I'm Sal

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  1. Hi @Kenny Kirkland I would love to grow it again, they are very strong plants. I was thinking they would have been on the market by now. Maybe there are a few seeds at GHSC HQ which could pass our way if there are no plans to continue the strain and keep a mother.
  2. Hi @Jose.gh Are the WW x Cheese seeds that many of us tested and provided grow dairies for going to be available to buy at any time in the future?
  3. Hi @Jose.gh This competition sounds great and would be more than happy to play my hand as I am undecided what seeds to start in the new year. January is the time I will be starting another grow as I am just finishing of some test Auto's as an experiment. My set up would be the usual.....1.2m x 1.2m tent with 5 soil pots, LST'ed and SCROG'ed under LED's. Those strong Indica Rhino's love a bit of tying down and spreading out to get the best out of them.
  4. No need for weed or thanks @Cindy, my jars are full of quite a few strains to choose from such as Jack Herrer, Kalashnikova, Easy Kush, White Widow x Cheese, The Doctor, Super Bud, White Widow, Blue Treacle and Creamomatic. Just nice to see you end up with the best out your grow and enjoy the results.
  5. There is only one way to see, wait until 70% of the net is full. That might take 1 week or may take 2 weeks....who knows?.....nobody knows how long that will take other than waiting and seeing. There is no time frame at all. You are simply waiting for the net to fill up more to 70% and it seems to be filling up well by your most recent pictures.
  6. Continue to train them under and across the until the net is, at least, 70% full then 12/12 and then the STRETCH will start. Then you will fill the gaps in of the net until your entire net is a canopy of heads and there is no where else to go except upwards. Looking at your grow is it is now, you have all the potential for a excellent canopy covering all of that net because those plants are starting to spread out very nicely. I think that 12/12 is not that far away now because your most recent pictures show, I'd say, up to approx 60% of the net covered already. Well played @Cindy
  7. Hi Everyone, I'm new here but not new to growing, lets just say I have had a few years out the loop while other commitments took priority as I explained in the introduction section of this forum. Anyway, I am back growing and really interested in feminised Indica prominent strains and what better company to use than GHSC because they tried and tested with a very nice selection of every strain and seed you could ever wish for. Firstly, before I start, I would like to give a big "Thank You" to Mike at GHSC and, as a man true to my word, you will see exactly how your produce performs for others under different conditions that may or may not bring out the best in the plant. As we have discussed, regardless what the outcome, it will be interesting and I look forward to it. Right then, this is what is being used and how it is all going to happen: Equipment: 0.8mtr x 0.8mtr Grow Tent 2 x 4" Intake Fans on both sides of the tent at the bottom 1 x 4" Carbon Filter (UPGRADED TO RAM 5" x 475mm AFTER 1 WEEK) 1 x 4" Extraction Fan (UPGRADED TO RAM 5" AFTER 1 WEEK) 1 x 6" Circulation Fan Have conducted a test run over 2 days (with 1 LED running) and all appears well with nice temps and humidity (see attached picture). I have slight negative pressure when the CF is attached to the extraction fan. I will not be using the CF during early veg when the plants are not stinky and when the CF is removed I have slight positive pressure which I think will fine as there will be no smell to escape but as soon as I smell even the faintest smell the CF will be used. Media: BioBizz Light Mix Perlite 11ltr Pots will be the final pots My mix will be 70% BioBizz Light Mix and 30% Perlite. I have chosen this soil simply because I have used it before with good results and I think the reason is because with it being very light on nutrients you can have more control over intake of nutrients. My growth method will be SCROG,which I have always done. Plants can be kept very compact and as a result the buds get equal amount of light which is very rewarding when it comes to yield. Nutrients: Growth Technology product range as follows: GT Ionic Soil Grow together with GT Greenfuse Root & GT Greenfuse Grow GT Ionic Soil Bloom together with GT Greenfuse Bloom GT Ionic Cal-Mag Pro Nectar of the Gods product - Herculean Harvest Despite using BioBizz Light Mix I will not be going heavy handed with these nutrients, I will let the plants tell me what they want and if I only need to feed at 1/8th strength then that is what I will do. I will be starting off light and simply observe reactions and act accordingly. Lights: BossLED Diamond Series II 1000watts (167watts to 171watts real wattage from the wall) ViparSpectra Reflector Series 450watts (198watts to 201watts real wattage from the wall) I originally was only going to use the BossLED but after it arrived and I tested it the real power draw was not between 240watt - 280watts as the manufacturer stated. In fact the real power draw is only between 167watts - 171watts which is very different to the comments of the manufacturer. I have not tested PAR but I have concluded (due to real wattage inaccuracy) it is not what the manufacturer claims. This actual unit has