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#41 Arathu

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 01:24 PM

BY all means.........proceed........ :hookah:

 

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Posted 25 February 2022 - 06:38 PM

Do those have any ruderalis genetics in them by chance? I had some tiny little guys one time and that was the best explanation I could come up with was that genetic took hold with the batch of seeds I ordered. I did not do anything outside of my normal grow it blew my mind how tiny they turned out



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Posted 25 February 2022 - 08:56 PM

I'm pretty sure that it has everything to do with fertilizer and available photons - i.e. lighting.

I may have been over-applying liquid fertilizer. --- I really don't know at this point. LEDs are so are out of my "normal" .  Not making excuses - just observations at this point. I can contrast this grow with HID all day but it proves nothing scientifically. No metrics - no bench-marks, no lab standards.................all horseshit as far as value.

 

 

While it's a minor disappointment for me.........I regret that others may follow my path. I hope to improve and will continue to display in the interest of science.

I'm sure there is some fundamental mistake that I'm missing - and I'm not too proud to take some advice. ;)


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#44 Arathu

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Posted 25 February 2022 - 09:02 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong dude......but did you wind up with a load of sticky tasty buds????

 

I'm pretty  sure that I'm jealous........so perspective I guess.....

 

Is it any good?  :biggrin: If I was your neighbor I'd come over and help.......just sayin.....

 

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Posted 26 February 2022 - 11:55 AM

I will admit that this is some seriously stony weed. I'm friends with lots of folks connected to the cannabis industry and I receive compliments when I fire up a joint.

 

The herb smells of linalool, ocimene, b-caryophyllene, myrcene - spicy, woody, musky, cloves, earthy, floral

The high is exactly what I'm after. No panic or anxiety at onrush with a nice, smooth, cerebral high which is stable and lasts for a couple of hours. And that's just smoking the bottom-trim and popcorn buds.

I just put the top buds in for curing yesterday so it'll be a couple of weeks before I get into the good stuff.

Overall, while she looked beautiful, Blue Cheese was not very generous. I doubt I harvested two whole ounces. The next group of plants seem to be coming along fine. I'll probably take clones tomorrow.


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Posted 26 February 2022 - 01:14 PM

I had issues with LEDs, granted I never used traditional lighting. I did one grow and wasn't worth the cost, time, and output.
May have better genetics to play with now, but turned off from the amount of work for a "weed". 



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Posted 08 March 2022 - 01:14 PM

Just a little update.

Everything seems to be going fine. No wobbles or hiccups to report.

The plants are still in the vegetative state and I'll be taking clones this weekend. As soon as the clones are successfully rooted I'll turn off the "tricker" fixture and allow the plants to transition to flower.

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Posted 13 March 2022 - 02:05 PM

Weekly update:

 

Took two clones from each plant today and moved a new cultivar into the flower area. I'm allowing the plants to veg under the grow lights so they can put on some bulk.

Once the clones are rooted, I'll turn off the "tricker" fixture and allow the plants to transition.

 

From left to right:

Blue Cheese

Heavy Grapefruit

Afghani#1

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I did quite a bit of pruning on this round. Lots of little side branches were never gong to receive adequate light so it's best to trim them off so they don't present a burden (taking nutrition and giving little back in return).


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#49 FLASHINGROOSTER

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Posted 14 March 2022 - 04:03 PM

I always get paranoid of cutting to much off and usually leave a few to many flowers on the lower portion. Regret comes at harvest time when I am trying to decide if those stunted flowers are even worth my time trying to trim them.


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Posted 03 April 2022 - 12:11 PM

Here's a pic from yesterday.

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The plants are looking much better this time around. Looks like I'm finally getting things right. Each pot is taking on 1.5 gallons of water every other day.

 

A thanks to MushLuvR for a comment made in another grow thread.

I'm usually reluctant to prune plants very aggressively too - just like Rooster said. Comments I read were in line with advice I've received in the past and I've always ignored (this is in regards to pruning).

I still probably left a bit much of the lower vegetation but there's always next time and the lessons learned along the way - to be applied during the next go-around. All of the larfy stuff can be made into hash.


