Teaching teens a valuable skill

Marijuana is a weed, so they say, but for some reason it gets 10 times harder to maintain when you are growing it on purpose.

Trying to get teenagers involved in education is a tough process, let me tell you. I had two of my own once upon a time, and it was chore getting them to care about anything not socially related. Now I am retired, and pursuing the activities I enjoy in the comfort of retirement. I taught botany at the local community college for some thirty three years, and from time to time I still drop by to give a guest lecture. I have found an opportunity to get kids involved in botany, all thanks to the recent legalization of marijuana plants in this state. Every home can grow a certain number of cannabis plants for personal use, and so I decided I would teach local teenagers about marijuana cultivation. Although I do have a greenhouse I decided to teach the kids about grow rooms, because in an urban environment that is the easiest way to control the conditions. I explained about the proper lights, and grow room ventilation that would regulate the temperature and humidity levels in the right way. Marijuana is a weed, so they say, but for some reason it gets 10 times harder to maintain when you are growing it on purpose. Throw a handful of seeds in the backyard to get rid of them, and you’ll be growing pot within the week. But when you want to carefully cultivate your cannabis, the level of difficulty increases. I have several teenagers who are very excited about learning the basics of botany, and for starting to grow marijuana themselves.

Grow box