Among the many benefits of plant-based medicine is the fact that you can grow your own. Shane operates CheapHomeGrow.com, and in this episode he shares his knowledge about how to get started, economically, with your own indoor home grow, with soil as your medium. You'll know exactly what you're getting, and have a harvest you can be proud of.
Kannaboomers: 00:00 Hey, it's Tom at the Kannaboomers Podcast. We're back with episode 21 and this week we're talking with Shane, a grower in Rhode Island who produces the Cheap Home Grow podcast and also has a website at CheapHomeGrow.com. It's a great site for beginners. We're going to talk about soil and water and light and the things you need to do if you don't know how to grow, a lot of reasons why you'd want to grow. I'm interested in it myself and I may, uh, get some seeds going for this spring. Again, special thanks to Danny and Milwaukee for making us sound good. And here's episode 21: This is Let's Talk About Weed, the Kannaboomer's Podcast, CBD micro dosing and all things related to medical cannabis for baby boomers from San Diego. Here's your host, Thomas J.
Kannaboomers: 00:44 So we're here with Shane of CheapHomeGrow.com, who also has a podcast by that name. Today we're talking about growing your own cannabis and the advantages of that and some of the challenges you might face if you're like me and very early in the game. Shane, give us an outline of how you got into this and maybe we can dive straight into first steps for home growers.
Shane: 01:06 Sure. Um, and you know, thank you for having me on your show, I do appreciate it. Um, but you know, in terms of getting involved in cannabis, I mean, for me it kind of goes back, you know, to kind of goes back a little while. Um, you know, um, I mean, right now I am in my mid thirties. I, you know, I, I guess you can say I knew about cannabis in my late teens. Um, you know, when I was, when I was growing up, um, and at that time I noticed a lot of kids that, that played hockey because I, well, I mean, perhaps I should go back a little bit further. I played hockey for the Boston Bruins in the JHLMO 2001, 2002, so this was a while ago. Um, you know, um, uh, like I said, I'm in my mid thirties, and in, uh, you know, I noticed, you know, kids or young adults at that time, you know, using cannabis and that had me, you know, that had me naturally pretty curious because at, you know, at that age you're like, ah, you know, like, what, what, what exactly is this and how does it work? And I mean, to be perfectly frank, I mean, there was a lot of kids that, you know, we're, we're smoking. Um, you know, not because, you know, they had, they have pain, but because they just simply wanted to get high, you know, which is, which is fine. And I, and, and, um, and, and also for the, for the record, I'm not saying that, you know, all, all of the kids on my, uh, on my previous team, we're a smoking. But, you know, I found it, you know, I've found it intriguing. And you know, what I really intriguing about that, about that whole aspect is that they were some kids that were using cannabis, not necessarily to get high per se, but they were using cannabis to treat their pain. You know, they were using cannabis to help them sleep at night. And you know, you have to, you have to remember, this is almost 20 years ago. This is, you know, this is what the old one, you know, late 2001, 2002, 2003, you know, I was a, I was in my, yeah, I was in my late teens and you know, from, from there on out, I just, I dunno, I just found it really fascinating. Um, about the potential for cannabis.
Kannaboomers: 03:43 So you were a semi pro-athlete…
Shane: 03:45 Well, I mean that's, I mean that's a bit, you know, that's a bit a nice, um, you know, I wouldn't say it was a semi pro. I played at a very high level. Um, and I, well I played, I played hockey at a very, very high level. Um, I played in the EJHL for a little while. And from what I understand, the EJHL now has been disbanded, but I believe it's called the East Coast Hockey League. I think it is. Again, I've been out of the game, I've been, I you know, out of those ranks for quite some time. Um, but you know, to to just basically sum it up when I was younger I did play and they're very high at a very, um, well at a very competitive level and that sort of thing.
Kannaboomers: 04:33 I mean we've had a, Ricky Williams, his wife was on the podcast. We've also had the health cannabis to who talks about integrating cannabis into, you know, running and wellness. And so a lot of our guests do come at it at that angle. And as you say, in 2001 there wasn't a lot of people still who were looking at it as a legit medicine there. There were a lot of skeptics. We know a lot more now. But that's interesting that you came at it from that angle in, in treating pain, treating, maybe helping you sleep, but dealing with things related to wellness.
