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GreenDragon's 2018 Log (First grow)

Levi Gross

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Well, I pulled a huge Homer Simpson moment this weekend. One of my dogs constantly sheds, so I have this rubber spiky grooming thing that is good for pulling out the undercoat to reduce the shedding. So anyway, I'm out in the back yard yesterday just a combing her and getting gobs and gobs of hair out. Now, it's normally fairly windy here and 99% of the time the wind blows from the South in the summer. So I just shake the brush out every minute or so and wind sucks that hairball up and takes it off into the blue beyond. Except yesterday... I was just a combing away and not paying attention to the wind until I was done. And saw that it had shifted to the SE. Just enough that my bed of shade tobacco for wrappers looked like it was covered in snow. White dog hair snow. :( Stuck worse than velcro! Took me an hour with the hose to wash it off.

Here is a picture of one of my sun beds. Time to start priming I think. For scale, the wife is standing in the middle! (with the non-shedding dog)


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your plants are monsters. I hope that they cure up to your likings!!!
 

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Very nice plants and leaves !

I have the same issue with dogs hair... my dog constantly loose hairs everywhere.... and I often find some on my leaves :D
 

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The motto at my house is no pipe, cigarette, even cigar is complete without a bit of pet hair... I just smoke it. LOL
Or plate of food, item of clothing, flat surface in the house.... We finally broke down and got a Roomba to run every day because I got tired of watching hair tumbleweeds roll down the hall every time the AC kicked on. At least the family are good spirits about it - we just call them "love sprinkles" as we brush the hair off our clothes, computer, etc. :)
 

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Nice !
I just begun my first priming a few days ago and they are pile curing as well (way too hot and dry these days to try to dry them directly on a wire !)
Don't let them for too long in the piles or they will rot.
 

GreenDragon

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Hi Charley! Don’t worry, I turn each leaf over every day so they all get a little air and no one leaf stays smothered at the bottom.
 

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In fact I do not really worry, I am sure you pay more attention to your piles of leaves than me ! :D :D :D
I say this because each time I do some pile curing, I forget some and they end up in the compost :( What a waste ...

This year, I will try to loose less leaves in the different processes. That's one of my goals ! :D
 

GreenDragon

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After harvesting two beds of tobacco, the backyard was looking a little pathetic with empty beds. A quick trip to Lowe’s solved that and made for a happy wife. Last bed left is the little dutch, which has bee incredibly prolific. Even after priming and removing a few plants the rest just keep taking off.
 

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Thanks Cob. I’ve tried to make it my private retreat. I sit in front of a computer all day, so when I come home I like to sit outside in my own private paradise.
 
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