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The Trade Winds / Anybody want some Belladonna Live Plants?
« on: March 21, 2006, 12:18:52 AM »
I have a large amount of belladonna live plants and was wondering if anybody is interested in them?  I know most places want $18.00+ for a small plant of this, I was figuring since I have so many, I would be more than happy to make deals with anybody that wants some.  Trade value each would probably be $10.00-$20.00 of trade value including shipping depending on the size plant wanted.  I have anywhere between 4"- 20"+ size plants.  I will post a photo of one of my mid-sized plants later on. Looking for the usual as posted in my other trade list.

The Rain Forest / What I know about Hemia salicfolia (Sinuichi)
« on: February 23, 2006, 08:11:27 PM »
Since my business partner and I have had many questions regarding how to grow Hemia salicifolia, and seeing the lack of information out on it, I finally decided that I would post what has worked best for us.  We have hundreds of these plants up for trade here at the trade winds section and have had many who receive these plants asking us questions on things varying from growing Hemia to how to use it.  Remember, this is just my opinion and what has worked for me.

First off, Sinuichi is not a plant but the plant matter of the Hemia salicfolia plant.  We have had numerous requests for Sinuichi plants, but confusion can be understood, as many sites list Sinuichi as a plant.

Second, Growing a Hemia s. plant is not difficult as it is a hardwood shrub and despite being from a tropical climate, I have found that they adapt pretty well to any environment that does not get a hard freeze.  These plants get to rather large dimensions and although their first year of growth is slow, they soon take off at a fast pace.

Third, be sure to check out my photos in the gallery here of this plant.  I will be changing the photos out about every week.

Growing Hemia from seed:

We mainly grow in pots, but I do know a person who grows them in the ground with great success in Louisiana.  I suggest that you grow them in pots for their first year and then transplant them into the ground if you live in a climate that does not get hard freezes. Use a good mix of rich dark soil to grow these plants with large amounts of water and sun.  We mix the seeds (which are smaller than tobacco seeds!) with some soil and disperse this mix on top of our soil.  This allows the seeds not to be just lying on top of the soil and not pushed too far down either.  Give them a light watering at first to dampen the soil and then come back and soak them down and wait.

Their first year of growth will only be about eight inches or so, but after their first year they will grow at a much faster rate.  Hemia s. flowers throughout the growing season and if put outside at this time of year will be pollinated and will form seed pods.  These seed pods are no bigger than a morning glory seed and they have practically no stem.  These pods are ribbed and eventually turn from green to brown. When the seed pods are brown you can harvest the whole branch (as there is typically a seed pod every half inch to inch up and down the branches) or you can pinch and crumble the seed pods into a container for later plantings.  Each seed pod contains about 30 seeds or more.

We keep half of our plants trimmed back and the other half are left alone.  If the plants are regularly trimmed, they will form a nice compact lush plant.  If you have the space and would like a larger plant, you can leave it alone and it will form a nice big bush at the rate of about a foot a year.  My business partner compares the shape of these larger plants to that of a full ice cream cone.

Transplanting or after being shipped bare root:

If you transplant a plant to a bigger pot or receive one by mail, I would suggest that you cut back the plant to 4” from the base.  This will allow the plant to pull out of the shock of root loss.  Place the plant in rich dark soil out in full sun and water profusely at least twice a day until the plant rebuds and begins to look healthy again.  After which you can reduce watering to once a day.


Sinuichi is plant matter from the Hemia s. plant and traditionally was harvested by cutting off branches of leaves and hanging them to wilt.  Once the leaves were slightly wilted they were placed in a container of water and placed out in the sun to seep and make a tea.  After a minimum of eight hours, the leaves were strained out and the tea was allowed to “sweeten” or ferment for couple of days before being drunk.  Fair warning, this tea is very very bitter!!!!!  Don’t say I did not warn you.  There are many other ways to get the effects, just go ahead and experiment.  I know that some people have no effects at all while others give up MJ for this stuff!  I guess different strokes for different folks.

I hope this helps some and let me know if any one else has something more to add or if you feel I made a mistake. Thanks.


