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Geraniol Terpene

Geraniol is a terpene found in cannabis with a sweet very pleasant floral aroma similar to that of a rose. In fact, the perfume industry switched from using rose petal extracts to using geraniol in many perfumes because they smell so similar. Although geraniol is known to attract honey bees, it is also used as an insect repellent for mosquitos.

Since the 1990s, geraniol has been talked about in both scientific literature and in publications like Mother Earth Living as an effective alternative cancer treatment. It brings hope to those suffering with cancer.
Early studies on geraniol showed remarkable results. Liver cancer was stopped cold in rats that received 400 micromoles of geraniol in their food daily. Mammary tumors in rodents were also halted with a similar dosage. It was also found that liver cancer in birds could be stopped by giving geraniol. Perhaps the most remarkable results of the early studies on geraniol was to show that it could stop the growth pancreatic cancer in hamsters. A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer at that time was a near death sentence because there was only a four percent survival rate within five years of being diagnosed. These terrible odds haven’t improved much today in fact. Keep in mind that geraniol is a terpene that occurs naturally in cannabis and is present in full spectrum CBD oil.

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What are Terpenes?

The technical definition of a terpenes probably won’t clear much up, but here it is:  Any of a large group of volatile, unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, especially conifers and citrus trees.  They are based on a cyclic molecule having the formula C10H16.  They are the main plant resin  or “essential oils” and contribute to the scent, flavor and colors of plants.

Here is a short video from Leafly, an recognized industry partner, with an Introduction on Terpenes that Relate to Cannabis

Buy THC to relax.

As that video closes with, Terpenes are The Next Frontier of Discovery.
The easiest way to get your mind around them (albeit not 100% correct) is to think of them as essential oils.  Essential oils typically have effects on people.  For instance, Lavender typically causes one to be sleepy.  Various terpenes also have effects on people.  And, that’s what we’re aiming for…their effects.  For most people, they are subtle effects, but they are definite effects none the less.

GWE’s 2015 Seedbank review

GWE’s 2017 Cannabis Seed Bank Review – Where To Buy Marijuana Seeds Online

We have maintained this list since 2010 with reviews of the marijuana seed sources that we use at GrowWeedEasy.com. These seed banks take online orders and ship cannabis seeds worldwide (including the USA!). We only recommend companies with outstanding stealth, reliability, customer service, and seed quality. This certainly isn’t a list of all good seed banks, but these are the seed banks we know and use ourselves. 

Last updated March 27, 2017. 

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Better taste, better smell, better smoke guide!

How to Improve & Strengthen Smell of Buds

  1. Specialized Nutrients & Supplements
  2. Light Quality (Use Strong Light with Extra UV)
  3. Grow in “Living” Soil (Super Soil)
  4. Control Temperature & Humidity Last 6 Weeks
  5. Flush 1-2 Weeks Before Harvest
  6. Harvest Using the Right Technique
  7. Dry & Cure Buds After Harvest (CRUCIAL – don’t skip this!)
  8. NO Scent Neutralizers
  9. Common Mistakes Can Ruin Buds Near Harvest
  10. Start with the Right Genetics

List of Suggested Strains


 

Introduction to Growing Cannabis with a Strong, Complex Smell

Professional-quality cannabis buds look, taste and smell great

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Ready to Harvest Guide

Example of a beautiful colorful cannabis nug that was harvested at the right time then dried and cured like a professional!

by Nebula Haze

Cannabis buds can come in all shapes and sizes! Although variety is the spice of life, it can make it a little confusing to know when to harvest your buds based on how your plants look. But if you harvest when buds are ready you’ll get the best yields and potency, so it’s a good idea to try to harvest as the right time if you can!

We have a full harvest tutorial, but this article is mostly just a picture gallery 🙂

When buds first appear on your plant they look like little round puffs of hair. Each bud is made up of many white hairs (“pistils”) that stick straight out.

Not Ready

Baby buds (budlets) look like a ball of white hairs. These buds have many weeks to go!

