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Old 18-03-2011, 10:36 PM
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Havnt smoked a joint in about 3 years but used to be fond of the stuff for years. Am after getting into gardening the last few years and recenty with Spring coming, I've been thinking a lot about growing a plant or two, more out of interest than anything else.
Has anyone done this in Cork? I've googled and theres too many different methods. I just want the one that works Also wheres the best place to get the seeds in Cork?
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Old 18-03-2011, 10:41 PM
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Not that I'm an expert or anything.......

If you've a private back garden they're fairly easy to grow outdoors, I've seen plants over 6' tall growing outdoors in Ireland. Start them off in propagator indoors about now, They should be ready to plant out in 2-3 weeks. Lash of tomato food(they have very similar nutritional needs) every few days and Roberts your mothers brother. There is no need to go more complicated than that unless you want to be growing some weird type of super skunk.

There used to be a place next door to the dole office that used to sell seeds, Not sure if it is still there. When you but the seeds, buy a book too.

ALLEGEDLY....
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Old 19-03-2011, 01:18 AM
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There used to be a place next door to the dole office that used to sell seeds, Not sure if it is still there. When you but the seeds, buy a book too.
The Funky Skunk it was called. Still around it's just near the paul st. tesco car park entrance now.
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Old 18-03-2011, 10:55 PM
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Havnt smoked a joint in about 3 years but used to be fond of the stuff for years. Am after getting into gardening the last few years and recenty with Spring coming, I've been thinking a lot about growing a plant or two, more out of interest than anything else.
Has anyone done this in Cork? I've googled and theres too many different methods. I just want the one that works Also wheres the best place to get the seeds in Cork?
you dont want to be growing plants that reach 6 foot for obvious reasons, what you want is an auto-flowering lowryder i.e. a plant that wont grow above 2 feet and has no vegitave stage, it begins its flowering cycle immeadiately. some strains will grow fairly well outdoors like lowryder ak47. from seed to harvest in 2 months. the yield is pretty low, about an oz per plant , but they are fairly inconspicuous, so grow a few of them ! get feminized seeds so you're not messing around with isolating males. dunno if they are available in cork but no problem getting them posted in.
or so ive heard.........
let us know how you get on
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Old 18-03-2011, 11:02 PM
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Thanks for the replies lads.

I was planning on keeping the plants in the house under a south facing window. Would those 2 foot "auto-flowering lowryder" plants also grow indoors do you know?

I'm feel a bit dodgy about ordering the seeds with a credit card online
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Old 18-03-2011, 11:19 PM
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Thanks for the replies lads.

I was planning on keeping the plants in the house under a south facing window. Would those 2 foot "auto-flowering lowryder" plants also grow indoors do you know?

I'm feel a bit dodgy about ordering the seeds with a credit card online
they'll grow fine indoors as long as they get plenty of sunlight. germinate them and then straight into 5 litre pots. if you're growing indoors you might try a different strain than the one i mentioned. i only said ak47 coz they're fairly hardy.i'ld wait untill the middle/end of may to start, just to maximise the amount of light they get. google irish seed bank and you might get someone local selling them, but i know guys who have bought online and there was no problems. seeds arent illeagal in this country.
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Old 19-03-2011, 02:12 AM
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they'll grow fine indoors as long as they get plenty of sunlight. germinate them and then straight into 5 litre pots. if you're growing indoors you might try a different strain than the one i mentioned. i only said ak47 coz they're fairly hardy.i'ld wait untill the middle/end of may to start, just to maximise the amount of light they get. google irish seed bank and you might get someone local selling them, but i know guys who have bought online and there was no problems. seeds arent illeagal in this country.
The THC is produced as a protection against UV light. The higher up they're grown (Pakistan) the more UV light they're exposed to and so the more THC they produce. Same reason for using UV lights for indoor growing. Windows block UV light, you won't get a tan by standing next to a window. They'll grow alright but they'll be pretty weak.
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Old 19-03-2011, 02:31 AM
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The THC is produced as a protection against UV light. The higher up they're grown (Pakistan) the more UV light they're exposed to and so the more THC they produce. Same reason for using UV lights for indoor growing. Windows block UV light, you won't get a tan by standing next to a window. They'll grow alright but they'll be pretty weak.
fair play to ya. makes complete sense. have only ever grown under lights and outside, do you know if greenhouse panes is some kinda treated glass? coz i know fellas that have grown a reasonable weed under cold frames
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Old 18-03-2011, 11:11 PM
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The seeds themselves are not illegal. They are used in bird feeds and the like. Its the growing part that is frowned upon.
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Old 18-03-2011, 11:13 PM
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Grew one 10 yrs ago in cork started in a takeaway dish
On the window,in about 2/3 months if was about 4 ft high
Broke the stem of it though changing it to a bigger pot
Great fun watching it grow though used nick me mothers
Plant food for it when I was down for the sunday roast.
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