Old newbie from Oz

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Hi everyone,

Absolute rank newbie here, at least to growing. Smoked back in the day, regularly and daily in the 90s (haha didn't we all lol) but not since about 2000. From Aust and medically prescribed for a chronic pan condition I've had for 20 years...trouble is, the CBD oil I get (and at a stupid cost!) doesn't work as well as I thought it might, and I figured it may be time to go straight to the source, discreetly of course 😁 (and no I'm not gonna get on a political rant about you yanks and legal dispensaries!)

I've been trawling bits of the forum and damn I'm impressed with the wealth of knowledge here. Also a bit intimidated by everything I've gotta get my head around to start with heh. Found a local seed supplier as pretty much most OS seed banks aren't posting here anymore, so fingers crossed. Needless to say I've been scoping out grow tents and the somewhat inevitable SF kits lol which honestly looks like a good deal with our terrible exchange rate. Lots more reading and absorbing to do, but I hope to learn from you guys without too many mistakes along the way 🙂
 
josefrahl

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Welcome. Yeah a lot of info here. When I joined I did my intro, then read, read, read. Think it was a week or so until I started posting again. :)
 
zhuk

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Welcome to the farm!

Cheers Amok!

Welcome. Yeah a lot of info here. When I joined I did my intro, then read, read, read. Think it was a week or so until I started posting again. :)

Ha, absolutely...the more you read, the more confusing it gets, tbh lol

Still not sure which is the way to go for a complete newb, soil or coco. have to drill down a bit further into the reading :) Thanks for the welcome mate!
 
Shayne010944

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Cheers Amok!



Ha, absolutely...the more you read, the more confusing it gets, tbh lol

Still not sure which is the way to go for a complete newb, soil or coco. have to drill down a bit further into the reading :) Thanks for the welcome mate!
welcome to the farm.

im from oz too. can i ask where did you end up going to purchase some seeds ?
 
zhuk

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welcome to the farm.

im from oz too. can i ask where did you end up going to purchase some seeds ?

G'day shayne :) Good to see a fellow antipodean around heh. Don't think we can post sources on the open forum, so look out for dm incoming. Actually reddit was a bit of help in that regards lol

I heard Nimben had some real legitimate landraces. Smoking for pain is a very different way to smoke. Good luck on the grow.

Yeah I've never been up there alas but apparently the cops went through Nimbin like a dose of salts at one point lol and the original growers/their descendants got closed down, which has naturally opened the door to a lot less scrupulous people. Quite a heavy handed approach, as is the case with most australian law enforcement. Some poor guy is up for a life prison sentence for mushroom possession in my State, so I read a while ago 😳

Thanks very much for the good wishes; just trying to get equipment sorted and my head around what's needed. Leaning towards coco as a beginner, possibly a bit more tolerant of newbie error.
 
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G'day shayne :) Good to see a fellow antipodean around heh. Don't think we can post sources on the open forum, so look out for dm incoming. Actually reddit was a bit of help in that regards lol



Yeah I've never been up there alas but apparently the cops went through Nimbin like a dose of salts at one point lol and the original growers/their descendants got closed down, which has naturally opened the door to a lot less scrupulous people. Quite a heavy handed approach, as is the case with most australian law enforcement. Some poor guy is up for a life prison sentence for mushroom possession in my State, so I read a while ago 😳
I have descent citizenship. I'm planning to renounce. It's a sad day for human rights.
 
zhuk

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I have descent citizenship. I'm planning to renounce. It's a sad day for human rights.

It really is. Promised myself I wouldn't get political lol but I can't see things improving any time soon with this govt unfortunately.
 
Justlovetogrow

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Gday mate there are heaps of Aussies on here don’t worry bout that even a few From the apple isle😉
 
nashobaTHC

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Hey zhuk, I’m in Massachusetts but been to NZ about 25 years ago. I thought it’s a progressive country with great farmland on north and south islands. Even heard it’s got some fire weed growing in the bush. I know NZ doesn’t allow nukes but hopefully they’ll legalize weed soon. If they ever let Americans back in after flu I’ll be making a return trip. Hang in there.
 
zhuk

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Hey zhuk, I’m in Massachusetts but been to NZ about 25 years ago. I thought it’s a progressive country with great farmland on north and south islands. Even heard it’s got some fire weed growing in the bush. I know NZ doesn’t allow nukes but hopefully they’ll legalize weed soon. If they ever let Americans back in after flu I’ll be making a return trip. Hang in there.

Hey nashoba :)

Its much cooler in NZ than Oz but I heard about that bush weed years ago as well. If I had the $ means I would seriously consider emigrating...I keep googling NZ real estate just to dream lol, mostly south island as I hate the heat. Maybe not 'soon' but you're right - the likelihood of legalisation in Enzed far outweighs what I think will be many, many years away in Australia. Possibly not even in my lifetime.
 

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