Hi there, Family!
Who's been waiting for @farmerbrett to share his story with the community? We've reached out to him and asked a couple of questions about his life. Enjoy getting to know your community!
Q: Hey @farmerbrett, how are you doing today? What’s on your agenda?
A: I am good, thanks for asking. My agenda, Monday through Friday is always work, and work, and more work. They say I'm living the dream. Lol
Q: Where are you from? How old are you? Kids? Wives? What do you do for work?
A: I'm from Southern California, Orange County to narrow it down a bit. I was born here. I just recently turned the big 50...... but mentally I'm nowhere near that number.
Im a single father of a 14 year-old daughter, full time dad. It has been this way for 10 years now, and I don't see it changing. I'm a busy guy. I have never been married, went to court to fight for rights to my daughter. It was worth ever minute and every dime.
I'm a commercial plumbing contractor, I mainly build Restaurants, and Breweries. Right now I'm doing a restaurant remodel at a major theme park. You know the one with the mouse for a mascot. Work is good, so I won't complain. I've been plumbing since '92. It has really helped me understand water. It's really all I know.
Q: Do you travel a lot? What countries have you visited? Where do you want to go next?
A: At this time in my life, I really don't have the time or the money to travel. But I have been all over the world as a teen. China, Japan, Germany, the Caribbean, Mexico.. just to name a few. I also have lived all over the United States building restaurants. But home has always been Orange County. I'm actually ok with just staying home for now.
Q: When did you start growing weed? What was your first strain? How did it turn out?
A: I started growing for the first time in the summer of 1979. And I knew nothing, I actually watered my plant with gin and vodka mixed with water. I thought it would make it better. I also had to hide my plant on the roof of my mom's patio. I had no idea what I was doing. But there was little to no information on the subject. And the only seed available was bag seed.
Things started to change when I found High Times Magazine in the early 80's. Monthly information on different subjects. This is the first time I ever thought about yield. And started to play with hydroponics growing in closets. And actually started forcing plants to flower, cloning etc. Don't forget driving 2 hours to get newts or anything I needed, and I was happy to do so. It was a whole new world. Ask Ed helped a lot back then. Along with Ed Rosenthal's book Marijuana Growers Guide (just a wealth of information for its time). And info from Marc Emery (the Prince of Pot) I started to understand what and why, at least I thought I did.
From there it was pheno hunting from bag seed. For mother plants, and large room perpetual harvests. I still learn things with every grow. There is so much to see and understand.
Nowadays there is so much info out there it is really amazing. Now I have my greenhouse to play in, and nothing beats the California Sun. I really enjoy growing trees. It has always been my passion.
Q: What’s you favourite strain to smoke? How do you take your weed?
A: I really don't have a favorite strain, I really like having a variety to choose from.
Usually I just smoke small bowls out of a glass pipe. That's all it takes.... I like fresh hits.
Sometimes I'll eat edibles. But I find mine are a little strong. Lol
I also like making keif and hash once in a while. But lately I don't have any time. So my bucket sits.
Q:Would you like to work in the industry?
A: I would love to work in the industry. Really who wouldn't?? I would be listed here in California as a craft grower. The problem is craft growers are not recognized, and Despenceries will only give you a 1/4 of the value if you are lucky. At the moment its not a viable option. I'm a grower at heart. So to stay within the law, I choose to gift my extra to friends. And I have a lot of extra, and for some reason I have a lot of friends. Lol.
Q: How did you find GD?
A: I found Grow Diaries through Fast Buds. Talking to them through email, I was asked if I would like to make some diaries on some gifted seeds. So i checked it out and here I am.
Q: Have you made any friends here so far?
A: Yes I have made some friends, thanks to @WhiteWidow. I have met many friends, @CBD_Sweden @TheFairyBudMother @Bigpun @Tazard1 @Jeff123fish. And best of all my BFF @GardenOfAutos, we literally crack each other up. She is one awesome person. So glad I met all of these people. And @Ironlungs who I already knew and has helped me harvest monsters. Oh and one more @Tryhard but he wont talk to me anymore. And the long lost dabcrab, RIP.
Q: How do you see the future of GrowDiaries?
A: I see the future of Grow Diaries in a positive light. I have new diaries coming out, and maybe another tree come June.
From the contests for growers to the recognition for the breeders, not to mention the beautiful pictures, sometimes unbelievably beautiful.
There are so many possibilities out there for Grow Diaries.
Q: Any final words?
A: I would like to hear @WhiteWidow's story, before he disappears into the sunset. That would be nice Victoria. Please I would also like to Thank You and Grow Diaries for all the work that you people do. High Garden.....The best advice I can give is, always take clones of everything you sprout you never know what you may have.
Where are you tryna go, Ww? Up for an interview? Thanks a lot for sharing your story with us, @farmerbrett!