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  1. Just signed up . Contemplating a 2020 grow. First time grower here, well actually it's a second time, my first attempt resulted in being caught entering/leaving and the plants were destroyed a week after planting. I'm struggling to find good plots because it seems that any natural area (i.e. not a field or urban area) here is criss-crossed with walkers' paths. I have found some potential plots, but they are about 10m-20m from a path. Is this stupid? I am thinking about strains such as Durban Poison and Passion #1 + some autos or semi-autos I have not decided on. I heard Durban doesn't smell that strong so my chances might be higher than if it were a Skunk #1. What are the odds that I can make it to harvest? I may keep the plants spread out, even lone plants, so that I can afford some discoveries/losses. I'll keep looking for better and better plots, but there is basically no expansive woodlands or scrublands here without paths criss-crossing them. Thanks
  2. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/gatineau-residents-upset-hexo-cannabis-odour-1.5157901 Hexo facility produces almost a third of Quebec's legal cannabis Gatineau resident Virginie Roussin lives down the street from Hexo, a cannabis producer based in Masson-Angers. Roussin says the smell of pot production at the plant is overwhelming. (Radio-Canada) People who live in the community of Masson-Angers in eastern Gatineau, Que., are raising a stink about the emissions coming from a massive cannabis production plant. Hexo operates a 1.3 million-square-foot facility that produces almost a third of all the legal pot sold in Quebec. Residents including Virgine Roussin say the strong cannabis odour emanating from the production facility is affecting her lifestyle. "I have a five-year-old son and I'm mad because it's not supposed to smell. That's what they [Hexo] told us," Roussin said in an interview from her home down the road from the facility. Hexo's production plant in Gatineau's eastern Masson-Angers sector produces 108,000 kilograms of cannabis a year. It supplies 30 per cent of the legal marijuana sold through the SQDC, a subsidiary of the Quebec liquor authority. (Radio-Canada) She said the daily smell has become so intolerable she no longer hangs her laundry out to dry or leaves her windows open. "Last Sunday we opened a bit of my son's room [window] and we closed the door. Afterward when we came back at night, it was like we smoked a joint in the room." Roussin said the smell sometimes causes her throat to itch and she's worried about the long-term health effects of the emissions. CBC News Ottawa 'It's like we smoked a joint in the room' 00:00 00:48 Virgine Roussin, who lives in eastern Gatineau, Que., says the smell coming from the nearby cannabis production plant is infiltrating the home she shares with her five-year-old son. 0:48 Company using filters Hexo spokesperson Caroline Milliard said cannabis is natural, its aroma is "harmless," and smelling it doesn't get you high. "The THC component of the plant has to be burned or heated, that's [when] you can have a therapeutical (sic) or psychoactive effect," Milliard said. According to Milliard, the company formerly known as Hydropothecary meets all Health Canada regulations, uses "high quality carbon filters" to reduce the smell and composts cannabis waste. Oops... We're sorry, this content is not available in your location. If you believe you have received this message in error please contact us Error 21 People living near the Hexo cannabis plant say the smell from the company is so bad that it can smell like someone smoked a joint in their house. 6:56 Hexo said it has already met with local, provincial and federal politicians to discuss concerns. Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said the province is in charge of responding to issues with cannabis facilities and he's not ready to consider restricting those businesses within Gatineau. "The plant is in an area where it is fairly isolated. Yes, there are citizens that live around but not as many as in other areas in Gatineau. I think the location is quite good," Pedneaud-Jobin said. "They have to improve the technology so the smell is not as strong as it is. They're willing to do that. I think that's the first step before we talk about any kind of ban." The plant is located in Gatineau's rural suburb of Masson-Angers. Nearby residents are concerned about the impact of the strong odour that the plant emits. (Radio-Canada) Little known about health effects Last spring, Public Health Ontario (PHO) looked at the potential health effects related to the smells coming from cannabis operations. "Our study found that there's nothing that answers that question yet," said Dr. Ray Copes, PHO's chief of environmental