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Hey CC folks,
I'm an old timer.  Firsts grow 1975 was a little greenouse grow of Columbian bagseed that was harvested and ready to smoke just in time for an outdoor Marley concert at San Diego State.  Good time was had by all.

Building a room right now but it's going slow.  Ordered seeds...all but one pack have arrived.  Final pack is on it's way from Mr. Nice Auctions.

 

I don't have room and resources for a good organic soil grow...and i like hydro so I decided to go 50/50 waterfarm top drip and then some coco grows to make up a full complement of 8 plants.  Grow space is 4'x8'

 

I enjoy music, reading SF and if I'm doing it stoned...then so much the better.  I'll be ready to pop seeds hopefully in a few weeks.  Cheers to everyone and see ya around.
CN

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High there carpenoctum and welcome to CC!

 

You seem familiar or maybe it's the story as it's similar to mine as I'm an OldMedUser myself. ;)

 

Grew first buds in 1978 in Calgary, Alberta from bagseed and played around with growing through the years until I moved to northern Alberta in 2001 and here I sit.  Brought 6 hash plant clones and fresh jugs of nutes with me and have been growing steady ever since.

 

I'm more into hydro or soilless with hydro nutes than organics tho we have a small hobby farm with chickens and the wife grows a decent sized veggie garden every year.  I don't do much out there as the mosquitoes love me for some reason whether I use repellents or not.

 

Not that much into music any more but love my sci-fi and miss the great fishing I did in BC in the lower mainland for trout, all 5 species of salmon and steelhead.

 

Not a lot of folks here but those that are are friendly and always interested to see what others are up to and growing.

 

 

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Hey Labrat,

I included enough detail to catch your attention...couldn't figure out how to PM.  I'm DrDee or JohnDee on several other ganga sites and yes, we have had some conversations.  Still plugging away on the damn room.  If I could stay away from the dispensary...I'd be finished already.  They have a nice CBD/Thc oil capsules in a 2 to one ratio.  Couple of those leave me relaxed, comfortable and medium high.

 

As a general rule... one legged 70 yo potheads shouldn't climb ladders or work on electricity when stoned.  And that's most of what I have left to do.  By bro is an electrical guy and he's been keeping me on the straight and narrow.

 

I was bouncing around on some seed sites and ran across Mr Nice auctions which had a black widow seed batch closing in 2 days.  Threw a 40 euro bid up there.  I'm a major widow fan and now I have the originals.

 

On the SF front...I'll read anything by Ian MacDonald.  An Amazing creative guy.  And of course I loved cyberpunk and it's offspring SteamPunk.  William Gibson almost single handedly revived SF.

 

Hey remember that dude that caused me to leave RUI?  He totally got into it with several of his own countrymen and left in a huff.  Crazy motha and now he's gone...but after being away from rui for a couple months I don't miss it at all.

 

So back to work I guess...

CN

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I figured it was you.  That user name and your email clued me in right away. :)

 

I make sure I have my shit together before messing with wiring but it's easy enough and I got myself a manual years ago for basic house wiring.  Even thought of getting into it as a trade a few years back but it can be hard work too and my joints wouldn't like it.

 

I got into sci-fi with Tom Swift books as a kid and still have some and all my Hardy Boy books from back then too.  Might try selling them as the newer versions have been dumbed down immensely and they should be collectables by now.

 

Did that dude get banned or just say he was leaving?  Will probably go back after things cool down a bit.  PM me his name as I do go to RIU once a week or so but I'm always here and over at Grasscity fairly often.

 

I think I still have some WW seeds but never got around to sprouting any.  Been trying to sprout some BubbleGum crosses a buddy gave me but not one of the 9 cracked.  Wanted a heavy indica to round out my arsenal.  Got lots and lots of other seeds to play with tho.  Mites showed up again in my plants and I'm two days late to give them their 2nd spray,  Almost made it down there today and may yet.

 

 

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On ‎10‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 4:42 PM, carpenoctum said:

Hey CC folks,
I'm an old timer.  Firsts grow 1975 was a little greenouse grow of Columbian bagseed that was harvested and ready to smoke just in time for an outdoor Marley concert at San Diego State.  Good time was had by all.

Building a room right now but it's going slow.  Ordered seeds...all but one pack have arrived.  Final pack is on it's way from Mr. Nice Auctions.

