Marijuana Horticulture

The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible

by Jorge Cervantes

The “Bible” has gone through a complete metamorphosis since the first edition in 1983. The First Edition was just 96 pages, black and white and bound with a pair of staples. I wrote the book on a Kaypro II computer. The typeset “galleys” were pasted up into “hard copy”. I printed the book on a Multilith press. My wife and I collated pages and stapled them together to form the first Indoor Marijuana Horticulture book. The book immediately became a best-seller among indoor growers and has remained on top ever since!

The Second Edition (1985) grew to 288 pages and was christened “The Bible” by indoor growers. The Third Edition (1993) grew too 320 pages and the Fourth Edition (2001) tipped the scales at 432 pages and contained 200 color photos and drawings. The Bible is published in Dutch, German, french, English, and Spanish. There is also a special UK Edition. The Australian Edition was banned by the Australian Government, but lofty Auzzies still find ways to bring in the Bible.

The Fifth Edition has a little larger format (6 x 8.25 inches [150 x 210 cm]), 512 pages and is full-color throughout with more than 1100 full color photographs, drawings, charts, and graphs. It is completely rewritten to reflect the changes in cannabis cultivation and medicine in recent years. Sections on medical cannabis, seeds, seedlings, vegetative growth, cloning, flowering, breeding and hash have been amplified substantially. All-new sections have been added on greenhouses and outdoor growing. Photos and precise color drawings augment text to simplify information so that it is easier to assimilate.

Digital cameras, fast computers, with big hard disks, and fast internet connections have transformed the Bible into a much more complete work.

Case studies follow the text. They show exactly how different growers grew super smoke for pennies a day. All their growing statistics – watts, varieties, calendar, cost, harvest weight, etc. – are also listed. See how growers invest a minimum of cash and harvest pound after pound of outstanding bud 365 days a year!

Marijuana Horticulture

Marijuana Chemistry
Marijuana as Medicine
Safety and Security!

Chapter 1

Marijuana Horticulture

  • Life Cycle of Cannabis
  • Germination
  • Seedling Growth
  • Vegetative Growth
  • Pre-Flowering
  • Mother Plants
  • Cloning
  • Flowering

Chapter 2

Seeds & Seedlings

  • Cannabis Strains
  • Cannabis Sativa
  • Cannabis Indica
  • Cannabis Ruderalis
  • Cannabis Afghanica
  • Seeds
  • Germination
  • Water
  • Temperature
  • Air (Oxygen)
  • Germination Methods
  • Pre-Soaking in Water
  • Direct Seed
  • Grow More Females from Seed
  • Seedlings
  • Storing Seeds
  • Seed Pests

Chapter 3

Vegetative Growth

  • Clones and Cloning
  • Mother Plants
  • Rooting Hormones
  • Cloning: Step by Step
  • Air Layering
  • Cloning for Sex
  • Clones from a Flowering Female
  • Storing Clones
  • Transplanting
  • Pruning
  • Bending
  • Air Pruning Roots
  • Root Pruning
  • Chemical Root Pruning
  • Grafting
  • Stress

Chapter 4

Flowering

  • Pre-flowering
  • Male Pre-flowering
  • Male Flowering
  • Female Pre-flowering
  • Female Flowering
  • Sinsemilla

Chapter 5

Harvest

  • Before Harvest
  • Harvest
  • Leaves
  • Male Harvest
  • Sinsemilla Harvest
  • Harvest Step by Step
  • Manicuring
  • Drying
  • Freeze Drying
  • Curing
  • Packaging and Storage
  • Seed Crops
  • Rejuvenation

Chapter 6

Grow Rooms & Greenhouses

  • Grow Room Setup Step by Step
  • Greenhouses and Cold Frames
  • Coverings
  • Climate Control

Chapter 7

Outdoors

  • Strains
  • Climate
  • Start Clones or Seedling Outdoors
  • Soil
  • Hardpan
  • Prepare SOil
  • Raised Beds
  • Fertilizers
  • Water
  • Pumps
  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Pests and Predators
  • Rogue Pollen
  • Backyard Growing
  • Terrace Growing
  • Guerilla Growing
  • Security
  • Drought Growing
  • Planting and Maintenance
  • Harvest
  • Extending Seasons

Chapter 8

Case Study & Garden Calendar

  • Case Study – Energy Efficient Organic Sea of Green
  • The First Crop
  • The Second Crop
  • Calendar and Checklist
  • Weekly Checklist
  • Calendar

Chapter 9

Light, Lamps & Electricity

  • Light, Spectrum, & Photoperiod
  • PAR and Light Spectrum
  • Measuring Light
  • Light Meters
  • Photoperiod
  • Intensity
  • The Inverse Square Law
  • Lamp Spacing
  • Side Lighting
  • Rotating Plants
  • Plant Spacing
  • Reflective Hoods
  • Horizontal Reflective Hoods
  • Vertical Reflective Hoods
  • Air-Cooled Lamp Fixtures
  • Water-Cooled Lamp Fixtures
  • No-Reflective Hood
  • Reflective Hood Study
  • Reflective Light
  • More Free Growing Light
  • Light Movers
  • Setting up a Light Mover
  • High Intensity Discharge
  • HID Lights
  • HID Ballasts
  • HID Bulbs
  • Meta Halide Systems
  • Construction and Operation
  • Lumen Maintenance and Life
  • Metal Halide Ballasts
  • Metal Halide Bulbs
  • High Pressure Sodium Systems
  • Conversion Bulbs
  • Mercury Vapor Lamps
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Other Lamps
  • Incandescent Lamps
  • Tungsten Halogen Lamps
  • LP Sodium Lamps
  • Electricity and Safety
  • Electricity Consumption
  • Generators
  • Timers
  • Setting up the HID System

