Smokeythabear

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  1. Ok so I've had my Volcano vaporizer for a couple of years now and really love it for numerous reasons..and I now have one more reason as I've discovered that all of that vaporized weed known as "vape poo" can actually be re-used to make potent, green, (it doesn't turn out brown like the vape poo) cannabutter!! Talk about economical...I mean that stuff was headed for the garbage and it just made really nice potent butter and is getting me nice and baked twice! The pictures I've posted are of me making it, but I can't take credit for the recipe, all credit goes to an actual trained chef, burnout88, and I've provided both his post and the link to it. ALSO not sure why but the pictures all posted in reverse order The pictures you see of the saucepan are the resulting butter being melted gently to pour over the waffles and has nothing to do with making the cannabutter A few things I will add..man I will say this..be prepared for the smell!!! While not unpleasant to myself or other ganja lovers it is VERY strong you will be doing this for 24 hours to extract all of the cannabinoids..as the post says if you live in an apartment it would not be recommended! You may notice in a few pictures there is a big container of ONA odour neutralizer lol. Make sure you add enough water as mentioned..it separates from the butter anyways and adding "too much" will not dilute the butter in anyway. Ensuring there is enough of a volume of water means that you can confidently leave it unattended for long periods of time and it wont burn, but still keep an eye on it as my slow cooker runs a little hot and I had to add more water at the beginning. Even though the concoction looks brown the end result once filtered if done properly will be a nice green colour as there is still a decent amount of cannabinoids in the vaped weed. Unfortunately the lighting and camera do make the final result at times look more brown than it is. It honestly is a nice green colour with only a little light brown colouring on the very surface where it was in contact with the lower water during setting. I used 40 g's of saved already vaped bud - a combination of GHS Northern lights auto, Sweet Mango auto, and Super Critical, and 250 mL of butter to end up with the result you see in the picture..85 g's of butter. So far I've had it 2 mornings in a row on store bought blueberry waffles with syrup and they were delicious and resulted in a nice body and head stone for quite a few hours, still functioning but definitely feeling it nicely, actually I'm functioning even better with less pain and stiffness than usual, I just can't seem to find anything I actually just ate the second set of waffles with a little more butter than yesterdays about an hour ago and I've got this great physical buzz goin on and music is sounding really nice right now..I think I might play some bongos for awhile after posting this Tasting it even on a spoon by itself isn't horrible, it actually tasted good and I would like to try it on popcorn tonight as it is the first thing that came to mind when I melted a little in my mouth lol. Here is the original post and instructions followed by my pictures..take the word of a medical user with a very high tolerance..this recipe works!! http://www.rollitup....est-method.html Alright, so I have seen many posts on here about cooking with vaporized marijuana and have come across many post of people ending up with brown bad tasting butter (well marijuana butter on its own is an acquired taste), I have been using vaporized marijuana from my volcano and a friends for the past three years and believe I’ve come up with the best way that always results in a very potent green butter, and that tastes the same as weed butter I’ve made before. This is also one of the best ways to make weed butter with you shake/trimmings/bunk weed. I've also seen on one post that a vaporizer only burns 50% of the THC, this all depends on how dark you burn the marijuana in the vaporizer, if you burn it to a dark brown you are burning 75%-%90, leaving 25%-10%, so using just one ounce will not result in a potent butter. When I use my volcano I burn it light brown, sometimes dark brown, I would guess then I burn from 60%-80%, and unless you are stop smoking when it still has some green in it will not burn just 50%. Alright now for the steps on making the butter and after I will tell you some ways I've used it before. Materials Needed -Vaporized marijuana (I would use at least 1oz per 1oz of butter, since me and some friends combine our vaporized we use 1lb of vaporized marijuana and a pound of butter, the result of this is a potent butter for heavy smokers, but I would not go at a ratio of less than 1oz of vaporized marijuana per 4oz butter) -Butter Unsalted (Amount depend on amount of Vaporized marijuana) -Water -Crockpot (A crockpot is has a much better ending result, and I would highly recommend getting a crockpot for making any weed butter) -Cheese Cloth -Mesh Strainer (optional) Directions - Make sure crockpot will be large enough to hold you vaporized marijuana, the butter, and enough water to completely cover everything. - Make sure the vaporized marijuana is finely busted up, but not into a powder (if already a powder it will still work) - Add the vaporized marijuana, butter, into crockpot, add enough water to completely cover everything (too much water is better than to little make sure there is enough water) -Stir everything up; try to break up any clumps of marijuana -Turn crockpot on the lowest setting, this will need to run for 24 hours at this setting (i would recommend doing it this way, the reason being is when people end up with brown butter they have burnt it while making it, even when using brown vaporized marijuana i end up with green butter, the crockpot will not burn the butter while heating and is safe to leave on for 24 hours basically unattended, and because it will run for 24 hours you will be sure to get most of the remaining THC leftover). I warn you though the smell will travel through your house, so I do not recommend people in apartments doing this. You also need to stir the mixture every now and then to break up any clumps forming. If you cannot leave it on for 24 hours, you can turn up the heat of the crockpot and do it for 12 hours, but then you will risk not getting all the left over THC and you butter might come out a little brown. Do not put crockpot on high heat, that will burn the butter and it will come out brown. The mixture does not need to boil, boiling will burn butter for sure if not done carful, even with the water. Also when boiling you will lose some of the butter and THC in the steam it lets off, with the low heat of the crockpot when I use a LB of butter my ending result is pretty close to a pound of butter, basically no waste. - Don’t forget to stir the mixture every few hours to break up any clumps - Once the 24 hours is complete, turn off crockpot, you will need to line a large mesh strainer with cheese cloth, if mesh strainer not available, cheese cloth alone will do. - Find a container that will be able to hold the butter and water mixture, and either put the strainer lined with cheese cloth on top, or make a sort of lid on top the container with the cheese cloth, make it loose so it will be able to hold all the vaporized marijuana - Slowly pour the mixture of vaporized marijuana, water, and butter through the cheese cloth, be careful may be hot - Once all the liquid drains through, wrap the cheese cloth around the wet vaporized marijuana, now with your hands squeeze out the remaining liquid into the container, the cheesecloth should catch every bit of vaporized marijuana and you should be left with a green mixture of butter, water, and cream( the cream is a by-product of heating butter) -If there is still marijuana pieces in the liquid you can strain it another time through the cheese cloth. -Once done straining put in the fridge overnight and the butter will harden on top the cream and water. You might have to scrape some the bottom of the butter to get any leftover debris off -Done you have you potent vaporized marijuana butter, if not using I would store in the freezer
