A question I see getting asked is people asking for advice and tips on how to grow shrooms and keep everything out of sight from their children.
A question I see getting asked is people asking for advice and tips
on how to grow shrooms and keep everything out of sight from
their children. Well I'm going to try and write something that
may be of help to parents who are considering growing or parents
who are already growing but are feeling a little paranoid about
their kids ending up swallowing a few mushrooms.
I can only write from personal experience having a nine-year-old
daughter but what you've got to remember is every family
situation is different. I have a fairly big house with a spare
bedroom and a cupboards I can take over anytime I get ready to
grow. You may have a smaller house, less privacy to perfect your
technique but if you've decided your growing then number one
priority is to keep everything tidy and don't let your kids see you
doing certain parts of the process.
As I said my daughters nine at the moment and I've been growing about
four years, I also use weed, LSD and the very occasional E, so
the bottom line is there's always drugs of some sorts stashed in
my house. My daughter knows daddy loves mushrooms, I've a
collection of over 30 glass mushrooms and mushroom paintings on
my wall, she draws me pictures of them, runs up to me in shops
with ornaments of mushrooms but she doesn't really know what
daddy's favorite mushrooms do to him and his friends.
First rule is to try and do everything when your family are out,
swimming or dancing lessons or if you can do your mixing and
steaming your jars etc when your kids are at school. That's not
always possible if say you have a harvest ready and need to get
your shrooms ready for drying, I always dried my shrooms in the
loft space, ban your kids from your loft, tell them its to dangerous or
something. If you chop your shrooms up as i do and its at a bad
time put them in the fridge till you are alone or and ready to
set up your drying.
My grow tank sits in my second bathroom just off the main bedroom, my
daughter could reach it but I explained to her that I was growing
stuff you don't eat it was plants to be planted in the garden
after that she thought I was boring always messing around with my
plants, you could put your tank high on a shelf. Same goes with
the glove box and any syringe work never let your kids see you
with your hands in a glove box or with a syringe in your hand, in fact
never let them see a syringe full stop.
If you have to move anything about the house, wet shrooms to be dried,
syringes anything like and your kids are in out the shrooms or
syringe in a bag, what the eye cant see sort of thing, it might
seem little but it can mean a lot. In fact you turn into a bit of
a guerrilla farmer but it's the best way just to make things
safer. Get a child lock on a cupboard and keep all your prints,
syringes everything in there so you know where everything is at
any given time, put that child lock high on that door. Make
the subject seem boring if your kids ask you anything, try and make
them uninterested it, but saying that it was once said to me a
better way may be to buy and edible growing kit, show your kids
them growing and before long they would become bored and lose
interest leaving you to get on with it, I never tried this one
but maybe you might. The way I find best now is to grow for a few
months and build up a stash then quit till your stash is needing
topped up, that method works for me.
There's also the famous in vitro tech that can be looked into, using
this tech there's no grow tank involved and that could be a bonus
to some parents. Or maybe the cupboard you put the lock on you
could set your tank up in there, rig up a light and keep the
whole tank out of sight.
Today I moved my stash to another part of the house because when I was
tripping yesterday I couldn't remember if I put everything back
into the place I normally stash things. We were getting ready to
go for a walk when I went and checked twice that I had put
everything away. The place I stashed it now is a place where it's
so remote and hard to get to I'll be lucky to get it myself, I had it
stashed well the first time but I feel better where it is now, so
make sure you've got the best place going, not just a safe place
an unreachable remote spot. All the time your growing you should
be thinking of better ways to do things, better ways to hide your
work but just because you have kids doesn't mean you cant grow
and enjoy your new found hobby.