"Challenging the Idea of Who the Grower is"

This Monday, Kathy Srabian and I had a conversation about who the growers are.  If you want to listen, go here.

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  • I have a friend who was very set in his opinion that it is only nasty people and some form of foreign gangsters that grow. On our next lunch date we picked up a sandwich from Roys and instead of parking at the bay and watching seals I parked about a block from a grow store. I simply told him to watch what type of people go in there. Blew his little mind when he saw a man he knows from his church and only one person this man might identify as ‘the other’, someone who might be feared.
    It is funny and it is sad to hear the ignorance with which people speak about growers. They have no idea who is growing but there is no safe way to inform them. This is not the climate to have a “Growers Alive” night and have tours of all the local garages and sheds with little snacks and maps to the next grow room. For now it is the people in the news papers who are the public face of ‘the grower’.

  • I have a friend who was very set in his opinion that it is only nasty people and some form of foreign gangsters that grow. On our next lunch date we picked up a sandwich from Roys and instead of parking at the bay and watching seals I parked about a block from a grow store. I simply told him to watch what type of people go in there. Blew his little mind when he saw a man he knows from his church and only one person this man might identify as ‘the other’, someone who might be feared.
    It is funny and it is sad to hear the ignorance with which people speak about growers. They have no idea who is growing but there is no safe way to inform them. This is not the climate to have a “Growers Alive” night and have tours of all the local garages and sheds with little snacks and maps to the next grow room. For now it is the people in the news papers who are the public face of ‘the grower’.

  • Ouch! The leaf in that photo has a nasty spider mite infestation!!

    • Fiance:

      How do you know it has spider mites?

      • Click on the picture to zoom. There visible feed holes from an infestation.

        I’m going to disagree with the mite diagnosis. Those are thrips. Mites would have hit the bottoms of the leaves first. The middle leaf also has a thrip trail on the margin.

        Turn the leaf over…

        • Fiance:

          Thanks…..great info…would like to pick your brain somewhere other than here…hehe.

          • I looked at that picture indoors and now I think it’s gotta be spider mites doing the dots with a couple of thrip larvae just on the tips making lines.

            Someone sprayed too much. So many folks just spray and spray and think they are doing a good job. What happens is everything that was about to kill all those pests dies in the spray and the next generation of pests pile in like mice on an open rice sack.

    • I should have readers send in photos of problems kymkemp @ starband. net
      Then I’ll post and let those of you who know post solutions.

  • Ouch! The leaf in that photo has a nasty spider mite infestation!!

    • Fiance:

      How do you know it has spider mites?

      • Click on the picture to zoom. There visible feed holes from an infestation.

        I’m going to disagree with the mite diagnosis. Those are thrips. Mites would have hit the bottoms of the leaves first. The middle leaf also has a thrip trail on the margin.

        Turn the leaf over…

        • Fiance:

          Thanks…..great info…would like to pick your brain somewhere other than here…hehe.

          • I looked at that picture indoors and now I think it’s gotta be spider mites doing the dots with a couple of thrip larvae just on the tips making lines.

            Someone sprayed too much. So many folks just spray and spray and think they are doing a good job. What happens is everything that was about to kill all those pests dies in the spray and the next generation of pests pile in like mice on an open rice sack.

    • I should have readers send in photos of problems kymkemp @ starband. net
      Then I’ll post and let those of you who know post solutions.

  • I read that the plant is one of the fastest growing celluloids. It was used for ropes during WWII and could be a energy positive biofuel crop of the future, if it weren’t for the fear of it.
    I think the countless applications that do not involve narcotics are somewhat forgotten

  • I read that the plant is one of the fastest growing celluloids. It was used for ropes during WWII and could be a energy positive biofuel crop of the future, if it weren’t for the fear of it.
    I think the countless applications that do not involve narcotics are somewhat forgotten

  • Fiance: I mean water supply.

    If you are watering crops with well or SoHum tap water, you have other problems.

    • Fiance:

      I live in Nevada….using bottled water…ph balanced (just learning about the right ph)

      Great idea Kym!

  • Fiance: I mean water supply.

    If you are watering crops with well or SoHum tap water, you have other problems.

    • Fiance:

      I live in Nevada….using bottled water…ph balanced (just learning about the right ph)

      Great idea Kym!

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