Example of a marijuana plant that has just started the flowering stage and is making wispy white pistils in preparation for making buds!

Still Not Ready

As the plant buds get closer to harvest, they thicken and those white pistils start to darken and curl in. You’ll notice your buds are slowly getting thicker and more dense. However if you still have a lot of straight white pistils, like this bud, you know you still have a few weeks to go.

This cannabis bud is not ready, even though some of the pistils have started to darken and curl in

Ready to Harvest

You’re in the harvest window when most of the pistils have darkened and curled in. This bud is now ready to harvest!

This cannabis cola is ready to harvest

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The Union

 

BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as ‘The Union’, Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of ‘BC Bud’ being exported to the United States, the trade has become an international issue. Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he demystifies the underground market and brings to light how an industry can function while remaining illegal. Through growers, police officers, criminologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business – an industry that may be profiting more by being illegal.

Written by Brett Harvey

7 Tips to Improve Cannabis Bud Quality

Introduction

  1. Start with Top-Shelf Genetics – get the effects and appearance you want! Your grow skill makes a huge difference, but a plant can’t overcome its genes! If you want buds that are potent, dense, sparkly or purple/pink, you need the right genetics.
  2. Give Your Cannabis Lots of Light! – this increases yields, density and potency
  3. Nutrients & Supplements – learn about smell enhancers, bloom boosters and bulk builders!
  4. Better Taste, Better Smell – learn other techniques to increase terpene content so buds taste and smell better
  5. Manipulate Temperature & Humidity in the flowering stage to increase resin production (“glitter” and stickiness), bring out colors like pink or purple & prevent smells from burning away
  6. Great Air Flow Around Every Cola – you can gain surprising increases in the size and density of your buds by making sure that every cola gets lots of direct light and good air flow from the beginning to the end of the flowering stage. Cannabis is wind-pollinated in the wild and so more energy is put into buds that have been exposed to a breeze from when they first started forming.
  7. Master the Basics of Growing – especially harvestingtrimming and drying/curing! Although a lot of growers don’t pay as much attention to what happens to plants after harvest as during the grow itself, these 3 post-harvest factors determine almost 50% of your final bud appearance. Properly drying/curing also intensifies smell and increases bud potency!

Bonus: Is CO2 Worth the Trouble?


Picture of beautiful top-shelf cannabis buds in both green and purple. You can grow marijuana buds that are better than what you get at the dispensary! This bud quality tutorial will show you how!

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Drying and Curing Cannabis

Why Do Growers Dry and “Cure” Cannabis Buds?

Beautiful White Widow nug is taken out of her curing jar for a picture

Harvest time!

Your buds are ready for harvest, yet your job as a grower is not quite over yet. You still need to put your newly harvested buds through the cannabis curing process.

(When do I harvest?)

In order to ensure the best quality for your freshly harvested buds, you must prepare your buds with a process known as curing, which involves drying your buds slowly in a controlled environment, then keeping buds in glass jars over the course of a few weeks to let certain natural plant processes occur.

Full Drying & Curing Tutorial – Step-By-Step

Growers cure marijuana buds because they will not achieve their peak potency and quality if they’re uncured. If you started with great genetics and you’ve taken care of your marijuana plants properly during their life, then curing is what makes the difference between “just okay” and trophy-worthy buds.

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Simple Grow Guide

by Nebula Haze

This is a super condensed version of this tutorial! You may also enjoy our marijuana life timeline or complete beginner’s guide. The following tutorial is very basic, but if you follow just these steps you will get to harvest!
Step 1: Choose Your Place to Grow

Indoors or outdoors? A spare room? A closet? Learn more about different places to grow indoors. One simple way to get started is to put your plant inside a cheap grow tent.

I personally think grow tents are a cheap (under $100) and easy way to set up the perfect grow environment, but there are lots of great places to grow!

Example of a cannabis tent with an HPS, and another with an LED grow light

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