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why is homegrown always better? (weed)
    #839441 - 08/23/02 11:51 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

perhaps i should be posting it on drugs forum... anyways...
why do we get a better quality weed (a cleaner and funnier high, less lethargic) than the weed we buy if using the seeds that come with it? even without taking much care growing it? does the best alkaloids degenerate somehow while the pressed weed is being transported or something?


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: felixhigh]
    #839710 - 08/24/02 05:34 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Handling, pressing and transportation..yes!

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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: felixhigh]
    #839976 - 08/24/02 08:36 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Yea mostly what dude stated above......but also some genetics are involved also..... a great book on the subject is Cannabis Alchemy by D. Gold.... the book explains all the different types of high you get and their corresponding chemicals....very interesting stuff indeed


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: DazedSol]
    #840061 - 08/24/02 09:41 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Well, genetics isn?t tha biggest concern if it?s seed?s from the same weed.[sure somewhat..but defenatley not that is the whole difference.some pollination from diffrent strains is possible..but..]
Mostly handeling, curing and transportation is the BIG reason..

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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: stonErollEr1]
    #840235 - 08/24/02 11:15 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

and I have three plants that are from bagseeds
Can the quality of the weed Ill have be better than the one I smoked ?
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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: T0aD]
    #840501 - 08/24/02 01:59 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

toad: the weed you're growing wil surel be way better than the weed your seeds came in... my post asks the why of it.
dazed: genetics shouldn't be a concern - i doubt there was other strains growing together so breeding isn't likely to have happened...stoneroller: that's what i was thinking... then it seems that the best chemicals in it are pretty unstable aren't them? thinking better it sounds fair to have some alkaloid degenration while the shit is among wood logs under a 100 degrees heat tightly packed in a truck crossing the border... it makes me think of the whole lot of land needed to grow all the weed smoked everyday!!!


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: felixhigh]
    #840579 - 08/24/02 02:51 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Well I think Im knowledgeable in this area so I'll give it a shot.

Most of the weed people buy is from mass produced fields, either over seas, or in a farm, or whatever. There you have female and male plants intermingled right next to each other, and then theres the fact that you can't possibly take care of every single one. The fact that homegrown weed is not grown in mass quantities, be it inside or outside, the grower can put all his attention to less plants, making them healthier.

The major reason homegrown is better is that you tell whether or not the plant is male or female, and throw out the males. For the reason that when polen comes in contact with the female plant, the energy otherwise used to make the thc (thc is used to protect the seeds and plant from dehydration) is used to make seeds instead. This is why when you buy a bag with little to no seeds it is ALWAYS better potency wise than a bag with lots of seeds.

And yet another factor is the light used to grow it under. A 400 watt metal halide bulb used for vegitatative state, left on 24/7 lets it grow many times faster and healthier than leaving it outside, not only does it provide more light in time, the wavelength of a metal halide bulb is targeted specifically for vegitative states of plants. Then when you want to flower it, you switch to a 12/12 regimen with a high pressure sodium bulb. This practice just plain gives the plant more of the right kind of light.

As for the difference in the high, it can depend on all sorts of other factors, potency, strain, amount consumed (potency and amount fall almost hand in hand), and method of ingestion.

When being pressed the weed is just that, compressed, it won't have much effect on the potency, except for the surface that contacts the pressing board, the trichomes (thc crystals) rubs off onto the board, and if its a pourous material, it stays there, if it isn't some rubs off onto the next batch.

Thc is also heat sensitive, when subjected to heat it is destoyed, so those idiots who toss weed in the dryer in a lingerie bag to dry it, just knock off the trichomes as well as kill the thc. Thc doesn't just immediately die on contact with heat, if it did, then you wouldnt get high when you lit it up, unless you ate it.

Transportation also knocks trichomes off, when you handle kind bud, you can look at your fingers and see them shimmer under light, thats the trichomes on your finger, no longer on the weed. Needless to say, when you transport it, handle it, and put it in bags it knocks off trichomes. Thats why you should only handle buds by the stems.

Any other questions you might have you could pm me. Im not a genious on the subject but I spent a few years on the subject first hand.

I hope that helps.


