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About AbuKeif

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    the islands of the moon
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    Lebanon
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    gardening, tinkering, homesteading, languages

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  1. That trichome shot is gorgeous--what's going on there? It slid past amber into purple? Also, it's reassuring to hear that even the pros make mistakes--I've got some temperature issues right now myself that might ruin a crop. Still can't wait til the Killing Fields regulars are back in stock!
  2. Welcome aboard! And yeah, we're all a little bummed about Eskobar...
  3. Thanks guys! @Sacred Plant Warrior I'd be curious to know more about what you mean when you say a 'satty-specific environment', especially if we're talking indoors. My grows have been strictly indoors so far, and at 42 degrees north in a snowy part of the world, finishing these longer-flowering sativas outside would be a non-starter anyways... It's been tents and aggressive supercropping, which the plants don't seem to hate me too much for. Until I move to Thailand one of these decades (or design a multi-story grow room that can accomodate 14' plants), that seems like about the best I can do, but if you have any tips and tricks for maximizing my opportunities and the happiness of the girls (and boys), I'm all ears! And frankly, I like the challenge. Whenever I read people giving advice like 'don't do those crazy landrace sativas indoors,' I was always tempted to do exactly that, and now I'm even more confident that it's possible. Here's a recent pic of the RSC Highland Thai at week 21 Kindly forgive my crappy photographic skills. This strain will probably never be the best yielder indoors, and the plant in the back is looking a little raggedy from some combo of nute/senescence issues, but I should still get a little smoke and several hundred more seeds to learn, play, and experiment with! One of them also smells exactly like the Bubblicious chewing gum that I would beg my mom for in the supermarket line when I was eight years old
  4. @gardenartus Hi there, thanks for your help! I believe I managed to figure out my issue... I think I've been having trouble because I don't always compose my posts in the space provided in the forum itself, so if I cut and paste '@xxxxxxxx' as part of a document written elsewhere, it doesn't look like a tag in my final post. Hopefully it's smooth sailing from here on out!
  5. How do I tag in the body of a post, though? @AbuKeif
  6. I hope they provide you with more than 25% happiness when you puff them--anyway, those are some fine-looking plants!
  7. Hey y’all! Off to a slow start here, but hopefully that will change as the plants get bigger and potted up. They’re still pretty tiny, since I’m waiting to clear the Highland Thai out of the flower tent, and the Jalisco seedlings are getting by under a little fluorescent. Temperatures have been low here, too, and I have only crude means of controlling it, so a bit more warmth might also speed them along. The fluoro has been pretty close the whole time, and while I know I can’t predict a lot at this early stage, I already get a sense from their shapes that they want to grow up, up, up! @lumatekfan, my plan this time around is to just ‘make an F2’, as you say--crosses will be the next step once I've got a nice seed-stock to play with. Also thanks for the link! I’ve spotted a few of MisterDirt’s posts on the Jalisco, though it wasn’t clear to me whether he’d grown and smoked the Jalisco Jaze, the IBL, or both. It's clear from his words that whichever it was, it's nice smoke... I’m hoping he might chime in with any info on how to keep the babies happy. @Sunnyvale, I agree that the Thai and Jalisco seem like they would be a fun cross! This is my first grow of the Thai, and I don’t know yet how she tastes, but there are some nice citrus/bubblegum-smelling phenos that I look forward to tasting. I’m under the impression that all of the RSC offerings are basically unworked and have a wide variety of phenotypes, so selecting a future parent might not be as straightforward as I wish. Perhaps a few generations from now, I’ll have a slightly more stable version out there—maybe even one that finishes flowering in under 20 weeks O_o
