Medpot Minstrel: Hydroponics Medical Marijuana

Friday, June 29, 2007

My MySpace Page is Up and Running, Switching to Bloom Early

Well, I’ve finally done it! I set up a MySpace page! Please visit the page and hopefully leave a comment with regard to what you find there. Marc Emery inspired me to do this. He’s had a page on there for quite some time now and managed to accumulate over six thousand friends and supporters.

I’m ashamed to admit that my government is seeking extradition of Emery from Canada to the U.S. His crime? Selling cannabis seeds over the Internet. We should all speak up for him, since if it is a crime to disseminate the seeds of a plant that has been used in healing for centuries, then what else will our brain-dead politicians classify as a crime?

How about the case of the black teenager in the U.S. south who was sentenced to ten years in prison for having consensual oral sex with his teenage girlfriend? If he were to have had intercourse with her, it would have been a misdemeanor. As it is, he committed a felony. Scary!

I just had an e-mail exchange with an old friend about the healing properties of marijuana. Although he admits that it seems to help people undergoing chemotherapy to overcome their nausea (tell me about it!), he doesn’t think that cannabis is truly a healing herb.

When questioned further, he admitted that he used to smoke it when he was young, but he only got paranoid and never really enjoyed it. I admit that at times paranoia has raised its ugly head, even in my smoking experiences, but the overall therapeutic effects of marijuana cannot be denied.

Visit an astute encapsulation of using marijuana wisely, at the Advanced Nutrients Medical website. The article makes it clear that for people with a family history of mental illness or who are prone to paranoia to begin with, cannabis might not be the panacea they are seeking.

There are many paths to healing, and this one is not right for everybody. A simple aspirin can have adverse effects on some people (children can get Reye’s Syndrome from aspirin, which is why Tylenol became so popular).

However, hundreds of thousands of people have benefited from the healing energies of this sacred plant. Willie Nelson was quoted in the paper as saying that the greatest killer in today’s society is stress. Few can deny that ingesting THC and the other healing cannabinoids is a major stress reliever!

If it weren’t for the Draconian drug laws of various governments around the world, I firmly believe that “weed paranoia” would diminish to a negligible level. Even us, perfectly legal medpot patients, are wary of Uncle Sam knocking on our doors after we’ve enjoyed some of our medicine.

After reading a comment on a medpot forum, I had a long talk with the tech advisor at Advanced Nutrients. He confirmed what the postings on the forum were saying. There is no need to allow your plants to veg for a full eight weeks in order to get a whole bunch of mature buds.

Several postings ago, I made a case for the full eight-week vegging period, arguing that you need to let your plants reach maturity prior to forcing them into flower with the 12/12 regimen. An article on the Green Man’s page confirmed my position.

The very knowledgeable AN tech guy, however, argued that not all articles posted on the web are accurate. He said that allowing a full eight weeks of vegging might cause your plants to grow too tall for the average grow space. “The taller the plant is, the more energy it spends transporting nutrients to its top branches, “ is how he put it.

It is better to put that energy into bud production. So switching to 12/12 after six weeks of vegging is not only permissible, but preferable. In fact, most plants are mature enough at four weeks to start producing buds.

Who knew? So this is week 6 of vegging for my six ladies, and I’ve adjusted my lighting regimen and mixed in Sensi Bloom A & B instead of Sensi Grow, as well as Bud Blood to kick start the flowering process with its abundance of Phosphorus and Potassium.

So instead of it being week 6 of vegging, this becomes week 1 of bloom. I’ll start Connoisseur A & B next week, since I have to pick up a new supply at my garden shop. According to the tech guy, you can either start this premium bloom fert during week 1 or week 2 or even week 3 of flowering.

Last time I started to use it during week 3 with excellent results. I harvested 30 humungous buds that have the potency and the heavenly taste to please even the most discriminating marijuana aficionado.

One of the great things about Connoisseur is that you can use all your regular supplements, additives, and root colonizers the same as with your regular base fert. Remember, it’s only meant to be used during bloom, so you’ll have to use your regular fert for vegging.

Grandma Enggy’s Humic and Fulvic Acid, to create an organic “fertile soil” habitat in a hydroponic setting; B-52 to boost your precious plants with the growth enhancing and stress-relieving qualities of B-complex Vitamins; Barricade, to supply potassium silicate, a proven way to protect against harmful pests and pathogens; and SensiZym, an AN product containing over eighty bioactive enzymes that ingest plant debris in your grow medium, turning it into easily absorbable nutrients for your plants—are all important ingredients in my weekly mix of nutrients.

