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NE Seattle Branch to Take Virtual Orders

The Northeast Seattle branch of the seed library will now begin taking orders to be filled virtually. Recipients will pick up orders in the Ravenna neighborhood.

Visit the Seed Library page on the NE Seattle Tool Library’s website to learn more about this branch.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Browse the current NE Seattle branch seed inventory list.
  • Take note of the crop and common name of each seed you would like.
  • Please limit your order to 10 items.
  • Send an email with your list and name to [email protected] Please write “Seed Order” in the email subject line.
  • We will package and label your seeds (small quantities only, regardless of our “KCSLL Supply” designation).
  • If we run out of an item, we might substitute another variety of the same crop.
  • We will respond with an email telling you where you can pick up your seeds.

Seed orders will be taken to our pickup location twice a week. Each order will be packaged with the recipient’s name on the bag. We suggest you take the same precautions when handling the package as you would at a grocery store. To be extra-safe, use gloves when taking the seed order home, then let it sit for 72 hours before opening it. We also ask that recipients practice proper social distancing if another recipient is at the pickup location.

Unfortunately, we are unable to take seed donations at this time. Please (safely) share with your neighbors and friends! Hopefully, we will be able to reopen our physical branches and resume regular activity later this spring.

Filling Orders Virtually

We are delighted that we’ve found a way to share seeds during this difficult time. In our first week, we have served several dozen gardeners, from a third-grader to a neighbor group. Our seed supply is getting short on some items, but we are happy to get the seeds into peoples’ gardens while it is still relatively fresh and viable. Thank you for your patience as our intrepid volunteers fit this task into their full lives. Shout out to Polly for all her help!

Here are a few images of the process at the NW Seattle branch, starting from cataloging the seeds to filling and packaging up the orders.

Support our Bioregional Seed Companies

With the current craze to start or revive an edible garden, seed companies have been hit hard. They need to keep their workers safe while filling mountains of orders. Some have stopped taking orders temporarily, or are only shipping to commercial farmers. Many report turnaround times of two weeks to ship an order.

Still, these small businesses deserve our support. Seeds are alive and need to be planted while fresh. So we plead with our supporters to please patronize our bioregional seed companies. Check multiple companies to see who is shipping now. Be patient. Thank them for their work.

Here is a list of seed companies. Those with an asterisk * are outside of the Washington-Oregon region. (Please let us know if we’ve missed any that you think we should include.)

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds https://www.rareseeds.com/

Deep Harvest Seeds www.deepharvestfarm.com

Filaree Garlic Farm www.filareefarm.com

Irish Eyes Garden Seeds www.irisheyesgardenseeds.com

Kitazawa Seed Company (CA) www.kitazawaseed.com *

New Dimension Seed www.newdimensionseed.com

Nichols Garden Nursery www.nicholsgardennursery.com

Osborne Seed Company www.osborneseed.com

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply (CA) www.groworganic.com *

Seed Savers Exchange (IA) www.seedsavers.org *

Seeds Trust/High Altitude Seeds (CO) www.seedstrust.com *

Seattle Seed Company www.seattleseed.com

Snake River Seed Cooperative (ID) www.snakeriverseeds.com *

Sustainable Seed Company www.sustainableseedco.com

Territorial Seed Company www.territorialseed.com

Victory Seed Company www.victoryseeds.com

Wild Garden Seed www.wildgardenseed.com

*beyond Washington or Oregon

Seeds Available Through NW Library Branch

With a booming interest in gardening and the temporary shutdown of our seed lending library locations, we have devised a pilot program to get our seed supply to neighbors who can use them.

Starting today, we will be accepting emailed seed orders for our Northwest Seattle branch. We will fulfill the orders twice a week and leave them at a secure, outdoor, weatherproof location for recipients to pick up. The pickup location will be in Northwest Seattle.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Browse the current seed inventory list. Navigate through the list by using the category tabs at the bottom of the screen.
  • Take note of the crop and common name of each seed you would like.
  • Please limit your order to 10 items.
  • Send an email with your list and name to [email protected]
  • We will package and label your seeds (small quantities only, regardless of our “KCSLL Supply” designation).
  • If we run out of an item, we might substitute another variety of the same crop.
  • We will respond with an email telling you where you can pick up your seeds.

Seed orders will be taken to our pickup location twice a week. Each order will be packaged with the recipient’s name on the bag. We suggest you take the same precautions when handling the package as you would at a grocery store. To be extra-safe, use gloves when taking the seed order home, then let it sit for 72 hours before opening it. We also ask that recipients practice proper social distancing if another recipient is at the pickup location.

This program will initially cover Northwest Seattle only. If successful, we will try to enact it at other branches.

Unfortunately, we are unable to take seed donations at this time. Please (safely) share with your neighbors and friends! Hopefully, we will be able to reopen our physical branches and resume regular activity later this spring.

In Troubling Times, Grow With Seeds

Life might seem a bit empty right now, with limitations on our work, school and social activities. But an old Hawaiian proverb says, “When your hands are turned to the soil, you will be full.” So let us keep gardening, the healthy activity that can be done alone or with a loved one. May it fill our spirits as well as our bodies.

Growing edibles begins in earnest now as our soils warm up and the days become longer. Here are some ideas to get started.

Is your soil warm enough to plant?

  • Calculate the soil temperature. Find out the soil warmth by watching the daily highs/lows. Add the daily high and nightly low together, then divide by two. That’s the approximate temperature of open soil. (e.g.: 50+40=90/2=45) It’s more accurate if you do it over the course of a week and then average those, because the soil temp doesn’t move with just one warm day. A soil thermometer will tell you right away if the soil is warm enough to sprout seeds. Most seeds require soil warmed to a depth of 3” to germinate.
  • Temps needed to germinate. Our coolest vegetables (lettuce, peas, chard, parsley, mustard greens, beets, carrots) will sprout in soil as cool as 40 degrees F. Other crops (corn, tomatoes) need at least 50 degrees F, while others (beans, peppers, melons, squashes) need 60 degrees F minimum. Of course, all will sprout faster in soil a little warmer than the minimum.
  • Warm up your soil. You can cover the garden bed for a few days with plastic sheeting to warm it up—but remove the plastic when you begin to plant. That will increase the soil temperature a few degrees above an open garden bed.

“When your hands are turned to the soil, you will be full.”

Start earlier with season extension

  • Raised beds. Are you growing vegetables in a raised bed? If so, the soil may already be getting warmer and drying out, the two key indicators that it will be ready for seeds.
  • Cover the bed. If you have “season extension” covers for your bed, like a cloche or a cold frame, they will really help you get the soil ready. You can plant under season extension two to three weeks earlier than in an open garden bed. But remember to open the device regularly to water the bed so the seeds are kept moist (but not too wet) while sprouting, and so that it doesn’t get too hot under the device on sunny days to wilt the tiny plants.

Is your soil dry enough to plant?

  • Soil readiness test. Here’s an easy test to find out if your soil is ready: Dig up a scoop of soil and pack together a softball-size clump of it in your hands. Hold it in one hand and throw it up in the air about two feet, letting it fall back into your open hand. If it lands with a “splotch!” and water sprays everywhere, it’s still too wet for planting. If it breaks apart easily and crumbles in your hand, it’s dry enough.

If your outdoor garden is not yet ready, you can still start indoors. See our post on Starting Seeds Indoors that includes a list of bioregional seed companies.

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Buy Cannabis Seeds in Washington

Can you buy Marijuana Seeds in Washington State?

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What is a Washington cannabis seed bank online? We are a trusted supplier of Medical-grade cannabis seeds for growing in Washington state. You may search online to find stores around Washington state where cannabis seeds might be sold. But if you are already at your computer, why not just click a few buttons and get the exact seeds you are looking for shipped to your mailbox! Our speedy shipping methods are discreet and secure. We offer a variety of payment methods, so you can choose whichever you are most comfortable with: money orders, cash, credit cards, wire transfers, and even Bitcoin! We have the right cannabis seeds Washington state growers are looking for. Sour Tangie, Do-si-dos and Gelato are all popular choices, but the sky is the limit. We offer high CBD seeds, Washington auto-flowering seeds, even occasionally some clearance seeds that are still 100% viable but can save you a few bucks. We are the Primary Washington Seed Bank Alternative, to make the shopping part of your grow experience as straight forward as possible. We will get you started with strain-specific seeds and teach you how to successfully germinate them. The rest is up to you, so enjoy the setup!

Buying Marijuana Seeds in Washington: The 123s of Buying Cannabis Seeds Online

Finding your way through the online market of marijuana seeds can be difficult, especially if you’re just getting started on your journey of growing marijuana plants. It can be especially challenging if you’re not sure how to purchase high-quality seeds or what seeds you should be looking for.

That’s why we’re here today with a complete guide to show you how to purchase marijuana seeds online! Are you interested in learning how to buy marijuana seeds in Washington? Keep reading to learn what you need to know!

Is Cannabis Legal in Washington?

Want to purchase marijuana seeds, but not sure if it’s legal to do because you live in Washington?

Medical marijuana has been legalized in Washington since 1998 and doctors have been prescribing it to treat a number of conditions, such as chronic pain, PTSD, and seizures.

Using medical marijuana in the privacy of your own home is legal in the state of Washington. Plus, individuals who register with Washington’s voluntary database are able to grow up to six plants and carry up to eight ounces of marijuana that they harvested from those plants on their person.

Laws for Marijuana in Washington

Medical marijuana is legal to use in Washington, but patients with medical conditions must enter into the medical marijuana program to be able to legally grow different forms of marijuana on their property.

