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    Improvision

    Wow. I went everywhere looking for pots and all.  Couldn't find any.  Didn't want to get the clay pots cause they are heavy - i am concerned about my platforms for my special plants and all.  One false move and everything could go.  Had to readjust the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 27, 2009

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    Ah Man

    finally got all of my lights set up.  sometimes, when i get back home and all - and my home is dark, it literally looks like the vortex of Heaven in my room.  so bright.  blinding bright.  now it's worse.  my eyes just adjusted themselves to the old set...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 1, 2010

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    So,

    i checked on my babies today.  even Susan looks good.  She/he had me kind of worried for a while.  Guess destroying the Basil and Mint for their pots wasn't bad after all. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 27, 2009

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    I Want More Plants

    Don't know what type of seeds to get.  I want all sorts of herbs and foliage plants. Maybe i should get some golden pothos or swedish ivies.  I love sweedish ivy.  Crassulas or philodendrons.  Maybe a schefflera.  Or even draceanas.  I do love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 21, 2009

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    We Will Just Call Them

    Susan, Molly, Jan, Jack, Bert, Mike, Bart, Bret, and Beauregard.  Mike is the one that is completely different from the rest.  He is just really different. Now, Susan and Molly are together in the same pot - and they are starting to take off.  Just dreading...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 16, 2009

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    The Experiment

    When i transplanted Bret, Bart, & Beau, i used a soil medium of sphagnum moss, Canadian sphagnum moss, perlite, and sand.  But, i also added COFFEE.  I think coffee grinds is whats making  them perk up.  I need to find out exactly what chemical compounds...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 29, 2009

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    Across The Board

    6.3 pH.  I have met my goal totally.  However, i have found new methods for lowering pH just in case i can't get rainwater.  Coffee, Vinegar, Grapefruit and Lemon/Lime Juice. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2009

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    Bitter Work

    LOL.  LMAO.  Whew. Susan, Molly, Jack, Jan, Mike, and Bert are all doing well since the transplanting.  But, so far it seems that my work is paying off.  Susan has picked up since the transplanting and all.  Seems like the roots are taking to the soil...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2009

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    The Grass

    Simore's grass is getting tall.  I can't wait til it's full grown so he can eat it.  I hope he likes it. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    I Am Really Proud Of:

    Jack, Mike, and Bert... They are the healthiest of all - no deficiencies or other complications... :-D Link to all - EP Link
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 25, 2009

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    Leaving Babes For The Weekend.

    Wow.  I am hoping they will fair out ok in my absence.  Im kinda scared, but im sure they will be ok. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1, 2010

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    Treats For Simore

    Well, since i destroyed the basil and mint, i have started a new crop of grass, pumpkin, and corn.  Only gonna let them get big enough to get a good amount of leaves and then he will have more leafy foods.  Can't wait til they all grow.  The grass has already...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 5, 2010

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    Way Wrong Subject

    Talk about naive, When I read this story title, I had a completely DIFFERENT concept of Home Grown, thinking that it COULD be delving into the popular  "go green" movement and involve self sufficency.  Could NEVER be more WRONG!  I DO NOT CONDONE NOR ENCOURAGE THE USE OF ANY...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 11, 2012

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    Waiting For Spring

    Sure hope that ground hog sees his shadow soon.  I want to go and get some dandelion and milk thistle seeds for Simore.  lol.  Awe man, he's gonna love me even more when they grow. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8, 2010

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    Living Herbs

    So, i goes to Kroger looking for something fresh for my baby Simore to eat.  lol.  And i stumble upon potted herbs.  Didn't like how the dill, cilantro, or parsley looked.  But, i dug how the mint looked and somewhat ok with how the basil looked.  I go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 16, 2009

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    Susan Is Gone

    Well i turned her over to him/her new owner - care package and all.  Looks a little empty with him/her gone now, but in essence she was being choked out by the others.  And it is a little less crowded.  This way she can get all the care she needs.  I even got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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    Running Out Of Room

    Yes.  Collectively, Susan, Molly, Jack, Mike, Jan, and Bert are all growing so fast. Overall, the plants are well.  However, i am running out of room for all of them.  So, having said all of this, i have come to a crucial decision.  Susan will be the first...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 27, 2009

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    Damn! Damn! Damn!!!!!

    almost took out 75% of my crop.  i be so tired from work most nights and the commute back and forth.  but, all but one made a full recovery.  jan is no more.
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    Jack - Traumatized

    I had my fan blowing on my crops - as you should.  But, Jack had so many leaves and was top heavy and fell over while i was out.  I had to remove (cut off) his/her entire top to salvage the rest of the plant.  Guess, i will just cure the leaves and have some smoke...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 9, 2010

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    Can't Believe It - Thanks To The Stormy Weather

    I have managed to collect something like 230 ounces of rain water.  I am expecting to collect more, more along the lines of maybe 100 more - maybe more.  Don't have room for too much more tho. With Susan, Molly, Jack, Jan, Bert, Mike, & Jack --- and then Bret...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 19, 2009

