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All About Marijuana Seeds

Growing marijuana starts with seeds. Without seeds you’re nowhere. the question is: where do i get seeds?

Seeds can be acquired in different ways. Sometimes you find seeds in some marijuana you buy. All you have to do is clean the marijuana and extract the seeds. Unfortunately, most weed these days comes without seeds.That’s where the term “sinsemilla” came from, but seedless marijuana is so common now that the term is seldom used. That’s because most commercial marijuana comes from clones, not seeds.

You can always buy seeds. Some areas allow stores to sell them legally right over the counter. They can also be acquired online or from advertisements in the back of magazines. Most of these sources are based in Holland or Canada. The advantage of buying seeds is that you get much more choice in terms of variety and are likely going to get good quality. You have to check, though, if buying seeds online or through the mail is legal in your area.

No matter how you acquire them, you need to get seeds somehow. Purchase online, trade a cow for them, or get them from a friend.

The strain of marijuana plant determines what the seeds look like. This makes sense when you think about it. Some are small, some are big and fat and round.

They come in all colors and patterns – light, dark, mottled, blotchy.

Coloration isn’t important. What you want are seeds that will sprout and grow good weed, so they should be mature, with clean, solid husks.

Seeds that are tiny, soft and bright green are likely immature. Get new ones or your project will be a bust and you’ll be bummed out. Get good seeds from the get-go.

Remember – growing marijuana -even buying seeds online- may be illegal in your area. Be careful. Don’t break the law.

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Using Hydroponics for Marijuana Cultivation

It is possible to produce weed a lot of ways- hydroponically, aeroponically or in dirt. You can find positives and negatives to each method. Hydroponics is definitely an notion that can happen to most new growers relatively quickly within the method due to the fact it is really frequent.

Hydroponic marijuana cultivation functions by supporting the plant in some type of medium and then water is poured over the root system. The water is manipulated to include a particular mix of chemicals. PH can also be managed, as is oxygen content.

Hydroponics needs something to support the plant for it to work. We call this thing the medium, or growing medium. Hydroton is the best answer. It is a special product that lets water drain through it easily. It’s easy to find in stores and online.

Next you require something to hold the medium. A pot or container will work, but it needs to allow the water to flow through freely while being diffused. Normal pots won’t work – they’ll jut overflow. You can buy special pots or fill regular pots with holes.

Next, you need something to hold the plant, hydroton and pot combination. This is a container that must be water tight, and that will allow you to add small plumbing fixtures to it. There are many custom containers made of plastic that hold multiple plants, or you can use a single plant container, like a 5 gallon plastic bucket. The top of the bucket has a hole that the pot sits in and the bottom has a hole for a plumbing fitting to return the solution.

The last big item that you need is a container to hold the water solution. This reservoir has to be big enough to hold a pump and enough solution that the pump always stays submerged. Size is dictated by the whole project. A multi plant site needs a bigger reservoir. A small project can have a tupperware tote box.

You can now connect everything. The slution reservoir gets a pump in it. That pumps solution to the plant pots and over the plants. Gravity drains it through the root system and out of the plant pot, into the combo holding container. From there it exits at the bottom through a plumbing fitting and makes its way back to the reservoir, usually by gravity.

So, you need, in addition to the containers, hydroton, nutrients and water, a pump and some hose, as well as a power source. These need to be put together in a place where a water leak, should it occur, won’t be disastrous. The system also has to be dependable enough that it won’t break down and stop pumping, or get plugged somewhere along the way while it keeps pumping.

It isn’t hard. It’s been done a million times by others. Size, location, complexity – there is lots of room for inventiveness. Have fun with it.

The drawback is that it takes some thought, some monitoring and more initial input that plain dirt farming. However, the results are generally outstanding. Additionally, since a lot of the inputs are controlled it’s easier to avoid some of the dirt related problems that can hurt the grower.

Hydroponics is one of the most effective ways to cultivate cannabis. The yields will blow you away. The supplies required are easy to get and are legal. It’s widespread adoption by commercial growers proves its effectiveness.

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