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[gallery][album] album_id [/album][/gallery]in my example below I will post mr x vienna live thread album from the gallery:http://forums.strainhunters.com/gallery/album/1197-cultiva2013vienna/As you can see in the URL the album_id is 1197. I will need to replace album_id in the code above the 1197. The result will look like this:[gallery][album] 1197 [/album][/gallery]
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Alright, here are the facts:
on Tuesday 31 January at 22:00, after a huge Cheese joint, I decided to take a short break from smoking cannabis.
How short, I still don't know. For sure I am not going to last too long. Maybe 3-4 days, maybe a week, maybe 2... not longer, I know it already.....
I just like it TOO MUCH!
And now the explanation:
I started smoking cannabis in 1989. Since then, I have smoked cannabis EVERY DAY, except for:
- 7 days in March 1998 (I was in the hospital)
- 14 days in October 1999 (I was in the hospital for 7 days, and feeling like shit for the next 7)
- 7 days in March 2011 (during a bad bronchitis I decided to see if I was able to stop, just to prove myself to myself)
So, let's put this down to the math:
in the last 22 years I have been smoking weed for approximately 8035 days, and NOT smoking it for 28 days (or 0,3% of the days).
I am not far from reaching the 40 years old milestone.
I think it's time to prove myself that I smoke cannabis because I like it, and not because it's just the norm in my life.
And the best way to do that it's to stop for a little bit every once in a while.
I decided to start this blog-entry to share my experience and my feelings with the community. After all, nobody can understand better than my fellow tokers....
And now on with the chronicles:
DAY 1 - waking up knowing that the only breakfast will be a cigarette and a glass of orange juice is not really appealing. But I am determined to do this. The day goes on, I am really busy at the office and I manage to get to lunchtime without too much stress.
After lunch I really struggle, so I allow myself 2 cigarettes in a row.
My colleagues don't know I have stopped weed, and I am not telling anyone for the moment. Avoiding the subject is the best way to not think about it too much.
The rest of the afternoon goes by fast, but then comes the hardest part: the evening.
I eat a nice dinner, play with my kids, then go out in the garden for a cigarette. I am really, really close to giving up. But I don't.
When the kids are in bed I try to distract myself with iPad, TV, iPod, iMac, and Nintendo. It's not enough. I am literally freaking out. My heartbeat is slightly faster than normal, and the palms of my hands are a little sweaty.
Who said weed is not addictive? LOL
Time to go to sleep. I smoke one more cigarette, then lay in bed wide awake for a couple of hours before I finally pass out.
Hard day. Really hard day. But it's normal, it's day 1.
DAY 2 - I woke up less stressed than yesterday. It's all in the mind... ;-)
Even though it's -7 degrees outside, I decide to take my Ducati because today it's the last dry, sunny day of this week. Tomorrow snow will come.
I have an appointment at the Coffeeshop in the Haarlemmerstraat, and I am really scared that I am not going to resist temptation. As soon as I arrive the sweet smell of weed penetrates my nose, and my soul. My appointment rolls 3 joints in 30 minutes, but I don't even blink. After 15 minutes I walk outside and smoke a cigarette. Now everybody start asking me why I am not smoking joints, so I have to let the news go public. LOL
After the Coffeeshop I go to the office. There nobody knows yet, and this makes it easier on me. I smoke 2 cigarettes in 20 minutes, then dive into my work: writing articles for the new issue of Canamo Magazine, and helping the designers produce new banners for Powder Feeding.
It's now past 15:00 and I am doing a lot better than yesterday. Hopefully tonight will be also a little easier than last night....
Tomorrow I'll let you know.
And now let's talk money: who wants to bet on how long I am going to last? Who's gonna be the official "bookie"?
Can I bet 10 Euros on myself for a 7-days-clean strike? How are the quotes?
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Buy yourself some fertilized potting soil in early June.Although not usually organic, this is the easiest way to do it.This pot soil would be best, given that plants may not adapt to certain conditions.It must have:
Enough nutrition.If you pick up a bag and it says," n-p-k = x % -y % -z %," these data indicate the level of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in the soil.
