"they" meaning us caregivers ? I definitely don't view my patients in that light. Mine are educated, successful, well adjusted people booming with life. They are most often happily married and responsible individuals. These are strangers that find me online mind you, not buddies and babysitters. I have equal reports of caregivers being "good" and "bad". I would never be silly enough to think I could satisfy Every patient with my gear and my service. I lay it all out, and the right people find me. I finish with a one or two emails chock full of a question answer style interview q, and make a decision based on my observations. I don't try to sell garbage,to the contrary. If anything less than medical value is harvested patients never see it. No subpar finisher ever makes it out, due to my diligent quality control efforts.
I started mj in hydro, and enjoyed it much. I traded the slower veg for a better control over my nutrient source, which was difficult to trust at the grow store. Anybody is allowed to bottle anything and label it anyway they want there, and my patients deserved better. Incidentally, my plants were expressing fuller more developed profiles, I no longer worry of heavy metals and synthetic chelators and mystery applications. I no longer expose my self daily to these bottled wonders. My plants are stronger, more disease resistant, more fibrous, tastier, with an overall presence of health, rather than spoon fed laziness. These were all bonuses to me, not the original motivations though.
I can think of many reasons why other hydro's make the change;
nutrient disposal issues
heavy metal exposure
constant grow store shopping
are some I've heard.
my hydro was superior boutique smoke also, and it was always enjoyed, but I feel safer now, and more natural. even the hoses I use to water are food safe now, and my patients are aware of my advancements towards a more sustainable product, grown as naturally as I can. I visit the grow store just once per year , for a bale of pro mix and two bags of happy frog, poly grow bags. I wouldn't register a patient who didn't care enough to ask how I grow, or one who fancied pet rocks, is there such a thing ?
After the pet rock, cabbage patch, WMD...they know you will buy anything
They always go back to dirt because it is the best ...read closer to Nature
The term organic has been diluted.
The Closer to Nature...the more organic....The closer to a chemistry lab...,not so much imo
Happy Plants Play In the Dirt!
Edited by grassmatch, 13 November 2013 - 01:01 PM.