Shane: 05:07 Sure. Oh yeah. I mean, that's, and, and really, I mean, that's still my, my main, I guess my main approach, uh, to, uh, to cannabis. It's, it's about, you know, it's about feeling better. Um, you know, so, so that's where I am coming from. Uh, regarding, uh, you know, regarding grown my own cannabis,
Kannaboomers: 05:31 You're using it for purposes and at some point did the light go off and go and you just went, hey, I could grow this…
Shane: 05:37 Right, right, exactly. Um, you know, I, um, you know, I mean, you know, a, I guess pretty much early on, you know, I would always, you know, get it from a, a, a, a friend. Um, and you know, we have, we have medical dispensaries here in Rhode Island, but you know, the problem with dispensaries is that, you know, quite frankly, they are a lot of money. And, you know, I'm a pretty frugal guy and you know, I mean, that's, I mean, really, I mean, that's why I named my, my podcast Cheap Home Grown, because I'm a pretty cheap guy, right? I don't want to spend, I don't want to spend a lot of money, man. You know?
Kannaboomers: 06:20 I hear you. I mean, I go to the dispensary out here and, and it's not cheap to begin with. And then there's about a 35% tax on top, right? So, you know, an eighth of a gram, you're talking $40, $50 bucks.
Shane: 06:31 Yeah. It's, it's, well, it's a, it's a sin tax and it's, and it's pretty crazy. It's ridiculous. And you know, and you know, I mean, let me just say this, I mean, one thing about, one thing about dispensaries and you know, I'm not, I'm not, you know, you know, I guess against dispensaries per say, because I mean there's, there's nothing wrong with, with, you know, operating a business. I mean, that's perfectly fine. Um, but when you go to a dispensary and you buy your own cannabis, I mean, let's, let's be perfectly honest here. You do not know what is in that cannabis. You don't know whether that grower, if he used, um, you know, if you used, um, I mean if you were to go to a dispensary, you don't know if that grower, you know, used certain, uh, uh, pesticides or you know, um, Eagle 20 and if they did and if you are ingesting that, you know, by buying your own cannabis at a local dispensary, then you know, then that's not a good thing because you don't know what, you know, what you are ingesting into your body. And you know, that's, I mean really that's why I decided to grow my own cannabis because I wanted to know exactly, I wanted to know exactly what I was putting in, you know, into my body. And that to me is the most important thing that I can possibly know because I know exactly which, you know, soil I use, which you know, strain on growing, you know, what, what type of fans, what, what type of water, what type of nutrients, you know, I know because I keep a very detailed journal and it's something that, you know, quite frankly, I take, I take very, you know, I take very seriously,
Kannaboomers: 08:37 We began by talking about the economics and I think I said an eighth of a gram and I meant an ounce of course. So there's that. It's much more economical. And as you say, it's sort of a farm to table scenario where you control every variable. So there's no guesswork as to, you know, was this, is this organic or not? Well, you know, it is because you grew it. So when you got started did you just germinate some seeds? I mean there's, there's a lot to it, right? You have to keep the males away from the females and soil considerations. There's light. I mean, are you indoors or outdoors or tell us a little about kind of how you first set it up and where are you at?
Shane: 09:17 Right. Well, I mean, uh, you know, I mean, let me just, um, you know, I mean, let me just say this, you know, for your, for your listeners there, I mean, I have been growing my own for a little while. Uh, I am not the most experienced, uh, you know, you know, person that that grows their own. However, I do often talk to people that are, I mean, and quite frankly, I mean that's what my, you know, that's what my podcast is all about. But in, in terms of what I specifically do, what, what I do, you know, it's, I mean, honestly, I just keep it really, really simple. I really, really simple. I, you know, I get my a seed, I get soil and that soil that I recommend, I recommend Fox farms. So, you know, a, a seed. I am currently growing. Um, what am I growing? I am growing auto flowers by Barry Bomb, which, well, Barry Bomb is the strain. And, um, I believe the, uh, the breeder is, is Gray Bird seeds. I believe it is, but, but, uh, forgiving that I, I get my a seed, I get my soil and my environment right now, I am growing in my friends grow chamber. Um, so really, I mean in terms of basics, you need seed, right? You need a, uh, a seed. You need water. And the water that I recommend, uh, that your listeners use is either purified or distilled water. That's very, very important. And, and also I'm not saying that you don't have to PH your water because you what you would do, but you need in, in my opinion, you need, uh, you need distilled or purified water. You need a seed. You need soil and you need light. And, and also you need a stable growing environment. And what I mean by stable is that the, um, is that the temperature and humidity has to be stable. Um, you know, they can, I mean, they can go, you know, I guess, you know, um, up and down to a certain extent, but you know, if there's any really large, uh, variations with temperature, then that's generally not a, a, a a a good thing. Yeah, me right now, just, just to let you know, I mean, I'm looking at my, I'm looking at my grow journal right now. I am currently growing in an environment where my average, my average temperature, it's about 70. I would say, let me look at it now. My habit, my habit temperature is about 73 degrees. [inaudible] humidity. It's around 37, 36, 37, which I mean, quite frankly, I mean that's a bit low. Um, but I am growing well, I mean, I'm growing a, a strain that can take those relatively low temperatures. So, you know, that's, that's, that's, you know, that's the, that's that, that's that particular strain. So, you know, it's not that big of a deal.