The Trade Winds / Many Live Plants, Seeds, Dried Herbs
« on: February 04, 2006, 05:15:41 PM »

The Site / Who is wheel935?
« on: November 28, 2005, 11:46:47 PM »
Whoever or whatever this person or AI is they have only posted 5 times since joining on October 11, 2005.  They have not one, but two sites in their signature that both lead to crap sites, plus in profile they have a completely different site listed from the two that is to a dating site.  I do not know who this person is, if in fact they are, but their posts so far are without any decent intelligence and the rules of this site is that there is no posting of a website link in your sig until at least 75 posts and one year of being registered no?  I just do not want this site to go to the hogs like other sites.  I just would like this guy informed of the rules here and such.

The Medicine Lodge / Ho Shou Wu or Fo-Ti (Polygonum multiflorum)
« on: November 27, 2005, 11:43:36 AM »
Has anybody around here tried this herb before or know of it?  I have a bunch of these plants and just started to really delve into the plants composition and its uses.  The more I find out about this plant the more I have become to prize it above my other medicinal plants, save Aloe.  The best article so far that I have read is:

I cannot believe all of the uses this plant has and why more people in the West do not tout it as highly as the Eastern people.  Just curious about any reports of its use first hand.  I have not dried any root as of yet, but might in the near future as my plants are getting quite large and I am sure a little root trimming will not hurt them too much during repotting as these things grow very fast.

The Site / Photo Uploading Probs
« on: November 23, 2005, 11:07:51 PM »
I cannot login to the gallery and upload.  Even though I am logged in at the site, the gallery has login at the top of the page.  When I click on the link it takes me back to the index, where I am already logged in.  I have posted pics here before without any probs until now.  I have tried disabling any security I have in Internet Explorer to allow all cookies and scripts through, but to no avail.  Is there a new way that we are supposed to post in the gallery?  I cannot even post replies in the gallery images.

The Groove / 25th Anniversary of John Lennon's Death
« on: November 20, 2005, 12:26:58 AM »
I do not know how many of you are Beatle fans or John Lennon fans but I saw on Yahoo news a good article (quite rare on Yahoo news) on him and thought I might share it with you guys:


The song was only six years old, but might just as well have been 60.

Walking out of a college dormitory after visiting a friend one December night 25 years ago, I heard     John Lennon's sweet song of longing, "#9 Dream," wafting out from an open door. It sounded wonderful. It sounded odd.

Why would a radio station or stereo be playing that? So much had happened since. Disco. Punk rock. Lennon had reconciled with     Yoko Ono after a separation and was only then beginning to publicly emerge from a period where he concentrated on home life more than music. I couldn't remember the last time I'd heard the song.

I walked home. Then, when I saw a cluster of friends quietly gathered around a television set, the reason became sickeningly apparent.

It was Dec. 8, 1980. A mentally disturbed fan who had collected Lennon's autograph earlier in the day waited outside of the Manhattan apartment building called the Dakota for the singer to return from a recording session. Mark David Chapman opened fire. Lennon didn't survive the trip to the hospital.

The musical hero of a generation was dead, and anyone who had ever sung along to "I Want to Hold Your Hand" or chanted "give peace a chance" also remembers where they were when they heard the news.

In his typically blunt manner, Lennon had told Beatles fans a decade earlier that "the dream is over."

Now it really was.

Twenty-five years later, the day stands as a cultural black hole. Lennon became an instant legend, even more so than before, but it was hardly worth the price. Millions of people who never met him felt they knew him, felt they knew all the Beatles. His music often felt like personal letters; on "Watching the Wheels" he explained why he needed to step off the merry-go-round of stardom. A friend was gone.

"I still miss him massively," former songwriting partner     Paul McCartney told The Associated Press. "It was a horrific day for all of us."

That night, an ambitious young woman who had just moved to New York to make it as a singer or dancer was out walking a few blocks from Lennon's home on the Upper West Side. She heard the sirens, saw a crowd beginning to gather. A curious Madonna joined them outside the Dakota.

"I remember walking up and going `What's going on? What's going on?'" she recalled. "And they said John Lennon was shot. It was so weird."

Madonna was a toddler during the feverish days of Beatlemania. But she later recorded Lennon's utopian vision of a peaceful world, "Imagine," which has matured into an anthem and, 25 years from now, will likely be Lennon's best-remembered song.

