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How To Get Rid Of Pests And Bugs On Marijuana Plants

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, September, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

Cannabis or marijuana, is a flowering plant growing up to 13′ tall and are either male or female.  Cannabis is an annual plant, meaning it grows from April through September. Marijuana grows well in warm climates.  It is the female plant that produces flowers.  Flowering is best achieved in the cannabis plant when it receives equal amounts of light and darkness.  Marijuana can be grown indoors in ‘grow rooms’ under artificial light, or outdoors in natural light conditions.  They require little fertilization other than nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur.

As a flowering plant, cannabis is susceptible to pests just as any other garden flora.  It is not recommended to use pesticides on marijuana plants, not only for environmental purposes, but due to the harm that can be caused to humans once ingested or inhaled.  If you are not willing to apply organic treatments or deterrents to control pests, use only those pesticides marked ‘safe to use on food crops’, as cannabis is considered such due to its end use. Make sure to download my free grow guide and learn what pests are harmful for marijuana plants and how to fight them. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about getting rid of pests and bugs on your marijuana plants.

Most pests affecting cannabis growth are insects, while slugs, rodents, birds and mammals can be attracted to the plants during certain growth periods.  Over three hundred types of insects have been noted on marijuana plants, however very few actually cause crop damage.  In fact, cannabis is known to be pest tolerant; nevertheless, no life on this earth is immune to pests and/or disease.  We will examine the detrimental pests and what you can do send them on their buggy way later in this book.  First we will offer some advice on overall protection you can provide through simple measures taken at the time of first planting your crop.

There are some techniques you can apply when planting your garden that will naturally resist many types of pests through Mother Nature’s implementation of cause and effect.  These tips should be utilized to save you time and trouble in combating uninvited guests into your cannabis crop, or any garden for that matter.  Since pests rarely occur indoors naturally but are carried in from the outside, our discussion will concentrate on marijuana grown outdoors and the possible threats you may encounter.

When preparing the soil for planting, mix organic compost with the existing soil.  This will create heat at the root system, promoting growth and will provide a home for worms which work hard to make the soil nutrient rich.  Let the amended soil conjoin for a few weeks before introducing plants or seedlings, so as to avoid ‘burning’ the plants.  Once in place, cover the newly planted area with a three to four inch layer of mulch.  This promotes water retention and gives frogs and toads a hidey-hole haven to call home during the day.  At night, these beneficial reptiles will emerge to feast on nocturnal bugs.  By implementing this procedure at the outset, you will spend less time watering and have a built-in pest patrol.

Another natural pest deterrent is to intersperse marigolds throughout the cannabis crop.  Many pests are naturally repelled by marigolds.  They require little care which saves time in the long run.  Marigolds give off a pungent smell which repels many insects normally attracted to flowering plants and vegetables.  Flying insects, beetles, spider mites and even rabbits do not like the smell and will steer clear of your crop.  Additionally, marigold roots release a chemical called alpha-terthienyl which damages and repels nematodes.  Nematodes can cause severe crop-loss.

Companion planting, meaning adding plants with like growth patterns and nutritional needs, will not only help to disguise your crop, but will encourage beneficial insects to help combat those that serve as a detriment.

These preventative planting tips will aid in avoiding damaging pests, but will not totally keep your cannabis garden from harm.  We will now look at which critters are more likely to invade your crop in order of severity, and offer natural or organic methods you can implement in order to save your plants.

If you want to start growing, download my free grow guide and order some marijuana seeds. All top quality marijuana seeds are available in my marijuana seed shop. We ship seeds to the US, CA and many other countries. For any growing related question please visit the marijuana support page.

Source: http://www.theweedblog.com


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White Rhino - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, September, 10th 2014 by THCFinder

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White Rhino - Hybrid

A spinoff of the world-famous White Widow cannabis strain, White Rhino is a dominantly Indica hybridized marijuana strain. It has been created by blending some of the finest characteristics from Brazilian, Indian and Afghanistani strains. It is a cross between White Widow and an unknown strain from North America. White Rhino medicinal cannabis, like White Widow weed, is loaded with mind-loving crystalline THC resin glands.