  2. Enough talk of a journal, time to start one!! Here are the basic plans, some pictures, as well as my journal chronicling what has been happening over the past 9 days. Tonight they are being moved into their new bigger 23 L homes and I will have an updated post with pictures of the procedure soon. I wish everyone in the cup the best of luck and hope that I can provide both an informative and entertaining journal for all to read/view, and once again showcase the awesomeness of the Greenhouse Powderfeed! Peace GHSC Autoflower Cup Grow – 4 Strains – 6 plants Seeds: 2 x Super Critical Auto 2 x Sweet Mango Auto 1 x Northern Lights Auto 27/05/2013 - ** One NLA did not sprout so I am going to germinate 1 Big Bang Auto tonight. 1 x Big Bang Auto Growing media: Jiffy™ Peat starter pots – will transplant to 23 L pots once rooted in Jiffy’s 23 L pots - Pro Mix™ High Porosity/Grodan™ Growchunks/Hydrotron™ clay pellets @ approx. 40/40/20 mix Lighting: 18 hours on and 6 hours off entire grow Seedlings : 2 x Sunblaster™ T5 fluorescent - hung vertically on each side of the LED and angled towards the seedlings 1 x Sunshine Systems LED ** Lights will be kept a fair distance away as I am going for a mixed spectrum here not a ton of intensity Vegetation: 4 x 28W Sunshine Systems™ LED’s Flower: The 600W Hortilux Super HPS bulb w/cool tube reflector will be added once they are getting closer to flowering + 4 x LED’s Ventilation: Intake – (will be added once they are in the 23 L pots) via a 4 inch (10 cm), 176 cfm (300 M3/hr) Typhoon™ inline fan with a Mountain Air carbon filter attached on the intake end to provide some protection against fungi or bacteria etc. from entering the tent. This is new as so far I have relied only on passive intake, but I believe this could definitely improve yield. Extraction – via a 6 inch (15 cm), 280 cfm (475 M3/hr) CK™ inline fan with Mountain Air filter Water, Nutrients & Additives: Seedling transplant: All plants will receive Botanicare™ ZHO (Rhizosphere root inoculant w/trichoderma & mychorrizae) at transplant to 23 L pots Water & Nutrients: All plants will receive R/O (reverse osmosis) water + Botanicare™ Cal-Mag Plus and GHSC™ Mother’s Powderfeed once they are rooted and into 23 L pots until signs of flowering at which point they will be switched to the GHSC Hybrid Powderfeed. Unfortunately I don’t having any Indica powderfeed (other than 2 x 20 g sample packs that I will try out) which is recommended for autos but I was happy with the results once I started using the Hybrid feed last auto grow and hopefully using the Powderfeed from start to finish this time will only improve things. Additives will be used but not 100% sure which ones yet. And again, I will also use ZEO2™ CO2 producing pads for now, but am looking into other CO2 producing sources/methods for small spaces and this may change during the grow. 19/05/13 GERMINATION: Soaked seeds at 7:11 pm 19/05/13 in mineral water EC of 0.66, pH 6.8, temp @ 19 degrees to start, temperature should rise a few degrees. Glasses were placed in a box sealed from light and on top of the fridge where it will stay consistently warm. **EDIT** Having done more research, and having done this with the last Big Bang seed, I will in the future germinate with r/o water + tiny bit of Cal - Mag with EC no higher than 0.15, & pH @ 5.5. I was lazy and didn't pH and should have, and mineral water or not 0.66 is waay too high to germinate seeds considering they have all that they need in the seed to germinate. 20/05/2013 PLANTING: I opened the box 18 hrs later to find some seeds split their shell and others hadn’t. What is disturbing is that the water in each glass had a film on top of it L I used spring water that I’d opened a few months ago and sealed again, but with nothing persistent in the water to disinfect it (like chlorine in drinking water) something must have grown in it. I really should have known better with what I’ve learned in my water course in school and should have used fresh unopened spring water. I am hoping for the best but I fear the worst and I may need to purchase new seeds this coming weekend when I go to the Treating Yourself Expo in Toronto and start over if they don’t sprout into healthy little seedlings. Currently using one LED panel 18 inches directly above jiffys to germinate – with 2 x T5 Sunblaster fluorescents hanging vertically and angled towards the jiffy’s waiting to add mixed spectrum once they sprout and are a few days old. Once they are moved into their 23L homes I will have all 4 LED’s running until they are strong enough to add the 600W HPS Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25 - 26°C rH = 55 % LED Light Height – 45 cm’s (18 inches) T5 = 23 cm’s (9 inches) from seedlings on the end Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 21°C rH = 65 % 21/05/13 No change 22/05/13 Today I added a heated seedling mat (* a new one, the old one would burn em up if not careful) to speed up the process a little I can see one SMA baby making her way up so far – I planted them a little deeper this time to help give them enough distance/friction to shed the seed and keeping them nice and moist while doing so. Having to spray and pry them off works but not always and having them worked off naturally is much preferred. @ 8:30 - one of each auto is showing signs of sprouting Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 23 °C Temp at base of jiffy pellets = 27 – 28 °C rH in room = 60 % average 23/05/13 @ 6 pm- approximately 77 hours after planting Sweet Mango Auto’s – both have split their shell and the bent stems are surfaced with cotyledons on their way up Super Critical Auto’s – Both have sprouted fully and look healthy Northern Lights Auto – one baby sprouted fully with healthy cotyledons, but 1st true leaves tips are looking white, I will keep an eye on her. The 2nd hasn’t shown signs of much yet so we will see. Watered - mixed new water: reverse osmosis w/small amount of Cal-Mag Plus EC = 0.4 pH = 5.5 Temp = 21 °C @ 8 pm - Now that almost all have sprouted and most have visible taproots I turned off heated mat, and turned on small ceramic oscillating heater to maintain proper temperature air temperature around 25 – 27. I want to get them into their new 23 L homes a lot quicker than the last autos and plan on transplanting them on Sunday or Monday most likely (in 3 – 4 days). Also started using the large humidifier to maintain target rH – around 65 – 70% for my set-up at this stage. Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25 - 26 °C rH in room = 60 – 68 % 24/05/13 Status: Sweet Mango Auto’s – Both sprouted fully and with the exception of the very tips of the 1st true leaves looking a little white they look healthy. Super Critical Auto’s – Continue to grow 1st leaves and taller Northern Lights Auto – Still only the 1 baby sprouted outta 2, positive news is 1st true leaves looking more green and less brown and growing quickly. ** Going to buy a 5 pack of GHSC auto seeds this weekend, just not sure which ones yet, and may have 4 autoflower strains in the tent this time – maybe Big Bang? After time spent thinking about the cause of white tips on the first true leaves of some plants I considered that it is very unlikely that the autoflower seed-stock, especially of the new strains, would be very old and soaking them could create excess moisture causing the issue? Just a thought and maybe I’m wrong and it probably has to do with whatever was in the germination water – I’m sure these strong plants will fight anything nasty, crossing my fingers. LED Light Height = 40 cm’s (16 inches) Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 26 - 27 °C rH in room = 65-70 % Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 21°C rH = 65 – 70 % 27/05/13 – 4 days since sprouting Growth has been moving along nicely for the 5 babies. Second true leaves are already visible and the initial issues with white tips on some are already becoming a thing of the past. Taproots are visible as well as multiple feeder roots, especially on the Super Criticals. I’m going to wash up the 23 L pots tonight and transplant them in the next couple of days so as not to slow the rapid growth down. Tonight I’m also going to soak a Big Bang auto seed to take the place of the NLA seed that didn’t germinate, it’s my first try at growing 4 different strains together, and my first try at growing the Big Bang Auto last Auto grow I did 8 plants and 3 strains. Mixed new water: Reverse Osmosis (r/o) water +Cal Mag Plus to 0.4 EC + GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed to 0.6 EC total. pH = 5.6 Temp = 22 °C @ 10:45 pm – soaked a Big Bang Auto seed in r/o water + a few drops of Cal – Mag Plus = 0.20 EC & temperature @ 21 ° C. Placed in a light proof box in the grow room where it is about 25 – 26 °C LED Light Height = 35 cm’s (14 inches) T5 – 23 cm’s (9 inches) Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25-27 °C rH in room = 65-75 % Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 22 °C rH = 70– 78 % 28/05/13 Planted a Big Bang auto seed after soaking it for 18 hrs in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 0.30 EC & pH @ 6.0. Trying out a clear glass over top of the Jiffy to help improve rH and maintain a higher humidity around it until it sprouts. There are a number of gaps between the glass and the seedling tray which will allow some air exchange Noticed a few small orange/brown spots on the one Super C. auto and the Northern Lights auto. I don’t think it is anything serious and growth continues nicely. I am going to consider transplanting them tomorrow.
  3. Finally getting ready to start another grow :) Just getting the space set up and ready..ordering seeds tomorrow! :) it's only been 11 months but it seems like forever!!

