Outing myself!

chefjeff

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What I am about to ask could make everyone think me cuhrazy, but I have to do this. I've been growing Cannabis for 12 years. I cut my teeth so to speak on mastering the manifold method....I know from topping. I know from SCROG. I know from low stress training....and I know from something else! In the summer of 2020 with nothing but time on my hands, I had to have my way with an outdoor Autoflower grow to satisfy an itch. I just needed to get this out of my system. I grew 9 pound hammer and white widow.....I was warned about Auto's, that you really need to be careful with any sort of cutting/topping, etc. I guess I'll never know if this is true or not, but I am glad to have had the experience. Above being said, I am done with Auto's for good. I grew other photo period plants outdoors a year ago too. I need to share that my Auto's had huge colas, and while not all that tall, they yielded puhlenty....and it was fabulous quality. I did no low stress.....no bending....no topping....no anything, other than some defoliation. Ever since I began farming, all I have ever read are various techniques to increase yield, and as I started out doing manifolding, I do feel it is all true.
I have a small baking business with what I grow, and truth be told, actually do not give a darn about quantity. I just love to always be growing Cannabis. Presently I am growing GG#4 in my brand new Roomate hydro system, and my Supercloset Nova is being used for a soil grow of the same strain. Between Roommate and Nova, I will have 7 plants. I am confessing that I would love to see what would happen if I treated my plants as I did my Autoflower's last year. I loved the look of huge colas, and after harvest, trimming was a dream. I would love someone to school me on what I am thinking of doing. If I am making a huge mistake, I can be persuaded! Thank you all, for reading this query.
 

oldhippy

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What I am about to ask could make everyone think me cuhrazy, but I have to do this. I've been growing Cannabis for 12 years. I cut my teeth so to speak on mastering the manifold method....I know from topping. I know from SCROG. I know from low stress training....and I know from something else! In the summer of 2020 with nothing but time on my hands, I had to have my way with an outdoor Autoflower grow to satisfy an itch. I just needed to get this out of my system. I grew 9 pound hammer and white widow.....I was warned about Auto's, that you really need to be careful with any sort of cutting/topping, etc. I guess I'll never know if this is true or not, but I am glad to have had the experience. Above being said, I am done with Auto's for good. I grew other photo period plants outdoors a year ago too. I need to share that my Auto's had huge colas, and while not all that tall, they yielded puhlenty....and it was fabulous quality. I did no low stress.....no bending....no topping....no anything, other than some defoliation. Ever since I began farming, all I have ever read are various techniques to increase yield, and as I started out doing manifolding, I do feel it is all true.
I have a small baking business with what I grow, and truth be told, actually do not give a darn about quantity. I just love to always be growing Cannabis. Presently I am growing GG#4 in my brand new Roomate hydro system, and my Supercloset Nova is being used for a soil grow of the same strain. Between Roommate and Nova, I will have 7 plants. I am confessing that I would love to see what would happen if I treated my plants as I did my Autoflower's last year. I loved the look of huge colas, and after harvest, trimming was a dream. I would love someone to school me on what I am thinking of doing. If I am making a huge mistake, I can be persuaded! Thank you all, for reading this query.
šŸ˜³ Holy moly!! There's more to life than speeding through it. lol. I like your energy. So, specifically, what is the question? I really don't know. I feel like I just read gardener porn or something.
 
