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  1. Gardener

    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    I had about a hundred colonies. I was hoping to grow them to about 300. Instead, varroa mites, tracheal mites, and africanized bees caused me to re-evaluate and change course. I couldn't make it work when those entered the picture.
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    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    Another beekeeper? i used to keep bees before i lost my strength. At one time i had about a hundred colonies. A beehive is one of the funnest things in nature. The smells are incredible.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Greetings, Open Growers. Welcome to my continuous evolutionary grow. Continuous, more or less. Evolutionary, in that I intend to isolate mistakes. I start a new plant every two weeks, so mistakes will hopefully only affect one plant at a time. I will learn from them, and not duplicate them across time. My first grow with auto flowers was a fun introduction to cannabis cultivation. Here i will be playing with photo-period-dependent varieties, and sharing things i find interesting. This is my learning laboratory. The first two strains were planted in March. Harlequin is the bigger plant. She is a high CBD strain. The seedling is strawberry kush.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Blackberry, day 49 veg. Defoliated two days ago. Slow grower. I might let her go another week before flowering.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    I'm on a new adventure. I just ordered some regular Harlequin seeds. I am hunting for males. I want to cross it with Ice. Among other possibilities. https://medicinemanseeds.com/collections/frontpage/products/harlequin-flower-seeds
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Blackberry stem photos. Purple and green.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    To be honest, i don't know how this is going to turn out. Maybe i should not have started with, "Don't be afraid to defoliate autos...." My reasoning behind defoliating the auto is that the plant had stopped growing. I only removed mature fan leaves from the branches. The branches are done growing. All of the branch tips end in flowers already. Defoliating exposes all of the flowers to light and air. The flowers are the only place where growth is occurring now. All of the flowers retain their own leaves, as well. I am only removing fan leaves from branches. So, i think it will turn out okay. But i don't know it. Time will tell. I think of it as removing old growth to help the new growth along.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Don't be afraid to defoliate auto flowers. Lemon OG Haze Auto. 40 days since sprouting. Day 6 of flower. The leaves from the main stem were removed weeks ago. Today i removed mature leaves from the lower branches. The object is to expose all of the flowers to light and air. The pictures are all after-photos.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Strawberry Kush x Mystery sativa. Day 14 of flowering. Stripping leaves forces buds to grow. In order to grow new leaves, the plant must lose its old leaves.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Ice. Day 42 of flowering. This is the first plant i defoliated prior to flowering. I love what it did to her. I want to harvest fairly late. She's 7 - 9 week variety.
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    The coolness of autos

    I have been growing photoperiod-dependent varieties on a continual harvest basis. I am just now discovering how fun it can be to slip an auto into the mix as an off-speed pitch, or to fill up some empty space.
  12. Gardener

    It the seed sinks....

    I like rapid rooters, except for hard to crack seeds. With paper towels its easier to check if something is happening.
  13. Gardener

    What New Breeds are You Running

    You grow some beauties.
  14. Gardener

    Cleaning a Vaporizer Whip

    I gave it a soak. A rinse. Another soak. Another rinse. Changed the alcohol in the bath. Another soak. Another rinse. Another soak. Another rinse. It's not like new. I don't know what soaking overnight would do to the tubing material. But it could still get some of the stubborn staining out. The whip is a lot better. Before the bath, the entire outside of the whip was sticky. I think it was bleeding through from the inside. I rinsed with hot tap water. It doesn't smell bad. It feels better. It looks better. Still needs to dry. But i think it is worth giving it a try. I should have taken a picture of the first alcohol bath I dumped. That would have shown how much gunk was removed.
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    Cleaning a Vaporizer Whip

    I have a disgusting old whip. Let's do an experiment.
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    Cleaning a Vaporizer Whip

    https://www.vapornation.com/vaporizer-tubing.html
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    Cleaning a Vaporizer Whip

    Great question. Rinsing or soaking in water will have little to no effect. The cannabis residues are not water soluble. They do dissolve in oils and alcohols however. Soaking the tubing in alcohol would probably ruin it. Your best bet is to find new tubing.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    This is what capitalism does to people.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    First pistils. It begins.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    I agree. It's a lot of fun. I become kind of obsessive about it. Once i start on a plant, i find myself looking for leaves i might have missed. Leaves that must come off. Three A Light is probably for dispensary growers only. When a lot is already invested, a $500 book of best trade practices might make sense. Still. That's a lot of money for a book.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    I have read other rave reviews. The sheer number of raving fans leads me to believe there is something worth checking out. Does it have a good body high?
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Sannie's Jack is among the strains I would like to order next.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Nirvana's Lemon OG Haze has a very lemony diesel smell and flavor. My first grow had two of these plants, two years ago. Lemon OG Haze was the biggest yielder out of the three strains that i planted. It produced some very sticky smelly flowers. Easy to grow.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Lemon OG Haze auto. Day 32 since sprouting. Not quite flowering, But it feels like this is going to burst into bloom any moment now.
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    Are we being watched?

    I received a notice of mail -- intended for me -- intercepted by customs. Seeds. I'm sure they took a picture of that.
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