very good reviews and more in the USA so I have no doubt it is a reasonable mid-range LED unit and the spectrum is supposed to good so lets see how it performs. As for the ViparSpectra, I have a lot more confidence in this unit and this also has very good reviews. It has a Veg and Bloom along with daisy chain connection. It arrived today and the manufacturer claims it has an average actual power draw of 200watts, I tested it right away and it has exactly that with both the Veg and Bloom switched on. I measured it at around 198watts. I will be using both units together and the combined actual power draw is around 370watts. Using LED's the recommendation is that you should have at least 25watts per square foot. I have 6.89sqft so my 370watts using the 2 LED units works out to be 53.7watts per square foot so I am more than double the recommenced wattage. Lets see how it pans out. Strains: I have several strains to choose from and I am hoping to squeeze 4 plants in my little space but train them very well under the SCROG net. I have chosen the following: 1 x White Widow (Feminised) 1 x Kalashnikova (Feminised) 1 x Super Bud (Feminised) 1 x The Doctor (Feminised) *EDIT* - Plus 2 "adopted" Feminised Seeds - Blue Treacle Automatics which was destined for the garden in the sky and I could not let that happen despite being short of space!! - *EDIT AGAIN* The 2 Blue Treacle plants have had to be re-homed AGAIN due to lack of space. Although I have more strains to choose from I feel that the selection above will be very well suited together because they all finish around the same time and are mainly Indica. With 2 LED's and 4 fans I was expecting more noise than there actually is but I am very pleased with the noise, lack of it in fact, and I am running everything at a very steady and comfortable 70dB making it much lower from a slight distance as the tent is in an enclosed space. So, there you have it all and today I have started germinating the 4 seeds. I like to soak them for while until they sink then they will be straight into little pots with BioBizz Light Mix and Perlite. I do not like the paper towel method as I do not like handling seeds when the tap root is exposed. Jump aboard and enjoy the ride because I think it will be an interesting journey.
  8. Anytime @Cindy, I just hope it all makes sense to you and wish you all the best for your grow. It is a very nice grow you have there and I know you have a passion for them so I want the best for you. Remember though, this is just the way I would do things from my experience and in no way telling you that it must be done this way. It is your grow.
  9. It means GRAMS PER WATT @Cindytherefore as an example, if you have 250watt and your final dry yield is 250grams (8.92oz) you will have achieved 1 GRAM PER WATT and likewise, if you got a final dry yield of 195grams (6.96oz) you will have achieved 0.78 GRAMS PER WATT with the same light. BUT, despite using the same lights, every grow WILL NOT be the same for anyone so it is impossible to determine yield in advance. Wet weights are pointless so no need wasting time on this too.....its just as pointless as trying to estimate the final yield at anytime before the plant is done to the point of totally dry and smokable. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news @Cindybut I do not think even the best growers in the world with optimal conditions achieve, on a regular basis, 459grams (16.39oz) PER PLANT. Those weights are "freaks" in my opinion but the do exist and in very few and fair between occasions. @ShaggyGrower, I usually grow 5 plants at a time with 5ish weeks veg. I have as many as 7 plants in there but 2 of those were "experiments" as there were purposefully abused so they kept tiny as I did not want to throw them because anything from them is more for my jars. VEG is 18/6 for 5ish weeks as I said and FLOWER is initially, 12/12 for about 4 weeks then decreasing by about 30mins per week so on week 8 of flower so I finish on a 14/10 light schedule with that being 14 dark and 10 hours light. For what I spend in electric it worries me nothing and I have no complains at all. It is 375watts when in FLOWER and LESS than that in VEG so it is nothing and I would have no issues running 375watts all day every day if need be. Light distance, VEG about 1mtr and FLOWER is about half of that....20" and with me that gives me enough spread to cover all the plants in my 1.2m floor area. Nutrients as always are Growth Technology's Ionic range for soil (Plant Magic Supreme) including, Ionic Grow &Bloom, Ionic Cal-Mag, Ionic PK and also Nectar for the Gods Herculean Harvest. No CO2, no need on small grows such as most like ours and very hard to get right, plus very costly if doing it right, so why the need when I for example am perfectly happy with my yield without it. Conditions are key and regular fresh air circulation is crucial and never vent into the same room. Like I said @Cindy, I would be leaving the 12/12 until the net is at least 70% then 12/12 and you will fill the rest up easy with both vertical and horizontal grow. Got to remember that you need the upward growth so that all those heads will end up looking like big thick solid buddage about 8" to 10" above the net. Last thing you want is an under-filled net with no more stretch left in the plants because you switched to 12/12 too early. 70% as above and if there, switch.