PH is between 5.9 and 6.5.Of course, you can change it yourself.Even organic fertilizers you buy at the store tend to have a low pH.. ""
"Fill a small paper cup with enough soil to go all the way to the rim.To moisten the soil, bury the seeds about a centimeter (1/2") deep.Do this for each seed.Place the cup in a warm (about 70 °F (21°C) sunny place.
Water the plants and keep them warm.When your plant sprouts, keep the soil moist and allow it to grow until the roots are set.The whole cup will be taken up by the roots, and the plants and soil will remain in the shape of the cup when removed as a whole.
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Well, hasn't it been a while?
During the last 4-5 months i've been living a constant hell, between anger and suicidal thoughts.
Our political and economical situation (Italy) hasn't been the greatest, and my personal situation was just pure shit, 100% DOP.
Without the possibility to grow marijuana for research and, well, fun purposes - legally speaking - i had my head wrapped in a constant anxiety status and migraines, other than the feel i've been useless for my whole life (which isn't that long, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere).
Been talking to a friend about this, and while he didn't understand possibly 90% of my situation, he did propose me a good trip to Nepal.
Of course, you can't rely on promises in our "western" world, so i've passed 3 months planning and replanning trips as he kept changing our destination.
At one point, i had enough. I had to leave, i had to run from my town. At least for a while.
Enough time to clean my mind and body of all the shit i've been living these days.
I took my decision.
Departed on 19th Feb, Destination Kathmandu, more precisely Phutung Village, in Nepal. Possibly one of the poorest countries worldwide.
Volunteering in an orphan home. Reconnecting with humanity, and of course nature at its purest state.
Arrived on the 20th, afraid as fuck, i find my contacts waiting me out of the airport.
We take the taxi, and the driver, Surya, explains me in a very poor english what the situation in Nepal is. The people, the economics, everything that i "should" know about Nepal or, at least, of where i'm headed. Needless to say, i got even more scared, with my initial thoughts passing between "Oh that's beautiful" to "Holy shit where the fuck have i landed".
We arrive at our "home", which is a flat of approximately 15sq mts, shared toilet and no kitchen. Yes, i've been shitting in squat toilets for nearly 3 weeks, now. God help me.
The first thing you notice about Kathmandu is the extreme pollution going on in the city. Dust and Air pollution make the people live in a constant grey fog, wearing masks even in their own home. The second thing you notice is that there is no garbage collection. Anywhere. The whole place is an open dump, and i still haven't understood if this is because there is no time to think about it (after the 2015's earthquake, the city is in a constant renewal situation), or if it has its roots in their culture. Anyway, no matter where you are (city, village, nature), you throw away your trash at the side of the streets. Huge pity, as the view is astonishing, and people grow food in this situation (with trash in grown fields).
The third thing, which is possibly the best about Nepal, is that people here are kind, generous, friendly to anyone, local or foreigner. There is no concept of violence among each other, to Nepali people we're all brothers from different mothers. There is also no concept of "tomorrow". People live their lifes as if it was their last day on earth.
Which is possibly what changed me, in these 3 weeks, to an atomic level.
Nepali weed is, unfortunately, horrible.
Most "grow operations" are conducted on the side of streets, and without care of male/female separation. Taste is good, but to roll one joint, it may take you up to 10 minutes, as removing all the seeds is a hellish pain. 99% of the weed you find here is Sativa dominant, but because of its non-separation of males and females, the high is very similar to an old, abandoned, moroccan hashish (slow and chilly, no buzz whatsoever).
Ganja costs 1000 rupies per 60 grams (around 9 euros for the current change). I wonder why.
The best ganja i've smoked in these 3 weeks is something that resembles a Mango Haze. To make a comparison, to get the same high you get with European weed, you'd need to smoke around 4 full joints of this.
Apart from this, i've lived possibly the greatest festival ever celebrated in Nepal: Shivaratri. And this year, out of any luck, it was the greatest in 80 years.
Shivaratri consist, of course, in celebrating Shiva, and it means that all Nepal can smoke weed, hashish, and drink weed-milk tea for the whole day. In Pashupatinat's temple, you'll see the nucleus of the festival, with monks dancing naked and high on hashish (Yes, Naked. Dicks flip-flopping allover the place), tourists and locals getting high and dancing and singing, and every possibile food you can imagine (local only, though). There was also a fireplace which smelled like burned pig, and i later found out they burn dead people in that fire. My friend took some photos of that, with one photo clearly showing someone's leg on fire. During the last 5 days, i got Traveler's diarrhea (fun times), and i seriously thought i was in danger as i spent more time on the toilet than sleeping. Luckily, my body adapted and i'm now back to jumping and screaming.
