Gettin' weird and having fun at Animal's House

IDK even know where to start so I'll start with this...Meet Oliver!!!




















So here's where I'm at the moment..... Gathering supplies & seeds, cleaning the g-room and making adjustments and repairs.
Just pulled a decent haul of my home bred genetics last month, actually harvested on 4/20!
Hung it for about 3 weeks and now it's sitting in a tub ready to be cured in a wine fridge converted into a weed curing vault.
This is a little sample of that haul...Ript Banana I've inbred to itself twice since 2016


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Every now and then I'll show off some of my cool toys like this one for example...An at home, mobile THC testing lab from Purple Scientific which I use to test everything I grow for selecting phenos, keeper strains, and just because it's really cool to test ones own weed. 😋
Here's the test on that bud above for example


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I'm feeling like I wanna jump right back into a new grow without delay during these days of isolation because my best friends seem to be dogs, cats, and plants lately. Oh and my wife too. She's pretty awesome.
I'm already missing my plant buddies being around so it's time to get a new squad together.🌱

I'll be dipping into my homebred beans again but also venturing into some Greenpoint genetics, possibly Texas Butter or Eagle Scout but I have about 8 or so choices of Greenpoint gear to look over and decide.
I'm also welcoming some new genetics from..... (insert drumroll here)..... Twenty20 Mendo!
I have their California Chrome and Mendo Cookies en route.
When they arrive I'll post up the obligatory seed stash shot 😋

While I'm putting this latest ganja grow project together I found myself into another project using lots of retired grow gear I've accumulated over the years into new projects to grow some food.
If you've been inside a decent hydroshop in the last 10 years some of this might look familiar.
I have hoarder blood coursing my veins so when I see used hydro gear for sale I tend to buy it and see if I like it. Some stuff gets resold on ebay but some things I keep for reasons yet to be known.
In doing that I've come up with this


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The white metal stand is from a Hydrofarm ebb & flow shop demo with one of my first LED jobbers hanging. For some reason supplementing sunlight with el cheapo LED just seems like a good thing to do.⚙
The containers with plants are earthboxes. These are actually a great way to grow weed but they do make a grow a bit uneventful and without much challenge they work so well. I'll also be building an autowater system for the tubs.
TBH if I was'nt using the containers I do today I would still be using earthboxes in my g-room I like them so much.
Another of note worthy container is that old MegaFarm insert I loaded with soil and some baby cuke plants.
The robot never grew weed for me but he does make me smile often 🙃

All the soils used here are old soils from ganja gardens of days past revitalized with fresh amendments.

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Much more to come as I get my shit together on this.
Indoors the grow will use organic stuff, California Lightworks LED, Philips 315 CMH and much more hoping to do just as well as other grows if not better

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Great looking plants happy growing .
Thanks Buddy! Great handle BTW...one of my fave songs ever.
I think if my handle was a Marley song it might be The Heathen 😋


Your dog says it all. Life is good. I can't wait to see how things grow for you this round.
He does live the good life! Thanks for stopping in this thread Cattapilla!

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Some fresh happenings... dropped some seeds yesterday after my latest order finally arrived🤑

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the collection🤖

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After going back and forth I decided to just focus on the two cuts from Twenty20 Mendocino, California Chrome and Mendo Cookies✌

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Got my supplies in last week or maybe it was two weeks ago? Isolation kinda has me losing track of the days.
About 70 gallons of soil...30 Roots Organic and 40 Happy Frog
9lbs each of Foundation and Bloom from Aurora/Roots which should be enough for several grows👣

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Going with 11 red bottom airpots to start. I usually do 18 orange bottoms but for this grow I wanna try a little change and downsize plant numbers a bit but grow larger plants than usual🔥

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In other happenings at my house...the veggies are doing their veggy thing🥒🍅🌶🥗

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Olive tree produced a few olives last year but this year it's gone loco with all kinds of fruit🌱