Kannaboomers: 12:43 Why over-complicate this, this plant has been going on. It's on for thousands of years. So yeah, you're right. I mean, soil, light, water, and a seed are kind of all you need when you look for the easy ways to optimize this. And, and as you said, you're trying to keep a stable temperature, you're trying to control a couple of variables that are going to help you kind of get the best yield, right? So clean water, you don't have to fertilize it really unless you do it organically,
Shane: 13:15 I mean, you know, you have, you know, light, right and you have clean water, a stable environment, seed, soil. Now in terms of I guess getting bigger yields because I believe that was one of your, one of your questions. I mean, in terms of getting bigger yields, you would have to, um, you would have to train your cannabis. Now when I say train your cannabis, you know, you can, you know, you can, um, low, uh, excuse me, you can train your cannabis by low stress training and high stress training. Now, low stress training is essentially, you know, you are, you know, taking your plants and you are very gently bending them back. You can use, you can use, uh, uh, uh, twist ties, um, you know, and very like, you know, I guess light, um, you know, like, uh, what's the word? A light equipment like that where, where it's very, very, you know, very gentle on your plants
Kannaboomers: 14:20 At the level of the stalk, or where are you physically bending it?
Kannaboomers: 14:24 You're physically been a, well, no, it's not necessarily on the stalk. It's um, it's on the bud, uh, the, uh, the, um, bud sites like, okay. You know, so you just simply bend those back a little bit. I mean, you don't want to like, you know, like basically rip them off. But um, yeah, you just bend those back so you can expose, you know, those bud sites to the light in a much more effective way. And you know, when you do that, you know, when you have more lights, you and turn, you know, get more growth. So, you know, and at that point you just simply water, expose it to a, to a lights and make sure it's in that way or, or it's a, excuse me, if that is exposed in that way. And when it is, you will get more growth.
Kannaboomers: 15:17 That's a great thing to know. So stressing, stressing the plant, it's going to send me more energy into the buds, I suppose. And that's the whole goal.
Shane: 15:30 I mean some, some people, you know, some people do or not do. But yeah, I mean some people do strategic defoliation and that's basically when you take, or when you clip off all of the leafs on the cannabis plant that aren't going to be producing bud. Now, I mean, you know, I've had a few people on my show and you know, they have different opinions about that. Um, but I mean, to be perfectly honest with you, in terms of yields, I've never really done like extremely large yields with strategic. The defoliation now don't get me wrong, I, I do believe in pruning your cannabis plants, uh, but to basically, you know, cut off all of the families. I've never really been a big, uh, a big, uh, I guess a big proponent of that, you know, of that growing approach. Why is that? Well, I, you know, from, from my own experience, it, you know, it, it takes away, excuse me, from my own experience, it takes away, I guess, life. Um, you know, it when, what's the word I've takes away a certain amount of, I guess, let me rephrase that. It basically zaps the plants of its, of its given life. And because those, those families, right, those families provide nutrients for the other bud sites. And when you take those off, when you, when you clip those off, in my opinion, you are, you know, stripping your plants of nutrients. And when you do that, you know, it, it, it, in my opinion, it doesn't do anything. It doesn't do anything medicinally for your plant. So, you know, why would you aggressively, you know, strategic d, You know, or excuse me, why would you aggressively, um, defoliate your, your cannabis one? I just, I, I, I mean, me personally, I just, I just don't, I don't see a point, um, in, in, you know, in doing so. Um, now, again, I'm not the best grower on planet earth, but if you ask, you know, um, other people that have been grown for a long time, every, you know, if you asked them, they might, you know, they might swear by it,
Kannaboomers: 18:15 But for those are the, you know, it sounds like those leaves are acting as the solar panels for the whole plant. They're collecting energy. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it at the very end, I would imagine.