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    Susan's Care-package

    So, i have packed special fertilizers, pH downers and uppers, and a history of Susan's history here with me and all.  lol.  Susan's even getting my LED lights. lol.  Called up my folk, told them what additional lights to get and all - other stuff like Reynolds...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1, 2010

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    The New Improvision

    Mike and Bert were the only 2 i couldn't transplant.  But, after searching every corner of my home - i decided to take another 12 looks into my fridge.  Low and behold, i saw this container that had spinach in it.  It was too big for one plant, but it made the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 27, 2009

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    Simore's Grass

    They took off the other night.  They grew something like 2 1/2 inches in the last 24 hours.  In a couple more days, he will be able to eat them.  LOL.  I can't wait.  @ least the grass doesnt require my attention like my grass...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    The Babes

    They are all doing well.  They have gotten taller and wider - i will take actual measurements on the morrow.  Thing is though, I will have to change their lighting schedule cause my new job will conflict with me doing it manually.  lol.  but, hey - i gotta...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 5, 2010

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    All Is Well - For The Most Part

    Well, i killed off some of the basil and mint.  Needed their pots for the other crops. For the most part, the other's are ok -- of the basil and mint. ~~~~~~~~~ The other crops are doing ok.  I have to rearrange the lighting again.  Looking for s specific...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 25, 2009

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    The Very First Prunning

    Yep, had to prune.  Some leaves got burned by the light - they grew so fast over the last 24 hours.  It was like i blinked and they sprouted out and up.  Whew.  Oh well, i guess that's what they are supposed to do.  lol.  I am so proud and all...
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    Progress And Transitions

    I am very much proud of how well Susan, Molly, Jan, Jack, Bert, and Mike are all adjusting to their new homes.  lol.  My other batch of Bret, Bart, & Beau are all doing well also.  Even better than the first batch.  8-D Susan has perked up a lot since i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    Yep, They Are Growing And Growing Fast

    the first batch are doing great.  they are ranging from 4&1/2' - 7&3/4 ' tall.  lol.  my median range is actually 6'.  i am so proud of them all.  and most of the first batch is getting bushy. now, my second group, Bart, Bret, and Beauregard...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 31, 2009

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    Simore's Pumpkins

    Finally they have sprouted from their seeds.  I can't wait to see leaves from them.  LOL.  I can't wait til it's ready for him to eat.  I bet he will like them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8, 2010

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    According To Unc K

    Well, i spoke to my Uncle today.  It's been a while.  He advised me, i have a lot more work ahead of me - even more so if i had just grew something like Indian tobacco.  lol.  Especially with the number of them i have and all.  What a shame, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 2009

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    Measurements

    the first batch of plants: Molly, Jan, Jack, Mike, and Bert's measurements range from 7" to 9 1/2" in height.  the median for them is 7 9/10"....the second batch of plants: Bret, Bart, and Beau's measurements range from 4 1/2" to 6 1/2" in height.  the median for them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 7, 2010

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    Transplanted

    Susan and Molly are no longer in the same container.  Thank God.  I thought Molly was gonna end up choking Susan to death.  Susan is in OK condition, but i will see how things work out with her as she grows and gets used to her own container.  Molly is in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 27, 2009

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    To Clone Or Not To Clone.... That Is The Question....

    So, i have invested in a nutrient tester for my babies.  Even went out and bought "Root Tone"...  Don't know if i am still planning to propagate by means of cloning.  That is going to require more light, and i might as well go out and buy the HPS ones...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 19, 2009

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    Susan - It's So Hard, To Say Goodbye...

    Susan is going to a new home soon.  Susan was the first one i planted actually.  lol.  Due to some mishaps on my part, she isn't as far advanced as her potential brothers or sisters.  But, i know someone who will give her the care she needs - no matter how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1, 2010

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    Trouble In Paradise

    Bret, Bart, and Beauregard are suffering from growth stunting - temporarily.  Lol.  I have just been spending so much time on the others.  Fortunately, i have found some containers around the house to get them into also.  So early in the morning - i shall be...
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    Shyep, Simore Is In For A Treat

    Sure is..I am now growing some Northern Beans, Sunflower, Spanish Peanuts (never heard of them before), some Blueberries, Soy Beans, and something else i couldn't figure out what was.  Funny thing is, all of these besides the blueberries and northern beans came from his bags...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8, 2010

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    Deficiencies

    Susan, Molly, Jack, Jan. Mike, and Bert ~~ They are hungrier than i thought they would be.  Ran soil tests and all, everything was missing.  I couldn't believe it.  I keep them fertilizer 30-30-30 - and they just gobble it all up. Not only were they...
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    (8-d) They Had A Spurt

    yep, 1/2 inch or higher.  lol.  i guess my vision for them came true.  they are all doing quite well. 
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    Jack Is No More

    I checked back on Jack to see it's status.  It was dying - slowly, but nothing could be done to salvage any of it. 
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