My entry into the #fivegallonchallenge is this gorgeous adult Reclining Buddha cannabis plant. It was grown in three months, from seed, using my 200% organic method - nothing but air, light, water, and soil. The flowers have developed, and he's a beauty!
The entire process was documented on the Hive/WeedCash blockchain! Here are all the other snapshots:
Those pollen sacs are getting ready to burst, so this plant will now be removed from the garden. I have a spot in the sunroom/mudroom for it, where it will be away from the public eye, but still get about 12 hours of (natural) light. Once I collect some pollen, I'll compost the whole thing and recycle the broken old bucket.
But first, please enjoy the final photography of my plant, with a focus on the flowers!
That's what happened when I put a seed into a bucket of dirt and gave it plain water every week or so!
The garden has also produced three full-grown female Reclining Buddha plants, about 2 weeks into flower:
Each plant has 5 (instead of my usual 4) top buds.
They're healthy and lush, stretched toward the light, as they sense "fall" approaching. Really, I've just set the timer to reduce light hours to about 12. This lets the plants know mid summer has passed, and the days are starting to get shorter. In other words, get those flowers out!
I'm looking forward to flowering these, and then using some of the bud to produce infused topical oil. The joints in my fingers ache something fierce, now and then. A bit of infused oil reduces the pain by at least half, within seconds. There really isn't anything out there that compares.
Now that the bucket experiment is finishing up, I'm contemplating using a little of this stuff on the regular females. I've never actually tried molasses before. This bottle happens to be blackstrap (the most nutritious), as well as organic.
Does it qualify as "200% organic", the way I've been growing these plants so far? I'm not really sure. I usually say that I don't use fertilzers of any kind, and molasses can be considered a fertlizer. Sure, there's nothing in here that can't already be found in nature, and might already be in various soils or waters. It wouldn't be adding anything artificial, and it's certainly 100% organic (no crap was used in producing it). So it's not going to hurt anything, or add anything I don't want. But would it still be 200% organic? I don't know. I'm not even sure it matters.
Long story short, I think I'm going to test it out this crop. I'll soon find out if a spoonful of organic brown slop from the local health food store is going to make these girls extra happy!
Thanks for coming along, and I hope you'll stay tuned to watch the girls finish flower. In six weeks it's going to be dank and sparkly in here! :D
One final spin:
Grow in peace.