Shane: 18:27 Right, right. If you, I mean, don't, don't get me wrong. If you want to prune your cannabis plants, then that's perfectly fine. If, you know, if that leaf is, if it's getting literally no light, right. If it's at the base of your, if it's at the base of your stalk and it's getting literally no light and it's kinda like out, well then yeah, you should base, you know, you should just, you know, uh, uh, cut it off and, and, uh, you know, remove it from your, you know, from your plants. But if that, if that family, in my opinion, if that family is getting light, then that light acts as you know, a way to further growth then, you know, why would you, why would you get, you know, get rid of that.
Kannaboomers: 19:24 Let's talk about, you know, again, the economics of it is you, you're not going to the dispensary and wasting a bunch of money. So for a few bucks you, you find a seed or, or a clone. I mean, I've been at the dispensary and seeing clones, you put it in there and you pay attention to it and you nurture it and I'll often do you harvest in, what sort of yield are you getting when you do well?
Shane: 19:46 Um, you know, that depends on what type of strain, you know, you are currently growing, right? I mean, if you are growing, uh, bottled periods, you know, I mean, they can, you know, depending on when you flip your plant, I mean, they can be, you know, I mean, they can be anywhere between 90 to 120 days. If you are growing auto-flower cannabis, which I currently am, you know, depending on the strain you are looking at anywhere between maybe 60 and maybe 70 days. Um, now you know, with, with auto-flower cannabis, I mean, you know, take that with a grain of salt, but you know, and, and now, now you know, so you're looking at, again, depending on what you know, what you are growing, it can be anywhere between 70 to maybe a 100 to 120 days.
Kannaboomers: 20:45 And you buy your seeds or where do you get your seed?
Shane: 20:49 Yes, I do. I buy them. I buy my seeds online. I also, um, I also trade seeds from time to time with other people that, that grow. But I primarily get my seeds online. Yes.
Kannaboomers: 21:01 So do you, um, do you sex your plant then? Do you have to figure it out if it's male or female or are all the seeds going to be female? It's a dumb question, but..I
Shane: 21:12 It's perfect. But no, I, um, I make sure they are all, uh, uh, excuse me. I make sure that they are all a female.
Kannaboomers: 21:22 Yes. So that's just a matter of having some expertise in, in, you know, I'm sure we can Google it and see what it looks like and just weeding out the males. So auto flower, why is it called auto-flower?
Shane: 21:35 Well, auto flower, you know, um, it's auto flower is, well it's called auto flower because from what I understand, all the flowers were first discovered in Russia and also in northern very northern parts of Canada as well. And you know, they come forum, I believe they come from ruderalis. It's native to I believe like the northern plains of Russia. So it's really, really way up there, you know, and you know, I'm like really, really way up in Russia.
Kannaboomers: 22:17 Super sturdy probably. And just able to withstand a lot of neglect. Right,
Shane: 22:22 Exactly. That's, that's exactly right. I'm, I'm west inside that. You said that. Now one thing about ruderalis is that, you know, it doesn't really have, you know, it doesn't, from what I understand, it doesn't have high THC count. And you know, for a lot of cannabis growers that's not good because a lot of, you know, a lot of people that grow their own, they don't want to have high THC. However, um, you know, from what I understand, the breeders I believe in Spain had done a lot of work with route around us and what they've done. And I mean, let me just say this, I am no, I'm no expert breeder, but from what I understand from what I've read, they have stripped away a lot of those key traits of Ruderalis and they have I guess a back, cross them into, you know, your typical, um, you know, um, sativa or in the complaint. And you know, uh, if, if you, if you blend those Gen, uh, those genetics, then you can have the best of both worlds. You can have a relatively high, so a sativa mixed in, you know, with a, um, with a ruderalis, you know, uh, plant that can flower in say 60 days. And also, you know, it can withstand, you know, lower, um, you know, a much lower, um, growing environment in terms of its terms of his temperature.
Kannaboomers: 24:04 Wow. 60 to 70 days. So in, in about two months you could harvest, right?
Shane: 24:08 Yeah. I mean that's, that's, yeah. I mean, you know, I, ideally that's the a, the a plan. It doesn't always work out that way, but you know, ideally that is generally how it goes. Yes.
