how to grow good marijuana

Growing Room Planning
One of the most fun points in any marijuana growers life is being able to plan out and then setup their grow room. Plenty of growers start out with micro cabinets as well as grow tents however for those of you smart enough to skip the small stuff and go straight to setting up a YIELD GENERATING grow room keep reading for some helpful tips.

Easiest Way To Setup A Grow
There are many different grow tents and cabinets that can be built but one of the least expensive and most productive ways to build a grow room is by using black and white poly also known as panda. With the panda poly you will be able to create a light proof and reflective grow area that has the white side of the poly on the grow side and the black side on the outside.

Many times however there are many reasons to not use panda poly especially in a room or area where others might frequent often. Besides a grow tent nothing screams MARIJUANA GROW more than a poly grow room or cabinet setup in a room so make sure the foot traffic is either minimal or completely non existent.

How Important Is Being “Light Tight”
There are many strains that react terribly to any and all light leaks no matter how small. Anytime you setup a grow room don’t forget to go inside it and seal it up and see what light leaks you see while in there.

If you are totally fine with hermies then by all means don’t worry about light leaks however for those who do not want cross dressing marijuana plants in their tents KEEP the light leaks to a minimum or completely irrelevant.

What About Dealing With Temps
Temps are something that most new growers overlook but it can be one of the biggest yield reducers in any garden. Being able to not only regulate but also limit any and all heat should be something that most growers should do. One thing with temps that marijuana growers should understand is that if your temps get high enough many bugs will start to roll in. Sometimes it seems like random bugs come out of practically nowhere however with high temps the odds are much higher.

Keeping Grow Odors Down With Scrubbers
If you are in a med friendly state you might think that life is peaches and cream and no one will mess with your grow BUT you are 100% incorrect with that observation. It really does not matter whether you are in a med friendly state or not for you to make sure to keep your grow odors in check.

Always look at your grow as if you have GOLD hiding and understanding that there is ZERO REASON to let anyone ( no matter how close they are to you ) know that you are growing even if you are a 100% compliant medical marijuana grower.

What Sort Of Walls Or Reflective Material To Use
The easiest and best stuff to use is called panda. It allows you the ability to build a grow room to the exact specs that you want WHILE making sure that the grow itself is completely light tight. There are many other wall materials to use such as mylar but they are a pain in the ass to work with no matter how LESS EXPENSIVE they might seem to you.

You can build actual walls however even if you put the time into drywall etc you will want to end up lining it with poly ( panda specifically ) simply because it is extremely cheap and amazingly simple to work with.

How To Keep Your Grow On The Down Low
There is only one way to keep a secret and that is by telling NO ONE. You might think you have friends that can keep a secret however if it comes down to your livelihood and your NON incarceration we would suggest that you keep your grow a complete secret. The only reason growers run their mouths is because they feel the need to “prove themselves” or even “look cool” and neither of these reasons are worth losing your freedom over TRUST US.

How To Grow Marijuana With Feminized Cannabis Seeds

There are so many different seed banks and marijuana breeders where you can get some solid genetics from. Sometimes it can seem like you will never be able to get all of the strains that you feel are MUST HAVE strains.

Usually when you start buying seeds it tends to get a bit addictive ( I think that growing and collecting seeds is about as ADDICTIVE as marijuana can be ) because there are just so many great strains worth buying up.

Many new patients and growers start with feminized seeds these days. It could be due to the simplicity of not needing to deal with males however there can be other issues including random males and hermaphrodite plants popping up if the feminized strains were not bred correctly and tested.

What Are Feminized Seeds
Feminized seeds simply means that 100% of the seeds are female and there should be zero chance of any males popping out of the seeds. With nature, it can do what it wants to do and as crosses and hybrids are developed random males can and do pop up from time to time.

Now a days the feminized breeders have gotten their fem breeding down to a solid system and have removed most hermie and male issues from their female lines which has been a definite bonus for the medical marijuana and commercial growers .

