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23 Feb 2013 05:06 PM   |   7334 clicks   |   Denver Post
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Amos Quito     
Should have a PSA tag, Subby

23 Feb 2013 12:48 PM
Ambivalence    [TotalFark]  
God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?

23 Feb 2013 01:28 PM
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23 Feb 2013 01:53 PM
dudemanbro     
That article made me wish I still liked to smoke pot. Enjoyed the hell out of it when I was young, then just lost interest one day.

23 Feb 2013 03:02 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
The Denver Post wants everyone to think it's hard to grow their own weed.

23 Feb 2013 03:36 PM
quatchi     
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GYOS FTW.

23 Feb 2013 04:18 PM
Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  

Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?


You can do almost as good with a closet, a couple of buckets, and a few lights. It's actually quite easy unless you demand nothing but the best two-toke-smoke. Even growing from seed isn't that difficult. But now there is an entire industry built around growing weed so of course they are going to want you to buy their products. It's just another business.

23 Feb 2013 04:52 PM
BlippityBleep     
oh god i didn't think about the stoner equivalent of a foodie criticizing and babbling endlessly about the best way to grow pot.  that's going to be obnoxious... well it already is/was but now it's going to be much more often.

23 Feb 2013 05:10 PM
jigger     
I'm farking moving to CO ASAP.

23 Feb 2013 05:10 PM
Bronzemom     

Tellingthem: Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?

You can do almost as good with a closet, a couple of buckets, and a few lights. It's actually quite easy unless you demand nothing but the best two-toke-smoke. Even growing from seed isn't that difficult. But now there is an entire industry built around growing weed so of course they are going to want you to buy their products. It's just another business.


No, you can't.  Those lights are going to make that closet too hot for the plants and the lights have to be on almost 24 hours a day at first (24 the first week, 23 the next, 22 the following) until you are down to about 14 hours of light a day at which time vegetative growing ends and blooming begins.  The CO2 helps enormously during the budding.  Also, just one male plant (and they are very easy to spot) will seed the whole group and lessen their potency.
Take it from me--you need cooling, some kind of odor removal as growing weed has a distinctive smell and good fertilizer.  A lot of work.

23 Feb 2013 05:16 PM
LewDux     
PSA

23 Feb 2013 05:17 PM
Mentalpatient87     

Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?


Meh, that's only if you're worried about getting the absolute most out of it. Think of it like having a pet fish. You can keep a goldfish in a bowl by itself and feed it once a day, it'll be there until you're sick of it. A $1000 extoic saltwater fish is going to need all kinds of shiat just to keep it alive. Somewhere in between you get a freshwater community that only needs a regular cleaning, some PH balance for the hard water, and food once a night.

23 Feb 2013 05:17 PM
Trocadero     

Bronzemom: Tellingthem: Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?

You can do almost as good with a closet, a couple of buckets, and a few lights. It's actually quite easy unless you demand nothing but the best two-toke-smoke. Even growing from seed isn't that difficult. But now there is an entire industry built around growing weed so of course they are going to want you to buy their products. It's just another business.

No, you can't.  Those lights are going to make that closet too hot for the plants and the lights have to be on almost 24 hours a day at first (24 the first week, 23 the next, 22 the following) until you are down to about 14 hours of light a day at which time vegetative growing ends and blooming begins.  The CO2 helps enormously during the budding.  Also, just one male plant (and they are very easy to spot) will seed the whole group and lessen their potency.
Take it from me--you need cooling, some kind of odor removal as growing weed has a distinctive smell and good fertilizer.  A lot of work.


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23 Feb 2013 05:20 PM
Girion47     
I've got a buddy moving out there this summer to start growing/selling.  Seems to think he can do really well with his knowledge.

23 Feb 2013 05:22 PM
nburghmatt     

LewDux: PSA


damn, that took me back.

23 Feb 2013 05:27 PM
Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  

Bronzemom: Tellingthem: Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?

