ShaggyGrower

First know-what-I'm-growing-grow

200 posts in this topic

Hi @french mango, Bon chance!! :clapping:

@I'm Sal, I'm probably on my weighing too much thingy.  I figured 90% of the total would be left in bud (a guess), so I guessed ~ 3.5g so not far off your guess.  Weighed it this morning and it's 23.5g, so that's quite a bit lost in ~16 hours (ambient room temperature in that cardboard box 68-70, and I just now have some moisture sucking stuff in there as well to keep the humidity low). 

I'm finding harvest time both exciting and stressful.  Exciting because they're done/nearly done, stressful as I don't want to cut them too soon/late and bugger up drying/curing. And then there's the trimming.  I shall try not to rush the trimming, or anything.

 

It's day 58 of flowering for all of them (as I think their flowers showed very close together, ~18/Dec).

 

DD 63-70 days; Nebula -65 days; JW  60 days; IC 55-60 days; SS 56-63 days.

 

I think I delayed them all a little with a calcium lockout, hence my leaving them a little longer, and the trichomes still not showing many amber at all.

 

I'll prepare my drying boxes then go in for a main cola chop when I see a few more amber trichomes!  Thanks!

 

Happy Growing!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trichome shot from a calyxe cut from the top of Nebula:

 

5a843c6b93726_WedFeb1413-26-13.jpg.fc0b2ea68e1b795c81865960098e50da.jpg

 

Yup, still a ways to go yet.

 

Happy Growing!

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dutch Dragon showing some nice colours (photo taken with lights off and just the camera flash).

 

DSCF3743.thumb.JPG.49e93e80d6a62fbaf45973c905b8ace3.JPG

 

Happy Growing!

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More bud porn :)

This is Jacky White, Day 61 of Flowering:

 

DSCF3753.thumb.JPG.bced33b1ec74af9afc534c2e60f87a3f.JPG

DSCF3752.thumb.JPG.2cbde02ffa211f3d256fda3f83b63207.JPG

DSCF3751.thumb.JPG.572d58eeb807feafbdea54d73ca6ae02.JPG

DSCF3750.thumb.JPG.56cc278b17918f9dc2902c77a57e1174.JPG

 

Happy Growing!

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they look very good shag the calyxe are good inflate how long to the harvest ?

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, g22 said:

they look very good shag the calyxe are good inflate how long to the harvest ?

 

 

Thanks @g22

 

Flowering numbers are:

 

DD 63-70 days
Nebula 60-65 days
JW 60 days
IC 55-60 days
SS 56-63 days

 

So JW is one day overdue. However, I'm pretty sure because of my treatment of them all with nute burn / nute lockout, they are delayed slightly.  Tried to find answers on the internet regarding if a lockout of, say two weeks in flowering, extends the time to flower by ~ two weeks, or whether it's not as simple as that.

 

I'm looking at trichomes, leaf/pistil colour, etc.

 

Below is the Ice Cream bud all dried and ready for a light curing.

 

Shtems & leavsh & all  (best Dutch accent):

 

DSCF3756.thumb.JPG.01be83e180797c4d499cf2a65405a991.JPG

 

DSCF3755.thumb.JPG.e278b52391287c0f41d6464ab733b710.JPG

 

DSCF3754.thumb.JPG.2b34cc90d0f084a9ee5abc696340ad63.JPG

 

Happy Growing & Smoking!

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 62 of Flowering.

 

Camera flash only as lights came on this morning.  Colouring up nicely.

 

DSCF3758.thumb.JPG.0cfdff990b69d11544aa0bc631235cd4.JPG

 

Top left: DD; top right: Sensi Star; middle: Nebula; bottom left: Ice Cream: bottom right: Jacky White.

 

Nebula is on drying-out-countdown-to-be-cut.  Monday or Tuesday.

 

Happy Growing!

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonderfull color in your box dude!

 

Thats the good way on flushing for a good clean smoke!

 

Have a nice week!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tent redesign this morning in preparation for drying.

 

Had a look through the garage for stuff to bodge with and found some old wine boxes and  large whiteboard.  Boxes are the right size to be able to leave enough space between lights and canopy tops.

