I checked the seed pods today and was happy with their maturity. I also scoped the trichomes and about 40% were amber. So.... She got the chop
The smaller you cut up the stems the faster you feed the soil!
These are loaded down with Patch Adams feminized S1 seeds for giving away to the community. When I get down tumbling these for CBD hash the leafy material with go to my brother's dog as a daily supplement and the hash with be used for making medicines (edibles for my mother, trans-dermal lotion for my daughter and a co-worker, canna-oil for another coworker, etc.), but I try to make use of as much as possible with the left over stems going into the main worm bin!
These just show the total indoor stem dimensions of the Patch Adams.
Metric 4.5 cm diameter
U.S. standard 1.75 inch diameter
These are a couple of CBD Dinamed autos, just hanging out with all their friends.
This is an old stem crown, almost unrecognizable, from the last grow in this no-till bed that almost crumbled in my hand when I was digging a small whole for the plants. I put it next to the new stem so you can see how fast they decompose in living soil.
This is after transplanting the two CBD autos and all their friends.
Always remember to bring their friends with them. When I say their friends I mean it in the same sense I mean with people. The plants they associate with, including weeds, communicate with them chemically and through their shared fungal partners, supporting each other and the soil biology in similar ways to how humans support each other.
Then I added the some of the extra living soil, with tons of worms, over the rest of the surface, leaving all the stem chunks where they were so they can decompose and feed the soil biology
This is from after planting 4 Solomatic CBD autos from RQS.seeds and right before covering them all up.
This is just a little side view so you can see that I didn't spread everything out. I actually crammed it all close together, on purpose, to promote sharing of resources and signalling!
In about 80-90 days we should have two varieties of CBD auto feminized seeds to give away. Growing both varieties next to each other should enable me to better understand their differences and allow me as much information as possible before deciding if I should cross the Dinamed strain with the RQS strain or just S1 each!
I also received my Fractal Boxes seeds from SHN, but I'll be waiting to plant those until I can work them in somewhere, probably next year.