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Author: Danny Danko

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Growing your own marijuana can be both a liberating and political act. In this pot-cast former HIGH TIMES Magazine Senior Cultivation Editor and author of the book "Cannabis: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana" Danny Danko and co-host former HT Editor-in-Chief Mike Gianakos provide news, activism reports and cannabis cultivation tips for connoisseurs, aficionados and medical patients alike. Bonus: Interviews with expert growers and professional seed breeders, 'Strain of the Week' and ganja growing questions & answers.

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Episode 53 of Grow Bud Yourself sows and reaps free weed with a cornucopia of cannabis cultivation content. First, Danny and Mike discuss federal pot legalization versus passing the SAFE Act as well as the potential promotion of bribery and extortion in the legal weed business. The interview is with Ellen "Farmer" Brown - veteran, activist and founder of Sinsemilla Seminars - who discusses getting her start growing weed in Humboldt County, working her way up to dispensary management, and moving back home to Massachusetts to educate newcomers to the legal cannabis industry.  The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, Danny on choosing your growroom exhaust fan size, and grow Q&A. Episode 53 is brought to you by:Rocket Seeds Cannabis SeedsSuite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub  Subscribe to the Grow Bud Yourself Newsletter! Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 52

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 52

2021-05-0701:04:001

Episode 52 of Grow Bud Yourself squeezes pot growing information into an educational extract perfect for beginners and experts alike. First, Danny and Mike realize they've now been doing the GBY show for a full year! Then they recap the recent New York City Cannabis Parade and discuss the dubious new product, Canna Bumps - a snortable pot concentrate. The interview is with hash-maker extraordinaire Frenchy Cannoli, who describes his youthful adventures in hashish-producing regions learning artisanal techniques, the importance of terroir and farming practices for producing quality cannabis resins, and how modern practices and procedures are changing the extraction craft.  In the cultivation segment, Danny reveals what you can expect to yield from one pot plant and answers grow questions from listeners like you. Episode 52 is brought to you by:Rocket Seeds Cannabis SeedsSuite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub  Subscribe to the Grow Bud Yourself Newsletter! Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 51 of Grow Bud Yourself takes root with vital information on producing perfect pot for pennies. First, Danny and Mike pay tribute to the NFL draft by making their picks for an "all weed team" filled with football's stoniest players in a brand new Sports on Drugs segment. (2:25)  The interview is with the famous, multiple award-winning Canadian grower "Urban" Remo Colasanti, who's been teaching people to grow their own cannabis for decades. Remo talks about his origins in weed, becoming a trusted name in the medical cannabis industry, and building his brand of pot plant nutrients. (25:10) Next up is our Strain of the Fortnight followed by the cultivation segment with an explanation of hybrid vigor and answers to listener grow questions. (52:30)Episode 51 is brought to you by:Rocket Seeds Cannabis SeedsSuite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub  Subscribe to the Grow Bud Yourself Newsletter! Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 50 of Grow Bud Yourself emerges from fertile soil to reach for the sunshine! First, Danny and Mike discuss marijuana-law reform in New Mexico, the Biden Administration's stance on legalization and the 50th anniversary of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which took effect on May 1, 1971. The interview is with Mike "PBud" Nee -- head cultivator for One Plant Dispensaries in Florida -- who talks about his role in Chemdog family strain history, as well as his transition from growing pot in the underground to farming legal, large-scale cannabis.  The cultivation segment features tips on proper flower and hash storage, as well as answers to listener grow questions. Subscribe to the Grow Bud Yourself Newsletter!Episode 50 is brought to you by:Rocket Seeds Cannabis SeedsSuite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub   Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 49

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 49

2021-04-1001:10:221

Episode 49 of Grow Bud Yourself broadcasts cannabis cultivation information to improve your weed growing game. First, Danny and Mike discuss which states they think will be next to legalize marijuana. And, we welcome psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine to the show to talk about New York's new legal cannabis law, his recent pot studies, and absurd prohibitionist talking points. The interview is with Greg and Tracee from Cryo Cure, who talk about the benefits of "freeze drying" cannabis flowers and how the process works to reduce harvest time, prevent mold & bud rot, as well as preserve terpenes & cannabinoids. Next, we debut the new and improved Strain of the Fortnight segment followed by our cultivation section, featuring Danny's 6 Tips For Growing Great-Tasting Weed. And, as always, we answer listener grow questions.Episode 49 is brought to you by:Rocket Seeds Cannabis SeedsSuite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub   Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 48