In the beginning of the bloom cycle, I also mix in the appropriate amounts of Piranha, Tarantula, and Voodoo Juice. These products contain beneficial microbes that strengthen the roots, fight off harmful pests and pathogens, and also aid the absorption of nutrients by the root systems of my cannabis plants.

By clicking on the ever-handy Nutrient Calculator, then setting it to Connoisseur A & B and fixing the size of your reservoir (mine is 72 Liters), you’ll get exact figures of how much of each suggested ingredient to include in your nutrient mix. Feel free to experiment and add other great AN products that are not listed on the Nute Calc. Call the tech guys if you need advice.

Remember to flush your system between each new batch of nutrient solution. Check your reservoir level daily, and top up with fresh water. I’ve had a filter installed on my intake water pipe. Unless your tap water is pure, that might be a good idea for you, as well.

And, oh yes, try Connoisseur. You’ll be glad you did!

posted by Wes @ 9:19 AM 1 comments links to this post

Thursday, June 21, 2007

LEDs and Digital Dialog Between Plant and Grower

It’s official! I have selected 6 female plants to fill the buckets of my ebb and flow hydroponic medpot producing system. If you have read my posting last week, then you know that I used the black paper bag method in order to force a lower branch of each plant into pre-flowering.

By covering the branch with a light-proof bag on a 12/12 basis regularly for a week, tiny protrusions began to grow at the junctions of the branch to the main stem. Using a magnifying glass I identified these pre-flowers as either male or female, or in two cases—both.

Hermies are an abnormality, where a single marijuana plant has the characteristics of both male and female. They are considered a problem, because the process is irreversible. Also, growers who propagate new plants using clones know that hermies might pass on this characteristic through their clones, so they avoid them.

So out of 15 cannabis plants in week 4 of their vegetative growth, 7 turned out to be female, 6 are male, and 2 are hermies. The hardest part was choosing the six healthiest looking ones from the seven females. It broke my heart (since they all looked bushy and healthy) but I said goodbye to one of them and passed her along with the rest of the plants to a fellow medpot patient.

My friend is not able to physically perform the tasks necessary to manage a hydro grow, so I put the extras into pots with a perlite soil mixture and delivered them to him. He was very grateful. An attendant comes once a day to help him with his chores, which include watering his medpot plants under a grow light.

My six chosen sinsemilla ladies are proudly growing in my baked clay pebble-filled buckets, with the black bags removed. I will leave them vegging for four weeks more, before I administer Bud Blood and change their lighting regimen to 12-12.

Speaking of lighting, I just read a study published by the University of Minnesota, entitled “LED’s: New Lighting Alternatives for Greenhouses.” I found it truly amazing!

If you just woke up from a 20-year coma, LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes. The technology is not new. Edison took out a patent on a certain kind of diode, but he didn’t follow through with it. The first radio set was built with a crystal diode. And wasn’t there a punk band in the late seventies called The Diodes? Anyway, LED displays are everywhere, from your laptop to your cell phone. You can’t escape digital technology.

The new part is that I couldn’t ever imagine that the light emitted in this way could ever compete with the intense light of an HID lamp. Yet, according to this U. of M. study it not only can, but it grew taller plants than its High Pressure Sodium competition.

Light Emitting Diodes are defined in Wikipedia. They are crystal semiconductors, allowing a charge to pass only in one direction. For a more detailed explanation, go to the website.

In all fairness to HPS technology, the study was slightly flawed. The ventilation system for the HID light wasn’t set up in time, so the intense heat could have shut down photosynthesis in the plants for a time, causing slower growth.

One of the great advantages of an LED lighting kit (consists of a bunch of blue and red bulbs) is that it hardly generates any heat at all. The other great advantage is the energy saved. In this age of trying to minimize carbon emissions, LED lighting wins hands down.

The cost differential has to be taken into account. The LED kit will run you around $1,700, while the 400W HPS it competed against only costs $400. But over a seven year period the savings with the LED add up to over $2500, while the HPS costs $130 per month to run. Not to mention how many times the bulb has to be replaced in that time.

As I look around my grow room, more and more of my equipment is digital. My ballast (the LED kit doesn’t need one) is a new electronic one that replaced my old clunker, that was a fire hazard (there is no danger of fire with LED’s!).

