climate plays a big part along with many other variables, below is a list of key points and tips to consider when growing Marijuana outdoors. Growing Marijuana Outdoors: Location The location where you are growing marijuana seeds is a big player in the outcome of your yields. We have a clear overview on our website of which zone is most suitable for each outdoor strain and auto flowering strain. There are certain strains that are better suited for hot sunny climates and some that will perform just as...
We here at Spliff Seeds have assembled a list of tips for cultivating autoflowering Cannabis seeds that we hope will help those new to growing achieve the best yields possible. While the cultivation methods for autoflowering Cannabis seeds may be somewhat similar to that of photoperiod seed types, there are certain circumstances which will permit autoflowering Cannabis seeds to develop to their maximum capacity. Germinating Your Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds One of the key aspects you'll need to know about autoflowering Cannabis seeds is that they should be germinated in the same container that they will finish in. Using this methodology will...
Growing cannabis can be done in many ways, every grower has their own techniques and tricks to increase their yields. One subject that is always subject to debate is defoliation: the removal of leaves. Do you defoliate your cannabis plant, and if so when and how much? Defoliation Is A Pruning Technique Pruning is any form of removing plant material to have a plant grow a certain way. Defoliating is a form of pruning that literally means removing fan leaves from a plant. Pruning has been used for thousands of years on many agricultural crops to increase yields and reduce the...
All over the world the joint or spliff is used as a simple and quick way to enjoy cannabis. Different regions have different names for this classic way to smoke. In Canada and the United States it is more often referred as a joint, though in the United Kingdom the term spliff is more popular. A distinction is made between the terms joint and spliff for some, though the terms are also used interchangeably. A joint refers to cannabis that is rolled in a smoking paper, whereas the term spliff is used to refer to cannabis and tobacco mixed together and...
Growing Marijuana Seeds As marijuana growers we all have to make decisions in the garden. One question is what to grow from? Seed or clone. Which one do you have access to? Planting from marijuana seed or clone is a choice all growers have to make. With seeds you have to preserve time and a little more labor whereas, clones have their own conditions. What are the differences between growing marijuana seeds and clones? Discussed below are the advantages and disadvantages of growing marijuana from seeds and clones. Buying Marijuana Seeds  Marijuana seeds have more advantages and fewer disadvantages than clones....
This time we're going to show you how to germinate marijuana seeds. We produce the highest quality of marijuana seeds at Spliff. We do this with the utmost care, love and precision and because we like to see our children fare well after they have left the parental home so to speak, we are going to teach you about four different methods of germinating. Germinating marijuana seeds directly into the ground It’s mother nature’s way and it might be the simplest way to germinate marijuana seeds. Advantage to this approach is that you can not damage the roots when planting the...
Medical Marijuana Essential Nutrients When growing medical marijuana, plant nutrition is essential to know for overall plant health and growth. Nutrition is defined as the process of producing food. Minerals are required by plants for various synthetic activities and production of energy, which are called nutrients. Medical marijuana plants require different elements for their growth and development these are called mineral nutrients. Soil or the grow medium is the source of the mineral nutrients and plants absorb these by their roots. There are sixteen elements that are essential for normal healthy growth of medical marijuana. It was found that plants contain...
If you’re into growing marijuana, you’re probably aware that using a hydroponic system has a lot of benefits over growing in soil. What stops most growers from getting familiar with hydroponic cannabis cultivation is the idea that this is much more difficult than growing in soil. We already discussed how this isn’t necessarily true in our "7 Easy Steps To Start Growing Cannabis In A Hydroponic Setup" guide, but didn’t talk about Deep Water Culture (DWC) at all! DWC is often regarded as “the most difficult” way of growing marijuana, in this article we’ll try to convince you it’s actually quite...
Indica Most Indica landraces originate from the more northern countries in South-East Asia. Countries, like; India, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan. They are mostly found in mountainous regions where they have adapted to a climate where cold sets in as early as end of September, beginning of October. Indica’s in general have a ferocious growing and flowering stage. They contain lots of chlorophyll, more so than Sativa’s and have little accessory pigments unlike Sativa’s. Accesory pigments These accesory pigments are there to absorb solar energy and protect the plant from excessive UV rays. Indica’s contain way fewer of these accesory pigments than Sativa’s....
Growing Marijuana and Bud Rot? When growing Marijuana, the aim of the game is to produce the biggest and best buds possible. Whether it has personal or commercial value, as a grower we wish to harvest the buds in a straightforward process. However, there are many potential factors that can seriously threaten a final crop and even wipe out a complete garden in less than a week. . One serious threat is a necrotrophic fungus that growers call Grey Mould or Bud Rot. The scientific name for this spore is Botrytis and it is a real problem if you don’t understand...
The size of a cannabis plant will depend on the size of the pot it is grown in. Cannabis seeds grown in small pots will become small plants and large pots will encourage larger plants. Many growers choose to start their plants off in small pots and move them into larger ones later on. Repotting plants like this has many benefits for the root ball and general development of a cannabis plant. That said, knowing the best time to transplant can make all the difference if you’re looking to grow a high yielding plant with a robust root ball. To grow...
