Watering Tips And Techniques For Outdoor Marijuana Growers
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, May, 22nd 2014 by THCFinder
Watering needs depend on your growing site’s location and the genetics of your crop. If you have a fairly humble-sized crop, then various hand-watering methods should suffice. Some marijuana growers haul water out to their site and then use watering pots or run hoses from a large container to their site. If you have been able to find a site that is fairly close to water, and you have a small number of plants, it may make the most sense to refill from the source and carry the water back and forth. This limits your liability since you’ll never be questioned as to why you are bringing 100 gallons of water into the woods.
If you have a lot marijuana plants you may have to consider more elaborate methods, such as using battery- or gas-powered pumps. These have drawbacks in that they are usually very loud and the sound of a motor can carry for milks: not ideal for stealth operations. These systems require a source of power and constant water supply and sometimes need to be set up in an intricate way involving many subsections like tubing and platforms. Once in place, they have the ability to deliver tremendous volumes of water, according to the exact schedule that you need.
Another method is to fashion a slow-drip irrigation system. Using a one-gallon milk jug, poke a couple of pinholes into the bottom, which allows a steady, but small amount of water to be released. The advantage to this is that you only need refill the jugs, which, once in place, will water your plants on a consistent basis. The marijuana plant never suffers from too much watering as can happen if you travel to your site only occasionally. If your plants aren’t getting enough water, then either add more jugs to water specific plants, or make the holes larger if the problem is the water retention abilities of the soil. Of course if you’re just growing a few marijuana plants, and they are on your property, using an ordinary garden hose works great. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana.
One very cheap and readily available source of water is of course, rainwater. Clean rainwater is a good source for your plants because tap water can contain unwanted chemicals. A lot of water systems use chemicals to clean the water to make it potable, or drinkable. They can also add additional chemicals to neutralize the taste, so that you don’t taste the chemicals, just the water. Tap water PH may also be above or below 7. While this is great for humans and our finicky taste buds, it can be detrimental to the plants. One thing to watch out for is the amount of sodium (NaCl or salt) in the water. If you water your plants with overly salty water, their eventual size could be reduced by as much as 50%. Tap water can also contain chlorides, sulfates, and other solids, which helps to explain why the sales of water filtration systems are so brisk. It is also why using distilled water is recommended for young seedlings, before they are transplanted.
If you are concerned about the quality of water you are delivering to your plants (or drinking!) there are test kits available for sale at gardening and hardware stores. They will help you deter- mine water quality and let you know which chemicals are prevalent in the largest amounts.
If you don’t want to deal with this at all, then rainwater is an easy solution. The best way to catch rainwater is to place a large container under a drain spout during the rainiest months of the year. Usually this will happen in the spring so forethought is once again crucial to success. If the area being drained is generally clear of water-soluble chemicals, the rainwater should be perfect for the plants; Then your only problem is storing the water and transporting it to the site.
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Marijuana Sizzurp Hits the L.A. Market
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, May, 21st 2014 by THCFinder
The real sizzurp doesn't make you stupid enough, right? So what you really need is a marijuana-infused sizzurp, yeah?
Your prayers have been answered, Justin Bieber, because a Southern California company has combined your (alleged) two favorite things, THC and lean, into one, groundbreaking product. Well, sort of.
"Grape Syzurp with Cannabidnoids" by Actabliss has just hit the L.A. market:
But it doesn't actually contain the codeine known as one of the main ingredients in the real sizzurp. This Syzurp is all about the THC and cannabinoids.
This week the product was delivered to Los Angeles for its first medical marijuana retail sales here, says Actabliss' founder, who wants to be known only by the nickname Actaboss.
The product was formulated early this year, unveiled to the public one month ago on April 20 (a.k.a. 420) via free samples, and finally sold to the public about a week after that at GreenWorks in Actabliss' hometown of San Diego, he said.
The idea is not to recreate the buzz of sizzurp and lean but to create an alternative. Actaboss:
After Actavis [the maker of the prescription promethazine codeine syrup popular with rappers] said they were pulling their stuff from the market, I came up with the concept of taking their label and using it.
