A grow diary.

Oh, I also wanted to update the nutrients that I'm using.

Gaia Green 4-4-4 -> Added to soil mix, 2 cups per 20 gallons.

BAC Bloom Nutrients -> (6-5-6) These nutes on top of that, starting when the plant reaches the second node, then increasing the concentration through flowering. Yeah, they're technically bloom nutes, but that ratio is what I'm looking for throughout the grow anyway. It's brought much better results than Mega Crop in terms of long-term pH stability. Mega Crop is actually gonna be used for crops now here at casa del Kanzeon!

A liquid kelp extract from the local hydro shop that's 1-2-5, added at 1mL per L in veg and double that late in veg to start preflowering, as @MIMedGrower doesn't like to call it. 😉 😄

Kelp extract and humic/fulvic acid foliar 2x/month in veg

Micronized sulfur (2g/L) and epsom salt (1g/L) foliar 2x/month

IPM:

PFR-97 in every watering and the soil mix

Safer's End-All , sprayed on every non-blooming plant 2x/month

Spraying the leaves of the vegging plants with a blend of neem oil, fermented garlic, black pepper, Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap, and warm water 1x/month
 
Aaaaaand I might as well repost the soil(less) mix for easy reference.

10 gallons Perlite
2.5 gallons dehydrated coco coir, rehydrated, rinsed, and broken up into no chunks larger than a grain of rice
2.5 gallons EWC
2.5 gallons Sphagnum Peat, similarly broken down (ooh, I should rinse it next time with the coco!)
2 cups rock dust
2 cups Gaia Green 4-4-4
4 cups dolomite lime
2g PFR-97
5g humic/fulvic acid mix
1/4 teaspoon each of Sannie's mycos and bacto blends
1/2 cup molasses

Yeah, it only adds up to 18ish gallons, but when the peat and the coco are unclumped and everything is mixed, there's more volume and it fills a 20 gallon container.

I learn as I write, so the approximately seven of you awesome humans on the whole internet that are interested in my grow and ridiculous pollen chucking shenanigans are just gonna have to PUT UP with all of the incoming notifications. 🙃😁

ALSO I have to talk about bud washing. Three steps: 2 second rinse in cold water (either seltzer water or water with baking soda and vinegar added to it to create suspended CO2), a 3 second rinse in 120 degree water, and then a 3 second rinse in 35 degree water. Then hang dry upside down in an environment between 60 and 70 degrees and 55%ish humidity, making sure to circulate the air a few times a day.

Those of you that use scales for various reasons may not want to do it because it'll make the final weight go down. The hot water rinse bursts the cell walls of the leaf and stems, so instead of a gradual dry to manage the chlorophyll, this lets it out by softening the cell structure of the leaves and then evenly evaporating the water from them. The cold water right after makes sure the leaves don't keep "cooking."

But it makes a tremendous difference in smoke quality and medicinal value. I have never, ever, ever smoked any strain that didn't make my lungs hurt while smoking and after until tonight.

There's gonna be stuff in the air in all but, like, lab quality grows- dust, dander, pesticide residue, insect detritis... the stuff that accumulates on grow fans! 😭 Bud washing gets rid of that, it seems. Maybe it's the cellulose in the leaves that gets broken down? Feel free to chime in.

BUT NOW that I'm triple washing every plant right after they're cut, the smoke of said plants doesn't irritate my lungs at all. It doesn't taste as good as vaping, sure, but I just smoked at least a quarter O of various strains FOR SCIENCE and I'm not coughing!

But I am really, really, really fucking high. The ash is literally like white fireplace ash. I might post a picture when I can move again. 🌚😤
 
While I'm couchlocked and ruminating over the last year's worth of grow data, I might as well record the strains that "fit" for me.

Anxiety attacks: Nepalma hands down. Just an outstanding, introspective, dreamy, stress smashing smoke that's better than Xanax without being drowsy. Lavanda Cream and Uzbekistan are close seconds here but Nepalma is ☄.

Depression: G13 Haze, Siberian Haze, Kubanskiy Ubiyza. Three Blue Kings, AK Kush, Katyusha, Nepalma, and Lavanda Cream are on the next tier.

Flashbacks: Violator Kush, Katyusha, Blue Dream, G13 Hashplant, Lavanda Cream

Insomnia: Violator Kush, Uzbekistan, Heavy Grapefruit, G13 Hashplant

Appetite issues: Katyusha, Moscow Blueberry, Nepalma, Lavanda Cream

Overstimulation: Uzbekistan, Nepalma, LC, AK Kush, Blue Dream, Katyusha
 
Good day today.

Added fishbone meal to the Siberian Haze to kickstart flowering. When she's showing signs of severe sexual frustration, then she'll flipped and trained throughout stretching.

