LedCherryBerry

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  1. Holy shit!!! Fantastic work man.
  2. Well, hasn't it been a while? During the last 4-5 months i've been living a constant hell, between anger and suicidal thoughts. Our political and economical situation (Italy) hasn't been the greatest, and my personal situation was just pure shit, 100% DOP. Without the possibility to grow marijuana for research and, well, fun purposes - legally speaking - i had my head wrapped in a constant anxiety status and migraines, other than the feel i've been useless for my whole life (which isn't that long, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere). Been talking to a friend about this, and while he didn't understand possibly 90% of my situation, he did propose me a good trip to Nepal. Of course, you can't rely on promises in our "western" world, so i've passed 3 months planning and replanning trips as he kept changing our destination. At one point, i had enough. I had to leave, i had to run from my town. At least for a while. Enough time to clean my mind and body of all the shit i've been living these days. I took my decision. Departed on 19th Feb, Destination Kathmandu, more precisely Phutung Village, in Nepal. Possibly one of the poorest countries worldwide. Volunteering in an orphan home. Reconnecting with humanity, and of course nature at its purest state. Arrived on the 20th, afraid as fuck, i find my contacts waiting me out of the airport. We take the taxi, and the driver, Surya, explains me in a very poor english what the situation in Nepal is. The people, the economics, everything that i "should" know about Nepal or, at least, of where i'm headed. Needless to say, i got even more scared, with my initial thoughts passing between "Oh that's beautiful" to "Holy shit where the fuck have i landed". We arrive at our "home", which is a flat of approximately 15sq mts, shared toilet and no kitchen. Yes, i've been shitting in squat toilets for nearly 3 weeks, now. God help me. The first thing you notice about Kathmandu is the extreme pollution going on in the city. Dust and Air pollution make the people live in a constant grey fog, wearing masks even in their own home. The second thing you notice is that there is no garbage collection. Anywhere. The whole place is an open dump, and i still haven't understood if this is because there is no time to think about it (after the 2015's earthquake, the city is in a constant renewal situation), or if it has its roots in their culture. Anyway, no matter where you are (city, village, nature), you throw away your trash at the side of the streets. Huge pity, as the view is astonishing, and people grow food in this situation (with trash in grown fields). The third thing, which is possibly the best about Nepal, is that people here are kind, generous, friendly to anyone, local or foreigner. There is no concept of violence among each other, to Nepali people we're all brothers from different mothers. There is also no concept of "tomorrow". People live their lifes as if it was their last day on earth. Which is possibly what changed me, in these 3 weeks, to an atomic level. Nepali weed is, unfortunately, horrible. Most "grow operations" are conducted on the side of streets, and without care of male/female separation. Taste is good, but to roll one joint, it may take you up to 10 minutes, as removing all the seeds is a hellish pain. 99% of the weed you find here is Sativa dominant, but because of its non-separation of males and females, the high is very similar to an old, abandoned, moroccan hashish (slow and chilly, no buzz whatsoever). Ganja costs 1000 rupies per 60 grams (around 9 euros for the current change). I wonder why. The best ganja i've smoked in these 3 weeks is something that resembles a Mango Haze. To make a comparison, to get the same high you get with European weed, you'd need to smoke around 4 full joints of this. Apart from this, i've lived possibly the greatest festival ever celebrated in Nepal: Shivaratri. And this year, out of any luck, it was the greatest in 80 years. Shivaratri consist, of course, in celebrating Shiva, and it means that all Nepal can smoke weed, hashish, and drink weed-milk tea for the whole day. In Pashupatinat's temple, you'll see the nucleus of the festival, with monks dancing naked and high on hashish (Yes, Naked. Dicks flip-flopping allover the place), tourists and locals getting high and dancing and singing, and every possibile food you can imagine (local only, though). There was also a fireplace which smelled like burned pig, and i later found out they burn dead people in that fire. My friend took some photos of that, with one photo clearly showing someone's leg on fire. During the last 5 days, i got Traveler's diarrhea (fun times), and i seriously thought i was in danger as i spent more time on the toilet than sleeping. Luckily, my body adapted and i'm now back to jumping and screaming. Lastly, my 11 brothers here are crazy kids, ranging from 5 to 12 year old. Their only toys are 2 spinning tops and a Nintendo 64, other than a ball that resembles more a Rugby ball than a football one. What kills me about them, other than the conditions they live in (and love to live in), is their school system: completely fucked up. A 5 year old kid will get the same program as a 15 year old boy, meaning he'll be forced to solve physics equations, while the 15 year old guy may be asked to solve 3+7 for his exams. Now, i'm sitting on my wooden bed, writing you this message with a wifi that relys on the super-unreliable electricity, coming and going every 15-20 minutes. As soon as i'll have time, or possibly when i'll be back, i'll post some pictures. Until then, stay safe, smoke and enjoy your life. You truly got one, don't waste it on thinking about other's opinions. You are the god of your own life. Peace!