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Where can I get a grow lab tent in canada  here, call them, I don't remember if the one in Scarborough has them or the one in Markham


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NOT HAPPY WITH PRODUCT DONT BUY WARNING WARNING WARNING  see below


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Not happy with product and support with and on this website I received my 10 pack of seeds of Hindu Kush I paid $106.22 Included Ship+Tax Placed seeds in paper towel in dark place first 3 days 1 seed germinated in 7 days 3 seeds germinated 14 days from received date only 7 seeds germinated sitting in paper towel today May 29 1 more seed germinated. Sence first germinated seed was planted May 14 seeds have not been able to sprout leaf at all no production no growth after placing seeds in soil nothing has happen I keep my planted seeds in temperture controlled room with 27C at all times with fentalation under fluorescent grow light 24/7 in the past I have greatly sucsessfuly succeeded highly quality product with no problem from another seedbank out of U.K My problem is I have emailed and posted on this forum trying to receive some kind of help I have not heard anything from anyone at this website or happygirl Now its been 14 days in soil under 24/7 light and nothing is happing The product is very exspencive but very poor quality WARNING BUY AT OWN RISK Happygirl Email me asap or call and leave me a message with some help please  don't be fooled by this complaint, if I delete this I will be presumed guilt of shitty service, if I keep it everyone has a doubt about my service, no winner for me here.... let me repeat this again and again, I can help you with information and I can help you with a refund if you really hate me, or free seeds just to make you stfu.....but it is a silent assumtion that I can not ultimately control your environment and you are ultimately responsible for what you do ......... also, between the hours of 12 to 3 Mon to Fri EST you can talk to me and express your hatred for me and I will not be rude...... the number is up there and given enough persistence you can easily talk to me.... as it states on the contact page I don't do emails regularly enough to respond to every one of your 400 messages per day... if its a matter of urgency as you claim it obviously is just call me ...... but in the end ..... DONT BUY SEEDS HERE PLEASE, I GOT BETTER STUFF TO DO, TRUST ME, THERE IS LIKE MORE SEED BANKS IN TORONTO AND THEY ARE LISTED ON MY WEBSITE AND YOU ARE MORE THEN WELCOME TO GO THERE AND TRY YOUR LUCK..... in fact if you call me and ask me what other seed banks there are I will give you this information gladly, .....if you ask them they will tell you that they have their own number of dissatisfied customers who blame everyone but themselves, in the end not everyone will succeed.....  GOOD LUCK


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fine let me rephrase this question do you need a permit to buy these seeds? permit no, 18+ yes


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Hi alex, im sorry but if your asking the age requirement to buy seeds, you are probably too young. young people should not be interested in this, they should be interested in much more wholesome activities; like bike riding and academics.


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hey my name is Alex and I was wondering if you had to be a certain age or have some sort of permit to buy these seeds 18+


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also should i cut down the mothers that i cut the clones from that have the seeds not until one cycle is done


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i know that they are not males but r they Hermie and was wondering if u had any ideas on what cause this to happen is it the strains can be, if you are assuming we have hermaphroditic stains masquerading as F1 seeds or stress can be, if you have the stress factors described below , cause i followed your guide to the t and i really don't like having seeds in my plants also would u be able to replace them with new seeds the the mixed pack let me just get this right, you tacitly imply that the seeds are slightly hermaphroditic, and this problem is not your fault, yet you want me to send you a replacement with the same "hermaphroditic" seeds, so logically you would have more problems of the same variety, on the other hand if you stressed them out and you get more seeds, the stress is still there  would be nice in the end I would follow the cycle to the end ... that is the only way to know there are seeds... my bet is that this normal and as long as the temps are ok there should not be any seeds, some strains show this "male" sack, in most cases it never develops into a flower, however if temps reach over 32, 33, 34C consistently for a week lets say, then this sack could open and pollinate the females.... pollination can also happen if you combine over heating with over crowding.... these two factors can make any female into a hermie....


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K man I bought 10 hindu kush seeds from this website I saw this websites ad in a issue of Canabis culture couple years back since we never advertised there or anywhere you are incorrect and I remembered the name ever since anyways I got your seeds no problem 5 out of ten germinatied in paper towl useing rubber gloves and put in dark temperture controlled place above 25 at all time planted useing rubber cloves in Window greenhouse in peat pucks and 2 weeks 14 days nothing at all man I looked into one puck and only the little root grew a very little bit more.. Everytime I go on this forum it freezes and I haft to shut down Internet explorer USE Fire fox I dont know why but I can not view the fourms at all could you please reply to my email???


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hi, im growing fast pine outdoor in my backyard, and I planted them outdoor early (last week of april) and now they range in height from 3-4 feet high. They are still in veg. How big will they grow? When will they finish? They have not yet started to show male/female differentiation, when will that happen. They are simply growing in my garden, next to some tomatoes I just planted. Do you have any pictures/yeild info/etc., regarding this fast pine strain? you obviously red nothing ... I mean nothing about the cycle of cannabis outside... but you want a quick and detailed response, sorry this website is specifically for IN doors..... in general cannabis matures at the end of September, and flowers show at end of July... so there is nothing you can do, other then pinch the tops... google "pinching cannabis plant" or similar 


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Hey, I just picked up some Blueberry Skunk and I was just wondering what the relative height of them with outdoor is. I'm planning to germ them June 15th so I will have a shorter Veg period to keep the height done. Wondering if the height will be an issue if I wanna keep them around 3 feet or under. the plants outdoors start blooming around the end of June but really start mid to end of July.... so if you have a plant 1 foot tall planted at the end of June she will may be double in height but not more


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Hi Mark In your opinion .. what strain produces the best yield,without compromising too much buzz ..and has the quickest growing cycle from clone-harvest?  Northern Light x Skunk from clone fits these criteria best.... finishes at the end of week 7 @1.4 lbs per 1000W light


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My growing season is just starting outside and my plant is already a foot tall and bushy .Lol i can't be growing trees where i am ,can i flower it inside under my 400 w hps.oh and would i have to dilute my nutes due to the sun being more powerful then a hid light. thanks if you flower it indoors then you need to dilute the nutrients but if you think then you will be able to bring her outdoors, you are wrong... she will adjust to the outside cycle and the blooming you did indoors may be completely useless and my even be too stressful..... the point is that ONCE you start bloom under 400W finish it under 400W, if they are meant for outdoors then the only thing you can do is to pinch the tops of the plants (all the tops).. and repeat every week or two until the end of June... and allow nature to bloom her....


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heres the link to the pics u ask 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/50414269@N05/?saved=1 I saw the pictures and I would say that this is not a male flower but a component of a female, these sacks by themselves do not mean that they are male, I know you want to know what they actually are but I just have no scientific name for it.... I just know this will not make the plants male


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Hi, can you tell me how tall i can let my plants get under a 400 w. h.i.d. ,whats the depth penetration. i had a 150 hps and my yeild was crap.So i just upgraded and was just wondering what to expect . in general you should start blooming when your plants are around 1 foot or 1.5 feet tall... they will end up 3 or 4 feet tall (because under a 400W light plants stretch no matter what you try) at the end of bloom but the top 2 feet of the plant should be covered by bud (not completely covered .. if you had a 1000W that density of buds would be far greater)....  so I guess the penetration of a 400W light is at best 3 feet from the bulb into the canopy.... I would keep that light as close as possible to the plants... 10 inches if possible , 12 inches away should be ok.... 18 inches is recommended by some books... this "number" 3 includes the distance from the bulb, in other words the light can at best penetrate 2 feet into the inside of the plant, that is why all leafs below this point usually die off,...


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Mark , what are your drying and curing methods. How long do you cure your buds ,i heard people say 3 months but thats kind of impossible for me. i dry them till stem snaps then jar them another couple day but that green taste is still there .This is the end of my second grow ,i still have a problem with patience lol .Thanks for your imput ....green taste may be because you do not leach well enough at the end of the bloom cycle, leach them starting 2 weeks before harvest.....  snap then jar is very good and that's all I do, however when I can, I take the jars (or special plastic bags that are as air tight as jars) and leave them in the fridge or cold basement for a month, or a week at least... this is the "curing" part.... past a week and longer they start smelling more and smoke changes, as in cures... a lot more flavors are released, I guess like wine.... its not that you get "higher" but its just nicer and smoother....


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Hi mark, i actually live just around the corner from baker street where the bust happened. whats the whole story??? if I told you the whole story my lawyer would have a stroke..... the story is the same as CALM, the cops made purchases 5 times and after the big sting they arrested 4 people, the 4 are out on bail without too many restrictions, but now the court slog begins ..... I obviously know more but I can not say some things...... their lawyer is very good and he will win, but as they say 3 steps forward 2 steps back and this is 2 steps back for sure....


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I ordered seeds via money order and registered mail. It was signed for on April 29th, so I know the money has been received. How long do I have to wait to get the product. ...I am sorry but since you are the 1st or 2nd money order I received (this is the first week we are trying money orders as a method of payment) I have not had a chance to write the rules of sending money orders, it should take 2 weeks, but you are unlucky because I spend time in court on someone's behalf just as you mailed the order, sorry.... the package was mailed but as I point out to everyone its not technically "mail" but "parcel" which takes a little longer and since you are in SK (if I guess correctly) then it should be there early next week, mid week, in any case I do mail replacements via express (with signature) if you don't get your order My growing season is short....ends in Oct. This is my first experience in ordering seeds via mail, so am a little leary that I have been 'taken'!! What is the usual shipping time to wait from time of receipt of the money?


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i have pics if u want to see them ...yes, but it may be faster to open a "blank" account on flikr or picasa or whatever and send us all a link... but if you send me an email I will do my best to check it out


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hi i bought summertime and g13 buddha grew 5 of each only got one male took him out so when i finished my first harvest i found a couple seeds in a few of the plants now iam on my second harvest 5 week in and i see seeds on the plants i took clones from for my 3rd harvest is it possable that my plants are all fem hermis when they r flowing i dont see any pollin sacks they all look like females but when they r allmost done flowering the seeds become more visable any help would be great ...please understand the difference between few seeds and ... lets say "shit load".... to have a single seed in a single bud is not that uncommon and in some varieties simply means you fed them to their max and is in fact very normal, but to have 10 or 20 seeds in a single bud means hermaphrodites and it means something went wrong.... can be stress, since stress can bring out hermaphroditic traits of a female plant, ..... it is usually hard to stress out F1 strains so its either you have a seed here and there which is normal or .... hermaphrodites ... or stress


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ummmm .. when in flower stage should i be flushing between feeding ?? NO, it is unnecessary to leach when you have a 1000W light, leaching should be ONLY done if fed too much or heat is too much or... whatever stress is around... when plants get stressed out leaching can ease their burned.. but all else being equal between week 3 and 6 of bloom you should feed fully every watering cycle...


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Just have a question on Afghani Gold. Whats the average height for the outdoors? Because its an indica it should stay around 6 feet at most (outdoors) Does it have a very short/stalky Afghan trait yes or is it a more tall/slim Sativa trait? no, however because its F1 seeds you could choose the more slender one and re-clone, but mostly it will show the Afghan traits so unless you have some experience it may be hard to tell Also planning on harvesting them around Thanksgiving (Early october), is this to late in order to get a good harvest? no, yes, who knows, if you are at the end of September and YOU KNOW more rains is coming you need to harvest early, but if not early October sounds right Thanks


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I am a legal medical marijuana user in the state of Michigan. Do you send seeds to patients in the US no who have a medical users card issued by the state of Michigan? The reason that I am asking is because I have no way to get to Toronto to purchase the seeds in person, and I have noticed that other sites will not mail seeds to the US. Jack we are all scared of US customs, google Marc Emery and see why


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i tried to connect to grow guide on this website which leads me to happygirl.ca but and error saying this site is forbidden pops up and i am not able to access it.... why would you think it happens? my visa was declined so the site was pulled down, new visa was provided and site is back up.....


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Sorry if that wasnt your intent.Like i said i dont agree with the marijuana law here.And i have nothing against canada .I wish we had canadas ideas about herb.man if i got busted with my little garden .My ass would be gone for a long time .But again sorry if u did not post that Many Times.i just meant this isnt the place to protest .It a place to learn how to overgrow the govt.


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My intention was not to post over and over again, it's the site, when i first tried to post, an error came up, so i tried again, not my fault DUDE ! So there ya go, oh and Mark Emery the Prince of Pot has been sent to your wonderful country to serve 5 years for selling you guys seeds!!!!


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Did mark get busted?He hasn`t answered questions in a while Gulph Club got busted and I ended up involved in bailing them out


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Hi Ralph, i am also having problems accessing some areas of the site, such as the grow guide and seed catalog.


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I am trying to look thru your website and I ordered seeds last week,I would like to know if my order went thru,and your site will not let me in to browse or to get information ,it says I do not have permission to view any of your pages is it me or do you have a problem with your site,Thanks for your time and I hope we can fix this.....problems... all fixed now...


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I would just like to say that I am very disappointed. I made 3 purchases that added up to about $170. When I received the seeds half of them were broken into tiny pieces. I then phoned and I was told to e-mail what happened. Following this after waiting for a week and sending 2 more e-mails, I was told that the replacements would be sent out on April 29th. This has now gone on for an additional 2 weeks and I still after 3 more e-mails and multiple attempts to contact via phone at the 12pm - 3pm times as specified I have received and heard nothing. This is unacceptable and is horrible customer service. If I don't hear something back soon I will make sure I tell as many people as possible and on every forum that I can find that this is not the place to buy your seeds. I will gladly have my opinion changed if these issues get resolved in the very near future and something is done about it. If you want to find out who I am so you can correct theses mistakes check Marks phone or e-mail he has plenty of info regarding the situation. I paid good money for a product and I expect a resolution. ...I have a hard time to believe you could not call me .....since I replace seeds liberally.... at this point I would rather refund your money


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I dont even want to know brother! Haha. Swhy im not a cat person. So does this mean the seedbank is closed down since marks in jail? Haha


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mark with a closet that is 2.25 ft deep 3 ft wide and 8 ft tall...how many plant would you grow 5 to 10 and in what size pots 6 inch pots would would you grow them in. How long would you veg them..from clone, 2 weeks, from seeds 4 weeks.


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Ok dude, we got you ,we all want him free to fight the good fight .but that no reason to mess the fourm up.I don.t agree with the us stance on marijuana,but were slowly coming around.Im not trying to start an u.s. canada war on here but if you want to speak up ,come down here and speak ,hell the us is all about protest.It.s our fav pasttine just don.t fudge up the fourm with same message over and over again .Come on. man


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Let's all say a little prayer for Mark Emery who has been fighting the good fight for years on our behalf who belive marijuana should be leagal in Canada. It's a sad day if our Gov. lets the U.S. take him and send him up for 5 years. I think Harper should grow some balls and tell the U.S. "go screw yourselves", but then again, we always seem to bend to what ever they they say and want. Cross you fingers God bless you Mark Emery for all you have done!!! If he does get sent to the U.S. I/we/you should be outraged and demonstrate up on the hill!!!! Think about it, sometimes you just have to take a stand for what you belive in. OH Canada eh?


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Let's all say a little prayer for Mark Emery who has been fighting the good fight for many years now and our Gov. may just screw him over today. Good luck Mark and thanks for all you have done in trying making the Herb LEGAL in Canada. God bless you indeed


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I want to buy a portable air conditioner for my room. What should I do about the smell. should I use a carbon filter and exhaust the hot moist air out. or should I not have any in/ out vents. when the AC is running the INTAKE should be OFF, but the OUT-TAKE should be ON but with a dimmer to decrease and increase flow accordingly.... on one hand you still have to exhaust the humidity but you do not want to exhaust the cold air from the AC so you have to find a middle point for the speed of the exhaust (the OUT-TAKE), may be half speed is best, may be full speed, may be 1/4 speed, it depends on your particular space


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Hello I just bought a 1000 watt ballast and a cord set that hangs vertical with-out reflector. I've been running it 24/7 for 3 days now. Should I worry about the cord from over heating and causing a fire or something. I have seen people using their light this way with-out a reflector. is it safe? it feels very hot to the touch. a legitimate ballast plugged into a properly serviced 15 amp socket should run for years without problems.... so long as nothing else is running on the same circuit


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what should my temps be when i try to germinate my seeds warm 25C +


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I have one indica plant 18 days from harvest.I topped the plant and got 3 cola branches @ diffrent heights .under the 150 those 3 were the only buds that really got big .But the top one is turning purplish and all hairs are red .I have a magnifiying glass but it sucks . can i cut this branch and let the others catch up or would it be better to wait till harvest .wait till harvest I really cant get a good look at trich.s i.m just going by hairs thanks mark  when they bloom you should do nothing to them, no topping, no breaking, its all stress that decreases yield


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Note to Breezy: Germination rates are an iffy thing,are you sure there wasn't a dry period? I've also found Fast Pine to be harder to germinate then the more expensive brands but still get 60% or better with 420's strains this is above and beyond many seed companies. So I'm misting my 14 Fast Pine seedlings yesterday on the kitchen table and decide to take a shower before I put them back in diffused light outside.I have three Siamese cats ~ Can you guess the rest?


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Hey there. I bought 30 Fast pine seeds about a month ago. out of that batch only 5 germinated! I did not do them all at once, I followed your method as well. Most of the seeds looked grey and shriveled before hand. Would I be able to get some kind of exchange, or should I just come in and buy the better stuff. call me and lets see


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When my bud is fully dried where do I store it in the fridge (not freezer) in a plastic container that is also opaque and how? will and can it go bad or expire?? bone dry pot can be stored for years thanks


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The best strain is shoe polish, it is completely legal, and you can buy it all shoe stores. Knocks you out, best indica around, and it yields like a like tub for 10 bucks!


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Hi, better to put your seed into promix, not rockwool. rockwool is better


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Hi..mark what are your 2 best strains i like a nice heavy Indica.  ww xxx and the NL x Skunk


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Hi, for a 1000W you would need 25sq ft, 5x5. your closet would also get very hot. you need a grow tent, but those are lame. They are expensive and hard to configure/customize your set up. true


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hi..i have a closet that is 2 ft deep 3 ft wide and about 10 ft tall...im just wondering if i should use the closet with my 1000 watt hps or buy a grow tent that is 4 and half ft wide 4 and a half deep and 7 ft tall..what would be the downside of using the closet problem would be with heat removal, 1000W produces a lot of heat and you would need a really good inline fan would i lose yield since its a very small space...what is the best space for a 1000 watt light?.. 5 by 5 feet, and I like 6 x 6 ...... I guess 4 x 4 is do-able but in your case I would stick to a 600W max


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Would it be better to put my rooted seed in Pro-mix or a 1 inc rock wool I prefer then you sprout the seeds in water or on a toilet tissue but rock wool if far better then promix, in fact I may cancel my guarantee if you all start sprouting in promix... in promix the ration of sprouting is far lower then in any other method


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I was wondering about 24/0. Don.t the roots grow and do their thing during the night Hours.ive noticed later in the day the leaves limp like the plant is "sleeping" And perk back up in the morning .so are there any reason to keep the lights on.I dont know if there any truth to this.but ive allways heard more roots more fruits. what are your thoughts on this I see no difference between 24/0 and 18/6... when I'm lazy I just do 24/0 but when I get a timer and want to save power then 18/6 is the best


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Actual tested germination rates of Toronto420 seeds done directally in Promix.These numbers may not add up to the advertised (generous) germination and replacement rates but to experianced growers this is not the issue, as cloneing experiance can turn 1 seed into dozens.That being said all these strains are outdoor this year (new landlord). SUMMERTIME BUDDHA : 90% AFGHANI GOLD : 80% FASTPINE : 60% Ten seeds of each were used to conduct this experiment.Your numbers may be higher or lower then mine depending on technique used but the end result is the same. "A feild of green with 1 bean." Male female ratios to follow.


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Correction. i heard white strains are hard to grow...sorry


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I.ve heard white strains are hare to grow ,is this true no, white strains are usually indica and indica are easy and if so how .I was wondering if you could explain breeding.I see selecting female plant traits.but what traits do you look for in a male .Can you explain the f1 thing .Thank you  F1 strain is when I take a male from a foreign population (in humans would be ... say Jamaican male) and combine it with a female from a completely different region/population/breeder (say this is a Moroccan Female) ..... say they have 10 offspring... each of these 10 "children" will have traits that sometimes resemble the mom and sometimes the dad .... with different degrees of variation which is hard to predict, so these "children" grow fast and healthy but they all look slightly different.. some are more mom, some more dad, some are more even in between..... as oppose to F2 strains... take a Jamaican male and a Jamaican female and the "children" will be far more resembling the traits of the parents, but the flip side they grow less vigorously..... F1 make for great mothers, great for breeding, great for outdoors, but F2 are better for consistency and predictability, as all the children behave exactly the same.. 


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hello i have 13 days left on my plant....i have to water my plant today (the 13th day) should i water with my nutrients and pk 13-14 1 more time....or should i just start flushing my plant with plain water FLUSH


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i heard that u can flower a plant a few times by cuting the flower off, but leaving the stem so another flower will grow is this true,is it worth it, and how long will it b before another flower will appear???? NO, flat NO, NO, NO


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"This is a great company that Honors thier return polocy without making you feel like you did something wrong. I only had a probel with one strain and the others have all been wonderful. THANKS TORONTO420 from a customer whos coming back. I recommmend these ladies and gentlemen at sublime, all are very nice." Sorry not return policy what I mean is thier 90% sprouting ratio and 70% female to male ratio garuntee...These are very nice people who seem happy to take the time to help you....did I mention I showed up at almost 5 and she made the time to make sure I felt everything was fair and it was . i just thought this review might help people who may be thing of trying this company. THANKS TORONTO420


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This is a great company that Honors thier return polocy without making you feel like you did something wrong. I only had a probel with one strain and the others have all been wonderful. THANKS TORONTO420 from a customer whos coming back. I recommmend these ladies and gentlemen at sublime, all are very nice.


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Hi mark, i heard from some expert growers who prefer to use 4 400W lamps, over 1 1000W lamp. They claim they can lower the lights much closer, and therefore supply more lumens, also get an extra 200W. They claim the lighting is more even on the canopy and provides higher yields, what are your thoughts on this? scroll down I answered it


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What internode 3rd may be should i Start topping / or f.i.m.ing to grow a bush .Right now my plants have the seed leafs the first one fingered leaf then 3 sets of 5 finger leafs and starting new small ones ,there at about 3 inches tall any advice is much apprciated .Thank you... in general when they are taller then 5 inches .... more if they stretch or seem stringy ....


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Hi mark, i heard from some expert growers who prefer to use 4 400W lamps, over 1 1000W lamp. They claim they can lower the lights much closer, and therefore supply more lumens, also get an extra 200W. They claim the lighting is more even on the canopy and provides higher yields, what are your thoughts on this? true, but it is too involving for someone like me, they also claim that you can get better results if you turn those 400W on and off to resemble the movement of the sun, like from east to west... these methods are for those who have problems with power, like Europeans ....this method came from Poland and they have 30amps available for the whole house, thus maximizing the power is their top priority, in comparison, an average American house can have 10 times more power...


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What light would be best to veg my girls under , a 4 ft 4 lamp t5 @ 20,000 lumens or a 400 watt m.h. 400W wins pants down I know the t5 would cost less to run and puts out less heat .But i want the opinion of the master .I have a 400 w h.p.s. set up in another closet. of course its better to have a MH but even a 400W HPS would be better then T5s MH And with this set up about how many plants should i get growing i.ve heard 3000 lumens per plant and one plant per square foot. your available area for use with a 400W light is about 4 x 4 feet, you can place form 1 to 25 plants, I like more or less 1 plant per 1 square foot My flowering room is only 2 ft deep .I.d like to get two 400 watters up in there and Another 4x4 T5 For Side Lighting. room is 6 ft in length 8 ft tall Oh one last thing promise .Can i put clones right into flowering after taking clipings sure Or keep them on 18/6 untill a Good Root System takes hold..safer to do that but if you wish you can just bloom them, so long as the clones are healthy its ok .this would be just for sexing them Thank you for your time


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Hi Mark, I just wanted to ask you if u could briefly give us a summarization of your drying/curing practices/routine/method etc. Thanks in advance. cut 1/2 hour after lights ON, hang up side down for 2 to 4 days, .... after, cut the buds off and place them on to a flat dry surface in the dark (I use bread trays stacked high placed in the basement), wait until they get bone dry, usually takes a week, place them into a glass container (or thick-plastic container) for storage in the fridge..


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Seem to be having a problem with the seeds I purchased. 10 blueberry and 5 northern lights. 1 blueberry came up within 48 hours. I am keeping them warm and moist but it has been a month now and no more have came out. Some of the seeds have broken out of the shells but have not gotten any further. The seeds from my own plants are fairing alright but seem weak for the most part. Several are thriving but most are gangly and weak. Some of my own seeds took a few weeks to appear but only a few. Has anyone else had a problem with these strains. Hate to complain


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what's the flowering time on purple kush 8 to 9 weeks


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Triple mix got cha .I have 2 little plants in one gallon pots outside in the crap mix.Will transplanting them into a proper medium like pro-mix BX or HP should not shock the plant after transplant diffrent medium cause shock or damage .oh one more question will 14\10 trigger flowering yes.I had an idea of using that for first week or so .well really when flowers appeared then 13/11 untill the last 4 maybe 3 weeks of flowering ( i grow indicas )and finish at 12/12 . just something i was pondering about thanks guy unnecessary at best, stressful at worst


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Air is sucked through carbon filters, (ie. the exhaust fan pulls air through the filter, by being placed behind the fan). In this method, assuming the fan cfm matches the filter specifications the air will pass over just the right amount of charcoal. If the fan is too strong the air will not in the carbon long enough, and the smell will remain, if the fan is too weak, the air will not filter very quickly. Look at it this way, an exhaust fan speeds of the wind velocity from one side to the other, if you placed a carbon filer on the side blowing out, the air would be super fast, and probably not have the smell filtered out effectively. Also think of it this way, if you blow INTO a carbon filter, you just speeding the air up, only to slow it down when it blows into the filter. If you pull air out a filter, you are speeding it up from intake to exhaust. Lastly, it might damage a fan in the long term to be blowing into a carbon filter, because the resistance of the filter will increase air pressure, and might result in over heating. good luck


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I am curious is it better to blow exhaust air through a carbon filter? or have it sucked through instead, and then exhausted. better


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There is nothing wrong with using different soils, but it is really hard to know precisely how much nutrients your plants are getting, and harder to adjust nutrients/pH. This is because the soil medium already has lots of nutrients contained in the medium in unspecifed amounts. Also, as you are growing your plants, some of the matter in the medium will break down, making new and unexpected nutrients available to your plant. These can all be good things, if you know what your doing... if you have experience and know whats in your soil (as in, you mixed it yourself), you can know precisely what nutrients it needs and when, therefore you wont burn or underfeed your plants. The soil you listed, contains a large mix of stuff, who knows?? just get a bag of "Triple Mix", it is not a brand, it is a TYPE OF SOIL SOLD AT CANADIAN TIRE, WALMART, ZELLERS, HOME DEPOT, RONA ETC ETC.... if you dont live near any of those, then you probably live in a place where there is no electricity, and no running water, therefore get a new hobby...lol  :-) easy there on the guy, its hard to start all by yourself


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Hi, assuming all conditions are about reasonable, and the plant hasn't been stressed too much, from my experience, blueberry skunk is ready at the end of week 8. If you can hold out till the end of week 10, the buds weight more for sure, i haven't weighed the difference, but its very noticeable.

My experience, blueberry skunk seems to get a "second wind" of buds around the end of week 6, beginning of week 7, it appears as several fresh tiny calaxyes. Wait untill these calaxys develop (end of week 10), and you will have a truly superior bud. Much more potent, and slimy. As for curing, dont make it too complicated, and try not to handle your buds as much as possible (fingers and touching damage the trichome glands). Trim your plant right immediately after harvest (reduces moisture/mold chance), quickens drying, lastly, its easier to trim when the leaves are still stiff.

As for drying/ curing, once the plants are trimmed, hang em somewhere with low humidity and room temps. just hang it in some closet in your house, and check on em twice a day for mold. opening and closing the door or leaving it open would provide enough air movement. Once the buds are dry enough, that the stem snaps in half when broken, separate the buds from the remaining stocks. Place in the buds in a glass jar, and open it a couple times a day ( i suggest placing the buds in the jar so they are not compacted and still can roll around in the jar, you may need a big jar, or several small jars (losely packing the buds helps prevent mold and prevent damaging trichomes). keep the jars in the dark in a coolish-room temps (18-25C). After a week of daily inspections, you could probably then just check and open the jar every week, and so forth.

IF the buds were dried properly before they were placed in the jar, i suppose you could cure cannabis indefinitely or for at least a year, if the jar is in a cool dark place (light and heat degrade THC). You want to keep this bud for a realllly long time (years+), i suggest drying and curing for at least 2 months, and then placing the buds in a vacuum bag and freezing. You can purchase commercial units that suck air out of the bag and melt the plastic to seal the bag... or you can get this special gas that you spray into the freezer bag, I'm not sure which gas it is, maybe CO2 or nitrogen, better check on that.... i wrote a little bit about the bluberry skunk in a post below, read that, its only from a couple days ago

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Hi Mark, over the past year my experience with the blueberry skunk strain has been perfected, i have collected some thoughts on the strain and i was wondering if you could verify these. 1) the blueberry skunk strain does best when topped several times, producing lots of mini colas I find this to be true of all my strains, topping them is necessary if the plant is to be taller then 2 feet, ...in general I top at 1 foot or earlier (all my plants) then at 1.5 feet tall (some including blueberry) then at 2.5 (summertime, juicy, wwbuddha... all sativa heavy strains) 2) the buds are not very dense, sort of airy, but fully covered in trichomes, almost making the bud glow with a luminescents I fear you are not using a bud booster or not enough of it, all strains should have a tight filled bud, this is accomplished by adding PK-13-14 OR DNF Bloom Fortifier OR Kool Bloom in the 3 to 6th week of bloom ON TOP of your regular dosage of bloom food 3) using an organic compost tea brought out some nice colours: i started using aquashield and noticed cool effects, the leaves turned all yellow in the last 2 weeks during flush, and dark bluing of the cola leaves I'm ok with your nutrients but they are difficult to apply and control dosage ... so I stay away from them and stick to Pure Blend Pro or Flora Nova 4) 10 week bloom: ive only ever had the patience to wait 10 weeks, for one of the crops, but it was amazing, also denidifed the buds, they are usually harvested at the end of week 9 and still awsome. harvest one early and cure it .. compare it to the one you harvest later, personally end of week 8 is harvest time for me 5) Cloning is fairly easy: clones root with about 70% success there is no reason why blueberry should not be 100%, its a question of how you take clones and how you take care of them, and its not a strain specific issue 6) Heavy feeder: blueberry skunk has a high tolerance for nutrients, you can use full strength of botanicare with a 400W with almost no consequence to yields, although the proper yellowing never occurs. ...its mostly because organics are difficult to overfeed with, but I agree that its a heavy feeder 7) lots of leaves: ive found this strain to have a high leaf to bud ratio, meaning lots of leaves. This all being said, everyone i know who tries it says its the best they have ever had ;)


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To all new and old growers I reccomend you read the entire forum of questions and answers that mark has provided for us. I know that there are 100's of posts but it will help you in the long run. Keep up the good work Mark. I made it so you' all can read everyone else's posts, the answers are there all you have to do is find them :-)


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Thanks Mark, Blueberry, I think it was the red light preflower you mentioned, its a sunmaster. I have since topped and cloned them, all doing well. I tossed the males, will double check the others, great feature if its accurate (early showing). Blueberry, I'd appreciate your thoughts on # of bloom days, and especially curing. I've done a number of iterations of NLxB, and did experimenting, a few extra days of bloom and at 6 months in a mason jar this stuff is pretty serious.HD


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My plant is on day 37 should i cut her down day 64 in general sure, but read this pls. .It came from a bad ass bag i got from a friend .And all he knew was it was herb .Oh what does bud rot look like my top cola has a section of purplish clusters but no other bud has . Is it ok to feed mollasses add it starting at week 2 of bloom and stop at the end of week 6 till harvest or do i cut that when i stop the nutes and flush the soil. flushing means removing all nutrients including molasses thanks mark


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Pot is illegal and carrying any amount is ilegal, doesnt matter how small. carry whatever you want just keep it too yourself, and dont smoke in public, you will not have any problems, if you are discrete. indeed


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I found some potting soil that contains composted forest materials .Processed pine bark . peat moss. cow shit. reed sedge peat. sand and or rice hulls .perlite and limestone ... Will this work? ...if anywhere on the packaging it says that pH is controlled to around 5.5 then yes, if it does not then you simply do not know if this soil is good, it depends on the acidity its designed for.. another way to tell, if its "made for" tomatoes then yes its ok to use, if its for any other type of fruit or flowers then definitely no good Or have i yet again gotten crap soil did you try asking for "triple mix soil" ?.thank you for putting up with my stupidity guys You rock


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Hi Mark, over the past year my experience with the blueberry skunk strain has been perfected, i have collected some thoughts on the strain and i was wondering if you could verify these. 1) the blueberry skunk strain does best when topped several times, producing lots of mini colas I find this to be true of all my strains, topping them is necessary if the plant is to be taller then 2 feet, ...in general I top at 1 foot or earlier (all my plants) then at 1.5 feet tall (some including blueberry) then at 2.5 (summertime, juicy, wwbuddha... all sativa heavy strains) 2) the buds are not very dense, sort of airy, but fully covered in trichomes, almost making the bud glow with a luminescents I fear you are not using a bud booster or not enough of it, all strains should have a tight filled bud, this is accomplished by adding PK-13-14 OR DNF Bloom Fortifier OR Kool Bloom in the 3 to 6th week of bloom ON TOP of your regular dosage of bloom food 3) using an organic compost tea brought out some nice colours: i started using aquashield and noticed cool effects, the leaves turned all yellow in the last 2 weeks during flush, and dark bluing of the cola leaves I'm ok with your nutrients but they are difficult to apply and control dosage ... so I stay away from them and stick to Pure Blend Pro or Flora Nova 4) 10 week bloom: ive only ever had the patience to wait 10 weeks, for one of the crops, but it was amazing, also denidifed the buds, they are usually harvested at the end of week 9 and still awsome. harvest one early and cure it .. compare it to the one you harvest later, personally end of week 8 is harvest time for me 5) Cloning is fairly easy: clones root with about 70% success there is no reason why blueberry should not be 100%, its a question of how you take clones and how you take care of them, and its not a strain specific issue 6) Heavy feeder: blueberry skunk has a high tolerance for nutrients, you can use full strength of botanicare with a 400W with almost no consequence to yields, although the proper yellowing never occurs. ...its mostly because organics are difficult to overfeed with, but I agree that its a heavy feeder 7) lots of leaves: ive found this strain to have a high leaf to bud ratio, meaning lots of leaves. This all being said, everyone i know who tries it says its the best they have ever had ;)


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Hey there im visiting toronto, ontario this summer and i was wondering how things worked up there i know weed is still illegal not legal yet, and lately not even tolerated by cops, but medical pot is legal but can you carry small amounts? no If so how small thx :)


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Hi mark i was in ur cafe april 8 2010. I got ur SD [sour deisel} Reza had recomended it. I see there is no info on indica/sativa ratio, flowering time 8-9-10 weeks and also yield [low,med,high]. Just to let you know that you have been very helpful to me,and your staff Reza and Tristian, are 2 of the friendliest guys I have ever met They make great esspresso and make you feel at home. Kensington Market and the subline cafe ROCK. sweet, Thank You


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Hi Mark, I was wondering if you carry any heritage varieties of cannabis, im looking for a plant that is not a F1 hybrid, but something that is stabilized and i can make seeds from F1 breeds make for best seeds and mothers. I know crossing two of the same strain F1s loses the hybrid vigor, its when you cross a male F1 (lets say) kush with a F1 female kush that's when you get a F2 seed that's stabilized, F2 trades "vigor" for "stability" so i was looking for something that the old boys used to smoke. I used to have a white shark passed on in form of clone from grower to grower for at least 35 years (I had it for 9 years) , I deleted it a year ago as it was too weak compared to the new strains ..sorry Thanks, Cheers!


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Hi. Mark do you have any new information regarding CALM? none, still waiting


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hey.... And what about the buds them self's how much bigger are they going to get in the last 20 days of bloom?


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Hi Mark. It's been a long time since I have needed your help. I was wondering what is better for vegetive growth a standard halide or these two type bulbs such as a sunmaster warm deluxe which can be used for flowering also. Thanx and have a good day. sunmaster has more lumens then the standard bulb so its always better, but is it better to get it if you will NEVER use it to bloom, I would say no... the reason you are getting the sunmaster is to bloom with it, if you are only using it for veg and nothing else then its too expensive, the benefit is just not there


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hi....how much bigger does a plant get in its last 20 days of bloom is it 10% maybe 25% I am not sure so if some one can tell me that would be greatly appreciated I am not sure i can put that in percentages.... plants at this point fill in from inside so they wont get visibly bigger, they get heavier


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Im planning on starting a mother plant . Anyone know the costs involved?/ like for 1 T5 light and resoivior etc. I have hydroponic grow and my medical license allows for 10 plants indoor. try this store, good prices and good help ....  usually


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Is purple kush a high yielding plant? not THE best but high up there with the best of them


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Yeah dont have many choices when it comes to supplies .Looks like im going to have to suck it up and fork over the bill 4 promix .Thanks blueberry i appriciate your help


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Promix is exactly what you are looking for, a soilless mix with no nutrients, but im sorry if you cant find it. Ive used some other soil god soil products, but chances are if you cant find promix you wont be able to find products like SEA-SOIL, or Canna.


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If i start seedlings in 8 oz cups,then when when the plant is taller then the pot itself, its a general rule should i transplant them ?Then what into? why not right not into the 3 gallon pot then? i want to finish them in 3 gallon buckets. you can start in 3 gallon pot as well if you wish i know its not good to transplant them alot NOT true, properly done 3 transplants are very beneficial, but not necessary .I plan on l.s.t. them And a lot of f.i.m-ming .thank you mark for all your wisdom And advice


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Im sorry i know nothing of soil.Can you tell me what a 3 part is? lol i was hoping i could get something straight out of bag .Some kind of soilless with no nutes in it ive heard its easier for beginers. Im a complete newb. had one sucesful plant outside last year and that was it .i was hooked i burned the shit out of the ones i had in my grow closet and only got one female plus the spagnum p.m. didnt help lol I apprciate your help and im hoping my next attempt comes out better promix HP or promix BX


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Can you go straight to 12/12 after moving from a t5 to a 400 w Hps or should i keep them at 18/6 for a week under mh and let them get use to the new room i.m trying to decide if i should get a mh/hps or just a hps and how many plants can i veg under a t5 that puts out 20,000 lumens .my plan is veg in one room till one foot then move them under my 400 w hps I.m shooting for 8 flowering plants...Hopefully more? Thanks n advance blooming after transfer is ok, should not make a difference, what could cause a problem is if you place the 400W light too close too soon ..... for 24 hours after transfer the bigger light should be 3 feet away, then easy it closer after... if you don't do this they may wilt for a while, but they will come back, eventually....


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Hi crap soil, if you cant find any promix or fox farm, just mix 3 parts triple mix, 1 part perlite, and 1 part wormcastings. you can usually find those three things at any garden centre, If you cant get wormcastings, make your own compost with table scraps. If your a lazy, just use 3 parts triple mix, 1 part perlite. There is no pH buffer in this, so youll need to use some lime (also very commmon at gardening stores) to amend the soil, or pH your nutrients before every watering. Just make the effort to get promix, its for sale at countless shops around the GTA, you can take a bus, or a taxi, and it will be worth it... it will be


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I called my local home dePOT ( lol ) and guess what no promix ,just m.g. And scotts , a friend told me organic soil from ace hardware but i am curently kicking myself in the ass 4 using spagnum p.m. guess you can tell im a newb.Htgsupply has promix but with shipphng it about 100 bucks .What should i do ...ask for "TRIPLE-MIX-SOIL" triple mix is a brand-less name for what promix is ..... peat moss + perlite + vermiculite.. 3 parts thus triple mix... people who take care of lawns use triple mix... most garden stores have some from of triple mix... 


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i have a clone that is rooted but it has little yellowish white spots? its growin a bit & was also revegged? is it a problem? may be the water is provided to the roots too often .... or ... the water is not oxygenated enough..... or... perhaps needs more food... hard to say as dip/n/grow is not easy to diagnose, .... for problem plants promix is best


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forcing to bud, switching to 12/12 before preflowers. has nice buds starting but only 2ft tall no arms at all buds sit at the nodes. other then that ive dun every thing u said, results, luv it. ur tha best. p.s. i need info on aeroponics & bubble ponic gro


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My plant is in trouble. shes on day 31 flowering unknown indica .my ph run off is stuck at 8 .My leaves are almost gone and the bottom buds suck but that cause of weak light .The top cola buds are thick and look good even though the plant looks like the charlie brown christmas tree lol any advice oh how would you dry this plant whole and hanging our just cut the little buds off and rotate them on newspaper lol really there might be an 8th on it .Next time im going with a 400 w and fox farms and loosing the ph test strips for a meter .thanks mark you rock  ....ouch not much you can do other then bring down the pH to 6 at least, but at this point harvest is probably the only thing to do.... in bloom they do not look better when they recover so consequently you cant tell if she did recover, so .... bottom line cut now and do it better next time 


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you can grow a 1 foot plant that will yield 40oz, with a 100watt incandescent bulb, and 0-0-99 nutes. No, seriouly, you can grow a decent plant in a 2ft x 2ft x 2ft cube. you'll need to use a slightly shallower 8' pot and you need to trellis the outward in veg, this means topping it several times, maybe even 15 times, to get the number of bud sites high, you'll need to tie down successive growth, and eventually bloom, when the plant is a 6in shrub, you goal is to maximize the growth into smaller more numerous bud sites. essentially you are trying to create a marijuana bonsai tree. to keep the plant smaller you'll need to provide adequate light or else it will stretch and get much bigger. if its going outdoors its fine, but indoors you'll need a 400W. if your doing this as a fun project, just get a pot seed, pot it a 4 inch pot, and bloom it when its 4 inches tall, and still do the bonsai trick. or better yet do this: eat lots of blueberries and collect your excrement, this is probably the richest fertilizer you can ever make. In order for this to work properly you must not for 2 days and drink as much water as possible. After two days eat about 4 quarts of blueberries in one sitting, your first bowel movement is the panacea for marijuana plants, If you voided your system properly it should be dark blue, almost black, and have the consistency of hamburger meat. Mix this in with 4 parts promix, 1 part perlite, 1 part coco coir. You will have the most super soil in the world. Make sure you thoroughly vet your grow room, because it smells bad. sounds very true, I find it really hard to put this much effort into this (to me) little yield, but ...... I guess I did once try to bloom with a 100W bulb, it did work, small yield though


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Hi Hotblack, blueberry skunk will occasionally sex themselves prematurely if they experience any factors that initiate flowering, or stress. Things that may initiate flowering: red spectrum light, nutrients imbalances with higher PK levels. Things that initiate flowering due to stress include: high temperatures (+29C), lights too far away and dense spacing. there are also several factors i dont know. because it is male and not female flowers, it is most likely stress induced. I have seen blueberry skunk female prematurely sex themselves, as well as males, sometimes its in the plants genetics to develop flowers if they are left in veg for a certain period, i think this is most likely the case with blueberry skunk! good luck! can not dispute this


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i want to grow a small plant what is the smallest i can grow one ? and how ? the more the Indica the smaller they are, but you should read the guide first


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Your freezland seeds are over achiever's 24 hrs later all 10 pop!!! On the pkg it reads freezland is this straight freez no its short for Freezland / M39 or the m39xfreeze. Also if doing this strain indoor from clone, how long before cutting this particular strain. I would prefer to have 10 inches but smaller is ok as well, it really depends, if they have many side branches then you can take the very top at 5 inches, but if its a single tall plant then she needs a bit of maturity to be cut  thank you for your time mark ps... great coffe at the store awesome beans from you.


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Mark, I was topping some BBS this eve, found what apppear to be opened male flowers, small, on two plants. The plants are only maybe 6 weeks old, and still in 18/6. Whats going on? Should I just be grateful that they showed and get rid of them? It occurs to me that I might put the others under a light shower, to try and wash any pollen off? Thanks,HD plants do not produce pollen when in veg, so its either the timer is broken and they switched to bloom (I find unlikely), or ...... this is something else.... can you email me a picture to mark at toronto420 dot com


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To those seeking Medicinal marijuana cards, you have a better chance of getting Oxycontin , a cheap form of heroin, than marijuana in Canada.Move to the good old USA.Specially Humboldt county ,CA. very sad but true, no sarcasm or funny here, it is actually easier to get cards in the us of a, sad, sad


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Does toronto 420 sell autoflower seeds(lowryder type seeds) if not, do you know of anyone in toronto that does? thanks no sorry


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Hey I was just wondering if you sell seeds to a none permit holder?????? yes, seeds are legal in Canada, they become illegal when you sprout them and also do you have any advice on what i am growing now.....description---the leaves get really big and the plant's root system is insane it fills whatever pot i put it in....its a dark green color darker then others i have done and its really resistant to stress like under/over fertilizing....really simple to clone and grow and grows quick all I can say its a heavy Indica, you got as a clone from another grower (most likely)


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Hi Mark; what would happen if i don't balance the PH in hydroponics<from start>????I have heard some bad stories about how my buddy's crop gone,coz of PH change. Thx.  the crop would die, by die I mean the leafs would go yellow and the would shrivel ...... IF you add nutrients to the water, and NEVER give them plain water then the nutrients actually contain Ph down to maintain proper pH balance... so even without pH-ing they could totally survive...


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hi mark how do i get the biggest and most compact buds DNF Bloom Fortifier OR Canna PK-13-14 added on top of your regular feeding in the 3rd to 6th week of bloom


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what is the best way to hang your light vertical or horizontal. I prefer vertical, but its not a black or white issue, it does not matter as much as people think


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hello...if i were to veg with a 400 watt mh instead of a 1000 watt mh...what would happen..could i lose yield by going down to a 400 watt mh..could i still produce 1 lb a 1000 watt light in bloom.. what is the difference in veggin with a 400 watt instead of a 1000 watt. ....when you veg with 400W compared to 1000W the plants stretch a bit more and the density of leafs is less, ... the plant seems to grow taller then under a 1000W but its an illusion as the plant is actually stretching and not growing.... now on a positive note, the plant vegged under 400W but then bloomed under a 1000W should still produce almost the same amount as if it was vegged under a 1000W... the key is almost... the difference is small to a new grower but the advance grower would notice....


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i was wondering how much yeld i would get from a 17 wat fouresent I will make a wild guess and say 2 to 10 grams bulb with a bulb designed for helping with aqarium plant growth? using a regular fertalizer or should i up grade to bigger better lights also strains thatg would do well for this lighting unfortunately the wattage required to get some significant yield starts at 150 Watts HID or 300 W Fluorescent, anything under this number is really not worth the effort because the yield is insignificant


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i was wondering what strains would be good for growing out doors in northern ontario area north of soo saint marie, area gets a fair amount of fog in the summer time i was wondering if this would affect the quality of the plants summertime / buddha or .... anything with some sativa in it, so juicy fruit x nl x sk or the NL x Buddha... the sativa part helps with high humidity places .... but in soooooooo you can grow anything, I know... the climate is just wet enough and windy enough... soooo is good place


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how often do i use liquid karma ...at any time you want, on top of your usual nutrients... karma is a supplement that contains Humic Acid, the real reason you are using it.... Humic can be added all the time to help roots....


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Hello, I recently purchased some fast pine seeds from your site and am curious to understand the genetics, approx yeild, and more about it, I have looked everywheres and cant seem to find very much about it, Also your website only gives a breif description of the plant. If you could tell me more about it, that would be great. ...this one is bred by someone else, but if you want to see the description, look up FreezLand, Fast Pine was developed to compete with Freezeland so its pretty much the same, freezland is also grown by bikers for export to NY as sour diesel


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Thanks a lot for the information re: cloning outdoors. Next question is if I do decide to clone outdoors, using a thick, dark huge deck box the completely cut off light so it's 12:12, my main use for the clones are to sex my mother plants, however, can I then still use the clones as well. the clones that you used to check sex are useless, not big enough to yield anything, not strong enough to be useful, I mean nothing stops you from continuing the cycle of bloom, but the end result will be underwhelming, given the effort Considering they've begun to flower?


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Hi Mark, I have purchased from you before and I was really content with the outcome of my crops. I am wondering if you had any lowryder # 2 or if not do you know anywhere I can get them in Canada. no lowrider, had it once, had bad feed back, never brought it back, sorry


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does the Medical Compassion Clinic(MCC)sell clones ask them....and also mark do you have any new information regarding calm?? we should know within a week if they get their cannabis back


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hi mark you say you can get 16 ounces or more off a 1000 watt...how many plants do you put under a 1000 watt. anywhere from 25 plants vegged for 2 or 7 days ... to 4 vegged for 1.2 months, yield is pretty much always around 16+ and how long do you veg them for..


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Hi mark; Do you have clones yes, but I only supply Health Canada card holders or know where to purchase clones? ask MCC or TCC, they should be able to answer some of your questions  White widow / NL X Skunk ,etc... PS: My doctor or my shrink would sign my form. Would you know if American medicinal card is valid in Canada? doubt it Seems it is easier to get one there. true, very very sad but true Seems crazy. Thx


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I was just wondering if you could clear a few things for me before i go out and buy all the materials need. for lighting, in a 4ft deep 4ft wide and 7ft tall can i use a 1000w light? I want to say yes because I can do it, but it will be difficult for someone who is new at this..... the best area I find is at least 5 x 5 feet, you can of course use 4 x 4 but you will find that heat may be of issue especially in the summer, so you need proper and strong in and out ventilation, given the effort I wonder if you should just start with a 400W, costs less, less hassle, less heat, good test light to see if you are into it... then when you are into it you can use the 400W as the veg light and .. get a proper 1000W HPS for bloom  what would you recommend? also, the medium you were talking about promix. I just use the promix right? no soil, nothing? just the specific brand as in PRO-MIX BX or PRO-MIX HP , and yes nothing else and with that do i need to mix anything in with the water for nutrient? yes, with every watering cycle (except when young) you need to mix in nutrients so the plants use them to grow, for the vegetative period you need so-called VEG nutrients and for bloom you need so-called Fruit or Flower or Bloom nutrients Thank you soooooo much!!!!!


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How do I get a Legal licence to Smoke Marajuana in Toronto? you have to be sick first, then the you get these forms, have your doctor sign them and send them to Health Canada


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Is it possible to grow my plants from seed (outdoors - potted) and then after a month, take cutiings, to check for sex, all the while outdoors??? Or is a indoor light strictly needed. I don't have one and plan an outdoor grow. Thanks! you can take clones until the end of June, after the end of June the plants start budding and taking clones or cutting in any form is not a good thing.... so as long as you take the clones at any time before the end of June you will be ok.... now the second misunderstanding... you do not need indoor light, outdoor light is much better (stronger) however in order to find the sex of a plant the clone needs to sleep for 12 hours a day ... so people take them indoors since its just easier to get a fluorescent light and a timer which will turn the light on and off for couple of weeks so you can find out sex .... OR the hard way outdoors, you can manually cover your new clones with a thick black plastic every day so they sleep for 12 hours until you can tell their sex..... let me know if you have more questions


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Hello mark will you have freezeland any time soon, thanks its actually available now but I have not yet updated the website


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Mark, I have 6 nice BBS, and need to transplant, top, and clone all more or less now (all approx 1' in 2-3 L pots, will place in I think 3 gallon to finish). I can likely wait a week to transplant, should I top, or clone first? take clones first, this way you can chose the best clone and it also is the same as topping so both thing are accomplished Or can I take clones from the top? in veg I would always take clones from the top, but clones from the bottom should do just as well (they just look weaker but are not really) Or try and root the top? It seems a waste otherwise. Or cut clones now, transplant this weekend, top next week? you can actually do all that all at once IF you give them half of regular nutrients just prior to transplant, this would prevent potential problems, if you fully feed them then transplant or cut or top of take clones then they MAY burn I want to bloom by end of April. Also, when using clones for sexing, can they go right under the fluoros at 12-12? yes So, as soon as they show, I am done with them. yes, all they are good for is to tell you sex, then they are garbage  Due to low temps, I am vegging these under HID. Thanks again, keep up the good work!


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DEAR MARK, I WILL TRY TO MAKE THIS LETTER AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE SINCE THIS IS REALY A QUESTIONAIR ANY WAY. HOW MANY POUNDS DO U GET PER PLANT UNDER A 1000 WATTS LIGHT? I do not really measure yield like that since I measure Total Yield Per 1000W which is 1.5 lbs...so with 10 plants that's 67 grams per plant WHAT IS RADIOUS OVF A 1000 WATTS LIGHT 5.5 feet by 5.5 feet AND WHICH IS THE BETTER HOOD OR REFLECTOR IN YOUR OPINION. bulb hanging down in a round 36" reflector I have a track that is 6 feet and it moves a light 6 feet in 60 seconds how does that changes the equasion of plant per light?r growing area is then increased from 5.5x5.5 to 8x5.5, you can fit more plants yo There is no triple mix where i"m located but there is no shortage of farms and cows in my town if you use top-soil or just dirt, then do not use tap water, use lake or well water and finally do you or would you ship seeds to GUYANA in south America? nope, I fear us of a to export seeds


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hi.. mark you said that i would lose 40% yield and the buds would be fluffy if my temperature stays at 32-33 Celsius for the whole bloom...i went out went out and got a inline fan..my temp stayed at 32-33 Celsius for about a week and a half...so what is the damage already done how much yield am i going to lose for having my temperature at 32-33 for a week and a half. ...I have high hopes that all will be well....you did fix it in around a week so the damage wont be severe, some yield will be lost but I do not think it will be that much fluffy if at all.... the point is you fixed it..  and in the end you really never know till harvest.... you may have a seed or two (fairly normal), some stretched stems (also typical for heat stress)... hopefully no fluffiness since it was a week (or so)


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Hi. I'd like to grow your Summertime Buddha outdoors in toronto. What is the approximate time from when you you sprout the seeds first plant the seed you plant the sprouted little plant at around May 20th (until Jun 20th) to when you harvest? at the end of Sept, possibly beginning of October (7-9 weeks? 7 to 9 weeks is for indoor light cycle, outdoors the season is from May-Jun to Sep-Oct.) If that is so, I could plant it June 1st and harvest in early august? no That's pretty quick!? Also how tall can it grow (ie. does it need to be staked?) in or around July-Aug Thanks in advance.


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hey guys just landed in canada staying downtown toronto any suggestions on getting me some nice bud..wud b greatfull don't ask me but also don't say you are from America ... this freaks people out when mentioned with the same sentence as bud...


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My only plant that didn.t grow nuts is 2 weeks into flower and the top cola buds are big and healthy but after the weak 150 light fades the buds or should hairs are small and allready turning red .what should i do with them its an indica i was going to wait till end of 8th week it don.t look like i.ll yeild much as it is .Im upgrading my lights as soon as i get some vent up .And to anyone just starting ...Stay away from 150 watts not worth the time 150W is too small for me


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my closet door was open for about 3 hours when they were sleeping so i am guessing that light got at them. my bedroom light was off so hopefully very little light got at them...whats going to be the damage done am i going to lose yield....is my plant going to go hermie? most likely nothing bad should happen, they may stretch few millimeters but you should not notice, so long as they did not experience a bright light for 3 hours they should be fine


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Nbboie question.. When I water my plants which r still young do I use water from the resoivoir ..you mean water+nutrinet? when they just sprout the nutrients in water should be low, like 10% of normal full dosage, when they are 2 or 3 inches high you can up that to 25%, 5 inches high and you can up the dosage to 50% and may be 100% if they look ready.... or plain tap water. I don't really like using plain tap water (without nutrients), its better to mix in at least some nutrients, 10% of normal full dosage may be the lowest I would give them sorry for the silly question but im very new and have very little help no worry


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now that calm thee compassion club has been raided..I have no where to get my medicine or get my clone..so mark can you medicine a different compassion club that has good medicine and that sell clone so us people that can try and grow our own so we can save money......TCC is one, MCC is another


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Ok, let’s make something clear. To improve my business, I always ask my customers to let me know if there is something wrong with our products or ways to make it better. This is the only way I can improve my business. So, we are NOT, NOT NOT trying to discourage anyone to buy seeds from mark. We have been coming to mark for the past 3 years and we have always enjoyed the fact that mark not only helped us with our growing problems but also has been VERY VERY generous with seeds. But mark dose NOT produce seeds, so it is better to let him know, instead of just going away. We are still doing business with mark. So please don’t start talking stupid about comments, it was NOT complaint but to INFORM him. He is still helping us; we are still in touch with mark. He is the only person who DOES understand us and has ocean of experiences. $ of his seeds gave us 1.5 lb outdoor, so if you think we don’t appreciate him, maybe you are F…ed up or maybe you should read more carefully and analyze it in your brain before getting all …on people. PS: Mark saw you on the news a couple of days ago, looking good. hate doing it but must do it Talk to you later. PS: when do you get some white shark? I killed it off .. long story Oh. The Dutch passion guy. I don’t know about you , but he always honors his products. Other places that put you through hell to change some. So please stick with Dutch, don’t bitch, inform :-)


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Re: Your response to my post dated March 23, 2010 1) I germinated my seeds and planted them according to your grow guide. I assumed you were providing accurate information. Was I wrong to believe that? I guess you were since I spend the last ten years trying to con you all..  2) Why would I want anymore seeds from you? why are you posting when you are so dissatisfied, what else can I do for you if you wish to not-buy seeds??? I will stick with Dutch Passion. and I said good luck, and I mean it, Their seeds did what they were supposed to do. Thanks for the advice. 3) If you really honored your policy and stood by the quality of your seeds then you wouldn't act like such a dick when someone complained about them. seeds can only do so much, as in ... sprout or not sprout.. once they sprout its ... out of my hands is it not?


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all your strains say 7-9 weeks so its hard for me to pick a strain. im looking for a high yielding strain that will early, mid september would be perfect but it must be finished by oct 1 in 0ntario. ive been looking at fast pine but what is the yield like? its bread in Ontario, the yield is up there with the best of them (provided the weather co-operates) all the others are 7-9 which doesnt help bcuz they all sound so tasty  summertime/buddha was a success outdoors last year, may sound a bit off on paper but it does just swell in Ontario


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I have looked at all the different varieties but very confused...this first time I will be growing outside. the easy one is fast pine and summertime/buddha


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hi the temperature in my closet stays at 32-33 Celsius for about a week now. If it stays 32-33 Celsius for the whole bloom how much yield would i lose? may be even 40% .. the bud will be "fluffy", and the plants will stretch


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how far above the plants should i place a 400 watt bulb by the book 18 inches, but more like 12 inches and may be even closer, temperatures permitting... the closer the plants to the light the better so if you need to place a fan between the leafs and the bulb do so, it will allow you to place the plants that much closer... ,i only have 6 feet of overhead to play with? bloom them when they are 1 foot tall, as 400W stretches plants and its not unusual to have 3 or 4 foot tall plants even if you start blooming them at 1 foot height


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how long for do we have to put the dome when we clone? I place the dome for 24 hours OR 48 hours but not longer... after 24/48 hours you should take the dome off and allow the clones to wilt a little bit... they should come back in 12 hours (if they do not come back place the dome back ON and do this the next day)... this gets them "used" to the outside temps/humidity... and is it good to make few littles holes on top or not? this being almost summer it may be good but over-all this makes little difference


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Re: Complaints about bad seeds Stop complaining... you clearly are doing something wrong... its not the seeds. Suck it up and buy more instead of knocking on a great guy who provides stellar 'authentic' seeds. My support goes out to CALM attend the rally... Mark, i used promix instead of rockwool, well, because i had it and didnt want to be watering the clones numerous times in the day... my leaf tips are turning yellow/brown... thoughts? promix holds moisture differently then rockwool and gets a bit too wet for clones so they are probably wilting due to too much wetness.... and at the same time it could be the nutrients that are in promix (small amounts but given that you have a fluorescent light it may be too much, may be if they were under an HID it would be better) .... another problem is that it may take a month to root clones in promix and its 10 days in rockwool... also you should be able to water the rockwool AT BEST once a day and probably every 3rd day....


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when do i start adding my pk-13-14 the beginning of week 3 or the end of week 3 end of or mid week is ok, at half dosage, full dosage add in the 4th week, end at the end of week 6 .and also when do i prune my bottom 1/3 beginning of week 3 or the end beginning of week 3 but in general you can take your time and do it even in week 4 if you feel like or as they need


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Hey, just a quick question for anyone really. I am gonna be in Toronto for the Freedom Fest! Fightin' the good fight. My question is, is the store front for Toronto420 Seed Bank still open YES, we will be open during the festival. The website says it's open at the sublime cafe. But I have heard some rummors that you can only get Toronto420 SEEDS online now nope, café is still open. Anyone that can clear this up is the sh!t. we are still here Thanks


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thanks for info,but my question was: do i put my new clone under fluo as soon as i make them YES or i leave them in the darkness before NO? place them 2 inches away from a regular fluorescent or 1 foot away if you have T5 fluorescent... if you have HID light place them 3 feet away...   thanks again and keep up your good work, we need ya!


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Sorry about your friends.What the fuck is going on in this country man. I have never been to the march in May downtown Toronto. What is the address and time. Me and my friends would be there.This is 2010 and we in Canada not some fucking 5th world country.


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Maybe mark tired of hearing people bitch about bad seeds .Im sorry but ive never had a seed not germ and i only have access to bag seeds .It makes me mad when people bitch ,just be glad you can get white widow seeds and purple urkle etc and not stuck with unknown strains but like i said ive never had problems with seeds maybe im just lucky .Who knows but mark is the shit!He takes time out of his schedual to answer OUR QUESTIONS FOR FREE now I am concerned about my friends at CALM who got arrested despite being known to the police for 10 years, all employees are health Canada licensees... I've known them since the beginning .... I hope you'all come to the march in May downtown Toronto .... this is where you can show your support


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why nobody answer questions anymore...been a while..was up been busy, see below


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RAID AT TORONTO BASED COMPASSION CLUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The compassion club called CALM (aka cannabis as living medicine) based in Toronto was raided earlier today. Regardless of what you all think of CALM or their owners, they have provided a wonderful service for more than 10 years. Please follow this story closely, attend any support events, write letters to the editor of every paper you can, and call your MP!


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Hey man this year your seeds are not that great 3 out of 10 seeds ??? from 20 seeds, 8 germinated. But it is more expensive to come back and exchange it.Maybe we come back next year when U have better seeds.Till then bought from somewhere else.I know you have been very good to us regarding exchange but it's not worth coming and trying again. good luck


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would budding your plants to find the sex, then putting them back into veg to keep them as mothers, stress them out too much? Hermy? yes, yes.. what is worst  it could make them dormant for two months, just standing there like mimes .... there is a "lazy" alternative which I do not use... take a clone from a blooming plant before two weeks into bloom and you have a good chance that the clone with be ok...


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Hi all ! Just wondering if the Toronto420 seed bank replaces bad seeds that havent cracked for whatever reason? yes


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Hey man, ive been following your grow guide and hats off to you, its a beauty so far. Question - i want to take cuttings to clone (to determine the sex of my plants before flowering any of em so i can select some mothers; as well as to know how to clone properly). You got an easy-to-follow guide/instructions? I ask because some of the stuff out there is wacko much like the stuff on germination and i still can't believe how easy and effective your germ advice was. Was hoping for the same luck with cloning. oh yeah I got wilson liquid root stimulator check, 24w t12 3200k flouros, proper distance for plants to be under these is 2 or 3 inches Hindu Kush, a 13" dome enclosure, 4 inch pots ready to be filled with promix :), razor blades, glass cutting surface, and alcohol no need and bleach no need at my disposal to sterilize if needed. Any and all help would be appreciated. you need rockwool, read the link then ask specifics pls...., but in short you take a clone and dunk it into a rooting gel, then place it into a slab of rockwool covered with a dome


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i'd like to know how many hours after cloning u start the fluorescent? if I understand correctly... I keep clones under fluorescent lights for 2 weeks, then transplant under a 1000W


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i am a foxfarm fan but i want to try some burpee ecofriendly concentrated seed starting mix made with coconut fiber what is your opinion on the burpee usually i use foxfarm light warrior but out of stock at this time so trying the burpee to start my autoflowering seeds then transplant into the foxfarm ocean forest i have awsome results with this stuff. I use plain tap water to start seeds, those products work but I have no experience with them


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hi bobby, i think the effect of having a 400MH for the first 5 days of bloom will be pretty negligible. Maybe switching form 400MH to 1000HPS may stress the plants alittle, but theyll be happier in the end. so long as he uses less food to prevent over feeding, and they will stretch as the first 2 weeks of bloom is when they still grow up instead of making buds....


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Hi mark. i went from 18-6 hours to 12-12 and my 1000 watt hps ballast stop working 3 days into bloom.so i had to put my 400 watt mh light back up.and its going to be up for about 5 days..am i going to lose any yield and if so how much would i lose? they will stretch, they will lose some yield, may be 20%, hard to tell, feed them less food as they can not absorb as much with less light ... also when they stretch, stake them like tomatoes


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dear mark: with a room that is 8 ft in height, 9 ft in width and 12 ft in length how many lights {1000} max of 4 x 1000W, but 2 x 1000W if you want to have non complicated set up, more then two and it gets complicated  would you recomend and how many plants per light in such room. from 5 min to 20 max per light Also i"m green to planting weed but not to smoking it and while in the States the most impressive strain i had was purple haze but my favorite was chocolate tye , gining this what strain would you recomend ? PS at least {3}ww xxx, hindu kush and northern lights x skunk, note: we can not ship to usa


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Just wondering Is it possible to purchase seeds with a pre-paid credit card? I do not know, place the order and I will try to "run" it, I suppose visa is visa but who knows


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Hi Mark; Is it true that the hydro co. has smart meter that detect grow lamp???. We believe it if you say so! please let us know. Thx there is two answers to this. 1 - NO, to my knowledge hydro is not in the business of preventing grow-ops, they have no man-power dedicated to grow-ops... the only way Hydro gets involved is when a cop ALREADY stands right in front of your house (which means something other then power brought him there) and calls hydro asking to compare your meter to the meters of your neighbors... so if you have a 1000W you are ok (because that's not detectable), if you have 4000W+ you are in trouble...  2- with the new smart meters they will be able to tell if you have a 12/12 grow cycle... those of you who grow more then 4 x 1000W  this may pose a problem, anyone else no..... but I must stress that to my knowledge so long as you pay your bills hydro does not care and has never in history called the cops, its the cops who call hydro asking for a confirmation about an already suspicious house...  so "suspicion" comes first, hydro gets involved later... and the reason that hydro does not call cops first is because they got "burned" by calling cops on few rich people with hot tubs and saunas, they sued and hydro got out of that particular business long long ago.... BUT they want you to believe that they are still "active", they are not .... actually I know of grow houses that did not pay their bills for .. few years, and hydro never ever cared... its a weird organization


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my closet is rectangular shaped 2 ft deep 6 ft long about 7 maybe 8 feet tall .What size inline fans would i need to vent the closet i plan on using one 400 watt mh hps technically you need minimum  of 50 CFM (a rating for fans CFM=Cubic Feet per Minute), but I would go with something closer to 100 CFM and bigger is always better, you can get a dimmer to slow it down if need be another question how many plants could i grow with these conditions I would always start with 10 seeds and take it from there, you could end up with 5 or 7 females, if more then you may choose to kill some if they overgrow the closet .thank you for all the help and spreading knowledge doing my best


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hi...my plant is going to get 24 hours of darkness...i am just wondering if this is going to damage my plant one day is not usually a problem, two days of darkness and stress may happen


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Hmmm i got 8 healthy females out of my blueberry skunk batch.