There's been a bit of a chip on my shoulder about this strain, since it absolutely kicked my ass in January. She barely made it to harvest with PM, thrips, and my lack of knowledge, but the smoke. Holy fuck, the smoke. It was like a portal to a depression free dimension was opened and I just got dropped in a new world for a few hours with a shot of espresso. So the second time around I'm trying to be proactive to make sure everything's on point.

Also dropped Brothers Grimm's C99 x Durban-Thai and HSO's Lemon Citron. Which, come to think of it, might make a really cool Super Lemon Haze -esque strain down the road...

Not gonna post pics because this Three Blue Kings just sent me to the goddamn moon. It's comforting and trippy at the same time, not dissimilar from a low dose of shrooms. I both can't move and am completely okay with that. 😤 😤
 
They're all doing their thing! Ukhrul, Herijuana, Moonshine Haze x Amnesia, ECSD x Moonshine Haze, Sannie's Jack, and Col'Jam. I'm anticipating about a third of these will end up female and in the flowering room.

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The plant that's bent over in the back is a Northern Lights Auto that seems like it'll be done soon.

The rest of the main veg area is HSO's 707 Truthband (x2) and Lemon Citron, Emerald Triangle's G13 Blueberry Headband, Reserva Privada's Purple Wreck, Kalashnikov's Moscow Blueberry, Kubanskiy, and Siberian Haze, 710 Genetics' Mango, and Dinamed CBD Plus.

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And the rest of the seedlings. Uzi F2, Uzbeknepanama, Sannie's Jack, USC's Black Afghani, and RSC's Afghan Mix.

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Remember that Siberian Haze? She's ready to get flipped.

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Kubanskiy coming along, maybe another 3-4 weeks on her.

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And yes, the laughably large Triple Pakistan colas are still getting fatter. Also flipped the last two Sinai plants since it seems like they can be significantly stretchy. In here are Kubanskiy, Sinai (x4), Double Black, Platinum Cookies, AK-47, Silverfields (x2), Motherlode Kush, Siberian Haze (x2), AK Kush, and Triple Pakistan.

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I'm also on the hunt for a G13 Hashplant. Looking at Hazeman's and Bodhi's but I'm all ears if any of you has one that you like.
 
They're all doing their thing! Ukhrul, Herijuana, Moonshine Haze x Amnesia, ECSD x Moonshine Haze, Sannie's Jack, and Col'Jam. I'm anticipating about a third of these will end up female and in the flowering room.

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The plant that's bent over in the back is a Northern Lights Auto that seems like it'll be done soon.

The rest of the main veg area is HSO's 707 Truthband (x2) and Lemon Citron, Emerald Triangle's G13 Blueberry Headband, Reserva Privada's Purple Wreck, Kalashnikov's Moscow Blueberry, Kubanskiy, and Siberian Haze, 710 Genetics' Mango, and Dinamed CBD Plus.

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And the rest of the seedlings. Uzi F2, Uzbeknepanama, Sannie's Jack, USC's Black Afghani, and RSC's Afghan Mix.

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Remember that Siberian Haze? She's ready to get flipped.

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Kubanskiy coming along, maybe another 3-4 weeks on her.

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And yes, the laughably large Triple Pakistan colas are still getting fatter. Also flipped the last two Sinai plants since it seems like they can be significantly stretchy. In here are Kubanskiy, Sinai (x4), Double Black, Platinum Cookies, AK-47, Silverfields (x2), Motherlode Kush, Siberian Haze (x2), AK Kush, and Triple Pakistan.

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I'm also on the hunt for a G13 Hashplant. Looking at Hazeman's and Bodhi's but I'm all ears if any of you has one that you like.
You, and I, and several here, need professional help. THC Anonymous?🤪
 
Flower room is looking happy. ☺

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Obligatory Triple Pakistan shot.

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The next round. Being reinforced heavily as the Uzbeknepanama and Uzi F2 start differentiating and migrate from the 12/12 rooms.

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The males. I've found that topping them at the same time as flipping them from 12/12 (which I start all regs under unless they're semi-auto) helps with transitioning back to 19/5 for more veg time. 3 are UNP, 1 is Uzi F2. Also some other plants that I've rescued from outside and quarantined are along the periphery.

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The little seedlings! The Ukhrul in front are fascinating- tons of genetic diversity. Culled a couple seedlings of Jack and Herijuana that weren't looking super hot as well.

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They're all doing their thing! Ukhrul, Herijuana, Moonshine Haze x Amnesia, ECSD x Moonshine Haze, Sannie's Jack, and Col'Jam. I'm anticipating about a third of these will end up female and in the flowering room.

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The plant that's bent over in the back is a Northern Lights Auto that seems like it'll be done soon.

