Anyone out there?
I had two mostly-smoked seeds that I planted anyway go absolutely NUTS.
I'm an experienced gardener (ornamentals and kitchen herbs) but I think I might be a little out of my league.
I guess that's why they call it 'weed' huh? Four inches in two weeks? Holy shit. Are these things considered an invasive species?
I rotate the pots around the house to keep them in full sun for as much of the day as possible. They probably get 8 hours or so.
Using regular old fish emulsion for fertilizer, just like I do with all the kitchen plants.
It's mostly legal here, so my only camouflage is sticking a couple of plant-identification tabs in the soil that identify them as tomatoes. People believe what they read over what they see. So far it has worked. (Or at least no one cares enough to call me out on em.)
This might sound rather stupid but I really care for the plants I grow.
I'm ok harvesting these ladies if I know their life cycle is up, but I don't think I could "kill" them just to vape them. I have only ever grown things that don't mind a little pruning.
I honestly have no idea what I'm doing here, so if there are any other farmers out there that have experience in sunlight-organic growing, I could probably use some advice.
Thanks in advance
Heya MA. Thanks for the reply.
Gotcha. I actually think carting them around the yard was getting a bit stressful for them. Since I don't have any clue what strain or variety they will be, I dunno if it will even be possible in a few months. The seeds came from a mega-mix bag. I'm thinking it's something purple, though. There was at least one plant in there that got to be REALLY big, according tho the grower. Huh. Which just made me realize that since it was a mix bag, those could be two totally different girls. Both sativa hybrids for sure, though. One IS bigger than the other...huh.
Anyway, I've decided to give them the prime location on my balcony and just keep them up there. It gets light from about on. Up high, so nice long sunset if they like gentle light. (I know. I'm SUCH a plant nerd. It's sorta sad.)
My mate at work told me that you had to kill the plant to harvest. Usually this is done by hanging it upside-down to dry so the resin runs back into the plant instead of down into the roots.
I was like..no way man. I'm not killing my plants and hanging their carcasses in my garage like a fucking deer.
(Though to be perfectly honest, I have no issue hanging an actual deer carcass in my garage like..a..deer. But that's because the deer was something I killed in the wild, not something I've tended and grown and taken care of. It's a trust issue. Don't judge me. :) )
But if they are going to die anyway, then that's ok. I can handle that. I'm still coming to grips with the simple fact that my lifespan is going to be longer than some of the things I care for. As long as I do my best to provide them a happy, healthy life for the time they ARE here, I should honor them and respect the purpose they serve. I will also be very grateful for all the wonderful things they provide me through that purpose. I will raise a puff in thanks for that. Fair play.
(It's like Wiccan without the woo. Pagan-Lite!)