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    A re-introduction

    Greetings old friends and total strangers! I'm an old-timer, who haunted OG from about 2010 or so through 2016. My last grow was the spring of 2015, when I had to rip out my grow setup to sell the house. I moved to a med state, finally got a house and have now started my first seeds in over 3 years. I'll start up a grow report soon. Maybe in a minute or two. Anyway, you'll be graced with my brilliant posts once again. I thought I'd warn you.
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    JackCandy x Jalisco Jaze

    Nice!
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    What New Breeds are You Running

    My grow is more like, "Which old breeds are you running?"
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    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    Back in the 90s there was a better punchline, but younger people never had to deal with these, so they won't get it: A computer can't be a woman, because a woman won't accept a 3.5 inch floppy.
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    Drum roll, please...

    My two WN girls had a light lemon scent. Maybe limonene is the terp for high voltage strains.
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    Drum roll, please...

    Greetings, Cannabis fans! I'm back and seeds are a sproutin'. I opened up my time capsule of a seeds stash, and chose strains by: 1. the kind of weed I think I've been missing and 2. the age of the seeds — The "youngest" seeds I have are over 4 years old. So far I started: 10 Holy Princess (all popped, but one committed suicide by jumping from my hands when I was planting it in media, and likely fell through a wormhole and is now in another galexy) 5 Cheeseberry — this was half a pack, leftover from a pack I bought around 2012. All popped. 10 Nepalma — so far, 7 have popped, one committed suicide, like the missing HP, two more are left that I still haven't given up on. 2 Shackzilla — 2 left from a 5 pack I bought in 2012, both popped. 5 Sweet Spot — This is a Santero creation (line 4.3) that was produced in February of 2014. All popped. 5 God Bud (JOTI) — I had these since about 2013, never tried them. I need an indica in the grow, and may add a few from Indican, that he sent me about 4 or 5 years ago. 2 Willie Nelson — These are the oldest. They are Reeferman's original WN — the stuff that takes 18 weeks in flower — and I purchase them before Reeferman's total meltdown, but that still makes them around 9 years old! So far, neither one has popped. I don't expect them to, but I had to give them a shot. When I grew them in the past, they took 4 days after soaking to pop, which is rather long. It's now been three days — I'll give them through the weekend. The HP and Shackzilla are two strains I feel I've been "missing," even though I never actually tried HP. The description's final words, "Like red fruits on speed," made me realize I miss racy weed. Shackzilla is a longer-flowering sativa dom, which you just can't get commercially in dispensaries. The WN is one of the speediest weeds I've ever smoked, plus, it's ancient and I need to see if it's still alive. The Nepalma was put in there because I feel I'm missing Nepalese hash, or something remotely related to it. I realize it's a hybrid. I also never grew a USC strain. Cheese Berry has an exquisite body buzz, plus it's pretty damned old. Santero's sweet spot is in there because… because. I'm always harkening back to days of popping Esko strains, and this remix of some Esko work just might be fun. God Bud is in there because JOTI does have a talent for indicas, and I always wanted to try it. Also, it's about 5 years old. What didn't make it this time? Smilestyle's Lemon Thai F3. I started thinking I was too sativa heavy, and since these are relatively young seeds I don't expect to be keeping any males, but who knows. Madmaster lives nearby, and he said something about doing an open pollination with the HP, but I might just hold onto the males and cross them with the best female I find. The "grow room," or grow region, as it is in this house, is still under construction. I have so many options that I've never had before in my infamous attic grow, that it might be a while before I'm satisfied with it. Yak atcha later, ladies and gents.
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    Drum roll, please...

    WN is definitely high voltage. It's one of the few strains that actually made me WANT to work. Funny, but the Thai might actually LOWER the flower time! I'll keep a cut of him, one way or the other. There seems to be some serious interest here. When I find some keeper girls, I'll see about crossing.
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    Drum roll, please...

    I'll see what I can do to keep him. I'd also like to grow out some of @smilestyle's Lemon Thai f3 seeds, and cross it to one of those girls. Keep in mind WN is an 18-week strain, sometimes more. It takes dedication, or the ability to let a few plants just go while moving other plants in and out of the flower room/tent.
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    Drum roll, please...