and occupational health. Copes said cannabis production facilities usually pop up in rural areas and lack the sample population required to conduct scientific studies. Dr. Copes is Public Health Ontario's chief of environmental and occupational health. (CBC) The provincial health authority's analysis does show that strong smells can lead to headaches or irritation in people with a low tolerance for odour, but for the most part this remains a "nuisance" issue. PHO recommended creating a system to "report and track nuisance odours" to come up with ways to fix potential problems. "People don't find [the smell] pleasant and feel that it leads to a decrease at least in their quality of life and their ability to enjoy their property," said Copes. Roussin said the community has asked for a meeting with Hexo but has yet to get a response. Hexo's Milliard said the company is planning a community meeting and wants to hold an open house for residents, but dates have not yet been set.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm reaching out to the community for a bit of help, I'm a novice grower with only around 5 small crops to date. I seem to be doing ok with the growing side of things but am really struggling to get the hang (no pun intended) of the drying and curing process! I am chopping my plants removing fan leaves and then hanging them to dry this time around I purchased a hygrometer to monitor RH and temps was sitting at around 53-58% varied day by day but never went above or below that range and was at a steady temperature of 18-20 degrees. The plants are hanging for around 12 days before achieving a snap on the smaller stalks at which time I am removing the buds from the main stalk proceeding with the final trim to tidy them up and jarring them. Once jarred I am burping for 5 mins each day and rotating the buds around the jar for two weeks all the way up to 1 month sampling the buds at different intervals and I cannot seem to achieve a nice smelling bud. I will lift it out of the jar and it smells really earthy and grassy, once ground up it let's off a much better aroma but still not how it should. Does anyone know what I may be doing wrong or if there is any other method I could try to achieve the results I am aiming for. Sorry for such along post but wanted to answer all the obvious questions in my post rather than just saying 'weed don't smell right' and thank you all in advance for taking the time of reading and hopefully helping out with a few tips along the way happy growing and stay high Tastebudz420
  4. Hello everyone I'm going to start by saying that this is my first post here and hopefully I'm in the right category for the questions and that I don't go on for too long So I've been considering growing indoors for about a month now and I think I've got everything sorted out in terms of things to buy, the process and so on. Although lately I went down the rabbit hole of the internet for answers about the smell that it produces and ways to counter it. Let's just put it this way, the answers were unclear and the times I've posted this question was met by people basically telling me everything but the answer to my question. (Why I'm maybe overthinking it) In my current situation and probably for the future to come I'm living in a shared house meaning that what I envisioned for this project would be growing it in my room, I have a decent size room and a grow tent 60x60x140 would fit nice into one of my corners and not take any real space from me, near a window so the exhaust air can flow out. Now obviously stealth is of the most important because I wouldn't want my housemates to find out, so the question of smell comes up. From what I could gather some people say a outflow fan with a filter will make it smell proof, other people on the other hand say no that it will never work to keep the smell only in one room. So here I am, some things that may help is that the fireproof door in my room actually does a good job of not letting light scents get out into the hallway. If I open the window in my room it looks like it creates an airflow that brings air from the hallway and exits the window. Is it possible to do? What do you guys recommend? Best quality filter for effectiveness? I'm lost due to this. ((Take in mind I do not want to grow 5 plants at once just one at a time for personal use)) TL:DR Does a grow tent fan+filter set up eliminate the smell enough to be manageable in one room where the smell cannot get out due to reasons. If not is there a way? + Hows the fans in terms of noise (if I'm to sleep in the same room as the grow tent) Thanks in advance and sorry if there is some type of typo or wording mistake as English is not my first language, all the feedback is greatly appreciated hopefully I'll be growing by the end of the month!!