Lastly, my 11 brothers here are crazy kids, ranging from 5 to 12 year old. Their only toys are 2 spinning tops and a Nintendo 64, other than a ball that resembles more a Rugby ball than a football one. What kills me about them, other than the conditions they live in (and love to live in), is their school system: completely fucked up.
A 5 year old kid will get the same program as a 15 year old boy, meaning he'll be forced to solve physics equations, while the 15 year old guy may be asked to solve 3+7 for his exams.
Now, i'm sitting on my wooden bed, writing you this message with a wifi that relys on the super-unreliable electricity, coming and going every 15-20 minutes.
As soon as i'll have time, or possibly when i'll be back, i'll post some pictures.
Until then, stay safe, smoke and enjoy your life. You truly got one, don't waste it on thinking about other's opinions. You are the god of your own life.
Ok, now it's really been a while.
Woken up by a 4.1 Mag Quake, today is the first day Internet came back up.
As soon as i got this chance, i thought of updating the thread. I got some news.
It's been a week of "Hunting", or how the locals call the "Let's go search for some weed".
I got my package of bad luck, but in the end, through persistance, i got my prize.
I managed to get contacts with a grower, 42km north of my position, which is currently Phutung Village.
Got there and bought some weed. 1500 rupies (14 euros) for almost 50 grams of True Nepalese Himalayan Weed.
I also managed to get some data out of it: they grow it from July to April, and while the climate during winter is pretty harsh (i've been living, in february, +25° day +6° night), the plants adapted and survive the cold periods. They dry the product for 2 weeks, and then they store it in pots, instead of jars.
Unfortunately, they don't separate males from females, but so far it's a decent price to pay for some really good weed.
The weed i have bought is 1 year old from harvest, and the colours have long vanished (i guess from exposure to different temperatures, and overall a poor curing condition), but not the high.. Which is long lasting, and changes from an active high (the first 30-40 minutes) to a very chilly and stoney high (the next 2 hours).
In 2 grams of weed, you can find around 5 good, developed seeds, and 10-15 bad, burned, or undeveloped seeds.
From the look of it, it's a 100% sativa strain, with very hairy flowers, but not as compact as an indica would be. Maybe there has been some crossing with other genetics, but so far all the weed i managed to get around here is (and feels like) a sativa.
Again, i still can't upload pictures, as i lack the correct equipment to (and internet connection is really, really unstable). As soon as i'll get back, i'll post some pics.
Meanwhile, the earthquake hasn't provoked any damage in my area, as it happened around 60km south from me, but the shake lasted around 4 seconds, and it made my ass jump (while sitting on the floor). Bouncy.
Here things proceed as usual. I managed to find an italian furnace, making Pizza! My stomach is safe.
Catch you in some time. Stay safe you all.
Managed to get some images.
The view from the upper hill. Drained river, and Kathmandu slowly eating the valley.
Sorry for the tilt. Wonder why the electricity's coming and going faster than the galaxy moving through space..
8months old Himalayan Gold. Great smoke so far.
1.5 months in.
Kids are finishing their school exams during the course of the weekend.
After that, they'll have a period of holidays, lasting 2 weeks. Then back to school.
After Holi festival (Colour festival, coincidentaly with the start of spring), celebrated on 20th March, life in the Phutung neighborhood has been fairly quiet -apart from a couple thunderstorms that looked like Ragnarok- so i had the time to go hunting a bit more.
Yes, i know, i'm surrounded by weed.
Literally. During the last hunting sessions i gathered up different types of Ganja (Nepali way to call it), and if you have a good eye, you can see it's growing on the side of streets, in countrysides, on hills, in the cement... everywhere.
But this didn't stop me from going further.
I want quality. I like quality.
Smoking without quality is just hurting yourself more.
So... i found quality.
Yesterday, after a happy trip of 8 hours in the mountains west of Kathmandu, between two districts (Kathmandu-Chhatre Deurali) at the happy speed of 7-13km/h -due to the streets NOT being streets, but a complex snake of holes and bumps and rocks- I finally got some hash.
