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About tacman7

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  1. Only use clones I buy. Never had much luck with popping my own seeds and sexing plants. Going to be nice not having to transplant. Getting my clones next week after the predicted rain this weekend. We got a lot of rain this year. Going to be working out clearing weeds for fire safety. The beds stay pretty moist with the hay on top. Have to figure out how much to water without over watering. Things will be different when it warms up, I'm ready, tired of being cold. It goes from too cold to work to too hot to work really quick.
  2. I have 4 beds made. They grew clover then I put hay on it with worms in it. Now waiting for clones coming first or second week of May. The last two beds I'm going to run regular grow with some nutes. The no till will get just water, I guess. Sprouted popcorn water for enzymes. Should be interesting Summer.
  3. Thanks, I have more of a working theory now! I had last years pots which I thought should be good dirt without too many nutes. Then I bought a yard when my neighbor got a delivery. So we stirred up a big pile and two (of the 6) boxes ate it all. Lot more dirt than pots! I'm going to have to get more dirt. I was going to go to HD and get some garden soil but that stuff has guano, kelp, and other stuff that's supposed to last two months. I just want plain dirt, I'll check and see if my local hydro place has something like they mention in the video. I live in the desert but we have trees with natural mulch around them from 20 years of growth. I might do some looking before I get spending too much. Thanks again!
  4. Yea, that would be great. I've never heard a theory about use sand here and then put this and that. I've had problems with some dirt I bought locally getting really compacted. Not sure what I need to put in to keep that from happening. I have last years dirt and a lot of vegetable cuttings from cooking starting to compost. Not sure if I should put stuff like that on the bottom or on top. I also have some of those clay balls that we found at an abandoned grow. About half an inch diameter. They hold water I guess, wonder if they would keep the soil from compacting? I have my crimson clover seed and bio live. I'm going to try the popcorn enzymes thing. But the bio and the popcorn are for later in the grow I think... I'm also buying a yard of some dirt my neighbor recommends, not sure if I want to keep it separate to try growing in it straight or mix it in my beds. Decisions, decisions. Summer coming soon, trying to get in shape!
  5. I have two boxes built and two more almost built then I need to fill them to get rid of dirt so I can have space to build the last two. These are about knee high. Any higher than that and I have problems with the plants hitting the ceiling, least I hope I have that problem. 6 boxes with 4 plants each = 24 plants = legal limit. They can be big though. Taking me more time than I thought. I'm slow. Interesting info Halforc, I want to use some of what I used to use but my cousin who's growing the worms warns against too many nutes or worms could die. Lot to think about. So going to be like making a lasagna, just not sure about which layer goes where etc.
  6. I've had problems starting too early on Summer grow before. Last year got my clones on May 15th might be starting earlier. I want to do a natural sunlight grow but hard to get plants lined up with the season. We run regular led lights to keep them out of flower. Trying to find the right start time for SoCal. Does that change from year to year? I'm building 6 raised beds for my 24 plants (legal limit). I have two done now, good to get out and work in the garden after all the rain we had. So I've been putting my vegetable scraps in last years dirt to make compost. That's what I'm going to put in the beds, then plant red clover on top. When the clover gets 3-4 inches tall going put hay on top and crush it down. That's supposed to provide nitrogen for the new clones. First year trying no till, no transplant growing. Not going to do regular course of nutrients like I used to do. This is supposed to be healthy dirt with live worms. I still might add a little General Organics to it...
  7. The newsletter I read had this in it. ( I also attached the report) As noted in a previous newsletter, with the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, there is a real possibility that federal marijuana prohibition may end in 2019. As proof of their commitment to allowing states to move forward with legalization programs, the Democratic staff of the congressional Joint Economic Committee published The National Cannabis Economy highlighting the “economic benefits of legalized cannabis at the state and national levels.” To read the full report CLICK HERE. national-cannabis-economy_report.pdf
  8. tacman7

    Bad link in Topic

    So I started a thread: I'm able to download the pdf I uploaded but Huff and Puff was not able to. Did I put it in the wrong place or ? Thanks for your help!
