0Q: What do I spray on may medicinal marijuana plants to kill mealybug?
A: Roundup.
This solutions takes care of two problems at the same time; the mealybug infestation as well as the weed that it is growing on! Cutting the weed at the base and simply discarding it is just as effective and even more practical because it does not involve a toxic, environmentally controversial, and expensive chemical herbicide. The best option is to simply not grow weed in the first place.
I am a horticulturist. I love what I do. I love plants. However, I do not worship them.
When I grew citrus trees back in the early 1990s, I happened to enjoy all sorts of rare and unusual citrus fruit that grew on the trees that we grew. However, there were no citrus themed clothing, jewelry, accessories, home furnishings or tattoos. There was no overly indulgent or theatrical manner of consuming the fruit with fancy blown glass utensils designed for doing so, or a traditional technique of taking a piece and passing the rest around. I enjoyed citrus and got on with my life. Yes, I enjoyed growing citrus AND I had a life.
I realize that almost all of those who use marijuana medicinally do so responsibly. That is fine. Keep it out of my way. I am no more interested in smelling it, seeing it, or fleeing the smoke, than anyone else is interested in sharing my prostate medication. I find it to be quite objectionable and offensive.
It would not be so objectionable if those who use it excessively would not so predictably assume that I am a horticulturist because I grow it! Again, there is more to life and the flora of the world than WEED! If you are a stoner, wastoid or burnout because of your reverence for pot, do not recommend that I should try it! It is not as if you are a good example of the attributes of WEED!

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31 thoughts on “Horridculture – WEED!

  1. I had to chuckle at this. You’re right, it is pretty silly the way they carry on with their tattoos and t-shirts. I have a lot of joint pain and I’d been hearing how beneficial it could be so when my health food store had samples of cannabis capsules, I tried a couple. EW! Yes, the pain diminished for a little while, but it gave me an upset stomach all day. No wonder they also said it would help lose weight. bleh.
    I had a friend who once owned a nursery. In former days he’d been a user, and one day happened to find an old joint in his pocket. Out of curiosity he tossed the contents to see if any seeds therein would grow. They did. Someone reported him and he went to jail.

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    1. Jail?! Oh my! Was that a very long time ago? Goodness! We have more difficulty getting tobacco here than marijuana. There are only a few stores that sell tobacco, and it is quite expensive. Sheriff deputies will arrive if someone smokes it out in public. Yet, people give marijuana away so freely and no one complains about the smoke. If I express a dislike for the smoke, I get a lecture on all the health benefits of marijuana. I seriously do not care to hear it. I don’t want to inhale it.

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      1. Right?! It was all very serious in the small town where he was at that time. There is a lot of talk of making it legal here in Illinois. At first I was in favor of it, because if people keep it to themselves what do I care? But then I saw that where it is legal people really let it all hang out and I would hate that. I am shocked that tobacco is so restricted there. Wow. Happily you cannot smoke in public buildings now. Cigars and vapes (UGH) are hugely popular. Overall I would say a lot fewer people smoke now and that is wonderful.

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      2. It would be nice if people had enough common sense to use whatever they use responsibly, and with at least some degree of social responsibility. Although I dislike laws that make decisions for people, I dislike marijuana even more. That is a hard call. I really REALLY believe that it ‘should’ be legal. However, some of those who use it can be such idiots about it.

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      3. Can’t they, though? There seems to be a mood in the country that people can do whatever they want, with no regard to others. Yesterday a man had an enormous pit bull off leash in a public park!!! He managed to get a leash on the beast before it attacked us, but even then he had to hang on for dear life as we moved cautiously past. He had a child and wife with him. I certainly hope the dog doesn’t one day attack the child.

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      4. That seems to be the mentality nowadays. When the electricity goes out, and the traffic signals in town are not operational, there are horrific wrecks at the major intersections because so many people believe that they are the only ones who are exempt from the law that requires everyone to come to a complete stop at intersections with inoperative traffic signals. They do not even slow down. At the Park, I was recently cussed out by a mother because Rhody, who was leashed at the time, barked at a bratty kid who was teasing him, and the kid got scared. That mother should have been spayed.