Oh boy, this is amazing. Now, I am fighting fever, common cold, plates since Friday, and although i can't really feel any taste of anything (including the spicy food, which is literally any food), I DO can smell the hashish.
The smell is very pungent, like one you get from a very good and developed sativa.
It has hints of lemon and mint, or at least something really strong and like that, maybe lavander.
The high is what confirms me its origin is from a Sativa: you don't get stoned, you get active. It lasts around 3 hours per small joint, say the size of a rolled cigarette, and you feel muscular relaxation plus a good buzz in your head. When you smoke it, it doesn't scratch your throat at all.
The only true CON to it is that since it's pollen hash, your joint will be always lit. Smoke fast, or you'll waste a third of the joint!
On the way back home, i noticed some little Ganja plants.
The climate in Nepal is widely different along its borders. In my zone, plants reach heights of about 50cm if exposed to good light. In the plains, 20 days ago, they were already 150cm tall.
It's very possible i witnessed different strains, as they might grow them in different zones indeed to “harvest” the best conditions possible for that strain.. But it seems also improbable, since the vast majority of the plants i see around here ain't tall at all, but some are starting to flower -Yes, at 31st March- while the plants in the plains were already showing hairs on 26th February.
I am not allowed to take pictures of the ones near my home (I'll try), but for now i can show you the plants that grow around the hills. Clearly Sativa dominant.
In 10 days, i'll have an italian volunteer, which also happens to be my best friend, come over here in Nepal and help me with the kids. Finally some company! I've been so busy talking in english and nepali that i forgot what Italian actually is (a mess). He smokes like hell, so i'll have somebody coming hunting with me.. or different zones. Maybe he can get seeds as well.
Alright, time to head out for me. I'll catch you all in the next update.
P.S. The Strainhunters website tilts my images. I tried tilting them myself to adjust to the website, but the website just tilts them the opposite side. You troll!
Sorry for the tilt.
Apart from the motorcycle, we had to proceed for half an hour deep in the jungle, to avoid police blocks.
This is the view from a little track they recon and follow. If you get lost... You're FUCKED!
NEPAL TRIP – 2 Months In (Updated)
Sorry everyone for my absence. The ISP company that handled our connection, ITEL, has failed on 15th April, just one day after Nepal's new year, 2076. Nepali Police is refunding every ITEL Customer that had connection issues (everyone, included us), up to a year of subscription.
A year of subscription costs around 305 euros. I don't know how many people paid for it.. but i guess a lot. Kathmandu counts around 9.000.000 individuals.
Anyway, apart from internet – health issues (spent last week under a nice 39° fever), i encountered a lot of issues regarding “hunting”, as well.
The dealer that “managed” nice hashish and marijuana, is now increasing his knowledge in jail. This destabilized a bit the hunting sessions: all the way west of Kathmandu is in “block alert”.
Hunting is restricted to other zones, of course, but this means more control by the police, until the “west coast” gets free again.
So, i went hunting 3 times from that, and in neither of those times -consider around 8 hours a day of session, on a motorcycle, on roads that rarely show asphalt- i found anything decent.
Luckily enough, the contacts i got around here are good people, willing to share: Sharing is Caring, as they say around here. One of the gifts i received is a very nice dark sativa, and so far it is possibly the worst looking-best tasting one i found around here.
Another good point to it is that i found only 8 seeds in the last 6 joints i rolled. No need to mention i'm saving every single seed of this strain.
Now, i've been around here for 2 months, and i think i got a real hold of how the ganja grows around here.
First of all, most of the ganja that grows in the streets is the result of people removing seeds from flowers and throwing them, literally, on the side of streets.
You'll see a fuckton of varieties growing all mixed up. Short sativas, tall indicas, and there's absolutely no care about those: nobody gives water, or actually cares in any manner, to any of those plants. In Phutung, i've seen a few ganja plants growing near a police station. They don't care about those.
Second of all, police will remove your plantation only if it exceeds.. a certain amount of plants. Which is not specified. Again, they don't care, up to a point. Which, again, isn't specified.
Some say 1 plant, some say 10, some say 3.. Nobody knows, and again, nobody cares.
Third of all, all the ganja plantations are the result of either a collection of the old season's seeds, or just naturally grown (No seed collection, just waiting for the next season).