  8. Hey fellow growers! I’ve recently popped some Jalisco IBL, and as there are few (no?) other grow reports on this or any other site, I thought I’d chronicle my progress for the world. I’ll be hanging out on this thread for a while, so feel free to pull up a seat or check back as things progress. Since I hear Esko isn't himself generating new strains for the shop anymore, it’s my goal to make some more seeds to play with, while also leaving myself at least a bit of smoke. I’m fairly new to the world of breeding/pollen-chucking with only a few runs under my belt, so I expect to make plenty of mistakes, and hope that the more experienced old-timers won’t hesitate to pipe up and yell at me when I’m doing it wrong. Given the affection for all of Esko’s strains on this forum, I was pretty surprised that nobody else had documented a grow of this strain from beginning to end, and I’m excited to contribute to the knowledge-base. If anyone has any suggestions or advice for keeping this variety happy, I would be eager to hear it—I’m particularly eager to hear about how much stretch I can anticipate, as well as the advisability of 12/12 from seed, supercropping, or other height-management strategies, since I’m growing in a pretty short tent (5’6”/167.5cm). I’ve managed to keep a crop of RSC’s Highland Thai under control in the tent, and since I’ve decided I like landraces and challenges, this will be my second experiment with wrangling sativa-type plants indoors. I’ll be growing in organic soil under a 300-watt Mars Hydro LED in a Gorilla tent with a footprint of 2’x2.5’. For the moment, though, the seedlings are under a fluorescent bulb. I know you’ve all seen a billion seedling photos and they all pretty much look the same, but here are mine. Wish me luck!
  9. I've got some of Esko's Jalisco IBL seedlings under the lights for the new year, and am planning on doing the first grow journal of this strain... ever, anywhere? At least, I haven't been able to find anything else out there online. Exciting!
  10. Thanks everybody—glad to be back! @Misterdirt—am I correct that you grew out Esko’s Jalisco IBL at some point? You seem to be the only one on this forum (or dang near anywhere else online) who talked about it much. I’ve got some beans in the dirt and will start a grow log soon; I’d definitely be interested to hear anything you have to say about how to keep it healthy and happy in a tent over the next few months.
  11. Just saw this: wow, this is incredibly generous of you! I hope to have the breeding chops some day to do a similar gifting on a larger scale... so far, it's just local friends and family who benefit from my modest seed runs, but you're an example to aspire to.
  12. This consideration may already be on your radar, but it's something I need to remind myself of when sprouting: temperature can make a big difference in sprouting speed! I've had older seeds sit for a week in a paper towel at 60-ish degrees Fahrenheit, but once I moved them to a slightly warmer spot on a table a few feet above a heat vent where they were in a 70-ish zone, they grew big tails overnight. (Moderate heat is key, of course--you don't want to bake the poor things.) Good luck!
  13. Hello everyone— It’s been a few years and living situations, but I’m back and growing again (in my very own place, so no worries about landlords!) I’m grateful as ever for the knowledge that has been dropped here over the years, and hoping to contribute more actively now that I’ve got a stable setup. In particular, I’m planning on doing a n00b grow journal of Eskobar’s Jalisco IBL, since I can’t find a single one on the entire interwebs, and I’ve been on kind of a landrace kick lately. I’ve also been on a seedmaking kick—after all the years of fearing male plants and avoiding any trace of pollen, I’ve swung the other way around and begun chucking pollen gratuitously—mostly just reproducing packs of worked lines, so far. Why isn’t every hobby grower making their own seeds?! (Don’t worry, Sannie, et al., my bank account can attest to the fact that I haven’t stopped picking up your gear.) What I still don’t know about best practices could fill volumes, but I’m looking forward to continuing this journey. Here’s a picture of my not-nearly-finished seed run of RSC’s Highland Thai at 14 weeks of 12/12 (hoping to get a little smoke out of it as well!), and another of the Jalisco busily sprouting:
  14. That's a bummer. Rain has been terrible here in the northeast US as well. At one point this summer, it was raining every day for a month, and random shoes in my closet were blooming with mold. If inorganic materials inside out of the weather are succumbing, what chance have our plants got? Hope things dry up for you!
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