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    I just test phéno n4 I find the best bud of my crop very hard compact bud and a lot trychomes the smel is strong i find it a littel spicy it pic in my nose the taste is very goed the best qualities i had until now and have a littel after taste of hash i surely reuse biofeeding nextime ☺👍
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    Here are the first pics of the two babys at day 13. I watering the plants with water and a little roots booster. All is good rigth now and we can already see small difference betwen the two ,seedling. The holy punch 1 have more indica trait that the number 2... See you next week fore the next update hunters!
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    I give her a a layer of wormcompost and some batguano black and hempstraw on top i use all the biofeeding so i give some liquid biogrow bac
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    The 30l pot is very to small for the tomato
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    The rhino outdoor
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    This is the seventh article in a series where I present selected tricks and advanced growing techniques. My name is Franco, and I work at Green House Seed Company, in Amsterdam, since the year 2000. Over the last 10 years I have learned from Arjan countless tricks and advanced techniques, and I developed a few of my own as well. And now it’s time to share some of this knowledge with growers worldwide. If we share the knowledge, everybody wins. Last month I explained some of the best tricks for growing large outdoor plants. This month, I give you... Franco’s tricks on flowering indoors The flowering is one of the most rewarding phases of any crop, because the progress towards the harvest can be looked, touched, smelled. Plants are now developing flower clusters, and there are several factors that can guarantee success in quality and quantity. Indoors and outdoors, the goal is for plants to feel good about the conditions, the environment, and the grower. When working indoors it is important to notice that every single factor depends from the grower, there should be nothing left to chance. The ideal climate conditions for flowering at lamps on are at temperature between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, and a relative humidity between 40% and 55%. When the lamps turn off it is normal that the temperature lowers to 20-22 degrees, while the relative humidity climbs to around 60%. If the temperature gap between day and night is larger than 8-10 degrees Celsius there is a risk of slowing down the metabolic of the crop. The relative humidity must stay under 70% to avoid mold and fungi in the crop. A good way to cope with high daytime temperature is to run the lamps opposite to daylight. This way the maximum temperature in the growroom will stay lower, but the disadvantage of this system is that the gap between day and night temperature will be reduced to a minimum, and sometimes this can create problems because plants actually benefit from a 8 to 10 degrees gap between the day temperature and the night one. Nevertheless, it is better to sacrifice the day-night gap, than to end up with temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius in the growroom during daytime. Air conditioning is a very expensive and environmentally unfriendly option, but sometimes it’s the only one for indoor growers in warm countries. The benefits are cool air and a drying effect as well, ideal during flowering. It is worth noticing that plants do not like air conditioning directly blowing towards them, it is much better to direct the flow of air towards the ceiling, where it will precipitate allowing warmer air to climb. This way the diffusion of cooled, dry air is uniform in the room and not direct on the plants. Once the climate is perfectly under control, it is worth dedicating some energy to optimize feeding intake. During flowering the plants use mostly P, K and Micros to produce buds and resin. The N intake is still important during the first few weeks of flowering, but later on it must decrease, or the buds will get leafy and the calyx-to-leaf ratio will decrease dramatically, creating issues for manicuring as well. Only with extremely long-flowering sativas, the N intake can be kept a little longer, to avoid premature yellowing of the leaves. To allow plants to slowly intake less N and more P-K-Micros, the pH of the feeding solution should stay above 6.0 after the beginning of the flowering, ideally slowly climbing between 6.2 and 6.6 in soil, and slowly climbing between 5.9 and 6.3 in hydroponics, depending on the strain and the stage of flowering. The rule of thumb here is that the more a strain is long-flowering, the higher the pH should be at the end of the flowering process; with 12-weeker sativas pH usually climbs to 6.9 or 7.0 at the end of flowering. The most important of Micro-elements (Mg, Ca, Zn, Fe) are also assimilated at best if the pH is above 6.0 and these are very important in the formation of terpenes, cannabinoids and resin. The best way to make sure the plants intake the available minerals is to ensure that they are hungry and thirsty. The best is to create a cycle of dry-wet medium, where the dry spells allow plenty of oxygen to the root sytem and the wet spells allow enough watering solution to