First off, I would like to thank all of you that have encouraged me to start a journal, you all know who you are and your your words of encouragement is appreciated. I am quite new to the 420 family and over the last couple months have encountered so many great folks!
My last grow was back in 1981, it was a 9 month grow that started indoors mid February, moved outdoors in mid May and was harvested in late October...that was how it was done since my 1st grow in 1975. I was pretty successful growing 12-24 plants that would end up being 6-8'+ and averaging 2-2 1/2lbs of dried product each. I learned a lot about growing under mother nature's rules and improvised many ways to cheat her when I could!
After 1981, I moved away and my love of growing and smoking was replaced by making a "honest living" and taking care of my wife & kids...the kids are all grown up and left the nest as did the wife, so now I can have my second childhood!
I don't have access to the great outdoor growing experience any more so a unfinished room in my basement has been partitioned to a dedicated grow room, a room within a room for better control of the climate with-in.
My first grow in 35 years so far has been good with no major problems, I credit that to many hours of research, many watched videos online and reading many journals right here on from the noobs like me to the pro's which there are many!
I am the DIY type, this journal will show my DIY RDWC design, an idea of my grow room set up and how it is working, the $10.00 bubble cloner which will be up and running tomorrow, and my attempt to sprout and grow some 40 year old seeds which I found while visiting my dad last weekend.
Current grow of Photo Fem CKS White Widow & Purple Kush dropped in water on 4-22-17 and now on day 17 of flower;
Purple Kush gals;
Pretty little flowers;
The clones will be taken tomorrow from these, 3 from each, I will post a update tomorrow with a couple process pictures.
The 40+ year old seeds look like this as found with my old sorting tray! I am quite sure we have Panama Red, Maui Wowi, and the one that is marked "Gold" is probably Colombian, but there was also Acapulco & Jamaican floating around at the time so these I am not 100% sure on, one thing I am sure on is the stuff was good or I would have not saved the seeds!;
Right now they are in the freezer as recommended, I did sacrifice 3 of them (one of each) and split them with a razor blade, inside they are a off-white color and kind of wax like, I was expecting dried up stuff so this is encouraging;
I threw a couple of the Maui Wowi seed in a shot glass of tap water to see what happens, I don't expect much on these two so I ordered some Gibberellic Acid (GA3) which is supposed to wake up old seeds.
Pull up a chair, give me your suggestions, comments, and encouragement...together we will have a good time!