We’re having a LOT of spring snow. Much needed water, but ouch the shoveling! Still piling up. This is the patio where I like to sit, in other seasons. #cowx pic.twitter.com/11vfrJm1u0 — jnfr (@jnfr) March 14, 2021
My third state-legal marijuana grow is happening now. Going well so far. These were started from seed, so no idea whether I have a female this time. We still have plenty of bud left from Grow Two, which was harvested in Feb/Mar of this year, so we’re happy in any case.
I prefer to grow marijuana in soil, and that’s what I will write about here and in my book. The segment I’m writing now is on tools, and the first tools to consider are the pots you grow your plants in. After the jump is a first draft of information about choosing types and sizes of pots to grow marijuana indoors. Like everything I write, this information is geared to new gardeners in Colorado, where home growing is now legal in certain amounts and in certain situations. This information does not apply in any state other than my own.
And this second grow is 112 days from planting the seeds. The plants have been in a 12-hour light regime for 51 days. The buds are growing nicely. Pistils are browning, as you can see, but the trichomes are still clear, which means they are not mature yet. I estimate another month before harvest.
The buds are growing, with lots of pistils but no trichomes showing yet. We’re probably six to eight weeks from having any mature bud from this grow. I grow using a technique called “low stress training”, which I want to talk about in some depth. I don’t have time this week, but I did want to leave you a picture at least. More soon.
As soon as Amendment 64 passed, I got some seeds from a friend (Aurora Indica, a Northern Lights x Afghani breed) and started a grow. For that first grow I began my babies as seed in soil, starting in cream cheese tubs. Cream cheese tubs are great for starting seeds, as long as you poke drainage holes in the bottom. They are waterproof and pretty much unbreakable. From the tubs, which are about three inches across, I repotted to four-inch plastic pots, then to six-inch, then to pots that were approximately 11 inches across. Finally I moved them to the …Continue reading →
Today the first legal retail sales of marijuana are taking place in Colorado. Watching the news reports on the Denver Post’s new Cannabist liveblog, it sounds like everything is smooth and peaceful. Demand is strong and there may be shortages at some stores, but I’m sure that will all work out over time. Here at our house, we’ve had legal weed for months, because I grow my own. In fact, my second crop is full of young buds now.
For this home grow, I’m using a set of metal shelves in my office. They are ordinary Whitmor shelves, like you might find in Costco or Target. I like them because the shelves are easily movable, making it easy to keep the correct distance from the lights as the plants grow. I started with one 125-watt Fluorowing compact fluorescent bulb. Later I added two 60-watt CFLs at the sides. This gives roughly 10,000 lumens in my three square foot growing space, with much of the light concentrated under the larger 125-watt bulb. This is a minimal amount of light for …Continue reading →
I live in Colorado and last year the state passed Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use. Unlike the law in Washington state, Colorado’s law allows private citizens to grow marijuana for their own use (not for resale). There are limits on the number of plants you can grow (six) and how many can be in flower at once (three). The plants have to be out of public sight and in a locked space. You can share with friends only if the friends are over 21 years old, and you can give away no more than an ounce at …Continue reading →