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You gone feel the power of the ¬†quickening ¬†everytime you smoke her ‚úĆūüėĀ

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It will be interesting to see if the outbreaks farther from the light really improve. Personally I don't remove leaves in bloom, but it's always good to see what happens :)

It gets very interesting hehe

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Small update.

Noise reduction has been one of my main objectives throughout this grow journal.
I'm happy to announce i finally managed to lower the noise to the point i can sleep with it and not get disturbed by it.
I've been researching ways to soundproof both the duct and the extractor fans, as both vibrations and wind noise were too high for my poor ears (56 DB average at night).

By what i understood so far, getting a ventilation system soundproof is quite the fucking journey.
There are homemade ways (like egg cases, or styrofoam). There are professional ducts and extractor fans already soundproofed, but either doing a little job, or moving little air - or too much air, there doesn't seem to be a 100-180 m3 soundproof extractor fan anywhere on the planet -
And then there's me: an idiot with a lot of free time and little to zero money.

So, this is what i came up with:
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And the internal part, the most crucial, as all the noise gets convoyed in the duct's exit:

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This was quite hard to figure out and fit inside. Hard to find such a small rectangular box fitting the duct and enough space for both the foam and airflow, that doesn't take up too much space fucking with the plant's pot.

NOT shown in the post: out-take unit. The shown unit is the intake unit.



Results: With 30 euros, some recycled wood, a spliff here and there, i managed to reduce noise from 56DB to a decent 37DB. Without the duct exit cover, noise bumps at 47DB. 

Conclusion: a homemade, soundproof system would work ONLY if you were able to soundproof the tent itself. Soundproofing the ducts and engines helps, but relatively low. I've bought high quality soundproofing material (except for the duct exit as it wouldn't fit, i used some recycled leftovers), so other than this there really isn't much to do.

Hint: if you're looking for a soundproof system, build it yourself instead of buying it. It's easy, fun, and you can decide whatever shape that fits your needs. 
Of course, if you have a large OP, better seeking somebody expert ;)



I'll see you all in a couple of days.
Highlander seems to be ready for harvest, i'll wait until mid-week 9.
I thought i could push it a little more, but..
- Pistils are 80-90% orange, pretty much ready;
- Trichomes are 80% amber on sugar leaves, 40% amber on buds, a week should be enough to ripen them;
- Canopy leaves have just started to sloooowly yellow;
- Buds have thickened so much that the 3 round supporting wirings are finally tense, and the buds are starting to slowly bend the branches.

Peace!

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Day 116, aka day 57 flowering.
Beginning week 9, update time.

Before the start of week 8, i proceeded with what i claimed to be the "last" defoliation before harvest.
Well, this defolation has worked out so perfectly i decided to do another one.
After defoliation, i've seen no stress. Instead, buds have thickened even more, as i was expecting.
So, i've decided to remove almost all the fan leaves covering the lower buds, leaving the ones not doing so.

Now, about the harvest date.
As of now, i've set the harvest date to May 12/13. 
Yet, i'm convinced i'll harvest her this saturday:
Pistils are 90% orange. Trichomes on leaves are 90% amber, while the ones on buds are 50% amber.
I believe that leaving her too much would cause production of CBN and deterioration of THC, other than the plant to be "medically" dead.

So.. This is the situation as i'm writing this.
Highlander's Canopy:
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Highlander's structure:
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Highlander's fattest cola:
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Highlander's Flower Close-Up:
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I'll see you all in 2-3 days for, hopefully, harvest day!
Cheers!

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"There can be only one!"

*Snip* *Snip* *Snip* *Clip* *Snip*...

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Day 119, Harvest. 

Goddamn she was leafy!
Took me 2.5 hours of snipping before getting the hang of it. 
Either way, i wanted to wait until tomorrow, but some of the colas bent under their own weigh, and didn't want to risk losing them. 

No more words.
Let's jump into it.


Highlander's Canopy
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Highlander, side view 1
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Highlander, true color cola
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Highlander, flower close up
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Highlander, more flowers
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Highlander, mighty stalk
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Her last breath, before the snipping
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Harvest, leafy hell
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Harvest, popcorn colas
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Harvest, Fat colas
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I'll see y'all in 5 days. By then, i'll bottle them up and start curing them for another 15 days.

Cheers!

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Nice plant buddy :drinks:

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Really good job bro... Yeah this is a hell of plant this Highlander and your harvest looks great (nice buds, cool colours,...).

Cheers & respect my friend !

 

Evolution666

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2 hours ago, evolution666 said:

Really good job bro... Yeah this is a hell of plant this Highlander and your harvest looks great (nice buds, cool colours,...).

Cheers & respect my friend !

 

Evolution666


Thank you man.

As the drying process endures, i'm noticing a huge drop in bud thickness. 
I can already tell i'm not going to surpass the 80g threshold. Yet something tells me it's worth it (25% potential).. :D

It's quite a cool plant to grow, not too hard to LST and definitely chilly as i've not encountered major difficulties.
Yet, i believe i could've produced way more just by using a bigger pot.
All experience, next grow i'll try to use a 30L instead of a 18L.

