My name is Elfa and I come from a small coastal town in Scandinavia. Recently I’ve started thinking about cults – religious, political, and personality. What mainly defines any of these cults? A belief. A strong belief turning into a praise, bursting into an obsession. I would like to start some – like a cocoa cult, an avocado cult, a tree cult, a bird cult, and a Cannabis cult. Especially, the last one.
Origin of myself.
In the place where I was born and grew up Weed has never been popular, adding up to that, it’s always been quite expensive and low quality. I tried my first smoke when I was 15 at a party, I hit my first quality smoke in Christiania when I was 16, at 17 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and that’s when I started becoming interested in growing my own Cannabis to relieve the pain and other symptoms I suffered from. That was more than 8 years ago, and now I want to start the Weed cult because thanks to this magical plant I praise every day, I’ve been able to pursue the life I’ve wanted – without plenty of pain, but – with lots of freedom, movement, and the art of gardening my very own great smelling and tasty Buds. What other head-spinning reasons were behind of me growing my own medical Cannabis? I considered it to be a relatively easy and also a cheaper way to get my highs. By the time I had started exploring and practicing the Growing, I also understood that I can control the quality of it, as well as I have my own stash of Marijuana always by my side.
How it goes.
Here at Zion420 I would like to share my knowledge, experience, and benefits on everything connected with growing indoors, harvesting, consuming, and having fun with Marijuana, so others could do it too – in an easier and more effective way. As Scandinavian climate – mostly cold, windy, and grayish – is not suitable for growing my medical Cannabis outdoors, I’ve always practiced growing it indoors, using soil, lamps, and last couple of years – a grow tent. Below I’ve describe benefits you can gain by practicing this method of growing Marijuana indoors.
Start from the Bottom.
Most common way of growing anything has always been soil. Before I started growing Weed, I only had experience with growing oregano, spring onions, dill, tomatoes, and other plants that I consumed pretty quickly after they looked as they’ve finished their life cycle of getting taller, thicker, bushier, rounder or simply ripe enough. After dealing with all of that, especially, tomatoes, growing Weed in soil doesn’t seem like a rocket science anymore. Besides, it is considerably easy to take care of plants in soil from the manual watering point of view, as well as the initial spendings would include not more than a suitable container and soil. Of course, one can also try hydro systems or other growing environments with faster manure supply, but I highly recommend using soil over the above mentioned. Plants are sensitive and they react to any harm done pretty quickly, especially, if it’s been overdone with fertilizers. When using hydro systems, one will have only a few hours to fix what’s been done, but soil gives days to make up to the dear Mary Jane babies for ones mistakes. In the worst case scenario it is always possible to rinse away all the redundant fertilizers from soil with a great amount of water.
Rise to the Top.
Lighting precious Marijuana babies is probably a different story than soil, because when dealing with lights and growing there are other factors one has to keep in mind like intensity, yield, heat, and also the lifespan of lamps. During my growing experience I’ve tried different methods and tools, including the use of natural light when I was younger, and stupid enough to believe that something really will start to blossom in the climate I live. After trying different types of lamps such as fluorescent, high pressure sodium (HPS), and LED grow lights, I will always stick to LED, and you should too. Although, LED lights are more expensive than others, it’s really worth that investment because they outperform HPS lamps, regarding the level of light intensity, for example, 300w LED = 500 – 600w HPS. With LED is possible to save on electricity – it means saving greatly on monthly electricity bills. Also, the lifespan of LED illumination sources are longer and those awesome lights totally pay themselves back in no time at all. Moreover, it is easier to control the heat, using LED lamps, and the best thing is that you can get at least three times more Buds, letting the Marijuana plants sunbathe in the holy light of LED.
Grow Tent as a weapon of choice.
Long before growing my dear sticky pets in a Grow Tent, they were definitely not enjoying the walk-in a wardrobe coated with aluminum foil + HPS lights. That combo burned my weeds alive a couple of times, before I realized my mistakes. After researching other possibilities of growing space, I decided to try the Grow Tent, and again I have to say that my juicy babies have been beaming with life in the Grow Tent for more than 6 years already. Grow Tents are specifically designed to support the installation of other equipment (mainly lamps and filters). Materials that they are lined with are made to maintain the highest reflectivity possible – good for getting the best out of your Grow Lights. One of the most innovative sheeting materials used in Grow Tents is mylar. This material is a highly effective transmitter of light – it reflects about 95% of the light, so it means – amplified light, more harvest. Another huge plus of Grow Tents – they are easy to assemble, to move, to wash, and for one to be part of the secret green peace grower society.
The winning Combo.
In the end, I would like to emphasize that home growing is a challenge, it hurts a lot to lose a plant, and my experience shows that so far the least problematic and the most convenient way of home growing is soil, LED and a grow tent combo. If you already are a home-grower or you want to become one, you can avoid a lot of waste of time and energy by practicing this method of growing. Make weed, not war!
- Posted by zionista
- On August 21, 2016
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