be absorbed. The one thing that flowering cannabis plants do not like, is a constantly wet medium. Besides the normal watering cycle, it is also important to regularly flush the medium to get rid of salts. This can be done with a mild solution at pH 5.5 and EC 1.0, so that the salt crystals can bind to the low-mineral-content in the solution and dissolve. Flushing should be integrated in the regular watering cycle, and after flushing the medium should be allowed to dry properly before feeding again. Once the feeding is optimized, it is good to take care of the other factors affecting a successful crop. Between them, supporting the flowers, and optimizing the pre-harvest and the harvest. After 4 weeks of flowering the plants have usually developed enough bud to start getting heavy, so it is advisable to support the branches with some system (bamboos, elastic bands, nets, yoyos or any system that prevents branches from collapsing under the weight of the flower clusters). Depending on the strain, support can be an important or a marginal issue. Large sativas usually need the most support. Pre-harvesting means removing most of the large fan-leaves from the plants during the last days of the flowering cycle, before cutting them down for manicuring and drying. Pre-harvesting helps reducing the total amount of green material (water and chlorophyll) in the crop. Once the big fan-leaves (the ones that have no resin on) have been removed, the plants reduce the amount of photosynthesis, and produce less starches. This allows for sweeter and better-burning weed, and makes the whole harvesting process much easier and faster. In conclusion, it is up to the grower to identify the weakest points of the grow, and improve from there. Curiosity and will to improve are the key factors to a green thumb. During flowering, a lot can be done to ensure a great crop; and it’s all worth it. Franco – Green House Seed Co. This content is copyright of Green House Seed Co. © Green House Seed Co. All rights reserved. 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    Let's go… Seedlings of three Neville's haze plants grown from feminized seeds from «Green House Seeds» (on August 7, 2018, in all three plants - 108 days from seedlings, 56 days from the appearance of stigmas). --- Almost from the beginning of life, and to the middle of July, the plants had a light period of 18/6 (day/night). During the day, the plants stood outside, under the sun, unless there was a strong wind or rain, and in the morning and in the evening, as a "sun", the plants had a 55 watt 4200 (Navigator) lamp. Photos before boarding in open ground (August 7, 2018): Neville's haze 1st plant Height: 96 cm; Interstitial: 5 cm. Neville's haze 2nd plant Height: 113 cm; Interstitial: 6,5 cm. Neville's haze 3rd plant Height: 110 cm; Interstitial: 5,5 cm. --- Seeds ordered from one of the official Russian dealers, in an amount of 5 pieces (one package), of which 3 were sprouting. The seeds were germinated, as written on the GHS website. April 16, 2018 April 16, 2018 April 17, 2018 April 17, 2018 April 18, 2018 --- All three Neville's haze will be grown in the usual way. Place of cultivation: 44° north latitude, Russia, Primorsky Krai. Neville's haze has a rather long flowering period and for complete maturation it is necessary to grow it on more southern latitudes. But even on the 44th latitude, it is quite possible to get an excellent "smoking material". --- To, at the time of flowering, not only mature plants, but also compact ones, it was decided that the plants would grow from shoots to planting in open ground in containers with a volume of ~ 3 liters. But even in "such" volume, the plants continued to grow actively, and at this point it was decided to remove the large leaves that were on the central trunks of plants - this decision slowed, but did not stop the growth. At the end of July, two weeks before disembarkation into the open ground, the substrate was washed in which the plants were located. The substrate in which the plants grew was made by itself: peat (rubbed through a 1x1 cm grid and calcined) 1 part, cow bark (rubbed through a 1x1 cm grid) 1 part, river river "by eye" and a glass (on a bucket of substrate) oak ash . The prepared substrate was spilled 2 times with a solution of "Phytosporin-M". --- In the land, at the site of planting, in the autumn of 2017, black peat was added (it is unknown when, but lies, under the open sky, for more than 11 years, before on the peat, mushrooms grew on their own), 1 kg of superphosphate (nitrogen - 6%, phosphorus - 26% + sulfur, calcium, magnesium). --- Organomineral fertilizer for plants: 1.) Nitrogen humate (N 3% / P 1.5% / K 3%) - in the early stages 2 ml (per 1 liter of water); As you grow up, it takes up to 4 ml. If you give less, it shows a shortage of nitrogen. 2.) Superphosphate solution - 8 tablespoons (granulated superphosphate N 6% / P 26% + sulfur, calcium and magnesium) per 2 liters of boiling water; working solution of 15 ml, and above, per liter of water. --- Outdoors (August 7, 2018) To avoid overturning, in case of strong wind, rain or wind with rain, the plants were planted with the deepening of the root neck: Neville's haze 1st plant Height: 90 cm; Neville's haze 2nd plant Height: 102 cm; Neville's haze 3rd plant Height: 100 cm. --- P.S. I really hope that in general terms, everything will be clear ... for those who become interested.