Another version of "Imagine," by country singer     Dolly Parton, is in music stores now. In her own tribute, Parton shot part of a video for the song in Strawberry Fields, the Central Park memorial for Lennon. Sharp-eyed viewers will spot the Dakota in the background.

Parton had been on a plane from Nashville to Los Angeles the night Lennon was shot. She was supposed to go out with friends, but instead they all went to her house to watch the news and talk about it. "Everyone was so heartbroken," she said.

"Like all young teenage girls back then, I fell in love with the Beatles," she said. "Back there in the Smoky Mountains, it was like something had been dropped from outer space."

Also in California, rock singer     John Fogerty felt the loss of a kindred spirit. In 1969, Fogerty's band Creedence Clearwater Revival had sold more records than the Beatles, then an astonishing accomplishment. But both men spent the latter half of the 1970s publicly silent; Fogerty because of a business dispute, Lennon because he was "watching the wheels."

"I thought about him every day because he was that important to me," he said. "I was still a recluse but I was working on music in some fashion every day, and I would say to myself, `I wonder what John Lennon is doing?' For several years we didn't hear from him and I would always think about that fact."

Singer     Neil Diamond had been in New York that December night for the premiere of his movie "The Jazz Singer."

Diamond had been a struggling songwriter when the Beatles hit. No one was interested in hearing him sing. No one was particularly interested in his creativity, either: They just wanted him to churn out songs that sounded like current hits. The Beatles made it standard for musicians to interpret their own songs, and to experiment.

"Aside from being broken-hearted about the loss of this man, I felt I owed him something," he said. "My life would not have been the same without the Beatles."

Lennon's music has even touched artists who weren't alive when he was, like 21-year-old singer Patrick Stump of the hit pop-punk band Fall Out Boy.

"It is like the Bible," he said. "You can't cite it without sounding cliched, but here's the thing, there's a reason why it's so citable like that. His body of work was so interesting and had so many valid points."

What has the world missed in 25 years without John Lennon?

Yoko Ono has grown old without a husband; she still lives in the Dakota and is the caretaker of the work he left behind.     Sean Lennon grew up without a dad. He's tried music, too.

John's legacy remains frozen in time and, like James Dean's or Kurt Cobain's, burnished by sudden death far too young. Lennon didn't grow old in the spotlight, didn't have to contend with tired "steel wheelchairs" jokes like his peers in the Rolling Stones. He didn't have to watch his talent fade, his instincts betray him or hear the whispers that he'd lost it. McCartney could tell him a few things about that.

It's impossible to predict from his catalogue where his muse would have taken him.

Truth be told, his track record as a solo artist was wildly uneven in style and quality. The brutal confessional of "The Plastic Ono Band" was followed by the perfectly polished "Imagine." There's the leftist screeds in "Some Time in New York City," the tired wistfulness on "Walls and Bridges" and the domesticated work he made at the end.

Even during the Beatles' intense creative period, author Bob Spitz in this fall's new "The Beatles: The Biography" portrays Lennon as tormented by personal demons and drug abuse. Would it have crippled him as he got older?

"The level of engagement wouldn't have gone away," said music journalist Alan Light. "If he was going to be an activist, he would have been all the way an activist. If he was going to be a father, he would have been all the way a father."

Lennon clearly had courage as an artist. He wasn't afraid to mess up, or to speak up. Lennon mocked     Bob Dylan with a song, "Serve Yourself," when he didn't like "Gotta Serve Somebody." It's not too hard to envision him making his own cracks about the Stones during their dreary years. Few others today have the stature or nature to speak up with a contrarian word, and know they'll be listened to.

By moving to New York and walking the streets, Lennon always seemed more accessible, more human than his peers, Light said. No one had more reason to fear the warped effect of fandom than the four men who lived through the hysteria of Beatlemania. Living outside of a bubble made Lennon a target.

Chapman remains in New York's Attica state prison, where his third request for parole was denied in October. Ono wrote to the parole board urging he not be released. Chapman won't be eligible for parole again for two years.

A legacy of Lennon's death is a lingering uncertainty among musicians about being in public. Tom Araya, lead singer of Slayer, admitted that he's "a little more cautious, conscious of his surroundings" than he might have been otherwise.

