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    I have seen God! They never tell you what to do after that. So I vape on and I vape on..
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  1. Does my heart well to see you and with such wonderful plants in great health! I am so very happy for you! Karma Up! Hempyfan!
  2. using a fem in breeding is basically a dna wild card. It opens up a lot more options in a generation that makes it more difficult to predict but depending on the style of breeding this may or maynot be an issue. For most. I do not believe it is especially after a few generations. I look at using fems as like an F2 in similar use but a bit wilder in genetic combinations. Keep the good ones and work from there, so and so forth.
  3. I like aero cloners but do your self a favor. Get a timer. Generically I ran 15 min on and 15 off. Get a thermometer so you will know your water temps. Check it initially throughout the day and adjust as appropriate. Such as adding ice, adjusting time on and off. Now let's talk placement of cloner. If possible, put in cooler area. A light bulb is sufficient. You want to be aware of ambient heat that adds heat slower over time. Think like an Amish heater that slowly heats the room. Your lights could be doing that or if you have very small spaces. You want to find stability in water temperature. Use good water too. I have seen more issues with hard water. Such from wells. I personally prefer air cloners but most HD uses traditional cloning. Pluses and minuses for both and from time to time even the much experienced growers all of a sudden run into issues. About a half year ago I traveled to help with a similar odd issue. All of a sudden the clones would not root and/or stop rooting. All things were common competent and no reason was noticeable. So I started from scratch and due diligence. Cleaned everything, pump (holy nasty filter batman). Pvc pipe, pucks and sprayers. The pvc interior coated with an off color stain that would clean off. I think this was a build up of hard water and microbes. Cleaned with sanitizing soak and easy wipe. Area around lid and the lid had a ring and was closed. Was not easy to see and likely played no role. Pucks we're dirty where they hold the plant, poor cleaning ineffective cleaning prior. Still likely not a factor. I believe sometimes a perfect storm situation happens that raises the temps or causes harmful fluctuations in water temperature and the downsides that comes with that. I also believe that in some situations the cause of the problem occurs over time and when it finally reaches a critical point it is a shock/surprise. Seeming that things are going well and boom nothing as if hitting a wall. In the case above. It moderately fixed the issue. I am more working with their mother care which is another story but is very important but is not the cause. In short, when you can't figure it out. Start over from beginning and as new as you can. Follow every rule. The ice bottle works well to cool the water but be advised on shocking the water temperature. Using a thermometer will help with that. Also adjusting the water bottle size, smaller or larger to help maintain stability may be a consideration. I also see black cloners. Black absorbs heat. I like white. Hope that helps.
  4. The stomata are unhappy. Typically environmental, humidity and temps with over watering. Plant uptakes but stomata doesn't open correctly. Puffy leaves. I would reduce watering. If applicable, get environment in check. Wind might be a bit strong too. The plant will normalize once stomata function normally again.
  5. All things goes thru changes, just sometimes and often times those changes are when we don't want. This is mostly about nostalgia and like speaking and reading a few but we are few and more silents by the day.
  6. sorry for the delay. You can generally cut back pretty drastically. Depends on how stable the genetic and mother is. I would do this, providing that the mother plants are stable. trim to the desired length/shape. repot when repotting, trim roots, about 1/2 to an inch deep. It is ok to go deeper but not crazy. The plant just went through surgery. treat it as such. ensure calcium and magnesium are correct and give some silicon if not already in nutrition. Is not necessary to add extra silicon if it is already in the nutrition or media. careful to not overwater initially. the plant will not uptake well for a minute or two. The plant will come back but might take around a month. Manipulate the plant as wanted.
  7. Gardenartis. Your good people. Care not for the words of those who seek to diminish your work. I have been called an angel and a devil. Generally those that called me devil do not know my perspective at least to a point of appreciation/effective understanding. Teach/explain to those you can. To the rest that don't accept science and experience. They only want to fight and hurt without genuine merit. Those people do not matter. Don't let them hurt feelings as they are without standing and true justification. Keep on keeping on! You do good and we need you!
  8. Just got back online today. Fun times... For a hempy you want the holes a bit up on the sides of the pot so that it makes a reservoir. On the media, I used big perlite mostly. Perlite/stones and coco are my favorite due to wicking. birds nest type. All the media should last for a very long time but a replenishment % is common. What essentially is happening. You generally start with a clone, because we want to populate the media roots as fast as possible. Once the clone is established in the new pot I like to reduce water/nutrient input for a week. This increases the plant to aggressively go after that water source at the bottom of the container. We want to help the plant drink well about the time it hits that container. About a week. Now if you used a wicking ingredient in your media this helps. An example of birds nest style coco, the stringy stuff and not ground so much. I actually like both in media but for hempy buckets, I ensure I put in a healthy amount. Be careful to not hit with heavy nutrients after that first week, It will be an unpleasant shock to the plant and likely lead to a burn. The issue with hempy buckets is when you get to high a concentration of nutrients on the reservoir of the pot and that can cause significant issues over time. So go low and slow build-up and be sure to test your in and outs as this will help you keep in an acceptable range. Also, with hempy buckets because of nutrient concentration on the bottom of the reservoir with this style. I do advocate flushing at flip, weeks 3 to 5, and towards the end. This with this type of schedule, feed - water - feed - water - feed - water. Is what sets Hempy growth apart is when roots growth is optimized to begin energy into uptake rather than searching for water and nutrients. This when tapered with the timing for its growth period seriously speeds up growth. Not that it speeds up but that when all clicks into place it is ready and raring to go at the starting line compared to not quite prepared but at the starting line. I evolved from hempy buckets to basically fabric containers on a flood and drain table. I have done all types of media on it for the most part. My name hempy comes from hempy buckets and in appreciation of the original Hempy!
  9. I tend to dislike Western medicine that is geared to insurance companies rather than the patient. With that said, I would be dead if not for modern surgery. I take no medications but I should. Now, for something different.
  10. Yes, if the environment is stable and light and everything is spot on. Then I suspect it is Sativa genes doing their thing. Generally, it won't be a big deal towards potency as it is with stress-induced growth typically like. Think of it like this, a Sativa wants to live old and long and the weather is a paradise for her. She is in no hurry to finish and wants to go slowly. She does not typically finish like an indica, that is more all at one-time frame instead of some growth, maturity, smaller growth, maturity and so and so forth. slowly adjusting the temperature and humidity to mimic spring, summer and fall "might" help but I would not be concerned overly if not from stress and would consider it normal growth if I am correct on the genetics having sativa genes. My guess is in part a co-dependent or similar type of gene that under the right conditions can still come through. Nutrition is also a potential factor but I do not speak on that as I assume all things competent with its nutrition, meaning no nitrogen to very little nitrogen in flower.
  11. Generally, this is due to stress, like fox tailing. Consider these aspects: Temperature Humidity Removed too many leaves. It is also sorta normal with sativas and can be seen sativa heavy hybrids. Sativas typically mature due to time as they are equatorial. So with the plant typically finishing in a typical time could still see new growth and still finish and not be due to stress. Hope that helps.
  12. I enjoyed reading this! Thank you!
  13. One that comes to mind is when I had a dispensary person tell me that there was no difference between sativa and indica. It has to do with shelf life and the older the date more indica affect. So they recommended middle aged weed.
  14. I have had many a dispensary worker try to tell me how cannabis is. The person does not know who I am. Let's just say. I just laugh internally and hope the patients get lucky.
  15. No!!!!! He was a good dude. I met him and spoke at length at a gathering of like-minded people many years ago. He is and will continue to be missed and well remembered.
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