HOW TO GROW MARIJUANA
VARIETIES OF MARIJUANA (SATIVA)
The Colombian is the standard tropical sativa for the majority of hashish cultivators. Everyone is familiar with the Colombian. It grows a bit more slowly, i'ts slightly more shorter and compact than the Mexican. In a perfect environment with space to grow, a Colombian can attain a heigth of 4.8 meters and produce 2kg 200 grams of buds after only a 6 month growth season. Usually, the Colombians have a conical or a classic fir form, with longer branches at the bottom of the plant. Their foliage and branches are typical to the sativas variety. Certain Colombian have their branches longer in the middle or the top of the plant and the branches push more up than towards the side. The mature female show a robust profile in an oval or diamond form. When the Colombian is good, it can be very very good. Over it all, the colombians growth and power are consistent, which make them a good candidate for an experimented or inexperienced cultivator.
The Colombian is one of the seed sources that can be more powerful than his preceding one. The domestic cultivators could be pleasantly surprised to find that their herb could be approximatively 20 to 50 percent more powerful than the original herb.
The commercial Colombian cultivators practice one of the worst drying and cleaning procedures, which degrade the THC in less active CBN. The lowest degree of commercial Colombian is usually about 2 percent of THC with 1 percent of CBN for a 3 percent total power of THC. Most of the time, the THC + CBN power is about 6 percent for the Colombian. For carefully dryed domestic harvest, there won’t be any CBN and the whole THC of the plant production is conserved. The best Colombian can reach 12 percent of THC, that is almost as powerful as any marijuana varieties can have. This is a good selection for an interior farmer.
The Mexican could be one of the best selection you could grow with. The Mexicans usually grow fast and high, and they blossom under a low intensity lightning compared to the Colombians, the Thai, and most of the African variety; therefore they are fine under artificial light.
The Mexican are most often sativas, with symmetrical, conical, or in fir form. The Mexicans grow quickly: the highest sinsemilla plant I've seen was a cultivated Mexican plant in California that had 6.7 m of height and produced more than 3kg 200grams of sensimilla.
The Mexicans appearance and growing habit is very similar to some Nepaleses; a lot of Mexicans are similar to Nepaleses. Their bud tend to be well formed, but sometimes “hairy”, and the taste is generally deliciously soft or sometimes spicy. The buzz is cerebral, mind-blowing and energising, but it specially doesn't last long.
South East Asian
The Thai, Laotian, and Cambodian varieties, although they are seducting, must be avoided or planted experimentaly, especially in interior. Only grow a few South East Asian at a time because about half of the time those plant become hermaphrodite, giving male flower randomly pollinating your sensimilla causing serious and exasperating problems. Some varieties tend to grow in a irregular way, when germinating sprout push quickly and surpass everything else in the garden or growing with long distance between branches that make you think you are growing stems instead of herbs. The South East Asians buds often spread themselves, but some varieties form solid and compact buds.
The Thaï could be the best herb that u could have experimented, so if you have seed that you would like to grow, only grow a few of them at a time. If hermaphrodite problems develop at the end, at least they are simply an experimentation rather of an investment. The buzz from the South East Asia is an excellent feeling, enriching, and the buds have a soft or spicy, sometime very spicy, taste.
The Jamaican is in between the Colombian and Mexican in terms of the growth habits, the buzz and the taste. Straight, typically sativa, most of the Jamaicans grow slightly faster than the Colombians and a little slower than the Mexican. The Jamaican, under optimal condition, can hit about 4 meters of height and generally have better branches system compared to the Mexican. It's a good candidate for interior cultivators if they like original herbs. Just like the Colombians, the Jamaicans can surpass the original herb in terms of power.
The varieties from India are among the most various one that I've seen. The typic Indian looks like a sativa, but isn't as tall as the Mexican and the Colombian. Some rare varieties are very small (90 cm) and for the more common varieties about 3.5 meters high. The varieties can have foliage type like the sativa, one paddle leaves (only one paddle by 3 per leaf), or have typic Afghanes leaves, each of them representing the variety among the Indians varieties. The maturation range go as early as the most precocious Afghanes to as late as the South East Asian one. The power the same variable. One of the softer and most delicious varieties to smoke come from a South Indian variety that attain 4 meters of height, and have a very gracious sativa look with an aerial slandered bud with long curved branches.
The Central African
The Nigerian, the Congolese, the Kenya herbs have possibly the biggest leaves and the tallest plants you could have ever saw. These plants can potentially reach 6 meters of height, and a Nigerian having grown in full sun have 45 cm long leaves. The Nigerian plants are among the most powerful and weakening of all the cannabis varieties (after two puffs, the most experimented cultivators have enough and quickly go to sleep). Although if the Nigerian bud are not very tight, they don't spread themselves like the South East Asian one. The bud is extremely resinous, with an unusual rich taste, earthy, organic and a unique odor. The Nigerian are mature very late, and often do not ripe before the end of November or even the end of December in San Francisco.
The Congolese and the Kenyan are also very tall but the look is more similar to the Colombians but also have similarities with the Nigerian in taste and odor. They get to maturity sooner than the Nigerian and they ripen in November. The most powerful tested cannabis in this land is the Congolese (more than 11 percent of THC) followed by the Nigerian (more then 10 percent of THC).
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- HOW TO GROW MARIJUANA