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Are There Male Autoflowering Marijuana Plants? Can I Make Autoflowering Seeds?

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If you are interested in autoflowering marijuana varieties, you have probably noticed that all commercially available seeds are not only autoflowering, but feminized as well. Often referred to as “autofem” varieties, these fast-flowering plants not only provide an easy grow for beginning green-thumbs; they are fast flowering, there’s no danger of messing up Read More…

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High CBD Strains 2013 – Choosing a High CBD Marijuana Strain

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9781476121598.225x225-75[Writer Glenn Panik’s “How To Grow Cannabis At Home: A Guide To Indoor Medical Marijuana Growing”, is available on iTunes here, for the Amazon Kindle or via Smashwords here. You can also order the ‘stealth title’ of our information-packed ebook for the Kindle here.]

As the legalization of medical marijuana makes headway into many states in the USA, the medical use of cannabis is finally gaining understanding and acceptance in both the public eye and the medical community. Finally, patients suffering from sleep and eating disorders, nausea, IBD, Crohns Disease, and a variety of nerve and gastrointestinal disorders can gain comfort in a very natural and balanced way. That is, if they can get the right variety of medical marijuana to treat their symptoms. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is only one useful compound in the cannabis plant, and medical research is finding that CBD (cannabidiol) is more useful in treating gastrointestinal discomfort and sleep disorders, for example, than THC. Read More…

How To Make Marijuana Tincture (Decarboxylation & Alcohol Extraction of THC and CBD)

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9781476121598.225x225-75[Writer Glenn Panik’s “How To Grow Cannabis At Home: A Guide To Indoor Medical Marijuana Growing”, is available on iTunes here, for the Amazon Kindle or via  Smashwords here You can also order the ‘stealth title’ of our information-packed ebook for the Kindle here.]

For a variety of reasons, cannabis consumers may prefer not to smoke (or even vaporize) their marijuana in order to consume THC/CBD. The most obvious reason might be a breathing condition, such as asthma, but others may simply not enjoy the taste or smell of marijuana smoke, or may want to avoid smoking out of consideration for a roommate, family member, or pet!

Although baked goods are an excellent alternative for those who would rather hide the taste of cannabis completely while still enjoying all the benefits of THC & CBD, your stash will have a limited shelf life when baked into brownies or oatmeal cookies. Even chocolates will only remain fresh in flavor for a few weeks (although they may still be edible).

Enter extraction. By extracting the THC & CBD from your marijuana, you can create a tincture that will hold for a relatively long time – Read More…

Privacy For Your Grow – “Stealth” Orders Of Our Ebook for Amazon Kindle

Have you ever considered ordering a book about marijuana cultivation, but were concerned about a title like “How To Grow Marijuana at Home” showing up on your order history, credit card, paypal account, etc? This is of course a concern for those who value their privacy, whether growing marijuana for medical use or not, you have the right to keep this to yourself. So…

We have now published an alternate ordering option for Amazon Kindle customers; our Ebook “How To Grow Cannabis At Home: A Guide To Medical Marijuana Growing” can be purchased under the title “See You Next Wednesday”. This way, when you order our growing guide, you don’t have to worry about your privacy. The alternate title is a tip of the hat to the great film director John Landis ( National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, and Twilight Zone: The Movie, among other classics).

So what are you waiting for? Order the ‘stealth title’ of our information-packed ebook here. Please do browse our blog first – you’ll see that our tips, tricks, images, and writing style are different than the crowd, and offer many unique perspectives and specific info for home growers.

You can also order the regular title on iTunes here or Smashwords here.

Thanks for visiting!

Glenn Panik

Do Autoflowering Seeds Save Electricity? What Are The Real Advantages Of Autofem Plants?

I’ve seen online seed stores advertising autoflowering/autofem seeds as “saving you electricity” during your grow. Is this true? Are these actually “more efficient plants?” or is this just more marketing jive to convince you to buy seeds that you cannot reproduce easily at home, assuring that you’ll buy more from the seed bank?

Let us look at the facts about the use of electricity during your grow. The math isn’t even complicated, and we don’t even need to know what you pay for electricity per kWH, since we’re talking about your grow location one way or another. We’ll assume that you want to grow a single plant, using 125 Watts of lighting – a typical small, personal medical marijuana home grow.

All you need to keep in mind is that Read More…

Wild Cannabis Ruderalis Bud And Seeds – A Lucky Find

On an early autumn walk, I found several cannabis ruderalis plants growing wild. To my surprise and delight, I found several seed-bearing plants and even one sinsemilla bud, which must have been upwind of the male plants I saw, already dried and dead, near the seed-carrying females up the road.

The particularly cool part of the story is that the one larger, seedless bud had an amazing orange/pepper/cream aroma that I’d rank up there with some of the better sativa plants I’ve had the pleasure to sniff. Sadly, the whir of weed-whackers was not far behind me; a road crew was out for a late summer cleanup. I would have loved to let the beautiful sinsemilla bud mature, but I decided to pick her now in order to get some better pictures and a chance to sample the immature bud. I hurried ahead of the cutting crew and gathered seeds from the other female plants I could find. Hopefully a few of the couple dozen seeds I gathered will produce a plant with that amazing orange/pepper/cream aroma phenotype. In any case, they will serve as a great breeding platform for some autoflowering hybrids of my own. It will be great to have a ruderalis plant that already produces great aromas as stock to cross with other varieties (like my current favorite “Double Gum”) and see if I can cross-breed some heavier yielding autoflowering stock of my own. Perhaps these will become the “Panik Plants”?

Below is a picture gallery with shots of the wild Cannabis Ruderalis plants growing on a sunny roadside. Notice the very sativa-like thin leaves. These plants were likely hit at least once by mowers, but still managed to put out seeds by early September (some plants I found were already long gone to seed). There are also shots of the typical small, black, and very hard ruderalis seeds, as well as closeups showing the trichomes on the leaves and buds, immature as they unfortunately were. Cool stuff, regardless, and I look forward to growing the gathered seeds in a nurturing environment. Expect more posts about these plants:

Wild Harvest Cannabis Ruderalis Smoke Report: Well, it isn’t fair to judge these plants based on the few wisps of bud I gathered in a hurry, but the good news is that they do produce a mild sativa-like effect. As is to be expected with a ruderalis (especially one with a few seeds on it) the smoke is a bit on the ropey side, but they do create a mild but pleasant head high. This is a very good start for a wild strain. If I can find that orange creamsicle pheno in the seeds I gathered, we may be onto something here.

Writer Glenn Panik’s “How To Grow Cannabis At Home: A Guide To Indoor Medical Marijuana Growing”, is available on iTunes here, for the Amazon Kindle or via  Smashwords here You can also order the ‘stealth title’ of our information-packed ebook for the Kindle here.

Choosing A Marijuana Strain, Pt.2: Fruity, Fantastic Marijuana Strains? What’s In A Name.

Cascade Hops. As with cannabis, hop varieties carry signature aromas.

In a clever bid to sell more product, many marijuana seed breeders and seed shops give their strains enticing names; “Fruity Juice”, “Bubblicious”, “Blueberry Kush”, “Lemon Haze”, and so on. With many weeks from seed to harvest, growers are tense with anticipation – will the name of the strain deliver as promised? A novice grower – especially one on a budget – is not likely to be able to grow a wide variety of plants and compare results.

So the question on beginning grower’s minds: Is there really naturally flavored marijuana? Do strain names mean anything? Does Lemon Haze Cannabis bud taste like lemons? Does Blueberry marijuana taste like blueberries? Do the snozzberries really taste like snozzberries?! Read More…