2020 weed seed research

This year I will again be exercising my newly acquired right to grow 4 marijuana plants. It’s February 23 and this year’s pheno-hunt has culminated in this short research outline.

Which genetics to grow?

Desired traits overview: high yield, high potency, hearty, huge.

  • hearty plants that will thrive in extreme desert-like climate
  • relatively early finishers, before October frosts
  • uplifting, happy highs
    • for day use: energy, focus, sociability,
    • for night use: relaxation, euphoria,
  • huge plants with high yield and potency, duh!

Climate considerations

Historic Okanagan-Similkameen outdoor climate and weather trends

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Growing season length

Primary peer-reviewed literature

Recent regional climate change and likely future weather patterns

Open Source Intel (OSINT)

Winners of Canadian Cannabis Awards 2019

Winners decided by uploading receipt, voting, reviewing (CCA FAQ), via Lift & Co.

Best Sativa: Tangerine Dream

Best Indica: Pink Kush

Best Hybrid: Ruxton (Sour OG)


CCA winners (most popular flowers first)



Hearty, high yield Canadian seeds

Outdoor grown

Indoor grown

Personal preferences

Energetic, uplifting sativas for afternoon

Federation Seed Co.: Cabaret (Island Sweet Skunk) “has proven itself excellent for managing mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and ADD/ADHD.”

Euphoric, deeply relaxing indicas for evening

Personal reviews

  • Cabaret
  • Headband
  • Summer Jam
  • Twilight: too weak
  • Oceanview: too weak

Babs, Part 2: electrical, brakes, plumbing, interior rough-ins

Convert camper travel trailer to off-grid tiny home renovation

Roughing in plumbing for kitchen and shower
Roughing in plumbing for kitchen and shower

It’s a rainy day for working on exterior siding, so instead of sealing up the underside I’m working inside on fixing, rerouting, and rewiring the old trailer brake wiring and the AC/DC electrical wiring.

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Babs, Part 1: demolition, undercarriage, exterior rebuild

Convert camper travel trailer to off-grid tiny home renovation

Midway through rebuilding travel trailer undercarriage, floor, and walls.
Midway through rebuilding travel trailer undercarriage, floor, and walls.

Winter 2016, I decided to build a self sufficient house for myself here in Canada. My goal was to see how cheaply I could build an off-grid mobile home. The plan was to completely convert a travel trailer to of-grid tiny home — complete with battery bank, solar panels, water system, shower, kitchen, wood stove, etc.

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Chaff from the wheat: towards improved cryptocurrency valuation metrics

Harvester separating the wheat from the chaff. Source

As used today across the crypto-world, market capitalization (market cap) can be an extremely misleading, even deceptive, metric that’s nonetheless used nearly exclusively to compare cryptocurrency valuations.

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