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DesertGrown last won the day on August 2 2015

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About DesertGrown

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    All around plant guy
  • Birthday 07/14/1968

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  1. DesertGrown

    New grower any tips/info?

    That's how we do it Tokey... we make due until we can afford to get the equipment we like. What Hempy is offering is another point of view from an advanced growers perspective. Hempy is one dude on here that can back up all his statements, scientifically and otherwise. He IS plant smart and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him, the knowledge that he shares and how he delivers his knowledge. Both Hempy and I, and I'm sure many others on OG, have well over 300K hours (that's 30+ years) of solid experience growing cannabis plants and the bulk of our knowledge came from reading books about plants and how they work, discussions with master growers/gardeners, plant experiments, you name it... if it had to do with plants, we were on it! I can't speak for Hempy, but plants have been a passion of mine, literally, since I was a very small child. All Hempy is asking any grower to do is learn, for themselves, about plant physiology. You will learn the how's & why's along with the in's & out's of plants. It will help increase your success rate with all plants when you understand exactly how they work. ... or, you can ask questions and get opinions, beliefs & answers, forum style, like we're all used to on grow forums.
  2. DesertGrown

    A re-introduction

    You were gone for a while, Misterdirt?! I didn't even notice... but, I was probably stoned during that time. I'm glad you are able to grow again... it'll be nice to see a new Michigan style Misterdirt grow! I've also missed your humor... we share the same style of humor... and I've miss yours considerably. Welcome back my friend!
  3. DesertGrown

    New grower any tips/info?

    Those plants are looking good for the most part... still showing some signs of stress, but it doesn't appear to be too bad... or something to lose sleep over... they'll be ok. All the talk about 55% humidity means little... that is barely humid (0% - 50% is considered dry, 51% - 75% humid, 76% - 100% wet) plants are happier with a humidity level a little above 55%, but they will also require more air circulation/ventilation with these higher levels too... especially if the heat in the room is a little too high as well. Humidity levels are important to the plant and knowing how to keep it within the proper range is also important. Too much heat coupled with too much humidity creates condensation. You never want to experience condensation inside your grow room... it creates the perfect breeding ground for mold & mildew... keep those fans on to circulate the air within and above the canopy.
  4. 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.
  5. DesertGrown

    Open Grow Word Association Part XIII

  6. DesertGrown

    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!
  7. DesertGrown

    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!
  8. DesertGrown

    So when did you start smoking Cannabis?

    I'll tell you this... I wish a lid was still ten bucks!
  9. 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
  10. DesertGrown

    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!
  11. DesertGrown

    Open Grow Word Association Part XIII

  12. 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.
  13. DesertGrown

    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.
  14. 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!