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    Hello, ShaggyGrower! Yes, 3 seeds were viable, but I was still happy, as at that time, and now. As seeds are stored at the dealer in a warehouse in Russia, I have no idea. But I store the seeds in the fridge.
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    August 14, 2018. All plants have 115 days from germination, 63 days from the appearance of stigmas. --- Since the planting of plants - a week has passed and the following has been found out: Firstly, additional supports are extremely important for plants, otherwise, a good rain with wind immediately bends them to the ground; Secondly - the distance from the ground to the first branches, which was left during the landing, is clearly not enough. During the rain, the "dirty" splashes falling on the branches, brought dirt on them. Which, incidentally, was not washed off immediately. --- All that needed to be done at this stage was done: 1) The plants are tied to wooden stakes driven into the ground; 2) A pair of lower branches on each plant is trimmed. --- Plants, for the past week, were fed 2 times, in the form of an aqueous solution: nitrogen humate + superphosphate (dosage is the same). --- Photographs of plants (separately): Neville's haze 1st plant Height: 98 cm. Neville's haze 2nd plant Height: 114 cm. Neville's haze 3rd plant Height: 111 cm. P.S. If someone is interested, then the next update will be August 21, 2018.
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    I still use Canna Coco Pro Plus and Perlite (50/50) for seedlings. I rinse out the old rinsed media used by harvested plants as it is airy and has 50% perlite in it, and mix it with a little new Coco. When they get transplanted to veg pots (11l), those will have some old rinsed media as well as new Coco and some Bat Poo (Tropic Bat Mix). It'll also have a quarter measure of Greenhouse Feeding BioGrow and will be watered with Shogun liquid nutrients at an EC of ~1.0. a quarter measure of Greenhouse Feeding BioBloom will be mixed into their flowering pots (30l) and Shogun used when watering. Enhancer I'm a bit scared of using - maybe it's for soil and not coco. I have a 4*8 tent. There's a 1000w HPS down one end for flowering, and a 135w LED down the other to help get light over the veg section. Veg section gets hot-swapped at 7am (flower night start) and sits on a window sill in a large dome, and goes back at 2pm for 5.5hrs of darkness until the LED comes on at 6.30pm (sunrise) and HPS come on again at 7pm. Seedlings are on a heat mat this time as I have found keeping substrate temp very high (28c) works wonders. I was absolutely gobsmacked to find seeds in my weed, @g22. I did not know whether to be joyous (free seeds!!) or mortified (what a shit grower!). I've settled on joyous. There are three more ShaggyParaBerry's in media I'm hoping will germinate, but it's been about 10 days now and I don't have much hope. I have one other ShaggyParaBerry seed for my genetics collection (not sure if it will germinate or not). Anyhoo, here's a shot of my Space Cookies as of now (Paradise Seeds, new strain, I'm one of the first growers) - day 36 of 63-65 of flowering: Happy Growing!
