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  1. 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.
  2. 2 weeks of 12/12 with plenty of bud sites forming and all going well. The stretch of 2 x Jack Herer FAST (the 2 fimmed ones) has caught me out but no issues and I can cope with them.
  3. Hi, I have grown Kalasnikova before from GHSC, indoor, and it gives a decent yield and is a very nice smoke. A lot of others have complained about the genetics but I WILL be growing it again because I had success with it and I have more Kalashnikova seeds in my inventory. As your your plants, good look but it appears you have the pots sizes mixed up. Those bigger plants are in very serious need for bigger pots and the little ones should have been started off in smaller pots then potted up into bigger pots as the root system gets established. Just a little advice but those big ones REALLY need much bigger pots unless they will become root-bound, deteriorate and cause you no end of problems.
  4. These plants seem to be doing well in their new environment. They are still in veg and the 3 x Jack Herer FAST (SEEDSMAN) are obvious to identify from the 2 x GHSC WW x Cheese because they are about 2 weeks older. They plan is to veg for anther week then flip them to 12/12. I have been "playing" with all the plants....1 JH topped and 2 JH fimmed. The other 2 GHSC WW x Cheese have been left to grow naturally but all have had some very serious defoliation inflicted upon them and also all 3 of the JH FAST have really had some extreme LST. They are on very minimal nutrients (less is more theory using 1/8th strength only) and with a 18/6 lighting schedule. Until today they were all under just 1 x ViparSpectra 450watt (approx 190 REAL LED watts) but earlier I did add my Go-Grow V1 (formerly Virgin Borneo) Pro which again throws out approx 180 REAL LED watts. I will see how they go and if, when it comes to flowering. and the buds look fine I will stick with these LED units until harvest or if I think I need to add more LED units I have another 3 units to choose from which are just sat on a shelf ready for action. So far so good considering I have been purposely holding them up until my flower tent was vacant and now it is that is their new home and they appear to like it. Anyway, what do you think if anyone cares to reply for a change?
  5. Although this feels like I am speaking to myself I may as well document it. The 2 GHSC WW x Cheese have been re-potted into their final 11ltr pot just as the 3 x Seedsman Jack Herer FAST had earlier in the week. No SCROG this time, just LST and super-cropping if needed. All 5 are still under 1 x ViparSpectra 450w but with both the veg and bloom switches turned on which puts out about 180 REAL watts and they will veg for another 2 weeks or so then flipped to 12/12 with additional LED unit(s). No need for the tube heaters now also so they have been switched off and I get around 28c hottest and 22c coolest but I can play around with these numbers via the controllable intakes and extraction as they are only running at about 40% very max. There is even very noticeable growth in just the 4 days since my last update which is encouraging.
  6. Well, time to call it a day for this grow because the last 2 plants have been chopped. Now I have cleaned the tent and my new plants are in my flowering tent. All in all, the 5 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese produced just over 14oz (397 grams) combined of lovely frosted bud but the 2 x CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies, which looked great and bulky, ended up being disappointing. I was expecting these 2 plants to give over 3oz each but when dried they only produced about 3.5oz (103 grams) combined. The total for all plants was 500 grams exactly which is 17.85oz which I am very happy with considering there was far too many plants in the tent and these were flowered under just 375 REAL LED watts making 1.33 grams per watt. The smoke is lovely and the GHSC strain is very tasty and so very very sweet. In fact it is so tasty you could smoke it all day long but if so, expect to get nothing done as it is potent. The jars are full for the time being and thanks all for taking time to read this dairy.
