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#1 Skywatcher

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Posted 26 May 2021 - 09:21 PM

I really loved the Blueberry last year, so I will do a couple more of those this year. I am excited to try a new variety called Cream and Cheese this year. The ratio is 50/50 on this one with 20% THC,

and a whopping 20% CBD content.

I make a lot of pain cream every year, mostly for my partner, but I enjoy some nice edibles as well.

The Cream and Cheese should offer a nice compromise to keep us both happy.

So far, The Cream and Cheese looks like it will be a big plant, judging by the leaf size. Blueberry was big leafed last year as well, so we will see how tall these want to get before I need to intervene and spread more sideways.

These are the little girls after a top pinch.

 

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Edited by Skywatcher, 26 May 2021 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 01:07 AM

Good grow vibes to you, friend :)


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Posted 27 May 2021 - 09:14 AM

Looks like you are off to a great start Sky! 20% CBD would be nice and the bonus of 20% THC, win/win.

Good luck!

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 11:04 AM

Trying some blueberry milkshake this year and some blackberry autos. Yours look great !
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Posted 27 May 2021 - 12:27 PM

Looking fantastic! Best of luck to you Sky Watcher! :happy:


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Posted 27 May 2021 - 06:27 PM

I have to say, the seeds I got this year were small, but after going through an elaborate germination process, I got 100% germination, but when these sprouted, they were the tiniest, itti bitty sprouts I have ever seen.

I have had problems with germination in the past, especially with feminized newer hybrids. The steps that have worked for me with 95% success are as follows.

1. soak the seeds in an ounce of lukewarm rainwater with three drops of hydrogen peroxide for about 6-8 hours in a warm place.

2. In a sandwich size tupperware, layer 3 plys of a well moistened but not wet cheap paper towels. Use bottled or chlorine free water. Place seeds on these towels with some space between them, and cover with a few more plys of the moistened towels.

3. This needs to be warm, but not hot. 72-82 F. I wrap foil around the container to keep it dark, and place it in the oven with only the light on. This keeps a pretty steady temp of 75-80 for me. Leave at least 24 hours and have a peek. I had to go 48 hours total to have good visible root sprout.

4. I then carefully take the sprout and place it in a small pot with 50% cactus mix, and 50% Ocean Forest, well moistened but not wet. I place them about 1/2" deep. Keep in a warm place until they pop and for a week after.

 

I have had good success with this method with only 1 out of 10 or less failing. I know its alot of picky steps, but I went to this after a full fail on 4 seeds I really wanted several years ago.....

 

These plants are in fox farms Ocean Forest now, and getting fed every 3 days.


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Posted 27 May 2021 - 07:48 PM

Nice... I wonder if I can figure how to save that. I do a couple outside and my first seeds did nothing this year. So after scratching my head a bit I started 2 more on 4/20 and they both germinated. About a month behind where I wanted to be though.

My flavor is Rum Runners this year.
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Posted 27 May 2021 - 10:25 PM

I was having trouble germinating some too . A friend gave me some auto femmes and said just plant them . I have some with three leaves and then some that just sprouted in the same pot lol. They’re SOG all by themselves!

What are you feeding them, I’ve got some llama poo, molasses compost tea brewing ?
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Posted 28 May 2021 - 01:18 AM

I grew pot for 35 years, always searching out the best of the best, and then better still. I quit growing 5-6 years ago, and gave my whole damn extensive seed collection to a guy that had the passion that I once had. Tried to germinate a few of my remaining seeds last year... not a single one germinated. Glad I shared it all forward when I did. At least some were still viable and got rave reviews. I dunno if he still has any of my stuff going now, but I sure hope so. I kinda miss growing, but I don't smoke much of anything anymore, so growing is a whole lot more trouble than it is worth for me now, especially with all the amazing stuff available at any corner dispensary here now. I used to have a TON of grow pics on here, but was bummed to find they did not make the migration last time the server changed. Pics that I can't ever replace that I sure wish I had backed up somewhere... Now it's just a sweet memory.

 

EDIT: Sky that is about as good a method as I have ever seen for germinating old seeds, or new. The devil is in the details for sure. Hope all is well with you and yours my friend


Edited by Coopdog, 28 May 2021 - 01:22 AM.

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#10 Skywatcher

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Posted 28 May 2021 - 08:47 AM

What are you feeding them, I’ve got some llama poo, molasses compost tea brewing ?

 

I am a fan of the Fox Farms products. They work well for me, and I don't have access to any good "tea" making materials right now.

At this age they are getting a Tbsp of Grow Big and 4 Tbsp of Big Bloom in a gallon of pond water. I give them a drink of this every three days. 

Once the first signs of flower show, I drop the Grow Big way down, and start with the Tiger Bloom and Big Bloom. Around the last month I use Aphrodite's Nectar for sugars, and watch dilligently for bud worm as they are outside.

