What I’m doing now: Thinning Why: I want the bigger buds to have more room to grow and to receive more unobstructed light. Don’t be shocked to see bare stems. Better yields come when the plant’s energy is not diverted into leaves or smaller buds. What to do: Trim off lower, side, and inner branches. […]
Three reasons I encourage outdoor gardeners to use light deprivation techniques are: Exposure to UVB light increases THC production. Harvest happens before cooler, damper Fall weather sets in. Plants are harvested before law enforcement typically comes around. The amount of THC a plant produces increases as it receives more UVB light. UVB light is highest […]
I heard the news today, oh boy… And though the news was very sad, I just had to laugh… Of course everybody understands that I’m talking about Governor Brown of California, who just announced that he would wait and see how the Colorado and Washington legalization laws work out before he would sign a […]
California is about to suffer from a marijuana shortage that will drive prices sky-high in the next year throughout the whole country. The reason: the record-breaking drought the state has been experiencing for the last three years. This year has been the worst. Where I live, in Oakland, we usually receive 17–21 inches of water […]
Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuana Policy Reform Act of 2014, received by the California Office of the Attorney General on January 21, 2014. Share or download here.
The harvest is packed away or being worked on. The new plants for the next year won’t be started for a few months. Now is the time to add supplements to your outdoor planting mix: organic nitrogen, humus compost, and additional large particle mix to make up for planting mix shrinkage. Tools should be cleaned […]