growing

The science and art behind growing marijuana and the industry around it.

  • Ed Green
    Published 3 years ago
    Swapping the California Grape for Weed

    Swapping the California Grape for Weed

    Towering redwood trees, once a sign of unique California coastal beauty, have taken on a new symbolism in the world of marijuana commerce. Where the redwoods grow, cannabis sativa flourishes, producing there, what experts agree, has become some of the finest and most expensive marijuana in the world. The distinction of world supremacy is relatively new. But it is already recognized by botanists, law agencies, growers, dealers and the final connoisseur, the user.
  • Ed Green
    Published 3 years ago
    How to Grow Huge Cannabis Buds

    How to Grow Huge Cannabis Buds

    Have you been wondering how to grow huge cannabis buds and what you can do differently as a grower to maximize your overall yield? As an indoor grower, it can be tough to find ways to increase yield without using a ton of extra time and effort—or so you thought. Below are some of the most popular tips and tricks on growing huge, weed-tastic buds to take your growing game to the next level.
  • Potent Staff
    Published 3 years ago
    Defining Budtenders and Sommeliers 

    Defining Budtenders and Sommeliers 

    In terms of quantity, the cannabis industry is exploding in growth. Due to the expansion of the seeds market, hundreds of cannabis strains are now available for the consumer to purchase. Many new strains are even being created for specific ailments and diseases. But with so much growth, who moderates the quality control of everyone’s favorite green flower? Enter cannabis sommeliers and budtenders; two of the most critical roles in the cannabis industry.
  • Ed Green
    Published 3 years ago
    What is Black Cannabis?

    What is Black Cannabis?

    Why the fuck is my weed black? The simple answer is that it is cannabis plants that have turned black or dark purple. You might have heard of such strains in stores or on the street, or you might even be a grower yourself who was startled and surprised to watch your once vibrant green plants get darker and darker. Why does this happen and what does it mean? Don’t be alarmed, it’s perfectly natural. It might even be better for you. In order to understand why black cannabis happens and what it means, we need to start with the origin of all cannabis plants.
  • Johnny Hash
    Published 3 years ago
    More Things Weed Smokers Should Know

    More Things Weed Smokers Should Know

    So, your a bonafide stoner now. You've studied the things every weed smoker should know, and you're feeling confident. You are the master blunt-roller. An expert bowl-packer, and maybe even a novice dabber— but something is missing. Maybe when your friends break out the bud you can't quite tell what strain it is. Or you tried to grow your own stash and accidentally gave your sweet little baby plants heat stroke from messing with your lamps and bulbs. You've learned a lot, young Padawan, but there is always room to learn more. Tune in and turn on as we cover even MORE things weed smokers should know.
  • Potent Staff
    Published 3 years ago
    Rarest Weed Strains

    Rarest Weed Strains

    We are surrounded by a myriad of options in today's world. Whether it be iPhone color, coffee flavor, or choosing a strain for tonight’s smoke sesh. When it comes to weed, connoisseurs are always looking for something interesting and rare. The rarest weed strains on the planet are almost like folklore among the smoking community, rarely seen but always spoken of with admirable whimsey. Most of them are truly old-school strains, which our grandparents might have enjoyed in the early 70s. Some of them have made a resurgence, while others you'll have to dig a little deeper to find. Have you smoked any of the rarest weed strains?
  • Ed Green
    Published 3 years ago
    Growing Marijuana in Fish Emulsion Fertilizer

    Growing Marijuana in Fish Emulsion Fertilizer

    Give a man a joint and you will get him stoned. Teach a man to grow and he can get stoned forever. Learning to grow marijuana is much easier than actually producing legitimate smokable weed. One diligent amateur told me recently of his success growing exceptional pot in fish emulsion. The experience seems worth passing along.
  • Potent Staff
    Published 3 years ago
    Dangers and Delights of Shrooms

    Dangers and Delights of Shrooms

    Psilocybin mushrooms are nature's own psychedelic, more visual in their hallucinations and smoother and shorter-lasting in their effects than LSD. The principal genera of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms can be found growing wild in most parts of the world, or can be cultivated with relative ease in the home. Their possession and use aren't technically illegal in Florida based on a 1978 case, Fiske v Florida, which ruled that wild picked psilocybin mushrooms weren't illegal. The police can still arrest you, but supposedly this case can help your case.
  • Potent Staff
    Published 3 years ago
    Oaxacan Marijuana

    Oaxacan Marijuana

    During the late 20th century, a little known weed became the preferred intoxicant of millions. Stifled considerably by a criminal setting, the flow of factual information about pot was supplanted by myth and folk tradition rather than empirical evidence. Even the underground is not without its Madison Avenue counterparts. Consequently, the bottom line for the lid buyer is that his purchase is likely to be as much hype as hemp. After all, how is someone from Colby, Kansas, supposed to know with any certainty his pot is Oaxacan, Acapulco Gold, or Michoacan or that one should be better than another? There are indeed a few general guidelines, but claims that the exact origin of the marijuana can be judged by eyeballing it or some by a ritualistic smoking technique are balderdash. An experienced smoker can, however, differentiate easily between South American, Asian, or Mexican varieties, and within those varieties there are some strains that stand out for their quality.
  • David McCleary
    Published 3 years ago
    Do Marijuana Plants Have Feelings?

    Do Marijuana Plants Have Feelings?

    I remain keenly skeptical about claims that people have communed with geraniums, passionflowers, and Dracaena Massangeana let alone weed. Even that fascinating book The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird has failed to persuade me that vegetables are sensitive to threats, affectionate words, or recordings of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Though I am persuaded that certain cannabis responds to Bob Marley and Coldplay. Without appropriate receptors for receiving and processing sound, it is hard to believe that plants are capable of such feats. But there are two avenues of respectable research that should trouble anyone adopting this orthodox stance.
  • Johnny Hash
    Published 3 years ago
    Choosing the Right Seeds

    Choosing the Right Seeds

    Choosing the right seed is probably the most important decision that a grower makes. The seed, actually the fruit of the cannabis plant, properly known as an achene, contains, among other things, the germ plasma, or genetic material.
  • Ed Green
    Published 3 years ago
    Magic Mushroom Growing Tips

    Magic Mushroom Growing Tips

    Stropharia cubensis can be found in appropriate habitats throughout the Southern US, all through the coastal regions of Mexico, and throughout coastal and equatorial regions of South America. In the US, it has been reported from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia. Its distribution would probably be even greater were it not for the fact that its environmental requirements limit it to regions of mild temperatures and high humidity.