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New Salvia Divinorum Forum

December 8, 2009 // Posted in Ayahuasca, Cactus, Kratom, Salvia Divinorum (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  No Comments

The Salvia Divinorum Forum

Is Up And Running Smooth.

This forum was created so people with similar interests can chat and help each other out with problems growing Salvia Divinorum or other Known Entheogens.

Trading – I was thinking about making a trading section for people wanting to trade cuttings such as Salvia Divinorum, Ayahuasca, Kratom, and any other plants that have similar quality’s. You could also trade seeds if you wanted to.

In the future we are concidering to have Free Salvia Divinorum Cutting give aways and contests.

We are also on the search for trusted Operators. People that can watch over the forum, Make sure everything is running right. Operators that can help other members with any help or problems they may have.

People looking to become a Operator would either need to be a personal friend or contribute in some way to the site, wether that be by Posting Original Content or helping with something to do with the forum.

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Any Questions will be answered on the Forum.

Thanks for reading.

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How To Care For Your Own Salvia Divinorum

October 22, 2009 // Posted in Salvia Divinorum (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  No Comments

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Salvia divinorum, Kratom, San Pedro Cactus and more
If you will be growing your own Salvia, you should read this. If you will not be growing your own, you may wish to skip this section.

Salvia divinorum is a semi-tropical perennial. That means that it can grow year after year, but only if it is not exposed to freezing temperatures. It is a green plant with large leaves and a distinctive thick, hollow, square green stem. It can grow several meters (yards) high if conditions are favorable. When it grows high enough, the branches will bend, or break, and may root if they come in contact with moist earth. Although Salvia divinorum can flower under natural lighting conditions, it almost never sets seed that will sprout. So the plant is almost always propagated by cuttings. The leaves are oval, weakly notched (serrated) and can be quite large (up to 9 inches in length). They are usually emerald green, but under some conditions, may be yellow-green or even yellow. They are covered with a fine coating of extremely short hairs (trichomes), giving the leaves a satin like velvety appearance in certain lights. The plants grow best in partial shade, in well-watered, but well-drained, soil. The roots must not be kept constantly soaked, or root-rot will set in and kill the plant.

Salvia divinorum can be grown indoors in any climate. It makes a beautiful house plant.

You can grow Salvia divinorum outdoors all year round if you live in a humid semi-tropical climate, with well-watered, but well-drained soil, with a high humus content. If you live in a colder or drier climate, you can still grow Salvia outdoors, weather permitting. But you may have to do it with some care, making sure it is protected from frost, watered frequently, and misted when humidity is low. Salvia will not live through freezing or drought. It can be grown outdoors in pots which can be brought indoors when it is cold (below 40 degrees Fahrenheit). That way it can be grown outdoors in summer and indoors in winter.

Salvia will tell you when it is getting too dry: its leaves will droop. Be sure to water it at the first sign of mild drooping–do not let the plant become limp. The soil should drain well but should be kept moist. If planting Salvia in pots, make sure the pot is large enough to allow the plant to grow well. Although your available space will limit possible pot size, use the biggest pot that is practical. It must have drainage holes. Placing gravel (or broken up pieces of crockery) in the bottom of the pot will help promote drainage and thus discourage root-rot. Most commercial potting soil will work well. Adding Vermiculite® or Perlite® to the potting soil is helpful but not essential.

Salvia will need fertilizer. Any good general-purpose fertilizer will work. Fish emulsion is a good organic fertilizer choice, but because it has a very unpleasant odor, it is suitable only for outdoor use. Satisfactory results can be achieved with chemical fertilizer products. Some of them are:

Scott’s® All-Purpose Plant Food (18-13-13) lightly sprinkled on the soil about once every six weeks. Miracle-Grow® (15-30-15) or MirAcid® (30-10-10) added to the water once a week (1/4 tsp. per gallon). Peter’s® Professional Soluble Plant Food (15-30-15) 1/4 tsp. to gallon of water once per week.

If growing indoors, take the plants outdoors when it is warm enough, and let rain fall on them. This will prevent mineral salts from building up in the soil and killing your plant

Salvia divinorum can do well in a variety of different lighting conditions. It does best with a few hours of partial sunlight a day. It can do well when grown indoors near a window. It can handle more sun if kept well watered and misted frequently. It can also handle moderately deep shade. When changing the lighting conditions or the humidity conditions your plants are exposed to, do so gradually. Given enough time, Salvia is very adaptable, but it may take weeks to get used to a new environment.