 

I don't have room and resources for a good organic soil grow...and i like hydro so I decided to go 50/50 waterfarm top drip and then some coco grows to make up a full complement of 8 plants.  Grow space is 4'x8'

 

I enjoy music, reading SF and if I'm doing it stoned...then so much the better.  I'll be ready to pop seeds hopefully in a few weeks.  Cheers to everyone and see ya around.
CN

WELCOME

Image result for welcome funny

Glad to have you on board

Older grower myself, and I too have bad legs so i understand , I do

 

Oh forgot to add

Some of the Guys at RIU can be so rude........................

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15 hours ago, STIGGY said:

WELCOME

Image result for welcome funny

Glad to have you on board

Older grower myself, and I too have bad legs so i understand , I do

 

Oh forgot to add

Some of the Guys at RIU can be so rude........................

Hey thanks for the welcome Stiggy.  I'm in the midst of chaos, living in construction zone, computer crash and lost all passwords and now my old backup computer has bad keyboard.  Of course it has nothing at all to do with the water I spilled on it.  Plus I need a haircut...  Good thing I thrive on chaos.

 

A new month...I feel things coming together.  In the midst of all this I'm running experiments on old seed cracking.  My seed collection goes back over two decades.  In anticipation of failure with the old seeds I made some new seed purchases.  Just yesterday I got a little package from the Netherlands.  Black Widow from Mr Nice and a few freebie Dreamtime seeds  (not familiar with Dreamtime)  and also picked up Harlequin as a cbd strain. 

 

So onward and upward seeking order out of chaos,

Cheers,

CN

 

PSI know of a guy mynamestiggy either on RUI or ICMag...that you?  Ya rudeness on forums is all too common and I prefer to avoid confrontation.

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8 minutes ago, carpenoctum said:

Hey thanks for the welcome Stiggy.  I'm in the midst of chaos, living in construction zone, computer crash and lost all passwords and now my old backup computer has bad keyboard.  Of course it has nothing at all to do with the water I spilled on it.  Plus I need a haircut...  Good thing I thrive on chaos.

 

A new month...I feel things coming together.  In the midst of all this I'm running experiments on old seed cracking.  My seed collection goes back over two decades.  In anticipation of failure with the old seeds I made some new seed purchases.  Just yesterday I got a little package from the Netherlands.  Black Widow from Mr Nice and a few freebie Dreamtime seeds  (not familiar with Dreamtime)  and also picked up Harlequin as a cbd strain. 

 

So onward and upward seeking order out of chaos,

Cheers,

CN

 

PSI know of a guy mynamestiggy either on RUI or ICMag...that you?  Ya rudeness on forums is all too common and I prefer to avoid confrontation.

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Nice to have you join us, you have seeds going back 20 yrs NICE!

There are ways to help them along if they are still viable.

A lot of times the seeds outter case becomes very hard and dried out and the water can not get to the inside.

You can make a sanding =box with a piece of fine sand paper and a wooden match box.

 

Or just a tube like in this video

 

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Never used the name Mynamestiggy

But was at RIU for a short time LOL

Nasty place indeed

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Hey Stiggy,

Thanks for the videos.  I'm familiar with scuffing and am using something similar.  I am definitely going to get some humic acid and add that to the mix.  I read up on seed dormancy and there are a couple agents helpful in breaking dormancy.  I'm using Kineton and gibberellic acid.  Just a tiny amount in the water as I soaked them before planting.  The seeds I'm working with now are old but nothing special.  But once I have a reliable technique...I'll give it a shot on seeds I really want to crack.  Crosses I've made and a few landrace sativas.  Labrat gave me a few pointers too and I'm trying to incorporate it all.  Time will tell ...

Later,

CN

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Hi Carp!  Go super super easy on the humic acid, I use one cc per 5 gallons of water and It turns the water ink black.

 

I was just going to harang stiggy and asked if that glass of mud was a starbucks drink.  lol

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45 minutes ago, 1BillionDollars said:

Hi Carp!  Go super super easy on the humic acid, I use one cc per 5 gallons of water and It turns the water ink black.

 

I was just going to harang stiggy and asked if that glass of mud was a starbucks drink.  lol

Hi 1BillionDollars,

Well if Stiggy did drink it...might taste bad but probably good for him.

 

Like with nutes...I tend to prefer dry granular products.  I ordered a small amount of a sort of purified kelp/seaweed product that claimed to be 70% humic.  I'll go lightly on it.

Cheers,

CN

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