Spotting Hermies And How To Avoid Them
If you are new to growing, locating males and females can be difficult however locating hermaphrodite plants is ten times harder because they are much harder to spot. Usually hermies come out of female plants which then grow out “bananas” within their bud sites and preflowers. They literally look like small bananas and when they open up POLLEN will come out and dust all the hairs and if viable will create seeds.

Since the plants that are producing this pollen is a female however each and every seed that this pollen produces will be female. There are some shady breeders who actually use hermaphrodite pollen versus creating real female seeds using colloidal silver for example. Be careful when buying female seeds especially from unverified breeders because they could have hermies within their projects and the problem genetics might take awhile to pop up ( a few generations ) but once they do they will reek havoc in your garden and breeding projects.

How Are Feminized Seeds Made
There are many ways to create female seeds and the fastest way is from hermi plants pollinating themselves and other plants in your tent, cabinet or garden. You can also self females which will allow you to take a female that does NOT hermi but force it to produce male nanners to create pollen with and allow for 100% genetically viable females within each and every seed.

You can do a colloidal silver mix which is actually quite easy to make at home ( google colloidal silver generator females ) and will allow any closet breeder or pollen chucker the ability to take any clone only or elite female and produce seeds of. This would be killer for cherry pie, girl scout cookies or other cali elite clone only strains currently around.

How Does Grow Room Environment Affect Plant Gender
There really are plenty of reasons why a plant will be male or female but hermies tend to come from environmental issues specifically light leaks and other interruptions with the flowering day/night light cycles. When a plant feels that it will not survive due to the environment or the light cycles, it can and will produce nanners so that it can reproduce.

Having a hotter temp can create more males especially in terribly dry grow tents with zero air flow. Many males will tend to pop up due to low light issues and is something that can easily be fixed once the grower dials in the environment to the 75-85 degree sweet spot.

Sea Of Green ( SOG )

Sea of Green growing is perfect for any medical marijuana patient with a decent plant count because it is easier and faster to sog than most any other style of growing. There are many growers who have small plant counts and growing in a scrog ( SCREEN of GREEN ) allows them the ability to grow less plants but still wind up with a great harvest.

Intro To SOG Growing
SOG is pretty much packing in as many plants as you possibly can so that it literally looks like a “sea of green” and rightfully so. After growing with sogs, scrogs as well as low and medium stress training there is nothing more fun than growing sog style. It will allow you to go get clones from collectives for example or take clones yourself and put them into flower much faster than other growing styles because you make up for size WITH numbers.

Instead of having 8 or 9 plants in a grow area you could cram in 32 – 64 and while they won’t compete individually with the 8-9 plants that you vegged longer, they WILL end up with solid harvest numbers due to the overall volume of plants.

Why SOG
Sometimes you need to get growing and fast and waiting around for plants to veg for 4-8 weeks isn’t exactly something that growers want to wait around for because the flower cycle itself is yet another 60-80 days on top of the veg length.

You can cut clones, root the clones and let them veg for a week and toss them in a sog flowering cabinet or grow tent and you will be on your way. Anyone doing micro, small and even large grows can run sog style which btw is perfect for anyone trying to find certain phenos within their strains and seeds they run.

When To SOG
You really only want to SOG with clones so they can be somewhat uniform however growing sog from seed is more than possible. Just remember that with any seed grown plant the first couple weeks are not as productive as a comparable sized clone and needs to be taken into account when adding up veg and flower cycles.

Remember that a sog will only work if your plants have a single cola ( many growers however run 2-8 tops even in sog BUT need to train them throughout the grow and it extends the veg time needed ) so trying to flower out bushes crammed together will leave a TON of larf and fluff so with sog you will want to lollipop them to remove the under growth so the plant can focus all of its growth energy on its top main cola(s).

Better Yields In SOG vs Scrog
As a grower, I have noticed better results within a grow year from sog versus scrog due to the ability to cycle and flower out sog style clones quicker than a scrog ( which needs time to grow as it fills up ascreen with less plants to make up for less plant numbers ) however anyone with plant count limitation should check local and state laws regarding plant counts before attempting a sog.