You can do almost as good with a closet, a couple of buckets, and a few lights. It's actually quite easy unless you demand nothing but the best two-toke-smoke. Even growing from seed isn't that difficult. But now there is an entire industry built around growing weed so of course they are going to want you to buy their products. It's just another business.

No, you can't.  Those lights are going to make that closet too hot for the plants and the lights have to be on almost 24 hours a day at first (24 the first week, 23 the next, 22 the following) until you are down to about 14 hours of light a day at which time vegetative growing ends and blooming begins.  The CO2 helps enormously during the budding.  Also, just one male plant (and they are very easy to spot) will seed the whole group and lessen their potency.
Take it from me--you need cooling, some kind of odor removal as growing weed has a distinctive smell and good fertilizer.  A lot of work.


Jesus you do not need high power lighting for growing. We used to do it all the time in college. Like i said if you want the most potent weed then yes you need an actual grow room. But for regular smoke that will work fine for most people you do not.

23 Feb 2013 05:33 PM
findthefish     
A friend with weed is a friend indeed.

/damn it would be good to get on the ground floor of a legal grow operation

23 Feb 2013 05:34 PM
75 Cent     
Anyone else listen to "Free Weed from Danny Danko" podcast from High Times Magazine?  http://www.hightimes.com/freeweed

23 Feb 2013 05:34 PM
quatchi     

BlippityBleep: oh god i didn't think about the stoner equivalent of a foodie criticizing and babbling endlessly about the best way to grow pot.  that's going to be obnoxious... well it already is/was but now it's going to be much more often.


Agreed.

I'm from BC.

If people think food snobs, wine snobs, beer snobs and the like are bad they just haven't met a bud snob yet.

23 Feb 2013 05:38 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

findthefish: A friend with weed is a friend indeed.

/damn it would be good to get on the ground floor of a legal grow operation


The problem now is that budding (pardon the pun) entrepreneurs can't get a loan to start a business growing because no bank is going to lend money to someone for an operation the Feds deem illegal.

23 Feb 2013 05:38 PM
HairBolus    [TotalFark]  
You can just plant in your yard - it requires less care than growing tomatoes.

Of course someone might sneak in and steal it which becomes much less of a problem if everybody in the suburbs have it growing in their yards.

23 Feb 2013 05:38 PM
Barael's Blade    [TotalFark]  

Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?


Its easy to grow but pretty complicated to grow well. I know some people that drop 5-10k on setups every time they move. Don't understand how renters do it, but hey, its a livin'. I guess.

23 Feb 2013 05:40 PM
quatchi     

nburghmatt: LewDux: PSA

damn, that took me back.


Me and all. TY for link.

/Peace to Pete Rock.

23 Feb 2013 05:40 PM
SpdrJay     
Sounds like the people in CO are doing better with their legalization than us in WA. I'm still reading of pot and paraphernalia arrests in the local paper.

23 Feb 2013 05:47 PM
quickdraw     

Bronzemom: Tellingthem: Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?

You can do almost as good with a closet, a couple of buckets, and a few lights. It's actually quite easy unless you demand nothing but the best two-toke-smoke. Even growing from seed isn't that difficult. But now there is an entire industry built around growing weed so of course they are going to want you to buy their products. It's just another business.

No, you can't.  Those lights are going to make that closet too hot for the plants and the lights have to be on almost 24 hours a day at first (24 the first week, 23 the next, 22 the following) until you are down to about 14 hours of light a day at which time vegetative growing ends and blooming begins.  The CO2 helps enormously during the budding.  Also, just one male plant (and they are very easy to spot) will seed the whole group and lessen their potency.
Take it from me--you need cooling, some kind of odor removal as growing weed has a distinctive smell and good fertilizer.  A lot of work.


Modern grow LCD lights are cool and energy efficient. You dont need CO2 unless you are maximizing the space. If its just a couple plants for personal then you will never see the gains from the CO2. The lights dont need to be on 24 hours at the start and you dont need to gradually reduce the hours. You can have the lights on 18 hours a day and then when you cut the hours down to force flower you want 12 hours of light - not 14.