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      5. Oh man, I know how you feel. I have been having increasingly frequent run-ins with people and their dangerous dogs, right here on my block. It has gotten to where I’m afraid to take my little dog for a walk and I lie in bed trying to think of the best way to protect myself from them. Just yesterday afternoon a dog was snarling at me right in front of my house and when I asked her to keep her dog out of my garden she got in my face and then stood staring at my house for a long time when I went in. Why don’t they just control their damned dog? Or in your case, bratty kid? My husband won’t go to sporting events anymore because people let their kids behave very badly, and once he tried to kindly say something about it and nearly got beaten up.

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      6. The worst are those who believe that they are proponents of ‘tolerance’, who are so intolerant of everyone else. Those of us who are comfortable with our gender are perceived to be enemies of those who have not yet decided what gender they want to be. Those who can not decide want society to be more tolerant and accepting, but they vilify us for peeing while standing up.

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      7. Yes, in peace loving California, one is likely to get a hostile lecture about women’s rights . . . or rights for a gender that you never heard of before . . . just for holding the door open for a ‘lady’ who is really a liberated woman, man in a woman’s body, woman in a man’s body, woman, man, both or neither who has not yet decided what he or she wants to be today . . . Just don’t hold the door open for anyone.

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      8. When frustrated, they often resort to embarrassing name calling and cussing. It can be very difficult to not offend them. One never knows if they are liberal or conservative anymore. Some of the worst here refer to those they dislike as ‘Hilary Supporters’, as if they (those engaging in the name calling) must be ‘Trump Supporters’. I do not think of pot head as supporting President Trump.

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      9. I do not see how the presidency is relevant to pot use. When someone is blowing smoke within my space, that is what I am concerned about at the moment. I really do not care if others want to compromise their brains with that stuff. I do not think that President Trump is so bored by lack of other responsibilities to be troubled with such trivialities either. I just want the smoke to go away. Pot heads don’t get it.

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  2. Hear, hear!! So heartily agree! I get that like anything, there are those who are responsible and those that aren’t, but I am tired about being lectured on something by those who clearly aren’t scientists! My high school students eye-roll me every time I remind them that smoke of any kind is not good for your lungs!!

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    1. That is a predictable patter. Those who use it responsibly do not recommend it as something that will cure ‘everything’. In fact, I would not know that they are using it. It really is none of my business. Those who have nothing better to do than hang out all day and smoke pot and figure out how to get more pot are those that recommend it so avidly, as if their lifestyles are so exemplary. On one of our community Facebook pages, someone submitted an article about someone in town here who left at least seventeen reviews for marijuana dispensaries on Yelp, and even more on Facebook! SEVENTEEN! She used the typical stoner lingo that is difficult for non stoners to understand. She is quite the expert. Yet, her whole life is devoted to accusing ALL homeless people of all sorts of illicit activity, including overly indulgent use of marijuana. When confronted about here own use, she got quite angry and justified the excessive use by a variety of health problems. Again, her use is none of my business, and no one else’s business, but when that excessive use compromises mental function and makes one do stupid things, than it is everyone’s problem.

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  3. Spilled bird seed sprouted under a feeder in my back garden some years ago. I left it to see if anything pretty came of it. Total panic when I realised what one of the resulting seedlings was! Straight into the compost bin, forked over against the zero per cent chance anyone would (could) look in there!

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    1. It grows in the park in town. It is quite common here.
      Is it a problem if it comes up in your garden? When I see it in the park, I just tell someone who might want to dig it up and take it away.

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    1. Goodness! Don’t get me started on wine! I do not mind it, but I do mind the attitude, particularly of those who buy land, get someone else to grow grapes on it, and then think they are experts on the subject.

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