September 8, 2007

Hi. I'm Dr. Ingleweed

This is the first blog post so let’s take a little bit time to learn about the doc:

Name: Dr. Ingleweed
Born: 4/20/1975
BA: Botany
MA: Biology
PHD: Horticulture

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Anonymous said...

Hello Dr. Ingleweed :)
Please don't post this comment if possible.
I have some questions about a sativa I've been growing aeroponically. I have a Bsc (Hons) Biology, so I would really appreciate any information about sativas.
I have to admit that my purposes are recreational and not medical, even though I do it for the sake of my good health, believe me. I should have been growing this sativa outdoors, I know, but it seems to cope just fine indoors. I've got the common strain of sativa naturally sold in the greek black market. There used to be a nice, native greek sativa strain, breeded with care and love by greeks, really good high since greek climate and soil are excellent for this plant. But police and albanian mafia collaborated in order to make this strain go extinct. No greeks are growing anymore outdoors, everyone is too scared (greek law sends you to jail for 1 year if caught with 1gr, imagine if caught with a tree).
Albanian mafia has now taken over the entire black market of weed for the past 10yrs, producing in their own country (a less sunny place than Greece for sure) an awful stuff, sprayed with all sorts of dangerous chemicals that I do not wish to smoke. I'm sure it's very damaging, it smells like sprayed with ammonia. Any non-sprayed sativa is rediculously expensive; it costs more than skunk grown in Holland. I picked a non-sprayed sativa for my experiment.
Albanians did use greek seeds though, since being in an ex-communist country, they had none for themselves. So I suspect that in terms of genetics, it shouldn't be very much different than the old greek strain. I hope those chemicals they used did not induce too many mutations. It is grown outdoors and not with a lot of care: they just abandon it outside and sex it after the flowering phase, resulting in a bad, seedy weed. Hence the mature seeds of this outdoor strain in availability.
So far my plant smells beautifully, and has nice, thick buds, reminding me of good old times. I am sure I managed to restore a good part of the strains' good qualities, it already looks nothing like the weed its seed came from. My problem is, that I know nothing about this strain, there are virtually no records.
I noticed in your blog that you estimate a sativa's duration of flowering far beyond 12th week in some cases; I surely have to take it into consideration, you do have a pHD in Horticulture. Can you give me any clues about such cases? Which strains take so long?
I'm already in week 8, and all its hairs are totally white. I hope it's ready by week 12. What are exactly the qualities of a sativa that requires 16 weeks to ripe? Is there any way to know in order to compare to the strain I've got?
I could just wait to see the coloration of its hairs, but since I've been growing it aeroponically, I really have to know when its last week is going to be, in order to stop introducing nutrients into the system. According to manufacturer's instructions, I have to stop feeding the plant on its last week, allowing only freshwater into my tank. Any indications for me when to stop feeding it? Is the coloration of the hairs a gradual process with a stable rate? That is, can I calculate the last week by the percentage of hairs that change colours every week? Can I actually do that?
Thank you for your time and your patience with my english and sorry for any mistakes. My email is I would really appreciate it if you can give me some answers. Take care