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Philadelphia set to decriminalize marijuana possession

Category: News | Posted on Wed, September, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
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The Mayor of Philadelphia has agreed to endorse legislation that decriminalizes the possession and public consumption of marijuana, making it one of the largest American cities to turn back punitive drug laws.
 
The bill, which Mayor Michael Nutter said he will endorse, was proposed by the city council, and – with the latest amendments – would levy fines of $25 on people caught possessing small amounts of the drug, and $100 for smoking it in public. In neither case would an offender face a criminal charge or arrest. 
 
“This is about how we deal with penalties in that regard. And there will be penalties. There’s a consequence to people violating the law,” Nutter told reporters on Monday. The bill will be voted on next week, then sent to the mayor for his signature. 
 
The bill’s sponsor, City Council member Jim Kenney (d), wanted to take marijuana possession out of the criminal realm and make it a non-civil offense. 
 
“There’s no more handcuffs, no more bookings, no more criminal record. Police will not have to leave their posts and go to the station house to deal with this,” said Kenney to Policy.Mic. Fines can also be waived by agreeing to perform public service. 
 
Kenney pressed for legislative change recognizing that an arrest for marijuana results in a criminal record, which makes getting hired for a job more difficult or impossible. It cuts a person’s chance of receiving college aid and eliminates one’s chance of serving in the military. 
 
Since 2010, the city has fined people $200 for marijuana possession and ordered three hours of drug abuse classes to go along with an arrest record. 
 
Kenney says this plan will keep 4,000 people from being arrested each year, and will save the Philadelphia Police Department about $4 million a year. 
 
Over 55,000 people are arrested in the state every year for drug possession, and while the population is 83 percent white and 12 percent black, drug arrests seem to disproportionally target African Americans – blacks made up 40 percent of all drug arrests and whites over 58 percent in 2011. A study by the American Civil Liberties Union also found blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession. 
 
Read more: http://rt.com

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Purple Haze - Sativa

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, September, 9th 2014 by THCFinder

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Iowa man with terminal cancer to be sentenced Tuesday for growing pot

Category: News | Posted on Tue, September, 9th 2014 by THCFinder
prison-for-cancer-patient-growing-cannabisAn Iowa man convicted of growing marjuana, which he says he used to treat his terminal cancer, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon.
 
Benton Mackenzie, 48, who holds an Oregon medical marijuana card, faces up to three years in prison, reports Brian Wellner, a Quad-City Times staff writer who has closely followed Mackenzie's case. Mackenzie's wife and son also face sentencing Tuesday.
 
Mackenzie's supporters are expected to rally at the Scott County Courthouse before the hearing. 
 
Mackenzie, who lives in a rural community outside of Davenport, traveled with his family to Oregon in July so he could obtain medical marijuana. Oregon allows out-of-state residents to obtain medical marijuana cards.
 
In June 2013, the local sheriff’s office raided Mackenzie’s grow site at his parents’ home, seizing 71 plants, and arresting Mackenzie, his wife Loretta and their grown son. Benton and Loretta Mackenzie were on probation from a previous marijuana-related conviction when Mackenzie said he decided to grow pot again.
 
Both were convicted in July of drug felonies stemming from the grow operation.
 
During his visit, Mackenzie told The Oregonian that he used the plants to make the potent marijuana concentrate, butane hash oil, known as BHO. He said he used the oil, which is made with a flammable solvent that extracts THC and other cannabinoids from marijuana flowers and leaves, as the main treatment for his cancer.
 
He has refused chemotherapy, which he said has a 50 percent success rate when it comes to angiosarcoma, the cancer he has. He feared the treatment would compromise a heart condition from which he also suffers. 
 

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Super Potent Fun Joints

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, September, 9th 2014 by THCFinder

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