old member here from back in the day and really happy to be back...sad I couldn't find any of my old threads or posts, so will need to start from scratch. I live in Costa Rica, I enjoy growing in all mediums, but my favorite is organic, and outdoors. I will also do a lot of green house growing and some indoor now and then too. So it's a little bit of everything in a tropical environment.
As many may all ready guess, jejee Sativa's are my favorite !!!!!! All time love, and the more land race the better
This more so due to the natural amount of hrs of light we have at 10*North of the Equator. We have 12hr days and 12hr nights be default here, so sun comes up about 5:30 and comes done just before 6pm every day of the yr give or take 30min from Dry season and Wet season. Dry season they say starts dec-april and Wet season is May-November. This is more or less true, but can very a little with different cold/hot fronts we get hit with. We are blessed to have very rich volcanic soil, tropical rain forests, and both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean with dips and ups from sea level to more than 3000mts above sea level. Micro climates and dry areas such as Guanacaste to lush green wet areas like Limon. I used to live up in Coronado, San Jose mtns near 2000mts. I,m much lower now, so little bit more stable and drier climate and rich coffee plantation dirt in Cartago.
I used to have thousands of seeds... the move, divorce and many other things in time and bad refrigerator I've lost just about every genetic I've got. I've tested 100's of seeds...some are born but soon die. So litterally am growing from Jamican brick weed, Colombian loose buds and some Mexican loose buds. I got a clone of Grass Monkey , Super Mobydick or something like that. I've got some nice healthy Mex going in the yard, I'll post soon. I planted them on 4/20/2018.
Indicas here tend to auto flower from birth, so unless you give supplemented light they don't tend to yield much, and I'd only grow them in a controlled enviroment or during the dry season out doors after a good veg to finish flowering. You really got to pay attention for mold, plus insects seem to love them fat leafs..more space to hide under, plus those pugnant smells jejej. Love them but they need more interaction to grow well here as they then to be from places with extended day times and longer spring-summer season before it starts to get cold and hrs cut back naturally to flower here they will from the start.
Hybirds give a lot of promise ! Love to mess around indeed with them but do still enjoy a more 75/25 sativa/indica ratio.
Back in the Day I had started with Colombians and Jamicans, and Mexicans too jeje go figure, and I'm finding some interesting things here and there but will take me yrs too get to where I was before with 6 in line generations of Colombian Red, Colombian Gold, Colombian Scorpion, and my Colombian Red x Gold. I had a Jamican Lambs bread I'll prob never see again and some high land Mex too that I loved soooo much and had worked with so long. Then came all my friends from Over grow. Seeds from Austraila, Africa, Asia...I was in Sativa heaven !! Here Sativas can grow all yr round. can get 2 crops a yr. Thai plants would almost take the yr ! Same with a Vietnam Dalat, and Bangladesh I had. They loved it here ! But if you put several in the same pot and stress them by pinch'n the stems and bending them about you can keep the size down, promote more branches and speed up the crop, you do loose yield. As a single plant per bucket would give more. But give more, means grow more, and take more time. So there are ways to speed them up at a cost.
Nothing like see'n that seed pop out of the ground, them first single blades, the 3 leafs, 5 leafs, 7 leafs, some times 9 to 11 digits all growing in alternating pairs of perfect semetria, stems start to turn colors, the branches start to come out, also showing colors, the males start their race to grow above the ladies, the first oposite phylotaxi, see the leaf digits start to drop down agian, 5, 3, 1 single blades coming out of the long colas and the smell start to spread about, the old fan leafs on the bottom yellowing out and falling decorating the flr, hopefully on a dry day after a good watering really early in the marnin as you give thanks in the garden.
Growing is one of the most important things too me, I love to learn more each day as I observe all my plants, and talk with my friends. A man with out a garden has nothing too look forward too
Gran abrazo !
Cool & Calm,