I'm Sal

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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. 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.
  3. 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..
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. Thanks @Pi2but I think the 3 x Jack Herer FAST will be finished very soon. They come from Seedsman and they say they only take 6 to 7 weeks and by looking at them I would say that is fairly accurate. https://www.seedsman.com/en/jack-herer-fast-feminised-seeds Their trichomes are all cloudy and the plant in the centre is yellowing and dropping its bigger leaves so I doubt very much they will last another 2 to 3 weeks. As for the 2 x GHSC White Widow x Cheese, which I have grown before, they will need another 2 to 3 weeks if past experience is anything to go by.
  8. 42 days of 12/12 and all going fairly well. All 5 plants are really gaining weight now.
  9. indoor grow

    WOW @Cindy, 1,164 REAL LED WATTS is massive consumption. Hope you get the rewarding buds you should be getting on the GPW scale and not just wasting the electric. I run approx 375 REAL LED WATTS when flowering and achieve (strain & growing method dependent) between 0.88GPW and 1.33GPW which keeps my jars fully stocked growing only 8 months of each year.
  10. indoor grow

    Hi @Cindy Good luck with your grow. 2700 watts of LED for flower, how many REAL LED WATTS will them LED units be pulling from the wall when in flower? I would imagine something like 700 REAL LED WATTS, would this be about right?
  11. Hi @Cindy For seedlings (1 week) and early vegging (2 to 3 weeks) I use 1 x ViparSpectra 450w with just the "veg" switch turned on which puts out approx 100 REAL LED WATTS. For late vegging (2 weeks maximum) I use the 1 x ViparSpectra 450w with veg and bloom switches on then when switching to 12/12 I also add 1 x Go-Grow V1 (formerly Virgin Borneo) Pro. When I fully switch to 12/12 the combined power of both these LED units is approx 375 REAL LED watts from the wall. I have a few other LED units but the ViparSpectra 450w & Go-Grow V1 Pro combination work well together so I will stay with them for now.
  12. Thank @Cindy. Just a little update. 33 days of 12/12 and they are doing well. These pictures were taken last night just before a much needed water and feed because they were all desert dry. You will notice the droopy leaves but they very quickly burst back to life after the water and feed. They are drinking 3ltrs each every 3 days now with the feed still at 1/2 strength but I will be increasing it to 3/4 strength next feed. The plant in the middle has a slight problem which I think can be sorted out with a touch of CAL-MAG which was given last night. As always, comments are more than welcome.
  13. Good news and lets hope all the spammers of their porn sites and dodgy cannabis salesmen have been banned so this site can be relevant and sensible.
  14. 24 days of 12/12 and all these girls are really coming on fantastically. Glad this is my last documented grow as it's like playing to an empty arena! Anyone care to comment or is this all just a waste of time?
  15. 20 days of 12/12 and they are coming along well. Just to recap, we have 2 x White Widow x Cheese by GHSC (at the front) & 3 x Jack Herer FAST by Seedsman (in the middle and the back) under 1 x ViparSpectra 450w & 1 x Go-Grow V1 Pro (formerly Virgin Borneo) which, in total, draws approx between 375 to 380 REAL LED watts from the wall. Nutrients are still only at 1/2 strength and they are Growth Technology Ionic Soil Bloom, Ionic CAL-MAG and Nectar for the Gods Herculean Harvest. The CAL-MAG will be stopped soon and replaced with a tiny touch of Growth Technology Ionic PK Boost for the rest of flowering. My routine is the same regarding watering, they are given 2 consecutive nutrient rich watering, but only when the soil is absolutely desert dry, then every 3rd watering is just water ONLY with nothing at all added but with a lot of run off so it is like a mini flush. All seems to be going well, what do you think?
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.

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