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COMING SOON: A series to learn how to grow at home!

Watch and interact with cannabis farmers and specialists so we can learn how to grow in our own homes! 

Connect with other women about how it's going, learn tips and tricks from experts and more!

Post your burning questions and we'll get experts to answer them!!

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SarahSackett

I'm really excited about this! I'm going to grow a couple of plants this summer outside with my veggies!

I'm mostly just interested in the basics - pot sizes, nutrient/soil/water recommendations.  Best time to harvest?

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dj highlife

yes @SarahSackett - nothing fancy!  I just want to drop some starts out there and see what I get!

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Canna Nana

I've been growing my own medicine for 6 years and I'm so excited to be starting my next garden here in Portlandia soon! There's nothing more therapeutic & fun than growing cannabis!??

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Lisa

I've been working on getting this started for over a year - VERY EXCITED to make this a reality!!

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Lindsay @ NFGco

This is so exciting! I can’t grow anything (truly!) but my seed babies from the tokeativity event have already sprouted and are getting tall so fast! Here’s a picture from my Instagram story earlier today. 

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Lindsay @ NFGco

I can't believe how fast they're growing. I have killed every plant I've ever had but these lil babies are growing like...well, weed(s) ? (sorry for the dad joke!) I watched a YouTube video today where a homegrower said he watered his with organic black tea, has anyone else heard of that?

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dj highlife

@Lindsay @ NFGco - never!  but whatever works -- keeping it organic is nice too!  keep us updated on yr babies!

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On 3/16/2018 at 12:59 AM, Lindsay @ NFGco said:

This is so exciting! I can’t grow anything (truly!) but my seed babies from the tokeativity event have already sprouted and are getting tall so fast! Here’s a picture from my Instagram story earlier today. 

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@Samantha CHECK OUT THIS LITTLE BABY!!! Have you ever fed plants black tea? 

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savinamonet

Soo I am so in love with this because I have a HORRIBLE sense of plants #cactuslife

But is now a good time to start adopting some clones? 

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momgetshigh

@Lisa Honestly, I'm a better grow assistant than I am a grower. Although I have years of experience in the garden, I am ALWAYS working under the supervision of a master grower. I can tell you all about pruning, drying, curing, trimming and a tiny bit about cloning, but the growing I leave to others. One day, when the average citizen of my state (Washington) is allowed to grow a few plants at home as you do in Oregon, I'll be asking the same questions.

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Lindsay @ NFGco

@momgetshigh honestly if these guys/gals survive into maturity I'll have to rethink the entire situation since it's definitely against my lease terms to be growing in my apartment (BOO.) It's a pretty rad experiment to see if I can keep them alive and thriving though, especially since I've been known to kill everything from succulents to cat grass thus far, ha!

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Lindsay @ NFGco

Actually @Lisa something that you might cover at the grow at home session is the legality of it all – I remember seeing something a while ago (maybe on the John Oliver cannabis episode?) about how people who have federally-funded mortgages are at risk for losing their mortgages if they grow because it's federally illegal, too? I know I'm not supposed to have cannabis in my apartment at all (smoking, growing, possession but whatever)-- definitely an interesting other side to the convo.

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momgetshigh

@Lindsay @ NFGco Maybe we can find a new home for your girls as they get bigger. Maybe someone on here has a safe garden in the PDX area.

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Kendra Freeman

Hi My name is Kendra!  I own a small farm outside of Rogue River, called Oso Verde Farms!  I have been a farmer for the last decade or so!  Would love to give you all some simple tips for your own 4 in your yard or house!  

Step one:

Get some potting soil.  Just a small bag will do.  Get 4" pots if you started seeds.  Get 1 gallon pots if you got them as a clone.  Just fill with some organic soil, compost, a small handful of Bio-live Brand is Down to earth from the local garden store or grow store.  Tell them you are a first time grower!  Talk to anyone and everyone!  

Water when needed.  Plants do not like sopping wet soil.  This kills and browns out their roots.  Roots need oxygen too. They like a drink of water and then they like to dry up a little bit and then add more water and let them go a day between waterings but enough water to make sure they are not wilting. This is the mistake most people make with plants.  Enough water so the soil is damp to the bottom of the pot but not so much water where it is running out of the bottom of the planter.  Try and water every other day.  Just a little bit!

Remember, to keep plants in Veg mode to grow a little taller before flower...they have to have 18 hours of light on them minimum.  Otherwise you will end up with a very small plant that has very tiny buds.  You want it at least 3 ft or more to start it in flower mode!

Remember plants need three things to make them thrive!

Light, Water, and Co2.  

Okay get that started and I will be back for more tips!

 

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Lisa
5 hours ago, Lindsay @ NFGco said:

@momgetshigh honestly if these guys/gals survive into maturity I'll have to rethink the entire situation since it's definitely against my lease terms to be growing in my apartment (BOO.) It's a pretty rad experiment to see if I can keep them alive and thriving though, especially since I've been known to kill everything from succulents to cat grass thus far, ha!

Those are hemp seeds - I'm not sure if there is any specific difference in the legalities around hemp vs cannabis.