Chapter 10

Soil l& Containers

  • pH
  • Humates Chelate
  • Soil Temperature
  • Potting Soil
  • Mushroom Compost
  • Soilless Mix
  • Propagation Cubes and Mixes
  • Soil Amendments
  • Soil Mixes
  • Compost
  • Growing Medium Disposal
  • Growing Medium Problems
  • Containers
  • Drainage
  • Container Shape, Size, and Maintenance
  • Green Roots

Chapter 11

Water & Nutrients

  • Water Quality
  • Osmosis
  • Irrigation
  • Misdiagnosed Disorders
  • Nutrients
  • Macronutrients
  • Nitrogen (N)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Secondary Nutrients
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Sulfur (S)
  • Micronutrients
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Boron (B)
  • Chlorine (Chloride) (Cl)
  • Cobalt (Co)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Molybdenum (Mb)
  • Silicon (Si)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • Sodium (Na)
  • Fluoride (F)
  • Fertilizers
  • Chemical Fertilizers
  • Organic Fertilizers
  • Mixing Fertilizers
  • Fertilizer Application
  • Foliar Feeding
  • Spreader-Stickers
  • Additives

Chapter 12

Hydroponic Gardening

  • Hydroponic Systems
  • Ebb and Flow Gardens
  • Air Tables
  • Deep Water Culture (DWC)
  • Top-Feed Systems, Buckets, and Slabs
  • Tables of Slabs
  • Individual Blocks
  • Vertical Top-Feed Systems
  • Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)
  • Aeroponics
  • Growing Mediums
  • Sterilizing
  • pH
  • EC, TDS, DS, CF, PPM
  • EC Meters
  • Hydroponic Nutrients
  • Nutrient Solutions
  • Solution Maintenance
  • Hydro-Organic
  • Reservoirs
  • Reservoir Temperature
  • Irrigation
  • Nutrient Disorders

Chapter 13

Air

  • Air Movement
  • Stomata
  • Circulation
  • Ventilation
  • Intake Air
  • Security
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • CO2 Enrichment
  • Measuring CO2
  • Producing CO2
  • CO2 Emitter Systems
  • CO2 Generator Systems
  • Compost and Organic Growing Mediums
  • Fermentation
  • Dry Ice
  • Baking Soda and Vinegar
  • Odor
  • Deodorizers
  • Negative Ion Generators
  • Ozone Generators
  • Ozone Damage
  • Activated Carbon Filters
  • Setting Up the Vent Fan

Chapter 14

Pests & Diseases

  • Prevention
  • Control
  • Insect Control
  • Sprays and Traps
  • Spreader-Sticker for Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Abamectin
  • Bacilus thuringiensis (Bt) and Bacillus species
  • Baking Soda
  • Bleach, Laundry
  • Bordeaux Mixture
  • Boric Acid
  • Bug Bombs
  • Copper
  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
  • Homemade Pest and Disease Sprays
  • Neem
  • Neem Oil
  • Nicotine and Tbacco Sprays
  • Oil, Horticultural
  • Oil, Vegetable
  • Pyrethrum
  • Synthetic Pyrethroids
  • Quassia
  • Rotenone
  • Ryania
  • Sabadilla
  • Seaweed
  • Soap, Insecticidal
  • Sulfur
  • Traps
  • Water
  • Biological Controls Predators and Parasites
  • Spider Mites and Insects
  • Spider Mites
  • Aphids
  • Bees, Wasps
  • Beetle Borers
  • Caterpillars and Loopers
  • Leafhoppers
  • Leaf Miner
  • Fungus Gnat
  • Mealybugs and Scales
  • Nematodes
  • Root Maggot
  • Slugs and Snails
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies
  • Fungi and Diseases
  • Gray Mold
  • Damping-off
  • Downy Mildew
  • Blight
  • Foliar Spots and Fungi
  • Fusarium Wilt
  • Green Algae
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Root Rot
  • Pythium Wilt / Rot
  • Sooty Mold
  • Verticillium Wilt
  • Viruses

Chapter 15

Hash and Oil Making

  • Before Making Hash
  • Hand Rub Hash
  • Sieves
  • The Pollinator
  • Water Extracted Hash
  • Ice-O-Lator Step by Step
  • Water Hash with 15 Bags
  • Washing Machine Hash
  • Resin Extraction for Cooking
  • Cannabis Tinctures
  • Hash or Cannabis Oil
  • Pressing Hash
  • Shoe Hash
  • Mechanical Pressing
  • Hammering
  • Storing Hash

Chapter 16

Breeding

  • The Creation of a Seed
  • Making Seeds Step by Step
  • Seed Crop Care
  • Breeding Terms
  • Primary Components f a Breeding Program
  • Types of Seed Populations
  • inbred Line / Pure Line
  • Hybrids
  • Breeding Schemes for Cross-Pollinated Crop
  • Inbreeding
  • Outbreeding
  • Selfing
  • Mutagenesis-Inducing Variation

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