Legally, people in Washington are able to:

Have 40 ounces of solid marijuana-infused products on their person

Have 3 ounces of marijuana flowers on their person

Have 216 ounces of liquid marijuana-infused products on their person

Have 21 grams of marijuana concentrates on their person

In addition, people over the age of 21 are able to hold a specific amount of marijuana on their person without having to hold any sort of medical card, to be used for self-treating health conditions.

Tips for Buying Marijuana Seeds Online

The easiest way to gain access to a large variety of strains is to shop around for marijuana seeds online. Here are a few tips to ensure that you’re purchasing the best marijuana seeds for your personal needs:

Buy From a Seed Bank

One of the easiest ways that you can gain access to countless strains of marijuana strains is to shop with a trusted seed bank. Taking your business to a marijuana seed bank offers tons of benefits, such as offering easy access to almost any strain that you can think of.

Don’t Always Go for the Lowest Price

The higher prices that come with some seed banks may be a drawback when you’re first shopping around, keep in mind that this higher price that you’re paying ensures that you’re purchasing quality seeds.

If you aren’t interested in paying the extra money, you can always take your chances at a cheaper online seed bank that isn’t well-known. However, you’ll be taking risks.

For example, if you’re shopping around for feminized seeds and you end up purchasing from a retailer that no many people know about and that offers super cheap prices, there’s a chance that some of the seeds that you’ve purchased may not be feminized.

Not interested in wasting your time and money? Pay the higher prices for an established and trusted seed back.

Is It Easy to Grow Marijuana Seeds in Washington?

Thankfully, growing marijuana is an easy feat, especially if you make sure that you purchase auto-flowering marijuana seeds or feminized marijuana seeds. There are several strains of marijuana that thrive well in Washington state’s rainy and temperate climate.

If you’re able to grow your cannabis seeds outside, it’ll really help to cut back on the money that you’ll put towards the energy that it requires to grow your seeds inside. Even with just a single seed, there are several marijuana plants that’ll thrive in Washington’s climate.

What Are the Different Types of Marijuana Seeds?

Have you started shopping around for marijuana seeds online and discovered that you aren’t sure what the different types of marijuana seeds are? We’ve got a quick introduction to the main types of seeds you’ll run into:

Regular Seeds

If you buy a selection of regular cannabis seeds, you’re purchasing a mixture of both male and female seeds. There’s a good portion of marijuana growers who prefer to use regular seeds, as typically, these seeds haven’t been inbred nearly as much as auto-flowering or feminized seeds have been.

The biggest downfall that comes with growing regular seeds is that once the marijuana plant starts to grow, you’ll have to figure out the sex of your plants. You’ll be able to discover the sex of your plants during the flowering phase, which is when you’ll notice the reproductive organs on your plants.

Be sure to throw away any male marijuana plants that you find, as male marijuana plants don’t produce any seeds or flowers. Essentially, male marijuana plants are only good for pollinating females.

When female marijuana plants are pollinated, they don’t produce any buds; instead, they produce more seeds but don’t yield any crop for you to harvest.

Feminized Seeds

Feminized seeds are great to purchase if you’re looking to throw a few seeds into some soil and start growing some buds. This type of seed is guaranteed to only consist of bud-producing females, which means that you won’t have to worry about identifying the sex of any of your plants and throwing out any male plants that you do find.

Using feminized seeds also reduces the possibility of any sneaky male marijuana plants pollinating your female plants. Even if there’s only one male marijuana plant that’s in a huge patch of female plants, that singular male plant can pollinate every female.

While regular seeds tend to be cheaper, you may end up spending weeks tending to a couple of seeds that turn out to be entirely male. The last thing that you want to make sure you avoid is to introduce a male marijuana plant to the months of hard work you’ve put towards growing your crop-yielding female marijuana plants.

Auto-Flowering Seeds

Auto-flowering seeds don’t require a light cycle to change from a vegetative to a flowering stage. This type of seed has a very short growing time to harvest time, which means that you can harvest buds in as little as three months when growing auto-flowering seeds.

The biggest downside to auto-flowering seeds is that they tend to be smaller plants, which means that the crop that they yield tends to be far less than regular or feminized seeds. If you’re a recreational user that’s looking to experiment with different strains, auto-flowering seeds are a great seed to get started with. However, if you’re using marijuana for medical reasons and are in the need of a larger supply, feminized seeds would be a better option.

Are you only interested in growing your marijuana plants indoors? If you’re looking to grow medical marijuana and don’t want to invest a lot of time into doing so, purchasing auto-flowering seeds may be your best option.

How Many Seeds Should You Buy?

Even when you purchase from a reputable seller, there’s a chance that all of the seeds that you purchase won’t germinate. You should always purchase extra seeds to account for the seeds that die or the ones that don’t germinate. For extra wiggle room, buy two or four times the total number of plants you’re interested in growing.

When you’re growing regular cannabis seeds, there will also be some plants that you’ll have to throw away because they’re males. If you’re looking to grow seven cannabis plants to use for harvesting bud, start off with twenty-four seeds. This will make sure that you have enough seeds to not have to worry about throwing away seeds that didn’t germinate, as well as the male plants.

If you’ve purchased feminized or auto-flowering seeds, some of the seeds won’t germinate. However, there’s a larger percentage of plants that will grow into flowering marijuana plants!

Interested in growing seven cannabis plants from feminized or auto-flowering seeds? Start out with twelve seeds just in case a few of the seeds don’t germinate.

In addition, you should also make sure that you’ve double-checked with both Washington’s and your county’s legal limit of growing marijuana plants.

Growing Healthy Marijuana Seeds in Washington

Before you can start growing medical marijuana, you’ll have to get your hands on marijuana seeds. Even if you’re a beginning marijuana grower, starting off with high-quality seeds will ensure that you’re able to easily grow marijuana plants with high yields.

Always be sure to ask the customer service at the seed bank you’re using if you have any questions, as they’re experts on the seeds they’re offering and will be able to help with questions you have.

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Sapphire kush strain

Sapphire OG by Humboldt Seed Organization is a Sativa-leaning feminised cannabis strain that is sure to cast a spell on the most demanding OG fans. This exclusive version stands out for having little to do with other OG-derived genetics. Therefore, should you decide to buy Sapphire OG cannabis seeds, you will have the chance to discover a high-end hybrid whose flavours and aromas are a real treat for the senses.

Sapphire OG is a marijuana plant whose origins (OG (Florida cut) x OG (Fc) x OG (Fc)/Afghan) speak volumes about its quality. It is a splendid and vigorous medium-sized/big marijuana plant with a more colourful and sophisticated appearance as well as some flavours and aromas that differ greatly from those of a typical Kush strain. It is highly important to keep an eye on its growth when cultivating indoors because it is capable of doubling its size once in the 12/12h light cycle. Therefore, staking the plants might also be necessary so as to keep them straight. If looked after propertly, during the flowering phase, they deliver outstanding compact and elongated buds overflowing with resin.

Sapphire OG is a cannabis hybrid with really intense flavours and aromas: an amazing blend of petroleum, pine, chocolate, citrus and flowers. Its effect, both mental and physical, starts with a pleasant euphoria-producing effect and finishes with a nice feeling of relaxation. The whole process is highly potent as well as incredibly long-lasting. Everyone will enjoy the relaxing serenity it leads to.

Genotype: 15% Sativa / 85% Indica
THC: 18-24%
Indoor flowering: 57-63 days
Indoor yield: 10-15 oz/yd2
Outdoor yield: 35-141 oz/plant

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How to Care for Plant Seedlings

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When you start seeds indoors, the tender seedlings are dependent on you for all their needs.   This includes getting fed. Some gardeners think their seedlings will grow faster if they give them fertilizer right away. However, while those tiny plants may look helpless, they don’t need anything other than water, warmth, and light for their first few weeks. They are capable of feeding themselves up to a point. After that, it’s time to start feeding them, following a few standard guidelines.

When to Start Fertilizing Seedlings

When seedlings first poke out of the ground, they are still feeding off the food stored in the seed.   The first couple of leaves that form are not leaves at all. They are called cotyledons or seed leaves, which are part of the seed or embryo of the plant. Cotyledons contain the remainder of the stored food reserves of the seed, and they keep the seedling fed until the first true leaves sprout and the plant can begin photosynthesis.

Usually, the cotyledons disappear shortly after the first true leaves form and begin photosynthesizing. It is at this point that the seedling can use a little boost of fertilizer.

Before you reach for the plant food, make sure you haven’t used a potting mix that already contains fertilizer. Some do, and some don’t. If the mix has fertilizer, you shouldn’t need to add more. For the future, because seedlings can initially feed themselves, you don’t need to use a potting mix with fertilizer for starting seed. Using a mix without fertilizer is cheaper, and more importantly, you can control how much and what type of food your seedlings get.

Selecting Fertilizer

Seedlings tend to need a fertilizer that’s high in phosphorous. Phosphorus stimulates root development and is a component of photosynthesis. Look for a 1-2-1 N-P-K (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) ratio on the fertilizer label. A liquid or water-soluble fertilizer is typically the easiest and quickest way for the seedlings to access nutrients. You’ll also have a choice between organic and synthetic fertilizer, which often comes down to personal preference.

