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rubikscubensis

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rubikscubensis

I sure know one marginally productive grow doesn't make me a veteran; actually, I'm quickly learning that this hobby can be very humbling.  I'm pretty sure I made less mistakes raising my two kids than I have so far  with that one grow and the follow-up attempts.  I just took the next step in what I hope is my second fruit producing grow: put 2 shoe boxes of B+ into fruiting conditions.  In jars at the moment I have a bit of a menagerie going: Cambodian, Hawaiian, Amazon, Blue Meanie.  I also just inoculated my first two bags: Ban Phang Ka and A+.  I work from home, so I have the time...problem is knowledge and experience.  The amount of information out there on the internet is simply overwhelming (and sometimes contradictory), so I'm hopeful that I can learn from those with many successes under their respective belts.  Ultimately, I look forward to being a member of the community who can hopefully offer my still-to-come successes.  Thanks...rubikscubensis

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OldManDan

I like your style keeping multiple projects going.  Do you have liquid cultures of these or just WBS jars?

One thing that I'm coming to realize is that jars I thought were contaminated but second guessed myself on because I was new turned out to be contaminated after I posted pics on ology to get more input from members.  Don't second guess yourself even though you think your new.  Just do enough reading to be prepared and know that even though your new you have enough on these forums to read/research to be properly informed when issues arrive.

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mushmouth

Welcome to ology, rubikscubensis!!!

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Moonphase

Welcome to the Mycoward.   You have a lot of projects going.   That's cool.   

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rubikscubensis

Thanks for the warm welcomes--much appreciated.  One of the lessons I've learned already is "scheduling"--with my first grow, my fruit total was pretty limited, but enough to give me a great first taste.  Problem was, when those stopped producing (third flush was pretty light), I had nothing new going yet--so it was back to the beginning.  My goal is to have active projects at different stages--besides new fruit continually coming in (assuming there are limited problems with a respective project), I'm hoping to build a bit of a reserve (a stash, if you will).  Truth is, I find the whole growing process challenging but also really fascinating (they are amazing little things--and watching mycelium spread and grow is pretty cool--it's kind of beautiful in it's own way).  Luckily I have the time and space (I have a spare small bedroom with it's own heat, so I've turned that into my little grow lab)--now I just need to develop the knowledge base and experience level!  Again, many thanks...rubikscubensis

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