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: TripsAreForKids]
    #841427 - 08/25/02 12:07 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Trips: That is so true...[how could i miss that!!well well..]
Sinsemilla is offcourse the main reason, if its ordernary shwag seeds we are talking about.

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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: felixhigh]
    #845490 - 08/26/02 10:55 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

one word: psychosomatic


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: stonErollEr1]
    #846169 - 08/27/02 08:14 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Either way, whether you grow that lone seed in the quarter pound of kind you got, or one of the 20 in the twin you got ripped off on. If you grow it right, and don't let pollen get to it, it will be sooooooo much better than the original bag you got it from.


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: TripsAreForKids]
    #8177283 - 03/21/08 09:46 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

i'm only posting so late because there is a specific reason that hasn't been mentioned for the qualitative difference in the high that you refer to. While the factors people mention do have an impact on weed quality in general, bought weed usually has a more lethargic and goofy high for a very simple reason that hasn't been mentioned. Sellers obviously want to maximise the amount of WEIGHT that they get out of each plant, and for this reason they sell when the plant has reached the very end of its flowering cycle and has the heaviest buds. However by this stage although the buds are increasing in bulk the THC content is actually beginning to decrease: being converted to other cannabinoids, which produce the lethargic sensations. Nearly all weed you buy will have been allowed to reach this state as the growers want to maximise weight. Homegrown weed on the other hand can easily be harvested when THC (rather than bud size) is maximised, and is often even picked early due to impatience. This creates the more 'pure' high that you refer to.


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: felixhigh]
    #8177309 - 03/21/08 09:52 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Imported weed is grown in poor conditions because so much of it is grown at a time. Homegrown weed is usually planted in potting soil and watered frequently.


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: NlightNd1]
    #8177486 - 03/21/08 10:46 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Damn you guys just dug up a 6 years old post are you high?


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: felixhigh]
    #8177932 - 03/22/08 12:19 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

It's "free"


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: Brainiac]
    #8178343 - 03/22/08 02:12 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

its all the love you put into it, the plant senses your love and attention and it strives to give you the best it can! :heart:


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: Zinglons Acolyte]
    #8178454 - 03/22/08 02:52 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I think that harvest is a very big part of the picture. The color of the trichomes affects the type of high that will be produced. Handling and packaging is another issue. Real growers know that weed should be stored in glass not baggies.

I believe even that shit that came across the border in a donkey's ass can be made better with a little TLC and know how.

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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: ethnoguy]
    #8178675 - 03/22/08 04:25 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

sooo many factors

soil or hydro
good soil or bad soil
well flushed or not well flushed
indoor or outdoor
type of weed is it sativa or indica?
genetics behind that weed
was it cured properly?
how old is it?

weed grown from soil, properly flushed and properly cured = top stuff

I think the quality of weed comes a lot from care growing it, one of my grow buddy enthusiasts got some ditch weed that was super seedy and grew it with care and it was above average stuff. (what you could buy here on the streets being average)

If you took any TOP notch award winning seeds and grew them outside without properly prepping the soil just planted them and let nature grow them they'd likely taste like ditch weed.

Some of the best stuff I've actually bought from a dealer was like black berry or whatever grown outside, wasn't super strong but tasted and burned well - was like 1.5 oz for $90 and ounces of good weed in that area are usually 300 a oz.


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: flavoraid]
    #8179449 - 03/22/08 01:26 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

if your weed has seeds it was not picked at a good time and was likely not cured well....if they didn't take the time to grow it well (ie have seeds) than it wont be good pot.


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: kadakuda]
    #8179925 - 03/22/08 03:56 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

uh... if ur weed has seeds it was pollenated by a male plant

seeds = offspring of two plants


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Re: why is homegrown always better? (weed) [Re: kadakuda]
    #8179945 - 03/22/08 04:01 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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if your weed has seeds it was not picked at a good time and was likely not cured well....if they didn't take the time to grow it well (ie have seeds) than it wont be good pot.




If MJ has seeds then it was pollinated. You don't pick weed; you havest it. Picking is for tomatoes and the like. Seeds has absolutely nothing to do with curing....

Something tells me you have no botanical knowledge at all.

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