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#51 MushLuvR

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Posted 03 April 2022 - 03:30 PM

Your plants have a nice Lush green color and drinking quickly which is a sign of an active microbial life putting in WORK. Happy to help @Myc, I always no matter how many times I've cleaned up plants, feel like I took off too much.  Then I look at the plant again and realize, there is still SO many leaves.  If your plants are anything like mine, it's a JUNGLE in there (Leaves on top of Leaves) and precision clearing of HUGE leaves is a Must.  Gorgeous Gals you have there, the race is on to the finish line.  All the Best and Keep Em' Green.

 

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 11:26 AM

Into the 4th week of flower and things are looking great this time around.

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Plants are all reliably taking on 1.5 gallons of water every other day. I've noticed that the temperature below the canopy stays around 68*F - even though the room ambient is a constant 76*F.  Shade and evaporation from the cloth pots seem to be acting as an evaporative cooler.

Blue Cheese has begun to develop some light frost.


Edited by Myc, 23 April 2022 - 11:27 AM.
correction, 4th week instead of 5th week

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Posted 16 April 2022 - 12:48 PM

Just keeping up with the weekly updates.

Things are getting thick and bushy. Nothing special to report.

I added a teaspoon of crushed oyster shell to one of last week's watering sessions in order to help adjust and regulate soil acidity. Just like with a fungal substrate, the soil becomes more acidic over time as the microbes perform their work. Crushed oyster shell is a gentle way to provide a pH buffer using natural materials.

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Posted 16 April 2022 - 05:13 PM

Those are looking BEEYOUTFULL Myc!!!
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Posted 23 April 2022 - 11:54 AM

After reviewing my calendar it looks like we're in week 6 of flower.

 

At the last watering I used 1 Tbsp of blackstrap molasses (unsulphured molasses) and reduced the liquid fertilizer by half. This will provide the microbes with a readily accessible form of phosphorous so they can fatten up those flowers.

At today's watering I resumed normal addition of liquid fertilizer and will continue for the remainder of the week.

 

Comparing with last week's photo it appears as though upward growth has ceased and now the plants are starting to really bulk up.

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#56 Arathu

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 12:28 PM

I'm not afraid to say I'm jealous..............OMG is that beautiful......my mind is making up incredible scents and vibes just watching.....

 

I do not feel dirty either.....just envious......hahahah

 

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#57 Myc

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 03:12 PM

This go-around has been much more fruitful than the last one. Hoping I've conquered the learning curve.

The aroma (currently) is a mix of dank basement and light diesel fuel.

While Blue Cheese and Heavy Grapefruit are frosting-up wonderfully...........that Afghani #1 is devoid of visible trichomes.

 

I've cloned all of the plants and managed to start another round of seeds yesterday. Planning on doing an outdoor grow this year for the first time in my life. Really excited to see how things go. This plant will be used for cooking oil and an experiment I have in mind.

 

At work, we made a private batch of "420 Stout" (beer) by adding 2lbs of trim to the whirlpool during the brewing process. A rough estimation of potency is somewhere north of 40mg THC per pint. We're not sure what was the resultant extraction efficiency. Let's just say that if you have more than two............you'd better plan on getting a ride home from the bar. It packs a whallop at 6% ABV and (roughly) 40mg of THC.

This year I plan to harvest top-buds and freeze them immediately after harvest. Live resin should make a wonderful addition to the brew. I'll also shift the timing of the cannabis addition so as to allow more time for decarboxylation. I'm also planning on using a trick called a "hop back" addition where we run-off from the whirlpool back into the mash tun. This will ensure that we get all of the wonderful terpenes made available by the cannabis.  This is also where decarb will occur. Then we'll knock-out as per usual.

Of course, this is private reserve stuff. We can't sell or package the beverage so it stays on-tap in the back side of the brewery.


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#58 rockyfungus

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 05:19 PM

I'd get drunk before stoned :(


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Posted 24 April 2022 - 07:43 PM

What were you tweaking Myc that made you like this round’s results better ?
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#60 Myc

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Posted 25 April 2022 - 09:26 AM

First, I managed to stabilize temperatures.

This batch also had a longer vegetative period than the last.

The only other thing I changed was the soil mix ratio.

 

The results speak for themselves. All of these plants are easily two to three times the size of the last run.

 

I'm still having trouble with the Afghani #1. All of the phenos from this batch of seeds have behaved strangely and I've had difficulty finding what the plant wants (so to speak).

 

Here are photos of what I'm talking about. Any advice from an experienced grower is welcome.

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Note the whorling pattern of the leaves.

Also note the lack of trichomes by comparison to the neighbors.

 

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