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    There she blows! She went in to soak on Sunday, and by yesterday I had given up. Guess 6 hours soaking was not long enough. Also, popped her straight into media this time rather than use sponges. So yesterday I was thinking I'd best try to pop some more just in case - usual DOH! So, I have another Super Lemon Haze (CBD), a Arjan's Strawberry Haze and a Franco's Lemon Cheese all soaking. They'll go straight into media as well, although I'll give them 24hr soaking first. These will be grown with my ShaggyParaBerry's and the ShaggyLettuceBerry (random seedling found in my lettuce patch!! Don't ask, ….) I grew some White Berry by Paradise Seeds in my White Rhino competition grow. That grow was not my best as I had many issues, and the White Berry must have hermied as I found seeds in her buds when I was smoking her!! WTF! Anyhoo, some of those seeds have germinated. I found some cured nana's and whole pollen sack in the White Berry buds. Not sure if the seeds were true hermies, or whether the Dutch Kush or White Rhino's in the tent hermied as well, and pollinated her. Here are the ShaggyParaBerry's and the ShaggyLettuceBerry as of yesterday: Note that the '?' (ShaggyLettuceBerry) has it's first leave on the same side as its cotyledon, the other alternate. Happy Growing!
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    Hi G22, Your outdoor White Rhino look great and healty man, good job! Cant wait to see the flowering with this one!
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    Hello Hunters, Let's go for a new growdairies with the new genetic from Greenhouse Seeds Company i received at the Spannabis 2018. The Holy Punch! Holy Punch is a cross of one of our classics, The Church which is famous for its outdoor performance and sweet flavor, and a very special Grape male that adds a spicy taste and creates a very special terpene profile. The plant is medium-sized and grows bushy, the long branches might need support during the flowering period to hold the heavy buds. It is good for SCRoG or LST. The flowering time of Holy Punch is 8-9 weeks, it can be harvested commercially after 8 weeks but one more week will allow the plant do develop the full flavor and increase resin production. So let's go...
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    E pensado g22 que puedes hacerle un toldo por si llueve y dejarla fuera mientras que tenga la luz solar, haya más luz verde naturalmente Y pensó que puede hacer un toldo en caso de que llueva y dejarlo afuera mientras tenga luz solar, será mejor que cualquier otra luz naturalmente ✌
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    Buenas amigos dejo unas fotos de como avanzan la rhino en el jardín lástima los saltamontes alguien conoce algún remedio natural? Saludos y buenas fumadas Good friends I leave some pictures of how the rhino advance in the garden pity the grasshoppers anyone knows some natural remedy? Greetings and good smokes
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    hi all , im new to the forum and also new to growing, used a few other forums in the past but this one seems to be the best from what i have read, have some seeds and will be ready to pop soon so keep an eye out it will be zombie kush by ripper seeds, also thanks for letting me join this forum peace out
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    Hello, g22! Here is a very good description of the climate of Primorsky Krai in Russia: “The climate is temperate monsoon. Winter is dry and cold, with clear weather, there are often thaws on the coast. Spring is long, with frequent temperature fluctuations. Summer is warm and humid, in the summer months there is a maximum amount of precipitation, in some areas up to 90% of the annual amount. There are typhoon outlets, which sometimes inflict enormous damage on infrastructure and agriculture. Autumn is warm, sunny and dry. In summer the south-east winds from the Pacific Ocean prevail, and in the winter north-west, bringing cold, but clear weather from the continental regions.” – Wikipedia (ru).
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    Loving the structure of your plants and the detail in your diary, @Chesterland The plants look great for such small 3l pots, I would not thought that was possible so thanks for showing it is. Did two of the five beans not germinate? (So a 60% success rate). I'm wondering where to store beans/seeds for the future. Fridge, freezer, jar, I don't know. Your plants are the same age (give or take a day) as my Space Cookies (indoor grow, Day 39 of flowering today). I have some GHS Haze's germinating so am interested in watching how yours perform. Happy Growing!
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    @Chesterland Hello chesterland nice grow wat about the climate in your country ?
