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New Beginnings

If someone would have told me, twenty some odd years ago, that I would find myself, at 38, not only using cannabis as medicine, but cultivating my own, I would have told them they were nuttier than squirrel shit. Since my early teens I have been an avid user, but I don’t think I truly […]

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Season 1: Week 3

In the beginning of week 3, things were moving rather slowly. As it turned out, I had definitely overwatered when I transplanted. As you can see in the photo above, Gemma took this pretty hard. At the time, I was unsure whether it was overwatering or light burn. My first thought was to dim the […]

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Unexpected Side Effects

Everybody knows the litany of side effects associated with consuming cannabis. Lethargy, red eyes, decreased short term memory, and of course, the dreaded munchies. There are a multitude of positive effects as well, such as reduced anxiety, pain relief, and myriad other benefits. Something I did not expect, though, was a sort of spiritual awakening. […]

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Season 1: Week 2

We entered into week 2, Monday, August 7th, having moved the seedlings out of the humidity dome and in to the 4’x4’x72″ tent. I placed the light above the girls at 16 inches and had the dimmer turned all the way down. The girls didnt show any signs of stress, and the only noticeable difference […]

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Where To Start

Where exactly does one start when they are a complete beginner to cannabis cultivation? For an outsider looking in, growing cannabis for the first time can seem quite daunting. With prohibition slowly crumbling, the market is becoming flooded with new technology, seed banks, and varying opinions on how, exactly, to grow the best buds. I […]

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Season 1: Week 1

For this grow, I chose to go with Bergman’s Gold Leaf from ilovegrowingmarijuana. This is the founder, Robert Bergman’s, personal strain. According to a few grow journals I read, this strain is supposed to be easy to grow, and fairly resistant to fungal and insect pressures. The plants in flower are stunning and do indeed […]

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