This means that in most plantations, there is no male/female separation, hence the reason why i still have to find seedless ganja.
The last sativa i've been smoking is, again, almost seedless.. but i guess there's really not much you can do when you got only females, but all your neighbours have males.
Lastly, i found a couple plantations. A little one (counting around 40 plants), and a bigger one (counting half a thousand). The little one is exposed to south, and all the plants, even if they show differencies in their genetic traits, don't reach 60cm in height.
I'm not joking. Sativas 40-50cm tall, beginning to flower. This means, to me, a max height of around 150cm. Perfect for any indoor OP. I wish i could be there on harvest day... Unfortunately i wont. But with the amount of seeds i've collected, i'm sure i'll find some strains that contain this genetic trait.
The bigger one is exposed to north-east. Plants result taller, but i guess because they receive less direct light, hence growing taller to “look for light”, like most plants do anyway.
Again, no male/female separation there either.
In-Edit: Police cares about dealers.
Yesterday, while playing football with kids, what i suppose was either an angry father or brother, came rushing in the middle of the field, with a company of around 10 people, including a well hidden cop. They left the field, and got to this poor guy, apparently only smoking a joint, and stopped him from running. Out of the prairies, another cop jumped out of the field just like what i would describe as “a panther”: i couldn't see him coming until he actually “spawned” in the field.
Behind him, other 2 cops. For all i know, they caught the young dude with around 100grams of ganja in his bag. They tied his hands with a rope (Yes, a rope) and brought him away.
I was scared shitless, as i too was buzzing a joint. Luckily made it to hide the remaining half-joint in my bag and witness the scene as an innocent little girl. Yes, i feel bad, but what could i do? Yell “Hey, i got ganja as well” and run away?
As soon as i'm able, i'll take a couple ninja pics and submit them. Peace!
A sativa female, next to a sativa male. The female is around half a meter tall, and is already flowering. The male doesn't reach 30cm.
A good sized male, and some females in the background.
The small plantation. Huge number of males, some females here and there. I guess this year's harvest's not gonna be great... hehehe
Some other plants near the plantation. The ones near the "wall" look much more indica than the counterparts in the field.
Managed to get some more pictures of the "small" plantation. Upon a closer look, the small plantation revealed to be a good sized one.
Some of the more advanced females of the plantation. I'd give the flowers 3-5 more weeks, and call them ready for harvest.
Sorry for the tilt. Again, i don't seem to be able to get the right angle, according to this web encoder.
This female smelled like Lavander.
This one, instead, smelled like lemon. Or lime. Very intense smell.
The new generation. These have not yet started the flowering period, so i guess they're 1-2 months younger than the other section.
This, instead, is the personal plantation of a lunatic, living in a home i didn't picture for... well, privacy reasons.
My trip is ready to come to an end.
During these last 2-3 weeks i've been on hunting sessions, but without success.
Reason is that most growers have ended their stashes and are waiting for the next harvest, which should come in 2 weeks (around June).
Since i have my flight back on the 15th, i wont be able to see the new harvest, or taste it for that matters.. but i had my share anyway.
On one evening, my landlord asked me to store him some weed, which i had no problem to do.
Well, that "some weed" turned out to be 3 grown plants, base-cut, of some field near our home.
After a good 3 hours trimming session, me and my comrade ended up with around 400grams of cleaned weed.
Now, this weed is bad. Really, really bad. Again, no separation happened so all the flowers have been turned into seeds.
But this weed, for the locals, is good to make black. Black would be what we know as of "Nepali Temple Balls".
Needless to say, out of the trim, we managed to pull off a .4g small ball of NTB. Which tasted amazingly.
The weed itself offers haze odours. One plant smelled incredibly of lemon/lime/citrus, something along that line.
Another one had an intense flowery, but itchy, smell. Like Lavander, but more intense. Spiced, i'd say.
The third one had no particular smell, other than the hash one you get on your fingers.
Removed all seeds and undeveloped seeds, the joint tastes fine, light.
I've been smoking it without tobacco as it doesn't kill your throat like some varieties do. Joints, Pipes, it goes down like a nice glass of scotch whiskey.
The high is.. mixed. You're active, you're thinking, but also lazy. You may stay awake on the computer for hours, but never actually get up for any needs.
