Cultivation

How to Clone Cannabis? A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
Consistent genetics, rapid propagation, controlled growth, and preservation of desirable traits are just a few ways cloning offers several benefits in various agricultural fields. From avoiding male plants to keeping your...
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Marijuana Clones: What You Should Know Before Buying Them
Fast and efficient with predictable genetics and growing patterns, marijuana clones are an excellent alternative to seeds for growers looking to make the cannabis growing process as simple and fast as possible. Unlike seeds,...
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Aroma, Taste and Flavor at Puffin Farms
Gassy and pungent or fruity and sweet, dank herb can really offer the senses a scintillating experience. But when it comes to the reason why certain cannabis cultivars smell and taste the way they do, the truth is in the...
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Hemp in Flower
As the CBD frenzy sweeps the nation, consumers can find the cannabinoid in everything from soft drinks to deodorant. Hemp fields now cover huge swaths of American farmland, and professional sports players celebrate CBD on...
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How to Harvest Sungrown Cannabis
Up in the Mendocino Highlands, harvest typically starts in late September or early October, depending on the cultivar. Some girls want to come in early, and some may stretch it out until early November. Here at Swami Select,...
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Royal Queen Seeds Launches F1 Hybrid Seeds
As all good cultivators know, the most crucial part of growing cannabis is twofold: choosing the right genetics and sourcing them from a reputable seed bank or breeder. Royal Queen Seeds, regarded as one of Europe’s leading...
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Vintage Cannabis: Explained
In today’s California cannabis market, most dispensaries have a three-month shelf-life limit for flowers. That is three months from packing date—not from harvest. The reason given is that customers don’t buy “out-of-date”...
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How to Prepare Cannabis Plants for Harvest
Once the “girls” in the garden ­begin to cluster up to become flowers, it’s time to think about harvest. Up here in the Mendocino Highlands, that change in the plants usually starts at the end of July or in the first...
1y
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How a Cold Spring Stunted Cannabis Seedlings
“It’s farmin’” I like to say every time there is a minor crisis or impending disaster brought on by the weather, a broken water line in the irrigation system, or a broken water pump on the tractor. And just when you...
1y
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Growing Soil for Cannabis, the Regenerative Way
Soil preparation for the garden begins in the fall at harvest time, and the process is completed in the spring. Of course, the easiest thing to do would be to run out and buy bags of different powdered nutrients, premixed...
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After Harvest: From Drying to Selling Cannabis
The joys and challenges of being a small farm cannabis cultivator are myriad. Beginning in the spring, when we first “crack” our seeds in preparation for planting, the thrill is there. Each delicate little sprout is carefully...
1y
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Choosing Cannabis Seeds to Start the Season
What’s the most important thing to get right in growing cannabis? This is, of course, an ongoing argument and every grower will probably give a different answer. Be that as it may, choosing the genetics is the first and...
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Cannabis Planting: Summer in the Mendocino Highlands
Late June and July have been sizzling in dry heat up here in the mountains of the Emerald Triangle, home of Swami Select cannabis. Although we still had some frosty mornings in late May (cold enough to lose some tomato plants),...
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How to Tell if Your Cannabis Plant is Male or Female
Cannabis cultivators the world over know the obsessive, purgatorial feeling of waiting for their plants to mature to discern sex – female, male or hermaphrodite. A male plant, while essential for reproduction, can also...
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Learn How to Harvest Cannabis Like a Pro
The first rains have come and gone, the mornings are getting frosty, cannabis harvest is in full swing and it’s all hands on deck! The cutting down of the girls can extend for four or five weeks depending on the weather...
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Spring Planting for Sungrown Cannabis at Swami Select
The days are longer, and the sun has warmed the soil—planting season is upon us. Even before the seeds are cracked, and long before the magic herb goes in the ground, there is a fair amount of preparation work to be done. Ganja...
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The Environmental Impact of Cannabis Cultivation
As conscious consumerism enters the cannabis world, purchasing decisions may be based more on fair trade and regenerative farming than on orange hairs and THC percentage. With legalization taking hold, the industry has shifted...
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Dutch Passion Spreads the Seeds
In 1997, a man named Henk van Dalen found “the Holy Grail.” Starting in the 1970s, he’d grown his own cannabis, opened an Amsterdam coffeeshop and founded one of the world’s first cannabis seed banks, but he knew...
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Hunting Big Buds in Bigfoot Country
I cling fast to the battered bed of an earth-spattered pickup truck as my guide deftly tools it down a narrow, unpaved road carved into the slippery cliff edge of a muddy mountain ridge — in reverse at full speed. He chats...
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Pro Tips for Harvesting and Curing Your Cannabis
Harvesting the crop is a straightforward business, but there are a few things to know before you start the process. The Harvest Before beginning, prepare a good, strong elixir of equals parts chilled vodka and water. The...
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THC Extraction: How to Turn Trim to Profits
Growers, tenders, trimmers, producers and distributors all take different risks, skillsets and roles. Working with cannabis insiders operating on both sides of the law gives insight into the process of cultivating these plants...
3y
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The 5 Tools That Every Serious Cannabis Grower Needs
Every serious grower has a set of tools that are used every day to monitor and tend to their crops. If you’re thinking about taking the step from curious cultivator to master grower, there are a handful of tools that will...
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Breeding for Cannabinoids: The CBG Seed
It’s early on a mid-March Friday morning at the Oregon CBD headquarters, outside Corvallis, Oregon. The company’s co-founder, Eric Crawford, is breaking up a piece of intimidatingly frosty cannabis as I watch with apprehension. “Don’t...
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How to Grow Weed: Germinating Cannabis Seeds
The gardening season is booming in North America, and it’s high time to start some tiny seeds that can grow into potent plants, says Jorge Cervantes, veteran marijuana cultivator and author of “The Cannabis Encyclopedia”. 1)...
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How to Test the Moisture Content of Your Cannabis
The moisture percentage of marijuana is an important figure to know, but the shift in that percentage when buds go from drying, to curing, to packaging for sale are — for the most part — mysterious and subjective. In...
3y
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The Rise of CBD Strains
In the southern Oregon town of Takilma — a longtime hippie enclave just above the California border in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains — one farm is focused on developing new strains of cannabis. Their mission...
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