View Full Version : Win Dr. Greenthumb Genetics - October 2005
10-02-2005, 01:37 AM
Read the contest rules: http://www.treatingyourself.com/vbulletin/announcement.php?f=45
Thanks to our sponsor at http://www.drgreenthumb.com/ we are able to give away their seeds each and every month.
Contest runs from October 4th Ė 31st, 2005
Winner will be announced on November 1st, 2005
I hope you have a Green Thumb, or at least one thatís sticky with finger hash.
Tell me about something else that youíve grown. Donít just type Roses, I shake my head and pass you by. I want some details. If it was a foodstuff, tell me about how it was to eat it. I love growing things. You should see the Arches of Ivy that we have growing in our house and donít even get me started on Orchids!!!!
Anyway, get to it.
10-06-2005, 06:31 PM
i have read the rules
what else have i grown? thats one heck of a list as my family has a long history of greenthumbs. my current obsession is carnivorous plants. i have around a 100 species, hybrids and cultivars. the showiest of the bunch are my tropical pitcher plants(Nepenthes). while the largest one i have at the moment only has pitchers 8 inches tall, some can get them up to the size of a 2 liter pop bottle. My lil baby N. hamata will get teeth that send shivers down a persons spine, my N. bongso gets a peristrome as black as coal and as shiny as polished chrome, my N. veitchii is covered with small hairs and is beautifully striped, ive got a natural hybrid so rare that i may not even be found in nature, but was collected from seeds on a wild plant.
my absolute favorites though are the terrestrial and epiphytic bladderworts(Utricularia). their flowers while small(most barly hit 1 cm, a huge one is a flower over an inch) rival any of my orchids. shades of blues, purples and the richest yellow coming out of a pot of what appears to be just moss and slime. i can cram 20 species in a standard 10 gallon aquarium. U sandersonni gets mounds of flowers that look like angry bunny rabbits. the epiphyatics are nothing short of a headache to grow. you never know if they are doint well or not as 95% of the growth is underground. its quite frustrating. but theire flowers, when they do appear, are breath taking.
i also have an assortment of sunfews and venus flytraps and a host of lesser known types.
10-07-2005, 02:36 PM
i grow Mushrooms: Cubensis , Pan Cyans , ebibles , medicinal not all at the same time just one species at a time because its indoors, I got just one cactus :San Pedro it's about 1/4" right now. Pumkin , banana tree , aguacate tree , orange tree ect......I really love Mother Nature and you learn alot if you want to learn from her............///////
Best wishes ! Always ! Sincerely .........././///////
10-07-2005, 04:14 PM
I have a small garden in my fish tank. there are about 12 species of plants in my 30 gallon fish tank. I went to two different petstores to buy all the substrate I needed. The bottom layer is Flourite and the top layer is Tahitian moon sand. the light is a 96 watt cf every two weeks or so I need to hack back the growth to make sure my fish has enough space to swim.
types of plants in my tank:
Java fern (alot of babies on the way)
Java moss (slowly but surely creeping across the drift wood)
Apongetons (have to cut these back regularly)
Wisteria (incredibly fast grower, cruutings have no trouble rooting)
Elodia (just a few spriggs right now)
Red and green tiger lotuses (very nice looking but block alot of light)
red temple (my favorite, just recovering from shock of shipping)
dwarf sag (like grass, spreading itselfg across the substrate. I clear out other plants when these arecreeping in around them)
and two more whose names elude me for the moment.
I have read the rules....yes sirreee i did
Lets see..oh where to start...well i also love to grow things other then MJ
i also love to kill tomato plants too...lol musta had the touch of Death on the big boy tomaters i was tryin to grow but they looked nice all rotten n Wormy heheh
I Also Grew this summer Red,Green and orange peppers and man ill tell ya i watered with molasses alot of times and all them came out sweet and juicy tasting...were awesome.