My timing devices, my pH and EC meters, my electronic scales, are all digital. A computer-savvy friend installed a logarithm-based program in a desktop. This computer was set aside for the purpose of controlling my ebb and flow pump, the 600W HPS light, the intake and exhaust fans, the ozone generator next door, and the radiator-style oil heaters that maintain an adequately warm temperature in the room through the winters.

So am I going to rush out and buy an LED kit to replace my HPS? Not anytime soon. I think I’ll wait until they come down in price. And that might happen sooner than we think, since I’ve noticed on the web that there are some very aggressive young companies marketing this new technology for horticultural purposes.

As I mixed up this week’s nutrient solution, I made sure to mix the Barricade in warm water the night before and I shook it really well. Then I added Sensi Grow A & B in the appropriate quantity for week 5 of vegging?

How did I know the right amount to add? Why I looked it up digitally on my laptop on the Advanced Nutrients website. Their Nutrient Calculator will figure out the exact amount of each ingredient you need, depending on the size of your reservoir.

I wanted to add Seaweed Extract in addition to the regular ingredients this week, so I used my digital calculator to figure out how much to add and by how much I had to reduce some other items by in order not to upset the suggested EC (1.71) and the PPM (1200) for the week.

I read in the Advancedpedia that it’s all right to spray with Colossal Bud Blast during the vegetative stage, so I decided to do so. Cannabis plants take in nourishment not just through their roots, but also through the leaves. So I factored in the amount of extra food I was giving them in terms of their weekly total intake.

Even though no root colonizers are used during weeks 4, 5, and 6 of veg, the Nute Calc does call for 450 mL of Sensi Zym to be administered during week 5.

Not only do they have digital vaporizers now, which regulate the heating pad to stabilize the temperature (thus ensuring a steady stream of good-tasting vapor) but in a year’s time I might be able to put a chip smaller than a postage stamp on my cannabis leaves and it will signal when the plant gets thirsty and wants some water or food.

A Colorado high-tech company has exclusive rights to a device developed at the University of Colorado that lets a plant interface with the digital world. It can tell a water valve to open or a feeding pump to activate.

It will be considerably more sensitive than presently available monitoring devices.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Sexing With a Paper Bag, Mixing Nourishment

As I’m filling up my reservoir with water to compensate for the amount that my plants have consumed of the nutrient solution in the past twenty-four hours, I’m thinking of different ways of sexing my 15 medpot plants.

I used to fill up each day with unfiltered tap water, since the quality of the water coming out of the tap in these parts used to be pretty good.

Then we had a few rainstorms and the reservoir got a large amount of sediment washed into it and we had a boil water advisory that lasted a week. That’s when I decided to install a purifying filter on the tap leading into my reservoir.

This is week 4 of the vegging phase of my plants. This might be the time to start thinking about removing the male plants and allow my six chosen females to occupy the seats of honor—the six buckets filled with baked clay pebbles in my ebb and flow hydro system.

My mission each time I grow medpot is to grow six sinsemilla plants to provide Claire and I with the purest and most potent pot possible. Sinsemilla literally translates into “without seed,” and indicates unfertilizes, virgin female cannabis plants that grow buds dripping with resin and high in THC.

If I kept the male plants around, they would fertilize my females and throw my plans into chaos. Instead of chucking them into the compost, I pass my male plants on to a fellow medpot patient who is incapacitated. He welcomes this gift, since grown to maturity, male plants also provide smokable parts that are healing.

I can usually tell which plants are male and which are female just by their physical appearance. As I stated last week, male plants are taller with fewer branches and less foliage. Females are bushier, their branches are bunched close together, and they have many more leaves than males.

However, this time I decided to try a method I read about on a Dutch website on the Internet. If you pick a lower branch on each plant and cover it with a black paper bag for 12 hours each day, then remove the bag for 12 hours under your HID light, in about a week the branch will sprout the beginnings of early flowers.

Use a paper bag, not plastic, in order to allow the branch to breathe. The only way this trick will work is if you do it punctually for at least a week. Make sure absolutely no light gets to the branch during the “dark” periods.

If you look at the bud site under a magnifying glass, you will discover that the male plant will have a growth that looks like three
small balls joined together with a tiny stem, while the female will grow either a single or a double pistil, which are hair-like growths designed to grab the pollen from the male.

I’ll report on the results of this experiment next week. In the meantime, I mix up a new batch of my nutrient solution each week, making sure that I flush and wipe my reservoir between each new nutrient mix.

I generally mix the solution really well in my pre-mix tank the night before using it. Some of the ingredients, notably Barricade, take a longer time to dissolve than others.

