Amazing colas Doc, I can only wish to have 2.5 to 3 oz sick girls! I have learned so much from your journal, about hempy and growing in general. Can't wait for final weights and smoke report.
I think your experience is fairly normal. When I was 19, I didn't care much about anything EXCEPT the effect.
We smoked mexican brick weed (not all of it was bad). We occasionally got some really good Oaxacan, Columbian or Thai. Some of that was amazing. The only thing I've smoked that comes close to the effect from the Thai I got in the '70s is Super Lemon Haze. Another member on the forum here grew something that came very close to the high-end Mexican stuff. Other than that, I really miss the old-school strains that seem to have disappeared.
But I didn't care how it tasted, or if I coughed, etc. Every little leaf was precious.
We'd drink Mescal and eat the worm. We'd put Everclear in grape juice. We'd make Long Island Ice Tea with cheap ass booze. We wanted to get F'd up and we didn't care so much about anything else. We always finished our beer.
Now, for whatever reason, I have a different view of things. While I greatly enjoy the Cannabis effect, I'm much more of a connoisseur. I want to get pleasure from all of my senses, and I don't like coughing.
Wow, Doc, we have a lot in common. When I was a teen and my twenties, I didn't care much about taste. We'd get "tree bark" for $30 an ounce and we didn't care that it actually tasted like moldy old tree bark, if that's all there was on the street.
That said, I want good-tasting bud with strong, medicinal effects. I've never even smoked any of the strains mentioned on these threads except for the old-school gold Sativas and Thai.
Been there, done that on the Mescal and Everclear.
Did I miss updates on your osmocote Grown Plant?... Pictures?
Another HEMPY Fine Grow By You!
I'll have a smoke report in about a half hour.
Sorry to hear this Doc. Mold is the worst! Keep your night time humidity low and temps relatively high - PM likes it damp and cool. Also, once PM is in your garden it spreads with the air circulation so watch everything carefully.
I had a pretty bad bout with PM on my last grow. I used non-fat milk and Serenade to keep it under control but in the end it was in many of the harvested buds. I ended up tossing a lot and making BHO with the rest. Like SS, I never found anything conclusive on the health issues with PM. However, the bud seemed dirty to me and tasted bad and I know that inhalation of many forms of mold can be bad for your health - whether pm is a bad one or benign I do not know. It did make a nice oil though!
I have since learned that I may have been able to save my buds by spraying them with H2O2 just before chopping (letting the H2O2 dry first - may even need a post dry rinse with water to remove the dead spores then another dry) - I have not tried this. The claim is that the H2O2 eats up the spores, which is the white powder you see on the buds and leaves.
One other thing - I would not use Serenade too close to the chop. It stinks like hell and will need a little time to act and break down.
I'm hoping for the best.
Hey there doc ,I got the mk going myself .....been following your journal for a while now can't wait for a better smoke report ....looking good
Great stuff here Doc!
Re the PM. Its pretty nasty to smoke. It'll give you the feeling of a really bad cold almost immediately. Your ears get clogged, nose runs, throat hurts. I don't know what spores its taking into the lungs, but I know when I've smoked buds from the same plant with and without the difference is painful.
I have to admit - I still smoked it. By the time I figured out what it was there wasn't enough left to care. But I know most people don't smoke it and its generally regarded as harmful. I think the most common solutions if you want to keep the buds are either a water cure or make it into concentrate.
EDIT: BTW - my experience was a very mild one. Couldn't see the PM with the naked eye. So it was very small amounts and still fucked me up. I would definitely not smoke it if I could see it.
Hey Doc, amazing job. I found your thread by searching for information about MK Ultra and my grow will be finished shortly as well. I have a few pics of my MK Ultra x Sour Bubble Bx3 CFL grow here to share. Not trying to thread jack but thought I would share some pics of the strain as the SB may have only impacted this strain only in trichome production...otherwise the smell and growth pattern are consistent with MK Ultra. Smells like a grapefruit, sour orange, and skunk were blended and stuck inside your nose, even from a distance this one is powerful smelling. My good friend who made these beans is in the process of back crossing the mail from this generation with his SB mom, can't wait for that one.