John Grow #12 cultivated our next Medical Patient Homegrown Review. John Grow #12 recently harvested Fruity Pebbles by Growers Choice. But this Patient Homegrown Review is not as much about the strain as it is about John Grow #12’s fascinating process of growing his own medicine.
The feminized Fruity Pebbles is a 60%/40% indica hybrid cross between a cross of Green Ribbon and Granddaddy Purps, which was then bred with a strain crossed from Tahoe OG and Alien Kush. Tested at the newly opened Grow 5 in Champaign, this flower came in at 22% THC, which was above the strain’s listed average of 20%. The average flowering time is 55-65 days.
The aroma resembled its namesake of Fruity Pebbles cereal with sweet berry, citrus, and hints of spice. The flavor kept the sweet fruitiness but added an earthy spice and citrus. The inhaled mostly harbored the sweet berries, and the exhale delivered the citrus and spice.
The potent effects created a euphoric, semi-energetic headspace that provided a quick onset and was long lasting. The cerebral buzz was clearheaded and relaxing. With extra doses, though, the buzz delivered thought wandering and slips of concentration.
The body buzz added even more relaxation to the overall buzz and intensified with more dozes. The muscle relaxation countered the cerebral high for its interesting hybrid feel.
But again, this review is about the growing process as much as it about the strain. John Grow #12 uses aquaponics to grow his medicine at home, because he believes there “has never been a more important time to learn about the eco-friendly practices of aquaponics.”
According to his website Cathartic Output, “Aquaponics refers to a cultivation production system that couples aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish, snails or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water), in which the nutrient rich aquaculture water is fed to hydroponic grown plant. The localized self-sustaining ecosystem mimics nature’s nitrogen cycle, providing organic nutrients to its plants, while simultaneously cleansing the fish-water of toxic ammonia nitrates. This symbiotic relationship between fish and plants is the most sustainable form of agriculture, utilizing a true closed-loop system that requires just a fraction of the resources that other methods use, while producing up to 10 times as much output.”
John Grow #12 has been a registered medical cardholder since 2019.
“I started my first ever grow on January 1, 2020,” he said. “I took a three-part workshop that January with Home Grow Chicago to learn the fundamentals of cannabis. I meshed this knowledge with my already going aquaponics set-up to begin growing weed with fish. I want be able to help provide access to cannabis cultivation education and generate awareness of the sustainable power of aquaponics.”
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