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Extreme cold warning for FL trees!

shit! 

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How are your trees doing?

Post a picture of your plants as is.

1. What is your growing zone: 10a

2. Inside or outside: outside 

3. Potted or in ground: both

4. When and what were they last fertilized with: 

bone meal - today 

5. What changes have you noticed during the season change: 

leaf drop, all growing tips leaf covers turning black

6. Have you lost any plants yet? 

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How to make pictures clickable links in the #kratomapp kratom watchdog

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A glimpse into where some of the commercial Kratom comes from

this video is not an English but you can skim through some of the interviews and get to where you'll see some Kratom Farms some of the handling and processing. I found it to be quite interesting. 

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Senator and Representative Kratom Supporters

APP Update: Beta Feature Screenshot 12/15/2019 - will (click to view)

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Kratom seed pod viability success

Sent a friend of mine some of my kratom seed pods. He said he's getting 50% viability from 6 month old kratom seed pods. These seed pods came from fully mature American kratom trees. He said he just followed my instructions

Get yours today
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Update photo 3 weeks later

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We need help in Mississippi. This is my county. I am a kratom advocate and we need help

https://www.djournal.com/monro..  

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ISO Fresh Kratom Leaves!

@PaulKemp  referred me here to ask if anyone could help get my hands on some fresh kratom leaves! If there is anyone that can help, please let me know. My email is adam@abotanicalcompany.com 

Thanks!
Adam Hull
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Giant Kratom Trunk Split!!!?

Noticed this split in my largest Kratom tree this morning. 


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Kratom is now illegal in France! - mon dieu

https://www.en24.news/2020/01/...

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New Grower

So as most of you guys know I'm a novice grower. I was wondering what kind of fertilizer regimen you folks use out there?

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Tapping Kratom Seeds out of a fertile Kratom Seed Pods

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Kratom not working anymore?

I have read posts about a lot of people cutting their dose and after a couple days it’s like using kratom for the first time. I think that a lot of people are struggling with their kratom not working. They just keep  increasing their dose. I am one of those people and I’m definitely going to give this a try! We hope that everyone has a Safe and Happy New Year!!🎆

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Mealy* Bugs on Mitragyna

Hi everyone! I've been quite inactive lately, moving between a few jobs and getting busy with life and holidays. I looked in my tent after ignoring it for weeks and weeks, finally to give it some water for the first time in four or five days, and i noticed something distressing! 


The white splotches and the brown domes/globules shown are actually two different stages of the same type of Pseudococcides, Mealy bug, or possibly Coccides, scale bugs. Apparently they are difficult to identify, difficult to remove, and are often confused for fungal infections. I thought it was fungal at first, but further research reveals they are a common insect pest of Rubiaceae. 

I watered my plants before realizing, but will probably try to apply light neem oil spray soon. Additionally, physically picking and removing bugs, wiping away with qtips and isopropyl, or spraying off with water are also options. I'm mot super fond of neem since it has a propensity to burn stomata when humidity is high or sun is up. I might go purchase some spinosad for this purpose. 

Check your plants! Stems, nodes, under and over leaves. Pests take many shapes and forms, and require different remedies. 

Bonus pic: my LED light heats up and is killing gnats and flying pests like male mealy/scale bugs. Who needs sticky tape and poison when you can harness the burning power of the sun? 😉

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What is YOUR favorite YouTube kratom channel?

Craig Strickland's Kratom channel is one of mine. 

Here he is taking 28 cuttings to clone. What's yours? (Besides kratom the tree, of course)

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Pests!

I have a young tree growing out here in Hawaii and I need some help with pests. I currently have been brushing off scales and something has been eating my leaves. I've tried neem oil but am open to all suggestions!

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Happy New Year. Everybody!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, and a happier, safer, more prosperous, and a Kratom filled (pain~less) 2020. 

  I'm thankful for the people I've become acquainted with here and the knowledge that I've acquired from this community forum.  Happy 2020 and a better decade to come!

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The Indoor Grower's Supply List

Please take this down or move it if it's in the wrong spot. Sourcing rules, etc.

About 95% of the list is on Amazon, except some of the lights. Not trying to endorse any particular brand or product. Some items were included for price comparison or brand variety. You should do your own research!

