Pesticides may be in some of the Cannabis we smoke. I currently don’t use pesticides in my garden unless I need to and I try to only use Organic types. There are some organic ways to keep pests out of the garden area and our plants.
First is Neem oil used in Cannabis growing good for most pests and mold. Directions for use should be on the product label. This tends to stick around in the plant for a bit so I recommend to not use for 1 month up until harvest. Should be used every three days, that is when bugs lay their eggs every 3 days.
Mild Organic non degreeser type Soap is also another useful pest control. Put about 1/4 – 1 tablespoon into a spray bottle liter of water spray the undersides of plants.
Coffee grinds around your garden if its outside will keep ants away. I once had a Greenhouse I built using a wooden frame and clear thick plastic that you can get from a hardware store, I stapled the clear plastic to the outside. The floor was a pallet type base with planks across the top with spaces for drain holes. The plant containers sat on top of this and I also mounted fans and lights in the top of the Greenhouse and because the area only got 5-6 hour of light a day the lights came on around noon to provide extra light. Even though I had this set up three floors up outside on the balcony, ants somehow still got inside the plants and decided to lay eggs. Well I used coffee grinds around the area and they eventually went away.
AzaMax (Azadirachtin) contains 1.2% is another product I use for mites and most pests. It controls pests through starvation and growth disruption.
Foliar: Mix 1 to 2 oz. per gallon of water depending on pest levels. Spray at an interval of 7-10 days or as the situation warrants.
Soil Drench: Mix 1/2 to 1 oz. per gallon of water and apply every 10-14 days. With high insect pressure, make applications every 5-6 days.
When growing in smaller areas like tents, its a good choice to crop or train your plant with LST to grow its maximum in the small space. Also if you want to max the yield getting more buds instead of a main branch.
I’m going to explain a easy way to do this now you want to wait at least till they are 6″ – 8″ in height is when I usually crop them. Your going to pinch off the grow tip just the top leaves that are growing out. In a few days it will regenerate and two new shoots will emerge. Do this again after they grow out some, soon you will have a branched out plant.
You can also use garden ties https://www.hydrofarm.com/p/HGST to train your branches to spread out the way you’d like simply secure the wire around the main branch twist it around and up the branch and shape it the way you want it to go. If you need the branch to be pushed down use fish line and fishing weights and attach that to the branches to weight them down be careful to not break the branches although Cannabis stems are fairly strong, they may break if too much pressure is applied. I also sometimes use plastic zip ties to support the branches and spread them out so all are receiving a good amount of light.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you for reading and enjoy your gardening!
The best way to make sure your plants are protected from bugs,mold,dust, and outside temperatures and humidity is to grow in a tent or closed space I have a GrowLab GL60 http://www.homebox-growlab.net which is a awesome sturdy tent. I also have a larger HydroHut 2×2 http://hydrohuts.tumblr.com/ that is just as good as the GrowLab. Both have sturdy poles and connectors as well.
Its important that you use a grow tent to grow your plants because it makes it easier to protect against bugs and molds if your going to be smoking something grow or eating it you want to make sure its free of pests and mold which is harmful to your body also its easier to hang the lights and fans. Another good grow tent is Gorilla these are some of the strongest tents you can buy. Check out the sites and see for yourself http://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=911832&u=1293991&m=31788&urllink=&afftrack=
Thank you for reading and have a great day! Happy Growing!
Joint Doctors Purple Ryder Aka Purple Jems is one of my favorite Medical Marijuana strains. This auto flowering variety was developed by underground breeder Mossy. I always loved purple variety’s this is a easy to grow big yield Marijuana plant very fun to grow! The flavor is a floral sweet and is a relaxing mind easing medicine.
Genetics: Mazar X Lowryder F7
Variety: Ruderalis (autoflowering)
THC Content: Not known
Grows: Greenhouse, Grows indoors, Grows outdoors
Flowering Time: 7 weeks
Harvest Month: From July
Yield: 10g-50g depending on container size and growing methods
Medical Qualities: Pain relief, nausea, headaches, PTSD, Neurological problems, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Works best for relaxation and stress.