Since this is week 4 of vegging, I start with 148.54 mL each of Sensi Grow A and Sensi Grow B in my 72-Liter tank. I’m aiming for 1200 PPM or 1.71 EC. The vegetative growth cycle will culminate with 1400 PPM and EC 2 during week 8.

I could keep my plants in vegetative growth for as long as I want, by maintaining a 16-hour light and 8-hour darkness cycle. Some growers do keep some plants in veg growth perpetually to provide clones for further propagation.

However, I found that clones are not practical for a medpot grower with only one grow room and a legal limit of six mature plants in each cycle. So I only veg to week 8, by which time my plants have reached a height of 5 feet (usually, depending on the strain).

That to me is a signal that they are ready to go into flower. So I go to 12/12 with my lighting and switch from Sensi Grow A & B to Sensi Bloom A & B. I also add Bud Blood with its high Phosphorus and Potassium content to provide the extra amount of these elements needed by the plant to start large bud formation.

But I’m jumping the gun. I’m still in week 4 The synthetic nutrients in my Sensi Two-Part, which are numerous and very nourishing, are supplemented by adding 162 mL of Mother Earth Super Tea Grow, an organic smorgasbord of goodies that add natural nourishment to the mix.

90 mL each of Grandma Enggy’s Humic Acid and her Fulvic Acid are added next, in order to help stimulate a rich, humus-like soil growing environment in my hydroponic reservoir. Our grandparents grew their food in just such a rich, black, fertile soil.

13.46 mL of Barricade comes next. I generally mix this potassium silicate product in a 4 Liter bottle with water, and then shake the hell out of it. Only when I see it dissolved do I add it to my pre-mix tank. It dissolves completely, if left overnight.

Then I add 450 mL of B-52, a B-complex Vitamin that replenishes the nutrients my plants lose through stress. Yes, plants experience stress every day. It can be caused by too much light, too little light, roots deprived of oxygen, too much humidity, too little humidity, too much Nitrogen, too little Nitrogen, etc.

I can’t over-emphasize the importance of adding Scorpion Juice to your nutrient mix on a weekly basis. In addition to applying this product as a foliar spray, you should also add it to your root zone regularly.

It imparts an induced systemic resistance to your cannabis plants, that enables them to ward off numerous pathogens and pests. This will save you from immense headaches and possible loss of your medicine.

450 mL of SensiZym adds over 80 bioactive enzymes into your solution. These are super active in the root zones of your plants by munching on plant debris in your grow medium and converting the content of this debris into easily absorbable nutrients, which will be utilized to grow bigger, better, healthier ganja.

I’ve sung the praises of Piranha, Tarantula, and Voodoo Juice many times before. They are root colonizers containing beneficial microorganisms that fight and ward off harmful microorganisms before they hurt your plants.

They have been added to the mix during weeks 1, 2, and 3. Weeks 4, 5, 6, and 8 they do not need to be added, since they multiply by themselves. Week number 7 they will be topped up for a total of 101.28 grams of Piranha and Tarantula, and 487.44 mL of Voodoo Juice, during the eight-week vegetative growth of my plants.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ancient Medicine meets Modern Needs

I picked up the June issue of “High Times” at a friend’s place and read a very interesting article. The writer journeyed to a far-flung corner of Asia in order to find the possible source, nay the Mother Lode, where cannabis first began.

On the slopes of the Altai Mountains, in China—near Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia—he found a small village where pot grows freely producing sweet smelling buds. They’re not as potent as hydro grown, cultivated weed, but the locals enjoy smoking them, despite China’s harsh penalties for drug involvement.

The writer cites Herodotus, a Roman historian, talking about how the original inhabitants of the area, the Scythians used to throw seeds onto hot stones under a felt cover and rejoice when they inhaled the smoke. Today, the area is inhabited by the Uyghur people, a semi-nomadic Turkic tribe with a very interesting history.

Coincidentally, their knowledge of ancient medicine and medicinal herbs is renowned. Some scholars believe that it was the Uyghurs who invented acupuncture, not the Chinese. It’s almost certain that medpot was one of those 103 herbs that the Uyghurs had in their traditional medicinal pouch.

Unfortunately, our medicine does not grow openly by the side of the road. We have to work hard to produce our magic elixir, the herb that helps heal Claire’s migraine headaches and used to relieve my nausea when I was undergoing chemotherapy.

The 30 huge Connoisseur buds in the oversized glass jars are curing properly. I still take the lids off the jars every single day in order to allow the buds to breathe. Claire and I have had several healing sessions with this superb marijuana, and she is most pleased that the quality of our medicine has improved to such magnificent heights.