  7. Hi all again, As the title says, this grow will be with White Widow x Cheese test seeds kindly given by Green House Seed Company. I have plenty of these test seeds but a friend got some too and started before Christmas. He took some cuttings/clones and after seeing them I decided to try with these instead of popping some of my own test seeds simply because the cutting/clones look very good and also it will save me several weeks. Just set up as follows: Tent is the Secret Jardin Lodge L120 without the divider attached. (**EDIT - REPLACED WITH THE BUDBOX XL PRO SERIES BECAUSE THE SECRET JARDIN ARE RUBBISH**) Extraction is a controllable RAM 5" fan and RAM 5" Carbon Filter which I find are top notch. 2 x 4" active fresh air intakes which are both controllable. LED lighting: 2 x ViparSpectra Reflector Series 450w which the 5 cuttings/clones are currently under (I used 1 of these units on my previous grow in combination with a BossLED 1000w as seen and documented in my signature which provided a nice result of 11.75oz from 4 plants and 375 TRUE wattage). 1 x BossLED 1000w which will maybe added in a few weeks (also used in my last grow with 1 x ViparSpectra Reflector Series 450w). 1 x GoGrow V1 Master Grower 600w (formerly Virgin Borneo) which was provided to test and will be added later in this grow (this unit has amazing reviews from the USA as it was not available to the UK market until recently). As you all know, the wattage of LED units are not the same as listing therefore below is a breakdown of the TRUE wattage pull from the wall as I have tested them all: ViparSpectra Reflector Series 450w = approx 200 TRUE watts per unit BossLED 1000w - approx 176 TRUE watts per unit GoGrow V1 Master Grower 600w = approx 205 TRUE watts per unit Given the above, I currently have the 5 cuttings/clones under only the 2 x ViparSpectra Reflector Series 450w with both veh and bloom switches turned on so they are getting approx 400 TRUE watts at the moment. If and when (not decided at all yet) I get all 4 LED units in there they will be getting a total of approx 781 TRUE watts but the progress of the plants will determine if and when I add the other LED units. One thing is for sure though, I will be using the GoGrow V1 Master Grower LED at some point as the reviews for this unit is outstanding albeit only in available in the USA until recently. I will not be updating as often as before because of other commitments and also constant updates do not show the real progress. Currently and very surprisingly, temps are excellent for an outhouse grow with 21c/22c at night and 26c/27c during the day with the help of 2 x 80watt tube heaters attached to the underside of a pallet which the plants sit on and also the 2 x ViparSpectra Reflector Series 450w LED unit on 24/0. The current lighting schedule will continue until this coming weekend when I will check progress and make changes as and when the plants indicate. I have had the 5 cuttings/clones just 2 days and there is very noticeable growth and even the roots are starting to show out of their small pots after just 3 days after being in rooting cubes so all is very well so far. Nutes will be the tried, trusted and reliable Growth Technology range consisting of Greenfuse Root, Grow & Bloom, Ionic Soil Grow and Bloom and the only other nutrient outside this range will be the trusted and reliable USA brand Nectar for the Gods Herculean Harvest. This combination has been very good to me before so I will not be fixing something that is not broken. Molasses may be added also during flower. Soil is the much touted Clover brand which is new to me after using Bio Bizz Light Mix and the reason for the change was simply the rave reviews Clover has and the comparative cost savings over the Bio Bizz brand. Final pots will be 11ltrs. More to follow but as and when I have time. Thanks all for reading and hope this may help some of you.
  8. Well, time to call it a day for this grow because the last 2 plants have been chopped. Now I have cleaned the tent and my new plants are in my flowering tent. All in all, the 5 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese produced just over 14oz (397 grams) combined of lovely frosted bud but the 2 x CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies, which looked great and bulky, ended up being disappointing. I was expecting these 2 plants to give over 3oz each but when dried they only produced about 3.5oz (103 grams) combined. The total for all plants was 500 grams exactly which is 17.85oz which I am very happy with considering there was far too many plants in the tent and these were flowered under just 375 REAL LED watts making 1.33 grams per watt. The smoke is lovely and the GHSC strain is very tasty and so very very sweet. In fact it is so tasty you could smoke it all day long but if so, expect to get nothing done as it is potent. The jars are full for the time being and thanks all for taking time to read this dairy.