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    I always use that brand from long is washed to and goed quality just need a new shop in my country 😕 https://www.plagron.com/nl-GB/product/cocos-premium---Hydrologisch-kweken-met-stabiele-pH-waarde.html https://www.plagron.com/nl-AW/product/promix---Naar-eigen-inzicht-te-bemesten.html
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    I want to try a CBD strain, so with my joint second place in the previous White Rhino grow, I chose as part of my prize Super Silver Haze CBD seeds. Not much space going forward, but if I don't pop one now, it'll be next year before I can grow one, so into some filtered water a bean went this morning to soak. If she pops, she'll be in with the Crazy Runt grow - two ShaggyParaberry's, a ShaggyLettuceberry; a 1cm Space Cookies clone; and perhaps some Jacky White and White Rhino clones. Happy Growing!
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    Yup, no salt in Canna Coco Professional Plus: "CANNA Coco Professional Plus consists of 100% coco flakes. Specially selected prime Indian coconuts form the base for CANNA Coco Professional Plus. Not touching the outdoor ground in the complete production process ensures the end product is free of weeds or soil diseases. Washed in fresh water means no salts are present." http://www.canna-uk.com/coco_professional_plus Happy Growing!
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    I'm just blaming something, anything, other than me for the initial 'hot' burning media that killed my early WR's and fucked up my timeline. Your and others' grows looked fine with it, so it WAS likely something I did with it. Still, once bitten, twice shy. I have five Jacky White clones in a Grow Caps test grow (see Grow Diaries), and five spare JW clones that were not needed (I was too successful at cloning) and have been put outside in 11 pots with coco and …….. Miracle Grow (lol) to fend for themselves. I shall try Enhancer on those outside ones. I shall also try Enhancer on SLH2 if she germinates and compare her to SLH1. I shall give SLH2 the same as SLH1 with the only addition of Enhancer. Happy Growing!
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    @ShaggyGrower Henancer can't be bad they are goed bactery and alga and is very effectif and simpel to make clones
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    Hi all, so i start a new thread, i am a little in sorry, seeds germinated, this thread in memory of Franco from the greenhouse. I am going to try and reproduce the grow, I am using a 65 ltr pot with mapito, so it 100% hydroponic style grow with flood and drain. lot of light, lots of love, let see what can happen. will update picture later.
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    Hi all, so i start a new thread, i am a little in sorry, seeds germinated, this thread in memory of Franco from the greenhouse. I am going to try and reproduce the grow, I am using a 65 ltr pot with mapito, so it 100% hydroponic style grow with flood and drain. lot of light, lots of love, let see what can happen. will update picture later.
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    HI all, first started growing weed indoors in the 1980s in Seattle, everyone was growing what I now think is called Northern Lights. Stopped growing in the early 90s for a long time, then started again 5 years ago, also indoors. So much has changed in that time, lots of new strains, legalization etc. Anyway hope to receive and offer knowledge here... Lord Koos
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    @R.G.S I dont have time translate but put the BBQ on and put beer in fridge iam coming there 😁🍺🍖🍗🥓🍁
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    @R.G.S Iam gone chek if she can go in to my veg tent but i would like to let her outside simply naturaly
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    Hermosa planta g22 yo diría que mejor que florezca en el exterior pero quizás al tenerla en maceta estas a tiempo antes de que comienzen las lluvias entrarla al armario, creo que los cogollos de las rhinos no les gusta mucho la humedad, la verdad que es un dilema, saludos hermano ✌ Beautiful plant g22 I would say that it would be better to flower outside, but maybe when you have it in a pot these are before the rains begin, enter it in the closet, I think that the rhinos' buds do not like humidity very much, the truth is that dilemma, greetings brother ✌
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    Thanks hope you have goed time with your harvest @evolution666 I dont know wat to do Try to let her florish outdoor i dont know if the rhino can support the climat or need to go indoor
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    Cool plant bro... look like a bonzai... cheers & respect ! Evo
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    Invite someone from Thailand over. They love grasshoppers. Nom nom ……
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    It's been a while kings kush died it was doing really well I have no clue what's happened. Francos lemon cheese is doing fantastic really excited with this strain. And unfortunately gh cheese did not do well so I have no pictures unfortunately. Update on sweet valley kush and francos lemon cheese Sweet valley kush doing good in the UK climate at the moment Francos lemon cheese what a very strong genetic really am impressed with this strain Another update in a weeks time

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