Many pests can attack Salvia. Whitefly is a big problem for greenhouse grown plants. Aphids, slugs, caterpillars, thrips, spider mites, and scale insects can also damage your plants. Root-rot and stem-rot can be problems. Fungal spots can appear on leaves. It is not known which plant viruses attack Salvia divinorum, but probably some do, as many attack other sages.

Aphids and scale insects can be removed with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.

Slug damage can be reduced by growing Salvia in pots on a raised deck or palette. Some may still get by and attack your plants. Keep an eye out for these slimy pests. One slug can eat an awful lot of Salvia! Beer can be used to attract and drown slugs. Set a saucer of beer in a slight depression in the ground; the surface of the saucer should be flush with the soil, so slugs can get in, get drunk, and drown.

Spider mites can be controlled by dissolving Castile soap in water and spraying the leaves, including the underside. Repeat at two-week intervals for three applications. Caution: there have been some reports of soap damaging leaves, so don’t use too much.

Your garden hose is your best friend in fighting most outdoor pests. Spray the leaves hard enough to blow the pests away, but not hard enough to damage the leaves. don’t forget to spray the underside of the leaves too. A fine mist nozzle works best for this.

Salvia divinorum is usually propagated by cuttings, not by seed. Cuttings may be rooted either in water or directly in soil. Here’s how:

ROOTING IN WATER:
Cut off a branch (4-8 inches long) bearing some leaves. Cut off the leaves that are attached to the lowest node on your cutting then immediately place it in about one and a half inches of water in a small water glass. Only one cutting is to be put in each glass, so if rot develops in one cutting it cannot spread to another.

It is best if the cutting is cut back to just below a node, since nodes are the places from which new roots are most likely to develop. While it is not necessary to make the cut here, doing so has the advantage that there will be no stem material dangling in the water below the node. This is important as the cut stem end is more likely to start to rot than is a node.

Make sure the cutting is made with clean shears, or a knife, so the cut stem does not get attacked by germs and fungi that could cause stem rot. Place it where it will get some filtered sunlight. Change the water daily. It may be a good idea to use cooled boiled water. If your water is chlorinated, boiling will drive off chlorine. Non-chlorinated water may be contaminated with plant disease germs, but boiling should kill these. Rooting in water is successful about 75% of the time (the rest of the time stem rot occurs and kills the cutting).

In two weeks roots will start to develop. When they are about 1/2-1 inch long, transplant to potting soil in a well-drained pot. Cover with a clear glass jar or clear plastic bag to serve as a humidity tent until the plant establishes its roots in the soil and appears vigorous (usually 1-2 weeks). Then gradually wean the plant from dependence on the humidity tent.

Some growers report that Salvia branches that break off spontaneously in summer are more likely to root successfully than those deliberately cut. Rooting in water outdoors may decrease the chance of stem rot occurring. apparently the UV light in unfiltered sunlight acts to kill germs or fungi in the water.

ROOTING IN SOIL:
Salvia can be rooted directly in soil. Materials needed:

* Potting soil.
* Two disposable plastic cups.
* Some Rootone® powder (this is a rooting hormone mixture that also contains a fungicide) it is available at most nurseries in the United States.
* A 1-gallon thin, transparent, polyethylene food storage bag.
* A rubber band.
* Water.

METHOD:
Punch some small holes in one of the cups for drainage. Fill the cup 2/3 the way up with potting soil. Using a pencil or a finger make a hole in the soil about 2 inches deep. The soil is now ready for your cutting. You must now prepare the cutting. With clean shears, cut off a length of stem from a healthy plant. Leave a few leaves (small ones) on top. Harvest the larger leaves from the cut-off stem. Immediately after cutting the stem, place it in clean water. Cut it back to just below a node, as roots will develop from the node. Keep the cut surface wet. Place the cut surface, and the stem for about 1 inch above the cut, into the rooting powder. Shake off the excess. Rooting powder is somewhat toxic, so wash your hands after handling it. Place the powder coated cutting in the hole in the soil. Gently push the soil around the cutting, holding it in place while filling in the hole. Water the planted cutting until some water runs out the drainage holes. Place the cup with the plant in it into the second plastic cup (which is there to catch any runoff water). You may want to put a small piece of wood or plastic in the bottom of the outer cup to act as a spacer. This allows enough space for excess water to drain. Place a 1-gallon clear plastic bag over the rooted cutting, using a rubber band to hold it in place. The rubber band should be outside the bag and the bag outside both cups. The Rubber band holds the bag against the cups. As the plastic bag acts to conserve moisture, frequent watering is not required. After several weeks you can transplant the now rooted plant to a larger pot.

