The 5 Kinds of Medical Marijuana Grower
Posted by Lee G. Leissett | July 05 2011 | 10475 views | Comments ↓
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Within the medical marijuana community we find many different types of gardeners. Some are successful, and some make you wonder how they are able to put their pants on in the morning, let alone take care of a living organism. During my ten years working in the hydroponic industry I directly interacted with every kind of grower you can think of. What category of grower do you fall into?
The “Technical Brain”
This type of grower is usually very successful. They keep notes on everything they do in their garden. They keep a very clean, neat room and continually monitor pH, PPM, temperature and humidity. The “Technical Brain” uses the scientific method throughout every stage of the plant’s life and makes changes to their garden based on the data they collect. Hydroponic gardening is very intriguing to the “Technical Brain” and, due to their meticulous nature, they usually find success with this style of gardening.
The “Macgyver Grower”
These gardeners can build anything out of a paperclip and a piece of gum. They are inventive and innovative. Most of the time, their garden’s construction is crude but functional, sporting yards of duct tape and painter’s plastic. “Macgyver Growers” find ways to reuse and recycle everything, which makes them extremely efficient. The “Macgyver Grower” is usually successful as long as the duct tape holds up and the open wiring doesn’t catch fire.
The “Old Schooler”
They will talk about how they used to grow a hundred plants under one light and how you don’t need to ventilate your room or change your bulb until it burns out. Don’t get me wrong, the “Old Schooler” was very successful, back in 1970, and we do owe them for pioneering many of the techniques we still use. But the “Old Schooler” refuses new technology or any advice on becoming a better grower, and therefore gets left in the past. The medicine they produce tastes like hay but they think it tastes like candy.
The “Connected Gardener”
These growers feel a sort of cosmic connection to their plants unexplainable by current science. They are caring, nurturing and extremely attentive to their plants. Although some “Connected Gardeners” lack the technical aspects of gardening, their attention to the needs of their plants make them as successful as a “Technical Brain” gardener. The best medicine I have ever tasted has come from “Connected Gardeners.”
The “Greedy Grower”
This type of gardener is a true capitalist. They do not care what they spray on or put into their plants. They do not care about the quality of the medicine they produce. They only care about quantity, not quality. They look at their plants as machines, not biological creatures. Success is a relative term when discussing these growers. They can produce a large amount of plant material but its medicinal value is, at the very least, questionable.
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Article by Lee G. Leissett, on Jul. 5th 2011