  9. Hi All, Started this dairy in the GHSC Test Section for the Cheese x White Widows they want growers to try but also, due to very little traffuc in that section, decided to add it here also. The dairy, in that particular section, is not very old and only started a few weeks ago and the previous posts can be found here: Updated the dairy today so here is the latest update: What a difference a week makes and I am certain the pictures will show the clear progress the plants have made in just 7 days.During the last week all they have had is plain water and a few more LST ties added. First 2 pictures are from last week The remaining pictures are from today exactly 1 week later. As always, comments and advice are more than welcome.
  10. Hi Everyone, I think an over due update is due on these because they are now in my flowering tent. I have been holding them up actually because I wanted to get all my others cut and dried and the tent cleaned out before I put these in the flowering tent. By holding them up I mean topping one of the JH's, fimming the other two JH's and lightly defoliating all plants along the way so the main budsites are at the upper portion of their stems. I have done this purposely because I am not using a SCROG net and I had to put the 3 x JH in their final 11ltr pots from the 3.5ltrs that they have been in. I have LST'ed all the main stems down to open them up. You will see from the pictures. I also have 2 x GHSC test seeds White Widow x Cheese which are around 2 weeks behind the JH's. I have just grown this strain during my last grow but this time I will be only keeping the upper portion of all the stems as it can be a dense leafy plant I found from last time. I might even just LST them both and leave them to develop a main cola without topping or such like. These 2 plants are still in their 3.5ltr pots but I have started feeding them tonight because I think they need a feed and I have also removed some poorly lower leafs but will keep an eye on them. These 5 plants will now stay in veg for another few weeks to fill out and currently they are under minimal LED ViparSpectra 450w with both switches on that draws around 200 REAL watts. I will add more LED lighting as they go along. Anyway, a few pictures showing how different topped and fimmed plants can be when you fully open then up with LST. Also, there is the potting up stage, for the 3 x JH's, from 3.5ltr to final 11ltrs, with the LST using an large strong elastic band around the pot and good string with bent plastic coated paper clip hooks DIY special. The elastic band acts as an anchor when the string is placed underneath it. The strings/ties can be pulled and they hold the weight of the stems no problem Also, always remember to fully clean your filter socks after every grow.......it makes a noticeable difference and is kind to your actual CF.
  11. Just a quick update. All the 5 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese are cut and dried. They are all super super frosty and a lovely smoke. Currently they are all divided into 4 x big brown paper bags (which should be every growers must have) before they go into jars. There is about 3.5oz in each bag so all in all these 5 plants gave about just over 14oz, as I weighed them, which I am very happy with. The 2 x CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies are still very much alive and packing on the weight. The plan is to give these just more time as they are not ready but look very nice as you will see. Anyway, pictures for you.
  12. Just a quick update. All the 5 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese are cut and dried. They are all super super frosty and a lovely smoke. Currently they are all cut from the stems and divided into 4 x big brown paper bags (which should be every growers must have) before they go into jars. There is about 3.5oz in each bag so all in all these 5 plants gave about just over 14oz, as I weighed them, which I am very happy with. The 2 x CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies are still very much alive and packing on the weight. The plan is to give these just more time as they are not ready but look very nice as you will see. Anyway, pictures for you.
  13. Very well played winners!!! Great stuff!!
  14. So far I have chopped 3 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese. Although there has been a lot of moisture already evaporated there is a bit more remaining but there is over 3oz on each plant so far and these 3 seem to be the smaller, less buddage, of all plants. The other 2 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese could be chopped but really cannot be bothered tonight (no excuses but no clean snips out of the 3 sets I have, eyes playing up and my worsening back has seen far much better days) so they can wait until tomorrow/whenever but the remaining 4 plants are really dirt dry. As for the 2 x CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies.......these will need more time but I started a flush of them all a while ago. As mentioned, the remaining 4 plants are desert dry but I might even give these 2 Girl Scout Cookies a bit of Ionic Bloom & PK Boost with their next watering then start to flush these again for another 2 weeks as I see these 2 have more bulking to do and ALL their trichs are perfectly clear. Anyway, here is a few pictures of approx half of the first plant I chopped which was taken off its stems today. Now it can go onto a mesh laundry basket for a while until brown paper bag time. Its about 75% dry I'd say so a day or 2 in the mesh laundry basket will make it perfect for the brown paper bags. Out of curiosity I weighed it, after taking the stems off, and the buds in the picture weigh 62g which I expect to reduce to about 45g minimum with a trim too so that would be 1.6oz for about half a plant. They all look the same so I would say, so far, there is over 9oz after 3 chopped and 4 remaining to be chopped. Might not be a bad haul when all is done.
