Arpeggio's 1st journal


#1

5 ladies in 3 7-gallon fabric pots. 1 in 1 pot, 2 in another, and 2 ladies in a 3rd.

(Ordered 20 AK47 seeds – that’ll be my next grow journal!)


#2
  1. Jane

Jane was not a planned child. She came into this world because I tossed a seed from a pipe-load into last season’s 2 gallon tomato pot one November evening. I noticed her at some point, but I didn’t take care of her. I was a terrible father, I guess.

Luckily, it was pretty rainy in California this year. Maybe March she started to flower; and I started to take more of an interest. She was wild, hearty, strong, odiferous, petite, . . . and beautiful.


#3

You’re lost and wandering on the prairie plane
With cries unanswered and your prayers in vain
You feel so hopeless, feel so all alone
No absolution, no way to atone

You had to circle up your wagon-train
the flaming arrows fall like acid rain
if there were some way to escape unscathed
you’d pay the piper for your freedom saved

Baby hold on: I hear the cavalry coming
Baby hold on: I see the cavalry coming
Baby hold on: I know the cavalry’s coming
Baby hold on: I’ll be the cavalry coming

So take to saddle with me, time to ride
And gallop freely to the other side
Take the medicine that I can give
A hint of vapor tonic that will let you live

So breathe in deeply, I’ll be what you need
Your mystic flower grown from planted seed
I’ll fix your head, I’ll fix your lonely heart
If you will give the trust I need to start

Baby hold on: I hear the cavalry coming
Baby hold on: I see the cavalry coming
Baby hold on: I know the cavalry’s coming
Baby hold on: I’ll be the cavalry coming

You fear my message; yeah you fear my song
But what is strong is weak; what’s weak is strong
Disdain the glitter and embrace the green
Or be the rattle of a cold machine

So let me take you into my embrace
And kiss the tears a-rolling down your face
I’ll help you find the girl you used to be
I’ll help restore your faith in fantasy

Baby hold on: I hear the cavalry coming
Baby hold on: I see the cavalry coming
Baby hold on: I know the cavalry’s coming


#4

Please tag me in


#5

Can’t wait to see Jane grow!


#6

@Rugar89 Sure thing!

  1. Jane (continued)

So in March – I decided to take care of Jane, and started feeding and watering regularly. I protected her from varmints, and new growth emerged decidedly of different appearance than her first growth:

The longer days prompted m’lady to leave her flowering stage and return to her vegetative growth. I’ve harvested most of her sweet buds at this point – in fact Jane is pretty much all I’ve been smoking for the last 2 months! Here’s Jane now:

But deep inside of her, there’s still signs of her first flowering:


#7

I’m done
living in the badlands
playing out my last hand
listening to whispering walls
even when you’re not there
you’re beating me at solitaire
and I feel

I am done
living in the wastelands
shaking off my last chance
riding barrels towards the falls
even though you’re still there
dancing on the heavy air
I feel

That one dark angel
trapped in shadows
one dark angel
tied up in tangles
one dark angel is you

I am done
living in a dreamland
walking through the quicksand
sinking with the stars
see, even when you’re nowhere
I take you with me everywhere
and I feel

That one dark angel
trapped in shadows
one dark angel
tied up in tangles
one dark angel is you

Before I kissed one dark angel
one dark angel goodbye
I never knew how strange felt
never knew how change held her hands
over my eyes
before you ever thought of me
I knew you were my love
and I presumed you’d fall to me
from somewhere up above
I never knew

that one dark angel
trapped in shadows
one dark angel
tied up in tangles
lingers and dangles
one dark angel is you
one dark angel was you


#8

So we have Royalty sharing a 7 gallon fabric pot! They’ve never been topped, and I’ve resisted whenever I hear someone say, “off with their heads”! I give you . . . Elizabeth and Victoria!


#9

Elizabeth

When I started taking care of Jane, I also decided to germinate another bagseed. Hey, if I can take care of 1, then I can take care of two. When that one showed male, I decided to germinate every seed I had (9 or 10) and aim for the the legal California max of 6. So all of the current crop (other than Jane) were germinated at the end of April. So Elizabeth is about 9 weeks old as of now — BUT, she’s been flowering before some of the others even showed! Which goes to show you; there’s no absolute rule with these plants.

I named her Elizabeth because the flower on top looks a bit like a crown . .

Another look:


#10

#11

One more of Elizabeth and Victoria:


#12

And finally in my last pot: Bertha and Eileen

Bertha is a big girl! I’ve topped her a few times now, and she has the largest fan leaves I’ve ever seen in my limited experience – 8 inches from tip of the small prongs on one side to the tip of the center prong:


#13

You heard a voice
You moved toward the sound
Someone whispered your name
Somewhere
You look for noise
Lonely carries sound
With no one to explain
…Why it’s there

Chorus:
If your heart and mind were sisters
They both would be the shy ones
and when an angel whispers
You’re afraid to dare the silence
Once your heart had wings
You could fly then learn to fall
But, you don’t trust in things
That make no sense at all

Bridge:
Lost is the loneliness you live
someone’s calling you outside
You know that something’s got to give
Or you’ll lose your heart and mind.
credits


#14

Looking good.


#15

I guess time for some pics. The current state of the garden: Jane in front; Elizabeth and Victoria, then Bertha % Eileen bringing up the rear!


#16

And Elizabeth showing her royalty. 3 weeks in flower. Everyone else is vegging . . .

(see a couple of entries down . . . !) :smile:


#17

Does anybody know how to stop pics from rotating? Sometimes they don’t; usually they do.

They start off looking distorted. Show in landscape form, but look squashed. I manually move the two coordinates, and the squishedness goes away, but they remain landscape. Any rotate button anywhere? :blush:


#18

Crop the photo slightly before you post it. That seems to work. @arpeggio


#19


#20

Thanks Anne! :smiley: Awesome!