  • Synthetic fertilizer: If you are using synthetic fertilizer, feed your seedlings weekly. However, it’s often wise to dilute the label’s recommendation by at least half. Tender seedlings can be easily burned by too much fertilizer. Young seedlings commonly can get away with a quarter of what the label recommends for full-grown plants.
  • Organic fertilizer: There are several liquid organic fertilizers available, though they sometimes can be hard to locate. A mix of fish emulsion and kelp can also give your seedlings the nutrients they need to get started and reduces the risk of burning your seedlings. As with synthetic fertilizer, give your seedlings a dose of organic food weekly. Unless the product is labeled specifically for seedlings, dilute it by at least half the recommended dose. It’s better to give your seedlings a little food regularly than to risk burning those tender roots with too much fertilizer at once.
  • Another option: Mix a granular organic fertilizer into the potting soil. Many gardeners do this when their seedlings are ready to be moved from their starter containers to larger pots. However, granular fertilizer can take a while to release nutrients and impact the plants, so adding it when you are starting your seeds is often a better option. Try to add it to the lower layer of potting mix, and don’t let it come in direct contact with the seeds. Even organic fertilizers can burn if you use too much.

Knowing When Seedlings Have Had Enough Food

How much to feed seedlings will take some experimentation. Keep an eye on how well your seedlings are filling out. Too much fertilizer can cause a flush of tender, lanky growth, which is not what you want. Ease back on the fertilizer if this is the case.   At this point in a seedling’s development, you should be more interested in growing a healthy root system than sending up a lot of green leaves.

Moreover, each plant—even those of the same species—will react a little differently to fertilizer. But in time you should get a feel for how much food it takes to keep your seedlings robust while they build up the strength to be moved outdoors into the garden.

New plant seedlings can feed themselves up until their first true leaves appear. Here are tips on how, when, and what to feed your seedlings.

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I did use the search . chances are though I didn’t correctly word it.

I want to know when to fertilize seedling or my new plants. How old or how tall etc before you start to fertilize them. I do not plant to feed them full strength but I need to know when do I start. I have them in a soil designed to start seeds or clippings.

They are real pretty and they look healthy so far!

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What’s everyone’s favorite fertilizer? I have yet to find bat shit available in any local shops (though I expect to see plenty of them flying around very soon). I was going to use a dilute solution of Miracle-Gro, but I’m not sure that it’s got the right ratio of nutrients.

So far my little babies have the first real leaves (the jagged leaves) and that’s it.

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first of all, it totally depends on what you start with. with prenuted soil, you have to be very careful not to overload, and it’s very easy with plants only a couple weeks old. it’s much easier to start with soil that is barely – if at all – fertilized. Promix, for example, is buffered and is lightly fertilized. This makes it easier to gradually build up the nutes. And for the love of god stay away from gradual release.

I use botanicare pro grow and bloom. I strongly prefer organic fertilizer, and since it is so widely available I see no reason not to use it. What is best depends on both your strain and your medium.

Seamaiden
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I don’t know what strain, as these are seeds gleaned from my last purchase. The soil is a mix of Miracle-Gro (not the water retaining new stuff) and highly composted dead tree that we used for some baby cedars that didn’t make it (not much root growth through the pot, so I figured it wasn’t spent). At this point I figured that, like almost any other plant, it would be easy to burn the babies, so it’s just water and I’m actually just bottom-watering instead of pouring from over the top of the plant. They seem to be happy.

As for the Botanicare, that appears to be a product for hydroponic gardening. Will it translate to outdoor potted grows?

I like using organic myself, which is why I went for the composted stuff and we’ve set up a compost heap on the property. However, our compost is new and hasn’t quite yet gotten going.

ceestyle
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That’s an interesting watering technique. I suppose as long as it wicked sufficiently it would eliminate dry spots from water “channeling” through the soil.

The Pro Grow is for both hydro and soil, and the bloom is actually designed for soil or only the last few weeks of a hydro grow. I use it in organic soil / perlite / dolomite lime / pinch of guano mix that seems to work pretty well. I go easy on the guano until I’m transplanting into larger pots as it is a bit much for seedlings. I keep hearing about Fox Farm nutrients, but have no experience. I guess I would do some web-crawling to get some clues for what might work for you.

I’ve heard great things about fresh compost. Because its mild, you can more exactly tailor the flavor of your soil. Someday past apartment living this will be a reality for me.

Hello I did use the search … chances are though I didn't correctly word it. I want to know when to fertilize seedling or my new plants. How old or how…

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Mk-Ultra

breed by TH Seeds

Here you can find all info about Mk-Ultra from TH Seeds. If you are searching for information about Mk-Ultra from TH Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Gallery, Degustation, Awards, Strain Reviews, Medicinal Properties, Shop-Finder and Price Comparison, Lineage / Genealogy, Hybrids / Crossbreeds or User Comments for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information – or list all Mk-Ultra Strains (±4) to find a different version. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!

Basic / Breeders Info

Mk-Ultra is a mostly indica variety from TH Seeds and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±58 days ), outdoors and in the greenhouse. TH Seeds’ Mk-Ultra is a THC dominant variety and is/was also available as feminized seeds.

TH Seeds’ Mk-Ultra Description

T.H.Seeds™ MK-Ultra™ Feminized and Regular Seeds

MK-Ultra™ is named after the famous L.S.D. experiments in the 50’s, this mostly Indica Hybrid will truly hypnotize you. A cross of the legendary G-13 and LA’s finest O.G. Kush, that produces very tight resin coated buds, with addictive qualities that cannot be underestimated. A piney flavor that lasts and lasts and a hypnotic high make MK-Ultra™ the ultimate head stash! 1st place winner at the 2003 Cannabis Cup and 2nd place in 2004 and many more victories since.

TYPE: Mostly Indica
GENETICS: OG Kush x G-13
YIELD: 350gr p.s.m.
HEIGHT: 100cm – 120cm
FLOWERING TIME: 8-9 weeks
TASTE: Earthy / Pungent / Woody
EFFECTS: Hypnotic / Relaxed / Happy / Sleepy / Euphoric / Hungry
MEDICINAL CONDITIONS: Stress / Pain / Insomnia / Depression / Nausea

Where to buy Mk-Ultra cannabis seeds?

Mk-Ultra from TH Seeds is available as regular and feminized seeds. In 11 seedbanks, we found 39 offers between EUR 10.68 for 1 feminized seed and EUR 495.59 for 50 regular seeds. If you are looking to buy Mk-Ultra Cannabis Seeds from TH Seeds somewhere – have a look to our Mk-Ultra Price Comparison page with all current offers from all the connected seedbanks and shops – or visit one of the following tested, trustworthy and recommended seed-shops directly to check out their current Mk-Ultra offers: Linda Seeds | Linda Semilla, Zamnesia, Oaseeds, Alchimia Grow Shop, PEV Seeds Bank, Samenwahl.com, Herbies Head Shop, Cannapot Hanfshop, Indras Planet GmbH, Seedsman and Mary’s Seeds.

Mk-Ultra Awards

TH Seeds’ Mk-Ultra is a cupwinning variety and won 3 awards between 2003 and 2015!

Mk-Ultra breed by TH Seeds Here you can find all info about Mk-Ultra from TH Seeds . If you are searching for information about Mk-Ultra from TH Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Gallery,

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kimbo slice strain

Kimbo Kush

Taste & Smell

  • Earthy
  • Sweet

Effects

  • Giggly
  • Sleepy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nervous

Pairs Well With

  • Doing Nothing
  • Sleeping
  • Watching TV/Movies

About this Hybrid Strain

This indica-dominant cannabis plant (70% indica/30% sativa) produces large, chunky buds with a slight lavender tint to the otherwise lime-green flowers. The buds’ aroma resembles berries, dirt, and lemon peels.

The berry flavors of Kimbo Kushcome through in the smoke, coupled with the qualities of burnt wood. The THC levels on this are contested, but data shows it ranges between 27-29%, making this one of the most THC-dense strains in existence.

Kimbo Kush delivers heavy blows, just like the man it memorializes. Couch-lock is guaranteed, so save this one for later in the day or before bed. It’s ideal for treating muscle spasms, chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety. It’s also good for vegging out in front of a good comedy movie, as it will stimulate the giggles.

Common side effects from Kimbo Kush include cottonmouth, red eyes, and possibly anxiety, dizziness, or a little paranoia in higher amounts. Beginners beware.

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This indica-dominant cannabis plant (70% indica/30% sativa) produces large, chunky buds with a slight lavender tint to the otherwise lime-green flowers. The buds&rsquo; aroma resembles berries, dirt, and lemon peels. The berry flavors of Kimbo Kushcome through in the smoke, coupled with the qualities…

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purple cheese strain

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Purple Cheese

Taste & Smell

Effects

  • Calm
  • Dry Mouth

Pairs Well With

  • Housework
  • Fishing
  • Knitting
  • Spa
  • Yoga

About this Hybrid Strain

If you’re a fan of the cheese strains, Purple Cheese won’t disappoint. It emits a scent that like combining blue cheese with fresh berries that intensifies as you break it up. Its taste is a bit similar with earthen tones, and some that have smoked it have said it can be a bit harsh if you take big hits. Its buds are dense and shaped like cones with lots of yellow pistils and occasional shades of blue intertwined within its flowers.

THC levels can vary between the low teens and low 20’s so be sure to check how much is in your batch before fashioning a serving for yourself.

This indica-dominant hybrid is a cross between Purple #1, Blue Cheese, and Low Ryder. Some phenotypes have been tested as having higher-than-average CBD levels.

Some fans of this strain have said its effects are energetic at onset, but they transition into a light sedation as the high wears down. Reviewers note that it can relax muscles, help manage pain, and help with migraines or depression. Many enjoy it for its potential to create an overall feeling of relaxation that spreads from mind to body. Some have experienced a foggy mindset that they describe as pleasant, but hasn’t helped them focus much.

