Badbradblu - Malawi Gold Grow

BadBradBlu

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Blu - as in my name! :allgood:
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BadBradBlu

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Oh I just remembered: an update on the indica grow I have began -

I started 4 seeds. 1 died with its head still in the shell, 2 dried up mysteriously despite the medium being moist enough but not saturated. 1 is alive and kicking! I will get pictures of my indica soon! I really love it. It is sooo different to the plants I am used to and is from the other side of the world! It only has 4 sets of leaves at the moment and is safely nestled below my mature ladies about to go into full sun this weekend. I wonder what sex it will be, I need a male for breeding so I will be happy with whatever the outcome, but a female would be cool! Exciting! :Rasta:
 

XtortioN

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Blu - as in my name! :allgood:
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Wow...that is amazing! I wanna see how that plant turns out once it's ready to be chopped. Those pistils are blue, right? Because you been doing so much "wEED aRT". I saw this picture after viewing all the negative/altered ones and was thinking it was another photoshop, then once i scrolled all the way down to it I realized it is either some good editing or just a really awesome plant. Nice stuff man! :roorrip:
 

BadBradBlu

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Wow...that is amazing! I wanna see how that plant turns out once it's ready to be chopped. Those pistils are blue, right? Because you been doing so much "wEED aRT". I saw this picture after viewing all the negative/altered ones and was thinking it was another photoshop, then once i scrolled all the way down to it I realized it is either some good editing or just a really awesome plant. Nice stuff man! :roorrip:

Thanks XtortioN - It is a bit of both. The pistils on that plant were always slightly turquoise so I accentuated the effect - I will definitely get some pics of the result and all the pics from now on will be O.G - straight from the camera as they always were up until that first negative. I will have some nug shots up soon (this weekend) of the finished product - these shots depict the nugs once all has been done and they are ready to smoke, after curing, manicuring etc. I have not posted any nug shots yet as I wanted to see colour changes and remove any excess leaf off of each nug before the final shot so that the pics do justice to this awesome herb.
 

BadBradBlu

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Right it is time for an update. Due to circumstances beyond my control I have not been able to get pics since my last update but I will find a solution to this problem ASAP. For now it will have to be in words.

The plants have reached their peak and the last buds are begining to ripen - I am planning to chop next weekend which is when I estimate the trichs will be well into the change. The trichs are mostly cloudy at the moment.

I usually harvest first thing in the morning for a number of reasons and I prepare the plants for harvest by giving them fresh orange juice followed by a dry period of 2-3 days and then a final watering of boiled, distilled tap water and I let them dry out once more untill the morning I am expecting wilt then I harvest all of the mature heads and then give them a thorough watering.

Usually there will be a 2-3 week period before more of the plant reaches peak and I will feed them once or twice more during this period. I use seaweed manure in a very diluted solution - about 1/4 strenght and/or some liquid compost depending on what they are craving. This assures that the remaining buds reach their potential. In this way I maximise yeild.

This process can be repeated seveal times and allows each individual bud to be harvested at its ideal stage of development which in turn means a uniform quality product and that some bud is curing, some is drying and that some is still maturing on the plant - which means ready bud while the rest of the plant keeps thickening up.

I work like a demon on steroids during the week which means that my babies get some space from me and a break which I feel is as necessary for their vigor as is attention. I only have time at 6 in the morning to remove the cover (light polution solution) from above them and administer water if necessary. On Saturday and Sunday morning I tend to them properly - remove dead and yellowing leaves, loosen the soil around the edges of the pots, thoroughly check all areas for insects or disease which can occur at any stage of development and assure that the medium is in good order. I also talk or sing to them and make sure that they feel love which is important to all females. I sometimes even meditate near them and send them my energy which increases the glow about them I am sure - and it is good for them to receive such calm, relaxed vibes of a serene being I feel.

