plants finally started budding in the first week of Sept. Will they
finish off in time? What should I do?
Dick H, Depew
plants finish off in 6-8 weeks; others take 8-14 weeks. Hopefully, you
grew an early-finishing strain. For now, you want to start using a blooming
formula that will enhance the plants to start blooming, and give them
the proper food they need. Then keep an eye on the outdoor temp-as long
as we don't have an early frost you should be all right. If the temp
drops too low at night, you can cover them with burlap-make sure you
put a stake in the ground so you don't hurt your plants, or bring them
in at night (make sure you leave them in the dark and put them back
outside before sunlight-If not your plants can turn into hermaphrodites,
female plants with male pollen sacs). Or you can cut them down early
and hope they are all right. Wait until the night of the first frost,
but make sure you take them down before it frosts. Keep checking for
mold; it seems to be one of the biggest problems growers have had this
I have tried to grow in some pine tree forests for the last 3 years
with no luck. The plants die out after the second or third week. I figured
it would be good camouflage because the pine trees stay green all year.
What am I doing wrong?
JB, Southern Tier
what a dumb fuck you are. Didn't you notice that nothing grows under
the pine trees? This is because the pine trees put out high acids. People,
please use common sense: if you see nothing is growing, what makes you
think your shit will grow there? Don't be an asshole and waste three
years of your life like this dumb fuck. Find a new outdoor spot to grow
where everything is nice and green, and look for a water supply close
I have some plants outside that are turning purple. This never happened
all the times I grew indoors. Is this normal?
Jen F, Clarence
cold nights make some plants turn purple, Jen. This will not make any
difference in the quality of the plants, but it does impress some people
to see purple weed. Some ignorant fuckers charge more for purple weed,
slapping some bullshit name on the product. I suggest people do a taste-test
if the price seems too high.
Me and my buddy bought clones from the same person at the same time,
but his are 10 feet tall and mine are only 2-3 feet. What is the bastard
doing that I am not?
Brian M, Niagara Falls On.
can be a lot of things that cause this, Brian. The first possibility
that comes to mind is that the clones are from different mothers. Since
you didn't send me any pictures or more info on how you are growing,
I can only give you a few guesses. The size of the clones can make a
difference, not only the top of the clone but also the roots. If you're
growing in pots, using a bigger pot makes a huge difference. If you
are growing in the ground, the dirt, drainage, and location all come
into play. The way you feed and water your plants can make a huge difference.
The amount of sunlight can make a difference; 1 or 2 hours of shade
can slow growth tremendously. Since your friend's plants are doing so
well, I suggest you take some clones of his plant now!
Dr. Rotten's Helpful hint
of the questions I get asked the most is "how can I increase my
yield?" Many products claim they can double your harvest, but only
a few really work. I am really impressed with The B'Cuzz line of products.
They even have their own line of promix (soil). Start with B'Cuzz root
stimulator for cloning. Use a cloning machine if possible using the
bare root method. They should be ready to put in the dirt within 7-10
days. After putting the clones in dirt, start using B'Cuzz parts A &
B. Use the product as directed. After one week add B'Cuzz PK 13-14 (using
this can increase your yield by 50%, just using it in the last 2 weeks
of budding, just think of what it will do if you use it all the way
through). Add grow stimulator as needed, in S.O.G. (Sea of Green method)
add bloom stimulator after the first week. If you are not using this
method then add bloom when you switch your room to a 12-hour period.
Make sure you use only plain water the last week of blooming; this cleans
your soil and gives you the true taste of your buds.
Right now a lot of you growers out there are harvesting your crops.
We would like to add a new feature where a few of us at the office will
rate your buds, from every aspects, size, color, taste, and of course
buzz. So please stop by the office and let us try some of your end results.
Do not send them in the mail, stop by 100 S. Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY
14202 and give them to use. Every bud we get will put in a future issue
of The Beast
of the issue:
The Afghani part is a very short plant, 100% Indica and very resinous.
The F-1 cross with Skunk #1 gives the variety a bigger yield and a better
Very good "up" high. Very consistent.
Grow Location: Indoor
Flowering: Indoor 8-9 weeks; Outdoor 1st week Nov
Available at Sacred Seeds