If you&rsquo;re a fan of the cheese strains, Purple Cheese won&rsquo;t disappoint. It emits a scent that like combining blue cheese with fresh berries that intensifies as you break it up. Its taste is a bit similar with earthen tones, and some that have smoked it have said it can be a bit harsh if…

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star dawg strain

Star dawg strain

Once again one of the most common strains within the u.k ( u.k reviewer ) very hit and miss strain.. if grown right this strain is super heavy hitting, uplifting, creative, get shit done buzz.. the poorer quality dawg as low as 16 % thc level i personally swerve as the difference is massive.. in fact I would go as far as to say the weaker, poorly grown indoor is possibly one of the worst strains I have smoked.. moral- do your research before buying

I really love this strain. I have BPD and social anxiety, and in general a good sativa dominant weed in small doses does wonders for my every day life. I use stardawg most of the time, and I’m productive, full of creative ideas, cheerful and relaxed when I smoke. Definitely helps with some mental health problems.

I came across this strain by chance at my local dispensary. Looking fo a daytime medication that was uplifting but keeping the focus, this was an excellent choice for me. This strain helped me with my morning fatigue and kept me upbeat and focused on my day.

This strain is ok but there’ are better ones out there that Chemdawg has spawned if that’s what your’e looking for. If you are in Arkansas and want to try a Chem strain I’d recommend going with Copper Chem instead, the taste is much better and stronger (both are grown by Bold Cultivation so neither one will be cured right).

Yes I’ve bwen sampling stardog( not sure if it’s strain 2 or 4) I started sampling dope 38 years ago, as my Father used to supply it, he’s at rest now, so if the babilon are reading this it really doesn’t bother me at all. The effects remind me of some gold seal black of a 16 ounce hand rold ball that had the seal of the Afghan armed sevices written in gold ( it was not real, or I don’t believe it was real gold). I love indica and ten present doesn’t really do it for me, but, this is different! The 10 percent of indica and 90 percent sativa is just the right mixture- you can roll a joint anytime of the day and night Time too, it’s very social, it doesn’t make me paranoid, it an okay smoke. In fact it’s a lovely smoke- anytime.

Stardawg, also known as "Stardog" to most members of the cannabis community, is heavily sativa dominant hybrid (70% sativa/30% indica) strain that is a potent cross between the insanely popular Chemdawg 4 X Tres Dog strains. This dank bud boasts a THC level ranging from 16-22% and a potent effect…

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marijuana grow equipment

The Ultimate Guide To Indoor Cannabis Growing Equipment

Explore this comprehensive guide to find the best growing equipment for your needs and skills as a cannabis cultivator.

  • 1. Seeds
  • 2. Grow tent
  • 3. Soil
  • 4. Pots
  • 5. Humidifier and dehumidifier
  • 6. Fans
  • 7. Thermometer and hygrometer
  • 8. Nutrients
  • 9. Grow lights
  • 10. Bonus tip
  • 1. Seeds
  • 2. Grow tent
  • 3. Soil
  • 4. Pots
  • 5. Humidifier and dehumidifier
  • 6. Fans
  • 7. Thermometer and hygrometer
  • 8. Nutrients
  • 9. Grow lights
  • 10. Bonus tip

BEST GROWING EQUIPMENT FOR BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, AND EXPERIENCED CULTIVATORS

Growing weed indoors needn’t be difficult. All you need is the right equipment. Below, we’ve built the most comprehensive cannabis grow equipment list out there—complete with everything from seeds and pots to lights and tents. We’ve even included various options for each piece of equipment suited for beginner, intermediate, and advanced growers.

SEEDS

The first step to growing great weed is to start with the right genetics. Cannabis plants can vary a lot, and you’ll need to take the time to research strains and find something to suit your grow room, budget, and skills as a grower.

At RQS, we pride ourselves on creating strains to suit any and every grower. Below are three strains for beginner, intermediate, and advanced growers:

White Widow Automatic: White Widow is a world-renowned, classic Dutch strain. For this autoflowering variety, we crossed a potent, profit-yielding White Widow phenotype with a sturdy strain of _Cannabis ruderalis_. The result is a potent autoflower that goes from seed to harvest in just 8–9 weeks and produces great results regardless of your skill as a grower.

Royal Cookies: If you want to grow top-shelf US genetics at home, this is the perfect option. Royal Cookies was bred by crossing two unique Forum 1 phenotypes to create a super potent Cookies strain with up to 23% THC, capable of producing massive yields to suit. With a flowering time of just 8–9 weeks, this is a great intermediate strain that will produce some top-shelf bud every time.

Shining Silver Haze: If you’re an experienced grower looking for a killer sativa hybrid to add to your garden, look no further. Shining Silver Haze is our own version of the iconic Haze varieties that revolutionised cannabis around the world. With 21% THC, a 9–11 week flowering cycle, and an uplifting high like no other, this is easily one of our most beloved strains.

GROW TENT

When growing cannabis indoors, you’ll want to ensure you have as much control over your growing environment as possible. And the best way to do this is to grow your plants in a tent where you can tightly control variables like temperature, relative humidity, air circulation, ventilation, and more.

That’s where grow tents come in. Available in all shapes and sizes, grow tents make it easy to create a dedicated space for your plants without having to renovate an entire room. Below are three different grow tent options for growers of all skill levels:

GrowPRO 2.0 Grow Tent S Eco: This is a small tent perfect for beginners or first-time growers. It’s completely light-proof, boasts an extra-durable design complete with super-strong and stable rods, multiple air intake windows and “Superflaps” for maximum airflow, a watertight interior base and three ventilation socks. This is a perfect option if you’re tackling your first indoor grow and working with a tight budget.

Apollo Horticulture Mylar Tent: This is a great medium-sized grow tent ideal for intermediate growers looking to step up their game with more professional gear. Apollo Horticulture is a respected brand, and its grow tents are made from high-quality materials. They are also highly reflective, meaning your plants will get the most out of their light source. All Apollo products also come with a 90-day warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee should you have any problems.

Gorilla Grow Tent GGT59: Gorilla Grow Tents are renowned as the best horticultural indoor grow tents around. Supported by interlocking 100% steel frames, 1680D canvas density, large viewing windows, industrial zippers, and diamond-shaped reflective interior walls, these tents are literally as good as it gets. Keep in mind, however, that you get what you pay for, and these tents can be a little expensive. But for experienced growers dedicated to producing top-shelf harvests, the investment is totally worth it.

There’s a simple truth about growing weed: Your plants can only grow as big and healthy as their growing medium lets them. That’s why it’s super important to invest in top-shelf soil right from the get-go.

Remember, cannabis has different growing requirements than other plants. It likes slightly acidic soil with a pH of roughly 6–6.8 (5.5–6.5 for soilless grows). In terms of nutrients, cannabis needs varying concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium during its life cycle, as well as a rich balance of micronutrients like calcium, manganese, iron, copper, sulphur, and more.

Below are three different soil options for beginner, intermediate, and advanced growers:

Miracle-Gro Potting Mix: Miracle-Gro is a well-established brand, and its Potting Mix is very popular among cannabis growers. It’s very well-suited for beginner growers as it contains all the nutrients your plants need in order to grow big and healthy. In fact, Miracle-Gro contains enough nutrients to feed plants for up to six months and promises to double your harvest without any extra work on your end.

Nature’s Living Soil: This is one of the best store-bought super soils available. Nature’s Living Soil is a concentrated super soil used to enrich regular soils like Roots Organic or Fox Farm. It contains all the organic nutrients your plants need to grow big and healthy and to produce the best possible harvests. If you’re an intermediate grower looking to get a bit more hands-on in the garden, this is a great option.

Homemade super soil: If you’re an experienced grower, nothing beats preparing your own organic super soil at home. Using natural fertilisers, compost, and other organic ingredients, you can create a tailor-made potting mix. Plus, you’ll get the added peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re feeding your plants.

Cannabis pots come in all shapes and sizes. The exact pots you plan to use will vary more on the size constraints of your grow space than your skills as a grower. Ideally, you’ll want to give your plants sufficient room to develop a healthy root system while keeping them at a manageable size.

Most growers will usually opt for one of the following potting options:

Homemade pots: If you’re growing on a budget, you can make your own pots out of buckets, bins, or other similar containers. If you’re growing indoors, we generally recommend using containers of about 10l. Outdoors, you’ll want to use larger containers (20l or more), especially if you’re only growing a few plants. Whatever container you use, always remember to drill drainage holes in the bottom.

Standard flower pots: Standard plastic flower pots are cheap, easy to get your hands on, and serve their purpose. For growers with a limited budget, simple 12l nursery pots are perfect.

Fabric “smart” pots: If you’re an advanced grower looking to help your plants develop the strongest roots possible, you can’t go past our fabric pots. Complete with our very own “Aqua Breathe” technology, these pots provide the right balance of aeration and moisture retention to ensure your plants grow strong, healthy roots.

HUMIDIFIER AND DEHUMIDIFIER

Humidity control is key when growing cannabis indoors, as cannabis plants benefit from different levels of humidity during different stages of their life cycle.

Seedlings, for example, like high humidity levels of around 65–70%. During the vegetative growth phase, you can gradually lower humidity by 5% every week. In the final weeks of vegetative growth, the humidity in your grow room should sit at roughly 40%, which is where it should stay during flowering to avoid issues with mould and mildew.

The best way to control the humidity in your grow room is with humidifiers/dehumidifiers. Below are three options to consider:

Electric Dehumidifier with 2 l Tank: If you’re a beginner grower with a small grow tent and just a few plants, this little dehumidifier is perfect. Once the water tank is full, the device automatically switches off to conserve power. This is a really cost-effective option for growers working with a budget.

