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  2. I just noticed, they got me up here as a "Beginning Grower". Hell! I've been growing without ever getting caught for almost 30 years now! How they came up with that Tag beats me (off)! Oh well, let's get down to some "Binnez" with a review! It’s August 18, 2018 and I love it when the numbers in the date are the same. To me its a sign of good luck! And up here in north western BC with forest fires raging all around us, we need all the luck we can get! Couple of weeks ago we had to do an emergency evacuation of all our greenhouses and moved thousands of our plants into our winter mine shaft for protection. We even dismantled every one of our greenhouses and stashed the works in our old gold mine shaft until next spring. We got a giant bio-diesel generator the size of a Hundyi for power and a pure spring water stream right inside the mine so we’re all set and our plants will continue on as if nothing ever happened! All we’re worried about is our wind turbines and solar panels. We’ve managed to squeeze by every summer with the forest fires here without them coming too close to our operation, but this summer everything might get fried to a crisp! Oh well, we’ve got our shit together and are budgeted for disasters like this. So when the fire was at its worst, and creeping ever closer to our grow, we decided to take a break and go down to the latest Portland MJ Tradeshow for some R&R. While perusing all the cool and not so cool new gadgets and products at the show I thought the only thing missing here was our beautiful all-organic Buds on display...and sale! With our name plastered all over our booth for customers to remember. We’re not hurting for sales but the only thing about being an underground grower without a license from Health Canada: you can’t show off your wares...even in the States! We saw most of the big trimming machine companies I’ve been reviewing here and this time I saw a new one called the “Speedee Trim Trimmer.” This is a perfect example of how Americans can get away with bullshitting right through every part of their advertising: the Speedee Trim is the last thing from being “speedy”! Obviously I didn’t buy one. The only fast thing about the “Speedy” is that its faster than hand-trimming. But not by far. So this review is just to warn hobby growers about “junk” like this. If you’re a hobby grower with only a few plants, and growing just for yourself, this is the last thing you need! When I first started out growing my own I only had four plants. Why even bother trimming them Buds? The sugar leaves left on my little harvest just made for a better smoke! The fan leaves I’d just pick off gradually in the last days of bloom and smoke ‘em after they were dry instead of tobacco. That’s how I was able to quite smoking toxic tobacco! When I got just a little bigger and was growing eight plants at a time, that’s when I wished there was a faster way to hand-trim. The Speedee Trim would have been great then, cause I was starting to grow so much surplus my good friends started begging me to sell it and that’s when I went “commercial” on a tiny scale! That was just a few years before the first auto-trimmer came out. Now looking back, and from what I now know about harvesting, I’m glad I did what I did and the way I did it. I sold my Buds with the sugar leaves still on them and nobody complained. I actually got compliments instead! By the time I was growing 50 plants at a time, the first auto-trimmers came out but they seemed too big for my needs. I didn’t like hand-trimming because of how handling the Buds to trim them, the nice sticky resin wore off on my figures and I hated wasting it so I’d suck it off my fingers! By the time I got finished I was as HIGH as a kite! They say the trichomes don’t have any effect “raw” but that’s not true! Your own body heat is enough to activate the THC! At least mine was anyway. And the Speedee Trim isn’t gonna solve this “problem”. Because its hand-held like a barber’s trimmer, you still gotta touch the Buds and waste all those trichomes. Now that I’m harvesting over 5000 plants per harvest we use 5 Tom’s Tumble Trimmers the best auto-trimmer out there cause nothing sticks to a Tom’s. It gently trims Bud by tumbling it in a patented food/medical grade mesh material. The dried Buds trim each other by bumping all the dried leaves off as they tumble which get collected at the bottom and we use that trim and kief for hash. These TTT2600’s are real honkers and can perfectly trim 60lbs an hour without any maintenance or cleaning. What a time saver! But for you hobby growers turning commercial and need to speed your trimming up, Tom’s has a “Table Top” small version that does the all the great things his big ones that we use do. So if you’re getting up to that point of growing over 20 plants to grow a small commercial operation, you might wanna try them. They’re way faster then the hand-held Speedee and they trim 1-3lbs in about 5 minutes and the Speedee could never keep up to that! I just stood there at the trade show looking at that thing, shaking my head, thinking of how trying to trim 60lbs worth of Bud would gum up those little blades on the Speedee like nothing! You’d have to stop every half hour just to clean off all the wasted resin. I can think of one great use for the Speedee. If you’re a dispensary owner and like to “Showcase” your “designer” Buds in display glass containers it would be great to perfectly trim those few that came in needing touch ups. So even though the Speedee looks like it quality-made little hand-held machine, I still would not recommend it unless you’ve got a specific targeted use for it. And please don’t buy it for a bikini line trimmer or you’d end up looking like you just stepped out of a Friday the 13th sequel!
  3. Barrie84