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/society/shortcuts/2019/feb/11/truth-about-cressida-dick-cannabis-problem The Metropolitan police commissioner says she can’t smell dope, and never has been able to. We ask an expert if that’s possible Sam Wollaston @samwollaston Mon 11 Feb 2019 17.15 GMTLast modified on Mon 11 Feb 2019 18.30 GMT Shares 34 ‘Nope, can’t smell a thing …’ Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA The clue is in the name. The vast majority of cannabis sold in the UK these days is superstrong skunk, so called not just because it’s very potent in what it does to your brain, but because it’s also very smelly. I smell it pretty much every day, on the street on the way home from work. I tried to talk to a stoner about whether blazing at 11 on the smelly scale made it harder to do without alerting the feds, but I couldn’t find one who had got out of bed by the time I had to file this. But in many UK cities, it is part of the 21st-century daily olfactory experience. Not, apparently, for everyone. Not, a little ironically, for Britain’s most senior police officer, the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick. “My colleagues think it is hilarious that I simply cannot smell – ever – the smell of cannabis,” she told Lauren Laverne on Desert Island Discs. Is that even possible? Advertisement Yes! “It’s certainly possible that there’s one particular thing she can’t smell,” says Carl Philpott, a professor of rhinology and olfactology at Norwich Medical School, UEA. “I guess it’s also possible she has a poor sense of smell, and doesn’t pick up other things either.” Nope, that’s not it. Dick also told Laverne, between her audio picks (hearing fine, apparently) that scent was very important to her, and her luxury item was soap. So, it’s just the weed, then. Philpott explains that most things we smell are a mixture of molecules, and that we recognise patterns. “Each cell is coded genetically to have one receptor on it for a particular molecule. Each of those receptors feeds into a different part of the structure above the nose, called the olfactory bulb, where you get pattern recognition. It may be she is missing the recognition for those patterns that would be around marijuana.” Not being able to smell cannabis is not one he has come across before, though. The best known one is musk; pleasant smelling to some, urinous to other, while some people don’t smell it at all. But it is certainly possible she may never have been able to smell it. Dick: you are hereby released without charge.
  6. I'm just curing my 5th or 6th grow and nomatter what I do, I often end up with a few ounces that don't smell right. it's not totally unpleasant but not right, a bit musty and a bit like incence but they are definitely not mouldy. All the plants were the same seeds and treated the same but yet around half of it smells great and arouond half of it smells a bit weird. I noticed that 2 of the plants smelled like that when I first dried it. I dried for 9 days. The only difference was 2 of the plants were a week younger than the others so maybe cropped too early? I went 90 days. I had 8 Blue cheese plants under 2 x 600 watt using a Wilma system and pebbles. Some of it smells great so could those bits have had better ventilation? I really need this to not happen on my current grow. I just started 8 white widow seeds. Thanks in advance
  7. Hi, I wondered if when drying bud, it smells less (during the process of drying) if it is dried slowly. I would guess that as more moisture is released into the air (by a fast dry), it will also introduce more of whatever makes the plant smell. Anyone know if this is the case? Cheers,
  8. Hi, I have my shed all set up and my grow is in motion, however, as I draw nearer to cropping time I am becoming increasingly paranoid. When I chop the crop I have 2/3 of the shed available to me to work in as the other 1/3 is partitioned off at the back with doors for the grow. I think I want to cover the inside front door of the shed somehow with something to assist in keeping my cropping smell in the shed. It is 8ft long and I suppose 8ft tall. Am thinking some kind of mylar sheeting thing I can roll up to the top when not needed, then rolled down to cover the inside front. I am not very practically minded in DIY stuff so the simpler the better Thanks !