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I bought 10 Blueberry Skunk seeds last year. I've planted you planted $100 seeds? as in NOT sprouted them first, smart very smart7 so far and I only got 1 female. The others turned out male, except for 1 that didn't sprout at all. What's up with that? You guys promise 7-8 females out of 10. Even if my last 3 seeds turn out to be females, that's only 4 out of 10. I grew Masterkush (Dutch Passion) last time and I got 4 females from the first 5 seeds. That was a great strain. Growing your Blueberry Skunk has been a waste of my time and money. I'm pissed! so stick with Dutch Passion ... I replace seeds liberally but not for you


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Hey im looking for a good outdoor strain for this year, but it has to have minimal smell, I got tenants moving in soon and i can only dry it in my house, wats ur best outdoor strain with minimal dankage??? fast pine should be ok, however the lowest smell is juicy fruit


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mark for some reason i used this safers brand powder for mites at like week 5 mixed with water and sprayed. now my buds taste like crap almost like coffee or grossness anyway is there a way to cleanse this stuff out? none i remember reading about water curing or something? its all BS in my opinion mabey a link would be helpful if u know of 1 im not too computer sauvy. read this forum on this similar issue i dont see my self smoking this stuff but i dont want to toss it all. its not poison or anything, I did smoke worst, but it is definitely no longer organic id alsso feel pretty low to pawn it off to friends that are use to the same bud but with a sweet taste. if i made hash outa it would it taste the same? yes, because the spray is ON the trichones (crystlas) themselves how much hash would i get from like 3-4 oz's? minimal, a gram or two? i also put 6 clones in with my female plants in the bloom room. not sure the sex yet but how long before i notice? end of 2nd week of bloom usually and if male, same, may be sooner how long before they ruin my fem's i want no seeds by the end of 3rd week you must cut male down !!! thank you for the wisdom oh and im on my 4th crop with a 430 hps should i change the bulb asap? after this on you must change or u think im ok for 7 more weeks its used no less then 2800 hours i guess


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By the way... how is the smell on each strain, more stinky then G13/B for sure i have to dry it indoor and smell has always been a problem for me, that's why last year i went with the g13xbuddah, which was awesome by the way :) tnx


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Just sayin mark that im pleased you finally have some new strains in this year, I'll definitely be picking up 10 sour diesel and 10 afghani gold


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Do you have a good stock of fast pine? almost out Or should I rush down? we have more outdoors strains like Rasberry and M39/Freezland .. I will list it next week I won't be able to make it until Mar. 25th you'll be ok


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1. The measurements are based on what types of reflectors, for example; 4 feet away from a 1000W light with horizontal reflector with HPS or MH or it doesn’t matter what light or reflector...does not matter because its measured from the bulb  2. What brands of lights do you use? (MH) SunMaster Warm Deluxe and/or (HPS) Hortilux Brand 3. Is it worth to buy Hortilux types? yes, good brand 4. Why rockwool gets mushy after overnight soak, with ph around 5.5 dont know? 5. Why promix stays wet for too long? 6. Would you recommend regeneration after flowering? never 7. When is the good time to start outside, considering our weather.May 20th 8. Would you use a dome after seeds sprout? for a few days yes, after no Under 1000w MH 9. With topping plant gets wider and you don’t want them to touch each other, so no stress and bigger yield. So How many plants<WW XXX> would you have under 1000w HPS with Vertical reflector during flowering?  pretty much always the same number from 5 to 10, and 8 on the average  it10. .


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Looking to grow a couple strains outside of Canada in the Carribean and was wondering if anyone had any good experiences to share on which seeds to bring and tips for outdoor growing. All help appreciated. I want to grow at least one Sat one Indy and one cross Indica may not like the climate... not that it wont grow, just it wont be the greatest..


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Hi last month in h.t. magazine they had an article on building an areo system. I had a couple questions i wap wondering if you could answer first how do you prepare clones once clones root then you just transplant them right into the water system and second how long do you run the water pump which medium would you be using? and How long you keep it off thanks


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Hi mark .whats up? First time grow Here .My leafs .starting from bottom and working up .Have reddish rust colored brown spots all over them and are disfigured then they harden up and crumble. overfeeding... .Can you help? the new growth are dark green .you think i burned them or maybe a ph problem its a too much food problem .This really sucks .my medium has canadian peat moss organic compost pine fines perlite dolomitic limestone .It says the limestone balances the ph .maybe i over watered ? i wau feel it till its dry a couple inches down about 4 days .What could be wrong with my babies the only thing you could do is to maintain low level of nutrients for the next two times you water.. specifically 25% of what was normal to them (but since you should switch nutrients, use the new nutrients to do that)... OR (my choice) take it to the bathtub and run a lot of water mixed at 10 to 25% of normal feeding level... let the water leach out the bottom, do this for as long as you feel like.. this is pretty much the only way to remove the excess nutrinets from the roots..... they still MAY die, MAY is the key word.. you just dont know how over fed they were.... give them 2 weeks, if they wont recover they will never recover..


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depends on what your strain is, and how much shock the plant has experienced in its bloom phase. Dont go by hairs, go by trichomes, if your unsure. the glands will be white and opaque when it is prime, when the majority of the plant has achieved this its ready to cut. if you let the plants bloom to long the trichomes will start to bend over and the gland heads will turn brown, produces a more narcotic numbing medicine. .true....you need something like this...


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Hello Mark, I'm very new to growing and very interested in more information. I'm interested in growing for myself only so I only need a small kit. Please let me know what is the best way to contact you. Thank you Pete I don't sell equipment, see this place for that


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ok i was using 2 150 watt hps light on about 18 plant i let them get about 2 ft tall, then i put them in the flowering room with the same light,because i could afford to get the 1000 watters, about in to 4.5 weeks into flower i added the 1000 watters, well my question is how long could i leave the plants on the 1000s before cuting the flowers< note>( im in the 7th week and i still dont see that many orange hairs, ..my bet would be the end of week 8 BUT may be let them bloom an extra week, so at the end of week 9.... this is all depending on the colour of the hair.. if the hair change in the end of week 8 and the bud looks ready I would harvest, only if the hair still look white would I let them bloom for an extra week...


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hello mark i am new to growing and i add my nutrients every 2-3 watering but i see on your grow guide it says to add at least 25% in between...how bad would it be if i add just plain watering in between instead of 25$.they may develop a problem called "nutrient lock" where the stem is dark and the leafs go yellowish, somewhat similar to overfeeding... solution is to give them 25% nutrient level or just always give the 25% when giving plain water... the work here is "they may " develop nutrient lock, its not a given .and also how often does nutrient lock happen when watering with just plain water. and how could i tell if i was starting to get nutrient lock...


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does anyone get refund $60 from vehicle sticker tax? how do I get refund from city when I return my license plate?


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Hey Rob, if your only 2-3 weeks into flowerin, you could try spray insecticidal soap on to the undersides of the leaves. get a spray bottle and jsut spray up. It comes in a green bottle with a yellowish label, and it has pictures of all these cirtters ont he front, dont spray it on if your going to harvest anytime soon, becaseu the plant needs time to metabolize the soap and get ride of any taste associated with it. spray one hour before the lights come on, and repeat for 3-4 days make sure the underside of every leaf is covered I think you mean this one


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Any advice for eradicating thrips!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrips Just found out malathion is no longer sold, and neem oil? Does that work on thrips. it should, neem makes the new generation unable to breed so you need to apply it twice.. again there is a new product made from neem, I forget its name but hydrotech has it, its much better then just neem, easier to apply .. its new and their website does not list it... I will check the name this after noon  So far nothing out of control, but just found some little guys, after noticing some marks on the leaves.


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To Blueberry Skunk, and Mark!!! Thanks for the advice, visited Hydrotech today and picked up the flipbox!!! So thankyou to Blueberry Skunk for the advice, and to Mark for providing the link to Hydrotech!!!, and for providing the forum allowing this to happen!! Thanks robb. cool


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how do i find out the sex of each plant.i started them with seeds a friend gave me so hard to know.... take a clone of the plant, and bloom the clone under any type of light, in 2 or 3 weeks the clone will tell you its sex, and you can trace this clone back to the plant you took the clone from.... OR just bloom the plants as is, and remove the males as they show sex... the bottom line is that plants' sex shows only in the 2nd or 3rd week of the bloom cycle...


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Hi there, I have a totally newbie question for you. I want to start growing this year and have a relatively small, outdoor greenhouse (about the size of a 4 foot X 4 foot closet) and am interested in the Summertime Buddha. I was wondering if there are any good resources for beginners about outdoor growing of this kind (ie semi-controlled environment). Any info is great! ...essentially you rely on outside sun to regulate your light cycle so its like growing outdoors but with better weather controls... so ... I think you have the advantage here over an outdoors plants... I would feed the plant full dosage of nutrients and more, probably much more, so long as you allow the roots to get huge, with sun you should have giant plants thus giant roots thus more nutrients then normally recommended, to maximize the yield.... of course if the weather is crap then you pull back on nutrients ... no sun, no full dosage or the plants may burn.. if you use organic nutrients the chances or burning are much lower... if you use 20-20-20 then be careful, its a heavy nutrient....


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I dont think youll have a problem, but i would suggest getting a proper light flip box, they run around 150 bucks. having a person living in a house is roughly equivalent to a 1000W on for 12 hours. so if it seem unreasonable that 5 people are living in a one bedroom, 800 squarefoot home, then yes it mayb be suspicious. If you are the only one living in a five bedroom home, then running 4 1000W would be like 5 people living there. If the house looks big enough to hold 5 people living there then it wouldnt be as suspiscious. true


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No questions. Just want to let you all know how honest mark really is. After having trouble getting seeds to germinate properly and coming down to the shop on a monday when they were closed by accident marc went ahead and sent me two new strains express delivery to my house! Just want to give a big thanks and let you all know what a fabulous job he is doing to keep customers happy!...praises are rare, mostly people ... complain :-) Thank You


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GOOD DAY MARK, I NEED YOUR EXPERTESE AND ADVISE ON THIS, SO HERE GOES. I LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA WHERE THE CLIMATE IS AS FOLLOWS . THE WEATHER IS CARRIBEAN, THE SOIL IS SANDY (up to 3 feet),...because your water is neutral (and not well water which would mix better with "normal" top soil as oppose to triple-mix type which needs neutral water) then you need to do some things... 1, either you pick up a triple mix which may or may not be available in your region and dig 2 or 3 feet down, fill the hole with some mix and that's you base, this way you can use tap water and not pH it.... OR you get some, any type of top soil (think farm) and pH the water each and every time you water them, not necessarily that they need it when they are huge but ..sort of just in case or at least in the beginning, when they are small, once they get their roots deep past the sand into the "proper" soil pH is pointless... the water is neutral is tap water made "neutral" or 7 on pH scale for human consumption, triple mix soil was made on purpose to "work" with neutral or tap water or fresh water as in well water???. Based on these factors which strains (at least 3) would you recommend summer time buddha or jucy fruit sk or any type of plant heavy on sativa .... your region would not make an Indica heavy plant happy, also which cloning solutions and cloning machine/s , fertilizer if you have access to hydroponics store then any nutrients like Pure Blend Pro or Flora Nova or A+B ...if no hydro store then "any brand" 20-20-20 for veg and 10-30-15 for bloom or growth medium would you suggest i as a beginner use to get my outdoors crop started. read about promix here... but the "generic" name for promix is triple-mix soil, and it should be available somewhere in your region


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Hello I have a question regarding the carbon filter for 140 you have pictures of? do you have any in stock? Also I would like to buy a 400Watt HPS lamp pluss ballast and power cord and reflector, I see you list this item do you have and if so for how much. I would be able to pick up around the 20th. Thank you in advance for you prompt reply. I do not have any equipment, those are examples of what it is that you need to grow your own.... most of the stuff I listed there is available from my fav store here


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can you please tell me when the mariguana march is.


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when taking a cutting how many leafs should i cut in less then half just the biggest one or maybe the 2 biggest ones? cut at least one, two is ok as well, three not so much and four would be a bit much... kind of depends on many factors, but if you cut the two biggest ones then you should be ok


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how much flora nova should i use when using a 400 watt mh...If any1 is reading this and you use flora nova for veg and with a 400 watt mh can you tell me how much i should be adding per gallon I believe that a regular dosage of this product is 10ml per gallon (or 4L), however because you have a 400W light and 10ml /G is meant for a 1000W light, you should use about half so its 5ml/G.... during week 3 to 6 of bloom you can go up to 7ml/G


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I would luv to get sum new genetics for my producer seeds are good but clones is better is there a time to meet to


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Question about power spikes?, two rooms on 12/12, power board timer shuts off one room, then turns on the 2nd room. Is it best to avoid these spikes in power use, is it monitored, would it be advantageous to use a switcher box how is this done now? if not a auto-switch box?or does it really matter?? BETTER be safe so get your switch from a proper hydro store Paying the power bill, what is a safe number of 1000W you could use in a home without showing up on someone's radar. 1 person is equivalent to 1000W of power usage thus if a place is designed for 2 people then 2000W is ok, 3 then 3000W is ok...etc...  Just looking for your valued input, and thanking you in advance for your time, and professional opinion. contrary to popular belief there is no one at hydro checking spikes, power usage or such, its just not how things work... the only way to get in trouble is for your landlord or neighbor or rogers guy...a person... to tip hydro or police, tipping is responsible for 95% of all busts ..... I have never heard of hydro EVER initiating a bust... not even if you don't pay your bills for months.... 


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Hello Im very new and I need some help! I bought a over 200 dollars worth of seeds, NLXSkunkXjuicy fruit, Hindu Kush, G-13, afgani gold *(for outside) and some skishkelberry wrong spelling. So I am trying to germinate them. I have small dinner plates 1 per 5-10 seeds. they are labelled and dated but Ive been scambling to find the right place and temp and its on day 2 so I have them under my bed but because of the heating its dry and cool. So I have a closet in my bathroom which is small but warm so I moved them into the bathroom closet telling my girlfriend not to open the door. I have put 1 large cup of water beside them to add to the humitity. Have I done the right thing? On the dinner plates im using two ply bathroom tissue but its literally falling apart after lifting the side to take a peak. that's ok, note that there should not be standing water, the sheets should be wet, but excess water should be strained If anyone can add or has helpful hints I cant aford to waste the seeds so ive trying to follow what 420 has for the growing guide which is great . Thanks in advance. ...try this... its a different method.... take a clear glass of TAP water, take a spoon and STIR it vigorously... drop 5 seeds into the glass of water and place it in a dark cabinet, check once a day, and stir it vigorously (this adds oxygen to water)... should take 3 days for them to sprout, when they sprout transfer them to promix or rockwool...


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Hey there! Looking to grow some nice tomatoes hopefully long term. Just wondering if you think it is better to start from seeds are a pain, or clones? clones are always easier and more consistent Also how does using a mother work? To my understanding after you find a strong mature female you use her buds buds? there is no buds in veg, you mean use the stems/branches as clones  and then take cuttings yes, the stems /branches becomes your cuttings? You leave her alive separately under a different  veg light and on a veg light cycle ? So for a clone selection to work you need any fluorescents for clone developing hps MH is better for veg  for veg/ flower and another small hps for mother? mothers need MH spectrum How long does one mother live? 1.5 years at best, 6 months is optimum Do you sell clones? do you have a Health Canada License - YES, no license - NO I have some clones available to me for 20$ each. More expensive then the seeds I plan to buy from you. clones are still more economical because they are already female so you don't waste your time like with seeds ... so just pick one clone to be your mother plant and bloom the rest Does this turn out better? seeds have their advantages BUT only to advanced growers, stick with clones I'd love to swing by your store for a chat this week. Also do you have age restrictions in place? 18+ Thanks in advance.


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Mark, is it necessary to use promix hp/bx? I use the promix seeding and potting mix you can get at CanTire (red and white bag) because a) Im cheap; and b) I dont want to get a hernia trying to lug those huge PM bales around. Anyway, I've used it for a couple of grows now with no drainage or any probs really. Jus' wondrin'... you may see no problems but my bet is that if you used BX or HP your yield would be better....


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Any comments on that G13xbuddha sample from yesterday ?


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roughly how many strains of feminized seeds does this store have? none, we only carry F1, feminized are F3 and what r the price range? ask these guys


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If you run 240 volts, to a 1000W ballast, but instead of hooking it up to the 240, hook it up to 277 - it lowers the amps being used. What effect will this have on the ballast and light? it will slowly kill it ... over a month, a year who knows..


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my bulb is 3-4 months old. not old at all  my bottom foilage is droopy but top looks really good 4 what reason is this happening n can this b the problem 4 the clones? & how can i fix this? you mean the mother plant is droopy? its either the bottom branches are too far from the light or she is under watered (I doubt that)... lets say she is over 2 feet tall and the top branches would prevent light from reaching the bottom/lower branches and those branches would be really weak or even die off.... all that is normal, if you're good you can take clones from those shitty lower branches but its better to take clones form the higher/better branches, they will root easier..... the only way to prevent the bottoms from dieing is to either chop off the tops thus allowing light to reach the bottoms branches (since they are mother plants this is what I would do) or remove the bottom branches all together (this advice is true only when you are in veg, in bloom never ever remove the tops)...


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re: trouble starting BBS- As soon as they 'pop' I find it helps to remove the hard shell once they "pop" and the head looks like its naturally shedding the shell, i put them in promix BX or HP in 3" pots, already soaked no nutrients, promix has enough food to sustain them for a while, and just cover them with the shoot pointing down not too deep, less then a inch deep, then spoon more water over to make sure they are saturated check. All straight, room temp tap water at this point. Then they go in the tray on a seed mat, and under the dome with vents 1/2 open. soil temp is about 80*, air in the dome slightly less. I see nothing wrong with what you are doing here, but I do not do any of this, I find it unnecessary, most seeds sprout at pretty much normal ambient room temperature whether under CFL or HID light They are 4' from 600w HPS. I think you must be right, with the water, I am... somewhat north of TOronto, on very hard well water, pH is over 8 (thats as high as my tester goes). I use phosphoric acid to lower for watering plants, never thought of it for seeds, havent needed to. What should the pH be for sprouting? I use tap water at 7 pH which is neutral pH which is also standard pH for tap water in Toronto.... remember also that promix was designed to work specifically with tap water, not well water, it has pH stabilizers, if you are using well water then perhaps you should try using regular dirt... or use only tap water if you stay in promix... try both, place some seeds in regular dirt + well water, and some in promix + tap water..


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hi i was just wondering do u know of any groups or organizations in Saskatchewan that can help me find a doctor that will sing the health Canada papers for medical marijuana my wife has arthritis and the 3 doctors we have seen would not sign the papers hope u can help ty  unfortunately I do not, sorry


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Hi Mark, I am having problems getting my next crop started, in the last month i have gone through 25 BBS (not all at once): 15 have 'popped', but only 5 have taken root. can you be more specific about what you do from this point ?, medium type, temps, how you transfer ... tell me what you do and let me see what can be going wrong, it is odd 4 sure I have tried the TP method, and glass of water. Planting is straight in promix, soak them, then on heated seed mat, 4' from 600w. I really only want maybe 3-4 female, but I am a little concerned about my odds at this point. Any suggestions? Is BBS a little temperamental? not THIS temperamental Staff at Sublime have already been very generous and helpful, great people! Thanks again, HD. it is possible to get one bad batch but its hard to get this many bad seeds.... I assume your water is regular Toronto tap water? so it can not be pH issues...


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hi there been checking all your strains out and i will be stopping by. what is the best outdoor producers you have fast pine for yield and summertime x buddha for yield + taste and i was also looking for the shishkaberry I have a Shiskaberry mixed with Buddha  do you still have this thanks


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DOWN HERE IN THE EAST SIDE OF FRESNO CALIFORNIA ITS HARD TO GET GOOD WEED PRICE IS TOO MUCH AND AMOUNT OF WEED THEY HAND YOU IS WAK AS HELL AND 70% OF THE TIME ITS DISAPOINTING BABY SHIT!. YOU DONT EVIN KNOW IF ITS NATURAL AND SHIT IM TIRED AND IM FROM THE HOODS. AND SHIT. GIVE THIS MAN SOME HELP WHAT I MEAN BY HELP IS SOME "GRADE" YOU FEEL ME I DONT WANT TO PAY NO MORE GIVE ME FREE WEED PLEASE. DOWN HERE YOU DONT HAVE NO VERIATYS AND THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO GET IT IS HAVE TO BUY IT IN THE STREETS RISKING MY LIFE DAYLIE FOR A SMALL DISAPOINTING SACK OF SHIT KNOWING THERES GOOD WEED OUT THERE AREA CODE 559 MYSPACE CRO MAGNON YOUTUBE THE KRONYAK SHOW AND .CONTACT US.


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My babies are sagging/falling over and leaves wilting... watering is every 3 days. I let the water sit in the room so it is constant temp (28-30 in the room and 35% humidity). They are in jiffy pellets and about 3-6 inches tall. Seemed like great growth until mid-day today. I keep em under the flouros 24h and are about 6-8 inches away from them. PLease help asap!!! i dont wanna lose em they are so beautiful. if you see roots re-plant them immediately into a better medium, jiffy pellets are not the best


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how many seeds can i get for a $100. outdoor.


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so i did everthing u said with the dome. its now the 2nd day lids soon coming off. but i noticed brown spots at the tips of the leafs. even more on the 1 i cut in half. what r the brown spots. is it normal. not really, this could be a pH issue and/or water issue... water has to be cold cold cold, Not even a hint of warmth as warm water contains iron... not good.... NO nutrients whatsoever, plain cold tap water, .... your medium is rockwool? it may need to be pre-soaked for 24 hours before cutting clones.. how old is your bulb?


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when are you going to have a pic of Sour Diesel ? I dont know


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How deep can a 150 watt hps penetrait.someone told me14 inches but I have to keep my 4 plants 6 inches from the bulb just so they wont stretch. My Tallest is 6 Inches With The Others At About 5 inches.with 6 internodes .Almost 3 Weeks from Seed.i Was going to top them At 9 Inches.flower at 12 inches.When should i lollipop them i was going to just do the first couple internodes up untill they started showing 5 finger leafs .i started l.s.t. when they were a little over a week old but since untied them when the curve hardend up . figured that was good enough to redirect the growth auxins But i,m not so sure this light can handle this project. What do you think This is my first indoor grow and it.s alot harder then outdoors lol thanks my fellow brother of the left hand path you seem to know a lot so I wont advise on growing... but if you are a type who knows outdoors then bare in mind that a 5 x 5 feet space outdoors receives about 1300W of sunlight.... your plants under the 150W will behave completely different then outdoors.. with so little light, stretching, slow growth and low yield  and fluffy bud, are normal in fact..... the only advise I can give you is to get a 1000W as this is the only light then can come close to outdoors .... your plants would behave pretty much the same as outdoors ....


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i actually think your wrong about the freezing of seeds killing them because ive been using this method for 2 years now with most of the seeds germinating. my question was will the small amount of fumes off the rubber cement kill them? I really do not know, fumes should not do harm but who knows


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Lol now for my question. we.ve all heard 48 hour darkness and cold water b4 harvest to trick/shock the plant into thinking its diying and in a final attempt to get knocked up produces more trics makes some sense but I've never done it but i.ve also do the same b4 switching to 12/12 to reset the internal clock of the plant . have you ever heard this b4 nope or does this sound like another hippie tall tell . and again thanks for the help / imput .sorry there so many questions I do not do any of these things, I find them unnecessary...... the only "hippy" thing I follow ... is to cut them (at harvest) 1/2 hours after they wake up.... why? I dunno, something about sugars ...


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I have tried five doctors to RENEW my medical marijuana application, including two GI's, one spine doctor (I had surgery) and two GP's. All of them have refused to sign my application including the original GI. Can anyone help me find a doctor in downtown Toronto to sign my renewal form? Sue it took me 5 doctors but it is not easy to find a doctor who understands, ... and/or share him/her with others once you find them .... you should try for a referral to the big hospitals in downtown Toronto, they are the most progressive and they already deal with a lot of patients like yourself


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Congrats on figuring this out, man! As for your nutes - there may be nothing wrong with them in your situation, especially when you get used to them after few grow cycles, mostly good organics. I have a few points to make life easier for myself: 1) when nutes premixed in the soil you never know how much is released and absorbed. So I personally would use just soilless mix and add nutes with watering. Same bat guano you can either use already liquified or make a tea. 2) have a pH buffer, otherwise you *have to check* you pH regularly. Like the Pro-mix that Mark here loves - has dolomite lime which controls the pH from acid to neutral (also source of Mg and Ca). 3) stick with one nute line like FoxFarm or GH - their products add very well together, unlike custom mixes, unless you absolutely sure what you are doing. So again, basically it's fine, just harder to control and more work. :-)


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It worked, I have a hawiian sativa X Skunk in flower and a clone of super lemon haze in veg both had started to wilt_I fed them diluted fish emulsion + H202 and the leaves sprang back to life. Once again thanks for that link. One question about my soiless mix (50% Coca coir/50% Perlite + bat gunao, worm casting and kelp meal) and my food (age old organics + B1, fish emulsion, epsom salt, and molassas_I also add a shot of GH Floralicious during flower)is this a decent mix? Am I lacking any nutrients? Is it overkill? (I guess thats actually 3 questions)...seems like overkill, but ultimately if it works it works


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i was just wondering is your Hindu Kush share genetics with strains like og kush , master kush and etc probably but I doubt it, but the over all info on all breeds is scarce or un-trust worthy (in general)


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I bought some seeds from your vender in toronto and this summer will be my second year growing t420 seeds. Here are my questions: 1.I had the seeds in the case that they came in for about 5 monthes in a vest in a closet.  ..do you think they have gone bad? should not but a fridge would be better for better chances of survival 2.I froze if you mean a freezer, then they a most likely dead, freezing makes the tiny water bubble inside pop..my seeds by putting them in a small plastic container with some brown rice. I made a divider and glued it to the container with rubber cement. Will the rubber cement hurt the seeds in any way??? Thanks for the help ~toni ..if you mean a fridge, not a freezer then they are ok


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im going plant some clones up north.thats anywere i live in windsor.im goning to have to bring soil can i use pro mix BX or HP, yes thanks al


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cloning 4 me has been the hardest thing 2 conquer yet. I took 1 clone 2 days ago & 1 today. there shaded & over 4 ft away from bulb. I put a humidity dome over them 4 an hr a day, & spray often. i leave the dome off all night, + i have them on a heating pad. I took 4 clones almost 2 weeks ago but they started 2 get brown spots all over the foilage, so i pulled them. can u explain the best way 2 clone, what temps should b, & should i worry about humidity. tnx ur the best. some basics for me: use rockwool (not jiffy cubes/pots), use tap water without any nutrients, use stim-root no.2 as a root hormone for dipping (or anything from a hydroponics store)....... this is important, the clones need 100% humidity for 2 days after cutting.... so the dome should be ON them right after cutting and may as well leave it ON for the next two days, no need to spray as humidity inside will build up nicely.... on the 3rd day take the dome off for few hours, spray often, place it back ON only if they wilt too much, repeat next day, until they get used to humidity outside of the dome..... because you are new, try placing clones fairly far apart so they do not touch too much, also it can help if you cut one leaf on each clone in half, this will allow the plant to breath easier in a crowd... 3 feet away from the light may be better as 400W is weak... and if its old then just change it ....


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hello......instead of adding my nutrients every 2-3 waterings what if i add my nutrients every 4-5 watering as long as my plant is a nice green would it matter when i add the nutrients... I presume you have CFL lights so they don't need much in terms of nutrients... technically there is nothing wrong with your plan.. so long as you remember that IF they should get a dark stem and leafs start yellowing it may be time to mix nutrients more often


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Hello kind sir, just wondering how long do you bloom the northern lights/buddha strain? 56 days Any tips for late bloom or the strain in general? Pure Blend Pro Bloom + PK-13-14 added in week 3 to 6 Also, I bought blueberry skunk from you, but sadly only got males, not complaining, shit happens...I just really wanted to try some. So, if I take the male bb/skunk & seed some nl/buddha, which one gives plant structure & which gives bud structure? I don't know never bred them this way  How many grows would it take to stabilize something like that? a year Also, I have female white widow females, seeds are from sensi seeds cafe in amsterdam. I want to seed it too and ideally, eventually, blend the 3 strains. Is it significantly harder with a third strain in the mix? 2 or 3 years of proper cross breeding Any tips or suggestions? where do I begin, .... look its a long process, I dont even know where to start Thanks for your time.


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When is the best time to harvest an unknown indica strain . ive heard 8 weeks ,end of the 8th week and it also has a 2 week window .Does that mean you have 2 weeks after 8 weeks no, some people would cut a week later if they desire sleepy effect from the bud, but in general as long as the hair have turn 75% dark the plant is ready to be cut at any point, this should happen at any time in week 7 or 8 or 9 (for sure) .Thank you


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Now that I have talked this out and read the link< i think I am over watering, and my mix isn't mixed consistently. I still try to feed once per week (my summer schedule) but some of my plants/pots may not be ready very important to let them dry out a bit more if necessary for more (less evaporation during winter). Ill try adding h202 to each feeding to see if the added oxygen helps out, how much would you recommend. hydrogen peroxide I presume, anywhere from 1 ml per gallon to 1 ml per litre is a good range, personally I do not use it as I find it unnecessary, I just see no difference And thanks for the help.


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looking for best seeds for outdoor grow. looking for good yeild but quality is more important summertime / buddha for quality and yield and fast pine for yield


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I use a soiless mix of coca coir and perlite or vermiculite and bat guano. I watch to make sure I get desent draineage and I always check the moisture of the soiless mix before each feed by sticking my finger a half inch in. I feed with age old oragnics (grow and bloom) and add epsom salt/molassas and fish emulsion. The wilting seems to be occuring more often now and it even happend on three plants just after flushing. I also have rocks in the bottom of my pots for drainage. I have tried flushing (with water and molasas) and repotting when I first notice it but it dosent help. When I pull the plants from under the lights they recover a bit but once they back under the lights the wilt comes back. Could I have poor drainage and roots are overheating?


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Hi i was wondering if you could help me. i have 5 plants from seed 14 days unknown indica . 2 of them are bushy giant leaves 2 inches tall working on 5th internodes and starting leaves in corners of internodes .My other 3 are just no where Near that bushy . the leaves are skinny could be a male, but its not a definitive sign, also seeds even from the same batch will look very different from each other, unless they are inbred  but They do have the 2nd growth .Are they underdeveloped or possibly male i heard they grow tall and skinny.Thanks for the help if you cant tell first grow the odd behavior can be blamed on pH of the soil or the nutrients or both, I think your medium is wrong... my bet is, this stretching would stop if you got the correct medium, pretty much only available in a hydroponics stores, or some Rona,


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Hey, I've got a 1000w, white widow,nl/buddha grow at 6 weeks. The nl/b is from your seedbank. Very nice plant! I topped & lower branches caught up with the top. All 4 top colas are falling over already.SUPPORT THEM with some bamboo sticks, more support, bigger yield :) Can I take clones at harvest from the lower branches NO, only may be 2 weeks into bloom can you take clones, now NO, these clones would take 2 or 3 months to root if I pick off the bud? Is that faster than starting from seed again? you should have taken a clone much earlier, now you probably have to start from seeds What's the meaning of life? that's easy, 42


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Also, your watering schedule - 1L water/1g pot seems very little. Are you sure they get enough? What medium are you using?


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Hey James, sorry about your plants. Are you saying you did not have that problem and then you got it even though you do exactly the same thing? Then it may be a disease. In this case I'd you need to replace everything. Sterilizing your pots but reusing gloves won't do any good - the germs/spores would be transferred on gloves. If your room is sealed - replace mylar too or whatever you are using for wall cover. Check guides too - http://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=11688&page=1&pp=15


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I want to buy some seeds from you. I am looking for a big producer. what is your biggest producer white widom XXX


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Is it risky to run two 1000 watt lights for 24 hours a day plus fans which add 600 more watts. the reason for 24 hours is cause its a bloom room separate to dark room. I want to switch plants ever 12 hours from one room to other. DOUBLE HARVEST  dangerous in what sense? as long as plants get 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness, how you arrange it its up to you.... if you are asking about electricity.. then you better ask an electrician.... so long as each 1000W light is on a separate 15 amp circuit it can work on 24 hours a day and it should be fine... fans should also be on separate circuits from the lights.... if they are not then yes you run a risk of heating up the wires too much... fire? may be...


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I have started to have a problem with my plants starting to wilt than dying with-in 5-7 days. once it starts i cant correct it, i have tried flushing and repotting nothing helps. it happens at all stages. i clean my pots with diluted bleach + rinse and an extra rinse with peroxide. its either the issue with water (you tell me if anything has changed), dirt (should be promix BX or promix HP or similar triple mix) OR the light is over 1 year old ... the bulb is ONLY good for 8 month of continuous usage or 12 month on 12/12 cycle....


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hi i recently purchased a 90 watt quad band ufo led light and as im interested in a low heat low energy system .Im just wondering if i add a 250 watt cfl during flowering will it mess up the light sprectrum coming from the ufo?? not at all, it will add more lumens to the blooming plants and this can not harm them.. in bloom more is better


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hey max, looks like IronSeeds has them. http://www.ironseedsales.com/catalog.htm


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I think I figured out the problem. It looks like it is Ca deficiency caused by too much N, K and Mg. Basically - I overdid the nutes :) Being a newbie it was almost inevitable :) Oh well, will cut back next feeding. less is more, it happens


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Where can I find DJShort seeds in this town? ask these guys


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do you know anything about the product over drive.it is supposed to swell up buds twice the normal size is this true.is this product worth using.hydroponic ....yes its worth using but its a diluted formula of this product.... or this product... its all the same .... choose/use one (and not all) together with your normal food/nutrients in the 3rd to 6th week of bloom cycle.... it will fill-in your buds


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When is the best time to plant fast pine outdoors in Ontario? sprout them indoors first but the earliest is probably the 24th May weekend..


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Hey mark about replacing the seeds i don't have the original packaging because i was told to keep them in a plastic bag in a dark place to make them last longer. But i do remember the packaging they came in if that helps maybe its better if i give you a call? I don't wanna come all the way down from up north to be disapointed. email me at               mark at toronto420.com


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Hi Mark, I noticed some brown spots, like dry leaf, on big FAN leaves. When I turn a leaf over - it's clean on the underside. The plant just began 6th week of bloom. I checked with magnifier - no pests. Seems like nutrient problem, but what could it be?? very normal, you may choose to remove them at this point (its a choice)... you are feeding them well and fan leafs are not necessary at this point so she (the plant) is getting rid of them...


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Sorry i should clarify - im using jiffy pellets not cubes. Not sure if it makes a diff. again, jiffy wont kill your plants but they are not as good as rockwool, jiffy cubes are pH-ed for other plants then pot so I don't like them, your plants will stretch, so replanting into some dirt aka promix is best


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Cannabist and Mark - thanks for the helping hand. Its nice to know there are people willing to share the expertise so people like me can get it right the first time. I thought i knew a lot from reading etc. but i get a lot of anxiety that Im gonna kill em by making a mistake. Another question - my sprouts have popped through the soil(jiffy cubes..are bad, pH is off in them, better to use rockwool... jiffy wont kill them but rockwool is better ) and shot up so fast (in 24hrs) there are some reaching the top of the clear plastic cover(but they are still infants like 2 mini baby leaves and 2 nutrient leaves, if i can call em that). My flourescent lights (2700k is that enough? until they are 10 inches tall )are about 8-12 inches above the tops unless they are T5 the CFL light should be 2 inches from the plants - is that too close or too far? am i stretching the babies? jiffy + 12 inches away will stretch them Also should i keep the lid on for most of the time to keep humidity up or should i just maintain a high humidity in the room? they should have the dome off by now and dont worry about humidity (whatever it is it is) and make sure the temperatures stay within 24-28C, you can bring up the room tempos up OR bring the lights closer (there is some heat even from CFL), OR get a small heater.... thanks guys really appreciate it. i feel like they are my children lol ...replant the small plants into some promix, the jiffy may cause you problems but once you transplant that should fix it


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I READ IN HIGH TIMES ABOUT A PRODUCT CALLED STAMEN-IT .THE COMPANY PLANTAEGENOMIC@LIVE UK SENDS THERE PRODUCT FROM AN ADDRESS IN B.C. CANADA . CAN YOU FIND THIS FOR ME . THANK YOU I am sorry I never heard of it


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Iam looking to produce female seeds .Do y.ou have an address to buy gibberlic acid nope sorry, I do it the old fashion way, STRESS


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hey dude thanks for the help....im just wondering does it matter on what kind of strain i have b4 i top my plant or it doesnt matter?...Also how much more yield would some1 get if they were to top there plant I top all strains


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yes, it will increase yield, if everything else is ready to support it - i.e. you have enough light, room and container. Also, you may have to wait a bit longer - because 2 new colas (instead of the 1 you cut) start growing from the very beginning, so they will take more time to grow to the same size. Also, you don't just cut 1-2 inches - you cut the very growing top but not two immediate branches near it - it's very important. Check this guide out http://forum.grasscity.com/absolute-beginners/122559-how-fimming-topping-made-easy.html


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Hey budlover, welcome to the club :) First of all - jiffy cubes is a bad idea. I have never tried them personally, bud I've read many reports that plants grow weaker in them. Apparently roots don't develop as well as in soil/less mix. Don't know why. Second, seeds or seedlings don't need any nutes at all. Everything they need for the first week of life is already given to them by Mother Nature in the seed - perfectly balanced and calculated. While seeds germinate keep you medium wet, not soaked - they need oxygen. Once they sprout - use ideas from Mark's guide - basically wait until medium is dry (but not bone dry) or until your plants tell you that they are thirsty - you will learn to recognize it quickly - they get that sad droopy look. :) After a week start giving them nutes, start at 25% of recommended dose and go up if they take it well. thank YOU


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Hey man, im using jiffycubes which i soaked in nutri+ start 1-3-1 to plant my seedlings in. Is there anything wrong doing this? not really Also, how moist should i keep the cubes once ive put my germinated seeds in em?   Also, how often should i be giving my baby sprouts water? soak/submerge the whole cube for a minute or two.... watering once every 4 days is usually ok also should i continue watering with the nutri+ start 1-3-1? sorry if i sound like a dummy. thanks im a newbie. I prefer to give them plain water, in seed form there is nothing that will give them an advantage, and plain water is all they need... there is probably nothing wrong with giving them the nutri+ but remember that all it is is a diluted nutrient, so if you really really want to give them something when they are this tiny then just take a regular veg nutrient and dilute it at 5% of regular dosage ... and you have nutri+.....


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If i cut of the top inch yes or 2 no to make it bushy and short.Would this give me more yield? it makes the plant bushier and yes it should produce more yield... you can do this only once, only in veg and at least a week before turning to bloom... some people do this twice but they grow trees so if all you have is a closet then do it only once, usually when they are 7 to 10 inches tall....


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what is your opinion of williams wonder and white widow concerning from germination to smoking both good strains, easy and short and bushy ... typical indicas... heavy brainless stone, me like


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HEY THANKS CANNABIST....I KNEW THC WAS OIL SOLUABLE....WHY DIDNT I THINK OF THAT? MUST BE SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS I GUESS.....LMAO THANKS AGAIN :)


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Hey Mark… I’ve been reading about leaving plants in constant dark for a period of time before harvest… I’ve read people do this for 24 hrs and up to two weeks… what’s your take on this, how much does it help?....Thanks P. I have never really tested this therefore I can not recommend it at all... I see some theoretical benefits BUT only when it comes to 1 and up to 3 days of darkness ... but more???? I just cant see why it would be a good thing


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Whoever asked: it says it right there on the label - "Fruiting/flowering: 10-12ml per 4L of water." http://www.americanagritech.com/sites/default/files/product_labels/LiquidKarma_GallonBackLabel.png


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Hey Jimmy, THC is soluble in fat/oil and alcohol. Use something you don't mind ingesting - i.e. high-proof drinking alcohol or cooking oil (canola, vegetable, olive - will do) and wash it off. It does not come off fast, so you may need to shake the jar with solvent for a while or rub the walls with a brush. true, make sure the oil is warm if not hot


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im thinking i should start adding liquid karma to the bloom stage how much liquid karma should i use per gallon read the lable please... I really don't know because I think liquid karma does nothing


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my closet space is 3ft deep 2ft 30in wide 3ft 41in tall i am growing all auto flowering strains is this closet big enought it should support 400W light and up to 8 plants may be


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it is to cold to go outside here i was looking at sizes of closets that you can use mine is 3ft deep 2ft 30in wide 3ft 41in tall is this to small or not good enough for a 400W light


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hi mark....im going to be buying a heating pad so i can take a cutting....just wondering how hot should it be when placing the pad under my tray the basic heating pad is set at 72F I think so as long as you place it under the tray when the tray is withOUT the dome ON, as in the dome is OFF the plants, if the dome is ON the tray and the pad is under then they could cook..... but otherwise when the tray is without the dome then the heating pad can be underneath at all times....


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hi mark.or anyone else who could help; i have a stupid question...lol i have 10 large mason jars that i use to cure my weed which have loads of thc stuck on the sides of the jars. what is the easiest way to extract the thc from the jars.cant fit my hands inside the jars.lol thanks ??????????? made me laugh ... I really don't know...


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thanks cannabist, i have been enlightened. mine is a passion, not a problem.


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Hey Joe, do you know about Mark Emery? It will answer your question. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Emery


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why won't you send seeds, to a US address? look up Marc Emery on google, I am not a martyr


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Hi Mark. When it's time to harvest, there are bud sites and branches of different size, does it make sense to harvest tallest ones first (as they are closer to the light, so may be more mature?) then wait for a few days and harvest smaller ones? Thanks! NO, it is best to kill the plant all at once (I believe) .. cutting is stressful so making more stress over a span of a week is not a good thing, its better just to kill her right off so the sugars stay in the leafs and the stress does not show... when plants become stressed they change the taste of bud....


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Hi joe, 400W is perfect, you wont want it at 7ft tho, try and keep your plants short so the light will penetrate at far as possible, that means more pot! :-)


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Is a 400 watt mh light to much for a 2 ft deep by 3 ft. wide and 7 ft. high closet tight squeeze but no, if you can provide even some basic ventilation then the space should be ok


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i have been waiting 6 weeks now..how long does it take for you to send them...i have been trying all these numbers frustrated 647-835-4212 there is only one number open Monday to Friday from 12 to 3 pm eastern standard time (this Tuesday I lost my Bluetooth and I could not pick up when driving, sorry) ... check your visa first, IF it was charged then 6 weeks is way too long, I would send you express replacement ..... not too many people complain about getting through to me ???


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what is the best product to use for healthy roots B1 in general no matter the brand


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Iam looking for a product called stamen-it. I e-mailed plantaegenomic@liveuk and got a vacation reply there product is sent from an address inB.C.CANADA DO YOU KNOWTHE ADDRESSD sorry dont know


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I planted seeds in rockwool they all germinate and sprout within two days they yellow either they are too wet in which case you should transplant into a bigger rockwool cube or into promix OR just feed more nutrients  and about a 1/4 inch long is that normal is been 4 days they should get some nutrients and proper light... if you see the leafs then they need nutrients fast, start at low dosage but bring it up to no more then 50% of what the lable recommends...


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Hey Mark, I bought 10 G13 seeds off you a few days before labour day. It was actually someone else working for you in the cafe. I was only able to get 2 out of the 10 seeds to germinate and then had ph problems in my resevoir that ended up killing the 2 plants. I know it was probably my fault that the seeds went bad, maybe too cold stored in my basement. Anyway you can replace these seeds or give me something at a very cheap price as im out of work and can't really afford to pay again for seeds, (with my luck i won't be able to germinate them again) when you bring back the envelope they came with, and tell the same story we should be able to just replace the seeds....


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mi mark. If i were to over feed my plant. Does this slow down the growth of the plant. over feeding can kill them, in bloom there is no recovery, in veg it can take a week... when you get burnt tips that's over feeding but that's not death... the next step is death so when you see burnt tips pull back on nutrients...


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It's inmportant to make the 45 degree angle so make the 45 degree angle, dammit :>. (If you make the cut flatly water could possibly well up in the cut on the plant when spraying - or when raining if outdoors - causing mold or mildew there). I use a pair of fiskers pruners and cut downward at a 90 degree angle to the floor, being very careful to just use the end of the snips and watching out for any tiny new leaves. Happy growin... its always better to be clean and precise, the less precise you are the longer it takes them to root, and yes, more problems develop as well


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hello mark how important is it to have a clean razor blade when taking cuttings and also how important is it to have a 45 degree angle? for me?, a broken glass bottle seems to work but for you it seems to be pretty important, ... look .... its always important to be clean but it very unusual VERY unusual to infect the roots with a dirty razor, I mean you would have to be a real pig, so be clean but I don't think your problems come from this part  what would happen if i didnt make the 45 degree angle..takes a day or two longer to root and how important is it to have a cutting 4-6 cm what would happen it it was lets say 2-3 cm.. not at all, its just easier to work with a larger cutting ..and also is it normal for the cuttings to droop bad after taking the cutting from the plant. not unusual at all, but make sure they are under a dome for the next 2 days to keep 100% humidity, after that (2 days) remove the dome, if they droop again, place it back for an hour and remove again, do this until they stand on their own without a dome...and how long does it take a purple kush cutting to start rooting? all clones should root after 12 days in rockwool, not in dirt


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Hey Mark, I am thinking switching over to T5's and would like to know if it's a viable option to running a 1000 watt. Thanks switching from 1000W to T5s ???... you would need a LOT of T5s to supplement the lumens you get from a 1000W... for veg T5 are great but for BLOOM? I would not bloom with T5s...


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hello..if i were to use a 1000 watt (MH)instead of a 400 watt (MH) in the veg stage would this give me more yield and if so how much more? in veg it does not really matter as much as you think so I will say nothing, the plants grow a bit faster and get a bit more bushier but its the bloom cycle that determines the yield...Also if i were to bloom with a 1000 watt (MH) instead of a 1000 watt (HPS) do i lose yield and if so how much? some strains respond better to MH then to HPS so it may be that you get more yield with MH, however in general terms you could lose 5% of yield BUT get more % of THC which MH helps to make... that is why people use hortilux bulbs which have both blue (MH) and red (HPS) spectrums....


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hi mark i have used you're site for years now! and thus follow grow guide and you're method of using promix. i like it very much have no complaints its tried and true! but hauling it around is not as easy or stealthy!!!! :( thus i want to try coco coir specifically cocogro(the blocks are so compact and easy to carry). now i was wondering if i can achieve the same results as with promix if i add dolomite lime to the coco....if you always add nutrients to your water then coco can work the same way as promix... promix has ph stabilizers and coco does not, however all nutrients have ph stabilizers thus so long as you always give your plants at least 25% of regular nutrition (which my guide already recommends) you should not have to ph the coco or water and treat everything pretty much like promix, .. note: coco dries faster... I grew coco pot next to a promix pot and I did the same thing and it all worked well....BUT I would never give coco plain water.. which could potentially harm the roots... i know how important PH is i just don't test PH thanks to promix. please tell me you're thoughts on the matter, any pros and cons are much appreciated!!


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Sorry let me rephrase that ... have to excuse me i.m a little high.When do i start giving seedlings nutes .I had 6 pop up today .Is it 2 or 3 weeks Or should i wait longer i would star feeding at low dosage when i see well defined leafs, so 2 or 3 weeks after they sprout is a bit much, 1 or 2 weeks seems more likely


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Whats going on mark. Had a quick question when should i start fertalizing my plants .I`ve heard 2 weeks but want to make sure.I know i have to dilute the nutes the first couple weeks.Thanks for your imput sounds about right but start with a low dosage like 10% of what they recommend and go up slowly


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mark i kinda just gave up this cycle of bloom due to various reasons..early too!mainly the mite prob. 12 plants 10 inch pot bout 1 foot each topped with atleast 4 bud sites on each usually get 5-7 oz just curious what my losses would aprox be if i have say 5% sign of mite issues on the fan leaves at the end of week 1.. if you do nothing they will become millions in days, and eat all the leafs, lose of 50% I would guess just starting to see the hairs and they getting taller fast..i know i can take steps to control the mite thing but im goin on vacation soon and im just planning on doing a extensive cleanup job in 7 months and staring fresh with my clones which i have elsewhere. so what u think? i plan to spray with 10% dish soap whenever i water(4 days or so) atleast until i see some kinda decent looking buds mabey week 3? will it affect the taste? taste will be a bit off, but not dangerous, if you dont do nothing then there may be no crop, but correctly done, all you should do is spray once and repeat in 3 days, all mites should be then gone for at least 3 or 4 weeks, if they come back after a week then you did not spray well enough should i spray with straight water after a certain point to stop some kinda soapy taste? sure but it may not change the taste, only remove the surface soap i have some kinda mite spray stuff but everytime i use it f's everything up. all i do is spray it on plants out of their rooms let them chill for like 4 hours then spray straight water to rinse then back in the 24 hour cfls. seems like a goood plan no? but either doesnt help much or burns shit. so ya mainly if i just water as usual and dont worry about mite infestation which is showing at week 1, what kinda weight u thinkin? ive smoked mites befor and have no moral objections lol lovin this site since day 1 thx for the wisdom I would not use the product that fucks it up, I would rather stick to water and /or soap and water, alternatively get some clear tape and wrap it around you palm and pick them one by one with the sticky side... there are products out there, bang comes to mind, they work against mites and the taste they leave behind is ok .... you can spray this stuff well into bloom, its a herb mix, safe for smoke...


 

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just wondering if you guys have sifting bags there try this place, they have what I call water bags, not sure its the same thing


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High mark. I had a questions . Can you tell me the dangers from growing in a greenhouse .Like can the cops fly over and see inside a g.h. Thanks lol i know this isnt a normal question but i.m hoping you can help anywhere in S. Ontario there is a chance a chopper will fly over but that chance is small... how small? who knows....


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hey mark just wanted to let you know you were right about it being my ballast, ignitor messed up getting new one. Also I am 99 percent sure i seen you in the documentary cannabiz, 4 times does sounds like harassment to me. Hope california legalizes it this year then that should spread like wildfire, just like the prohibition did. Anyways no questions this time, Happy Growing.. ..yeah I hate having my face splashed across the screen, but hey there it is


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hey mark, i chose to grow your hindu kush, sour d, and nl skunk. i have grown 1 of each now throught-out Veg under 2 4' fluros. they looked fine thrugh veg (bushy, didnt stretch). When the were 16 inches i put them in bloom under my 400w hps,2100k. all of them turned out to be males!. do you think that going from 2 fluro's to 400w hps is forcing them to be males? the transfer would not really turn them male  i am going to try again, and any help would be appreciated. ps. my veg room is 15-20*C these temps could cause them to turn male, 15-20C is very low, at minimum they should be at 24C +, at best at 26C, and higher.. in bloom you are ok...  55-65% humidity my bloom room is 23-27*C, 50-60% humidity...this humidity is good for early on when they are young, but it seems to tell me that you ...probably grow in a cold basement with no ventilation.... low temps, high humidity is bad because it creates mold..


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<p>Hey Mark,<br> <br> Have a small grow area, 5x3 with a couple of plants on my second grow. Am also 2 weeks from harvest but plants have considerable less yield this time. The only think i changed was going from 12 inch pots to 9 inch pots. it could be a reason, but its not usually the only reason, smaller pots implies more plants, more plants means higher yield.. if you just decrease the pot size without increasing the number of plants then the gain is not there... Went to smaller pots to get plants closer together to get more direct light exposure and to increase watering frequency to address any potential issues sooner rather than later<br> <br> The other factor that changed is heat, Where temps were in the mid to hi 70's two months ago and now in the hi 60's and low 70's. bud grows smaller at those temps <br> <br> Figure heat is the major cause so my question would be do you have any opinions or tips on what to look out for when buying a small heater? I would look for one that has no coil to heat up, any heating element that heats up glows red and can not be used when they sleep (light is bad when they sleep), ..usually it means getting the cheapest heater possible, one with no LED lights, no coil to heat, but all it does is works ON and OFF.... Cdn Tire has them and so does H. Depot igure having a thermostat would be good ;) any thoughts?<br> <br> Saw you on CBC this weekend... keep fighting the good fight<br> <br> Cheers</p>


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neem oil has somewhat thickened on plants and woundering if could turn out to be problem..If they have not burnet yet, then no, it should not be a problem, spray with water if you want to wash it off. if so how to get it off without stressing them too bad water spray, once a day, for couple of days


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Whats up man . I just wanted to say thanks for the help and its cool as hell you take the time to help people out this way Thank You


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I have kush seeds that i tried to germinate but they did not sprout over the span of 1 week. I tried your method recommended on the site + the j-cloth method + dropped em in jiffy cubes. They were placed in a dark and warm place, and the jiffys were put in a tray @ room temp. Nothing worked. Can i continue my efforts with the seeds ive tried with already? Any tips? thanks in advance. Im very frustrated. in short: I do not know why, your fault, my fault, shitty seeds, bad batch, novice grower, who knows... get them replaced, if you got them from store, go back there and if it was through the website, call me at the number above.... next time, take a glass of water and throw the seeds in there for 2 or 3 days.... keep in dark place and stir with a spoon once a day (to add oxygen)... this method never fails


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As an expert on growing big budz, would you recommend flowering 24 hours on then swich to 24 off and repeat the cycle until harvest.NO, I have a feeling you are kidding Would this method accaully work better than 12 on 12 off.


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Hey mark whats up . I had a light question .In two days i'll be sending off 4 a 150w hps from htgsupply.com it says it covers a 3x3 area. i have a table that is 2x2 .My question is how many plants can i get under this light . I know i.m not getting trees with this light but how tall should they be when i flower. i have 6 one gallon pots set up and i was thinking about l.s.t. ... Is this too many . with 150W HID you can do up to 10 plants in 3 x 3 area... pots should be 6 inches in diameter OR you can have bigger pots but less plants (6 plants for you in 1 gallon containers should be ok).... the plant can only be 1 foot tall before blooming... this is because the penetration of light from 150W HID is about 1.5 feet into the canopy, so your light 18 inches away from the light can not penetrate more then a foot (or so) into the plant, thus even if you let the plants get bigger the light just wont reach this deep......


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Just wanted to say Thanks Mark,I followed your suggestions and was very pleased! Your thoughts please, my space is approximately, 26" wide by 44" long. Would a 1000 Watt be pushing it? you are on the edge of yes or no... sort of ok if you can maintain the temperatures, and temps are what makes for good crop.. yield will be definitely better then a 600W, BUT you will not get as much as you would if you had more space...  or 600 Watt a wiser choice. ...I do not like the 600W because its equal in cost to a 1000W... BUT 1000W also requires ventilation where with a 600W you COULD get away without one...in the end if cost is no issue go with the 1000W + kick ass ventilation  By the way, I have had no heat issues because you had a 400W, just wait for spring and have only used is a 16" oscillating fan. With the up grade,I plan on adding a fan/filter combo. Also, is Lumatek what most claim it to be? 1st generation of this ballast is a dud (so stay away from the used stuff, they lose 70% of their power in the 1st year and you wont know)... they have out the 2nd generation which is good, and I mean it works as advertised....   Thanks again,and all the best! Thank You


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whats the best way to transplant with promix. the stuff falls apart so easily? tnx! if the promix is not holding then the roots are not yet root bound and it may not even be necessary to transplant... I am not sure how to describe this .. but youtube has lots of video on transplanting and etc...


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does anyone know what strains thunder punch has in it?? i know they grow about three feet and has a great yeild just curious as to what it has in her, how much sat to in and so on and so forth nope, sorry


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Hey Mark - I've got my MM permit. Thanks for all your help through the years! Say how many days to flower the kush? cut at the end of week 8 of bloom (I guess that's 56 days) And what's your thoughts on autoflowers? what makes auto flower is a gene from rutheralis mixed with indica/sativa strain from N. America, rutheralis is Eastern European hemp strain... makes nasty smoke but great rope.... I would stay the F away from that...... in the end auto flower is a nice gimmick but its just a gimmick   Thanks


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Hi Mark. I am one of your thoroughly satisfied customers with g13xBuddha seeds :) Very good results. Thanks a lot! :) Now I see you have many other Buddha hybrids and I wanted to know more about genetics, but I can't seem to find anything on Sativa Buddha. There's Reclining Buddha, but it's 100% indica... Do you have an information on Buddha (i.e. its parents) or could you point me where to read about it? Thank you for all your hard work! the Buddha i have is a strain from India, Rishikesh region ....  I brought it over in 96/97... they just called it buddha so buddha name stuck.. I also had a Buddha from Australia which I crossed with the India strain ... this cross created a stronger sativa....... this buddha/india x buddha/aus cross is a mix which then went into all the strains I have.....


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About nitrogen for curing - it seems that oxygen is required to break down chlorophyll. The more chlorophyll - the harsher the smoke. From "Cannabis Curing" article on Ganjabus (http://www.ganjabus.com/2006/05/cannabis-curing.html Curing requires slow drying in the presence of oxygen (over 3-4 weeks or more if you can) otherwise anaerobic decomposition by bacteria and mold will occur leaving the telltale ammonia smell and a crappy smoke.


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Is there an age you have to be to buy seeds from your store? 18+


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hey mark, i have 2 strains growing under T5"s, (Im gettin ready for outdoor early this year, go big or go home right?!? lol) first strain is durban poison from dutch passion and the second strain is one my local hydroponic store owner has been workin on for a few years (excellent strain!), i noticed a leaf curled up on the durban poison a few months ago, i looked underneath the leaf and saw about 5 spider mites making a nest, i removed the plant immediately and destroyed it...On the other strain i seen some white spots and checked every leaf and stem on the plant with a magnifyin glass and i couldnt see n e mites at all, its been 2 months and i check them every few days, but still dont see n e thing, all the new growth is fine with no spots, i keep the room at 75f...My question is when i get these plants outdoors above 30c are the mites goin to show up and ruin my whole year? :( I am very interested is starting some of the "fast pine" and "summertime buddah" but im worried that they will catch mites you can not avoid mites.. mites are always there in the environment as eggs... so every time temps go above 30C the mite eggs hatch.... you can only "manage" mites, darn impossible to completely kill them... by managing means, spotting it early, and removing the affected leafs, then spraying the rest of the plant... I would never destroy a plant simply because of mites... at worst you can always spray with ivory soap at 10 ml /L ... even in bloom... soap will make the bud smell odd but is in no way dangerous (like lets say pesticides)


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i have a mylar grow tent 4ftx4ftx7ft and a 600 watt hps lamp in a flood and drain system i use 6x6x6 grodan cubes and this is my first grow do i want to wet the large cubes befor i put my rooted clone in the hole in short yes... generally you want to wet the cubes for 24 hours in tap water before putting the clones in... however I have never seen a problem if you just wet the cubes 5 minutes before placing the clones


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I was woundering where and how do i apply for a medicial marijuana card, weather to grow or smoke both ,I have bad nerves and a bad back. when i smoke a joint, the pain goes away. I live in ontario


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Hi Mark: Some thoughts on curing. To limit humidity in addition to opening the canister every few days to air it out I would submit two additional options. A small spray canister of Nitrogen that people use to preserve wine after opening can be purchased for around $10 and provides at least 100 uses. Nitrogen is inert and stops the mold oxygen generates. A one second blast per mason jar should help. In addition the Silica Gel packages that come with consumer electronics can be reused in the jars as they also are a drying agent which absorbs moisture. They would not harm the product, just don't eat it. Hope all is well. Regards I must research this , interesting indeed


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hey mark, got 2 questions. The first is that i just went to my room, and my light seems to have dimmed and has reduced the heat output also. I'm guessing i need a new light you do, this one is most likely broken, and I would also check the ballast, i.e. plug another bulb and see if this is not a ballast problem but this is only my third grow, thought i would beable to get 4 without changing, it is a osram plantastar hps its a lesser brand but it worked for me in the past. I'm guessing it's shot but what kind of hps light brand would you recommend that has a some blue spec in it and would last a year. i'm guessing hortilux brand is very good, never had it fail after a third grow but just want to make sure. For my second question, i finished my second grow and it turned out good, but it still has nutes in it when smoked, not horrible but not what i wanted. I leeched with 10 to 25 percent nutes for 2 weeks before flowering, should i really over water it when i start leeching to get the nutes out or just water my normal dose. And i also has a little accident with the light hitting the plant but it didn't interrupt the sleep cycle it just extended it by a couple of hours cause the door was open and the room light was left on by mistake. Would that cause the plant to holds nutes that late into flowering? it is possible that even 2 hours of incorrect light in sleep may do some damage, I say some, because it could be zero and it could be bad, and you just wont know, may be the taste is the result, ......if I assume no damage was done, and if you feel nutrients still in the smoke after this type of regiment of leaching it means that they are not really up-taking nutrients this late in the cycle, which is not unusual.... in your case I would probably water them with 25% the 7th week twice, but zero nutrients at the 2nd last and last watering.... I am assuming that they at least need water twice a week.... what your suggesting is not a bad idea, as in take them to the bathtub and pour some extra gallons of (lightly 25% nutrients) water through the pot... it would work, just a lotto work....


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Hey i have a question about where to find CFL's in toronto. Do you know of any places that would carry a good selection unlike rona, home hardware, etc.., i just want to make sure i can get ones of the 2700k and 5100k light spectrum. thanks. they do, but you better try a hydro store, they only stock the good stuff


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what is the perfect conditions?. while lights r on it dosnt go over 30c n not under 26c. perfect is 25-27C, but ok is 23-30C, above 30C mites breed, below 23C they slow down...  humidity is low, I pay little attention to humidity unless it exceeds 65% which means you have ventilation problem, and/or you need to upgrade the out-take fan cant keep it at all in the hut. inline fan comes on twice in a hr, 4 15 min each time.


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mark i have uped the food as recomended and moved to 20L pots and added a new 15" fan .the temps are a breezy 25 and 21 at night.will the extra fan be to powerful for the plants when they are taller? when in veg the plants need to be constantly, but gently "rocked' by the wind in order to build up the stem, BUT in bloom it is best that the wind moves the air around but not the stems, so usually I point the fan away from the plants, up, above the canopy, between the tops of the plants and the bottom of the light, so the light moves air but not the plants... now the plants in the 3rd week of bloom better be staked with bamboo stakes (or similar)... if you do not stake them the plant will waste its energy on building up the stem and not the bud...  i have a 7*4*7 room with 2 90 cfm exaust fans and 1 more for intake and before the 15" fan i only had a 12".thinking about getting 500 cfm exaust and scraping the two little ones.its been 24 h since those pics but since the switch some look alittle perked up .gonna give them a week .thanks for all the help


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Hi Mark, I have 5 blueberry plants under 600w and good conditions. I have one plant that is lime green but growing great. temperature stress? seems like... colour discolorations can happen usually due to cold breeze or fan constantly blowing air in one spot of the plant or ... temps drop too much at night (like below 10C)... or some food you mixed was a bit less perfectly mixed then other food and this is the result... I could go on... usually this does not actually damage anything so carry on :-) ..... but if it is some form of stress then you need to identify it, just in case I give all the girls the same nutes? I'm going to grow it out for fun. Weird...


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Hello . How much time does it take to get a mother plant started before u can begin cutting clones. 2-3 weeks I'd say, you can take one clone early on and as she grow more  How much money is needed to set a mother plant up. minimum 100W light, preferably 400W thanks


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Hey there, Thanks for the advice. I now know what I should do. As to the question about me testing PH; yes I do. Interestingly, I've found that once I've added my PBP nutes the PH settles in to about 5.9, which is almost perfect for coir. It's very convenient for me, as I only have to check the PH every so often to make sure it's still solid and hasn't changed over time. all (good) nutrients have pH stabilizing things/enzymes? (after all they know we grow pot not vegetables)... that is why in majority of cases pH-ing of water is unnecessary so long as you always add some nutrients..


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I have my license permit now to grow and possess cannabis at my residence. Im interested in the proper procedure to contact u Mark about faxing my information to u so I can get clones. thanks talk with u soon I am sorry but T.I.M.E. (my circle of permit holders) is full, clones can only be purchased from CALM or CSE or THC, you can still call me at the number above at the time given but honestly if all you want is clones, please contact the compassionate centers


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Hey Mark, I'm doing 25 plants in 1 gallon pots. The medium is coir (which I really like, btw, a very forgiving medium) do you test for pH?. Right now they're vegging in a 3x4 box under the 400W MH and 9 CFLs. I recently picked up a 1000W MH for blooming, although, I'm considering extra light from the sides using CFLS and am also considering using the 400W too, as it won't be vegging anything. I have experience blooming with the 400 (usually switch at about 1 to 1.5 feet and end up with them a uniform 2 feet (not much stretch at all (using White Widow and Juicy Fruit from the Market). I have no experience with the 1000W. I can make the bloom area as big as I'd like. Ventilation will be controlled and heat will not be an issue (I have enough experience to handle that). My question is: how tall should they be before I switch to bloom? Thanks. Keep up the good fight!


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Hey Mark, I'm doing 25 plants in 1 gallon pots. The medium is coir (which I really like, btw, a very forgiving medium). Right now they're vegging in a 3x4 box under the 400W MH and 9 CFLs. I recently picked up a 1000W MH for blooming, although, I'm considering extra light from the sides using CFLS and am also considering using the 400W too, as it won't be vegging anything. I have experience blooming with the 400 (usually switch at about 1 to 1.5 feet and end up with them a uniform 2 feet (not much stretch at all (using White Widow and Juicy Fruit from the Market). I have no experience with the 1000W. I can make the bloom area as big as I'd like. Ventilation will be controlled and heat will not be an issue (I have enough experience to handle that). My question is: how tall should they be before I switch to bloom? Thanks. Keep up the good fight! ....you have good idea of light coverage since you get so little stretching with a 400W in bloom (for me a 400W means it will double in bloom), .... the bottom line is that a 1000W can have a plant bloomed at 2 feet at best (and even if you let them veg till 3 feet, you will end up removing/trimming the bottom 1/3 because the light simply won't reach there), you then end up with a plant at may be 3 feet in the end (if you add CFL you add lumens thus have even less stretching, for you 2.5, its a guess).... the theory is that a 1000W can penetrate about a foot INTO the canopy below, you can use bamboo stick to prop the stems so more light goes inside of the plant, strategically remove some fan leafs in the 4th week of bloom, again to allow more light inside of the canopy, these tricks can increase the penetration to say 1.5 feet.... that is why I prefer to place my plants as close to the light as possible without burning...placing plants 6 inches from the light  is ok so long as you have kick ass temps, 6 inches from the light I get may be 2 feet penetration into the canopy, every little bit helps... I am not sure if I need to tell you that your plants will be able to absorb more nutrients now that they have a 1000W .... on the average I would say increase nutrients by 25%, may be 50% ... more as you see fit, of course do it gradually... also, the plants should be bushier and stronger, yield more per branch, but not necessarily faster per se... bloom is still 8 weeks wehetehr its a 400W or a 1000W


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mark i hope this link will help (pics of my widowxxx ). i am letting them dry out completely this time. should they stand right back up if the air gets to the roots right anyway or is this gonna be a longer process? ....an average recovery may take a week when in veg.... in bloom its not clear...... from the thread/link I gather you are being advised to increase your ventilation to decrease temperatures... I agree, especially in winter you should be able to either bring in cold air or suck out hot air easily, if you can not achieve 26C this time of the year imagine when it gets a bit hotter outside.... 1000W should have 150CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) fan as outtake, and 50CFM for intake, preferably on a temp-stat, turning intake fan ON only when temps reach above 26C....


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Hey Permit, we all thought this was a forum to ask questions, get some advice and not be bashing the guy who's giving us his free time. Don't know what your beef is with Mark, but is this the place for you to vent? Your a very hurtful person, i will not speak for everyone here, but you really should go away, we all don't want to read the crap your saying here. My name is Big Budd, for a reason, and I will always stand behind anyone who gets trashed buy someone like you !!! may no attention, just a lost soul


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Hi Mark, sure is nice to have a place to go for adivce and questions. For that we all thank you !!!!!! So here goes... Once my crop is dried, can I store my weed in masson jars make sure the bud is very dry as it will mold, to prevent mold open the jar once a day for 1/2 hour for a week, later once a week for 1/2 hour afterwards to release any left over moisture... after couple of weeks of this the bud should be able to be stored either in the fridge (in a light proof container, no light is better) or in the basement (low humidity and low temps, like wine)... the longer you store it the better it should get (in theory), then put the jars in the freezer fridge is better, freezer will separate the crystals from the bud and not necessarily diminish the taste but this is not desired, so fridge temperatures are better for the long term  .., and if I can, how long would it stay fresh. bone dry in a dark place and 2-8C temps, years? decades? like wine for ever? Days, weeks, months, even years perhaps? Bless you for all your work here, thanks soooooooo much !! Big Budd


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how do i get more females from seeds? have perfect conditions and perfect temps and they should in theory be 100% female.. I repeat -IN THEORY- all seeds are actually female, from what I know stress makes males... so the less optimal conditions you give them the more males you get..


