For those of you who may not know who I am, allow me to introduce myself. Throughout my life, I have worn many a hat; the hat of a dealer, a grower, a breeder, a photographer, an author, a cannabis journalist, and a marijuana enthusiast to name a few. I have worn many hats in my life, a dealer, a grower, a breeder, a photographer, a journalist, and marijuana enthusiast.
But my favorite hat to wear has been the one that allowed me to be known as “Weed Nerd”. Plain and simple. I have loved everything about marijuana, from growing my first crop to aiding cancer patients in their healing process, the cannabis culture is pure magic.
2001 I am the founding marijuana strain breeder at TGA Seeds. One of my strains, “Vortex”, won the first ever United States medical marijuana, The High Times Cannabis Cup. In addition to awards, I am the author of two books: “Book of Dank” and “Dank 2.0”. These books are beautiful collections of cannabis photography and the stories that go along with each photo.
While my two published books are my pride and joy, they have barely scratched my writing itch. I have frequently contributed as a writer and photographer for High Times, Treating Yourself, Heads, Skunk, Weed World and West Coast Cannabis Magazine; all publications dedicated to the craft and culture of cannabis. Oh, but just you wait! I’m not through quite yet. Over the years, I have collected a following of cannabis lovers, like myself, and huddled them into a vast group of subscribers on my YouTube channel. These weekly videos have allowed me to share my passions, educate newcomers about the processes of marijuana, entertain my band of misfits, and reach a larger audience. Having people see me in my element is vital to the understanding of this growing culture.
Taking an old recipe from Vic High I modified it to create my growing style that has taken on the nickname the “Just add Water” method. I call it Super Soil and it was derived from and old forum online run by Vic High the creator of Killer Queen and other famous strains. Over the years I have changed Vic’s recipe substantially each time making small changes to improve the end results. The current recipe is used by people all over the world with many going to extra effort to use the exact same ingredients down to the manufacture. Others get as close as possible using what products they have available to them with equally stunning results. I expect people to question and make their own small changes and test the results from crop to crop.
Other topics I will cover in my marijuana growing articles will be my form of LST I call Bondage cause hey everyone likes a little of that. Early topping and training, transplanting, cloning, trimming, making tinctures and extracts will all be covered in great detail but with my simple easy to understand way of explaining things. I like to tell my stories with pictures as well so you will see lots of detailed photographs to help get the point across.
I will also be talking about marijuana genetics and current breeding projects I am working on for TGA and showing off the latest bud porn from my travels around growing marijuana world.
I hope you make my column a weekly read, so you get the most out of your TGA marijuana seeds and all the other strains you grow.