This is week 3 of vegging for the new batch, so I’m following the Nutrient Calculator to make sure that my reservoir contains a well-balanced meal for the young ones. Some growers wait until their plants start the bloom cycle before they make their final selection between male and female marijuana plants.

I generally know much sooner than that. There are telltale sings that you learn to pick up on with time and experience. Male cannabis plants are usually taller than female plants, with thick stems, only occasional branches, and less foliage. Female plants are much bushier, with branches close together on the stem. They have many more leaves than male plants.

However, the third week of vegging is still a bit premature for the selection. I can wait. Right now I have fifteen intermediary pots clustered under my 600W HPS light (with a conversion bulb on the blue spectrum) and the light is far enough above the canopy that it is no longer a danger to my plants.

Weel 3 of vegging calls for 136.08 mL of both Sensi Grow A and Sensi Grow B. The reason that it is a two-part is that if you mixed these ingredients prematurely, they would lose their potency. However, freshly mixed in your tank and absorbed by the roots of your plants, this is an extremely well-designed fert (specifically for cannabis) that guarantees a bountiful harvest, each and every time.

I count 26 different macro and micro-nutrients that go into Sensi Grow in specific quantities and ratios aimed at the vegetative growth of my plants. In addition to the phosphates, and the nitrates, and the Potassium, the array of easily absorbable micronutrients in this product is staggering.

On top of the Calcium, Magnesium, and Urea, Sensi Grow A & B has Boron, Cobalt, Copper, Molybdenum, and Zinc. And not just in one form, but usually several forms to make it easier for different parts of the plant to utilize these trace elements.

Mother Earth Blended Super Tea Grow, of which I have to mix in 152.64 mL during week 3, is designed to soften the synthetic impact of Sensi Grow and enhance it with that organic touch. Fish Meal, Crab Meal, Shrimp Meal, and Canola Meal figure prominently in this product, along with Alfalfa Extract, Earthworm Castings, Citric Acid, and Sea Kelp.

I never shared with anyone how I beat Cancer, but one herbal remedy that sure worked for me was Seaweed Extract. A herbalist recommended that I flush my system with a green powder mixed in water several times a month. I did, and not only did it make me feel better but it helped purify my system and force the cancer cells into submission. That and medpot, of course.

The Sea Kelp in the Mother Earth Tea probably does similar things for my cannabis plants. It’s super nutrition and also a super cleanser. It contains “betaines” which are a class of compound that enhance cell membrane functions and increase the cell’s adaptability to stress.

The betaines are chelated, along with humates, when the “hot” extraction of seaweed extract takes place, during the manufacture of Mother Earth Super Tea Grow. Anything that makes my plants more adaptable to stress is alright with me!

Humates are highly compressed remnants of tropical rain forests that existed millions of years ago in the south-western part of North America. They are a purely organic, humus-like substance in a highly concentrated form. Through the process of chelation, the minerals and trace elements contained in humates are readily made available to my cannabis plants, through Mother Earth Super Tea Grow.

Of course Grandma Enggy’s Humic Acid is related to humates, even though it is derived from a different substance known as “leonardite,” which is also calcified organic material. Highly compressed.

By including “humates” and “humic acid” in its products, Advanced Nutrients illustrates a thorough knowledge of the most recent advances in horticulture which indicate that through the use of these organic substances bigger, healthier, and better plants can be grown.

During week 3, I am adding 80.64 mL of Humic Acid, as well as the same amount of Fulvic Acid. These two ingredients in my ebb and flow hydro reservoir mimic a rich, black, humus-like soil environment. Our ancestors grew all their vegetables in just such a soil.

The ancient meets the modern. Uyghur medicine is tomorrow’s medicine. It’s only a matter of time, before humankind wakes up to the fact that these healing herbs were put here for our benefit and that outlawing them is the heights of insanity.

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Instant Gratification or Wise Patience & Reward

I’ve noticed on a number of marijuana growing forums that novice pot cultivators seem to have the idea that by banging together a 3x3x6 foot cabinet they can grow up to 25 mature pot plants under fluorescent lights in this small enclosed space.

At first I thought they were talking about seedlings, but then I realized that they thought that by allowing 3 to 4 weeks for the vegetative stage, they could change their light regimen to 12-12 and induce bud formation. What kind of buds would immature plants grown under such conditions produce, I wondered?