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    2. Bam-Bhole

      Bam-Bhole

      How many strains ? Can't beat the exodus Cheese, if you have things to o smoke Damnesia. For TV Caboose.

      Hey you know the score..lol

    3. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Thanks Iaocco!! Bam good to hear from you as well :) I've decided since I've only grown GHSC strains so far to try a few strains from other breeders. I've got 5 Dutch Passion Strawberry Cough, 5 Barney's farm critical kush, and 1 free Barney's farm LSD seed. I'm not 100% sure how many of each I will plant but thinking 5-6 plants total.

    4. Bam-Bhole

      Bam-Bhole

      variety is the spice of life . Never smoked any of those strains, so no comment.

  4. REALLY missing growing...purchased bud is just not the same :(

    1. laocoo

      laocoo

      You're absolutely right mate.... agree 100%, but be strong!! and i hope u can restash sooner as possible

    2. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Thanks bro!! I hope so too :)

    3. Vertox

      Vertox

      Ill be waiting for u my Friend ;) cant wait to see some of ur Sweets agin :)

      Cheers my Friend

  5. The “learn from your mistakes” grow!! – 28 days from seed This grow has been a rough one from the start with a decent amount of my own mistakes and various mishaps, on top of being swamped with school and homelife, and that has meant that this crop has not had nearly the attention it deserves and has definitely suffered. As you will see from the pictures, these plants are definitely not where they could be at this stage for a number of reasons that are in the details of the journal. I just hope that I learn from this rough beginning and don't repeat the mistakes that are in my control again. That said, you will notice a very strong Super Lemon Haze that I f’ed up FIM’ing (I know, how do you screw up a FIM?), a strong El Nino, and then in the rear a Trainwreck and a second Super Lemon Haze that both have had a really rough start but have seen much improvement since transplant into non compromised soil (read further ahead in the journal if interested in the moldy Pro Mix!). Even though not a contest I’ve still kept track when I can of what has been happening for my own sake, and for anyone who actually enjoys the often boring dirty details. Please don’t follow exactly what I’ve done, as I said and want to repeat, I made lots of mistakes this time around and I hope that others can learn from them!! There are not many pictures yet, I will pick up the pace on those once flowering has set in. Speaking of flowering, haven’t 100% decided how much longer to veg them, I definitely want the roots to start to fill the 23 L pots before I switch em over though, so at least another 1 or 2 weeks. This time will also allow them to catch up to where they should be. I may have to do some bending and training of the bigger SLH as things progress. Enjoy the few pictures and the tons of details (as always ) for those interested. I will take more pictures of course as they get bigger and into flower..not much to see right now Peace ** IMPORTANT** - PPM's MEASURED AND STATED USING THE 0.1 EC = 70 PPM "TRUNCHEON" CONVERSION Seeds (Surviving ones): 2 x Super Lemon Haze 1 x Trainwreck 1 x El Nino Growing media: Jiffy™ Peat starter pots 3.5 L pots – Pro Mix HP/Grodan Growcubes/Hydrotron clay pellets 23 L pots - Pro Mix™ High Porosity/Grodan™ Growchunks/Hydrotron™ clay pellets @ approx. 40/40/20 mix Lighting: Early Vegetation: 18/6 with 28W Sunshine Systems™ LED’s + Sunblaster T5 fluorescents Once established & Flowering: 18/6 with brand new 600W Hortilux super HPS bulb (more blue in spectrum) enclosed in a cool tube reflector, plus 4 x LEDS Ventilation: Intake (once tent is closed)- 4 inch (10 cm), 176 cfm (300 M3/hr) Typhoon™ inline fan with a Mountain Air carbon filter attached on the intake end to provide some protection against fungi or bacteria etc. from entering the tent. Extraction – via a 6 inch (15 cm), 280 cfm (475 M3/hr) CK™ inline fan with Mountain Air filter Water, Nutrients & Additives: Transplant: Botanicare™ ZHO (Rhizosphere root inoculant w/trichoderma & mycorrhizae) Water & Nutrients: I use the full line of GHSC Powderfeed as a base nutrient then use additives which I feel help in specific ways and compliment the PF. Full strength additives are almost never used, and the plants main source of nutrition is the PF. Vegetation - R/O (reverse osmosis) water + GHSC™ Mother’s Powderfeed as a base nutrient + Botanicare™ Cal-Mag Plus (required when using reverse osmosis water) + Advanced Nutrients B-52 + DNF™ Enhance (pine oil) + DNF Potassium Silicate Flowering – R/O water + GHSC Short Flowering PF (El Nino); GHSC Hybrid PF (Trainwreck); GHSC Long Flowering PF (Super Lemon Hazes) + Cal-Mag Plus + Advanced Nutrients B-52 (during weeks 3 – 6 of flowering + DNF™ Enhance, Advanced Nutrients™ Overdrive, DNF™ Carbo Logic + Advanced Nutrients Sensizym + DNF Potassium Silicate Boost Buddy CO2 boost bag – Trying this out instead of the CO2 pads as it is much cheaper and simpler, but I am doubtful as to how well it will perform. 18/10/13 @ 7:30 pm soaked beans: 2 x Super Lemon Haze, 2 x Trainwreck, 1 x El Nino Water: Reverse Osmosis + a few drops of Cal-Mag Plus to enable measurement of pH ppm = 140 pH’d to 6.1 w/toothpick and pH Down 19/10/13 @ 7:30 pm - Planted in 230 ppm/0.32 EC (r/o + cal-mag plus) soaked peat pellets @ 5.6 pH Dome fully closed for maximum humidity, temperature @ 26.5°C 21/10/13 Added seedling CO2 pad Leaving the light on to add heat until 1st baby sprouts then I will set the timer. @7:30 pm – 48 hours after planting 1 slh & 1 TW have sprouted 22/10/13 Woke this morning to find the 2nd SLH sprouted fully; waiting on the 2nd TW and the EL Nino. Watering the ‘unborn’ peat pellets when necessary with 0.17 EC, pH 5.6 r/o water achieved via a little bit of Cal-Mag plus. - @ 7:30 pm: 72 hrs after planting the El Nino baby is born! 4/5 sprouted. - Watering the seedlings with r/o water + Cal-mag plus @ 250 ppm /0.35 EC, pH @ 5.5 Temp = 25.5 – 26.5 w/lights on rH = 50 % 23/10/13 The2nd Trainwreck baby sort of sprouted, grew a tiny taproot but was not healthy and would not open so in the garbage she goes and RIP. Soaking a 2nd El Nino seed for 6 hrs then going to try planting in a rockwool starter cube this time that I got off a buddy to try instead of the usual peat pellets. I’ve had good success with the peat pellets with only 2 or 3 seeds lost out of 29 (if I’m counting correctly) but have read negative things about them in numerous places and I would like to try some new ideas. Soaked rockwool cube in r/o water adjusted to 0.35 EC/245 ppm w/Cal Mag Plus, pH @ 5.6 & planted El Nino seed after a 7 hour soak. 24/10/13 Lights on enviro: Temp = 25°C rH = 40 – 45% I’ve been reading multiple places that say you don’t need any higher than 55% max to veg weed, but rH has been a little too low. I’m trying out a smaller ultrasonic style humidifier that is having a hard time keeping up, since I’ve had to return the large wick-style one I keep using twice and it’s screwed up again so this would be 3 units. They don’t handle being close to heat sources (ie. portable heaters) very well. 26/10/13 – 4th day since sprouting ***NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT GROW!! THIS IS AROUND WHERE I SHOULD HAVE STARTED VERY LIGHTLY WITH THE POWDERFEED TO ADD SOME PHOSPHOROUS AND OTHER BENEFICIAL NUTES – ONCE MULTIPLE ROOTS SHOWED The 2 SLH, 1 Trainwreck, 1 El nino babies all are looking very healthy with multiple root tips already showing through the bottom of the pellets Mixed new feed water: r/o water + Cal Mag plus + pH down 300 ppm (0.42 EC) & pH @ 5.6 Lights on temp. = 25 - 26°C rH = 45 - 50% Lights off temp. = 22°C rH = 55% 27/10/13 Some light coloured spots developing on the 1st true leaves of the Trainwreck and the SLH#2, hopefully nothing serious. Hung and opened the Boost Buddy CO2 bag above the plants. I will see how well it works compared to the pads. 28/10/13 - The 2nd El Nino has sprouted! 