Vornado EV200 5l Dehumidifier: If you’re working with a medium-sized grow tent (roughly 120 × 120cm), the Vornado is a great choice. With its vortex action, the Vornado fully circulates humidity all throughout a room of up to 65m² (700ft²). It also comes complete with three fan settings (low/high/auto), push-button controls, an electronic humidistat, and automatic humidity control.

TROTEC B 400 Air Humidifier: Advanced growers with a larger grow tent will need a larger humidifier. That’s where the TROTEC B 400 Air Humidifier comes in. With 34l capacity, this beast can manage humidity levels in a room of up to 360m². Plus, the unit automatically switches off once it has reached the right humidity level. If you’re running a big grow op, this is the perfect solution for you.

Air circulation is super important when growing weed. Stagnant air not only creates hot pockets, but can also create a breeding ground for mould, pests, and diseases that could prove detrimental to your plants and harvest.

Luckily, managing air circulation is easy; just invest in some fans to keep air steadily moving throughout your grow space. Below are three fans you can use for your grow room:

Lorell LLR49256 Wall Mount Fan: Sometimes, you don’t need equipment with fancy bells and whistles. That’s where this simple wall fan from Lorell comes in. This 40cm (16”) fan is super simple, offering three speed settings that you can cycle through using a pull-chain. While it’s nothing fancy, it’s exactly what you need if you’re a beginner grower or are working with just a few plants in a small grow space.

Hurricane Super 8 Oscillating Fan: This oscillating fan by Hurricane is a step up from the previous model. It oscillates in a figure 8 pattern, offering maximum air circulation around your grow space. It also has three speed settings and features a strong build for extra durability, making it an ideal mid-range option for intermediate growers.

Oscillating Wall Mount Fan: A 72cm (30”) fan is ideal for more advanced growers working with large grow rooms. These industrial-strength fans are designed to efficiently keep air circulating around large spaces, like commercial kitchens and warehouses. While the airflow from these fans will be far too strong for small grow tents, it’s well suited for large, professional grow operations.

THERMOMETER AND HYGROMETER

To grow the best weed indoors, you need to have complete control over your plants’ environment. Two of the most important variables are temperature and humidity, so you’ll want to monitor both of these closely using a thermometer/hygrometer.

Below are three different thermo-hygrometers to consider for your grow room:

ThermoPro TP50: This digital thermometer/hygrometer is perfect for beginner growers or anyone working with a small number of plants in a small grow space. It’s got a 3-year warranty and provides accurate readings of roughly ±2/3% RH and ±1°F.

ThermoPro TP65A: This is the TP50’s big brother. It comes complete with a large backlit touchscreen, remote control range of up to 60m (200ft), and an extra weatherproof design that’s capable of resisting extreme temperatures as low as -35°C. The TP65A also comes with a 3-year warranty if you register your device with ThermoPro. This is a really comprehensive device built to last.

Ambient Weather WS-3000-X3: If you’re looking for the most comprehensive thermometer-hygrometer combo, this is it. Complete with three wireless sensors, the Ambient Weather WS-3000-X3 is great for growers who have separate grow rooms for seedlings, vegetating, and flowering plants. The device also has a comprehensive data logger that graphs and logs data from all three sensors for temperature, humidity, dew point, and heat index. If you want maximum control over the environment in multiple grow spaces, you can’t go past this device.

NUTRIENTS

If you want to harvest big, you need to feed your plants right. And when it comes to cannabis nutrients, you’ve got a lot of options.

Cannabis needs three macronutrients to grow: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). Different nutrient formulas will carry these compounds in different concentrations. But beyond standard NPK formulas, you’ll also want to feed your plants micronutrients like calcium, sulphur, zinc, boron, manganese, copper, and iron. Give your plants a healthy combination of all of these nutrients, and you’ll be well on your way to producing some killer harvests.

Below are three different nutrient solutions to try on your next cannabis grow (if you’re not using them already):

Fox Farm Nutrient Trio: Fox Farm is a well-respected brand among cannabis growers. And this 3-pack of nutrients gives you all the basics you need in order to grow big, dense buds at home. Complete with a growth booster and two bloom boosters, this complete kit is perfect for beginner growers who want to keep things simple.

Technaflora Recipe for Success Starter Kit: If you’re looking for a more advanced approach to feeding your plants, this kit by Technaflora has everything you need. It includes regular veg and bloom fertilisers, plus some micronutrient solutions including magnesium, calcium, iron, essential carbohydrates, and amino acids to really bring your buds to the next level.

Biobizz Starters Pack: If you want to grow organically, this kit is perfect. Biobizz is another well-respected brand, and this box contains its iconic Bio·Heaven™, Bio·Bloom™ and Bio·Grow® nutrients, as well as their Top·Max™ (to improve the size of your flowers) and the Root·Juice™ to encourage root development.

  • Royal Queen Seeds Easy Nutrition: this range of organic nutrients provides cannabis plants with everything they need to survive and thrive. Easy Grow meets all of the demands of the vegetative phase, whereas the specialised flowering formula in Easy Bloom encourages fast and healthy floral growth. Easy Boost fills the growing medium with vital macro and micronutrients, and Easy Roots introduces beneficial fungi that assist plants in absorbing their food.

GROW LIGHTS

No list of growing equipment would be complete without mentioning lights. Grow lights are the heart of your indoor grow room and easily have the biggest impact on the quality and size of your harvest.

Lights come in many different shapes, sizes, and at varying price points. Below, we’ve hand-picked three of the best grow lights currently on the market for beginners, intermediate, and advanced growers:

Advanced Platinum Series P300: This is an unbeatable light for beginners. It offers 300W of LED power and a 12-band light spectrum ranging from UV to IR, offering one of the best spectral outputs on the market. The P300 also has two ultra-quiet fans and an aluminium cooling element to help keep temperatures as low as possible. Finally, the P300 has a veg and flower switch to make it super simple to flip your plants once they’re ready. While there are other beginner lights out there, the P300 is well worth the extra cash.

California Lightworks Solar System 550: This 400W light is perfect for intermediate growers running larger grow rooms but still operating on a budget. While it’s a little pricey, the Solar System 550 has to be one of the best mid-range lights out there. It combines 50,000 LED lights in a single unit, draws 400W at full power, and can cover a 1.1m² (3 × 4ft) area in bloom and up to 2.2m² (6 × 8ft) in veg. It also boasts really low heat output, so you might even be able to get away with not using ducts.

G8LED 900W MEGA LED: High Times named the Mega LED the best grow light of 2017 and 2018; and with good reason. This light offers amazing wattage and incredible penetration of up to 1.5m (60”) past the canopy. If you’re an advanced grower who doesn’t mind investing in real top-shelf equipment, then this is the light for you.

BONUS TIP

For an extra easy start to your next grow, make sure to check out our very own Feminized Starter Kit. Complete with a tray of seedling pots, a pack of Bacto (bacterial mix to promote strong root growth), a Propagator Pro (enclosed tray for faster germination), perlite, lighting, and three RQS Critical feminized seeds, this kit literally has everything you need to kickstart your next harvest.

Once your seeds are germinated, plant them in soil mixed with Royal Queen Seeds’ Easy Boost Organic Nutrition mix. Simply mix 25–50 grams of pellets into every 10l of soil and water as usual. Our pellets are designed to continue feeding your plants for a full 10–12 weeks, helping you to avoid any problems associated with over/underfeeding.

Remember, this list is by no means exhaustive; there are countless options out there when it comes to cannabis grow equipment. That said, the list above represents a selection of our favourite options tailored to growers of all skill levels. If you’ve found a piece of equipment that works great for you and isn’t on this list, make sure to share it with us in the comments below!

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10 Essential Supplies for Growing Marijuana Indoors

If you’re new to growing marijuana, it can sound like such a huge and expensive undertaking…

That even though the idea of it interests and intrigues you…

You quickly get overwhelmed by the idea of having to spend into the $1000s, plus the huge amounts of information on the topic…

…and eventually put the idea on hold.

But the truth is:

Growing your own marijuana is far easier and cheaper than you might imagine…

All you need is a few basic supplies and it doesn’t have to cost you more than $600 for an indoor grow, and much less even for an outdoor grow.

It will save you HUGE amounts of money after the initial investment, because you’ll produce more buds than you can smoke…

And they will be so potent and tasty…any herb you had before will pale in comparison.

Which is why in today’s post you will learn:

  • The first steps on how to grow your own marijuana;
  • The different growing setups, and;
  • A list of basic, marijuana growing supplies to get you kickstarted…

First, you have to decide on…

Growing Marijuana Indoors vs Outdoors

While the general consensus is that indoor growing is ‘better’…

The fact of the matter is, whether you should grow in- or outdoors, all depends on your specific circumstances .

Growing indoors takes more skill, maintenance and is less forgiving…

But if you know what you’re doing, the quality of your nugs will be out of this world in terms of:

  • Density;
  • Flavor, and;
  • Potency.

That doesn’t mean the quality of your yield will be bad in an outdoors grow…

It’s just easier to get those bomb-ass nugs in an indoor grow.

On the flipside:

If you’re going for quantity, an outdoor grow will out-yield an indoor grow by a pretty large margin, with the same number of plants.

In an outdoor grow, your marijuana plants will be larger and full of vigor, producing insane amounts of yield.

So as a general rule of thumb:

  • Growing marijuana indoors takes more skill and maintenance, but will produce a higher quality yield ;
  • Growing marijuana outdoors takes less skill and maintenance, will produce lowerquality yield , but a much higher yield with the same number of plants and is much cheaper .