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Yucca planted in a fish shaped mailbox mounted to a post. Seemed like the right thing to do with my old mailbox. Planted it 5 years ago and still surprised it's alive😋

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Tomatoes have lots of baby maters on the vines and growing like crazy🤪

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Got a new toy over the weekend. Cooking over fire is kinda my second hobby ✌🔥🥩🍔🍕🍤🍗

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Cookout aint a cookout unless there's beer & pot. 🥴🍺🍻

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Back to the cooking out...Full melt burgers🙃

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some stuff I'm smoking on🚀🛸🎆

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That moment of zen. Like watching molten lava bubbling but instead it's sausage & sauce🧨

 
Wow how fantastic what a week or you have had makes my mundane backyard Garden look like a tip site .... 😜
Thanks Man! We had a couple days of really good beneficial rains and it made things jump alive around here.
I even collected some of the rain in a bucket for germing my beans and today saw a lot of seeds with tails popping 🎉


Happy grows animal. Is that the led light that’s on a slider I have seen around here? Or did I see that somewhere else? I’ll be along for this one. And I’ll still be on the look out for that PuTang🤣🤣
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Oh yeah that's an LED! I tell ya..If there's one light out there that could use some supplement from a wonky Chinese LED grow light...I'm pretty sure it's the Sun 🤓

I wanna get a purple science THC test kit o man 1.500$ its crazy price :/

Wonderful plants 😍😍
Thanks Buddy! Yeah the on the Purpl Pro sucks. I think if it was around $999 many more would buy it. I do love it though and use it a lot.
One of my latest breeding projects had all phenos testing at about the same levels but one plant tested at 18% THC and 9% CBD. Now my work will focus on getting that pheno to show more often so I'll use it's seeds to go further into the project so I thin this has a place for breeders and pheno selection along with all the other common reasons to test weed 😋

Pass me one after. I’ll grow it out. Love me some PuTang😋🤪
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Lights are up and ready, spent some time getting the light rail mover dialed in, wrangling a mess of cords, and cleaning up the joint. Big tray and table are back in too. Seems like this thing is ready to roll but I'm sure I've forgotten something 🙃

I'm using two CLW 550 LED all wired up with the controller deal and a Growers Choice 315 CMH. They all hang from a tierod attached to a Lightrail motor and two trolley supports.
All this just pretty much stretches out the sweet spots in lighting, helps with cooling, and of course is tricked out silly stoner shit 🤪

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This is one of those pics that could go many different ways. Like for many there's both genius and insanity at play here and for newbies it might as well just say So you wanna be a grower? The shit I have to do for a simple, 75 and Sunny environment is not ez at all!
Basically it's all my electrical and air control for both Summer and Winter grows. There's LED drivers, LED controller, HID timer, two thermostat controls, cycling timing control, AC, fresh air intake, CO2, temp, &rh monitor, tools, and some fire suppression if it all go horribly awry.

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Germinating vertical with paper towels in a pitcher loaded with water collected on a dark and stormy night 👽

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Video of the light mover in action. Got about 18" of left to right travel to make sure the edges get full sweet spot lighting as well as every plant getting a good blend of CMH and LED throughout the lights on period

 
Thanks Man! We had a couple days of really good beneficial rains and it made things jump alive around here.
I even collected some of the rain in a bucket for germing my beans and today saw a lot of seeds with tails popping 🎉




Oh yeah that's an LED! I tell ya..If there's one light out there that could use some supplement from a wonky Chinese LED grow light...I'm pretty sure it's the Sun 🤓



Thanks Buddy! Yeah the on the Purpl Pro sucks. I think if it was around $999 many more would buy it. I do love it though and use it a lot.
One of my latest breeding projects had all phenos testing at about the same levels but one plant tested at 18% THC and 9% CBD. Now my work will focus on getting that pheno to show more often so I'll use it's seeds to go further into the project so I thin this has a place for breeders and pheno selection along with all the other common reasons to test weed 😋