Got to go for now - I will finish this update later.
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BadBradBlu

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This was a double post so I thought I would take this opportunity to say that the bud that I have produced using all of the tips and techniques acquired here at 420Mag has turned out to be the best bud that I have ever produced! Peeps the cured ready bud is of a superior quality than any bud that can be purchased mainly due to the 420 style grow/dry/cure and I AM a happy chappy! Thank you 420Mag and all those who have added input here:-
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BadBradBlu

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I cant wait to document my Indica grow which is underway already - I am transplanting the survivor of the first germination attempt this weekend - it looks pretty happy to me so my breeding should be 'A' for away which makes me s m I L E! :3:
...I found 1 - only ONE - seed on my second plant! From where? I don't know - but That will be my mother and it was planted immediately apon discovery - this was like a sign from above to me telling me I am on the right track - now I just need to introduce and match-make her with the indi and we should hear the flutter of little leaves in no time at all!:36:
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BadBradBlu

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:smokin: I just thought I would share an experience that happened to me yesterday at lunch time:

I went for a lunch time smoke break at my quickly becoming regular spot down a dust road at this secluded spot surrounded by gum trees and next to some balancing rocks not too far from work on my motorbike - when I was about to light up I hear a voice and look through the trees to see a man grinning from cheek to cheek (now come to think of it he might have been on a similar mission but at the time I was stunned from the unexpected occurance) so he shouts 'is it ganja!?' and I shout back 'no its chimunyera' (rolling tobacco) thinking I dont know who he is he could be 5.0 for all I know - but he shouts back 'I like ganja! Ganja is good! Smoke it bra!' any just keeps walking away through the bush! Hectic! I was like 'Jah is smiling for sure', hit my phaty and went about my day - I took that as a sign of approval from above too! :439:
 

pedrolyte

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.... Reminds me of sweat of horses or something ...

LoL! I gotta find me a sweaty horse, close my eyes, inhale, and transport myself to sunny Zimbabwe!!

I'm new to this site; seeking inspiration before I attempt my first ever grow. It will be an indoor set up, but I've just read your journal, start to finish, and your pictures are pure weed-porn! Sexy sexy Sativa!!:yummy:

I am loving the interaction on this site and the friendly communication between all of you passionate gardeners from around the world, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy .. or maybe that's the J I just smoked :ganjamon:. What a great community.
 

BubbaKush

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yo badbradblue nice story.... i had one similar i was staked out behind a bus stop at the back of the cuircut city parking lot and some guy was at the stop i didnt even see him thought i was alone... he said i saved him he needed some bad and there i was with this huge fatty and of course i shared. i always share when i come accross another head. good story i want to come to africa and see some malawi ill hit you up if i go
 

BadBradBlu

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LoL! I gotta find me a sweaty horse, close my eyes, inhale, and transport myself to sunny Zimbabwe!!

I'm new to this site; seeking inspiration before I attempt my first ever grow. It will be an indoor set up, but I've just read your journal, start to finish, and your pictures are pure weed-porn! Sexy sexy Sativa!!:yummy:

I am loving the interaction on this site and the friendly communication between all of you passionate gardeners from around the world, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy .. or maybe that's the J I just smoked :ganjamon:. What a great community.

Thanks pedrolyte - I am glad my I inspired you - and glad you like the pics. :Rasta:

I hope to follow a grow of yours someday soon! :smokin: Sharing each others stories and plant pics and knowledge is what it is all about! :peace:

I just love to share my pics and knowledge. I love to see members grows too. It is part of therapy for me but to be honest it has been more difficult to document than anything else! :11: Now that my friend sold his camera and no one else can be trusted with one (a camera is a pretty personal thing and not easily lent either) it has set back my thread. I have jar fulls of cured bud that looks sooo good:yummy: but no camera to shoot it!!! :17: my indica grow is also well underway and I can't wait to get pics up :32: it sucks to be camera dry!

I have changed jobs and moved around many aspects of my life since I last posted - and I HAVE to finish this grow! *(and start one more...) :ganjamon:
 

BadBradBlu

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yo badbradblue nice story.... i had one similar i was staked out behind a bus stop at the back of the cuircut city parking lot and some guy was at the stop i didnt even see him thought i was alone... he said i saved him he needed some bad and there i was with this huge fatty and of course i shared. i always share when i come accross another head. good story i want to come to africa and see some malawi ill hit you up if i go

Cheers Bubba! I like that story too - theres nothing like spreading the joy! :31:

If your ever in Southern Africa hit me up and I will have a cob waiting for you! Peace bro :peace:

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BadBradBlu

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Yo Pedrolyte - what part of England you from? My gran lives in Great Yarmouth and I am often at my Aunts in London. I love England - my one mate has always got the bomb skunk near my grans too! :smokin:
 

pedrolyte

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Hey Badbradblu .. I live about 30 miles south of London. Feel free to give me a shout next time you are over and I'll come up and buy you a pint. It would be interesting to hear how life is in Zimbabwe. I grew up in Africa myself, in Sudan and Ethiopia.
 

