Argo's front and back office
Hello long time member been here for ever lost an account before i started this one but anyways i guess i have been lurking all these years. I have been closet growing most of my adult life. My first experiences were guerrilla growing as a teen. (is there any other way when you still live with your parents) My success was varied but mainly everything sucked. As I grew and so did the hobby, better books came out so things started improving. Like understanding light period and the differences between sativa and Indica became known. Exciting times. I had recently moved to the PNW where I met a guy who had some amazing smoke. I would pester him every time i saw him and was always giving him money as he was my only contact with the herb. He was slow but the weed was so amazing. After awhile of this chase game i grew tired of waiting for my weed when the proverbial black light went off over my head. Dude it takes you so long to get my weed I could have grew my own! From that point it was on.
The next day me and Grandma JO (mother in law) were in the car driving down to the grow shop to buy me a light It was a sun systems 2 unit with the timer mounted right to the ballast. and i had done my reading I wanted a 430 not a 400 for the extra blue. I look back fondly, such big plans with such a light I"ll have garbage bags full of weed. That is what i was thinking. I had just built a workshop in my backyard and had finished installing the wiring 208/60 A Plenty to run some tools. The first thing in there was a 430 W light and two office fans. I thought i was the shit. Argo430 was my handle ( didn't get that right from the start should have been agro but i kept it) a light and two fans was my signature. I believe it was Overgrow then if my memory serves me right. I realized quickly that no matter how many times i had read Ed or George i didn't know shit. Here was this amazing place with information new methods the exchange of ideas a community. I was instantly hooked.
I built a proper two stage closet learned about fans and humidity and keeping the flower chamber fed. I learned about mites and smells and neighbors, I made friends. I started my search for the "best" (i am still looking). I learned about the trials of ordering seeds in the mail trading clones with friends. I have been after it ever since. The last few years i had been a holder on to boards that kept changing owners and names I felt alone. A guy i knew threw me a couple of crumbs and i found some lost faces. Then another old friend threw me the life line to here. I am grateful to be here.
About me I am a true lover of a good doobie . I'm not really into all the oil and wax and shatter and live resin It is too freakin much for this dinosaur but i love a good bubble hash or just dry skim off my rolling tray.
My Grow is always changing as this is my hobby and not my business. I tend to make things hard on myself by unnecessarily changing stuff constantly. I have grown in soil and in hydro and in coco and in slabs cube loose fill on rafts vertically etc etc. Because of this my tag line is terminal intermediate my avatar is a little green tractor meaning I love to farm.
My set up now is a 2x7x8h closet in my basement. I have three 2x2 trays and some catch basins under a plywood sloped table. I have recently upgraded my lighting from a 600W with magnetic ballast on a light mover that had about 17 years on it, to a couple of 315 LEC's one remote ballast and one self enclosed ballast. I am finishing off my first round with the lights and am pleased so far. The two points of light seem to be just as effective as the mover so i am happy.
I als just set up a new space in an enclosed back patio i refer to the fridge in winter and the sauna in summer so why not try to grow there so after cutting up a hot tub and hauling some stuff away the back office was born and just tonight i set up a new area a 2.5x4' tray filled with some 6" hugos and some new seedlings.