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Lights are up and ready, spent some time getting the light rail mover dialed in, wrangling a mess of cords, and cleaning up the joint. Big tray and table are back in too. Seems like this thing is ready to roll but I'm sure I've forgotten something 🙃

I'm using two CLW 550 LED all wired up with the controller deal and a Growers Choice 315 CMH. They all hang from a tierod attached to a Lightrail motor and two trolley supports.
All this just pretty much stretches out the sweet spots in lighting, helps with cooling, and of course is tricked out silly stoner shit 🤪

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This is one of those pics that could go many different ways. Like for many there's both genius and insanity at play here and for newbies it might as well just say So you wanna be a grower? The shit I have to do for a simple, 75 and Sunny environment is not ez at all!
Basically it's all my electrical and air control for both Summer and Winter grows. There's LED drivers, LED controller, HID timer, two thermostat controls, cycling timing control, AC, fresh air intake, CO2, temp, &rh monitor, tools, and some fire suppression if it all go horribly awry.

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Germinating vertical with paper towels in a pitcher loaded with water collected on a dark and stormy night 👽

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Video of the light mover in action. Got about 18" of left to right travel to make sure the edges get full sweet spot lighting as well as every plant getting a good blend of CMH and LED throughout the lights on period

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Is it bad that watching your setup in action feels like porn? 🤣🤣🤣🥳
 
Well then...lets porn it up shall we? 😎


We got action!
Respect to Twenty20 Mendocino genetics first of all. 100% germinated at the same time, nice consistency, I'm a happy grower and if anything goes south it's on me at this point and I cant blame the seeds

This germination technique may seem strange and ill thought but I've been doing this for a long time with great success every time so I'm used to the risks of handling sprouts.
This technique lessens the chances of helmet heads, stem rot, drowning seeds, etc and gets them off to a running start. I really like it because seedling heads are above surface on day one after about a 2-3 days soak in paper and dvd/game case so it's like having seedling up on day one of a grow.

California Chrome starts with nice and straight taps thanks to gravity but a couple did some loop de loops

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Mendo Cookies had a couple loops in the bunch too but nothing impossible to work with

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I give my soils a good watering before planting then use my garden rake handle to bore the hole for planting

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Next I take a sprout by the neck and very carefully guide the tap down into the hole until the head is at the surface. Then with my other hand I gently collapse the soil into the hole and secure the sprout with it's head at the surface. Next I water it a little more just to make sure the hole is collapsed and the seedling is seated well.

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By the next day they should be looking for light and have a good perky look

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I've arranged the seedlings in rows offset from the center of their light which for right now is the 315 CMH, a 4200k dimmed down to 190 watts and hung about 30-36 inches above the youngsters. I do have the light moving because it's really never too early to start exercising and stimulating it just has to be done with patience and care and not force things to happen. So for now and about the next 7 days, it's hands off, let the air and warm temps of a nursery environment work and most of all, remain patient.
If they start to stretch or lean towards the light I'll center them in more and if it continues I'll increase the output of the light maintaining this balance until it's clear they need more light spread and it's time to turn on the LEDs

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man the sausage video!!!!!!! your new wood grill looks pretty dope as well!!!!!

just saw your thread now... you know me i'm slow!!!! hahaha

hey did ya see greenpoint has a 35% off sale this weekend... i just saw earlier tonight.

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It's really gettin weird now!
So IDK what happened but last night I was locked out of my account and unable to log back in. Password was'nt working, log in email to reset my password was'nt recognized, and then it limited me from viewing as a guest until the system basically forced me to register again. The most I can figure out is my register email was maybe booted from the system or maybe just my handle IDK.
I tried to register again with the same handle and email but kept getting some oops message until I just changed everything and started fresh.

