What Are Terpenes and What Role They Have in Cannabis Plants

By Simi A Mira October 28, 2015 88 Views No comments

Terpenes, the hydrocarbons found in marijuana plants, are what gives marijuana its distinct aroma and scent, especially when smoked, but it is also very distinguishable regardless. These are very important to both the user and the grower, as they can be indicative of quality, and indicative of a particular strain, aiding in knowing which strain to use. 

Terpenes

What is it about the terpenes that make it unique in marijuana?

  • These are secreted by the plant through the same glands as the CBD and THC and gives them a unique smell as they are growing. 
  • Terpenes are a natural occurrence in nature, not only with marijuana or cannabis, but in other trees and plants, and while incorporated in cross strains can produce unique blends like Pineapple Trainwreck, or Grandaddy Purple. 

What are some of the more well-known terpenes

  • Two popular terpenes are the Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene, which have the aroma of pine. The strain creates alertness, and counter acts the THC. The most common strains are the Trainwreck, and Bubba Kush. 
  • Tyme and Mango, have in common with White Widow and Pure Kush, the same myrcene terpenes and give off hints of tropical fruit and a sense of relaxation. 
  • Limonene is a citrusy stress reliever, and has a common thread with peppermint, the most famous strains are the Lemon Skunk. 
  • Giving off a subtle floral scent, the terpene, Linalool, which is similar to lavender, will help those with anxiety, an popular strain where this can be found is the Amnesia Haze and G13. 
  • Those suffering from gastrointestinal issues may benefit from the terpene caryophyllene, it has a pepper spice to it, and is know to have high concentrations in Hash. 
  • The citrus undertones of the Alpha-Bisabolol terpene is good for the anti-inflammatory properties and could help with those who are suffering with cancer. 
  • If you are looking for a low THC content, then a strain with dominant ACDC terpenes is what you are looking for, the psychosomatic effects are lower, while the pain relief is still present.  

Conclusions

One important note while those strains named here are generally high in the amount of terpenes, the plants will vary depending on the growing conditions they have been grown in.

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Cannabis Seeds Perfect For Outdoor Growing Part 3

By |abe||e October 28, 2015 152 Views No comments

Many cannabis growers prefer to grow their cannabis plants outdoors for various reasons. Some believe that the being exposed to natural surroundings is good for the plants, and others feel that the plants actually grow better when they are experiencing fresh air and sunlight all the time.

If you are one of these cannabis growers, then it is time that you meet a few good cannabis seed strains for outdoor growing. You can try them out so that you can take advantage of the many benefits that they offer.

Silver Pearl
Silver Pearl is a cannabis sativa plant that is popular for its relatively short flowering period. After only about two months, you can see its huge, thick buds that are covered with sparkling trichomes. When smoked, these buds can produce a very strong kick that is really powerful.

Even though it has high THC levels, it cannot be used for medical purposes. It thrives in sunny regions and can produce up to 500 grams per square meter of yield.

Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush is a cannabis hybrid strain that has notable indica features. It is known for its wide leaves that have very green colors, and sometimes can be almost blue. It is popular in coffee shops in Amsterdam and very in demand.

Growing to average height, Hindu Kush takes about two months to complete the flowering period. It has high THC level and produces yield of as much as 600 grams per square meter.

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Cannabis Seeds Perfect For Outdoor Growing Part 2

By |abe||e October 28, 2015 149 Views No comments

Outdoor growing of cannabis plants is becoming more and more popular. It is a practice that various cannabis growers in many parts of the world are applying. If you want to start your own outdoor cannabis garden, you have to know what cannabis strains are best for this kind of growing venue.

The following are some well-known outdoor cannabis seed strains that you should check out:

Haze
Haze is a cannabis hybrid that originated in California. It has a very exotic influence, a mixture of Thai, Columbian, Mexican, and Jamaican. Among its notable physical attributes are furry bads, and very tall plants.

It has a flowering period of between 65 and 75 days, and can produce as much as 500 grams per square meter of yield. When smoked, it can make you experience a speedy and very strong high. It has a high concentration of THC, but cannot be used for medical treatments.

Haze 19x Skunk
Haze 19x Skunk is another cannabis hybrid that is ideal for outdoor growing. It possesses the strong characteristics of the Haze cannabis and can produce more and better buds than it. It contains high amounts of THC and tastes sweet.

Known to grow very tall, the Haze 19x Skunk plants has a flowering period of between 65 and 75 days and can generate yield of up to 500 grams per square meter.

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Cannabis Seeds Perfect For Outdoor Growing Part 1

By |abe||e October 27, 2015 156 Views No comments

The outdoors are a great place to grow cannabis in certain parts of the world. Many cannabis strains thrive under the sun, and they produce better buds when they are constantly receiving sunlight.

