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We’ve been noticing that the Chronicology 101 / Grow Guides section of the site has been getting a lot of attention lately. So, here is a list of all the posts in one easy to access location.
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Well the short answer to this question is NO. A longer answer is that, watering your plants with ice water is more likely to shock and kill them than it is to turn them purple. But, either way, the answer is NO.
The problem with feeding your plants ice water or extremely cold water is that it will shock the roots. This is the same thing that will happen if you feed your plants extremely hot water. Additionally, feeding your plants water with to many dissolved solids will cause them to absorb less than desirable amounts of any fertilizer you may add to the water, this is more important for hydroponic grows than soil grows though.
The reason that turning down the temperatures in your grow room is effective at turning your pot purple is because it causes stress to the leaves and the buds of the plant. So, stressing the roots is a good way to stress the roots, duh, but not a good way to stress the buds. Decreasing temperatures, especially during dark hours, is a tolerable form of stress for most strains, because this is very similar to outdoor/natural growing conditions.
You need to consider that stressing your plant will have an effect on the overall quality of the finished buds. If you are growing for yourself, well then you want to have the best product possible. At least, I hope you do. And, if you are growing for someone else (i.e. a dispensary or to sell to others) well they are more likely to appreciate the fact that your pot knocks them on their ass than that it is purple. I mean, the best weed I ever smoked was green, I’ll put that out there. We called it The Truth.
Let’s see. High. Rambling. What else do I need to cover here?
The quest for purple pot reminds me of something that some shady dealers and growers will do to make there pot appear to be of a higher quality. I feel like it doesn’t happen so much anymore, but I have heard of people spraying pot with a light layer of windex. When it dries it appears as though the pot has more crystals on it. The bud will taste different, but not terribly so. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself, but I don’t recommend it by any means.
Additionally, you could probably die the buds purple by spraying them or feeding them purple die. But, again, if you have some put you on your ass shit, no one will care what color it is. And, that’s the truth.
As a follow-up to our article Chronicology 101: Making Your Pot Turn Purple we thought it would be wise to mention several things that every ganja farmer should consider. While these tips primarily pertain to indoor growing operations, these are all talking points for outdoor grows as well.
The first thing is that you want to make sure your plants have plenty of humidity. Marijuana is no cactus. Nature, Jah, or whoever did not design it to grow in the desert. All plants absorb water and nutrients through their leaves. If there is no humidity in the air, then you can understand why your plant will dry out. With this considered, misting the leaves of your plant with a mild dose of nutrients in water can be a wise way of giving them some additional fertilizer and needed nutrients.
Also, the temperature that your plant is subjected to can greatly affect its growth. High temperatures will cause the stems to elongate, while cooler temperatures will cause the stems to be shorter. Most strains will practically halt growing under 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while some are frost resistant. The ideal temperature for growing is 70 degrees F, but anything within the range of 60 to 85 degrees should be fine. Seeing as plants’ metabolisms slow down with colder temperatures, it is also true that higher yields can be obtained at higher growing temperatures. Growing at higher temperatures will only produce higher yields if more light is provided, which if you know much about growing marijuana makes a descent amount of sense.
Now, in our last article we mentioned dropping night time temperatures in order to make your pot turn purple, a.k.a. to get that purp. The plant should only be subjected to these conditions during the flowering cycle, since you want to maximize the growth that will occur during the vegetative stage of growth. However, since the plant grows a considerable amount during the flowering cycle you will be sacrificing yield for color. The color of your weed is pretty much irrelevant compared to quality, which should be the concern of amateur, professional, and commercial growers. But, stressing your plant into turning purple through temperature manipulation won’t really effect the quality negatively or positively.
Beyond that, remember to provide plenty of air flow and ventilation for indoor grows. Use an oscillating fan, an exhaust fan, an air conditioner, a humidifier, a tower fan, one of those new fangled no blade Dyson fans, or whatever you have to. As you know plants need CO2 to grow, which we will focus on in an upcoming article, so maintaining good air flow is necessary for indoor grows.