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Potential Medicinal Value Salvia Divinorum

September 13, 2009 // Posted in Medicinal, Salvia Divinorum (Tags: , , , , , ) |  No Comments

There has been some research for the medicinal value of Salvia Divinorum.

Salvia D. Is said to be good for Depression, Drug Addictions, Stress, Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia and STD’s. We need more scientist to do a lot more research on this wonderful medicinal plants. Salvia Divinorum has been used for thousands of year and maybe even longer. It has been used for healing and curing for the entire time.

The mazatec indians of Mexico knew about these medicinal properties for ages. We are now just starting to do some testing and research but much more is needed. If the government would stop banning it for research. We may be able to get a rare chance to discover all the quality of this plant.

Help keep this plant alive and plentiful We do not want to loose this one.

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August 21, 2009 // Posted in Videos (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  No Comments

This is a really great video. I bet that is really fun

How to Handle Cops When They Pull You Over

July 3, 2009 // Posted in Videos (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  No Comments

This is one of the best videos I have seen in a long time. It is a must see for anyone that is scared of the cops or getting in trouble. This will show you how to act/handle the cops when they try to scare you.

Always act calm. Know you rights. You do not have to let them search for car or your house. Never give them consent. always be nice to them, never show emotions such as anger or attitude. Be nice and polite to them, even if they make you made. They love to make people mad. They feed on power and control. Don’t give them any power. There egotistical Power Hungry Idiots for the most part. Not all cops are like this but most of them are. I hope you enjoy the video.

You might wanna take notes. Watch this video more then once to remember everything. Here is the video enjoy.

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Salvia divinorum, Kratom, San Pedro Cactus and more

The Salvia Divinorum Grow Tips

June 26, 2009 // Posted in Books, Medicinal, Salvia Divinorum (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  No Comments

Growing The Sacred Salvia Divinorum

I just want my readers to know all of this information is coming from my personal experiences with growing this lovely lady Sally aka Salvia Divinorum. I will list the most important information first. Sally is not really a picky plant. It will adapt to its environment to an extent. It will not tolerate low temperatures for extended periods of time. It might recover if its down to 38-45F, however if it is left in that temperature range the top stems will turn black and the leaves will fall off. If this ever happens cut the plant back and take the potted Sally inside to a warm room. If the roots do not get damaged they will set shoots up the soil that look like baby Salvia’s, But its the same plant just recovering for dying back. Some believe that these are New strains, they will see them pot up out of the soil in there gardens and think its a new breed. I am sorry to inform the people that think this but its the same clone from the same roots.

Planting Conditions

Sally loves lots of Sun, But for the most part you want partial shade. Depending on where you live in the world the Suns light rays might be to intense for Sally. Her leaves will burn and the edges will start to brown if this is so.

I suggest to plant Sally into A garden with other plants that will help shade her from direct sun light. You will be able to trim the other plants/trees back when Sally gets big enough to shade herself somewhat. But I am not saying she can take Full Sun Light, Again this depends on where you live. If you go outside without a shirt or with any exposed skin and get A bad sun burn in only 15 minutes, then Sally will most likely not like full sun in your area.

Soil Conditions

Sally loves moist types of soil. Soil with a lot of Vermiculite, and Perlite make for a good moist soil that will not dry out as quick. You want to make sure the soil is moist yes but you don’t want to let it get water logged. Salvia can tolerate a lot of water but not water that is still. In other words if you plant Sally at the edge of a small steam with running water, She will grow great. But you do not want to plant her in a pond or anything with still water. Running water is the key, Helps to provider more oxygen to Sally as well as fresh nutrients that flow down the stream out of other soils.

