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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. Beautiful, Healthy outdoor girl! Hoping for a nice harvest, and a hot end of summer..
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. 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!
  16. Holy shit you've got endurance, man! My mouth is watering since my harvest day.. How can you even resist 2 months? Hehehehe Cheers!
  17. In august? I think your dates are a bit off.. Either way.. you did it FOR SCIENCE!
  18. Just a hint, about the Boveda humidipacks. Instead of wetting them to recharge them, do this: - Take a glass Jar, like the ones you use to cure buds - Fill it with 20-30 ml of water - Place a solid object in the jar - Place the humidipacks ABOVE the object - Seal the Jar If you wet the packs, with time they will become yellow and crumble on their own. With that you risk some of the salts going around in your jar and on your weed. If you instead let them absorb the surrounding water, they'll recharge without getting yellow and crumble. With this you are basically doing the exact opposite of their job: slowly recharging them without water touching the outer layers. I'm doing this right now for the 4th time in 3 months, as i've used a couple packs for keeping my tobacco humid enough, and well tobacco drains humidity way faster than weed does. The first one i wet it and after 1 month it broke. Could've been me doing it wrong.. but i got confirms about the other method: http://www.puff.com/forums/vb/cigar-accessory-discussion/183307-recharging-dry-stiff-boveda-pack.html Cheers!
  19. Beautiful harvest, man. Your buds look tasty! Can't wait to hear your taste report.. Cheers!
  20. Drying process is finally over: buds snapped easily from branches. I've divided them in 3 bottles: - Popcorn buds - Side colas - Main colas with the last 2 bottles sharing the same branches, meaning the side colas are actually the smaller flowers of the main colas. As for the weigh: keeping a precision weigh in the house means you're a dealer. It's the first item cops will look for (after seeing plants). If i'll ever be busted, at least they don't have the exuse to say: he's got the p.w., he's a dealer. FYI, i'm not. I grow for personal consumption ONLY. Either way, i had to use a more rustic version: the pasta weigh! Pics for your eyes: Now, the weighs. Popcorn buds (23g): Side Colas (36g): Main Colas (36g): Highlander: I'll see you all in 2-3 weeks, when the buds are going to be well-cured, for a smell/taste report, and to end this Journal. What a journey, it has been. Cheers! EDIT: Forgot to add final weighs. Overall, Highlander produced 95 grams of dried buds. Over 320 W (which i still need to test at the wall for real power consumption) 95g are 0.296 GPW, which isn't bad considering i've been using a horrible homemade setup of 8 led e27 lamps. And i'm quite surprised by this amount, i thought i wouldn't reach 80 (0.25) and that i maybe would have harvested around 60g. Now i'm just hoping they improve drastically in smell and taste. BTW, the little joint in the half-coconut was from all the leftovers of branches and snapped buds. Had the first taste of it yesterday: i went to sleep at 10 PM. That shit is absurdly strong.
  21. Now i want to be a Goat, and hang on that tree..
  22. Remember to keep those buds separated from the rest, and do a secondary smoke-report for them. I'm quite curious of the outcome. Being marijuana a.. well, a weed, she'll struggle to stay alive in any way possible.. I've kept one leaf from one of the last defoliations, put it in a glass of water, and after 12 days it lost color but is still alive. So i guess this is totally plausible and possible: weed will suck up anything to survive. Much like when you buy a bunch of roses and put them in water. If you didn't, they'd wither away in 12 hours or less. Cheers! EDIT: Forgot to add, remember also that beer attracts insects and critters. You might want to cover a bit your glasses, or you'll find yourself with a glass of mosquitoes
  23. I've tried to snap off a bud from one popcorn cola, and.. It still leaves the stringy tail. Which is a good thing, i feared i accelerated the drying process a bit too much but apparently i did not. I'll try to snap a bud tomorrow, and so on until they're done. Don't want to risk any mold for sure, and since i've got 10 humidipacks ready i might as well leave them to dry one day more. Cheers!

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