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if tomato plants streatch, is that causing stress? if the plants stretch that means that they are not in optimal conditions... can be they are too far from the light, can be they are too close together (overcrowded)... can be lack of heat... stretching means that they are stressed..


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Hi man, why use molasses when DNF bud fortifier or botanicare hydroplex is made for pot growing? maybe the sugar in molasses will attract some buggies? for carbohydrates you can try advanced nutrients carboload, but maybe youll get ants with that too. when i started using carboload i got ants, but maybe it was just a conincidence.


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i moved the lamp closer as sujested .but still no change .inbetween Q&A they all have stared to hang low all day .do you think i could be over watering water ONLY when they dry out completely.. should be days.. how often do you water? ? they look exactly like the ones in the pic on this link .thanks I looked at the page and there is many pix .. which one?


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Hey mark....I am not able to call you from 12-3. I want to send a money order to make sure my strain isn't out of stock when I'm home from working out West this spring. If I go ahead and send it now and pay in full, will you just set mine aside and hang onto them for me until I can stop by? This would relieve a lot of stress for me man, as I've run into this problem before with other seed banks. I am a true believer that genetics ARE everything so I wanna make sure I get the girls I want - peace, thanks man. (of course I'll include my order details with my money order) I am sorry but I dont do money orders, just ... a hassle.. I know, I know business.... but this seed bank sells my strains and they do money orders... also, worry not I am not running low on stock or anything


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HI everyone. Im a beginner with quick simple question regarding connecting my ballast wires into my light. I realize the wires have to match up correctly ( black green white) DO i have to disasemble the hex box entirely and take the wires out completely?/ does anyone have a diagram illustrating this procedure/ i hope i explained myslf clearly thanks. this is my 1st time hooking up my light with a ballast. I feel uncomfortable to play with electricity so I can not say, ask your local hydro store


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Mark: No question; just a thank you for having the site and taking the time to answer peoples questions. Best regards sweet ...  thanx :-)


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If my plant is dark green tips not burned just really dark green..could i still take a clone without having problems.or should i wait till the plant is a little bit healthier? what you are describing is a well fed plant, you can take a clone but water her with a lower dosage of food so when you remove the foliage she wont burn...


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hi mark a friend of mine told me i should use molasses 2 teaspoons every watering well I'm in flowering i was just wondering if u know of this product and if its any good. should use it or no? never tried so I can not tell you, I heard similar stories, if you wish take one plant and feed her this mix.. see what happens..


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i live in a country that has frequient power outages,my question to you is will these blackouts that last about one hour give or take a few, how would this affect my plants. 1 or 2 hours a day will not be a disaster, it would place some stress on the plant, but all that means is that you should feed her a bit less then generally recommended... 10 or 15% less then recommended is a good start


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If I were to prune a marijuana plant would this give me more yield? Or just keep the plant small? prune ONLY the bottom leafs (I would say the bottom 1/3 of the plant), prune only the stems/leafs that are getting no light from above and they should be removed, do this ONLY in the 3rd or 4th week of bloom, in veg it is not necessary to trim any leafs at all... I am not sure if you mean to ask for this BUT you can also "pinch" a plant when in veg, usually this would happen 1 or 2 weeks BEFORE going into bloom.... when you pinch the very top of the plant the energy gets directed to the side branches and the plant becomes fuller and denser but also shorter....


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hey mark My WidowXXX is 19 days old .8 out of 10 going strong .my problem is that the last 2 to 3 hours of an 18 hour period all the leaf seems to start drooping. i have promix ,temp 28 to 30 oC ,lamp is 3ft from tops,and dark greens leaves.4*7*7 room  1st I must say that this could be normal, as they anticipate sleep time, but 2-3 hours ahead of this time is a bit unusual,.... try this.. your plants may need more light, 3 feed away may be a bit too far, at 19 days you should be able to take it down to 18 inches..... if they look like they wilt pull back the light back up by a foot BUT try again the next day... condition them a bit...


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hi mark. What is the best product to use for salt build up...and how would i use it. Also how would i be able to tell if i have salt build up.... salt build up pretty much only happens when you use the commercial nutrients bought at home depot like 20-20-20 or 10-30-15 (I call them blue powders) ... the looks plants show is the same as over feeding,... usually the leafs burn from the tips on, the stem turn blue or dark colour, sometimes the stem turns colour (like overfeeding) but the leafs turn yellow (like underfeeding)....the point is that salt built up is stress, and stress manifests itself in weird ways..... and it gets really confusing.. also real salt built up pretty much kills the plant within couple of days may be.... anyways no matter which of these symptoms I described there is only one solution to all of them.... you have to leach them, as in give them 25% (of what they usually get) food mix and leach out whatever is in the roots, usually you do it one day then you wait a week, if you have to water them in this period , you leach as well.... then after a week you water them with 75% food mix..... the idea is that all the problems happen in the roots, thus remove old nutrients from the roots and give them new once... leaching solves a lot of problems.... please try not to leach with tap water as it could further stress the plants (an cause nutrient lock which looks the same as salt build up).... when you mix a little bit of food in the water (and I say 25% of normal but it can be 10% or 15%.. as long as its below 25%) its is far better then plain tap water....


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Hi Mark: A book I've seen listed "Old Mother Sativa" from Australia as a heavy producer with a lot of THC. It sounds like a good strain for southern Gulf Coast of US outside grow since we have a long season and a lot of sun light. Any experience with it? Thanks in advance. (any) Sativa + Your region should do well... sativa is what pretty much the whole region grows (outside at least) .... Australia shares many weather traits with southern regions of US so they should match for sure....


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can white widow xxx be grown in northern ontario and if so when will it finish ty been tried twice and it finished around the end of September ... BUT if its starts to rain around that time, and it often does, then its all about being lucky... hard to predict N. Ontario in September  


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the plants are so stretched because there form seed, been under floros until they were over 4 feet*** that is what made them stretchy that's for sure


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theirs only 1 plant doing this, i don't believe i ever gave i plain water unless i made a mistake and thought i put the nuts in but didn't. i guess giving it too much nuts could have don't it as u say to use 80% max i was using 100, but i have a plant half the size, same strain, hashmaster, giving it full nuts and its done in 7 days and theirs no sign of any leaves dieing. Besides a few bottom leaves going yellow of course.I don't live in Toronto so i need to check my ph.The plants are so stretched cause there form seed, been under floros for until l they were like 4 feet lol, explains the stretching, a fluorescent light is really good for a foot not much more and because there 60% sativa. plus my lights are only 32w. i have a ghetto style cooling system, its works pretty good keeps it from going over 80, before i added this it was at 90, the room has a large attic door on the ceiling so i just open that and point a fan towards it lol my point is the plants are between this 20$ oscillating fan so i cant put the lights closer than like 20 inches...... On a different plant almost every single leave has tiny rust spots, this plant is like dark green leather so mabey to much nuts? this happened over night it seems. I hope they dont all turn yellow and die like the other plant..when this happens overnight I blame the food.. too much would be my first guess... leaching it immediately in a tub with lightly nutrient level water is best. Ok so, the first plant with yellowing leaves, it now has like 3 fan leaves left and ALOT of branch leaves are dead or dieing like 80% of plant excluding buds.....Also i found a pretty large spider web on the bottom of a plant connected to the pot i believe, is it 100% "spider mites" or a chance it could have been just a normal spider? thx again!!! one problem after the next :S spider mites creates webs as well, so it may be one giant mite infestation OR just a spider doing its thing... mites would look like tiny specs of dust under the leafs, and on the upside of the leaf you would see small white dots starting from the inside of the leaf... overall your problem seems to be matching correct nutrition level to the tiny lights you have (the bigger the light the more you feed, consequently the smaller the light the less you feed).... the simply answer is to use less... after all its easier to give them more food when needed then leaching them when you give too much (and that's usually too late)... that may not be all since as you said you feed other plants the same and they are fine... I am lost because I never dealt with tiny lights like yours and plants behave differently under different lights... the smallest I grew with was a 400W


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i think its the other way around for clones, too much light is bad. I got 100% success first time ever using dirt (which is not recommended) under no light, there was lights in the room but no light directly over the dome, i believe the dome also shades the light helping the clones. its pretty simple ur trying to grow roots, roots don't need light, they need a plant thats alive so a little light is necessary just to keep it alive until roots develop then u can give it more light as u don't want to just keep it alive anymore you want it to start growing, too much light and the plant will focuses alot of energy on trying to grow leaves instead of roots making it take longer to root. so any light will do really some like to use cheap 60w incandescent bulbs because it gives off heat, good to use if u don't have a heating mat the only thing i can think of is that if the light is to far away the plant will focus on stretching instead of rooting? hmmmmm......... EVERYTHING I SAY IS JUST ME ASSUMING NOTHING IS FACTS LOL.......... btw this is a really easy question to google lol why wait for information when u could have already had it by now well said


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Can a 24 watt T5 fluorescent light successfully root a cutting? I believe it would... I see no reason why not, I used an incandescent once and it worked


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hi...If you under feed underfeeding will lose some yield but can be easily fixed or over feed overfeeding can kill the plant dead, in bloom overfeeding can not really be recovered from, and if you do recover somewhat then the yield drops by 70% a plant in bloom do you lose yield....and also is it better to transplant when the soil is wet or dry? wet is better as the roots break less


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hey mark. i have bought just about every one of your strains, and was looking at some strains at the canadian seed exchange. it says you get seeds from them I do? some strains true, but that was a while back, they actually sell my strains . i just wanted to know if you had any comments about buying seeds from them. no, I refer people there all the time, usually when they look for feminized seeds which I dont have, I find them all good people, never had any problems is the buying atmosphere as casual as the sublime cafe? its not a cafe, but its nice as well  i would rather pick seeds up myself, can you go in a browse to buy seeds at the CSE on young st? I dont think they are on young street anymore, they are now on Wellesley and Jarvis, check they website any info is always appreciated.


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hello i see on your website that the prices for the seeds are different...what is your best strain...i am not looking for best yield or easy to grow i just wwould like to know whats ur most poutin seeds are....heavy indica is what you would consider potent plants (lets call that vodka).... hindu kush, ww xxx or NL x SK.... all dominant indica... the other stuff is mix of indica and sativa.... sativa is like champagne, not as potent, but the high is more refined... so if vodka you like get dominant indica strains, if champagne you like get sativa..... my prices work like this.... if a plant produces me a lot of seeds, the seeds get cheaper because I have a lot of them.... if the plant produces less, it gets more expensive because I have less to begin with... so the price is not about quality at all...


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oh ya i asked for your opinion on bloom nutes to buy, i heard organic is better/easier cuz its harder to over fead. as i am still a newb i believe, id prefer to go this route to be safe. im not as "into" growing as i was the first time so i dont use much precision these days. so whats the best organic primary nutrient for bloom? besides dnf fortifier any other additives worth trying? Pure Blend PRO (1 for veg and 1 for bloom) or Flora Nova (same)... both organic ..... one problem with them, because they are organic its best to store them in cool place AND always always remember to shake the shit out of them before mixing... organic settle on the bottom and if not mixed wont work well....


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ok mark i will take your advide and not use the bud candy.. i dont think it does much with flavor and smell anyway, the kush is good enough without.. so im also gona buy a diff bloom nute. suggestions? Pure Blend PRO line or Flora Nova line, both organic, both good i also want to buy some seeds to try a diff strain and will come down to buy some soon. also suggestions? low smell would be my only concern dont know if thats an option or not. generally sativa dominant strains smell far far less then indica..... from us ...I don't remember now if we have it but G13/Buddha was the lowest smelling plant we had  i know its hit or miss with seeds but i should get at least 1 fem from 10 seeds correct? you should get 5 and I replace seeds if you don't get 7... seeds are in fact by default female... stress cause males... thats all i care to get im not much of a complainer lol so how long would it take to plant a seed, then grow them to the age when u can take clones? just to take some clones around a month... but 6 months to go from seed to a verifiable quality mother plant also at what time in the cycle will male plants in bloom pollinate my fems? anywhere from week 3rd week of bloom to 5th thats my greatest worry about using seeds to get a new mother. grow 10 seeds, take 2 clones from each, then bloom the clones under whatever light (incandescent light works), two weeks later you know which clone is which sex, thus you should know which plant is male/female... thx again


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hey mark i am still a bit unsure how much nutes to mix into my feedings. im using promix bx in 10" pots, 400w hps. i have been using pureblend pro 3-1.5-4 for veg, and 2.5-2-5 for bloom. i recently bought pk 13-14. What would be a good starting point in the mixing ratio between pureblend pro and water through out the growing cycle. aswell as how much, how often to use pk 3-14. any advice is always appreciated. thanks mark ...in veg, start with 2ml/L for the first week when they are young sprouts.... around the 2nd (or so) week of veg, bump that up to 5ml/L.... alternate between 5ml and 2ml when watering in veg.... 1st week of bloom, feed 5ml OF VEG (no need to alternate between 5ml and 2ml, the plants should be able to take up 5 ml for the entire week).. in 2nd week of bloom switch to bloom food at 2ml/L, 3rd week increase bloom food to 5ml AND start adding 1ml/L of pK-13-14 together with the bloom food..... you should be able to maintain this level of nutrition for the entire week 4, 5 and 6 (and bump the pK from 1ml to 2 ml if you want to)... week 7 start leaching, mix 1 ml of bloom food and NO pK... week 8 plain water.... IF you see burnt tips on the leafs it means that its better to change my advice from 5ml per L to 4ml.... some strains like less some more so watch for the burnt tips..... let me know if this helps...


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Hi mark, are they any growing competitions in southern ontario that anyone can enter? none that are not rigged, I like them all especially boat cruises but I have not participated at all last year... busy with lawyers and crap...


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hey thx for the help, im not sure what my soil ratio is. its premium pro mix bx professional. I just copy a licensed horticulturist who also grows weed but he got busted so cant contact him anymore :( he told me that's the best soil and i looked it up and everyone uses that to grow weed so i don't think that's my problem. Also, its only happening to 1 of my plants you have the right soil, its what I use.... 1 of many does not make for a disaster however ... I am betting at some point you gave them plain tap water and that's whene the issue began or is a simple issue of overfeeding (once) and now they are sort of recovering... sort of because in bloom they will never "look" better...


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Hey man, i took a look at your pics and i had the same appearence with some plants i put into a coco coir / promix mix 50/50. I had never had any problems like this before i tried coco coir/promix, i switched back to almost enitely promix and maybe 5-10% coco and it never happened again coco fiber may require more attention when it comes to ph-ing.... again I would sort of blame it on watering the plants with plain tap water and zero nutrients... plain water + 20% of nutrients is the minimum when it comes to watering.... promix is supposed to protect from this type of issues but .. water in TO is different then Ottawa, etc...  tap water should be 7 pH from the tap, which is neutral to people ... promix can self adjust the pH to the plants liking BUT if the tap water is for some reason different then 7 then weird issues may occur... adding low dosage of nutrients to water brings the pH down to 'bout 6.6 or so which is just right....


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never deal with this guy if you have a permit ...period  hey Cameron how are you... since I am NOT looking for anyone to join me.. what is the problem?


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when trying to access ur seed catalog i get a 403 forbidden code. Is anyone else having this problem? Please help. Thanks to all in advance.


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Opps, :S whole plant is like LIGHT green now*


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Hey mark thanks for the explanation! i had much more questions but i read the first page and that answered most of them lol anyways i flushed my plant a few days ago to see if that would help but it seems like just leaves just continued to die, even faster now, my whole plant is like like green i think because of no nutes but my main concern is that my buds aren't going to grow very big because almost every fan leave has died! fan leaf dying is not a problem by itself, if the non-fan leafs are dying , that is a problem ... I though about pH and there is a possibility that your tap-water may be other then the regular 7 (neutral) like it is in Toronto, you may want to check that with a basic pH strip.... now I am confused, so I repeat that leaching still means you put some nutrients in the water, like 25% of regular dosage, never ever give them plain water...  now its killing the smaller leaves too! 3 sets of leaves down from the top is also affected. shes scrawny plant lol my frist grow, shes almost 4 weeks into flower she came from a seed here are some pics ( i couldn't upload pics on your google thing so i put them on photobucket here is the link: http://s746.photobucket.com/albums/xx106/southcomft/  under a 1000W they should hell of a lot better ... are you sure you have no mites? mites would chew up leafs like that as well... would look like lots of little tiny dots covering the leaf, and small white specks of dust under the leaf ... it looks also like they got burned (overfed) at some point and they are recovering, but in bloom this type of stress can not really be reversed, in veg they would recover .... there is also the issue of them stretching, at some point either they were too far from the light OR they got underfed (in veg).... stretching means that there is a lot of distance between one bud and the next, the plant tried to reach for the light so instead of proper growth you get stretching...  the problem with having stretched plants is that they prefer less nutrients so .. for example if your nutrient says ex. 5 ml/L you should have used 4ml... in general its better to use less food then recommended and add as necessary.... the problem is now that your plants will not really recover, you may want to continue feeding them a low dosage of nutrients .. say 50% of recommended... there is nothing that will really help them.... ph of your water may be of issue, but that's easily solved if you always add at least 20% of regular dosage when watering AND not exceed 80% at max.... if next time around you get denser foliage (as in no stretching) you can get to 100% .... I have to add that stretching usually happens because people are afraid of placing the big light close enough to the small plants... keep the plants 18 inches away from the light and stretching should not happen.....


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Hey Mark, love the grow guide but can't get in to see it. Do you plan on getting that up and running again? I sure hope so. Thanks, forgot to pay bills for a while.. fixed now


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hey mark really informative forum you have leart alot form it thx :) but after reading the first page im finding im doing a few things wrong... "if the water is still its only good for 24 hours, if you put a bubbler inside the water container, water is good for 20 days" what exactly do you meen, the oxegen in the water is not active after 24 hours or the nuts arnt active after 24 hours? after 24 hours the nutrients mixed in the water may break down (unless you oxygenate the water with a bubbler) and thus become useless so I usually advice to take the water, mix nutrients and use immediately ... not all brands of nutrients will break down quickly, but organics will especially... its ok to take a bucket of water, leave it there for days at the time, then just before using mix-in the food, that's ok, but with organic nutrients if you take water and mix nutrients in and then leave it for more then few days then you never know what will grow in the bucket... Will cold water right out of the tap shock the roots? in dirt/promix no, in rockwool maybe is room temp water beter or dosesnt matter? for young plants room-temp is better, for mature plants cold water is better  so best would be to make soulution 12 hours prior to watering to let it sit and get room temp but use it before 24 hours is up? don't over think this, just use the water as needed, if you have some left over its good for a day or two im a newb i bought stim root no.1 (no 2 is better but no 1 will work as well but got 100% succes good, no.2 you find is much better for pot or dosnet really matter? I tried all brands and I tried nothing, it all seems to work the same i will switch anyways. optomal plants per 1000w is 8? for you? sure, I like 20, its really as many as you feel you can handle DNF Green for clones instead of something like superthrive? once clones are rooted I mix 10% of whatever veg food I got, seems to work as well as B1 (superthrive) and when rooting they only need tap water, no nutrients needed .....but you know, in the end if you 100% success do not listen to me, just repeat whatever you did before  Start countdown (eg. 56 days) the day you switch when you switch or until flowering's first appearance on the plant? for outdoors only yes,, indoors you start counting when you switch them to 12/12 if so what flowers, small baby bus or just white hairs, so if plants were already showing sex in veg just start ountdown same day as switch or wait for baby buds? One of my plants in bloom is acting up. all other plants are heathy. leaves are dieing starting from bottom up. turing strange yellow color the bottom leafs are the farthest from the light thus they naturally die off first, nothing to worry about, it would be an issue if the same was happening to the top leafs, ...however, if it seems like there is too many rust spots and weirdness, .... decrease the nutrients level by half, or less for one or two watering cycles and werid rust like spots all over them :( i belive its Magnesium deficiency but really have no clue. shoudl i try epson salt? st least 50% of tghe plant is yellow so i cant see it hurting, but do you have a beter alternative to epson salt? what nutrients are you using, how much do you mix, how often do you water? i cloned using tiny pots with promix like on jorge cervates*? movie, first time cloning and got 100% succes in 10 days :) also started 30 bag seeds in promix all but 1 sprouted. my fried is a licensed horticulturist and grows the best weed around, he told me to just stick it in dirt lol anyway do you know anyone who clones like this or should i really consider switching my method, remeber this is my first time growing its not like ived been doing it this for years I prefer  that if something works, stick with it so mabey i was just lucky or very easy strain to clone? why care, if it fails next time, switch methods but if it works it works cfls's under my 1k light to help out premature bottom buds, why is it bad to have light shinning up on the underside of the leafs? the leafs are naturally designed to receive light from the top not from the bottom  is it acctualy BAD for plants or just not great because plants cant obsorb light from there? I don't think its bad-bad, but it is most likely is a waste of time and lumens so really its just a waste? its seems what dose of dnf grow a & b for under fluorescents, 50% of recommended? I would start at 20% and go up from there, fluorescent lights can be tricky, some have more lumens then others, everyone seems to have different experience, 50% would be after making sure they can take lesser amounts and not burn  sorry for so many questions and thanks for taking the time to lend a hand to so many people.


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i dont add anything in veg but a&b, as most people dont because most people are cheap. I just find it funny when someone says "DO NOT" because have you actally tried every single additive out there? what if some scientist whom spent years on research actually did find something that makes the plant grow 15% faster or whatever. It would be people tthat consistanlly say "DO NOT and NEVER ADD" that makes it hard for these products to get well known. not saying there is any out there, but theres always tomorow :) just seen on the news they found a switch to life (using plants) they can turn off (kill) the plant and turn it back on lol fair enough ..... but let me emphasize that every time a new product comes up I get excited, I really do... it is fun to test stuff ...... if it sounds like I am discouraging any one from trying new stuff, it is the opposite.... however I did try many of these things already, and I am old, thus experienced... no point wasting time ... people ask I share...


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Mark, my question is how many hours of use to you recommend on a 1000w hps. My hortilux paper says the bulb life is 24,000 hrs. I have a bulb with just 2,800 hrs on it. I'm thinking your gonna tell me change now or one more grow. Why? I count by bloom cycle, I would prefer to change bulbs after the end of the 3rd bloom cycle but usually end up changing it after the 4th.... I have a light meter as well, if the bulb is less then 60% lumens of a new bulb I change it....


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I dont really a see a difference in final product depending on what different nutes i add in veg, i just use a regular veg formula (pb pro veg). Nutes you add in veg will metabolized and wont really have that great an impact on the final product. Sure maybe adding some other additives during veg may help things go a bit faster but honestly i dont see any difference in final product. What do you add in the veg cycle? Perhaps you could inoculate the roots with fungus in the veg so it will be established in bloom, but whats the point spending extra on veg nutes when pot grows super fast and healthy on a simple veg formula. Keep in mind this all goes for soiless medium, such as promix or atami B*cuzz. full hydroponics may need more additives, but i dont know too much about hydro systems. maybe starting putting additive a week or two before a plant goes into bloom. people love things that make them feel better so they think there are miracle products that do this or that better, marketers exploit this to no end by creating endless stream of new products that do not differ from the last one.... in veg there is no need for anything special, I even tried B1 and I saw no difference, I tried fulvics and additives and I see no difference... in veg regular nutrinets work well and there is no need for additives unless you have a particular problem..... I wish someone would pay me big buck to promo some fucking useless product, anyone out there?


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LOL @ *** do not give any additives while in the veg cycle, other than you veg nutes!:)


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i can see a difference between plants with liquid karma and no liquid karma, i view liquid as an additive that helps faciliate the nutrients coming together, and a part of that is carbohydrates ensuring your plants have enough food to bluck up. i see a big difference when these are used in conjunction with one another, whether is be carbo load or sweeet. ive never used fulvic acid but the guy at my grow shop raves about it sometimes, and ive heard it referenced in several other places as well, overall i think it adds to resin production, but im not sure. but unless temps and ph are correct these prducts full effects will never be seen.the store on yonge street Toronto hemp club sells grow stuff on the lower level.


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i have some himalaya gold seeds that the breeder says you can harvest at the end of september north of the equator i live at 43 latitude i have heard growers at 38 latitude harvest end of september should i wait a week or two longer I prefer to by the motto "when in rome do as romans do"..i.e. harvest when everyone around your region is harvesting, that's usually the best bet.... but get yourself a 16x Magnifying glass and learn how to tell if a trichone is ready.. when cloudy they are ready to harvest.. when 80% of all trichones are cloudy its time to harvest....


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thanks for the help its greatly appreciated...1 more question how does those 3 products help the plant in the bloom stage... healthier.bigger.better?.would i be able to see a difference if i were to use them 3 product liquid karma, fluvic acid and carboload on top of my flora nova and pk-13-14.....and also do you k know a store in the downtown Toronto area tthat sells all 3 products......thanks your help has been greatly appreciated


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*** do not give any additives while in the veg cycle, other than you veg nutes!:)


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should be ok to add with floranova instead of botanicare pure blend pro, just use less than prescribed. also, all the additives are for bloom only, DO NOT give any additives while in bloom cycle. not that I want to discourage trying new things and all, but for bloom all you need is a 1: primary nutrient like Pure Blend Pro OR Flora Nova + 2: bud booster like PK-13-14 OR DNF Bud Fortifier..... that's it really, the rest is all about temperatures and light


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are those ok to use with flora nova and pk-13-14....and do i only use them in bloom or veg and bloom? NOTE: I do not use any of these BUT if you wish to here is how to use them (as I know to use them at least) liquid karma - add in bloom on top of regular nutrients, this is nothing but a diluted nutrient thus whenever you add it its ok.... fulvic acid - 4 to 6 week of bloom on top of other nutrients, as a spray, spray only the underside of leafs in the 5 to 6 week of bloom ever 3 days.... carboload is "filler" similar in purpose to pk-13-14 OR DNF Bud Fortifier (DNF and PK are basically the same), but carboaload can be used on top of pk-13-14 pretty much throughout the whole bloom cycle.... Sweet I believe adds "flavour", but I may be wrong on this....


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i suggest adding liquid karma, fluvic acid, and some carbohydrates such as advanced nutrients carboload, or botanicares Sweet (there is grape and berry, the grape has nutrient content while the berry does not for some reason. i have seen the best results with carbo load) keep in mind i also dont use flora nova, this all goes with pure blend bloom for hydro, and dnf bud fortifier)


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Hey Mark…or anyone else, here’s the situation 5 week bloom 400w in promix - 69 degrees- 50 humidity …two plants on dnf look good…. one plant on flora nova looks bad, plant is yellowing and dark spots are appearing on fan leafs Followed the Flora Nova directions then advises to go through 2 water only cycles, then feed again, followed by another 2 water only cycles and so on and so on. I just finished the second only water on the flora nova plant and was wondering on the best approach help her…. She’s yellowing really fast… thinking a couple of things but wondered which would be the best approach Should I wait for the soil to get dry and feed as per instructions of: feed-water-water? Not so crazy about this approach. Give the pant 1/3 of the recommended flora nova nutrients and keep with that regiment for a bit and see how it goes Switch the to DNF ;) Also should I feed it now or wait for the promix to dry out a bit more… like I said she’s yellowing fast and I want to help her but the promix is pretty wet and i don’t want to drown her with over watering either ps this is my second grow and this yellowing also happened with the first but only with flora nova this time… dnf fed plants went great… think i might stop looking for something better and stick with what works. Your help and this site is greatly appreciated… thanks Mark I think you are not shaking the Flora bottle well enough to mix it (shake the bottle violently before using).... BUT in the end stick with DNF if this works for you... sometimes one nutrient works for one person but not for the other....


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dave, theoretical yields are not determined by the number of plants but rather the wattage dedicated to growing. the light canopy is area under the bulb that receives adequate light for growing, for a 1000W bulb this 5' x 5'. this 25sq ft space could be filled with 100 really small plants, 25 small plants, or your friends case, 3 really large plants each occupying approx 8sq ft. growing 16oz - 24oz each cycle using a 1000W is the ideal to strive for. there are several other factors which come into play based on your experience growing.


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i use flora nova veg and bloom with pk-13-14 in pro-mix .....my question is..Is there anything else i can use on top of my nutrients that will help in prove my growing cycle I tent to advice beginners... with these nutrients you have, you should have a beautiful crop ... you can always try out new nutrients but generally they are all a gimmick.... do a year with these nutrients and then get back to me :-)


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hey dude thanks for the reply....i am a new growing myself and not sure what that means ...(if those three plants filled the entire light canopy)..what does that mean....sorry for the stupid noob question technically whether its 1 plants or 20 the yield is the same..... example: 1 plant will veg longer to take over this space but it will yield the same as 20 plants vegged far shorter... since 20 plants will take over this space quicker, you have to bloom earlier, I have an explanation somewhere but that part of the site is down... get back to me again and will post more later


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I sprouted five Summertime Buddha seeds two weeks ago in wet paper towels. Two are healthy seedlings now in promix and three stopped sprouting after a few days. On close inspection, the three dead sprouts are full of tiny white worms! Is this common? What can I do to prevent this in the future? worms? that's a first one.... were there eggs in seeds? fungus gnat eggs? .... soak roots in a mix of neem oil


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you get 16oz from three plants under a 1000W if those three plants filled the entire light canopy. his problem is space, with 2 x 3 space its hard to use a 1000W to the max hydroponics yields more than soil, given you know what your doing.


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hi mark.i see on your web page that the expected yield should be about 16 ounces or more with a 1000 watt......my friend had a 400 watt mh for veg then went to a 1000 watt hps and only got about 5-6 ounces with 3 plants the space he was using is about 8 ft tall 2 ft deep and 3 ft wide ...the plants were about 2 and a half feet tall at the end bloom....is 5-6 ounces on 3 plants really bad? ...how much could you personally get of 3 plants. your space is limited and the plants are not using this space well.... essentially you are growing in a 2 x 3 space, should be 5 x 5 or 6 x 6 ... 5-6 ounces is bad, in general, in your case the plants could be a bit taller, but its difficult to advise you without specific questions  ....Thanks Dave


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I live in a very small community in the north and I am wondering about your seed mail order packaging. How discreet is it? What does the packaging look like? Who is named as the sender? simple brown envelope with address, that's it


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thanks... but how many hours should i keep the jar closed b4 i open it and take the buds out....and what if i take the buds out for 1 hour instead of 10 minutes would this stop or mess up the curing process????? no, the time is arbitrary, the idea is to ventilate the bud, and this should be done in under 15 minutes, but 1 hours wont hurt it, may be just ventilate too much, which means it will lose some smell


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yeah about curing...for me it all depends on how fast you want your budz....like obviously you can dry them out fast as possible....but the way I do it is with mason jars......plastic bags or something shud work too...basically with the method I use...the whole idea is to dry the weed out as slowly as possible-Without getting any mold or anything... so you have your freshly harvested budz...I ususally let em dry out in the open air for atleast a little while (hard to say - all depends on the humidity in your area - I'm from Prince Edward County - Southern Ontario) Basically i just let it dry until the budsz aren't feeling like a live plant anymore...then i move to the mason jars or bags....you could goto the bags or jars right away...just would take longer and you'd have to take special care there's not too much humidity.... Once they're all in the jars...it's really an art...keep feeling them and smelling the jars or bags.....basically you're trying to lock all the good stuff in while not letting it get too humid in there to have any mold or anything... I keep the jars closed for a while (hours) then when I think all the budz have been a little too humid,, I take everything out and let it all air out for a few minutes...then go back to the jar... BTW - I know this is all pretty vague...but remember this: you have some nice wet and fresh buds....you are trying to get them kinda nice and dry/moist like when you buy a bag from your buddy...so that's your goal... It's like keeping bread at your cottage by the lake...


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hello can some one tell me there method on curing marijuana


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still wondering if someone from this website will let me make sure a number of seeds will be available for when I drive to your location....love you all-grow on!


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just a small tip...I find a lot of people...including on this website...are having difficulty because they are "over-thinking" their dope.....think about this people....marijuana is a weed...it has been evolving for millions of years....it will do what it is supposed to do... it is meant to GROW......this may not apply so much to indoor growers but I have years of experience behind me when I say that a natural plant is a happy plant....simply give the girl what she needs and she will provide....find a place outside where she will get a drink throughout the year and you will be happy....love you all....Operation Overgrow!! BTW I love my home Canada!!!


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just a small tip...I find a lot of people...including on this website...are having difficulty because they are "over-thinking" their dope.....think about this people....marijuana is a weed...it has been evolving for millions of years....it will do what it is supposed to do... it is meant to GROW......this may not apply so much to indoor growers but I have years of experience behind me when I say that a natural plant is a happy plant....simply give the girl what she needs and she will provide....find a place outside where she will get a drink throughout the year and you will be happy....love you all....Operation Overgrow!! BTW I love my home Canada!!!


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Just wondering why this website only has news articles from 2 or 3 years ago I gave up updating the news ... just use google....I have asked a few other questions on here....maybe I'm just an old paranoid grower....I plan to be picking up some seeds this spring in person....thanks everyone....


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what the problem is my 600w light hasent bean working properly for the last 4 weeks this had gone unsean i have now fixed this problem how long iam in flower 4 weeks will it still bud ok


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Was wondering how will the Afghani Gold be in an indoor lst grow. ?


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thanks for the help im gonna go to the place down by yorkdale! estefon science


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VINNIE...your best berst bet is to look online...i bought mine from a place called optics planet...but any camera store would have them...as far as your theory on the trichs and the colors you stated your on the mark .....but they can only be altered a lil bit as your strain realy dictates couch lock or heady cerebral high.....HAPPY GROWING AND GOOD LUCK.....:)


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[url]http://www.escience.ca/genSci/RENDER/1/1002/1006/10358.html[/url I found these.


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You can get them at science shops for 25-30 dollars. Some say you can get them at the source (aka radio shack) but I couldn't find any. I've heard electrical supply places but I never got to check. Once you get one: clear trichs-light buzz, cloudy trichs-medium buzz, 30-40% gold/amber trichs-dabom buzz


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im almost at the the last week of flowering... and was wounder were the hell can i but a pocket microscope!! someone help cant find on anywhere!


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im almost at the the last week of flowering... and was wounder were the hell can i but a pocket microscope!! someone help cant find on anywhere!


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I have a plant thats 4 wks old. It's has been under 18hr.of light it's whole life. It's has little white balls opening up like flowers. Could this be a boy plant already? I thought it had to be under 12/12 for the plant to show sex? The balls and flowers are on the trunk of the plant and in the new growth, the plant is about two feet tall. Have you ever seen such a thing? How long do I wait before I start to cut clones, my plants are 4wks. old. 2 1/2ft. tall. is this an auto flower? plants that do this have ruderalis genes in them, an Eastern European strain of (crappy) cannabis....


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I agree with JIMMY. Come on guys and gals. we have to help each other. Mark is also a busy guy. I am a 1st time grower and cannot offer much advise but for all other growers that have had successful harvests please teach teach teach. as i read all the forums there are alot of good questions with marks answers i find that reading all the posts in this forum really helps. but if we all put in the effort to answer each others questions things will be more relaxed here and I am sure Mark will answer our questions and correct our problems when he has a chance. In the mean time we have to help each other.OPA and a happy new year to all. well put


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WHY POST IF NO ONE OFFERS HELP OR COMMENTS?...A FORUM IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE TO CHIME IN...NOT JUST MARK...!


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Hi Mark hope all is well. I have your g13 plant (not g13x buddha) I topped it 1st week of bloom probably not a wise choice? a week earlier would be better The plant is in its 5th week of bloom it is short and bushy with nice big buds all buds at the same height, very beautiful girl with lots of cystals. I use a poket microscope to view the tricoms 30x zoom with light. The tricombs are still clear. My question is what is the flowering time on this strain as you do not show it on your catalog any more (sold out)? end of 8th week should be the time . and how and when do you recomend i flush it for the final harvest. start flushing at the beginning of 7th week I am also growing bbs blue berry skunk. Do you know any thing about jacks kush nope Like flowering time or indica to sativa ratio (from hotbox cafe) the reason i got these seeds was to find out where your cafe was and ben was very nice and directed me to sublime where i met reza and bought 45 seeds.I only have 3 plants right now 1 g13 1 jacks kush and 1 bbs under a 400 watt hortilux hps bulb in a 4 x 4 foot area, 5th week bloom and at around 3 feet tall any idea on final yield of each plant? nope, because I count yield PER light and not per plant  How mny plants can i go with for my next grow with 4x4x5feet high area and a 400 watt mh for veg and 400 watt hps for flowering? I would do 8 females, starting probably with 15 seeds  All the best to you in the new year. Thank You Thanks


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where is everyone ??/ no more posts ?


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I hope everything is fine also I need to get more clones soon. I dont like having to grow from seed.


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I hope all is well with mark


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OK i stand corrected. I thought he was only growing in 1 location. anyhow no problem what ever happens ..happens.


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Ya he has a license to grow....just not at 63 locations....give your head a fuk'n shake, get off the pipe for more than three hours and get with the real world. You think just because you have a license you can't get busted? WOW!!! dsl imagery short for .......disillusioned imagery....ha....!!!!! the cops do not care that I have a license, 63 locations, I made it I MADE IT yeaaaahhh


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mark has a license from the canadian government to grow and possess marijhuana simply put he is NOT going to jail the police r chasing the people who dont have a license.


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busted? no, actually the 5th bust from last march is done, all charges stayed... yeeppy, look out for marihuana Inc. (the canadian version since there is an american film of same title) a documentary which will have some footage from the bust


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I am about a week away from switching to bloom, I just noticed that the nuts I got was a soil formula. I am using pure blend pro veg and bloom soil. I have them potted in pro mix and my question is if anyone can answer (I notice Mark has been away extendly) is the soil bloom good to use in promix? I read somewhere that the soil bloom is good for the later stages of bloom (last 2 weeks) and that the regular formula should be used at the beginning of bloom, is this a good idea? Also what bud boosters would work well with what I am doing now? I can take back the bloom soil formula in exchange for the regular bloom if thats the best option and go with bloom fortifier. Any suggestions? Anyone? I hope you are OK Mark, and hope to hear from you in the newyear :) there is no issue, they simply changed the lable, both nutrients are actually identical... (yeah marketing is fun)... in general all food will work on all mediums but some mediums are more sensitive then others, promix is very very accepting of anything you throw at it


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Hi Mark, Wondering what seed strains you recommmend for a very strong anti-depressant effect (white widow variety? or...?) Also interested in a seed strain for for deep sleep. Low odor preferred. thank you :) G. you want anything with 100% (or close) to full indica, and may be even bloomed 1 full week longer then recommended, if you keep it longer then recommended in bloom the sleeping effects become more pronounced


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Hey Mark i was thinking of buying some bud booster for the ladies. I heard of people using blackstrap molasses, have you heard of this? would you recomend it?. or would i be better off buying some bud booster? I like DNF Bloom fortifier but for smaller grows PK-13-14 works better (easier to measure) If so.. what kinds would you recommend in what to look for? I use pure blend pro like, both bloom and veg. i was just wondering what how much i should be using in my feedings? thanks week 1 of bloom use veg still, week 2 start bloom food at half stregth, week 3 full bloom food + 1/2 of normal dosage of DNF or PK, week 4, 5 and 6 full dose of PBP + full  dose of DNF or PK, week 7 and 8 leaching


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Mother Plants Hello Mark, my mother plants didn't have any light for about 35 hrs. Any room for concern of any kind? Will they flower? Quality loss? I put the lights on for 24 hrs/day for now...crossing fingers. Cheers, Teebs they will recover, takes a week


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Hi Mark. Or anyone that can help me out. Does it matter on what kind of Fluorescent light i use for my clone? the one that says FULL SPECTRUM, or generally designed for Aquarium plants, but even if you make a mistake, it will still work, since pretty much any fluorescent works


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have u ever heard of a marijuana mail order service called expressbud.net and if u did do u know if it is a scam never heard, general rule? DO NOT TRUST


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hey hows it going i was just wondering if u know of cheap home made fertilizers i read that coffee grounds,egg shells, urine ,epsom salt and rice water r good fertilizer have u had experience with any of the above or have heard of people that have used any of the above ty 4 your time NO please do not do this.... however for veg, 20 parts water 1 part peeeee.... and for bloom pigeon shit


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hello mark i jsut got a clone from a friend it looks pretty good nice little root ssystem coming outta the bottom.....when should i start adding my nutrients? depends on light you have... but generally you start feeding at low dosage immediately after transplant.... under fluorescent 10% of recommended full dosage, under 400W 25% of recommended and 1000W at 50% of recommended


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OOPS my bad. It's bubblebag.com


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They come in different sets up to 8 bags. I think at least 5 bags are necessary for good potent bubblehash. www.bubblebags.com


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hello so what or how many bubble bags would i need to make good hash? whatever bag I bough always worked well... they are all designed for hash making so don't worry... so long as it says "Bubble Bags" the bags are good


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does Mark answer questions anymore?...lol been busy


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2 bubble bags aren't enough to make strong hash. The higher the number of microns the finer the sift (stronger). I think 73 is the highest but I could be wrong.


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do u sell clones to members of COMPASSIONATE CLUBS? no longer, you need a full blown health canada permit


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hello...im going to be buying bubble bags..10 each online im going to be buying 2...im just not sure what MICRONS i should get..since im only gonna be using 2 bags..any suggestions ask hydrotech, I just dont know


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I must say ived never seen a forum like this in all my years lol. The typing in red is a person from t.o seed bank replying? :O MY BAD. vrrrry confusing lol you ask and I answer... how is that confusing?


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it sucks because aperently i cant phone unless its regarding payment issues cant email cause he dosnt like answering so many emails takes to much time i guess. hmmm mabey i should start a seed bank, if he dosnet even have to supply good costomer support cause he has so many costomers that it really dosnet matter. there must be a "high demand" (lol) for seeds and imagine how much buisness i would get if i actally talked to potental coustmers and answed simple questions. well... at least hes givin pics of the front of his building......geez wizzz open a seed bank already, I really don't mind or care.... I help those I help....  move on.... my priority is people with permits.... I am not even entirely sure why I'm doing this anymore...


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Just wonderin if the toronto seed bank sells Gods Kush yet from jordan of the island, im tired of growing crap weed i live in ontario and will drive all the way to t.o seed bank for good seeds. Is all there seeds listed on there website? thy have to have more than that! Im very interested in Kish x Juicy Fruit and Gods Kush but i will buy whatever is in stock. Also, can i pick my seeds or they all come prepacked even when buying in person? hopefully somebody who has experience with t.o seed bank can answer at least one of these questions lol this forum is genrally for t.o seed bank users isint it?


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Hey Lucy. 20 degrees light out is ok....heavy indicas actually prefer this. the problem is, that the pots of dirt get cold also and will not take in the nutrients at an optimum rate. feel the dirt just as the lights come on and it will be cold....roots do not thrive to the maxixmum in this condition. grow yes. also i have found plants stretch more in the first two weeks of 12/12 when the temps cahnge more than 10 degrees...this can work to your advantage if u have a tight noded indica.....buy a heater....no red light.


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regarding RE- Dave? you are right- get to anal and things fuck up! KISS works better.....for most! and should be practised....by most! PPM is the same as EC just a different way to measure the electical conductivity. my point is the promix you start with is not the same promix you end up with....as the dolomitic lime breaks down & salts build up etc. when growing under flour. with promix right out of the bag you have already exceeded the amount of nutes the plant can "thrive" in....grow yes... "thrive" no! If you grow in promix and have quality testing equipment, do a runoff test with ph water at 7. with nutes at 300ppm or a exact # on your ec pen. collect the first cup or two. repeat the process 3 or 4 times you will see a very high ppm or ec the first feeding and ph of 6.5. that is two much nutes for most lights under 600w. what happens is you try to correct feed more, make things worse. this test takes half hour. big whoop. I run 4 full waterings through my promix before I start then take a reading of the last run-off then start from there . all the food is out of it....what I put in is what comes out...no geussing. check to make sure the ph is in the 6.3-6.5 range-bloom. if not correct with ph up or down. pouring nutes in and having no idea where your ph is any time of the grow, or what is being leached out. kinda makes things to close to chance, my results are incredible once I "locked" in to promix and how nutes and ph change through the cycle of the grow. ph is important......very.


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Dutch Glory doesn't give a amount per litre/gallon of H2O for a ballpark EC range. Does anyone have this info? I can't splurge for a EC/TDS meter. I had to switch because my supplier discontinued carrying Monkey Juice from Advance Nutrients (which I had great success with). Right now I have about 3/4 tsp per gallon in my reservior along with the correct Aminozym amt. I feed every 6 hours (flood and drain) throughout cycle. I am on the first week of flower.


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I grow with promix and I've never had any ph probs or even checked ph (get great yield, etc.) Having said that, I DO leach every third feeding with Magnesium added - this cuts a lot of acids by neutralizing salt buildup from when the water dries up just before feedings. (e.g. - those few hours when you turn off the lights; because you don't want damp-off by watering just before you turn the lights off). Aren't PPM readings just mainly a comcern in hydroponic setups? There's a lot to be said for applying the K.I.S.S. principle when growing weed, get too anal and that can fuk you up, as well.


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HEY GROW GUY- pH is your problem- trust me. Temps>Bugs> then pH. Ya Ya Ya u dont have to pH for pro-mix! that is complete bullshit. Yes u can grow weed without pH the soil and it creates alot less questions when u don't, right Mark? I luv excellent weed with maximum yeild taste and high. guessing where your pH is and hoping that it is in a ok range that the soil company has set for you is not the way to get any of the mentioned above!!!!! No Shit! I have chased problems for to long....it all comes down to how much your nutes are being 'used' by the plant. and which ones are being locked out. simple solution and works excellent fill your pot with promix bx or hp. ph water to 7.with no nutes....check you ppm and record. soak pot so it barely leaches out the bottom let stand for 10 min. slowly water the pot and collect and the first cup or two. from this sample you will find that your ppm will be way extreme and your ph depends. now u know where to start. complete the process untill your pH is 6.5 and your ppm is waht u put into it from the beggning. now feed the oplants the food you wanted to at 650ppm test the ph after you por nutes in the water. if the rang e 6.5 your good 6.3 better in bloom. you will get 650-670 ppm on your runoff and you pH will be what you poured in. checking ru off is yes it is Mark a good way to check the food and check the ph range....if you flushed out the pots before plannting your resdings from thr runoof will tell u exactly what is going in and out. no geussing and now you have control. wouldn't steer you wrong promis has a ton of food in it runoof with plain water is over 800ppm then u add 400ppm now your at 1200ppm under flour or 430. lot of food. pH pH pH would solve many probs or grow way better on alot of these questions. I was at a friends he never checked his ph ran into troub checked his ph it was 7.9...just an example he got it down and growing green just fine now.....pHpHpHpH needs more considration on this site.


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I just wanted to mention that i found an amazing way to terminate the mites. Just add a splash of nail polish remover to your sprayer and fill the rest with water. Spray it as normal. I haven't seen another mite in 3 weeks on my clone. I'd only do it in veg though.


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hey mark im just wondering if u know of any places in the downtown Toronto area that sells bubble bags hydrotech


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Hey Mark what do you think of v-tower extreme vapourizor? Any one else have any comments? they are all a gimmick because they are simply inconvenient, the device needs to be almost equal to the ease of a joint, until then it just wont work


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Hi, I drove down to Toronto from London ont a cupple weeks ago ggot 10 Hindu kush seeds( 2 grown so far) growing alright bit I also bought 5 northern lights seeds 4 outta 5 seeds with no luck I'm not very impressed with thE results for the price I paid. I think I'll be going else were for seeds from now on. -London grower sorry, cant satisfy everyone


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Does anyone know if it's possible to kinda reserve a bunch of seeds? I live a few hours from Toronto but wanna make sure what I want is there when I pass through- yeah the web page shows stock...but I'm looking at picking up maybe 60 Afgani Gold (Ontario's Best) and 50 Fast pine and just wanted to make sure they're at the cafe when I pass through. I'm trying to call you man, but right now I'm working in Northern Alberta with no cell service - I plan to stop by around the 21st when i come home for Christmas (I'll give ya a call before I come for sure-just wanted to make sure every thing's good to go for this year ya know?) - thanks, peace sorry I got to this too late ...


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Can anyone tell me whats a good night time temp for my plants? Day time temp is between 26-28C and with the light off it dropps to just above 20C. Is this ok or is there a better temp for night time? Anyone with an answer to this would be greatly appreciated :) you are ok, generally 20 degree change is the max recommended... so the lowest possible temp can be 6 to 8C.... 20C is perfect ... in theory the lowest I like is 15C


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ok im gona try to give as much detail as possible. 3rd grow now and keep running into the same probs. i used 10 plants about 1 to 1.5 feet tall, 5 were topped 5 were not.promix in 10 inch pots.veged under multiple 100 watt cfls using dnf organic grow 8-2-3 at 50% and 25%.. temps and rh were 25-29 and 60-70 in veg with 24 hour light for about 3 or 4 weeks.strain is kush(bubba?)or purple tho i have yet to see any purple in my finished product. SO they go into flower under a 430 hps and 5-100 watt cfls (the orange colored ones) around the perimeter. topped plants get the most light as they are shorter and are all directly under the hps while the untopped plants surround forming a nice bowl shaped canopy, but all fit nice and get plenty of light bulb is 8-12 inches from the colas in my 3x4x8 light proof grow tent, good ventilation temps a steady 28 at the colas 26 ish near the base of plants and drop to 21ish at night 12/12 obviously. rh is about 50 when i water and goes down to 30 sometimes when they thirsty but normally 35-40. now when i first went 12/12 i didnt need to water for a few days and when i did i used the solotek at 10% to flush the veg nutes which were only 25% last watering.using cold tap water that sits for 24 hours with a ph of approx 7.plants are looking very healthy and green at this point- water every 4 days or so when the pots feel really light weight and the soil is dry on top rh is 30ish. went up to 50% of MY mixing ratio which is half of the nutes directions tell me(thx for that tip) for the next watering,ph level goes down to im guessing 5-6 when i add the bloom nutes but i using promix which eliminates ph trauma anyway right? yes just thought id tell u anyway, then 75% then 20%. by now i notice flowers starting everywhere so i water with 75% solotek 2ml of dnf bloom fortifier and 1 ml of bud candy per/liter. OK SO HERES WHEN THE PROBLEMS START. at around week 2-week3 all leaves except at the bud sites (mostly on the topped plants) start to go really yellow sign of underfeeding? right away and stay like that till the end. i see alot of redness in the stems they attached sign of overfeeding? to but not always some are still green. the plants still grow pretty good from what i witnessed and i cleaned up about 4 oz last time. also lasst grow there was 1 untopped plant in a larger pot then the rest that was green the whole 8-9 weeks, the buds were noticably different but same strain.i also just started using the promix this grow cuz i thought the crap i was using last time was the problem but obviously not and used only the 430 last time thought i needed more light. the bulb is 3 feet from the floor so its penetrating all the way down. last time i tried giving a plant like 200% nutes to see if it helped, and no it didnt. almost seems like the plants cant take in the nutes i dont know why i think ive done eveything as per instructions. i look at videos online and dont see this color change till way later in the cycle which makes me think im still doing something wrong and can improve my yeild and quality(which is killer already). so ya dont know what other details i can give,oh ya im pest free no doubt....so what you think?is this mabey normal? have you heard of plants that are just alwways yellow in bloom? but then again remember the 1 plant i mention from last crop? why would it grow so much better and look healthier then the rest?only difference was 10 inch pot instead of 8 inch and wasnt topped but so were 4 others.... thx alot for all your advice something odd is going on, showing both signs of under and overfeeding (stem colour change can also be due to being ON concrete OR very low temperatures, like below 15C but I assume that's not the problem).... I will take a gamble and bet that the additives are the once that are overfeeding or .. doing the odd things.... I will try to give you a more specific feeding cycle.... 1st week of bloom: feed at regular strength veg food...2nd week, start bloom food at 1/2 strength, 3rd week - regular strength bloom food + 1/2 strength DNF bloom fortifier, 4th week - increase regular food by 25% up and plus full strength DNF, week 5 and 6 do the same, no flushing, week 7, no DNF, 25% of regular food, week 8 all plain water..... don't use bud candy for now, as it is basically the same as the DNF which may I suspect be the cause for the weirdness.....


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I am brand new and have not grown yet. What strains would you recommend for a high humidity, Texas Gulf Coast spring time planting grown outside where temp would be a low of 50F to a daytime high of 80F? The humidity is always high here ranging from 65 to 85% constantly? Thanks in advance. think heavy sativa strains... indicas can not tolerate too much humidity.... summertime buddha, or juicy fruit x nl x sk, or white widow buddha are all ok and heavy sativa... but not the white widow xxx, or kush, which are indica


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Hey Mark, I planted some bag seed and new plants showed flowers right away, you said probably herms .. you were right on the money... week 5 ..seeds, pollen and balls all over. I've pulled them out of my bloom room. Will the pollen still be floating around in the room?  whatever damage was done (re: pollinating) it ius done, and there should not be anything floating around. Will a vacumn and wipe down be enough to clean up for the next crop? definitely next crop will not be affected Also what are the chances of all the seeds from this bag being herm? all are hermie because they came from bud, its just how it works  It's outdoor smoke from Cali. Thanks again seeds or not the smoke is still ok...


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I have 5 Sativa dominant plants. Three are doing well, one is growing well but some of the leaves are cupped, and the 5th is also growing but the ends of the leaves are curling inwards. Is this something to be concerned about? Also, the plants range between 9 - 12 inches and I am considering pinching them back. The next watering is water + 10% nutrient. Should I wait until the next full feed to pinch them back? pinch anytime... the curling can be due to many reason... first - low temperatures (day or night may be?) ... usually around 20C makes them curl.. this is not dangerous.....second - too much nutrients??? but that would also translate into leafs that are too dark green at the same time.... third - you water too often, after a long time of this they would curl.... allow the medium to dry out more....


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Hey Mark, I was hoping you could shed some light on bill c-15 and explain how our pot community could be affected by it. Is there a "safe" number of plants you can grow?  the bill was gutted by the senate... hail senate... the part that made us all scared was removed...


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i have some himalaya gold fem seeds the breeder says harvest end of september north of the equator i live at 43 deg latitude and i have read growers at 38 deg latitude harvest end of september and was wondering if i should harvest a week or two later sorry just dont know


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i have sunshine mix #1 is that ok or should i add something to it to get the perfered mix thanks need sunshine mix no.4... no.1 is for different types of plants


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Hi Mark, growing 3 years...1000w hps promix,good vent,good temps. Several of your strains. In the summer things started changing with my plants, so I started researching....million opinions, many diffrent...I have always followed your GUIDE. Never Ph'd my water, never checked. well after these probs. I went out and bought a Hanna PH meter. found that my tap water is 7.9-7.8 Ph. 7 is normal but after adding nutes the PH went to 6.3- 6.7. so I thought I was fine. it seems But since the summer I have had a hard time even getting plants to grow in veg under T5 or regular flour. how old are these light, are they too old may be the bloom plants have also been suffering, again. Run- off PH is 6.5? PPM is 400 that's a bit low, my water without anything in it is 250ppm  for the plants in veg T5 lighting. and 1000ppm under the 1000w. ppm under a 1000W can go as high as 1800ppm if not 2400ppm plants are droopy rust spots yellowing. yellowing can mean PH problems, but it can also mean UNDER feeding.... if your PPM is 400 then its definitely under feeding. just not happy!!! before I start chasing this and make things worse what do u think the prob is? my PPM plain water is 180 and always has been. Please Help. Thanks. PS I dont over feed or over water....


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I am a Michigan Patient and I was wondering if I traveled up to see you, would it be a waste of time (are you allowed to deal with US Patients)? that's negative I am sorry


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hi mark ...i just trimmed the bottom of my plants that dont get any light in the second week of bloom...not the third week like most people do....is this better to do? or it doesnt really matter? it matters little, in the 2nd week they are still growing just like in veg, in the 3rd week they stop, it is a little better to wait to week 3 but it is not that important


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hey mark i just started to add my pk 13-14 i added 1/4 TSP (per 1 gallon) I do not believe this would be enough to make any damage, I believe PK mixes at 1 or 2 ml per 1 Litre thus you gave them far far less then that, if the spots are from anything it is more likely it came from the primary nutrient, the solution would be to leach for 1 or 2 watering cycles and then return to normal feeding levels, personally I would maintain a full level of PK even if you are leaching with the primary nutrients.... with my nutrients Im starting to see little blue/light brown spots...im guessing i over did it at first..but what should i do my next watering add the same 1/4 or do i add maybe a little more or do i flush next watering cycle decrease the levels of primary nutrients by 25% and then mix 1 ml of PK per 1 litre of water, and maintain this same level of PK until the end of week 6...and if i flush what does this do to my plant...yield less? less PK means the bud will be less dense, more fluffy, and yes, weigh less as well....and also when adding pk-13-14 does it matter on how much nutrients Im adding. more nutrients means more pk-13-14..less nutrients mean less pk 13-14 or it doesnt matter??? PK should go on top of regular nutrients BUT it should not change, it means that you add a steady amount in the week 3 to 6 NO matter how much primary nutrients you mix in... in other words, you can give them more or less of primary nutrients but the PK levels should always stay the same.....


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I'm waiting to move my plants into the flower room, I can't seem to get the room below 31c, it is actually very consistent at around 31c-32c. My question is when I move my plants in what effect will this have on my temp? Does it generally go up or down when you add the plants to the equation? the temperatures decrease when you move in the plants, plants absorb the humidity and generally bring down the temp..... in theory you should be ok as long as the canopy of the plants is big enough to absorb the light (and thus heat).. make sure you have a good oscillating fan


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Hi, i'm new to growing (Southern Ontario) and plan to try a guerrilla crop next year. I have done research on growing such as reading the grower's bible etc. I was looking at your seed catalog and was wondering if the seed prices are proportional to quality of the strain? not at all, the price is based on how many seeds I have and not on the quality at all.... example, summertime buddha is such a easy and wonderful smoke and plant that I can easily make far more seeds then lets say the Juicy fruit... summertime is cheap because she is easy and plentiful so I have more seeds so I can sell them cheaper.... I plan to plant directly from seeds at the site and not from seedling due to transport issues and i will be needing a lot of seeds because of possible seedling failure (i was thinking 50-100 seeds, looking to have between 25-30 females to harvest). I was wondering why fast pine and Afgani golf are priced much lower than the rest of the strains. the easier a plant to grow the more seeds I get, the cheaper it is for you, NOTHING to do with quality, or ... may be its the opposite, the better the plant the cheaper the seeds, which I admit makes no sense... but hey you asked  Also what would you recommend for a newbie with respect to strain summertime buddha, easy to grow, resilient to bugs and weather, all around good plant (keeping price in mind)? Lastly will bill c-15 affect your seed business and if so should i purchase before the law passes? Thank you in advance for answering my questions. =] if I get arrested and my lawyers can not do anything my business model changes, until then no bill can change my mind... FYI C-15 dropped mandatory minimums...


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my current crop has been giving me real problems.Outdoor greenhouse in a crapy summer planted in end of june everything fine, but when time to flower it took forever.i brought them inside beginning of Nov under 1000w.Still not done.That's almost 3 months.Should i turn of the lights for the rest of the cycle.? I believe they stretched in the greenhouse,since the are really tall.They are filling in but have little crystal or odor. Thanks a million there is a glitch somewhere here.... plants that stretch and take their sweet time to flower usually do this for a reason... reason 1: ANY, I mean any light when they sleep will delay their bloom, a streetlight, too much moon light, randomly coming in to "check" on them when they sleep, all of this would delay, and generally damage blooming plants... reason 2: not enough light, ... may be the sun was covered with clouds too long, may be the rain prevented sun from getting to the plants, this would make them stretch... USUALLY once you transfer to indoors the regularity of the bloom cycle would make them finish quickly ... but not if they get ANY interruption when they sleep....


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Hey Mark, I've been reading up on grow tents and wondered what you think of them. I'm looking at one that's 4'long x 4'wide x 7'high. Would a 600 watt hps work in this size tent? technically yes, and they are a good product, but I would prefer 5 x 5 for a 600W, even if 600W can only do 4 x 5 (at best), still more space is always better And I wonder about temps...would an air cooled light work better you think or is it even necessary? in a tent it will be necessary in the summer, but not really in the winter (This would be set up in a basement that stays cool year round - usually around 60 degrees in that case you probably dont need an aircooled BUT also why need a tent? why not just use some black & white film (or some other opaque plastic)  and "make" a space with make shift walls.... why a tent?... the purpose of the tent is to make sure NO LIGHT leaks IN when the light is OFF, if you can do that in a basement with some plastic and some silver tape, why spend the money on a tent at all. Also, I've read where some of these tents are cheap made in china crap and give off dangerous toxins that can kill the plants and was wondering if there are any brands you would recommend. all BS, the tent will never heat up enough to make the plastic emit fumes, also they are mostly made in USA or Canada Thanks for your help - it is very much appreciated.


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I am looking for a flowering light for my grow space, my space is indoors, I am using Deep Water Immersion and the space is 6 feet long, 30 inches deep and approximately 40 inches tall. Originally I was going to use a 600 Watt HPS light and line the whole cabinet with Mylan and ventilate it heavily. I spoke to the local Hydroponics shop and he was discussing a new LED Type light (90 Watts) that is supposed to deliver the same yield as a HPS with a significantly lower energy consumption. Is this possible and have you had any experience with these new lights? The information on your site has been great, I am just starting out and I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge. the only MAJOR problem with LED lights is that they are only good for plants 12 inches tall or smaller... so they lack the penetrating power of the HID or even fluorescent lights, so in the end the technology is not ready yet, wait for version 2.0


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Anything, Im dying over here at the days inn off kingston. Thanks. I fear Guantanamo, I really do


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Hey Mark, in town visiting from Texas and I need to get my nerves right. Any suggestions? Anybody?


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curious if anyone knows whether a greenhouse would be considered an indoor grow with a HC permit I believe it would be indoor


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Get relative humidity down, 40% or less is great. Watch for overwatering (although they're probably sucking it up pretty good at this point) and remember no daily spraying when blooming. Add a pinch of baking soda in 500ml. spring water - spray top and bottom of affected leaves for 3 days. Be careful to spray sparingly as soon as possible after the lights go on (the plants aren't heated up very much yet). Try to dry the water droplets off as soon as possible (I use a turkey baster to lightly "blast" excess water off leaves). I agree but increasing the ventilation would also help


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hi mark....i think im starting to get powdery mildew....what would be the best way to fight it...i am in boom about 1 month in unfortunately there is nothing you can do, in veg you could use fine powdered sulphur but if you spray it in bloom, the bud will taste BAD, almost unsmokable, almost, .... the most likely explanation is that you have standing water in the grow room which creates humidity, OR most likely you have insufficient ventilation, meaning there is excess humidity in the room, ...getting a bigger outtake fan would be best...


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I have the last post to, slight change of plans. I made my spot 4'W x 3'D x 5'H which is a bit shorter. Also I will be using a airdex (130 CFM) more power then 90CFM is better fan with a Can-filter 260? (94 CFM) they make'em this tiny? carbon filter. Will this work with holes driller around the box? the filter has to be inside the grow space  I am thinking to plant 10 indica plants in 8" pots and veg them until they are around 16" tall, 12" + is bloom time, and if that means you would need 11 or 15 plants to cover the space that's ok do you think thats appropriate? If you think you would do differently please tell so I can do it how you would in my situation :) Thanks for the help in advance. I prefer to start with 20 plants and kill the weak (keeping the strongest 10) but your plant should work


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Hi Mark! You are awesome, and I will be visiting very soon (this week) for seeds :D Been intrigued by days of researching, sick of spending $$$$ on buds that should be legal to all and accessible to any Hobbyist. I've built a "box" 4'W x 3'D x 6'H (very airtight) and bought a 400w HPS. Was going to go with a bathroom exhaust fan (90 CFM) on variable switch and a do-it-yourself carbon filter to outside for ventilation, drill holes in box for air intake. Was hoping you could insight me on if this will be suitable, like choice of fan/filter etc. the DIY setup should work so long as the light is 400W and not bigger, 90 CFM should do, the made-yourself carbon filter may be a bit of a project but it should work I was thinking of planting blueberry skunk in 8" pots, and using DNF nutrients as per your grow guide. How many plants can I safely fit in my area (4'W x 3'D x 6'H) no more then 10, you may start with 20 seeds (ratio of males MAY be 50/50 but it is usually 70%female) but you will have to kill/remove 10 at some future point for maximum yield and how long would I likely have to veg (24 hrs light) them for? from seeds its will take 3-4 weeks to get 10 plants to 10-12 inches tall Is mold or any other plant sickness very common if heat/humidity controlled properly? so long as your all outtake fan is working 24/7 there should be no problems, mold can not grow when air is constantly moving but at the same time of course, keep it clean, and don't have any standing water    Are bugs very common? yes, mites, better to prevent them then to kill them once you get them Is it likely that I will have to worry about these things? mold, not likely at all so long as you are clean/neat, mites very likely, so periodic (once a month) spraying with some soap (like 10ml of Ivory snow per 1L of tap water ) is highly recommended Thanks for your help and if there is anything else that you think I might find useful that I wouldn't have already read on your site, or anything you want to stress to me please, I am a knowledge sponge right now :)


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Hi Mark. I am into 2nd week bloom (g13 your seeds) and I left my cordless phone in my grow room. My plants sleep during the day. I recieved about 10 calls that day as the phone lights up orange when ringing. I feel really bad if this ruins my 1st grow as I did many months research and no mention of phones lol. Do i have something to worry about. I dont think so also what is the minimum amount of time that i should allow my plants to clearly show sex when on 12/12 cycle? 2 weeks into bloom Also I haven't had a chance to get replacements from reza do you have a time limit for replacement seeds. not really What proof of purchase do you need the packaging it came with as i threw away the pot with the seeds in it. But i still have the package that the seeds came in i feel really bad about asking for an exchange in my last post but it was 14 seeds that did not germinate i bought 40 or 45 seeds cant remember I have 15 seeds left. I think Reza will remember me as I have met him at sublime 2 times. Thanks again mark for all your support in this forum keep up the good work. shouldn't be a problem getting replacements


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I have a 250w hps and a emiley garden that holds 6 i only use 3. plants are 2 foot tall and in first week of transition to bloom. the res is just under 2 gallons what should my ppm be? now i keep it at around 400ppm and ph is 5-6....400ppm is too low, because of the 250W around 1000 to 1200ppm, max 1800ppm (not recommended for you) ... if the leafs look dark green keep your current ppm, if the look yellow, or light green, increase ppm up by 200 each watering cycle until they get dark green..... ph in veg should be between 6 and 6.8... in bloom 5 to 6...


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i have some thai skunk indica/sativa mix, 9 may be 10 weeks bloom and power skunk average indica 8 weeks bloom growing in my garage i have been trying to bud since august on 12/12 the temps for the last month has been cold i have no heat in my garage it has nice buds but it just keeps growing so i put the lights on 10/14 why would you do that? never heard of this for the last couple of days to speed up ripenes HOW? whats going on the power skunk should have been done mid october and the thi skunk should have been done november in confused please help the only way that she is not done is if she gets leaks of light during her sleep cycle... any light when sleeping, ANY, would make her grow (or stretch) continually in bloom, this stretching also happens when you have a 400W light since its just not as powerful as a 1000W which is closer to the sun, the stretching/growing can also happen if you manipulate the time cycle (which is not good), 12/12 is the only cycle to follow and no one should deviate from it in any way..... average bloom cycle of 90% of plants is 8 may be 9 weeks... and they are done, whether you think they are ready or not... so from the start of your bloom, count 8 full weeks and cut/harvest no matter what..... THC drops significantly after this period....  