    Chance for upcoming breeders

    Got allot of Very Lemon Cindy X Cheeseberry lying here waiting to be tested
  4. Barrie84

    Looking for lemons

    Looking very sexy bro
  5. flipdiflopdifloppeldipopp

    Your "Young Stoner Adventures"?

    I was maybe 17 and had only smoked a few times. Me and a few friends from school went on a trip to Berlin for a week to meet some girls my friends had met somehow, somewhere and to visit a festival with Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Rage against the Machine and others I don't remember. I was the only one of the group who had "experience" with smoking and the others were keen to try it too, so we wanted to buy some at the festival. But first we had to get there. So (still sober) we took the sub to the station we thought was right, but there was nobody there. No bands, no people, nothing. We decided to ride back into town and look for the right sub. Ok, we go back, look for another train, ride to the station we think is correct this time and it is the right one. So we look around, I even meet a friend from my home town without knowing he would be there and we take a seat behind two older guys, maybe 50, and listen to the bands. A few meters to my left side a younger couple was seated and right in front of us the two guys. They smoke one hash pipe after another and later offer us to toke and give us a piece of hash maybe 2 grams for free, great ! I take a hit and get paranoid like it was often the case when I was younger especially under people and especially people I didn't know. So I start to think the young couple beside me are cops that want to arrest us (as if anybody cared what we were doing, but I was convinced they wanted to get us). The couple is friendly and starts a conversation and laughs and talks about hash. That's the proof! Cops! Faith No More starts playing and it is getting darker. I am completely paranoid and know only one way to save us from prison. I swallow the piece of hash. Safe ! Now I can enjoy the concert. Mike Patton jumps around and does saltos on the stage. saltos backwards without landing on his feet but on his back, over and over. He must have taken very good drugs. I start feeling something and it is not a nice feeling. The vibes get darker and darker, my mood also. I start to get problems with my blood pressure and I feel paranoid. At last the concert stops and we go to meet the girls my friends knew which wanted to meet us after the festival and take us to one of their homes to sleep there. So as time progresses and we ride through Berlin in the sub I really start to feel bad, weak and I start to think I will faint. Of course the only remedy in this situation is to drink coffee. So I lay on the ground in front of a bus stop and tell my friends to get me three coffees from a nearby shop. I drink the coffees, the bus comes I somehow get on the bus and then lay myself head down and feet in the air on a seat to get the blood back into my head. I am slowly convinced that I have severly poisened myself and only want to lie down at the girls house. So eventually we arrive at the house in a better place of Berlin. The mother opens the door, I stumble in, mutter something and go straight upstairs (never was there but what the hell, let's just walk around a strangers house) and find the girls room where other girls are watching a soft porn movie, I undress myself and lie in a bed. At this point I think my heart will explode and it is pumping at about 500 beats a minute, I know I will die, yes I will die if I don't get some medicine. So I tell the girl I need heart medicine or I will die. She really gets some and I take it and hope to live. Then I go up to the attic and find a bed with just metal springs and lie there and think I will die. In panic I tell my freinds I need an ambualnce or I will die. The mother is completely shocked but thank God didn't call an ambulance but she wants us to leave immediately. So I have to put my clothes back on and we have to leave the house. But where should we sleep? Well the ditch in front of the house looked just fine and we just slept beside the road and awoke the next morning feeling refreshed. After that experience I swore I would never take this horrible stuff again... A few years later I was in Berlin again and realised we were at the right place the first time we took the subway. We just should have walked a bit and would have been there, we just had taken a different stop...
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  7. gardenartus

    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    At times I am not sure I want to know all this. They found back in the 60;s a Hep B vaccine caused MS in children, my age and Polio can too, which I also had that shot. I am the only one if our family who has MS. Did a vaccine cause it?
  8. flipdiflopdifloppeldipopp

    What do you listen in this moment ?