BadBradBlu

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Interesting dude - it is cool to meet someone here who has experienced growing up in Africa! :58:

I will hit you up for that pint when I next land in Gland! :peace:

You manage to grow anything over there? It just seems way risky compared with here - one of the reasons I love it here and the weather is just perfect:5: 24/7 365
 

pedrolyte

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Hi Bbb .. I think that growing here is OK as long as you keep it very subtle. I am just planning to do my first ever grow .. in my bedroom cupboard .. and only my closest friends will know about this. If you were gonna grow outdoors then you would need a very private, or remote place.

I live in a flat, so have not even got a garden, but I do have an idea for a remote place that I might just sow some seeds in spring and come back a couple of months later to see if anything happened! :smokin:
 

BadBradBlu

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Recently I have become quite close to some really experienced growers out in the sticks and I am learning what different strains mean to me and what works best for me in treating my condition - depression.

I have suffered deppression from the age 12 and it has been a real battle ever since. I don't smoke cannabis for fun - it is literally my medication. I have gone through all kinds of treatment and I have gone through a lot of conventional meds with no satisfactory results. I remember lying in my bed when I was twelve - praying that I would'nt wake up in the morning because of this overwhelming emotional pain inside of me. This emotion did not subside as so many assured it would and if anything continued to amplify until I was sixteen at which time I sought treatment.

To cut a long story short and focus on the point - I always wondered why I felt so 'normal' when I toked a splif while others appeared to get blasted. I don't mean I did'nt get high at all but while my friends that were not depressed would be bursting out in fits of laughter and doing some arb shit I would just be smiling calmly and acting way more responsible than normal. I would smoke and go on to do all my homework (art always first!:smokin:) and do all my chores while my mates could not smoke and go about their business in the same manner (or not all my mates some are like me too) these guys and gals would leave off smoking for the weekend or write off their schedule if they got stoned. I have written off jobs due to lack of weed! So everyone is different and it should be an option for those it works for.

I found myself finally when I told my quak that I would rather use cannabis and cease all other medications. This was a little over 3 years ago and I wont' dredge up the absolute HELL I went through up to that point with the mind numbing, debilitating drugs the doctors had me on and institutions I passed through in the interim. I am very satisfied with my life as it stands now and I have accomplished more than I ever dreamed I could in these last 3 years. This does not mean that I no longer experience depression and everthing is roses but I find it managable now which is a vast improvement.

Cannabis is all the meds I need. I have been lucky enough to become friends with a grower out of town who has many strains and is in contact with someone who has access to international seeds and gives him clones to grow and breed with. He is giving me a swazi male to cross with my indica as I believe that it will be the best match for the plant - but I am a novice at breeding and this is more of an experiment at this stage. He has found it difficult to cross the Malawi strains with any pure indicas aswell as skunk and AK48. He is about to try malawi X white widow but to date all of his crosses have been with swazi genes. He gave me a massive head from his own cross and it was a very good night strain and induces and pleasant state of relaxation - a nice change :14:from the :33: racey,:32:edge-of-the-seat pure sativas of the land some of which are unreasonable powerful and not best suited for medicinal use. I am not sure why but sativa can create a thundering waterfall within while I sometimes like to be a still pool.
 

BadBradBlu

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Ja be VERY subtle! But it is also exciting huh? :ganjamon:

Dont tell your friends until you are done if ever! Only one person knows in my case but he grows too, others think I get from someone else. I sleep much better at night this way. Rippers are as much a risk as 5.0 in most cases but anything that may jeopardise your efforts should be treated accordingly - It is worth the paranoia - trust me. :Rasta:

Hi Bbb .. I think that growing here is OK as long as you keep it very subtle. I am just planning to do my first ever grow .. in my bedroom cupboard .. and only my closest friends will know about this. If you were gonna grow outdoors then you would need a very private, or remote place.

I live in a flat, so have not even got a garden, but I do have an idea for a remote place that I might just sow some seeds in spring and come back a couple of months later to see if anything happened! :smokin:
 

BadBradBlu

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Too true ! :cool027:

^ Heres some advice Pedro...You should tell absolutely nobody about your grow. Who knows who they could tell and so on and so forth.
 
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