Getting Busy With 🌿 INDOOR GARDENING! 🌿
For the past month my blog has become inactive due to some issues in life.
I went through a nasty relationship breakup a couple of months ago, followed by a harvest that was shockingly under weight. I produced not even three ounces of dried cannabis.
I had expected much more than this amount, and it sent me into a state of depression; along with trying to adjust and make sense of a failed relationship.
Despite the depression, I am not a quitter and have started recovering my mental health as well as the health of my plants.
The fact that many of my plants became deathly ill over the past couple of months is no surprise to me, as we share energy with our plants and they are affected from our overall state of wellness.
Let's have a look at how futuremind's indoor garden looks these days.
These are the cannabis plants I'm currently growing. There are two strains being cultivated here. Big Mack Superstar, and Miracle Mack.
These strains were created by @jonyoudyer and have proven time and time again to be hardy plants that are very forgiving to beginner growers, and also produce very good quality smoke, both in the flavour and psychotropic effects.
The smaller plants are all clones. The @canna-curate community has helped me learn a lot when it comes to cloning. My previous attempts were water based clones, and the success rate for me was rather low. This time I tried a rooting hormone with direct planting into the soil with a humidity dome and achieved a six out of seven plant success, (one of them is not transplanted yet, it was a little slower with rooting.) with no wilting, drooping, or any indication that they were even clippings. I love this method of cloning and definitely will be doing it again.
After I flower the big plants, I'll know which one's are male and which one's are female and will have established a genetic line of female clones. I'm excited with how this is working out.
Let's see what else I have going on.
I have a few different pepper plant varieties currently growing. I was growing them all under twenty four hours of light and they were not growing correctly. Through some consultation with my cannabis friends I figured out that they need to be under a period of darkness, and now have moved them into a closet with eighteen hours of light a day, and six hours of darkness. They are starting to make a recovery and look really good to me!
I have Carolina Reapers starting, White Ghost Scorpions starting, and a couple mystery seeds that I have no idea what they are.
The bigger plant is a Cayenne Pepper plant, well established with a few rounds of peppers already. It's my favorite pepper plant currently.
This little lemon tree is super special to me. I grew it from a fresh seed right out of a lemon I bought from the grocery store.
I've had it under twenty four hours of light and it seems rather happy.
I'm training it with my LST (low stress training) clips that I designed and 3D printed.
I've done some light defoliation here and there, and it smells just like lemons!
I really didn't know that lemon tree leaves bear such a strong lemon smell. I thought only lemons do. I'm constantly learning new things.
At a certain point I will need to repot the lemon tree, but I think it is happy right now :)
A very sick Graptosedum...
Unfortunately this plant has succumb to some type of infection, and is not doing well at all. I've isolated this plant and am figuring out a treatment as an attempt to save it.
I've had this plant for years, and this is the second time it came down with this type of sickness. I almost lost it the first time a few years ago, but somehow saved it from cloning a single petal.
I do not know what the outcome will be, but this is what I was referring to earlier with how our plants can become sick if we have issues in our life.
The great thing about plants though, is they help with these issues. A type of symbiotic feedback resonance, and they certainly know if you love them.
String Of Hearts
Possibly one of the coolest plants I'm currently growing, the String Of Hearts.
This is a type of succulent that grows like a vine.
It actually grows pink hearts, and is very hardy and easy to maintain.
It grows like a weed and is super easy to clone.
Monster size in my opinion...
Despite how healthy it looks, it's a little sick..
That is why some of the tips are cut off. The aloe was exhibiting signs of "rust" condition. This can be caused from a few different things, and I am not sure if there is a fungal infection.
After performing some surgical work on it, the plant seems to be very vibrant and making a recovery.
I will be researching on fungal treatments anyway, as I need to treat the Graptosedum.
It may even have been the smaller succulent that made this aloe sick. I do not know for certain, but I believe plants share a symbiotic relationship and can definitely have strong effects on one another in terms of overall health.
It has been producing a massive amount of pups, which is usually a sign of great health for aloes.
Even after pulling all the pups, there's another one emerging one day later that can be seen in the photo above.
I'm taken back with this aloes propensity to pup it up :D
I have a box of green onions that are regenerating new growth after a harvest a few weeks ago. I just chop them down to the base, use them up and more regrow.. I no longer have to buy green onions for cooking.
Noticeable throughout the post are all kinds of things 3D printed.
From soil covers, to training clips, to the pots that contain the plants themselves.
All made possible by this here machine:
This is a 3D printer. Specifically an Ender 3 V2.
It's not super simple to operate one of these things, and requires constant maintenance, but in my opinion it's totally worth it.
There's a whole new world of opportunity that opens up when having a 3D printer. It solves so many problems in the home with creative solutions, which cost pennies to produce, versus what it might cost to buy what can be created cheaply with a 3D printer.
It's also great for artistic things, and little fidget toys, even drones and different types of robotics. 3D printing is seriously cool.
So that's what I have going on these days.
I'm very behind on things... I have lots of cleaning I'm behind on, and have just been trying to maintain things. It's a lot of work but I'm always up for the challenge.
Soon I'll be doing a major cleaning of this tent.
I need to pull everything out and give it a good scrub down before I start the flowering process.
I'm going to do my best to maintain an active blog these days.
I like to produce the best quality content I possibly can without redundancy, so I may start mixing up my blog a little with other topics, creative writing, attempts at artistic photography, 3D printing posts, and maybe even some guitar stuff in the future.
What do you all think of futuremind's indoor garden?
I would love to read your thoughts in the comment section! And time is a valuable commodity, so I always do my best to respond and give love back to my amazing peeps :)
Thank you for stopping by,
Have a great day! -@futuremind
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You have many plants and all require attention. Even when things don't work out, you need to move on. There are things that can only be understood through effort.
Very true and very wise words @magnata.
Life is full of traumatic experiences for everyone, struggles of different magnitudes, and perceptions which vastly differ from one another.
How we handle these things in life is what defines a persons character.
Living moment to moment while exercising sincere gratitude is a good daily practice.
I've been fortunate enough to experience things in life which are much worse. No matter how tough of a situation we may find ourselves experiencing, things could always be worse.
Thank you kindly for stopping by and for your words of wisdom.
That's a great looking set-up with all the 3D printed goodness. The string of hearts looks like a desert dweller, but I don't know much about them. That aloe vera looks fit and ready for action. Excellent growing!
Thank you @litguru!
You know... I don't know much about it either 😄
It would make a cool research project for me, which would likely help with caring for it in the long run.
I may dedicate an entire post to this plant at a certain point with some better photographs.
I agree when you said we share the energy with the plants. Everything responds to vibration. Keep your head up brother. Plants are looking nice man!
Thank you brother,
I appreciate the kind words and encouragement!
If some one left you for the no good reason, You should not get tense and get into depression, That person wasn't meant to be with you, Just let him go and move on. If someone loves you , he/she will never left you, It shows the person who left you doesn't love you at all. He/she was with you only for some greed. You plant are your friends, as you have said, your mental life effecting them and they are not doing good due to this, You need to do more focus towards them and everything will be okay.
Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging words!
I didn't state who left who, so I'm impressed with your ability to deduce the kind of person I am. I am not the type to leave a relationship.
I agree very much, and she left me more than once, while being caught in lies, deceitful behaviors, contradictive behaviors, nonsense accusations with no evidence whatsoever, and later I catch her acting out the same exact things she was accusing me of. She left me when I caught her and I refused to take her back after her abusive breakup then begging for me to take her back again. It's a wonder I put up with it as long as I did, and it's a wonder I sustained my plants while dealing with the constant turmoil.
Sometimes life comes with new learning experiences, and sometimes they are not easy to accept, but once we find acceptance and move on with our lives, things get better.
I've come to accept it and move on, and the plants are getting better already :)
Thank you again for your nice comment :)
I was gonna say it, but you said it yourself. We share energy with all living creatures, plants including. When I was struggling with depression last year, my plants deteriorated too. Hopefully you’re feeling better now. It takes time to heal 💙
Thank you for the compassionate comment @fantagira.
I'm a pretty slow healer but I'm feeling a lot better after coming to acceptance, thank you. 💚
I couldn't bring myself to blog while the plants were doing so poorly, but they are coming back to life vibrantly now and my mental health is feeling better.
The great thing with plants as well, is their ability to help us feel better too. When they are doing very good it makes me happy and full of joy, we definitely share energy with them :)
I feel you! Sometimes I’d get back home after couple months away and many of my orchids would be dead. I’d take pics, but I couldn’t write about it for a while.
Interacting with our plants is sure a great way to heal too. All the best 💙
I been wondering where you been.. now we know.. sending some good vibes to your garden.. you'll figure you out soon enough.
Garden love ❤️ 😍 💖 ❣️
One day at a time..
Thank you brother ❤️ 🤜🤛
Things are looking pretty good in there. Hopefully your succulents can rebound after the tent gets a good cleaning. It will be cool to see some of the artistic photography you have planned. If you ever have questions about photography, just let me know and I will try and help
Thank you brother,
I like to get out with the tripod and take nature photos. I would definitely like to get some critiques and tips from you when I do, and appreciate it because I enjoy improvement.
I'm not sure what will happen with this particular succulent. It's really rough looking and has been one of the touchiest plants I've ever grown.
I hope she pulls through
Been waited for your post for a month, and when I have time to check today, am already 10 hours late 😂 sorry was a little busy with my family issues currently.
Garden looks healthy! Your canna jungle is growing nicely! It kinda reminds me of !gif Martian
That grapto plant looks really badass. This kinda plant often appeared cameo in my Sci-Fi alien dream 😂
I was referring to Matt Martian
!gif the martian
There's never any telling when my posts will drop sometimes 😂 but I'm going to make a serious effort to post regularly. Planning to do a post today if all goes well.
I have a hard time keeping up with engagement and don't even post regularly, so it's never a big deal bro, I know you're super busy lately and have a lot going on too. A heck of a lot more than myself, and you manage your time like a !gif boss
The grapto is a hard one... very touchy plant.
You should start your video tutorials as it will help viewers to learn and experiment more conveniently. I often search for a video on Youtube rather than reading a blog for any specific plant growing and its care.
I might start doing video tutorials eventually. Thank you kindly.
Today I posted some of my Photography and thoughts on roses. Have u checked them?
I will head over shortly my friend.
It's nice to see you here again. Even in the bad times you have good hands with the plants. I am impressed with the lemon tree. It has grown a lot and looks very good.
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Hey @happyfrog420-new, thank you!
That is kind of you to say. I feel a sense of gratitude that I have been able to sustain them as well as I have. They keep me going sometimes when feeling down.
I was hoping you would see the lemon tree :)
It's my baby :)
I need to make some time to get to your blog, I hope I have not missed much lately. It's tough to keep up with all of the amazing bloggers we have here.
Thank you again my friend!
You haven't missed much. Now I'm deep cleaning the terrace and it's little interesting to make posts about that. I am entertaining myself by reading your posts.
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See what I was doing while you messaged me and said you were deep cleaning? 😄
I have just seen lol!
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Nice little variety going on there! How big are your tents? I am going to be setting up an indoor farm, mainly mushrooms, and some others and looking to do at least 3 tents.
Thank you @hivehustlers!
The big tent is 8 feet wide, 4 feet deep, and just under 7 feet high. It's quite large, and priced decently with Vivosun, under 300 dollars USD for that big tent.
The other tent I use is pretty much half the width, and also decently priced Vivosun product.
I've never used any other brands but really love this brand. They make good quality tents.
I'm not sure how much space mushrooms require, but that is super cool and also something I'm interested in cultivating in the future, but I don't feel I'm ready just yet.
I am looking at like 3 10x10s or 8x8s. One will be a clean room for working, then an incubation chamber and then a fruiting chamber.
Super cool. Any plans to blog up your work? Would be cool to see :)
Yeah sir i missed you and your posts. You are right, when a person is in relationship with a person and it ends, then the person goes into a lot of depression and it takes some time to come out of it. I have never done anything bad to this person, so why did he do this to me and why did he leave me. The more you focus on the plants, the easier it will be to forget the person and the sooner you will be out of depression. All the flowers looks so beautiful and amazing. Earlier I was coming for tomatoes now I am also thinking to come for lemons. Because lemon is used a lot in summer here in Pakistan and its price has also increased here.
Thank you for the kind words and for the compliment @djbravo!
It's very true that it's difficult to make sense of things like this with failed relationships, and depression can set in as a result.
I still have a couple of tomato plants but they all became sick too and didn't produce tomatoes. The lemon tree is easier to care for.
Yes inflation is on the rise for fruits and vegetables due to so many factors and is concerning.
Most welcome dear. You are absolutely right that the heart would be very sad if the relationship ends. A tomato plant takes a lot of work, but even if you work hard, it still spoils. I also intend to plant a lemon tree.
Blessings to you!
Sometimes plants even give us the light of life to overcome the pullback swampy moments and then we all become stronger together with them ;)
Your tent will become a little jungle in the near future :P
Thank you @trayan!
Beautifully put and I couldn't agree more.
It happens regularly, that I may be feeling lethargic or even catatonically lazy, both body and mind but then I feel the pull to the plants, knowing instinctively what kind of tending they need, and I start feeling better with my mood and more energized immediately.
Symbiosis happening :D
You know it! ;D
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¡Oh amigo! Siento mucho lo que te ha pasado pero me alegra que hayas retomado fuerzas para continuar con tus proyectos, estoy muy de acuerdo contigo que cuando estamos mal nuestra energia puede afectar a otros y especialmente a las plantas. Vamos amigo te deseo los mejores exitos con absolutamente todo 😅