If you live in a region that enjoy a sunny climate, and you want to grow your own cannabis plants, you can choose any of the following cannabis seed strains to grow in the outdoors:

Durban Poison
Durban Poison is cannabis hybrid that is the product of cross breeding the Dutch skunk strain and a sativa strain. It is very popular among cannabis growers because of its ability to generate top notch yield. Its flowering period lasts for 55-65 days, and it can deliver around 400-500 grams per square meter of yield.

When smoked, Durban Poison triggers an earthy kind of high. It contains medium amounts of THC, and can also be cultivated indoors.

Dutch Hope
Dutch Hope is another cannabis hybrid that is perfect for outdoor growing. It is a cross between the Afghan and the Skunk. It can actually be grown outdoors even in the cool regions.

Dutch Hope cannabis has very high resistance to mold, pest, and other outdoor problems, making it a very good choice for outdoor cultivation. It can grow very tall, up to 2 meters, and can also be grown indoors. It has a flowering period of between 55 and 65 days, and can produce yield of up to 600 grams per square meter.

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How To Start Indoor Cannabis Growing

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Cannabis growing has become more and more popular over the years. In regions where cannabis has been legalized, a lot of people have decided to start their own cannabis gardens in order to maximize the benefits they can get from this versatile plant.


If you live in a city or state where cannabis has become legal, and you possess a medical cannabis license card, you can actually start cultivating your cannabis plants any time you want. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Growing Indoors

Indoor growing of cannabis is one of the most popular ways to grow cannabis plants because of its flexibility. People who have even the smallest free space in their houses can setup a cannabis grow site so as to begin their journey.

Small spaces such as cabinets, closets, or cupboards can hold a few number of pots, while bigger spaces such as a bedroom, attic, or basement are more suited for larger-scale grow sites.

Grow materials and supplies

You will need pots, lights, electric fans, fertilizers, water cans, and other materials to care for your cannabis plants. Make a list so that you will not forget something that is essential for the entire growth process.

Buying cannabis seeds

When it comes to selecting a cannabis seed strain to grow, you can check out the indoor cannabis seed suggestions by trusted online cannabis seed banks.
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Cannabis Strains With Short Flowering Periods Part 3

By |abe||e October 23, 2015 161 Views No comments

Flowering period is one of the many factors that cannabis growers put into consideration when they are growing cannabis plants. It is an issue that affects the entire cultivation process significantly.

Flowering periods for different cannabis seed strains vary. Some of them need only about 6 weeks to complete their flowering stage, while others require as long as 10 weeks. So, if you want to grow your flowers sooner, then you should certainly look into what cannabis strains have shorter flowering periods.

These days, there are many types of cannabis strains that need only about 45-55 days to complete their flowering. I have enumerated some of them below:

Kaya Gold Feminized
For cannabis growers that would like to begin their cannabis cultivation venture by setting up a greenhouse or an indoor garden, Kaya Gold Feminized is probably a smart choice to go with. This cannabis strain is known to be perfect for either indoor or outdoor growing, and is suited for Mediterranean climate. It is a hybrid strain that contains high THC leveles. It grows to average height and can generate around 400-500 grams per square meter of yield. It has very good resistance against heat and pests, so newbie cannabis growers are advised to make this strain a priority when selecting.

Early Misty
Known to be a better version of the White Widow strain, Early Misty is a cannabis hybrid that possesses many different outstanding characteristics. It has extremely high concentrations of THC, and when smoked, it triggers a potent but calming high. It emits a scent that smells like coffee. It is ideal for outdoor growing, and can thrive in cold regions. It is a compact plant that can produce as much as 500 grams per square meter of yield.

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Cannabis Strains With Short Flowering Periods Part 2

By |abe||e October 23, 2015 144 Views No comments

Different kinds of cannabis strains feature varying traits and characteristics. Some might grow taller, while some are more compact in size. Some contain small concentrations of THC, while the rest might have high or very high concentrations of it. Some might need more than two months to flower, while others just require about 6 weeks to complete the flowering stage.

Flowering stage is one factor that many cannabis growers consider when growing cannabis plants. They usually have a calendar that they stick to so that their cultivation process is more organized. Some cannabis growers prefer having cannabis strains that complete their flowering stage longer, while others are more keen to having it done sooner.

If you are looking for cannabis strain that can finish their flowering periods faster, read further and learn about some of the most popular of them.

Papaya
Known for being resistant to disease and other infestations, Papaya is a cannabis strain that is considered to be among the fastest growing. It reaches full maturity earlier than the others. It is a member of the cannabis indica family, can be cultivated either indoors or outdoors, and thrives in moist climates. It contains extremely high THC levels, and when smoked, it makes you lethargic and very, very high.

Snow White
Belonging to the cannabis indica family, Snow White is quite common in the Netherlands. It is characterized by its aesthetically pleasing buds and average height. It contains medium levels of THC and when smoked, it produces a smooth taste that many cannabis enthusiasts love. It is also used in medical cannabis treatments, so people who are looking for a cannabis strain for their treatment can certainly consider Snow White.

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