29/10/13 – 7 days since sprouting TRANSPLANT – Both SLH, 1 x TW & 1 x El Nino transplanted Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growcubes (smaller ones for 3.5 L pot) for 30 mins in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 7 L = 7 mL ppm 280 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 7 L = 5 mL ppm 60 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.1 g/L x 7 L = 0.7 g ppm 120 pH: 5.6 Total: ppm 460 Step 2 – Soaked Hydrotron clay pellets in r/o water + nutes for 15 minutes and agitated a few times to wash thoroughly and clean sediment from pellets then drained Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 6 L = 6 mL (EC 0.3) ppm 220 pH: 5.6 Total (EC: 0.3) Step 3 – Added dry Pro-mix HP and mixed 50/50 with Grodan rockwool Growcubes, watered to drain with: Cal-Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL (EC 0.40) ppm 270 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 0.5 mL/L x 10 L = 5 mL (EC: 0.03) 20 ppm Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 10 L = 5 mL (EC 0.08) 50 ppm GHSC Mother’s @ 0.15 g/L x 10 L = 1.5 g 160 ppm pH @ 5.6 Total ppm: 500 Temp: 21 °C Step 4- Lined the bottom of the 3.5 L pots with a double layer of Hydrotron pellets Step 5 - Filled the pots with soiless /growcube mix leaving room for the peat pellet/seedling and a top layer of hydrotron Step 6 - Sprinkled ¼ tsp as per directions of Botannicare ZHO root inoculant (mychorrizae, trichoderma, amino acid) in circular area where seedling was to be placed Step 7 – Cut mesh from top of peat pellets and rolled down ¼ of the way down the pellet so water penetrates and reaches root ball. Step 8 - Placed pellet in pot on top of sprinkled ZHO and filled in with Promix/growcube mix then topped with light layer of hydrotron Step 9 – Watered around pellet with same nutrient mix as Pro-mix wetting Step #3 **used about 70/30 mix of rockwool cubes to soiless this time. Added 2nd LED with T5’s hanging vertically as side lighting. The spots on the two seedlings continue to spread a little. They have lots of roots so I’m hoping they just wanted a bigger home and that the transplant helps them 30/10/13 El nino #2 is looking great in the rockwool cube, taproot is showing through the bottom of the cube. The plants already look like they love the transplant with the SLH#1 and EL Nino both reaching high for the leaves and both showing excellent growth. The new leaves on the 2 “spotted” plants look great and they also show decent growth overnight. Mixed water for El nino seedling: r/o water + Cal-Mag Plus + pH down Ppm = 300 pH = 5.6 Temp = 20 ** Note: El nino seedling water got higher ppm than the others, @ 300 ppm it’s the same as my tap water but with a different form of Calcium and Magnesium than in tap water, one much more available to the plants. 02/11/13 – Main group @ Day 11 since sprout The spotted SLH#2 is coming around the best out of the two strugglers, but the spotted TW is still smallish and struggling the most. With less healthy leaf tissue to photosynthesize I think it is holding it back. The good news is that new growth is healthy with the 2nd set of true leaves looking good, she is just on the small side for now. 03/11/2013 – El Nino is 6 days old The SLH#1 and EL Nino #1 are both thriving in their new pots and are quite large compared to the other 2, but even they even have a tiny bit of spotting on the leaf fringes. I think I might have ideas about what could have caused the problems: By day 4 I should have added a tiny bit of Mothers PF and lowered the Cal-Mag a little to add phosphorous etc. – MOST LIKELY the CAUSE AND NEED TO REMEMBER FOR NEXT GROW!! The rH was too low causing issues with uptake of calcium and magnesium MY LAZYNESS – I was mixing water and using it 48 hours later, maybe even 72 hrs once. And although it is only Cal-Mag Plus, it is best to mix fresh water every watering, at least every 24 hours. Being seedlings they deserve better treatment than adult plants and I would never premix water like that as the nutrient ions could possibly come out of solution after a certain period. I won’t do this again. Cleanliness and sterilization – nothing big, again lazy/busy in this area ie. hand washing, cleaning AND sterilizing tools etc. Things you take for granted until something goes wrong. It’s been 3 days since the main taproot showed through the bottom of the el nino rockwool cube and shes very healthy but still no other roots. I would like to see a few more poke through before I transplant them. After some reading, I should be letting the cube dry out a little more before I water it, and she is super green so no more than 220 - 250 ppm is probably good since rockwool pretty much gives up all the food to the roots with its excellent cat ion exchange properties **ALSO SEE BELOW UNDER “DISSAPOINTED IN MYSELF” ** DISSAPOINTED IN MYSELF – I forgot one of the bigger things that I learned last grow L: I noticed now that last grow the PF was started very lightly by the 4th day of growth with the Big Bang plant and I was trying to model the feedings in this grow somewhat around it..damn L The PF has phosphorous, Cal Mag plus has none. I’ve started the El Nino #2 on light PF as of today at 6 days, I hope it helps. This could be reason for the spots and issues with the 4 main seedlings before I transplanted as well, and I ‘m also noticing a bit of bluish colour which could be phosphorous deficiency. I’m staying calm, carrying on and hoping for the best. LOTS OF LESSONS TO BE LEARNED AND REMEMBERED AND I’M FEELING VERY MUCH LIKE A NEWB RIGHT NOW! Sometimes it is good to remember you still have lots to learn BUT I should have taken more time to look over my notes from my last regular photo grow if I’m gonna take the time to keep them L Mixed up 500 mL new water for El Nino – now 6 days old: Cal – mag Plus to ppm = 220 GHSC Mother’s PF @ ppm = 80 pH = 5.5 Temperature = 20 °C Lights on temp. = 25 - 26°C rH = 45 - 50% - it was around 55% for a couple of days but it’s very dry outside again. Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% 04/11/2013 – El Nino#2 is 7 days old – transplant time The El nino baby has nice fuzzy multiple roots now coming out the bottom of the cube and it’s time to put her in a 3.5 L pot. I’ve again made a few slight changes to the nutrients used at this step with slightly more Powderfeed going into step #3. Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growcubes (smaller ones for 3.5 L pot) for 30 mins in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 2 L = 1.8 mL ppm 240 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 2 L = 1 mL ppm 40 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.15 g/L x 2 L = 0.35 g ppm 180 pH: 5.6 Temp: 20 Total ppm 460 Step 2 – Soaked Hydrotron clay pellets in r/o water + nutes for 15 minutes and agitated a few times to wash thoroughly and clean sediment from pellets then drained Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 6 L = 6 mL ppm 220 pH: 5.6 Total: ppm 220 Step 3 – Added dry Pro-mix HP and mixed 50/50 with Grodan rockwool Growcubes, watered to drain with: Cal-Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 2 L = 1.8 mL 240 ppm DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 2 L = 2 mL 30 ppm Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 2 L = 1 mL 50 ppm GHSC Mother’s @ 0.15 g/L x 2 L = 0.3 g 200 ppm pH @ 5.6 Total ppm: **520 Temp: 21 °C ** used a little too much PF, diluted to 470 ppm with r/o **Bad news – gonna be one of those crops While transplanting the El nino#2 I noticed the smell of the ProMix was more musty than normal, and there was a bit of moisture it seemed between the outside of the bale and the package, the area that was already opened looked ok so I went ahead with it. Keep in mind this is the bale I opened about 4 or 5 months ago but I didn’t use much of it (maybe 10 L out of 109 L) and thought it would be ok to store and use but I decided it would be best to throw it out and purchase new Promix after the transplant. $32.99 isn’t worth a ruined crop. When I took it outside and cut open the entire bale to spread it out I noticed mildew or mold growing on the compacted outside of the bale L So, I basically transplanted the 5 plants into compromised Pro-Mix. Very shitty and I can only hope that the entire bale isn’t full of it. My second hope is that I used Botanicare ZHO mychorrhizae /trichoderma root inoculant at transplant and that this stuff beats out any nasty fungus that might be present. They will all get another dose in about 1.5 weeks at next transplant, as well as new Pro-Mix HP + Grow chunks. I’m also going to foliar spray the leaves with the DNF Enhance pine oil additive at half the recommended strength for foliar to start. It is specifically used to fight pathogens in the plant tissue and is supposed to be good for seedlings even. Misted the plants at lights on with/ Reverse osmosis water + DNF Enhance pine oil @ 0.7 mL/L x 1 L = 0.7 mL pH = 6.8 Temp. = 21 ppm = too low to read *Raised the LEDs up to 60 cm until the leaves were dry Added 3rd LED and set up the 2 T5 Sunblasters vertically on either side of the LEDS, also angled the outer LEDs slightly towards the centre. 