Indoor Marijuana Horticulture by Jorge Cervantes

Discussion in 'Growing Organic Marijuana' started by jerry111165, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. I stumbled across this while researching something else, and I must say that Ive never run across a bigger moron. This idiot gets paid to write books on horticulture? My children have more sense than this. The worst part is that people buy and use these books to learn with.

    This is the link for you to see for yourself.

    Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Medical, Legal, Cultivation Encyclopedia ... - Jorge Cervantes - Google Books

    Here are some basic comments that I found in the "Potting Soil" section, up around the "90's" pages area -

    1. Adding 3 cups of dolomite per CF, and also the use of hydrated lime in your potting mix -

    2. Elements can leach out and should be replaced with chelated (bottled) nutrients

    3. Do not reuse potting soil. If reused, undesirable microorganisms, fungus and insects start growing

    4. Again, add hydrated lime to stabilize pH

    5. When you buy soil read the bag carefully to make sure that it is sterilized. to make sure that there are no harmful fungi or bad microorganisms

    6. Don't use your own compost because it contains harmful microorganisms and pests. Buy everything.

    7.If you use soil from outside put it in the oven and bake it at 160 degrees to bake out the bad insects, bacteria and fungi

    8. Few growers use homemade compost

    I just cant believe that this guy is allowed to and makes money writing? and selling these books.

    Stoner Science at its finest.

  2. #2 GiMiK, Jan 10, 2013
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    He seems sold on bottles, but he did compile a nice basic guide for newbies. The Indoor/Outdoor Bible one, it's not too detailed but it's a good overall guide for the basics.

    Past the basics however, I doubt he has much experience or knowledge.

    He's more of a marketing gimmick than anything; but what isn't nowadays?
  3. i wonder how many checks he got from advanced to say all of that. or maybe he's sponsored by sun systems....

  4. The bottom line is that this kind of bad advice is, very unfortunately everywhere and for new growers to buy a book telling them that hydrated lime is ok, don't reuse your soil, bake it in an oven at 160 for an hour, make sure your store bought soil is sterilized - Blah blah blah; is just wrong - the newbies don't know any better and believe its good advice.

    The massive amounts of bad advice out there; whether its on the Internet or in Mr George Van Pattens books is just frustrating and aggravating.

    "Few growers make their own compost" - this fella obviously hasn't visited the Grasscity Organics Forum!


  5. Don't get me wrong, I do want his

  6. And you wonder why the forums blow up once a month with all these stupid ass noob questions, not just that the level of ignorance that he is breeding is insane.

    I used bottles because of him and switched to soil when I started reading LD.
    LD, Chunk, Jerry, Skunk > That Asshole.
  7. His "bible" was the first book i read on mj. At that point i was ready to dive into hydro. I built a huge 100 gallon lettuce raft with a res and recirculating water and grew veggies to get my feet wet. I think after doing my third water change, which took about 3-4 hours, i stepped back, got real high, looked at my slime covered roots and said WTF. I sure as hell wasn't going to the store to buy more shit to clean up the root slime and i knew there was a better way that didn't require me to fight nature. I thought, how arrogant am i to think i can do something better than nature has evolved to do over millions of years.

    The next day i happened upon Masanobu Fukuoka's One Straw Revolution on youtube. It reinforced all the highdeas i had the night before. My next stop was Jerry's Indoor Gardening Without Bottled Nutrients thread. The rest is history.
  8. Yea I seen a video of some twit a week,or so ago saying organic techincally is "chemical" still because everthing is ect ect.A so called horticulturist/botanist.Appearently he's never heard the term synthetic.

    Also that rganic gardening is not "quantifiable".

    Neither is some peoples ignorance ><

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