My First Journal....After Growing over 35 Years! in the
The Grow Room forums; High pot-peeps, here will be my first journal on rollitup.org. I am no longer paranoid about growing; I ditched my ...
My First Journal....After Growing over 35 Years!
High pot-peeps, here will be my first journal on rollitup.org. I am no longer paranoid about growing; I ditched my wife and I hold an MMJ permit in an MMJ state . I used to grow outdoors in Hawaii starting from 1977. I no longer live there and now I am growing indoors which I find to be much better! One has so much more control of their crop as opposed to putting your babies outside. No more rip-offs or insect-plagued plants, plus, you get to control when you want your plants to bud-out. In Hawaii back in the 70's, there would be NO weed around in the summer months . It sucked the big one!
I love growing indoors. I tried to do it in college, but there were no REAL grow lights to speak of. I tried miserably to grow in my dorm closet, but it didn't turn out. My roommate gave me these lavender-colored fluorescent bulbs that didn't do shit. That's all changed now .
My first indoor crop was a success. Back in 2008, I grew some MJ in the attic of my Atlanta home. It was a ton of work. I was battling temperature issues (winter) among other thing like fresh air. No one believed it could be done. After that, I knew I could be a good indoor grower.
I am now growing in a closet with 2 light systems from HTG; a 400w MH/HPS and a 600w MH/HPS. I just started to use CFL's for vegging in order to save on electric bills. I have a small fan blowing on the girls, and they get fresh air because I leave the bedroom window open. I have a few (indoor) grows under my belt, and I'll post up pictures of my previous grows.
Right now I have Pineapple Express seedlings that I got from G13-Attitude. I use Advance Nutrients soil, and all Fox Farm Nutes. Below are pics on my new grow.
'More to come!!
Yellow Seedlings 001.jpgYellow Seedlings 002.jpg
Even an experienced grower of 35 years can get complacent and forget about the basics . 'Time to transplant and let the soil dry out between waterings.
They are bouncing back BIG time!
After encountering yellowing leaves at the bottom of my seedlings, I took the advice of RIU and transplanted. They are now taking off! These pics were taken just a few days after the transplant. This is one hearty strain!! The transplant occurred on 6/18.
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I'll sign up for this ride.. looking forward to the updates.
Very cool. Thanks, I won't disappoint! More pics to be added tonight. I just topped my babies yesterday, and planted a multi-variety of new beans for the next crop. It's all about diversification!
Originally Posted by ottawaliquid
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Late edit: Ok, ran into a snag, and I am pissed. My brother convinced my 87 year old mom that my "growing activity" will warrant "all kinds of criminal elements." FUCK. What a bunch of bull. I only grow for myself, and I have all the legal paperwork. I may have to kill this grow; mom is not seeing it my way, even with the airtight medical documentation. Well, for now I have the Pineapple Express in veg, and in germination: Gigabud, Purple Wreck, Afghan Kush x Skunk, Dinafem Auto Cheese, and Northern Lights x Big Bud Auto.
Last edited by Topo; 06-24-2012 at 11:25 PM.
six plants should not warrant any kind of serious criminal activity.. unless you count these two guys as serious:
Veg Going Well. Mom Still Pissed About My Growing
glad to see you're still growing man.. congrats...
Hey yeah, thanks. My mom is still giving me shit about it, but so far I have stood my ground. I'm fully "papered" and keeping it real. I still want to slap my brother's head.
Originally Posted by ottawaliquid