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 48

2021-04-0201:08:481

Episode 48 celebrates a new dawn and a new day to grow your own free weed and share with friends! First, Danny and Mike discuss the historic news of New York State cannabis legalization for adult use. The interview is with Elaine and Tommy from Excelsior Extracts who talk about the early days of overgrow.com, spending years on the run, perpetual harvesting, pheno-hunting strains and making their dreams come true with their newest cultivation endeavors. The grow segment features techniques for getting the most out of every pot plant, plus answers to listener grow questions. Episode 48 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 47 shines bright like a THCA diamond with illuminating info on growing your own (almost) free weed. First, Danny and Mike discuss the latest legalization news, as well as larger changes happening nationally and globally with pot-law reform. The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, Danny's take on cross pollination between hemp and cannabis crops and, as always, grow Q&A. Episode 47 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 46

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 46

2021-03-2201:10:584

Episode 46 springs forth from warming soil with complimentary cannabis, aka Free Weed, for all. First Danny & Mike discuss recent federal and local marijuana news, including possible homegrow and equity funding in New York State and the firing of White House staffers for prior pot use. The interview is with Rick "Mr. Soul" Campanella of Brothers Grimm Seeds, who discusses his early experiments with cannabis as a nuclear engineer, his creation of the legendary Cinderella-99 pot variety, feminized vs. female seeds, and how to create your own weed strain. The cultivation segment features Danny on temperature and humidity during the drying and curing process as well as answers to listener grow questions. Episode 46 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 45

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 45

2021-03-1201:08:121

Episode 45 blasts through thick topsoil to bring you the latest cannabis growing information to produce practically free weed. First, Danny and Mike join longtime Michigan activist Rick Thompson to talk about the 50th Annual Hash Bash, coming up as a digital event on April 3rd. The interview is with author and professor Dr. MJ Coco of CocoForCannabis.com who discusses proper lighting for growrooms, the benefits and unique properties of coco coir as a grow medium, and the "Spring Autoflower Challenge." The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, tips on addressing nutrient deficiencies and answers to listener grow questions. Episode 45 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 44