But these are not the only differences you should consider…

If you want a year-round harvest and are not living in a tropical climate…you only got 1 choice: growing indoors .

Now, growing indoors does actually bring some extra benefits with it:

  • Your marijuana plants will be much less vulnerable to thieves and animals pecking away at your babies. Keep your plants for you and you ONLY .
  • It’s much easier to clone your plants. To get yourself free and extra crops of your best plants.

But growing outdoors, brings some additional benefits with it as well:

  • It’s much cheaper. All you need are some pots and quality soil.
  • You’re growing your plants how Mother Nature intended it to be, which probably has some benefits that are yet unknown.
  • If you use a greenhouse, you eliminate many typical outdoor problems like pests and dust pollution.

For most people growing indoors just seems to be the more practical method. Not everyone has a private garden and marijuana thieves are a serious problem.

Next up we have another one of those age-old debates…

Hydroponic Marijuana vs Soil

Is hydroponic growing better, or soil?

Again, there is no ‘better’ method.

But here’s the deal:

When you’re just starting out, I highly recommend you start out with soil, because:

  • It’s cheaper;
  • Easier to maintain (costs less time), and;
  • Much more forgiving than hydroponic growing.

Besides these main benefits growing in soil has a few added benefits like:

  • Your marijuana will taste better;
  • It’s better suited for small spaces (if you’re short on space);
  • It’s more natural, so probably has more hidden benefits (I don’t believe we are smarter than nature).

Reading all these benefits, you might be wondering:

Are there any reasons to choose hydroponic growing over soil?

If you’re prepared to invest your time and learn hydroponic growing properly and accept that maintenance time will be high when you’re learning the ropes of hydroponic growing…

Hydroponic growing actually is an extremely rewarding growing method.

Because it’s easier to control the whole growing process, especially the amount and pace of nutrients, oxygen and CO2 your plants receive…

You’ll receive some benefits over soil:

  • Quicker harvest cycles because of reduced vegetation times. Which means more total yield for you;
  • Increased yields per grow;
  • Easier to get more potent yields;
  • Higher density planting leading to increased yields per square foot.

Hydroponic growing essentially is ‘ power growing ’ and is the highest yielding grow method…IF you apply the techniques and maintain your grow PROPERLY.

There are different types of hydroponic growing, which you can learn about here:

Next up is a list of growing supplies you’ll need to get started growing indoors…because let’s be real: indoor growing is what 80% of you will do.

Growing Indoors: 10 Essential Marijuana Growing Supplies

Any marijuana plant needs 4 essential elements to grow:

  1. Light;
  2. Water;
  3. Nutrients, and;
  4. Air.

What this means is that the growing supplies which provide these 4 elements are absolutely essential .

But to grow marijuana properly indoors, you’ll need a few more extras that support these 4 elements.

Without further due…here’s what you’ll need for a proper indoor growing setup:

  1. Marijuana Seeds;
  2. Grow Lights;
  3. Medium to Grow (Soil, Hydroton, etc.);
  4. Nutrients and Supplements;
  5. Pots or Buckets;
  6. Ventilation;
  7. Thermometer;
  8. pH and PPM Testing Tools;
  9. Carbon Filter;
  10. A Grow Tent.

You might be thinking:

Those are a lot of supplies and the list sounds expensive.

Well, here’s the deal:

If you’re going to grow in soil and going for a 4ft x 4ft space with 1-5 plants, you can easily stay under $650. And your lights will be the main expense here.

In such a grow-setup you can easily yield 4 pounds (1800 grams) of smoke-able high-quality herb.

And if you didn’t know already…

$650 for 4 pounds of quality herb is more than 10 times cheaper than what you would pay at a marijuana dispensary or pharmacy (where you would pay 4 x $1750 = $7000 for the same amount).

Now, if you’re going to grow hydroponically…depending on which system you go for, the cost can add up quickly to over $1000. Because you’ll need more supplies.

But still…even this is 7 times cheaper than buying your marijuana at dispensaries.

Now let’s dive deeper into each item on the list…

1. Marijuana Seeds

Captain obvious speaking:

You can’t grow marijuana without seeds (unless you clone, but I assume that’s not an option for you at this time).

And the quality and strain (genetic make-up) of your seeds will have a MAJOR impact on your results.

How you ensure the quality of your seeds is by buying them from a reputable seedbank with lots of positive and trusted reviews.

But your specific strain is also a topic to think about.

If you’re looking for a specific effect, of course, go for a strain which is known to produce that particular effect…

But with your first grow, you will want an easy grow and a large yield.

Indoors, Indica-heavy strains are easier to grow , flower much faster and will produce a larger yield than Sativa-heavy strains.

Indica-heavy strains are much more compact, which means they need much less space and are more forgiving in case of growing mistakes.

Here are some tried and tested Indica-heavy strains:

  • Northern Lights Autoflower Fem.(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)
  • Purple Kush Feminized(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)

Now, if you really want to grow Sativa-heavy strains, I recommend you take a hybrid. Because 100% Sativa strains are really not that well suited for compact indoor growing setups.

Here are some tried and tested Sativa-heavy strains, that are actually pretty well suited for indoor growing:

  • White Widow Fem.(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)
  • Sour Diesel Feminized(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)

Next up we have your piece that will have to replace the sun…

2. Grow Lights

Since you’re growing indoors…

You’re going to have to replace sunlight, which is by no means an easy task.

And most beginning growers are extremely scared of the electric costs of a grow light…thinking it will quickly add up into the hundreds.

While this is true for certain types of grow lights, covering large spaces…

A high-quality LED light will hardly add something to your electric bill.

Classic example:

  • Spider Farmer SF – (EpicLEDGrowLight > 3% off coupon code: HERBONAUT/ Amazon)

There are many more options when going for a LED light and I cover the 5 best of them here:

Now, the initial investment is higher if you go for a LED light though.

The other option you have is an HPS light, which is a cheaper initial investment but will be more expensive in terms of electricity and replacement costs (you’ll need to replace it every 1-6 months, depending on the quality of your HPS light).

Do realize that ventilation will be more important with an HPS light because it generates way more heat than a LED light…so don’t cut corners when buying an exhaust fan if you decide to go for an HPS light.

To operate, an HPS light will need a ballast for power and hood/reflector which reflects all the light to your plants.

If you’re just starting out, an easy option is to get a full HPS grow light kit which includes both the ballast and the hood.

Classic example:

  • Apollo Horticulture 400 Watt Grow Light Digital– (Amazon)

A general rule of thumb with grow lights is to get 50 watts per square foot.

Let’s say you get a 4×4 tent. Then you will need 16×50 = 800 watts.

You have 2 options here:

  1. Get 1x 1000W light, or;
  2. Get 2x 400W lights.

Getting 2x 400W lights will be better for your plants because you can position them more easily and optimize the spread of your light…

But, if you’re going for an HPS light at least, getting 1x 1000W will be cheaper.

If you buy pre-made lights you won’t need any hanging ropes.

But if you go for a DIY light, you will definitely need a way to hang your lights.

The most secure and flexible (flexible as in easily adjustable height) to hang your lights is with:

  • Rope Ratchets– (Amazon)

Next up we have your…

3. Growing Medium

Since plants can’t float around in the air…

You also need a growing medium to support your plants.

What type of growing medium you use, is fully dependent on whether you’re growing in soil vs hydroponics .

If you choose to grow in soil, you’ll need (surprise, surprise) soil as a growing medium.

An easy way to get started is with pre-made soil which is ready for use straight out of the bag .

Classic example:

  • FoxFarm Ocean Forest– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

If you choose a hydroponic system, you’ll need an inert medium like hydroton or lava-rock.

Classic example:

  • Hydroton– (Amazon)

Another important to note here is that soil actually is a supplier of nutrients and an inert medium like pebbles isn’t, it’s just there to hold your plant in place.

And that’s why the nutrients and feeding schedule of soil is different than a hydroponic system…

As you will learn when we talk about the building blocks of your marijuana plants…

4. Nutrients and Supplements

Nutrients When Growing in Soil

Just like every living organism, your marijuana plants need nutrients to grow.

Without nutrients, no plants. It’s that easy really.

But what kind of nutrients you need depends on:

  • Whether you’re growing hydroponically or with soil, and;
  • If you’re growing in soil: whether you’re growing in organic super-soil, organic high-quality soil or just normal soil (normal soil is not recommended).

If you’re growing in organic super- or high-quality-soil, you might need a small amount of nutrients to adjust nutrient-strength levels or work out a deficit after the first few weeks when you’re plants are deeper into their vegetative stage and/or start to enter their flowering stage…

But most of the nutrients will already be in your soil, and you might even overfeed your plants by adding extra nutrients.

Still it can be helpful to add small amounts of organic nutrients to your plants once they get into their flowering stage.

Classic example soil-based organic nutrients:

  • Fox Farm Big Bloom Fertilizer– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Now, if you’re growing in regular soil, you’ll definitely need a good set of quality nutrients.

But I don’t recommend growing in regular soil as it’s just much easier and more natural to grow in organic super-soil packed with nutrients.

Nutrients When Growing in a Hydroponic System

When you’re growing hydroponically, it’s your water that provides the nutrients.

And since water naturally doesn’t have the nutrients your marijuana plants need…

You will definitely need nutrients.

When you mix water with nutrients, that’s what’s called your nutrient solution. And you will feed your plants with your nutrient solution.