But saving the best for last,as well as dead tomatos to nice peppers i have this impulse to grow as many Habeneros,jalapenos,Red savines as i could i grew my Mj right in with'em lol i can hear it oh i just smoked some of Repts bud....owww im on fiiire lol
oh and im also growing Brussel sprouts and man them things are weird to grow lil balls all over the stalks(not to mention the spiders that live in them)so like brussel sprout spider balls what they look like.....but anywho
Hey what the hell i love to Grow and dig just watching them grow i walk out in the garden everyday like lil old mother Hen tending his damn flock heheh
Wish i could grow a couple of bare breasted Blondes out in back for play time just while things are ummm lol Growing :)
oh invasion of the booby snatchers comes to mind
Grow on Brotha's
like stains in yer undies
these are the days of our lives...lol
10-21-2005, 08:14 AM
"I have read the contest rules"
Actualy Iīm growing 3 species of tomatoes: NANO TOMATOES (very small ones in size of one grape) good to eat in salads. ITALIAN SAUCE TOMATOES (good to make sauces) and REGULAR TOMATOES (to make juices and eat with salads cuted in slices)
I grow one NANO COCONUT TREE (she is short in height but have a good production), and have an small herb gardem with 6 kinds of herbs but I dont know how to translate the names to english than I will post the local names OREGANO, SALSA, MANJERIC√O, CEBOLINHA, SALVIA (not divinorium) and COENTRO (very good to cook fish and shrimps).
Thaths it for now
10-21-2005, 01:47 PM
First i would like to thank the sponser DR. Greenthumb Genetics for a great contest :)
This year i got motivated and grew some cucumbers,carrots,red/yellow peppers,onions and some tomatoes :D I grew them all inside till they were big enough to put in the garden.The wife and i went out on a sunday morning and started digging holes and planting it was so funny we were so black from the soil afterwards :p My cucumbers did awesome this year :D We ate so much we had to give some away,so i gave away 4 3 gallon buckets to friends(ya i planted way to many).The carrots are really good to we've bin just taking them out as we need them cause they won't go bad in the ground for a few more months.My yellow and red peppers never produced anything :( My green onions were good i went out to the garden and chopped a bunch down then chopped them all up and put them in a ziplock bag and put them in the crisper.They go good with just about anything!!And finally my tomatoes,which i just picked yesterday they were still green but we loaded up the window sils with them so they should change shortly :D And that's what i grew and ate this year from my garden ;)
10-23-2005, 04:21 PM
i have read the rules
well every year ive got a garden going.well my favorite is the poppy bedthey are so calming & smell like peas when boiling for tea.the stawberry bed nothing sweeter .as well as the usual tamatoes potatoes .as they give a good amout of food for the space time & effort used
10-28-2005, 03:02 PM
I have read the rules>
I love mangoes and in 1997 I had finished eating a particularly good one and got this thought to plant the Huge seed>I put it in an extremely small pot and lo and behold it came up out of the ground and turned into a beautiful long leafed tree>I have also been a frequent visitor to Jamaica and have many friends down there and in 2001 I took a small cut branch to the carribbean with me> My ex father in law grafted the cutting onto another Mango tree and it took> That cutting now produces Mangoes of a different type then the other part of the tree>strange but true>My mango tree died when I moved from Toronto to Northern Ont 2 yrs ago but a peice of it still lives on in Jamaica>>GM
10-29-2005, 11:01 AM
I have read the contest rules
It was my success with my vegetable/fruit garden that someone suggested that I should try to grow my own MMJ. Fisrt of all everything in my garden has been grown from seeds. The first year I started with tomatoes. 3 kinds, Grape tomatoes, cherry, and beefsteaks. Also were 2 kinds of cucumbers, 1 for salads and 1 for pickles. Hot and sweet peppers were also added the first year.