    After some dumbass occurrences, the girls (and boys) are doing well. The main bit if dumbness involved using 4 year old spongepots that were dry. I softened them up with warm water, but the roots still had a problem penetrating. About half of them pushed themselves out of the spongepot instead of putting the root through the spongepot. OK, lesson learned (again — I'm a slow learner). So the Nepalma and God Bud, in particular, seem about a week behind the rest. Holy Princess, Cheese Berry, Sweetspot and Willie Nelson are starting to show their preflowers. I initially had the notion that I'd keep some males, but I just haven't had the time to set up anything to keep the little fuckers quarantined. One WN is a boy, the other is a girl. They are both in one pot, at the moment, in the upper left part of the pic. The girl is in the center of the pot, and her taller brother is to her left side. Since these are some of the last representatives of a discontinued strain, with little chance of ever being recreated, I haven't axed the male yet. I think I'll take a clone before removing him from that pot. They're just in Pro-Mix with a little organic 5-5-3 and dolomite, at the moment. This will probably be just a jungle of a grow, to find a mother or two and get an idea of the way these plants grow. I will probably do some LST on the Shackzillas to make the most of their giant-cola ways. Now I have to build the permanent grow room, which some real estate agent, in the hopefully distant future, will be explaining to a prospective home buyer. ("Yes, can you imagine? It was not fully legal back then!" Or will it be, "Yes, can you imagine how many plants they let this geezer grow? Now that we know it really IS a 'gateway drug'…")
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    Purple/Red Shackzilla?

    I had two Shackzilla seeds left over from a pack I bought back in 2011 or 2012 and started them a few weeks ago. One of them seems to have the telltale sign that it will have colorful buds. I had no idea there were colorful phenos. Sure hope she measures up the the green Shackzillas that I've grown in the past! Not quite as obvious in the pick as it is in person (or "in plant"), but the growing tip has a reddish hue to it, like every Sannie seedling that has colorful buds that I've ever grown.
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    The legalization thread

    I got a text from my favorite dispensary that they are now going to allow caregivers to supply dispensaries again. I don't know how long this will go on.
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    New Sanniesshop

    I was noticing the thousands of seeds I had put away weren't enough if, say society broke down into a dystopian hellscape, complete with roaming zombies, and the only cure was THC. [That would be a great movie.] On the other hand, I know I need more Shackzilla, and you can't just buy one pack of seeds...
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    Purple/Red Shackzilla?

    This morning it was looking more green, so I think this is a normal one. The lower leaves were showing that speckled appearance of early Mg deficiency when I noticed the reddish color. That's been taken care of. I wonder if there were other issues, like maybe a slight problem with P uptake or something to give it that color. Whatever the case, if it turns out to be colorful, it will be featured big. She's in a "5 gallon" grow bag now, which actually took about 7 gallons of soil.
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    The legalization thread

    The Michigan Medical Marihuana (yes, that's the official, guv'mint spelling of reefer in Michigan — with an h) situation is getting critical for the dispensaries. A look at weedmaps show that the cupboards are bare. I doubt the growers are suffering, but the patients without caregivers are fucked. Sheer stupidity on the part of state government.
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    Quietest Inline Fans

    I can't complain about my Can Fan, except that I don't feel like sucking that much heated air out of my house, per minute, for a little tent. I found a cheap controller for it, that can cut the airflow about in half. I also got a cheap Chinese fan that can be run at a tremendous range of air flow settings. It was around $100. I just tried it out and I'll see how it works out on the 5' x 5' tent this weekend. Pretty quiet. I guess the tariffs don't extend to grow room supplies, thank god!
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    Quietest Inline Fans

    Good morning, growers. Looking for the quietest, variable speed fan I can get. I'm in the middle of setting up my grow area, which is directly below my bedroom in the basement. I put my old Can Fan on the ventilation system, and while it's pretty quiet, I need to run a noise machine at night to drown out the sound. It may be that I need to isolate the fan a little more, but I'm also thinking I could upgrade the fan to something quieter AND isolate it a little more. When I was last shopping for inline fans, Vortex was considered the best, noise-wise, and Can Fan was second. Today I see a zillion fans on the market, most of which are cheap and likely noisy. I am soliciting opinions. What do you use? Quiet? The space the fan will be ventilating is 200 cu. ft, so most 6" fans will work fine. Please offer your two cents!
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    stoned ramblings, say or post anything you want.