Classic example nutrients for hydroponic systems (you need to combine all 3):

  • Jacks Hydroponic 5-12-26 Jack’s Professional– (Amazon)
  • Jacks Calcium Nitrate 15.5% Nitrogen 18% Calcium – (Amazon)
  • Pennington Epsom Salt– (Amazon)

Remember that your plants will need a different nutrient profile per growth stage (vegetation vs flowering). Check out this page for a guide on nutrient profiles for marijuana when growing hydroponically.

Next up we have…

5. Pots & Buckets

Since we’re growing indoors and can’t make use of the ground…

We’ll need something to put our growing medium and plants in like pots, buckets or containers.

Now, if you’re growing in soil smart pots are great to start with.

Because they really do protect you from some common mistakes like:

  • Overwatering;
  • Bad soil;
  • No root binding;
  • Root rot.

They are a bit more expensive than regular pots but well worth the price.

The size of your pots depends on your grow space, but if you want decent sized plants go for at least 5-gallon pots.

Classic example:

  • Smart Pots 5 Gallons– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

If you’re growing hydroponically you don’t need fancy pots.

Usually, you’ll use buckets.

And if you get a pre-made hydroponic system (which is highly recommended if you’re a complete beginner to hydroponic growing), the buckets usually are included with your system.

Classic example:

Next up we have the lungs and cooling mechanism of your grow environment…

6. Ventilation

If you’re going to replicate nature…

Your plants are going to need a steady flow of fresh air with CO2.

And the best way to provide them with fresh CO2-rich air is through proper ventilation.

But there’s another very important reason why you want proper ventilation…

High temperatures can quickly destroy your crop. And proper ventilation keeps the temperature in your grow room / grow tent in check.

Proper ventilation consists of 3 parts:

  1. Active air exhaustion;
  2. Passive or active air intake, and;
  3. Air movement.

For proper ventilation, you need all 3 of these elements to be present.

Depending on your budget you have many options to buy ventilation supplies…

But when you’re starting out, there are 4 essential things to keep in mind:

  • Know the volume of your grow area / grow tent (4x4x6 ft. = 105.6 cubic ft.);
  • Get a fan which has AT LEAST a Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) rating that is equal to the volume of your grow area / grow tent;
  • If you’re going to get a carbon filter (to filter unwanted smells) add 25% to that number;
  • Get a centrifugal inline fan;
  • An exhaust fan is more important than an intake fan.

For beginners, I recommend using a passive intake (a hole or 2 on the opposite end of your exhaust fan in your grow tent) and an inline exhaust fan that satisfies the above requirements.

If you’re going for an inline intake fan, make sure to get a fan that’s 10-15% less powerful than your exhaust fan. This is because you want to keep negative pressure in your grow space. Negative air pressure ensures all the air passes through your carbon filter.

Classic example:

  • Hurricane Inline Fan 4 in 171 CFM – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Here’s how you hang your fan:

  • Rope Ratchets– (Amazon)

7. Thermometer

Every plant has an optimal temperature level at which the maximum level of photosynthesis takes place.

But with marijuana it’s even a bit more complicated:

Different strains have different optimal temperature levels at which they produce the most potent buds.

To create the perfect environment for your particular strain it’s important you keep the temperature in your grow room / grow tent at this optimal level.

And since, unless you have some special powers, you have no clue whether the temperature in your grow area is at this optimal level…

You really need a thermometer.

Now, a basic thermometer is cheap, and all you need when starting out.

Classic example:

  • AcuRite Indoor Humidity Monitor – (Amazon)

Next up are the essential tool-kits…

8. pH and PPM Testing Tools

Marijuana plants not only have an optimal temperature to grow…

It’s ESSENTIAL that you keep the pH levels (acidity or alkalinity) of your soil or nutrient solution (when growing hydroponically), at an optimal level as well.

Because pH affects:

  • Nutrient availability;
  • Nutrient leaching;
  • The bacteria in your soil, and;
  • Your soil structure.

Get your pH wrong and your plants will suffer severe malnutrition and it will be very hard to save a crop of prolonged cases of malnutrition.

Either the potency and taste of your buds will SUCK or your plants will flat out die.

The optimal pH-levels:

  • Hydroponic grow: pH 5.5-6.5 or game over;
  • Soil-based grow: pH 6.5-6.8.

It literally is a matter of life-and-death for your plants…

Luckily there’s a very handy tool that will help you keep the pH in check: a pH-meter.

Now, soil and water (hydroponic growing) have different pH meters. So don’t buy a pH-meter before you’ve decided on soil vs hydro.

Classic example pH-meter SOIL :

  • Dr.meter 3-in-1 PH Acidity Tester – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Realize that when growing hydroponically it’s important you get a quality pH meter that works in water. Because your pH will be more susceptible to fluctuations than when growing in soil. Plus, as you’ll read below…when you’re growing hydroponically you want a quality PPM- / EC-meter as well. Which means it’s best to immediately get a combo-meter (pH and PPM).

A high-quality pH- and PPM- / EC-meter isn’t cheap and one of the reasons why growing hydroponically is quite a bit more expensive than growing in soil.

Classic example pH- and PPM- / EC-meter HYDRO:

  • Bluelab Combo Meter – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

It’s also important you actually have an easy way to adjust your pH when it’s off.

Again, this is especially true if you’re growing in a hydroponic system because of the potential swings in pH values.

Soil actually acts as a natural buffer, as long as you feed your plants with a slightly alkaline nutrient solution (above 7 pH).

You can easily do this with a pH control kit:

  • General Hydroponics pH Control Kit – (Amazon)
Then the EC/PPM/TDS Meter…

The question is: do you really need one?

If you grow in the soil it’s useful but not necessary.

But if you’re growing hydroponically, you will definitely need one.

Your nutrient-strength-level is less variable when growing in soil than when growing hydroponically.

When growing hydroponically, your plant’s roots are directly exposed to your nutrient-solution and small fluctuations in strength-levels can have a huge impact on the growth of your plants.

Combine this with the fact that your marijuana plants need different nutrient strength-levels at different stages in their growth process…

And you’ll quickly understand why a PPM-meter is important when growing hydroponically.

If you give your plants fewer nutrients than they need, you’ll severely stunt their growth. And if you give them more nutrients than they need, you risk burning your plants.

With a PPM-meter, you can actually measure the nutrient-strength of your soil or nutrient solution, and keep the nutrient-strength at the optimal level.

Classic example:

  • Bluelab Combo Meter (pH and PPM) – (Amazon)

For a chart with a general overview of recommended nutrient-strengths per growth stage, click here.

9. Carbon Filter

Even though I absolutely LOVE the smell of weed…

I don’t really want my whole house smelling of marijuana.

But when you’re growing indoors, this really can be a problem.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to eliminate 95% of the smell: a carbon filter.

So although this is not an essential tool to grow your marijuana, it is essential if you care about odor.

In the ventilation chapter, you learned that you should get an exhaust fan that has a CFM rating that’s at least equal to the volume of your grow area / grow tent.

Your filter should be the same or close to the CFM rating of your exhaust fan.

Classic example:

  • Phresh Filter– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Do realize that choosing an isolated spot for your grow is much more effective than any filter.

10. Grow Tent

Although a grow tent isn’t absolutely essential…

If you’re growing indoors a good grow tent is highly advisable.

The other option you have is to grow in a room or closet.

And while it might seem unnecessary to get a grow tent, if you have a spare room or closet…

A grow tent will ease and support your growth process in many ways:

  • Easier to control pests;
  • Light reflection (helps your plants grow stronger and faster);
  • Lightproof environment (prevents stress on your plants);
  • Isolation (of smell and infections);
  • Easy temperature and humidity control (prevents stress on your plants).

With a properly setup room or closet, you’ll have exactly the same benefits…

But if you’re a beginner, getting a grow tent will save you loads of time and effort.

Besides a quality grow tent is easy to move, very affordable, and will last you at least a couple of years.

These are the best grow tents I recommend:

Classic example:

  • Apollo Horticulture Grow Tent – (Amazon)

What’s Next…

You now know which supplies you need for a basic indoor growing setup.

But this is only half of the story.

Now you need to know how to set up your growing space…

And how to actually grow your marijuana.

Which is what we will cover in the next post:

Learn what supplies you need to master your first grow, get the best setups for beginners and amazing tips to maximize your yield!

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Purple Gorilla

Taste & Smell

  • Earthy
  • Fruity
  • Piney
  • Sour

Effects

  • Calm
  • Happy
  • Sleepy

Pairs Well With

  • Doing Nothing
  • Fishing
  • Sleeping
  • Spa
  • Watching TV/Movies

About this Hybrid Strain

Purple Gorilla is an indica-dominant hybrid hailing from the Bay Area of Northern California. It was named after the massive purple buds it produced. Purple Gorilla is believed by some to be a descendant of Mendocino Purps while others swear it comes from Purple Rain Forest.

No one disagrees that this generous yielder produces very large buds made up of dense yet fluffy forest-green and violet spiraled leaves. Strands of bright-orange pistils curl from every nook of the buds, while a white trichome-frost coats the outside of the flower.

This strain omits an earthy-pine odor, with hints of grapes and berries. Smoking or vaping this strain unleashes a sour grape flavor that lingers leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

The dominant terpenes in Purple Gorilla are linalool and terpinolene, both of which are believed to reduce stress and anxiety. Users report a potent sedative effect, which may be especially of benefit to medical users suffering from anxiety, depression, and PTSD. They say that this strain is beneficial for treating spasms and cramps by allowing a calming effect to transfer over to the musculature of the body. The trippy psychedelic cerebral euphoria creeps up slowly, reportedly causing stress and anxiety to melt, leading to feelings of contentment and satisfaction. This strain is best enjoyed in the evening a couple hours before bed. Consumers say they have experienced a deeper and more restful sleep after using Purple Gorilla, making it a good option for medical users dealing with insomnia.

