Does Air Quality correlate to Better Aroma/Flavor???

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by Mazar i Shariff, Sep 27, 2010.

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    Mazar i Shariff

    Mazar i Shariff Active Member

    I live by a bunch of vineyards, and being the interested grower that I am, have talked to many people working on them about how quality grapes are grown. There has not been one person who has not stressed that the location of their vineyard in relation to elevation, facing south, and being in an area with steady air flow off the jet stream bringing in fresh coastal air that is still somewhat salty in nature has a big effect on their overall flavor. Vines are actually fed very little, as they have roots that can dig anywhere from 35 ft to 75 ft deep in the ground in search of various water/nutrient stores over their many years. I've taken these conversations further, and one even gave me an example of a vineyard that is right off the freeway. Great for marketing purposes, as they're always busy. But he said one of the reasons they will prob never win an award is that all the constant emissions coming from all the cars/trucks/semis effect the grapes greatly. Anything from toxic residue, to mutations, clogging pores of the leaves/grapes causing improper growth, ... Certainly will steal flavor!

    So I would have to think after doing all this research that while terpentine levels in cannabis have A LOT to do with how cannabis smells & tastes, I think if one is looking to reach that 100% potential, then having a good, constant, quality airflow will make a huge difference. Add this to an organic feeding schedule with a nice RO water flush at the end and I think you'd be talking some of the best tasting buds out there! =)



    Anyone who has experience with this subject, I would love to hear your comments & info ...
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    mushroom head

    mushroom head Well-Known Member

    Interesting, makes sence though. I had a friend who planted northernlights plants in a different spot this year, and the place he planted gets alot more pollution and the air smells gross around the plant.

    The plant this year actually smelt different from this year, and not in a good way. Didnt have a very good smell, so I bielive this.
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    Mazar i Shariff

    Mazar i Shariff Active Member

    I'm sure ... I mean, I think there's other factors, as well. Like one time I didn't have much area to dry and ended up pulling some cleaning stuff out of a coat closet and just put some branches in there. All the cleaning products made the closet smell like shit, and the buds lost their lemon scent and just smelled weird. I thought maybe the closet would smell of bud in the end but it was the other way around. Having a clean, dark room with good airflow is a MUST. But that's interesting that you saw a difference in the same strain both grown outdoors but in seperate locations. Looks like there's much more to it than just genetics!
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    mushroom head

    mushroom head Well-Known Member

    Thanks for mentioning having a clean room when drying, and I thought it was interesting too that I noticed a difference with the exact same strain grew in a different place. My buddy noticed it too, before I did, but he didnt say anything till I brought it up.

    Next year we will def be looking for something else in our grow spots, nice clean air flow.
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    Mazar i Shariff

    Mazar i Shariff Active Member

    No problem bro! I'll post more info about this in the future. Some of my quality control tests over the next year will be synthetic/organic side by side, so I kinda wanna do that indoor, and then a synthetic/organic outdoor, and then take all the different results, list all the different factors that varied between eachother, and then sit down and try to decipher what caused the various results. Something tells me that flavor wise, organic outdoor will be as tasty as it gets. Then I can compare the outdoor synthetic vs indoor organic and see if an outdoor plant in a fresh enviornment & rich, clean air makes more of a difference than indoor organic without the same gas exchange? I'll be doing quite a few side by side nutrient brand quality controls, so there will be a lot of test results that I'll be able to derive from all this as long as i label & journal everything properly throughout.
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    Mazar i Shariff

    Mazar i Shariff Active Member

    Any other comments/opinions/info on this subject anyone???

    Would love to hear from anyone who has farming/vineyard experience, or even someone who has grown outdoors in a metro area before and has also grown out in the country and been able to compare the differences between polluted/populated areas vs open, fresh, scarce areas?

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