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Hey Mark my sons doctor told him he is willing to sign his forms for his medical marijuana card. And once accepted by the government he wants to appoint me as his grower. Now my question is do i have to have a license also to grow four him He can fill in the forms in such a way that it shows that he lives at your address, you could not technically take care of his plants but the permit would be on your property... in the long run its better if you get your own as a designated license/grower for your son ?And if so what requirements would i have to fulfill in order to have a legal grow opp in my house as my son is an adult now and lives else where on his owen. Any help would be greatly appreciated. There is a special form (Form D on this link) you need to fill in and you need 2 pictures of yourself (passport style), one photo needs to be signed on the back by your son.... One major restriction is that you can not be a grower IF you have a conviction of any sort that could have got you 10 years or more in jail, even if you got less... Health Canada takes 10 weeks to process any form so make sure you fill in everything correctly.... or ask


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few peeps asking about leaving the lights on for a few extra while in bloom and its effects on the plants... my power went out the other nite and i got about 16 hours dark then just gave 8 hours light now back to normal 12/12... no big deal right? what would happen if say i got 24 hours or more of dark because of some power failure>? oh p.s. only week and a half in bloom, im sure it would affect the plant more now then if i was in week 6 or something thx too much darkness is better then too much light... darkness for 24 hours will delay the plants but not necessarily damage them (dark more then 24 hours and there could be damage.. like becoming hermaphroditic, but that's not a given).... on the other hand ANY light more then 12 hours of regular ON cycle is damaging on the plants, ..... they are ok if you have a problem for 1/2 an hour but any more and there will be issues....


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My plants are 4 - 5 inches and the leaves are browning out. First the bottom set and now the second from the bottom. The new growth looks fine. I thought I was overfeeding so I quit feeding for two cycles. It did not help. What could be causing this? it is fairly normal to lose some of the bottom leafs and normally I would not worry, but this young it is strange so I fear that you may be watering too often, make sure the soil dries out completely, then soak it....  also, with flora nova, you gotta shake it like a mad man for a few minutes, to make sure there is no clumps..... feeding: continue at lower dosage until you see yellowing or rather light green color on the tops, that's the sign that they need more food, then resume feeding at a higher dosage.... also, it is cold now, so if you have temps around 25-26C bring the light closer down to 12 inches away....


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Hey Mark , i bought 5 seeds of white widow triple X, Great weed by the way! 2 females out of the batch. I also bought blueberry skunk all 5 seeds popped but all 5 were males, there was no stress on them, its just how it goes... I was wondering if i could get a replacement on the seeds or a discount on some other type. if your willing to replace them i might even be persuaded to buy 5 of a diffrent strain ;). i just wondered if i can get something out of the 50 bucks i spent. Thanks, Zack P.S - You have been a big help to me in the past, thank you for the effort and time you are willing to put into this forum. go back to the point of purchase and ask for replacements, if anyone gives you static have them call me.. but generally we replace them on the spot


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day 22 bloom plants got extra 3 hours of light again i havnt got around to buying my timer but going to do that today this is 2 times in the last week my plants got like 2-3 extra hours of light.....what does this do to my plant am i goineg to lose yield yes, but worst they could become hermaphroditic.. and pollinate themselves, produce useless seeds, they may also grow weird looking top leafs... the smoke could also feel , unfinished, not right, harsh....


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bought a packet of summertime buddha and none of them grew. using a proper setup with rockwool and CFLs and made sure to water them properly but it's been a month and none of them sprouted. what is the process involved to get this resolved in accordance with the guarantee posted on the main site? if you got it at Sublime, go back to sublime ask for replacements, if you bought it on line call me at Mark 1-647-835-4212 monday - friday 12-3....


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anyone know if bill C36 passed yet ?? Or will it ??


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I am in the blossoming stage and I have a boy and girl, summertime and buddha. I was thinking about sacrificing this harvest, inorder to produce some much needed seeds. Both have shown their gender at about two weeks. Will I get many seeds?.100s, but not 1000s........... Will they self pollenate?..yes.......... Will I get a bad crop, aaaaand loose out on seeds?.??........... Will the seeds be both genders?.seeds do not diving into gender, you are creating 2nd Generation so-called F2 Summer Time Buddha............ What are the disadvantages of making seeds this way? less smoke, since the seeds take up space in the bud.............Every stage has been an adventure and as exciting as it is to see a female I' got to think about the family..............Mark you rock, thanks for answering my calls every time I'm in a panic.......................... OPA, Ugly Greek when you have a male and a female, you need to do nothing to have the male pollinate the female ..... and she will produce bud full of seeds, no male, no seeds in the bud... have some oscillating fans in the room and the male will pollinate the female naturally with the wind from the fan... you will get some someke, but the smoke will be different, and of course less of it, much less...


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Hi mark, please answer all my stupid noob questions because i am too lazy to check your grow guide / do any research on my own. epic fail... :-)


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hi mark.....just wondering how would i about getting my licence to grow...you have to be sick.how would i get hold of a specialist ask the one that is treating you and what kind forms would i need and where would i get them thanks...


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do i have to be 18 to buy seeds from your store? yes and i also wanna know if you have the special lights for weed no and how much it is.. thanks


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hello im 20 days into bloom and my timer broke and the light was on for 14 hours instead 12 hours.....what could this do to my plant once for 2 hours probably nothing, but if this was happening for a week every day, there could be hermaphroditic plants ... means, seeds, useless seeds at that... how many? depends, wild guess....


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hey mark, i am gonna try some canna pk13-14 this time around. i read i am suppose to give the additive with my normal nutes for one week, either week 3 or 4 in the bloom cycle. i am currently about the enter week 3 of bloom. would you say this information is correct? or is the more too it. start in week 3 and continue adding on top of your regular nutrients at 85% of normal dosage (lable/sticker on the back of pk1314 may be designed for 1000W and you have a 600W so your "full dosage" should be around 80% of what the label says) until the end of week 6.... watch out for burns and start slowly at lower dosage, decrease dosage to 50% if you are worried, but do that for a week then return to a higher dosage....  I would also feed continuously with the flora bloom in the same period, as in; no leeching in week 3 to 6..... however watch out for burns, and pull back if you think the tips are burning....


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Hi Mark. I am in the 1st week of bloom and im afraid that 2 of my plants will out grow my space in height. right now they are 15 to 18 inches from top of pot (stem) to the highest point of the plant (g13 xxx strain from ur cafe) my grow space is 5 feet high. my 400 watt is housed in a 6 inch air cooled reflector. how close can i keep the light to the tops of the plants. Right now it is about 12 inches away from the tops. The temp at the top of the plants is 26.3 degrees celsius. Well cooled reflector . Can i bring the light closer to the plants or can i cut them down a few inches. I would not cut them down, the plant will not re-grow any branches in bloom, the plants can be at 6 inches away if you have good fan moving the air, dare I say closer? observe them and watch out for burns, if the burn a bit move one closer and pull that one away..... 26C is very good so keep it there.... get some bamboo sticks and stake them, force the branches away from the light as best as you can... Thanks mark


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Hi mark, just finished a fascinating read entitled "Weed man" about the smuggling of marijuana during the 70's. It follows the exploits of jimmy divine. "high"ly recommended.  I met some of the old timers at the Cannabis Cup 2001 or 2000 I forget... good read


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yea, but if you give them nutes everytime, even till the end, won't you get bad tasting bud!? the very last last watering should contain zero nutrients, however when you add 25% of normal you are actually leeching so even if you do not give them Zero at the very end the taste will still be good....


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Thanks. Appreciate your help.


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Dave... Dave... Dave... c'mon dude, you never heard of Jorge Cervantes?? his book is kick ass and highly recommended... BTW I cross reference my knowledge with his, but I do not agree all the time... ph-ing the water for clones is one of those disagreements I have...


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hey mark..ok well now i know i would need some jiffy cubes and soak them do i have to ph the water that i have soak the cubes in .. I prefer rockwool cubes, and I don't ph the water as I found that keeping pH at neutral (tap water is neutral) is better... forces the roots to "look" and grow, poor euphemism but it works... some people prefer ph-ing the water to 5.2 ... no harm, but I don't.. and I have 100% success in 10 days


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hello mark....my next grow im gonna try and take come clones.but im not sure what to buy i know where to make the cuts..i just don't no what i would need..like would i need some kind of rooting aids stim root no.2 or some kind of nutrients when rooting clones they need no nutrients .where would i put the cutting after i cut it i pretty sure i cant just stick it in the soil no, Use rockwool cubes for cuttings. They're about 1.5 inches square, wrapped in plastic, and have a HOLE for the cutting. There are also cubes for germinating seeds but they are not wrapped, are smaller, and have a dimple instead of a hole. I usually poke a 1/8 inch diameter pointed stick in the hole to deepen it to a point 1/4 inch from the bottom of the cube (don't go through the cube). That allows for approximately 1 inch of stem to be in the cube. Treat the rockwool by soaking overnite...and how long does it take b4 the cutting start rooting? what kind of light would be best for cuttings..thanks BUT read this section first, before asking more


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hi..can i cut the bottom 1/3 of foliage of my plant in about 3 weeks into bloom and if so...does this mean all the leafs/branches and even the lil flowers that are starting to grow at the bottom...and do i have to cut 1/3 of foliage or just the ones that get no light? your choice really and whatever works for your particular size of the closet, I prefer to cut the parts that get no light and leave the parts that get light even if its the bottom 1/3, but .. the idea is that the more the bottom crap you cut off the tighter and bigger the tops get.... some people cut off the bottom half to make the tops super tight, but I they lose on overall yield, because even the bottom shwag has weight.....


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hi mark...or anyone who has an answer...whats the minimun size preferably nothing stops you from blooming as soon as she sprouts, really they are ready to go that early, however its better when plants are 5 inches tall at minimum, and its best to wait until they are 12 inches tall or time i could turn my plants to the bloom cycle? also not clones they r from seed...thanks


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hey mark, so as your guide states you should feed them nutes everytime ....not at full dosage all the time but it is true its best to add some .... rather then plain water its BETTER to mix in some nutrients (I like 25% of regular dosage, and your regular dosage is not necessarily my full regular dosage).... this does 2 things: one is that 25% of nutrients is actually better then leeching with plain water, seems counter intuitive but its true and second, it prevents "nutrient lock" - nutrient lock happens when after a long period of full feeding you suddenly give her ZERO nutrients, in her mind heavy drought is coming and she feels the need to withhold/store whatever nutrients she has left (stem changes colour to dark blue/grey, leafs get yellow and the plants look overfed even if you are feeding plain water)... nutrient lock is fixed (and prevented) by adding 25% of regular dosage to the next feeding.. and usually plant return to normal....  you water. true or false? Why?..JFxNLxSK!


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hello mark......if i use tap water right out of the tap without letting it site for about 1 hour what could this do to my plant....could it cause yellowimg/crust/brown spots??? not unless your water has unusual pH levels, usually its at 7 which is neutral (and good for humans)... another more likely reason they could go yellow, 1. no food in water, so they are underfed, add more food 2. no food in water can make them get "nutrient lock", best is to add some nutrients to the water even if they need no nutrients, I add 25% of regular food dosage at minimum always, so I never give them plain tap water


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Just wondering if someone could tell me the best or easyest way to take what you get out of the bubble bags and actually make it hash.thanks to anyone .


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hello im 15 days into bloom....i added 1/4 then 1/2 TSP per gallon in veg with a 400 wat mh then they started to burn so then i flushed 2 times then went into bloom and added 1/4 TSP a gallon then next watering i added 1 TSP a galon there gettin a lil darker but the leafs that are alreaady yellow are startin to get brown.crust spots on the them.....if almost every leafs is yellow/turing yellow on a plant can it still be saved??? once in bloom burnt plants will not recover visually so looking for leaf improvement is rather pointless.. in veg the leafs usually return to green (so they do recover visually)... in bloom plants do recover internally but once burnt they lose yield potential and generally look crappy till harvest... its a choice whether to abort bloom, or continue.. hard to tell, but if all the leafs are damaged then its not worth continuing, either kill it and start the whole thing over, or kill it and make space for another plant....  NOTE: yellowing means underfeeding, I am assuming that you are not simply underfeeding them... feeding more may actually return the greed shade to them.... BURNT means that the leafs are very very dark green and they get grey/black on the tips....


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hello...how much bud can you get off a 3-4ft plant if using a 1000 watt hps ONE plant per 1000W?... if you veg one for 2 months, 1 lb., but I would veg 10 (plants per 1000W) for 3 weeks or so and you still get 1 lb. (total, so about 1.5 ounces per plant) but quicker ....and also what does Fulvic Acid do for my plant .... nothing as far as I am concerned... in bloom its supposed to help with bud creation, but I see no difference so I don't recommend it...


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Hey Mark, I haven't had to ask any questions for a year or so, guess you're a good teacher,but I have one now. I was fortunate enough on a trip to North California (Humboldt) to aquire some really nice outdoor smoke. After sprouting some seeds, they are most likely hermaphroditic or if you are lucky, feminized, good for one shot, veg + bloom, but don't take clones as they will be very very weak two of three plants started producing female flowers shortly after the true leaves(2'nd and 3'rd) appeared and still under flos @18/6 with 18% veg ferts.Any idea why or what strain this might be ( ie do you know what is most popular down there as an outside variety?) thx again it is not unusual for plants to show their female traits even in veg, so I'm not too surprised.... cali is crazy for kush, any kush and most growers just rename whatever strain they have to kush, consequently there is an unreal amount of kush varieties, most fakes... good smoke and all but everyone calls their pot kush...


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hey Mark, I bought 3 packs of 5 seeds per pack from sublime... in each pack there was 1 seed smashed!! I have been trying to contact the email addresses provided on the happygirl site and i have also called and left a message but I don't seem to be getting a response! i'm not dogging the seed bank because all of my seeds have germinated and are doing awesome with crazy growth! but I would like my $30 back or 3 seeds of any strain! I bought NLSK, NLB, and G13... Can you help me? also when should I be adding nutrients to my pro mix? this number 1-647-835-4212 is open 12 to 3 Eastern time monday to friday, I really don't do emails (flood of them every day gives me a heart attack), easier just to call me (at the time specified)... in the end I'll just send you free seeds.... or if you got it from sublime, go back if you prefer and they give you free seeds, have them call me if they bitch...


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howdy, its been awhile, just woundering will you ever get the m39 freeseland back in stock, if not what do you they might still have it.. and I am bringing new outdoor strains.. consider the closest to the m39 fpeace tim in moose jaw


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hello i am a first time grower and have a 600 hps but right now i am using 2 four foot 32w t8 philips plant & aquarium 2 inches or less from the tops. i also have two 50w sylvania spot gro for a total of 164w. my plants are week old seedlings (6of them NL/bha)My question is are these lights doing me any good (worried about my blues & cant afford an mh for veg my first go round) or is it a waste of time and id be better off using the 600 hps from here on in.And if these lights are ok how long should i wait to switch them to the 600w hp. Any help would be appreciated. Fantastic site!!! ty the lights you are using are ok for up to 5 inches, technically they are good for 12 inches (of plants height) but if you have the bigger light use the bigger light .... IMO transfer them once the plants "take" to the soil (anywhere from 3 to 12 inches your choice) and you see them progress in growth, I would rather fire up the 600W as it is bigger and better then the lights you are using now...  and initially place them 3 feet away from the light... after 24 hours take the light down to 18 inches (this so you don't shock them)...


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Hi Mark; I need your opnion as an expert, I met you before so i know. 1- Is it true that HPS bulbs are always universal, meaning that they can be burned in any position with no loss of light intensity or life span true as far as know, not true for MH (MH are labled either Horizontal, Vertical or Universal)  2-100Cm x 58 cm water culture system, how many plants would U recommend if you want to have only 3 or 4 days of veg (clones) I would place 40-50, this way they go into bloom almost immediately... from seeds .. I would not really use seeds, clones is the only way to go with this system (White Widow or NL x Chronics) 3-Would you recommend using water heater and heating mats for clones water heater no, I actually like cold plain tap water, heating mat yes, as it always helps, unless its mid-summer, in which case it can get too hot. 4- What kind of reflector would you use, Horizontal or vertical, and why. vertical because I think it covers a larger circle then what a regular horizontal can do, horizontal are best for tight spaces, and I have plenty of space, I can do 6x6 (ft.) with a vertical 36" (my favorite size) reflector but only 5x5 with a vertical 5- Would you recommend veg under 400 MH and then flower under 1000w HPS or veg under 1000w MH and flower 1000w hps. THX look, more power is always better, 1000W get the plants primarily more tighter in the nodes and bushier in foliage and faster (not by much but still), so 1000s' are always better if you got power to spare... technically a 1000W in bloom should be able to get away with 100W CFL for veg if done properly ... BUT ... its all in experience so forget about fluorescent for now.. but 400W will do just fine, 1000W is better.. people who use lower wattage for veg usually do it to save on power...


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hey anyone here have any thoughts on the smart hydro meters that are being installed on most homes.


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Hi mark, the yellowing appears to be disappearing and the leaves are getting darker, i didn't do anything different it just kind of took care of itself, perhaps it was just shock to the plants of being in coco coir, never grown with coco coir before glad to hear that


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First of all, TY for answering our questions when we are in need of help. Why don't you have an area where we can read organized threads, to try to find an answer to our questions ourselves? I'm sure it would free some of your time up...before you place questions on my forum you already need some basic info whether from books, my site or whatever, so you can not start from the very very begging here, the forum is meant to answer specific questions after you already did research.. Second question, about three weeks ago I pulled some branches/leaves to clone my Summertime Buddha and under the dome, at about 27C, with some florescent 100W bulbs, 6 cool whites (which grew my seeds to about 1 foot until I switched to 400W high pressure sodium), about 4-5 inches away, this to me is way too far for a fluorescent light, most fluorescent light is no good after 5 inches away from the bulb, I keep my clones 1 or 2 inches away from fluorescent bulb  they are only surviving. How long do I wait for growth? If I take the dome off, the next day they are limp. they may go limp at first, but sprays them every couple of hours and they should spring back to life, they must adjust OR there are other issues here, a dome should be on them for the first 2 days BUT that's it, after that remove the dome, if you don't the clones start preferring high humidity and it gets difficult to get them un-used to the humid conditions, so after 2 days the dome goes off, let the clones droop down, they should spring back up after 24 hours... The only thing I can think of is that I am over watering them. possible, but not deadly when they are this young I spray the soil and recently the leaves to see if there would be a difference.....Last thing, on the site there isn't anything that states whether or not the seeds are male or female. I am not at the point of blossoming, so I can't tell what I have. Some sites advertise that you can specifically buy female seeds, is that a gimmick? You provide, fast, friendly, knowledgeable, and personal service. It wouldn't seem right to leave unless I could be reassured that the next purchase would be female. in order to see they are male or female you have to take a clone and bloom the clone itself under a separate light (like a 40W fluoro), once you find the sex of the clone you will know whether the mother is male or female... there are feminized strains out there but what the sellers are not telling you is that it will be close to impossible to clone a feminized plant, clones from a feminized plant die or get deformed quickly.... so feminized plants are good for what you are trying to do, which is plant the seed and bloom.. so long as you keep buying the seeds every time you do this... and forget about taking clones.... the only assurance I can give you is that under normal conditions 7 of 10 seeds should be female, and if you complain enough I replace seeds liberally...


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hey mark an all.. my indoor (flowering) grow space is dropping to 10 degrees at night i havnt put nothin in there yet cuz it feels real cold. lights on temps are 25/26 for now. how bad is this? its only gona get colder too, any suggestions? 10C wont kill them but any lower and who knows, get a cheap heater, cheap because you want no LED light on it of any sort, (light in bloom  is bad) my veg space is right next to it divided by poly but haven't set up the veg lights yet. not sure how much it will help cuz i did a pretty good job separating them( for light anyway) the both are gona vent up and out via 140 cfm into an empty attic I prefer to vent out outside as mold may be created in the attic, winter not so much, but spring and summer is bad also vented. its about 0 degrees over nite these days which in turn i get 10 degrees..... when it hits minus 30 , am i looking at a genocide? get a heater, like this (no LED indicator light, no coil to get red), place it on a timer to turn on after lights go off thx


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hi..umm what should i do with the leafs that have gone yellow from under feeding should i cut them off? nope, let them be unless they are dry dead ....and also can u take a clone from a plant that is about 2 weeks into bloom yes, but 2 weeks is pretty much the max..and some people say to cut the leafs off at the bottom that get no light so make bigger buds at the top does this just make the bud bigger or does it more yield?? not more yield per se, but makes the top buds more consistently bigger, I prefer to remove the bottom 1/3 of foliage, this bottom crap usually dies off from lack of light anyways and the plant wastes its time trying to grow something there....


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do we need to worry now that these smart meters are out. nope, the amount of info available to hydro people is impossible to use (cops have a list of 1000 addressed with suspicious activities and they freely admit it will take them 10 years to sort it out), the only time the cops will find out you have a odd patter of electrical usage, is if they are standing outside your windows already suspecting you of something wrong (and at that point they call hydro to confirm their suspicions), in that case they will find any way to get in, smart meter or not... never ever have I ever heard of anyone at hydro looking at a particular bill and saying... hmmmm this is suspicious.. that's CSI BS ....


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you might need to be a little more specific dave mh has mainly been a good veg light because of the blue light spectrum hps more than not mimics the harfest sun having more of a red hue a 1000 watt hps seems like over kill but that all depends on your expectations i dont know marek would be able to fill you in better im probably confusing you lol sorry


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need one of your outdoor strains preferably an early early strain and ofcourse a high yielder . any suggestions summertime buddha or alternatively any plant with buddha in it, they all do well outdoors, buddha is a sativa male that gets big outdoors....


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hi mark ...just asking what would be better to use in veg in veg MH is always best 400 watt mh or a 1000 watt hps.... even if HPS is better technically for yield MH in bloom produces more THC, so I bloom with MH as well


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Hi Mark - I just want to say that the summertime buddha came out amazing. I am very very satisfied with the results. Another note - I was looking at white widow as my potential next strain to try and i noticed that 10 seeds cost more than double the amount of 5 seeds. It doesnt seem to be the case with any other strain i figured maybe it was a mistake. Regards really? gotta be a mistake, ww xxx costs $60 for 5 and $100 for 10, and ww buddha is at $40 for 5 and $70 for 10, ...I found it Thank You, its changed now....


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hello how much bud could a 1000 watt HPS produce in short from 1 to 1.5 lbs per 2 or 3 month cycle ... longer answer read this


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also, if you already hold a Personal Production License, then they will NOT issue you a DG license as well (regardless of recent rulings I know I am waiting for 4 months now). SOOOO stupid. Anyway, if you want 2 permits in your name and you are a patient yourself, you have to put your own permit in someone else's name and then apply for 2 DG permits in your name. total nonsense but that's how it works now. indeed, that's why I lawyered up, these ass holes understand nothing without legal threats...


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Re delayed licenses. A rather new development, but Health Canada is now requiring everyone to fill out form E. If you are a grower, you need form E2, if just a patient buying from PPS, then form E1. If you send in your forms without an E form they will just hold on to everything for like 4 months and then send you a letter asking for the E2. I know of 10+ people who had their licenses delayed by months over this. Send it in ASAP, or fax them a letter saying you intend NOT to use their seeds (that worked for me at least). Without either a letter saying you won't use their seeds, or an E2 form, they throw the book at you and say your application was not complete (as per instructions on front of all forms). Just an FYI cause i'll bet that's the reason why many of you have delayed licenses. I think they are doing this as a result of the VICS case. Next time HC goes to court they want to be able to hold up all the receipts for seed purchases and say "look how many patients are using our strain - we are no longer obsolete". it's a nasty thing to do, but that's surely what's going on. With everything else in order and a proper E2 form, I received 2 DG permit for same grower at same address in just under 8 weeks. Without E2 form you can expect to wait 6 months. Beware.


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hey mark, i recently transplanted some of my plants in a mixture of Atami B'uzz hydroponic soiless mix HP, mixed with 50% pb gro coco coir. now some of the leaves are yellowing slowly, did you try giving them a bit more food (like 40% more to see if its not just under feeding?) looks the same as sulfur deficiency, but i know all my nutes supply that jazz. what do you think the problem is? both plants in veg and bloom in this soil mixture are experiencing this. if its not underfeeding, there is some pH issue going on, did you at any point give them plain tap water? tap water with 100% promix should not be a problem but if its a different soil mix then you may not know... now if you never ever gave them plain water then the soil type you mix is releasing pH that the plants don't like.... if pH-ing the water before feeding does not help, transplant is the only solution....


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Hey quick question about glass. What bongs do u prefer. ive been hearing about wicked sands, ROOR, phx and some others i want a great bong for under $100.00 maybe with ice chamber difuser and ashcatcher all that stuff, (dont know what half of it is) is it possible to find? brands matter little 2me, glass is the only way to go, plastics burn and you end up inhaling plastic fumes..... I prefer pot cookies


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hey mark! i need your help with cuttings. i have taken 23 clones and many of their leaves are turning yellow (this happened last time, then they died) what should i do? what am i doing wrong? my temps are 25C best i can do and humidity is 30% no wilting but no sign of roots yet, its day 11 and their in grodan rockwool. i have given SOME of the yellow ones grow nutes I don't, plain water is best IMHO, some people give nutrients do but I prefer not to a few days ago but it has not helped. i follow your guide.would a heating pad help? YES thank you, your advice is much appreciated! they are 2 or 3 inches from the top of the CFL? they are wet in rockwool? .... yellow at this point can mean a lot of things, one is that they are not releasing humidity fast enough, which means you should cut off half of some leafs on the clone before you place it in rockwool, cutting a leaf in (almost) half helps clones release humidity better, do that to only some leafs not all.... can also mean that they are not placed tightly enough in the rockwool cube, can also mean that they are too far from the fluorescent light..... 11 days is not bad, but at this point you should see a root or two..... do you place the dome for only 2 days at the begging? leave it longer and they start liking high humidity too much and its difficult to get them used to normal humidity (which is all bad)... do you spray them one or twice a day?


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i wanted to know two things i wanted to know wats the max cfls can put out ? I think its something like 15% of what a small HID can produce, which is not much if you ask me, your 3/300W cfl is more like 150W HID (if that) and one of the plants might be a male im havinga real hard time telling and ive grown lots of times never this hard lol , it is in second week of budding no sacks at all on it 2 plants were males outta the ten pack but this one has lots of leafs bunched of close near the bottom almost like a banana tree lol but no sacks dunno help please ? my bet its a female, as they do behave strangely at times, it could of course be a hermie, but if there is no male flowers then I would not worry too much is there a way to send a pic anywhere thanks casper

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Quick update, I added a cup of 100% nutes PBP grow to each one. A full water is about 3 cups. It seems to have helped a lot. Although the dead ones arent gonna come back, all of the leaves look much darker and happier. Looks like I'm on the right track. :-)


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ok so i read alot about when to harvest, i know u(mark) say 8 weeks no matter what, most peeps say when first signs of amber trics. so at week 8 i assumed to see atleast a few amber or alot of cloudyness........ now week 9 of some unknown kush and i believe im seeing about 50/50 clear/cloudy 100x and 200x used. is this normal? yes for many reasons, this method of color change is only one way of judging readiness what are the chances that this plant will never go amber and does it matter? when you know the cycle (which you do becasue I told you, 8-9 weeks :-) then the time is more important then the "color change" i sampled this stuff at week 7 and chilled on the couch for like 16 hours! so does this mean that if i wait longer for amber trics that i may of well produced the most potent bud i could ever dream of? not really, at this point (that last week) its the weight that's growing, the "buzz" wont get better or is there a chance i may lose some potency if i dont cut now. it will get sleepier  everyone seems to have a diff opinion which makes me think no one really knows. i know there are also alot of variables too (strain, grow conditions, etc.) i think i did pretty well with my grow so anyway i like the end of 8 week rule u go by, but do u see amber at that time? or u dont care? if u dont care then that prob means ur shit is still preemo. id prefer to follow your advice over others so keep it up and thx stick to the actual date, if the seeds is labled 8-9 weeks, its your choice but I would cut at the mid point which is 8.5 weeks.... then you can decide later whether you want to cut at beginning of week 8 or end of week 9, that's up to you, but for the lack of experience I say 8.5 weeks and cut it down


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Mark,Hows it going?Hoppfully alright.I have a question of couse haha.Would it be alright to transplant to bigger pots 5 days into budding? yes, technically its ok at any point, but I prefer within the first 3 weeks of bloom Right now I have 5 gal pots,but I would like to go to 10 gal.My plants are 3 1/2 - 4 foot.I know I should have done it before I decided to bud,but if it isnt to late or as long as I dont have to go back to veg I would still like to transplant.What do you think? transplant One more question buddy,What do you think Ill get from 6 plants 3 1/2-4 foot when starting to bud with 2 1000 hps in a 7x5x7 room with pretty much EVERYTHING a nice grow room needs.ceiled room,myler,c02,room control,all the abouve.Im thinking 4oz per plant,but its my real first grow.I have no clue. you should but it is your first grow so be careful With 10 gal pots I think maybe more. 10% more for sure Im hopping I can still transplant,so dont tell me bad news Mark HAHA.Thanks again for your help Mark.


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Hey Mark. How are you? What is the best way and time to determine males/ females all at veg stage not easy, only with experience, in some cases they develop the 2 hairs on the cross section of the stem and the new branch (which means female), BUT not always and in that case its impossible to be sure if its a female or a male. When can i cut clones when plants are a bit bigger then 5 inches, but if you are inexperienced bigger ( how many inches 2 or 3 usually) I was thinking cut clones, root for a week @ 18/6 cycle then in a separate box using a 27k spectum clf (only for determining sex a 400 watt hps will be used for the final bloom stage) @ a 12/12 cycle sounds right. 6 clones each plant (using 1 clone for testing) if a clone shows sex does that mean the other 5 from the same plant will be the same sex? yes, but use 2 clones to find sex, as sometimes one is female and the other a hermie, which is still not good (rare but hey)  I want the final harvest no more than 2.5 to 3 feet high when should I put them on the 12/12 cycle indica dominant strain, (g13, xxxwhite widow, northern light, all seeds from you).around 12 to 15 inches, because the 400W will naturally stretch them to 3 feet tall My temp drops to 18.5 degrees celcius when they are sleeping and 25 26 degrees celcius when lights all good on i noticed some upward curling of the edges of the leafs I have a filtered intake 6 inches by 9 inches and a 300 cfm exhaust fan and desk fan towards plants running 24/7 negative pressure in the room light proof using black/white poly film from hydroponics store.should i put a small heater in the room? no, your temps are ok The room is 5 ft wide 5ft high and 7 feet long (actually grow space 3ft by 3ft by 5 feet high.). Or is it not stressful on the plants (will that cause them to go males or hermi). high temps (over 33C) + over crowding causes males or hermies, so dont let them touch too much, some touching is ok, but avoid it as much as possible What nutes do you recommend for the bloom stage organic pure blend PRO (not the one without the PRO) or Flora Nova line or chemical and what brand no chemicals please, they are cheap but they also can kill your plants with misuse, organics are really forgiving. By the way my compliments on ur cafe great atmosphere,music, coffee and staff (razza) sublime cafe rocks thanks again.


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are regular seeds more potent then feminized.... no, feminized plants are good if all you want is a plant seeds and  harvest something.... clones from feminized plants are extremely weak so they are no good for cross breeding.... anyone buying my seeds buys them to make a mother (female) plant... and a mother plant can not be made from feminized varieties


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I have done several things wrong on my first grow, and things are not getting a whole lot better. Lots of leaves have already turned yellow, then brown, then crusted off and are lying in the pot dead. There is new growth, but all the old growth is dying off. Here is what took place. I transplanted at the first sign of roots showing up at the edge of my clear lets light to the roots which kills roots plastic solo cup (day 15). I think I did that way too early, I didnt nute the soil, no need at this point  I didn’t moisten the new soil, I did it when the sprout promix was wet, etc. Amateur hour. But I am an amateur so shit happens. I would love it if you could explain a professional's transplant operation, turn the pot upside down and tap the bottom of the pot couple of times, the dirt and the root back should come out all at once, pre-water the new promix with 50% of normal dosage and ... do this fairly quickly.... I dont like the clear pots you are using, this could be damaging the roots right off the bat (light kills roots)... pls. make the pots OPAQUE  since I could be starting all over again. Now the issue with the leaves. I assume this is a clear sign of under feeding, however in retrospect I still don’t know what I should have done differently in terms of feeding. When I transplanted, I watered the plants with distilled water is useless, as it contains 0 nutrients and 0 minerals, promix is designed for tap water, tap water has a specific pH, which promix controls until they were fully soaked, no food. This was aprox 8 days ago and the promix is still wet. I am using 8” dia pots. There was no sign of yellow leaves and they were only about 2” tall so I thought feeding might be too early. Now, 8 days later my leaves are dying and the medium is still wet (day 23). its a sign of using distilled water and NO nutrients which you should always mix even at low dosages, but it can also be a sign of over watering (as in watering too often) Also during this time I saw the humidity get way up to 80%. why? do you have ventilation? it should be ON 24/7 even at low power I turned on the exhaust to 24hours and the humidity is back to 44% consistently. The stalks are growing strong though, and new nodes are present. Since I feel like something needs to happen now I fed them with 15ml/gal (100% for my T5 I think)even though they are not dry. I am hoping that a blast of food will stop the leaf destruction. Man I cant believe I’m blowing this so bad. Please help. nutrients should always be added to TAP water, I say at a dosage of 25% of normal full feeding, this prevents all kinds of problems, I never try to give them just plain water..... T5 suck, sorry, they are not powerful enough for blooming, not that I want to discourage you but its just what it is... I mean they will get you some bud, just not as much as you imagine....


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Hey mark I just want to say great forum. I was in ur cafe and met Razza. He was very helpfull and friendly. I bought 45 seeds and for some reason i can not germinate the bbs blue berry skunk. 2 out of 10 sprouted. get them exchanged I used the plate and paper towel method. I planted in promix 1/8 of an inch deep sprout down. At the same time I germinated 5 g13 and 5 northern lights. All is well but the bbs the 2 that I planted have come up like normal until the 2 first real leafs appeared and the growth just stopped. this is week 3 from germination all other plants are bushy and healthy but the 2 bbs have not grown for 2 weeks they are like half an inch. They are green and seem to look normal but no growth. I was using 8 cfl @ 23 watts each 65 k spectrum at a 18/6 cycle. just got my lumatek digital ballast with a 400 watt mh and a 6 inch air cooled reflector. I also have your xxx widow, wich I will do next time around. My space is 5 feet wide 7 feet long 5 high. Any suggestions would be great. I really wanted the bbs but i feel that i will lose those 2. my temperatures are at 22-24 degrees celsius humidity @ approx 60%. Thanks again mark for the help keep up the good work. we exchange seeds fairly liberally, reza usually remembers everyone :-)....  your humidity is a bit on a high side this time of the year, naturally outside its at 30% or so (and that's good) your temps are a bit low as well (not deadly or anything)... to keep the temps up I would run the light 24/7 in veg (if the weather temps go back up go back to 18/6).... or just turn on the 400W to bring it up to 27C or so... 60% humidity can mean lack of ventilation which if increased will remove heat as well but... when plants are young 60% humidity is good (but they also want closer to 29C temps), but once they get bigger they are ok with lower temps (like yours) and lower humidity (and 60% can be on a high side)... if everything is too confusing just turn on the 400W even for veg and see what happens .... cfls' are weak...


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I have G13 it says that they should be ready in 8 to 9 weeks. Mine are about 12. Friday will be 12, and I still dont see amber tricombs, I see some cloudy tricombs. The plants are turning yellow,like they are going to die. I have been flush them with plane water with about 20% flora nova bloom. The plants are about 6 to7 feet tall. Should I keep waiting or what. Do all strains turn amber or is this just for some. I would like to know if you have girl clones is it possible that they turn into boys girls can turn into hermaphrodites but not into full males, and only under sever stress. Can cut clones from 12 week old plants. they should have been cut long ago, at end of week 9, at this point is too late to take clones


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Thanks Mark. I do have EVERYTHING .I have the cgc-1 greenhouse controller,ppm-c controller,c02 injection system,8 inch vortex fan, carbon filter,its all vented out side.I got my card and im building a hell of a nice room.Master Kush,Bubble Kush and Grape ape.You say c02 doesnt really do muck,I dont like to hear that.Spent lots of $.I gonna try it thought.Got to now.Ill let you know what happens.You ve helped me alot already.THANKS. SO I just put the c02 line around the stim/pot?I thougt I put it above the plants because c02 is heavy ..but air movement in the room should still move the cO2 around one way or the other, the placement of the line is mainly for convenience, not for any strategic reasons .Mayby about 1 1/2 feet or so.NO? now im confused.Any more details you might have Mark would be grate.Hey you ever had any grape ape smoke? nope I hear its grate and it REALLY is a builtful plant.If you stand over the top of it it is a straight STAR.I mean like a 4 point star.I have 2 and their both like that.Their babbies/clones are the same to.its the coolest thing.Mark, one of them is a dorf.Its 3 1/2 months old and only 2 foot tail ,mayby 2 foot round.Her sister ,the same age,grown the same is 3 1/2 feet tail and toped,and is about 4 feet arond.Ithink the one is a dorf.Does that mean anything?I heard it may be stronger/better than the BIG sister.you know anything about that?I have clones going I guess ill see hahaha.Im gonna let you go mark.Thanks for all your help.You still have the coolest site.Like i said ANY information about setting up a complet c02 system is GRATE>> Thanks Mark,AND Anybody out there.Im a stoner that needs help HAHAHA.Thanks guys. rollitup may have some answers, read this too, note: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels should be high, particularly during the FLOWERING PHASE . Growth rates can be increased dramatically if the CO2 level is near 700 ppm. 300 ppm (Outside Air) 700 ppm (Ideal) 2000 ppm (Plants Burn) 5000 ppm (Death)..... I will try to help you but you may want to invest in a book that can guide you better... I can not find anything online that is specific to the equipment you got... and I cant say I ever been fully in charge of a co2 room


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Hi mark, my 400W consumes 4 to 6 amps depending on brand has served me well, and i get about 5-6 oz when i completely fill the light canopy during a cycle. How much can i run off one outlet, if i have a 1000W going? consumes about 9 to 11 amps how many watts or amps could i spare to run veg lights? i need to run all my grow equipment from one outlet can at max support 15 amps per outlet, for safety use only 80% of max , fans, lioghts, everything, what do you suggest? one outlet can usually run a 1000W and a inline fan but not much else, you need to check consumption of your electrical equipment and make sure you do not use more then 80% of 15 amps, the max of each outlet, if one outlet is all you got then I would not use a 1000W, stey with the 400W or a 600W at best...  Cheers!


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I JUST HARVESTED MY PLANTS AND HALF OF 1 OF THE COLAS SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN BURNT OR ACTUALLY SUNBURNED FROM BEING TO CLOSE TO THE LIGHT....SHOULD I THROW THIS OUT? no CUT IT OFF? no IS POTENCY AFFECTED?.what is burnt is burnt but it will neither affect the rest of the plant nor damage it in any way so just ..dry it and smoke it.. ALL ANSWERES APPRECIATED


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Where can I purchasee clones so I dont have to start from seeds?? and yes im an MMAR license holder. thanks !!! call me at 647-835-4212 12-3pm ET mon-fri, I need a copy of your MMAR + DVR license (copies will be handed over to my lawyer)


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hello if i were to use a 1000 hps instead of a 400 mh for bloom how much more yield would this give me 60% more


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how would you pre-treat to mites in bloom? spray heavily with soap in veg, or 2 weeks into bloom (if u r desperate)


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hello.. if i use Ivory Snow the soap 10 ml per 1 liter in bloom how would this affect the bud in the long run? you should still not spray soap in bloom, soap will affect taste, not make it lethal or anything but it will smell soapy... best to get rid of mites before bloom, in bloom spraying with water every few days helps a bit to control mites but it does not fully remove them.... as a desperate measure its still ok to spray soap until the end of 3rd week of bloom ...


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George - C02 is for large scale. Good air exchange in the grow area will provide plenty of C02, and prevent overheating, mold and disease as well. check


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Mark,Whats up. I need alittle help with setting up my c02. My plants are 3 feet tail and im going to BUD soon. My room is 7 x 5 x 7. I have everything I need,just need to know what to do.If you could help that would be so COOL.I need a detailed step by step list.Also IF any body reads this and can help thats cool too.I mean like how high up do I put the c02 line around the plants?How much c02 should they get.Any help is cool.Thanks Mark... I don't recommend CO2 unless you have air cooled reflectors and a CO2 sniffer... otherwise it can not be proven to me that it actually works... in general if you still wanna try, place the lines around the bottom parts of the stem and release only enough from the tank to make the tank last a  week (so turn on the release valve just a tiny bit)..... that's the ghetto way of CO2.... the proper way is to turn off the out take fan and turn on the CO2 release valve, when the temp raises to 34C turn on the out take fan and shut off CO2, repeat every 15 minutes or half hour depending on size of room.... this requires a bunch of equipment to work properly 


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Mark, How important is 12 hour cycle for my ladies coz sometimes i am an hour or 2 out! could you tell me if this would affect my yield? cheers bud it is THE most important thing you can do to make sure you have good yield and smoke, 12 hours of UNINTERRUPTED DARKNESS, 100% DARKNESS, no picking, no looking, no light WHAT-SO-EVER, if you gonna do anything right make sure to make it dark


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did my internet break, or was this site down for a couple days??? I forgot to pay my bills, damn pot, its pot I blame :-)


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I JUST HARVESTED MY PLANTS AND HALF OF 1 OF THE COLAS SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN BURNT OR ACTUALLY SUNBURNED FROM BEING TO CLOSE TO THE LIGHT....SHOULD I THROW THIS OUT? CUT IT OFF? IS POTENCY AFFECTED?... ALL ANSWERES APPRECIATED dry it and smoke it, its burnt but its still ok, it will not affect the rest of the plant


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Ye it will work, why not? 600W of full spectrum will do fine. CFL 600W is equivalent to MAY BE 150 HID


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Hey Mark, You helped me in the past, and thank you for that. I just had my first harvest from my only plant, great yield. I used Fox brand bat crap for food and some DNP per your suggestion for fertilizaing. Do you have a better plant food for small time grower? How do i use the DNP for such a small quantites? Is there a un writen formula to make it work? This last time I just eye balled it .. Thanks, I never realized the problem with small quantities for this product since I mix at minimum 1 bucket, for you I would switch to PK-13-14 which is the same type but far easier to mix


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hey mark, can you rig this site so we can share pictures of our success and failures? I am not technical enough to do it, in fact the whole bloody web site needs a revamp, I set up this thing here but I can not check it regularly  .... post pic there and post a link here


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Im getting the run around from health canada regarding my license forms. Is there any other phone# where i can speak to the head person or manager or someone who is in charge at health canada. is there another # to call besides this one ??? 1-866-337-7705 please respond soon I have been waiting for my medical license for 4 months now its still not in the mail nope this is it, unless you hire a lawyer


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i wanted to know in ur opion how much will a plant give off with these lights i am growing white widow there 1 feet or alittle taller pretty bushy really nice looking and healthy blooming with fluorescent lights is ... disappointing for yield... an ounce may be


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Ya, I hear ya. I'm spraying the neem oil regularly but haven't been able to wipe them all out. I've recently redesigned my grow space for compartmentalization and to be able to bleach the entire box between grows. I'm hoping this will help break the cycle. I mentioned the pressure sprayer (not a pressure washer BTW, the one for plants) as something that can help keep things under control if they do pop up in the bloom stage. Not the best, but better than nothing... if you've got them damn mites, hehe. ivory snow soap mixed at 10 ml or so per 1 L. of tap water sprayed after sun down, concentrate spraying on .. underneath the leafs, spraying the tops does nothing


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to each their own, i have never sprayed high pressure water to dislodge mites, i had some infestations, but i use garden soap very diluted, ive never had mites in my bloom room, i try to be pretty proactive about pests. every one has their method as long as it works I salute you :-) ..... spraying with high pressure helps to remove physically the mites, it has its uses especially in bloom when spraying any other crap would be bad for taste


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blueberry skunk, in your response to herbivore you mentioned that water won't really help with mites. A while back I took up Mark's advice and got a pressure pump sprayer. I fill it with really cold water and blast my plants when spider mites appear. This is while the plants are in bloom and you can't spray neem oil or an equivalent neem or other crap, not in bloom. It won't eliminate the mites entirely but if you spray about once a week they never get a chance to really form up into a colony true Basically, I find it does indeed help but not fix the problem of mites while in bloom.


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sorry i meant the word "plants" instead of leaves, but spraying your plants with water doesnt do anything, it doesnt clean the leaves unless they are already really dirty. It doesnt help against mites either it does if you spray from below the leaf daily, since mites hate water, they love humidity but not water, it works on smaller plants when they are young and they like higher humidity, with bigger plants its better to use soap if you spray for mites, unless you are spraying with plant soap or neem oil. spraying can help promote trichome capitulate stalks, but its really difficult and unless 20 other variables are satisfied it wont do anything, i heard of spraying super dilute fulvic acid right before the lights come on to help grow trichomes, but i dont know if this does anything?? spaying (misting) the leafs from below in the 4 to 6th week of bloom is supposed to help bloom (ever 3 days), I don't really believe it ...


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BILL C6 Do things right the 1st time and dont do anything illegal THEN U WILL BE FINE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT !!!!


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Hey Mark, I have a question about risk issues. In your opinion is it safer to have a perpetual grow (I get 5 harvests a year) using a 400W MH or one big grow a year using 2 x 1000W (400W x 5 grows = 2000 watts used)? Thanks man. Keep fighting the good fight! statistically speaking its better to do something once a year then do it continuously... so 2000W wins....


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hey mark got a heat question that i can't find. When i close my closet door the temp goes up to 28 to 29 degrees, i know it's a little hot but from what i know 30 degrees promotes stretching and 32 CAN but not always causes the plants to go male. The question is am i right about what i just said and if so how long would the plant have to be exposed to those temps to actually have an effect on it? 32 is not their best temp but they should not go male... any temp above 30C can promote mites and stretching and can in certain circumstances make plants go hermie (not male but hermie).... but to go hemrie they usually also have to be over crowded, and usually severely over crowded....


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I am referring to the spraying section on the link above. Not sure what you mean by blacks, I am talking about the leaves. I believe the purpose is to keep them clean and mite free. daily spraying in veg is recommended, the older they get them more intense (as in more water on them to make the leafs heavy) the spray can be, BUT its not to help the leafs or clean them but only to make the stem stronger, putting heavy water on them helps the stem and the branches to become stronger and healthier, this really applies to HID lights which grow plants better, under t5s the spray should be a mist (BTW, no spraying in bloom).... I really don't care whether you mix some nutrients in the spray or not, I see no difference so I don't, just plain water works fine....


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I just found out the timer I bought SUCKS ASS!!! I know I should have tested it, but I didnt, so my T5s have been running 24/7. I know this isnt the worst thing in the world, and its some people's preference is to run them on 24h vs 18h, but I wanted to run them on 18h and I still do. My question, now that my seedlings have been growing for 3-4 weeks on 24 hours of T5 light, can I switch it to 18 hours or will that shock and confuse them? no problem whatsoever, you can switch between 18 and 24 hours (and back) at any point in veg


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Mark, some harvest help if you don't mind, there's so much info out there... four NLxB, clones from my originals, all have milky trichomes, no amber yet, some have almost 100% red pistils, some have none. My first crop I cut after 8wks 4d, as soon as I found some amber, even just one or two, on all. I now think this was a little early, it was at least a month before it was 'good' after harvest. I want more of a body stone (muscle/joint pain). Now, just about at the end of week 9, what has been your experience with harveting this plant? end of week nine is a bit late, but technically the longer you wait the more the plant becomes sleepy (as buzz), which is a kind of thing you may be looking for but I would cut at end of week 8 white hair or not  Is it possible to leave them too long? yes, but 1 week is not TOO long, another week may be too long I have been smoking the new stuff, very good, long lasting, etc, already better than the first batch, can this difference be due less stress, better treatment of plants (it is my second grow after all) could be, hard to tell, but its definitely better when its stress-less? Thanks so much.


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Bill C-6 ...What about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?.... 8. Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure... Did't something like this happen back in 1937 or 1939, where the governing bodies took away rights and freedoms? What's next? I hate voting because at best you are replacing one set of crooks with another set of crooks, but I cant say I like the conservatives, so may be we should all vote NDP this time around


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Fill up the cups with soil to cover up the exposed stem, if you put dirt over this portion of the stem and keep it moist it will eventually sprout roots. start giving your plants a dilute concentration of nutes, like 1/5 of the back of the bottle. And there never should be any reason for you to spray any things on your blacks, not even water. it doesn't do anything, just makes the leaves wet, how would this help photosynthesis??? just makes mold.


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A few questions on very young ladies. These girls are just starting to show second sets of leaves, are about 2" high, two and a half weeks old from seed. As I water, the promix compressed so there is aprox an inch of exposed stem. Should I fill with more promix or leave as is? filing in is always more prudent Now that I see leaves, is it time to start spraying them (with water, not food), just plain water or wait till they get a bit bigger the younger they are the more spraying is recommended, so until they develop few more leafs, 4 times a day is ok to spray, later on once per day, in bloom never  I have my plants in solo cups right now. Is 5" a good height to start considering transplanting? yes They are clear so I see the roots. clear is bad, because the roots should NOT be exposed to light, transplant immediately  Do I wait until they come to the sides?


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Lady bugs in the garden...Is this a good or bad thing??? hard to keep them around but they do help to eat the mites, but personally ..if you can catch some and keep 'em its ok, paying for them is not recommended.... I prefer soap spraying (when the plants sleep, at 10 ml of ivory snow per 1 L. of tap water)


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Plants are 4 weeks blooming with nice little buds everywhere, i noticed small little sacs coming off the main stem completely seperate from the buds/they got 2 hairs coming out of them so i was never too worried as i thought they were jus new growing buds. 2 weeks later they havnt really grew much at all they have white crystals onthem. now what exactly are theses sacs? i did some research and determined they not male seed sacs cuz its just a sac not grape like things or bannanas.. just a ball with 2 hairs. is this a hermi thing? or were they supposed to be new growing buds but since they half way threw bloom they stopped growing? also i think i under fed threw bloom due to alot of yellowing early( ijust let them go cuz i wasnt sure what the prob was, was using 50 % recommended dosage on the label with my 400 watter) is it normal when using organic nutes to be able to use full dosage with a 400 watt? with organic nutrients you can go higher because they are more delicate to the roots then lets say "miracle grow" which is brutal .... 75% is often "normal", but if they seem to "take it" 100% is ok ... but be careful not too burn them, but I think this is not your problem, the soil is, read on one more question.. i see alot of red stems im thinking ph lockout?? would u still notice nute burn if u had a ph lockout? i tried an overdosage on one plant and didnt notice anything so either the plant CAN take it, or the nutes are not getting where they supposed to... thx for your tips mark great site! your problem is the soil you are using... crappy soil means its (the soil type) Ph'ed for a specific plant (say cactus) and its not cannabis since you are getting red/dark stems... dark stems means, bad pH, OR nutrient lock, OR over feeding, or incorrect pH resulting in nutrient lock out... you may have to pH your water but if it does not work get so-called triple-mix in a bail form (promix is best but the generic name for it is triple mix, but it must be in a bail form) ...... all your problems of small buds, dark stems, yellow leafs, odd behaviour in general etc, is most likely from using bad soil (for cannabis)


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From: jimmy From1: durban poison From2: From3: T1: dupa Submit: Click here to post Date: October 26, 2009 Comments thanks for clearing that up for me mark...as for the short term memory loss comment i was only bustin ya chops.and also thank you too bluberry...i have read alot about this strain and what you are saying mark is true to form of what i have been reading.thrs no way this strain will finish bloom in 14 weeks....looks like its ready now at 7 weeks but ill take your advice and harvest at the end of week 8. as far as the yield is concerned its not as bushy as and indica but im geting tall plants with some nice frosty 10inch tops....4 plants with 6 to 8 of them on each plant.... :) thanks again


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thanks for clearing that up for me mark...as for the short term memory loss comment i was only bustin ya chops.and also thank you too bluberry...i have read alot about this strain and what you are saying mark is true to form of what i have been reading.thrs no way this strain will finish bloom in 14 weeks....looks like its ready now at 7 weeks but ill take your advice and harvest at the end of week 8. as far as the yield is concerned its not as bushy as and indica but im geting tall plants with some nice frosty 10inch tops....4 plants with 6 to 8 of them on each plant.... :) thanks again we can recognize traits, watch it bloom, deduce etc..  it does have sativa traits and genes.. question is how much and its not easy to just "test" it...


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I believe durban poison originated from a african sativa true as far as I know. BUT, you have to remember often different seedbanks will sell the same name seeds, but with greatly differing genetics true. It all depends whos doin the breeding, indeed but generally i have known durban to be a sativa high,  ive never seen it growing tho... I have received a clone of this plant ages ago and ... got rid of it... nice smoke but in my case it looked like an indica and smoked like an indica ... again ... it should be a sativa, but it is a sour disappointment for me personally....  I again smoked this plant few months ago, and again it was a indica smoke, so I give up .... I really really hope the guy has a true sativa... I just sincerely doubt it


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Hello mark, I would like know if a 150w light in a 4x4x67 area particularly. would this be to little light for veg? I plane on moving to a 600w for flower time. Thank you kindly Mark...  for veg it should be sufficient... It won't really cover an area of 4 x 4 but 3 x 3 should be ok.... the light is good for plants up to 1.5 feet tall....


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mark...in regards to my question about the early harvest of my durban poison you said it was 90% indica??? thought it was 90% sativa? you must have short term memory loss....lol jp :) I have a problem with this strain... I smoked two different d. poisons grown by two different people and both were labled as sativa (when purchased) yet when I smoked it I knew it was an indica... so ..... when I see a real true 100% (or 90%) sativa on the market I will let you know.... the problem is that many seed banks out there say one thing and sell another.... I don't sell a real sativa because real sativa is an absolute bitch to grow and takes waaayy too long to bloom.... so when you find that your durban poison blooms for 12 to 14 weeks then you can confidently say IT IS a sativa (or sativa dominant).... if it blooms for 8 weeks it isn't a sativa.... there is also the whole thing with one grower breeding this particular version of D. poison and another guy growing a slightly different one... its all in which clone you pick and how you develop it.... also, a sativa can have its sativa traits completely bred out in the process of breeding... someone trying to shorted the bloom cycle of a sativa will inevitably choose the sprouts that are faster... when you do that you take the indica dominant traits of the plant and make that dominant ... is that a true sativa? arguable... I would say no, you may say yes...... breeding plants can get infinitely complicated.... My answer should have been longer but I seldom have much time .. my response is always related to my personal experience and in my experience I have a not seen a durban poison which was a real sativa.... but listen, if you like the smoke it matters little what the lable says....


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hello yes i burned my plant about 2 weeks ago so i flushed it 2 times with about 20% but now alot of the leafs are going yellow and starting to get dark drown spots on some of the leafs...im just wondering what this could be from and how i would go about fixing it..thanks if you are in bloom there is nothing you can do other then slowly resume feeding her a little bit more then 20%, that's why they get yellow, after all you leached twice so the expected result would be yellowing....(of course  it may just be that the damage from overfeeding was too much and the rust/brown spots will spread and all the leafs will fall off eventually, in which case may as well start over).... if some leafs stay then you may want to give them some more food , not just 20%, more like 50% at least, and possibly more up to 75% if they become a bit darker green.... in veg they should resume growing within a week, so leach for a week and resume feeding at 75% of normal, but only after seeing some fresh growth, its ok to leach for 2 weeks if you are unsure... next time when you feed the plants alternate amounts, give them nutrients at 50%, next time at 75%, next time at 50% etc...


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Hi its been over 12 weeks my license still hasn't arrived yet .I have spoke with health canada 3 times on the phone and they give me the run around!! Should I be in a panic ??/ What do I do if it doesn't come?? you should keep the signed copy of documents you send to Health Canada (or have your doctor re-sign them), technically, in court the signed document by the doctor is the same as license (that's why a prescription given by your doctor is legal as soon as the doctor gives you a prescription sheet)... yes I've been waiting for my 2nd designated license for 4 months now..... I could have a lawyer call but at this point I think Health Canada is waiting for something.. may be bill C-6


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Just a quick note of success. All of my baby seeds have sprouted and look very happy!!!! I am so pumped. Mark, thanks for all the amazing advise. cool


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i noticed the same with my flowers.. only week 4 and loaded with white crystals. leaves are all yellow and falling off, almost look done compared to previous grows. stain is some kinda kush. so my rh has been very low the whole time(20-30/40) this could go either way, its under feeding and they look yellow (but leafs usually don't fall off) or its overfeeding (leafs fall off but they get grey and rusty rather then yellow), or it could be an early plant, but kush is not necessarily known for that and i hear thats good for resin production, would this be the reason they look so mature? i was also wondering whats a good way to see the triochomes? i have no digi cam or microscope and can only find cheap 5x magnifying glass. how do people make pics of bud so close and clear? thank you! you need a minimum 16x maginifing glass or better


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this question is for anyone to answer...my 6th week of bloom ends oct 22 and the strain that im growing (durban poison) looks like it could be harvested now(but i wont) it probably wont last till the end of week 8....probably end of week 7 at best. im leaching rite now. just wanted to know if this is an early finishing sativa? this is most likely 90% indica and it should be ok around the end of week 7 but best to wait for end of week 8 for harvest, smoke is better.. it looks great right now....real chrystally and delicious....all answers are wellcome.thanks jimmy 


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I want to turn my extra room in my house into a grow room also air tight so I can install my carbon filter. what I dont want is mold to grow behind the 6 mil poly. My Q is should I staple the poly over the dry wall then tape it with red tape. Or should I rip the dry wall out then staple/ tape the poly. Is there a safe way to convert my room into a long term cannabis grow op. what should I do to prevent mold and other things growing except the trees. I dont want to distroy my house or my crops. what should I do? mold can not grow when the air is moving therefore I would get bigger outtake fans then necessary, if you want a 400W light and it recommends a 50 CFM fan, get a 200 CFM fan, ... ventilate outside of the house and not into another room, have a smaller intake for air, no need for a fan on your intake since the negative pressure in this space will suck out any moisture through door cracks, walls (dry wall is porous) etc. ... the intake is there usually plugged but opened when necessary to bring colder air ... you will need to be extra careful with any water, i.e. don't spill any on the floor, but in general if you provide an overkill of ventilation mold and such should not be able to grow in the first place... with the poly... I would install it very loosely since you need to take it down every cycle and throw it out, this way you can also clean the walls and behind the poly and check for dirt and such... for the floor get some skids and place a heavy plastic (black but not the poly as its too weak) on top... this way you can check for moisture under the plants, and clean it up.... the point is to keep moisture away from the walls and the floor (so mist rather then spray) and the big fan will take care of the rest...


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Hey Robert here is a link to icmag also go to trimscene solutions http://www.trimscene.com they will have this in soon. From Humbolt "I am about to get a vacuum bagging machine. Trim Scene Solutions is about to start carrying them and I will be getting one of the first. It is like a seal a meal, in that it sucks the air out of your bag, but then it injects nitrogen into your pound. A friend of mine had one and found a pound he forgot about for two years that had been sealed like this. He said it was as fresh as the day he put it away. These machines are made for the food sealing industry. I will give a full report and I would like to shoot some video too. Most people don't know this but the turkey and oven bags have a coating inside them that helps meat cook. This is what turns your pounds brown after six months inside them. It is not heat or just your herb getting old it is actually a coating that turns them brown. And we have all been smoking it. By using this machine and the special bags that come with it I hope to take my medicine to the next level as far as being organic, natural and safe to smoke. We should all stop smoking weed that has been in oven/turkey bags. yea it's called modified atmospheric processing and the bags are metalic gold.. i went through a LOT of them before my guy got popped. he claimed they were smell proof as well! nice job man, and to all those that mess with others to carefull to post pic's..... there ya go!" Good luck, Jules.


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Robert I was just browsing at http://www.icmag.com/ic and came across a gentleman by the name of Humbolt that was talking about different trimmers he was using , namely www.thetwistermachine.com  . Anyways he was talking about the huge amount that he had harvested and needed a better way to bag them then the current batch of food sealers out there. He went on to describe a company in the wholesale food business that used a version of the food sealer but added nitrogen to a special bag developed just for this machine . Apparently someone he knows bought one years ago and had just opened a sealed bag from years ago and the product,nugs, were just like the day he had bagged them, still fresh. Probably big bucks for this as is the above trimmer since this is commercial grade stuff. The timmer above is in the $14,000 us range made in Canada, do not know about the food sealer though. I will try to find the link for you. cool but expensive


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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091019/D9BE5D2G0.html Just a note that the Obama administration is set to release a change in US policy towards medical marijuana today.


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do I need anything other than proof of age to purchase seeds in toronto ? seeds are still legal in Canada, so yes, proof of age will suffice


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I have a mother room next to my grow room and I recently discovered my indica plants that were taken from a tried and true mom have gone herm and seeded my entire flower room. How did this happen? Is there any potential of my moms changing sex? Found a very small light leak from my mom room and repaired. Truly bummed that at 4 weeks into flower of a six week strain I found balls on a number of my flowering plants. Now it seems like seeds growing on a different strain (bubba)in the same room. Bet the seeds are worthless huh? Also, a friend with the same type clone had the same problem at about the same time? Is the mother plant worthless? Could the clones have just been a bad batch? Stress? coincidence? I doubt it! PLEASE HELP? I would get rid of the mother plant, but this has never happened to me so I needed to look this up ... stress, specifically constant temperatures above 32C+ for a week lets say or longer, or/and extreme overcrowding (but usually combined with high temperatures)... age also can make a mother plant go hermie, but I'm talking about 1 year + in age... another reason may be that the mother plant was made from feminized seeds which often hermie and make weak clones... whatever seeds come off of it can make for good feminized one time shot grow (outdoors would be best) but if you take clones off of those plants they would become hermied and weak....


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i will be growing himalayan gold fems next spring and would like to what strains would be good to cross polinate with them i heard thai would be good but it has a long flowering period i live in the great lakes reagion in lower michigan there is no "best", there is only your best... anything "thai" should be a sativa, good smoke but needs a long bloom and I would not pick her/him for crossbreeding outdoors, indoors is another story....for outdoors I would pick a heavy indica, most if not all indicas bloom 8 weeks indoors, thus they are perfect for outdoors as well...


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Yes .! Sun lol and no mold from rain so 2 more weeks and its harvest time. Lexie . yes put your dry buds in jars .thats curing your buds .Brings moisture out from inside the buds just make sure you let them breathe(open the jars ) i think a couple times a day .they can mold so keep an eye on them ,ask some more people on there techs then decide on what sounds good to you but to answer your question yes cure your buds ...blueberry skunk.. a q.p. a month... your my personal hero lol wish i was dealer free .Working on it well thanks for the help i.Ll burn this doobie for all you lol later


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Yes .! Sun lol and no mold from rain so 2 more weeks and its harvest time. Lexie . yes put your dry buds in jars .thats curing your buds .Brings moisture out from inside the buds just make sure you let them breathe(open the jars ) i think a couple times a day  .they can mold so keep an eye on them ,ask some more people on there techs then decide on what sounds good to you but to answer your question yes cure your buds ...blueberry skunk.. a q.p. a month... your my personal hero lol wish i was dealer free .Working on it well thanks for the help i.Ll burn this doobie for all you lol later


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Everything is harvested and hung to dry. Now it's time to store (for personal use) and have way too much so would like to store for a few years. I'm reading stuff about getting it too dry, but a bit nervous of sealing it off if moisture is left. The tiny bit of leaf attached to each bud crumbles ..when too dry get an orange peel and place with bud in a closed container for an hour or two, bud will regain moisture and there's a bit of sticky left beneath. Any tips would be appreciated, since your wisdom has gotten me this far. Thanks glass jar yes, plastic not so much, place in a cool dark place but open for 15min once a week to allow ventilation... can be stored for years and like wine the longer the better... note: bud better be very very dry of mold may form.... the dryer the better since the less chances for mold ....I just cut/pasted from post below, but I am pressed for time


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I'm in the process of setting up my grow room. Inside my veg room I have a T5 light, a heater, duct work connected to a 144 CFM air sucker, and a fan (am I missing anything?). My lights will be on their 18 hour cycle, but what else do I tie to this 18 hour cycle? ...in winter if the temps get too low I keep the lights ON for 24 hours (in veg only).. this keeps the temps up and ..some argue is actually better for the plants....in bloom stick to 12/12 religiously I am in the northeast so I need to keep the heater going 24h. Do I need to keep the exhaust fan and circulating fan going 24h as well, I keep my fans ON 24/7, this is in order to make sure there is no smell getting the wrong way out, if you turn fans off the smell will get out through walls, doors, you should maintain negative pressure in this room 24/7, in bloom if you the smell is too much get a carbon filter (can-filter is a good line), the only way to take the smell out completely, ozone generators do not work or can they go on an 18h cycle with the lights?


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Hi. When bud is completely dried and everything looks perfect is it ok too put it in sealed jars ?? or is this bad for the bud?? thx see u soon. glass jar yes, plastic not so much, place in a cool dark place but open for 15min once a week to allow ventilation... can be stored for years and like wine the longer the better... note: bud better be very very dry of mold may form.... the dryer the better since the less chances for mold


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Hi Mark thanks for the advice on making a fridge a grow room. I have the fridge all gutted out, and was going to use a 1000 watt, but on your advice i will use a 400. I thought the 1000 would be ok with the in-line fan I have, but guess not. Hope it works, as my summer grow room will be shut down soon (fruit cellar) way to cold and moisture is getting dangerous. Thanks again for the advice. And yes it was a PAIN in the Ass to strip, but worth it. One more question, I have some plants on a 1000 in veg, can I clone them and go to a 400 in the fridge. yes, clones will adjust to anything, for best and quickest yield its best to do immediate bloom with lots of clones all at once, may be 50 clones bloomed 2 days after transplant (50 is a suggestion, may be more may be less, depends how big your clones are) .sure hope so, I'm thinking maybe not, advice will help..THANKS..


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just wanted to let you know mark that even though there are alot of post room tough guys in here...lol...i speak for 99% of the people in here in saying that you are a great help and a good guy.im growing two years now and you still help me alot. thanks again mark keep up the good work....Thank You


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Come guys, why is it everyone else can grow weed following marks guide and you cant? its probably because you fuck up at everything you do in life anyways. If you cant maintain a hobby besides getting high, you probably wont have the patience or dedication it takes to grow. Ive bought a couple strains now from sublime, and every time ive be impressed with vigour and plants. consistent phenotypes always. no hermies ever, and like 7-3 ratio of females to males. Try growing wheat grass first and then maybe grow tomatoe before you grow weed. if you cant grow those, then dont bother with wasting everyones time and your own money on seeds. I focus on all the shit in the guide, and its alomst fucking fool proof, you just have to be able to readdddd.... which i dont think many people can, unfourtunately. ha ive learned more from this forum and marks guide about horticulture, than i have in 1st year horticulture. mark, just to let you know, using your guide i get 4oz every month 1/2, from a 400W. un-be-fucking-leivable. growing should be fun, trimming plants, watering, you develop a connection for sure, and it really shows what an ass you are when you bitch and complain because your 10 seeds didnt make you a millionaire. rock on mark! rock on! Thank You: as a "message" growing does not make you rich, don't let the news deceive you


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Thanks mark.Blueberry skunk. all you other assholes can suck it atleast you can order seeds online .i.M in texas my ass would be sent aWay for ordering seeds .so before bitching about your white widow ...Remember some people only get bagseed.Anyway thank you mark im going to wait 7 weeks .We finnaly got sun .Keep up the good work and dont worry about the dumbshits


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no offense dude, but if you dont know the difference between perennials and annuals you probably shouldnt be growin dope. cannabis is an annual in our climate, meaning it will die over the winter. You can re-veg cannabis if you leave a couple leave and stalks on the plant, and then switch back to 18/6 light cycle. like I said possible yes,  but not recommended because I can not even begin to explain the steps necessary (to newbes)... its just easier to get new seeds (not that I care where)


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After harvest and the plant is cut completely off, can it regrow next year? very very very difficult and I would say not worth it at all


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Can you regrow the exact same plant (not a clone) after it has been dormant for a year? possible yes, easy hell no, how can you make a plant dormant for a year? start with small lights for a few days .. but after give her a 400W minimum... 1000W if possible... feed lightly for a week or two for sure, and hope she sprouts some leafs.... its may take two months to re-grow... she just may stand still and do nothing for a while


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yeah right, marks a rip off.....i guess he answers questions here for FREE because hes such a huge rip off too eh?? he also has a free guide, so yeah he must be a rip off!! sanity is welcome...


