Grow 2 getting close - I'll try to start grow 3 at the start so it's actually a diary :P

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After vegging the girls for a couple of months, packed into a 4x8 tent, I moved them to the flower room on June 17th and put them into new 25 gallon pots filled with fresh Roots Original soil.
They are all under 680-780 true watt, full spectrum lights.
This is really a strain test run, with an assortment of plants acquired from clones from a variety of sources. 10 strains in all, there are 9 2*4 platforms, holding a total of 17 plants.
Due to the heat, even in a well-insulated room and with low heat LEDs, I had to run the lights from 9pm until 9am during flower with a 12000 btu portable AC vented out to a CAN filter.

This is when first transplanted. - I did rearrange some of them based on height and expected growth later in the season)
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With the plants being so overgrown to start with, I had some issues getting the scrog nets properly placed. It may have worked well, except that I was only able to veg them for one week before the flip, due to having to have them all finish by September 9. I really wanted them to have longer to acclimate to the new pots and grow into the nets.
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Chocolate Hashberry July 11
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Big MAC July 11
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Mob Boss July 11 - solo plant between lights, not scrogged (big mistake).
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Dream Queen July 11
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Indiana Bubblegum in the back, Blood Orange Tangie in the front July 11
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Headband Haze July 11
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Black Chocolate Cheesecake July 11
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Blue Dream July 11
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Polynesian Cookie Haze July 11 (sorry about the blur)
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thatguy2001

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125 MB video tour of the girls - July 17
*Polynesian Cookie Haze

 
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Chocolate Hashberry August 10
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Big Mac Aug 10
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Mob Boss - Pulled up everywhere I can - this one wanted to creep along the ground and I hadn't started with a scrog net to help support it. :(
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Blood Orange Tangie in the front, Indiana Bubblegum in the back 8/10

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Polynesian Cookie Haze 8/10
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Blue Dream
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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake - never really grew after flipping - most branches didn't reach the net and fell - 8/10
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Headband Haze - I can't pull leaves fast enough to allow light down. 8/10
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thatguy2001

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Photos from August 21 - Start of week 9

Chocolate Hashberry - This one has 3 scrog net layers and it still goes 9 inches above the top one. I'm having to tie these to the net to keep them from falling over
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Big MAC
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Mob Boss
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Dream Queen - looks like crap - never responded to Cal-Mag - Not sure what it's not happy about, but everyone around her is happy
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Indiana Bubblegum and Blood Orange Tangie
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Polynesian Cookie Haze
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Blue Dream
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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake was pulled on day 55 - more than halfway through the estimated harvest range - Probably going to all get processed because it's pretty 'meh'

Headband Haze
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Last dump of the night (2 posts due to size) - Today's pictures

HH
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Blue Dream
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Poly Cookie Haze - will probably pull tomorrow - most buds have 30% amber trichs.
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Blood Orange Tangie and Indiana Bubblegum
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Dream Queen
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Today's dump - part 2

Mob Boss
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Big MAC
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Chocolate Hashberry
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Polynesian Cookie Haze
Massive amount of huge tops
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Big Mac tops. I removed these to allow the light to be lowered and give the lower tips a fighting chance. These stretched way too much.
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thatguy2001

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Nice room
Thanks, I took an old dilapidated wood shed and tore it down to the studs before rebuilding it into a working unit with power and water. It cost my way more than I expected, but I'm happy with the results.

Speaking of results...
Growing such a variety and having to pull them on September 8th created some challenges. I found that many of the strains just did not pull together enough and ended up producing lots of little buds. I know - I needed to thin those guys out hardcore, but it was a test of sorts (and a lesson to the wife who got mad at me for lollypopping last time.
Since I had one of this plant, two of these, etc, I figured I'd throw out some results as 'per plant'.
StrainTotal bud weight/plant gA's gLittles g
Polynesian Cookie Haze13512511
Mob Boss11910316
Indiana Bubblegum1129517
Blue Dream1238835
Blood Orange Tangie987523
Big MAC110*54.5*56
Dream Queen995247
Headband Haze744133
Chocolate Hashberry673037
Black Cherry Cheesecake812061

*I know I had a much better yield on the Big Mac, but I had a gallon jar of cola stems on my counter when I went on vacation and the person taking care of my garden smoked half of it before I returned. "about 7 grams" is what he said. lol. oh well, I'm willing to pay that for a plant sitter, but I wish I could have trim and weighed it first.

Final Thoughts:

I don't know what the hell happened with the BBC - those plants grew so healthy and happy - and they looked like they had lots of large colas, but when everything was dry, there was hardly anything there, and what there was were all so little they couldn't be trimmed.

Mob Boss was the shocker to me - it was not given any adequate light - just sat between the lights and never got anywhere near the PAR required for growing, but in it's viney, wild ways, it put out some good size, dense buds. If I ever ran it again, I would love to try training it onto a SCRoG net and see how it could do. As it was, I was just pulling the vines up as best I could throughout the grow.

Headband Haze is just such a mess with its massive amount of leaf and growth - It's really like each plant wants to grow a little jungle - I've grown it twice and regretted it at trim time twice. The finished product is nice, but it's so much work and so disappointing how much waste there is at the end.

The Poly Cookie Haze was a big winner in that it has a nice finished product with good flavor and punch, it yielded great, and it was literally a no hassle plant - It was easy to maintain and with a 92% big/little ratio, bucking and trimming was a breeze.
 

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