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok, now it's really been a while. Woken up by a 4.1 Mag Quake, today is the first day Internet came back up. As soon as i got this chance, i thought of updating the thread. I got some news. It's been a week of "Hunting", or how the locals call the "Let's go search for some weed". I got my package of bad luck, but in the end, through persistance, i got my prize. I managed to get contacts with a grower, 42km north of my position, which is currently Phutung Village. Got there and bought some weed. 1500 rupies (14 euros) for almost 50 grams of True Nepalese Himalayan Weed. I also managed to get some data out of it: they grow it from July to April, and while the climate during winter is pretty harsh (i've been living, in february, +25° day +6° night), the plants adapted and survive the cold periods. They dry the product for 2 weeks, and then they store it in pots, instead of jars. Unfortunately, they don't separate males from females, but so far it's a decent price to pay for some really good weed. The weed i have bought is 1 year old from harvest, and the colours have long vanished (i guess from exposure to different temperatures, and overall a poor curing condition), but not the high.. Which is long lasting, and changes from an active high (the first 30-40 minutes) to a very chilly and stoney high (the next 2 hours). In 2 grams of weed, you can find around 5 good, developed seeds, and 10-15 bad, burned, or undeveloped seeds. From the look of it, it's a 100% sativa strain, with very hairy flowers, but not as compact as an indica would be. Maybe there has been some crossing with other genetics, but so far all the weed i managed to get around here is (and feels like) a sativa. Again, i still can't upload pictures, as i lack the correct equipment to (and internet connection is really, really unstable). As soon as i'll get back, i'll post some pics. Meanwhile, the earthquake hasn't provoked any damage in my area, as it happened around 60km south from me, but the shake lasted around 4 seconds, and it made my ass jump (while sitting on the floor). Bouncy. Here things proceed as usual. I managed to find an italian furnace, making Pizza! My stomach is safe. Catch you in some time. Stay safe you all. Peace! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Managed to get some images. The view from the upper hill. Drained river, and Kathmandu slowly eating the valley. Sorry for the tilt. Wonder why the electricity's coming and going faster than the galaxy moving through space.. 8months old Himalayan Gold. Great smoke so far. Peace! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31st March. 1.5 months in. Kids are finishing their school exams during the course of the weekend. After that, they'll have a period of holidays, lasting 2 weeks. Then back to school. After Holi festival (Colour festival, coincidentaly with the start of spring), celebrated on 20th March, life in the Phutung neighborhood has been fairly quiet -apart from a couple thunderstorms that looked like Ragnarok- so i had the time to go hunting a bit more. Yes, i know, i'm surrounded by weed. Literally. During the last hunting sessions i gathered up different types of Ganja (Nepali way to call it), and if you have a good eye, you can see it's growing on the side of streets, in countrysides, on hills, in the cement... everywhere. But this didn't stop me from going further. I want quality. I like quality. Smoking without quality is just hurting yourself more. So... i found quality. Yesterday, after a happy trip of 8 hours in the mountains west of Kathmandu, between two districts (Kathmandu-Chhatre Deurali) at the happy speed of 7-13km/h -due to the streets NOT being streets, but a complex snake of holes and bumps and rocks- I finally got some hash. Oh boy, this is amazing. Now, I am fighting fever, common cold, plates since Friday, and although i can't really feel any taste of anything (including the spicy food, which is literally any food), I DO can smell the hashish. The smell is very pungent, like one you get from a very good and developed sativa. It has hints of lemon and mint, or at least something really strong and like that, maybe lavander. The high is what confirms me its origin is from a Sativa: you don't get stoned, you get active. It lasts around 3 hours per small joint, say the size of a rolled cigarette, and you feel muscular relaxation plus a good buzz in your head. When you smoke it, it doesn't scratch your throat at all. The only true CON to it is that since it's pollen hash, your joint will be always lit. Smoke fast, or you'll waste a third of the joint! On the way back home, i noticed some little Ganja plants. The climate in Nepal is widely different along its borders. In my zone, plants reach heights of about 50cm if exposed to good light. In the plains, 20 days ago, they were already 150cm tall. It's very possible i witnessed different strains, as they might grow them in different zones indeed to “harvest” the best conditions possible for that strain.. But it seems also improbable, since the vast majority of the plants i see around here ain't tall at all, but some are starting to flower -Yes, at 31st March- while the plants in the plains were already showing hairs on 26th February. I am not allowed to take pictures of the ones near my home (I'll try), but for now i can show you the plants that grow around the hills. Clearly Sativa dominant. In 10 days, i'll have an italian volunteer, which also happens to be my best friend, come over here in Nepal and help me with the kids. Finally some company! I've been so busy talking in english and nepali that i forgot what Italian actually is (a mess). He smokes like hell, so i'll have somebody coming hunting with me.. or different zones. Maybe he can get seeds as well. Alright, time to head out for me. I'll catch you all in the next update. Peace!! P.S. The Strainhunters website tilts my images. I tried tilting them myself to adjust to the website, but the website just tilts them the opposite side. You troll! Sorry for the tilt. Double P.S. Apart from the motorcycle, we had to proceed for half an hour deep in the jungle, to avoid police blocks. This is the view from a little track they recon and follow. If you get lost... You're FUCKED! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEPAL TRIP – 2 Months In (Updated) Sorry everyone for my absence. The ISP company that handled our connection, ITEL, has failed on 15th April, just one day after Nepal's new year, 2076. Nepali Police is refunding every ITEL Customer that had connection issues (everyone, included us), up to a year of subscription. A year of subscription costs around 305 euros. I don't know how many people paid for it.. but i guess a lot. Kathmandu counts around 9.000.000 individuals. Anyway, apart from internet – health issues (spent last week under a nice 39° fever), i encountered a lot of issues regarding “hunting”, as well. The dealer that “managed” nice hashish and marijuana, is now increasing his knowledge in jail. This destabilized a bit the hunting sessions: all the way west of Kathmandu is in “block alert”. Hunting is restricted to other zones, of course, but this means more control by the police, until the “west coast” gets free again. So, i went hunting 3 times from that, and in neither of those times -consider around 8 hours a day of session, on a motorcycle, on roads that rarely show asphalt- i found anything decent. Luckily enough, the contacts i got around here are good people, willing to share: Sharing is Caring, as they say around here. One of the gifts i received is a very nice dark sativa, and so far it is possibly the worst looking-best tasting one i found around here. Another good point to it is that i found only 8 seeds in the last 6 joints i rolled. No need to mention i'm saving every single seed of this strain. Now, i've been around here for 2 months, and i think i got a real hold of how the ganja grows around here. First of all, most of the ganja that grows in the streets is the result of people removing seeds from flowers and throwing them, literally, on the side of streets. You'll see a fuckton of varieties growing all mixed up. Short sativas, tall indicas, and there's absolutely no care about those: nobody gives water, or actually cares in any manner, to any of those plants. In Phutung, i've seen a few ganja plants growing near a police station. They don't care about those. Second of all, police will remove your plantation only if it exceeds.. a certain amount of plants. Which is not specified. Again, they don't care, up to a point. Which, again, isn't specified. Some say 1 plant, some say 10, some say 3.. Nobody knows, and again, nobody cares. Third of all, all the ganja plantations are the result of either a collection of the old season's seeds, or just naturally grown (No seed collection, just waiting for the next season). This means that in most plantations, there is no male/female separation, hence the reason why i still have to find seedless ganja. The last sativa i've been smoking is, again, almost seedless.. but i guess there's really not much you can do when you got only females, but all your neighbours have males. Lastly, i found a couple plantations. A little one (counting around 40 plants), and a bigger one (counting half a thousand). The little one is exposed to south, and all the plants, even if they show differencies in their genetic traits, don't reach 60cm in height. I'm not joking. Sativas 40-50cm tall, beginning to flower. This means, to me, a max height of around 150cm. Perfect for any indoor OP. I wish i could be there on harvest day... Unfortunately i wont. But with the amount of seeds i've collected, i'm sure i'll find some strains that contain this genetic trait. The bigger one is exposed to north-east. Plants result taller, but i guess because they receive less direct light, hence growing taller to “look for light”, like most plants do anyway. Again, no male/female separation there either. In-Edit: Police cares about dealers. Yesterday, while playing football with kids, what i suppose was either an angry father or brother, came rushing in the middle of the field, with a company of around 10 people, including a well hidden cop. They left the field, and got to this poor guy, apparently only smoking a joint, and stopped him from running. Out of the prairies, another cop jumped out of the field just like what i would describe as “a panther”: i couldn't see him coming until he actually “spawned” in the field. Behind him, other 2 cops. For all i know, they caught the young dude with around 100grams of ganja in his bag. They tied his hands with a rope (Yes, a rope) and brought him away. I was scared shitless, as i too was buzzing a joint. Luckily made it to hide the remaining half-joint in my bag and witness the scene as an innocent little girl. Yes, i feel bad, but what could i do? Yell “Hey, i got ganja as well” and run away? As soon as i'm able, i'll take a couple ninja pics and submit them. Peace! PICS IN! A sativa female, next to a sativa male. The female is around half a meter tall, and is already flowering. The male doesn't reach 30cm. A good sized male, and some females in the background. The small plantation. Huge number of males, some females here and there. I guess this year's harvest's not gonna be great... hehehe Some other plants near the plantation. The ones near the "wall" look much more indica than the counterparts in the field. Peace! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Managed to get some more pictures of the "small" plantation. Upon a closer look, the small plantation revealed to be a good sized one. Some of the more advanced females of the plantation. I'd give the flowers 3-5 more weeks, and call them ready for harvest. Sorry for the tilt. Again, i don't seem to be able to get the right angle, according to this web encoder. This female smelled like Lavander. This one, instead, smelled like lemon. Or lime. Very intense smell. The new generation. These have not yet started the flowering period, so i guess they're 1-2 months younger than the other section. This, instead, is the personal plantation of a lunatic, living in a home i didn't picture for... well, privacy reasons. Peace! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heyo. My trip is ready to come to an end. During these last 2-3 weeks i've been on hunting sessions, but without success. Reason is that most growers have ended their stashes and are waiting for the next harvest, which should come in 2 weeks (around June). Since i have my flight back on the 15th, i wont be able to see the new harvest, or taste it for that matters.. but i had my share anyway. On one evening, my landlord asked me to store him some weed, which i had no problem to do. Well, that "some weed" turned out to be 3 grown plants, base-cut, of some field near our home. After a good 3 hours trimming session, me and my comrade ended up with around 400grams of cleaned weed. Now, this weed is bad. Really, really bad. Again, no separation happened so all the flowers have been turned into seeds. But this weed, for the locals, is good to make black. Black would be what we know as of "Nepali Temple Balls". Needless to say, out of the trim, we managed to pull off a .4g small ball of NTB. Which tasted amazingly. The weed itself offers haze odours. One plant smelled incredibly of lemon/lime/citrus, something along that line. Another one had an intense flowery, but itchy, smell. Like Lavander, but more intense. Spiced, i'd say. The third one had no particular smell, other than the hash one you get on your fingers. Removed all seeds and undeveloped seeds, the joint tastes fine, light. I've been smoking it without tobacco as it doesn't kill your throat like some varieties do. Joints, Pipes, it goes down like a nice glass of scotch whiskey. The high is.. mixed. You're active, you're thinking, but also lazy. You may stay awake on the computer for hours, but never actually get up for any needs. This pretty much for all the 3 varieties i was brought. Upon checking on the photos taken, i realized me and my comrade took only selfies.. which i wont share for obvious privacy reasons. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To wrap it up. Nepal is a wonderful country. Kathmandu is a wonderful mess. During half of the year, the climate provides semi-hostile conditions for weed growth: in the winter phase, you pass from 25° of the day to the almost freezing of night (rarely goes below 0°, but it can happen), while the summer is dominated by monsoons (around 22 days of rain per month, per 4 months). Spring, so far, whopped a nice 38° against a 12° after a storm. Most weed that grows here is Sativa. I've seen some hybrids, but not actually true indicas. Somehow, though, most of the sativas growing here never reach heights taller than 1m. Actually, most plants in flowering i've seen never surpassed 50cm. Which is surprising, considering how sativas grow around the world (2-3m tall plants). I've saved around 200 seeds, divided in little stacks, from the different types of ganja i found around here. Once i'll be setup, i'll run some tests on those. I like the idea of growing a Sativa SOG in less than 1.5m of height. Of course i'll end up with a bunch of phenotypes and a bunch of failures.. but testing is just that. Who knows, maybe i'll end up with the perfect plant to clone. Either way, i have enough material to have fun for years. Anyway. It's been a pleasure to run this diary. It's been a pleasure to run it with all inconveniencies. But also great things and peeps. A big thanks to: - ITEL, the collapsed ISP company i paid a year of wifi. - Many many congratulations to the team of technicians that actually manage to fix issues on poles stuffed with cables, some of which may be 20 years old, making electricity be available again just after a couple days of power outage. - A chapeau to the bus drivers, which manage everyday to not die on roads that can't be called like that, cause they're not roads. They're death traps. - My comrade, that hinted me some places to go "check out". - My landlord, that never asked me rent except a couple joints here and then. - The dogs outside, for singing the most beautiful songs, including "barking" and "howling", at 4 am in the morning. But most importantly, jokes apart, thanks to the villagers, who have been so nice to offer food and help you in any instance of your day, with anything you have to do. Nepali people are the nicest guys you'd ever meet. I hope you guys enjoyed this little thing. I surely did, writing it. Of course it describes just a little cut of what i've been doing here. I also hope you, someday, will come here to discover this place (and the ganja growing around :D) Peace!
  3. Hey brother, great damn plants. Apart from the issues you showed, they look amazing and healthy. Keep up the great work. I can't wait to see their flowers :3
