#8 – Uplifting, Healthful Cacao

Reading this title you may be saying to yourself, what the… healthful cacao!  The Mayans named it the food of the gods!  And I wholeheartedly agree.  Turns out cacao is good for your heart and mood. Cacao (Cocoa) should be the main ingredient in your chocolate bars. A lot of early research suggested that cacaoContinue reading “#8 – Uplifting, Healthful Cacao”

#7 – Phyto-cannabinoids

Sprinkled on this earth are many species of plants that have a phytocannabinoid system.  Every vertebrate has an endocannabinoid system(ECS). Your endocannabinoid receptors receive phytocannabinoids that are present in cannabis and several other plants.  Phyto- means plant- Endo- means within. You evolved to consume phtytocannabinoids.  Phytocannabinoids act like keys that fit the locks of yourContinue reading “#7 – Phyto-cannabinoids”

#6 – Strain Selection

Selecting Strains to grow- Did you know that cannabis comes in many strains?  Think of it like tomato varieties, all tomatoes are Solanum lycopersicum, with a variety to describe how the plant expresses itself such as; Brandywine, Beefsteak, Roma, Black Krim, etc… each great for a different application, such as for a salad, sandwich, sauce,Continue reading “#6 – Strain Selection”

#4 – It’s all in the Seeds

 Have you ever considered the miracle of a germinating seed?  Everything the emerging plant needs to get a good start is stored in the seed coat.  Seeds are amazing. Although they might appear to be tiny lifeless objects, seeds are powerful living things just waiting for the right conditions to do their thing! Each seedContinue reading “#4 – It’s all in the Seeds”

#3 – Feminized Seeds vs. Regular Seeds

‘Back in the day’ the only way to grow weed with seeds was with ‘regular’  seeds, (which are seeds that can express either male, female or hermaphrodite).   Cannabis plants are dioecious, which is a term used in botany to describe a plant that can express either male, female or hermaphrodite (both). This was an evolutionaryContinue reading “#3 – Feminized Seeds vs. Regular Seeds”

#1 – Introduction

Tara and I, Susan (Ragsdale-Cronins) along with our good friend Simeon Etoria are creating a merry interactive zoom platform (membership page) of weekly meetings with supporting blogs and how to-videos called Merry Jane Gardening Club.  Yes, this is a club to teach and support you in your quest to grow and make your own mindfulContinue reading “#1 – Introduction”