  10. That is totally dry weight of course, no point in even looking at weights when wet. It really serves no purpose at all other than to disappoint because its certain that you will lose 80% of that weight when it dries. All weights given are totally dry and you will find my grow dairies, with pictures, on here showing those exact grows relating to the weights I have given.
  11. I grow in a 1.2m x 1.2m x 2.0m with a combination of LED's pulling a REAL wattage from the wall of approx 375 watts. Yield is obviously strain, care and conditions dependent and GPW I have grown so have a range of 0.88GPW to 1.33GPW or in weight terms 12oz (336g) to 18oz (504g) (give or take a few grams to the ounce). I can't complain with the use of LED's and have no plans in swapping to anything else anytime soon.
  12. Hi @Cindy I would do it this way but it is your grow. Like I said over 2 weeks ago, bushy plants are great but you need height also and you have introduced the SCROG net a little too soon. I would have just continued with the LST and defoliation of lower 3rd of plants then get the SCROG net on when you have the height then just feed into the net until 70% full before 12/12. For the sake of repeatedly posting the same thing just re-read my last few posts and nothing has changed. You need that net at least 70% full then 12/12 can be started unless you will waste all that floor space making yield suffer greatly consider the growing method you are trying to create to lead to greater yields. If you start the on 12/12 anytime soon the use of the SCROG net will have been pointless. Sorry but just wish you all the best out of your grow and this issue can be solved before it even starts.
  13. From now until 3 weeks from now it would be best to take off all the bushy lower section under the SCROG net and come harvest the image below is what you should be aiming at regarding amount to take off steadily and regularly from now:
  14. Exactly that and see where you are in 3 weeks. Now the net is down I would defoliate the entire bottom of the net over the next 3 weeks as well as feeding the new growth through the net at least 3 x a week so you fill as much as the net possible. When it is at least 70% full then switch to 12/12 and the 2 week stretch going into flower will give all them new growth chance to grow 6" to 8" above the net to create a canopy of colas.
  15. Hi Cindy, Two weeks on from my last post and for me the way forward is still the same and you are way too early to even consider switching to 12/12. Below is the copy and paste 2 weeks ago when you said you were still vegging for another 4 weeks at least: You have 4 small bushy plants, already topped twice (and thinking of topping again) which will produce already multiple prominent colas without the undergrowth that will shoot up when the net is in place. I would play it his way, forget the net for a week because you said you plan to veg for another 4 weeks so plenty of time. 1, Carry on with the existing LST really exposing the centre of the plant....opening it up so to speak. 2, Have a good defoliation of the lower growth, I remove about 1/3rd of all lower stalks and continue this gently but regularly. 3, Give them a week to 10 days of growing whilst adding/removing/adjusting LST ties until you can see the centre of the plant filling up with new growth coming to join the top canopy. 4, See where you are in 10 days and then think about the SCROG net and remember, you need a nice 12" to play around with under the SCROG net to the tops of the pots. This, ideally, needs to be a clear area, free of growth which will hinder and produce popcorn buds, so whist it is great to have small bushy plants you will need to get a bit of height to them and now is the perfect time. Play with them LST ties for a while longer yet and the SCROG net will have a nice spread of tops to float over which you can feed new growth into for the remaining 2 to 3 weeks veg. @Cindy, Please do not even think anbout switching to 12/12 when you have barely 50% of the SCROG net filled. Seriously, you need your net at least 70% full of countless shoots from as many squares possible. You need height and width to the plants hence the use of a SCROG net to spread them out as wide as possible over the light footprint of the tent. If you switch to 12/12 any time soon you will have small bushy plants that cover no more than the diameters of their pots (like now) as I tried to suggest in my last post. Defoliation weekly, LST 3x weekly, defoliation weekly, more LST 3 times a week....rinse and repeat then SCROG net and weave daily for 2 to 3 weeks. Bingo, a canopy packed full of chunky colas at harvest time.
