Advanced Cannabis Growing Techniques

Have you already mastered the basics of growing weed? Are you ready to move on to some of the more advanced stuff? Don’t worry, ‘advanced’ doesn’t mean hard. In fact, a lot of the advanced stuff is actually really easy!

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by Keef Treez "The Defoliator" Defoliation is an extreme marijuana growth control technique. It's not to be done lightly by beginners.   (For those interested, here's a cannabis defoliation tutorial by a different grower)   The topic of cannabi defoliation is one of the most controversial subjects in the marijuana growing field. People on both sides...

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by Nebula Haze LED grow lights… I really, really want LED grow lights to work for me! They seem like they would be the best of all grow lights for growing cannabis - they're low on energy, low on heat, and also they just look cool! If you’ve researched different types of cannabis grow lights...

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by Nebula Haze & Sirius Fourside Table of Contents Introduction Start with Top-Shelf Genetics - get the effects and appearance you want! Your grow skill makes a huge difference, but a plant can't overcome its genes! If you want buds that are potent, dense, sparkly or purple/pink, you need the right genetics. Give Your Cannabis Lots of Light! -...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents What is Aquaponics? 3 Major Obstacles to Growing Cannabis in Aquaponics Tactics for Growing Marijuana and Aquaponics Introduction: What is Aquaponics? In order to get high yields with aquaponics, a cannabis grower needs to familiarize themselves with the basics of how an aquaponic system works. To grow cannabis successfully...

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by G.D. Bud This article comes courtesy of the good folks at seattlecannabisjournal.com, and was re-edited for clarity and ease of reading. Click Here to view the original article in all its glory! The day I got a recommendation for medicinal Cannabis was a relief. This was followed by the knowledge and urgency that I...

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by Nebula Haze Cannabis plants need short days (or more specifically long nights) in order to start flowering and make buds. Most indoor growers give their plants 12 hours of darkness and 12 hours of light each day to initiate budding and continue with that 12/12 light schedule until it's time to harvest. A 12 hour night is long...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents Introduction Evolution of the Cannabis Plant Through Selective Breeding Starting Stock: Landrace Strains Case Study: Development of the Ruderalis Strain Overview: Breeding New Strains What to Breed For Terms & Tools of the Trade Phenotypes Dominant & Recessive Traits Stabilizing Strains, Back-Crossing & Inbreeding How to Select Male &...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents Introduction to Plant Training: Indoor Training Tactics for Bigger Yields! Three Main Types of Plant Training 1.) Bending & Securing Parts of the Plant Low Stress Training (LST) No-Technique Plant Training Supercropping Screen of Green (ScrOG) 2.) Damaging or Removing Parts of the Plant (in a Strategic Way) Topping &...

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by Sirius Fourside Have you ever heard of hydroponics? Although the term is sometimes used to describe growing cannabis plants in any inert or soilless medium (for example coco coir), it more commonly is used to describe growing with plant roots directly in water and that is what most people think of when they hear the word 'hydroponics'.  Cannabis...

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by Nebula Haze What Are Feminized Cannabis Seeds? Seeds where all plants grow up to be female and produce buds What Are Hermies? "Hermie" is short for "hermaphrodite." Hermie cannabis plants usually look like normal female plants for the most part, but they also grow some male parts that produce pollen. This causes seedy buds just like pollen from male plants. Hermies...

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What isn’t there to love about plant training? Training is fun, it gets you more involved with your plants, it helps maximize on your grow space and lights and it burns a calorie or two in addition to dramatically increasing yields! But there is a dark side to training. It shows up when newer or...

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by Sirius Fourside FIMing: The act of pinching or cutting a young cannabis plant in such a way as to force it to grow 4 main colas instead of one. FIM is used as a word itself, but is actually an acronym for “F**k, I missed!” So what exactly is FIMing? FIMing is an easy...

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by Nebula Haze For the many growers who are unable to cultivate cannabis outside in the free abundant sunshine, grow lights are necessary to successfully grow cannabis indoors. Grow lights take the place of the sun, and power the growth of your plants and their buds. Light is like "food" for your plants, so without a lot of bright light,...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents What is the Color Spectrum of Light? How Each Light Spectrum Affects Cannabis Growth UVA/UVB Blue Green Red / Far Red / Infrared What If I Can Only Pick One Spectrum? PAR vs Lumens: Which is Best to Measure Grow Lights? Note: This article is aimed at intermediate to advanced cannabis growers looking for ways to improve their results....

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents Introduction to Growing Cannabis with a Strong, Complex Smell How to Improve & Strengthen Smell of Buds Specialized Nutrients & Supplements Light Quality (Use Strong Light with Extra UV) Grow in "Living" Soil (Super Soil) Control Temperature & Humidity Last 6 Weeks Flush 1-2 Weeks Before Harvest Harvest Using the Right...

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by Sirius Fourside (with Nebula Haze) If time is the critical factor in your life, then I am going to show you how little time it can take for you to grow weed indoors in a spare closet or space. The grow method I'm about to share will actually take less of your time than...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents Intro to Increasing Cannabis THC Levels Knowns: How to Increase THC and Overall Potency Unknowns: These Things May Increase Potency Conclusion: Get Started! Increasing Cannabis Potency During the Growing Process When it comes to growing cannabis, there are lots of different goals by different growers. Many growers are growing medical marijuana for medical-related purposes. Others...