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chefjeff

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šŸ˜³ Holy moly!! There's more to life than speeding through it. lol. I like your energy. So, specifically, what is the question? I really don't know. I feel like I just read gardener porn or something.
You, Sir have just given me the biggest early morning chuckle EVER! I re-read my original post, and I'm questioning my own reasons for the tangent....the serio/comic part is that when I wrote it, I was not even high :) Blame the post on my typical angst when trying something new for the first time. I'm a dude who digs figurative hand holding whenever possible, to get me through learning new things. I am in week #3 of flowering as of tomorrow, and all is going well....make that great! So no more grow questions from me :).....HOWEVER, this morning something new popped up in my brain....since I began my Roommate grow, I've experienced a 4 hour power outage, and last night a 3 hour power outage....when I woke up this morning I had a mini freak out....I was thinking "of course" I have to re-set my clock. How is it that when I went to my Roommate, that the clock was at the correct time??? So this is my new specific question :) Gardener porn is great by the way!
 

oldhippy

Turn your problems into wisdom
You, Sir have just given me the biggest early morning chuckle EVER! I re-read my original post, and I'm questioning my own reasons for the tangent....the serio/comic part is that when I wrote it, I was not even high :) Blame the post on my typical angst when trying something new for the first time. I'm a dude who digs figurative hand holding whenever possible, to get me through learning new things. I am in week #3 of flowering as of tomorrow, and all is going well....make that great! So no more grow questions from me :).....HOWEVER, this morning something new popped up in my brain....since I began my Roommate grow, I've experienced a 4 hour power outage, and last night a 3 hour power outage....when I woke up this morning I had a mini freak out....I was thinking "of course" I have to re-set my clock. How is it that when I went to my Roommate, that the clock was at the correct time??? So this is my new specific question :) Gardener porn is great by the way!
My dear, figurative hand holding is the essence of this forum so you're in a good place. As for the clock being at the correct time my vote is for magic dust. God bless you brother. Peace and Love.
 

chefjeff

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Cheers and thanks Sir Hippy! Leaving out "old" :). I just turned 66 last week. Lemme know if you would ever like to try a "cookie"....my biz for the last 18 years...I grow and bake. Can't smoke anything, but man I can eat :) As in every night at around 7.
 

oldhippy

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Cheers and thanks Sir Hippy! Leaving out "old" :). I just turned 66 last week. Lemme know if you would ever like to try a "cookie"....my biz for the last 18 years...I grow and bake. Can't smoke anything, but man I can eat :) As in every night at around 7.
Sounds delicious and eating is one of my hobbies for sure. I, too, have earned a living as a Chef years ago by catering to the film industry. Where do you live? I'm in LA. Tell me about those cookies please.
 

chefjeff

Member
Before anyone was doing edibles, I self mentored. While I have angst about much of life, my baking skills and baking with weed are spot on.
 

chefjeff

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And lastly I was sincere on sending on "cookies"....thinking you were in Canada, I was going to tell you that I even mailed them out to Ontario, to a fellow who was awfully nice when it came to a problem I was having with an Atomic Clock from the Marathon Watch co.

O.K., enough from me!
 

oldhippy

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I've a few cookies and butter in my freezer more often than not. It seems to be "normal" here in southern Cali. I yield to you though, I've "played" with edibles but never really focused my efforts on all out production. A while back I wanted to start an edible company but was put off by the cost and red tape. Are your edibles "knock out pills" or cerebral in effect? I find the latter to be preferable.
 

chefjeff

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Synchronistic question! Just last night at a Thanksgiving dinner, there was discussion on my edibles. I titrate like no one's business...I use a scale that can break 1 gram into 100 pieces. The titration that I enjoy nightly is definitely not "knock out"....it's my ticket out of hell, each and every evening of my life....I do not medicate during the day whatsoever, and have never had a need to up my own dosage. While I've found my sweet spot, others have different sweet spots. The sons of our besties are in their early/mid 30's, and they are both regular smokers...they will eat half of my cookie, or I bake them treats that are half strength, so they can enjoy a whole cookie or cracker....last night I learned that the younger brother will take a half strength cookie, but eat only half of that, upon arising in the a.m. I also have a friend who requires a minimum of 4 of what I eat, to "get there"....but for him, his definition of "getting there", is what you've just said....he digs being knocked out. It's a learning curve for sure, as everyone has their own unique chemical system. For my clients I do not up my fees whatsoever, if they require more ooomph in their treats. I just love working with folks so they will find their sweet spot.
 
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