  4. Majestic plants! Great job so far!
  5. I learned the way you separate seeds, first on paper, then directly on my hand (paying attention not to waste precious flowers). One must adapt, always Yes, Nepali people have lots of Ganja varieties, but because the only separation happens after the harvest (when flowers ALREADY have been pollinated, hence already showing seeds), and all the seeds fall directly on the ground, remixing the varieties (once born) again, every day. The true issue presents itself just in that: there is no separation between males and females. Update coming in some days (If wifi holds, been 10 days without... Fucking ITEL hahahahahaha You know).. But in almost 2 months in Nepal, i still have to find seedless weed. I found a very special indica cola once, but it was gone as soon as i opened the bag (forgot to take pictures hehehe). Catch you soon. Come see me in Phutung if you want, we'll have some milk tea. Yo! - - - - - Update out! :3
  6. Not yet home. But i do plan to store some seeds, of each strain i find, for further research. If this is the result without fertilizers, in a hostile enviroment, with no male-female separations, i bet the results with specialized equipment (and proper developement time), this strain might yield nicely. For all i know, plants grow 2-3m tall and 1.5m wide. Maybe another session of topping+scrog could help. There's another weed i got, which unfortunately didn't come under the form of flowers, but a trim of flowers and leaves (like locals use to smoke), along with a shitload of seeds, some of which still alive and worth testing. I can't really tell what kind of plant could come out of it, but the high you get is very different from a sativa. It's stoney, and the taste is hash-like. Luckily, i paid 500 rupies (4 euros) for a bag of 20g of this. Next update near 1st of April
  7. So. It is finally time to start this new year with a decent grow journal. Thanking GreenHouseSeeds for giving me this amazing opportunity to test out their WhiteRhino strain, and their Bio Feeding Line of powder nutrients. As mentioned in the inscription post, this will be my equipment: - 4x 6500K 35W LED - 4x Full Spectrum 45W LED - The GreenHouseSeed bank BIO Feeding Line - A 60x60x170 SecretJardin Grow Tent - Airflow with one small fan, and 2 filtered extractors (IN and OUT) for 108m3/h. - 2 initial WhiteRhino seeds, 1 will be chosen and brought to flowering. - Pot sizes, varying from 1L, to 6L, to 11L, to 18L. - A scrog net (this will be my first scrog attempt, please be merciful) - A lot of love and joy doing this. And duct tape. And beer. I plan to increase light power with the increased growth. - 1° Week 70W - 2° Week 105W - 3°-5° Week 140W - 6°-7 Week 140W + 45W FS - 8°-12° Week 140W + 90W FS - Remaining Weeks at Maxium Light Output (140W + 180W FS) With this i want to simulate the increased output of the sun, transitioning from spring, to summer. At the end of Week 7 i'll perform the switch to 12-12. I also plan to feed the girls 6 weeks for VEG, and 8 Weeks for Bloom. I'll start feeding at week 4, when i transplant from 6L to the final pot (which i still need to decide between 11 and 18L). This is the current plan for the grow, that WILL be revised as i go on. I'm sharing it just to give an idea. Date Phase Week Grow Feeding Bloom Feeding Light Power Light Schedule GERM 18 – 6 | 5.30 – 23.30 GERM 12 – 12 | 7.00 – 19.00 GERM GERM 07/01/18 GERM 0 1/8 /Lt Soil 90W 6500k 18 – 6 08/01/18 GERM 09/01/18 GERM 10/01/18 GERM 11/01/18 GERM 12/01/18 GROW 13/01/18 GROW 14/01/18 GROW 1 ¼ /Lt Soil 90W 6500k 18 – 6 15/01/18 GROW 16/01/18 GROW 17/01/18 GROW 18/01/18 GROW 19/01/18 GROW 20/01/18 GROW 21/01/18 GROW 2 ¼ /Lt Soil 135W 6500k 18 – 6 22/01/18 GROW 23/01/18 GROW 24/01/18 GROW 25/01/18 GROW 26/01/18 GROW 27/01/18 GROW 28/01/18 GROW 3 ¼ /Lt Soil 135W 6500k 18 – 6 29/01/18 GROW 30/01/18 GROW 31/01/18 GROW 01/02/18 GROW 02/02/18 GROW 03/02/18 GROW 04/02/18 TRAPIANTO 4 2G/LT Substrate 180W 6500k 18 – 6 05/02/18 GROW 06/02/18 GROW 07/02/18 GROW 08/02/18 GROW 09/02/18 GROW 10/02/18 GROW 11/02/18 GROW 5 ¼ /Lt Soil 180W 6500k 18 – 6 12/02/18 GROW 13/02/18 GROW 14/02/18 GROW 15/02/18 GROW 16/02/18 GROW 17/02/18 GROW 18/02/18 GROW 6 ¼ /Lt Soil + 0.5g /Lt Enhancer/ Soil 180W 6500k 18 – 6 19/02/18 GROW 20/02/18 GROW 21/02/18 GROW 22/02/18 GROW 23/02/18 GROW 24/02/18 GROW 25/02/18 GROW 7 ¼ /Lt Soil 180W 6500k 18 – 6 26/02/18 GROW 27/02/18 GROW 28/02/18 GROW 01/03/18 GROW 02/03/18 GROW 03/03/18 GROW 04/03/18 BLOOM 8 - 1 ¼ /Lt Soil + 0.5g /Lt Enhancer/ Soil 180W 6500k + 35W FS 18 – 6 05/03/18 BLOOM 06/03/18 BLOOM 07/03/18 BLOOM 08/03/18 BLOOM 09/03/18 BLOOM 10/03/18 BLOOM 11/03/18 BLOOM 9 - 2 ¼ /Lt Soil 180W 6500k + 35W FS 18 – 6 12/03/18 BLOOM 13/03/18 BLOOM 14/03/18 BLOOM 15/03/18 BLOOM 16/03/18 BLOOM 17/03/18 BLOOM 18/03/18 BLOOM 10 - 3 ¼ /Lt Soil + 0.5g /Lt Enhancer/ Soil 180W 6500k + 70W FS 18 – 6 19/03/18 BLOOM 20/03/18 BLOOM 21/03/18 BLOOM 22/03/18 BLOOM 23/03/18 BLOOM 24/03/18 BLOOM 25/03/18 BLOOM 11 - 4 ¼ /Lt Soil 180W 6500k + 70W FS 18 – 6 26/03/18 BLOOM 27/03/18 BLOOM 28/03/18 BLOOM 29/03/18 BLOOM 30/03/18 BLOOM 31/03/18 TRAPIANTO 3G / LT Substrate 01/04/18 BLOOM 12 – 5 180W 6500k + 70W FS 12 – 12 02/04/18 BLOOM 03/04/18 BLOOM 04/04/18 BLOOM 05/04/18 BLOOM 06/04/18 BLOOM 07/04/18 BLOOM 08/04/18 BLOOM 13 – 6 ¼ /Lt Soil 180W 6500k + 70W FS 12 – 12 09/04/18 BLOOM 10/04/18 BLOOM 11/04/18 BLOOM 12/04/18 BLOOM 13/04/18 BLOOM 14/04/18 BLOOM 15/04/18 BLOOM 14 – 7 ¼ /Lt Soil + 0.5g /Lt Enhancer/ Soil 180W 6500k + 70W FS 12 – 12 16/04/18 BLOOM 17/04/18 BLOOM 18/04/18 BLOOM 19/04/18 BLOOM 20/04/18 BLOOM 21/04/18 BLOOM 22/04/18 BLOOM 15 – 8 ¼ /Lt Soil 180W 6500k + 70W FS 12 – 12 23/04/18 BLOOM 24/04/18 BLOOM 25/04/18 BLOOM 26/04/18 BLOOM 27/04/18 BLOOM 28/04/18 BLOOM 29/04/18 BLOOM 16 – 9 ¼ /Lt Soil + 0.5g /Lt Enhancer/ Soil 180W 6500k + 105W FS 12 – 12 30/04/18 BLOOM 01/05/18 BLOOM 02/05/18 BLOOM 03/05/18 BLOOM 04/05/18 BLOOM 05/05/18 BLOOM 06/05/18 BLOOM 17 – 10 ¼ /Lt Soil 180W 6500k + 105W FS 12 – 12 07/05/18 BLOOM 08/05/18 BLOOM 09/05/18 BLOOM 10/05/18 BLOOM 11/05/18 BLOOM 12/05/18 BLOOM HARVEST 18 - 11 I planned some more weeks for the flowering, just in case the girls decide to keep going a bit longer. I also tried to germinate one seed some days before the new year, but it popped the surface as a dead seed. The root grew (small), but the small plant never got rid of the seed shells (after 14 days). I started 2 new seeds, and am waiting for them to pop the surface. I will decide between the 2, who gets to stay. Below, some pics of the equipment: This is the light rack i've crafted. Pretty basic, huh? Pot sizes AND room space. The little white buddy on the bottom right is the dehumidifier, that will be turned on when i switch to 12-12. A special thanks to GreenHouseSeeds. You guys are amazing. Nothing left to say, till the girls pop the surface. Until then... Peace!
  8. Oh my. That's a lovely lady you've got yourself. Luckily there should be some temp increase in these days, lasting at least a couple more weeks. Doesn't help fruit trees, but ganja growers are gonna love those climate changes heheheh. Hoping she survives the whole cycle. She's really looking cool, and showing amazing colours. Keep her safe buddy! Amazing job!
  9. BOOOM! She's a monster! She's like she's telling you "I'm the mama, i'm grown!" Very, very nice work. Now for the flowering!