  9. Hello happy people Last couple of visits to the room and I have noticed a funny smell, tonight as I watered I was turkey basting the excess out of one of the trays and realised that the smell was coming from one plant in particular. They are in 15ltr pots using biobizz light mix and being watered with biobizz flower. This particular plant didn't need as much as the others so I am assuming the soil may be waterlogged, would this cause the bad egg smell coming from the run off water ? If so is there anything I can do, the plants have two weeks till chop day ? Thanks in advance Vill
  10. Hi everyone, Used to come on here a few years ago but have been unable to smoke due to my job for a long time! Anyway losing job at end of month (don't worry not a problem) and would like to start growing again. The only problem is I live in the suburbs now and have really nosy neighbours with some of them being the neighbourhood watch type would would love to call the police over growing a bit of weed. What would be some good varieties to grow indoor, either low odour or plants which don't reek or plants which smell differently to what people think off as weed. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Smoky
  11. OK, so I saw some smoke from the bottom of my neighbors garden at the weekend, so thought he was having a twig/garden rubbish fire. Turns out as I sneakily checked this morning he has a Fire pit, patio and seats all set up down there now, get this, this is only 20 feet away from his other patio'ed seated area outside his conservatory. Why he felt the need to do another I have no idea. The head of one of the chair seats on this new patio rests against my 6ft fence. My GHouse is 3 feet from this fence. My plants are therefore 3 feet, the thickness of a pane of glass and an inch away from this chair with a vent facing that way. 3 of my plants are just about to flower (1 month old), luckily I only have 5 of them on the go. I can move 2 to the garden but I am obviously now furious. I have put in tags saying they are something else and am re-whiting the glass after the rain the other day... What else can I do.... they aren't smelling ...yet
  12. I'm planning on a GG next year. I've never done GG before so I don't know how much smell to expect (I appreciate this is strain-dependent). I was thinking of 2 sets of 8 plants to cope with losses, if they occur. Each set will be in a different place. That said, the smell part of it is important as I'm scouting around for for a suitable place. I know to go where people don't, but knowing how much smell would be useful. I'm kinda expecting it to be less than a tent, if that doesn't sound too obvious or stupid? Thank you.
  13. Really unpleasant smell.

    From the album Trouble ahead.....? what's that smell....?

    Help! I went away for 3 days, the help watered twice per day with guanokalong as directed. I've come back and the smell is really strong in the growroom. It's down at root level, the smell is strongly Guanokalong. Is this OK or should I flush them? They have been on 12-12 For 14 days. Any help would be great, thanks.
  14. I have a friend who is doing their first legal grow in America, however his internet has crashed so he has contacted me to try and find a solution. The Problem is heat! It is a stealth cabinet grow currently with a 125w dual spectrum for 2 plants in 5l pots. They understand that this might not be the best set up but its what they have. Apparently temps usually sit around 85'F or 29.5'C which is quite hot on its own but temps have reached 111'F or 44'C on the odd occasion. The temps are being measured at the average height of the plant, Apparently they are around 2 weeks old (from sprouting) and are an autoflower strain. They haven't browned or discolored and are still a health green and growing daily, however some of the leaves are curling up at the edges and some apparently seem to be almost spiraling around ( not curling under but twisting sideways) not massively but a little. There are 2 80mm PC fans ,one intake and one outtake, which more than cover the cfm needed for the space. So what do you think he should do to reduce the temps? Add two more PC Fans? Also if they were do do this, roughly speaking one fan is in a bottom corner and the other is in the opposite top corner, would the two extra fans if they were to be attached on the opposite side of the cabinet be placed so that the intake are both at the front and outake both at the back or so that both intakes are say bottom right on each side, so from the front one would be near the front and one near the back? Add a PC fan inside to increase circulation? Reduce light hours as they are currently running 20/4 - 20 on and 4 off Also can anyone recommend any threads about building scrubbers/ carbon filters? Would a carbon cooker hood filter work? As apparently it has started smelling not of full flower but a smell they would like to remove. Thanks in advance for any replies!
  15. I have open this topic asking if there are any kind of database that has catalogued phenos of each strain too. i think is so important document it including: pictures,breeder and year of packaging of the seeds pack in the case of, flow times info , yield, diferent smells in the diferent stages of flowering, resin production, effect and tastes of diferent phenotypes, in the case of males what pros and cons gives to the cross, and own conclussions. If already exist something like this, please let me know where if not, with our experience we could do together something like this. talking about phenos that we have working with. if anybody think that could be constructive and want to share knowledge and colaborate could be great. what do you think about it?
