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It’s taken me about 4 years to build up to that with gear and experience.
Three chambers of fully operational battle station to grow bud. Clone propagator, veg hut, and bloom tent.
Right now it’s kind of funny I have a bunch of plants that I do not know the strains or genetics.
In the big bloom hut I have Kermit Lab (KL), Mysty (myst), Blue Dream (BD), and the Randoms (rand).
The KL came out of a particular seedy bag I got on the black market about 5 years ago and I’ve just been planting a few at a time and stretching them out. as time goes on I’ll starting posting some pics of each of these.
The Myst Is straight up a mystery, I ordered some seeds from a European seed bank about 2 years ago and they shipped me 5 freebies without a label. It’s an indica, but that’s all I know. So being a dnd dork I’ve dubbed it the mysty-step.
The BD are pretty self explanatory. Those are some reg sees I got at the local hydroponics shop. Humbolt seed Co. I’m hoping for at least one male, as I need to replenish the seed stock, and those are some good Sativa genetics.
The final strain in my bloom tent are the randoms, the issue with these seeds is I truly have no idea what they are. I’ve been collecting seeds I find in my own bud or other peoples in the bottom section of my grinder for a while. So they are random seeds. I should have labeled them and all, but you know pothead. No idea if they will be male of female.
Sine this is the first grow with these seeds I am still unsure of genders. Once the lights flip over the 12/12 I’ve have a better idea what I’m working with. So I’ve got the clone army going in the vegg hut. 25 of the little guys, from 39 cuttings for a 64% survival rate. Once I know the genders of the big plants I’ll thin out any males.
The Lab has only recently reached its three chamber magnificence. So I have not had a harvest bloom cycle in my 4x4 yet. Very excited about the volume of yield I can pull out of the bigger space. Wish me luck
 
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Great example of some lines that are not doing so great. I clipped them a little too skinny and a little too short. Should have known better. A few in the propagation chamber are doing really well though.
 
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The veg chamber is rocking out hard core though. All of these clones were clipped in the last month to 45 days. Learning a lot about which cuts have high survival rates and are fairing better. The two in the top right are really soaring of course they started bigger than most of these.
Notice the tri-lobe trait on the one in the top right. I have three plants that are exhibiting this growth pattern and have been since seed. You’ll see them in the next post.
I did some deep dive research that led me to this community actually. Seamaiden mentioned in a post awhile back that its due to a photoperiod fk-up and is in a veg state. Open to other explanations.
im really proud of this tent, haven’t done much cloning before this spring, so very happy with the results.
 
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The first photo here is that tri-lobe growth pattern again. If anyone has any suggestions of what that is?

this is my newest tent, chamber iii The Vision is to have this be a blooming all the time chamber, but I know the reality ins it will have to veg plants like it is now.
I took the pano so you all could see the growth structure. I’m wondering what people would advise for a pruning regiment for max yield. I plan on switching them to 12/12 light first week in June, so i have about 2 weeks to work with.
 
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So let’s talk about clones this morning.
I've been Seeing some really impressive technique and growing styles from some of the other people here on the farming community.
I'm really interestEd in creating one or two of those sea monster/ octopus plants I've been seeing with 15 or so colas. Looking around and observing some o free other growers I’ve deduced that I need to start sponsoring the development of lower branches early on in the life of the clone.
So here are three or four that I have bent over. Once I get a little more growth on the lower arms I’ll do the pipe cleaner stud back.

looking for any advice?!?
 
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So after a week I’m starting to see some bonzai style growth. I’ll have to tie back some of lower branches forming there. Probably work i that this weekend.
Happy Friday
 
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Still working with my little clone army here. At least in my opinion I’m starting to get the sea monster octopi clones going here. First time I have been so extreme or rigorous with tying them back and stem manipulation.
Any advice is welcome on how I can continue to get them to bend to my will.
Last two pictures is just the veg hut, those former clones are really becoming plants in their own right. Really need to figure out genders real fast, they are going to run out of room in the root department.
 
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For those of y who saw the Top Die Off thread you will know that not all is well in the paradise that is my bloom tent.
we had a few mold issues, but fighting back and would really like to try to finish the cycle that has just begun.
Getting very close to having pistils and official gender, but these two are looking suspiciously female!!
Going to keep up the good fight and make some flower!
 
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Been a week of gender reveal parties. Looking like 78% of the plants are female with the other few too early to tell. I was really hoping to get a boy and try my hand at seed development. ahhh shucks all female what a problem to have.
 
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things have been progressing very well. Really trying to pimp out the manipulation game. Excuse the pink lights, but I’m really trying to get the super bonsai sea monster things going on with these clones. I’ve been using very fine thread and the mini size clothes pins to hold back the arms. I did a transplant within the last two weeks, but I’m starting to see roots near the bottom of the pots. They’re growing fast, and I worry they will need to be moved into the 4x4 before the full bloom cycle is done inside there.
Speaking of the blooming tent. Final three pictures speak for themselves. Into the 3 to 3.5 week of the flower process. A long way to go before they are ready to pluck and get in the curing station.
 
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Just a few shots of the in progress buds. These ladies are in the 3rd week since pistils appeared. I’m looking forward to seeing the finish of this bloom in the large tent.
 
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Good morning here,
so I thought I would through up some pics as it’s been a little while. These are from the vegg tent I have going. Back closer the beginning of this journal I posted the pictures of my clone army. These at the last surviving elite troops. I passed a few off to others who are growing in franchise for me and kept as many as would fit in the 4x2 veg tent. I’m thinking I may have to continue to boost my operational space. Very happy with the version 2.0 lab I have going here.

Projected harvest for the flowering plants from the last post is Aug 9. Very exciting now.
 