ROOTING
Grodan Rockwool cube, 200x 1in = 17$
Grodan Rockwool starter plug 98x 1.5in plus 15ml CLONEX = 23$
Grodan Macro Plug slit 50x = 13$
Deco2Pro LLC Rockwool Cube 40x 1.5in = 10$
Twin Canaries Rockwool cube 2 sheets x25 (50) 2in = 15$
Twin Canaries Rockwool cube 2 sheets x49 (98) 1.5in = 15$
StackyCubes 48x 1.5” = 10$
THC 200 cubes 1in? = 17$
Twin Canaries 200 cubes 1in? = 16$
Twin Canaries 50x 2” = 15$

EZ Cloner and King Cloner are popular. There are many styles, most are very expensive compared to homebrew hydro/aerocloners. Inverted shoebox/sweaterbox method is popular and cheap.

HORMONE (indole-3-butyric acid)
MiracleGro FastRoot dry powder rooting hormone, 0.1% IBA = 1.25oz/5$
GardenSafe TakeRoot rooting hormone powder, 0.1% IBA = 2oz/5$
HydroDynamics CLONEX Rooting Gel, 0.3% IBA = 100ml/18$, 1quart/96$
Technaflora Rootech Cloning Gel, 0.55% IBA = 2oz/18-25$
(Do not confuse CLONEX Rooting Gel with Clone Solution, a fertilizer with 1-0.4-1 = 1quart/20$)

RTI Extreme Gardening Azos bacteria 6oz = 26$
Xtreme Gardening RTI1351 Azos Nitrogen Fixing 12oz = 35$
XG Azos 12oz x 6 = 46$
XG Azos 8lb = 203-270$

FERTILIZER
MiracleGro All Purpose Plant Food, 24-8-16 = 5lb/10$
Lilly Miller Alaska Fish Fert, 5-1-1 = 1quart/10$, 1gal/25$
Pennington Alaska Dry Pellet Fish/Kelp Fert, 6-4-6 = 3lb/10$
GrowMore Seaweed Extract Foliar Spray = 1gal/23$

Root Naturally Azomite 2lb = 11$, 5lb = 14$, 10lb = 22$

SOIL ADMIXTURES
Perlite 8qt = 12$
Hoffman Horticulture perlite 18q = 14$
Viagrow perlite 4 cu ft/120qt = 37$

Fox Farm Ocean Forest 12qt = 17$, 1.5cu ft = 37$, 2x1.5cu ft = 65$
Fox Farm Happy Frog (mycorrhizae) Soil 12qt = 19$, 2cu ft = 37-40$, 2x2cu ft = 64$
Fox Farm Happy Frog Fert Jumpstart w/mycor. 3-4-3, 4lb = 17$
Fox Farm Happy Frog All Purpose 5-5-5, 4lb =16$

Coco Bliss Premium Bricks 250g x 10 brick = 20$
Kempf Compressed coco fiber 10lb block = 14$
Viagrow VCCB5 11lb block = 16$
SpongEase Coir Block 5kg/11lb = 17-20$
Green Texan Organic Compressed Coir 11lb =17$
(Coir expands approx. 11lb to 18.7gal or 2.5 cu ft. )

Root Naturally Soil Moist 3lb = 23$
Miracle Gro Water Storing Crystal 3/4lb = 8$
Medium Water Absorbing Crystal polymer 3lb = 25$
Cricket Water Polymer Crystals 2-4mm large 1lb = 16$
Dirty Gardener Agritak Polyacrylamide granules 15lb = 67$
Roots Terra-Sorb Synthetic fine grade 10lb = 105$
Water absorbing crystal polymer 5lb = 33$

PEST MANAGEMENT
IPM - LadyBugs, etc,
Dyna-Gro Neem oil 100% = 8oz/10$
GardenSafe Neem Oil concentrate 70% = 16oz/10$
Bonide Captain Jack’s Dead Bug Brew, spinosad = 32oz premade/10$, 32oz concentrate/30$
NaturalGuard Spinosad Soap, 9% spinosad = 32oz/20$

Raid Fly Ribbon 10ct = 2$
Black Flag Fly Paper 4ct = 3$

Food Grade DiatomaceousEarth 10lb = 20$
Harris Diatomaceous Earth 5lb with duster tool = 17$

POTS
dWee 1/3/5/7/10gal 5ct fabric grow bag w/handles= 13$
Gardzen 2gal x 10ct fabric bag w/handles = 16$
F-Sport 3/5/7gal 6ct fabric bag w/handles = 17$

