Guaranteed ways to get top shelf bud

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Top shelf bud is the crème de la crème of what the dispensaries have in stock.  It’s the kind of weed that you savor every puff and you avoid wasting a single leaf.  Have you ever wondered why the dispensary guys can manage to grow that level of quality weed but yours is at it’s best just ok? The fact of the matter is that anybody can grow top shelf weed. Top shelf weed growers don’t have magical fertilizers and they don’t necessarily have expensive equipment.  If you follow some simple tips your next harvest could potentially be top shelf bud.

Your plant can go through a lot in it’s life, anywhere from nutrient deficiencies or pest infestation, and by the end of it you could still get a reasonably good harvest. However, in order for your bud to truly be the good stuff it will need to avoid any major problems throughout its life cycle. Buds that have suffered from these mistakes don’t deliver on having maximum potency and the buds will not look as nice. The best way to avoid those mistakes is to have complete understanding of the basics of cannabis growing. Read up on how to avoid those mistakes before you start germinating your seeds. 

One of the most important factors of good quality bud is good quality seeds. No growing method can fix bad genetics. Clones are often not a good place to start as oftentimes you are not getting the strain that you think you are. If you want a guarantee that you are getting the strain you desire then you need to get your seeds from a seed bank. You can expect a dramatic increase in yields and a drastic improvement in quality just from getting seeds with good genetics. Even though it may cost a bit more it is worth it as you will never get top shelf bud from bagseed. 

How to assess the quality of a marijuana bud

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Just like all the fine things in life: wine, cigars, and diamonds, cannabis can also be measured in terms of quality. The sight, touch, taste, size, aroma, and sensation of a marijuana bud is all determined by the cleanliness of the air in which the plant grew, the composition of the soil, and the temperature shifts that it endured.  

It’s important to know the good quality stuff from the shwag. Whether you’re a connoisseur or simply a novice, knowing how to assess the quality of a cannabis bud is nesccessary to have the best experience. If you want to know the tell tale signs of  top shelf bud then read further.

Sometimes the only way to get an idea of the quality of a bud is by the way it looks, therefore it is important to know the clues that will tell you how dope is the weed you're assessing. One of the best visual ways to assess cannabis is by the trichome content. If the bud has loads of trichomes then you are sure to get a good buzz. Trichomes are the small crystal looking resin glands that make the bud look frosty.  These trichomes contain cannabinoids like THC and CBD.

Prevent caterpillars from destroying your cannabis crop

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If you are planting outdoors this summer then you will come across all kinds of pests that want you to share your cannabis plants with them. They will most likely invite themselves over, start munching away at your beloved plants, and continue to do so until you take notice and stop them. 

One of the most voracious of these pests is the caterpillar.  Although caterpillars aren’t the most horrific looking pests that love cannabis, they are still one of the most hated because they can do a whole lot of damage with their powerful jaws that munch away at your cannabis leaves, stems, and buds. It only takes about 5 to 10 caterpillars to destroy a plant.

One of the most common ways to recognize a caterpillar infestation is if chunks of leaves are missing and if you see small black spots on the leaves which are the caterpillar droppings. If people in the same geological area have complained of caterpillar infestation then you can begin checking your plants long before chunks of leaves are missing....

Growing cannabis according to the moon for a better crop

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When you are starting to plant your seeds you most often take time to consider the sunlight or the grow lights for your plants.  Sure, light is one of the most important factors to consider when you are starting to grow; after all, light will give your plants the energy they need for photosynthesis. One thing you may not have considered before is the moon.  Planting by the phases of the moon is one of the most overlooked aspects to growing. I know the idea of planting according to the phases of the moon seems like something from a witch’s handbook, but there is a scientific evidence to support it. 

Everyone remembers Isaac Newton from grade school and how he established the laws of gravity; it also proves the tides of the ocean are affected by the gravitational pull of the moon. Even though the sun is larger, the moon is closer to the Earth, therefore the gravitational pull of the moon is stronger than the sun’s pull. 

The gravitational pull of the moon affects the water content of the soil. There is a higher moisture content during a new and full moon. Dr. Frank Brown of Northwestern University did research over a 10 year period and took precise records of his results. His findings were that the plants absorbed more water during the full moon. Even though he conducted his experiments inside a laboratory, without direct contact from the moon, his findings remained constant that the moon influenced his plants. 

When to plant your seedlings outdoors

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Spring is a beautiful time of the year; all the plants are coming back to life and nature becomes green again. This can be inspiring to start spreading your own green around with some nice marijuana plants. Knowing when exactly to put those germinated seeds into the ground can be confusing as it varies depending on where you live. Because cannabis plants have cycles, it is vital that they get the right amount of light and darkness to meet their needs.

Depending on when you plant your germinated seeds, it can determine how large your plant will get. If you start too late in the season your plant will not produce much bud, if any at all. In the northern hemisphere seedlings are planted from March through May depending on the temperature. Flowers are normally harvested from September to November. If you live in the southern hemisphere the planting and flowering time will be reversed. So, you would plant from September through November and then harvest your buds from March to May. Those living in the tropics close to the equator have it good as they could possibly harvest outdoor marijuana throughout the whole year. 

As the days get shorter, the weather gets cooler, and the nights get longer, the cannabis plant will switch from a vegetative stage to a flowering stage. The exact timing of this differs depending on which latitude the plant is growing. If the same strain is grown in Colorado as it is in Amsterdam it may begin flowering early July in Colorado but not until August in Amsterdam.