06/11/13 – Main group of 4 plants are 15 days old Today is the 1st water since transplanting the main group 8 days ago. Watered Trainwreck, El Nino#1, SLH#1 & #2 each w/ 1 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 4 L = 3.5 mL ppm: 260 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 40 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 4 L = 2 mL ppm: 50 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.25 g/L x 4 L = 1 g ppm: 260 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.6 Total ppm: 610 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 950 SLH#2 6.3 930 El Nino#1 6.3 950 Trainwreck 6.4 950 07/11/13 There hasn’ a lot of growth up top from El nino #2 since the transplant. I’m concerned that either it was transplanted a little too soon and there weren’t quite enough roots, or that the soiless peat surrounding the rockwool cube is wicking the moisture away from the rockwool cube and root ball which from what I’ve read is a common problem when transplanting from rockwool to soil or soiless. Watered rockwool cube of El Nino#2 w/ r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 500 mL = 0.45 mL ppm: 260 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L x 500 mL = 0.5 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.15 g/L x 500 mL = 0.075 g ppm: 40 Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.6 Total ppm: 400 FIM’d SLH#1 @ 5th node: She is getting tall quickly, and the El Nino is staying short and squat true to her genetics. I figure it’s time to try some new tricks and control the SLH height at the same time. I may or may not FIM SLH#2 depending on how she does. She is a little behind her sister due to her struggles at the beginning with the spots. Lights on temp. = 25 - 27°C rH = 50% - 55% Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% 10/11/13 – 21 days old Last night the 600W cool tube was installed and was set at 80 cm above the plants. It was lowered to 70 cm today and they seemed to respond well last overnight. The T5’s are being used horizontally right now as side lighting to help the lateral branching develop under the big fans. The LEDS will be added soon as well. Damn cat snuck downstairs and into the tent while doing the light install, I turned around and there he was having already taken a big bite outta two SLH#2 leaves L Every single crop he manages to get a taste somehow I’ve at least positioned the T5’s to take advantage of the leaves not shading as much of the lateral growth. I learned a hard lesson about transplanting seedlings too early from a rockwool cube into soilless. The little El nino was doing absolutely nothing and I tossed her out a few days ago. She didn’t have enough roots coming through the cube and the few that did started to rot. SO it will be a 4 plant grow it looks like. I was looking at rapid rooters at the hydro store and may try them next. The owner has had amazing results he says and they can be transplanted into soiless without worrying about water being wicked from them. Watered El Nino, SLH#1 each w/ 1.5 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1.25 mL/L x 3 L = 3.75 mL ppm: 300 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 3 L = 3 mL ppm: 30 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 3 L = 2.25 mL ppm: 80 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.45 g/L x 3L = 1.3 g ppm: 340 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 3L = 0.4 mL ppm: 20 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.7 Total ppm: 770 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 1000 El Nino 6.2 1010 11/11/13 Watered Trainwreck & SLH#2 each w/ 2 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 290 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 40 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 4 L = 3 mL ppm: 70 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.4 g/L x 4L = 1.5 g ppm: 340 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 4L = 0.5 mL ppm: 20 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 21°C pH: 5.5 Total ppm: 760 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#2 6.3 970 Trainwreck 6.2 1010 pH has really been rising, rH also has been down to around 45%, I need to get the bigger humidifier working, hopefully it just needs a new wick. TW & SLH#2 still are not anywhere near as robust as the El Nino and SLH#1 plants. It almost looks like overfert with leaves curling under a little and a dry paper feeling, but run-off numbers aren’t that high, so possibly the pH rising with the Pro Mix gone bad. After some reading I now also know that when the Pro-Mix got damp, it activated the lime which is part of the reason the pH is climbing so rapidly. I will see how they do over the next couple days after this feed, hopefully transplanting them later in the week will help. 12/11/2013 Now that the plants have had 2 days of HID light, 2 of the LED’s were added. 13/11/2013 – 24 days old Two days since last water for TW and SLH#2 and they look much improved. With the addition of the 2 LEDS all plants were nice and erect with leaves reaching for the lights. I’ve witnessed this every grow now with the LEDS, it is amazing the response they create in the plants. Lights on temp. = 26 - 27°C **rH = 40-45% Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% ** still battling low rH with the lights on. I would be happy if I could get it up to 50% lights on. Once the plants get a bit bigger and I close up the tent I’m hoping the rH rises a little. By the time I get a new wick for the big humidifier I will want the rH to be 40% J Watered El Nino, SLH#1 each w/ 2 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 4 L = 3 mL ppm: 230 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.25 g/L x 4L = 1 g ppm: 280 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 4L = 0.6 mL ppm: 40 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.7 Total ppm: 650 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 860 El Nino 6.2 870 14/11/2013 – 25 days old – Transplant time Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growchunks (BIGGER THAN GROWCUBES) for 30 mins in r/o water + (made in 2 x 17 L batches) Cal Mag Plus @ 1.25 mL/L x 17 L = 19 mL ppm: 310 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L x 15 L = 15 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.4 g/L x 15 L = 6 g ppm: 350 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 15 L = 1.875 mL ppm: 40 pH @ 5.5 Temp: 22 Total ppm: 800 Step 2 – Mixed in the dry Pro-mix HP, 50/50 ratio with the pre-soaked Growchunks Step 3 - Lined the bottom of the 23 L pots with a nice layer of Hydrotron clay pellets Step 4 - Filled the pots with soiless /Growchunk mix leaving room for plants and a layer of Hydrotron on the bottom and watered to drain with r/o water + Cal-Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 12 L = 12 mL ppm: 280 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 12L = 9 mL ppm: 70 DNF Enhance @ 1 mL/L x 12 L = 12 mL ppm: 40 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.25 g/L x 12 L = 3 g ppm: 260 pH @ 5.5 Temp: 21 Total ppm: 640 Step 5 - Sprinkled ¼ tsp as per directions of Botannicare ZHO root inoculant (mychorrizae, trichoderma, amino acid) on the root ball and the circular area where plant was to be placed Step 6 - Placed plant in pot on top of sprinkled ZHO and filled in with Promix/growcube mix then topped with layer of hydrotron Step 7 – Watered around plant root ball with same nutrient mix formula from Step 4. Root ball was best formed and super healthy in the El Nino, then came the SLH#1, SLH#2, and the Trainwreck last with some decent roots formed still. They were definitely not root bound, but I think in the future I can still pot up to the 23L a little sooner even if they are healthy. Added the other 2 LED’s for a total of 4. One for each plant, they’re gonna need all the help they can get this grow. The addition of the large pots has added a little bit of much needed humidity to the room with the rH staying @ 49-51% It looks like my first attempt at FIM’ing on the SLH#1 was a total fail. It looks like I cut too much of the 4th node as well which served to slow down the growth of those leaves, and I didn’t cut enough of the 5th node to produce the proper hormone response to get multiple shoots. So at least it was a learning experience, and in the end it served its purpose of slowing the upper growth of the SLH#1 to keep it manageable and allow the others to catch up, and it allowed lateral growth to increase and all is not lost. By the time they get switched to flowering she will be recovered. FOR ANYONE WHO ACTUALLY MADE IT HERE READING AND IS STILL AWAKE..CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO LIGHT UP A FATTY!!
  6. Moving in 5 days..hope to have pics of last grow and a new grow started in the next 30 days...Peace friends

