Dealing with newbie excitment
Posted 31 March 2020 - 02:37 AM
I took me giving up the weed. Made me anxious. Might have also been coincidentally at that time I started getting more confident about my methods. In the beginning I know I have made some mistakes and that made me check every time I could since I didn't know what I was doing exactly and wanted to make sure everything was alright. I also made some mistakes just because of that.
No weed means less mistakes too, for me.
I have now twenty-something grows under rmy belt and I am starting to forget it more often, because it has become normal and is nothing to be worried/very excited about. Also, I have a little stash now so I don't care if a grow goes wrong or not.
I still like it, it is cool stuff, but the newbie excitement has been gone for the last five to ten grows.
Edited by RutgerHauer, 31 March 2020 - 02:40 AM.
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Posted 31 March 2020 - 11:28 AM
It's my 6th grow and I'm still overdoing it.
I became a bit calmer recently when I cloned a specimen of a successful grow and in the end it fruited very well.
Now I can relax a bit.
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Posted 31 March 2020 - 12:00 PM
Posted 01 April 2020 - 07:07 PM
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:04 PM
It took me a few months of continually growing to not check on them more than twice a day. It also helped to be super busy
Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:11 PM
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Posted 03 April 2020 - 11:34 AM
When you realize it's like staring at the clock, the more you do it the slower the process seems to take
Posted 04 April 2020 - 08:35 PM
With that said, I still check on my jars twice a day....once in the morning and once before bed that way I can monitor (the majority) of then for potential contamination. My fruiting bins lol I wont get started on how often I'm peeking at them..... they're right in plain sight of me so I just look over and I can see them..
. Back when I had the extra room, maybe 5-6times a day I'd check them.....
The excitement never gets old but the tasks involved in continuing operating a grow sure gets f'ing redundant.....I'm sure most the oldies would agree with me.... I once enjoyed prepping grain, now it's a job...
You'll get bored of it eventually and then you'll probably want to switch up to pan cyans which are a greater challenge and kind of like graduating classes from cubes to cyans like grade 11 to 12 and azures ending the psilocybe ed-u-ma-cation. :)
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Posted 10 April 2020 - 09:44 PM
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Posted 13 April 2020 - 09:05 PM
I've just been growing edible mushrooms, far less exciting and yet probably check them once a day. Considering fruiting them in my office to keep an eye on them.
Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:15 PM
I haven't cultivated yet but I can relate it to other grows and projects. I admit that I obsess but I tend to use it to learn every aspect of anything I can. I feel it makes me stronger in the end. I am sure I'll do the same thing when I pull the trigger and cultivate. I'm going with P. cubensis for my first strain on purpose. I don't plan to have multiple projects going at once or frequently successions. I have a target in mind as far as volume goes and it won't be difficult to hit if all goes well. I'm the kind of person that the hard lessons stick the longest but I won't complain if all goes well. There is always lessons to learn, and this won't be any different. Good luck and I look forward to seeing your progress.
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Posted 16 April 2020 - 09:01 PM