    Technically it's not a cat and they're vegetarians, so their shit probably doesn't stink as bad as actual cat shit, I would guess. But the important thing to think about is this: Whose idea was this in the first place? You know what happened. Someone was OUT OF COFFEE one morning and got to thinking...
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    The legalization thread

    A friend of mine who lives outside DC said that because Congress won't allow the city to set up any kind of distribution system for legal sales, they sell mason jars that happen to have weed in them. I don't know who controls these sales, but there's a fee to get into the "market," and I'm sure mason jar salespeople must pay whoever runs the market. He said the people taking your entrance fee look like Hell's Angels, without the colors.
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    The legalization thread

    It's a trade off, no doubt. But with an all-or-nothing attitude, a lot of people could be doing hard time while we're waiting for the perfect law.
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    Your most rated Dynasty strain?

    I was recently perusing Dynasty's wares. I'm sure they're all great, but when you're used to Sannie's shop prices, YIKES. I have ten Pineapple Fields seeds left (5 left from a pack I bought, and 5 gifted to me by MM). They'll be cracked next seed run. I didn't get the roadkill skunk pheno, so I'll be on the lookout for it. The other phenos — one was like pineapple juice, two others were like pineapple candy. A diabetic would have had to take a shot of insulin just from smelling the grow room.
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    Are we being watched?

    Even when I was a kid, back in the Pony Express days, the mail system was not considered safe for secret keeping purposes. That was for stuff INSIDE the fucking envelope. Bottom line: There is plenty to worry about. This will never crack my top-ten. Oh, BTW — in answer to the subject line — yes, we're being watched.
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    The legalization thread

    If you look back at the various gold rushes of the 19th and early 20th centuries in North America, only a few people got rich by actually mining gold. Most people who got rich supplied the miners with food, equipment and services. If any of us are going to make any significant income in this industry, it's not going to be by doing what everyone else is doing. I have only been in a med state for 2.5 years, and a legal state for about two months, so my observations may not be of much value. But what I see in dispensaries are strains that go for 8 - 9 weeks in flower, generally. There are no long-flowering strains. Most of my favorite varieties are long-flowering strains. There must be some biochemical reason for that, both in my brain and in long-flowering strains. Maybe they produce more of a particular set of terpenes or some other constituent in greater abundance when suitable plants get that extra time. I don't know. My question is (and this might even relate to the topic at hand!), will other people, who are not the kind of weed snobs that we are, notice the difference? If so, that could be a special niche for growers — unusual or difficult strains (in some way or another). Getting off the topic — right now, dispensaries are all fully licensed, but not many growers are. Suddenly, the dispensaries have almost no selection. My local one has two really nice indica doms (Chem Dawg and something called Banana Kush), but that's it. They told me that it's the same two strains that "everyone has" because of licensing. It seems like legalization with no legal way for non-med card holders to buy weed could have been a mistake! (Ya think?) Suddenly, growers have incentive to just supply the black market.
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    2019 octopot first run

    I was thinking of getting a few of those and experimenting.
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    Quietest Inline Fans

    Vortex and Can Fan are certainly both tried and true brands. My fan is a bit more powerful than I want for a 200 cu. ft. tent. It would be replacing the air in the tent more than twice per minute. I looked into Can Fan's speed controller, and the best price I found was $250 — way more than the fan costs. I may just go around to grow shops and ask them to plug a weaker fan in for me, or a cheaper adjustable fan. If I find something worthwhile, I'll post again.
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    Quietest Inline Fans

    Those things are EXPENSIVE. Suddenly, my money-is-no-object attitude is shriveling.
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