  9. So it's definitely not working for you! Damn, have to check it out. Thanks
  10. I just clicked it and it downloaded to my download folder, make sure that isn't happening. It's a PDF file. The main thing I saw was this distillate they sell for $5000 a liter. What the heck is that? On the local news last night was a drug bust valued at $20 million. They had pictures of a little bit everything cannabis and has glass bottles of liquid which might be that stuff. https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/LAPD-Drug-Bust-20-million-weapons-cash-503267841.html
  11. Got this from my local cannabis delivery service. Lot of weird stuff they're talking about. What's all this then? Gmail - 2019 CAT3 Distillate. December Free Plants! Jungle Cake Exotics!!.pdf
  12. I got some MCT and used a little in my cream before. So just MCT with pot in it then strain it like I do with the hand cream? When I make Bhang the milk fat is removing the pot oils. Is it sugar that binds with the oils in a honey extraction? That's one where you bottle it up for a month or so? Thanks
  13. Hi Gardenartus, I take such a small amount, I couldn't handle anything extra. I was wishing for something like this though not too long ago. My wife was preparing for a colonoscopy, no fiber diet for 10 days and all kinds of stuff. So last day or two no milk so no bhang! She missed that. My pain cream is working really well with the pressure cooker (instant pot) method. I wanted to try making something to take orally with the same technique. Should I just use coconut oil? Or would something else work better for consumption? Any help appreciated, Thanks
  14. Lannys newsletter is pretty interesting talking about possibilities of change at the Federal level: Is Marijuana Prohibition Coming to an End? Although President Trump attempted to put a positive spin on the outcome of the November 6 election, there was no getting around the fact that the equation in Washington DC has undergone a major change. Although the Senate remains in control by the Republicans, the Democrats picked up an impressive 39 seats in the House of Representatives. Being in control of the House gives the Democrats tremendous clout as under the Constitution, they now have the exclusive authority to initiate tax and spending legislation. Other powers the Democrats didn’t have but now do is the ability to summon cabinet officers and other officials to appear before various House committees to explain and defend Executive policy, rule making, conduct and more. Oh, oh - they also now have the power to initiate impeachment proceedings. Most importantly as far as cannabis consumers are concerned is that they now have the power to not only introduce legislation but to get it out of committee and onto the floor for a vote. Except for continuing to remain a part of the bi-partisan coalition behind the Rohrabacher/Farr amendment (now the Rohrabacher/Blumenauer amendment after Rep. Sam Farr retired) which began back in the days of President Obama and prevents the Department of Justice from spending any money to enforce federal marijuana law in states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana and enacted a state regulatory program, the Republicans have done essentially nothing during the two years in which they had total and complete control over both the Legislative and Executive branches of government. With the Republicans in control of the House, marijuana reform legislation never made it to the House floor as Republican representative Pete Sessions used his position as Chairman of the House Rules Committee to block House floor members from voting on over three-dozen cannabis related bills and amendments. Sessions blocked a number of popular, bipartisan-led reforms — such as facilitating medical cannabis access to military veterans and amending federal banking laws so that licensed marijuana businesses are treated like other legal industries. If Session had allowed these bills to be sent to the floor for a vote, the vast majority of Democrats and about 1/3 of the Republicans would have supported them giving them enough votes to be passed. But he didn’t so they couldn't. Rep. Sessions was caught by the blue-wave and failed in his re-election bid for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District, being defeated by Democratic challenger Colin Allred. As noted by former Republican Representative Bob Barr on FOX News, “the question of marijuana legalization appears to have been a factor in his race.” Sessions received an F grade in NORML’s latest Congressional Scorecard. By contrast, Allred received a B+ grade as a result of his stated support for cannabis decriminalization and medical marijuana access. Chairperson of the House Rules Committee is one of the most powerful chairpersonships in Congress and it will not go to a freshman like Allred. That position is going to Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) which