    1. Ghost Grower

      Ghost Grower

      Stay strong my friend, I know that's not easy. But soon after that you will be in peace doing what you love again.

      -Peace bro.

    2. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Thanks Ghost!It's sad, almost out of my SLH and Trainwreck and not finding the strains I want locally..decent stuff, but hard to find the right daytime meds for pain..no one wants to grow sativa or even sativa hybrid unless it's personal head stash. Peace

    3. Ghost Grower

      Ghost Grower

      Try to get some Lemon OG Hybrid (they are like 60% Sativa). It's more Indica than the SLH but will work well. I guess you can find this strain easily in your region. (But it will hit harder for daytime.)

      -Peace, see you soon.

  7. Still smokin!! Life's crazy with divorce, moving, and finishing school..hope all my bros and hos at Strainhunters and GHSC are well :)

  8. Still smokin!! Life's crazy with divorce, moving, and finishing school..hope all my bros and hos at Strainju

  9. Still smokin!! Life's crazy with divorce, moving, and finishing school..hope all my bros and hos at Stra

  10. Buddy stopped by with 3 choice nugs to sample..Green Crack x Kings Kush; Pink Star; and Green Crack x Great White Shark..insane crosses. Hit a bowl of GC x KK in the volcano and it had me floored for 3 hrs and was still feelin it 4 hrs later!! Insane

    1. Bam-Bhole

      Bam-Bhole

      Can't wait for the FBK to get ready in a minute - 2 phenoes one Green Crack dom one OG Kush. Am a fan of the King's Kush - it is so damn tasty - so sweet with all those tangerine/mandaribne flavors and that unique menthol-kind of cool smooth inhale , not the strongest strain but def. the one, that tastese the BEST and I mean that ...

    2. Stinky Pete

      Stinky Pete

      Awe Smokey. Brother , I haven't been to active lately. Do you have journals going again ???

  11. Poured the last watering can into the last plant I will be able to grow for quite a long time..would be lying if I say a few tears were not shed :(

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    2. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Ya Nerzo420..for about 3 good/shitty (lol) reasons I gotta stop for now. I'll finish up the journal in a couple weeks during college break - best crop yet for aroma, flavor, and potency by far. Every grow this community has helped me improve and I love you all!!

    3. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Dust - Thanks brother! I will still be a part of the SH community :)..more once I get caught up with school and not in court for divorce every month :P Peace Dust

    4. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Thanks for the kind words Scott. Dude once school is done, divorce is more settled, I could damn well use a trip, maybe an extended one! Could you picture that? Gonzo and Smokey and a few other friendly farmers working a ganja field? :) One can dream and who knows who knows.

      Takin things day by day, I hope things are well with you Scott..Peace brother

  12. I almost never put out an L before she's finished..I bow to the Trainwreck :)

  13. Oh ya brother!! Look at the frost building on the bushy Deep Cheese, no wonder she's smellin funky Sorry to hear about the green crack. The little clones look like they are starting to come along to help replace it. Looking good brother, I love that LST work! Peace and respect
  14. Double SLH harvest starts..NOW :)

  15. Gorgeous finish to those two I agree with Dust about that black pheno, stunning colours brother and great overall results. Have fun with your two harvested ladies and good luck with the rest! Peace and much respect
  16. Bro that's just awesome man! A beautiful flat canopy on a bushy well trained plant. Nice work showing what cfls (and you) can do Keep up the great work Peace and respect
  17. Trainwreck harvest pics posted in journal :)

  18. Hello hunters and friends Here are pictures of the Trainwreck post - it has been hanging for 5 days now in temps ranging from 18 - 19 degrees C at the start and rH @ 45% to start.Temperatures now @ 15 - 16 for the past 2 days and 55 - 58% rH to slow down drying and allow evaporation of the pigments. I apologize I don't have time for a proper post at the moment or to get back to everyone properly, I will when I get a little more time I promise and am truly sorry, things are really too busy right now I hope you will understand my friends Please enjoy..there are lots I will post pics of the bubble hash that was made from the TW trim next post. PEACE AND RESPECT
  19. Wrecked on Trainwreck bubble hash :) Harvest pictures tonight or tomorrow

    1. Nerzo420

      Nerzo420

      Trainwreck hash sounds tastyyyy bro :) is it the Trainwreck your harvesting?

