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I've had good results using Kellogg brand soils from  Home Depot.  They market an outdoor potting mix and an indoor potting mix, the former a bit cheaper but containing manures, if you don't mind the occasional gnat. 

Either way,  I mix it, according to package directions, with Kellogg Organic Plus Tomato Fertilizer. I dust that with dolemetic lime and mix that , two to one,  with perlite.

I'm a small, under-the-radar grower for personal consumption  and while I could probably use it twice, I spread the used medium over outside stuff. There is enough left in the medium that the outside stuff likes it.

First,thank you.  :-)

Second,I misspoke and should have said plate method instead of dish method. (Seed in a folded wet paper towel between two plates) 

I've started seeds this way before but this was the first one that did not grow straight out of the seed. Instead,it curled. So, planting it root down  was not all that straightforward. So,I sort of cradled it in and will know in a day or three how it turned out.

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The dish method worked and the root came out of the seed. But it turned 180 degrees and is parallel to and beside the seed.

Should I plant it with the root down,even if that means the root is pointing up,or should I plant it flat,and cover it with starter mix and keep it damp?


Thank You.

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(Sandy loam,frost dates April 15 and October 15, mid Atlantic,United States)

I used Nirvana's filter,(Outdoor,Sativa,Easy) and it returned Durban Poison, Green Crack,and Trainwreck.

Do you have outdoor experience with any of the strains listed above? Which one would you choose?

Thank you.

Thank you.  Raspberry Cough is on my short list.

Raspberry Cough is on my short list of strains to try. I'm looking forward to reading your report when you post it.

I'm new here and we don't know each other but please accept my condolences.

The trend,at least in the United States,seems to be to legalize and regulate cannabis for these 2 reasons: 1. To not give users criminal records. 2. To collect excise tax revenue.

But it's a gray area if a seed company can use a US chartered bank. I assume Nirvana worked out all that before they opened a division in California.

As more jurisdictions legalize and regulate cannabis, (assuming they will be allowed to bank),as more people consume it,doesn't that exert downward pressure on the prices of seeds?

Check the prices for seeds in the Park and Burpee seed catalogs. Check the prices for seeds from smaller companies that deal in heirloom seeds.

I suspect cannabis seeds will be cheaper in a few years than they are now. 

Nirvana can price 4 seeds for US customers,but a US customer can buy a 5 pack from Seedsman (for example) at the Amsterdam price--unless Nirvana chooses to not sell seeds to Seedsman.

The single,personal use, Nirvana White Widow I'm growing now is coming along nicely. I hope it's as good,or better, than the AK 48.



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This is from Paul Samuelson's Economics textbook,(I paraphrase).

Companies don't conspire to fix prices,it just seems that way. If a company prices too low, it loses money on every sale, and goes out of business.  If a company prices too high, it loses business to competitors and goes out of business. That is why prices are similar from company to company and the competition is on service and product quality, instead of on price.


Nirvana has been in business since 1995 and has obviously learned a lot during that time.  But I can't shake the feeling that their price increase is too large,even with planet-wide inflation, induced by the pandemic.


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