TENTS
TopHort 24x24x48 = 53$
TopHort 48x48x80 = 99$
VivoSun 48x48x80 = 110$
TopoLite 24x24x48 = 49$
TopoGrow 2 in 1 48x36x72 (propagation 12x24x72 and veg/flower 36x36x72) = 140$
MelonFarm 48x48x80 = 90$

LIGHT (LED primarily)
Found this nice but complicated guide to lighting: https://www.reddit.com/r/HandsOnComplexity/comments/17nxhd/sags_plant_lighting_guide_linked_together/

I was more concerned with hobby-grow, small scale indoor.

HorticultureLightingGroup.com
HLG 65 V2 4000k = 100$ (available on Amazon. Veg 2x2, flower 2x1)
HLG 100 V2 400k = 150$ (Amazon) (Veg 3x3, flower 2x2)
HLG 135 Quantum Board Kit = 160$ if you have electronics knowledge and confidence, Amazon
HLG 260 QB Kit = xxx$?
HLG 300 V2 = 509$

Some people say Viparspectra is low quality, but they are popular:
300W(130W actual draw) = 80$
450W(200W) = 120$
600W(260W) = 160$
1200W(520W) = 340$

From the guide:
KingBrite and Meijiu are vendors on Alibaba of similar high efficiency LED lights
See RapidLED.com, SpectrumKingLED.com, Fluence.science, NexLight.com, ChilLEDgrowlights.com, TimberGrowLights.com

Currently being tested:
GardenSafe TakeRoot rooting hormone powder, 0.1% IBA = 2oz/5$
MiracleGro All Purpose Plant Food, 24-8-16 = 5lb/10$
Lilly Miller Alaska Fish Fert, 5-1-1 = 1quart/10$, 1gal/25$
Dyna-Gro Neem oil 100% = 8oz/10$
dWee 1/3/5/7/10gal 5ct = 13$
TopHort 24x24x48 = 53$
HLG 65 V2 4000k = 100$ (available on Amazon. Veg 2x2, flower 2x1)

There are a number of very good and very bad lights for relatively little money and extraordinary amounts of money. Do your research wisely. I am very happy with the HLG 65, but I almost wish I got their HLG 100 and a 3ft/9sq ft tent. I am almost certain I will buy more of their lights in the future without considering any other option because I am so pleased.

Most of the tents are a mylar reflective material with nylon canvas backing. Some of the internal frames are plastic, the metal frames are supposedly more sturdy. Otherwise, most of the tents appear the same. I opted for a tent with a window instead of one without a window for about 5 dollars more. I mildly wish I had not gotten the window. Perhaps when my plants are taller I will be thankful! 🙂

I am doing and planning lots of experiments to learn more about the cultivation of this plant. I have a number of cuttings on the way and will try to experiment with seed germination in about a month. Always on the lookout for cheap supplies. Please let me know of anything you use, or would suggest to use. I am definitely interested in seeds and seed germination because it is so shrouded in mystery and failure. It is also the best way to increase genetic variation and counteract the issues with long term cloning. Mutants can be cool!

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Thailand Legalizes Medical Kratom

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A modest but healthy & organic Turmeric harvest.

I only got a few pounds, but that's twice what I harvested last year. It's a great organic potentiator for Kratom.  Pretty flowers too. Usually available at whole foods stores or Asian markets. A handful of little 'bulbs' is only a dollar or two, and can plant a large area of beautiful plants with magnificent leaves and white orchid-like blossoms in late summer. 

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Spent the other day harvesting Kratom leaf from our American Kratom nursery to get prepared for the colder weather. How are you handling the cold?

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Merry Christmas!

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Kratom for Chronic Pain? -Wholefoods magazine

https://wholefoodsmagazine.com/columns/debates/kratom-for-chronic-pain/#

Kratom is not legally marketed in the U.S. as a drug or dietary supplement, according to the FDA. But people still use it. Fibromyalgia experts discuss Kratom as a pain relief option used under a healthcare provider’s guidance.

Lower Risk than Opiods

by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

With one third of Americans suffering with chronic pain, approximately 50,000 preventable U.S. deaths each year from arthritis medications (e.g. NSAIDs like ibuprofen), and 5,000 yearly deaths from prescribed narcotics used as directed, we clearly have a major problem in how we treat chronic pain.

