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About DesertGrown

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  1. DesertGrown

    It the seed sinks....

    You got that backwards Toker. If the seed sinks, it's viable... if the seed floats, it's usually a dead seed. Attempting to germinate the seed is the only way to be sure if the seed is viable or not! Seeds that sink have a greater density than the water around them and have everything needed within them to propagate properly... this includes nutrients, minerals, enzymes, ect.. all these things add weight. Seeds that float have a lower density and may be floaters due to being cracked or hollow, being deficient in nutes/minerals/enzymes or may have insects/larvae or bacteria eating them from the inside out causing them to be lighter and able to float.
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    Cleaning a Vaporizer Whip

    Water won't work on resin, but soaking it in alcohol will and it won't break down the tubing. Also, don't use bleach as it creates toxic vapors that have a tough time escaping the tubing. Breathing bleach fumes can be painful and is really bad for your lungs. The tubing will become brittle over time, no matter how you choose to clean it, so replacement will be needed at some point. A roll of surgical tubing will keep you vaping for years to come!
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    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    Just smoke a fat joint Mr Goodfellow. It's much cheaper than going to see the doctor and your symptoms will disappear quicker... until you get stoned and start thinking about ALL the strains you don't have seeds for... yet! On a serious note. Do any of you believe that you're gonna be able to grow all the seeds you possess, at this minute, in your lifetime? At this moment in time, I have enough seeds from crosses/strains that I've made over the years to last me a couple of decades.... not to mention all the seeds of crosses/strains that friends have gifted me... thank you friends! I also have a lot of seeds from well known and not so well known breeders. In short, I believe I have enough seeds, on hand, to last me the rest of my life and probably another lifetime. But, like you guys, I'm a seed hoarder... and I will never have enough seeds! I will keep making seeds and trading them with other like-minded people and won't turn down an offer to get something I don't have yet, that catches my eye. I don't want to appear disrespectful by turning seeds down and I absolutely love to grow cannabis. I hope you all are enjoying your day and happy seed hunting!
  4. DesertGrown

    So when did you start smoking Cannabis?

    I'll tell you this... I wish a lid was still ten bucks!
  5. DesertGrown

    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    This post is directed to Gardenartus. Please read. Every person that contributes information is valuable to the community as a whole. Contributing information to each other about how to grow cannabis and how to medicate with it is why places like OpenGrow exist. GA pretty much filled up the "From the Kitchen" section here with her kick ass canna-infused recipes that I have passed on to people I know that would benefit from them... especially friends with diabetes and those with other health problems that can no longer smoke cannabis for relief. You have helped to enrich lives with your offerings and I think that is fantastic and shows what a compassionate person you really are!! I always give full credit to the wonderful woman who posted the recipe for all to enjoy. There are folks in my town who have never visited OpenGrow, yet they know who Garderartus is because I told them where I got the recipe from. Most were surprised that someone would extend a helping hand to teach others to cook with cannabis for free. I tell them that my OpenGrow family is full of pretty amazing people... some of whom I admire very much. I'm gonna miss you Gardenartus! As are many others... perhaps far more than you may realize! I hope you read this and will consider reversing your decision to leave us. Whether you realize it or not, you are a well liked and valuable member of OpenGrow. Also keep in mind just how many thousands of people visit OG on a daily basis looking for canna-related information and your recipes to get them through their day. Sincerely DesertGrown
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    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    I really don't understand... maybe you guys can help me understand this. Why is it that people want to post helpful things here, but when they don't get the credit that they think they deserve, they want to delete it all? Gardenartus isn't the only member that has asked for this, there have been many over the years. What is the point of posting your helpful hints, if you're just gonna take them away or ask for them to be deleted because your feelings got hurt? Didn't you originally post those things because you wanted to help others... but now you'd rather take it all away from those you were trying to help for personal reasons? I was never contacted by GA or anyone else about what she was going through or how she was being treated. I would have helped her in any way that I could... most here know this. In most forums, the information you post will be there forever... the member may leave the forum, but all the information stays, except in certain circumstances. Not once in my life have I given out information, then felt I needed to delete it because I wasn't given the credit, or recognition, for what I thought I deserved. All the knowledge I dole out is for free... I'm here to help people and look at the pictures. I won't give false information nor will I take it back from those I gave it to. I came to OpenGrow in 2010 looking for Herijuana... I stayed because I believed I could use my knowledge to help people on OG grow their own... and grow it well. A lot has happened around here since I joined, some good, some bad, but it is still my favorite place to trade information and lend a helping hand... whether I receive credit for it or not!
  7. DesertGrown

    Open Grow Word Association Part XIII

    Legalization
  8. DesertGrown

    Washing plants post harvest?

