About

My history with cannabis goes back to 1976 when I hit my first joint. I was a pretty regular user from that point until we had our first daughter. And at that point I decided that I should give it up for a while. After three more daughters that while turned into a long time. Then it became legal in Michigan in 2018 and at some point after that I started smoking again. And around the end of 2019 I thought maybe I can grow my own and told my wife that I wanted to grow weed in the basement. She gave me that look that you can only recognize after being together for so many years and then in her usual response to my crazy ideas she said if that will make you happy you should go for it. And I am so glad I did. Thinking back to my first couple runs that survived my ignorance and produced some mediocre weed and where I am now is nothing short of amazing. My skills as a grower are due to help and advice from other growers and industry professionals. The cannabis grower community is full of growers that are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with anyone that will listen. So if you are thinking about getting started check out the blog page and look for the getting started posts. Let’s get growing.

My Style

There will be more in blog posts but in a nutshell I am an organic living soil grower. I have three grow tents and I grow in Auto Pots, cloth, and plastic pots. I use all organic inputs, amendments, and teas. I try to keep things as natural as I can. I normally tweak a couple things on each grow to try to learn and also improve on the last grow. I am more concerned about quality than quantity. I grow for myself and my family and a few friends. And the satisfaction that I get from each run has only grown over time.

My weakness

I most certainly am not the only one in this category. I buy too many seeds. I say I am not going to buy more but…… I have been getting better though. I have met some talented breeders on my journey and any new drop feels like a must have. I have made some great choices along the way though. I really value being able to talk to the breeder face to face and gain info on the strains. And I have been lucky enough to call a few friends. A good sale is hard for me to pass up.

My joy

Everything about growing is a joy to me. To start with a seed and nurture it and watch it become a living plant with a personality is the coolest thing ever. I talk to them, give them pep talks, compliment them, love them and in return they give me so much. I can’t explain the feeling inside when I gift some weed to people and they let me know how much they enjoy what I grew. I normally pick a strain for effects that the breeder lists about it. It is really cool when I get the results they say I should get.I won’t lie when I get a plant that gets purple and frosty I am ecstatic. Let me know what joy you get from growing.

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  • Here we go with the next round. I have wanted to start plants in Groot for a while and finally got around to it. I transplanted into 1 gallon pots after this pic. They are Big Mountain Fudge Cake from @irie_genetics in @countryrootsltd gold blend and in the back is a Comfrey cut from @fermentedplantextracts that will be going outside next week. I am hoping to make FPE from this and a few others I am starting outside. Happy growing. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #organiclivingsoil
  • Mail call!!!! Huge shout out to @hanna_hydro for hooking me up. I won their giveaway last Friday and I got this fantastic soil conductivity and temp meter and some nice swag. I plan on using this meter to learn what I should be shooting for to make sure the plants stay happy. I will collect data for the next couple months and try to come up with a baseline. And then take things from there. This will be a frequently used tool. Thanks again I am excited to see how this can help me grow better. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #knoweledgeiskey #hanna_hydro
  • And we are off. It has been 20 days since I transplanted into the @autopot_usa 4 pot XL system. I went from solo cups right into the pots. And they have been doing great. I expect they will take off over the next few days. Huge fan leaves already. There are 2 Acapulco Gold, 1 Chocolope, and 1 Durban Poison. I love watching them go from sprouts to thriving plants. Happy growing. 💚☮️

#michigangrower #growyourown #letsgetgrowing #organiclivingsoil #niwagrower #countryrootsltd
  • The first run of the year is off to a stellar start. We have two Acapulco Gold in front, my wife's favorite strain and she is out. Back right is Chocolope and back left is Durban Poison. They are in @autopot_usa XL 6.6 gallon pots. In @countryrootsltd potting soil. So far they have had an alfalfa seed sprouted tea, a foliar of @countryrootsltd veg feed and a couple doses of my first batch of LAB. I will be turning the res on in a couple days. The second picture is when I transplanted them 16 days ago. I am going to try to mainly foliar feed what they need. Will do a couple top dresses and a few tea feeds. This run I am trying to get everything dialed in and to stay ahead of what they will need. So far so good. Happy growing. 

#michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #offandrunning
  • 2023 ended on a rough note for me. I got covid twice over the holidays. Gotta love that rebound case. Despite my down time the girls finished up ok. I cut them down yesterday. First pic is Durban Poison, second is Ice Cap, third is Project V. I am really excited to try them all. So far 2024 has been pretty good. I am getting geared up to have a great year. Keep it green. 

#michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #organiclivingsoil
  • Another run done. These are Orangegasm and Cherry-Gar-See-Ya. The family was over Monday and since my nose does not work they give me smell reports. They were blown away by the citrus and picked up what they called funk. But they all loved the smells. We are excited for what they will bring. This was a challenging run and I think I learned a good amount. And I will say having covid in the middle of a run sucks. But we pulled through and here we are. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #niwagrower
Here we go with the next round. I have wanted to start plants in Groot for a while and finally got around to it. I transplanted into 1 gallon pots after this pic. They are Big Mountain Fudge Cake from @irie_genetics in @countryrootsltd gold blend and in the back is a Comfrey cut from @fermentedplantextracts that will be going outside next week. I am hoping to make FPE from this and a few others I am starting outside. Happy growing. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #organiclivingsoil
Here we go with the next round. I have wanted to start plants in Groot for a while and finally got around to it. I transplanted into 1 gallon pots after this pic. They are Big Mountain Fudge Cake from @irie_genetics in @countryrootsltd gold blend and in the back is a Comfrey cut from @fermentedplantextracts that will be going outside next week. I am hoping to make FPE from this and a few others I am starting outside. Happy growing. #michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #organiclivingsoil
4 weeks ago
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1/6
Mail call!!!! Huge shout out to @hanna_hydro for hooking me up. I won their giveaway last Friday and I got this fantastic soil conductivity and temp meter and some nice swag. I plan on using this meter to learn what I should be shooting for to make sure the plants stay happy. I will collect data for the next couple months and try to come up with a baseline. And then take things from there. This will be a frequently used tool. Thanks again I am excited to see how this can help me grow better. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #knoweledgeiskey #hanna_hydro
Mail call!!!! Huge shout out to @hanna_hydro for hooking me up. I won their giveaway last Friday and I got this fantastic soil conductivity and temp meter and some nice swag. I plan on using this meter to learn what I should be shooting for to make sure the plants stay happy. I will collect data for the next couple months and try to come up with a baseline. And then take things from there. This will be a frequently used tool. Thanks again I am excited to see how this can help me grow better. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #knoweledgeiskey #hanna_hydro
Mail call!!!! Huge shout out to @hanna_hydro for hooking me up. I won their giveaway last Friday and I got this fantastic soil conductivity and temp meter and some nice swag. I plan on using this meter to learn what I should be shooting for to make sure the plants stay happy. I will collect data for the next couple months and try to come up with a baseline. And then take things from there. This will be a frequently used tool. Thanks again I am excited to see how this can help me grow better. #michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #knoweledgeiskey #hanna_hydro
3 months ago
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2/6
And we are off. It has been 20 days since I transplanted into the @autopot_usa 4 pot XL system. I went from solo cups right into the pots. And they have been doing great. I expect they will take off over the next few days. Huge fan leaves already. There are 2 Acapulco Gold, 1 Chocolope, and 1 Durban Poison. I love watching them go from sprouts to thriving plants. Happy growing. 💚☮️

#michigangrower #growyourown #letsgetgrowing #organiclivingsoil #niwagrower #countryrootsltd
And we are off. It has been 20 days since I transplanted into the @autopot_usa 4 pot XL system. I went from solo cups right into the pots. And they have been doing great. I expect they will take off over the next few days. Huge fan leaves already. There are 2 Acapulco Gold, 1 Chocolope, and 1 Durban Poison. I love watching them go from sprouts to thriving plants. Happy growing. 💚☮️ #michigangrower #growyourown #letsgetgrowing #organiclivingsoil #niwagrower #countryrootsltd
4 months ago
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3/6
The first run of the year is off to a stellar start. We have two Acapulco Gold in front, my wife's favorite strain and she is out. Back right is Chocolope and back left is Durban Poison. They are in @autopot_usa XL 6.6 gallon pots. In @countryrootsltd potting soil. So far they have had an alfalfa seed sprouted tea, a foliar of @countryrootsltd veg feed and a couple doses of my first batch of LAB. I will be turning the res on in a couple days. The second picture is when I transplanted them 16 days ago. I am going to try to mainly foliar feed what they need. Will do a couple top dresses and a few tea feeds. This run I am trying to get everything dialed in and to stay ahead of what they will need. So far so good. Happy growing. 

#michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #offandrunning
The first run of the year is off to a stellar start. We have two Acapulco Gold in front, my wife's favorite strain and she is out. Back right is Chocolope and back left is Durban Poison. They are in @autopot_usa XL 6.6 gallon pots. In @countryrootsltd potting soil. So far they have had an alfalfa seed sprouted tea, a foliar of @countryrootsltd veg feed and a couple doses of my first batch of LAB. I will be turning the res on in a couple days. The second picture is when I transplanted them 16 days ago. I am going to try to mainly foliar feed what they need. Will do a couple top dresses and a few tea feeds. This run I am trying to get everything dialed in and to stay ahead of what they will need. So far so good. Happy growing. 

#michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #offandrunning
The first run of the year is off to a stellar start. We have two Acapulco Gold in front, my wife's favorite strain and she is out. Back right is Chocolope and back left is Durban Poison. They are in @autopot_usa XL 6.6 gallon pots. In @countryrootsltd potting soil. So far they have had an alfalfa seed sprouted tea, a foliar of @countryrootsltd veg feed and a couple doses of my first batch of LAB. I will be turning the res on in a couple days. The second picture is when I transplanted them 16 days ago. I am going to try to mainly foliar feed what they need. Will do a couple top dresses and a few tea feeds. This run I am trying to get everything dialed in and to stay ahead of what they will need. So far so good. Happy growing. #michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #offandrunning
4 months ago
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4/6
2023 ended on a rough note for me. I got covid twice over the holidays. Gotta love that rebound case. Despite my down time the girls finished up ok. I cut them down yesterday. First pic is Durban Poison, second is Ice Cap, third is Project V. I am really excited to try them all. So far 2024 has been pretty good. I am getting geared up to have a great year. Keep it green. 

#michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #organiclivingsoil
2023 ended on a rough note for me. I got covid twice over the holidays. Gotta love that rebound case. Despite my down time the girls finished up ok. I cut them down yesterday. First pic is Durban Poison, second is Ice Cap, third is Project V. I am really excited to try them all. So far 2024 has been pretty good. I am getting geared up to have a great year. Keep it green. 

#michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #organiclivingsoil
2023 ended on a rough note for me. I got covid twice over the holidays. Gotta love that rebound case. Despite my down time the girls finished up ok. I cut them down yesterday. First pic is Durban Poison, second is Ice Cap, third is Project V. I am really excited to try them all. So far 2024 has been pretty good. I am getting geared up to have a great year. Keep it green. 

#michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #organiclivingsoil
2023 ended on a rough note for me. I got covid twice over the holidays. Gotta love that rebound case. Despite my down time the girls finished up ok. I cut them down yesterday. First pic is Durban Poison, second is Ice Cap, third is Project V. I am really excited to try them all. So far 2024 has been pretty good. I am getting geared up to have a great year. Keep it green. 

#michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #organiclivingsoil
2023 ended on a rough note for me. I got covid twice over the holidays. Gotta love that rebound case. Despite my down time the girls finished up ok. I cut them down yesterday. First pic is Durban Poison, second is Ice Cap, third is Project V. I am really excited to try them all. So far 2024 has been pretty good. I am getting geared up to have a great year. Keep it green. #michigangrower #growyourown #homegrown #niwagrower #organiclivingsoil
4 months ago
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5/6
Another run done. These are Orangegasm and Cherry-Gar-See-Ya. The family was over Monday and since my nose does not work they give me smell reports. They were blown away by the citrus and picked up what they called funk. But they all loved the smells. We are excited for what they will bring. This was a challenging run and I think I learned a good amount. And I will say having covid in the middle of a run sucks. But we pulled through and here we are. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #niwagrower
Another run done. These are Orangegasm and Cherry-Gar-See-Ya. The family was over Monday and since my nose does not work they give me smell reports. They were blown away by the citrus and picked up what they called funk. But they all loved the smells. We are excited for what they will bring. This was a challenging run and I think I learned a good amount. And I will say having covid in the middle of a run sucks. But we pulled through and here we are. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #niwagrower
Another run done. These are Orangegasm and Cherry-Gar-See-Ya. The family was over Monday and since my nose does not work they give me smell reports. They were blown away by the citrus and picked up what they called funk. But they all loved the smells. We are excited for what they will bring. This was a challenging run and I think I learned a good amount. And I will say having covid in the middle of a run sucks. But we pulled through and here we are. 

#michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #niwagrower
Another run done. These are Orangegasm and Cherry-Gar-See-Ya. The family was over Monday and since my nose does not work they give me smell reports. They were blown away by the citrus and picked up what they called funk. But they all loved the smells. We are excited for what they will bring. This was a challenging run and I think I learned a good amount. And I will say having covid in the middle of a run sucks. But we pulled through and here we are. #michigangrower #homegrown #growyourown #niwagrower
6 months ago
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6/6

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