First and foremost a warm welcome to all. Although I have been known to get a little ornery if instigated, I am basically a peaceful sort of fellow, a friend to all, and this is a no-hate thread. And please, I don’t wanna hear any shit about growing GHS seeds…I have had nothing but great luck with them.
After reviewing the extended forecast and seeing that the weather could not be better for an outdoor germination, I have succumbed to the temptation of beginning my grow very early this year…3 full weeks early. I pulled out the old Victorian lantern cloche, filled 11 solo cups with Promix-BX (my favorite grow medium) and mixed half a handful of worm castings in with each cup. It normally takes exactly one week for them to break the soil and I hope to see those lovely sprouts by April 11th. You’ll notice I did not fill the cups to the rim, leaving about an inch. Seedlings tend to be very spindly and this extra space allows me to add some soil mix later to support them. I grow only feminized seeds these days because my garden spot is limited in space and I don’t want to waste time on any males or have to worry about pulling them in time. Here’s what’s in those cups:
3 Barney’s Farm Sweet Tooth (Thanks Dank for sharing. Fabulous stuff. My preferred smoke. Like cotton candy at the carnival!)
2 GHS White Widow (My old standby. I just love it when the snow fairy comes and dumps sugar all over the place)
2 GHS White Rhino (Gotta see how this compares to the widow-similar parentage. Love white strains. White=Trichs=Stoned Pork)
2 GHS Super Lemon Haze (The cannabis cup winner 2 years in a row? Please. How could I resist? My late finisher choice)
2 GHS Himalaya Gold (Franco's personal suggestion for a monstrous outdoor yield...I ain't gonna argue with the master chef)
…I have spots for only 9 plants so I have 2 backups
As you can see, Tuesday and Wednesday will be very warm, approaching 90, and those temps are measured in the shade. This means that I risk roasting those seeds unless I move them into the shade which I will definitely do. Hence the carrying basket…so I can load those cups up and move them as necessary. I will put the removable top on the cloche in the evenings so that varmints will not be able to dig them up. The top is very heavy and even a coon can’t move it. I need to get a spray bottle out there filled with water to keep the soil moist. I also need to get some “Sluggo” to get rid of slugs because they are a major threat to new seedlings and will eat the cotyledons off a seedling and leave nothing but slime in their wake. Bastards.
So again welcome aboard all, glad you could come along. It’s gonna be a long haul this year. I can only hope Tammuz and the rest of the pot gods are smiling on Porksville…
Edited by OldPork, 04 April 2010 - 11:20 PM.