The point about odor is well taken and you do want a  little fan to keep air moving. Your biggest worries are powdery mildew, spider mites, and your neighbor's brother who figured out you have pot that he wants.

23 Feb 2013 06:00 PM
Uncle Tractor     
Don't grow weed if you live in an apartment building. My neighbor did*. Stunk up the whole floor and then some. Smelled like brussel sprouts boiled in a budgie cage. The smell was gone after the police stormed his apartment.

*At least that's what I think he was doing.

23 Feb 2013 06:02 PM
quatchi     
I just realized that this was a Denver Post article and now the song 'Rocky Mountain High' is running on an endless loop inside my head.

/My brain is weird.

23 Feb 2013 06:03 PM
NameDot     

Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?


Chasing the elusive one gram per watt

23 Feb 2013 06:06 PM
Girion47     

DS1970: HairBolus: You can just plant in your yard - it requires less care than growing tomatoes.

Of course someone might sneak in and steal it which becomes much less of a problem if everybody in the suburbs have it growing in their yards.

I have a big yard, with "forest" type growth in the back part and a 6' privacy fence.  Due to the fence, landscaping and that our place is on the top of a hill - literally you cannot see in.

I planted some weed last year and just fed with some Miracle Gro and let nature do the rest.  Turned out very good.  Curing was the hardest part and I lost product during my learning curve.


You realize anyone can read this website right?  And we do have active law enforcement as members.

/This is the kind of dumbass that makes Fark headlines

23 Feb 2013 06:07 PM
FlippityFlap     
Quatchi

I know someone that will only smoke honey oil anymore, and says things like," I just can't go back to the flowers, man"....hahahaha. Oh, my.....

23 Feb 2013 06:08 PM
quickdraw     

fusillade762: findthefish: A friend with weed is a friend indeed.

/damn it would be good to get on the ground floor of a legal grow operation

The problem now is that budding (pardon the pun) entrepreneurs can't get a loan to start a business growing because no bank is going to lend money to someone for an operation the Feds deem illegal.


Banks aren't loaning money to anyone. To get in on the ground floor of a legal grow operation just start small and build your business over time like everyone else.

Growing pot is a lot like brewing whole grain beer. Lots of people try it but get tired of the boring difficult parts and are then happy to go back to buying it from someone else. If you have never gardened or farmed it may not be for you. If you really want to be a successful pot grower then start by planting a vegetable garden. It's a lot cheaper and less stressful to make dumb mistakes on zucchini and tomatoes.

23 Feb 2013 06:09 PM
puppetmaster745     
Damn, that sounds like a lot of electricity for a few plants. How much smokeable bud can you get from a single plant?

23 Feb 2013 06:11 PM
quickdraw     

Girion47: You realize anyone can read this website right? And we do have active law enforcement as members.


You realize many of us live in states where it's legal to grow right?

23 Feb 2013 06:11 PM
Girion47     

quickdraw: Girion47: You realize anyone can read this website right? And we do have active law enforcement as members.

You realize many of us live in states where it's legal to grow right?


oh so the Feds finally recognized that?

23 Feb 2013 06:12 PM
quickdraw     

puppetmaster745: Damn, that sounds like a lot of electricity for a few plants. How much smokeable bud can you get from a single plant?


Thats entirely up to the genetics of the plant you are growing and what your set up is. The variety of methods and techniques is staggering. However the electric costs have gone down considerably with the new lights.

23 Feb 2013 06:15 PM
quickdraw     

Girion47: quickdraw: Girion47: You realize anyone can read this website right? And we do have active law enforcement as members.

You realize many of us live in states where it's legal to grow right?

oh so the Feds finally recognized that?


Oh bless your heart.

/pats troll on his pointy little head

23 Feb 2013 06:16 PM
puppetmaster745     

quickdraw: puppetmaster745: Damn, that sounds like a lot of electricity for a few plants. How much smokeable bud can you get from a single plant?

