Strawberry Cheesecake Auto: First Journal!

Toledo traffic was never that bad, compared to Dayton (non stop construction on 75). Cincinnati (construction and the cluster that being next to the river and only having a couple crossing points creates) or the bigger city appeal of Columbus. Then there is/was Detroit if you ventured north. The roads there looked like they were carpet bombed and never repaired, and talk about rough! Witnessed a gang war with about 100 participants with chains, knives, guns, etc. Right in the middle of the street. Drove through the middle of it with people running around our cars. Scarry shit! Traffic lights aren't even a suggestion at night. You don't stop for anything or risk getting jacked. Red lights are like flashing yellows everywhere else. No wonder anyone with any money got the hell out of there.

I totally get what you're saying, but Detroit has definitely made a comeback. Crime will always be a problem there because it's Detroit. I still would rather live there than Indy most days just because Detroit has so much diverse culture. It really shows in their food/art/music scene there, and I dig it.

I grew up in Flint, so I guess crime was kind of something I became a little immune to. I've heard both cities have actually improved significantly this last year. Who knew legalizing would slow crime down? *sarcasm*
 
Our favorite restaurant was in Windsor so we'd drive up and catch the tunnel. It was amazing what a quarter mile of water separating it from Detroit meant. Downtown Detroit (prior to stadiums and casinos) was a shithole and Windsor was pristine. No crime, clean streets, plenty of .75 cent public parking for 3 hours and walk anywhere safely. Lots of cool bars and eateries. I haven't been up that way in 12 years. I hear downtown Toledo is making a comeback too. When the moving truck crossed the Ohio River heading south I said I was never going back as I flipped OH the bird. I lied. Been back 2x as a duty to the niece and nephew for their weddings. Don't miss the weather. Only draw would be the food. There were some great eateries. Here in the South they have no idea what good food is. As long as there's a plate full of it, they are happy.
 
I actually feel similarly about Indy. There's a decent food scene here, but nothing like Michigan. When I was in college, it was customary for us to drive to Windsor on our 19th birthday because that's the drinking age in Canada. Had some wild times there. I haven't been back in a while, and I was definitely never sober when I went, but I remember a lot of clubs and gyro places.

The weather is one thing, but man, you can't beat a midwest fall.
 
Ah, the "Windsor Ballet". Good times. The best strip clubs with exotic females from around the globe. Fully disrobed, with a full bar, and a lower drinking age.
 
Ah, the "Windsor Ballet". Good times. The best strip clubs with exotic females from around the globe. Fully disrobed, with a full bar, and a lower drinking age.
I mean... I was more interested in the male strip clubs, but yes. :laugh:
You need an actual passport to get over now, I think. I want to check out Toronto soon.
 
I mean... I was more interested in the male strip clubs, but yes. :laugh:
You need an actual passport to get over now, I think. I want to check out Toronto soon.

The male strip clubs were of equal quality (so my sister's would say at least). They still talk of Miguel at Cheetahs 30 years later. Guess he had quite the cola (had to throw in some sort of weed reference to get somewhat back on topic).
 
Yeah, you need a passport now. Used to be just a driver's license. Then a DL and a birth certificate. Thanks a lot Bin Laden!
 
Today's date: 4/11

Both seeds showing development on first set of true leaves. Can't remember what they're called but no sweat. I'll figure it out. Any difference in size likely just genetics. Not a big enough sample. Just yet.

Watered since transplant with 10ml water per. X2 a day. The FFHF blend seemed to be just a hair dryer. Probably nothing. Will continue with plain tap water ph'd at 7 until plants reach another undefined state. Ha! Will add some simple nutes and play with pH later.

That's all to report at this time. Thanks all for the conversation!
 

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For the babies ph your water down around 6.0. 7 is very high.
I've been using general hydroph down with the two photo sensitive green crack plants and growing. Is it that important that PHB low from the start? I've worked it down to about 6.2 in the mature plants that I have. I haven't quite figured out the process of managing pH properly but I think I'm getting there. If you have any insight into managing pH through organic amendment and manipulation. Thanks for the tip!
 
If you’re adding nutrients then you’ll want to ph before feeding.
I'm not clear what you mean. Ph the water down before adding nutes to it? Or just check? I've been checking before feeding (usually higher) and after (usually lower). Also, I'm not currently adding any nutrients to the autos I'm growing and don't plan to for at least a solid 2 weeks. I guess my clues will come from the plant. Only have a basic soil testing kit.
 
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