Cultivating Exceptional Cannabis: An Expert Breeder Shares His Secrets

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Quick Trading Company, Jan 31, 2004 - Social Science - 192 pages
DJ Short’s essays on the craft of indoor cannabis cultivation show how any hobbyist can refine gardening technique and achieve mastery.

DJ Short is a celebrated breeder whose collection of seed strains has received international recognition for their premier quality. His first book collects two decades of experience in cannabis cultivation and breeding for the amateur grower. Short’s style is both friendly and thoughtful, offering tips for selecting plants and helping the serious hobbyist finesse their garden for high quality.

The first section covers cultivation and each environmental factor’s contribution to the indoor gardener’s success, with an emphasis on organic methods. It includes secrets to customizing lighting, temperature, air circulation, nutrients and supplements. Gardening methods, from sprouting seeds to harvesting and curing are described with quality and flavor in mind.

The second section includes essential topics of breeding -- such as selecting plants, collecting pollen, and stabilizing a variety -- with careful consideration of how flavor and quality set a good breeding program apart.

Includes photography of Short's varieties and other unique plants throughout, plus 8 full-color pages of exceptional cannabis.
 

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Contents

The Humble Indoors
Cultivating For Quality
Safety First
Sprouting and Planting Tips
Light Sources
Growing Medium and Nutrients
Air Circulation and Temperature
Carbon Dioxide
Cloning
Curing for Quality
Color Section Section II The Art of Breeding
The Art of Selection
Producing Exceptional Seeds
Backcrossing Stabilizing
Sativa Indica Ruderalis
The Heritage Strains

When to Water and Feed
Light Cycles
When is it Ripe?
ReGreening
Developing a Connoisseur Palate
Index
Copyright

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Recognized worldwide as an accomplished breeder of distinctive cannabis strains, DJ Short has spent twenty years refining breeding technique. His varieties have won the highly competitive Cannabis Cup awards, and for several years his sophisticated yet earthy writing on growing has appeared in Cannabis Culture magazine. He has traveled extensively, studying cannabis "sweet spots" around the globe. His knowledge of genetics and climate make him a rare expert on the plant’s special genealogy.

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