The irony of it is the AC handle was adopted from an old 1980s skateboarding video, The Search for Animal Chin. It was a Powell Peralta/Bones Brigade production with an actual plot.
It was the most advanced skate video of the time and is still held in high regards though over the years the cheesyness is very apparent.
Basically the plot was the kids search the globe for AC and his super structure half pipe while skating all kinds of cool spots and doing the latest tricks of that era.

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Well now Animal Chin really is missing!

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I guess I need to watch that old movie again and search for clues!
Anyways folks the animal chin profile is in retirement, limbo, the great void of the information superhighway, call it whatever so going forward I'll be posting as Animal House.
No need to adjust your tv settings if you're as confused as I was last night right now 😵


What a mint set up very nice indeed .
Many thanks Buddy!🤘

man the sausage video!!!!!!! your new wood grill looks pretty dope as well!!!!!

just saw your thread now... you know me i'm slow!!!! hahaha

hey did ya see greenpoint has a 35% off sale this weekend... i just saw earlier tonight.

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Hey better late than never! And I did see that sale!
I should do some browsing and see what's up.
Funny thing is when I went ballistic on their reverse auctions I scored so many seeds and looking over the collection last week there's a bunch of packs I have'nt even opened yet!
So many seeds, so little space to grow them all!
And if you liked that video check out what I did Friday night...Pepperjack sausage and green chili sauce!



















Also did some tenderloins wrapped in bacon and skewered with some rosemary from the garden robot and some sausage, cheese, and bacon wrapped peppers🤑

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Next up is the really good dank! Picked up these prime ribeye cuts from the butcher shop Friday to grill up either today or Memorial Day🔥🥩🇺🇸

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Looks like I turned up just in the nick of time!

Cracking start to a diary dude. 🤙🤙🤙
Hey Buddy happy to see ya on this side of the pond!!! Glad you tuned in! Now you'll see what's really happening in my g/room with the curtain pulled all the way back and without me dancing around a silly 8 plant limit in the pics 🤪
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Have y'all pondered that question "How long is the shelf life of nutes"
Well I may have some answers.
I use a Liquid Seaweed and fish emulsion concoction for vegging ganja.
Bought a gallon size jug about 3 years ago and will use the last of it on this ganja grow. It's kept well just sitting on a shelf in my room. Sometimes I think the jug is like a stinky old bottle of wine that gets better with age.

Another old jug of nutes I have is this one that has to be at least 5 years old.

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I thought no way can it still be good so I figured it's time to get it off the shelf and either use it or dump it out.
I decided to use it on my veggies.
I pumped one shot into my 2 gallon watering can and gave it to one of my pepper plants. It did'nt die and kinda seemed to like it.
So I went all in pumping two shots into the water can and fed the stuff to everything growing in my yard, just trying to use it up since it's close to a full jug of nutes.
5 years old and this stuff is making things grow bonkers in my yard! In fact this might be the best veggie year I've had in my 30 years or so living here!

The toms are just going crazy. I'm gonna have to rig up some sort of caging on top of the light bar as they overgrow what I've built for them with traditional cages and yoyo supports. I think they're gonna eat that LED🤖

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And the stuff really kicked my cukes, cantalopes, peppers, and squash into high gear growing way faster than they had been

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So IDK folks...I'm not sure if nutes go bad over time and maybe...just maybe...some of them get better with age!
 
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Way too early to be at a decisive crossroad in a grow but here I am.
For some reason, 6 of my starts cotyldeons would not open. 2 Cali Chromes and 4 Mendo Cookies so already the numbers are against me dropping regs...very frustrating after seeing every bean pop 🤯

So it's on to Plan B while also planning for Plan C if needed.
Plan B is simple, just drop more seeds. 🧻🌧☀🌱
Seeing them still closed up this morning and one dying off, I got back into the stash of seeds. Procrastinating over the losses does'nt get anything to grow so it's pretty much now or never if I'm going to drop more seeds to grow alongside the 6 survivors.

