Physiology of Plants

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Physiology of Plants Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Growing Marijuana in Rockwool

To achieve good results, a home grower must know about plant physiology. Plant physiology is the part of biology which is concerned with the way plants grow and flower. In this chapter, the principles of plant physiology are discussed. With the […]

Pests, Diseases, and Problems

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Pests, Diseases, and Problems Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Cleanliness is the secret to disease and pest prevention. Keep floor, ground, and substrate surface clean. Dirty tools often carry microscopic pests and diseases. Wearing clean clothes and using clean tools will reduce problems. A separate set of indoor tools is easy to keep […]

Twelve Week Grow Scenario

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Twelve Week Grow Scenario Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Week One: First Week of Vegetative Growth

Light/dark: 18 hour day, 6 hours night

Light intensity: 400-watt lamp to 24-30 above tender plants.

Temperature: 75F day, 72F night

Humidity: 60% day, 60% night

pH: 6-6.5 pH soil, 5.5 pH hydro

Water: Keep growing medium […]

Grow Cabinets, Closets, and Rooms

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Grow Cabinets, Closets, and Rooms Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

This chapter is where you put it all together to set up your grow room and cultivate the best crop in the world! Before you set up the room, you will need to determine how much to grow. Afterward you must decide on […]

Grow Gear

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Grow Gear Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Growing indoors requires grow gear to supply and control light, air, water, and the growing medium. Below is a simple discussion that will give you basic understanding of the grow gear you will need – what it is and how it works.

Light and Lamps

You […]

Harvesting

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Harvesting Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Harvest when plants are at peak ripeness. Harvest timing is critical. The peak harvest window is open for roughly 5-7 days. Most growers manicure harvested buds before drying them slowly and evenly so THC is preserved. After drying, buds must cure so that full aroma and flavor […]

Clones and Mother Plants

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Clones and Mother Plants Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Making clones is the most efficient and productive means of cannabis propagation for most growers. A clone is a branch tip cut from a (female) mother marijuana plant that has been planted and has grown roots. Female clones can be induced to flower as […]

Flowering

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Flowering Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Cannabis is an annual plant that normally produces seeds to successfully complete its life cycle. Marijuana is a dioecious plant, being either male (pollen-producing) or female (ovule and seed-producing). However, intersesx (aka hermaphrodite) plants with both male and female flowers can also occur.

In nature, cannabis flowers […]

Pre-Flowering

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Pre-Flowering Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Marijuana is a dioecious plant, being either male or female. however, intersex (aka hermaphrodite or bisexual) plants with both male and female flowers can also occur.

Pre-flowers are the first sign of a plant’s sex. The pre-flowers grow at branch internodes just behind the leaf spur or […]

Vegetative Growth

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Vegetative Growth Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes

Cannabis enters the vegetative growth stage after four to six weeks of seedling growth. Vegetative growth is maintained in most strains with 16-24 hours of light daily. Plants grow faster when they received more hours of light. Marijuana will continue vegetative growth a year or longer […]

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