Kannaboomers: 24:23 And what kind of harvest do you end up with?
Shane: 24:25 Well, in terms of yield? Oh boy. I mean that can be, Geez, I mean that can, that can really range. I mean, and that, that, I mean honestly that ranges on your growing style. Um, you know, I mean, you can get, I mean, I've, I've, I know a lot of growers and a lot of, you know, a lot of guys that, you know, that had been growing for a long time, you know, they've, they can get, I mean, they can get a half a pound, um, you know, rarely. Yeah.
Kannaboomers: 24:58 When you're talking about stressing it and all the, all, there's probably a lot of things you can do to increase your yield.
Shane: 25:04 Oh yeah. Yeah. I mean, yeah, I mean, that's a whole ‘nother podcast really, you know, but yeah, sure. I mean, you can do a lot of things in terms of increasing yield. You can, um, you know, you can, you know, as you mentioned, you can, you can, um, uh, uh, low stress train. You can do high stress training. Um, you can, you can feed your plants. Um, you know, you can have it, you know, in a bad cycle. That's 90 days if there are 120 days, if you wanted to. And then flipped. The plants are, they're huge. I mean there's, I mean, there's so many things you can do. It's, it's, it's, it's really, it's almost pretty much almost never ending.
Kannaboomers: 25:53 We grew tomatoes in the backyard a couple of years ago and we, you know, we brought in organic soil, we've put it in bone meal. Uh, we did all these things and it's probably the same kind of dynamic where you can get to be a pretty serious agriculturalist or you can be sort of a hobbyist who's, um, growing your own and learning as you go.
Shane: 26:10 Sure. Oh yeah, that's, that's pretty much, that's pretty much how it goes. I mean, it's, you know, it, it all depends on how you want to do it. I mean, if, if you're like me and if you just, you know, you know, basically, uh, you know, if you grow for yourself or if you're growing for a friend, then, I mean, I mean, me personally, I'm not looking for the biggest yield. I'm, I'm looking for, you know, the, the, you know, the type of medicine that will help me the most. I mean, yield. I mean, don't get me wrong, a yield yield is important, but you know, I'm not growing to make a profit. I'm just simply growing too, you know, to help myself. Um, so if one harvest, if, if my one harvest isn't as big as the next, the next, you know, um, harvest that I do, then quite frankly, that's not a big deal because as long as the quality is there, that to me is all that matters.
Kannaboomers: 27:12 You mentioned a couple of times that you keep a journal and I imagine that really helped you. Uh, you learn a lot as you go.
Shane: 27:20 Yeah. I mean that's one thing if you are a new grower or if you're just thinking about getting, getting into this, I would recommend that you keep a daily journal. I mean, and even if you've been growing for a long time in me and I, I know a lot of growers that have been around for, you know, I mean, that had, that had been growing for literally decades. And even they keep daily journals of their plants, of, you know, how it reacts to, you know, certain, you know, feeds and, you know, certain, you know, and just like growing outdoors, then, you know, they, they write down the weather that day and you know, this, it's just, it's a very detailed, um, you know, I guess it's a very detailed way of learning how to grow because, you know, if you're at day say, I don't know, say like 36 and you know, and you're like, Oh man, my, uh, my plants, they're, they're not, they're not, you know, really looking good here.
Shane: 28:22 You know, and, and you can't think of what you did wrong, but if you have a journal documenting your entire growth process, then you can go back and be like, okay, well, yeah, okay. Uh, today is day 36, but, oh yeah, on day 22 I did this, you know, I did this wrong, or you know, I chose to do this thing or you know, with my, with my plant and now this is the reason why my plant is probably looking this way. So therefore I'm gonna change this around and hopefully in another, you know, week or maybe 10 days that, um, you know, that I guess, uh, deficiency, uh, won't, you know, won't be there.
Kannaboomers: 29:11 So I've heard some people talk about tea, putting tea in there and I don't know if that's actually tea or if it's like a fertilizer.
