Posted by - 6 minutes ago -After having a little break due to a problem with previous grow area have finally managed to start another one up again
I have a 60cm x 60cm x 1700 secret jardin tent and am using an led light for the first time. having previously always used a mix of cfls, mh's and hps in flower with a 600 watt bulb.
I've gone with a Mars Pro Epistar 160 led. The light has 3 pre programmed light settings for seedling, veg and flower mode and also has a built in timer with pre set cycles on 18/6 and 12/12. Light also takes the humidity and the temp readable via the lcd display on remote. I'm hoping having smoked a few led buds from friends to see good results.
I planted 4 Shackzilla fems and after a bit of chopping and changing selected 2 plants that looked to be the most similar pairing and put in a 30 litre fabric pot in a compost and perlite mix with added guano and mycorrhizal. I had originally planned on growing 2 in 2 x 30litre pots but only room for one pot so decided to do a pot share.
The small plant on left in the big pot in this photo was swapped for the one behind it in the smaller plastic pot
Seeing as low heat output from led i switched from the seedling light setting mode to the veg mode after just a week and plants have been fairly squat and very bushy with plenty of good strong side branching. I haven't topped plants at all just removed a few bigger fan leaves to let light get to side branches occasionally.
things have really started to speed up a bit now and I have just raised my fabric pot up on a couple of off-cuts of timber to get air underneath. Just want a little more height on the before get the screen in place in a few days and start training them and removing lower leaves. I'm hoping to keep the best plant as a mum so will be taking cuts of both from trimmings.
These last 2 pics are a week apart with most advanced being taken today.
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Phuuu's IPA Project
Posted by - Yesterday, 06:20 PM -Hello and welcome to my current project.
After a year of running as many beans from my stash as I could I have chosen a different course for this new year. I plan to concentrate on the one cross I have grown to date that has been most effective for my chronic nerve pain. That is Phuuu's IPA, a wonderful cross made by friend and OG member Phuuu Ad. This cross of a AK47/Northern Lights mother with a Super Skunk dad has produced a cross that smells and tastes very much like an IPA beer. The resemblance to beer comes from Myrcene, a terpene present in Phuuu's IPA bud. In fact, the sample I had tested showed Myrcene as the only terpene present which is a bit unusual.
For whatever reason Phuuu's IPA bud gives me superior pain reduction compared to any other cannabis I've tried. Since I began using it as my main medicine via infused glycerin my quality of life has really improved. I have read with interest here on OG and other boards the stories of folks and the different crosses that have helped them with their conditions.
One of the names I kept seeing was Green Manalishi, a g13 based cross from Motarebel. The dudes at NAW seeds have made good use of GM in some of their crosses but they have concentrated on the female side. I am curious how Green Manalishi pollen might impact the Phuuu's IPA.
So, that is what I intend to find out in the following months. I currently have four IPA females that are 4 weeks into 12's. They came from the short pheno of IPA and are all under 30" tall. I took a cut from each of those and they are waiting in the veg area. I also planted 5 beans from the tall IPA pheno and they are just now coming up. I plan to ultimately choose one girl from each pheno to be hit with GM pollen. I have a small space to work in so I will run the IPA's first, make my selection and keep clones of the winners until I can grow out a nice looking GM dude.
I'll get some pics up and better introduce you to Phuuu's IPA in my next post. Cya then.