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Archive | September 2013

Can I grow marijuana from bag seed / street seeds? 5 Reasons to buy seeds.

For the budget grower, or in a place where you can’t legally order seeds, you’re probably wondering if you can grow marijuana from the seeds found “in the bag”. It is, hands down, the most common question I get from those considering about growing their own. The answer is yes! But…

There are a few reasons that someone looking to grow their own would want to buy seeds from a seed bank/dispensary/head shop/etc. Let me start with the positive and tell you why this will work, and then tell you the downsides, and you can weigh it out for yourself. Read More…

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How To Top / Trim A Marijuana Plant To Keep It “Short”

Looking for the terminal bud on a sativa-dominant marijuana plant.

Looking for the terminal bud on a sativa-dominant marijuana plant.

One of the problems faced by home growers is the daunting prognostication of the height your plants may reach! If you have chosen a Sativa strain (or even a sativa mix), you may be looking at the potential for the plant to reach 6 to 8 feet in height (growing conditions permitting) by the end of your grow. Yipes! That’s just a teeny bit bigger than my grow cabinet…

Autoflowering strain growers take note: Don’t top/trim your plants – they won’t like it, and don’t need it. They’re on a tight growth schedule, and most varieties won’t reach more than 3-4 feet tall.

The particularly tricky part is that Read More…