The rest of the main veg area is HSO's 707 Truthband (x2) and Lemon Citron, Emerald Triangle's G13 Blueberry Headband, Reserva Privada's Purple Wreck, Kalashnikov's Moscow Blueberry, Kubanskiy, and Siberian Haze, 710 Genetics' Mango, and Dinamed CBD Plus.

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And the rest of the seedlings. Uzi F2, Uzbeknepanama, Sannie's Jack, USC's Black Afghani, and RSC's Afghan Mix.

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Remember that Siberian Haze? She's ready to get flipped.

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Kubanskiy coming along, maybe another 3-4 weeks on her.

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And yes, the laughably large Triple Pakistan colas are still getting fatter. Also flipped the last two Sinai plants since it seems like they can be significantly stretchy. In here are Kubanskiy, Sinai (x4), Double Black, Platinum Cookies, AK-47, Silverfields (x2), Motherlode Kush, Siberian Haze (x2), AK Kush, and Triple Pakistan.

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I'm also on the hunt for a G13 Hashplant. Looking at Hazeman's and Bodhi's but I'm all ears if any of you has one that you like.
I just popped a few Bodhi's Lemon Hashplant v2 (Lemon G x 88G13HP) about a week ago. I'll post some pics later if I get any females.
 
That lemon hashplant looks fantastic! If you make seeds, let me know. 😊

Cleaned and sanitized the whole flower room today, including the walls, stands, and floor. Saw some evidence of thrips on the leaves of a few plants, so they all came out and got a drench with End-all, then the epsom salt/micronized sulfur/PFR-97 spray after. And then, of course, everything got rearranged.

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The two Siberian Haze plants are up front, in the middle and furthest to the right. Two more Sinai are between them, with Platinum Cookies at the front left putting on weight. Kubanskiy, Silverfields x 2, another two Sinai, Serious Seeds' AK-47, Motherlode Kush, and Double Black round everything out. Triple Pakistan is the pair of upturned bowling pins in the back.

And here's the veg space, chugging right along. Looks like I'm at least 2-3 weeks out from cutting anything so there's plenty of time for these plants to get fat. The Uzbeknepanama are showing tremendous hybrid vigor, I'm excited to see what an extended veg time will do for them.

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Orient Express regs are starting to pop!

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Here's the 12/12 seedling cupboard, where the Orient Express will go once they're transplanted, until they're sexed.

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Either that or they'll be moved to the equivalent spot in the flower room, until they're starting to show sex. This spot is currently occupied with Afghanicas, Uzi F2, and Sannie's Jack. The two short plants to either side of the Siberian Haze are Sinai females 3 and 4. They emphatically did not like being put under 19 hours of light and essentially just stopped growing, now that they're under 12/12 again, they're stretching like normal.

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Once they show sex, they get their heads chopped off and revegged. Males get saved if they're vigorous and I want the genes to work with.

I've noticed that topping the plants at the same time as repotting/vegging seems to have little effect on their overall growth rate compared to fems of roughly the same age, topped and repotted the same day, that have always lived under 19/5.

That is to say, there isn't the typical delay in growth associated with switching from 12/12 to 18/6 or 19/5. The only caveat is that it doesn't work for semi-autos like the Sinai.

These are all Uzbeknepanama [(Uzbekistan x Nepalma) x (Nepalma x Uzbekistan)]. Truckloads of genetic diversity up in here, very excited to pheno hunt the F2's.

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Here's a bigger picture of the veg area. With the peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant in the periphery it's got a double meaning now. 😄

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Things in flower are progressing beautifully, save for the heat damage over the last couple of days. Siberian Haze in the front middle is blowing up.

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The Sinai buds are starting to look really cool. Yeah, I'm pushing them pretty hard with nutes.

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And, soon to be chopped, one of the top buds of Triple Pakistan.

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This is a stinky closet. Pronounced earthy, musky dankness, ultra hashy. They haven't even stretched and they're already dropping pollen. Had to move one of the lights out of the flower room because the AC kept tripping the fuse when it would kick on. Eventually all the lights will be super efficient but I'm with @basscaptain in the sleeping on the floor platoon. 😄

4 Uzbeknepanama, 1 Uzi f2, 1 Sannie's Jack. After these I'm super excited for the rest of the Uzi F2, UNP, USC's Black Afghani, and RSC's Afghan Mix males that will be migrating once there's room. Some of the phenos are ultra loud even in veg.

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The next round of seedlings, still rebounding from the thrips. Pretty sure they were brought in with this bag of peat that I bought, I'll see if I can switch it out.

Col'Jam and Herijuana in the back.
(ECSD x Moonshine Haze) parallel to it.
Sannie's Jack, Orient Express, and Ukhrul in the others.

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