  10. Beautiful, Healthy outdoor girl! Hoping for a nice harvest, and a hot end of summer..
  11. So, it has come the time to share my current experience. I already grew some (21 plants, actually) weed 7 years ago. I was 17 back then, and had no idea how to grow, what would've come out of it, how many mistakes could the plant forgive, and so on. I was a stupid kind of guy, i guess. In my first grow, my "mother" took 6 long months to get out of the Veg phase. We started it in February, and she went into flowering only half way into August. I say we 'cause i wasn't alone doing it, of course. I had my uncle, back then, but that's another story. Anyway, that mother (Cherry was her name) yielded me approx. 130 dry grams of good weed. Not too strong, not too weak, just the right high to stone you on your couch, tilt your head 50-60° degrees while watching tv and die off. Second grow went better, same seeds, 600g dry weed from 3 mothers and 17 clones (all of them rooted, we were amazed). Gotta say i smoked my part (300g) in 2 or so months. I smoke a lot. I like smoking. Back to us, in november, 2016, i started growing tomatoes, lettuce, habaneros, carrots and such, cause i wanted to get rid of a bad and long cycle of depression i had going on for several years. I thought that growing stuff might have helped me, and it did. So, in June, a friend of mine (which is a volunteer, currently working in Tijuana) brought me 4 seeds he found in a "delicious" weed he had bought. I told him many, many times i didn't want to grow again, i didn't like taking risks etc, but he somehow convinced me to sprout them. Just to see, you know, what would come out of it. And here i am, 1 month or so after their sprouting, writing this topic. I'll specify a bit what is my current equipment: - 4x 6500K 35W Led Lamps - 4x Full Spectrum 45W Led Lamps - 1x Hortifan 15cm fan - Some sticky paper here and there - BioBizz AllMix soil - BioBizz Root Juice, Grow and Bloom as nutes - H2O2 as root enhancer and bug killer - Neem Oil as bug killer - A lot of love. And passion. And munchies. Containing: - 2x Tomato clones - 1x Watermelon sprout - 3x Friend's bagseed doing well. - 1x Small aloe clone. The Aloe serves as O2 / CO2 regulator. I found out that Aloe Vera has an inverted process of Air consumption. While weed "eats" CO2 during the day, and expells it during the night while absorbing O2, Aloe Vera will do the exact opposite. The tomatoes are just there because why not, i just like eating tomatoes. The watermelon.. well, it resides in half half-liter bottle (250ml), i just want to see how she develops. I'll transplant her in soil someday, don't worry :3 Following, from first to last, the photos of my bagseed subjects. SUBJECT 1 SUBJECT 2 After this one, it got transplanted, but the photo is in another format so i'll post another one later SUBJECT 3 Since these last photos, it has passed a week or so. I am currently trying to resolve 2 problems: I have fungus gnats flying around, and as you can see there are some sticky papers here and there. I am already applying H2O2 and Neem Oil cures. Second problem is a PH unbalance in all the Subjects, but mostly on SUB 1. I haven't watched the PH since the first day. I didn't care, i'm paying the price for it. Also, the place has been without ventilation for 20+ days. It has been only recently that i brought in a fan. Temperature stays around 28 in working hours, 24 at night (82-75 F°). I'll update the topic as soon as i receive my PH meter and feed my babies. Until then, have a good time. A presto.
  12. Crazy? How? We're all crazy heads around here man! And if we were not crazy, we would have never gathered and grown around here. So thank you for being crazy like me, with me. I'm very sure that if we all lived in the same town.. that town would never see sunlight, from all the smoke around there!
  13. Hey'all, Now this is a surprise! As i said before both in my journal and to Jose, having the honour to participate was already a big win. I would've never thought i'd win the first prize. Wow. I really dunno what to say. Well, i might start off by thanking @Cannabissapean, he had the patience to sit through my papyri of messages, and really helped me out. Also, again, the no longer user I'm Sal (which i'm sure 100% he would've outclassed us all), who kept giving hints and tips. Then @g22, this dude is a goldmine of infos and good music. As i'm writing i just realized i can't tag anymore so.. sorry. Thank you evolution666, it's been quite fun to compete against you.. but it would've been more fun if we lived all in the same town, and actually enjoyed together the fruits of our labour And last but not least all the GHS team, who may have been reluctant (and for a good reason!) to ship the seeds and nutrients to a guy like me. Guys, again, thank you. It was the best Christmas gift to receive, and now it's going to be a great summer start! I'll see you all in September, maybe October. Possibly. Hopefully. Cheers!
  14. I think it has really come the time to end this. First off, i'd like to thank the no longer present user I'm Sal, to which i have to give my most sincere thanks. Without him warning me over, countless times, of my mistakes, i would've probably never learned anything. He used to say Less is more, and well, goddammit he was right. Thank you 'pal. I still need to form a code around that saying, though.. Then i'd like to thank @g22 for heavily supporting me during all of this. One of the friendliest and coolest peeps around here. And well, every single peep that stopped by even reading this shit-hole of a journal. Goddammit, i've corrected myself so many times throughout the journal, i'm sorry it might have been quite the pain to follow Second of all, i've pulled the rabbit out of the hat. She's still holding on her own! Dry weigh is around 9 kg. Some earth fell off, possibly half a kg. What amazes me is that when i pull dry plants out of their pots, most of them either crack, crumble or just break. GHS BioFeeding really worked great. In the next grow, i'll try to use the full recommended dosage, and see if that can be a gamechanger. Also, i'm going to be using a different light, so that's going to be very interesting to see how it develops. Cool peeps, i'll see you all by then. Which i actually do not know when it'll be.. But possibly this autumn. Until then.. Peace!
