Once upon a time, when a cannabis strain was described as indica or sativa, we used to be talking about the strain’s genetic and geographic origins. But in today’s brave new cannabis world, the focus has shifted to marijuana genetics — that is, a world in which hybridized breeding has combined genetics from diverse types […]
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Consuming cannabis to beat depression and anxiety is one of the most common uses of the plant. As a marijuana grower who has lived with depression throughout my adult life, I’ve spent years growing, breeding, evaluating and cataloguing cannabis strains for use as my own personal antidepressant stash. These varieties are tested strains that live […]
Several years ago, I was confused and frustrated by claims and counterclaims about which brand of hydroponic nutrients would grow me the biggest, stickiest buds. I’d inquired about nutrients at hydroponics stores and cannabis expos, talked to other pot growers in person and on internet cultivation forums, and read and reread the likes of High […]
Detecting the gender of cannabis is an important part of marijuana growing. Cultivating photoperiod marijuana from non-feminized seeds, you must detect plant gender as soon as possible. Most of us only want to grow female plants, and don’t want males spreading their pollen around. Until they’re detected and consequently removed from your grow op, male […]
In the heady days of the US cannabis industry during the 1960s and ’70s, most marijuana consumed in North America came from Mexico. One of the most popular Mexican imports was Oaxacan (pronounced woe-ha-kin) Highland Gold, a pure sativa grown in the highlands of the state of Oaxaca, located in southern Mexico, not far from […]
Where I live, the cold winter is fading, the indoor grow-room season is ending, and my thoughts are increasingly turning to my next outdoor marijuana growing season. With so many outdoor growing choices and tasks, I’m left wondering where to begin. That’s a question many growers ask themselves as the outdoor cannabis season approaches, so […]
Legendary marijuana seed breeder Dutch Passion has given us the inside scoop on its newest strains. The team has created four new feminized strains to suit a wide variety of grower and consumer tastes, including a high-THC autoflowering strain and a pure CBD (cannabidiol) strain. Celebrating 30 years in business last year, Dutch Passion is […]
In our continuing series on heritage marijuana strains that form the foundation for today’s hybrids and that every grower should cultivate at least once, we’ve focused on landrace and heirloom strains from legendary Dutch cannabis seed companies Sensi Seeds and Dutch Passion. In today’s installment, we’re introducing classic cannabis strains from another reliable Dutch seed […]
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