Vocab Post 3
GA - Means 'Gibberellic Acid' - A hormone used to promote plant growth, especially that of seedlings, and obtained from the fungus Gibberella fujikoroi (GA) is used to reduce flowering and fruiting which maximizes growth and minimizes pollen transmitted. GA is also used in
mature plants to increase the fruiting capacity by stimulating the development of lateral
shoots and spurs.
Harvesting - The act or process of gathering a crop. By trimming the buds off, or branches that hold them, and using one of the many methods of drying. Once dried, the option is then available to cure. (See Curing)
Herbs - Aromatic plants used for seasoning, medicinal purposes, or garnishes. Aromatic
herbs are the ones that have fragrant or smelly leaves or flowers. Cannabis leaves are sometimes used as a Herb.
Hermie/Hermaphridite - A plant that changes sex midway through it's life cycle, to have
both FEMALE and MALE characteristics. Due in part to many factors, but primarily due to
stress (ie; light stress, heat stress, nute stress) or improper dark cycle. (ie; not sealing off
the grow area properly and not letting the plant get 100% COMPLETE darkness)
HID - High Intensity Discharge (lighting)
HPS - The best light available today for growing marijuana. High Pressure Sodium lights
are very bright and very efficient. This light has a red/orange spectrum that is ideal for
the flowering phase. With enough of these kind of lights you too can grow those
centerfold buds. HPS comes in a wide variety of wattages from 70 watts up to 1000 watts.
Hormone - A biochemical product of a specific cell or tissue that causes a change or
activity in a cell or tissue located elsewhere in an organism.
Hydroponics - The growing of plants without soil, instead using a medium like clay
pebbles, rockwool-floc or perlite and vermiculite mixture. And giving the plant all the
nutrients through the water the roots are in.
Humus - A complicated material formed during the breakdown of organic matter. One of
its components, humic acid, provides many binding sites for plant nutrients, such as
calcium, iron, potassium, sulfur and phosphorus. These nutrients are stored in the humic
acid molecule in a form readily available to plants, and are released when the plants
Hybrid -- Often refers to a plant or variety that has been developed by interbreeding two
or more varieties, species, or genera
IBL - Imbred line, a homogeneous strain that shows uniform growth characteristics from
Indica -- Indica is a great plant to grow indoors as well as outdoors due to its low lighting
requirements and tight internode spacing, also offering resistance to fungus and pests,
early maturation tendencies, and dense flower production. Indica's come from colder
climates exhibiting the traits described above by acclimating to the environment from
whence they came. Their stout stature and extremely wide leaflets make them easy to
identify. An Indica generally produces a hard hitting, tiresome, sedative stone, and will
take around 45 to 60 days to finish flowering.
Leggy --If seedlings and plants do not get enough sunlight, they grow tall and thin stalks
as they seek sunlight. These "leggy" plants have a difficult time supporting the weight of
the plant and is easily damaged. (See Stretching)
Light-burn - When the heat from a light burns the plant.
Lollipopping - Refers to cutting the bottom branches off of a plant to allow the top
portion to bud more vigorously. Term refers to the 'lollipop' shape of the stalk and bud.
( ) <---bud
l<-----stalk (trimmed of side branches)
Lumens -- One lumen is equal to the amount of light emitted by one candle that falls on
one square foot of surface one foot away.
LST - Meamns Low-Stress Training, the technique of manipulating the branches in order
to reduce plant height, expose certain branches to light, and/or distribute hormones to
lower branches of the plant to encourage larger buds.
Mē - Meters Squared.