This pretty much for all the 3 varieties i was brought.
Upon checking on the photos taken, i realized me and my comrade took only selfies.. which i wont share for obvious privacy reasons.
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To wrap it up.
Nepal is a wonderful country. Kathmandu is a wonderful mess.
During half of the year, the climate provides semi-hostile conditions for weed growth: in the winter phase, you pass from 25° of the day to the almost freezing of night (rarely goes below 0°, but it can happen), while the summer is dominated by monsoons (around 22 days of rain per month, per 4 months).
Spring, so far, whopped a nice 38° against a 12° after a storm.
Most weed that grows here is Sativa. I've seen some hybrids, but not actually true indicas.
Somehow, though, most of the sativas growing here never reach heights taller than 1m. Actually, most plants in flowering i've seen never surpassed 50cm.
Which is surprising, considering how sativas grow around the world (2-3m tall plants).
I've saved around 200 seeds, divided in little stacks, from the different types of ganja i found around here.
Once i'll be setup, i'll run some tests on those. I like the idea of growing a Sativa SOG in less than 1.5m of height.
Of course i'll end up with a bunch of phenotypes and a bunch of failures.. but testing is just that.
Who knows, maybe i'll end up with the perfect plant to clone. Either way, i have enough material to have fun for years.
It's been a pleasure to run this diary.
It's been a pleasure to run it with all inconveniencies. But also great things and peeps.
A big thanks to:
- ITEL, the collapsed ISP company i paid a year of wifi.
- Many many congratulations to the team of technicians that actually manage to fix issues on poles stuffed with cables, some of which may be 20 years old, making electricity be available again just after a couple days of power outage.
- A chapeau to the bus drivers, which manage everyday to not die on roads that can't be called like that, cause they're not roads. They're death traps.
- My comrade, that hinted me some places to go "check out".
- My landlord, that never asked me rent except a couple joints here and then.
- The dogs outside, for singing the most beautiful songs, including "barking" and "howling", at 4 am in the morning.
But most importantly, jokes apart, thanks to the villagers, who have been so nice to offer food and help you in any instance of your day, with anything you have to do.
Nepali people are the nicest guys you'd ever meet.
I hope you guys enjoyed this little thing. I surely did, writing it.
Of course it describes just a little cut of what i've been doing here.
I also hope you, someday, will come here to discover this place (and the ganja growing around :D)
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Just started 10 new seedlings and wanted to share this with you. It are feminized bubbelgum seeds.
Germination of my Bubbelgum
Got myself some rockfiber cubes...
Put some cocosoil on top en put my seeds in the coco- soil
Put it in my growbox
Don't forget to spray frequently and keep it moist also the inside lid
Keep the vent holes closed for about 4 to 7 days unit they are all getting bigger leaves.
Just wait and see. got a 70 watt HPS with a lot of blue and white spectrum.
My usb-fan keeps te growbox nice and cool.
I'll keep you guys posted on my bubbelgum grow trough out the growth.
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Hello and Welcome to my First blog......
Thanks for stopping by, I'm EastCoastCannaCure(Ryan), am in my early 30's and have been learning from growing for 12 years at this point. Basically I'm 12years inexperienced as we are just learning so much about cannabis at a mind blowing rate these days, and the leaps and bounds being taken each day by notables such as Remo, and Horatio, the guys at StrainHunters and GreenHouse Seeds for some amazing genetics, that a vast part of the true "experience" and knowledge is still out there and being attained and sought after. With colleges being started and the science and techniques themselves being truly explored, and the amount of knowledge being gained, it sure is a great time to be a part of such a positive change and developing a quality and natural medicine.
I have somewhat trickled over from the forums (after only one post I had been updating) as the schedule I keep and the time I currently spend with my favorite ladies seems to transfer over well with the context and delivery of a blog.. well we will see anyway. I will continue to update both of them and see which one works best. Now.. why I'm here. I maintain at this moment 3 grow tents 2 are 4 x 4 and one is 8x4. I just moved and had to start from seed, as quality clones locally were not available at the time and luckily enough the great folks at GreenHouseSeeds/StrainHunters gifted me a pack of Super Critical, The Church, and the long flowering Neville's Haze so I could share my grow experience with these strains to you.. each in its own set of lighting (I use both LED, HPS, and CFL( for mothers and clones)).
