it too late to make a clone from one of my outdoor plants that started
still make a clone. Just take a clipping from the lower branches; they
usually develop slower than the tops. Trim the buds but leave all the
leaves on the stem. Take the stem and put it into a container with some
with some cloning solution. When the roots appear, put it in dirt. You
should set your lights for a 24-hour cycle; the plant will revert back
to vegetation stage, then you can take clones from it.
I bring my outdoor plants indoors to finish growing? Last year the weather
got cold before my plants finished growing and I had to pick them early.
finish your plants off inside if you make sure to spray for bugs, so
you donít infect your indoor plants. The plants should be on a 12-hour
light cycle so they continue to bud. You can also try covering the plants
at night to keep them warm. Next time you grow outdoors, do yourself
a favor and find a strain that finishes off early in the season.
plants have a lot of grey spots all over. If I rub the grey area, it
is dusty to the touch. What gives?
to have a fungus problem. Wipe as much as you can off with a rag soaked
in a good fungicide (only the leaves, not the buds). You may be having
this problem from too much water on your plants due to too much rain
or moisture at night. If possible, trim all the infected leaves before
it spreads to the buds, but you are basically screwed if it spreads
this late in the game. I suggest you start shaking your plants gently
every morning, and avoid getting water or fertilizer
on the leaves or buds when feeding your plants. Next time grow Early
Pearl, a strain that is very mold resistant. You can get the
seeds at Sensi Seed bank, $150 for 10.
a shitload of moldy buds. Is there anything I can do with them?
are two methods of salvaging your moldy stuff, for those who have bubble
bags and those that do not (This can be done whether you have bubble
bags or not, you can still apply the same methods).
Put your moldy product in a large clean pail or bowl.
I would suggest that you break the buds up instead of using them whole.
This method is best used when your leaves and buds are wet.
With your wet product chopped and minced up in a bowl, add cold
cold cold water... have the water chilling in the freezer to
the point where it is starting to freeze. Also add lots and lots of
ice to this mixture into the bowl. I've been told, "When you
think you've got enough ice, add some more."
Now use a blender to mix the product, water, and ice combination.
The idea is to freeze the trichomes and break them off so they are
mixed in with the water, not to liquefy the leaves and buds!
www.bubblebag.com has step-by-step instructions on how to make bubble
hash, and also explain the ice mixing in detail.
Once you are satisfied that the mixture has been mixed enough, you
can scoop out the bulk waste and store it in another bowl for you
to repeat this process later. Now you should be left with a bowl of
murky greenish/tannish water and ice.
a bit and you will see the heavier stuff (trichomes) start to settle
to the bottom... this is GOOD! Looking at the top of the water, you
will see some scum floating, and the whitish mold particles. Usually
waiting 10 minutes is plenty, and at this point you will clearly see
the good stuff has settled to the bottom, leaving the unappealing
mold floating on the top of the water.
Take a spoon and scoop the mold floaters from the jar; that way you
wont lose any of the heavy trich's that have settled to the bottom.
Ok, now pour the liquid into an easily manageable container and let
everything settle again. Scoop off any remaining mold floaters from
the top of the water. Mix and repeat until you are certain all mold
spores are gone.
point you can repeat this process with the bulk waste that you have
left in another bowl. There are tons and tons of trichomes, so you will
probably want to repeat this process two or three more times to get
the most of out it.
of you that have bubble bags, you can now place that liquid back into
bubble bags and continue making bubble hash. If you do not have bubble
bags, you can evaporate the trich liquid or make trichome-butter:
Add the trichome liquid into a pan containing melted butter. Let
the mixture come to a boil and then let it slowly simmer and evaporate
off the excess water, leaving you pure trichome-butter.
Pour the remaining contents into a manageable container and place
into the freezer. Once frozen, any remaining water will turn to ice
and should be on the top for the butter will fall to the bottom and
freeze. This butter can be stored for a long time in this fashion.
to use, remove the frozen block from your container, separate the water
and dispose. Use the butter as you would normally when cooking, baking,
or simply buttering toast!
season is coming up. What can I do about my plants?
now, all outdoor growers are noticing the plants around them are changing
colors, but most of their plants are still bright green. You have to
watch out for Rippers (pot thieves), who will be coming out of the woodwork
around this time trying to find your shit. These lowlifes should grow
their own, but would rather steal yours. To hide your plants, you can
use a camouflage mesh covering, which will still let sunshine in but
still makes your plants hard to see. You can also try bending your plants
down so they are harder to find. Donít use the same path every time
you check on your plants. Rippers will climb trees to see where the
crops are, so try making it impossible to climb trees around your crop.
do not ripen at the same rate. The same goes for different parts of
the plant. The main tops are usually ripe 1 to 2 weeks earlier. When
drying your plants you need a room with air movement and the temp around
80 degrees with little or no moisture. The easiest way of doing this
is to use a couple of fans and a dehumidifier. If the room is too cold
throw in a small heater set on low.
your room is set, cut your plants down. If you only have a few, you
might want to cut and dry the buds individually as they ripen. Rule
of thumb is if 90% of the plant is ripe, cut the whole plant down, then
trim off all the leaves.
some twine across the top of the room and hang the plants upside down.
Do not overlap them or they will not dry right.
taste test: If your buds appear dry on the outside but still moist on
the inside then you still need a few days; if you can roll a joint and
it stays lit your shit be ready. If the buds are still moist when you
bag them up, they will either taste like ass or get moldly.
buds are dry you can store them in a canning jar, plastic ziplock baggies,
or plastic Tupperware. The advantage to the ziplock method is that you
can put it the freezer and keep it for years.
Dr. Rotten at email@example.com.