2019 spring indoor and beginning of greenhouse grow
Posted 12 May 2019 - 04:08 PM
The Afghan kush special, just called Afghan from now on, and the Critical haze were femenized beans from World of Seed (WOS). I love them both actually and have had 2 grows each so far. I have crossed them with Esbens erdpurt to get seeds. Erdpurt is an old strain and I just found out it is a high cbd strain. Everyone just used to grow it do the the cold and mold resistance being from Sweden. There is a whole story to it where a guy got it from 2 old ladies flower garden and asked for seed. Lol. Esben has worked with it for a very long time and shows you learn something new everyday. About the CBD!!!
I haven't sprouted those crosses yet as they were going to the GH from seed. So this is just about the tent for right now and it is 3 weeks from beginning of harvest. I've got one D* backcross and a few that I haven't positively sexed from it yet so more to come on that.
The only pic I have right now is the D* bx . I always called the deathstar Dieselstar since I thought the name was dumb but it was a proven original clone from the clone only. Sad we lost it but we have some seed to work with anyways. It has the grease wrag smell but also sweet and sour notes with a little rotting fruit. You and everyone else knows it when you opened a jar of the original. My partner actually told me several times that we had a skunk around somewhere lol. Now he knows to ask.
I have been using a 4 x 8 grow tent with good extraction fan and been growing in old school hempy buckets for the last 3 grows. I love how things have worked out in this manner. I've got a 1k light that I did use but now am using 2 600w in there for heat and electric reasons. They are enclosed lights and the hot air is pulled through a can charcoal filter and both lights to an outside window. The tent has helped a lot in containing smells and also keeping blackout conditions. I wouldn't give it up at this point. I shopped around and got a quality tent with double seams and good zippers from Azon for about 150$ I think it was.
I had one light mover and bought a second one to cover the 8ft length. That and enclosed lights allow me to keep them real close to the canopy. 6 to 9 inches usually. They help with hotspots and get better coverage even though each light only moves about 1 ft back and forth. The tent has a shiny interior of course and a super convenient water catchment liner that covers the whole thing inside the base.
I use a scrog type system where each plant has it's own 18" x 18" piece of fencing so that I can pull them out and move them around for the best advantage. 8 plants is actually too crowded once they start filling out and flipping a bit on the bigger buds so atm I have 7 but 6 is a more realistic number. The last grow has doubled what I used to get per plant from 2 oz in 2 or 3 gallon airpots to 4+ oz in the hempys. I even got 6 oz from one last time around. I'm quite satisfied if I can keep getting that per plant in that amount of space.
I'll get more pics taken soon of the other plants. This time I happen to have two weeks in between each group of 2 or 3 plants. This should help with trimming. Actually I know it will and I can take my time trimming and letting them go a little longer if they need it. Usually any strain can be helped with an extra week or 2 of flowering. Diesel stars trichomes hardly ever turn amber but as they age the whole plant takes on a purply grey color when it is really ripe. It benefits from taking them to 11 weeks but you can harvest them at 9 and be perfectly happy with it.
My hempys are 3 gallon kitty litter containers with the bottom 2 inches up to the drain hole being filled with perlite. The mix is coco coir/perlite at 70/30 and using Canna Coco along with cal mag plus or AN sensi cal mag extra (I like that it has beneficials and fulvic acid for absorption. I ph my fertilizer mix with ascorbic acid to 6ph or just below. This makes sure cal and mag ect are able to be absorbed correctly in coir.
This pic is at about 4 weeks. I had to tape the branches due to a split. I should have more and better pics coming soon.
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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:58 PM
Heres my 4×4 seeded unfortunately...bag seed. One hermd around week 5 >.<
Posted 13 May 2019 - 06:04 AM
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Edited by twoguysupnorth, 13 May 2019 - 06:16 AM.
Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:44 PM
The pic here is the D*bx that first showed sex and had the first clones taken. The others are taking their time. The plants could be one mistaken for the other but both have a different fix it tape fixing a split. The secondary genetics in the bx are a true poly culture of strains. Started as knights templar that had xsed it with earlygirl and NL. No idea of the versions of those. Mandala maybe or Nirvana. It really doesnt matter because that's what we had in Male from when it was needed. They wer,not big producers but always good smoke. Knights templar was supposed to be the "holy grail"lol made up of C99 and g13. So not bad genetics just not super productive. D* is a pleasure to grow. Likes nutrients and always throws one ton of weight after 9weeks.
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:47 PM
those are some niuce outdoor genes finish quick and nice canabiniod ratios. long number of years back i had some test genetics from esben, they where fire, did not get to finish them outside, i got ripped, but buddy that gotta finish his he was done about mid oct. but they did well indoors for me.
wish i coulda did more with those seeds, had one of them that was esben and tom hill colab .
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:04 AM
Damn fine grow there twoguys! And those are some beautiful nugs
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:33 AM
This is the tent, both sides. First pic the Afghan in front and erdpurt in back on the right are at 8 weeks. To the left of them also at 8wks but are 10wk strains of the diesel and critical haze in back.
Left side is 2 weeks behind at 6 weeks. Front one is a critical haze, behind that barely visible and will be a light producer but lovely citrus smelling buds is a cross of D* and sleestack skunk which is very hazy originally. To the left is another one of the green erdpurt. Didnt have any red flowering in this bunch.
Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:37 AM
Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:19 AM
The story about the swedish ladies garden was actually about the purpea tininesis (sp) part with the erdbeer cross that makes up the erdpurt. Im still glad to have it as a breeding tool and it is good one it's own as well. Just yesterday I found that some plants had as high as 1 to 1 CBD to THC but more were a little less than that. The seeds I had were not femmed so I got to make a few new seed plus the out crossing but some of the straight erdpurt seeds molded. Hope to salvage some but if not I can hope to keep the clones going long enough to also backcross their hybrids to themselves for a more pure seed. I did have one Male start flowering early or mid summer and it says online that that is possible if pots are too small or are below 45th parallel. We practically live on the 45th. I got both the purple steamed and some purple on the flowers version, smelled of fruit and also the straight green one that had a sort of bitter taste to it but was a little stronger. I'm looking forward to making oils and edibles form them. Thanks for looking.
I heard Lemon G was a 1:1 cbd/thc. nice looking bushes you have there going on
Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:54 AM
I havnt tried lemon G but there is one called deep tangerine I want to get a hold of. It produces high yields and has beautiful buds but has almost zero thc and high cbd. Good for someone looking for that spectrum but also good for breeding since the ratios would probably even out with simple crossing of strains.