During the lockdown, I started trying to grow my own pot plants.
This was out of desperation, but also out of boredom.
I had a greenhouse, and lots of pots and soil. My roommate and I have a glass jar in the living room where we always throw our stems and seeds, so I harvested some seeds from there and planted them. Most of the seeds never sprouted, and the plants I did cultivate were all sad, and not worth smoking. Thank god the cannabis dispensary started doing deliveries through the rest of the pandemic, because I was not cut out to be a pot farmer. The more research I did on growing cannabis plants, the more I understood that this was too far outside of my wheelhouse. I assumed that growing marijuana would be like having a garden, but it’s more like operating a laboratory. They call it “weed” because marijuana is alleged to sprout up and grow wild wherever it can, but this is not the case at all based on my experience. Cannabis plants require constant care, and specific nutrition and light requirements, in order to produce a top end product. When I read about labs that work on specific strains of cannabis for months and years, just to dial in on the perfect buds, I knew I was in over my head. All I want is to get high, I don’t want a ton of work involved. From here on out, I will leave the work of growing cannabis to the professionals, and forget about trying to do it myself.