    2. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Yes I just put up the harvest update pics :)The bubble hash pics will be next.. really sorry bro, I know u have a few more questions, shits jsut crazy busy I will get back to you asap!

  20. Happy you enjoyed Lams - ya I thought I'd include em both You'll be happy to know sortin through pics now and getting an update ready..I might work quicker if I left the Trainwreck bubble hash I made yesterday alone..but it tastes so damn nice More about that in the post my friend.. Haha no worries Gaz, I agree with you 100%..and I'm part French so somehow all is good Thanks for the nice comments! Good to see you brother PEACE AND RESPECT
  21. Hi everyone many thanks for the awesome positive vibes!! I promise I will reply to everyone and get an update as soon as I can..school's crazy as usual In the meantime, here is a positive tune about the blessed herb to brighten everyone's day! Enjoy Proteje - "This is NOT a Marijuana song" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6vNi6dasfg Here's the version with Wiz Khalifa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i99Yhd-ohEs PEACE AND RESPECT
  22. Sooo cool!! Dust you say you may now be able to ship seeds to Canada for testing which is awesome!! Not so awesome for me though, unfortunately this is going to have to be my last grow for awhile :( Moving in a couple of months + no more legal personal medical grows in Canada for the time being + divorced and angry ex. A couple of lawsuits are happening in Canada though - one is to "grandfather" our personal grow licences and allow the 24,000 or so legal medical growers in Canada to keep our licences and right to grow. Or we have an election in 2015, but just legalizing doesn't mean medical growers will get their right to grow back. I'm looking to maybe work at one of the new legal commercial growery's..if not, I'm not done growing forever, growing this plant is my passion and life's love, but gonna have to do what is almost harder than chewing off my own right arm and take a sabbatical CONGRATS ON THE NEW STRAINS AND CONGRATS TO THE GROWERS SELECTED TO TEST EM! Gonna follow these grows close Peace and respect
  23. Watchin Jamaica expedition & trimming the Trainwreck :)

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    2. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Haha oh ya..I really should have left it alone..woulda been a big ball. BUT I've been smokin it in the bong almost as fast as it collects! Very potent stuff..too early to say but might be my favourite plant I've grown yet. The smell is insane, super sour skunk with lavender background. Pics soon as I can ;)

    3. Smokeythabear

      Smokeythabear

      Gonna be some nice bubble hash from the sticky sticky trim :)

    4. lamsbread

      lamsbread

      haha, soon as you can......put the bong down. lol I love the optomism.

      I can hear it bubbling man ;)

