plant lights

Dennis Kramb
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:52:38 PST
Jane, your message made me laugh so much.  :-)  I've led a naive life.  I
was nearly 40 the first time I saw marijuana, and I still haven't seen a
live plant nor smoked pot.  But anyway, I've had indoor plant lights for
something like 8 years now and can not tell you how many (stupid) neighbors
have made (stupid) comments about what I was growing.  (I've lived here 17
years and one neighbor has only spoken to me once, just to ask me if I was
growing pot.  Ugh.)  They'd be disappointed, no doubt, to see my vast
collection of Smithiantha, Sinningia, Primulina, and Streptocarpus plants.

I am vaguely aware several native plants in my garden are smokeable &
mind-altering, but I've never been remotely tempted to try it.  I'm
convinced native Americans tried to smoke/drink just about everything.

By the way, just to stay on topic, the LED lights I bought at Christmas are
miraculous with Sinningia (which often grow in full sun in Brazil).  In
just 2 months the LED lights induced bloom in a Sinningia that hasn't
bloomed under fluorescents in 5 years.  I highlyl recommend the LED
fixtures with dual-dimmers for vegetative growth & bloom.

Dennis in Cincinnati

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Jane McGary <>

> When marijuana was legalized in my state (Oregon, USA), people who had
> been growing their own often decided it was easier to buy it at legal
> shops, and used plant lights became readily available for sale. I bought a
> very nice array from a neighbor (a retired engineer) and now use it to keep
> my few tender plants in the garage over winter. At the same time, the
> numerous shops formerly devoted to growers of "hydroponic vegetables" are
> starting to offer a wider range of general gardening products; the one near
> me has fruit trees on offer in its parking lot now. If this is a gateway
> drug into serious gardening, welcome all!
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
> On 3/7/2017 8:15 AM, David Ehrlich wrote:
>> Back in the 60s, when I lived in San Francisco, Iplanted a marijuana seed
>> in a pot in a window that got afternoon sun.  The plant seemed happy
>> despite the limitedlight.  I only grew it out of curiosity,although
>> eventually, curiosity satisfied, I did smoke it.  A curious thing about
>> marijuana is that althoughdioecious, its sex is not genetically determined:
>> mine started off as male, producingstaminate flowers, but later it became
>> female, producing pistillate flowers.  This is not a particularly rare
>> phenomenonamong dioecious plants, (Sequential hermaphroditism) but it does
>> explain how moderncultivators can manage to have whole harems of female
>> plants.  One wonders whether marijuana can be selfed –collect and freeze
>> the pollen when it’s male, and use that pollen to fertilizeit later when
>> it’s female.
>> David E
>>        From: Diane Whitehead <>
>>   To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>>   Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 7:01 PM
>>   Subject: Re: [pbs] plant lights
>>     Back in the early 50s Thompson and Morgan had cannabis seeds listed
>> in their catalogue for 2 shillings 6 pence, to be grown for its decorative
>> foliage.
>> I thought about it, but preferred pretty flowers.
>> Diane
>> On 2017-03-06, at 6:38 PM, Jane Sargent wrote:
>>>    In real life, marijuana wants to grow outdoors in the sun, where it
>>> is a weed, largely unkillable.
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