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by Nebula Haze (originally inspired in part by this thread from PhenoMenal) Table of Contents Introduction to Feminizing Your Own Seeds 5 Steps to Feminized Seeds - Learn how to force female plants to make pollen and create feminized seeds Overview Step-by-Step Instructions with Pics Picture Grow Journal Showing Complete Process Frequently Asked Questions What are other ways to identify plant...

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  Click Here to View the Updated Version of This Article!   Making Feminized Marijuana Seeds at Home is Easy! (How To Breed 2 Female Plants Together For Seeds) by Nebula Haze (inspired by this thread from PhenoMenal) Ever wondered how those marijuana seed banks make feminized seeds? When you "feminize" a seed, what that means is you're...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents Introduction: What Is "1 Gram/Watt" and Why Do Indoor Growers Want It? 3 Important Facts You Must Remember It's Really Hard to Get 1 Gram/Watt Many Growers Don't Measure Weight Accurately It Doesn't Take "Light Hours" Into Account How to Actually Achieve the Elusive 1+ Grams/Watt   What Is "1 Gram Per Watt" and...

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by Nebula Haze For those who might not be familiar, the term "ScrOG" (Screen of Green) refers to a marijuana growing technique that uses a net or wire mesh to control the height of the plant. If you hear or read growers refer to "SCROGing," "scrogging" or "scroggin" a plant, this is what they are...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents Introduction: Using CO2 For Growing Cannabis Pros & Cons of Using CO2 How Much CO2 Do I Need? Start Using CO2 Today! Use the Right Grow Light Seal Your Grow Space (optional) Add CO2 So It's "Raining" On Plants From Above Turn off CO2 at Night How to Use CO2 in the Vegetative...

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by Nebula Haze & Sirius Fourside Table of Contents Introduction Why Humidity Matters to YOU Effects of Poor Humidity Management Humidity Basics Clones Seedling & Vegetative Stage Flowering Stage Drying Buds Temperature & Humidity (VPD) Too Cold? Too Hot? How to Control Humidity in the Grow Room Step 1: Get a Humidity & Temperature Monitor...

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by LBH - View original cannabis scrog tutorials by LBH on Rollitup: 4 Way LST tutorial & ScrOG tutorial Table of Contents Introduction Overview of ScrOG Process Make Your Screen Screen Materials How to Make Frame Vegetative Stage Topping Your Plants for ScrOG Step-By-Step Tutorial (with Pictures) Flowering Stage Use Tucking to Complete the ScrOG Frequently Asked Questions...

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by Nebula Haze (with contributions from Adam Jacques & Elton Prince) I'm always amazed at how mainstream cannabis cultivation has become in the USA! The other day I was in my local electronics store and I saw a classy-looking magazine for sale called Grow Magazine - The Quintessential Cannabis Horticulture Magazine (pictured to the right - here's their website)....

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by Nebula Haze In addition to the search bar, this link guide helps you navigate through the Grow Weed Easy website. Learn about growing topics you won't find anywhere else! This is a shortened list of all our cannabis growing tutorials, as the website has over 500 articles and tutorials! Full List of EVERYTHING on GWE  ← Over...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents What Are Trichomes? When to Harvest For Highest Potency 4 Stages of Trichome Development (Harvest Stage 2 or 3) How to Easily See Trichomes Up Close How to Increase Number of Trichomes on Buds What Are Trichomes? When growers say they want to make cannabis buds "sparkle" with trichomes, what are they talking...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents Intro: What is Main-Lining Cannabis? Ultra-Quick Guide to Building a Manifold Supplies List Main-Lining Diagram List of Important Definitions Step-By-Step Instructions (with pics) Tips & Hints Strain Choice Growing Environment Extra Plant Training Help What is Main-Lining Cannabis? The cannabis "main-lining" technique is the process of building a "manifold" on a...

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Light Spectrum And Selective Light Training by SuperAngryGuy Published with permission. Note by Nebula:  I came across this incredibly interesting article by SuperAngryGuy, an avid grower who has been doing some interesting research into marijuana grow lights and who is kind enough to allow others to repost his work so that the growing community can...

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by Nebula Haze   Table of Contents What is Super Cropping? Why Does Super Cropping Work So Well? What You Need To Super Crop Your Cannabis Plants How to Super Crop Your Cannabis Choose Branches Bend Branches Tape up any slits in branches if needed Remove tape after 1 week or when plant has healed Final...

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by Sirius Fourside Many growing methods seem like common sense once you're actually aware of them. For example, low-stress training seems like an obvious thing to do once you understand that exposing more of the cannabis plant to light makes for more buds. This week, we're revisiting a topic that many newer growers may be unaware of: The...

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by Nebula Haze Table of Contents Why Are My Buds Taking So Long? How to Get Buds to Mature Faster Example of Buds That Should Be Harvested Now (even if trichomes don't look ready)   Why is my plant taking so long to mature? Can I make buds ripen faster? Sometimes you'll run into a situation where the...

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