Welcome back and for those of you who don't know me, take your shoes off and set a spell. In fact any Russian attorneys in the house can take all their clothes off...it's OK I wont tell your fiance! You'll find I am a friendly sort of fellow always willing to give a pal a tip (unlike the cruel Cantharis). This year I'll be growing out 2 feminized varieties, both from Greenhouse Seed Company. First for those of you who enjoyed my White Widow last year, you'll receive more of the same this year. I popped my last 2 seeds from my 08 batch and 2 more WW seeds from a new 10-pack. I'll be checking these two different batches of GHS WW for consistency. As far as the debate of who's got the original WW, who gives a fuck. Not me. All I know is last year I was astounded as many of you will be this year when the sugar fairy visits. So GHSco gets an big A+ from me and I ordered up another strain from them. Hawaiian Snow, an 80% sativa leaning hybrid. I remember the Hawaiian and Laotian genetics from waaay back and I am hoping this strain comes through for me with that same high...the kind that puts goosebumps on your scalp with each happy toke. With 23.7 THC octane, it darn tootin should. hahaha
I popped the 8 beans in Promix seed starter on 4/15 and by 4/23 all 8 had broken through the soil, so 100% germ rate the old fashioned way. I think Ganga Guru commented on how small the seeds are and I have to agree. When first breaking through the spouts are extremely tiny, but after a couple days they are looking quite a bit better, and I have a feeling that trend will continue. So to the pix. This year, I set up a little 2x2 plywood platform and covered that platform with roofing shingles. Then I leveled the platform on the hillside with some bricks and set my Victorian Lantern Cloche on top. On hot days, I leave the lid on askew to let the heat escape. The Hawaiian Snow is in the blue cups and the WW in the red cups to help me keep things straight.
In the first pics you can see I popped the seeds in a half full solo cup. That's because seedlings tend to stretch, and so I leave room for a good top dressing of worm castings and promix, which you can see have been added in the last picture. The trick is gonna be to get these little gals over the first month or two without being turned into swiss cheese by hailstorms, or devoured by slugs, or attacked by aphids, or dug up by rodents! Not to mention the worse threat of all...the two legged ones. Now I like just about everyone, but just don't let me catch your thieving ass in my garden:mad:...
So again welcome to all:). Let's keep the hate out and enjoy what we're all here for. Growing good smoke. Here's to a good year.
Edited by OldPork, 24 April 2009 - 10:31 PM.