I touted it as a healthy alternative to lean. A lot of people who say they want to stop drinking lean are purchasing it. A whole group of people realize it's good medicine and it works for them.
The product has created some controversy. Some critics don't like using sizzurp imagery for a product that doesn't contain codeine or other lean-like drugs. Others think it glorifies a drug that has become problematic for some in the rap world.
While Actabliss doesn't do what sizzurp does, Actaboss says that lean users are liking its high, purple color and gooey consistency. He said that while a $45, 2 ounce bottle can be split into two doses and mixed with soda, some customers have tried the whole 2 ounces:
They said it lasts 10 hours and gets them heavily medicated with that syrup feeling. It's sedated and relaxing. It's not just some lean knock off. The medicinal side outweighs how close can we get this to real lean side. When I formulated it I did try to make it thick and muddy. We're using big pharma to promote a healthy alternative to big pharma.
How To Get Rid Of Algae In Marijuana Hydroponic Systems
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, May, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
Most commonly found in hydroponic or aeroponic growing systems, algae are microscopic organisms that thrive in warm temperatures where there is plenty of light and nutrients. Some are unicellular while others are found in multi-cellular forms, such as seaweed. Although lacking stems, roots and leaves, algae go through the photosynthetic process, producing oxygen, as do larger plants. Algae range in color from black to red to green to blue and look fuzzy like velvet, or can be smooth and slimy.
Unfortunately, the most suitable climate for growing marijuana is the same that is conducive to the growth of algae, especially when the growing medium is water or mist. Algae appear when light is reflected through nutrient rich water. For this reason, all hydroponic equipment should be opaque, not clear. This means tubing, buckets and nutrient reservoirs. Algae can also gather on rock wool, a hydroponic substrate used as a means of supporting the root systems of the cannabis.
Algae, in both hydroponic and aeroponic grow rooms, attach to equipment surfaces and plant roots, while others are free swimming and can clog tubing. When algae attach itself to the root system, it denies the plant of oxygen and competes for nutrients. Algae photosynthesize when in light, using carbon dioxide that has dissolved in the water and releasing oxygen as a bi-product. However, during the hours of darkness, the process is reversed, depleting the water of oxygen, thus depriving the marijuana plant of the much needed compound. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana.
Preventing the onslaught of algae can be managed by depriving it of the light it needs to grow. However, that doesn’t mean you dim the lights or turn them off; Mary Jane needs to see the light of day in order to thrive. In order to dissuade the growth of algae, use dark opaque equipment in your hydroponic or aeroponic grow room. Cover rock wool with landscape fabric. That way the light can’t filter through but there is room to breathe.
If you do happen to see algae growing, you should clean the system and replace your transparent growing components with opaque apparatuses. If this is not possible, cover them with dark material. There are a few methods you can employ in order to rid your system of any algae in the water itself:
Clean and rinse your reservoir. Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with ten parts water. By adding small amounts to the reservoir frequently, you add a boost of oxygen to the roots and deter the growth of algae. It is advised to apply this method to older plants only, as the peroxide can damage young root systems.
UVC Light. As mentioned previously, adding this to your air filtration system will capture micro-organisms before they hit the grow room. UVC lights are often used in aquariums and hot tubs. If it’s safe for fish and humans, it’s safe for Mary Jane.
Grapefruit Seed Extract. This method of controlling algae is used by cities and water conservationists in drinking water, fish ponds and lakes.
Barley Straw Mats. These can be placed in hydroponic reservoirs. This is an organic control used in lakes, ponds and other waterways where algae may appear. Barley straw does not kill existing algae, but retards the growth of algae cells. Its use poses no threat to plants or animal life.
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.