Thats entirely up to the genetics of the plant you are growing and what your set up is. The variety of methods and techniques is staggering. However the electric costs have gone down considerably with the new lights.


I mean are we talking 1-3 oz? Less? More? Are 3 good pot plants flowering at the same time enough to support a moderate smoking habit?

23 Feb 2013 06:26 PM
puppetmaster745     
Does anyone else cringe when they see "tax revenue" being cited as one of the main reasons we should legalize pot? Shouldn't it be legalized because it's one of our goddamn rights as a human being to ingest a plant if we farking feel like it?

Can't we just be satisfied with the money we aren't spending keeping people in jail for pot charges? Yes, I know most people aren't sitting in prison just because of pot charges, but if you get an extra six months because you had weed on you or because of a prior drug charge, that six months you ARE in jail because of pot.

23 Feb 2013 06:33 PM
CruJones     

Bronzemom: Tellingthem: Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?

You can do almost as good with a closet, a couple of buckets, and a few lights. It's actually quite easy unless you demand nothing but the best two-toke-smoke. Even growing from seed isn't that difficult. But now there is an entire industry built around growing weed so of course they are going to want you to buy their products. It's just another business.

No, you can't.  Those lights are going to make that closet too hot for the plants and the lights have to be on almost 24 hours a day at first (24 the first week, 23 the next, 22 the following) until you are down to about 14 hours of light a day at which time vegetative growing ends and blooming begins.  The CO2 helps enormously during the budding.  Also, just one male plant (and they are very easy to spot) will seed the whole group and lessen their potency.
Take it from me--you need cooling, some kind of odor removal as growing weed has a distinctive smell and good fertilizer.  A lot of work.


LED lights are cool and energy efficient.    And you can also grow with CFLs, just get the Daylight kind.  I once made a grow box out of plywood.  Had two sides, one for 12 hours of light and one for 18.  Used a simple bathroom exhaust fan, and cut a bunch of holes and had CFLs sticking in.  The box was lined with mylar ($2 for 10 emergency blankets on Amazon) for ultimate light reflection.    It worked great.   I also once owned a turnkey hydro kit.  It also used fluorescent lights, though I upgraded to an LED UFO light.   It was cool, and produced fantastic results.  Point is, it's not that hard.  The biggest problem is avoiding over fertilizing.

/csb
//don't have it anymore so don't bother mr. Internet DEA guy
///you can order feminized auto flowering seeds online from Amsterdam which makes it even easier, so I heard

23 Feb 2013 06:33 PM
spidermilk     
This is what it takes to get people into gardening?

23 Feb 2013 06:37 PM
ReverendJasen     
It's easy to grow from seed.  Even Mexican ditchweed seeds can grow into nice plants.  No special lighting required, if you have a yard to plant it in.
I would think the hardest part is hiding it from thieves.

23 Feb 2013 06:38 PM
quickdraw     

puppetmaster745: quickdraw: puppetmaster745: Damn, that sounds like a lot of electricity for a few plants. How much smokeable bud can you get from a single plant?

Thats entirely up to the genetics of the plant you are growing and what your set up is. The variety of methods and techniques is staggering. However the electric costs have gone down considerably with the new lights.

I mean are we talking 1-3 oz? Less? More? Are 3 good pot plants flowering at the same time enough to support a moderate smoking habit?


An oz per plant would be pushing it and you could get much less depending on conditions. I cannot stress how much of a gamble it is especially at the start. And I have no idea what you consider to be a moderate habit. All the same if you are interested and can do so without possible negative consequences then I would encourage you to try it. Just start small.

Really the most important consideration is not your lights or harvest - it's your neighbors. I cannot stress this enough.

Don't grow unless you can find a way to do so undetected by people walking by. Its no fun to wake up to guns in your face.

23 Feb 2013 06:49 PM
dforkus     
They don't call the stuff weed for nothing, it requires no great horticultural skills or equipment investment to grow. I've heard of college kids growing out a few Mexican seeds under a few CFLs and getting servicble product..

the stuff grows from the equator to the artic circle so the notion that it has to have 24 hours of light or a specific kind of light, or a specific temperature is pure crap..