We will only discuss our preferred method of germinating a cannabis seed. Place two sheets of kitchen paper in between two plates (one upside down on top of the other). This is to avoid any light from entering. Cannabis seeds when germinating should not be exposed to light. Put the seeds in between the two sheets of kitchen paper and moisten both papers. Use a spraycan with lukewarm water to moisten them and keep the sheets moist continuously. Check if the seeds are moist enough and to see if there’s any progress twice a day. Morning and night. Keep the seeds...
Many people are under the assumption that white seeds are not as viable and will not germinate as well as black seeds. This is, however, a misconception. We have carried out extensive germination tests. And if anything we have concluded that in most tests the white seeds germinated quicker than the black seeds. A black or dark seed means that its shell is harder and will take longer to break open. Hence will germinate she will germinate slower. So the color of a seed doesn’t tell you anything about the overall quality....
Harvesting cannabis is a time-consuming, but straightforward process that involves removing fan leaves from your buds and drying them. And while an indoor cannabis plant will usually be completely clean, i.e. pest- and mold-free, harvesting an outdoor plant can come with some nasty surprises. In this article we discuss washing cannabis buds at harvest to remove all sorts of wildlife you’d rather not be smoking later on.This aphid attack looks like a disaster. Before I started washing buds, I would have thrown this one out with the trash! Common Outdoor Cannabis Pests Besides police, neighbors and crop-thieves, the cannabis plant has...
In our last article, Which Grow Light Should I Use, we discussed which factors should play a role in choosing between different grow lights, and what lights are best for flowering. We explained the pros and cons of high pressure sodium, metal halide, fluorescent and LED grow lights for growing cannabis. In this article we provide some basic information on how to get the best results with each type of light. The sun is the best grow light there is, and it's free! CFL’s And Other Fluorescent Bulbs, Let’s start off with fluorescent bulbs since they are probably the easiest category...
Low Stress Training or LST for short involves bending a cannabis plant to grow in a way that will improve yields. You perform LST by gently bending plants, using low levels of stress to encourage the plant to grow laterally and form a bushy canopy. This improves canopy control and promotes the development of large, thick independant shoots with uniform buds. LST can increase harvests by up to 200%, and who doesn't like free cannabis? LST works by redistributing auxin, the hormone that is responsible for so called “apical dominance”, which is a scientific term to describe the “dominant” or “main”...
Today we will cover the basics of germinating Cannabis seeds and root growth. We designed this article to aid you from the start of your new Spliff Seeds grow and allow you to grow a great Cannabis plant just like we do here in Amsterdam! Germinating Cannabis Seeds For The Best Start There are a few different ways to approach seed germination, yet the main thing to understand is how the seed needs water, warmth and darkness to grow. Without these 3 key factors, the seed will not germinate. All of the simple techniques described below will result in seeds with...
Growing cannabis can be done in many different ways depending on your goal. Most styles of indoor cannabis cultivation incorporate a period of vegetative growth until a plant is big and strong before switching to the flowering phase. Growing cannabis this way uses about the same time frame as an outdoor grow and takes around 14 to 16 weeks. To take full advantages of the fact that you’re growing cannabis indoors however, it is possible to shorten this period significantly. By having a set of plants in veg and ready for flowering before you harvest, you can stagger your grow so...
In order to take best care of your cannabis plants, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of cannabis plant anatomy. Anatomy is the area of biology which describes and identifies the internal and external components and structures of all living things. Anatomy covers three main areas: animals (zootomy), humans (human anatomy) and plants (phytotomy). Anatomy is further sub-divided into macroscopic and microscopic anatomy. Macroscopic Anatomy relates to parts which can be seen with the naked eye, for example: the branches and leaves of the cannabis plant. Microscopic Anatomy relates to parts of the cannabis plant which can only be...
The cannabis plant has evolved over thousands of years and can express an extensive range of aromas, colours, growth patterns, flowering times, yields, cannabinoid profiles and effects when consumed. Cannabis seeds contain some of this variety, making each individual cannabis plant slightly different. These different varieties within strains are called phenotypes. By growing many seeds, a grower can look for a specific male or female phenotype and keep their favourite version of a strain. The O.G. Kush on the left has much more leaf than the one on the right. Looking through sites like Leafly, you can see that every plant grown...
A very important step in a successful harvest of the cannabis plant is trimming marijuana during flowering. It is vital to trim marijuana properly so the flowers can cure correctly and insures that optimal potency of the cannabis plant. There are several methods of achieving good outcomes on the final product. Some people prefer hand trimming marijuana flowers and some people use automatic trimmers. Whatever trims your marijuana, you want it to be as efficient and cost effective as possible. When is the right time for trimming marijuana plants? Finding the right time to start trimming marijuana is fairly easy but you need a...
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