Tokermon Tuesday # 21

Tuesday has arrived along with yet another Tokermon. This little guy really sucks. Hoovee is most fond of inhaling as much weed as possible.

hoovee Tokermon

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Second Grow – Veg Time

The seedlings have had some explosive growth! I think it is fair to say these have entered the vegetative stage. The growth is so lush and the leaves so fat, I think I’ll need to prepare a second grow chamber to contain it all.

I lowered the plants by removing the 3″ box I had underneath the pots. These plants are starting to grow upward so that extra room from the light source was necessary.

I “topped” some of the plants by pinching that tight cluster of new leaves at the tip of the plant. This stops the tendency to grow one main cola, and splits the plant into two main stems. When the cannabis plant is topped at a young age, the plant will grow multiple colas by adding new branches for buds to develop on and (hopefully) keep the plant’s height down.

topping cannabis

I will top the other plants when their new leaves get a bit larger. I always hesitate when I’m grabbing that bright green cluster of new growth. I hate to hurt my plants in any way but this is a necessary step.

cannabis leaf cluster

…watch us grow…

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Cannabis Strains – Girl Scout Cookie

Girl Scout Cookie or GSC, is a well known Indica Dominant Hybrid with a very sweet flavor. Usually boasting a higher THC level, this is a pretty potent strain with both the “couch lock” properties of the Indica and the happy euphoria of the Sativa.

Cannabis

Active Ingredient Stats from package:

  • TAC (Total Active Cannabinoids): 28.5%
  • CBC (Cannabichromene): 0.0%
  • CBG-A (Cannabigerol): 0.0%
  • THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid): 25.8
  • THC: (Tetrahydrocannabinol): 1.6%
  • CBD-A (Cannabidiolic Acid ): 1.1%
  • CBN (cannabinol): 0.0%

Cannabis GSC

This was purchased at a Massachusetts dispensary for $300.00 an ounce.

Girl Scout Cookie Cannabis

Girl Scout Cookie under the microscope:

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Tokermon Tuesday #20

Tuesday is upon us as well as another new Tokermon. This week we’re passed out on the garden ground with Dozer, the always tired Tokermon. You’ll know you have a Dozer about ‘cuz you’ll hear the snoring. Zzzzzzz.

Dozer Tokermon

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Stalking the Wild Cannabis

During the First Grow, half of the plants were males. [read: First Grow – part 3] To ensure the females would be seedless, I had to remove the males from their space. I planted two of those male cannabis plants in a thorny hedge next to my house.

I really didn’t expect them to live. I thought the surrounding plants would crowd them out but these guys are survivors, growing right through the thicket. Look carefully at the photo above and you’ll see the cannabis in there.

cannabis male plant

The males were planted outside in May. I watched these plants grow along side the pokeweed, blackberries and fox grapes. These two plants seemed to thrive in the harsh conditions, rising high enough to get to some sun and display their swollen flowers to passing pollinators.

flowering cannabis

I am impressed with the tenacity of this plant. Born from 2 random seeds in my desk, germinated in less than ideal conditions, ripped from laboratory-like conditions and planted with little care into a highly competitive environment filled with insects and herbivores, yet these two male Cannabis plants still managed to fulfill their life’s mission to produce their flowers.

weed

The Cannabis plants look right at home in that wild thicket. Even the insects seem to like the Cannabis flowers.

pollinator on Cannabis

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Tokermon Tuesday # 19

Tuesday again. Are you ready for another flying Tokermon? Meet Buzzz. This little devil is a fast flyer, jetting about the plants like a test pilot, Buzzz will land only when it needs to feed on the biggest fan leaves of the biggest plants.

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Second Grow – Seedlings

This Second Grow started with germination of eight seeds on July 24, 2017. Two weeks later, the remaining seven seedlings continue growing strong and fast. The eighth seed sprouted but looked deformed, growing much slower than the rest. I euthanized the struggling little guy and felt a slight pang of guilt. Vegans, kiss my ass. Killing plants is still murder.

cannabis grow box

The first stages of growth for this Second Grow have been much less stressed than the first grow. I have been able to give them more attention and a much better environment for a healthy start.