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 44

2021-03-0601:08:271

Episode 44 of Grow Bud Yourself yields a heavy harvest of cannabis growing instructions for crafty cultivators. First, Danny and Mike discuss the impact of legal cannabis tax revenue on local governments and communities. The interview is with marijuana breeding pioneer Luc, from Paradise Seeds, who talks about growing pot in Holland in the '80s, founding one of the first seed companies in 1994, and the future of cannabis culture in Amsterdam and beyond. The cultivation segment features Danny's take on properly feeding flowering pot plants, as well as answers to listener grow questions.Episode 44 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 43 of Grow Bud Yourself promotes explosive growth rates for personal pot producers!First, Danny and Mike chop it up with psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine about cannabis use and psychedelic therapy.  Our guests are pot power couple Taylor Blake, associate producer of The Emerald Cup, and Shiloh Massive, breeder of Massive Creations Seeds, who discuss weed life in Mendocino, building authentic marijuana events and the future of the "Academy Awards of Cannabis."  The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, Danny's tips on air filtration and odor control and, as always, answers to listener grow questions. Episode 43 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 42 of Grow Bud Yourself puffs tough and exhales a cloud of cannabis cultivation content.First, Danny and Mike discuss some cannabis news of the day and pontificate on recent apolitical headlines. Plus, we play a game of Name That Strain, a competition created to put Danko's knowledge of cannabis genetics to the test! The cultivation segment features a grow tip on how to deal with annoying fungus gnats and, as always, cultivation Q&A. Episode 42 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 41 of Grow Bud Yourself emanates forth with weed growing tips and tricks for discerning ganja growers. First, Danny and Mike run down the cannabis news of the day and pontificate on recent pot headlines. The interview is with Swerve, founder and breeder of The Cali Connection, who talks about his award-winning marijuana breeding history, the traits that make a great grower, and the new projects he's got in the works. The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, Danny's thoughts on Growing Big in Small Spaces and, as always, grow Q&A. Episode 41 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 40 of Grow Bud Yourself digs deep into the science of cannabis cultivation techniques. First, Danny and Mike welcome you to our 40th show and respond to listener feedback.  Our interview is with James Rushing, CEO & head consultant of White Coat Services, who discusses his extensive pot growing experience, his education in soil sciences and integrated pest management, and his work building vertically-integrated weed businesses. The cultivation segment features the "Ten Commandments of Compost," as well as Danny's thoughts on home composting and tea brewing for pot growers plus cultivation Q&A. Episode 40 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 39 of Grow Bud Yourself blooms and flourishes with cannabis cultivation information for the discerning pot aficionado. In lieu of a guest interview, we've produced a grow-heavy show that can barely hold up its weight in glistening colas.  The Cultivation Extravaganja features our Strain of the Fortnight, tons of grow tips from expert farmers and breeders - including Jorge Cervantes, Ed Borg, Subcool, Harry Resin, Valerie Corral and more - and, as always, answers to grow questions from listeners. Episode 39 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 38 of Grow Bud Yourself sprouts and takes root with vigor to provide weed growing info for all!  First, Danny & Mike discuss the podcast newsletter and new Patreon member benefits, as well as the surprising news of recent pardons for pot prisoners by the former president. The interview is with Nathaniel Pennington, founder of Humboldt Seed Company and his daughter HSC Product Executive Halle Pennington on growing ganja in the Emerald Triangle, the evolving cannabis industry and celebrating 20 years of marijuana seed sales.The cultivation segment features Danny's tips for seed germination, plus answers to listener grow questions. Episode 38 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 37 of Grow Bud Yourself hits the books on buds to educate and illuminate the weed world.  First, Danny & Mike discuss the amazing new giveaways from Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients for our Patreon membership tier levels. The interview is with Dale Sky Jones--Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University--who discusses running America's first cannabis college, her pioneering work for marijuana-law reform and the fight for social equity in the pot industry. The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, 5 cannabis vocabulary definitions from Danny and, as always, cultivation Q&A. Episode 37 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 36 of Grow Bud Yourself rings in the New Year and brings the heat. And trust us, you want the smoke...First, Danny and Mike take a look back at the surreal last year and roll out their 7 Resolutions for the Cannabis Community and Industry for 2021.The Interview is with Jimi Devine, cannabis critic and columnist for LA Weekly. Jimi discusses his 15+ years of work in marijuana-law reform and ganja journalism. And, as a special bonus, he reveals the hottest new strains he's come across as a reefer reviewer. The cultivation segment features 10 Gifts for Beginner Growers selected by Danny and, as always, we answer listener grow questions.Episode 36 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 35 of Grow Bud Yourself reveals the tools you need to grow your own free weed. First, Danny and Mike discuss the new website and newsletter. The interview is with Dan Vinkovetsky (formerly Danny Danko of High Times) who talks about his early experiences with cannabis, his career as an editor, writer and author, pioneering pot podcasting with Free Weed, and his newest ventures with Northeast Leaf Magazine and Grow Bud Yourself. The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, Danny's tips on how to trim weed like a pro and, as always, grow Q&A. Episode 35 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 34 of Grow Bud Yourself reveals the truth about weed... plus tips and tricks on how to grow it! The interview is with psychology professor and friend of the show Dr. Mitch Earleywine, who talks about his origins in cannabis research and gives us the inside scoop on studies involving ketamine for post-traumatic stress and depression and marijuana use during pregnancy. The grow segment features Danny's take on recognizing and treating magnesium deficiencies, plus cultivation Q&A!Episode 34 is brought to you by:Suite Leaf Plant Nutrients (use code DANKO15 for 15% off)Diamond Cut Co trimming scissors (use code DANKO20 for 20% off)Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (19)

Chris

yea this shit is broken.

Oct 9th
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Chris metivier

so I guess this episode is on a 10 min loop.. repeats the same convo every ten min

Oct 9th
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ian alexander

Great podcast. Highly recommend.

Sep 15th
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Chris

free gold

Aug 7th
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Chris

love hash. Wish they talked a little longer to the guests though.

Jul 31st
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Chris

awesome

Jul 29th
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Chris

really like this podcast

Jul 17th
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Chris

free gold post

Jul 8th
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007

Always wondered if the Geisel was super skunk x chem d or chem d x super skunk. Thanks for clearing it up.

Jun 27th
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Brooke Dilldine

how can you distinguish a female plant from a male plant before it's to late to separate them?

Mar 29th
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Bryan Fields

Bros and bruvettes, don't leave the good sirs hanging here. High Times is bringing you a solid show here for free. Show some love in the comments. Making me feel like a stalker here. - Prince Goon

Nov 27th
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Bryan Fields

Damn, amazing episode. You guys are killing it! Love all of TGAs varieties. The Roger Stephens interview was incredible, please have him back to talk about The Clash and raggae's influence on punk rock. Big ups, one love amigos.

Nov 27th
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John O'Malley

I can grow 4 good plants with a 200 w led.

Nov 27th
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Bryan Fields

Love the panel audio. I would love to see special episodes where audio is presented in whole from panels and seminars. Keep up the good work gents.

Nov 26th
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Bryan Fields

Excellent panel, excellent episode. Big ups Mike and Danny!

Nov 7th
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