The popularity of this strain undoubtedly came from the massive buds it produced, and the ease at which Purple Gorilla can be grown both indoors and out. It is naturally resistant to mold and mildew and grows remarkably well on its own. Outside of pruning to get light to the lower nodes for maximizing yields, little else has to be done to Purple Gorilla. It can be ready for harvest in just 7 weeks with each plant gifting up to a pound and a half of flower!

History

Purple Gorilla likely originated in the Bay Area around San Francisco, California. Its genetics are somewhat of a mystery, but it may be an inbred cultivar of Mendocino Purps (aka The Purps).

Purple Gorilla is an indica-dominant hybrid hailing from the Bay Area of Northern California. It was named after the massive purple buds it produced. Purple Gorilla is believed by some to be a descendant of Mendocino Purps while others swear it comes from Purple Rain Forest. No one disagrees that…

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8 Tips for Mixing Different Cannabis Strains Together

My first inclination is to ask, “Why would you mix different cannabis strains?” Then I find that people do it every day. The most reasonable answer is you would mix strains left over. That way you avoid the expense of waste.

However, others want to perk up their high by adding in something more potent than usual. Still, others are looking for some imagined “perfect” high. And some just want a change of pace.

In any case, veteran cannabis users mix strains frequently. They do it often enough to provide some tips on how to do it effectively.

8 Tips for mixing different cannabis strains together:

Have a goal. It helps if you know what you want out of the mix. For one, if you want a more fragrant and flavorful blend, you should choose strains with terpenes and flavonoids that complement each other. For another, if you want a higher-impact high or deeper relaxation, you want to choose your Sativas, Indicas, or Hybrids after a little research on their makeup. If you expect to create your own hybrid mix, you want to know what THC and CBD measures you are blending.

Picture the results. All cannabis elements exert some biochemical influence. Some strains offer more medicinal therapy than others while others put the recreation in “high.” These strains developed over centuries of evolution or decades in a laboratory, so you will not replicate or accelerate the breeding with one simple mixture.

Know what you are doing. Once you have a clear goal in mind, you must admit that precisely finding the right balance of elements can be challenging. The stuff is too expensive to just throw together. It takes some research to identify the THC: CBD ratio of the strains at hand and to understand that “mixing” means more than just “adding to.” You cannot afford to try and fail.

Pick a good base. You start with a base strain to which you will add others. The base strain will be one-third to one-half of your mixed product. So, you should start with a base known for its long-lasting buzz.

Opt for a High CBD strains like Charlotte’s Web, Halley’s Comet, or ACDC. The CBD content is a low cerebral base you can build upon.

Start with high THC like Blue Dream, Granddaddy Purple, or OG Kush.

Check the terpenes. Most regulated cannabis states do not require producers to report terpenes on the labels. But they are crucial to the taste and aroma sensations you are after. It is a bit like pairing food and wine. You, for instance, to increase the citrusy qualities in your experience, or you may want to counter the diesel, earthy, or skunky qualities. It takes a little research to connect those flavors and smells with the strains under consideration. For example, if you are dealing with hybrids, they may already have some chemistry underway.

Some creative users have recommended mixing:

  • White Cheese and Lemon Kush
  • Blue Dream and Cheese
  • Durban Poison and Girl Scout Cookies
  • Purple Trainwreck with White Widow
  • Blueberry and White Cheese
  • Blueberry, Bubblegum, and Trainwreck

    Dig deeper. There is more to research. In addition to THC and CBD, cannabis includes cannabinoids like CBG, CBC , and THCV.

    CBG or cannabigerol is a “parent” cannabinoid from which others develop. It is the subject of research for its effects on inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), involuntary movement disorders (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease), and anxiety and panic disorders.

    CBC or cannabichromene contributes to cannabis “entourage effect” binding as it does with receptors to reduce inflammation and pain.

    THCV or tetrahydrocannabivarin triggers a psychoactive high only in heavy doses. In low doses, it offsets the THC activity. The implication is that you can use it to balance or spike your mixture.

    Start small. Mixing old stuff risks taking in mildew and stale flavors and dried cannabinoids. If you just throw some scraps, kief, and sticks in your grinder, you will not get what you paid for. At the start, you should only mix a small stash. You do not need much more than one joint or bowl to find out if it works for you. You grind the base strain to a texture you are comfortable with and add the grind from another select strain in about a 60: 30 blend.

    Keep it local. You should try your mix at home and/or with others. It could turn out all wrong producing negative effects and/or aftereffects. You should also start small and work yourself up. You do not want to up the dose on something new and unknown. The taste might not be right. The high may be too low, and the sedation may be too strong or weak.

    An afterthought –

    At the best, this has been about an amateur mix. This is meant for veteran users looking for a change and willing to put the time and effort into doing so. It is one way to dispose of unused weed and debris, but it can be a way of enhancing your cannabis experience.

    However, amateurs would be smarter to realize that they do not have the expertise, tools, and environment in which to breed their own hybrids. You might consider an alternative in growing plants for different strains together where they might pollinate each other. With some close monitoring, considerable research, and organic soils and pesticides, you might breed your perfect mix over time.

    Recreational and Medical Marijuana News, Articles and Information: A Guide for Mixing Different Cannabis Strains Together

    A Guide On Mixing Different Cannabis Strains Together

    A lot of experienced stoners have their favourite go-to strain combinations. Let’s go through why that is and give you a few combinations so you can try for yourself!

    Whether you only have half a joint of each strain and need to mix or are just looking for a new experience, mixing strains can bring a whole new world to the experienced stoner. It’s available to take advantage of by both the recreational and medical users.

    Different strains will produce different symptoms because of the entourage effect. This is the concept that explains how cannabinoids act together to provide the psychoactive and medical effects of cannabis. When mixed in different quantities, these chemical components will act differently. With more than 100 registered cannabinoids, the combinations are endless, explaining the existence of so many strains.

    WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

    When mixing strains, you’re not only taking advantage of the cannabinoid mixture in each of those strains, but also how the two flowers will work together. It will make a difference how much of each strain is in each joint and if you mix the two herbs together or split the flower halfway in the joint.

    A lot of consumers will claim the high is better when they mix good strains. On the other hand, you might also want to tone down a certain strain by mixing it with a lighter herb. This might come in handy if you plan to smoke before an important dinner or event. You either mix or you simply try packing a smaller bowl or rolling a thinner joint. But we all know how much more satisfying a proper smoke is.

    At the end of the day, cannabis is a very personal experience. Only you will be able to decide if you like a certain combination or not or even if you like mixing at all. Regardless of that, let’s go through some of the popular mixtures out there.

    WHAT ARE THE BEST COMBINATIONS?

    POWERFUL ONES

    There are a lot of great cannabis combinations out there. So many that it was hard for us to pick just a few to show you. You might find your next favourite combination amongst these, but you’re as likely to not enjoy any of them. The best strain mix for you might not even have been discovered yet. Ultimately, it’s up to you to try out and experiment, but let’s give you a few to kick-start your journey on the world cannabis mixtures.

    If you’re the kind of person who loves a good relaxing indica, you’ll want to try White Cheese and Blueberry. This combination will provide you with a couch-locking dreamy high. Recreationally, you’ll experience the relaxed and happy effects of both strains with a hint of creativity provided by the Cheese. Medically, your body will respond with a satisfaction in a lot of conditions. You’ll feel better if you’re dealing with stress, depression, insomnia, and even pain.

    If on the other hand, you’re the type of consumer to enjoy terpenes, you have to try the Blueberry, Bubblegum and Trainwreck combo. Terpenes are the components in cannabis responsible for the present aromas and flavours. This is a combination to be enjoyed by cannabis aficionados. Although you’ll obviously be enjoying a wide array of effects, this mixture is extremely popular due to its effect on the mouth, not the brain. Smoking this combination will make you wish you had an endless bowl or joint to toke on all night.

    LIGHTER HIGH

    Like we referred above, there are many reasons why one would mix different cannabis strains together. If you’re not looking to increase your high, but to actually tone it slightly down, we also have combos for you.

    Seen that we have an indica combination with an incredible head high, we thought of doing the same for the lovers of a good body high. For those guys we would suggest mixing the White Widow with some Purple Trainwreck. This combination will certainly give you an incredibly relaxed body high. You’ll be left with a happy and euphoric high that can still be mentally light and clear.

    And finally, for the perfect wake and bake, try out Lemon Kush and White Cheese. Although being strong flowers, the high they provide is extremely functional. The Lemon Kush brings in focus while the White cheese enhances your creativity. You’re sure to feel the wonders of cannabis with this mix. Just be careful with how much you grind. Tread lightly with these plants.

    WHAT TO KNOW IF YOU’RE MIXING STRAINS

    Before you go full on bartender and start making crazy weed cocktails, there are a few guidelines we suggest you follow. First of all, you’ll probably want to stay at home for this experience. You’re most likely to feel things you’ve never felt before and these won’t necessarily agree with you. If you’re not at home, be sure you’re somewhere you feel safe.

    And obviously, don’t smoke too much at once. Whether you’re vaping, smoking joints or packing bowls—smoke less than your usual dose. Allow yourself to test the high and effect before embarking on a crazy journey. Be prepared for an interesting flavour. It will be hard to master the best flavour combinations. At first, your smoke might not taste that good. Just know that that’s OK and you’ll improve next time. Experiment and take notes. It will take time to truly understand strain mixing, but once you get it, the experiences can be very rewarding.

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