      Just one more an I post the pics xD

  24. Beautiful flat profile on that bushy deep cheese Like you said there will be lots of buds, and all of em getting about the same light energy, really nice work Did some reading about the Candyland, sounds like a very promising strain, I'm looking forward to seeing her (crossin my fingers too) grow up. I'm sure you've seen this but maybe other's who haven't might be interested http://www.seedsman.com/en/candyland-regular-seeds Keep up the nice work brother..flowering soon? Peace and respect
  25. Hi Hunters! It's been 3 weeks since I updated data so here's the little bit of boring data that I was taking about for anyone interested. The Trainwreck is a combo of really pretty "autumn" colours and get's the chop tomorrow after 58 days of 12/12 (she started to really kick into flower after only 8 days of 12/12) after being vegged for 38 days. Her big calyxes have swallowed up almost all signs of pistils and she has plenty of milky trichs with about 10 % amber trichs. The other 3 plants have all had a big final flush now and will be getting pretty much just reverse osmosis water now until harvest within the next 10 - 14 days. I've included some pictures of the early mini harvest (very roughly trimmed) of the broken TW branches 2 weeks ago - have a look at how frosty they were 2 weeks early, super happy with this plant. Also a few pics taken 3 nights ago of the TW and the group, and one of the gifted Strawberry cough bud (was more b4 the pic was taken lol) and the keif hash. I will be sure to take more tomorrow of the harvest..enjoy Peace and respect 02/01/14 – day 36 of 12/12 or start of week 6 Feed Trainwreck w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1.2 mL/L x 10 L = 12 mL ppm: 300 *Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 10 *Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 40 *Advanced Nutrients Overdrive @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 110 *DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 50 GHSC Hybrid Powderfeed @ 0.35 g/L x 10 L = 3.5 g ppm: 290 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 20°C Total ppm: 800 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) Trainwreck 6.4 1030 230 * For anyone following, I want to note that the nutes with the *’s are used at ½ the recommended dosage and I rarely go over this concentration. 04/01/14 Light Feed SLH#1 w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 270 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 70 DNF Bloom Booster @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 50 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 20°C Total ppm: 400 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) SLH#1 6.4 640 *240 * I hit her too hard with nutes when I did the flush then feed – lesson learned. I also am going to take Vertox’s advice and lower the Nitrogen intake. 05/01/14 Light Feed Trainwreck w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.6 mL/L x 10 L = 6 mL ppm: 150 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 70 Advanced Nutrients Overdrive @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 110 DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.15 g/L x 10 L = 1.5 g ppm: 70 pH: 5.9 Temperature: 20°C Total ppm: 450 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) Trainwreck 6.5 760 310 Light Feed SLH#2 w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 270 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 70 DNF Bloom Booster @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 50 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 21°C Total ppm: 400 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) SLH#2 6.4 640 240 06/01/14 Light Feed El nino w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 10 L = 9 mL ppm: 240 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 70 DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.15 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 100 GHSC Indica Powderfeed @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 90 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 21°C Total ppm: 510 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) El Nino 6.4 950 130 08/01/14 – day 42 of 12/12 Light Feed SLH#1 w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.8 mL/L x 10 L = 8 mL ppm: 260 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 60 DNF Bloom Booster @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 50 GHSC Sativa Powderfeed @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 80 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 19°C Total ppm: 400 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) SLH#1 6.3 640 240 Light Feed Trainwreck w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.5 mL/L x 10 L = 5 mL ppm: 170 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 70 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 19°C Total ppm: 250 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) Trainwreck 6.5 5 310 09/01/14 Light Feed SLH#2 w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.6 mL/L x 10 L = 6 mL ppm: 190 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 70 DNF Bloom Booster @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 50 GHSC Sativa Powderfeed @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 80 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 20°C Total ppm: 400 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) SLH#2 6.4 590 190 11/01/14 – day 45 of 12/12 Flushed the Trainwreck plant with 45 L tap water @ ppm: 330 pH: 6.1 – 6.3 Temperature: 21 ° C. The water was left out for 48 hrs to allow chlorine to fully dissipate. It was then flushed with an additional 10 L r/o water + *Dutch Nutrient Formula Clear @ 5 mL/L x 10 L = 50 mL ppm: 400 pH: 6.5 Temperature: 22°C Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Trainwreck *gotta be honest – forgot to record this Feed El nino w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.8 mL/L x 10 L = 8 mL ppm: 210 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 80 Advanced Nutrients Overdrive @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 120 DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 50 GHSC Indica Powderfeed @ 0.5 g/L x 10 L = 5 g ppm: 450 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 20°C Total ppm: 950 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) El Nino 6.3 1040 90 12/01/14 Feed SLH#1 w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.8 mL/L x 10 L = 8 mL ppm: 190 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10` L = 15 mL ppm: 80 Advanced Nutrients Overdrive @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 120 DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L =1 g ppm: 50 GHSC *Hybrid Powderfeed @ 0.2 g/L x 10 L = 2 g ppm: 180 pH: 5.9 Temperature: 20°C Total ppm: 630 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) SLH#1 6.3 850 220 *Hybrid has less N in it than the Sativa and she is plenty green Entire grow tent and garden moved to upstairs spare bedroom – holy shit the house stank sooooo bad for the 2.5 hours it took me to tear down move and re-set up the tent. Good thing my mom came over to help me with everything! Trainwreck looks and smells incredible – fans faded and started turning purple overnight after the flush. 13/01/14 – 47 days into 12/12 Feed SLH#2 w/10 liters r/o water Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.6 mL/L x 10 L = 8 mL ppm: 150 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 2 mL/L x 10 L = 20 mL ppm: 20 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10` L = 15 mL ppm: 90 Advanced Nutrients Overdrive @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 100 DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L =1 g ppm: 50 GHSC Hybrid Powderfeed @ 0.2 g/L x 10 L = 2 g ppm: 170 pH: 5.9 Temperature: 20°C Total ppm: 580 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm i SLH#2 6.4 750 170 Tore down tent & garden and moved it back downstairs and set the whole thing up again. It gets faster every time. Last night the whole process took 2.5 hours, it only took 2 today..that’s without setting up the LED’s 15/01/14 – 7 weeks into 12/12 Water Trainwreck with 14 L r/o water + Just enough Cal-Mag Plus to allow the pH meter to read and adjust pH with drops of 20% phosphoric acid (pH down) Total ppm = 100 pH = 5.8 Temp. = 21°C Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm) Trainwreck 7.5 170 70 Did a trichome check under the led micro, here’s a rough summary: SLH#1 – lots of clear trichs still with some starting to turn milky – not ready for a flush yet SLH#2 – quite a few starting to go milky – gonna give a light feed next water with mainly PK and additives then flush next water El Nino – decent amount of trichs milky and turning milky – gonna flush in 2 waters. Trainwreck – Seeing about 10 – 15% amber trichs with lotsa cloudy and just the right amount of clear still. Harvest should be in the next 9 or 10 days. 16/01/14 *Feed El nino w/10 liters r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.6 mL/L x 10 L = 6 mL ppm: 150 Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 80 Advanced Nutrients Overdrive @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 140 DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.2 g/L x 10 L = 2 g ppm: 100 GHSC Indica Powderfeed @ 0.4 g/L x 10 L = 5 g ppm: 370 pH: 5.8 Temperature: 21°C Total ppm: 850 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) El Nino 6.4 1050 200 *This will be her last feed before her big flush. **Feed SLH#1 w/10 liters r/o water + Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 15 mL ppm: 10 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10` L = 15 mL ppm: 140? (w/o Cal Mag no reaction and higher ppms? Should only be 80 ppm for 1.5 mL of Bud Candy..weird) Advanced Nutrients Overdrive @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 160 DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L =1 g ppm: 50 GHSC Sativa Powderfeed @ 0.2 g/L x 10 L = 2 g ppm: 170 pH: 6.1 Temperature: 21°C Total ppm: 530 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) SLH#1 6.4 740 210 ** completely left out Cal-Mag Plus this water for the SLH#1 to minimize N input to get more green out of the leaves and focus on the PK. Next water will be her big final flush. 17/01/14 *Feed SLH#2 w/10 liters r/o water + Advanced Nutrients Sensizym @ 2 mL/L x 10 L = 20 mL ppm: 20 Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy @ 1.5 mL/L x 10` L = 15 mL ppm: 130 Advanced Nutrients Overdrive @ 1.5 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL ppm: 160 DNF Bloom Booster (0-50-30) @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L =1 g ppm: 60 GHSC Sativa Powderfeed @ 0.1 g/L x 10 L = 1 g ppm: 110 pH: 6.1 Temperature: 21°C Total ppm: 480 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm in) SLH#2 6.4 680 200 18/01/14 Water Trainwreck with 12 L r/o water + Total ppm = 0 pH = uknown – whatever it is from the reverse osmosis water store Temp. = 21°C Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm) Trainwreck 8.0 110 110 19/01/14 Flushed the SLH#1 plant with 50 L tap water @ ppm: 330 pH: 6.1 – 6.3 Temperature: 21 ° C. The water was left out for 24 hrs to allow chlorine to fully dissipate. It was then flushed with an additional 10 L r/o water + Dutch Nutrient Formula Clear @ 4 mL/L x 10 L = 40 mL ppm: 330 pH: 6.3 Temperature: 21°C Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.4 300 21/01/14 – 55 days into 12/12 (vegged for 5.5 weeks) Flushed the SLH#2 plant with 50 L tap water @ ppm: 330 pH: 6.1 – 6.3 Temperature: 21 ° C. The water was left out for 24 hrs to allow chlorine to fully dissipate. It was then flushed with an additional 10 L r/o water + Dutch Nutrient Formula Clear @ 5 mL/L x 10 L = 50 mL ppm: 330 pH: 6.3 Temperature: 21°C Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#2 6.4 290 Flushed the El Nino plant with 50 L tap water @ ppm: 330 pH: 6.1 – 6.3 Temperature: 21 ° C. The water was left out for 24 hrs to allow chlorine to fully dissipate. It was then flushed with an additional 10 L r/o water + Dutch Nutrient Formula Clear @ 5 mL/L x 10 L = 50 mL ppm: 330 pH: 6.3 Temperature: 21°C Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm El Nino 6.4 300 22/01/14 – 56 days (8 weeks) into 12/12 (vegged for 5.5 weeks) Water Trainwreck with 10 L r/o water + Total ppm = 0 pH = uknown – whatever it is from the reverse osmosis water store Temp. = 21°C Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm) Trainwreck 7.5 110 110 I think this will be the last water for the Trainwreck. The lower buds are not quite as ripe as the top ones and in retrospect I really could have taken-off more of the lower bud at the start of flowering and concentrated energy on the top buds allowing the buds to ripen more evenly, especially with a plant that is so vine-like. At the same time had to cut a lower branch/bud that snapped – it was super heavy for being on such a tiny branch and there are 3 others bent right over now so they still put on weight. 23/01/14 Water SLH#1 w/12 L r/o water + Just enough Cal-Mag Plus (0.2 mL/L * 12L = 2.4 mL total) to allow the pH meter to read and adjust pH with drops of 20% phosphoric acid (pH down). Total ppm = 100 pH = 6.7 Temp. = 21°C Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm Diff. (ppm out – ppm) SLH#1 7.1 230 130

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