  15. Well, it's not the same thing, but try to smoke some good buds in a bong filled with vodka, or rhum.. That just delivers you to another planet... To be cured and healed LOL
  16. Ok. Time for a verdict. After 16 days of curing (21 days with drying), White Rhino is ready to be tested. Smell One bud does not give off an intense scent. Smells like good marijuana, but has nothing particular about it. When grinded, though, smell intensifies a lot. The trim smells fresh, light, and has both a hint of hash and berries. The entire jar is another story. Opening the jar for more than 5 seconds fills the room with an aroma of fresh resin. After 16 days, it feels like it's not at its best. Another test is required in a month. Taste Taste, too, isn't exceptional. There's no harshness in smoking it, it feels very light and, again, fresh. There's no "grass" feel, it's just very, very light hash tasting. I feel that, for it to improve, it may require 1-2 months. High Now we're talking. This strain has a very specific high, and one that you might not want to underestimate. At first, because of its light taste, i smoked a bit more than i should've. The high starts off for the first hour as a very creative one. It then subsides in an extremely narcotic one. High lasts for 4 hours before either collapse on the couch, looking "somewhere" in the wall; collapse before the 4 hour counter, or somehow come back from trance. Very, very powerful high. Now, i can't imagine if 1-2 months of curing will increase its potency.. i'm pretty happy with the results i got. Some pics. Chosen bud: The trimmed bud: Testing Ensemble: (with some left-off kept for a future joint) And special thanks to Who kindly shipped seeds, nutrients, and supported me throughout this journey. I feel like this strain requires more testing. I've used a lower dosage of nutrients, and although i'm very happy with the results i got, i'm also very aware that this strain just explodes in growth. Because the contest has a limited time, I tried to grow it as large as possible, in the fastest time possible, to fill the entirety of the tent, but i feel like this strain can give much, much more, if left vegetating for much more time. Of course that would require a bigger tent, as a 60x60 is a really small enviroment. Either way, it has been a pleasure to grow such a strain. Quite easy to grow, no issues with mold and pests, and aside from some PH issues, growth has been pleasuring and chilling enough to let me learn much, much more than i would've thought. I'll stop updating until the second test, to see if smell/taste has improved, in a month and a half, so that would be July 10th ish. Until then.. Peace!
  17. I've been reading more about Curing processes. It seems that i've been wrong the whole time (including my "studies" and research throughout years) and you and @William Trust are correct. What i've been doing is what i'd refer to Phase 1 Curing, or the 2-3 weeks to smooth harshness. What i've been missing is indeed the 2-6 month Phase 2 Curing, where buds improve in taste/smell and potency. Unfortunately, i do not have the time nor the space to replenish the stashes, as said above, so i really "can't" wait in terms of smoking it. If i had a perpetual setup, i would then definitely do the entire process, as it's a matter of some months before i'd have perpetually perfectly cured buds. Instead, as of now, i'll need to rationalize these 95grams in 3-4 months, up until i can grow again. Thank you for pointing that out, guys. The more you know.. Peace!
  18. I understand what you mean, buddy. Sorry if what i wrote above sounded like a rant, it's just that Yes, i'm very paranoid. If i was living in a legal state, i'd probably be not as i'd not have to worry every 3 seconds that police busts in my apartment and sends me to jail for growing something i'd like not to buy on the criminal streets. Instead, what @William Trust wrote above sounded to me like an indirect way of saying that I'm a grower for money only. Sorry for misunderstanding that, didn't mean to sound rude. I'm only afraid somebody misunderstands me for what i'm clearly not. Friends of mine would call me an asshole, because i've never ever sold not even half a gram to them. I'm too afraid of consequences to even do that. So.. again, sorry for misunderstanding. About the curing process, i'll keep in mind 2-3 months instead of 2-3 weeks. Now, i have zero possibility to start growing again up until september/october, so i can't replenish my stashes. Ergo, i'll save a couple colas both for tasting / storing reasons. I know my chickens (me hehehe) and this weed, if good as it smells now, wont last very long.. Cheers!
  19. My method is what i studied, and what everybody i know implies, so.. I don't use any ventilator or drying machine. When i harvest, i chop the colas and not the entire plant. I hang it upside down, trimming away fan leaves and half of sugar leaves (parts without resin anyway). When it's dry (5-6 days later) i just bottle them up without humidipacks. I keep checking buds regularly and daily, to see if there's any ammonia (bad) smell or a very humid enviroment (also bad). So far, with all the weed i've grown and dried-cured, range for curing is 2-3 weeks, while for her max taste and flavor/smell it takes up to 1.5 months. Of course, i'm not willing to wait that much for a simple reason: it's not much weed and i want to smoke it all. It's my weed, after all. And just to clarify, if i wanted to sell my weed, i would not be SO stupid to update each of my moves on a forum. Considering the forum is controlled, considering my local laws, and the fact that i grow little to for personal consumption, should let you guys understand i have NO interest in selling weed. I grow for myself. EDIT: I forgot to mention that the enviroment in which i dry and cure is very, very dry. It ranges from 25 to 35% of humidity. Drying took place in my tent, where humidity was under control. Curing is taking place in a separate dark room, humidity is almost absent there. That might be a reason for why my buds dry a bit quicker than yours. Cheers!
  20. Now that's something i didn't know. I dry 2-3 weeks because i want to smoke it. It would be illegal to sell it, and i have no interests in getting 20 years for less than 100 grams But since i'd like to know the difference, i'll save a couple colas in a different Jar, and test them in July. FOR SCIENCE!
  21. Curing process is almost over, as of 10 days since they've been put in Jars. Smell/Taste report is coming at may 26-27. Buds have taken a nice colour, and are very, very compact and hard on touch. As of now, they don't crumble yet. As soon as i see crumbling, i'll add the boveda humidipacks. I'll see you all in 5-6 days. Peace!
  22. Holy shit you've got endurance, man! My mouth is watering since my harvest day.. How can you even resist 2 months? Hehehehe Cheers!

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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.

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