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hello..im guessing i have spider mites what should i do in veg 10 ml of Ivory Snow (dishwashing liquid or the soap) per 1 L. of water, I would prefer not to use anything in bloom as it will make bud smoke funny (not dangerous), but if its a big infestation I would use I.Snow even in bloom.... I guess in veg you can use anything that Home Depot has for mites and it all works.... spray only when temps. are under 24C ... so turn off the lights after spraying to bring down the temps .... 6 hours later its ok to turn on the lights.... 


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Hey Mark I got some summertime buddah of you earlier this year and found that they all turned hermie at the end of there flowering I was wondering if you have any policy that could compensate for my losses or you could do something? Thank you call me at time indicated above, but sure we can work something out


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stripped out fridges are super stealth! just google search that shit, and youll get tons of pointers


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Hi Mark, have you ever heard of anyone using an old stripped out fridge as a grow room? Thanks I commissioned one but the total costs to build outstrip any possibility to make money... so its a Do-It-Yourself project but its not easy because you need to strip out inside.. which is a real pain in the ass.... average fridge can handle a 400W light with a air cooled reflector to isolate the heat from the rest of the grow space, tried 600W but the heat was too much


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Good deal i flush in 2 days then in 4 days it will be 6 weeks .Lol i want to cut it now that you said that .Little cloudy now i check forecarst every day .I know i have to flush Last fert oct 2nd so your saying flush and cut... when soil drys out .I was going to try 24 hr darkness b4 harvest thanks for the imput If theres anything else i would appeceraite it thanks


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40F is almost freezing, i would check the fore cast and probably cut them in a day or two, we just got frost last night where i live and it totally decimated all my garden plants. better cut sooner than have everything butchered by the first frost. once that moisture in the form of frost is on the leaves youll have a nightmare drying them, and all the tugor pressure in the cells will be gone, meaning one limp ass bud. check


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has anyone ever tried a strain called durban poison?? and if so how was the high?.sativa people will like her, not a great yield but sophisticated smoke, personally works for me but the yield does not ... mostly sativa i think.... all answers are welcome...thanks


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Hi Mark, my NLxB is in early week 7 (bloom) and some of the clones (from my favourite) are not looking like they are going to be viable, any tips for cutting a few this late? Thanks again. none, clone cut at that point may take 2 months to root so its not worth to try


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Thanks for the help man .This is actuall my 2nd grow but some idiot found my First 1...Thats why i.m so worried about it..It.d kill me to loose this one to mold . i have jorge ulltiment grow and it says 6 to 8 weeks for Indica.the 20th will be 6 weeks .Really wanted halloween then it would be 7 1/2 ... Little over. just worried about humidity . i keep it covered and any rain does somehow get on it i shake it .Dont expect frost but day temp has been mid 60 and night mid 50 high 40...This was my test to see if i can grow inside . she a beaut but this damn weather Is scaring me being it.s still 18 day till my idea harvest .Wondering if 6 weeks is good or fight the weather another week or two I would fight the weather for at least a week.. but after that point its your call.. for me minimum is 7 weeks, best 8 but hey, weather sucks


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your latitude will dictate what time to cut your plants. If you live closer to the equator, even if it rains you can still keep budding her, just cover it from the rain. IF the temps dont go below frost you can keep her out for a while longer. What is your latitude? check


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Hi it.s me again no change in weather just found out its going to rain another Week. can i harvest at 6 and a half weeks (Indica) i.M flushing the soil on 16 ( last fert oct 2 ) and she turns 6 weeks on the 20 th.Will it be mature enough at that time it's small 9 inches .wanted to wait 7 and a half weeks but el nino is kicking texas ass ... When would you harvest this plant top cola is full of red hairs small flowers little white but getting there but tric still look milky not amber ... that im aware of . Got old ass magnifier can kinda make them out lol please help first plant ... take a bud...dry and smoke, if it lasts longer then half hour (buzz I mean) its ready... low temperatures actually force her to make more crystals so longer outside is ok BUT high humidity can grow mold, so its a tricky question.... in theory end of 7th week is ok to harvest.... you stomped me because its Texas and Texas prefers sativa dominant strains which makes a difference... I am in northern climate where indica grows so my experience may not be relevant


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I get a real laugh out of "growers" who insist that more than 25-27C and up to 32C is acceptable for weed 'because that's what the temperature is in the tropics where weed grows abundant'. Then they scratch their heads like morons and blame the seed vendor when the plants grow out male or hermaphrodite. LOL! thank you for some sane comments :-).... I get tired of being called an asshole...


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I had a vent question i have a closet 6 l 2 w 9 h . the table is 4x2 try to fit 12 small plants on it. i plan on getting a wall fan and a standing ac unit , dont know tech name for it . but i cant install vent fans will opening the doors numerous times a day with ac work. Would 400 w be overkill? would 250 W be better? I hate the 250W as its a freaking small light and ultimately there is little difference between 400W and 250W in heat  I have no exp indoors but been researching. I figure with the fan and using closet doors to fan in fresh air and ac to keep temp down they will grow but want 2nd opinion ...Thanks in the autumn, winter and spring 400W should not be a problem to ventilate with the way you describe (bit ghetto but still, summer needs AC), I doubt you will even need an AC (as long as it not summer).... I mean I would prefer proper out-take ventilation rather then AC in fact... but even if you can not, the temps can be controlled... again I would still prefer proper out-take fan sucking hot air OUTSIDE but it will work like I said...


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The 'prince' is waitin to go to jail in wash. He had his share of unhappy customers as well. You're just being a shit. every seed bank has unhappy customers.. can not make you' all friends for some reason...


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I've never had a seed fail to sprout. Use the paper towel method. Try to lightly abrade the seeds in that emery box Cervantes put in his book if they're really stubborn to crack. If you find that they're coming out mostly male - rethink your environment provisions, something's probably wrong. environment is everything.... ever time someone says .. these seeds did not sprout, I test the rest of the batch and they do sprout so ... geee wiz its easier to just give replacements since WHO KNOWS


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Just sayin I grew your G13xBuddah and it was pretty fuckin phenominal, got me and like 6 buddies baked out of our trees, like when you first start smokin weed, Anyhoo props on that even if only 3 out of 10 sprouted :( we do honor replacements with pretty much no question ask policy, just gotta ask


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Sure wish the Prince was still in business, never a problem with BCSC. Always got the best beans on time. Mark is a joke. indeed, I wish people with brains would say something more challenging then posting stupid fucking comments on an ANONYMOUS forum, brave soul you are


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Mark is a joke, he ripps people off, seeds are shit if they show up at all!!! everyone please stop asking me fucking questions and please no more fucking orders online, .... you know I could not care less, but for those who can read (and write I presume), there are number to contact me and such..... but that implies reading skills


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100 hundred dollars is a good deal but from experience buying "new" is worth the extra money........ used equipment is just asking for problems


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Hi Mark... have you ever tried a strain called durban poison?? sativa people will like her, not a great yield but sophisticated smoke, personally works for me but the yield does not and if so how was it.... mostly sativa i think.... all answers are welcome...thanks


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hello my plant is starting to get nutrient burn should i flush with plain water or should i add at least 10 % of nutrients 10% is about right as a basic leaching minimum dose for a 400W light im using flora nova with a 400 watt MH....does this mean i go by the bottle or should i be using half of the bottle says?.. and also....when im changing my nutrient from veg to bloom how would i go about doing this would i have to flush my plant b4 no need, but if you want to there is no harm i change to bloom or can i just add the nutrient in my first watering of bloom sure or do i add a lil bit of both in my first watering on bloom some do that as a safety measure so why not, but there is no real harm just to switch


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I’ve been looking and ready to purchase a 430 watt system… avg price $325 from what I’ve seen… have an opportunity to pick up a 400w system for $100… question is does the extra 30 watts make that much of a difference? NO Love a good bargain or would the real value be seen with the 430 after the first harvest... Thanks P that 30W is a bit of a marketing ploy, don't fall for it, BUT I would still pick up NEW EQUIPMENT, but a regular 400W, used stuff can be a problem


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My question is do you ship discretely to the U.S. ? NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS :-) see this


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ok so i have been experiencing problems with my grows recently, and think i just figured it out - over feeding. i ran clean water through my buckets and got a wayyyyy too high ppm reading in the run off (5000+).i flushed profusely with clean water. note: im 5 weeks into flower. so now i know what to correct in future. but my question is - should the run off from the bucket be what the charts have for ph and ppm? certain plastics are known to release chemical to change both pH and EC/PPM, like cheap stuff from C.Tire or H.depot etc, those bought in a hydro store should not do that i know that i have to prep the solution going in to match the charts, but since a build up of salt can occur, then am i correct to adjust the input water (like lowering ppm) so that what comes out as run off always matches what i have in my charts (like 6.5 ph and approx 2000 ppm max strength). thanks. OK, run off should BUT does not always match inputs as the plants absorb and/or release nutrients (PPM) and pH via stress... the more stressed the plant the more pH she will release in to the run off so it just may be that you have to check your rez every day to prevent the run off from making it back into the input (sort of 1st step to make sure they don't just die off), and yes just adding water makes sense, BUT to stop that you need to address the source of stress whatever it may be... so its a measure of health... 2nd.. pay attention to batteries on these pH and PPM meters as when they fail AND so will your plants and they fail OFTEN... I do not use them because it cost me a crop and I swore them off....


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Did the 420 Cafe get busted or what what? again :-). None of the telephone # are working and Mark seems to be unavailable to explain WHERE MY ORDER IS!!!! He has my money but I have not received my order. No more for Mark!!! Monday to Friday 12 to 3 EASTERN STANDARD TIME... YES I PICK UP 1-647-835-4212


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mark i see in some videos people cut all the fan leafs off near the end of flowering or even trim it up nice so it looks like buds growing on a stick. is there a certain point during flowering i can do this without affecting the growth of the buds? it would make so i can get more of my plants under the direct light and more light to lower bud sites.the leaves would be changing colour near the end of the cycle and be pretty much useless anyway? or do u still need at least a few of those large leafs so the plant can take in the light? this one is up for debate, when I do it I see no difference .. so I generally don't recommend... it indeed does not do any damage if you remove the big fan leafs, but ... for me its just stress and I let them do the natural thing and leave them be.... bottom line it does not seem to make a difference whether you do or don't cut... safe zone is the last two weeks of bloom


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Hi mark my little girl is outside indica .yesterday was her fourth week of flower .she is small 8 9 inches tall i got nosey neighbors but she is still a beaut .any Way the last week we have had nothing but rain cold ...around 58 at night And around 90 percent humidity i have no way to take care of her inside .I think weather will b better about 3 days but could stick around .My idea harvest was on 31 th flush her out on 16th. if the weather dont improve should ...Could i cut her A week early .top cola looks mature allready Or should i flush and chop as soon as she is dry .i hope the weather improves but dont look that way in many ways its too late to debate, cutting her is the only option as the weather is too cold.. weather sucked for lots of growers ....


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hi im at day 21 flowering and alot of the lower fan leaves are turning a brite darkish yellow i been using the nutes at 50 % of recommended dosage,  should i bump it up to 75% or is this normal for 3 weeks into it? i know its normal near the end of the cycle. i thought becuz my nute is 4-9-11 rather than 0-50-20 or something that they would be getting more N then other nutes so why would this happen? the lights are within 3 feet of the lower branches so they getting enough lite. these plants are only about 1.5 to 2 feet with no bottom branches for the first 4-6 inches or so, the lamp is approx 1.2 feet from the plants. purple kush? its all ive ever grow so i dont know what else is out there, would like to try different strains one day but seeds at 100 bux and male plucking seems like too much work and money. what can u tell me about purple kush?is it easy to grow? ive noticed( but i dont have much to compare it to) low smell and can take a beating but im sure most strains can take the abuse i sometimes deliver. what are p.kush's "specs" as they say, also if i did buy some seeds what would i choose... prefers low smells, sweet tastes, easy grows, pretty flowers and massive yields obvioulsy thx for the help I am assuming you are not having any other problems then YES I would increase the nutrients to 75% but if you can not make up your mind I would give the higher dosage to one or two plants, wait 48 hours to test (if they don't burn or something) , should be no problem and apply to the rest of the plants... I never grew purple kush so I ..don't know


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hi im about to pot my clones got 13 of em was gona keep 1 or 2 for the next batch of clones so i can toss the ugly, space cosuming mother away. i got 430 hps for flower and i bunch of 100 watt cfls for veg.my questions r: how many clones should i save for the flowering room? 10-20, how much should i veg? a week week for 20 and 2 weeks if you have 10 plants how tall would be best before they go under the hps? 12-15 inches should i top em all? if you do they get bushy but take up space, if you don't they get tall, depends on how many plants you choose and how you grow, grow once or twice,  try both and see which is better, topping of not  i mainly been using blue powder miracle grow for the veg. can u recommend a good veg nute thats not an a+b formula? Pure Blend PRO veg and flower or Flora NOVA veg and bloom, and PK-13-14 as a bud booster for week 3 to 6 in bloom  im the guy trying to get the nodes as close as possible to get those picture perfect buds or something close. not really possible with a 430W, they stretch a lot because of the lack of light so they may never be "perfect"-perfect should i designate 1 100 watt cfl per plant 2 inches away? trying to maximize yield in my 3.5x4 space. any other veg tips would be helpful, also pot sizes for flowering, i know it affects overall yield. what size is the smallest u wanna go? i use 6 inch pots and plan to buy bigger ones but dont wanna grow like 4 giants in 5 gallon buckets more like 12 medium size plants in like 10 inchers? thank u you are asking to make decision I can not make, you need to try different ways  of growing (like pinching and not pinching, different nutrients, definitely ditch the blue powders etc..) and see which works for you, I rarely see two same grows .. they all differ, I give the basics and the rest of up to you, but I guarantee it will be different from a guy who has your exact set up....


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from time to time i have trouble with my grows. it could be too much of one nutrient, too much of another, slightly off ph, etc. i spend too much time trying to guess what is wrong from various forums but it is an act of futility. Is there a good way to simply test the soil and determine what is missing or what is going wrong? I found a sample ph test kit like the one above, but for things like N, P, K is there a test kit available you know of that can be used in combination with some chart to determine what needs adjusting? thanks. if you get all those things (see website above) then its get very technical, you must be aware of all the minute details and I would simply have no time to explain it all, I mean pH changes with level of nutrition .... that's why I try to convince people to grow in promix (or promix-type) of soil and this way no need for caring about pH.... pH is not an issue with promix....


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thx mark, that info helps alot since i can't get a solid answer with my googling. Also i cant find this answer either. Can i just keep my mother plant in the same pot of promix bx forever one year  .... some websites say 6 months, but I find that way too short... or how often would i have to change the soil. you never "change" the soil, you may choose to transplant into a bigger pot so they have more root space (so you are technically adding soil rather then changing) as they do become root bound after few months...  Would i just leech the soil to prevent salt buildup from throwing the ph off; with mothers you never really want to feed at full strength, I always keep the nutrients levels at around 50 to 75% of what full feeding usually would be... and every 3rd watering go down to 20% of normal dosage, 20% is leeching so as long as you leech every few watering cycles they should be fine or does the soil and the nutes i use (floranova grow & bloom) do all the work for me? I do not pH anything with promix BUT I also never give them plain tap water... at minimum feed them 20% of normal dosage of food and the plants will never need any pH-ing.... note: just before taking clones do not feed them fully as they may burn after you remove the foliage (as clones)... best to give them 20% just before cloning


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mark u say to try get the light as close to tops as possible with out burning.. i got 430 hps and the room temp is 25/27 this is the correct measurement overall but the temp where the tops are its like 35 but no burning of course the temp right by the light is higher but its your job to move the air fast enough to dissipate the heat, if the tops are NOT burning you probably have enough air moving .. something doesn't seem right here. which temp do i go by? about 3 week 12/12 and everything seems fine but im thinking maybe id be in way better shape if the temp around the buds was not so high I place two or three temp gauges around the room to get the overall feel of the temperatures in the place but I take the average temp as the correct one so if the ceiling is 35 but floor is 20 the average is around 27 or so, SO as an average that's ok...... if the temps by the top buds is 35 (and your room temps is 26) I would assume your air is not moving well/fast enough and I would not in that case keep it at 6 inches away, may be 10, may 12, your call... but if you still want to bring the light this close, I'd get an additional oscillating fan and blow air between the light and the top of the bud.... its a "game" where your goal is to get as many lumens into the bud without burning the tops.... with lots of air moving the top leafs should be fine.... in the end if you find this info too confusing just stick to the recommended 18 inches away from the bulb....


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hey mark, just started growing back in july. Just finished my first harvest with technically 6 females but i got a little careless and a light leak went through and hermied 2 plants out of the 6 and it ended up fertilizing the crop but it still good to smoke and stuff. Just wondering if i could keep a mother plant of this unknown strain because it grew really nice and everything. Will the clones be hermies also because i took the clones before that happened and the male parts only started showing about 3 weeks into it, noticeably where the light leak would have been. I would manually remove male parts The mother plant i chose did not show any signs of male sacks would this be stupid to plants to clones i got after they hermied but only because of a light leak a noticed after the fact. And if i was to keep a mother plant of this bagseed and one summertime x buddha which is from you (this grow) would i have to change the soil to prevent the ph being off. why? if you use promix or sunshine mix or similar they control pH for you so there is no PHing at all..... I am using floranova grow and bloom, all nutrients have PH stabilizers so on top of the medium controlling your PH, the nutrients also control the PH, so.... SO long as you put even trace amount of food into your water and use promix (or similar) then PH-ing is not recommended using aged room temp water is OK but water should not sit there over 24 hours, then you may need a bubbler to make sure some oxygen gets in the water (But don't freak out, its not a life/death thing, just improves the water A LITTLE) tap water and of course pro mix bx. IF you take a clone BEFORE it hermied then the clone should NOT hermie, if you took clones after they hermied then the clones will also be hermaphroditic... NOTE: if you have seeds from a bud (like you found it in a bud you got off the streets), then I am 90% sure the seeds are hermaphroditic in the first place..... BUT so long as you don't mind it should be ok (after all its just some seeds, not ALL seeds), just so you know, this means you run a little risk of pollinating other plants... again not a big deal so long as you know


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i ve heard of some products that help to eliminates stretching, such as bushmaster. These products are kelp based and actually poison your plant, so use sparingly. ive never tried these, and personal dont recommend them, but i saw them at my grow shop and the employee said they worked if it works how come the employee is not making shit load of money growing dope :-) sorry could not help myself, the product works in theory, but in practice it does not. i think if you can grow weed properly without this product, than get your system in better order, look at temps, and humidity, and distance from light. EXACTLY, that is the REAL secret, to make all those things work in tandem, that's when pot is kick ass people use less light than you, and dont have a big problem with stretching, but its inevitable under a 400W stretching under any light smaller then 1000W is in fact normal and unavoidable, a miracle food can certainly help but it will not STOP stretching, so I would not waste my money


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how bdo i water a plant properly when it sprouts? like just pour the water around out of a container or make a hole near the roots >? I don't really understand the question, but .... when they are sprouting, its ok to keep it wetter then dryer, so when in doubt, just have lots of water in the pot/container... this is true only until the plants are .. more or less few inches tall... like 5 inches, then you must allow the roots to dry out a bit before watering again....


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the bud sites on my plants are so far apart. its only been 16 days 12/12 but it reminds me of my last grow with cfls. 430 hps now, is this a veg issue? the plants seemed pretty short and bushy when i put them in 12/12 i know ill get some stretching but i heard the 430 helps with that problem in early flowering stage. i think the goal is to keep the internodes close so buds grow into each other what is the best way to do this? i veg with 400 watts of cfl a foot tall then top then veg a week or 2 more 2 inches from the light then into the 430 hps at 3 feet away, over 4 days bring it closer to 16-20 inches i also have some plants i didn't top and they no different.. p.s. these are clones if it makes a difference .ty! 430 is not really special (better then 400W CFL but not a miracle the manufacturer implies)  its just a marketing gimmick.... personally I would keep the plants more like 6 inches away (as much as possible and of course not all of them as they would not fit under the bulb, some farther of course) from the 430W, but you must have a good ventilation and air movement, the closer to the light the tigher the buds will be on the nodes, unfortunately 430W is still not a 1000W and 1000W is the only light big enough to mimic the sun and make buds "picture" perfect..... in veg, B1 helps to keep nodes tighter (again not a miracle, but it helps) and in bloom keeping them as close to the light as they can take it without burning from heat (from the bulb)...


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can u tell me about adding co2 to my grow? 4 x4 430 hps 25c 45 rh i read of people using baking soda and vinegar like the old school volcano trick back in science class could this help flower growth? how much would i use and when? i know id have to do it when not venting so how long would it take? like if i did a volcano for an hour while i turned off my outtake fan... or 5 minutes u know. i also seen a co2 machine in a hydro store out of the corner of my eye on the way out.. it seemed like a small white box professionaly made, no tanks or anything just plug in and go i guess. what do u think of these? its rather simple... complete waste of time.... you would have to spend enormous amounts of money on really kick ass equipment to make proper use of CO2.... short of that, don't even attempt.... CO2 growing is only for the top top professional grower .... before you spend the money on CO2, you would have to get Air cooled reflectors, independent ventilation for room and lights, A/C and Dehumidifier plugged into a CO2 controller AND a sniffer (this one is $1500).... again I could go on.... but the bottom line is that I know of NO ONE who set up a ghetto CO2 setup and actually benefited from it....


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Hey Mark, I want to get a better understanding for feeding my plants. I am using pure blend pro grow and bloom. I understand that you want at the minimum 25% fertilizer with each water, but I'm not super clear on a schedule. How early do you start feeding them, right after germination? No, when I see a plant that's few inches tall AND the leafs show under feeding, which shows as light yellow colour of the leafs, to make it simpler ... wait till plants are 5 inches tall...When you are in Veg what % fertilizer for each watering do you use? When you switch to bloom I know it is important to build up to higher levels of feeding somewhere along the line, please clarify. From what I am gathering, aside from your wattage, the amount of food greatly effects the dankness of the flowers. I really want to make sure I have this dead on from start to finish to get the highest level of thc. if you have a 1000W your normal feeding is mixed as 30 ml of PBP per 1 Gallon of water (check label but I believe its correct)... BUT under a 400W this number is 50% (to 75%) of 30 ml = 15 or 20ml, because PBP label is made for 1000W and if you used their number you would overfeed he plants... I prefer that you feed this way... 50%, 100%, 50%, 100%, this means .... (as example) you water today and you mix a full dosage (i.e. 100%) ... next time (few days later) you water them again (making sure the medium dried out) at 50% of full dosage, next time 100%, next time 50%..... just remember that 100% for a 400W light is NOT 30 ml but 15ml (or 20ml if you feel brave)


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hello im using a 3 gallon pot watering about 1 gallon since thats how much it takes b4 it starts to drawn out the bottom holes...i water about every 4-5 Days...am i watering to much at 1 time.......and also my tips are starting to turn yellow not sure what this is from?.. yellowing tips? you mean the rest of the leaf colour is DARK green? then this would be overfeeding, as in too much food in your water mix, decrease the level of nutrients by 50% and do that for a week or two until you see some lighter green colour, then return back to the previous feeding... BURNT TIPS (I think this is what you are describing) is when the plant received maximum level of nutrition, its good but if you continue for too long they may burn completely.... BUT if the plants (the colour of the leafs) are NOT DEEP DARK green then its possible that this is due to many other reason...  you water every 4 or 5 days, ARE the pots dry? if they are then I would stick to OVERFEEDING .. if the pots are still fairly wet and heavy with water then it is possible that they roots are drowning... instead of 4 or 5 days, do 5 or 6, etc, .... I would need to know what light you have and how much nutrients you put in water to get a better idea of the problem....


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hi mark i have 4 durban poison plants in my cabinet under 600 watt hps(what do you think of this strain from amsterdam seeds?)my question is they got very tall even tho i bloomed them at 8 inches.they are right at the light level but they are not burning at 3 weeks into bloom. i put them in the corners of the cabinet...do you think this will stress them out? or affect yeild? they seem to be doing fine..thanks again mark. if you have good ventilation and the air is constantly moving then they should be fine... look out for any leaf burns close to the light, if they do burn just place another plant in its place, burning from heat is not bad so long it affects few leafs here and there... and in the end the closer to the light the more lumens they get (which is good)..... and stretching is fairly normal for any light smaller then a 1000W


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Is there a rooting gel you recomend? Any experience with Dyna Gro, dont know Olivia's works well, or Rootech? also good stuff That's what my local joint carries. hehe, joint. Thanks.


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Hello Mark how ya doing ? In response to James post on mailorderclones the above web sites seem to be connected to it. Particularily of note is the http://freemedicalmarijuana.ca one. They are offering any permitholder to sign up with them as their grower and they will give you an initial 2 grams free of bud. The kicker here is they want you to be part of their Designated Grower research experiment and receive 50% of your monthly perscription free ( don't know about the other 50% ). WTF ? This is a Canadian enterprise , so they say, consisting of Doctors, etc, etc. Check it out and tell me what you think about this please,Health Canada becoming more involved, scam, cops fishing ? Is this an Nor Cal San Fran type of dispensary trying to setup. Odd. If this is for real, this is a real seismic change of events happening. With Bill C15 still in the works this doesn't pass the sniff test, for me at least, radar UP. ( Selling to the general public and your Designated grow-ee are 2 different things, witness what's happened to Marc Emery ) . I am very suspicious of anyone who tells me 50% of bud goes to "research"... and on the website the only CONTACT is an email address.... IF there is no address IT IS not legit. the end....


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hey just wondering if anyone has purchased clones online before - were they covered in bugs, etc? i just can't find a reliable supplier of clones locally and even when i do the strains are meh. i want the kush and i've heard these mail order marijuana clone services within canada are costly but good. just wondering if someone else has heard anything before i drop the money. the one i'm looking at is www.MailOrderClones.ca link does not work, but its from freemedicalmarihuana.. I do not know these poeple at all, and what they are doing is .. brave..   cause they said they are based in Toronto and give way better prices to medical users than the other companies. i want to know if anyone has tried buying clones online before and what they looked like when they arrived - rooted, etc? thanks. I dont know the people running the website so I can not tell


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hey mark, im about 5 weeks in and i am gettin ready to sex them...wat do u reccomend? should i take a few clones off each mother and label them? that's the best way... take a clone and BLOOM the clones under any fluorescent light .. with in 2 weeks you should be able to tell the sex (i know its not a good idea to clone without them being 2 months old, so i heard no I don't think this matters at all, I clone at just about every stage of growth)...i just want to know wat is male and female now because i am already getting ready for next year's outdoor season, i like to get a head start because i help alot of people who need the med's, who dont grow themselves or have the resources... Thanx


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Hey Mark- so, my stash is shrinking faster than my crop is blooming... What is the earliest I can reasonably take a bud for smoking...I am thinking around the end of week 6 or 7 (NLxB)...obviously the later the better, your thoughts? Thanks again. there is no correct answer, I start taking few buds here and there at the end of week 6 BUT its still un-leached so it burns badly and smells bad too (hey if you need it who care right)... week 6 or 7 means that the high will be "incomplete" or just last short time, this just means its immature .... I guess don't strip off the whole branch  but take few buds off and try it


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5 ml per 22.7 L or 5ml per 5 gallon...22.7 L does not equal 5 gallon.. why is this so confusing? by my calculations 22.7 L is almost 6 gallons.. do they label it this way because americans tend to over do everything? YES, its true for each and every nutrient, we all tent to give them more ... because more implies more yield and is not true of course so to save their asses from complaining most manufactures under-recommend the level of nutrients  i checked my measuring spoons and indeed 5 ml is 1 tsp. how accurate do u have to be with dnf bloom fortifier? the truth is NOT VERY, its an additive and not a primary nutrient so its difficult to add too much.... I don't wanna say GO crazy with it but its a very save nutrient, I routinely give my plants 50% more BUT not all the time and ... I have a bit more experience to see potential problems, but I've never overfed with DNF, not to say you can not


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How did you get ripped off? Your seeds didn't grow right? After reading this forum for a few months I've come to the conclusion that some people shouldn't try to grow weed YES, OH YES, there is an impression made by the media that a million dollars will automatically sprout with each seed and NO work or mind is required  If you don't have an analytical mind for starters. If you flunked physics or biology or (if you took it) botany in school don't bother trying to grow weed unless you have landscaping/horticultural background. If you still wanna try it - print out Mark's Grow guide and go by it like a bible. But if you screw up just go back to sublime with your seed packet and complain and you'll get replacements. Don't come and post in here like a dork making threats, etc. I deleted it, I can see if someone is polite and tries to contact me and they can not then they have the right to bitch and complain .... just swearing and being a dick gets them no where


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i was thinking of starting the 12/12 of light in my veg room with the cfls for the first week so i can start a week early till my other room is finished budding, worth it? I could see the benefit I guess, you are not gaining much but I guess you are gaining time (yield should be the same I think since the 1st week of bloom is not as crucial as people think) how about a couple days? would adding a few 42 watt cfls around the perimeter in general there is always benefit of having more light, I am not big fan of fluorescents BUT its still MORE LIGHT and more is just more and can not really be bad for them, you know what I mean flowering room help much or waste of energy? or more importantly can my electrical outlet handle a 430 watt hps 5 amps and 3 oscillating? fans  3 amps PLUS say 3- 42 watters?  3 amps? thanks you are at 11 amps of 15 available in a regular socket, 11 amps makes 73% of 15 amps (80% is the limit) thus you should be ok... check the amps on your equipment to make sure my calculations are correct...


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if your plants are only 1 foot with a 400 watt light flowering, would u even need to trim the bottom 1/5 branches off? I would not, chances are that 90% of this plant is receiving light so trimming would not necessarily get rid of any undesirable branches... however if a branch or two gets NO light whatsoever even after trying to re-position the plant then I would remove it, it tents to be a drain on the rest of the plant... but your thinking is correctt, there is no point removing anything from a small plant so long as she is well lit.... since the light penetrates 3 feet....... 18 inch from the plant plus 1 foot . would the bottom branches get enough light to be worth saving? also my bulb blew 2 days into flowering so i had to go to cfls for a few days, now back to 400 watt how much will that of hurt my yield? few days is not the end of the world so long as you pull back on heavy feeding, they can not process as much food under fluorescent lights as under an HID....


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Yo, use an 8L camping jug. here is the dilution i use and it never fails me. 8L water, 50ml Pureblend Pro bloom, 1.25ml DNF, 20ml liquid karma.


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5 ml per 22.7 L for dnf bloom so for 400 watt its 2.5 ml per 22.7 L..am i reading this right? YES that's alot of water i been tryin to break it down as my smallest measuring spoon is 1 ml.. what do people do when mixing your nutes and fortifiers? best i can think of is 18.9 water cooler jug but then thats not 22.7 and i dont need half that ammount of water and its every few days. this dnf bloom must be some potent shit? its highly concentrated but its no more "potent" then other brands.... I never paid attention as I go through this stuff like water, 10-20 buckets per day (BTW 22.7L is a standard size bucket used ... well by everyone I know in this business so DNF is made just for "us" :-)..... but you are correct, its painful to mix only 1 L. ..... I would suggest this either switc to pK-13-14 which is another brand but is far less concentrated thus much much easier to measure small quantities OR see what a teaspoon (5 ml) of DNF weighs and divide this weight by 22.7, you should get weight for 1 liter... I bet you have a precise scale, eh and it should be possible to kind of treat it like coke you know what I mean....


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hi i have been cloning by taking my cuttings and simply putting them in a dark cup of "RO"water with the bottom inch or so of the stem submerged, near a house light 24 hours a day takes about 2 weeks usually 99 % success.... my recent batch tho are acting weird... the stems are curling up towards the surface of the water and some i found were no longer submerged they curled so much. why do u think this is? do u forsee any future problems from cloning this way? its just very simple for me and worked pretty good in the past. i had this stem curling problem with a few clones a while ago, i thought it was cuz i had recently sprayed the mama with neem or insecticidal soap a day or so before i cut and thought maybe the leaves couldn't breath well so the stems reached up? it could be a problem, but the mothers would also show this problem but I bet you they did not so I would say this was not the primary problem, although you are correct neem can suffocate a leaf in 24 hours if the temperatures reach over 24C anyway this batch i only spray few drops of dish soap \l water and it was maybe 4 days before i cut. same as my last batch which were fine... was also thinking... i cut, then put into water so stem was exposed to air for maybe 5 seconds maybe longer.. would that cause this disaster? no i know ur supposed to be quick when making the transition from plant to water to dirt or whatever method u use, but how quick is quick under a minute and what is the result of not so quick? light can kill roots but not immediately, but its still counted in minutes and not seconds i never went super fast with other batches but maybe got too cocky this time. i don't know many who use this water clone method so i thought if u know the mechanics or science of cannabis pretty well, that maybe u could explain what it is im doing and/or doing wrong.. also do u think adding a rooting powder to the water would help in anyway? not for the curling problem but just in general. i know u will say try different methods and see what happens or that u use the cubes for cloning and it works fine, i dont wanna change my method but dont wanna waste a batch of clones again... just looking for an expert opinion on a not so googleable topic thx man this may be a pH issue, clones prefer 7 pH which is neutral pH (for humans).... you should get a cheap pH meter ($10) and see what the pH of the water is... Tap water should be 7... anything with in 6.5 to 7 pH is ok, also the container that you use for cloning is most likely made from plastic.... MOST if not all plastics leach crap into the water and change its pH... the type of plastic that hydroponics manufactures use is very heavy and special so it does not release any chemicals into the water to change its pH.... use glass or aluminum containers if in doubt...... 


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the nature of my grow room is that i do have to look fairly close to an exposed bulb on repeated occasions. my eye balls burn a bit sometimes and im wondering if you know of any protective eye wear beyond basic sunglasses. thanks. basic sun glasses BUT with high UV protection, it will work


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was also going to try this bud candy on a few plants to see the difference from the dnf, what do u think of this stuff>? anything else u recommend for sweet flavour? I never tried it but .... let me know the difference please


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weather for the next week is 60% or higher humidity and i'm trying to reduce humidity in my room. would it be better to run a dehumidifier with no venting to keep humidity in room as low as possible, or should i vent as well? my thinking tho is that venting will bring in fresh air that is high is moisture making my dehumifier useless. which is better venting well when incoming air is moist or shutting vents off to get max dehumidification? is there any substance that can safely be applied to either the buds or leaves? i see nothing on the buds themselves only the leaves, but it is on most leaves now. have removed many of the infested ones now but some still remain so plant can get some energy. please please help i need this crop to come through running dehumidifier in a close space is best BUT only if it does not raise temperatures above 30C.. sulphur powder works for mold but it makes bud taste bad, so I'd rather watch my bud die slowly then spray that s@#t... the only real solution is to install kick-ass ventilation to suck air out, see, mold can not grow when air is constantly moving, but it has to move to the outside and not just within/inside this space, so a bigger oscillating fan is not my first solution, I'd get one of these....


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so just starting week 3 of flowering been using primary nutrient while watering every 3rd day or so. as u mentioned 50 % of reccommended dosage(400 watt) so using 50 % i been doing 20 % first watering then 50 then 100 then 50 then 100 then 10%...repeat... each time water drips out the bottom. sound good? now i just picked up some dnf fortifier 0-50-30. do i start using it at the start of week 3 (now)? or the end? anytime you wish either way its ok, I start at the end it says at week 3 on the container or when flowering appears... i see many. do i cut the recommended dosage in half like the nutrients due to the 400 watt? YES, however I must say that it would be a worthy experiment to see if ONE plant could tolerate a full dosage, my bet is that it could and have a better yield, but if you gonna try, do it only with one plant please  when i mix my primary nutrient do i mix fortfier right into the concentrate i just made? this sounds correct or do a seperate concentrate? I am not sure I understand what you mean by separate concentrate .... fill bucket with water, throw in whichever first (DNF of the Primary nutrinet but not both), stir water well to mix, throw in the 2nd one, again mix well... it does not matter which one is first so long as you mix the water well in between  do u go 50% then 100 then 50 then 100 then 10 as well with the fortifier or just full every time? full every time  if full everytime can i mix a jumbo batch of concentrate and let it sit till next watering or do u have to use when mixed? and it says use every week on the label if the water is still its only good for 24 hours, if you put a bubbler inside the water container, water is good for 20 days .. does that mean once a week? or every watering? thx


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i am 3 weeks from harvest and now have powdery mildew on some of my leaves. what if anything can be done at this point. you have humidity issues, are you watering the plants too often? or your humidity is over 65% all the time? no proper ventilation? best to increase the flow of air in this place, best to get a bigger out-take fan to suck the air out... or bring in a bigger faster oscillating fan.... only Sulphur Powder can kill mold, so when in bloom do NOT use it as it will destroy the taste of the bud... try to remove the affected leafs manually, but ifs it too many, don't, just leave them be.... spraying cold water liberally and daily can help but won't kill it.... there is not much you can do but to improve ventilation, have no standing water, and don't water too often...


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Mark im growin ur G13xBuddah sativa dominant strain, judgin by the frow season so far when do u think i should pull em, i was thinkin like first week of october, but hey ur the expert...unknown, I am observing bunch of outside grows and no one has yet a clue when to pull them, part of S. Ontario had nice whether for a while but it rains now and n.ontario is having a bit of frost and people there are a bit panicky, but overall everyone is kind of waiting for better sunshine .... end of October is as good a guess as any, so long as frost does not come early  Also why would my Indica dominant plant be way more behind then my sativas, thought it would be the other way around .... when it rains too much sativa grows better (Mexicans grow sativa for that reason), when its dry indica grows better (that's what we used to grow here...but with the global warming, who knows)....


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what do you think of this idea my flowering room is small 3.5'x 4' instead of trying to grow 16 plants and getting 16 full grown plants every 2 months what if i started 8 plants then one month later i started 8 more plants that would save room and instead of getting 16 plants every 2 months i would get 8 plants every month has anyone thought of this idea if you start from clones then either method is fine ... its just a question of your convenience, as the overall yield will be the same just broken into two harvests  ... if you're starting from seeds read the thing about males below....


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can you reuse promix you can but its too dirty and difficult for anyone to try to remove the old roots and crap, easier to just get fresh promix what about fluoride and chlorine in tap water should it be filtered in general terms filtering helps but is not necessary as promix is designed for tap water specifically i have a flowering room 3.5' x 4' with a 430W High Pressure Sodium Son agro bulb could i fit 16 plants in 14 sq ft or is that pushing it i know the light covers 4.2'x 4.2'= 17.64 sq ft this is where i got info on that http://www.hydroponics.net/learn/hid_lamp_op_cost.asp  nothing stops you from having 16 plants.... its not a precise science as when you start from seeds you just don't know how many males you will end up with... so it may be better to start with 20 seeds, hope for 10 females, so if you get 15, 16 or 17 females you can chop down some excess plants.....


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Does C02 make that much difference in yield. Is it worth the cost and effort, or would it be cheaper just to grow one or two extra plants. Thank you in advance for your reply. properly done it can do wonders but believe me "properly done" is way too expensive and technically too difficult for any one I know, including me... unless you are a commercial grower its a complete waste of time and money


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Has anyone used one of these to assess the moisture level closer to the bottom of the pot? I have tried waiting until the pot feels light and the top of the soil looks dry but I still believe I may have been over watering all this time, especially after seeing so many roots at the bottom of the pot. I need to clarify this: over watering refers to "watering too often" and NOT actually watering with too much liquid..... when you give plants TOO MUCH it just leaches out to the saucer under the pot which, if full, spills out thus there is no such thing as TOO MUCH, its too often that's the problem... the idea is that you want to wait 2 or 3 or 4 days (more I guess if its cold and you have weak light) before watering these plants again, so if you water them every day when it should really be every 5 days problems may occur but they wont die immediately... you need to find out how many days does it takes for the plants to show root damage due to dryness... don't water one plant for as long as it takes to see bottom leafs drooping.... then immediately hit her with water (she'll be fine after a day or two).... lets say its 6 days... you should water your plants every 4 or 5 days .... if you wait 6 days you'll have root damage so every 5 days is safe enough .... but it may be that some plants will be every 4 days .. they are almost never uniform so hit them all with water every 4 days to make it safe ...


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Blueberry Skunk - "giving your plant more water doesn't mean changing the concentration of the fertilizer. The concentration remains the same"......You are right, I really did blow it for this baby of mine. It appeared to be doing well with more fertilizer. I just thought more is better but obviously very wrong. The leaves are now shriveling up. I may be wrong but I transplanted it with new soil in hopes of life.  But I was surprised to see so many roots at the bottom for such a small plant of eight inches that separated from the plant. I am somewhat confident in saying "what ever doesn't break you makes you stronger" There is definitely a learning curve for beginners.


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M39X freezeland seeds ----> www.canadianseedexchange.com


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Mark,you will like the original story.>>>>this is from its forum.EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE MULTIPLE FIRE DETECTORS!!!! If there is ever a problem (fire etc) then their home insurance doesn't cover the damage. Same with legal growers. it is in their best interest to have it wired properly and CSA or UL approved equipment. ................... Legal grow-ops worry B.C. city Electrical hazards, toxic fumes and booby traps among the concerns Last Updated: Friday, September 25, 2009 | 8:39 PM PT Comments66Recommend31 CBC

News Surrey resident Harold stands beside some of his legal marijuana crop, which local officials want the right to know more about.

Surrey resident Harold stands beside some of his legal marijuana crop, which local officials want the right to know more about. (CBC) The city of Surrey, B.C., wants Health Canada to help municipalities regulate medical marijuana grow-operations, because fire and police officials have no way of knowing when they're dealing with grow-ops that, even when legal, can still be dangerous. The federal health department says privacy issues prevent disclosure of the identity of medical marijuana growers. That privacy, however, shouldn't come at the cost of safety, Surrey Fire Service deputy chief Dan Barnscher told CBC News Friday. "There's always going to be building alterations to accommodate the grow," Barnscher said. "There's always going to be electrical alterations. And if those aren't regulated, then there's going to be issues, and we certainly have those issues here in Surrey as well as throughout the province." A Surrey resident named Harold is one of about 2,100 Canadians who are licensed to grow pot. The CBC has agreed to grant Harold anonymity because he fears being robbed or incurring the wrath of his neighbours. Harold was a stonemason who fell while on the job three years ago and injured his neck, causing him chronic pain. His doctor prescribed medical marijuana, Harold said. 'There aren't any rules' Harold said he uses 10 grams of marijuana a day, either smoking it or mixing it in with his food. He legally grows 49 plants in two sheds beside his home. People like Harold, however, often make alterations to their electrical systems that can be a fire hazard. "I've never seen a medical grow or an illegal grow that's been up to code," said Barnscher. Growers can use powerful fertilizers that can emit toxic fumes, and they can also have security measures in place that can present a hazard. Some of the uninspected electrical alterations made to Harold's house to accommodate his legal grow-op.Some of the uninspected electrical alterations made to Harold's house to accommodate his legal grow-op. (CBC) "There could be security issues, there could even be booby-trap issues," Barnscher said. Health Canada says there are regulations in place to ensure sanctioned operations are safe, but Harold said he's not aware of the guidelines and he's never had an inspection. "Essentially, there aren't any rules or regulations," Harold said. Members of Surrey city council said they would present a formal resolution next week to a meeting in Vancouver of the Union of B.C. Municipalities. They hope to gather support from other communities to press for a change in the Health Canada privacy provisions around legal grow-ops. * Post a comment 66Comments have been posted * .... fear is the underlying point of this article... however enlightened this article feels its still basically a scare tactic.. amounting to "oh my god now they will burn us all down and not even the cops can do anything about it"... not far away from "lets lynch'em all".. no matter how they make it sound the media is not our friend


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Will you guys ever stcok the M39XFreezeland seeds again? no but check if this guy still has it


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giving your plant more water doesnt mean changing the concentration of the fertilizer. The concentration remains the same.


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I may have killed by plant. I was watering every 4-5 days(about a litre) when the pot became light. The plant seemed to thrive when it was on the dry side. Unfortunately I re-read your instructions about more or less five gallons litters not gallons  of water for five gallon pot and now the plant is very limp, the leaves have spots on them because I also increased the fertilizer amount with it too match the amount of water. ???? lets use an example of 5 ml per 1 G. 2 Gallon bucket of water gets 10 ml of food, and 10 Gallon bucket gets 10 x 5 ml = 50 ml, is this how you counted? I have waited two days now and there is no improvement. It's continuing to die. There are a few leaves that now have what appears to be mold. I would appreciate any suggestions. .........................................Ugly Greek you need to be more specific about How much of nutrients you mixed in (and tell me).... leaching the plant should be your priority, giving her water with just a pinch of nutrients is best, but now she is soaked, so you must wait till she dries....


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http://www.gchydro.com/Ooze+Bloom.html yeah I am not sold on it.. the key ingredient in this formula is fulvic acid which I like but don't use cause I honestly see little difference.... this product seems to be a over analyzed fulvic formula meant to be used as they claim however you can just get some cheaper fulvic and add it to your regular bloom food... also, what is it that cannabis plants are supposed to ooooozzzzzzzzzzzee :-)


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"we replace seeds liberally... if you bought it online call me (mon-fri 1 to 3) ... if you got it from the store ... just go there its simpler... but shit happens... seeds do go bad....." Cool...yeah I understand shit happens. I will drop by. Thanks indeed, bring the carton the original seeds came with please


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Hi Mark, You ask why I think my plant is stagnant, well, the leaves are drupy all of a sudden, the buds are abount nail big and some bigger, they seem to stop growing, maybe its me.. They are in flowering for 4 weeks. I bought some tiger bloom today, i will use. As I mentioned, the bottom of the pot is clogged as in the water is not draining out after watering? , if you fell its too late to repot, what do you think I should do , is there a efficient way to unclogg without damage to roots?  does clogged mean root-bound (the pot being too small for the roots) to you.. if it is, transplanting may be too late as its in bloom... often slightly higher nutrition level helps when they are root-bound.. but I need to know more, type of light, how often you feed and with what....


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Mark, My indoor plant is stagnant all of a sudden, I think the pot is clogged, can I re pot this late, she is in flowering for a month. use fox farm bat crap as nutrients, is this ok or even enough? need help quick or she doesnt make it... repotting now is a bit late, but if absolutely necessary to save the roots is ok... at this time in bloom you would not see many or any changes.. she should be filling in bud from inside and that's where the "growth" is.... you should not see any addition in height at this point any ways.... what tells you there is a problem???


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Mark,sounds like your case? * Norfolk man supplying medical marijuana osted By DANIEL PEARCE Posted 5 hours ago From the outside, the farm looks like any other in the tobacco belt. The side windows on the old-style wooden kilns are open. This year's crop is visible, hanging upside down and turning yellow. The only clue that something is amiss is the greenhouse, its contents hidden by plastic sheets put up on the inside. A man wearing a ball cap emerges from the back door carrying a large stick at his side and holds back a pit bull on a chain. He is guarding a $1 million crop that has been growing behind the plastic for weeks: marijuana. What's happening inside is not illegal; the grower, a Delhi man who rents the greenhouse from the farmer, is licensed by Health Canada to supply the plant's byproducts to the sick, who in turn must be signed on by their doctor. "We get bigger and bigger every week," says Richard West, who boasts he's been growing pot since age 11 and insists he's one of the world's foremost growers. "The outcry for this is insane." West supplies marijuana to people with a wide variety of ailments, such as arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis and Tourette Syndrome. The problem, he says, is that the chronically ill suffer debilitating side-effects from years of taking traditional drugs such as steroids. The cure becomes as bad as the disease. Marijuana eases their pain, increases their appetite or stops their muscle spasms without the side-effects. West, 48, says he gives the sick their lives back again. More and more people are turning to him for help, he says, and he intends to expand his operation in Norfolk -also offering a lifeline to desperate farmers who face losing their status as a legal farm if they can't find a crop to replace tobacco. Advertisement The problem is that earlier this summer he ran afoul of the law. About a month ago, police showed up to the greenhouse he rents in the west end of Norfolk County with a search warrant and raided the premises. Norfolk OPP Const. Mark Foster says West's licence allows him to grow only a certain number of plants. Police, says Foster, left with some of his plants but have yet to lay any charges. "It's still up for discussion," says Foster. "Charges are still pending." West counters that he is allowed to grow over his quota to take account for some plants that won't flower and never got the chance to do a "cull" before police showed up. In the meantime, he says, the raid, which saw police cars parked in front of the farm for four or five hours, has brought his operation to the public's attention and made his life hell: everybody now knows what he's doing in the greenhouse and attempts to steal from him have gone up. West says he has had to step up security at his greenhouse and has had violent clashes with people sneaking up on his operation in the dark. "The best way to fight this is send some home dog-bitten and beaten up," says West, who sleeps inside the greenhouse with his guard and two dogs, the pit bull and a Doberman. Since the raid, he says he has added a $15,000 alarm system while his dogs have been let loose on intruders 11 times. He points to notches on the large stick his guard carries and says each one represents a broken bone given in a confrontation with a trespasser. West, a father and grandfather, acknowledges he has been convicted eight times on drug charges, but that was a long time ago, he says, and he has changed. What he's interested in now, he says, is using his knowledge to help people and to potentially create a local industry. West is one of 3,245 people in Canada licensed to produce medical marijuana. They supply 4,475 sick people who are authorized to possess dried marijuana. His expansion plans include, he says, the building of a research centre outside Walsingham that will house two scientists plus other staff. The idea is to come up with better ways to ingest the plant. Marijuana can be eaten, put into cookies or brownies, put in pill form or drops, or used as strips you put on the tongue. "We recommend you not smoke it," says West, who suffers from arthritis and also uses marijuana for medical purposes. "You can make it into butter and cook with it. That's what we recommend." Article ID# 1768611 in all police internal documents medical marihuana is described as fake medicine and all medical patients should be treated like criminals, despite the nice words they give through their PR person.... the only way to win is to "lawyer-up" and use full extend of the law to fight them


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looking for low odour big yield feminised seeds....help I have no feminized seeds, feminized seeds make bad mother plants.. see this place


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10 x 2 is really narrow, and the plants on the end will receive shitty light, better get 2 600W or 2 400W I agree


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Hey Mark, so I grew NLxB from seed, and am now growing their clones, which I also cut clones from. How many generations can I do this? a mother plant can survive a year but theoretically clones can be cloned for ever* Will it start to lose potency? *there is a thing called genetic drift, it did happen to me.. took 5 years in one case, 1 year in another, can not say why Vigor? same Thanks again.


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hey. going to start a grow with 1000W grow. going to be going 6 chocolope, 6 kush berry and 4 other free seeds. my room is 2' x 10'. going to be following your grow guide and using fox farm nutes. what should the ph of my water use promix and you wont have to care  be in veg and flowering ? will a 1000w be enough light to cover this space and amount of plant. tight space, I'd prefer 6 x 6 feet space what size pot do you recommend 5 to 10 pots 8 inch in diameter and what style of growing ? did you read the guide at all?


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All my plants are outside, but only one has red stames, the rest are white. you mean RED STEM? or dark stem, frost or low temps can do this but usually this would affect all at once, so more likely its over feeding, if for example mites or mold affected her... and she can not process food correctly because of that, she would burn out and appear as if she was overfeeding, leaching her is the only solution, after a week or two of leaching then you can decided to either harvest or continue leaching if the rest of the plants are still in the ground, its your choice All are sticky. 1/ Do they all have to turn red, then fade before harvesting? yes and no, outdoor you want to harvest before frost hits them and it may not matter whether they are dark or not  2/ One plant seems to have a grey mould on a few buds. remove immediately the leafs, stem/part that has mold directly on it, it should stop it from growing but keep looking for any more, its wet season this one  Can I just cut them off and harvest the rest, yes or cut them off and let ripen further? yes, as well I'm afraid of the mould taking over its your call, if the season is wet from now on then cutting is best, but if there is no wetness or frost then they sure could use more time  THANKS


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Markx,I have 4 questons that I would like to ask.(1.) I mist my plants everyday, now that they are in the second week of flowering is it ok to continue misting no, unless you have mites and you can not use pesticides, at this point spraying is unnecessary. I use 2gallons of water with 25% flora nova bloom. (2.)What key elements makes your fruit big and dense? feeding at 110% of normal dosage (slight overfeeding) AND adding DNF Bloom fortifier on top of regular feeding in the 3 to 6 weeks of bloom period Not homegrown looking. (3.) And should i use co2 from the start or just in flowering and how much co2 is recommended for a room this size (25Lx12Wx12H).h Co2 at all, unless you are willing to spend thousands of $ on proper equipment Co2 is a big let down, and is just not worth it I would not bother wit(4.)I also need to know if co2 generators add heat to your room. yes and its dangerous and its need is questionable Thanks for your wisdom.


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Hey mark, I am just trying to figre things out for next year, i plan on making like 20 white widow xxx and 20 blueberry skunk colnes for next summer and just cloning them throughout the winter. Then in the summer put them all in random places through out the country side and making a map, kinda gorilla type growing. Do you think my plants will survive 1 in 10 survival chances if i just let them grow in random good growing places(e.g good light and soil) and not watering them most of the summer. because i only want to visit them like a few times before harvest i don't want to create a trail to them... i live near torontoish. Do you think they will get enough water? Do you think a few will survive without helping them practically at all? Is there any way the clone will turn male not likely or 99% not if its stressed and turn my whole garden? sure its all possible, but my experience is as such.... some will get eaten by animals, some will die due to whatever many reasons, some will get stolen ... and if you end up with 1 OF 10 you are lucky.... it is much more difficult because you have no control over the land (stealing is the biggest problem)... now if you know someone in the area who could look out for them your chances would be 5 of 10....


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I have closet grow room, small stuff but my plants look great. I am at the flowering stage, 12/12 light. What happens if the light is turned on hour late or hour early, does this stress the plant? Can you recommend a timer? everyone I picked up says do not use for sun lamps.. Kind Regards, I believe the tolerance is 1/2 hour.. within holf hour usually nothing bad happens but an hour I believe is too much of a discrepancy... stress may occur... this is the timer I use, make sure its the "grounded" type


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i got the room down to 30 degrees.. best i can do without completely redoing the grow set up.. for flowering is this ok or way too hot? its 4x4x8 140 cfm outtake 400 watt y is it so hot? got 2 fans blowing around and 1 fan blowing the light.. does the amount of plants have an effect on the heat? the more plants you have the more they absorb the light thus absorb the heat as well.... a light WITHOUT any plants will actually make the room much hotter 10 x 1 footers... 50 rh. ty 30 C is max you want to be BUT it is still within range... so as long it does not go higher you should be ok...


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Hi mark, at my local grow shop they have a new product that comes in yellow bottles and costs like 100 bucks for a litre. do you know if this product actually likes it says. it claims to have all this scientific research, and it is highly concentrated so it is coparable in price to botanicare. I'd prefer a name/brand but sounds like lots of bull... once a year another company comes out with this miracle or that miracle... all bullshit


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just recently purchased a grow tent from bustan.ca 1000 watt light everything included. I will have a small # of plants growing hydroponic. is it necessary to vent out a window if i have a carbon filter and room temps are ok. thanks. SMALL bedroom...if your temps and humidity are ok then its not necessary to vent outside... so long as the house ventilation keeps the ambient humidity in this place in check you should not have any problems ... if however you notice that your humidity inside this house is higher, much higher then it was without this light then you may want to consider venting outside... so if your normal regular humidity in the house is 30-40 but with your lights its 65 then it may be a problem...


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hi...im going to be using flora nova for my flowering stage what supplement would you recommend i use? DNF Bloom Fortifier (Bud Booster).. use it on top of the regular dosage of Flora Nova starting lightly in the 3rd week of bloom and full dosage in week 4 to 6 of bloom ..... there are other brands that do the job just fine .... PK-13-14 is also a good alternative or this (rip off if you as me but it does work).... I would not use any other product, I tried Hydrozyme (crap), and Floralisious (sp?.. also crap)


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My plants are in first week of flowering. Just pulled males yesterday, now I wont to cut clones. Plants are from 4ft to 6ft. Is it ok to cut clones in flowering? And where do I cut from? The top, bottom, or allover. I want to know if you can use a single leaf with it's stem for a clone. a clone should be at least 3 inches, but not really bigger then 5 inches tall and as my experience goes any part of the plant is ok to be used as a clone, as long as its a stem + 2 leafs at least  and not just 1 leaf Thanks for the knowledge peace.


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My plants are in first week of flowering. Just pulled males yesterday, now I wont to cut clones. Plants are from 4ft to 6ft. Is it ok to cut clones in flowering? And where do I cut from? The top, bottom, or allover. Thanks for the knowledge peace.... when in bloom its ok to take clones up to 2 or may be 3 weeks into bloom, its best to take clones from the bottom parts of the plant, the tops should be left to bloom... if this was in veg I would tell you to take the tops as clones but not in bloom....


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I have some Hindui Kush seeds and Blueberry Skunk seeds. I would like to cross and make a hybrid. Is this possible? If yes, how do go about this process. Please be very detail. Thanks for your time and patients. sprout both strains, and identify males from females... if HK male pollinates BS female you have a HK dominant HK/BS F1 cross, if a HK male pollinates a HK female you have a F2 HK cross, BS male pollinates HK female you have a BS dominant BS/HK F1 cross.... males dominate the females so the characteristics of the male will be stronger then those of the female


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Mark I'm the worst guy for measuring anything. I always been a free pour guy using fish emulsion etc. with soil or promix or mixed. It takes a lot of time to have a great garden. My gardens range from 5 - 8 plants vegging with a 400MH. I do use a 16oz/455ml spray bottle & I would put 2oz/57ml of urine & fill the sprayer this would be for a foliage or a water feed. Multiplying for the size of pot/plant. I grow your NLXS - JFXNLXS a few others rare birds at times. Can I suggest trying a foliage feed on a plant that's been hungry & see how it loves it. i will give this a try


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Hi Mark, you have helped us so many times here is a little back. Puffmama is making a new website and it will be up by the end of the month. Her new website can be found here: http://www.puffmamasbakery.ca, Thank You, I wondered what happened to puffmama, I just always assumed she'd be with us forever and I got a bit scared when the website was gone, usually this means bad things happened... I use her recipes damn it :-)


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I need some of that kush, but i don't have any medical disabilities =( any ideas? none


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hey, just wondering when i should put in my B-1 with a feeding schedule of pure blend prow at 100%,100%,100%, then 25%? don't use this schedule, I assumed your plants are 6 or more inches tall under 1000W, ...the seedlings are 3 weeks old and i only used the B-1 once so far, and the pure blend only once also and they are not yellowing? if not then continue your feeding schedule, after all as long as they are light green they will grow slower, no point getting them more food, the T5 they will do just fine, I gotta advise you that it is very very very early for next season, and once your plants are 1 or 2 feet tall you need to clip them pretty much in half, then repeat this once a month if not more often  ...Im not planning on sending n e thing into flower, its just a head start for next year's outdoor season...One more thing, i dont want the plants gettin to big to fast as i dont have a lot of space and dont want to use my mh lamp unless i absolutely have to, do u think a 4bulb t5 would work through till may? thanx in advance


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My space is 10'x11'x9 --- how many plant can grow with 1000 watts Lamps.... 10'W By 11' L by 8' read this first... but in general terms you want to end up with 10 healthy plants under an area of 5 x 5 feet (or 6 x 6 really) feet which is the max space a 1000W can cover... you may want to consider starting off with 15 or 20 plants .. but after removing the males and non starters you want to in a perfect world end up blooming 10 plants or so... this number is very flexible.... the better you get at this the more plants you can grow, learning to take clones is the key...


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Please use F degrees, thanks. i dont think in F.. use this converter


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quick question. What should my temp and humidity % be in my veg room vs my flower room. Thx. I don't really differentiate like this in details and as long as its within the range of 24-29C I rarely pay attention, but in a perfect world I would have 28-29C when they are less then a week old in veg but then lower it to 27C for the rest of the period of veg... in bloom I would prefer 25C then 27-28C (which is book recommended)  but the real range is 21 to 29C... to control mites for example I would keep the temp at 21C for a week or two in bloom, and if I can not spray (because in late bloom you can not spray any pesticide and that's the only thing that really works) I would keep this low temp for the whole bloom, lowering the temp is the only solution, and the plants don't seem to mind.... even if the book says 28C is optimum for bloom...


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How many Plant can be grow under one lamps Of 1000watts thank My space side is 10'x11'x0' 10' W 11' L 9' H read this first... but in general terms you want to end up with 10 healthy plants under an area of 5 x 5 feet (or 6 x 6 really) feet which is the max space a 1000W can cover... you may want to consider starting off with 15 or 20 plants .. but after removing the males and non starters you want to in a perfect world end up blooming 10 plants or so... this number is very flexible.... the better you get at this the more plants you can grow, learning to take clones is the key...


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Mark I've not heard of fermenting urine. Although I've heard farmers collect it but they were probably trying to get enough to do a feed. I use it while its still warm. Growing up in Toronto we did a lot of peeing in between garages. You'll notice the weeds grow like wildfire where we relieved ourselves on a regular basis. So just a 10 - 1 even in a spray bottle & you can do a foliage feed when necessary. I've also had some slow growers when hit with HU took right off. WIKI.... Except in cases of kidney or urinary tract infection (UTI), urine is virtually sterile and nearly odorless. Subsequent to elimination from the body, urine can acquire strong odors due to bacterial action. Most noticeably, the asphyxiating ammonia is produced by breakdown of urea. Some diseases alter the quantity and consistency of the urine, such as sugar as a consequence of diabetes. can you give me better idea of the mix ... as in how much ml of piss per how much water to feed the roots, or however you measure it.... I am reluctant to test .... I gotta get over the yak factor ..... but test I will.... free nutrients that work better then store crap is interesting... I knew that pigeon poop is good for bloom period but there was nothing out there that works and its free for veg period....


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I did not know that “you” are a supplier; I am in a big hurry to find a few good places in Toronto, for a friend of mine. He will be there next week, so I was afraid the time was the main problem. Usually I take my time to research before I post a question, I was happy to find this forum, and I didn’t do my home work. I am sorry, and please what is the street location of your shop. Sincerely, John D. ...the two links below lead you to a professionally run, friendly and well stocked places.... I on the other hand .... can not say that about myself.... everything I do is like a .. a rasta or a hippy, + time matters little in Kensington Market (where we are) ... my motto "whatever can be done today can also be done tomorrow maaann"...... so I took no offense ....


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Could you please suggest some reliable places to purchase seeds, in the Toronto area? Thank you very much, John D I assume you find me unreliable so check these places.... one, two


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check toronto hemp company near yonge and bloor, lower level has nutrients. as for recommending a bloom fortifer, DNF bud fortifier is all you need as a fortifier goes, BUT you still need "primary nutrients"


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hello....can some one plz tell me where i can find some DNF Bloom Fortifier in Toronto and also Recommend a good bud booster?  this product IS a bud booster,  it is NOT a primary nutrient... hydrotech stocks it as well as most other hydro stores...


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would it be ok to use Floralicious Plus in bloom even tho i didnt use it in the Vegetative Stage? yes of course, I consider this to be a useless product but it causes no harm so why not


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found this article claiming DG increase from 2:1 to 4:1 ratio. has anyone heard anything more? http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3472810


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on second thought, you could also condition the air coming into your room, if it is drawing air from a warm source, then it will help keep temps up as well...true but I think decreasing the speed of the fan is the key


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what you are talking about, is a thermostat. But i wouldnt connect it to a fan, just get a space heater, most space heaters have a thermostat which will allow you to keep 27C I like this option as the cheap heater can be had for $30 ... and you want the cheapest crap you can get, because the cheapo brands have no LED lights on the front which can screw with your bloom cycle (bloom should have NO lights from any source)


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hey mark or anyone else... my room is too cold, was thinking about putting my outtake fan on a timer then had this idea... picture an everyday timer but instaed of a clock system it activates when the temps are too high/low. do they make these? cuz i could totally use one. dont feel like doing a big wireing job. the answer i hope to hear is "YES walmart 10 bucks" called_____________" thank you.... yes they exist, for $100++ at a hydro store.... often its not the temperature that activates the fan, you want to get a temp and humidity measured at the same time.... may be the cheaper option is to get a fan speed controlled (proper name: dimmer switch), so you can run the fan slower but still 24/7 (which I recommend to control smell)... this you can get at a hardware store for cheap BUT it need installation and if you are not an electrician ... ask your hydro store they should be able to help.... hydrotech has this for $40


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Keep your PM dry in a dark cool place. Once it gets wet that activates the limes. Lime reacts for up to three years. That includes shelf life.


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Hi Mark- 1000w hps pro mix....your white shark and wwxxx...great stuff by the way! I veg for a week then go to bloom. start PPM at 600 then work up to 1000 PPM by week 6 then work backwards to plain water. Should I be reading the run-off PPM as the "real" measurement of what the plants are getting? or is this number not accurate because of other factors? I have had success growing using the LESS IS MORE do like this approach approach but when I measure the run-off the number is almost always 65% higher than what I put in.....I do back off the nutes every 3rd feeding to 75% of what I put in the previous time. good What is your take on this? should I ignore the run-off PPM or is this the number the plants are actually getting?..if you are in dirt, aka promix, then the runoff number is meaningless and will only confuse you.... it is only important how much you put in not what comes out... note: never give them PLAIN water, the best way is to mix 25% of normal/full mix, this will prevent many problems.... My take is this: IF the way you do things is working for you, change NOTHING however .... I would feed 100%, 100% 100%, 25%, 100%, 100%, 100%, 25%, do you understand?


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hi mark ....when is the final time to trim the bottom branches that are getting no light? im 1 week into bloom....all replies are welcome.... thanks .there is no "final" time... when leafs/branches get no light you can cut them any time you wish and it will always help the plant... I prefer to be done in week 3 of bloom (to have it all cut) but this time is "my preference" and nothing else.... I don't like cutting in week 1 and 2 because they are still growing HOWEVER if even during week 1 or 2 there are branches that get no light,, just cut them... sooner is better in that case...


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I have a NLxB plant that I’ve been vegging for about 4 months… couple months ago took some clones and once stable I sexed one of them… came out female but now the mother plant has started growing tones of pollen sacks under the 18 hrs of light and the growing clones are also showing signs of pollen sacks I do not think these are pollen sacs, as pollen is produced by the flower and not "hanging" down in a sack... I think you have a female ...period.. even females have ''sack-looking things under their buds and they are NOT pollen sacs.... Any idea what could have happened? Are any of these plants salvageable or are they all garbage now? I did chop the mother plant in half due to height restrictions about a month ago… could this have put extra stress on the plant? not really  And a few other q’s How long does promix regulate the ph for mothering plants? it has some form of dolomite or such  What stains do you have that are better for cloning? they are all good, but its true that indica clones better then sativa What stage of the seed/plant cycle is sex determined at any point they are big enough to take a clone,... so few inches tall is ok and what can I do to help promote girl plants? don't let plants touch (excessively) and keep the temps at 25 to 28C I also have also taken some clones form a friend's Kush plant… do I need to fear these clones getting pollinated by the NLxb plant I presume you have a female and NOT a male, I think its your "noob'ness" that is confusing you… I’m guessing no since they are still very much in the veg stage. in veg male and females will NOT pollinate each other, only in bloom And how long would pollen last in an environment? once you remove the male from bloom, there is no more pollen, I know people say that pollen can stay in your room for many months, that's BS Thanks for your time, still very new at this and appreciate any feedback Cheers P


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Hey I was wondering if by any chance you know when you will have some more fast pine seeds? 2 months before the beginning of next outdoor season


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Hello mark hope you enjoyed your staycation .My ? is about the plant in your grow guide (prunung section), the three pics of the plant before pruning have some leafs that are yellowing, some are brown what was the reason for this .I have similar problem with my plants the leafs that are too far away from the light naturally die and that always applies to leafs located at the bottom of the plant... if you have this problem with leafs at the top its a different issue... in veg I do not remove any leafs, just let them drop naturally, in bloom I would remove any leafs that gets no light, as a prevention


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hi i got some promix but dont plan on using it for a few months.. is there any certain conditions for storage? not really, ultimately its "just dirt" also for my bloomin nutes have dilute directions but im sure i read that they are ment for 1000 watts of light? indeed true  i have 400. it says 1-2 ml /liter of water once a month... 7-10 days before bloom(solo tek bloom 4-9-11) i think u say between week 3 and 6. so what should i do about feeding the girls? do u only feed twice? once right when lights go to 12/12 and again at about week 4? and then 25% every other watering untill final 2 weeks of flush? im kinda confused thx mark this product claims to be a "primary nutrient" for bloom ... as a primary nutrient you need to add it to your water every time you water the plants... I would mix it at 50% of recommended dosage on the lable .. this "50%" is YOUR "full feeding"... Your plants need water at best every 2nd day, but more likely every 3 to 4 days (every 8 days is not unheard of but).. so in your case I would do this.... feeding the first time 25%..2nd time 40%, 3rd time 50%, 4th time 75% but only if you see yellow leafs (which means underfeeding)... then after that feed 40%, next time 60%, next time 40%, next time 60%... every 4th time you water you want to give them 15% to leach/remove potential salts build up.... you still may want to get a "bud booster", me likes DNF Bloom Fortifier, add it on top of your primary nutrients in the week 3 to 6 of bloom, with this nutrient you still need to decrease its dosage to 50% and add it at full strength (50% is your full strength) every time you water, no need to leach or anything......