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Greenjourneyman

Salutations fellow farmers!
What a glorious summer morning here.
For me a very exciting time in the basement Lab. I have plants at every stage of the lifecycle.
There are San Fernando x Hashplant as whittle seedlings.
The tray of clones is my next generation for the perpetual grow.

Check it looking through the pictures backward
4th I have a set of flowering plants. I’m proud of this run, but I really have to modulate and get my fertilizer dosage down right. This is the second time I’m shocked them into purple, white, and yellow.
3rd Is my vegetation tent. all these plants Used to be defenseless clone on life support back in April.
2nd are the clone I just clipped this week from the vegging plants.
here represents 3 Clone generations of the same set of plants.

Of course I can only keep this up so long due to clone fatigue. Hence why I’ve been excited about the new San Fernando seedlings I got going on, trying to get some new genetics Into the lab.

Last few pictures are vanity shots of the nuggets. There are 4 strains represented in the flowering tent. The close up picture is from the Mystery Tour, Amsterdam Seed Co. my 60 day bloom cycle is up Aug 9th, however, I scoped most of the trichombes today with my loupe, and most are still clear, with some milking. My gut tells me I’m going to have to let it ride until 70 or 80 days.

Happy grows all.
 
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So Ive been neglecting my veg plants for the last few days. Woke up to some very wilty and weepy plants. I pulled them all out, did a brief mix in fertilizer (of my own concoction) and they are in a night time period right now. 10am till 3pm they are dark, I have the 19/5 cycle going. Don’t ask me why, it’s just something that happened. I really don’t notice a huge difference in the vegetation growth. (Pictures of veg plants not uploaded)

The flowers are getting really close. As noted above 60 days is up this Saturday. I have. A feeling that I will have to run them a bit longer, maybe up to 75 days. You can see that some of the trichombes are doing the clear to milky transition. If I really want them amber it’s going to be a bit longer.

Flowers zoomed in on are Kermits Lab (unknown origin), Blue Dream (HSO), and Mystery Train (GYO-Seeds) in respective order. Of the zoom in. The medium colis picture is the Kermit‘s Lab.

I know, I really do have to get the dosage right on my fertilize. These were burnt pretty bad during a mix in feeding back in week 4 or 5 of the bloom cycle. I stuck it out though and hopefully I’ll get some smoke. It will be harsh I’m sure.

The final picture is the clones from my vegg crop, funny they are the grandchildren of the flowering plants, while also being the flowering plants themselves. It’s all a copy of a copy of a copy. Weedbucks thunder dome.
 
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The Lab is running smoothly.
All stages of growth just like I was hoping for. The three chamber system is the way to go.

first picture is the newest clone stock. They have all been transplanted into 3x3 pots, and rooted just fine. I had 100% clone survival rate. Really getting dialed in on my procedure there. I’ve been using soil, cloneX gel, and a topical powder. They real secret is using the cloneX seedling nutrient to get those roots going strong. I know it’s expensive 80USD a bottle, but 100% survival is worth it.

second pic is the vegetation tent. It seems I’m having to raise the lights every other day or so they are going to beat the band. It’s really interesting Seeing the difference in growth below the different lights. On the left hand side weak burples larger inter node gaps, the strong 300w on the right much smaller inter node spacing. Definitely have to get a stronger veg light up in here, maybe one of the quantum board things people keep talking about.

last two picks are the bloom tent. Getting very close at this point. At day 74, some of the plants in the middle of the tent are definitely done at the top, trying to wait to fill out some of the lower buds. Hoping for about 4oz. But we shall see, not great at estimating on the plant yet.

Does anyone have experience harvesting in stages?? Taking the top nugs then blooming more, and taking buds below?
 
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And it’s a wrap.
first full cycle through the new three chamber lab system was a success. I got 12 plants hanging and in the dry. It took most of Friday to do @ll the work though. Trimming, and hanging, and clean up. I did do a full wipe down of the bloom chamber with anti mold/fungul and cleaner.

so the white room I have these strung up in will become the new grow room, it has taken me almost the entire Covid period to transform it from a scuzzy cat shit laden dirt floor to the almost clean space you see. Just have to finish wiring in some power and we will be ready to load in the tents!!!

Be Well and happy grows.
 
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Did some jarring this weekend. All told from the 14 skinny plants I netted 73ish grams. Not a hey fruits of the labour.
Thanks an average of 5.2g per plant. But within that data the 3 plants that received no Fertilizer averaged 3.4g per plant where the plants with fertilizer averaged 6.2 grams Per plant.
looking fora quarter per plant on this next cycle. They will all get fert this time around, not just have to dial in the proper dosage.
The lab is really going now, I included a map of timelines for this years plants stating back in January. We’ll see how the plants I have doing now do.
the glamour Shots of bugs are the Mysty mountain and Blue Dream respectively.
be well and happy grows.
 
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The Lab is purring along right now.
we have Plants in all stages of growth, which for me is a true joy to see all the plants making moves.

Bloom tent is the first set of pictures and you all can see that the ladies in there have begun the flowering process. I’ve kind of lost track, I’d have to go back in the notes, but I think they are in somewhere between day 11 and 18 for this cycle.
really hoping to improve on the 5.6g / plant average for the last harvest. Hopefully up near 7 to 9g this time around. I paid a little more attention to the pruning and arm development during there clone / veg time. Hopefully hugs will be bigger.

Veg ten is the next set of pictures. I’m really happy and surprised with how the newest set of clones are growing strong. I went away this past weekend and gave them a 1/4 strength Organic roots Buddha Grow feeding and they have all doubled in size in 3 days. Will have to remember that trick.
last pictures are from the Clone/ Seedling chamber. That’s the blue dream, but I have an entire thread going for that so no much here.
 
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