  16. Hi, getting good yield and effects, but simply failing to get any smell from the buds. Have grown NL, ruderalis indica, ak48 and power africa, got a strawberry blue half way in flower now and hoping to get some smell from the cured bud this time. Growing as SOG under 150w of cfl in 3gal of soil, temps between 20 and 25, humidity I can't get lower than 63% and harvesting after 20% amber trichromes, flushed 10 days or so. Drying for 4 days in 70% humidity then paper bag for a day and curing in jars. Any ideas? Cheers.
  17. Hey guys. Long time lurker first time poster. Doing a grow set up for a mate in an attic, I have maybe 10 grows under my belt. Only done a year in an attic, winter was easy, summer brought botrytis through my in ability to control heat / humidity. So I've got to plan well this time and I don't have anyone to talk it through... So here I am. I'm planning a sphere of scrog using 4 plants around a vertical 600w or 1000w in a cool tube with out a reflector as I've read this is best for lumens reaching the plant as there's less reflected light and I can get the plants closer. I had success with my modified scrog from one plant, flattening it out into a hemisphere and putting it at a 45 degree angle opposite my 600w with a reflector behind. I got average of 17oz per plant. With regard to heat and smell I'm thinking about either having the cool tube running its own feed from fresh air out the roof to fresh air and using co2 enrichment to reduce my need for air exchange. I figured a small 4" carbon filter with inline fan ramped down low to keep a negative pressure on the tent vent that to a separate small tent in which I'd have baffles to make the air travel further, an ozone generator, some ona gel maybe an odour neutralising spray and another 4" carbon filter and fan venting up the chimney. I'll use air con / dehumidifier in main tent as necessary. Either the above way or ditch the co2 enrichment and have massive air exchange using a 5" filter on the end of the cool tube venting into the aforementioned separate tent when my ozone generator and all that stuff is. Any thoughts and criticisms would be greatly received. Tent size and equipment is all changeable as it's not all bought. Thanks in advance
  18. Hi UK420, Today as I was going into my room I could smell weed on the first floor and upstairs on the second. I am really worried because I need stealth, to combat it I lit up a j but I need a proper solution. Basically I am in a 1.2m^2 tent in my bedroom. I have a 5" Filter and recently got a 6" fan. Maybe I need a 6" Filter? I also recently got an air cooled hood to help with heat issues, I have air being pushed through the bulb with a separate fan and then I got a Y piece and joined this to the Y piece with the exhaust from the fan. Before I connected this to the Y I attached the Fan first and noticed it was pushing air out the hole for the light. When I attached ducting to the Y (this piece will run to the bulb) I could also feel the air coming through from this ducting. The plan was to have all the air being sucked out going out through an airbrick up the chimney breast. Here's a pic. I don't know what to do to combat the smell escaping. I have 7 ladies and 1 Autoflowering baby all in flowering. Here's a pic of my girls. Majorly running out of space! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks!Edit: I should have mentioned that I have a small tear in my zip on the bottom right door. I cannot close the zip properly anymore and there is a slight leak.
  19. Basically I have just completed a 5 plant grow in a 600w 1.2x1.2x.2 tent, everything was perfect regarding environment, vented out of a well designed window box, carbon filter etc, no smell, no tell etc. Overall security was pretty good, no inspections from any landlord/agency. Recently moved to a 3 bed semi, v nice, much posher area. Not wanting to grow in spare room anymore there is a flue I might be able to get a T style junction to fit my 8in ducting, running carbon filter. What are my major security issues? Barring visits, keeping gob shut...I am talking choppers and smell, and the best way to minimise risk...Do I need a new tent? Mine certainly wont fit...but could I modify it? Anyone with experience in this please help, cos at the moment I am venting indoors, in the spare room, it's winter, and I am about to flip 6@2 month veg to flower. House is gonna PONG HAHAHA Cheers.