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Before I come visit your store from Northern Ontario, I need to know if you carry anything more than just seeds. I need good lights on rails, cloning gel and basically most items shown in your basic setup page. http://www.happygirl.ca/400w.htm ....I not sell any equipment... I send people to Hydrotech, good stock, good prices, and they know me and the website...


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hi mark ....when is the final time to trim the bottom branches that are getting no light? im 1 week into bloom.... thanks...there is no "final" time... when leafs/branches get no light you can cut them any time you wish and it will always help the plant... I prefer to be done in week 3 of bloom (to have it all cut) but this time is "my preference" and nothing else.... I don't like cutting in week 1 and 2 because they are still growing HOWEVER if even during week 1 or 2 there are branches that get no light,, just cut them... sooner is better in that case...


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iv tried moisture control before, its only good for sprouts in my opinion, it seems to turn green and moldy after a while inside


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u plant some SEEDS and they grow, your temps are way high and your plants are too crowded.they can turn out all males or something right? what if you have all FEMALE CLONES in same situation or just very crowded.. will they turn hermi? or male posibly?....not easily but YES.. problem is that not all will turn hermie, one will turn hermie and will pollinate the rest.... kill the excess and they will be better, and you will have more yield


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hello...iv i had my clone for about a week now......i can see alot of roots on the bottom and sides of my bowl but i can not transplant till friday..since im low on cash and have no pro-mix....im just wondering whats gonna happen to them....is this bad for the plant? they will stretch , but they shouldn't die... if you keep them in a cold place (around 20C) and with very low light (no darkness) they should slow growing...sort of like hibernation


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am i doing something wrong? first it was spider mites (which i totally kicked ass) but now its those little flying critters that hang in the soil fungas knats i think.. temp about 27 rh 50-60 good airflow using that moisture control soil from walmart what is that? brand name pls.... im thinkin of making the hour drive and finally buy some promix for the time.. u say its the best and u dont have to worry about ph levels true what about bugs, does it lower the chances of an all out pest war? with promix even if you get fungus gnats, it will not affect the yield or health of your plants (in fact I don't even fight them at all).... any other medium and the critters eat the roots and kill the plants.... I don't know why promix is great this way but its true...


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Hello, I bought 10 northern lights x buddha. ive germinated lots of bag seeds in the past with good results.this time i wanted to have some really good quality mothers so i invested $1oo(which i really couldnt afford but did it so i could finally have quality) at 420seed bank and got the northenlights buddha. out of the 10 ive only had 2 sprouts and they do not seem to be very strong. im really disappointed with this outcome. the website showed packaged seeds but the ones i got were in a small brown envelope not like on the website. the seeds seem old. what should i do? $100 for 2 sprouts is unexceptable in my opinion. feed back will be greatly appreciated. we replace seeds liberally... if you bought it online call me (mon-fri 1 to 3) ... if you got it from the store ... just go there its simpler... but shit happens... seeds do go bad.....


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Hey Happy, from my experience, leafs curl up ward, and inward, when they are too close to the bulb (ie. too hot). Move the light farther away, if you put your hand on the canopy and it feels hot, then it is too close..... this only applies if the leafs that curl are the ones that are closest to the light... if leafs curl evenly (not just the top one) then its a different issue....


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What causes leaf curl? like when the sides of the leaf curl up and in? Thanks for all your help and info.... any of these..... 1. when you water too often, nutrients accumulate (salt build up) and ..overfeed them 2. when you feed them well but keep them too far away from light 3. too much nutrients  .... the solution is always the same... leach them ... this means ..feeding them with 25% of normal level of nutrients for a week or so....


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What is the maximum number of people and/or plants you can legally grow under health Canada rules if your growing for others? The Medical Marijuana Compassion Clubs, are they legal under the law, or just flying under the radar. How much can you legally supply to a Compassion Club. I can not answer this question because cops read this forum as well, why teach the enemy anything... only a good lawyer will answer this question..... the bottom line is this... GOT BALLS? you need steal balls to run a compassionate club...


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Casper, absolutely the best free Veg fertilizer is human urine. 10 - 1 water/urine unfortunately it does give off a slight order (slight) - it's diluted & I've used it often indoors & out. You're using a filter anyways right? So a couple of feedings won't turn your closet into a toilet. Just keep everything clean. This is without a doubt the best free fertilizer on this planet....I though you need to keep it in a container for 6 months so it ...changes somehow, ferment?... is that true?


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400 watt hps 4x4x8.... michael jackson poly inclosed, venting of course, but NO REFLECTOR! how will the light distribution play out here? i know 400 watt should be like 3 x 3 4 x 4 is ok or so but besides that, no hood.. how much will that hurt? You will lose 40% of you potential spectrum, 30% of yield may be.. I would get aluminum (polished aluminum) sheet and just install it above the light ghetto style... its worth it trust me....


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hey you mentioned venting into the attic is a big no no because it brings on mold and such.. i vent into my attic no mold or nothing so far if you have a kick ass ventilation and the air in the attic moves a lot then mold wont be a problem because it can not live when air is constantly moving (bout 6 months) its just a empty attic with noting but pink stuff(i was told it gave u cancer "if u touch it too much" partially true.. but you need much much longer exposure, I don't worry by my parents when i was a kid t/f?lol anyway i rent so who cares right? just move if i notice mold? would this be a health risk or it wouldnt matter because its above me? i really dont care about the landlord hes some rich yuppie and could easily have some teens living here busting holes in the walls instead.how bad is it to lived with mold in your attic? also i smoke in my house im sure the plants get some drags in the air that gets pulled in.... how bad is this for growing? thank you...I will be theoretical here... 400W or even a 600W should not be a problem, anything bigger and mold may be a problem... I would solve this problem by getting a cheap fan (like a bathroom fan from Home Depot for $29.99) and install it in the attic ..so it works 24/7.... despite bullshit claim that mold will kill you and such, mold is only dangerous in large quantities, and when you are allergic, so keep looking and if you find a black (or white) spot clean it with a spray (Home Depot has a paint/primer that kills mold, called KILLZ and/or a spray called ...I forget but if you ask for a mold killing spray they only have one product... I am not allergic to mold so I don't care.... I suggest you get a fan and install it in the attic... I understand its not your house, etc, yuppy, I get it.... but do the right thing.... please... the problem with mold is this... a spore can get to your lungs and grow and kill you... scared yet?


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hey thanks for the tips i knew its better to go get some formula a for veg but im low on doe would it be ok to give it small amounts of that shake and feed i i have only been using about 25 percent of what if recommended on the back . should i keep using a small amount or just stop using it and let it bud naturally ? its going really well with the nuts ive been putting in it about 2 weeks old with 8 leafs www.... . what you are doing right now should work ...feed them at 25% and it should be ok.... note: you always want to add some nutrients... try not to feed them with plain water... even if they don't need food/nutrients ..still give them (I'm guessing) 10% of recommended or less BUT some anyways.... there is nothing inherently wrong with your food (other then its freaking heavily concentrated) but its up to you to determine how much (or how little) you need to give them... if you simply feed the plants NOTHING they will go yellow and die....


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do u have serious seeds strains?  no longer, imports are illegal as of 2006


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im just using a slow release 19-6-12 shake and feed pellets nitrogen 16% phoshate is 6% and k20/potash is 12% is this fine for veg or do i need something else? thanks if you are indoors these nutrients are not good for them, if you are outdoors they are ok.... indoors you need better nutrient control and these nutrients can not be controlled... they are designed to be always ON and you can not sort of turn them OFF... so get some Pure Blend Pro or Flora Nova (one for veg and one for bloom) ...problem is that if you ask me about "what is happening to my plants?" I won't know because the nutrients are always there and you can remove them, this usually leads to overfeeding...


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instead of painting get white mylar, if you have to paint flat white is good, or if you only have primer do several coats.I prefer the Black and White Poly Film (which I think is the same thing you are calling white mylar), cheap and plentiful


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can some 1 plz tell me if i could use primer instead of flat white paint? indeed you can, a white primer, not a grey primer


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Casper you don't need to add anything for replant sprouts, just carefully remove them & put in new soil by themselves. Pack already moisten soil around them to hold them upright.....I am not against him trying but i fear that the roots may be way to intertwined and it may be too late....I fear he will kill them ... don't take it personally Casper but newbies tend to be too rough or just inexperienced...at this point it may be just better to continue as is....


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 how can i get an order form to order stamen-it ????


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any please give me help i have 4 white widow xxx 2 in each pot they are 8 inch"s tall . shoul i leave them were they are and see wat happens ? bloom them sooner rather then later, as in now or should i remove one from each and transplant it to another pot ? please help me out do i need anything when i transplant it like rooting gel you don't need anything to transplant or anything? its too late to separate them now, just continue and see what happens, the roots are way too intertwined and you risk killing them if you start separating the plants...


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what should i do with the leafs that gone yellow on my clone should i cut them off?? that may signify lack of nutrients, so increasing nutrients is the first step, I am not a big fan of removing leafs at all, unless they are 100% grey dead... so don't remove it since there is no valid reason to do so, and if you do, that could mean stress to the plant....


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Yeah where's Mark? Look under the grow guide, this may help. A. You can let them grow (VEG) until they reach 1.5 or 2 feet in height and switch to bloom. BLOOM PERIOD is a when you switch your nutrients from vegetative formula to blooming or flowering formula (see point no.6 above). You start bloom by changing the light cycle of your lights to 12 hours ON and 12 hours OFF. This cycle generally lasts about 8 weeks and culminates with harvest. All seeds should state the appropriate time of the bloom cycle. In general however it is usually 8 weeks. You should check your plants daily for any signs of sex and remove the males as soon as they show, usually within the first 3 weeks or sooner. On the 6th week of bloom you can add so called Bud-Boosters. A bud booster is a high Phosphorus nutrient with numbers like 10-52-15 or 1-12-13 (NPK number on every nutrient label). Phosphorus is the middle number of NPK. You can add this nutrient on top of your regular watering cycle, twice in one week, on the 6th week of the blooming cycle. This very specific nutrient adds weight to the plant. After the 6th week most plants are generally ready to consume, however if you spend additional week watering with the bud booster and spend another week watering with plain water, you can add a lot of weight to the plant. During the last week of bloom you should use only plain water in order to leach out any salts and nutrient build ups. This will greatly improve the taste after its dry. Some choose to spend up to 2 weeks leaching the plants. This makes the taste cleaner and the smoke lighter in colour. You then harvest the crop after roughly 2 months.


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does anyone know where mark is????? lol hope all is well with him..summer you know I needed to have a stacation..could anyone tell me what is the minimum height my plants could be before i turn my lights back to 12/12? all answers greatly appreciated ;) there is NO minimum, these plants will bloom at any given point you wish...


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just got a clone into my 3 gallon pot over watered it and its drooping pretty bad how do i fix this? may be too close to the light at first, a clone just transplanted should be kept 4 feet away from HID light for 24 hours, after 24 hours move it closer.... by now however it should have come back... just spraying it with water often helps...


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hello i tryed to plant seeds in pro-mix they didnt sprout so i put the soil in a garbage bag would i still be able to use the pro-mix??..the soil has been in 3 gallon pots 1 on top of the other in a garbage bag??? if there is no mold growing the soil is ok, if you see mold then its not ok... you could still run the promix under hot hot water to kill whatever may be alive in there..... my bet is that its ok...


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i wan wondering what to do with me 1.5 weeks grown about 7 inchs remove one out of each pot or leave them and let them grow and cut the male at the root ? i have been told 2 different things to do please let me know thanks you can not cut them until you know their sex, if you know the sex then by all means kill the males (just cutting them is ok, no need to remove the roots)..... if you have 2 plants in one pot and they are both female them its a choice, I would kill the one that's smaller..... but it is a choice... but is not necessarily a bad thing to have two plants in one pot..


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He said a pound of marijuana is worth about $2,500 in American funds, or $2,750 in Canadian dollars, on U. S. streets. But in Canada, the same amount is worth $1,500 to $2,500 in Canadian currency, he said. The difference between the countries is "supply and demand." POT TRADE WELL-ORGANIZED, SAY POLICE The arrest Tuesday of eight people in the Project Industrious drug sweep is progress, but police say much more work lies ahead. Well-organized networks of increasingly sophisticated growers are producing -- and exporting -- more potent marijuana. Belleville Police Chief Cory McMullan said Project Industrious -- including Tuesday's arrests and seizures -- is worthwhile despite the unending caseload. "This is a dent in the drugs in Ontario, but it's a significant dent," she said of the project's latest phase. "When we're able to turn the neighbourhood back over to the neighbourhood, where ( there has been ) fear and danger of having a grow operation -- that's what makes it all worthwhile," she said. Det.-Sgt. Dan Reive, who is in charge of the OPP's local Project Longarm drug unit, said the charge laid against those arrested Tuesday - -- participating in a criminal organization -- doesn't necessarily mean a person is suspected of being part of a specific network. Instead, he said, it reflects a certain degree of organization in their actions. "The main purpose is, in this case, the mass production of marijuana," Reive said. He said it's not clear whether those arrested have direct links to Asian organized crime or whether they actually resided in the places police listed as their homes. "We're still exploring some of the immigration aspects," Reive said. "We're not so arrogant to think that we have a complete picture of all the groups involved in this activity. It is fair to say there are numerous criminal organizations within Asian organized crime as an umbrella that are actually involved in mass production of marijuana and export to the United States. "Certainly there is a domestic market but we are seeing trends that indicate a large amount is being produced here and shipped to the United States. The amounts are increasing and they are extremely significant." The marijuana is also higher in delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the active chemical in the plants, than that seen when Reive began working on drug cases more than a decade ago, he said. "It's a totally different drug in terms of the THC content," said Reive. "It's much more potent. The street values are very high, particularly in the United States." He said a pound of marijuana is worth about $2,500 in American funds, or $2,750 in Canadian dollars, on U. S. streets. But in Canada, the same amount is worth $1,500 to $2,500 in Canadian currency, he said. The difference between the countries is "supply and demand." "The United Nations has indicated repeatedly that we are a source country for marijuana, methamphetamine production and ecstasy," said Reive. "We know there's a lot going on that we're not aware of. We do the best we can with the resources we have." Reive and McMullan said public tips have played a key part in the project. Reive said public support for drug enforcement remains strong. The OPP drug enforcement section had 2,924 investigations in 2008. Officers reported dismantling nine drug labs and 499 growing operations. They charged 2,404 people and seized an estimated $270 million in drugs. In the Bay of Quinte and Kingston area last year, police said, $31.7 million in drugs were seized along with $817,000 in cash and about $500,000 in assets. Fiftyfive search warrants yielded the seizure of 28,000 plants and 48 weapons. Police charged 263 people with a total of 831 charges. CRAZY


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hello mark. i recently bought some summertime and juicy fruit seeds marked jf its short for Juicy Fruit x NL x SK and st. short for Summertime x Buddha i have 2 questions: 1. Do you sell strait juicy fruit strait summertime seeds no, because they are mothers, so even if I forced them to seed I would at best get F2 seeds, I prefer F1 or is it a cross like it says in the online store? its (F1) cross 2. How big will these plants get outdoors? depending on when will you start... say you start end of may, 6 or 7 feet without any pinching or cutting back....


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Casper - the difficulty with growing two plants in one pot is that the roots will compete for nutrients, if the genetics of one of those plants likes a little more N, P or K, it will throw the ratio of nutrients off for both plants. as a result both will suffer. With stable clones, ive done this before with success, but i need a lot of soil, a lot lot lot of soil. If one of the plants is male just cut it at the bottom as soon as possible. do not pull it out, becuase the roots will be intertwined with other plant, causing lots of shock. Other Guy - Soil already has a little bit of nutrients in it already, but the plant will exhaust this in a week. If your short for cash, just buy a cheap 4$ generic house plant fertilizer, like plant prod, or anything high in nitrogen. Some plants with just homemade compost can have wicked results. LEDS - Leds are super efficeint, but light penetration is similar to flourescents, and doesnt reach very far down into the canopy. they are also super expensive, but they run super cool, and can be placed really close to the plants. I would try these as supplemental lighting on the sides, because the flat LED panels seem to be a good shape for that. that being said, there are really well done cabinet grows using LEDS, for tiny bonsai plants, looks cool.


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Is the LED SuperNova - 270W LED Grow Light worth to buy it sounds like a dream come true. Do you no anything about it. the light is as good as spending money on a decent T5 fluorescent system... it is a good light HOWEVER the penetration of this light is around 1 foot... so it is nowhere near as good as lets says a 400W HID light which can penetrate 3 feet into the plant.... its new and its good so long as you compare this light to a fluorescent type of lights .... if you compare LED to HID, HID wins pants down


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i am running low on money and i have just moved my plants into there full closet light. do i have to have nutreints or will they still grow pretty good with out them please let me know asap thanks you need nutrients or they will start to get yellow very soon


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i wanted to know if i can just put the other ones in new pots do i need any type of jel or formula when replant? or do i just take one out gently and put it in a new pot ?


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Hey Mark, or anyone else that can answer a quick question for me...I checked on my outdoor yesterday and found a few seeds on the top buds comin outta every second node, i checked another patch with clones that came off the mother with seeds starting, and there was not any seeds...wat do u think? stress?...some idiot growin a male close by? or ditch weed pollen kicking around...and are these seeds worth keeping? I think so, so long as the plant itself did not go hermie there a very nice dark brown with beautiful tiger stripes in them, and there startin to crack outta the pods on the plant... even if they are a bit hermied its still worth keeping them.... if the plant does not have too many seeds, that means the future plants wont have too too many seeds either.. so I would keep them...


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Casper replant, one plant per pot. What would happen if one was a male & their roots are intertwined how would you remove it than? Besides they would compete for light etc, it isn't a good idea. indeed


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but the seed are not together they are an inch or two apart? they are about 6 inch tall right now about to move them into the full lights . wat should i do take out one plant out of each and replant it in another pot or leave it how it is ? I may misunderstand but ... each seed should have an individual pot/container... you could place 2 seeds in one planter/pot/container however often one plant will suffocate the other so its generally not worth trying....


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Oh my franklin needs some meds. It's usually a growers issue getting males, perhaps heat, plants too close some other stresses they've been experiencing, you know that eH? Now take a deep breath & calm the fuck down. Thank You


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also ps the fukin phone number dont work and if it does ti phoned does not work.....hey never call back i am so pissed . if you read I pick up the phone between 1 and 3pm monday to friday... getting all males is not something I control so don't have a cow... males happen because your temps were over 32C consistently through the cycle OR you completely overcrowded them... in any case I freely give replacements .. assuming your still interested....


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yes leds work but dont buy seeds from here.they are 100% bogus shit crap etc.


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you dont spell check or anything of the sort you rip people off like myself every f,ing seed was a male i dont know what your trying to pull but ni will get my money back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Iam interested in this new led lighting systems, has anyone tried it.And what do you think of it is it worth the cost.. And in compairsing to a mh or hps lighting would it be worth it to switch to led i here that they run cool and use much less energy with itself is a great benifit. But in actual use do they preform equaly or better then a mh or hps in the garden...  the technology is not yet ready for prime time, thus far its as good as a decent fluorescent light, but it does NOT compare to even a good 400W light.... or any HID for that matter....


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Hi Mark, When i cut the lower portion of branches that do not receive enough light, do i cut just the secondary growth, or everything including fan leaves? its hard to be specific, often its best to experiment, remove lower branches on one plant more, and another less and see the difference...in theory, anything that does not receive light is wasting plants time, so its your call in many ways, but that's the general rule


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also if i do go this route would a everyday normal fan be good enough to vent a 4 x 6 x 8 room if it sat on a top shelf right near the hole for the attic blowing straight up? there is a hole in the wall down low i was thinking of filling it with a duct fan blowing in...how would a low cfm fair for this.. i can get 1 at depot for 20 bux think its like 40 cfm, is this good enough for intake? next 1 up is 140 but is 6 inch not 4, now this air coming in will be air from my house not outside, is this ok? thx in advance.. problem is that you want to ventilate into the attic and that's bad.. you should have 1 exhaust vent taking hot air from the grow space to the outside (not attic, not another room) at minimum 40 CFM ... 40 CFM I guess is ok on the cheap, but if you get a bigger fan that's better air movement and it works better in the summer, in the winter its so cold 40 CFM is ok.... if you have exhaust fan you don't really need an intake fan, if you do want to install an intake for sucking fresh air in, do that only if your temps go above 30C... and remember that if your exhaust is 40 CFM, your intake fan should be less CFM then 40 CFM fan, to maintain negative pressure in this space... keep looking, there has got be a fan with a 80 (or so) CFM rating which is best for 400W light....


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my friends keep telling me its a heat score to vent to my attic. i havnt done yet but they say the heat is detected by the police... 400 watt hps vented into a small attic that is soooo hot already, has like 3 little vents out the roof and also a little chimney stack. what r my chances of getting busted? none, but the chances of creating mold in the attic is high.... ventilation for a 400W light is the same as a dryer working so if a chopper sees this all its sees is a dryer venting.... so do ventilate outside any way you wish but not through the attic.... or if you do ventilate into the attic, ventilate the attic as well.... ventilation into the attic means mold....


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HI MARK;I JUST RECENTLY RECIEVED MY LICENCE TO GROW AND I WAS WONDERING IF YOU KNEW OF ANY RECEPIES I COULD TRY. THANK YOU SO MUCH...MARG puff mama no longer has her website so I am at a lose... she had a great recipe, I need to find another, damn it


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Just wondering if someone can tell me if I can use seedy and moldy weed to make hash??? thanks dry it bone dry then place it in the freezer for minimum 24 hours, then you can


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Hello mark hope all is well. I have a few ? currently at day 13 flower 2x1000 12x10 room using 5x10 for plants day temp 28-30 night temp 23 feed every 5 days or so. What would you recommend for a feeding guide with flora nova bloom should my max feeding be as stated on label 3.75ml per liter same ? with pk 13/14 15 ml per 10 liters as stated on label growing in promix hp thank you for your time ....in week 3 to 6 of bloom, at the same time as your adding bud fortifier I would increase the primary nutrient by up to 50% more.... NOT always, you must watch your plants, depending on strain this could be 20% extra or 50% extra or anywhere in between.... be careful not to burn them... if unsure, feed more once and less next time and alternate... once you feel more confident you can feed them more every time you water (in the 3rd to 6th week of bloom)


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my g/f likes cotton candy and wants her weed to smell and taste like it lol she seen an add for this stuff bud candy u heard of it?some kinda of nute that changes the taste and aroma of the bud to candy see this or this, but I do not recommend any of this as well as create bigger more dense nuggets DNF Bud Fortifier added in week 3 to 6 of bloom... was wondering if this stuff actually works or more important does it hurt ir help my growing bud? DNF is good, flavor stuff is not, besides this stuff, what kinda nute is tops when it comes to flowering and where to get it? i got a homegrown hydro near me so anything from there would be best... thanks primary nutrient: Pure Blend Pro Brand OR Flora Nova brand (one for veg and one for bloom)... DNF Bud fortifier for week 3 to 6 on top primary nutrients, that's it...


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Tell me what u think... for the carbon filter, the plan is to get the air to be pushed/pulled through the carbon correct? was just thinking of this basic idea....buy carbon, not the little rocks but the square sheets of it ok? now wrap that shit around the front of the fan. im sure its too good to be true. does air flow thorugh that stuff easily? will the fan motor blow or something? thx. i read about a guy who said he just hung pantyhose sacks filled with activated carbon around his room think that would do? seems simple enough. ya i dont have a big grow room or anything just super paranoid..400W light usually does not produce enough smell to be a big deal thus a hone made carbon filter works very well... and you are correct, even ghetto style (pantyhose and all) works surprising well.... I don't think the motor will blow or anything, so long you can feel the air moving... to build one see this thread...and this one as well, or this one, or this one, they do work, but I find that in the very end its best to just buy one...


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hey everyone Im thinking of creating a home made carbon filter. looking for ideas... not trying to spend too much cash but so far i got a steel 8 inch fan and some activated carbon lol thats it. i remember reading a plan where they take a 8 inch bucket, punch holes in the sides. put in carbon somehow then take the base off the fan and sit it right in the top hole of the bucket blowing up. guess the idea is the room air gets pulled in the small holes of the bucket, through the filter, and out the top through the fan blowing into the room. heard of this? how would i go about making the filter for this idea? was thinkin some kinda screen halfway in the bucket above the small holes but not sure how to hold it there.. i know it wouldnt be the greatest c/f but would it work at all? im willing to change my plan completely but would like to utilize the 8 inch fan. mark or anyone please help with links or your own plans,, also i have a small 4 inch shitty fan.... mabey some kinda 8 inch fan pulling into some tube with a filter in it then narrow it to 4 inch on the other end with small fan pulling as well? still how to make the filter. what u think? thx guys see this thread...and this one as well, or this one, or this one, they do work, but I find that in the very end its best to just buy one...


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hey mark...or anyone else who has an answer....at what height could i pinch the tops of my sprouts?????? they are about 5inches right now....5 inches ++ is a good height to pinch... you can pinch once at any point in veg, best not later then 1 week before going into bloom....


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I recently purchased some Summertime and Budda from you (the easy grow for beginners) and after a few days the seeds just stop growing, sprouting. The sprout grows to about 2-3 millimeters. I have the temperature at exactly 27c, as suggested. They are in towels/tissue, moist but not soaking wet in the dark(wrapped in foil). I make sure they stay moist every day. The last few seeds I tried went four weeks with no change. I would appreciate any help. I was excited to visit your store, received helpful information, but after spending the money it would be great to even have one seed take off. as soon as they sprout did you transplant them into the next medium, like promix?.... sprouting means the shell of the seed breaks, as soon as this happens you must transplant into a pot + promix? in any case come over and get some free seeds, bring the packaging


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if you want to grow weed in a 5ft space, you also have to figure the light takes up at least 6inches, plus the tops need to be at least 14 inches from the bulb, plus account for the size of the pots too. altogether your left with about 3 1/2 feet of space. that means flowering when they are 6 inches tall, and possibly topping them/ pinching indeed


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I have an area that I would really like to grow some weed in. It's very hidden in my house and it seems like it would be really good. It's 6'7"x5' but the height of it is 5'3". You recommend 6' as the minimum height to grow weed. Can I grow it in a 5'3" high area? I've heard in the past if you need to grow in a lower area you can tie the top of the plant down. What do you suggest to make this work for me?....its tight but it could work, 400W light at max, and I would install proper ventilation as well... it means that whatever your reading you have to start blooming earlier... so if I would recommend vegging until they are 1.5 feet tall, for you it means 1 foot... don't get me wrong the space is doable but I wish you had more experience....


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Hey Mark, I have rust spots forming on my lower leaves and working its way up the plant....cant see any bugs....dont over water or over fert. any ideas?...leach for a week and then re-apply fresh nutrients... are your plants too close together may be?... rust can be created due to excess humidity... plants cant breath so they rust.... leaching + fresh nutrients is often a cure... but space is important.... may be taking out a plant is the answer to create more space.....


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I have white shark , one plant the top leaves are turning yellow,light green looks kinda burned but it's only the the big layer next to the very top. The rest of the plant looks healthy. There are two more of the same plants starting to become light green yellowish in the same area, but the rest of the plant looks good. I am using 7 gallon pots with pro mix also flora nova for food at 1/2 strength.Saturday was the first time i used 1teaspoon pre gallon on the plant with an additional gallon of water. I mist the leaves everyday and use 1000 watt mh. which is about 30in. from the plants..My babies are about 1 to 2and1/2 ft in only two 1/2 weeks. What can i do? I would like to know how far apart to space each plant.And when you leach is this every day for 14 to 21 days you mean at the very end? leach for 14 days, not every day, but maintain the same regular feeding schedule, so if you fed them once a week you still leach them once a week Thanks for your help please save my babies. 1st: use full strength of nutrients, no more 1/2, underfeeding is your problem.... your feeding should be as follow.... feet at 100%, next time feed at 75%, next time 100%, next time 75%... etc... leaching means feeding at 25% of normal... do that only once every 3rd ort 4th time you feed them....


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what u think about an ultra violet ozonator for 6 plants or so in a closet? 400 watt hps. are u/v ozonators the same as an ozone generator? both will  damage plants when exposed to it.... they are meant to clean air either on its way out of this place (as in inside a ventilation hose) OR as a scrubber of air outside of the place where the plants are not (to clean the room where the grow closet is but NOT inside the grow closet per se).... they give me a headache but they are not unhealthy technically


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Hello Mark I am new to this and its driving me crazy. You seem to be very knowledgeable and any help would be very apreciated. I've got 3 random indicas about 10 inches tall in veg stage. When I started I bought miracle grow organic choice potting soil (a mistake I think) indeed, bad nutrient for beginners and I have them in 5 gal buckets. I use flora nova for food at about 600 ppm no more than once a week seems low I would aim for 1200 every second time I water. They are under 2 400W MH. I just bought a chem ph tester with ph up and down a few days ago. Here is where I'm stuck. I tested my runoff and its very acidic about a 5. I flushed with 5 gallons of tap with ph up. A coule of days later I tried feeding and adding ph up to the solution but my runoff is again at 5 Now I was reluctant to add nutes but my girls are showing signs of deficiencies but I am not sure what to do the leaves are yellowing in between the veins not from tips. The top looks bright green. Please help me get my ph figured out I promise not to use this soil again! stop the pH BS... promix (or any other band of soil-less mix) will give you incorrect signals and confuse you, this type of soil adjusts pH for you so you need to do nothing... your plants NEED more food, that's why they are yellowing... 600 ppm even under a 400W light is too low.... I would add 25% more food at first and then another 25% later should they need....


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Can you explain the flushing process for a potted plant growing outdoors in soil, or is it even necessary? I guess I'm worried about it getting waterlogged before harvest time Thanks...leaching means that you are feeding her at regular schedule but at 25% of regular nutrient level...1/4 nutrient level leaches better then plain water... leaching DOES NOT mean that you pour as much water as you feel.... leaching means that you are withholding any nutrients...


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i was wounreding how to get it cause i have problems sleeping and im depressed about life and everything let me know what to do thanks. i can tell u it helps only a doctor can sign one


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What PPM levels do I use for different stages of a plants life? If I need a PPM level of 500 and my starting water is 150, should my final PPM be 650 no or 500 yes? Thanks! ....do this, take a 1 litre container, fill it with tap water, then mix in a full dosage of whatever nutrient you are using (whatever it says a full feeding should be, example Pure Blend Pro says to mix 30ml/Gallon which is 7.5 ml / litre).... place the ppm meter inside and whatever this reading is, is now your base line... should be with in 1800 and 2400 ppm (call this number X).... if you have 400W your full (or max.) level is 75% of X... if you have a 1000W use the full dosage.... under 400W I would feed 30% of X, next time 75% of X, then 30% of X then 75% of X.... under 1000W 75% of X, next time 100% of X, 75%, 100%, etc...


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Just wondering if someone can tell me how often most people water with nuturients like the back of the miracle grow container says to wait 7 to 14 days between watering with nuturients just wondering if in between the waters I should water with a smaller dose never really though of it but just a question I can't find the answer to thanks. that's a recommendation for plants planted outdoors only, indoors at this dosage you would kill the crop... miracle grow can be mixed at 1 ml per litre and fed to plants every time you water them (once a week on the average but if they get dry twice a week then feed them twice a week)... if you are indoors change nutrients as they are not too good for indoors... plus they are synthetics, not organics... Pure Blend Pro or Flora Nova is best


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hi, i only have one problem that i would like you to help me with buddy. i am two weeks into veg from seed, my crop is growing in a soil medium and are coming along fine apart from one plant i have noticed small insects moving around in the soil, your help would be much appreciated. thanks fungus gnats (look like flies, start as larva)... if you are in promix they will not affect anything, other then annoy you... in any other medium they may feast on the roots and kill the crop...neem oil is one option.... pesticide another (don't like that).... in promix I do nothing


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a new tenant moved into the unit below mine. i was walking home from work the other day and looked up to find the tenant in the unit below mine on their balcony examining my window in detail. my exhaust duct would be visible from that close (12 feet?). i have permits for every plant and my landlord knows about it. but i get a hunch these guys below me are interested and have an idea of whats in here. what should i do? send them a note with a copy of my permit letting them know this place is licensed and being watched closely? ask the landlord? i don't want to freak landlord out, but i'm a bit concerned to turning here for advice. i noticed them day before yesterday.....tricky...I would speak to the landlord first.. its probably better for him/her to explain that "whatever is going on is cleared both with the police and him/herself".... may be not necessarily explaining the details as people may freak out without knowing the reality of things... OR may be as an option just slip them a note with your phone number ... and say something to the effect of "call me if you have ANY questions, I will be more then happy to explain anything"..... what I fear is they will call the cops who DO NOT check who has a permit before raiding the place, you may be harassed... in the end everything may be ok, but in a mean time ... as an option you may want to contact your local police station.. they will come over to check it out within few days of you going there....


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definitely flush 2+ weeks before you cut, and ive also tried leaving the light completely off upto a week, and it definitely had some effect the glands definitely swelled, compared to plants not put in the dark. why would you put a nail through? it might stress the plant into producing more resin, but then again it might stress the plant into not producing more resin. maybe someone should try this.


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Hi Gary, with a 400W it can get pretty stinky if you know what your doing, but , as long as a small fan is venting outside youll be fine. It must vent outside, or youll need a carbon filter and inline fan (400$). vent outside and the ambient air from your place will be regular room temp with fine humidity, it will be drawn into the room through the vacumm effect of reduced air pressure. any low rating cfm rating should be able to take care of a 400W. If you vent into anywhere else in your apartment it is inviting problems of mold and it will stink, therefore the need for a carbon filter and fan. fan can also be noisy, so look for ones marketed as quiet and have a listen before you buy. cheers!


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just wondering if theres any tricks a person should do to there plants before they cut them plant like drive a nail threw the stock a day before you cut it or not water for a couple of days before hand I've read if in side leave the lights on 24hrs a day but I'm outside thats kinda hard to do thanks ...yeah there is plenty kicking around the net but none that I can prove work... the only "trick" is to make sure you leach them more then recommended then after cutting place them upside down in a cool dark place, and the more time it takes to dry the better it will be ... like wine


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how do you get rid of rust fugus  leach twice then re-feed with fresh nutrients... rust will not disappear but more should not be created


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Hey mark...just wondering if i should be using more than pure blend pro bloom on my "electric Lettuce"?, lots of diff people tell me to use this and to use that but i seriously dont wanna take my chances and burn the lettuce!...next year i was thinking of usuin bat guano with the pbp bloom, is this ok?, maybe if u could, i would really like a kool feeding schedule!(outdoor only) thanx I don't like mixing different primary nutrients.. bat guano is almost always a primary nutrient so mixing it with the PPB is not recommended (use one or the other)... if you think PPB is not doing its job, simply feed more, that's the "secret" if there is one.... additives are not primary nutrients thus its ok to add things like Bud Fortifiers or Enzymes or ...whatever... I don't really thing most of them work ...other then the bud fortifier which does work wonders... outdoors I would add 25% more nutrinets then indoors, every single time I feed.... feed every time you water at full strength + 25% (and maybe more depending on your conditions)


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just wondering I have lots of patches I'm an out door grower and my guestion is one of my locations my plants are turning yellow they get the same treatment as my other ones but may be futher a long could it have any thing to do with being to big for the buckets there planted in or just there bigger they need more nutirents???just tuning yellow and like dyiny not like a healthy yellow leaf. its either too wet in which case not much you can do about it... or it could be underfeeding, in which case I'd feed more.... its been a bit of wet season outdoors so I suspect wetness but you have to decide this..... as a test feed one plant more and see...


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If 12 permit holders got together and split the rent on an industrial building that had 4 units in it, would they be able to put 3 permit holders per unit for a total of 12 patients being grown for in the building? They would not live there and get landlord approval. As far as you know (Mark), would Health Canada permit such a grow?, technically YES but you must have a lawyer working on it, otherwise Health Canada will take months and months just to respond to you, not to even agree...with a lawyer it will take weeks... There are at least 2 grows in my apartment building right now and both have multiple permits per unit, so I don't see why the above would break any rule that my current building does not. Seems to me HC just rubber stamps applications as long as their rules are met, which they would be with 3 permits per unit as long as each unit has it's own actual mailbox and address (like 1-45 Example Rd, 2-45 Example Rd, 3-45 Example Rd, etc). Each grower would come and tend to their respective plants, and one "master grower" could be hired by the group to assist them with setup, maintenance, and remediation of problems. Why not? After the Beren/VICS case I don't see how anyone could object, and I can't find anything in the regulations that seems to void this proposal. Thoughts anyone? you are absolutely correct but I would lawyer up my friend....


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just say my spare/growroom had no open windows and just relied on the air in the room... with using a 400 watt hps obviously the plants need fresh air so this wouldnt be ideal correct? no, there is enough ambient fresh air but watch out for humidity... normally houses can maintain this bulb without special ventilation but you still have to make sure your humidity does not exceed 50% so with an a/c unit in the window i would prob be ok most likely yes. now i would be kinda of heat score with an a/c in the window running during the winter months, indeed so i was wondering about a dehumidifier or air purifier, would they take in bad air and spit out good air? only a carbon filter can clean air, nothing else can, you can run it as a scrubber or do u HAVE TO HAVE outside air coming in? outside air is not necessary so long as your temps are within range also i believe they make portable a/c units these days guess it would be similar to both purifier/dehumidifier would one of those help? what im trying to do is seal up the window in the room tight for air and light while trying to keep smell and humidity/heat from hanging around the rest of apartment. do these air control devices take used air and convert it to fresh air sutible for growing or do u literly need OUTDOOR fresh air? thx i almost got it you and everyone else have been very helpfull. i couldnt grow a beard 6 months ago let alone a weed plant lol all you need to do is ventilate air outside and this will create a negative pressure in your apartment, eliminating bad air in your apartment, brining fresh air is not necessary... to clean air you need a carbon filter, although if you are on a high floor, smell from a 400W is not a big deal... to summaries, venting out is necessary, bringing air in is not....


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just wondering about the water cure, see heres my theory, if u can make butter and the thc is not water soluble and almost all fertilzers are water soluble, u see i alreadt tried this and the water started out pink or reddish , changed after a day the water was yelow tinted, no very little trichomes lose did this 4 days untill water was clear took out sit on rack with paper towles on top of hotwater tank, letting dry than into paper bags,looks black , havent tried any of my bud yet butt ddi this process with shake and it does work , the shake is black butt stays lit and solid white ash and gives u a good body stone, ill let u know how the bud turns out, butt back to the origanal, why wouldnt this work in theory, thx


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if your permit is for 25 plants, then i believe you can have maximum 25 plants growing in your place, no matter what stage of development. I take to this mean i could either have 25 sprouts, or 25 5ft monsters (4000W). correct


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for a 25 plant permit, it is reasonable to use 4 lights in flower? i just got a DG license a heard DG's are more likely to be inspected. All my wiring is up to code, and when they are full sized I plan to flower with 4 light (so 4000 watts max, and far less during veg). Is 4 lights per for 25 mature plants something a health canada inspector would object to? nope, they only object to the number of plants, how many lights (so long as they are safe), does not matter


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Unleached bud still has all the elements from the fertilizer and soil but they have not been broen down yet by the plant, they are still in their raw form, being stored in the plant. That is why unleached bud tastes nasty, is harsher, and doesnt burn properly. i dont think there is any way to remove the chemicals after the bud has been cut and cured. I concur


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First time grower here so hope this isn't a stupid question. Growing OUTDOORS. What is meant by the term 'flowering time 6-8 weeks"? its a term used for indoors only, outdoors your cycle depends on the sun and the weather...  Today I was able to identify the males and removed them from my group. They were all about 6' tall. Does it mean I know have 6 - 8 weeks to go before my plants will be ready to harvest? I have learned a lot from reading through these posts so a good time to say, THANKS MARK Robert ....these terms apply only to indoors growing... your approximate harvest date is end of September... if this was indoors you would be in your 3rd week of bloom, so start applying bud boosters on top of regular nutrients....


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Hey i was just wondering if I come from the U.S.A. can I buy seeds in Canada? yes, but its illegal to take them to USA Age requirements?? 18+


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Mark thank you so much for all your effort, i wish you all the best in life.When growing med this forum can only help us. started with hydro big mistake now promix hp, i clone using any poting mix or promix(i have been fooling around with clones for 1 year easiest for me is cut dip into powder or jell same thing stick into clear cup of moistend mix put in tub 4-7 days later lots of roots 90-100%.I put about 50 into 1 gal and 20 in 2 gal under 2-1000 with batwing relector in a 4x8area ellicent 250with can 50 room is actual size 10x12x7h half way through grow had heat issues so i shut one light i was venting into thenext room now i see my mistake( must vent outside what a newb)i use flora nova keep it simple. Just finished first grow two strains 26oz wet (CHRONIC)16oz (ppp)wet.?can you help optimize my flower room.room 12x10x7h 2x1000hps with batwing 2x400hpswith gullwing is it worth using the 400's if so how would you set up.Right now i have 26girls 16"to24"in 3 gal pots promix hp i veg in a room 6x10 under t8 2x4 fixtures 16 lights (or get 400mh?)my plan start flower same time root veg for same time as flower how many girls do i need what sise pots for my set up least amount of girls with my veg time thank you so much I would use the 10 inch diameter pots, run power at night if I have heat problems, and its always better to have more power then less, so if you can maintain the temps, extra 400's are ok.... also, never feed them with just plain water, even if they don't need nutrients give them 25% mix... make sure you allow them to dry out before soaking fully, this "dry-wet" cycle is very important.... but you need to be more specific as to .. how often do you water, how much nutrients do you mix, do you EVER walk in on them when  they are sleeping?..etc, etc.


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hey hello , just wondering , have u heard of water curing and would this help my unleached bud,such a waste , please advise, what a kick ass place ,thx heard about it but the method makes no theoretical sense, so I think of it as a ... gimmick... most likely does not work but I wish to be wrong


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just wondering if someone can tell me when the trichomes turn milky white how long till they start to turn amber whats the window I have to pick them??? because I want to pick them when there milky white don"t I thanks just want the best possible out come on a 8 week bloom cycle, they should turn  milky at the end of week 7... when the majority of them (50 to 75%) turns its time o harvest... often at the end of week 8 or start of week 9 


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I have a medical grow license from health canada to grow and possess marijuana. for medical purposes. I have to move into an apartment because i cannot afford a house. Can my landlord kick me out if he does not want the legal grow to occur on the property. And if so where on earth can I find a place to live that I can afford so i can grow a few plants safely and legally R  there is no tricks, you look for as many landlords as you can until you find the one that is cool with it... i.e. it means he/she smokes pot ..... if you want to be stress free you have to do it honestly... there are all kinds of legal tricks and falsehoods you can use, but that's not recommended... and from experience 20% of landlords will be ok with it and you want this guy/gal on your side.... it is stressful and you get rejected often... but not as often as you think... of course provided you don't want to set up some massive grow-op... and we are talking about a 400W light and a closet....


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about the unleached bud is it unhealthy to smoke no, other then bad taste there is nothing inherently bad about it ,can it cause me problems smoking it and if i got 1 gallon pots how much water do i run thu it 3/4 of a litre and how long after u leach could u harvest, leaching takes 2 weeks on average... 2 weeks before harvest you slowly decrease they nutrients down to 25% of normal.. at the end of 2 weeks you cut... should i just throw the dried bud away you can always cook with it, make some bud butter


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Where can legal medical holder grow safely without the landlord freaking out i live in canada ontario . tricky, very tricky, in my case I admit off the bat that I will grow... out of 10 landlords, 5 are ok with it because they smoke themselves, you'd be surprised how many potheads are out there, however I acknowledge that its a heavy hunt for a good landlord.... I know how this sounds, but be upfront, and nice about it, ... so they say no...


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I have a medical license to grow. I need to know Mark if u would be available anytime in the future to help me set up a small grow room. I have all the equipment needed just need to put it in place now. talk with u soon....I am sorry I no longer have time for personal visit...


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hi im moving into a new place and am thinking of my next grow room.. my prob is venting. its an upstairs quadplex i got the whole spare room to do what i like. closet about 4x3x8 which is right near the window. and the rest of the small roomiwhich is right near the front door of my place. 400 wat hps for flowering and cfls for veg. now without getting to tech with cutting holes in the closet(which i guessing would be the flower room) and buying expensive fans and tubing to vent, how would you go about setting this up? its a fairly busy neighborhood outside with peeps walking by so smell as well.. i own a dehumidifier im sure that could help somehow.. can i do it with the window sealed off? technically with 400W you may need no ventilation, as long as your house A/C can keep up with maintaining good ambient temperature or would the rest of the apartment feel the impact too much. yes and no, humidity may be an issue but again a good house A/C should take care of that, but if humidity stays at 60% then you must ventilate out also would an air conditioner in the sealed off window help at all? yes is a/c air considered fresh air? yes, its also considered cold air with LOW humidity which is what you want  how can i get rid of used air in that case without stinking up my place? carbon filter (can33 or smaller) scrubbing air rather then venting out thx for your advice...also with all these things eating up power.. a/c dehumidifier 400 watt cfl fans plus rest of my stuff, would this bring attention to me from the hydro guy? no, a human consumes a 1000W/month, so even with your setup getting ratted out is the only way to be found i havnt moved yet and will be paying own bill. was thinking about just turning everything on right away to set a standard. i heard they do backround check on previous energy usage, i never had a bill in my name before. so basically what u think? thanks if you stick with a 400W you should be fine, I suggest you do get a carbon filter and a exhaust fan... these things are necessary


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I have heard about giving my plants sugar just wondering if this is a good Idea if so how much and how often thanks. I did too but no one can tell me the actual formula.....


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I recently purchased 5 feminized seeds (AK48). I soaked them in distilled water for 24 hours, then transfered them between damp papertowels until they began to sprout (2-5 days). I now have 2 nice little plants but the other 3 seeds are not doing so good, one has not even cracked the seed shell and the other two refuse to emerge completely from their shell. My temps have been around 75F and I did not let them get too wet or dry at all. Is this typical with feminized seeds, did I get some bad seeds, or did I do something wrong? In the past I have usualy had a 80 to 90 percent germination rate. Thanks Mike hard to tell, I would prefer temps around 85F for sprouting but 75F should work as well.... try placing the seeds in a glass of tap water for 72 hours and stir daily and see if that helps, if not.....


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I’ve been growing/vegging two NLxBuddazz and have sexed some cuttings… one girl :)… and I want to keep her for cloning… unfortunately she’s getting too big for her environment, she’s about 2.5 ft plus the bucket, vertical space is getting limited… I’ve topped her once about a month ago and looked at your pruning guide, question is what should I do for height management?, kid you not, cut her in half, she will regrow  She's one main stem, would chopping the stem down 6inches or more work or should I keep pinching off the new growth or something else?, cut it in half, pinching wont work in your case   Also she’s getting really, really bushy. Is there a general rule of thumb for cutting away some of the fan leaves to allow for light to hit some of the new growth underneath? no, I would remove extra branches rather then cut individual leafs.... it wont hurt her if you remove some leafs but it also wont help... just cut the plant in half, and she will regrow... Thanks for your time... Cheers!


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got some dried bud,and it wont burn in a joint ,u have to relit it several times and the ash doesnt fall off its like its not ash at all ,white crust and black center i hung this two weeks as i did last time i had a liitle grow and than into paper bags for a week or two than into jars,same end result , can u grow habits influence the end result , why doesnt this burn good for me , second grow good ass looking bud , get u high as hell, butt doesnt burn like it should , help please...you did not leach out the nutrients just before harvest... you are supposed to leach them a week before harvest.. longer if you want the bud cleaner... your problem is a classic un-leached bud... not much can be done now...


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I will be visiting Canada from the USA. Where is a good place to go where I can purchase & smoke some buds? just like anywhere else from a guy in the park... still not legal here


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Can I use Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Soil I would not as this soil has incorrect pH for cannabis with autoflowering AK-47 plants ? And if so, are any other nutes needed ? you still need nutrients, like Pure Blend Pro Veg for veg period and  PBPro Flower for bloom period


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I was wondering if you needed any type of information such as license to buy seeds from your store?, no but you need to be 18+ AS well do you sell feminized seeds? no see these people


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Hi I just recently started growing this summer and i've been having a bit of trouble. Why is it that when ever plant reaches at least 3 inches in height after 2-3 weeks and I start feeding it 50/50 water and nutrients that it begins to die. This is the second time this has happened to me. I've read the grow guide on the site thoroughly and noticed when I started adding Pure Blend Pro Vegetative Formula my plants forms brown points on the leaves and begins to droop, the leaves begin to turn into this browinish gold colour and turn really droopy and dead, what am I doing wrong? Help! looks like overfeeding... what kind of light do you have, and how far from the lights are the plants? Pure Blend Pro if not shaken before using will overfeed plants, do you shake the bottle before mixing? if you have fluorescent lights then 50% would be too much and you need to feed less....


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Hi. I'm licensed by the MMAD and tried their stuff - Yuk! Now I'm licensed to grow my own and am looking at using LED grow lights. Any good suggestions about this and any idea about a store where I might go and look at these kind of lights rather than buying some from the internet without actually seeing them? Seeing before buying is one of my life motos - lol! I live in the Toronto area. Thanks. see Hydrotech, ask for Bobby from their Kingston road location


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Hi Mark, Hope all is well.I was thinking of hanging two 4' t5's vertically, one per each side,with my 400 watt Hps. Your thoughts please.Also,if you think it would benefit my grow,would you use veg. and bloom bulbs for the complete grow? All the best, KC there is nothing wrong with your idea, I honestly don't know how much this will help but it definitely should help.... you do not want the side lights to be too low, too low means that you do not want light shinning on the leafs from below , i.e. the underneath of the leafs should not receive light, ...so for example no light on the floor shining "up"


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Danny i really like the Moisture Control (mircle Grow i think), or Promix is always a good choice


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lookin for a good soil mixture? something i can pick up at the local stores ie.wal/depot thanks Pro-Mix BX or Pro-Mix HP or Sunshine Mix No.4.. or if nothing else, look for a BAIL of Professional Soil-Less Mix.. ask for the one that contractors use for lawns


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oh another thing , do i need vent with just a 400 watt . i read that i could just leave my closet door open its ok so long as your temperatures are ok, below 30C... and if you have good house ventilation or the house/condo has A/C it will work... but if your temps go above 30C then the only way to fix that is to install exhaust, try first running the light without exhaust and see what happens...with 1 < i was gonna use 2 > fans , also i read on hightimes site it's better to turn your lights on at night to help the temp yes, because without exhaust the only way to have good temperatures is at night when ambient temps are low... ,being a novice i really don't know anything about nutrients , but can i use advanced nuts on a soil grow sure why not, they are expensive but they work  , or does it matter. I would pick cheaper brands, like Pure Blend Pro brand oh man so many questions so little space lol. i'm sorry about what my country is doing to marc E. , were stupid close minded people, but were getting better < 13 medical states ... and hopefully my state , texas will pass it's bill > but untill then i am a criminal who wants nothing more then to keep his bi polar under controll , i have read/watched countless grow guides but i wish i could pick your brain personally , i am on social security income < bi polar > , i get 400 bucks a month and can't afford 200 bucks a month for a q.p. of crap weed , dude seriously were getting 3 grams of brown shaky poop weed for 10 bucks , and i need my meds lol


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Hi Mark: I am a new Federal Exemptee to posess and grow my own marijuana. I am a female with achalasia in London, Ontario. i had an operation for it. I dropped by the Cafe one day when I was going to see a specialist to get my application signed. It was just after you'd experienced some problems. The guy was really nice to me. I am looking for the strongest Indica strain and the strongest Sativa strain that you carry. I have never grown marijuana before. I am in London and going to the Cafe tomorrow Sunday August 9. I tried to call both of your 647 numbers and they just rang. You don't have to post this on the forum, I just figured it was the best way to contact you. I have some other questions that I'd like to ask you in person. In the last two weeks I have emailed a lot of people asking for help and I've not heard back from one of them. I hope to hear back from you and wish you all the best. Anna Sandra xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx I stopped helping new members after the latest problems with the police.... when I have less anxiety I will resume, for now, I am sorry 


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how many clones can u take from a small plant without killing her? 18 inches high. if i took all the possible clones i would get 10....i cant take all 10 can i? technically yes, but I would leave some branches behind just in case.... also just before cutting you have to feed her half nutrients she usually receives as she can burn if you remove all her foliage AND feed her fully at the same time...


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hi Should I purchase seeds from health canada or through a seed bank? ARe there any major differences? the prices r no problem either way.. either way its your choice .... I don't know what strains they now have...


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I got flown over last night in Pickering area by a plane with green lasers scanning houses, anybody have any idea? ...new scanner?


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I'M A NEW GROWER , SO I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS , BUT I'LL START OFF SIMPLE , I HAVE A CLOSET 6 L 2 W , I HAVE A FLORALUX 400 HPS / MH , HOW MANY GOOD SIZED PLANTS < FLOWER AT 2 FT > CAN I FIT INTO THAT AREA , SINCE ITS ONLY 2 FEET WIDE I CAN ONLY REALLY PLACE THEM SIDE BY SIDE,...however they fit, 10 plants max  SECOND , SINCE YOU DON'T SHIP TO AMERICA , CAN YOU RECOMEND ANY BANKS THAT DO , I WAS LOOKING AT NIRVANA SEEDS THEY LOOKED COOL BUT SINCE I HAVE NEVER ORDERED SEEDS BEFORE AND HAVE HEARD SO MANY BAD THINGS ABOUT BANKS I WAS A LITTLE WORRIED,THANKS in the High Times - Ontario Seed Bank advertises that they ship to USA, I do not as I am scared shitless by DEA


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so instead of neem mixed with water and a few drops of soap, you use just water and soap for spider mites? how much soap/L? 10 ml/L and is this just a preventive preferred measures or good for after u notice an infestation as well? both, but once you have a huge infestation and you are in veg, then pesticides may be useful (stick to cold water after the 3rd week in bloom, no pesticides and no soap as it will screw up the flavour of bud) i did happen to find some lady bugs... the first 1 instantly went off and any mite she(?) seen eating everything in site. next day i added a few more(only 4 plants)and they mostly tried to escape and bite my girlfriend. the original one just got HUGE after 1 day and kinda fell asleep on a bud from the same plant it started on, did it get high? no or got tired from the food. most likely.. ( i recently chopped early due to landlord issues so i set the ladyb's free) my clones seem mite free for now but im sure there may be mites left on the branches hanging in my shed.more like eggs lying everywhere . whats the stance on that? spray room with 1 ml of bleach per 1 L. of water to kill eggs i trimmed most of the leaves first to get rid of the obvious but i have this feeling there still crawling in my drying bud. no, mites only feed off of fresh leafs, once it dries they leave (but leave eggs behind)  i already sampled this so ive smoked mites mabey.no danger there really.. is this bad news? can i smoke this? or should i just toss to an ignorant friend as a gesture of good will lol


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Hey mark, last year i purchased sme of your blueberry skunk, i flowered six females, and got about 50 seeds. I started growing these seeds, and so far they are super lush and healthy 2 weeks into veg. The plants that produced these seeds, had no contact with males, too much heat over 30C or overcrowding does this  but they did have little bananas shaped male organs. are these plants hermaphodic? if they are, i still harvested 2 oncues of dried bud per plant. 2 x 6 = 12 fucking onces from a 400W. Could these seeds be considered feminized? or are they most likely just going to be inbred useless scrub? Im flowering some soon, so i will have to see, but what do you think? I think most of these seeds are hermaphroditic, and some are feminized.... the hermie that pollinated itself is a true hermie, a hermie that pollinates another female is feminized... but its impossible to know now for sure... hermaphroditic means that your plants will have seeds ... but how many seeds is a gamble, sometimes its a lot and sometime its few....smoke is ok though... hermie or feminized sitill produces good bud...


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me again with the 430 watt bulb in the 400 watt ballast.. dude i got it off said possible wrong bulb so he gave me the 400 watt that has 2 tubes inside it instead of the one tube inside the 430. yet to try it tho. u said possibly the ballast is broken, when the light goes out after 5 min or so the ballast still hums, does that tell u its fine? heres exactly what happened please help: set up used 430 watt bulb with used 400 watt ballast in small closet just to test it out... set up thermometer fired it up for first time without a fan or anything and it stayed on for over an hour maybe 2... checked temp and was pushin 40 degrees humidity about 40, then it just shut off ballast still hummin with just a light glow comin from the bulb (bluish) so next day tried it again only lasted 5-10 minutes before it shut off. tried a couple more times same results( o yeah for the first test had ballast plugged into an extension cord that was plugged into a stove top outlet)...stove top is 240V, are you aware of this? or do you have a power board? so i got my new bulb last night but i thought i would test the old one again just to see. this time i went without the extension cord, staright into the stove, put light in my living room which is much larger then the closet, and the thing stayed on all nite! so what u think? still the ballast? i was thinking the room got so hot in the closet at the top where the bulb is ... would that cause it to shut down? yes it could, and 40C is high ballast was always in a separate space then the heat. or mabey the extension cord thing would that be an issue? thx man i know i shoulda just bought brand new and saved myself from more headaches but money doesn't grow on trees....yet 430W bulb should work in a 400W ballast.. unless its broken of course


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hey mark my grow room is about 24 degrees humidity about 50-60 just 2 small plants less then a foot... i dont water much yet i see white mold im guessing around the drainage holes in my pots. with no signs of mold on the top of soil, what might this be and how to get rid? you need a dehumidifier or better yet, set up even some basic exhaust ventilation... when you have 0 movement of air, mold can grow... when air is moving mold doesn't really grow... but the exhaust needs to go outside, not just to another room.... but a dehumidifier should work as well...


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mark i keep reading from you that feminized plants make bad mothers/clones...does feminized mean female? yes, means that the chances of a female plant from a seed is 99%, but they make poor clones and mothers or something else> always thought the plan was to find a female (from  regular non-feminised seeds), save it as yo moma so to take guaranteed female clones no? yes also is it true that it would be a security risk to lets say vent 600 watt out an upstairs window. i heard the eye in the sky can detect the heat pouring out your apartment with infrared tech. ...true but a 600W is as powerful as a dryer exhaust so I would not worry, if you exhaust 4 x 1000W, then the exhaust would detectible... 600W is not...


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Hi Mark, I have 20 plants in veg and I would like to slow down there growth rate....10" high under fluorescents...I have already chopped them back....I dont want them to be to stretchy before I put them under the... real light. Any suggestions would help. Thanks. the best way is to keep chopping them down to keep then below 12 inches in height.... in this case cutting them down to size is better then pinching...


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if i have a 10 x 10 x 10 room and it is full with 25 mature plants and I have 4 x 1000 watt HPS bulbs to flower them. i am about to go buy my reflectors and need to know which is the best type of reflector to use to get the best results for my setup. the plants are large like 3 - 4 feet each. would the umbrella or the batwing be better for me? my understanding is that the umbrella gives better dispersion but less intensity whereas the batwing gives better intensity but less distribution. regardless, if i have 25 plants 3 feet before flower going to 4+ feet in flower, then should i go with 4 batwing or 4 umbrella when using 1000 watt bulbs? thanks I would go with the umbrella as you will need wide distribution of light to cover the 25 plants... the bat wing concentrates too much light on the middle and you need the light to be distributed wide.. so umbrella is better ..IMHO


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Can anyone tell me where to find Stamen-it? I tried Plantagenomic and all I keep getting is there vacation reply. I don't know


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Feminized? Everybody wants a shortcut these days, even to sex your own plants. It's been my experience that a "shortcut" very often leads to a "dead end". ...like for example, feminized plants make for terrible mother plants and their clones suck (there are many reports of feminized seeds going hermie easily.. because many seed banks pass hermaphroditic seeds as feminized....you'd be surprised how many "breeders" are nothing but a guy and a closet). Hermies are a scourge; you may think you can pick off all the bananas but if you miss just ONE, it'll fertilize and ruin ALL your plants. N-F-G!


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Hey Mark, Everyone ~ Been trying to make some fem seeds? Been trying to locate Silver nitrate, and sodium thiosulfate, only to discover that the DEA must be contacted and informed that you want the chemicals? Gerballic(sp) acid doesn't work very well and has been poo pooed by most breeders. So what is left for us to do? There's something called, "Stamen-it" and is sold somewhere in Europe. you can try and inquire at plantaegenomic@live.co.uk or by referring to hightimes.com/grow/some/622 I've looked and found nothing at either of these sites, so where the hell can it be found? There's another option to consider, that is by making your own Colloidal Silver water. This isn't that difficult to do. You take an old 9 volt batt. recharger, cut off the end and expose the two wires. Makes no difference which wire goes to where, but you take a pure piece of silver, like a silver coin, or any silver object(ring), attach alligator clips to the ends of the batt. recharger wires(some may want to solder the wires to the clips insuring a good connection.) Clip on to the coins and submerge half the coin in a liter of distilled water contained in a glass container. Not the wire itself, not the whole coin , ,, , HALF the coin is in the water. Now plug that freaking thing in/on and leave it on for 8 hours. This will give you a liter of Colloidal Silver water. Spray your female in the first week of her flowering with a fine mist, drenching it. This will turn that lady into a brazen male with tons of pollen. With another female, that hasn't been sprayed, pick your best one, and shake the newly created male's pollen on to the female. There are many ways to transfer pollen. The "small brush" one hears so much about isn't used to brush anything on, but rather it holds the pollen, then you tap the brush above the bud, causing the pollen to sprinkle over the flower. Some prefer chicken feathers tied to a thin stick. This spraying will produce all female seeds. Make sure you let the female to go all the way to their maturity giving you super ripe all female S1 seeds. Oh, You say you do not want to go through the hassle of making the Colloidal Silver water? Just found out today(by accident) you can go to ANY GOOD HEALTH FOOD STORE and buy a 4 oz. bottle of the finest Colloidal Silver water for 40 dollars!!! I'm still making my own, plus bought a bottle of the best that i could buy(some are about 20$)I'll compare the difference of the two. Happy spraying as a 4 oz bottle sprays about 10 plants. I believe the breeder that calls himself "Soma" calls this way the "Rodelization method." Google Colloidal Silver and get the whole load down. Hope this helps , , , Nine Coats ~ interesting Thank You, but I create males flower from females by stressing them with heat and lack of space.. works fine


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How old do you have to be to purchase seeds in-store? Is 18 okay? 18


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"don't call to ask if we are open, we are ALWAYS open, rain, snow, holidays..etc.." Well I drive all the way from Hamilton today just to find you were CLOSED!! :) we were? we do close at 5.... if you decide to come back I'll give you 5 free seeds.... if you don't I am sorry...


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hi mark...no buds on my girls yet...they are outside...but when should i start adding my flora nova bloom yes and kool bloom?? not for 1 or 2 weeks, if the weather would cooperate sooner but its cloudy in s.ontario


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looking for a good plant to make hash from. Indoor grow. 1 400w HPS light. white widow XXX


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hey i got a 430 watt bulb with my 400 watt balast... it turns on fine then after about 5 minutes it goes daark with just a light blue glow in the center. any ideas? are 430 watt bulbs compatible with 400 watt balast?, they will work but no, they are not technically compatible, you need a 430W ballast to truly take advantage of the extra 30W ... but I think your ballast (or bulb) is broken thx for your help


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i found a spot where i am considering moving my permit for outdoor next summer but not sure how this would work. i want to spend summer out of toronto and know of a space in the georgian bay region near the water but the ground is all rock so i have to bring my own soil. but there is lots of moss and enough trees and shrubs to shield from people in the water. so i want to put my plants outside in normal buckets with promix and just walk around every few days feeding them with lake water...watering them once a week is normal, less often and you better have these plants close to water so the roots can get water naturally  i will add my own nutrients but i am wondering if the lake water would have nutrients in it making what i should feed them less than for indoor? ...unless you test it with a EC meter you wont know, even tap water shows something on the EC meter, but if you dont know start feeding the plants at half strength and see how they look  also, if it rains a few times during a week should i keep feeding them on my own with nutrients or would that be too much watering?..when wet you don't have to feed as over watering can be an issue  also wondering if my overall schedule is correct: arrive beginning of june with cuttings to veg indoors for a month, then move them outside first week of july, and around first week of august go out and make sure each plant gets covered well for a night or two to kick-start flowing....you could but they already bloom in July, so why not sooner and try for plants that flower in 7 weeks. anything else major to consider assuming pests, animals and thieves can be controlled? same feeding schedule as i would use indoor under 1000 watt HPS? yes i have landlord permission, legal permit, etc but am renting so hoping all can be accomplished in 4 months from june through end of september. would i be ok doing this or would i need May and/or October to get better results? i will have plenty of time to tend to the plants so anything else you think is important please let me know. thanks/ normally you want to place the plants outside end of May.. May till June is veg period... July, Aug and Sep. is bloom season....


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Great news!!! got my hands on a 400 watt hps set up...been using some t5's and some low wattage energy savers. buds are growing pretty good too bout 4 weeks now, but i know i wont yield much. question: can i just throw them right under the hps? or do i have to finish up with the t5s and start new. thx for ur help... you can place them under the 400W and the yield will improve (not as much as if you did that from the beginning).... but when making the transition from t5 to 400W place the plants 3 feet away for 24 hours from the 400, then move them closer to 18 inches away... this prevents shock...


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HEY Im doing a hydro grow with 2 1000watt lights. Im venting out a window How many carbon filters do i need to prevent odour from plants 2 x 1000W need minimum 300 CFM (fan and filter rating stands for Cubic Feet per Minute) of air movement, but I recommend 400 CFM ... so you need 1 carbon filter rated at 300 to 400 CFM... can 50 I believe ould do it... its rated at 210 to 400 CFM


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Hey Mark. When my plants are ready and i cut them down. can i package them and wrap them up real tight because i need to transport it 3 hours away when there not dry. Is there any chance of mold or something like that? 3 hours should be ok, but the sooner you place them upside down and in the dark the better.... Also i have a closet to dry in but it has no ventilation what should i do for this? make sure its in the dark and upside down, place an oscillating fan on them to help them dry... summer is pretty humid so try to move as much air in this place as possible...


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hey spidey, i had that prob a few years ago...ladybugs took care of that problem 4 me, but i dont know if ya can buy them anymore...i read up on prayin mantis and they sound pretty promising! just a suggestion, peace..


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hey mark i took some cuttings from plants with spider mites... i thought i got rid of them before i cut, guess not they on my clones now! new grow room nice and clean. i used some insecticidal soap on the old plants but noticed alot of burned leafs afterwards....turns lights off then spray... try to avoid getting it in the roots.... temps should be below 24C when spraying... wait 6 hours before turning lights ON... also make sure sure your mix is correct.. too much can kill them... also, mist rather then soak them, and spray only from below/underneath the leaf .. mites live there, not on the top/upside...  i was told to try different treatments like the spray one week then neem the next rotate kinda deal. so my question is... really what should i do to properly get rid of them do i spray when lights on or lights out?do u rinse clean after? not necessary when to use the neem mix with water and soap? ...I prefer soap, neem is messy and its easy to over do it (when mixed incorrectly it will suffocate the leaf and the leaf will burn)... soap works well (and its less likely to suffocate the leafs)... this spraying can only be done until the 3rd week of bloom so fix problem now, if you spray in late bloom the bud will smell like the spray... I would spray every 3 days for a week or 2 just to make sure to get rid of all of them, hit every leaf individually, every 3 days rotate like i was told? i wanna tackle this prob while they are small and few leaves but i dont wanna burn everything like before. thx man p.s. im sure u vets already know this but i learned a new trick a few months ago... 1.take your clipping (45 degree cut) right into a dark cup filled with water stem submerged about an inch or whatever no rooting gel needed 2. place cup near any common light bulb, window cell in front of the t.v sure 3. change water a few times, over a 1 - 2 week period ROOTS EVERYTIME 110% 4. plant it in something like dirt and watch it grow( spray often) did i just waste my time explaing this or is it the miracle eveyones been waiting for? I would like to try this to see, its interesting if not a bit of work... with rockwool it takes 7 to 10 days to root...