Having effectively treated thousands of people with fibromyalgia and other forms of severe chronic pain, and published a number of studies and textbook chapters on this, one simple fact has become very clear: Virtually all pain can be effectively treated, by using the entire healthcare toolkit. This includes both natural and prescription options, as well as socially controversial natural treatments such as marijuana, hemp oil, and kratom.

For example, numerous studies show that using natural options such as a special mix called Curamin, and even a mix of glucosamine plus chondroitin, is as or more effective than arthritis medications. And could save over 50,000 lives a year.

If not for a deadly quirk in our government’s regulatory system.

Basically, it costs anywhere from $100 million to $2.6 billion to put a single treatment through the FDA regulatory system. As nobody can pay this for non-patentable treatments, the enormous body of research using safe natural and low-cost generic medications cannot be effectively discussed or publicized.

Including Kratom.

Natural remedies, and Kratom is no exception, are not without risk. They simply carry much lower risks than medications. Although in my experience it has been uncommon if the dose is properly regulated, some people will develop cravings or even tolerance to this herbal. So I do not begin with this. Still, I have seen people who failed dozens of other herbals and medications, including narcotics, and had dramatic relief with Kratom.

As a physician, one learns to do a risk/benefit analysis. This includes looking at the validity of the data being used. As of 2017, the FDA reported 44 deaths worldwide associated with Kratom. But it is important to understand what the words “associated with” mean: simply that if they found any evidence of Kratom in the bloodstream when somebody died, even if they had a massive narcotic overdose and a gallon of tequila in them, this death is then “associated with” Kratom (1).
This faulty approach would claim that millions of deaths are associated with the use of milk, coffee or even toilet paper.

The bottom line? Kratom can be a very helpful tool in the healthcare toolkit when used with a health practitioner’s guidance; Kratom is far safer than ibuprofen and codeine; and Kratom should be reserved for when other natural treatment options have failed. To make it illegal will trigger far more suffering and deaths than it would prevent.

Still Too Risky

by Ginevra Liptan, M.D.

Kratom has significant medicinal potential for both pain management and easing opioid withdrawal, but most health care professionals do not recommend it due to safety concerns. Regardless of medical advice, consumers are using it—over 2 million Americans take kratom every year. While kratom is currently sold over the counter, its legal status is murky. Sales of kratom have been banned in six U.S. states, and in 2016 the DEA attempted to make it a Schedule I drug, but backed off after a public outcry.

I’ve found a surprising number of my patients are trying kratom without informing any of their doctors. Several of my patients report significant pain reduction with kratom, with some using it to successfully wean themselves off prescription opioids. Health care providers need to understand the pharmacology of this plant so they can discuss the risks and benefits with their patients.

Kratom has well documented medicinal actions, but its pharmacology is complex. The effects of kratom on the body are dosage dependent, lower doses give stimulant effects and larger doses provide analgesic and sedative effects. Kratom contains at least 40 different known phytochemicals with actions on multiple brain receptors. Its main active ingredients bind primarily to opioid receptors.

The biggest benefit of kratom is that while it has analgesic effects comparable to morphine, it causes less constipation, respiratory depression, and tolerance compared to opioids. However chronic use is not without risk and has been associated with drug dependency and development of opioid withdrawal symptoms. Rare side effects of kratom include psychosis, hypertension and liver failure. Although kratom has less respiratory suppression effects compared to opioids, it still can be deadly when mixed with other compounds. There are case reports of overdose deaths due to mixtures of kratom with over-the-counter cold medications, sleep medications, or benzodiazepines. However in total, kratom appears to be a much safer option than opioids.

Currently the biggest safety issue around kratom is the lack of supplement consistency and quality control as it is not being produced by any large or reputable supplement companies. There have been concerning reports of products adulterated with medications, or contaminated by bacteria, as occurred in a multistate Salmonella outbreak.

Kratom does have exciting therapeutic potential as a pain treatment, but for it to be really useful medically we need more information about safe dosing and interactions with other medications and access to high quality, standardized products.

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Hand fertilizing Kratom Seed pod before going out to party

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Cats have X-ray vision...

Or can read labels, or maybe stray cats can smell fish emulsion fertilizer through plastic! Either way, I've just learned to keep it safely away from the strays that nicely bit through the bottom of this gallon jug. Live and learn. 🤔

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