MrGreengenes

1969. The year of Woodstock, the summer of love, anti-war rallies, and the year I smoked my first joint. That's right. I've got a one hitter that's probably older than you. Like Scotty, I got my first nickel bag and thought, "Holy shit. They include the seeds!". Popped my 1st seed in our leaf mold pile next to a 5ft privacy fence. (We're European immigrants. Leaf mold is our compost of choice.) Had to cut it down 6 weeks later when it started waving hello to the neighbors. Growing weed on the sly is tough when you're surrounded by 4 million people. Railroad property, forest preserves, farmer's drainage ditches. Most ended in theft, eradication and, ugh, cornworm. Not long after that I got involved in the, ahem, retail end of the culture and, other than driving around the backroads of Illinois one weekend, throwing out handfuls of seeds from a 2lb coffee can full that I'd acquired over the years, I stopped trying to grow my own. Back before "Roundup", roadsides were still full of biological diversity and the last vestiges of the old prairie. I was hoping to give the local ditch weed a shot in the genetic arm. Fast forward a dozen years and my 1st indoor grow is in a sliding door closet with four 4ft Growlux PowerTwists. Still only a vague understanding of the dark cycle. Did a lot of peeking. Results are mediocre, at best. Sigh. Back to the retail market until technology improves. Finally get a home and pull off a small attic grow with a new 400w HPS rig. Get a new job with a company vehicle and random drug tests. Sigh. Seven years of purgatory until I find a more "civilized" workplace, but by then the local authorities are following people home from hydro stores and raiding them. Asset forfeiture became a thing. More waiting. Illinois goes legal in January 2020. Covid hits in March and I go into lockdown and discover DGC on YouTube. I retire, get an SF2000 and start my grow in October. Since my former job as a net admin involved monitoring a finicky high tech, high output system on a daily basis, my 1st grow was naturally 5gal DWC. I've been growing veggies outdoors all my life, but I didn't think you could grow organic indoors. DGC and Build-A-Soil has made me a believer. I've learned more about ag-science and gardening in the last 2 years than I ever did. Who'd of guessed weed production was more motivating than food production? Two kinds of smokers. Those that peel their lighter labels, and those that don't. I'm a peeler.

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Gelato Cake by THSeeds

Gelato Cake by THSeeds

Starting wk4 of flower after a 8wk veg in BaS 3.0. I grew its freebie kissing cousin “French Macaron” last summer and only gave it a 3wk veg. It stretched about 8 inches. It was a teeny little thing, but had lovely buds. Even after 8 weeks of veg, these...