Shane: 29:20 Yeah, right. That is, I believe they are referring to compost teas. Um, I mean, me personally, I've, I don't, I don't do that. I'm not a big compost tea guy. Um, I like just, you know, keeping my, keeping my stuff really, really basic. Uh, when you start adding in teas to, you know, and, and again, I mean this, this goes back to what we were just talking about in terms of increasing yield. If you want to increase yield, you know, if you want to get, you know, bigger plants, then yeah, I mean you can, you know, add, add certainties. Um, you know, which in turn the plant will, you know, will uptake. And when they do that, they're going to get bigger. They're going to get more dense. Your, your, your yields are going to increase. Um, but as for me and you know, my, you know, my is per se, I don't, I don't, I don't do that. I mean, that's just not my style. I, I keep it very basic, um, water, you know, maybe a little bit of, you know, maybe a little bit of nutrients, um, at the very end. But that's it. I don't, I don't do anything crazy with, with compost teas and that's just, that's just not my style.
Kannaboomers: 30:37 How many plants do you typically have going at a time?
Shane: 30:40 I have one. Okay. I'm growing. I'm growing one right now. If you want, I can send you a couple of photos, but that'd be great. Yeah, sure. I can, I can do it after the, uh, after the, uh, recording ends.
Kannaboomers: 30:54 Like I know in California you're allowed to have up to six plants at a time, which would be more than enough for most people. If you're a daily user of medicine, you might, you might need to increase your yield. But for most of us, yeah, if, if I can put a plant in and in a couple of months have, I dunno, an ounce, two ounces, whatever, that's kind of fun to do.
Shane: 31:14 Right? Yeah. No, it's, it's, it's, you know, I mean, as, as what, as what we were talking about it, it is a lot of fun. Um, you know, I don't, I don't do this to, to make a profit. Um, I just do this because it's a fun little hobby that I do. And, and, um, and, and also, I mean, I like, I like talking about, you know, um, growing cannabis to or, or with people that, that know more about, you know, growing cannabis than on me. And in turn, that makes me a much better, bro.
Kannaboomers: 31:48 Tell me about your website or you're sharing expertise there. On, on how to grow.
Shane: 31:52 Yeah. Right. I mean, if, if anybody is, you know, if you are, um, if you are interested in learning how to grow, you can go to CheapHomeGrow.com and you know, you can listen to all of my podcast that I do with, uh, with, um, cannabis growers. And I mean, I, I mean I have, I mean, now I've interviewed it's gotta be, oh boy, it's going to be well over 50 growers by, uh, by a now. And you know, we talk about, you know, we talk about stress training topping, um, main lining, a nutrient deficiencies. Um, know, boy, I mean, what, what's, uh, I just did it. I just did a podcast and believe I released it a week and a half ago. Uh, what's the title? It's called? Uh, yeah, yeah, we, we talked about, you know, and this one might be, you know, a good, a good download for your listeners. Um, you know, we listed, what is it, uh, uh, common household items you can use to help to help grow your own? Um, yeah, man. I mean, you know, you know, it's turning, topping, strategic, the foliation, a soil amendments. Um, the medicinal, the, excuse me, the medicinal benefits of cannabis, um, germination, uh, and, and uh, yeah, germination and transplanting. Um, I mean there's, there's, there's so many topics there. I mean, you know, I mean, that's, that's one thing about cannabis, right? I mean, it's, it's really, it is never ending. It doesn't stop. I mean, and, and one thing that I've learned about talking with different, with so many different growers is this, you know, no two growers are going to have her agree on how to do one specific thing. The, uh, the, the exact same way. So, you know, I can, I can talk to, you know, 10 different people about, um, you know, about, say cloning cannabis and I can get 10 different answers. Um, but, you know, I mean, I mean, me personally, I mean, that's what, that's what, growing your own, that's why it's, it's a fun thing to do because, you know, you get a different, you know, you get a different response and you just basically learn from that person. And you know. Right. Really, I mean, that's my approach.
Kannaboomers: 34:31 Well that's what we find out about so many aspects of this plant. Not just growing it, but you know how he responds to it based on our genetics and you know, all the terpenes and the cannabinoids are so many layers to this. It must be a thrill when you harvest and while you've got a whole bunch of weed.
Shane: 34:47 Right. Yeah, no. Right. I mean, that's my, that's my uh, I guess favorite time. It's when I harvest my own, you know, my, my, my own weed. I mean, that's, that's a, that's a great time, man. I mean, you know, when it's done, when you, you know, when those say 75 days are up, you're like, okay, great, now I'm going to dry and cure this cannabis. That's another, you know, maybe, I don't know, maybe week or 10 days and then, well, after that and you would have to, well, he'd probably have to Burp your cannabis for a, you know, for a little while as another. And I mean, depending on who you are and how bad you want to smoke, probably another, maybe 15 or so day. So after harvest you're looking at another maybe 20, 25 days. And then at that point you can, you know, when you can ingest your cannabis, uh, any way you you want. Yeah, yeah man, that's a great time.