  9. gardenartus

    Ghetto grow 2018

    Those are really tall! Love the stems
  10. smilestyle

    Looking for lemons

    @santero the "Golden Wedding" cross is a wet dream for tropical sativa guys. Colombian Gold 72 x Malawi Gold promises a high class sativa high of long duration. smile
  11. Mr Goodfellow

    Ghetto grow 2018

    Thanks everybody for swinging by. The "tree" won't get much taller, maybe a little stretch but, hope it keeps swelling up. It's really looking promising so far. I have two phenos that look the same, that I'm using in making some f2 seeds. They have really cool red/burgundy fan leaf stems. The dad is still in a 1 gallon pot and stretched up pretty good. It was stressed a little to test it and then I started feeding it better and got it inside once it started flowering. The mother was in a 1 gallon but I moved it into a 5 gal felt pot and it responded nicely. And, it has the same look as the dad. So, I bought her in yesterday and will take it back outside to finish flowering and making some f2 seeds. Wish me luck! Caught in the act of making love! Here are the pics of the mom. Mother... I think I finally have a name. I have no idea of what to expect from the smoke, so I decided on a different type name that came to me while looking at the red stems. Rhino Blood... in honor of RhinoCBD who made it possible with the GMf2 seeds. His enthusiasm was contagious for me. He and Poldergrower really helped me get back into it all. Thanks to Le rat, too, who made the father. Unfortunately for me I never got to smoke the Lemon Fantasy yet, but I was impressed with the male I had and the pics from Le rat and his reports. So far it's coming together nicely. And, for me, it's my first pollen chucking. So, it's fun as well. peace mrG
  12. gardenartus

    Watch your timers

    You guys should look into the Ocotpots. The LA is almost as big, I am gonna have drying bud coming out my ears lol
  13. gardenartus

    Paps 2018 run

    hehehe love that Get Some Mohawk in your life brother
  14. bigun

    Paps 2018 run

    Papa..us old hippies don't quit..we regroup and dig our heels in..i have lost entire grows..hell, we all have at one time or another...Take a break and get some Mohawk in your life..
  15. gardenartus

    Paps 2018 run

    OH heck, I post and comment and I have not had anything to show for months lol We miss YOU more then the plants
  16. Mr Goodfellow

    Watch your timers

    First Place! Blue Ribbon! Gold Star! ha, wish i could get that out of a whole run. I'll get better. First thing is to start using larger pots. I always end up vegging too long so I need bigger pots. Nice work Garden! Let us know how it cures out. peace mrG
  17. gardenartus

    Paps 2018 run

    OH my I am so sorry to hear that Pap.
  18. gardenartus

    3 day darkness at finish?

    Mine was a bad mess up lol making my own essential oil bug spray, thinking I am so Smart I can do this, yea when your brains are working right. I killed several breeds, fried a few more but save them, and two actually got root rot! LOL took me months to get this one straightened out.
  19. gardenartus

    What do you listen in this moment ?

    Good trimming song
  20. dieseldog381

    3 day darkness at finish?

    I have an idea, we should all start a thread listing all the things we've tried with our plants, that are relatively harmless, because we all get bored at times. My favorite was icing my roots, i.e., dumping a bunch of ice on top of the soil, to make the plants think winter was coming, so they would finish up. I know, I know, it's goofy, but I was bored.
  21. SiCKNeSs

    Ghetto grow 2018

    Nice monsters MrG! Greetings SiCKNeSs.
  22. gardenartus

    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    Another I need to pop JC, nice job TY Web for that link
  23. gardenartus

    Ghetto grow 2018

    So nice we are having such a long grow season this year. How big you think they are gonna get?
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