It's actually stupidly easy. Back before I grew cannabis, I always called it "Rooting from Cutting." You'll need a cup of water, sharp scissors, and lights.
1 ) Find a branch that looks healthy and that has at least three nods (Tip! Each pair of leaves grows from a nod).
2 ) Cut roughly a half inch to one inch behind the last nod.
3 ) Cut off all side branches on the 2nd and 3rd nod.
4 ) The top leaves should remain, but it helps to cut the tips off.
I used to spend $300 per grow just on nutrients, then I learned about organics, and now I feel really stupid for falling into the cannabis nutrient marketing. The first thing I did to reduce cost was compare a bunch of different soils. I tested Roots Organic, Fox Farm Ocean Forest, Miracle Grow Organic, Super Soil (made by Scotts, not Sub), Earth Gro, Kellogg Patio Plus, Mushroom Compost, Coir, Me's Mix, Promix, Sunshine #4, and a few other local potting soil brands and blends that I made up myself
Between Ocean Forest and Roots Organic, I noticed the Roots Organic felt lighter, appeared to be more breathable, and typically feed for few weeks longer. I'm not 100% sure, but I could swear I thought my plants even grew faster in the Roots Organic. However, the Ocean Forest was half the price. And by the end of the season, all the plants harvested about the same.
That got me thinking, I wonder how cheaper soils measured up. So I tried a few brands at home depot.. earth gro, super
I've been buying Kellogg's Organic All-Purpose Fertilizer (NPK is 4-4-4) from Home Depot. It comes in a 4 lb bag that retails for around $6.00 US. The product is a mix of different dry ground up manures and meals that break down slowly. Usually 2-3 applications per season is all I ever need. I can use tap water. No ph-ing needed, no ro water, or any cal/mag. I just match it with a good balanced potting soil that's high in organic matter (manure, compost, humus, etc) and try to give my plants as
My classic recipe makes a 1 liter solution and should be used immediately. To begin you will need the following ingredients:
- 5 ml neem oil
- 1-2 ml insecticidal soap
- 1 liter hot water
Pour the soap into your spray bottle, add hot water, and slowly add in the neem oil. Seal up the bottle tightly and agitate to ensure a good mix. The first application should be applied heavily, stating from top and working your way down. Be sure to get the undersides of the leaves as