Kannaboomers: 35:51 Yeah, that's a whole another episode in how to, how to cure it and burp it. I didn't even know what burping is
Shane: 35:55 in layman's terms. That is basically when you put your canvas in a jar, um, and you just leave it in the jar and you, um, would open that jar from being for maybe like 15, 20 minutes per day, you know, in the morning and probably at night. You know, when you, you know, when you, uh, I guess get home from work and then after that, say maybe 10 or 15 minutes, you then close that jar and then you do that process for, you know, I mean, depending on how, how long do you want to Burp? Maybe, maybe 20 days, maybe 25 days, maybe 15 days, you know. And basically what that does, it just, it just helps. It just helps with the, I guess, you know, with the medicinal side, it just, it just makes it, you know, it just makes it taste better. Um, you're helping bringing out, as far as I know, you are helping on bringing out the, uh, the, uh, flavonoids and the cannabis and you're just making it taste better.
Kannaboomers: 37:08 Then we've done a pretty good job of just presenting some information for somebody who is interested in growing and, uh, encouraging them to get going. I mean, I'm excited. I want to try it. It's spring in California. I don't know if it's going to work on the balcony or like, you know, I don't have a growth tangent or anything, but I want to give it a shot and see, maybe I'll get a hardy ruderalis and give it a try.
Shane: 37:28 Yeah. I mean, you know, why, why not? I mean, what's, you know what I mean? Uh, what the, I mean, what do you lose out there? And also in California, do you need, you know, do you need, uh, a license to grow or, you know, can you do that?
Kannaboomers: 37:45 I don't think you do. I think we can each grow up to six plants if you're over 21. Uh, but I will definitely Google that and not put out bad information and correct myself if I'm incorrect. But I think that's the truth. Again, I've been at the dispensary and notice clones that that might be a real easy way to go. I mean, it's already sprouted and you probably transplanted it to a bigger pot, but, um, right?
Shane: 38:07 Right. Yeah. I mean that's stuff, simple is better when you get just getting started. I think so. Yeah. No. Yeah, I mean that's, you know, that, that's one thing that I would like to, I guess a throw on there to the people that are listening to your show. You know, I mean, one thing, if you aren't thinking about growing cannabis, you know, don't, you know, don't overcomplicate it, right? I mean, you can go online, you can go to YouTube, you can listen to podcasts, you know, you can read the really detailed, you know, um, these really detailed grow journals and these guys, they're, they're doing these, you know, these, you know, these exotic things, you know, with their, with their grow and you know, so on and so forth. And you know, I mean, I mean, you know, I mean that's all well and good and that's great. And that works for them. However, if you are just new to this, don't, you know, don't overcomplicate it. I mean I've, I've always said, you know, growing, you know, growing cannabis, it's not as easy and it's not as difficult as you might think. It's probably somewhere in the middle. So if you're just getting into it, don't, you know, don't go crazy. Just, just keep it, you know, KISS right. Keep it simple, stupid. And you know, and if you have that approach, I think, you know, I think you are going to be okay.
Kannaboomers: 39:36 That might be a good note to end on. And, um, thanks Shane for taking the time to explain this. Um, it's, it's a great topic and I think our listeners are really going to value this episode.
Shane: 39:46 All right, well listen, thanks for having me on your show and you know, I really do appreciate it.
Kannaboomers: 39:51 Thanks Shane. And once again, it's a CheapHomeGrow.com and people can also find you on Twitter and Facebook.
Shane: 39:57 Yes. Uh, yes. Uh, you can find me on Twitter. I'm at CheapHomeGrow, um, Facebook a CheapHomeGrow and also Instagram at CheapHomeGrow. I am most active on Instagram and Twitter. And also if you want to check out my, my website, go to CheapHomeGrow.com.
Kannaboomers: 40:14 Thanks so much, Shane.
Shane: 40:15 You are very welcome. Thank you.
Kannaboomers: 40:20 You've been listening to, Let's Talk About Weed, the Kannaboomers Podcast with Thomas J for more on medicinal cannabis for baby boomers. Visit us at Kannaboomers.com.