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thanx mark...one more question: im from the heart of the ottawa valley, i have tried pretty much every outdoor strain expect the M39 x Freezeland, the only strain i really hit it big off ove was Donkey Dick, and Mango from kc-brains, do you have any suggestions for my area? thanx... Freezland by itself is the most popular strain in your region.. but it can only be acquired as a clone from a "buddy"... I have not seen any seeds of this strain....


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hey guys. just wondering about the M39 X FREEZE LAND strain.. see this place, they still may have it, i see its advertised but it aint in the seed list, i would really like to get my hands on it! One more question...i thought the M39 was a clone only strain it is, but if you know its parents then you can re-breed it yourself and from wat i hear no one likes to share!!


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Mark Im wondering if you will be getting any new starins in for next years growing season, anything that does well outdoors would be great... I only have one outdoors strain and .. so far no plans for more.. but these things change ....


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two 2 2ft t5's is useless for flowering, and those plants will grow quickly, i would get a hps now and start setting it up. as soon as possible. those t'5 will not support a plant bigger than 8inches from my experience. ...I agree I am being generous when I said 12 inches below...


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Have two NLxB plants that I’ve grown nicely under T5’s… I’m hoping to keep at least one as a mother plant and have been trying to determine the sex of some cuttings… questions is… is a 2foot T5 adequate for the 12/12 hr cycle yes but just to determine sex just to determine the sex of the cuttings or do they not produce enough light for the flowering process you just want to tell their sex, not yield anything from them so its ok  The ones that are being sexed now, the new foliage is growing but looks very very thin and weak Is it time to purchase a HPS or can I get away with the T5’s for a little longer? generally T5 do well until then plant is 12 inches tall ... after that the plants will start to stretch as oppose to grow Thanks for your time and all the effort to determine sex of clones its ok to use just about any light... after all you will kill them once you find out their sex... but to go through the entire bloom cycle under fluorescent (even T5s) is not really recommended.. they wont die, just yield little.....


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one way of determining if a plant is male before it shows its sex is if they are very tall\fast growing and are growing up instead of branching out. this is probably [but not definitely] an early indicator that your baby is a male. this does not mean go out and rip every tall plant out but its a good indicator. I agree.. in a bunch of plants the one that is the tallest and skinniest is often a male


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mark ....2 of my durban poison seeds cracked their shell...should i help them out or just leave them??? they are in rock wool...thanks I would give them a day or two but "helping" is not always beneficial... but hey if its been 7 days then I would help them


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I purchased 20 seeds via mail order. I have 10 right in the ground and 10 in pots. They have been outside from June 1st and are nice and bushy 3 - 5 ft tall. 1/When will they start to flower? 2/Can I tell if there are males amongst them before they start to flower? thanks they should have started flowering by now... make sure that wherever they are they get no ambient light when they sleep (like street light)... if there is a night light on them when they sleep they may never flower or flower very late.. outside is not always pitch dark but there is a fine line.... technically flower cycle began 20th of June ....


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first and foremost i would like to thank you for helping me out. i just have 2 more questions: 1. is Skunk 69 your only feminized variety? yes but I have none is stock .. and i'm not a big fan of feminized seeds because they make for lousy mother plants  2. is fast pine a dominant sativa or a cross? its a cross... 75% indica


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M ~ Read some things that you've said below and answered the question. I'm going with the young clones that haven't seen the sun. I have read(High Times-Breeds issue) that clones with the intent of being used as mothers should spend two months outside before cloning from. yes in a perfect work, but 1000W is 80% of the sun, so is often enough  That way they retain the vigor. Good luck with your fight , ,


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M ~ My question was, would YOU go into a grow room with adult mothers 6 months old, or, newer clones that you'd recently taken from them, if your goal was to have 200 clones next May? Is it easier to deal with mothers all winter (heard that is the hardest part of growing inside), or, raise young clones all winter? I'm asking for your opinion. I find that dealing with mothers is the easiest part of growing so I would keep the mother all winter and take clones a month or so before May


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Hey Mark.Thanks for the feeding schedule.Helps ALOT.Another question for you haha.As you know Im growing in pro mix,using pure blend pro .I have the hydogarden bloom 2.5-2-5.I read I shouldn't use pure blend pro bloom hydogarden in soil,but is it ok if using pro mix? yes I planted some plants in a pro mix / fox farm mix 1 part fox farm 3 part pro mix.Is that going to be ok do you think with 2.5-2-5. Thanks Mark...Im just trying to get this stuff straight be fore i go into bloom.. Pure Blend Pro is good for all mediums (just shake the bottle well before mixing).. generally all food is good for all mediums (generally)... if you have a mix of soil and promix then you may have to check your water's pH before watering... promix is safe to use without pH-ing but I can not say what your particular mix will do....


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Mark, my plants are in 5" pots under t5's in veg, using promix. They're 6 to 8", and I topped them a few days ago. I'm transplanting to 11" pots tomorrow, then I'll use 400w MH for a week or two. Then on to the 12/12 and use the 1000w HPS. I'm wondering if I should transplant to the larger pots sooner next time. Thanks for all the great advice you've given me so far.  ...transplanting into bigger pots earlier does not necessarily means they will grow bigger or quicker... what you are doing sounds very reasonable... in fact getting them a little root bound is a strategy I use often.. when they get a little root bound their growth explodes after transplant... just don't over do it... stress has a fine line, again, what you are doing is very good


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Hey guys, just wanted to say how thankful I am to have found this site and become a member of TIME. I went from a total beginner grower to pretty much a pro. There is no way I would be where I am now if it were not for this site and Mark's tireless efforts to address our questions. Ryan as well deserves some thanks. Keep up the good work guys and hope your court thing goes well. Please do tell when you can. I know WHO YOU ARE lol :-) Thank You


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i got about 10 plants that have been in veg for 3 - 4 weeks and want to put them outside. they went out today so will have their first shorter night and start flowering, but have they been put out too late to finish before it gets too cold? any hard in just keeping them out there and then if it gets cold just bring them in? they are still in promix and buckets so could be move in when it gets cold if needed, but just curious here. several strains, some are done in 7 weeks, others more like 10. think i'll get anything useful by the time they have to come down? its a cold summer and if it continues season could be too short for you.. to help speed up the process ... you could cover them with a light proof plastic blanket for the night every 12 hours... this way if you do this religiously every 12 hours the plants will produce buds quicker... if you just rely on the natural light cycle the frost could get them.. and if you try to move them indoors you better have 1000W lights as anything less will stress them severely... they get used to outside light which is more powerful then anything short of 1000W.. this move from outside to inside could kill them


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Hello, I am a new grower and I have a very small space to grow in 36"wide x 20"deep x 60"high. I am only going to grow 4 plants at a time. Because of mt height restrictions I am going to use CFL lighting. I have started my plants with two 105w/6700 lumen vegetative bulbs. I plan to use 4 105w/6700 lumen bulbs overhead with 4 85w/5000 lumen bulbs for side/vertical lighting. I have been talking to friends who tell me CFL's won't work, but isn't it just a matter of using enough lights to make up for the CFL's? I do not have enough height to use any other lighting. HELP! its not that it wont work... its just that a yield worth having can only be done with around 50000 lumens.. which is 400W at minimum... lower lumens then that and the yield sucks... if you keep buying more CFL's you could come close to 50K lumens but you will probably spend more money then juts getting a 400W light and a inline fan.. I could be wrong since prices wary.... its your choice... I support "just trying" approach.. get any light, any seed and go through a cycle just to see if this is something you feel is worth spending money on... in the end this type of setup is the basic if you are serious about it


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Mark ~ Yet me pose a hypothetical to you? Your goal is to have 200 nice clones by late May of next year.You have to work with 6 clones you received in Mid June this year, and have grown outside since and are doing fine. Your grow room is furnished with T-5's Full spectrum lights, and is 6X8, with two foot of the end of the room set up for/with three shelves of cloning space. Making usable space really 6x6.Could you briefly go over how you'd do it? Should 6 fully sized mothers be taken into the grow room to veg all winter, with the intention to clone off of them? Or, is there a better, more practical way to go about it? Perhaps right now take clone cutting into the Grow room instead of those larger mothers? Tell me brother, how would a pro like you do it? Wanna Learn~... I could write another guide just about clones.... basically a single mother plant 4 months old should produce 20 to 30 clones weekly under 1000W... may be the same amount every 2nd week under T5.... other then that there is no secret


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hi mark just asking what would be better to use B/W Poly Film or just white paint.. BW poly is flat white on one side which I highly recommend... but if your walls already are flat white (paint or whatever) then you do not need the BW poly at all.. however do not start painting the walls .. better get the BW poly .. if it gets dirty you can just toss it.. paint is more paint in the ass to clean...


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hello if i were to use a 600 watt(MH) for veg would instead of a 400 watt (MH)would this give me more yield?? 600W used in bloom would yield more then 400W, but 400W vs. 600W in veg ... yes but not necessarily... 600W in veg would make the plant a bit bushier which could translate into a better yield... but until the plant is taller then 12 inches it may not actually matter much, and until 12 inches a fluorescent light could be enough....


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ya i totally agree, T5's rock! i started out with 2 4' t5's trained on my mother about a month ago, and i have been able to take 10 clones a week, each and every week. I previously had my mother under 4 42w clf's and i was only able to take maybe 8 clones every two weeks. The internodal distance is like 1cm, with no stretching. i paid 30 bucks for ballast and bulb. one of my bulbs then burned out and i was floored by the 25buks per replacement bulb. its worth it tho, id say excellent results, without the need for a MH. better power consumption, easy to install/modify/move around, light wieght, can be place almost anywhere. Best value for money id say. what are your thoughts mark? ive never used a metal halide so i cant compare, what are your thoughts mark? how would a 400W MH stack up against 400W of T5's? I am worming up to the idea of vegging with fluorescent lights in view of high power costs ... I think that until the plant is 1 foot tall T5s or T2s do a good job (T5 are better).. but after they get taller then 12 inches then I have doubts ... then I would switch to a 1000W MH... personally I don't use 400W... I go from fluorescent to 1000W ...


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Hi Mark, hope all is going well. Outdoor plant, strain unknown, about 2 ft in height and grower worried about it getting too tall. Should the top 3rd be cut off right now? Should the plant be pinched? Appreciate your comments and always will, thanks, hope to see you guys again soon...if you cut off the top you cut off the best part of her... the only way to "prevent" her from getting tall is to get some sticks/bamboo and force branches to the side.. as in "stake her"... but with the idea of forcing the branches to the side, growing away from the centre....


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when should i give up on my seeds to sprout?? its been 5 days mark...durban poison in rockwool...thanks mark 5 days is long... were they in darkness as they should?.. I would give up after a week or 10 days


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to follow up on a previous post, i have been using T5 floros for veg and they really kick ass. would highly recommend to anyone. i get Better results in veg from 400 watts of T5 than i do with 1000 watt halide. perfect distribution, low heat, noise, power, etc. heard they suck for flowering so never tried it, but for veg they really are amazing. hydro stores charge waaay too much for them tho but if anyone is interested you should check out Franklin Empire at 427 and 401 cause they wholesale really nice units and will sell singles to the public if you walk in. cost me $210 for a 4 foot long 6 lamp setup brand new with bulbs and everything. about 50% of what you would pay retail. don't even bother with anything other than T5s unless they are just cuttings, but if you have lots of T5's then you can beat out any halide with comparable startup cost and huge power savings over time. can the plants get as close to the bulb as under T2s?


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These could be older strains. Check the "sold out" section of the site; fp15 sounds like: 15 fast pine (outdoor).


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my friend bought a few seeds. they are known as fp Fast Pine (some info on this page) 15 and st Summertime x Buddha (this page) also an unlabeled feminized variety. I do not have any feminised varieties since at least 2008 these were shipped in plasic bags with no labeling other then the name of the strain written in marker. i also believe they were bought from the sublime coffeeshop in toronto. now here is my question: are these real strains if so where could my friend find pictures and information about these strains. i have searched and searched the site with no results......PLEASE HELP!


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Thanks Mark.I appreciate the info.Will keep you posted. all the best,KC.


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hello,i was curious if you carry either the lowryder #1 or lowryder #2 strain? neither, had bad experience with them and stopped selling them few years back


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cut all the branches that dont recieve enough little to produce worthy buds. for me, under a 400W, this means cutting anything from the bottom 1/4 to 1/3. The more plants i have packed under my light the more branches i cut, because it gets so crowded that the bottom 1/3 don't receive any light and produce scruffy bud that never completely ripens. peace, and may the force be with you. shit son i am high! check, good comment :-)


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hi jon, do not use flourescents for anything but veg. HID for bloom.


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what is a good substitue for florecent lighting when growing indoors? fluorescent is a substitute for HID lights which in turn are a substitute for the sun... there is nothing that I can think of as a substitute for fluorescent lights....


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Alot of stuff I read it says to cut off the bottom branches of just wondering when and how many? at the beginning of week 3 of bloom, cut off the bottom 1/3 of lower foliage (1/3 is just a number but the idea is to remove anything that basically does not get much light, sometimes it could be bottom 1/5th or more or less, but if it gets no light it must go), this way the plant wont waste its energy on branches that get no light anyways and concentrate its strength on the tops, thus making tops bigger...


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running a 600hps what the best yeild and potent , need new strain. just had great lucky with emerald wonder (dutch Passion) and grown a lot of older ak strain not sure where from!


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MARK I JUST READ THAT PRO-MIX ISNT NO GOOD AFTER 7-8 MONNTHS.IS THAT TRUE? may be but I'm like you, I have old promix and it never failed me so ... may be that's what the manufacturer has to say.. but I never had any problems with old promix  BECAUSE IVE HAD MINE SENCE MY LAST GROW 1 1/2 YEARS AGO. SHOULD I GET SOME NEW PRO-MIX?AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF FOX FARM? used it and it worked, good product... been around for a while SORRY MARK,I HAVE ALL KINDS OF QUESTIONS.THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND HELP.....


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HAY MARK I WROTE TO YOU ABOUT 1 1/2 YEARS AGO.I HAD A REALLY BAD YELLOW LEEF PROBLUM.YOU PROBLELY DONT REMEMBER,BUT THATS COOL.I KNOW YOU TALK TO ALOT OF PEOPLE.ANYWAYS, IM TRYING AGAIN.I NOW HAVE MY CARD IN SPOKANE WA.SOOOO COOL.YOU HELP ME OUT SO MUCH LAST TIME I HAD TO COME SEE WHATS GOING ON.IM GOING TO USIHG PRO-MIX HP AGAIN.I DONT KNOW WHAT MY PROBLEM WAS LAST TIME BUT I DONT BELEAVE IT WAS THE PRO-MIX.I THINK IT WAS SOME THING TO DO WITH FOOD.MARK WOULD IT BE POSIBLE TO GET A DETILED FEEDING SCHEDULE FROM YOU.START TO FINISH.VEG TO BLUM.PRETTY MUSH WHAT YOU USE FOR YOUR BABIES TO GET BIG FAT BUDS,BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME HAHAHA...I NEED HELP WITH THAT.RIGHT NOW I HAVE PURE BLEND PRO VEG AND BLOOM good nutrients BUT IM WILLING TO CHANGE.I KNOW I NEED SOME MICRO AND BUD HARDENERS.I JUST PLANTED GRAPE APE,MASTER KUSH AND BUBBLE KUSH,AND I DO NOT WANT THEM TO TURN YELLOW.I WANT THEIR FOOD SCDEDULE READY WHEN THEY GET HERE.IF YOU WOULD HELP ME WITH A DETILED FOOD SCHEDLE THAT WOULD BE SOOO COOL,JUST LIKE MY MEDICAL CARD HAHAHAHA.AND HEY TO EVERY ONE OUT THERE IF YOU HAVE SOME ADVISE,IM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GET IT.THANKS MARK AND EVERY BODY ELSE TOO.SO COOL TO WRITE YOU AGAIN.. GEORGE .. in veg I give 30 ml per gallon of Pure Blen Pro Veg (as recommended by their lable) every time they get water... every second watering I sometimes give them a bit less .. around 80% (of 30 ml)... its your call... when I switch to bloom, I switch the nutrients from veg to Bloom in the 2nd week of bloom... again I mix 30 ml of Pure blend Pro Bloom every time I water them... in the mid 3rd week of bloom I start adding DNF Bud Fortifier 0-50-40 (at 1/2 strength) in addition to regular nutrients and I also increase the PBPro Bloom by 10% up... in 4th week of bloom I increase the DNF to full strength and .. depending on strain... increase the primary nutrients up by .. may be 30%? sometimes less, depends on strain, some wont take as much... in the 5th week of bloom sometime I have to give them a quick leach .. leaching means 25% on primary nutrients BUT DNF at full strength (do this if you see sings of overfeeding)... I resume regular feeding as soon as possible and continue until the end of week 6... at the begging of week 7 I decrease the nutrients by 50%, next watering time down to 25%... week 8 plain water to leach out the remaining crap from the roots...


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I'm looking to start growing in September, and am interested in growing White Widow XXX in particular. I only want to grow max 3 plants at a time but want them full size. And I need to know approximatley what their full potential is so that I know how much room I need to grow them in (width and height). considering that a 400W lights needs 3 x 3 (feet) space make sure this is the size of your box... also 600W may be a bit too much to control heat (in a box like yours) if you are new at this...3 plants grown to 1.5 feet in height before blooming would work in a 3 x 3 space with 400W light  My other question is: If I build my own grow box (and I'll have the fans and HID lights etc..) can I use a lower voltage light to grow if I install mirrors to the inside mirrors do nothing, flat white is best for reflection of light of the box or would that potentially cook my plants and harm them. mirrors only reflect visible light and not the type of light plants need...  I was thinking of using a 400 volt hid light good idea and lining the inside with mirrors instead of 600 and up Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions


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leaf is bending over pretty bad how would i fix it..and wat could be the problem??


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leafs have some yellow spots on them and the side of 2 leafs are yellow..(on the inside)..leafs are curling in pretty bad to....is this nut burn or light burn? ...in bloom when you have mites and you feed vigorously then some leafs will burn out from overfeeding.... pull back on food a bit (by 50% down for 1 watering cycle) then resume normal feeding (hopefully also dealing with mites).... if you have no mites then I would say it can be a lot of things... it can be underfeeding if the yellowing is consistent throughout the plant... curling however can mean other things... including overfeeding but its rare to have this problem without mites being present... without mites this would be some sort of a root problem... example.. if you were feeding well then you suddenly go down to zero food with water this curling + yellowing could happen... IF you have no mites consider that this could be UNDER feeding, try adding more plant food to only ONE plant to see what happens...


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friend has epilepsy wants to grow medical weed, how quickly could she get a permit to grow takes 2 months from sending the documents and often longer  and could she designate someone yes to grow who has a criminal record of "p for p marijuana"... designated person can not have a record that could have put them in jail for 10 years or more... so if its simple possession then its ok, but if its gun and slaves :-) then you probably do not qualify...


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hi mark just started some durban poison...hava a 600 mh lite...have them 4 feet away right now 18 inches away from the bulb is the proper distance.. at 4 feet they probably get no light...is that ok? also its a sativa and i have a 4 ft cabinet...at what height should i put them into bloom??? at 1 foot tall  thanks


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Hi Mark, I have zero experience and need help. I have a Floralux 400 Hps "all in one". Will heat be a major issue since it is an all one unit? Also, ventilation suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have an overhead bathroom/ceiling fan.can I attach to that or should I go with an inline fan? and what would you suggest for intake? I am truly out of my element and need major help from a pro such as yourself. The grow space is approximately 3x3 with 6" ceilings.I see the removable vent on one side and another at top, I am assuming the top is for exhaust and the one on side for intake? All is "Greek" to me and I am embarrased to ask for help.damn thing is heavy as well. any and all direction would be helpful to say the least.Thanks so much. All the best, KC ...you need a outtake fan of at least 50 CFM rating, and you dont really need an intake... bathroom fan may be enough but not for the summer (unless your place has A/C)... its always better to get an inline fan rated at 100 CFM... its also better to vent outside and not just into another room (but if you have to 400W is ok... bigger lights MUST vent outside)  ... read the grow guide or buy a book... then ask me specific questions.... I am not sure where to go with this...


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hi mark, for the past while i have been given thought to the running of a vapour lounge, pot patio cafe. What legal measures must be taken in order to open such a business. I would be following the formula set up by hot box/vapour lounge/kindred cafe etc etc. i am interested in what must done such as talking to the town coucil and such. Thanks man, i know this is a vague open ended question, but i would appreciate any input. I feel upscale cannabis destinations give marijuana a more positive image as it normalizes cannabis use. Thanks!! wow that's a tough one, since all those places are based on simply determination and lots of lawyer protection, its not easy... I would start here.. see the site and send them an email if your interested...


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mark; because of lung problems i cannot smoke cannabis, do you have recepies for cannibis? i would appreceiate it very much. thank you so much for your anticipated co-operation. take care...marg ...my favorite website for this is down...www.puffmama.ca.. I need to find out why


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hi new to the garden, ran into some problems with spider mites so im starting fresh... just growing for fun but taking a little more serious this time so a few questions if u can help... my closet space is 4 foot high 2 foot deep 2 foot wide.. how many plants is this space suitable for? from 1 to 10 plants, I would have 4 or 5 plants vegged to 1/2 foot high and bloomed I have 2 - 2X1 foot fluorescent t 12 hanging and couple 32 watt bulbs as well, is this enough to grow smokeable plants? for fun yes, yield would be in few ounces, like 0.5 or 2 oz may be if your lucky my last clones didnt make it to the blooming stage but seemed to grow pretty well with this light source. also i plan to start my new garden from seed... what would be the best type for my situation? noob, limited space, and only fluoresent lighting. I read alot of the comments on this blog and discovered that if i buy 10 seeds from u i may only get 1 female if thats the case id like to flower early due to my lack of space... how soon can i begin this process? can i start the flowering stage early, sure, in fact anytime seek and destroy the male plants, sure the go back to a vegetation state with the remaining female(s)? absolutely not lots of questions i know thx in advance grow them to 4 inches high then bloom them all... you do not have enough lights to do anything serious so dont have too much in expectations


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i was wondering after my seeds sprout and im ready to put them in the promix do i i soak it with a verry low percentage of feed with water if im useing an organic blen whAT would you recomend? Pure Blend Pro or Flora Nova series


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i was juist wonjdering after u germinat the seeds in the tissue and your ready to put them in promix do you add feed to the promix even when verry young? thanks john at the beginnings for a week or so there is no need for nutrients, I would start adding low levels of nutrients when I see some leafs sticking out, say at 20% of normal, but once I see some bigger leafs, say the plant is 3 inches tall then I would add 50% of normal level of nutrients, increase from there only if you see some yellowing on the leafs...


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Mark ! In issue #74 of Cannabis Culture, Ed Rosenthal is answering questions in his Ask Ed about "Nature or Nurture." He insists that nutrients effect the quality of the high. Ed refers to a study done in 2000 where clones produced vastly different quantities of buds depending on the ferti used. I agree  The bids looked different, smelled different and tasted different depending on what ferti used. They tested Miracle Grow, Bat Guano, Dynabloom, and Bill's Perfect. Ed offers that we can read the results from these experiments at http://blog.myspace.com/askedrosenthal I'm too dumb to find it, could you, or anyone here look and see if you have any luck finding these tests, then posting them for us? Thanks.


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Mark ~ Okay dude, fuck the label on the ProMix, I'll follow your play here and do as you do. Logic rules. Perhaps I'm the only outside gorilla that uses ProMix? a lot of people do I hump it in and mix it into the soil on site. Is that a wasted effort? Because I'm old school, I also mix in organic soil about 25/75 with the ProMix in my containers. Is that a good play? yes it all helps.. To me, the soil protects the roots from a too sudden exposure to ferti. And organic soil is full of good things. promix exists because TAP water is pH'ed differently then well water.. so if you mostly give them river/well/outside water then promix is not really necessary but you MAY want to double check your water pH just in case... if you feed them with TAP water them promix self regulates the tap water (for pH)... if you use well water and use promix them promix may not do too much, but I think its still better then plain soil..  On a lighter note, I've managed to kill three batches of 20 cutting attempting to learn how to clone. I've done it on the fly, and i've played by the rules with cleanliness. Used jiffies and the new pressed tree bark(Rapid Rooter) mediums. Have domes. You'd think a freaking weed would propagate by itself!! many plants to by just sticking them in the ground! A lot depends on me catching on. So many people do it with room temp. IQ's, I must be cursed. ..try rockwool instead of jiffies.. I find it easier My temps are within an acceptable range, they like 80 have temp reading from the trays. Read tons on the 7 steps of cloning. Must i cut at a node? That hasn't been done as my cutting are coming from the very bottom of veg plants. They are about 10cc or longer. Snipe the leaves to reduce evaporation. They look okay for two days then start to look limp, yellow edges, and the ends that i have cut and dipped in jell, powders, tapped off, bla bla, turns brown and doesn't allow for the water to be sucked up. Maybe not even asking for an answer, maybe just want to bitch , , , , hating what i love confuses me. DM~ I would blame the jiffies or the light is too strong, since getting yellow after few days is too soon... dome off after 2 days? spray once or twice a day? use fluorescent lights (T2) 3 inches away from the tops?...


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Not sure what all the Hee Hee is about if someone gets a few seeds from a hermi? Unless I'm mistaken, the whole freaking plant doesn't become FULL of seeds, thus reducing her strength. What happens is the plant tries to insure that it can continue on its evolutionary way by producing some female babies. In my outdoor Sinsi experience, I'm happy to find 100 seeds in a season's reap. In case no one has noticed, feminized seeds sell for around 10$ per seed.Why all the harping? I'll buy them from anyone that produces them!! Feminized Blueberry sounds great to me. All things are a matter of perception. Unless the buds are full of seeds, and you now feel it not worth the effort of cleaning them out and smoking, why all the complaining? I breed for seeds,and can tell everyone that to get the plant full of seeds you must shake a fully in bloom male so that the pollen covers the lady. Then you'll get about 1500+ seeds per plant. Lastly, if you read about these new feminized seeds, hermies are a constant problem throughout the industry. High Times's, August 09, "Clones vs Seeds: pros and cons," would be a good place to start? .... thank You... this issue is a mystery to most..


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tip of the leafs are going yellow ...wat would be the problem and how would i fix it? tips? when tips go yellow it could be over feeding.. pull back on nutrients for a week (down to 20% of normal)... if its the inside of the leafs that go yellow its underfeeding.... yellow tips could mean also your temps are too high... in that case also pull back on nutrients for at least a week.... another thing to watch out for is over watering.. as in: watering too often... allow them to dry out more if the soil is still wet when you water them, this could also cause yellow tips...


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i had some plants that had full blooms of bud and still had some male flowers here and there, i just cut them off, i still yield 2-3 ounces of bud per plant under a 400W. bluberry skunk


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Ooops! (regarding mistakenly reposting). Notice that I put a (possibly) in my reply. I'm not totally disputing your report, it just seems so out there for all 3 strains to be bad without environmental influences. Nevertheless, I'll watch out for such problems as well.


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no disrespect but im a non confrontational man i did not go into the shop and be rude that is not how to solve a problem of the three batches i speak of the first was hindu kush got it from my dad for christmas they turned hermi during the last two weeks of bud this can happen near the end i accept that but stb and bbs going hermi at 3 week into bud come on. out of the 16 all but 3 have been cut down due to hermi ...we never turned away anyone complaining about seeds .... replacements are easier then angry customers...


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Seems a little crappy for you to come in here half-cocked throwing accusations around. I find it hard to believe that, if you were being civil and respectful, you would be treated that way at sublime. We all think we're "experts" but the fact is that shit happens and it often happens without our knowledge. Maybe something happened that stressed your plants that you're unaware of (thousands of mishaps can ruin a grow). You should make absolutely sure before you throw (possibly) false accusations around. People reading your post who've just had a successful harvest from marks seeds are just scratching their heads about your posts, man. 30 seeds? ALL hermied? Sounds a little hard to believe... I really do not take this too personally, do you know how many times people complain about some other seed bank that ripped them off while shopping with us?.... every seed bank has its haters, shit happens .. seeds aren't perfect at all times... we do give replacements very very liberally so no need to beg for replacements... and in the end if you find that other people seeds work better then mine, its ok, we are all friends in this business, really...


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iv grown with different suppliers sacred seed to be exact and no hermies i had a friend buy from toronto420 and half his went hermi as well and he also got the we are not honoring the guarantee from whoever was in. im 32 years old my set up is well tuned my methods are fine my secdual is set it was not my style of growing it was genetics so basically iv learned nm my grandma said if it aint nice dont say it so i will keep my thoughts to myself just want mark to know he got bad seeds from his supplier. after the experience in the seed shop i can honestly say i will never purchase from there again. they treated my like i was second class ...I talked to my guy.. we give replacements liberally... so try again... sorry? I guess if feel this way...


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Mark ~ Sorry about the mix up, my bad, no offence taken, just have no idea whom you, or, what your life is about as I'm fairly new to this site. Just started using Pro Mix BX, and unlike many others that choose to use this product, I read the label, and checked-out their website. Seems the store that i got it from didn't have a clue as to my questions. First, to any others that are using this medium. there's a product date on the package, and it states that the Pro Mix BX isn't good/as good after 9 months of production. Watch that when you buy. My question is about what is stated on the back about fertilizer. It says to limit Phosphorous applications to 10-20 ppm at each time. Any more and you'll damage the Mycorrhizal elements wherein. So, what are they talking about in plain English? What is 10-20 ppm? Say in a 2 gallon bucket, how much should i use? The sales guys suggested something like Gorilla(huge P) which is expensive and suspicious? NC~ ..I have never heard of this... sounds like bullshit to me... I use promix in the exact way I describe and there is no tricks... I don't pH the water, I always add some nutrients (never give the plain water) .... and phosphrous is the main ingredient to create buds in the 4 to 6 week of bloom so I shove a lot of it .....10-20 ppm would be fuck all... water is at 300 ppm straight out of tap, so I would not listen to the lable...


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hey jason, i would check your set up, did you sprout, veg, and flower all the seeds at the same time under the same conditions? while these seeds were growing, did you have any other plants in the same room that did not hermie? its rare to have 3 packs of different strains, with 10 seeds in each pack, all come out hermie... my though exactly... its usually one plant that may go hermie (overcrowding or high temps) ... and then they pollinate the rest.. it does not mean they ALL go hermie...


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ok Mark here is the situation iv bought seeds that were supposedly good well all 3 strains i bought went hermie and was told by staff its my tuff luck i just wanted to post this so you know what is going on in that shop its says there is a guarantee booth online and in the book at the shop the met germination but in sex to me a hermie is not a female i have bought seed from other providers and had no problems with them ...generally we replace seeds when complains arise ... and I am willing to replace them but you must understand that when you get all hermies its not the seeds fault... hermie happen primarily due to high temperatures and over-crowding.. usually severe overcrowding....


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31 degrees is a bit hot, i notice my leave start to curl around that temp, especially if its only a nine day old plant. My my more mature plants curl leaves in a downward banana shape sometimes, any thoughts mark? the temperatures and the fact that he/she is probably over feeding at the same time as the temps are too high... either lower the temps down to 28C or lower the nutrition...


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Hi Mark. Are there any risks purchasing seeds in Canada right now. If I order on-line using a credit card, how do I know that I won't be put on a list somewhere as anyone can be traced through their credit card records. Also, I worry about coming in person also - that maybe your store is being watched. Is it truly legal to buy seeds but illegal to grow them? (Sounds like a strange law.)... I can not say it is legal because there is no piece of law that say it is... it is however not illegal since no one gets prosecuted for it since 1996 when Marc Emery paid $2000 fine for selling seeds... I was also raided something like 5 times and never was I ever charged with seeds possession or anything like that (in fact my record is still clean).... we are not being watched the way you think CSI watches people, we are however being tested once in a while, a dude comes in and tries to purchase weed, drugs, whatever... so they want to make sure we don't sell illegal crap.... we don't... 


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hello its day 9 now..and my leafs are Curling in pretty bad...wat could be the problem and how would i fix it? im using pro-mix...i ddo not ph the water since i read on this site u dont have to when using pro-mix...so wat would be the problem? temperature is at 31 degrees celsius.. at 31 degrees you want to decrease the level of nutrients since they can not absorb as much ... they prefer 28C so lower the level of nutrients down to 20% for a week, and see what happens... the curling may be due to overfeeding... high feeding schedule + high temps, can kill them...


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Im not to sure how or why but it seems that toronto tap water is killing my plants. This is my second grow, First one I used tap water for 2 weeks had huge issues switched to distilled water and it was smooth sailing got 10 oz off 4 plants. So after the price of distilled water went up where i buy it I wanted to try tap water again. So this grow while they were in veg i used tap water that i let sit out for 2 days, It made my leaves wrinkle and twist. It came out teh tap at around 6.5PH I tried it like that, and adjusted it to 6.7 the following time. No joy just more of my leaves doing teh damn twist. So here is my last attempt to try to get my tap water sorted out. Does anyone know the PPM of toronto tap water. ..supposed to be 7.0 which "neutral" Am I not letting it sit out long enuf? ...I'm confused because I don't let it sit at all.. Should I get a 30gal res and airstone combo to store my water in? would this help it stop being toxic?? This is very frustrating Im using Promix HP and still tap water is kicking my ass. I dont want to keep paying jacked distilled water prices...If i cant get this water thing right my only option looks like a $300 R.O system...Any help plz. thanks in adv... test this: take some tap water and place some (like 20% of normal) nutrients, the nutrients by themselves (don't use "pH Down") should lower the pH below 7.0 ...to 6.5 or so... the more nutrients you put in the lower the pH should be... is this happening?... I'm thinking that there is something wrong with the "PH Down" you are using.... normally I don't ever use "pH down" with promix .... also never give them water without ANY nutrients, you have to put a little bit in (like 20% of normal)... when you test tap water without nutrients what reading do you get (pH)?


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Hey Marc Great Forum. I have a couple questions 1. Whats the minimum amount of light i can use for a clone which has just rooted in a dwc 5g bucket. (It was cloned from flower) 40W fluorescent should keep it alive until its about 1 foot tall 2. My other plant is in the 5th week of bloom and thats where my real lighting is a 400w MH. For the clone its just under a 20W floresent. (bluish hue color) Would it be more beneficial to move the bucket everyday for the 12 hours under the MH or is it just a waste of time because it will be around 5.5-6 feet too far BUT the 20W is also very very small so its a dilemma, add more light or bring them closer to the 400W away from the light and shaded by the flowering plant.? one more thing is it better to pick off the flowering spots on the clone or just leave them? leave them be, the plant is already stressed out from all that moving around, rooting etc.. so leaving it alone is best.... BUT I would still move it to the bigger light for 12 hours but I would keep it at 4 foot level, on a stool high up or on a shelf or somehow hanging from the ceiling above the blooming plants :-)... if its at 5 or 6 feet it may as well be under the 20W....20W is a bit small, but if its only 1 or 2 plants it should be ok... if more, it will not be enough.... thanks in advance


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hello...my light was on 19-5 then like 20-4 then 24-0 then 18-6...now that im home and just bought a timer...would this in any way mess my plant up? nope, as long as the lights are ON for 18 or more hours per day the plants will simply stay in veg... and whether its 18 or 19 or 24 hours it makes no difference... in bloom however it better be 12/12 or the plants will get weird very quickly


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Hi there! I'm wondering if I can use miraclegro in place of a typical 'bud booster' at the week 5/6 of bloom? I'm using all organic fertilizers and want to continue as much as I can...do I really need a bud booster if using bioflores consistently throughout? Thank you...if you want to be organic stay away from Miracle Grow... I suppose you could use it as a bud booster but I fear they would over feed (and die?) if you use it without being experienced (you may have to stop regular nutrients and switch to MG, not really sure if you should use it together with bioflores)... in the 4, 5 and 6 weeks the plants need more phosphates then the bioflores has inside.. which makes bud denser and tighter and bigger... if you do not use it the THC quality will not change but the bud will be a bit fluffy (so what in many ways).... if you do want use a bud booster I find DNF Bloom fortifier works best... but others are as good.. just Miracle Grow is not really really a proper bud booster...


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hey mark have a problem... my plants are outside in pots with promix. the problem is how do i fertilize them with out over watering them? they are over watered already because we have received so much rain the pots are always soaked... you simply can not water them when they are wet so do nothing until they dry out a bit.. if this continues for more then 2 or 3 weeks then you can water them even if they are wet, do it once with a full nutrient load.. then wait again....


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mark, is this special mylar ive heard about that heat seeking helicopters cant see through real? its the real deal, problem is that you also have to re-route the exhaust through the sewer since a helicopter would also see the hot exhaust though the roof..  is someone whos growing a big crop like 20 lights for 2-4monthes at risk without it? not very likely as the Durham chopper is not on cannabis hunting duty until late September... and the OPP choppers scan rural areas only and do a piss poor job of it as well...


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hey mark ...when is the best time to harvest my plants....at nite after the lights go out or 1 or 2 hours after they are on I cut 1/2 hour after lights ON ???? im about 1 week away...and also do you think its best that you harvest no matter what at 56 days??? 56 OR 63 days, its your call but yes at either of these two days you must harvest or the THC will fall.. THANKS


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if question say 10ml per 650 liters of feeding water. how much ml will i give a gallon? 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liter.. 650 L = 171.5 Gallons...  0.0583 ml per Gallon


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Two quick questions: #1 Where I live we get to 12 hours light Sept. 22nd, can I plant outside August 1st and get a decent yield? I don't know, it depends how cold the weather gets and when... usually this late in the season the frost will kill them, but I suppose that the weather is ok, the plants would be ok as well... #2 Have you heard or used any of these new MH bulbs that you can screw into a regular light socket? I believe it's 165 watts.  Thanks... I guess they are MH but for me not enough power so I would not even try them... the theory is sound, they should work...


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I found out while doing some reading that I was indeed incorrect in my identification of the "calyx" is the "internode". (jus keepin it real)


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Just some random thoughts, maybe I am too paranoid :) I just got back from buying some used grow equipment off kijiji. Now normally I am very careful about who I buy from. This guy got me to meet in a parking lot away from his house, that was Ok cool. I picked the spot, figured he was not comfortable with me as when I call I use call blocking on my phone and only gave him my pager number as he insisted on calling me back with particulars. ( thought that was weird ) Got to talkin with him and he was peppering his talk with calling me sir one too many times. Something just did not jive. Everyone else I have bought equipment from was all wham bam thank you no small talk just hand money over and be on way stuff. Figured they were not into spilling info fro no reason ( loose lips sink ships stuff ) Anywho ,the talk started to drift from equipment he had to do I smoke , methods for growing, bill c-15 and him wondering if I had any genetics to sell. (said no good). His car looked all wrong too, rice burner with tinted windows. My gut feeling was he was po, po undercover, shaved head, no tats, and a matter of fact about him. But what keeped rolling around in my mind was his calling me SIR when we talked on the phone more than once , shit he has not seen me yet. WTF, I thought undercover had better things to do than sell to peeps grow equipment. I thought standard procedure now is to crush it all not sell it auctions like in the past. Is this a new tactic. Be carefull out there when buying used equipment, I think I may have to buy from the retailers even though there prices are more spendy. I may have been made by LEO. its sounds suspicious, but I never heard of cops doing low level shitty investigations like that... isn't there plenty of crack heads stealing our shit.. go get those..


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mark i have 7 plants outside.... they are about 1 foot tall...is it too late to prune them because its after june 22??(summer solstice) you can prune the bottom branches but not the tops, they will still grow a bit but if you cut off the tops the yield will suck...


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[quote]"The Lieberals certainly did under Ignatieff. He won't be getting my vote or the f***in Conservatives either. God I swore I'd never vote NDP but that's the way it has to be. Read the bill as Chimera pasted it in IC Mag. Good luck , we are going to need it." This Bill c-15 is truly draconian. I understand that it can put a lot of young people away because even sharing a joint could be construed legally as 'trafficking.' IT"S INSANE! Harper's a tool for the republican elite in the US (doesn't Cheney own interest in these corporate penitentiary systems)? And apparently Ignatieff is of the exact same cloth. I've eyed Liberals with mistrust ever since Chretien went back on rescinding the GST (and stabbed Nunziata in the back over it). Read the minutes from the parliamentary session of 3rd reading; Bob Rae didn't appear to vote at all (he's pulling an Obama 'cos he will be the fed Liberal leader some day). Layton voted against - as did Libby Davies (NDP), Harper Ignatieff Goodale even rookie Justin Trudeau voted yea (for) this INSANE bill that harkens back to Dickens times. Trudeau was a real surprise given that his dad always used a ruse of promising to legalize pot almost every time he ran for PM. (It became a running joke in "poli-talk" sessions). we are living in weird backwards times for sure


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I'm 6 weeks into flower and I think I stressed the plants to hermie (i'm a noob). The buds look 'greenish' and there's balls formed on what I think are called calyxes (the little offshoots at the point where the leaf-stems meet the main stalk). I'm wondering whether to chop it preem or just wait awhile at least until next watering and flush them first? thx in advance ... flush at least twice.. stress causes them to retain nutrients so its better to flush twice.. if you just cut them without flushing, you may not be able to smoke it ...


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hi um using a 400W Metal Halide for my Vegetative Stage..if i change to a 600 watt High Pressure Sodium Light when i go into bloom..would this give me more yield more then if i were to use a 400 watt metal halide for bloom.. yes of course, the additional 200W and the fact its HPS should increase yield by up to half....


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hey mark....i just planted 5 seeds about 3 days ago....1 has broking out of the soil....i been keeping the light on 24-0...when should i start 18-6 hours of light any time you want... 24 hours of light is not necessary .. 18/6 is ok at all time in veg..


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Hi Mark, if i start the 12 hour cycle with the first 5 days of complete darkness will this speed up the flowering process? no, some people swear by 3 days but I see no difference, and I think is .. actually .. not good for them..  I want to dry my finished plants and put the new vegged plants in the same dark room to eliminate the 1 week of down time! what do you think? why not, but keep the drying stuff from direct light thanks man.


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iwas just wondering what nutrience you suggest for an ebb& flow system that is easily found (eg. miracle grow)...easily found?.. if there is no hydroponics store around then try Lee Valey's Fish Emulation... or the old stand-by for veg and for 10-30-15 for bloom.. try first at no more then 1 ml per 1 litre then up it only if necessary... but if you want no problems find a hydroponics store and get yourself A + B formula... any brand...


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Hey Mark, I was wondering if i started my seeds with a fluorescents during veg and switched to 400 hps or 250 during bud, do you think that the plants will support all that bud!? yes, but you have to stake them, with some bamboo sticks or however you want to, but you will have to support the bud ..


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took the liberty to call up Safer's Endall customer service line and explained in detail how I use the product, and asked a series of additional questions about the Safer's Endall brand product and what cannabis growers should know about it (like smoking buds sprayed with it, eating the plant after application, etc). much to my amazement, the woman told me that it can be used up until the day of harvest, even on buds, and that it would be safe to BOTH eat and smoke it after a few days of drying even if applied at the time of harvest. she also indicated that there would be no harmful effect of smoking it, but suggested misting or otherwise washing before harvest to remove any difference in taste. now i admit, this is coming from the company selling the product that wants to keep good image and promote their product, but figured i would pass this along here and encourage feedback or others to call in for clarity. i guess my question is, has anyone actually smoked buds that have been sprayed with endall during flower? Safer's hotline for Canada: 1-800-800-1819 it is not that you can not spray it .. sure you can.. but this is the difference between medical quality and street bud... street bud is always sprayed whenever, without consideration to taste or quality.. there may not be solid proof that end all is dangerous (when sprayed in bloom and smoked into lungs) but I try to err on the side of caution... also, medical smokers can easily tell when you spray bud in bloom, because it has a distinctive bad taste...


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"It turns out, in 2007 Prime Minister Stephen Harper opened the door to privatized prisons, and now we have passed legislation to allow more of the Canadian population to go to jail, gee I wonder what is going on here.. F*cking a-holes in our government are popping champagne bottles right now with rich private jail tycoons. I wish I was more articulate to explain it better. I could just f*cking scream." ...makes me angry too..


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WTF ? Just wanted to give everyone a heads up if they have not been following Bill C-15 in the Federal legislature. It concerns a minimum manditory sentence of 6 months in jail for cultivating more than 5-201 plants regardless of size. This means a Judge can not determine your fate if you are over that limit. If you are from 1-4 plants a Judge will , depending on your circumstances, probably be more lenient. I came across it on IC Mag here http://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?s=a5681e183bcbfded7336bf472690ec84&t=124871 . It is not through the Senate yet , with Parliment in recess until this September, we can only hope that it does not get through and gets sent back to the Commons for tweaking. Boy this country has really started to go the way of the USA under Herr Harper. I would urge everyone who has a stake in this to contact their local Senator and ask them to defeat this piece of crap bill. In the IC Mag there are links to which MP's voted in favour of this shit and who didn't. The Lieberals certainly did under Ignatieff. He won't be getting my vote or the f***in Conservatives either. God I swore I'd never vote NDP but that's the way it has to be. Read the bill as Chimera pasted it in IC Mag. Good luck , we are going to need it.


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What is the best way to collect pollen from the males that i wish to cross breed with? I've thought about just putting a plastic bag over the ripe male every day or so to sort of milk it until it fail to give me anymore. Problem is how to get it out the plastic bag and onto the flowers of the entire female(s)plant and still have some left for the others? If i was just dealing with a single male and female no problems. I've chosen to try and pollinate 5 different females genetics with 4 males of the same genetics. I'll need 20 females to do this, plus lots of examples of my 4 males to do this. I've heard of brushing pollen onto selected areas with small water color brushes, but my task will be to pollinate the whole plant. Everyone reading this must think I'm bonkers for seeding out my whore house of fancy ladies. Far from it. I'll have some killer genetics for years to come. Long live the outside gorilla farmer, he/she/they rule , , , Strain Maker~ I found this example here.. the guy seems to explain the collection method fairly well .. see if it helps..


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i am 3 weeks and 5 days into flower and have mad webs. was unable to tend much over last 2 weeks but now do have time. What is the best way to address this crisis at this point in flower? can i use End All no, unless you want to smoke potential poison, at this stage the hair will retain whatever you spray on them, most hydro stores have a product called bang....the only fairly natural product  that wont kill them but is the next best thing to end all.... but before you do this take each plant into the bathtub and spray them with high pressure ice water (spray from below the leaf, you want to physically dislodge the mites and they live on the underside of leafs), this will wash off most mites, none of this will kill all mites so repeat the bang spray every week at this point? some other option? should i wait a bit more and cut early? what exactly can these bugs do to the bugs other than swarm them with webs? they will eat the leafs thus the plant wont be able to feed the bud thus the bud will be very fluffy thanks


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Mark, You must be tired because it was YOU that said that you enjoy receiving packages in the mail. Personally I thought you a tad CRAZY to request such, but what the hey, you wanna see some ass kick Genetics unseen by the eyes of almost everyone, I was just going to help you out. . . . you seem to think i was asking for a date?? Hardly dude, sharing is what life is about. Cool runnings rasta. Nine Coats (back to the bush.) why are you getting all offended... I figured that if you want to drop something off that's cool, but I am rarely there... then I realized that a gift would require a meeting and all the niceties associated, to show the appreciation that I do sincerely feel when someone gives me a plant, I do recognize the importance of the gesture... but in the end I really really really have zero time available, I wish this was a cop out.... if I could explain I would but I can not... I am sorry I wish I was more direct...


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hi mark...my closet is about 11-12 ft tall 2 ft deep and about 3 ft wide is this ok or is it to tall of a space.....should i put a bord about half way to block it off so it would be about 6-7 ft or is 11-12 ok? its probably better to leave it open as the heat will have more space to migrate north.. also you can position the inline fan up there, as well as the ballast (best to place the ballast outside of this space if possible but up above is 2nd best)


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hey mark are all areas of the plant the same thc levels??? I am not sure, because its something that's needs to be tested, but my impression is Yes, its all the same as its the genetics that determine the THC levels....


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sorry 1 more question...when should i start using my inline fan when the temperatures rise above 27C and my oscillating fan as soon as you see some leaf growing ..thank you..


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hello i just put my seeds in a 3 gallon pots i used the toilet paper to crak open my seeds like u said.....how much water should i be using when they are seeds in the (pro-mix .. keep promix wet for a week or until you see some plant/leafs an inch or two tall... so soak it every couple of days ... once you see a real plant then soak less often and let promix dry out quite a bit (for a 3 gallon pot you should use 1.5 liters of water? or so.. test it... you want the pot be full of water enough to leak out from the bottom into a saucer, then you know its all wet) ... watering then would be once every 3 or 4 or 5 days, depending how dry your environment is...


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Hey Mark, When should you start seeing signs of your outdoor plants sex in ontario. usually mid-July, a little earlier if you get very dark nights and a little later if you get rain I don't like visiting them much so i want to figure out when the best time to see them are. For you information my blueberry and white widow are 3 feet tall right now. Thanks


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why are eve not able to cut a stream of water?


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on the medical license forms there is a section the property landlord fills out to approve of a medical grower moving into to that residence.. How is any landlord ever going to approve of a licensed grow in his building if you were living there prior to getting your new license the landlord does not need to sign the consent forms or even know that you have a license, as this is your primary residence, in other words landlord can not legally prevent you from growing ... if you have a license and you go to a new place then you need to inform the landlord that you have the license but technically he/she still need not sign the consent forms anyways.. landlord consent forms need to be sign only when you are growing outside of your primary residence   >>?? how does everyone who has license for medical weed do this ?? are people finding places where the landlord approves ?? i just find it hard to fathom. please message me soon. ...I tell the landlord at the very beginning... surprisingly they have no problems so long as its a single light, its best to pay for your own power on a separate meter... I have seen big corporate landlords freak out and they want to inspect but so long as its a true closet operation they see no danger.. if they see the whole room converted then its a problem... I agree it is not easy.. no one wants a landlord who hates your guts... its best to keep looking for the one who understands and there are plenty who understand...


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Mark, need an address to which one may send "thanks?" Tried to write to you using marktoronto420.com but no play. I only pick up email infrequently. this forum is often the only way to communicate with me.. A more secure method of commutations would much be appreciated. Sorry suggesting that we meet, I'm a bit slow in matters concerning "new friends" for a person such as yourself. Consider you a true revolutionary in the fight for personal freedoms. Many talk that talk, but I consider living the life of a "Black Dirt Warrior" to be the best deterrent to an oppressive society. What is our birth right cannot be given to us or taken away , , , , oh, wait a minute, yes it can and has since the early 30's. Pot feeds millions upon millions around the world. Monies earned from growing ganja feeds millions of poor families growing for survival around the world. All this without any government's organization. Soon forward , , , , NC ... I really appreciate I do, but right now is not the time... there is about a million things going on.... I simply have no time.. even to respond to the forum takes time I don't have....


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the roto grow can't be tamed by an amature? how do i get training for this machine? i would lovee to master it. ..I don't know how determined you are and .. if you put your mind to it you can do anything... but from experience it takes a year or 5 crops to master a method, any kind of growing method, be it ebb&flow or promix or rotogrow (or fail and give up I guess).. but in the end I still don't recommend this system...


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Hey Mark, hope everything is getting better with the law.. stressful .. but I can't talk about it don't give up we live a land where time reveals all and wrongs are amended in due time...but anyways This is my first year as a MMAR member and I was wondering does my card number change every year i renew it, or do I keep my original forever?...I never paid attention.. I would assume it stays the same.... often I carry my expired card with me and keep the new one at home, just in case cops take it (and they never give it back)..... some people keep a copy with them and the original in a safe place...


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Mark ~ Thanks for the info, when you say for the most part "they" do not really have any real idea what the THC content of their genetics, and that it costs 250$ per pound to test, was that a type error? ...there is a cheaper test on the market but I forget now where... I was just trying to make a point that its expensive for a grower to have his stuff checked for THC... but I think there was other crap on my mind when I wrote ot and it came out wrong....   Why would one have to test a whole pound? Back in the mid 7o's I had a mentor that tested his males for the strongest(THC) one before breeding it to a female. This device was easy to use, tested the leaf, and gave a reading. He was the first person I met that said that super pot could be grown in the USA. That sounds funny to the younguns now, that there would be any doubts about growing killer weed. Then, pot was all Mexican regulars, it came in pressed blocks that weighted about 1 and a half pounds, wrapped in paper, then in colored plastic(The "reds" were the most desired). A "brick" costs back then(to me)about 185$ dollars US. This IS WHAT POT WAS. The THC content was no more than 3%. The Mexicans heard that US KIDS love "sweet pot", so they began pouring coke a cola over it, then pressing it. Try smoking that! In the early 80's Columbian began to trickle in. It was much much better than 90$ of the Mex(there were super strains of Mex that made it up North like Mismacan, Gerverro Gold, Wahaccan, even saw real sun dried Acapulco Gold) whose THC was around 5-7%). The Colum was costing 350 per pound, came unpressed, around 5% THC and was full of SEEDS. All pot was full of seeds then. ...until 1996 I was still getting seedy stuff My mentor told all of us it wasn't just about climate, it was about genetics, and super pot could be grown in the USA. His name was Greg, and after a trip out West, he returned with 8 SK 1 seeds acquired from someone on the High Times staff that had just returned from Holland. The rest is history. We smoked some of the very first incredible Skunk in the USA. It's THC was just over 15%(according to Greg). We grew it for 6 years and it became the benchmark in our area for what pot should be. The smell still lingers in me mind after all these years(a real Skunk has nothing on this herb) Greg died early in his life(32)from a heroin over dose. He claimed that without the Dugee, he couldn't do the massive work required for that sort of genetic lab work. Not many then knew anything about Sativa, or Indica or anything like we all understand today. He was mistaken, and paid for it with his life. Many of us walk tight ropes, some of us fall. I now grow a genetics that is totally unheard of anywhere except around here. It's called by us, "E Weed" and is a pure Indica, tastes heavy like sweet cloves and has been tested by the QPP to be over 23%. No one knows where it came from or what it's real name is, it is just here and more than a few 'claim' to have brought it to this area. The nugs are solid, dense, hard, and soaked in resins creating a big hassle to cut and thus prepare to smoke as it is so full of resins that it refuses to go easily into the paper. E Weed rules in the Montreal area and blows away all the fancy indoor pots. Just a out door genetic that came from nowhere with no name, but blows the hell out of stress and no energy. Mark, next trip this way we hook up and maybe you could id this genetic for me? We call it, "50 click pot" because it doesn't make it 50 clicks from where it's grown. It's been around for more than 10 years now. The clone producer went tits up and now, this is the last year that clones are available to us. I'll keep 6 of the clones this year and begin to produce the clones for myself AND A SELECT "CHOSEN FEW" , , , like to make you one of them Mark to repay you for all the work and time you've given to people that you have no personal connections to. Difficult to hear that you have a hard time in your "day to day" , , , without super dope, where would we all be? Cool runnings rasta, N.C. ~ I am always looking for new genetics .... anonymous packages are always welcome :-)


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wow nice pics you sent, very impressive. i am wondering why you are dismissive about the roto grower. you said it is too labor intensive? I am dismissive because it represents itself as easy but in fact its easy only when operated by a highly advanced grower... a beginner would not be able to leave this system alone for 5 minutes... does that mean i can't leave the house for a few days? at best i am a beginner with a half brain....if this machine does everything for me i don't mind the cost. its not about the money, its about being new and you don't have the basics to use this system ....analogy: when u were young u had a bike first (hence promix + pots), then when you grew up u bought a car (this would be a ebb & flow system)... but you did not start driving a Ferrari (the roto grow) when you were 12 cause you would have wrecked it ...     i can look into building my own but i am not very skilled with the carpentry trade. i seen it has two 1000 watt bulbs can you insert that into a single outlet without burning down the apartment? no, in the pictures it probably is powered by a power board off of a dryer or stove plug,  oh and i want to go on record with everyone else make sure you do not go to this website http://www.homegrown-hydroponics.com/ they are a scam they lead you into believing that they are a real company please do not bother with them. if u know what to look for they have some cool and useful stuff ... but in general I can not fault them for trying to stay in business ... to stay in business they need to sell the expensive useless crap to gullible customers (as sad/unfortunate as this sounds).. that's why I could not make money when I had my hydro store (stupid honesty)  .... if they only sold pots and promix they would go out of business ... and its a tough business....


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hey mark want to know if there are professionals out there that can set up a system for me? long shot but i can't do it myself...I know no one who does it ... it would just be too scary...


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hello i have a question about grow boxes. i want to get a commercial size for clones and for mothers do you know a good place to pick one up? i have tried looking online but have found that the businesses are ripping people off. do you have friends or know people that i can pick up from? I know no one in the GTA who even stocks this crap  i also was interested in picking up a hydroponic wheel ( if i can't find a grow box )the reason for all the machines is because i have to travel here and there and would like something that can maintain my plants while i am not there. thanks... the hydro wheel (in the link I do not see the yield they claim, I see 25% improvement on yield tops which is great but hardly a revolution) is the most difficult and labor intensive thing I have yet to see.... the 1st generation of the thing was a bust and it took two years to re-design, now version 2.0 is being tested and ... its still labor intensive as hell.... I am not a big fan of it..... as to the clone box, unfortunately if you want to buy one it means you don't really know how to go about making one yourself.... a box consists of a box and a fluorescent lights, that's it... the parts you can pick up yourself in a  hardware store, and if you buy a ready-made box you will be paying for someone's' labor to put it together for you..... oh and they are too expensive and they promise way too much... that's why they can be found as used equipment on sale (still too bloody expensive)....


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hey, you can buy a mh conversion bulb to go with you hps ballast, runs about 100 bucks, cheers! true, but it is ok to have MH in bloom, MH produces more THC so its prudent to have both spectrums of light at the same time...


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EVERYONE ~ Stress causes hermies in clones. There is no way to miss a male if you are growing in a closet. The difference is too obvious to miss. In a field of 100+ it can be miss rather easily. I've many times collected seeds on/off these clones, they are all female and when grown many times appear when young to be exact copies of the mother. Why does everyone hate the hermie seeds they find? You pay 5-15$ per for feminized seeds, yet, when you produce/discover them you go bonkers! The pro's take the pollen from these hermies that they cause to appear, and hand pollinate other clone mothers. I've used the seeds produced many times and love them and what they've produced. If i use the seeds produced by one of these hermies, grow it, get more seeds from that hermie, those seeds will be weaker, less potent, and will carry the strain down. My advice, go ahead and experiment with them for one generation. They are, for me, like growing clones from seeds. Talk about stabilized. Growing very close, touching, heat, dry, humid, everything and anything that stresses the female plant leads to hermies. For those that do not want them, no matter what, write back and maybe we can work on that. N.C. feminized seeds are a product of taking pollen from a hermie female that produced male flower and then pollinating a fresh/new female with this pollen... this combination will produce zero seeds when bloomed... if a feminized plant produces seeds (and was not stressed) then it was it was made of hermies female that produced male flower and pollinating itself.... those seeds will produce hermie seeds


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Mark, had high females this time so I've had to expand. Using a 1000w hps, can easily add 400w mh, I also have a 400w hps ballast, but no bulb. ok to add the mh, or should I go buy a bulb for the hps? NOTE: you can not put an HPS bulb into MH ballast or vice versa, MH bulb needs MH ballast and HPS bulb needs HPS ballast.... funny thing it may work but it can also blow up the bulb/ballast so don't.... if you simply want to add the 400W to the space with 1000W light then its ok so long as you can maintain the temperatures.... MH ballast in bloom should produce more THC so of course its ok to use MH in bloom....


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Hey Mark, picked up 10 NLxB in January, here are some numbers (first grow)- 600w hps, 8/10 sprouted, 4/8 female, dried 10.5oz, pretty decent quality, harvested a little early. A couple of follow ups- 1) they all have seeds, some more than others, is there any way to tell now which one turned, or if its a genetic hermi?  If they turned, will the clones also (cut prior to flower)? I may grow 2 at a time. I vegged 5.5 wk, so they were huge, lots of touching late veg all through bloom, even with only 4 plants, could crowding have caused them to turn? 2) I haven't really been taking good care of the clones, more of a side project, need to pay attention to the flowers, the clones have been under flouro, small pots, pretty scraggly, small short leaves, occasional new growth, no secondary branching. Do you think they are viable, ie, I'm sure I can bring them back under hps, but will months of neglect affect the final product, should I start fresh with new seeds. Thanks again. You answered your own question... stress makes them go hermie.. overcrowding can makes them hermie... heat stress can make them go hermie.. if you combine both heat stress and over crowing its almost guaranteed to have seeds.... most likely if you took a clone prior to bloom then those clones/plants should be 100% female, since its stress that creates hemies, those fresh clones should be ok, since stress in VEG is not the same as stress in Bloom, so long as you recover them before flowering... I don't think you need new seeds since if you over crowd as before you will have the same results, so you should fix this first...  the seeds you produced are hermie so pretty useless....


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hey mark is it possible for a plant to start showing ripeness and ready to harvest signs at just 37 days into bloom??? i have 2 plants in my closet out of 8 that are showing those traits...ice and supergirl...weird man...thanks for your help.. not impossible, but most likely this is a sign of stress... over feeding or heat stress can turn the hair dark early on and full you that its ready, leaching it can help but it will not make hair white again.... IF you did not overfeed or stress her out then it would have to be a factor of strain... but neither ice nor super girl is 37 days bloom... more like 56 days...


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I have a few diagnosis's and they change the pill's I take all the time because most times after taking them for months feel worse or like its not working. I am institutionalized, suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, depression and bad anxiety. Now with my record and anxiety I find it hard to trust people or end up associating and hanging out where I don't want to be. (risk of going back in) Is there a certain Dr. or clinic or counselor I can see to possibly help me get it legal? I lost my wife and 4 year old son trying it the "other" way. wrong places wrong time, too many times. Happy Girl you don't need to post this. I don't want to bum anyone out! it's depressing typing this. Just a simple email back would be most appreciated. If I don't hear back, I think this site is an inspiration! thx Wade wade73@live.com  thx and God Bless ... CALM can probably help you out to find a doctor... unfortunately there is fuck all for support for people like us in the realy world... personally I see a psychiatrist (and you need to look for the good one not just the first one that comes along).... and I am medicated heavily as well.... I am not recommending anything, I'm just sharing....


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Is there a difference in a 1000watt 240volt/120volt. Does one consume more power then the other or is one better than the other. What is the difference? Overall power cost is the same but when you run a ballast at 240 you decrease the load/strain on your wires/boards... this allows you in turn to have more lights.... 120V consumes 10 or 11 amps and 240 consumes 5 or 6 amps.. but you are still "consuming" 1000W and paying for it... an average household circuit is 15 amps and can handle 1 single 1000W light at 120V + some small fan... as you can see it consumes about 11 amps out of 15 available, so you have ONLY 1 amp to spare as you can only use 80% of a particular circuit (80% of 15 amps is  12 amps)... in order to have ballast at 240V you need special power board to plug it into a stove or a dryer... PLEASE make sure all of it comes from a reputable hydroponics provider as we are talking about electricity so its obviously dangerous..... and you can NOT build it yourself....


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Mark ~ What's up with L.E.D lighting? Have you tried, or seen it tried with pot? The prices have come way down in the last two years. I've seen articles touting the power of LED lighting and the advantages over conventional MH, HPS lighting. I've, as of yet, failed to see a final product produced. Are the buds top notch, hard, thick, dense with the "nine coats" we love to see? Finally, where in Canada can one find LED lights for sale? I hate bringing things through customs. I've seen Growl LED Inc. and Hid Hut(both USA Based) advertising in High Times. It all looks very good to me and i would seriously consider changing over next year. What's your call here? Nine Coats ~ The major problem is "penetration" of light.... if a 1000W can reach 5 feet down (or so), a 400W can do 3, may be 4 feet down... fluorescent light can do 1 foot max.... LED can BARELY do 1 foot... so its not that the lights are "bad" its just that they can never every grow anything bigger then what you can grow under a fluorescent lights.... Soooooo if LED were supposed to replace HID, I will wait for the next generation... because from what I see its like downgrading to a fluorescent light... this has been confirmed but other growers... LED rock when it comes to vegging small plants but for blooming plants they suck....


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hey mark I was wondering what strain has the most crystals? white widow XXX


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Mark ~ As a writer I totally enjoyed your tales, not to mention the advise about the "hole" needing to be plugged. Many thanks for the truths. In the past, in the few times i've attempted cloning, the "snip" was done under water to keep from getting the air bubble from blocking the passage. We lost our clone hook and I'm going to begin to do what i should have been doing all along , , cloning. These clone guys are something else. Working with them is many times like working with some young starlet. The most important thing to remember for the younguns is the pot IS A WEED , , , not an orchid. I've seen it growing out from between the crack in a sidewalk! We, trying to help, or boost, or improve out plants are the biggest enemy to the plants. Trust in Jah, choose the best genetic for your needs, and relax some, have some fun with it, trust in it, and as thus we will be successful. The advice about the history of genetics is well based, I'm a bit slow on the pick here. Where would be "truth"? It is so interesting to me. Must be in my DNA. Please forgive me Mark, i have no idea whom you might be other than a good guy that answers question from the uninformed. You sound very well traveled. Travel is the best teacher. Do you know of any pot with a THC rating higher than 25% , , , Super Nova? I've smoked everyday for 40 years You've been to my island of Jamaica? I lived there from 1975 to 1988 in a village called, "Negril". I built, then ran a Bed and Breakfast for advanced Beach volleyball players, and coached several promising young lads. I've got many pot "war tales" from those times and use them in my tale telling now. take care, nc I like positive stories that motivate the next generation  ..... I don't know any bud with 25% THC and since I know it can cost $250 per pound to find out the THC contents I doubt anyone actually tests it, in most cases they simply "claim" it is what it is... I think super skunk claimed this but I smoked it and its was ok, not mind blowing or anything... I moved on to cookies and make a very very strong batch that only I can consume.... this is the only way I find to get that proper experience.... and I did travel .. I am Polish, I speak Italian, I married a Korean, my best friend is Persian married to a black Canadian... a freaking mosaic of Canadiana... :-)


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hey mark, ive been using this forum for my last grow of blueberry skunk, using all your advice, i have to say using the promix, hps, pb pro bloom+ veg, and dnf regime has yielded 10 ounces good under a 400W, from 6 plants. i find the high provides a mental buzz and restlessness, where i cant sit still or sleep. this is no way bad, but highly motivating i find. conversation and motor are not impaired. I have smoked pot for 3 years for bi-polar disorder, depression and social anxiety. i smoked about 5 grams a day from dawn till dusk, and do not feel fatigued. I also manage to go for long 10k runs right after smoking a session. I was curious: what are your experiences with this strain? what are others experiences? Lastly, i cannot sleep after smoking this pot, can you recommend an indica strain that people find puts them to sleep? i know it is subjective but maybe even a genetic line its both really ? thanks bro!...everyone responds to cannabis differently... I can not sleep after smoking it for an hour, but after an hour sleep comes easy... It is unfair to "recommend" a strain, in many ways its the same like with anti-depressants, you wont know which one works until you try it (a bit unfortunate).. I can try to recommend a type of strain may be... you may be looking for something more sativa if you like being active during the day ... BUT if you want to still grow an indica and sleep , may be the solution is to let it bloom a week (or two) longer... when you bloom longer then recommend the plants produce more of a sleepy buzz.... I think this applies to all strains....