portends good times ahead. With McGovern as chairperson, 2019 may very well be the year the cannabis paradigm undergoes a seismic shift as reform legislation is expected to move forward in the now Democratic-led House of Representatives. The Boston Globe reported that McGovern has promised to permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the Committee in January. “Unlike my predecessor, I’m not going to block amendments for marijuana. Citizens are passing ballot initiatives, legislatures are passing laws, and we need to respect that. Federal laws and statutes are way behind.” Rep. McGovern intends to prioritize legislative measures that limit federal interference in legal marijuana states, expand medical cannabis access for veterans and amend federal banking restrictions on the legal cannabis industry. Can we trust Democrats to do what they say? With the Party’s platform and almost two-thirds of Democrats across the county in support of marijuana legalization, I expect we can. That doesn’t mean we should let our guard down and take a Pollyanna attitude. We need to hold Dems’ feet to the fire and that means letting your Congressional Reps, whether they are Democrat or Republican, know of your support of marijuana reform legislation. That means taking some of your precious time to send letters and emails, phone their offices and absolutely best of all if you want to make your voice heard for sure, making in-person visits to their offices and speaking up at their town hall meetings. Of course the fly in the ointment is that the Senate is still in control of the Republicans. It’s not that the reform legislation wouldn’t pass in the Senate – it would as there are enough Democrats and Republicans who support marijuana reform to get it passed, but Republican leadership may prevent it from going to the floor for a vote. Foreshadowing Senate Republican leadership antipathy to marijuana reform legislation is the reaction of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that has bipartisan support including the support of President Trump. The House passed a version of the First Step Act in spring, but the House version was limited to reforms on the “back end,” such as slightly increasing good time credits for federal prisoners and providing higher levels of reentry and rehabilitation services. Revised in the Senate, the First Step Act now lowers mandatory minimum sentences for some drug offenses, reduces life sentences for drug offenders with three convictions (“three strikes”) to 25 years, allows thousands of prisoners sentenced for crack cocaine offenses to petition for a reduced sentence and provides enhanced services for reentry and rehabilitation programs. Just because McConnell has come to his senses regarding industrial hemp doesn’t necessarily portend well for ending federal marijuana prohibition as McConnell’s support for hemp is due to the financial desperation Kentucky’s farmers are undergoing as the nation continues its revulsion to tobacco. McConnell, claiming there isn’t enough time to bring the bill to the floor, said he will not allow the bill to be voted on this year. His claims of not enough time is bogus and showcases his antagonism to any criminal justice reform legislation even when supported by a bi-partisan coalition of Senators and the President. This is not a good omen for marijuana reform legislation that makes it out of the House and into the Senate. Since marijuana legalization is now supported by a majority of Americans including Republicans, there is always the possibility that McConnell and other Senate Republicans might come to their senses especially when they recognize that stakes for Republicans in the Senate for being re-elected are very problematic. In 2020 there will be 20 Republicans up for re-election and only 12 Democrats almost the reverse of this year when 26 Democratic Senate seats were up for election and only 9 Republicans. Could marijuana be a factor in which party takes control? If House Democrats fail to pass marijuana reform legislation or if Senate Republicans fail to pass the legislation sent from the House or if President Trump veto’s these bills, then it most surely will be a major issue for the House, the Senate and the Presidency in 2020. Will 2019 be a banner year for marijuana law reform or will it fall victim to machinations of timid Democrats and reefer mad Republicans? Whatever happens will be fascinating to watch and even more exciting to get down in the trenches and be involved in.
  15. Thanks! Yeah, I think it will work out. I'm going to use old dirt with amendments and grow clover on it this Winter. Along with add earth worms. I think I should still be able to use General Organics nutrients maybe, at a reduced level maybe. Have to see how that goes. I've had really good luck with them, no ph' ing with it either.
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