  15. So far I have chopped 3 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese. Although there has been a lot of moisture already evaporated there is a bit more remaining but there is over 3oz on each plant so far and these 3 seem to be the smaller, less buddage, of all plants. The other 2 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese could be chopped but really cannot be bothered tonight (no excuses but no clean snips out of the 3 sets I have, eyes playing up and my worsening back has seen far much better days) so they can wait until tomorrow/whenever but the remaining 4 plants are really dirt dry. As for the 2 x CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies.......these will need more time but I started a flush of them all a while ago. As mentioned, the remaining 4 plants are desert dry but I might even give these 2 Girl Scout Cookies a bit of Ionic Bloom & PK Boost with their next watering then start to flush these again for another 2 weeks as I see these 2 have more bulking to do and ALL their trichs are perfectly clear. Anyway, here is a few pictures of approx half of the first plant I chopped which was taken off its stems today. Now it can go onto a mesh laundry basket for a while until brown paper bag time. Its about 75% dry I'd say so a day or 2 in the mesh laundry basket will make it perfect for the brown paper bags. Out of curiosity I weighed it, after taking the stems off, and the buds in the picture weigh 62g which I expect to reduce to about 45g minimum with a trim too so that would be 1.6oz for about half a plant. They all look the same so I would say, so far, there is over 9oz after 3 chopped plants and 4 plants remaining to be chopped. Might not be a bad haul when all is done.
  16. Managed to chop 2 plants last night. 2 x GHSC WW x Cheese were chopped with all the bigger leafs taken off and hung up. When they have dried up a little I will do a finish trim which I will make something with and I should be left with nice solid buds. Sorry for the lack of pictures but I did manage to get a few. As you can see, nearly all colas are of the same size and there is a fair amount here considering the tent was far too over crowded. The colas are not huge but they are all very solid chunks and for scale, that cola in the picture is sat on top of its remains over its 11ltr pot and all the buds are like this so a decent haul I should think. They are all very frosty and will be hung up for a few days, then tidied up and cut off the stems, then into a mesh rack for another few days before they go into brown paper bags for a week or so between airing a few times a day. Anyway, here is a few pictures and I have another 5 plants to chop which will be done when they are ready.
  17. Managed to chop 2 plants last night. 2 x GHSC WW x Cheese were chopped with all the bigger leafs taken off and hung up. When they have dried up a little I will do a finish trim which I will make something with and I should be left with nice solid buds. Sorry for the lack of pictures but I did manage to get a few. As you can see, nearly all colas are of the same size and there is a fair amount here considering the tent was far too over crowded. The colas are not huge but they are all very solid chunks and for scale, that cola in the picture is sat on top of its remains over its 11ltr pot and all the buds are like this so a decent haul I should think. They are all very frosty and will be hung up for a few days, then tidied up and cut off the stems, then into a mesh rack for another few days before they go into brown paper bags for a week or so between airing a few times a day. Anyway, here is a few pictures and I have another 5 plants to chop which will be done when they are ready.
  18. After 59 days of 12/12, some of these are ready to come down so tonight is the first night of the start of the chop. At least 2 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese are ready to be chopped with trichs looking about 30% amber, 50% cloudy and 20% clear so I will finish these as I want a "mixed" high. The 3 remaining GHSC White Widow x Cheese will get a closer look tonight and I will be chopping them in stages as I do not have even room to dry more than 2 plants. When all the 5 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese have been chopped I will have a look at the 2 x CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies as they are not ready because all the trichs are clear and they are full of nutrients. The 2 plants will need another 2 weeks I'd say so I will be leaving them but will start a flush on them like I have the others. I will not be taking loads of pictures because freshly chopped weed is ultra pungent and I will not put myself at a security risk for the sake of a few pictures so sorry in advance. I think by the many pictures I have provided you get the idea of whats going on and how these plants should look.