I like to run side by sides and test different strains in different ways. I plan on doing a advanced nutrients vs remo nutrients side by side very soon. I have always been a loyal Advanced Nutrients user, but a friend of mine introduced me to Remo Nutrients and a side by side he was conducting... and I must say Id have to be a fool not to give Remo a try(I have not yet tried any of StrainHunters nutrients but do plan on trying them and testing results with them as well as I do like their packaged approach and would love to test its simplicity and how well it produces healthy, deficient free medicine.)
I guess in this post I'll detail what I have currently in progress and where I plan to be and of course how I am getting there. Basically right now I have popped 3 Super Critical Beans and I had one Super Sensi Star + Critical bean left from a previous grow and wanted a mother from that so I popped that as well. I am growing them in a top and bottom feed 4 plant DWC-Recirculating hydroponic system, they were seedling'd under a 600w LED and then veg'd under 2 600W LEDS and 1 600W HPS in the middle, and are now in week 2 of Flower with a 1200W LED and a 600W HPS in a 8x4 tent. My next post will detail some pictures of leading up to where I'm at, and some information on my techniques and how they work for me.. I am open to suggestions as there is definitely more then one way to skin a cat, and yes some of those ways are simply proven to be more efficient or more beneficiary then others. Stay tuned.
So I began my R&D with GHSC Powder Feeding. I have started 4 Green Crack and 4 Tranquil Elephantizer, a privately developed strain using only Hybrid and chealated Calcium. I have only just put them into the veg room so to date, I have nothing to report. I am photo/video documenting my results for use at my Hydroponic supply store . This way I can confidently recommend these products to my customers. Here's hoping the hype surrounding these nutes are factual.
I broke up my purple La confidential nug up,last one a found a seed, time to cross it with pooh-sheen. The pooh is charlie sheen X diamond kush X bubble kush X lemon kush X black honey haze x marley's.. This is all legal prop 215 cannabis.. From California
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Wake up Sweden!
It is getting embarrassing hearing our ministers talking about Swedish made up terms as "haschpsychosis" or claiming increase of schizophrenia or frying of brain cells with a loss of IQ as a result of long term cannabis use.
Swedish officials talking about "0 vision against drugs" in the UN/WHO and other world leading organisations while drinking alcohol and pushing legal highs and mind altering highly addictive drugs in third world countries and breaking international conventions and EU laws.
Swedish propaganda regarding cannabis have very selective moral based arguments and very little to no evidence based or factual proof, this propaganda machinery is backed by people benefiting in hard cash due to their campaigns and study's against cannabis with contracted addiction programs combined with prison sentence and/or hefty finds.
This while the same government is controlling alcohol and tobacco trade in a more scientific and more humane way of treating addicts based on information and harm reduction with no legal actions towards the user unless a crime is committed under the influence.
These study's and educational programs paid by the Swedish government in other words, us the taxpayers money is literally killing people and forcing them in to becoming a criminal and the people charged are automatically called drug abusers and become narcotic felons due the legal status alone.
These laws are superimposed by the Swedish Police force that with a minimum of suspicion will force You with violence to make a doctor or nurse draw your blood to prove their suspicion if You deny any criminal activity based on the redness of Your eyes.
Doctors and/or nurses are not allowed to partake in torture related activities and are eligible for lawsuits however in Sweden they don't care about this since You are a "junkie" until proven that You are not.
If test result comes out negative You are free to go. If positive finds and you are now a drug abusing citizen with a criminal record as a narcotic felon just because you might have smoked a joint in Amsterdam or Colorado the day before.
Or You can plead guilty and go in to a substance abuse program specially made up in Sweden for cannabis "junkies" based on the "haschbook" and the knowledge from the 60`s and is full of "Reefer madness" propaganda. This program will insure that You pee in a cup for up to 2 years so You don't fall back i to Your destructive abusive ways of your cannabis addiction and you will possibly lose your drivers license, job and possibly your home if guilty of using cannabis i Sweden.
Meanwhile the people supporting this cruel legislation is walking tall, making money with the rest of the elite. Because off course these higly educated and sober people would never, ever do something that a certain percentage of the children growing kid up in Sweden and the rest of the world is doing and always have been doing since the dawn of mankind, right?