I dropped 4 more Mendo Cookies, 4 Tombstones by Greenpoint, 4 Bandit Breaths by Greenpoint, and I emptied an almost full pack of Dank Sinatra by Bodhi.
The Bodhis are kinda old and I'm not sure if they're still good and the rest is just about dropping a lot of seeds to see what I can get to make up for lost seedlings. I think I dropped over 20 seeds and need at least 6 to grow so I think this will put the numbers back to my advantage. 🙏
This should hopefully get me to a workable number of at least 12 or more female plants overall.

If this does not make up for the dead seedlings then it's onto Plan C...Rely on the 6 seedlings remaining, whatever spouts up from the latest drop, and hope there's females in there.
Then the clone machine gets fired up and I'll convert my drying tent back into a vegging tent so I can get the clones up to speed while their mamas move on to flowering.😎
 
I like animal house better myself... but now that i heard the animal chin story that is very vintage cool.... never heard of him at all but it probably doesn't surprise ya that i have never stepped foot on a skateboard!!!

the cool thing is your message came through on my inbox so your typing did not go to waste!!! i added your animal house name to the convo so i hope ya got it!!!

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that california chrome looks like she's trying to eat her own tail!!! but on the the next batch.... i'm curios on the bandit breath!!!!

if you need a few clones got your back.... txas butter, sky master, ssdd (from your cuts), arc, blessings.. can't remember what else i have going..

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I like animal house better myself... but now that i heard the animal chin story that is very vintage cool.... never heard of him at all but it probably doesn't surprise ya that i have never stepped foot on a skateboard!!!

the cool thing is your message came through on my inbox so your typing did not go to waste!!! i added your animal house name to the convo so i hope ya got it!!!

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that california chrome looks like she's trying to eat her own tail!!! but on the the next batch.... i'm curios on the bandit breath!!!!

if you need a few clones got your back.... txas butter, sky master, ssdd (from your cuts), arc, blessings.. can't remember what else i have going..

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Ya know if I was never a skater I may have never been a stoner either ☯
Nah who am I kidding...Me and this plant were destined to be with each other no matter what 😜

I'll tell y'all farmers something....I love this dang plant!!! Every grow I seem to learn something new I feel takes me to the next level.
This past week I learned or really confirmed...my rain water sucks ass. IDK WTH is up but every time I collect rain it loses it's mojo.
It's great in yard and when used right away but man if it's a day old or more it's an issue. Maybe it's all this city air it has to pass thru so it picks up nasties IDK.
Anyways I ditched my rain supply and went back to RO water, the only water it seems I can trust.

Check out the difference with these Mendo Cookie sprouts. Same box case, same paper, only difference is the water

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So yeah as much as I want to use and like using rain, it sure does'nt like me much!
But that's not all 😜
This one has me pumping my chest in pride a bit.
Seeds stored cold in very low rh and zero oxygen is some legit shit folks.
This pack of Bodhi seeds was bought back in 2014. 1 year stored cool and dry and the next 5 were in the cold. I had so little confidence in any germinating I just dropped the rest of the pack and hoped for the best.

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This is gonna be like some kind of voodoo resurrection of a defunct Bodhi cut and I cannot wait to see what I get out of it!
I remember dropping 3 a long time ago and got one female. She was so floral funky I fell in love but only had that one plant to enjoy and I ended up trying a lot of other strains, always forgetting to get back into the pack until now

So here's where the possible plant count stands today and I'm feeling a lot better about where things are trending

8x Dank Sinatra by Bodhi
4x California Chrome by Twenty20 Mendocino
4x Mendo Cookies by Twenty20 Mendocino
3x Tombstone by Greenpoint
1x Bandit Breath by Greenpoint

There's a possibility 1 more T-stone, 1 more MC will be added and up to 3 Bandits could join the party. These 5 seeds are open but progressing very slow but in the meantime it looks like I'll have up to 18 plants to play with for this project 🤩

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