Anyway, since i barely can keep my hands off of weed, i tried rolling up a small joint of her sugar leaves.
Smoke isn't as harsh as i expected, and it definitely made me high.
Effect was very social in the first hour, then subsided to a calm and relaxing couchlock. 
If the sugar leaves give me this effect.. I honestly cannot imagine the buds themselves.


Curing process will begin this thursday.
I'll see y'all by then for 1st weigh and some Jar porn.
Cheers!

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In love with the Highlander :airkiss:

 

Great report.

 

Enjoy your harvest @LedCherryBerry

 

All the best :pleasantry:

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I just realized i should've used a black bed sheet instead of a white one. Flash wouldn't reflect, maybe a bit better focus.. Mehh, next time.

Anyway thank you @Onionland, i hope too i'll enjoy it.
By far, the unpleasant "fresh cut grass" smell has attenuated to the point that smelling a single bud gives you an idea of how she'll smell later on..
Which, imo, it's a good one: fruity, tendency to citrus, very pungent, makes my nose itchy :)
Maybe it'll change later on.. 

As for the drying process, i have a question, which is more like a curiosity of mine.
Do you guys add any active fan in the tent? 
At the moment, i have the intake-outtake extractor fans on 24 hrs a day, and 2 wall-mounted fans active 12/24.
My concern is that too little ventilation (no fans) will cause mold even if i'm using the extractors, cause overall little air moves..
But also too much ventilation can fuck up the drying process, speeding it up and it's a thing i don't want for taste reasons.

So.. What do you guys do? :)
 

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I read that the best way is to hang your plant in the tent in the dark with only the extractor and no ventilator never just extract the air to the moment you can break the branch and hear the branch break like a dry wood and than cure in plastic zipbag or paper bag or in glaass jar for month

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With plastic zipbag and glass jars you need to let them open everyday 15minute the first 2-3weeks and move them a littel to let humidity go out plastic bag are more simpel for that its watt i read on many site 

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Great job man it was a really interesting grow I am glad you continued to update your journal to the end, I love how you have built your own lighting and the sound proofing.

As they say necessity is the mother of invention, if you have the motivation you will find a way to achieve your goals.

Enjoy your harvest and the fruit of your labour, it is well earned and deserved.

Gasmeter

Likkle more

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11 hours ago, g22 said:

I read that the best way is to hang your plant in the tent in the dark with only the extractor and no ventilator never just extract the air to the moment you can break the branch and hear the branch break like a dry wood and than cure in plastic zipbag or paper bag or in glaass jar for month


Ok, so i'll go shut off the fans.. Don't want my weed to become brittle :)
Thanks for the hint!

 

10 hours ago, gasmeter said:

Great job man it was a really interesting grow I am glad you continued to update your journal to the end, I love how you have built your own lighting and the sound proofing.

As they say necessity is the mother of invention, if you have the motivation you will find a way to achieve your goals.

Enjoy your harvest and the fruit of your labour, it is well earned and deserved.

Gasmeter

Likkle more


Thank you man, appreciate it.
I had necessity over motivation, but it became fun.
As for the completion of the journal.. I could not leave it like this.
It wouldn't have been fair both towards you guys, to me, to the staff that kindly shipped all this stuff to us for free.
And most of all, to the people that will read the journals in the future, or to the people that will peek on them because they're growing WR too.
I mean.. there are 290830928 journals about White Widow.. But White Rhino has 20-30 out there.. and not all of them are done.

Either way.. a couple more days, and maybe i'll perform a test on a non-cured bud.. just to see where this WR takes me ;)
Cheers!

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Here you can read all the methode to dry and cure your weed they  give right  information they are cannabis aktivist but its in dutch maybe you need use a translator to be short its like a tell you 

Picture number 3 is normaly picture 4 

 

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Checked today.
Stems bend and then snap, while buds feel dry but not brittle.
I believe i'll bottle them up tomorrow, instead of thursday, and begin curing.
Maybe the bigger buds are going to take a day more than the popcorn ones. 

What i've noticed is that the "grass" smell is almost completely gone, and the buds now give off a somewhat fruity smell.
It's danking up!

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I think its too fast your temp inside your room is maybe too high slow cooking is better for taste ‚úĆ

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Room temp is 25 during day, 21 during night.
Room RH started saturday at 60% and is now at 51%.
I've put the air conditioner on 21¬į during day today, so maybe that'll change something.

I'm all against quick drying too, been battling wars with friends on the topic for years.. So having quick drying *issues* is quite ironic.

Either way, i'll see how it goes.
It's possible i haven't produced many buds, so that the drying process is sped up by the increased room in the tent.
I've shut off completely the fans inside.

Thank you all for the cool hints!

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I think your temp and rh are perfect ‚úĆ

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Maybe it's just her normal time to dry up.
I calculated 6 days, but she'll probably be done in 4. 
Either way, tomorrow i'll check again and bottle them up just in case they're ready.

Cheers!

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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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Good work, mate, good buds and very resinous.

I hope the drying will be good and you will be able to enjoy all that smoke in a short time :)

Greetings! 

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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:
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Now, the weighs.

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Side Colas (36g):
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Main Colas (36g):
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Highlander:
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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.

 

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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!

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