1 hour ago, Kendra Freeman said:

Hi My name is Kendra!  I own a small farm outside of Rogue River, called Oso Verde Farms!  I have been a farmer for the last decade or so!  Would love to give you all some simple tips for your own 4 in your yard or house!  

Step one:

Get some potting soil.  Just a small bag will do.  Get 4" pots if you started seeds.  Get 1 gallon pots if you got them as a clone.  Just fill with some organic soil, compost, a small handful of Bio-live Brand is Down to earth from the local garden store or grow store.  Tell them you are a first time grower!  Talk to anyone and everyone!  

Water when needed.  Plants do not like sopping wet soil.  This kills and browns out their roots.  Roots need oxygen too. They like a drink of water and then they like to dry up a little bit and then add more water and let them go a day between waterings but enough water to make sure they are not wilting. This is the mistake most people make with plants.  Enough water so the soil is damp to the bottom of the pot but not so much water where it is running out of the bottom of the planter.  Try and water every other day.  Just a little bit!

Remember, to keep plants in Veg mode to grow a little taller before flower...they have to have 18 hours of light on them minimum.  Otherwise you will end up with a very small plant that has very tiny buds.  You want it at least 3 ft or more to start it in flower mode!

Remember plants need three things to make them thrive!

Light, Water, and Co2.  

Okay get that started and I will be back for more tips!

 

Thank you @Kendra Freeman for these awesome tips!! Please let me know if you might be interested in teaching some grow tips, gardener style, in our online classroom!

 

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Kendra Freeman

Yes! I will teach! 

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Kendra Freeman

Also i even have some free seeds, and free plants for people! Of course i am giving away only “plant or seed to each person that needs one from my personal stash not from my licensed farm”

I come to portland every other week! 

 

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On 3/15/2018 at 3:02 PM, Lisa said:

I've been working on getting this started for over a year - VERY EXCITED to make this a reality!!

YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN <3

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On 3/18/2018 at 11:04 PM, Kendra Freeman said:

Hi My name is Kendra!  I own a small farm outside of Rogue River, called Oso Verde Farms!  I have been a farmer for the last decade or so!  Would love to give you all some simple tips for your own 4 in your yard or house!  

Step one:

Get some potting soil.  Just a small bag will do.  Get 4" pots if you started seeds.  Get 1 gallon pots if you got them as a clone.  Just fill with some organic soil, compost, a small handful of Bio-live Brand is Down to earth from the local garden store or grow store.  Tell them you are a first time grower!  Talk to anyone and everyone!  

Water when needed.  Plants do not like sopping wet soil.  This kills and browns out their roots.  Roots need oxygen too. They like a drink of water and then they like to dry up a little bit and then add more water and let them go a day between waterings but enough water to make sure they are not wilting. This is the mistake most people make with plants.  Enough water so the soil is damp to the bottom of the pot but not so much water where it is running out of the bottom of the planter.  Try and water every other day.  Just a little bit!

Remember, to keep plants in Veg mode to grow a little taller before flower...they have to have 18 hours of light on them minimum.  Otherwise you will end up with a very small plant that has very tiny buds.  You want it at least 3 ft or more to start it in flower mode!

Remember plants need three things to make them thrive!

Light, Water, and Co2.  

Okay get that started and I will be back for more tips!

 

HOLY SHIT THIS IS AMAZING THANK YOU!

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WokeBae

Thanks @Kendra Freeman very detailed and thorough, awesome! 

The only thing I would add would be to also keep an eye on the humidity/temperature of the room you're keeping the seedling in. When they are first establishing its important not to keep the plant anywhere drafty, too cold or too hot. Somewhere about 70-75 would be best. Also like @Kendra Freeman mentioned with the watering, its important not to over or under water right now, keeping soil moist but with no standing water (this is where temperature comes in- if its too cold in your room your plant might not need watering every other day, or if its too hot you may need to splash it a little more often).  I find it useful to keep a log of garden activity, with things like: 

-When you planted your seeds

-When they first germinated

-When they are being watered/how much they are being watered---> this will help keep track of under or over watering :) 

- Etc. All of these notes can help you recreate your success or avoid the same pitfalls. 

Definitely keeping seedlings and small plant starts indoor because its just too chilly for them out right now, as well as not having enough natural light to keep them in a vegetative stage, so like @Kendra Freeman mentioned, having that 18 hour daylight and 6 hours of darkness will help your plant thrive at this stage- there are inexpensive light timers you can use to set your light schedule. Keep an eye on how close the plant gets to the light, the further the light the more the plant has to reach and the longer gaps between nodes, giving you a much leggier plant. 
Oh so much to say! Haha 

In a couple of weeks you should have a plant more than 5 nodes tall! 

Love!

Mari 

 

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Aphrena

I was super surprised how quickly my plants sprouted as well! Now I am just worried about them being too tall? Right now two of them are starting to lean and almost fall over. Anyone know what I can do to make them stronger?! 

 

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16 hours ago, Aphrena said:

I was super surprised how quickly my plants sprouted as well! Now I am just worried about them being too tall? Right now two of them are starting to lean and almost fall over. Anyone know what I can do to make them stronger?! 

 

They’re getting so big!

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These look so great! They are reaching for sun - are they in the sunniest part of your home right now?

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