I was also puzzled as to where such ideas could have come from. Then I happened to Google the phrase “growing marijuana” and I found one possible source for this fad. On the Green Man’s web page, a long article on marijuana growing starts off with a suggestion to build just such a cabinet.

Now the Green Man has been a source of valuable information over the years. He has rated marijuana seed banks with a fair degree of accuracy, and I’m sure that many medpot growers—me and my wife Claire among them—have appreciated it.

However, this “cabinet cultivation” is only the beginning of a fairly long explanation of all the complexities of growing cannabis. I can see how lazy minds could read the first page or so and conclude that they can grow 25 mature pot plants in a square-meter sized cabinet.

If they bothered to read further on, they would have read “wait until the plants are at least five feet tall” before you change your lighting to 12-12 and start the flowering process. “This is large enough to support good flower development and return a good yield. If you turn down the light cycle when the plants are young and small, you’ll harvest much less grass because the plants simply can’t sustain a large number of flowers.”

Now how you’re going to fit a five-foot tall marijuana plant into a six-foot high cabinet, especially when you have been instructed to make sure that your lights are inside the cabinet, is beyond me. Also, with global warming and our long, hot summers, can you imagine how hot it’s gonna get inside that cabinet?

I can see how the cabinet idea appeals to young people who are trying to hide their proclivity for cannabis from their parents (?), roommates (?), or whoever. But forcing immature plants to flower is akin to helping children to have babies of their own. It is simply not a good idea!

My 15 seedlings are back to their eager, robust selves. If nurtured properly, a mature cannabis plant is able to grow several inches per day. Seedlings are fed with a half-strength nutrient solution, so they don’t eat or grow as much. The bigger the plant gets, the larger the amount of food it requires. After two to three weeks as a seedling, week 1 of the veg stage begins.

My basic fert is the Advanced Nutrients Medical Sensi Two-Part. So I mix Sensi Grow A & B with the other additives, supplements, and root colonizers designed to nourish my young plants much the same way that we nourished our daughter when she went from the toddler stage to learning how to ride a bicycle.

The incredibly helpful Nutrient Calculator on the AN website provides invaluable information on the proper feeding of our medicinal marijuana plants. The desired pH for growing in soil is 6.3. For my hydroponic ebb and flow reservoir, the optimum pH is 5.6. I always have some pH Up or pH Down on hand, just in case I have to adjust the acid-alkaline balance at any given time.

The suggested PPM or parts per million for week 1 of vegging is 800. My EC meter is calibrated at 1 EC = 700 PPM. So 800 PPM reads EC 1.14. Week 2 of the veg stage the PPM should go up to 1000 and the EC reading should be 1.42. There is nothing mysterious about it. As the plants grow, they require more food.

Our daughter, Squirrel, is eleven now and she eats twice as much as she ate when she was six. It’s not that she’s getting fat—her growing body requires more nourishment as it gets bigger.

So in addition to the macro and micro nutrients in our basic fert, we also mix in Mother Earth Super Tea Grow (144 mL during week 2) which supplements the synthetic regimen with a much needed organic boost of cell-nourishing food.

Derived from 100% organic sources, the fish, crab, and shrimp meal in Super Tea are supplemented by extracts of alfalfa, canola, and sea kelp, as well as earthworm castings. Kelp has natural hormones that play an invaluable role in cell division, nutrient distribution, root development, seed formation, and germination.

The alfalfa extract in this product provides over eighty phytochemicals that help our cannabis plants produce better flowers. Super Tea has the correct nutrients ratio required by cannabis. It enhances the fragrance and taste of the smoke and energizes our plants to produce better buds.

Humic Acid and Fulvic Acid (72 mL of both during week 2 of vegging) play the same role in the diet of our medpot plants as broccoli and spinach do in Squirrel’s daily intake of food. They provide an organic humus-like growing environment in the reservoir of my hydro grow.

Humus was that rich, black, organic soil that your grandmother grew her vegetables in. With the addition of these two phenomenally effective products, those fertile days can be recreated right in your grow room.

I’m in no rush. I want to grow the best medicine possible for Claire and I. So I’m going to let my plants have a full 8-week course of vegetative growth before I switch to 12-12 and add the high phosphorus-potassium content of Bud Blood to induce flowering.

I only wish that the people on the grow forums who are seeking fast solutions and instant gratification would acquire the wisdom that comes with experience and realize that nature knows best. I observe my plants and listen to them. They tell me when they’re hungry, they tell me when they’re thirsty. They also tell me when they’re old enough to start producing flowers.

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