There wasn’t a clear cut category for this as it’s more philosiphising than asking for help. I’m putting it here because I am a beginning grower.
As I sat on the back steps today sweating and exhausted from planting my vegetable garden and a small “weed” garden I was overcome by irony. I’m 62 years old just now with a list of ailments as long as your arm. Thanks to a 23 year stint in the Army as a helicopter pilot and just nature taking its course pain is an all day every day affair. I want and need medicinal MJ (which is 19 kinds of illegal in my state as yet) rather adding something else to the plethora of pharmceutical opiates that Drs. dole out. Just now I’m keeping about a dozen Witchdoctors in BMW’s, 1/2 a million $ houses and Carribean vacations. With a titanium right hip which took 3 implant surgeries before the entire ball joint and 90% of my femur finally fixed that; a metal right knee, 2 plates and 8 screws holding a lumbar spinal fusion, 5 bulging and inoperable spinal discs, 2 compression fractured vertabra, and scoliosis (curvature of the spine) both right to left and back to front I can’t take enough pain pills often enough (even when pills are in conjunction with the implanted morphine infusion pump I have) for other than very temporary relief.
Herein lies the irony that struck me. For most of my young life I sweated as I did today all too often while pulling, chopping, hoeing and cursing weeds that grew in the yard and garden and never could stay ahead of the damn things. How could it be less than hillarious that I can’t get a frigging weed to grow and mature inside a $1,000.00+ artificial, lack for nothing environment?
We have a barn on the fartherest 40 acres of the place here were all manner of weeds grow to phenomenal proportions. So I thinks I’ll just take a handful of fem seeds there and cast them out and forget about them until September. That barn even has answer to one grower’s dilema. It hosts a gang of Skunks and it happens that their mating season coincides with the most odorific stages of the marijuana’s growth. So there’s no worries about that giving me away.