Wisdom Wednesdays: Greenie grow questions, HMJ answers

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Sour Jack from Grower Paul - Karma Genetics

 

What’s good Greenies and welcome to another insightful Wisdom Wednesday from me, ThisBuds4You. This week Greenie Jimbo writes in from NY:

Hey, sup, I love your posts and advice, thanks for making HMJ so awesome.

A couple of questions:

I read your soil post, which was very informative. Speaking of that, I heard that Tomato soil / food / MiracleGro type of stuff advertised for use with tomatoes is actually perfect for weed. How true is this claim?
What are some strains that smell less/very little while growing?
Are indicas or sativas easier to grow (or indeed, which particular strains) with shitty soil / a lazy grow setup? Like, which ones can I practically “throw-n-grow”? Well, I’m not THAT lazy, but you get the point..

Thanks, stay awesome!

-Jimbo from NY

Thanks for writing in Jimbo. You’ve thrown a couple of questions out there and I’m going break them all down:

Question #1: I read your soil post, which was very informative. Speaking of that, I heard that Tomato soil / food / MiracleGro type of stuff advertised for use with tomatoes is actually perfect for weed. How true is this claim?

MiracleGro and tomato fertilizers are not really recommended for growing cannabis. You can do it, but it’s not the best choice. MiracleGro uses slow release fertilizers that break down over several months. In my grow cycle, my clones are transplanted into 1 gallon smartpots for the last 2 months of their life (the flowering cycle). The level and timing of fertilizer the plants receive can be controlled by using good soil with nutrients that are designed to be utilized by the plant more quickly and also by adding in a nutrient feeding regiment. There are fertilizers that have been created for growing cannabis, and there are fertilizers created for growing tomatoes. Let’s leave the tomato soil and ferts to the tomatoes. Bottom line: use Fox Farm Ocean Forest Potting Soil.

Question #2: What are some strains that smell less/very little while growing?

This really is going to depend a lot on the amount of weed you are growing. More plants = more funk. However, if you’re only doing 1 or 2 plants, here are a few suggestions:

Apollo 11, Mandala’s Satori, Cinderella 99, Sweet Tooth #3, Nebula, Nirvana’s ICE, Chronic and Northern Lights

Question #3: Are indicas or sativas easier to grow (or indeed, which particular strains) with shitty soil / a lazy grow setup? Like, which ones can I practically “throw-n-grow”?

Throw-n-grow, eh? With shitty soil and a lazy setup, eh? Well Jimbo, if we want some decent smoke we’re going to have to put some effort in somewhere! Plants need nutrients to produce big, dense, frosty buds. A nice, rich soil can provide plants with an excellent growing start, but plants also need to be fed nutrients to thrive. General Hydroponics Flora Series is a great and inexpensive way to feed your plants. Indicas are generally easier to grow than sativas. Indicas tend to be shorter, more stout plants that also stand up to harsher climates and are generally hardier than sativas. Northern Lights #5, mostly indica, is a great strain for a beginner grower.

Thanks for your questions Jimbo, we love hearing from the Greenies.

Keep it green Greenies and OVERGROW THE WORLD!!!

TB4U

Got growing questions? Ask me for help and we will feature your questions in the new weekly “Wisdom Wednesdays: Q & A” segment. Hit me up at ThisBuds4You@HailMaryJane.com

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