Plant Food And Fertilizers

I would suggest the oh so popular miracle grow because its always available and its cheap. This will be able to feed your Sally very well.
She really like to have her miracle grow about once a week. If its later in the year or winter do not give her miracle grow but once a month if that. Although miracle grow is not really needed but once or twice in the winter because Salvia will be in a dormant stage, meaning she has stopped growing or shes growing very slowly. But while summer is still here, feed her once a week.

Watering

I mentioned most of the info on this subject but i will add this. Sally
loves to be watered as much as her can, however as long as the soil drains well. You can have a small Sally in a small pot with a plastic cup or similar item under the pot to catch the extra water that come out of the bottom. When the cup is full you can reuse the water for about 2 days. I would highly recommend if using this method to change the water every 2 days, because they water may get moldy or contaminated with some types of fungus including the oh so dreaded green mold.

Singing To Your Plants

I know this may sound dumb to most people but plants do love music and sounds. When plants are outdoors they hear birds singing and wind howling. I think this may play a roll in the growth of plants. I read online a lot of people are doing test with leaving there radio’s on in one room with plants and another room with silence. The plants with music tend to grow faster and look healthier. Now they are testing types of music. Classical and Metal seem to do well for some reason.

If i was to leave a radio on for my plants, I would go with classical.
Just because a lot of metal is angry and filled with hatred. Show Sally Love with nice clean music that promotes happy thoughts and feelings.

Method Of Taking Cuttings
Sally is a very forgiving plant. There are many ways to help her set her roots. When I first started really getting into plants. I had one Salvia Divinorum Plant. After about 5 months I had around 200 cuttings. There are keys tricks you have to do in order to produce lots of cuttings in shorter time periods

You start with one big health mother plants. You can use a sharp knife or raver blade your choice. You need to make sure the blade is very clean. You can use rubbing alcohol or really hot water to sterilize the knife. When you make your cut you want to do it at about a 45 degree angle. that seems to give more surface area promoting new roots.
You can then take the cutting and place it into a small glass with about a inch of water at the bottom. You need to change the water ever 1-2 days. The reason for this is old water will rot Sally’s Stem.
You can also use a fish tank Bubbler which helps 100% in promoting root growth.

Cloning Method Two
This method is really easy as well. Get a nice new pot with fresh moist soil. After you take your cutting rince the leaves and stem with running water. Then take a pen and make a hole in the soil, place sally in the hole. Very lightly push the soil together so that sally is in there good.

Other Cloning Tips

There is one more thing to promote roots and new growth. Take your raver or knife and cut the first or second leaf tip off your sally.You only want to take about half off. That way Sally will try to grow new leaves, And she cant do that till there is a strong root system.
Don’t get my wrong sally can grow leaves even if she doesn’t have roots but they are not gonna grow fast till the roots are set.

Stocking up on Cuttings The fast way
You start with one mother plant. Take as many cuttings as you can. Once they have good roots plant them in a big pot. You never want them to get root bound, This will stunt the growth rate. About every week repot them, then feed them. After about 3-4 months you should have 10-20 new mother plants. That is if you gave them lots of light and food. Now you should be on your way to taking tons of cuttings. However you could use this method again and take 50 or so more cuttings for mother plants only not for sale or give away.

With this method you should be able to make hundreds of plants.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please leave comments or feedback.
Thank You For Reading

Kava Kava A Very Nice Plant Indeed

June 26, 2009 // Posted in Ethnobotanicals, Medicinal, Uncategorized (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  No Comments

kava

Kava is A Greek word meaning intoxicating.
Kava has tranquilizing property’s and Is primarily consumed to relax without have any disrupting mental clarity. Kava’s active ingredients are potent kavalactones. In other parts of the World, The Kava extract is used and sold as herbal medicine against stress, insomnia, and anxiety.

Effects.

A good dose of potent kava will causes effects within 20–30 minutes that last for about two hours or more, but can still be felt for up to eight hours.
Kava does produce a numbing effect if left in the mouth, and makes one mildly talkative and sociable with clear thinking, calmness and relaxation

I have tried kava many times And I would say to anyone interested it is a really nice plants with very good properties. If you or someone you know cant sleep at night, this would be the perfect cure.

I have also noticed the dreaming effect of kava. Every time i used Kava i would wake up and remember my dreams very well. I could also sometimes notice that I am still dreaming and could turn it into my own little play world. You could do anything you feel like it.


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