Do wrong right
Hey guys, long time apprentice to this fine plant and many folks along my journey with this path .... Coming up on my 24th year growing and now with legal and social shifts I decided to come out of the under ground scene and join the push for legitimate future keeping these plants out of corporate hands.
I joined this forum for a few reasons, the first being to glean a little knowledge from the collective mind and rework a few aspects of my system to improve yield and health, and reduce costs and lower my contributions to companies that make a living over pricing foods and equipment for us, I feel this will be a huge a block for us against corporate mj industry.
Second is I would like to share some of my knowlage through growing up in a thriving but structured underground illegal pot industry, and apprenticing and operating through the ups and downs of the 90's till now in all the aspects I can remember. This is where some of the Internet facts on mj seem out of line with some of the foundations of my learning.
Thirdly and most importantly to me so it could be a while in the making, and I will have to do it slowly and carefully, is I would like to keep myself employed in the ever changing cannabis scene by starting some small companies to help independent growers produce the most highest quality smoke with the least impact on themselves and the environment. Cause I guess I'm an old anti corperate hippy like that..
Going to fallow Stoney's lead and just ramble for a bit on some of my past/influences and some of my techniques to get the party started, then I'll throw up some pics once enough people get sufficiently agitated and convinced I'm wrong... Because reading through here I'm thinking there might be some of that...
K so I'll start out posting up a quaint little 32 bulber, it has been nice place and is the most consistent I have seen so good basis for this thread, I admittedly maxed out at 2.1 per with my old system with the local pink kush clones, so changing out and this will be my first run with my strains and some new tech from the forums, I will be looking to get up over 2.5 this year and document it here for any looking for an easy system.
Place is 4 8 light rooms with in a single lung room, 2 3 ton ac's, basically a 10x48 work space and 4 12x18 rooms dropped cielings with dropped angles so 8 foot flat spot, then a 2 foot angle on the edges, makes the whole ceiling a giant reflector, bare bulbs, about 6'6" ... Those old school guys from OG might remember the BC bud to the max thread. That was same room design but hydro n less plants, mine are 15g of organic soil mix(I'll get into that) 24 plants a room gives me 96 total, coming in right under my 98 plant licence.. So the math is 8 ounces a plant will get me 1.5 and if I could get 1 lbs per then I would get 3 per.... That's is the long term goal I feel I could achieve with a little help on soil and feed, and some work with my strain, because that's going to be the exciting part! Bringing back the 2 lbs hash plants from prohibition era BC genes into some different flavours. I am also going to try and do some breeding for an extract guy I met a while back for some crazy flavours and smells.
I do feed my plants as well, as I have always been taught that elevating feed and co2 levels accelerates growth and with proper conditions plants are almost completely resistant to mould and pests. In fact to go one step farther I would say 90% of growers are creating toxic environments with ph up/down, flushing and toxic quick fixes to problems with deeper roots(literally). This expensive toxic way of growing is promoted by the mj industry and fuels commercial growing in BC in a bad way, and often when I am asked to consult the problem has been compounded so bad the plant is unable to resist any pest and the soil is unable to support stable life promoting environment.
Once healthy roots and soil are thriving they will quickly consume quallity refined mineral salt based feeds in a healthy manner, this acts as a immediate and very easy to manipulate tool to deliver and adjust the nutrients the plant sees at the roots. Used right this will produce a plant that will out grow and yield a sterile full chemical program, and is slightly more tune able for a hack like me to get the most from my plants with out access to soil testing. I am very excited to learn more here about soil and I feel that that is an area I am going to learn a lot here and get over the 2.5 mark and maybe on to 3!
Another area I am excited to learn about is making my own feeds and teas. So welcome to my thread, and although much of what I say may sound wrong to many here, bear with me and I'll post up pics from my last kush run and start documenting my seed run that I will be doing.