First and foremost, here's a little background/history to my thread:
I'm from the Philippines and I've been enjoying the herb for about 8 years now. I have an Obsessive compulsive disorder (I think) and am very introverted so weed really is the best 'drug' for me. Self-prescribed btw.
Anyhoo, I've tried chronic when I was in Denver a few years back and I really enjoyed the quality bud. My goal is to reproduce the same quality but with local Philippine strains/genetics. I'm more than skeptical about my experiment because as far as I can tell(& experienced,) the genetics here isn't near the quality compared to the West. It might be schwag quality or it might just be poor growing practices (seedy: hermie plants or pollinated females: minimal THC)
I'm by no means an expert when it comes to cannabis but I do take pride at being a decent organic farmer (I have a 3 hectare organic farm.) I know a few things about plants to say the least and I've had experience with Natural Farming Techniques, Aquaponics, Permaculture, & Conventional/Commercial Farming. The reaon why I said I have OCD is because I think it helps with growing quality farm produce. I constantly search for better and sometimes controversial ways of growing better crops.
I have had experience with outdoor growing and it was over 8ft tall before being chopped down by my furious father (long story but point is I got caught)
Here's a picture a few weeks before being murder-ized.
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So yeah, about 2 weeks after that picture was taken, It got chopped. It was what it was just as everything is what it is.
Because of that little incident, I decided to give indoor 'closet' growing a try. Unfortunately, with minimal funds. I spend most my money on surf/climb expeditions and have little regard for material posessions. (Over sharing? Im a bit stoned and thus friendlier/more trusting/open I guess.) No money and living in the country=no access to HPS and not being able to afford MH bulbs. With that in mind, I started to lurk around forums and searching for 100% CFL grows and always find abandoned journals. So here I am making my own finally and promise not to abandon it whether it's successful or not. Wish me luck guys! *smoke*
Grow op specs:
Nursery/Veg Box: 2'x2'x3' - 70W(total) 6700k CFLs, 1 4" computer fan(intake), 1 2" fan(exhaust)
Flower room: 4'x4'x6' - 4 65W 2700k CFLs, 2 2' T5s, 4 26W 6700k supplemental CFLs (flower room under construction but that's what I have as of the moment)
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Genetics: 2 sativa dominant plants from the mountain province of Cebu, 1 sativa dominant strain from Sagada (baguio gold)
ALL BAGSEED btw. Like I said, genetics is a problem here. I refuse to get a credit card and so cannot order seeds from outside the Philippines
Edited by jAhquaponics, 10 December 2012 - 06:40 AM.