Baby girl is getting a bit of trim, yeah. She is on day 14 of flowering, and almost done, (or I hope she is done) stretching. Good bud development. This particular cannabis strain has “Big Bud” in its genes, so it tends to spread out.
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Not a lot of activity in my garden today. Started the flush on the “Channel” Baby Girl yesterday. She is on Day 63 of flowering, and has about a week or so to go until the target date of 70 flowering days. I am thinking I will water her twice more, and then let her dry off for an extra day, and then harvest her on day 71 or 72. That should give her an extra couple of days to fatten up, even though the colas already look like they are about to burst.
Everything else is looking wonderful. The “Blueberry Cough” and the “Channel” Twin #2 are both Beasting out. They are both on Day 48 of flowering, and are starting to color up a bit. I am starting to notice a lot of orange hairs. I don’t really like the fact that they are all woven into the net. I think that will hinder their growth a little bit. Hopefully not too much. As I saw with the first “Channel” Twin, even the branches that are laying almost flat can produce huge top colas, if you lollypop them at the appropriate time. I did some lolly-popping on both of those plants so I think they will be alright. Even if they are not record setters, I have one champ on the way. The Channel Clone.
I think the “Channel” Clone is going to be my record setter. I’m counting 13 big colas and they’re all huge. It’s only on Day 35, but it’s already looking like the biggest plant in my garden.
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#cannabis #genetics #strain #origins
I recently did a little bit of digging around on the internet, hoping to find the origins of this “Grease Monkey” genetics. I was successful. I was able to locate some information on leafly. They say that the parents of the “Grease Monkey” are “Gorilla Glue # 4″ and “Cookies and Cream”. Although both of the parents are hybrids the “Grease Monkey” is an Indica dominant strain.
Well, no wonder. Both parents are top shelf genetics, and that will account for the potency coming from the “Gorilla Glue #4” and the taste coming from the “Cookies and Cream”. Yeah, I can see how this “Grease Monkey” can be a champion in the future. Hopefully in my future.
July 8, 2018 – Sunday – Day 59 of flowering for “Channel“.
The the big news of the day: installation of the spreader bars. I had to put in a couple of wooden bars to keep my top beams from coming together and messing up with my light positioning. Baby Girl seems to be doing great, I’m starting to see a lot of orange hairs. I’m going to wait a couple of more days and instead of the next feeding, start to flush, three days from now.
#SovietStoner #YouTube #Cannabis #Weed #GrowJournal
Here is the real issue. I have been keeping a secret video log of my grow process, and it is starting to take up a lot of space on my hard drive. So, naturally, I turn to the video hosting giant YouTube for the solution. “And what is that solution you?” You ask. And I answer: I started a YouTube Channel. I’m going to post my Grow Journal there, and all the photos will be posted on this blog. So get ready for some eye candy.
I have adopted an alternate ego for my YouTube channel. So in the video world, I will be known as SovietStoner.
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#marijuana #cannabis #weed #Top5 #legal
Here are my Top 5 reasons that I prefer marijuana to other legal substances. And when I say other legal substances, I mean alcohol and tobacco, as well as some strong prescription medication that seems to be available to everyone nowadays.
- No Overdoses – Seriously. NO cases of overdosing on marijuana has EVER been reported. Unlike the constant flow of news we hear about people overdosing on prescription meds and alcohol.
- Does not prompt violent behavior – This is something that is often overlooked, but it is an important part of the whole “drugs are bad” campaign. Unlike other drugs (or alcohol), weed does not prompt aggressive behavior. You never heard of any stoner getting blazed and beating his wife to death. Or smoking a joint and committing an armed robbery or assault. Pot smokers are known for their pacifism, and usually do not get into fights. The most damage a stoned person can do is destroy the leftovers of last nights dinner in the fridge. A condition often referred to as “The Munchies”.
- Does not increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident – I know some police officers might argue with me on this one, but the numbers do not lie. According the the Colorado’s Department of Motor Vehicles 2017 report, there were no noticeable changes in the amount of car crashes or accidents since the state has legalized marijuana for recreational purposes a few years ago. And speaking from personal experience, as a drivers that has been driving high for the last 20 years, I would say it is much safer then alcohol or any kind of prescription drugs.
- All natural with no additives – This is especially relevant in the recent years with the increase of use of synthetic drugs. Basically, I am all about transparency and open research, but when your drugs come in a form of a pill or tablet, you never really know what is in there. With cannabis it is simple, especially if you grow your own, you know exactly what went in there. And with the legalization of medicinal marijuana in my very own state of Ohio, you can be sure that the medicine you’re getting is of the highest quality.
- Known healing properties – After doing a little research on the internet, I found multiple accounts of people using cannabis extracts to treat medical conditions with even more success then the doctor prescribed medication.
#cannabis #tea #homemade #420 #THC
All right, so I decided to make some cannabis tea. As you know, Russian people really like the tea, and I thought since I am experimenting with different “alternate” ways of consuming cannabis, I should try the most basic Russian beverage since the beginning of time. The Tea.
My process was fairly simple: grind up some top shelf flower, boil it in water with a little bit of butter, cinnamon, and cloves. Add some tea leaves later in the process. And slowly boil on low heat for about an hour, while gently stirring every few minutes.
After exactly an hour, I took the pot off the heat, let it cool down for a few minutes, and strained it through a cheesecloth filter into a glass measuring cup. The resulting liquid was brownish and greenish at the same time. Definitely not a natural color. It was very distinct smelling. It had a certain leafy, floral, raw smell and taste. I think it was because there was a lot of plant matter in there and the chlorophyll definitely affects the taste. I will be honest with you, it did not look anything like the picture above. My liquid was brown and green and very cloudy. With little speckles of oil on top from the butter.
When I let it cool down for a bit, and tried it oh, I could not finish the whole thing. I took a couple of little gulps, and did not want any more. It was definitely disgusting. I threw away the rest and drew some hearty but honest conclusions from this whole process.
Basically my conclusion is this: do not use plant matter or trim when cooking or making edibles or drinkables. Use the concentrates.
If you are located in the area where medical marijuana is not readily available, remember that you can always make your own concentrates from high grade bud.
I just saw a great video on RSO, and the healing power that the oil contains. My next step is to actually make some Rick Simpson Oil, using the very household items like grain alcohol. But that’s another story.