Our Prime minister, Financial minister and other representatives in the Swedish government and financial elite is happy about this law being so new to us, with good reason. They openly admitted using cannabis when they where younger and our Finance minister Anders Borg went in to politics wanting to decriminalize/legalize cannabis.
Does this apply to everyone to talk about use of drugs in the past and get away with it? Yes if the time is right.
The period of prescription with respect to criminal offenses is a wonderful thing, I have to agree on that and we Swedish and Scandinavians do like to travel abroad to do our business, it is in our genetics and our history tells us of Scandinavians travelling to the middle east, Greece, Greenland and the Americas long before Christ or Columbus was born and fact is that the Christians came to Scandinavia forcing prohibition upon us and forcing Swedish people to grow Hops for alcohol and killing the ones who would not comply. Just like everywhere else, burning of witches, torture to pay tax and book burning to get control of education and information.
Luckily we wrote our history in stone.
Still the year 2014 the Christians and other morally panicking members within government have huge problems with the open minded Swedish population version 3.0.
And here in Sweden internet is considered a problem by the government due to the exchange of information, that rhetoric sounds familiar to a short guy in Korea that I have heard allot about online.
But surely it must be a legal medicine even i Sweden?
The Swedish Läkemedelsverket (Medical Products Agency) have since January 1, 2014 decided to charge money (40.000 SEK) for applications that use to be free, off course these applications is regarding license to grow/ export/import medicinal cannabis.
No refund regardless of outcome on your application and no information is given you regarding standard protocol or guidelines to apply or follow in regard to hazard analysis, critical control point or other crucial information when growing medicinal cannabis.
According to this agency in charge of medicine in Sweden it is the wrong way of getting cannabinoids such as THC and CBD in to the body by "smoking the dry and cured flower of a natural herb".
Reason - Unknown at this time.
Meanwhile GW Pharmaceuticals have FREE PRICING on their medicinal cannabis products and a privately held company called Bedrocan in Holland/Netherlands is making millions within the EU regarding the same medicinal cannabis in its natural form that is an illegal medicine in Sweden. Doctors here and there? Lobbyist at work?
If cannabis in its raw form "marijuana" is so dangerous as these prohibitionist´s claim and doctors against this natural medicine suggest,
I strongly suggest that the millions of users that are using it and have been using it for thousands of years would be able to present one single person that at least got lung cancer or died from using marijuana as medicine?
Marijuana is a non lethal drug with very low toxicity according to the scientific method LD50 and medicinal cannabis "marijuana" that can relieve and help people suffering from some of the most common diseases and small little ailments on the planet such as back problems, migraine, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, glaucoma or a common cold and it is commonly used to help with the disturbing side effects from the traditional medicine in cancer treatments and HIV/AIDS treatment.
And so much more...
And this is just from "smoking" the herb itself in its natural form.
We can produce in the comfort of our own home medicinal cannabis in any shape, form, strength, taste that is just as good and better then these so called lab made pharmaceuticals and it is being done worldwide, regardless of the law.
Change is upon us even in little "worried" and "anxious" Sweden.
Good luck in the EU, UN, WHO and more organisations I hope Reinfeldt or whomsoever that is next in line for "the throne" here in Sweden that You have a backup plan when the Swedish hypocrisy and breaking of International and EU trading rules and regulation are out in the open.
You better smarten up Swedish officials and decriminalize cannabis, again.
See You in court Swedish government, bring Your best.
- M, Bravin.
In the news today:
United Nations Secretary-General and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
"The UN drug control system is built on the idea that all governments should work together to tackle drug markets and related problems.
Leaders should take the opportunity presented by these shifts in public opinion to start implementing harm-reduction policies and public health strategies that can make a real and lasting impact on drug trafficking and consumption.
All authorities – national and international – must recognise reality and move away from conventional measures of drug law enforcement ‘success’ (e.g. arrests, seizures, convictions), which do not translate into progress in communities."
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Ahoy guys ! Ordered some Liberty Haze seeds a few months ago , now it's time to grow !
genetics: G13 x Chem Dawg 91
flower time: 60-65 days (8-9weeks)
Will be growing them in a hydrophonics system using Powder Feeding from GHSC
Few days in a 5litre bubbler on a ec of 0.6 and a ph of 6.0 chilling under a couple of CFL on 18hr