  16. @Cindy, no need to work out measurement from the plant tops to the SCROG net. Remember, you will need good access under the net when these bushes become much bigger bushes. You have 4 small bushy plants, already topped twice (and thinking of topping again) which will produce already multiple prominent colas without the undergrowth that will shoot up when the net is in place. I would play it his way, forget the net for a week because you said you plan to veg for another 4 weeks so plenty of time. 1, Carry on with the existing LST really exposing the centre of the plant....opening it up so to speak. 2, Have a good defoliation of the lower growth, I remove about 1/3rd of all lower stalks and continue this gently but regularly. 3, Give them a week to 10 days of growing whilst adding/removing/adjusting LST ties until you can see the centre of the plant filling up with new growth coming to join the top canopy. 4, See where you are in 10 days and then think about the SCROG net and remember, you need a nice 12" to play around with under the SCROG net to the tops of the pots. This, ideally, needs to be a clear area, free of growth which will hinder and produce popcorn buds, so whist it is great to have small bushy plants you will need to get a bit of height to them and now is the perfect time. Play with them LST ties for a while longer yet and the SCROG net will have a nice spread of tops to float over which you can feed new growth into for the remaining 2 to 3 weeks veg. Just my opinion like and wish you well
  17. Hi @Cindy, You so have some nice compact bushes there. Something good could be made of them. I do think you are confusing the SoG (Sea of Green) growing method with the SCRoG (Screen of Green) method. There is no use of a net with SoG and the plants are vegged for a minimum if any veg time at all. It is used to maximize floor space and also seed to harvest is much quicker. What you are doing is SCRoG, you will find that it is better to let your plants grow into the net. I very nearly always SCRoG as it creates a good even canopy but once the stretch is over 2 weeks into flowering the SCRoG net becomes a pain and proves a real hurdle if/when you get a poorly or closer inspection of the plants when they are budding. I always remove the net about 3 weeks very max in flower as it has served its purpose. This is a good read regarding SoG vs SCRoG: https://www.zamnesia.com/blog-scrog-vs-sog-which-is-right-for-you-n935
  18. Hi @mungbean79, good to see you at it again. Like you previously have done, I am taking a break from social media as in grow dairies but I still have a flower tent full, 3 weeks from harvest and veg tent stocked ready to go in. Nice to follow your thread along and you have some lovely healthy plants there to start with. Good to see that you are using LED's........I seem to be doing good with them.......GPW, reliability and consistently is all I ever need and more.
  19. Need to get my new "veg" tent occupied for my follow-on grow. My new revised "veg" tent runs a fresh active 4" intake from one of the two same fans which provides my "flowering" tent with both its fresh active intakes. Also the new "veg" tent extracts directly into my main "flowering" tent using the same carbon filter. There is not a smell of anything in the air from any of my tents. Everything (temps, RH, airflow and entire environment) is working perfectly with nice negative pressure in both my main "flowering" tent and also my new "veg" tent. I have gone through my seed inventory and I have decided on growing the following with very carefully planned training: ***2 x GHSC Kalashnikova (grown recently (produced nearly 3oz/plant & I want to "play" around with it more to get it full potential such as topping, LST'ing, super-crop and maybe SCROG) - **** FAILED TO GERMINATE SO REPLACED WITH 2 x GHSC WHITE WIDOW x CHEESE SEEDS (TEST SEEDS) WHICH TOOK JUST 2 DAYS TO GERMINATE. 3 x Seedsman Jack Herer FAST (these are a brand new Seedsmans strain crossed with a FAST version and should be nice) 1 Advanced Female Seeds Blue-Berry Twist (I want to taste this one and because it is a single freebie seed I may as well throw it in the mix) - FAILED TO GERMINATE PROPERLY AND WAS A MUTANT JUST NEED ALL SEEDS TO SPROUT SO THIS LIST ABOVE MIGHT BE REVISED DEPENDING ON GERMINATION RATE!!! The above plants will be vegged for around 4 weeks, in my new "veg" tent and will be the next batch to go in my "flowering" tent and will be vegged and trained for a futher 2 weeks or so until my current grow is finished. This is what is currently growing in my "flowering" tent and they will be chopped in approx 4/5 weeks time. The plan is to get the new seeds soaked in water for approx 6 to 12hrs to soften the shells tomorrow, then they will go straight into tiny pots with their already chosen medium. The medium will be the same as I my current grow, Clover Multi Purpose Compost with approx 33% added Perlite. This Clover brand is not so well known and is fairly limited availability unless you want to pay very expensive delivery charges. Luckily I