Homemade Cannabis Elixir
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, May, 19th 2014 by THCFinder
Before even starting off with the recipe for the elixir, your cannabis needs to be in tincture form. If you're unfamiliar with making tincture, it's really easy. You can use either alcohol above 40% or vegetable glycerin (I personally prefer the glycerin... It isn't as harsh on the stomach and tastes far better). You can make the tincture by placing previously frozen/extremely dry cannabis in a crockpot along with the glycerin and letting it cook for 24 hours on the "simmer" setting. Stir this mixture occasionally. You can use the alcohol method if you want by getting Everclear and putting it in a jar along with your cannabis trim. Once the trim is saturate in alcohol, shake the jar for about 15 minutes and then proceed to strain the substance through cheesecloth. Yes this method is faster but if you're unfamiliar with Everclear, I don't recommend it.
After you've created the tincture, you're ready to continue to making the delicious medicated elixir. Take the tincture and place pour it in to a Mason jar double boiler. If you are using Everclear, you need to BE CAREFUL. That alcohol is extremely flammable and should not be heated in closed conditions. Turn the heat to a point where the liquid at the edge of the Mason jar bubbles but do not let the substance boil. Boiling will release too much of the THC, giving you less of a psychoactive effect. Once the tincture has boiled down to about half of it's original amount, you can add in the honey. Continue to cook until the new mixture has boiled down to about half again.
This will give you an extremely concentrated, very powerful elixir. It can be mixed in with tea or coffee or perhaps just taken straight, as the honey will give it a very pleasant taste. You can even add it on to other medicated treats, such as toast or cinnamon buns. Basically anything you want! Just always remember to dose in small amounts so you know how the ingesting of marijuana effects you! Everyone is different so your dose won't be the same as your friends! Enjoy responsibly!
Marijuana Legalization Is More Popular Than Online Gambling Reform
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder
Support for cannabis law reform has been growing steadily since the 1970-s. Marijuana reform is more popular than President Obama, immigration reform and gun control. You can now add to that list the statement ‘marijuana legalization is more popular than online gambling reform.’ Cannabis commerce has certainly gone mainstream.
According to a Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Public Mind poll:
By a ratio of more than two-to-one, Americans say legalized marijuana (52%) is preferable to online gambling (20%). Moreover, trend data back to 2010 suggests attitudes toward the legalization of Internet gambling have remained relatively constant.
There are only three states currently permit online gambling (New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada). There of course are only two states that currently have legalized marijuana, although Alaska will be voting to legalize marijuana in November, and Oregon has a great chance of joining Alaska on Election Day.
The poll also found that 86% of participants said they’ve ‘heard or read a lot or some about legalization, with the majority (58%) who express the most attentiveness.’ This is good news to members of the marijuana industry nationwide. For a long time marijuana was in the shadows. The more that people know and hear about marijuana legalization, the more acceptance will grow, and with it, business opportunities.
I’m curious to see if marijuana is legalized at the federal level before online gambling. It seems like a possibility, which isn’t something I don’t think anyone would have said ten years ago. Let’s give every state the chance to create the next American industry. Let’s take a new approach.
DIY Cannabis Balm
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, May, 14th 2014 by THCFinder
Cannabis can be great for smoking but it can also be great for assisting with skin problems like eczema, severe dry skin, and uneven skin tone. While some people have a lot of trouble finding these products, others have been generous enough to share their methods on the web, providing us with a very basic recipe that pretty much anyone can make! The following recipe will give you a great cannabalm that will improve your skin and leave you feeling refreshed!
What You'll Need;
1.0oz liquid vegetable glycerin
.3oz essential oil of your preference
24.0 oz distilled H2O
1.2oz cosmetic grade stearic acid
1.2oz emusifying wax
4.0oz strong cannabis oil or fat
Small amount of menthol crystals (optional but will do a sunburn wonders if applied!)
Take all of the ingredients with the exception of the menthol crystals (if you choose to add them) and the essential oils and put them in to a double boiler that you have set up (remember the double boiler?). Whisk them together until they're blended together very well. The mixture should be creamy in texture. Once everything is blended, you can add in the last two ingredients if you want to. While the substance is still warm, pour it in to bottles. This recipe will give you 32oz of lotion. Trust me, using this on your skin will keep you moisturized, fresh smelling, and free of the dangerous chemicals that some lotion companies use!
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