 

Boxes all the same height.  I should get all my crop in those:

DSCF3761.thumb.JPG.e4f82c4686f36eb764924ad36e16dc65.JPG

 

 

Whiteboard makes it all nice and flat, and load-shares the weight:

 

DSCF3762.thumb.JPG.e09fbcf5feaeb8aa4b6abcad0e07140a.JPG

 

And plants go on top:

 

DSCF3763.thumb.JPG.8d9b8b46d505753f1b35a35730ef5ac7.JPG

 

And DD the last to slot in (the driest at 11.6kg) so I need access to water, and she's got the longest flowering (63-70 days, we're on Day 63 today):

 

DSCF3764.thumb.JPG.e6458c0790f5fb34ee4656db3c92435d.JPG

 

 

Cut a stem out of the middle of Nebula today (13.6kg) to give her some space in the middle, and to give me some Nebula bud to smoke this weekend when there's likely going to be a lot of work harvesting:

 

DSCF3765.thumb.JPG.6737343f8030c7f2ae0f1b4fa5a88b3f.JPG

 

DSCF3766.thumb.JPG.9b1ea63267029dd87febb8550bab97cc.JPG

 

DSCF3767.thumb.JPG.6dfca1cf4fc032c32a3a7db9e3198528.JPG

 

DSCF3768.thumb.JPG.e10689ec5b7ac87d339db88420e2e8c8.JPG

 

Happy Growing & Smoking!

 

 

 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sensi Star (Day 65 of flowering):
DSCF3808.thumb.JPG.0b190df01da73c718215adb80a0f680c.JPG

DSCF3811.thumb.JPG.e8d3ae5bad47d465d251bb691fc3b8e4.JPG

DSCF3810.thumb.JPG.948f50d98af288e1dfba46de6ab838fa.JPG

DSCF3809.thumb.JPG.33098ed13bf81922997465b2979e8566.JPG

 

Happy Growing!

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh jeez, look at those buds!
Lovely colours, and frosty too :3

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A wizz around my tent (the WR are in there as well):

 

 

Hope those hairs are going to smoke well ;-)  (cats, and moi).

 

Trichomes are mostly clear or cloudy still with only a few amber, so the lockout(s) have effected harvest date as I suspected. Many are over due. I will be patient. 

 

All the bud I have taken off and smoked so far has been lovely, so the plants have got over their over-feeding I think.  I have a stem of Nebula and Dutch Dragon drying, so that will last me until I finally do harvest.

 

Had about 18g dried so far off them (a bit of Ice Cream, Nebula and Dutch Dragon).

 

Happy Growing and Smoking!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of work, devotion and love.. The girls are looking like very delicious..

 

Guten Appetit and enjoy your harvest :smoke:

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Onionland said:

Lots of work, devotion and love.. The girls are looking like very delicious..

 

Guten Appetit and enjoy your harvest :smoke:

 

Thanks @Onionland and thanks for sticking through this grow with me :drinks: .  I wish I could puff-puff-pass to you.

 

Yes, I'm getting VERY excited. 

 

I felt some pressure to finish them so the big tent would be available for the WR contest, but as it happens, there is no rush now so I'm going to let this five-strain grow go and go, especially the indica dominant strains.

 

Just won a prize from Paradise Seeds (on Twitter) for my photo's so excited to see what they're going to send.

 

Happy Growing & Smoking!

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nebula is fully harvested on Day 67 of flowering - YAY!!

 

Here she is before (remember, about 6 cola have already been harvested, and half of that smoke, nom, nom, nom):

 

DSCF3852.thumb.JPG.2b7a170926f8350ac7e292366838092a.JPG

 

Wet trimming:

 

DSCF3854.thumb.JPG.3a308cb6dedf7cbb82d34d5e130afd71.JPG

 

DSCF3853.thumb.JPG.211de6edb02b6b0ee5c68968506c32be.JPG

 

Then into a box with some string to hang them from.  Trim went into bag and into freezer to make Bubble-Bag-Hash at the end of harvesting everything:

 

DSCF3855.thumb.JPG.7e976236b8b62ff1cfc51ef9321df6a8.JPG

 

Bare bones:

 

DSCF3856.thumb.JPG.7ead606d716d0aab47d2463248c0f822.JPG

 

Wave at your mother one last time, bud(dy):

 

DSCF3857.thumb.JPG.afc882bdb0c53724e3ce795f77d9dcbb.JPG

 

Happy Growing, Drying, Curing & Smoking!