I’ve planted these seedlings into bigger pots within 10 days of germinating. I felt this would accelerate growth into the “veg” stage and let the roots get comfortable in their new “forever” home. I risk losing at least half of these as I expect them to be males.

As a bonus experiment, I’ve left the “seventh seedling” in a starter pot. I will compare the growth of this seedling with the 6 planted ones. Already I’ve noticed the soil dries out much faster in the starter pot.

I plan to develop a second grow box so I can grow at two different environments. I will be able to effectively grow two higher yield crops with staggered harvest times yet still stay within the 6 plant limit the state lawfully allows. Ideally, 6 grow boxes would be the best way to grow as I could grow much larger plants, stagger the harvest times, grow different strains and experiment with a variety of grow techniques.

cannabis seedling, 17 days old
Did I mention how well these seedlings are growing?

…watch us grow…

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Tokermon Tuesday # 18

The time is Tuesday. Let me introduce you to a winged smoker… meet Bowlfly. This timid Tokermon is always packed and ready to fly when you get too close. You might see a Bowlfly on your biggest buds trying to stuff it into its ample bowl.

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You’re Rolling Your Joints Wrong.

If you’re not using Glass Tips when you roll one up, then you’re not smoking the best joint.

rolling joints
Glass Tips take the hand rolled cannabis smoking experience to the next level. These tiny smoking accessories make any joint classy, clean and cool without technology or great investment.

rolled joints

The Glass Tip is simply a tiny tube of glass with little dimples inside. When rolling a doobie, one only needs to place the glass tube halfway into the joint. When rolled correctly, the glass tip will become the reefer’s mouthpiece and finger grip. Without a doubt, smoking with a glass tip is always better.

  • Reusable and washable
  • Smoke more of the joint, no “roach”
  • No slobber is absorbed by a paper end
  • Nice, clean and even rolled shape
  • No more burned fingers
  • less chance of sucking in the cherry (called Wu-Tanging)

RAW tipsI’ve been using a rolled a paper filter for quite a while. RAW makes pre-shaped and perforated filter papers that are a vast improvement over no filter at all. Of course you’ll need to stop smoking the joint when it gets close to the end because that paper will burn. Once you start rolling using the Glass Tips , those paper filters seem a bit getto. All my home rolled will be Glass Tipped from now on.

I was introduced to the Glass Tip at the 420 Party. As soon as I tried one, I knew I had to get some of my own. Dank Tips was the first company to come up when I Googled “glass tips”. I was amazed that I hadn’t tried these things before. I ordered both “straight tips” and “tornado tips” from Dank Tips and received them lickety-split.

Dank Tips

If you roll using a paper filter, switching over to a Glass Tip roll will be an easy transition as the glass holds its shape when “twisting one up”. The Glass Tip also works well in those hand rolling machines we’ve all seen. Either way, the Glass Tips makes rolling easier once you get the hang of it.

tornado tipThe Tornado Tips are glass as well. There is a twisty piece of glass inside. When inhaling with a Tornado Tip, the smoke has a longer path to travel and cools down a bit, leaving tars and ash on that twisted core. Could using this Tip actually be a safer way to smoke Cannabis?

I urge you to give the Glass Tip a try if you haven’t already. It is a vast improvement over the soggy, nasty roach we’ve been passing to one another for decades. Welcome to the Age of Glass.

You can find all the Glass Tips you’ll ever need at Dank Tips: www.danktips.com and at your neighborhood smoke shop.

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Tokermon Tuesday # 17

It’s Tuesday, time to take out the trash. Meet Waysted. This Tokermon can be found wherever it is not so tidy. Clean up your crop or Waysted will do the job for you and take a few choice plants as well. Om Nom Nom.

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…see you next Tuesday…