    Lemon juice and baking soda is an old school remedy for washing cannabis... and many other plants/vegetables. It's a, tried and true, cannabis cleaning method that has been used for decades by home gardeners worldwide because it works. You'll need two rinsing buckets for this method. Diluted Hydrogen peroxide is how horticulturists clean their plants. Mix a half cup of 3% H2O2 into 5 gallons of water, soak the plant material in the solution for a few minutes, take out and rinse thoroughly, then hang to dry. Both methods work well. The H2O2 method is a two stage process and the lemon/soda method is a three stage process. Both do will get the job done quickly and rinsing the flowers afterwards is essential to ensure your flowers are clean.
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    Reintroducing myself....

    This lady is one of the coolest people I have met on OpenGrow... not only is she cool, she knows how to grow cannabis, as well! I hold this woman in high regard and have a great amount of respect for her.
  10. DesertGrown

    Hey what's up y'all

    Welcome to OpenGrow Bootlegger25. I fully understand the hands on approach, it's the best/easiest way to learn and it's how the majority of us started growing. You not only gain personal experience by doing, but you also get the benefit of learning real knowledge from the instructor at the same time. Start a thread and ask your questions and I can guarantee you'll get honest answers from OG members to assist you. There are some very knowledgeable people within the OpenGrow family that may have answers for you. I'm glad you finally found Sannie's and OpenGrow... let the fun begin!
  11. DesertGrown

    Hi all

    Welcome to OpenGrow benjamin. Hopefully, while you're here you'll find that growing cannabis is a lot more fun than talking about seeds. Seeds will never be quite as exciting as what may come from them. Also, as saxo has previously mentioned, please don't try to sell your seeds here. We have rules about that and we expect all OpenGrow members to follow the rules while they're here... you should read them.
  12. DesertGrown

    So when did you start smoking Cannabis?

    Wow, there's a broader range, shown here, than I expected to see.. for some reason. Some of you have been tokin' since my birth year (1968) and before... I think that's pretty cool. If it were not for the tokers from the early days, we wouldn't be enjoying the types of cannabis we are these days. The base ingredients for almost every strain known to man comes from the various landrace strains passed around back in the 50's, 60's and 70's. These early strains are what started it all and are the building blocks for the strains we all enjoy today. For me, the year was 1980, I was 12 years old and the weed was Highland Oxacan Gold or HOG as it was called around here. It was a better grade of brick weed, than most, that one of my friends brother had. He paid $15 for a lid, instead of the usual $10 and made me and my friend (his little brother) smoke some so we wouldn't tell on them. I've never been the tellin' type, but I smoked it anyway and really enjoyed the way that weed made me feel. The coughing sucked, but the high was great! Once I tried cannabis, there was no turning back! In those days, the weed around here normally came from South/Central America or Mexico and at times Thailand. Not much of it was considered to be "homegrown" grown by "locals", here in California... like we have today. It was a much different time then... cultivation was frowned upon by the vast majority of citizens, along with law enforcement and could net the cultivator years in prison for growing a few plants. Incidentally, 1980 was also the year I grew my very first cannabis plant and fell in love with this special, useful, majestic looking plant. Sending me on a lifelong quest of aquiring, growing, smoking and sharing knowledge of how to grow this amazing plant with other people. This year marks 38 years of growing cannabis for me... and I've enjoyed every minute of it! Great thread idea Toker!
  13. DesertGrown

    Do they seem ready? (pics inside)

    I like cloudy/milky trichs on my cannabis, so, I would say the trichs look good. However, I don't just go by the look of the trichs alone to determine when to harvest. I look for three things that the plant does to help me determine when "its" done. First, I look at the color of the trichomes. As Gardenartus already explained, clear, cloudy and amber trichs all have their place and they all mean something different, as they all have a different effect on the user. Second, I look at the hairs... not so much for color, because they are going to turn colors, but for signs of whithering from the tip inwards. This is a sign of ripening. Third, calyxes... but more specifically, swollen calyxes... like they may have a seed in them, but they dont. This is another clue the plant gives you that tells you that it is ready to be harvested. When I see all three of these things happening to my satisfaction, I will harvest. These three "clues" are an indication that the plant has reached its full genetic potential and won't get any stronger... all that's left is to harvest it.
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