 

The bud worms will try, but last year I was able to keep the flowers free of damage with Thuracide BT, sprayed about once every ten days. It is not a toxin and stops the little shits from growing because they can't eat. It also completely degrades quickly, so I can harvest 5 days after a spray with no concerns.
 


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Posted 28 May 2021 - 10:03 AM

Skye I didn't realize that first post was yours, those are some beautiful plants already! I tend to read through comments without looking at the poster sometimes. I have seen some beautiful stuff done with FF products. Looking forward to seeing how these come out. 


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Posted 29 May 2021 - 06:31 PM

Coming on board a bit late.  You have some pretty girls in works. 

 

Keep an eye on the water.  It is hot and dry in our neck of the woods.  This year could be bad too with La Nina taking its toll.  Your germ write up is in line with the one I followed.  Worked good too, 6 out of 7.  The grower seems to add a couple extra beans to compensate for the odds too.


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Posted 06 June 2021 - 04:55 PM

A little update...

It seems to have taken a pretty short time for these plants to fill the gallon pots with roots, but I see it's been 11 days since the first picture. I stunted my plants last year by being lazy and leaving them too long before re-potting. This year I am going straight to the big pots with no more stages of pot size. I am not sure what size pots these are gallon wise, but they are 19" x 17" tall.

 

So here are the plants before re-potting.

 

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And this is the after. The first picture is all four, but they kind of get hidden out in my garden area. The next two are all four plants, two on the east side, and two on the south side. The wall is far enough back to not block the light.

I think they are going to be pretty big plants judging from the growth already. Fortunately the neighbor that shares the block wall is almost never outside, not going to be downwind, and doesn't seem to pay much interest in what grows up higher than the wall....

 

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The girls before repotting.jpg

in position.jpg Blueberry  - Cream and Cheese.jpg

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Edited by Skywatcher, 06 June 2021 - 05:12 PM.

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#14 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 05:41 PM

Coopdog, if you still have your old seeds, try giving them a 24hr soak in water w/a splash of H2O2 added. Doesn't always work but sometimes it does.

Looking great Sky!
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Posted 07 June 2021 - 07:33 PM

looking good! It will be fun to see how fast they shoot up now, in their new pots!


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 09:01 AM

Thanks joeya. I am expecting a couple days of adjustment, and then a new growth burst. I should have mentioned, these went into Ocean Forest, and were given a short drink if B-12 to help with any stress or outer root damage, although I was pretty careful during the transplant.

 

The Cream and Cheese seems to want to grow more out, then up. Both plants laid over sideways shortly after gaining some weight, and I have noticed the lower branches tend to grow level unlike the Blueberry which defiantly wants to reach upward.


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 02:30 PM

Yoshi we tried everything. I still had a lot left and sent the entire collection to a guy who had the passion for it that I once did, and he managed to get a few going at least. 



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Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:35 AM

Off to a great start there Skywatcher, Plants are loving life!  Looks like you have an oasis in your grow yard!


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Posted Yesterday, 05:13 PM

It's been running "August Hot", but in June this week. 107 was the highest I saw but it has finally cooled to a low 90's for the weekend. Watering is going to be a pain this summer. I am happy to see the bigger pots seem to have some holding power if I water in the morning. Most days I could get by with the one good watering, but twice was needed on the 100 plus days. I decided I will be running a timer on a hose this year to avoid needing to "emergency" water.

 

The plants seem to be really liking the big pots. Growing alot and not getting wilt in the afternoon.

South side of garden

 

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and East side.....

 

Cream and Cheese E side.jpg

 

The Cream and Cheese are definitely spreading sideways well.

 

Cream and Cheese overhead.jpg   Cream and Cheese S side overhead.jpg

 

Blueberrys are densing up, but still might need some manual spreading...Blueberry S side overhead.jpg

 

 

South side.jpg


Edited by Skywatcher, Yesterday, 05:14 PM.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:15 PM

It's been running "August Hot", but in June this week. 107 was the highest I saw but it has finally cooled to a low 90's for the weekend. Watering is going to be a pain this summer. I am happy to see the bigger pots seem to have some holding power if I water in the morning. Most days I could get by with the one good watering, but twice was needed on the 100 plus days. I decided I will be running a timer on a hose this year to avoid needing to "emergency" water.

 

The plants seem to be really liking the big pots. Growing alot and not getting wilt in the afternoon.

South side of garden

 

post-126525-0-63270000-1624226744.jpg

 

and East side.....

 

Cream and Cheese E side.jpg

 

The Cream and Cheese are definitely spreading sideways well.

 

Cream and Cheese overhead.jpg   Cream and Cheese S side overhead.jpg

 

Blueberrys are densing up, but still might need some manual spreading...

 

Blueberry S side overhead.jpg

 

 

South side.jpg


Edited by Skywatcher, Yesterday, 05:16 PM.

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