Other considerations you might want to make, are filters for exhaust fans, an air conditioner for intake fans, and as we just brought up CO2. If you have any questions feel free to contact us, and we will forward your request to our correspondents in the marijuana cultivation industry out in Colorado. Thank you to all our fans for your continued support in our campaign to bust marijuana myths. We hope you found this informative.
So, we’ve been trying to optimize our site for search engines and doing some other technical stuff like that. We found it interesting that an obscene amount of visitors on the site reached us by searching “purp weed”. Check out Chronicology 101: Making your pot turn purple, and see what all the fuss is about. It got us thinking about the best weed we ever smoked, which we called “The Truth”. It happened to be green, but we have also smoked quite a bit of really nice purple weed. And, we figured we would mention brown weed as well because we have seen weed that was brown. If you have smoked any weed that is any other color, please comment on this post and definitely get in contact with us. Not only do we want a picture of that for “The Stash“, but we’d like some for our stash as well. So, have at it. Let us know what’s good. And, stay high to stay fly. MJMB out.
One of our users, bluntman, recently asked if it was possible to turn weed purple by simply lowering the temperatures during the final stage of growth. And, in some cases it can be that simple. In others, it won’t require anything. And in more still, doing so won’t even be possible.
If you are good with food coloring, you can turn weed whatever color you want. We don’t recommend this method, and therefore had to get it out of the way first. If a crackhead doesn’t put food coloring in his crack before he smokes it, you shouldn’t be putting food coloring in your weed. Enough said. However, many florists dye their flowers different colors by simply adding food coloring to the water they are sitting in. Right after you cut down one of your plants, you could stick the branches in colored or even flavored water. I might be more inclined to experiment with flavors over anything else, but we still do not recommend messing with your bud in this manner.
The reason some strains of marijuana turn purple is the same reason why some trees leaves turn colors in the fall, why red grapes are purple, why a blood orange is so red, why an eggplant is purple, why blueberries are blue, and why black raspberries are black. This phenomenon is caused by the occurrence of something known as anthocyanin accumulation which causes anthocyanin to build up within plants. While chlorophyll is what gives weed and plants in general their green color, anthocyanin is what makes weed purple, and carotenoid is what will make weed yellow or gold. CLICK HERE FOR MORE GROW GUIDES
If your plant has the genetics which make it prone to anthocyanin accumulation, you can make it turn purple by dropping the temperatures in the growing environment down below 50 degrees Fahrenheit when the light is off. Some plants will turn purple without such a drastic drop in temperatures, and like I said before, for some plants it just isn’t possible.
You can also experiment with nutrients from your local hydroponic supply store. They may have something that can turn any weed purple, but we have not had the time to test all of these products.
In the end, you need to realize that turning your weed purple won’t make it any better. The reason that most purple bud is so good is because the people who have been growing pot long enough to master the trick of turning bud purple don’t want to mess around growing anything but the dankest of headies. On the other hand, you may have smoked purple bud which was not very good at all. Some strains will turn purple no matter what you do to them, and an inexperienced grower could have grown some Mexican brick weed quality ganja which just happens to be purple.
If you choose to try your luck at turning your plants purple, just remember several things. First, look for the purpling to occur about two weeks before you plan to harvest. This could be anywhere from about 7 to 10 weeks into the flowering stage of growth. And, with this in mind, don’t do the temperature drop at night until the plant is in flowering, even a 3 to 4 weeks after. Your plant will turn purple before you intend it to, which is one of the plants signs that it is being stressed. The cold temperatures are stressful on your plant, and as a result will likely result in a slightly smaller yield of slightly smaller quality than if you hadn’t dropped the temperature every night. If you’ve read this far into the article, you’re probably very adamant about turning your weed purple, and nothing I say will convince you otherwise. So, I’m not going to try.
Good luck in your endeavors. Follow our directions and if the cards are in your favor you will get purple weed. Remember, it is partially controlled by genetics so don’t give up if you don’t succeed on your first try. And, when you harvest your plants, send us a sample. Thanks.