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    Blue Heaven Rommulen

    This is what is left of an 1/8 I got on Thursday. It was a pretty good deal at $45. Grown locally, distributed by Blue Heaven in Redwood City, California. The onset of the high comes on quickly, and continues to grow as time goes by. I feel my muscles relaxing and my thoughts become clear. The...
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    Harborside Oakland Now Carries Clones

    They carryed clones years ago. The folks at Harborside decided that it would be better to stop selling clones due to past DEA cultivation raids. Now as the pollitical climate has changed so has their policy. They now agian sell clones. Checked them out a week or so ago. Clones look A+ fresh and...
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    New Dispensary in San Mateo Co.

    There is a new medical cannabis collective in Redwood City. This is after a long hard fight with the county. We here on the pennisula of the bay area have been put through alot of frustrations. Many of us have to drive up to San Francisco or Oakland. This is unsettleing for people like me. The...
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    Harborside Health Center Oakland

    This had quickly become my favorite co-op in Oakland. They accept you with only your doctor's note and an ID. Unlike many others in that require the card. They have secure parking onsite, which is amazing contrasted to the parking downtown. The security gaurds and doorman are really nice and...
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    How Can I Manage a Tall Lanky Sativa Indoors?

    Firstly you do need enough height. If you have that they will need supporting and the best way is with a devise we call a yo-yo. This is a sprung loaded reel with about 2 meters of line in it. It has a plastic hook on the end. The Yo Yo's one for each tall type plant are hung at the top of the...
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    Is UV Important for Blooming?

    High elevation plants that have been there for generations are high in thc but more importantly it is a lot more complex. On a short term basis a clone from a known variety Indica type will have a slightly more up high with the addition of UV during flowering but Sativas seem to improve a lot...
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    How can I find the exact harvest timing for my strain?

    You may not be able to tell subtle differences in the high from harvest timing yet. The only way to know the difference is through experience, and that is nearly impossible to get if you are buying the buds. Nearing harvest is the perfect point to start gaining that knowledge-- harvest in...
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    What is an Hermaphrodite?

    An hermaphrodite, or hermie, is a plant of one sex that develops the sexual organs of the other sex. Most commonly, a flowering female plant will develop staminate flowers, though the reverse is also true. Primarily male hermaphrodites are not as well recognized only because few growers let...
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    What do I do if my plants are growing too tall after flowering?

    Regardless of strain, the growth or stretch after switching to 12/12 will continue for about 1/3rd the entire length of the flowering cycle. So if they finish in 8 weeks, you have at least 2 and a half weeks of vertical growth to contend with after flowering. Tie the top shoots down now! You...
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    Growing Consensus Synopsis Paper

    Should Fan Leaves be Trimmed? There are a number of theories why fan leaves should or should not be removed. The purpose of this paper is to analyze cannabis cultivation techniques that advocate for and against fan leaf removal. A summary of each theory is presented, followed by a review of fan...
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    How dark does the dark cycle need to be?

    Consider that Cannabis can flower outdoors under the light of the full moon, so if your grow room is that dark, you should be OK. Having said that, it's best to make it as dark as possible. Plug all light leaks and be liberal with the black plastic. Be sure to let your eyes adjust to the...
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    How many hours of light do I need for blooming?

    12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. 12/12 is the standard cycle for flowering Cannabis plants indoors. * If you extend the light period by an hour or two (13/11 to 14/10) you can correspondingly extend the flowering period by 10 to 15%. There is an added bulk that makes up for the...
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    How do I determine a female sex plant from a male?

    Preflowers, as opposed to full blown flowers, generally appear after the fourth week of vegetative growth from seed. Check carefully above the fourth node. Please note that preflowers are very small and impossible to differentiate without magnification. A photographer's 10x loupe is handy indeed...
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    What does an emerging Female preflower look like?

    Identifying a true preflower is way to tell sex before 12/12. That way you can take clones from the known females without wasting the time and space on males.
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    Should I Force Flower my Plants to Determine Sex, then Revert to Veg

    Should I Force Flower my Plants to Determine Sex, then Revert them to Complete Vegetative Growth Once the Sex is Known? No, forcing flowering to determine sex, then reverting to vegetative growth stresses the plant, delays the eventual harvest and causes the plant to stretch unnecessarily...
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    After 10 Days Flowering what Does a Male Look Like?

    The following image displays a male plant at about 10 days flowering. Author: PLAYn
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    How Do I Sex using a Paper Bag?

    Get a small paper bag or something similar that is lightproof (a paper bag will not be suitable for strong H.I.D lighting), and a plastic coated twist tie. Select a plant that you would like to sex and choose a growing tip. Take the paper bag, place it over the top of the selected tip and...
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    How Can I Determine the Sex of Seed Plants with Clones?

    As compared to the observation of preflowers, forcing clones is an almost foolproof method of determining sex. This method anticipates that the grower has started a batch of plants from seed. After several weeks of vegetative growth, the plants should have branched enough that cuttings may be...
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    Flower Biology

    A bud is a cluster of single female flowers. As you can see in the pic, this cola is composed of several sub-units that are will fill out before reaching maturity. In this phase, the plant has finished the stretching phase and is developing bud sites. Depending on the strain, bud...
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    What is stretch and how can I minimize it?

    “Stretch” is a term for the natural vertical growth spurt in early flowering. Marijuana will grow in height throughout its flowering phase, but the first 2 weeks of flowering will show the most dramatic change in height and internodal distance. Stretch can also occur in the vegetative phase...
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