  19. After 59 days of 12/12, some of these are ready to come down so tonight is the first night of the start of the chop. At least 2 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese are ready to be chopped with trichs looking about 30% amber, 50% cloudy and 20% clear so I will finish these as I want a "mixed" high. The 3 remaining GHSC White Widow x Cheese will get a closer look tonight and I will be chopping them in stages as I do not have even room to dry more than 2 plants at a time. When all the 5 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese have been chopped I will have a look at the 2 x CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies as they are not ready because all the trichs are clear and they are full of nutrients. The 2 plants will need another 2 weeks I'd say so I will be leaving them but will start a flush on them like I have the others. I will not be taking loads of pictures because freshly chopped weed is ultra pungent and I will not put myself at a security risk for the sake of a few pictures so sorry in advance. I think by the many pictures I have provided you get the idea of whats going on and how these plants should look.
  20. Cheers for the encouraging comments @mungbean79 Above 18oz you say, well......I'll take that happily but in all seriousness, there will be a decent haul as the tent is packed with solid dense buds which extend down the stems a lot. As you know, this grow was never meant to be 7 plants, it was only supposed to be 5 clones. These clones have done well but no way would I ever pack them in this tight next time. 5 very well trained plants is more than enough for my space hence the next grow being only 5 plants. Ideally, 4 very well trained plants is great for a 1.2m x 1.2m area. I agree, I am actually thinking plants will go longer, as you have suggested, so I am going to keep them on water only until I see the plants living off their own stored nutrients within the leafs due to fall. They are 8 weeks now and if they need 10 weeks then it is fine with me because the 2 other plants (CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies) will need more time anyway. When these are all done, I'll have a total clean out and sterilization of the flowering tent then I'll have 3 nicely vegged Jack Herer to take their place which have had some "different" training already done. They look interesting with lots of bud sites already. There will also 2 of the same grew here (GHSC - White Widow x CHEESE) but from seed which I think will be far much better than clones and these will get the same treatment/torture as the Jack Herer when they are a few weeks older. Thread is here for that new grow: I will keep you all informed when I get the time to update.
  21. Starting to see many cloudy/milky trichs now at 56 days (8 weeks) exactly of 12/12. They are being given just water and I think the end is very close. Could be possible that I will cut most of them (thinking the GHSC 5 x White Widow x Cheese) this coming weekend and leave the 2 CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies a week or so longer because I think they can fill out more. The smell is unreal, very very strong but the Carbon Filter is working very well. All the buds are very solid and dense. I have had to tie a string around most of them because the stems are just falling over. I know it is hard to estimate but, looking at them, I think it will be a pleasing yield (between 15oz to 18oz), not exceptional but happy with it considering they are under only approx 375 REAL LED watts. Latest pictures:
  22. Starting to see many cloudy/milky trichs now at 56 days (8 weeks) exactly of 12/12. They are being given just water and I think the end is very close. Could be possible that I will cut most of them (thinking the GHSC 5 x White Widow x Cheese) this coming weekend and leave the 2 CBD Crew Girl Scout Cookies a week or so longer because I think they can fill out more. The smell is unreal, very very strong but the Carbon Filter is working very well. All the buds are very solid and dense. I have had to tie a string around most of them because the stems are just falling over. I know it is hard to estimate but, looking at them, I think it will be a pleasing yield (between 15oz to 18oz), not exceptional but happy with it considering they are under only approx 375 REAL LED watts. . Latest pictures:
  23. Starting to see a lot of cloudy trichs now on all plants. All have had water only and the end is near. Thinking of staggering the cutting by finding the most ready plant then chop a plant a day starting this coming weekend if the amber trichs don't come before that. I am looking for mostly cloudy with amber.....say 70% cloudy and 30% amber.

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