Losing the partner to whom he's wedded in history has been difficult for McCartney, in ways he could and could not control. With Lennon lionized, McCartney's reputation shrank in comparison. For a while, it became LENNON-McCartney.

It was unfair, and has since been corrected, but not before breeding an unwarranted insecurity. McCartney has spent years seemingly saying, "Hey, I was cool, too." Light was struck by how McCartney opens his current concert tour with a video reminding fans of his Beatles exploits, when the music can speak for itself.

"He just digs himself deeper into a hole no matter when he does it," Light said.

If Lennon had lived, McCartney said he believes they would have written songs together again. It all depended on the state of their relationship, badly frayed in the Beatles' fracture, but improving at the time of Lennon's death.

"We were having long telephone conversations about his cats and baking bread," McCartney said. "Ordinary things, which I think easily could have led us into being mates again."

After seven years of studying the Beatles, author Spitz said he doubted it. Lennon had left the Beatles behind and hadn't gone back before he died. The closest the world got was when McCartney,     George Harrison and     Ringo Starr transformed Lennon leftovers "Free As a Bird" and "Real Love" into "Beatles" songs.

"I always assumed I would meet him," Fogerty said. "And when they are gone from you, you're almost overcome with the sense that you never got to say goodbye. I never got to touch base from my heart to his heart and I'm sure that millions of us felt the same way."

Lennon's words from " 9 Dream" still echo.

"So long ago. Was it in a dream? Was it just a dream?"

The Trade Winds / Have Live Plants/Seeds: Hemia S., Patchouli, Fo-Ti, Etc
« on: October 22, 2005, 08:34:53 PM »
I have many PLANTS and SEEDS up for trade.  I am seeking live plants and/or seeds of :

IDEA OF WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR (But will accept many other offers):

Heirloom Vegetables
Salvia D
Medicinal Plants
Culinary Mushroom Growing Items
Nag Champa Incense (All Types)
B. Caapi
Baby H. Woodrose


Dried Herbs:

Dried Calea Z. leaves "The Dream Herb"- 1/4 oz
Dried Sinuichi- 1/2 oz.

Plants (Not just rooted cuttings):

Hemia S plants (Sinuichi)- too many to count
Ho Shou Wu or Fo-Ti plants- 4
Blooming Patchouli-12
Pencil Plant- too many to count
Seven Sisters Climbing Rose (Large Plant in 3 gal)- 1
Jade Plants- 6
Aloe Vera ("Barbadensis miller" medicinal type)- too many to count
Kolachi plants- 10
Azalea bushes in 3gal- 3 two are salmon colored and the other is red
Purple butterfly bushes- 5
Citronella geraniums- too many to count
Bald cypress tree 3'- 0
Dwarf Alberta Spruces- 8
Elephant ear plants 1 gal- 4
Horseradish plants- 2
Mexican Heather shrubs- 2
Fruiting Size Pineapple Plant- 1
Banana Trees- 3
Red Cedar Tree over 2'- 1
Spider Lillys (Green and var)- too many to count
Star of Texas Hibiscus- 6
Japanese Plum Trees- at least 3 I want gone
Fig Trees- 2
Rubber Tree- 8
Castor Bean Plants- 4


Arugalla Seed- 1 cup
Papaver Somniferum Mixed seed- 1,000 seeds
Dill Seed- 1 cup
Marigold Seed Mixed (Crackerjack and Sparkys)- 1/2 cup
Nicotiana Rustica Seed- 100sds

The Trade Winds / Looking for few strains of Sally.
« on: June 01, 2005, 11:00:10 AM »
I am looking to trade for cuttings of a variety of strains of Salvia Divinorum, but not Blosser.  Such varieties include:seed grown NOT of Blosser, Hofman and Wasson, Luna, Cerro Quemado, Julieta, La Fuerza, Owens, and Paradox.  

I have:

Hemia S. 6"-36" plants
Patchouli plants
Ho-Shou-Wu Vine
Nymphaea Caerulea seeds (Blue Lotus)
Citronella Geraniums (mosquito plant)
And some other more common yet still exotic plants

PM me if interested or would like a full list.

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