My 2023 Winter Grow Log Journey

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Frosty foxtails forming at 4.5 weeks since flower switch. Looking pretty delicious.


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Day 25:

Sunrise this morning, clones of last flowers stretching in preflower.

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Green Crack: This 1 is showing the most Sativa traits. I plan to breed it by taking a clone later and mixing it with a Grateful Dead-Head sativa from the 80s.

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Critical: Also looking Sativa leaning, but not as much as Green Crack.

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OG Kush: Definitely leaning Indica

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Biscotti: I got this from a Bag of Hermits Delight and it actually germed 3 days later than rest, but grew much faster. Figures, being a seed from a mega farm that can't keep up with demand. Its still waking up, maybe a little overwatered. It grows so fast it gets tired by night. Heavy idica traits. It's a freebie, unknown gender and may get culled.

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Royal Runtz is out but I got some Dotz seeds (Runtz x Stardawg) from Greenpoint on the way, to replace that strain. Also snagged some Blue Dream x Animal Cookies
Greenpoint always fire
 
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End of week 5 flower. Mystery girl. The thick gaseous smells are captivating.

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Stealing all my attention away from the veg desk. LST... boring! Green Crack getting ready for her time in the spotlight.

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Those girls got fed a 1:20 ratio of aquarium water to water in early veg, increasing ratios until the end of flower stretch, at a 50/50 ratio, then decreased ratios until a full stop at week 4 flower (cottonballs). No veg nute burn. Not a single leaf damaged.

At flower switch I dosed them pretty heavy with wood ash, silt, and lime to help the uptake.

At week 3 flower I started banana boosters. Boil a banana peel in a cup of water. Cool off and add into a gallon of water with a teaspoon of molasses.

Gave them that until I saw first sign of nute burn on sugar leaves (yellowing tip), then gave them water and burn signs receded next day.

Back on the woodash and lime today. Added a dash of veg nutes. Not sure why, my gut just felt it needed some nitro availability.

I could easily buy a bunch of fancy nutes, but I'm sold that the organic approach isn't just more cost effective. In my opinion, its more reliable, dependable, efficient, and produces better products than all those scientific fertilizers sold at stores.
 
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Day 56 (8 weeks):

Green Crack Punch
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Biscotti
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Critical
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OG Kush
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My flower space is pretty full right now, but I'm going to move 1 of these into flower every 2 weeks, starting soon. Need to stagger my harvests better. I grow for personal consumption.
 
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Seriously, lol. Too far out though until mainstream science recognizes and teaches angelic, the first language in the Bible, before "confusing" the languages.

Growing old in the new world >.<

 
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I digress

Week 5.5 Flower:

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I'm mesmerized by her. Might call her Siren Head
 
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Moved Biscotti into flower November 8th. It's a little small, but my grinder is empty and I'm out of money. It's also a reg bag seed. Hope it's a girl, we shall see soon.

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These journals and picture logs are really helping me keep better track of my grows. I definitely recommend you try it, if you haven't yet.
 
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Trics are mostly clear starting week 7.

Because my grinder is empty, and these nugz are looking 10x more delicious, I cut the 5 most mature crowns off 1 of the plants -- partial harvest. Never done that.

It didn't seem to phase my plant and is definitely exposing lower buds to more light.

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2 days drying. Drools....

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Siren Head:

She's gonna make this hard on me. I think it might go 9-10 weeks in flower, and lower branches are already buckling under the weight starting week 7.

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Starting week 8.

Partial harvesting in week 7 was a total success. I have killer smoke now (a preview of good things to come) and the inner/lower buds got bigger.

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Moved Green Crack into Flower today. Biscotti still hasn't shown sex. 68 days since germination.

1 foot of plant per gallon of pot. I'm using 2 gallon pots. So a 2-3x stretch gives me 2' - 3' plant.
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Hey Nick....

Awesome grow.....and seriously, I was thinking of doing a DWC run, but your grow style has got me thinking again.....

I appreciate the information you provide while you're doing it....
 
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Hey Nick....

Awesome grow.....and seriously, I was thinking of doing a DWC run, but your grow style has got me thinking again.....

I appreciate the information you provide while you're doing it....
Thanks :) Funny you mentioned DWC. I have a customized 5 gallon bucket to suspend clay pebbles, pump, everything I need to try my first DWC, but haven't yet. I really want to do an aeroponics. I'll start with a drip style and move towards a misting style. Read NASA research showed 5-10x growth rates. Still researching all that and how to integrate into my grow lab lol.
 
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Organic soil is easy and reliable. It has worked for thousands of years, especially when protected from outdoor predatory elements, by growing indoors. It's still a hybrid grow style. Fake light, fake environment. Not 100% natural. I'd say like 50% natural 50% synthetic.

Aeroponics can achieve 5-10x growth rates which is a very competitive advantage in any marketplace. This is maybe 75% synthetic, 25% natural.

My plan is rely on the reliable, and dabble on the high risk high reward.
 
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You won't see many hippies out there able to afford those dreamy earthship homes because they are too anti synthetic, so high risk high reward evades them.

However, those same hippies are always happy, have tasty organic products, and you know it will be almost exactly the same next year.
 
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Indoor, my biggest roadblock is light. I always want more, but will always be limited.

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What I'm working on is staggering the crops so I can harvest more frequently, and utilizing the under canopy, which was wasted light space before.

I have 2 large bell peppers and a baby fern under there too. A Habanero, Banana Pepper, and Jalapeño going in there soon too.
 
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Not to mention, 6 ladies stretching and budding at same time is highly competitive. I'll trim after stretch. They don't need all that space for whole duration.
 
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Biscotti still hasn't shown gender but is stretching real nice. 1 clothespin on each of 4 branches bent them down perfectly today. If it lifts it back up in a few hours, I'll add another clothespin to double the weight and bring it back down.

This 1 is in a 3 gallon fabric pot. First time growing in a cloth bag.

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She's going to bush out and up like crazy. Late in flower, weight of buds will pull branches back down, outward, exposing inner buds to light and air, by design.
 

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