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nine coats, on a recent travel to the philippines i sampled some pot similar to what are describing, although to be serious the chanes of finding the exact strain is like 1 in 999999. This marijuana was a sativa with long buds, not that dense (again, could be any sativa). The pistils were light brown to yellow, and the buds were light green, totally covered with trichromes in every nook and cranky. The field were it grows was filled with 8-12 ft plants, male and female. the bud was seeded but still a wicked smoke. i dont know if these plants would look the same grown in british columbia but the heritage could be similar, these plants had no smell, just a hint of grass, but stinks to heaven when its being smoked. tastes very slightly of peanut butter. I was in Negros Oriental and the local mountain gangs grow in the valleys and plateus between the mountains. On of the growers said it was a burmese thai strain, adapted to the region and grown for decades in that area. definetly a wicked smoke, high for high the day from one bong hit. super cheap there too, 3000 pesos (about 100 cnd) buys a black glad garbage bag full of nicely cured buds, but you have to veryyy careful.


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nine coats, on a recent travel to the philippines i sampled some pot similar to what are describing, although to be serious the chances of finding the exact strain is like 1 in 999999. This marijuana was a sativa with long buds, not that dense (again, could be any sativa). The pistils were light brown to yellow, and the buds were light green, totally covered with trichromes in every nook and cranky. The field were it grows was filled with 8-12 ft plants, male and female. the bud was seeded but still a wicked smoke. i dont know if these plants would look the same grown in british columbia but the heritage could be similar, these plants had no smell, just a hint of grass, but stinks to heaven when its being smoked. tastes very slightly of peanut butter. I was in Negros Oriental and the local mountain gangs grow in the valleys and plateus between the mountains. On of the growers said it was a burmese thai strain, adapted to the region and grown for decades in that area. definetly a wicked smoke, high for high the day from one bong hit. super cheap there too, 3000 pesos (about 100 cnd) buys a black glad garbage bag full of nicely cured buds, but you have to veryyy careful. :-)


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Mark, The reason i posed the question to you about the central steam being used in cloning is simply that the center stem is hollow and rather large. Both are Sativa and have a huge "straw like" opening after cutting on a slant, ...this clone will root but it needs to have that hole "plugged" or filled with some powder, it will take a little longer to root but it will... it will NOT root if the hole has air in it... with an oil free razor blade. Other cuttings, from other locations, have a solid stem that is much thinner. I've always just tossed the tops after snipping to cause a larger, bushier plant. I've always felt that it was a waste. I believe that you've done this many times and I'll get back after two weeks or so and tell you how it turned out. You prefer jells over powder? gel/liquid can go bad, powder never (stim root No.2) On another note,(sorry to put the youngsters to sleep) I'm crazy to learn about the genetics that's available to us from all sorts of suppliers. Is there any website that has described the histories and make-up of genetics starting back in the 70's? The histories of everything in the world can be studied, and as thus we learn. When i see the "seed boys" hucking their wears and using different letters and names of genetic as if we are all very hooked up , , , , I am not. I remember getting the Seed Bank's first catalogue back in the early 70's. There were about 10 choices to pick from. Do you remember the dude that started the Seed Bank? What a tale! From there it has grown into several 1000's strains. Is there any way to follow how it spread? Mark, I'm searching for an old genetic that has to be 15 years old and comes from the west coast of BC Canada. I've come across it three times, every time the taste has blown my mind. "That's BC bud man." is what I've heard from others. I'm nuts to find it, grow it and then SMOKE IT. Has an old school "Thai taste" , , I've seen it grown one time(from clone)and it is definitely Indica. No skunk smell. No fruity taste. Ever smell bread being baked? This tasted like Thai x baking bread! 9 coats ~ I can admit readily that there is no real honesty or regulations in the seed business and the type of ..well lies that I've seen would really shock you/us so don't expect that the blueberry skunk I sell is the same blueberry skunk x distributor sells, I do my best without resorting to lies... having said that it really comes down to ... experimenting with different strain and it can be an expensive proposition I admit... also remember that your brain 15 years ago was more susceptible and 15 years is a long period to adjust the brain to different smoke..also .. memory is a funny thing... I smoked weed once when me and friends played power rangers completely convinced it was true... was the weed sprayed with glue? or was it a super duper great strain.. I don't know...


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Hi again, i received your email. Thanks Mark :)


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Hi Mark. I have myotonic dystrophy a form of ms and also hep c and arthritis. Also I am anemic. When I smoke it doesn't kill the pain 100% but it does numb it. If I could get better medical weed for the pain instead of the street corner stuff it would be better than trying to obtain something else. I have tried to get my doctor to sign the forms but he does not beleive in it. He does not believe it is a form of pain killer. He is old school in his 60's. Can you help point me in another direction . Thanks Donald. Cannabis As Legal Medicine does a wonderful job of putting patients and doctors together.. give them a try...


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Hi Mark i was wondering if your email addy was working (mark toronto420.com) i sent an email inquiring about my order. i ordered seeds last friday night (june 5) and my visa hasn't been charged yet. i sent my details in the email just wodering if there's been a problem. i only want to call as a last resort, not complaining or trying to be pushy just inquiring :) ... incidentally calling is better (morning to mid afternoon please) .... but I just charged all visas so your most likely went through... I get too many emails so calling or this forum is the way to contact me...


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Hi Mark, I just started budding some of my plants a couple days ago. i am still using PB pro bloom + DNF. i recently bought some high phorphuros bat guano, and was given a free sample of AN carboload. The women at the store recommended i start applying guano to the top of the soil every 2 weeks, and apply carbo load with every watering. All the while still using Bloom plus Bud fortifier. What do you recommend? In theory these substances are harmless if used in moderation (pay attention to the label as they are often written for people growing with 1000W and if you have a 400W the recommended dosage may overfeed the plants and thus kill them, so go easy at first).... The guano I am not sure is necessary at all as the DNF is the same .. so watch the leafs for burns or use at lower level or just don't use it... carboload - I guess there is no harm in trying, I am not a big fan of it because I honestly can not see any difference, other then the "perception" of the grower (as in "I think it smells, feels, smokes better", but little proof)... 


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I've seen lots of info on cloning and get the drift of what is offered. I've never really seen anyone just snip the center top off a young plant, I do all the time, that's how you can bush her out and still use the clone for something say 24 inches tall, and clone from it. I'm sure it's possible, correct? yes  Is there some taboo about snipping the top center piece? pinching the top (instead of cloning the top) is slightly less stressful, but its just a preference I want to top my plant so as to make it wider and shorter. I hate to just toss the top that i'm going to snip off. Later on, of course, taking cuttings from the lower and upper regions would give large numbers of cuttings. Got that. Thanks, Nine Coats


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i have a 4x4 grow tent, what method would be the best to maximize harvest yield of that area(DW buckets, ebb flow, soil less) 600 watts will be used? thank you in advance  I don't believe in water based hydroponics systems.. so i would recommend around 10 plants in 3 gallon buckets of promix or similar soil less dirt... for 600W needs 100 CFM minimum, 140 better CFM inline fan and passive intake...


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(MARK: I hope this post is okay with you. Please remove if not). If you are an MMAR permit holder I would be happy to help you set up your grow room. I am also a permit holder and can provide you with assurances of good intentions. As long as you have a valid MMAR permit and grow is small (1 normal bedroom or smaller) then I would be happy to help for $100 per day. One day would probably be fine in most cases and you can do the easy stuff on your own time. Can also get brand new equipment at direct from wholesaler if you need anything. Website for these services will be live in 2 weeks. Running over things in advance via email is no problem. Anyone interested please contact ontariocompassion@gmail.com (we do NOT sell cannabis, just provide services to the licensed growing community). I dont have a problem with this in theory.. but everyone out there should be careful...


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I am growing in an ebb&flow system under 1000 w HPS. I am on the third week of blooming, for nutrients I use sensi bloom A and B, root excelerator ,B 52,F1 Fulvic, Carboload, Hygrozyme, and Big Bud with an EC around 1.4. My problem is after adding water PH adjusted to 5.6 and I assume its also at 1.4 EC when you add replacement water? between the weekly change of reservoirs my plants became to show stress and sign of look lock? up. lock up happens when you withdraw nutriments abruptly After every sign I have flushed with ~20% level of nutrients? or at 0% ? plants and reservoir with water at 5.6 PH. Now I am lost because I cannot pinpoint where the problem is. Any suggestions? Thanks for the feedback. PH changes when you expose water to cheap flimsy type of plastic ... that plastic releases something to change the pH ... I dont suppose you use cheap type of containers or reservoir... another reason .. plants when stressed release something through the roots that also changes the pH of water... its hard to pin point stress... changing the position of the light too frequently could do that (rare problem)...


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Helloz Is there anyone to contact or hire to safely and effectively set up a small grow room . Just wondering since I needed to make sure it was done safely and correctlyy. byee only if you had a permit and  ... it is easier and cheaper to learn it yourself.. unfortunately, even with a permit I am not sure who to put in touch with you... because I am not aware of anyone doing it .. but myself...


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do they take money orders and mail them to you in ontario no, we do not do money orders, sorry..


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Hey,me again. How`s it going? I've got more info, and questions. I mispoke earlier. The seeds were started in a cube tray, inch or 2 of dirt, and vegged outside (partial sun) for 2 weeks (longer than needed) I was waiting for my light (1000 W hortilux super hps. works great. Then transferred to 1 gallons. Day 1: watered with hose water, I let the water sit at least a day in a clean basin. Is it possible to let it sit too long? plants 1"-2" . Since then added 10-52-10, bio grow (seaweed and liquid) and epsom salts...epson salts may be used in bloom but I don't think its necessary in veg at all.. Should I add hydrogen peroxide? no Any tips? Watered twice, 90% then 25%. Day 14 pruned bottom 3rd, plants are 6"-9".Upped lights to 20/4 from 18/6. How much longer should I veg? Any guess at yeild? Humidity is 70% when watered. 55 when dry, temps a magically steady 28C with lights on,down to 22 at night. Should I turn off my fans? They go all day now. Low setting. Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Thanks :) ...I don't see any problems with your work..


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Hi again, my problem was the outside plants were tall and skinny while the indoor were very bushy. And if I used them for replacements that late in flowering , they'd be lagging way behind and wouldn't have that SOG effect. So I stuffed all of them under the light, (same area) and they're catching up, but now very crowded. Am I missing something? ..it is very hard if not impossible to match outside grown plants with indoor plants.. outdoor has more space, light, air... but if there is no sunshine then its the opposite... looks like the plants you had outdoors lacked light because from your description they stretched.. (cloudy, rainy perhaps, etc.) Is there a better way to utilize SOG from seed? ...SOG done properly is done from clones and not from seeds... plants from seeds vary in size, from clones they are almost perfectly uniform...I want as many as possible because of the extra space after weeding out males. Do plants bush after flowering's induced? not really, when you flip to bloom, they behave as if they were in veg for 2 weeks, then they should stop growing and concentrate on blooming...  Also, I started the light 2' away. Should I move it as they grow? 18 inches is optimum Do they stop growing taller if they hit there max light intensity?..yes, 2 weeks after starting bloom  I love this site! More questions to come, I'm sure. Thanks. Keep up the good work. :) if its crowded now then it will be more crowded after you start bloom.. the more crowded they are the more males you should expect.... so its a dilemma, if you make space now while in veg you will have less plants (I would do this, keep the smallest and bushiest and toss the tallest plants) ... if you keep all of them and bloom and remove males later, chances are there will be more males (statistically speaking) because they are severely overcrowded... I would start a mother room and learn cloning...


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Hi Mark, I recently bought seeds from you,(5 NL/B, 5 blueberry skunk) and you sent 5 extra white shark.I just wanted to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! You even took the care to pick a strain that goes perfect with the others,(short and bushy).Very cool man :) .They took a little while,but you don't hide that, or why you do it and I respect that. Anyway, enough ass kissing or you'll get too high on yourself. Hehe. Those I want big and bushy,but I really need some smoke, (I live in a small town,1000 people, it's hard to come by and I hate relying on other people),so I`m doing a sea of green first. I'm a first time grower with a 1000W hps. I've sectioned off a 7' by 7' area in the basement with 6 mm light reflective poly.Grow area is a bit under 5' by 5', with 2 oscillating fans in opposite corners. I'm growing in pro-mix soil-less mix from seed,(white widow). I started 80 plants in 1 gallon pots. 60 under the light and 20 outside to replace males. I'm out of writing room, my questions will be in my next thread. :)


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I was wondering if starting seeds in early August outside was too late. I live in the Northeast of U.S.A. and we will be getting 12 hours of dark late Sept. I was trying to keep things short and secluded. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks! ...1st: we can not ship to USA...2nd: sounds like it is too late.. but I do not know specifically your region...


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Want to Start, You have to be 18+, sorry 1 year to go


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is there an age limit to buy seeds because im 17 and ive a a few grows with bagseed and i wanna get some real seeds 18+


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Hi Mark, When in the final week, is it alright to flush using a 400HPS after using a 1000HPS in the first 7 weeks of bloom? I only have the 2 lamps, and want to use the 1000 for my next batch. Thank You, Bernie Red...I'm a bit confused... you switched from 1000W to 400W for the last week of bloom? .. if true then you want to flush longer or start flushing sooner (like a week sooner)... also you may want to flush loner by 1/2 a week or so... when you switch like this you remove a lot of light and you run a risk of burning (as in overfeeding) them so more flushing is recommended....


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hey mark i did trim the scrawny bottom leaves at the end of week 2 in bloom stage... was just wondering when or if its beneficial to trim the bottom scrawny leaves again at some point?? no, you may chose to trim a leaf here or there but in general you should only trim bottoms once and leave them alone afterwards... thanks


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I bought ten Blueberry Skunk seeds from your seed bank. I planted five seeds and four of them grew into healthy 18" plants. I started the bloom cycle just over a week ago. Now I'm looking for signs of sex. I see white hairs growing in the nodes on only one of the plants. The other three plants are growing bunches of tiny balls upwards from the nodes. Two of those have flowers growing on the tops. I thought they were buds but they look like bunches of tiny balls too. I've been following your guide and growing them in a well-ventilated closet under a 400W HPS. I maintained the temperature below 30*C and the plants didn't touch during the vegetative stage. Now they're all over each other. Do I only have one female or is it too early to tell?..after the 2nd week you can be sure it is or is not a female... but it seems like you have 1 female... I am sorry


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must have happened late last week. small change from a 1:1 ratio to 1:2 http://www.nationalpost.com/most-popular/story.html?id=1650107 this is like a slap in the face to everyone involved... to change it from 1 to 2 is a joke


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I have 2 plants in bloom they have been in the 12 hour cycle for about 4 weeks. I just noticed that they now have some sacks looking things growing in the bud. Kind of like a seed sack, but when I sqeeze one theres nothing in there. I did have a male when they were in bloom about a week and a half in but chopped it(I don't think it released any pollen). So I'm wondering if they were pollinated, are they hermi's, or is this natural? Please tell me this is natural I'm having shit luck. Thanks for the help.... it is ok to cut those balls off just in case these are male flowers... most likely these are not male flowers but who knows.....


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some of my bulbs got drops of water on them during the last grow and now the residue is limiting some of the light getting out. what is the best way to clean it? can i wipe with a wet cloth and let dry? ... make sure the bulb is unplugged and cool....some special cleaner? thx....just like cleaning glass.. windex works


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My question is not very simple, if one gets a prescription from a doctor, why would you bother applying for a permit when those that issue said permits are not practicing medicine accepting or refusing said application? they can NOT refuse to issue a permit yet they do often... we have to follow the law and they don't... it can be more then frustrating... Are we not giving the Government authority where they have none because they think they can claim said authority? exactly  when in fact your own doctor is the one qualified to make this judgment not politicians. very true Should we not be keeping this right to refuse away from them that will whenever able refuse and slander Gods Herb.... the permit becomes VALID when the doctor signs it and NOT when Health Canada decides to benevolently issue your card... BUT in theory cannabis is actually legal in Canada... did you know?... I do.. cops or judges or lawyers don't know..


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I was just wondering if there are any places in Toronto that buy seeds. I just tried growing last year, but the male got the female before I even knew what sex it was. Now I have hundreds of Sweet Tooth #3 seeds. I've also got a mix and match of others, but can't tell which they are. I only know they were all good smoke. I've got a couple plants started this year and so far, I've only had to pull three males to the 30 I planted...ask this guy


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hey mark... when do plants stop growing in the bloom stage??? im at the end of my 3rd week.... thanks...under a 1000W they stop growing at the end of week 2... under 600W they can still grow in week 3... under a 400W they never really stop growing and can easily double and often triple in size, this is some-what normal as 400W is ~70% less then outdoor lights so the plants don't really grow but stretch after the 2nd week of bloom (stretching is like they desperately try to reach for the sun, grow would actually mean adding new leafs and getting bushier)


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Hey folksss Im have license and moved into new place now what if the landlord discovers grow can i get the boot even though I have medical license from Canadian government setup is safely done and secured 100% effectively. thxxx ...... if you HAD a license before you moved in and DID NOT tell the landlord, he/she CAN kick you out.. because its your duty to tell them before you move in, so they can make an informed decision whether to accept you or not.... if you moved in and then got a brand new license (not a renewal) then they CAN NOT kick you out ... from experience if you have one light its rarely a problem, if you have 2 or more then they think you are a "grow-op"... sometimes offering to pay extra for power helps sometimes it does not....


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I finally received my seeds after about a month, I think I just had to be patient ..yes, sorry and thank you.. I am slow, honest but slow (the slow part is necessary ..and it has something to do with your credit card... but if I got into details too much I'd compromise my security.. and consequently your security) ! thx! And I was wondering...Will you ever have LowRider seeds?! I'd be quite interested in growing that stuff! thx again ...I did but I received soooo many complaints I stopped selling it.... whether its the growers doing something wrong or the seeds are no good.. I reserve judgment ... but I don't want to get stuck with too many returns....


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hello...i cant not get my hands on pro-mix...would Hortibec Premium Nature Mix Soil NO be ok to use?...if not what , soil would u recommend ...no hydroponics store in your area?.. they would stock promix BX or HP or Sunshine Mix No.4.. these products are generally called Triple Mix soil... sold by Bail rarely by smaller quantities.... if you can not find it by name.. ask for Triple Mix Soil (for your outdoor lawn) ..check if its made of Peat Moss + Vermiculite + Perlite (there may be other stuff listed but these are the 3 things that make up Triple Mix)


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Mark, where do I find the lighting systems and such detailed in your kit section? Do you actually sell those parts as a kit package at your location?...I no longer sell any equipment... all the equipment I recommend can be bought from any hydroponics store... I recommend hydrotech...


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hey mark was just woundering if you have ever heard of amsterdam flame from paradise seeds? and if you have is there any information you can give me on it,cant seem to find any information on the net about it.also would like to whish you good luck with your legal battles.you have alot of balls and its good to see someone stand up for what they beleave in....


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this question goes to all them indoorgrowers. my question is how much power can one person use ever month and not raise any suspision with hydro company. I know some people use around 15 to 30 KWH everyday and they not growers. growing with 4 x 1000watt lights would be around 90 KWH every day is that too much power for a house to use. how much power would it take for the hydro company to suspect you as a grower. anyone with any anwswers speak up. .....a single person uses equivalent of a 1000W in electricity.. so if a house can easily support (lets say) 4 people then you can grow 3 x 1000W + 1 person or 2 x 1000W + 2 people or 1 x 1000W + 3 people....


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So I didn't say but do you even plant outdoors in a 20liter buckets or it doesn't matter a plant is a plant no matter where you plant it.thanks..you would use the bucket IF the soil was no good for growing.. in general you want the roots to have as much space as possible so planting them outdoors without buckets is best... but if the soil sucks then use a bucket but you remove the bottom of the bucket just in case the roots want to go outside into the surrounding soil...


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if i were to start growing late(now) what strand would be best to start late?..you are not 2 late yet... end of June is too late... summertime buddha is the easiest one outdoors...


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is it ok to trim the bottom of my plants 1 or two weeks before harvest to increase bud production and chrystals on top??? ..its too late at that point, you should have done that in the first 2 weeks of bloom...


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Judge takes pity on marijuana grower - Douro-Dummer Township, http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1583616


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Are you going to get a neon sign that says "Marihuana Patch Here" for your secret (?) site too?


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hey man i was curious what the age is to buy seeds.do you have to be 18 ? yes


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How do I grow edelweizz ?????


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Just wondering I've planted my plants in 20liter buckets so I'm just wondering am I losing plant size by haveing them in such a small bucket "grow space" ...since this is the biggest pot I use I don't think it adds anything to have them even bigger, I mean technically it should help to have a bigger pot/container but realistically 20 L. bucket is sufficient or is a bucket fine I mean I've had 100gram plants grown in a bucket before but just wondering if I could be growing bigger?? and just wondering if anyone can tell me is shit,shit or is sheep better then horse , chicken or cow if so should you mix no matter what you use with black earth 50/50 thanks I honestly don't know, as I only used bat shit and pigeon shit and never at 50/50 mix... that seems like too much .... I think with bat guano it was like a table spoon to a gallon of dirt.... I just want to say I don't know why people bitch at you its free you don't get paid to answer questions you help people cause you want to and some people in return treat you like shit all I can say is I'm happy you don't say fuck everyone because of those assholes thanks for all the HELP. tempted I am


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After a few silly mistakes I then decided to go balls out on safety in my grow room. In my search I came across this amazing product (see link above...I am not selling nor have nothing to do with it). Spoke with the company for an hour about it and this is how it could be applied to our grow rooms: This unit allows remote sensing and wireless alerting to you of a problem via text message, email, or phone call (the machine has a cell SIM card in it). Then you can even reply with a command via text message like "turn off power" and the system will remotely do it without you being there. many sensors and many responses can be programmed. So you buy the unit for $300 and a bunch of sensors for $10 - $50 each depending on what they sense. For mine I'm getting smoke, water, power, door opener. Then you can set controls for your commands from a cell phone to do things. Like if smoke is detected I can get a text. If I'm not close I can opt to send a text back that releases a tank of CO2 to stunt a fire, or shut off my main power, or phone next door neighbor or police if smoke is detected (whatever i want). If the flood sensor detects a water leak from an overflow, cracked reservoir or some other water problem, you can reply on your cell to activate a pump, shut off a water supply, or notify a neighbor/landlord. If the door sensor goes off meaning someone entered your unit, you can trigger the web cam on your computer to start recording stills or clips and have them sent to you instantly on your cell for viewing. If it's a rip off attempt you call the cops, if just your sister popping by then don't do anything. Very cool and for $500 in total you can have a really bad ass system like this. Mine is in the mail. Once I have it set up I will post pics and a tutorial on how to set one up. Consider a simple thermostat kit from Green Air Products runs about this much you can see how this is an amazing deal. Health Canada can't say shit to me.


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have a marsh on some property in the minden area (3 hours north). since i can't make it up there to check on them regularly, how close to the marsh should they be for easy water? like in the soil just a few feet from edge, or farther back and elevated a bit? in a perfect world 3 meters from the edge of water and 1 meter above the water level also i hear lots of people grow up there but i find it cold. dropped 3 in over the weekend and the weather was normal, but overnight temps got down to 4 degrees..still too early to put them out for that far north? will i have to harvest early? it is a bit too early but technically cannabis should be able to withstand 3 or 4 degrees C .... not negative temperatures but so long as they are positive they should be ok... mind you the plant should also be at least 5 inches tall when taken outside


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do you need any special license or permit to buy cannabis seeds 18+


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Waz up peeps Just wondering if anyone has a quick run down on the white shark seeds? indoor is best because its short and bushy but outdoor will do fine outdoors as well ? sativa 90% indica ? Does not say anything on the site? its my take on pure indica, nothing special other then being pretty resilient against mites and bugs


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helll..ima Medical Marijuana user ...i just bought all my stuff i need...got it all ready just need seeds or clones ...do u sell clones to Medical Marijuana licence holders and if so how much a clone?? no longer... contact a compassionate club for clones...CALM is Toronto can help you...and how would i transplants the clone into my pro-mix  wet promix, make hole, place clone in hole ...just as it comes then right in the middle of the pro-mix


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Hey Mark, I am jus about ready to put my babies (outside) i have started them for a few weeks now they are looking healthy, unfortunately i am using the BB skunk strain and the white widow.. thats just what i had so i decided to give it a try... now do you think this will be a big deal strain wise in the outdoors? when do you think they will be done flowering? i am also using 5 gallon buckets with holes drilled at the bottom with crushed gravel and a bit of river rock for drainage to grow in as well filled to the top with moisture control soil.. sounds like you took care of them well any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated thanks...they will do just fine outdoors, depending on weather they should be ready around late September .. if its wet may be early October..... those strains were tested outdoors by so many people you will be fine...


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Thank you for answer, Mark! I will definitely try some strains, I just wanted to start something close to my goal :) Question about ventilation: how often do I need to replace the air in the grow box (2x3x6 ft)? Different guides say completely different things - one says as much as every hour, another - no need at all, just naturally when I open the door for watering... Heat is not an issue. Thanks, comer..this is the thing.. if your temperatures are within the 22-28C with your lights ON then you need NO ventilation.. then I would assume you use fluorescent lights... the entire purpose of ventilation is to remove heat...... HID lights produce lots of heat, fluorescents do not .... I see it this way.. if you have 400W or less, you may need a fan with 50 CFM of power, a basic $29 bathroom fan will do... 1000W needs inline 140 CFM fan.. CFM = Cubic Feet per Minute.. in my guide I state that even a 400W light can (Not should, just Can) be ok without any ventilation (for that true ghetto setup) because most closets can naturally ventilate even a 400W type of light.. often people ventilate to control where the smell goes.. but for smell you don't need any specific CFM ratings... and you do not need to "replace" air just for the sake of fresh air... air is moved only for heat or smell


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Can you explain why feminized seeds make bad moms. feminized are hermaphrodites essentially thus weak ...  hermaphroditic genes make for bad clones.. as in the clones succumb to minor variations in temperatures and humidity.. so the clones are weak, weak clones make weak plants If using normal seeds what is the best process of taking a mother. Should you clone the potential moms and speed flower to determine sex, telling you if your mothers are not fathers?...not sure I know what you are asking but .. at first I would take a clone off of a potential plant and flower the clone.. if the clone is a female, the plant it came from is a female, if its a male, the plant it came from is a male... Grow group through process and revert moms from flower to veg? that's the least efficient way to grow.. its far better to take fresh clones and veg those.. to re-veg a harvested plant you would need minimum 2 months Any other ways I haven't heard of?


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I am totally fed up with this place...previously I had ordered roughly 5 varieties, most of them were great, (and two were WAY late, I had to call three weeks later, and he hadnt sent them yet)except two strains were total duds (all male one, no germination other). This guy hardly ever answers the phone...finally, I decided to give him one more go, calculated my order online, and mailed it to him by postal money order, I finally called and he told me quite snidely that he just mailed the whole package back...WHAT KIND OF MAIL ORDER BUSINESS DOESNT EXCEPT POSTAL MONEY ORDERS!!?? true we don't do mail order.. with a visa I can tell you are 18+.. in person I can check you are 18+... money order I can not Nevermind, I answered my own question...whis rinky dink hole...I really want "Happy girl Hydroponics" showing up on my credit card bill...or wrose yet, have to drive to toronto when I could get better quality seeds from seedbanks out west, WHO DO TAKE money orders...PS There is a money order icon RIGHT ON the website.. lame good luck..... rather then getting all pissed off just please shop somewhere else


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Hey Im trying to determine sex on a plant thats about 18'' now. I took a couple clones and put them under 12/12 but they didnt show any signs after 3 days and wilted away on the 4th day. they probably wilted because of incorrect environmental issues, not because they got switched to 12/12 Do they need 18/6 I would give them 3 days of 18/6 at first then switch to 12/12, clones prefer hot (29-32C) and humid (65%)  lighting to start whats the best way to take a clone. I've been vegging my plant for 54 days and i want to switch to bloom but wanna make sure i can get proper clones it can take 2 weeks for the clones to show sex so be patient..


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Thanks Mark, you have been very helpful so far. Something I also should have asked is how do I tell a hermie? Will it have hair and balls?..see if this helps.. but essentially yes.. balls = males...


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Mark I live here in southern Ontario, and im growing your G13xBuddha outdoors, it says that it is a 9 week flowering period, does this mean it won't be ready until late november??,can it finish any earlier... or will I have to harvest this plant early? I really only bought it because I love Sativas and its lack of smell is ideal for my conditions...so am I fucked or what??? fucked why? this strain is only 1 week longer then 99% of all the seeds out there... harvest is at the end of September... so if yours is 1 week later who cares? BTW bloom outdoors begins June 20th ... when I say 9 weeks, its a suggestion (outdoors) .. because weather can change this date... example, if you get 3 weeks of rain mid August you wont be able to harvest on time no matter what so everyone then would let them stay in the ground longer, no matter what strain... so outdoors is all a bit of a game....


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I bought some seeds 3 and a half weeks ago and got charged for them one day after purchasing them and I still HAVEN'T received them...I tried to call at the number above and there was no answer between 1pm a 3pm, I'm a little pissed, what a rip off.. the mail-batch from that period left last week... wait till end of this week, if you still don't get it I will mail a replacement via express post.... I pick up the phone just not when I am really busy, and I was really busy today (Tue 19th)...


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hi mark...i just started my second week of bloom(may 18)...when is a good time to start adding kool bloom? beginning of week 3 and when to stop?? end of week 6 also when is a good time to cut off the big bottom fan leaves and spindly branches?? end of week 2, beginning of week 3 thanks mark


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Im starting to grow 3 plants in my closet, I want to know what would be the best wattage for it, 250 or 400 because its a bigger wattage 400W will yield more then a 250W, personally 250W is almost the same cost as the 400W so I would usually go for the 400W . And how much would they cost for just the bulb and the lamp to plug it into?....


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I would like to know which is better: intensity or distribution of light. Like if you have an 8x8 space and up to 2500 watts of power available for flowering, would it be better to have 2 x 1000 watt bulbs and maybe a 400 watt extra, or 4 x 600 watts. The 600 watt bulbs would give better distribution, but the 1000 watt bulbs would give larger buds and be able to penetrate lower (plants are over 3 feet tall). Which would you recommend for my situation?...on paper 4 x 600W would be better but in practice the 1000W lights will yield more... the 600W lights yield more when you are really really good... because the plants need to be smaller and fed slightly less... the 1000W yield more because its just easier for beginners or moderates... so unless you are really really good stick with the 1000Ws'


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so my veg room is getting a little overcrowded so i want to put about 5 plants outdoors. i don't really have time to tend to them much (maybe 3 - 5 times over the summer). i have a nice little space near a small river so the soil should be good. my plants are bubba kush and about 6 weeks old and just over a foot tall (i know they are lagging). would they be okay to put out now or is it still too cold?...its supposed to be ok now, but there is a frost coming if you are anywhere near Barrie, Ontario.. but in general its supposed to be warm enough to take them out now  also, if they are in 6 inch pots now with promix can i just dig a hole like 5 - 10 feet back from the water and plant it?  will it grow without much tending to by getting nutrients from the local soil once roots leave promix? tthx.. sure... in theory YES, in practice who knows... the danger is not just due to lack of water, there is potential problems with animals or people stealing... that's why who knows....


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I have 2 questions. First can a hermie pollinate other plants in the room. yes, definitely, on a good side the pollinated plants will create true feminized seeds, BUT the original hermie plant will only create hemie seeds  Secondly,I am cloning for the first time. What should the length of the cuttings be? from 1 to 5 inches, the newer you are at this the bigger the clone, so try 4 to 5 inches Thanks in advance for your expertise.


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Hey Mark, growing your blueberry skunk from seeds. have sexed the plants and have the girls in 16 days of bloom. I have separated the males from the females.....made clones from all 10 etc.etc. I want to pollinate 1 or 2 branches, in case I have to make a hospital trip and lose my strain. when is the best time to apply pollen to a few of the branches. 3rd week of bloom is best but in the 4th week is ok as well Thank you. all 10 seeds popped, 7 females!!!!!!


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just wondering if anyone uses polymer water crystals in there out side soil mix a teaspoon for every 1 liter of dirt and they will work and whats the best way to keep your plants short ..read the link but it only applies for when the plants are in veg state, not in bloom or is the best thing to just let them grow as nature intended them to grow thanks. because you are a beginner you should just let them grow naturally


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Thanks for all the answers last time round. I have a few more now that I've rethunk some of the challenges of my space. Realistically I dont have the room to split into two separate grow spaces, 8'Hx5'Wx1.5'D. My goal is to have a nice grow space, as well as have a space to keep a mother or two, and get my clones going. Both need to be in the same room for security reasons. I think my best option to accomplish this is to construct a grow box for the Moms and babies and put it on the shelf of the grow room. Line it up with T5s, install the splitter you recommendedfor venting, and just let the inline circulate the air. If you agree with this, will T5s keep my Mom happy? yes, 80 Watts of power is enough to have 2 mothers I am thinking the more the better so I'd line the walls and top with them. Will they keep my clones happy long enough to move them to the full veg room? I use 40W for clones, 80W is for a mother or two What is the min dimensions you would need to have two moms and a line up of clones, maybe 6 or so, taking into consideration the size of the room working with. Thanks so much Mark, your the man! the smallest I worked with was a closet 2 feet tall, 2 feet long and 1 foot deep with 80W fluorescent light, its really hard to work with any smaller size then that


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Hey Oaksking, thats not really marks fault you should have done the paper towel method i have gotten 100 percent sprouting results with his seeds when done this way.


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Mark I reasently bought 10 G13xbuddahs from u, im growing outdoor and planted them like 13 days ago straight from seed, I've been giving them water every 2-3 days, since only 3 have sprouted, should i just wait longer cuz i thought 13 days seemed a bit much... they probably will not sprout, this is how you should have started them first, the way you tried to sprout them is very unreliable


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hi mark, my blueberry skunk are in the 10th week of flowering and but the top 1/5th of the main cola is still developing with white pistils, can i cut now? or should i wait till a little bit longer until the top portion fills out a bit more? cut now, its an 8 week strain so she is ready


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mark, thank you so much. you always help fill in those gaps of understanding for me. so a sativa should always be trained to grow low to keep yield up and indica should never. got it. but what about topping? can this be done to either or is indica better for it?...topping can be done to both, but sativa can be topped more often, indica usually only once, twice may be  lastly, super cropping (the severe kinking but not breaking of the main cola or colas). can this be done at any time or it best only at a certain time?..only in veg.. and usually but not only 1 week before going into bloom better for sativa or indica? both i have some in flower and some in veg and want to try it. my plants in flower are 20 days in and show small buds - can i bend one or would it stress it too much now? bending is ok, cutting/topping is not your help is appreciated.


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hi, i am trying to combat the losses associated with standard growing (chopping bottom third of branches near beginning of bloom). i understand the reasoning (not getting enough light),..yes, but also when you cut off the lower parts the top buds become bigger/fatter/denser... the plant "wastes" its energy on lower branches, once you remove them all the energy goes to the top buds...  but that's still a third of the plant! this is a good and proven theory but personally I remove far far less then 1/3 (may be 1/5?).. I find yield overall is better when you don't go too crazy on trimming, even if the buds are fluffier. I'm ok with slightly fluffier bud if it means more yield..so i want to try and make the best of everything and started low stress training on a stringy sativa. what i found is that i can essentially make it grow only sideways. every time a branch pops up i let it grow for a week, then tye it back down making the canopy even wider. i want to bring this plant into bloom now it looks like i should get pretty much perfect coverage of all parts of the plant. would there be any down side to doing this? with sativa what you are doing is a "must" because otherwise a sativa would be too tall and yield little..... if this was an indica the buds would be much smaller but there would not be more of them overall ...  it would be so-called pop corn bud (size)... without adding more, for an indica this is a no-no would the buds each be smaller then if i were to grow straight up? is my yield likely to be comparable or greatly increased? you are trying to maximize the yield (for a sativa) so may be the individual bud size will be a little smaller but the yield will be much better... I must note that I would not grow a sativa any other way... if you simply let a sativa grow tall without any controls .. they just keep getting taller and taller and taller and yield crappy...   thanks man


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Hey there, I set up a Hydro drip system and had a question about nutrients. I have everything I need but am not sure how long the nutrients will last. For example if I have a 10 L resovoir and have 2 Plants, how long until I change the nutrient solution. I know a meter would be best but I'm broke:{ any suggestions? Thanks ...water in a reservoir is good for one week.. you can add an extra week if you put a bubbler or a water pump in it to move the water around thus oxygenating it... cheap bubbler can be $10


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Is a 30"W 20"D 72"T closet enough space for a 250-400W HID?, or would a T5 system better suit 1-2 plants in such a small space? looking to yield 1-2 oz.  thanks Mark! it will be hard to get 1 or 2 ounces from 1 or 2 plants under a T5.. not impossible but hard... a 250W should probably be better over all for desired yield and easy of use.. 400W should fit BUT with ventilation (more costs and tinkering) and it will/should yield around 4 ounces (plus).... I'd go for a 250W MH ballast (best for veg and bloom)... HPS would be more expensive and hurt you in veg...


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thanks mark iv uped the nutes and they are doing wonderfully i have actually brought it up to 75% nutes and spotting has stopped also i now see the f1 vigor i was looking for ...just remember that giving them 75% now still means you should lower the level every 2nd or 3rd watering (down to 50%).. just so you wont over feed them


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Hi Mark, first time growing SOG method.WWXXX. 4 years experience growing.1000w hps in promix.vegged 3 weeks and 3 weeks into bloom. alot of stretching from "touching stress" a nice even canopy of green,just the same.I have very large fan leaves that are covering other bud locations.....I am about to trim the bottom 1/3 of the bottom of plants good idea...no light no light means no bud, so it should go...I know you dont like to trim any fan leaves that receive light but in a SOG growing method should I trim some of the higher large fan leaves to promote more light into the "other" bud sights? ..no BUT yes, if you stick to cutting some fan leafs and NOT ALL of them (lets say.. 1 fan leaf per plant) and if you are very strategic about it then yes.. but in general you really want to avoid trimming fan leafs, I would actually cut off the branch that is covered by the fan leafs rather then cut off the fan leaf itself... BUT in SOG system because you have so many plants cutting a leaf here and there will not like damage it or anything if you do some fan leaf trimming......  Thanks Man.


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About 4 weeks in to Veg a plant has what looks like round swelling right where the branches connect w/ the main stem. Is this an early male pollen sac? or is it still too early to tell? Thankyou! you can not really tell (when in veg) whether they are male, its possible to spot females when you are experienced (and even then its not a 100% thing)... but the sack you are refereeing to is not necessarily a male... it can be, don't get me wrong but in the end you can not be sure sure, to be sure sure they need to be at least 2 weeks into bloom...


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Hey Mark great site. I have an elicent 8" fan that has bearing and shaft problems. Wobbles too much. Can parts still be bought for this italian made fan as I have noticed the motor part of it is exactly the same as the quebec made votex's. Does anyone know how to fix it or should I just try and take it apart and try for myself ? Or scrap it and buy another, hate wasting still servicable machinery. Thanks for any help. ...these things are precisely aligned so my best recommendation is to simply get a new fan... I know no one who successfully fixes these things... it sucks but getting a new one is better and safer...


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hey mark is it ok to put clones in promix rather then rockwool? yes, but you have to water it like every day probably and the rooting will take 3 or 4 times longer (a month may be)... it should work but its not the optimum idea...


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First off, I am AMPED right now after digging into your page. So many questions answered with solid info, specific watering amounts and techniques on how to tell, soil(less) recommendations, and nutrients. Brilliant! I am a noobie who is looking to get their first crop underway. As I prep the grow room and buy a few things here and there in cash, I start to think about my end goals with my space. Ideally I would love to have separate designated Veg and Bud rooms in my 4'L x 10'H x 3'D closet. This way I can grow a beautiful mother and have new children every couple months. So my questions. If I provide a two level space and I am planning on rocking a 309 Elicent inline from the top level out into the attic ..if its a 400W then its ok, if its a 1000W the humidity created from the light can cause mold in the attic.. its better to vent physically outside.. with a carbon filter, 12" oscillating fans on both levels, will the bottom level get enough ventilation? if the smaller closet is a fluorescent (veg/mother room) it should be ok..if its an HID light... it may not be ok in the summer Is there a way to create light leak proof, air movement holes? its hard, but not impossible, its better to have a splitter that can suck the air from both spaces using one fan.. this way you can make it light proof and yet vent the air... Possibly slicing one part of the black side of B/W Poly, and another section of the white side, so the air would flow through the bag, but light would not escape? yes, but this is a bit of trial and error issue.... hard to say, should work... Am I nutz? no, just new I feel like that actually might work. it should I assume I would want my flower room to be the one in the actual room of the inline yes, since veg/mother space needs less light and thus far less ventilation, but consider using a splitter, its probably a better option  which would be the top level, but I would like to be sure. the space with the bigger light should have the primary ventilation... 309 ellicent is a big fan, but for no more then a 1000W light, in a space like you want you should probably stick with a 400W for bloom and 100W fluorescent for veg, simply due to many restriction you face..


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Hi, I am looking for a good meditation/sex/tantric kinda strain. Meditation implies not too jumpy and sex implies not too heavy/sleepy. So sativa/indica mix comes to mind, of which you have many varieties. Which one would you recommend with my goals in mind and indoor grow? Thank you, comer...I don't do recommendations... its all about trying it and seeing what works for you... you are asking for something that is 50/50 indica sativa... technically summertime/buddha, juicy/sk/nl and shiskaberry fits that bill...  =====


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Just wondering, it sais u refund seeds if u get under 7 females, it does not say refunds, it says replacements... but how can anyone prove this?, couldn't any old dick walk in there and say that and get free seeds??? you have to bring the old packaging with you and be nice .... we always refuse dicks service... and if I see a spike of dicks trying to get free seeds, there will be no replacement policy...


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hey wooden shoes...try supercloset.com.....a lil pricey but worth every penny....:)


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hello just bought my lights 400 wattt mh...just waiting on the inline fan 200 cfm... so im gonna start in like 2 weeks....im going to be buying seed from ur see bank what kida seeds would u recommend i buy for a first timer an....and im using flora nova wat would the recommended dosage i use. 50% of what the lable recommends, lable (on the nutrient bottle) is written for a 1000W light so if you follow the lable you will kill your plants... remember that when plants are young they need less food, so you should start at 25% of normal dosage then when they are few inches in height get it up to 50% of normal...... ..thank you


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is superthrive bad for weed plants of any kind?  it is ok for veg, not good for bloom


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Hello Mark, Wondering what type of in-line fan you recommend that is quiet and low-power? ellicent brand is good, but they are pretty much the same across the board Under 100 CFM is fine. you will have a hard time finding an inline fan under a 100 cfm Cheers.


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anyone know if we are supposed to be using GFCI receptacles/outlets in our grow rooms? i heard you need them when they may be close to water, but also heard they are not good with lights. why? I am no electrician but I would assume that as long as it was installed by a licensed electrician, on a 15 amp breaker, it should be ok....anyone know? can you get 240 volt GFCIs? I do not think so


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First and foremost Mark, I think you are great and have started something amazing for everyone here as far as this website and everything you've done and gone through. Now my question is what do you think about T5 lights for the vegetative stage for the plants instead of MH lights. Would there be considerable difference in growth do you think? But of course I'll use a HPS for budding. Just for vegetative, would T5 lights be sufficient compared to MH lights. I like T5s for the first 2 weeks of veg, and properly done they are very good for the whole veg period, but the plants will not be as bushy or as quick in veg as if you used an MH light.... T5s are good, better then T2s but not as good as even a 400W MH


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greetings, I am interested in buying a high quality plug-and-play grow box in the Toronto area. Can anybody advise me this? bustan


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http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1555571


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If the orched fertilizer calls for 1/4 tsp to 1 gallon what would be the proportion to a quart of water? 1 quart (US Liq) = 0.25 gallon (US Liq), but if you are going to use this for cannabis indoors then you should decrease this number by 75% (of 1/4 tsp) at first, then increase as needed....


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Hi Mark, I got some Nebula from you a while ago(its been over a year), and just got arround to using them. Wanted to learn with some of the other more economical stuff that I got (love the Northern Lights x Skunk) before trying the expensive beans. 7 females out of 10, and all sprouted, and not much variation. Today is the start of the 7th week of bloom. I just want to know how different these are from your Northern Lights x Skunk? Is it the same 8 weeks? Nebula was from Amsterdam, I think Paradise seeds (no more of those as its illegal to import seeds).... so I don't know them personally, but in essence there is no difference between my seeds and Nebula (quality wise)... but since it sounds like marketing, what else can I say  Thank you for all of the help, this site is GREAT! Bernie Red


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hey there bought stb and bbs for nutes im useing dnf organic veg and bloom(bloom later) anyways my room is 4X4 7.5 feet tall 400w mh temp at average 80 i have yellow spotting on my stb started with one plant now of the 5 i have 3 show spotting bbs no spotting useing promix and have 50 cfm in and out for ventilation and heat reduction im useing 1/3 nutes every feed they may need more nutrients, I would do 50% next watering and keep it at that level for a week, then pull back with a flush after 4th feed and no mites i checked also at this point between the 2 strains they are all pretty much uniform more like an f2 seed or did i get lucky im also doing a vertical grow sog style any help is great and keep up the fight mark


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HI what will i need for cfm vent for a room 10by10by10 with 4 1000watt mh ty single 1000W requires 125 CFM so do the math


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when's the weed march in t.dot!?!?!? http://www.torontofreedomfestival.com/


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Can someone clarify whether Sativa or Indica is better for outdoor growth by a new grower. In the catalogue both Summertime Buddha and White Widow Buddha are described as being good for growing outdoors, however they are heavy Sativa strains. In addition the Summertime is said to be a great strand for beginners. However, on your yield explained page it is stated that Indica is more resistant to malnutrition and temperature swings, while Sativa isn't nearly as resistant. That makes it seem as if Indica is actually better grown outside. You also state on the yield explained page that Sativa isn't good with new growers. This contradicts Summertime Buddha as it is a heavy Sativa strain better for use outdoors and to be abused by new growers. That isn't something the yield explained page would confirm. I just want someone to confirm which would be the better learning experience for a new grower learning outside. Its far more complicated then you think, .....to start, all seeds do fine whether its indoor or outdoors, after all plants are plants...BUT indica strains tend to be smaller and bushier, this is good for indoors but outdoors you want the plant to take advantage of the available space, thus you would prefer a sativa which tends to be taller and bigger over all .... BUT if you grow outdoors say, on a balcony, you still may want to have an indica since small size matters to you.... while an indica is easier then sativa, its very subjective since only a 100% sativa is really difficult to grow... all other are relatively easy... to complicate matters further, out of 10 seeds I can pick the traits of indica out of sativa labeled seeds and vice versa... F1 seeds are super healthy, but not stabilized, good for those who like to play with they genetics but not so good if you expect uniformity... but uniformity also retards the strain...


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I'll be growing some Summertime outside this season. I'm just wondering what the potential size of a fully matured Summertime plant is when grown outdoors. I have quite a bit of room but want to make sure I don't have to harvest this from my second floor :P. In addition, are there any special recommendations for spacing them outside? I imagine they'll be getting much bigger than something grown indoors, so I'll probably have to space them quite far apart? Thanks, Copperfield...it depends on you... they can get 8 feet tall if you let them... when they get past your comfort level, say 3 feet tall, pinch the tops... do this couple of times before the end of June, but not after


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jason, how big was the plant vegged? if the plant was less than 7-8inches i think youd be fine, but otherwise i think the plant will touch the light. also a lot fo other viarables but if your using nutes and everything else is fine, then a plant usually gets 2-3 times bigger at the end of bloom with 400W lights its true, with 1000W should not even double in size, compred to the final vegging hieght, especailly if if it wasnt that tall after vegging.


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Hello again, I should have asked this before, sorry. But my room is 80inches deep x 55inches wide x 7FT,7 1/2FT high. Is this too small for 4 plants or would i be better off with 2. its ok for 4 And is it possible to overkill with the lights? this place should be just fine with a 400W And what would i be better off with a 400 hps/mh light this is one is better because you could technically do without any out-take fan if you have plenty of oscillating fans, it generates less heat and is easier for beginners or a 600 watt thanks again this must have out-take ventilation at min. 100 CFM...........big boom.


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hey mark. i am in my first week of bloom and i only have 2 more feet of room. when does a plant stop growing? should stop at the end of week 2 of bloom if worst case comes that they are to big what can i do? not much, may be use bamboo sticks to force branches apart and away from light, but you can not cut them or they will not yield anything i am using a 1000w with a cylinder tube and if u put ure hand right beside the light its not hot at all. with the cylinder they can probably get 6 inches away from the cylinder


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i have a room that is 80 inches deep 55 inches wide and 7 feet high and was planing on using a 400/600 watt light and my question is how much heat will these light produce will have 2 8/10 inch ossalating fans going also will have a fresh air sourse and a room vent fan will this beenuff air to keep it in the proper range thanks big boom........... you may be ok now, but in the summer you may have to have a out-take fan, to take hot air outside...


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I have lung cancer. I just found out last week. I need information about eating marijuanna instead of smoking. Is the effect the same? where a joint "peaks" after an hours, eating pot is like maintaining this "peak" for 4 to 8 hours Will the high last longer? yes, 6 to 8 hours How much marijuana should be used in a serving size? depends on your body weight, a cookie with 1 or 2 grams is ok for some, some take 10 grams per cookies and multiple cookies per day, always try small dose at first, weight an hours before upping the dose Can the marijuana be dried and cured when used for baking? ???? How long does the effect take once you eat? an hour I smoke a lot. I'm actually high all day long. Sometimes its hard for me to get really high from smoking. If I now smoke say 5 joints a day, about how much more will it take for me to consume for baking.  Do you know were I can get a recipe?


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Hey mark and all. When growing out door do you need to check or maintain good ph? if you use tap water, you may have to, if you use well water or river water, you don not have to check pH Im going to be useing Pro mix bx for some plants and Canna Coco coir. the pro mix will be fertalized with canna terra and the coco will be fertilized with canna coco nutes. and when you first moisten your soil ( right before puttin seeds in ) do you use 10 - 25 % nutes? if the plants are few inches tall I use 50%, but if smaller then 25% is better  Ive never doen this but im woundering if it will help my babys grow better. they will be started in organic potting soil. you do not have to check pH because you use promix


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RE: Shiskaberry (Outdoor) Thanks for the feedback Mark! I'll be in for a coffee and a sample for you when the time comes. I'll be growing mine with just a combination of sheep manure, high quality top soil, and a mild dose of miracle grow once they start flowering. Last year I year my two plants were 7ft high and yielded about 7oz dry per plant...... I wish I knew the strain. It was potent...almost too potent. lol. Cheers.


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hi mark...i am going to be putting some plants outside in the beginning of may... at least 1 foot tall...would 3 gallon pots be enough from veg till bloom???? dont want them to get root bound...and if a plant becomes root bound does it affect their overall yield yes, definitely, I find 3 gallon pots for outside way too small.... it will work of course but 5 gallon pot AND UP is better ???? thanks


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can you have too little air in your room? i have 2 fans each 8 inches sucking air out of a 17 x 12 room. the air almost howls as it comes in under door and from vent in washroom ceiling. i have no real option for an air inlet other than existing cracks cause i don't want to cut holes in the rental unit i'm in. could this create less air in the room then is needed or will i be fine cause any air that leaves must also be replaced. but then i wonder if i could be making a partial vacuum?? no, the air is replaced because even concrete is porous.. so you will never create a vacuum even if you really really try..... the only thing you should pay attention to is if your temps are in range (22 to 28C).... I would try to bring fresh air in only if my temps run consistently over 30C... but if they are in range no need to worry..


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Follow the bottle, Its damn near impossible to over feed organics. Cal-Mag is a stright 10ml per Gal (4L) Karma is the same 10-12ml per Gal (4L) Im using 400w Pure blend pro series, karma, cal mag , big bud, overdrive, carboload. I just follow the bottles feeding and i never go to 25 or 50% always 100% and my plants are loving it.


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how to use liquid-karma and cal-mag-plus....I don't use it and I don't recommend it so I really do not know....how much ML per L do i add using 400 wat the bottle would tell you, but if it does not specifically say FOR 1000W or FOR 400W then just use half of whatever the lable says...


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On amperage yes my numbers where just exsamples.240 draws half the amerage as 120 volts.it is amperage that trips breakers and blows fuses.


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I have 6 lights in air cooled tubes all connected in series with 8 inch ducts and tubes. on one end of the series i have an 8 inch fan that pulls, and on the other i have a carbon filter with a 6 inch fan that pushes (with an enlarger from 6 to 8 inches on this end only). i added the second fan (the 6 inch one) because of the total length of ducting (20 feet), the turns, and the addition of a carbon filter. so my question is: is this counter productive? is the total fan power limited to the smallest fan? no, it just makes the smaller fan work a little less hard (technically the torque is less so the motor works less but the speed may be more, since the blades spin faster getting sucked air from the 8 inch fan ahead of it), but overall because of the distance (20 ft) and the type of setup you will never really know, but I think that you should be ok, your idea seems valid, and I would have done it the same way with your given setup...like would a single 8 inch fan pull more air over 20 feet of duct than an 8 inch fan on one end and a 6 inch fan on the other? thank you 


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Hey dude...first off I want to say I love summertime buddha! reminds me of 2 pounder from kiwi seeds. I germinated 2 five packs with great success only one did not make it but on my other two packs NONE made it. I have been growing for abotu ten years and I did not do anything different to the secound batch....is this a common problem? I am having a batch problem.. its the 3rd time someone complains about this.. may be seeds got stale, may be they were crushed, who knows... generally I replace whatever did not sprout...or am I just fucked. on the 9 that made it I ended up with 5 soild females. I can see two phono types...a short squat bushy type summertime male father and then a more sativaish type buddha female....  that's fairly normal as F1 seeds are not uniform, they always show the male and the female, it up to you to pick the type you wish to keep as mother plant


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Is it normal that the Ph drops to 4.0 when using promix bx with ro water? I'm switching from Hydro and have no experience with soil-less When I use local tap water the ph comes up to about 5.4. I was under the impression that soil-less should be around 6.0-6.3, am I off here?! I do not want to get into having to add lime and all kinds of other shit, that is actually why I'm switching from hydro, I want a life too lol! Help is appreciated! Martin promix is designed specifically for tap water, it has pH balancers for water at 7 pH (like tap)... and reading the run-off from promix will give you weird readings that I can not interpret, so checking pH in dirt is pointless... the only thing I can tell you that you should never give plain tap water (because of small risk of nutrient lock) but always add a little bit of nutrients (even if its 10%) when watering.... for me I don't care about pH at all.. so long as I add some nutrients to water the promix will do the rest (as in correct the pH)... I do not know what RO water does to promix.. if anything.. my bet is that you can use RO water just like tap....


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i have several ballasts that are all different makes. they all say 9.4 that's my numbers amps at 120 volts, not 6 amps. Did you mean 9.4 amps and 4.7 amps respectively?


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willy dont matter you pay for watts used ' 240 allows you a less draw on the fuse.you can put more 1000watt lites on 240 volts because it draws less amperage. eg 240 volts 3amps 120 volts 6amps,hope this helps you,im a journymen electrcian


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does a 1000 watt 240volt ballast consume more power than 120volt. it puts less load on the wires but not less power.. overall consumption is the same


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WOW that's great new's funny how gov still fighting to screw us you sure can tell who they work for big pharma maybe.Peace ...they have our money to hire lawyers to fight us... funny isn't it...


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Has Health Canada now been beaten? http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/623467


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No higher then 7 no lower then 6. 6.4 veg 6.8 flower read post below ( Those are numbers i use not golden set in stone numbers. But it dosent matter really you cant screw it up using pro mix unless your PPM are insane.


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hi...so if i use pro-mix..i dont have to PH the water or soil.....and if so...i would still like to know what the PH for the water and soil should be.....( using pro-mix)...since I don't check I don't know... technically for veg you wish to be in the 6.8 (early veg) to 6.0 (late veg just before flowering) pH range and for bloom 6.0 (early bloom) to 5.2 (mid to late bloom)


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thanks for the help...greatly appreciated


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hi mark, i have using the full dosage of boticare nutes, and half of the bud fortifer under my 400W, even though i am using the full doage for a 1000W, my plants are healthy lush green, with huge buds at the end of week 7. is this normal? yes, I recommend half (for beginners) because its hard to explain to beginners how exactly to tell when you are overfeeding.. some strains like a lot of nutrients (and some much much less), all it means that this (your) strain under a 1000W would be able to take 50% more then the bottle recommends... so its a good/resilient strain, that's all what would have happened if i used half the dosage? just less yield and it would probably look less dark green more buds? no my plants are stretched a little bit, but that is because i am cramming too many plants under my 400W. cramming and the fact its a 400W makes them stretch


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In addition to using Pure Blend Pro Grow during veg you can also add, Liquid Karma and cal-mag if your using distilled water. They are also both by Botanicare. For Flowering i like Pure Blend Pro Bloom, Liquid karma , carbo load, Week 1 Blossom blood, Week 2+ Big Bud and week 6-7 Overdrive Flush with Water or with Clearex and enjoy


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thanks alot for your help......im going to be using pure blend pro for my nutrients......just need a little help on what would be the best Supplements I don't use any supplement for veg... bloom needs a bud booster starting in week 3 and I like DNF Bloom Fortifier and Additives for a first timer to use in Vegetative Period  other then Pure Blend Pro at half of its recommended dosage no supplements are needed in veg ........and how to use them using a 400 watt mh.. stay at half of what Pure Blend Pro recommends for dosage and you will be fine... start adding nutrients to water when the plants are few inches high.... when the leafs show yellowish colour or light green, add more nutrients next time you water (like 10% more) and if the leafs are leather dark green give them 50% less..... using pro-mix


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hey what can you tell me about 12/12 from germination? will it still bloom alright say it only has like 2 nodes or something?... it will bloom but it will yield little, because its a small plant... one gram or three grams per plant may be


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Two weeks ago I bought 5 Northern Lights x Buddha seeds from your downtown location in Kensington Market (service was very good btw). I have been trying to sprout them in paper towel as per described method on the website (paper towels toilet tissue is softer and better , constant temp of 85, darkness, moisture sealed). None have sprouted yet - its been 11 days. It seems doubtful that they will germinate at this point, but I'm going to give them a few more days. Can I return them for different stock if they don't germinate. yes


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Thanx for your input mark that makes a lot of sense ty peace


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Thank you mark i was hoping you would give me some input on this topic and all you guys blazing a trail are hero's.Just like terry started fighting for our right's.Peace


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Wheres the God Father of bud


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hello.......is it better to put the inline fan up high or on the bottom heat rises to the top, so its better to have it on top ..and the fan is it better to put up high or on the bottom ,...it should gently rock the plants so somewhere where the main canopy is .. in the middle?,,,,when do i start using the fan when light is ON...and do i use the fan when the lights are off. you can if you want to...but generally no .and what should the temperature be when the lights or off. when ON, between 22 and 29C, when off between 10 and 29C.........and when do i start using the nutrients very first time i water??.. start at low dosage, and my rule is that you start adding nutrients when you see the first leaf.... when they pop their first leaf, give them 25% of full dosage, next week 50%... stay there until you see the leafs become light green and even yellow, that's a sign they need more nutrients, add 75% of full dosage then stay there...


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Hey friend's this is a blog at another site i am in and would like to know if there was any input here thanx. by unknown--What I would like to ask is what are the choices for those of us who are sick but decide against getting a license. What happens say if my new neighbor gets a wiff and calls the cops. I know under Canadian criteria for the license I pass with flying colors but I disprove of the limitations of that license. I'm not afraid I just want to know if I get some prick cop who doesn't care that I'm sick and sends me to court what the most likely scenario will be. I'd like to be prepared cause I do have a new neighbor and regardless of draconian law I plan on living my life as I always have. Plus I want to fight it if something like that should ever happen. I'm really sick and tired of being told what I'm doing is wrong when the majority see no problem with cannabis use even recreational. Overgrow the sons of bitches!!!!!!! me--Hello some concerns i have is the gov and there flip flop on the topic and what next to make it hard for sick people. As i have a job i don't want to lose over my med so if your sick your sick. I think its your right to herb. Now one thing i don't understand is that if your a category#1 then with a doctor's letter to confirm your sick you will have qualified at a compassion club. But with no gov license what protection from the law do you get if busted with weed from compassion club and have no gov license what happens????.So if you can grow your own and your sick it should be your constitutional right to medical re leaf. just like how it started with Terry Parker. Peace Terry fought tooth a nail for this, and it cost him his health and money.. he is a hero... but you essentially answered you own question.. without a license your fate is in the case of the cop.. whether to charge you or not.. I had cases where cops ignore a closet with few plants, in some cases they just tell the owner to get rid of it, BUT in some cases they will charge you ... and there is nothing you can do... it is up to the individual cop.... same goes for compassionate clubs, sometimes they proceed with the case, sometimes the crown drops it... in bigger cities they usually don't care, but in small hick towns, unless you have a real Health Canada license they will treat you like a monster.... the alternative is as follows... get the paperwork for the license signed by your doctor but do not mail it until you get into trouble... signed Health Canada paperwork  BY LAW is as good as the permit.. the problem is that only a judge will know this little info.. not a cop or even the crown... but at least you will have legitimate defense....


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thinking of trying G13XBUDDHA because of lack of smell, says that its a small plant. exactly how small can i keep it for it to still flower? Of course i understand smaller means small yield but this is for my own use only and i plan to pinch/top/hold it down to make it bushier rather then taller, but just wanna know if i can keep it really bonsai lol ...the bonzai can be created from a clone, because from seeds they need to get to a certain height before they are mature to bloom.. this can mean at least 1 foot (may be a bit less)... from a clone you can bloom as soon as the plant is rooted (3 or 4 inches in height)... because essentially a clone is as mature as the plant it was taken from...


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yo Brent i figured it out,ater you post your blog re fresh your computor,at frist it looks like your question isnt there. lol


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You can find pro mix if yo goggle pro mix,then you will be directed to a wholesaler in your area,anywhere in canada


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you can find pro mix by goggleing promix an it will take you to a wholesaler in your area call Rona or Home Depot.. some have it some don't


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Shiskaberry Strain. Does it grow well outside??? its does very well outside It says it will grow well with Extra Care.... What does that mean?? see below


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I have some Shiskaberry seeds and want to grow them outside. It says they grow well with "Extra Care"...... What does that mean??? it refers to its uptake of nutrients... you can not for example add full dosage of nutrients all the time.... shiskaberry would overfeed if you simply gave her full dose of nutrients every time you water.. so alternate between full dosage and half dosage of nutrients...


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400 watt achives 4-8 ozs/yield is that per plant ...that's total, not per plant...


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crap eh take your stuff at a time with so much unemployment Harpo wants a police state and help just big business the same as Mulroney who screed us all big time.Now we are going to hell in a hand basket if he gives the blue shirted hoods the right to take.That's bad just look south. ....


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Cops can now 'take all your stuff' http://www.torontosun.com/comment/2009/04/21/9190611.html I red the case and I would have come to the same conclusion as the supreme court, so I do not fear the court becoming more conservative... but I fear how cops will interpret this law... and the cops always have a weird interpretations....


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howzit Mark?Tell me ,do grow cond./environment have an effect on the seeds sex outcome?I seem to hit almost %100 female, seeds are actually female at "birth".. so the only way to get males is to have "imperfect" environmental conditions... the more imperfect the conditions the more males you get...I would say you were lucky... its not easy to have perfect conditions, and even with growing inside your conditions change often... with doors opening temperatures do change often, etc.. so feel lucky  using bag seed, in addition to wwidow wshark clones.;) Also,was checkin out the lights at the local crappy Tire store. WOW.those cfl's sure are NOT compact!!! (while in line,The girl at the ck.out said "they're always burning out.about 1 in 7 were not working when I was their.Do u know what they are? I never used CFL lights because they are not powerful enough for plants, for you and me yes, for plants no..... stick with regular fluorescent bulbs, they last and last and last...


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I don't understand the removal of the smell in a grow room in bloom cycle even with carbon filters. when opening the door to walk in wont the smell leak out into the rest of the house. can you tell me how you can trap the smell inside when walking in and out....when you suck the air out through a fan it creates "negative pressure" in this space, it means that as the fan is sucking air out, fresh air is coming from every possible hole in this room... this negative pressure (if the fan is powerful enough, so do spend money on a good one) should make sure that more air is sucked out then odour can leak out through cracks.... a 1000W light needs a 140 CFM of fan power, if you have carbon filter add 50 CFM on top of 140 CFM... but again nothing stops you from getting a really powerful fan, like 200 CFM to have spare capacity... when it comes to fans, more power is better...


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Rick Simpson is another true hero.Hey all for those who missed this we must STOP BILL C15 check this.That asshole harper wants to wage war on Canadians over herb a decade of not working in the USA now harpo thinks us Canadians need this shit i hope they kick the prick out soon.Peace http://thenav.ca/2009/03/11/no-to-c-15/


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How long to you like to bloom your "Great White Shark Seeds"? 8 week, harvest at END of week 8 Any tips about her would be very appreciated. There is very little information about this plant on the Toronto Seed Bank Site. Hope you are doing well and feeling better after that horrific attack by the evil police. When will they STOP the MADNESS????? Thanks Again EverClear there is just nothing "special" abut this plant that I can say... and its an easy one... it likes normal level of nutrients, normal 8 week cycle, its resilient for beginners and great smoke (me thinks).... it likes standard level of bud boosting and is not too susceptible to mites.... I don't have any more time to write lables for new seeds .... even maintaining this site is becoming time consuming.... the madness will never stop because the cops think I am an "evil drug pusher".... to them anyone who sits quietly and shuts up is ok, anyone who stands up for their rights is evil ... in that context I am the devil


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I recently bought a ballast for a 430 HPS bulb and it gives off a smell. There is no smoke observed, but a distinct smell, almost a burning smell. like heating plastic, I know this brand and I never heard of any problems (as in fire or failure and such)  When I touch the ballast it's not overly hot, even after staying on for 18 hours. I worry the smell may be toxins and since I am a hobbyist, I wonder if it will pose a risk to my health. Should I take the ballast back to the store? The store manager told me it was the plastic in the ballast. Does that mean the smell will go away eventually? Thank you for this opportunity of asking the question~! ...that is actually a common complaint... it will go away.. its the plastics inside that are emitting a smell.. is it dangerous?... I do not think so.. I mean, no more dangerous then lets say a brand new heater from a hardware store, or a new carpet that has "new" smell... the smell should go away ....


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Hi Mark, Hi All. Some of you might not have seen this but it is very interesting stuff. The video's are impressive. Sorry I did not know how to make a direct link. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7331006790306000271 If you want more info go to: http://keithconnectsthedots.com/2009/03/15/cannabinoids-miracle-drug-of-the-21st-century-by-jeffrey-dach-md.aspx


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someone posted asking for used lighting systems. i have several from 400 - 1000 in both MH and HPS. $100 for the ballast or $150 for ballast bulb socket and reflector. tested and in perfect working order. few cool tubes as well. i am a permit holder. email jjjjjdanis@gmail.com 


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I have grown with one 1000watt system for 8 months. I usually harvest 1.5 pounds dry. one light and that's my limit. I'm usually growing white widow and using supplements with the nutrients. I've tried to harvest more by lowering the amount of plants from 9 to 4 in the 5x5 area and it's added about .5 pounds to my recent pound yield with 9 plants. how can I increase my plants yield more. I have poly on the walls, air cooled reflect, 10 gal pots for each in pro-mix plus supplements. I should be harvesting around 2 pounds dry with white widow. Am I missing something or am I expecting more than i can get. ... the only way to get "more" is to change the growing medium.. promix can only get 1.5 lbs per light max... you are at the top, assuming you have dirt as medium...


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Im running 3x 1000watt air cooled lights. I have 12 plants under them almost a month each. I need a ventilation system very soon. my question. my room is 10x10x8 should I buy 1140cfm fan with filter or should I choose one closest to my room size around 800 to 900cfm. this should be enough  Is 1140 too much for my room, yes but read next would it be too cool in the room for them. what fan combo would you buy for 3x 1000 watt set-up like mine. Thanks bud ...if its not about the money, I would get the bigger unit with filter BUT with a reducer.. this way you can slow it when its too cold....  as a note: each 1000W requires 140 CFM ..so 3 lights x 140 = 420 CFM + 50 CFM for filter so around 500 CFM is what you need... again I like more power .. but that's just me...


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hi....im going to be buying a 400 watt MH kit (metal halide since this is the best light to use for veg and bloom.....wat would be the best nutrients to use....A and B formula.or pure blend pro I like this line better (remember to shake the bottle before using) and do i add the nutrients every time i water?? yes but not always at full dosage.... note: the lable on the nutrient is designed for a