G'day. Thought I would start a journal so folks can see that I actually grow plants. Grew my first buds in '78 and have been growing off and on since but mostly off as I didn't live where a grow was possible. I moved to northern Alberta from the beautiful Fraser Valley in Feb. 2001 bringing 6 hash plant clones, full of mites, with me. Rented a old trailer in a small town and built a 12x5' grow room in a 24x24' heated garage. I insulated the walls of the grow room so didn't have to heat the whole garage. Started experimenting with DWC then and grew my first plants there under a homemade bank of T-12s. Took the guts and ends out of 4 - 4ft shop lights and mounted them on a sheet of plywood. Still using it now because buddy had my HIDs and you'll see it in a bit. Was paying $500/mth rent so I bought that dump for 22G and paid a $350 mortgage instead. A year later got an inheritance and bought this place out on the highway. 80x16' ,1990 winterized mobile with a connected 18x37' shop. My own 12x15x10' man cave off the hallway to the shop too. Sitting on 7.5 acres and I got the whole shebang for 50G. Go shooting in my back yard like at that damn hawk today trying to get our chickens! Missed but sure I saw a couple of breast feathers floating down when he dodged that 16 gauge load of #4 shot. lol Big selling feature of this place was the cold storage room the old guy had built in the basement. More like a giant concrete box under the shop/trailer for storage and for the water system/conditioner/distiller. We get out house water from an 80x50m/yd dugout in my yard that's about 12' deep. A week after moving in I gutted most of the shelves out of the cold room and started setting up with the plants still at the old place in town. There was already 4" inlet and outlet pipes built in so I rigged up a fan from a microwave that was 5" and used two steel corner brackets to mount the fan with a 5"-4" adaptor. Tricky little job but it worked fine. It's controlled with the RH/heat controller that I later added a DIY speed controller to and use now with the 6" inline fan I use now. I'm making another unit with all 3 on a flat metal tool box now for a grow tent soon to be parked outside the current grow room. It will have it's exhaust go into the grow room and the air in the grow room gets shot outside under the shop. Time to start thinking about using my CO2 tank. Enough of that and on to what's up today. Slowed down on growing the last couple years due to illness and a bit of burnout too. A small stroke 3 years ago March spun me down into a depression like I haven't had in 20 years. A couple of lung collapses and worsening arthritis didn't help either. (whine, snivel, complain) I planted 9 beans in early June. Three Otto#1 very high CBD with only 1% THC max. Only two came up but all 6 of the others did. The other 6 are a strain of my own I call Northern Mist. It's Kali Mist x Northern Lights #5 both purchased originally from Marc Emery's seed bank about 2002. The Kali alone gave me anxiety attacks if I had just a bit too much so I bred it with the NL and the right pheno from that is the bomb! Lifts my mood right out of the hole and puts a smile on my face. Good for joint pain too. These ones have been crossed with an auto and I'm trying to develop the pheno I like as an auto so I can grow outdoors way up north here. The auto is called Purple Jem. Mazar x LowRyder. Grew them in the bedroom closet under some CFLs. Near the end of July had to take off to BC to help my 89 yo mom move into a 5th wheel from a beautiful house overlooking Okanagan lake in Peachland. Knew I'd be gone for at least a month so I pruned the plants back drastically so they wouldn't grow too fast and the wife would just have to water them and keep them alive as I put them in worm castings, real soil and promix that had bone meal added. They survived but didn't look so great and I had two males in full flower. The security recaptcha thing is relentless so I have to call it quits for now. I can post in other threads fine but even after logging off and back on again it won't leave me alone trying to post this.