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Mon Jan 16, 2023, 01:15 PM

Does Anyone Cultivate Their Own?

If so, any thoughts or suggestions for someone who is looking to plant her first plant?

I usually buy legal weed from Massachusetts, but, itís pricey.

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Reply Does Anyone Cultivate Their Own? (Original post)
Oneironaut Jan 2023 OP
PinkTiger Jan 2023 #1
Ponietz Jan 2023 #2
Emile Jan 2023 #3
Tbear Jan 2023 #4
WheelWalker Jan 2023 #5
NH Ethylene Jan 2023 #6
markie Jan 2023 #7
Oneironaut Jan 2023 #12
womanofthehills Mar 2023 #19
waddirum Jan 2023 #8
Oneironaut Jan 2023 #10
Oneironaut Jan 2023 #9
MiHale Jan 2023 #11
IbogaProject Jan 2023 #13
womanofthehills Mar 2023 #20
IbogaProject Mar 2023 #21
womanofthehills Apr 2023 #22
IbogaProject Jan 2023 #14
Oneironaut Jan 2023 #15
womanofthehills Apr 2023 #23
flying_wahini Jan 2023 #16
Ohio Joe Jan 2023 #17
Oneironaut Jan 2023 #18

Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2023, 01:17 PM

1. Started growing my own five years ago

I grow in a tent in the basement. Started out with small tent, 2 plants. Now large tent, six plants.
Advice? learn as much as you can before you start. Decide on your growing method and look at the online blogs available on growing.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2023, 01:32 PM

2. Check it out:

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2023, 01:57 PM

3. You need quality seeds, grow tent, clamp on fan,

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exhaust fan and led light.

I bought my tents, fans, led lights on Amazon and Walmart.com
I grow in 3 foot high grow tents. No need for expensive lighting in such a small tent.

https://www.amazon.com/Hydroponic-Obeservation-Window-Indoor-Growing/dp/B076Q5Q61N/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?crid=123UW80OHBMGO&keywords=3+foot+high+grow+tent&qid=1673966229&sprefix=3+foot+high+grow+tent%2Caps%2C255&sr=8-16

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Seeds I recommend Crop King Seeds. They have always been real discreet and fast. https://www.cropkingseeds.com/

I only grow females because they are easy to clone.

White Widow is a very easy strain to grow and hard to screw up.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2023, 02:17 PM

4. If you stick with it

You will have a tent for the seedling and vegetative stage and a larger tent for flowering.
Great buds need great lights. Do not skimp here or you will not like your results. If I had a budget I would spend 75% on lighting.
Itís not hard to grow but getting the finish rightÖ
Use your local grow shop.
I grow food now, the weed advice was hearsay from a friend.
Itís fun.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2023, 02:19 PM

5. My advice: Grow outdoors in soil. Blue sky or under canopy.

I use a Solarig canopy because my climate often presents September and October rains. Be patient as you approach harvest.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2023, 02:51 PM

6. It costs a good bit to get started.

The tent, lights, good soil, seeds, etc. But you save a LOT of money in the long run. My husband smokes for pain multiple times a day, so mine paid for itself with the first crop.

There are some great websites about how to set up and how to grow. Be sure to read a lot before you spend the money. My first mistake was buying a lamp that was inadequate. I would up needing 3 lamps that were more powerful.

If you buy a tent that is 48 x 24 x 60 inches, you can fit three plants, along with a vaporizer. I've grown 4 plants in mine but they are just too crowded and more likely to get moldy in the flowering stage (which is a disaster!).

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2023, 03:22 PM

7. easy peasy

well, easy to get a plant to grow... I grow cannabis and CBD Hemp for fun and give most of it away because I don't partake... that said; I am in Northern Vermont and start the plants inside about now and put them outside in spring (I am not a serious grower, just fun) so, nothing spectacular but people I give it to seem to like it







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Response to markie (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 21, 2023, 11:11 AM

12. Those are some nice buds!

Do you buy your seeds online?

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 28, 2023, 12:40 AM

19. You can buy seeds online but here in NM the grow supply stores & dispensaries sell seeds & clones

If you can, grow outside in a raised bed with good soil.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2023, 06:06 PM

8. WARNING

Cannabis is a gateway drug to gardening

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Response to waddirum (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 17, 2023, 10:14 AM

10. Hahaha too late!

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2023, 10:00 AM

9. Wow! Thank you everyone!

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2023, 02:07 PM

11. Yes I'm working on a grow now...

Iíve been growing for the better part of 20 years. Live in Northern Michigan. Was mentored by a medical cannabis grower who has about 15 years on me. Still learning though and experimenting.
Started in hydroponics moved into soil in the last 3 years. Have good gardening skills so figured why not?
Working on a post about a completely ďfreeĒ grow. Stay tuned.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2023, 10:50 PM

13. There are a few tricks

The biggest is the dark period during flowering has to be 12 or more hours per night. That uninterrupted dark period is required for a successful flowering. There are now Automatic flowering strains, but I believe they don't produce well either quantity or quality, but if you're not a heavy pain treatment user maybe that would be the easiest first few rounds, and you could then budget your savings to use lights and such. They make contraptions to blackout outside. Outdoors under sunlight is much more affordable than using electric lights. Maybe the newer lights are cheap enough to be worth the security. The all time best tasting stuff is grown Veganicly, no manure or any animal parts used, only plant compost and minerals. That makes the lightest buring. Good luck, anything good for tomatoes is good for that too.

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 28, 2023, 12:46 AM

20. I disagree about the manure

I use organic chicken manure from my own chickens and all my friends agree (most are growers) that my plants are the most robust and best tasting. The more manure the better!!

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 28, 2023, 10:41 AM

21. Cool

https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/kyle-kushman-veganic-cannabis-growing-interview

Some advocate Bird and Bat Guano. Soma the breeder in his guide reccomends Kalong Guano which is where I heard of that.

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 2, 2023, 06:20 PM

22. Chicken manure is way cheaper than bat guano

Many people get it for free. Iíve used all kinds of expensive fertilizers - like $40 a gallon for grow, bloom, minerals, etc but get better results with manure. Another place to get good free soil - is under trees in the woods. Good to start seeds and clones in light porous soil - I usually buy this from grow stores.

A good investment is mycorrhiza- when you transplant to a larger pot - sprinkle mycorrhiza on the soil the roots will sit on. You can also find mycorrhiza under some trees - itís white threads. I usually start with a 4 in pot, then go up to 7 or 8 inch pot, and then a much larger pot before I transplant into my raised beds.

You can also make a worm farm with your compost.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2023, 10:56 PM

14. Here are your states rules

Outdoors they have to not be visible without binoculars. If you feel adventurous you can gently tie silk flowers on the plant as it grows outside.
https://masscannabiscontrol.com/home-cultivation/

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 11:11 AM

15. Thanks!

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 2, 2023, 06:26 PM

23. Also, you can train plants to grow low by tying down branches

I live in the country so itís not a problem- but if you keep bending the branches, you will also get more yield.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:40 PM

16. Buy clones if you can.

Use good soil and feed as directed.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 05:39 PM

17. +1

I've done a few grows at home now and clones are definitely the way to go.

If the OP sees this, you can check out my threads here:

Indoor grow

https://democraticunderground.com/127910395

&

Outdoor grow

https://democraticunderground.com/127910680

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:16 PM

18. Interesting! Thank you both!

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