click to enlarge Elizabeth M. Seyler Hemp in a grow tent at Green State Gardener In 25 years of growing organic veggies, I’ve never met a plant quite like cannabis. It responds to pruning the same way basil or broccoli does — by sending out multiple shoots that eventually flower. It thrives in nutrient-rich soil with the right amounts of light and water. And it’s susceptible to the usual insects and diseases.
But terms like “mother plant,” “screen of green,” and “cloning” never quite enter the conversation when we’re talking tomatoes and peppers.
Those cannabis terms rolled off Jahson Friedman’s tongue on Saturday at Green State Gardener‘s “Free Cultivation Class: Vegging and Flowering” in Burlington. A GSG employee and registered medical cannabis cardholder, Friedman is a consummate practitioner of the art and science of nurturing the flowering plant.
More than 35 men and women, from twentysomethings to seventysomethings, attended the class. It was the third in a four-class series GSG is offering this fall to the general public on growing cannabis, including best practices for germination, propagation and harvest as well