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pre-harvest shots of Sensi Star:

 

DSCF3862.thumb.JPG.8b261014d9faffbf6f6fd85598c1790d.JPG

 

Very chunky :)

 

DSCF3867.thumb.JPG.fa6ea8f258907b051d79c19559aae3ff.JPG

 

 

Excuse the sandals & socks:

DSCF3865.thumb.JPG.df6ffb6438bb4ddf844770b9479b57f2.JPG

 

Happy Growing!

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good harvest dude! Your plant looks good and ready :good:

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks @OG.Naj.

 

Day 68 of flowering. Sensi Star came down today:

 

DSCF3868.thumb.JPG.2a9f495a40ab90bd5cacd53b34a3cbbd.JPG

 

Very chunky buds. I'm very happy I left it those extra weeks due to lockout. A very pleasurable time spent wet trimming. Seriously, it was lovely.:

 

DSCF3871.thumb.JPG.df82f0de1d59443eda126acc2be5dcf9.JPG

 

 

The right hand side are all very chunky top cola's, the left the bottom of those colas.  The trim will go in the freezer and then next week I'll make bubble-bag hash with it.

 

The weather next week looks very cold. Excellent!  My full outside R/O water butt will full of frozen/very cold water which will be great for utilizing when making bubble-bag hash.

 

DSCF3869.thumb.JPG.cb82ed078265f50496eeb62c95006c0c.JPG

 

Happy Growing!

 

 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see Sensi Star yielding 80-90g. That's a nice amount for that good looking girl you got :3
Yummy!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, LedCherryBerry said:

I can see Sensi Star yielding 80-90g. That's a nice amount for that good looking girl you got :3
Yummy!

 

Hi @LedCherryBerry,

 

Thanks!

 

My aim was for 20oz (566g) for the full harvest in my bloated 1.2m2x2m.  Only because it was a nice round HUGE number and I like setting very hard to reach goals.

 

It was a test grow of sorts, ie, I deliberately over-nuted to see what would happen (learning).  OK, learn a lot and that in turn caused some lockouts/burn.

 

Nebula was supposed to be 60-65 days of flowering, but harvested on Day 67.  Sensi Star was 56-63 days and harvested Day 68.

 

Trichomes look perfect on Sensi Star. A little more amber than Nebula, which is fine by me as it's a 90% Indica so all about couch-locking stonerness (and may help my sister in law who has MS). 

 

Nebula is 60% Sativa.  Dutch Dragon will be the last one pulled (63-70 days).  Ice Cream may get harvested tomorrow (55-60 days - 60% Indica).

 

Jacky White, the tallest with the largest bud circumference (60 Days - 75% Sativa) perhaps Monday.

 

Happy Growing!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is my favourite shot I've taken so far:

 

 

DSCF3901_zoom.jpg

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nebula dried, and now in jars for curing.

 

20g stems

28.05g very good popcorn

43.15g A-Buds

I did not weigh the Top Cola's before I put them in the big jar. I will do at some point.

Edit: I weighed the Top Colas the next day @ 72.5g.  So total 143.7g bud with some snapped branches and one cut branchs' bud on top, so over 150g (5.3oz) in total.

Sensi Star is drying nicely. A bit slower than Nebula as I'm trying slightly different methods with each strain (and I've only harvested two strains out of the five, so far).

 

Happy Growing!

 

Nebula_Dry.thumb.png.45de042bce759062ed98c914e5cff923.png

Edited by ShaggyGrower
Added Top Cola weight
4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy smoking shaggy :smoke:

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, yeah yeah happy smoking!!  :good:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

About us

Strain Hunters is a series of documentaries aimed at informing the general public about the quest for the preservation of the cannabis plant in the form of particularly vulnerable landraces originating in the poorest areas of the planet.

Cannabis, one of the most ancient plants known to man, used in every civilisation all over the world for medicinal and recreational purposes, is facing a very real threat of extinction. One day these plants could be helpful in developing better medications for the sick and the suffering. We feel it is our duty to preserve as many cannabis landraces in our genetic database, and by breeding them into other well-studied medicinal strains for the sole purpose of scientific research.

Social Network

Add us on social networks