Blackwater Kush is a very relaxing medical cannabis it has a nice euphoric and body like effect. I recommend this for many medical aliments the bud itself looks very crystalline you can’t really see it in this photo but it is. I think this works great to prevent my seizures ( Car accident Skull fracture and Traumatic Brain Injury 1999) and also works well on pain in my knee and inflammation. I find it is also great for sleep issues and depression it lifts the spirits also helped my headaches. The flavors are a earthy sweet and pine mixed the smell is very organic grown and pleasant. It won the 2014 Los Angeles Cannabis Cup 3rd place in the indica category.
Breeder: The Cali Connection
Genetics: Mendo Purps X San Fernando Valley OG Kush
THC Content: High about 19%
Grows: Greenhouse, Grows indoors, Grows outdoors
Flowering Time: 8 to 10 weeks
Harvest Month: Late October
First introduced in 2006 from dispensaries in California it quickly became a widely used strain. This is probably another one of my favorite strains its a great relaxing smooth smoke, smells floral and sweet with a touch of berry. Very Relaxing Happy & Euphoric, it really worked well for my inflammation and pain in my knee. It also made it easier for me to fall asleep, it has a really good body effect and relaxed me a great deal. Highly recommended for all Cannabis patients.
Breeder: Alien Genetics
Genetics: Green Ribbon X Granddaddy Purple X Tahoe OG X Alien Kush
Variety: Hybrid 55% Indica
THC Content: High 12.5% – 20% CBD: About .19%
Grows: Greenhouse, Grows indoors, Outdoors
Flowering Time: Unknown
Harvest Month: Unknown
This is a very nice Cannabis the fragrance is like a berry, floral, citrus Earthy mixed. The effect is relaxing mind clearing and pretty strong helps with my pain and headaches also made my muscles relax after a workout I did today. It is also a nice smooth smoke that made me have more energy and helped calm stress. It gave me a pretty dry mouth though.
Genetics: Skunk #1 X Afghani Strain (75%)
Variety: 75% Indica / 25% Sativa
THC Content: 13%-21%
Grows: Greenhouse, Grows indoors, Grows outdoors in Soil is preferred likes indoors best.
Flowering Time: 53 days
Harvest Month: Any
I like this one a lot smells so nice and the effects are great! the smell is like a spicy pine with a touch of earthy. It is a Sativa dominant variety made by Sensi Seeds. It was created in the Netherlands in the mid 1900’s and named from the marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes then later introduced to Dutch Pharmacies and distributed as a recognized medical-grade strain. It also has taken home numerous awards for its quality and potency. It seems to help a great deal with my Knee Pains and inflammation it also makes me feel energetic and happy. I highly recommend this one to any Cannabis patient.
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Genetics: Combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross.
Variety: 55% Sativa
THC Content: 18-23% CBD: 0.03%-0.2%
Grows: Greenhouse, Grows indoors, Likes a dry outdoor climate.
Flowering Time: 50-70 days indoors, 60 days outdoors.
Harvest Month: Fall months
I really love this variety it is a strong one and really eases me I noticed it works well for my knee pains. Seemed to make me more talkative and out going. I got pretty bad cotton mouth. It has a great earthy pine smell and slight lemon. It is very relaxing, a good one for stress as well. The Buds were nice big and dense.
Genetics: Chemdog X Hindu Kush
Variety: Sativa and Indica but its hard to say unknown.
THC Content: 19-26 % CBD: 0-0.3%
Grows: Greenhouse, Grows indoors
Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks
Harvest Month: Any
This is one of my favorite has a nice sweet berry or like a grape flavor and smell with a light skunk in back round. It relaxes me and helps me fall asleep it is also great for my pain relief and is deeply relaxing. This strain also originates in California and is said to be part Granddaddy Purple or Mendocino Purps. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone.