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Seeds of Symbiosis

A cool and rainy Saturday morning sunrise has my mind a million miles from steem and it’s standards. I took this picture of my seed starts as a show of faith and an example of what can be harvested from surrendering to the flow. I talk quite a bit about acquiescence here and in real life as It has become a mantra or way of life that has served me well. On the surface and by mere definition one could interpret this life philosophy as weak or lacking in fortitude and in fact the antonym of acquiescence is refusal.

Acquiescence is defined as the reluctant acceptance of something without protest. Having a rebellious spirit and inquisitive nature that questions everything, how could I ever dilute myself with such a seemingly impotent approach to existence ? I will attempt to elucidate how in actuality and put into practice the intention of acceptance is empowering as the precursor to peace and harmony.

Reluctantly and without protest doesn’t mean there is an absence of the recognition that things aren’t ideal or inconvenient, inconsistent, inconsiderate, and could potentially be manipulated in some vain attempt to cut out a path of least resistance that appeals to our desires, needs, and morality.

I’m reminded of a well known prayer that hung above my grandparents kitchen table. “God,grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

In this life one must learn and learn well, when to pick their battles. We our gauranteed division, disagreements, and egregious attempts to belittle our experiences with slanderous insults and accusations that stem from others inabilities to see beyond themselves and let it go like frozen. I implore you to see the power and serenity in being not just okay with this but grateful for the invitations to confrontations. As in the end you’re only fighting yourself and you’re by far your worst enemy. The dualistic lightshow maintained by the illusion of time is just that, an illusion intended to reflect your projections back onto, or rather into you. And, I do mean intended but it’s not for me to tell us on whose authority this intelligently designed lesson plan was set into perpetual motion. All is one and one is all.

How do the weed plants relate ? Two seeds in one pot could lead to a male and female which is not sought after in the cultivation of only female flowers and the profitability they can fetch. The sensible thing to do would be to try and separate them. This could damage one or both plants however, Probability determines a 50/50 chance that a male will end up pollinating not only this female but an entire crop or crops which could lead to angry neighbors and zero profits for all. Killing both from a business standpoint makes sense especially when there are hundreds of other plants left to determine their sex. I however chose acquiescence and boldly let nature do its thing. I was blessed with two ladies that I cared for and turned into 8 pounds of cannabis. The symmetry and symbiotic display these plants put on was a spectacle and another shining example of how when your intent is set to be of service to symbiotic relationships there is nothing to contest or protest.

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{God,grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”}

Thanks for the reminder:)

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There's also the alternative of chopping the male, this wouldn't damage the other and you could do it very easily, and then the female would have the room to grow. The thing about cannabis is that even after you sex all the plants, they will undoubtedly sense that there are no males around and you are guaranteed to have a few herm seeds, or one plant that herms out, I've witnessed this plenty of times, with both cuttings and "feminized" seeds, always have to be on the lookout for the pods/balls. Sorry you were saying something about surrender..

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True, but there was no male to chop and growing outdoors these plants were weeks away from being sexed and transplanted anyway. I'd prefer to not have a dead root mass next to a healthy living female, though one could use hyrgrozyme to deal with this if it was an issue.

Space isn't an issue in 300 gallon pots either, and as far as herming out goes I'd say that has more to do with stress and photo period disruptions that usually arise indoors or in light deps. Poorly backcrossed unstable genetics perhaps as well, but no, full season outdoor plants rarely exhibit hermaphroditic tendencies unless assaulted by bugs or sprayed with bullshit.

In fact the reason modern plants have such a high percentage of thc is from humans sexually frustrating them which increases resinous production. Eventually the lack of diversity will cause problems and inferior inbred genetics.

Left to its own devices cannabis is an anaemophilous species. Though it is interesting you postulate that plants have sentience which I absolutely agree with and in this respect there is likely some truth to your self pollination survival theory.

Thanks for your contribution to the post.

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Is hygroxyme the same as mycorrhizal?

I can't say that the plants I've seen it in weren't stressed out, at least not from heat, but I've heard of this happening to a patch of plants more than once and I don't think they were stressed, and were full season outdoor plants and one out of 25 would always herm out, but I cannot rule out the massive "inbreeding" either.

Have you seen the singing plants, or the cabbage experiment which led to studying sentience in plants? There's also a hormone that plants release when stressed out and other plants react in turn to it, it also affects us if I remember correctly (but it might be something else entirely that trees release after rain, not too sure about it).

Going back to the space, 300 gallons is not bad. I have seen plants grown in 10'x10'x6' deep plots and they filled up the entire space, about 30 pounds dry of girl scout cookies, the soil was ballpark of 60% peatmoss and the rest perlite/vermiculite/and organic soil, they would drink A LOT and feed even more and when I was watering them with low pressure garden hose the soil would start floating almost, rising up a couple of inches. Also had the pleasure of meeting the guy that created the strain, he was an editor for a grow magazine as well, living in a little trailer in the back hills of Mendo off McNab outside Ukiah.

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Hygrozyme is similar in that it supports beneficial microbes and nutrient uptake, but unlike mycorrhizae it’s not a fungus that colonizes and promotes a symbiotic relationship. Back to Symbiosis niiice !

Hygrozyme as a blend of enzymes, it’s kind of like a root cleaner and accelerator of breaking down any dead root zones.

Yes the singing plants are mind blowing right ?!?

Holy shit ! 30 lbs ! Of seen some 18-20 in ground like your saying but not 30, just wow !

Small world man, I lived in the redwood valley for years, perhaps we’ve had beers at Vic’s or the forest club haha, coyote valley ?

I was off road B but also spent a season in Mcnabb myself. Also Humboldt, Santa Cruz, and grass valley. Spent a decade in NorCal.

I did some of my own breeding but didn’t do enough of the back crossing but still had great success with a Burmese Kush x La Confidential I called Burla, it was beastly and a great yielder with a Jack herer hazy nose. Piney it’s a love hate flavor for sure.

Are you still in the 707 ?

Do you recall the 30 lb strain ? Good lord 10 years ago that was a 90,000 dollar plant depending on your market. FML 😂

I will say out of 25 I always had one meh runt sickly gal?

Gsc I see wow 😮

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It was 2012/13 somewhere in Redwood Valley, the strain was girls scout cookies, I think you missed that part when you saw 30 elbows O.o, I didn't frequent any bars there but I would hang out at the lake, camp and mostly chill at the house. I lived in Ukiah for about 2 years, came in on a greyhound with a bit of cash and didn't know anyone and left on a yzf1000 in '14 and made a few friends, but I'd definitely love to go back there.

Yeah that was a lot, I think he was selling them for 2-2.2 k a p.

I remember I bought my first p of some lemon something for 250 bucks from a Mexican at the park in town where they usually have the Farmers Market. I wanted to do cartwheels lol, it wasn't super fire but my buddies out east were loving it. Last year there I lived in the hills / McNabb.

I didn't travel far from there but very chill place, beautiful weather, probably the best climate to grow plants in, had a nice veggies garden in town one summer, the squashes were bigger than my forearm, they got some kind of enzymes, or "bugs" that would break down the food for the plants, ahh, can almost feel the word on the tip of my tongue, I'm pretty sure it was some micro organism. Anyway I'll think of the name (nematodes? Not sure)

Yeah those singing plants are something else, definitely "we are one" type of thing.

Yeah, those things were the biggest things I'd ever seen, I remember one branch went limp in late June because of fungus at the roots (pretty sure, the leafs were droopy and the weight snapped it as well, but I don't think he wanted to even consider fungus lol) and that branch was one of the first/primary ones and about 6-7 feet long and already had about 2 pounds of bud on it. He was spending a fortune feeding them, literally going bankrupt putting everything into buying those huge 10? gallon or so GH nutes, and he had a light dep on top, never understood how he could be broke (still owes me a couple lb lol).

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I have a few theories on how someone could stay broke but I’m not gonna judge or speculate 😂 Getting paid in full or whatever was never easy in the ganja game !

Looks like you made it work out though. Buddies back east 😉 I dig what you’re planting 😆

Sounds like you were doing some compost tea type of thing with beneficial microbes, good bacteria and/or fungus fed with molasses or yucca any good simple sugars. Nematodes are worms do maybe worm shit for nitrogen anyway I miss growing and smoking dope. Sigh 😔

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One of my friends was a grower for 25 years, you might know them, Keith and Jessica, they had a baby, Waverly, anyway, one of his friends has a company, 3d Organics, and he gave us some micro organisms, basically it was some dark "water" that I would keep topping off in a 5 gal bucket, I think that's why the garden did so well, after all the soil was just lawn before and not dark at all, but I'd pour a bit of that hummus looking water before watering them and never fed the plants anything, I'm pretty sure there was some "food" with them also but not anything substantial that the plants would have been able to consume. The tomatoes were about 8 feet tall in like 1 month, I put them in around late April, nursery starts, by the end of June we were getting tomatoes and the vines were probably 9 feet, same for squash and corn, grew fast and huge. Both of them, Keith and his friend went to the Occidental College down by Santa Rosa, he turned me onto permaculture and biodynamics, Ralph Steiner and Bill Mulligan and I told him about Natural Farming Fukuoka. Keith was the coolest dude I meet there, very chill, wouldn't even accept my cash before he got me the product, and I'd try to pay him a good 10%-20% more but he would refuse it, and all because he had the strains, from what I understand he had a friend smuggle them in her cooch from AmDam back in the 90's and he basically has about 600ish different crosses that he made, not the biggest plants but the dopest. I was chilling with them at trimming time and they were paying a woman to do a p for 200 bucks, I have never seen such a thing. The buds looked like "coral", I mean they were beyond spectacular, she would put the fiskers all the way against the steem and get the leaf, the tiniest leaf, without messing up the bud out of all the buds, big and popcorn. I could probably look for some pics of bud, but I don't think anyone could compare. You seem to be doing at least the growing now, and over there you could toke with anyone, as everyone smokes, or you're not in RV anymore?

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I kind of needed that gentle jab this morning and now I shall continue the day calmer and with hope.
You have a great weekend young man :-)

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Thanks man, I needed it as well. Had my fill of keyboard warrior life.

Stay calm enjoy the good life!

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Sometimes these lessons are there... we know it... we know it's good for us... and yet no harm done to hammer it into our heads every now and then too! ;) Thank you!!

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You’re most welcome, I’m glad you know you know and are still cool with a gentle hammering it home !

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I talk to my plants, sing to them, play music for them. They love it.

Beautiful post, beautiful message, and of course, beautiful plants!

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It’s truly amazing init? They do love it! Good vibes, I’d normally feel like slapping some hippy dippy poster like myself but I needed it and I’m happy to see the responses.

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Hey my friend,

Appreciate the sentiment (and the plants here lol) here. Certainly, I'm on both sides of the coin and believe my writing highlights that fact .. indeed last year it was more philosophical, metaphysical, psychedelic and spiritual, whilst this year it's been more investigative and conspiratorial. That is following my microflow, not forcing anything, not being dictated to by the allure of monetary gain or transient popularity contests, not forcing myself to write about any given subject and simply paying homage to where my thoughts and intuition take me. I very much understand (that like our every biological process) there is both validity and profound wisdom to be obtained in simply being, not overthinking. Indeed, within my life, I tend not to control my days or plan too far ahead and simply float along the river of life. Certainly, within the analogy of life as a river, we can either swim against it's current or float with it and enjoy the beautiful view, understanding that ultimately all rivers feed into the sea. It's also (for me) about understanding that such an observation does not preclude our ability to be a force of change, it's about knowing when life is nudging you towards that change.

For better and worse, I want to acknowledge my each and every mindstate and perception and leave my mind open for the changes and opportunities that they may bring. Within this game of life and on a cyclical basis, I kind of switch from observer to participant .. and feel that both are valid states of being and that equally they feed the expansion of understanding. Indeed without grasping (and oft surrendering myself) to the macro flow of our energetic reality construct, and philosophically/spiritually equating (and understanding) that my every (positive/negative) frame of mind also plays out within the rise and fall of civilisation, the dance of the tides and the macro universal cycles of destruction/regeneration, then it can be easy to lose yourself and become consumed with fears for the future .. forgetting that power resides within the expression of the moment.

We are universal energy, and thus it is very true that we will be eternally buffeted by the winds of change. Equally, we are energy imbued with free will and so at times, I feel it prudent to jump into a wingsuit, ride the whirlwind and tame the tempest. I guess what I'm trying to relay is that from my perspective (and I'm always careful to highlight that it is my perspective and not a statement of fact) is that acquiescence and active participation against the status quo, are both elements of going with the flow .. they are certainly aspects of my flow. :) The trick is discerning between your flow, and not allowing yourself to get swept up in others peoples wake. The trick is discerning between your flow, and not allowing yourself to get swept up in others peoples wake. The trick is discerning between your flow, and not allowing yourself to get swept up in others peoples wake. Whilst I acknowledge I'm rambling and have headed off in a leftfield direction lol I thank you for the great post and for inspiring my thoughts. :)

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Definitely the best comment I've ever read on any forum I've ever been a part of over the course of more than a decade !

I agree completely that it's just as important to swim upstream at times if not just to prove it can be done and to disturb the streamlined tributaries that beckon us to just let go.

I wrote this last week as a comment in another post and suppose it's the precursor to this post.

rewired for smooth sailing

We can't keep fighting the "current" but there are times when efficient bursts upstream can be beneficial and empowering. Taming the wild rapids of life should with experience become acquiescence to not only the path of least resistance but the path of the most potentially positive outcomes...This balance is the sweet spot and guidance or coaching can indeed be helpful for an individual in identifying how to assemble this point of focus. Only they will know exactly when they have arrived however and of course it's up to each of us to maintain our course.

In short we are definitely on the same page I feel and I'm humbled you took the time to extrapolate and refine the tension and release qualities I safely evaded.

There is no better or worse in the grand scheme of exploring our nature and magic. I came up with a nifty acronym for that elusive and mysterious concept. Mind accessing God's infinite capacity..

One can substitute God for whatever they might fancy, it's just a handy moniker that fits this new agey vibe I'm on 😂

Tomorrow I might be back to my piss and vinegar self and cursing some external influences I know I don't believe in and have only the power I give up to them.

Seriously, though I really appreciate your input and I'm glad you're here on the chain.

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Hey my friend no problemo .. glad you appreciated my thoughts.

We can't keep fighting the "current" but there are times when efficient bursts upstream can be beneficial and empowering. Taming the wild rapids of life should with experience become acquiescence to not only the path of least resistance but the path of the most potentially positive outcomes...This balance is the sweet spot and guidance or coaching can indeed be helpful for an individual in identifying how to assemble this point of focus. Only they will know exactly when they have arrived however and of course it's up to each of us to maintain our course.

Beautifully put @skramatters .. I know I'm not always around to show it and over the coming months, I have a lot coming up so I'm going to be on/off blogging/commenting, but I really appreciate your perspective .. and I can tell that your words are spoken by a man with life experience. ;) Steem on dude, the platform is all the richer for your presence!

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Humbled and honoured by your praise good sir..

I hope your other endeavours bring you peace and prosperity 🙏

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