If you are trying some kind marketable, high end dispensary grade ultra potent strain, then yah. Some folks are fine making a drinkable ale without thinking they are going to put the,local craft brewery out of business.

23 Feb 2013 06:56 PM
ReverendJynxed     

Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?


This was a report paid for by the dealers/retailers. You can literally grow it in toothpaste, in your drain, in your bathroom. I've done it. They just want it to appear difficult so they can keep the market share.

The extra equipment and crap is only to get the largest yield but if you aren't selling it the waste cost of lights isn't worth it. Grow it outside in natural light and let the weed do what it does best.

23 Feb 2013 07:00 PM
Skirl Hutsenreiter     

fusillade762: findthefish: A friend with weed is a friend indeed.

/damn it would be good to get on the ground floor of a legal grow operation

The problem now is that budding (pardon the pun) entrepreneurs can't get a loan to start a business growing because no bank is going to lend money to someone for an operation the Feds deem illegal.


And you can't deduct business expenses for an illegal operation. So suddenly you have to sell high enough to pay taxes on all your revenue, not just your net income.

Great way to make sure there's still an active black market.

23 Feb 2013 07:04 PM
Mikeyworld     
And, of course, home-grown entertainment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtupT _dFxGc

"A Child's Garden of Grass"

23 Feb 2013 07:16 PM
quatchi     

FlippityFlap: Quatchi

I know someone that will only smoke honey oil anymore, and says things like," I just can't go back to the flowers, man"....hahahaha. Oh, my.....


Honey oil is passe here now it's all about the crystallized honey butter now.

Seriously expensive.

Or so I read in a ... a magazine yeah that's it a magazine.

23 Feb 2013 07:16 PM
Mikeyworld     

ReverendJasen: It's easy to grow from seed.  Even Mexican ditchweed seeds can grow into nice plants.  No special lighting required, if you have a yard to plant it in.
I would think the hardest part is hiding it from thieves.


That's true...it's even harder to keep your friends out of it.

23 Feb 2013 07:18 PM
mjjt     

HairBolus: You can just plant in your yard - it requires less care than growing tomatoes.

Of course someone might sneak in and steal it which becomes much less of a problem if everybody in the suburbs have it growing in their yards.


If you want to be proactive on that, let some plants go to seed, harvest the seed, then go Johnny Appleseed all over the place

23 Feb 2013 07:20 PM
ThreeFootSmurf     

Bronzemom: Tellingthem: Ambivalence: God damn that sounds complicated. $1000 in equipment and special feeding schedules.  And CO2? What the fark man?

You can do almost as good with a closet, a couple of buckets, and a few lights. It's actually quite easy unless you demand nothing but the best two-toke-smoke. Even growing from seed isn't that difficult. But now there is an entire industry built around growing weed so of course they are going to want you to buy their products. It's just another business.

No, you can't.  Those lights are going to make that closet too hot for the plants and the lights have to be on almost 24 hours a day at first (24 the first week, 23 the next, 22 the following) until you are down to about 14 hours of light a day at which time vegetative growing ends and blooming begins.  The CO2 helps enormously during the budding.  Also, just one male plant (and they are very easy to spot) will seed the whole group and lessen their potency.
Take it from me--you need cooling, some kind of odor removal as growing weed has a distinctive smell and good fertilizer.  A lot of work.


thats only for the higher end greens. Also there are lights now that give off way less heat for the same lighting quality. it has been grown in closets for decades now. is is not difficult to grow. biggest issue is proper watering, identifying the males and hermaphrodites (both male and female in one plant) before they pollinate the female plants, mold and until it is no longer federally illegal removing scent with an air de-ionizer (negative ion generator). why do people have to make it sound so dang difficult. its not hard if you're not looking for the finest and can settle with regular homegrown

23 Feb 2013 07:27 PM
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