Every year I take the best selection from each kind to keep for next years harvest. This all started 10 years ago and started in a 10ft X 10ft area. this garden is now 40ft X 40ft and still contain all my original vegs but i have also added a strawberry patch, a raspberry bush that grows like crazy. I have added eggplants, radishes, carrots and snap peas, italian green beans and lima beans. A 10ft X 10ft section has been added just for herbs (the legal kind) parsley, oregano, basil, cilantro, lemongrass, , spearmint, peppermint, dill, rosemary, and thyme. These have all been planted each in a 1ft X 1ft raised, boxed garden. I have 2 medium sized medicinal herb trees planted in large containers like Ginko Biloba, eucalyptus. All these plants are grown organically and the taste of organically grown foods are not to be compared to anything you ca buy, even in a organic store. There is also the love that you add to your growing that I believe is the secret ingredient to why the taste cannot be compared with anything that is store bought.
This entire garden is in the rear of my property, behind the house and it has a border of 10ft tall sunflowers that surround the entire area from about 8 feet away from the first plants so that I still get the full effect of total sun in this garden. I have morning glorys on one side fence and honeysuckle on the other side. OOpsie just gave me some beautiful seeds that will go on a third fence. I only have 420 words to explain all this so I will have to leave out my girlfriends flower gardens. She grows about 50 different varities of flowers in a large display in the front of the house and on both sides and she grows them in such a way that as 1 type finishes another just starts so we have flowers and fruits and vegs non-stop from spring up until november
10-29-2005, 01:34 PM
I have read the rules.
Around here, I am proud to say, that we grow healthy children. In my humble opinion it is the hardest, most gratifying thing in the world to grow and be successful at it.
10-29-2005, 11:46 PM
I have read the rules
I use to grow magic mushies for my cluster headaches as they really helped to soothe them in very small doses.I have moved on from that and now grow all kinds of edible mushrooms such as Reishi's,Shitakes,and Portabellas as i find it be an excellent and rewarding hobby.I also grow all kinds of cacti and also have learned how to graft.In the summertime i grow peppers,tomatoes,lettuce,carrots,string beans,and parsley,sage, rosemarey and thyme
and then i am off to the scarborough fair:D
10-30-2005, 12:03 AM
I have read the contest rules while milking a cow in the dark and in the snow barefoot.
I was never able to keep a houseplant alive even a cactus that doesn't need much water but when I started growing MMJ it just kinda expanded. I was germing seeds all over even before the right time of the year but keeping them under CFL's. But here is my first attempt at a vegetable garden. Here are some pictures of it this last summer. I was growing stuff I don't like just to give it away to friends.
10-30-2005, 04:17 PM
I have read the contest rules.
Hmmm...something I've grown... I have been blessed with a green thumb, and there's so much I've had the pleasure of having in my home and garden...Much of it I have started from seed, but I start my "garden fund" on New Year's Day each year to be able to afford "specialties" I cannot resist!
Here's a selection of pics from my garden:
10-30-2005, 09:48 PM
"i have read the contest rules"
i recently started growing my girl mary but have been growing things since i was a little tyke! i first relized that i loved growing things and watching them grow in 2nd grade when we grew our bean plants for a class project. i kid you not, my lil sprouts greew the fastest and the tallest out of every bean plant in the class. the next significant event on the time line of growing was when i was about 7 or 8 when i realized what my ol gramps was growing kind of looked like the bad plant type thing the police always talked about in D.A.R.E. I of course didn't even care bcause almost everytime i was over at my grandparents i would sit and find changes in the plant that had occured since the last time i had been there. i loved watching interesting plants grow up and then flower into sumthing beautiful! after about a year or two that field at my grandpa's dissapeard and i never say that same plant there ever again. over the years i became more and more seducted by the plants amazing growing power. the different ways that they could change and adapt with the weather. i then took on growing sunflower plants and tomato plants. i learned with the tomato plants that you can clone and even cut part of the plant off to make it produce 2x the amount it could with out cutting it(topping). as for the sunflowers i, once again, just loved watching those things grow up and mature to produce something truly beautiful. that has bought me to the present day in which i grow and harvest marijuana for recreational use. i currently am enrolling in a few horticulture classes as a side to my computer major. i truly wont stop growing thing because i love the way they change and adapt and flower with a gently helping hand at side.
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