Thought I should start a thread to contribute more to the community I have grown to love! Little background to start. I first started ‘growing’ bagseeds in the late 90s as a teenager. Had NO clue as to what I was doing and basically grew trash. Then life events happened and decided to become a junky for a decade plus. When trying to get clean I found my calling in the garden to keep my mind occupied. So I replaced one addiction with another. My new addiction... ORCHIDS. I started buying orchids to Keep around the house during bloom. When they would finish bloom, I would take them to my mothers or sisters house and start planting in trees. Found some sort of inner peace in the process. I ended up going to a local orchid greenhouse and was talking with the owner and asked about breeding orchids. Her response to me was ‘you can’t’. When asked why, I got some bullshit attitude and a response of ‘you don’t have a lab/ sterile environment so it is impossible’. Cool story bitch, game on. Started breeding and flashing orchids in an aquarium with a piece of plexi glass and some elbow length gloves.
Around 2016, I started looking into forums. Started learning massive amounts from other members and decided to give cannabis a run again. Organically grown anything has always be something i strive prefer over synthetic anything. No hate/ or disrespect to any synthetic or hydro growers as I have seen the undeniable quality results.
I TRY to maintain 2 principles in life, you do you and I’ll do me and secondly each one teach one.
Now for the method. I use an amended soil mix (water only) and veg under a superNova Led light. Once plants get big enough to flip I usually flower outdoors. In the past I have run a 315 cmh however at the moment I am lacking the space to flower indoors.
Currently I have one LVTK (CannaVenture) out for flower. Along with a DarkHelmet (oceangrown) with an unknown to myself pollen donor. The DH got smashed outdoors and the plant is an absolute embarrassment so I won’t be posting pics of her!
In veg I have a second LVTK along with an LA Affie also CV. I also am vegging 2 of my own crosses Lost ship (Death Star x Scott’s OG) x (ELL x Pink Bazooka). Also in veg are 4 Reiko (lowryder x the devil) and just into water last night are 3 CS (DP x SLS). Exciting times ahead.
Without further ado here are a couple pics of LVTK 1 at +/- 3 weeks
Just a quick edit: I must admit I also ‘tea’ occasionally as well as foliar calcium right around the time of flipping the plants. I’m preparing now to grow a few trees in ‘19 as well as perhaps a small guerilla grow next spring/ summer also.