have a garden centre very close with a very good for the price, the soil is not too hot at all and an excellent fine dark texture without any lumps, chippings and any other rubbish. The added bonus is also that it comes in 60ltr bags Final pot sizes will be 11ltrs therefore their route to this will be re-potting from tiny 1/2ltr pots, then 3.5ltrs and finally their ending 11ltr pot. I am an LED grower as you know with a fair few different brands of LED units to chose from but 1 x ViparSpectra 450w & 1 x Go-Grow V1 (formerly Virgin Borneo) Pro is currently being used in my "flowering" tent therefore since I have another ViparSpectra 450w, this will be used in the new "veg" room. This is a very good LED unit for the price and I have used these particular LED units in all my recent grows so far. As for flowering, this will be the same as my current grow and the grow previous to that, they will be flowered with 1 x ViparSpectra 450w & 1 x Go-Grow V1 (formerly Virgin Borneo) Pro which draws approx 375 REAL LED watts from the wall. My main "flowering" tent is the new 1.2m x 1.2m x 2.0m BudBox XL Series with the white interior and I find them spot on. Very good quality regarding all components and fixtures with no light leaks at all, very solid chunky 25mm metal frame including metal corners and also very good zips. It is the best tent I have ever used and the price from a certain site is much cheaper, by a long way (if based in the UK), from one particular supplier. Anyway, that is the plan and the ball will start rolling tomorrow so hopefully within a few days I will have 5 tiny new plants to show you all if germination is successful. Also, sorry to say but this will be my last documented grow dairy on any dedicated growing social website for several reasons, mainly security issues as I like to spend as little time with my plants as possible. It is time consuming taking & transferring pictures and also writing a detailed narrative about everything carried out and the traffic on this site makes it pointless as replies are rare and it is like speaking to an empty arena. Sorry but these are the facts and I refuse to risk my security and waste time any longer. I grow for my own supply and my current set-up enables 4 grows per year to be easily and totally self sufficient all year round without growing during the coldest months (November to February) when I will not grow at all. I will keep you all updated and thanks for taking your time to read my posts.
  20. All done and dusted now. All 5 plants cut and its nice. No idea of weight but its a good haul for the stock shelf. So, I did say this would be my last documented grow dairy so I'll be just lurking from the shadows in the future with no more dairies. Thanks for looking everyone.
  21. The 3 Jack Herer are down. Impressed with the colas on these, really solid chunks. First JH cut drying nicely and now in brown paper bags. The other two JH were cut yesterday and pictures are of one of them..
  22. Started chopping the 3 x Jack Herer FAST after 55 days of 12/12 and there appears to be lots of very solid chunky buds. Their trichomes are 60/40 cloudy/amber so I expect a nice smoke. I have found the start of bud-rot, lurking at the very back, within the thickest cola of 1 plant so that cola been trashed because I do not want to take any risks of it spreading. The RH has been higher than I would have liked over the latter part of flowering at round 55% but I think I caught it early and no sign of it on any of the other plants/buds. I think the rainy weather causing moist air is to blame which is coming in via my 2 active intakes feeding into my flowering tent. I will have a play around with them but the active intakes are drawn through carbon filters, to prevent pest and suchlike, so any moisture in the air would find it harder to get inside I would guess. Regardless, no worries and 1 nugget with bud-rot is very far from a disaster. I am pushed for time and chopping will take more time than I have so I am doing it in stages. I have chopped 1 Jack Herer and taken the top cola of the 2 other Jack Herer including the one with bud-rot. Despite the bud-rot I think this will be a pleasing yield again for just 375 REAL LED watts. Here are a few pictures before my hands/gloves got too sticky to take anymore.
  23. Thanks @Cannabissapean, thinking about taking the 3 x Jack Herer down this coming week because I am starting to see a scattering of amber trichomes within the mass of cloudy trichomes. The other 2 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese are 50/50 clear/cloudy, they'll need another week to 10 days or so to be done.
  24. Hello and welcome @s.VincentS. Sorry to say but it is highly unlikely to determine a strain simply by looks due to the fact that there are countless cannabis strains out there. You will probably be able to tell if the strain is Sativa or Indica dominant by its characteristics but besides that you are hoping for the impossible really. Why not ask your friend who gave you the seeds?

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