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    First Car you ever owned and got stoned in :)

    First car owned was the '71 Chevy Chevelle SS. Web photo. I paid something like $950 in 1980 and sold it for about $1400 about two years later to a collector who bought it for the body.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Greetings, Open Growers. Welcome to my continuous evolutionary grow. Continuous, more or less. Evolutionary, in that I intend to isolate mistakes. I start a new plant every two weeks, so mistakes will hopefully only affect one plant at a time. I will learn from them, and not duplicate them across time. My first grow with auto flowers was a fun introduction to cannabis cultivation. Here i will be playing with photo-period-dependent varieties, and sharing things i find interesting. This is my learning laboratory. The first two strains were planted in March. Harlequin is the bigger plant. She is a high CBD strain. The seedling is strawberry kush.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Strawberry Kush x Mystery Sativa. Day 73 of flowering. In the past week to ten days the flowers really filled out. Is it my imagination or do these trichomes look milky already? If so, i can probably cut back on the late-flowering feed to half strength for a week. Then flush. Then harvest a short time later. The hairs on the flowers don't seem to look ready yet. that's why i think this can go for another couple of weeks. Maybe even three. I would love to hear from sativa growers any suggestions on how to finish this. Not really sure what i am doing. Flying by the seat of my pants.
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    Demonstrating Defoliation

    This topic is an outgrowth of my ongoing grow journal. I recently defoliated a plant shortly before flowering it, and so far, the results are impressive. I am getting all kinds of new growth at all of the budding sites. That was all it took. The bug had bitten me. Last night I was visited by a spirit. The spirit that unites people and cannabis in pleasure. The spirit told me to share my enthusiasm. Or maybe it was a fever i caught from the bug that had bitten me. In either case, the purpose of this topic is for people to share and discuss defoliation. My particular (latest) passion is defoliating during veg in order to promote bigger yields. Some people call this method schwazzing. So dubbed by one of the originators. Or original promoters. I tried it after reading reports on the technique. I had to try the technique after reading about it. And now that i am seeing the results, I want to share some insights i have gained. Before trying this plant training technique i had been playing with just about everything. Low stress training. FIMing. Topping. Growing plants horizontally. Super-cropping. Manifolding. Along the way i had the chance to really study how cannabis grows. I have acquired a certain intuition about the plant. Defoliating during veg does work when done right. Doing it right requires that you understand the purpose of the leaves. When to leave them on. And when to take them off. When done right, the results speak for themselves. (My first experiment is flowering now.) Here i will share insights on why to do it, and when. Plant training is an artistic outlet for me. In a previous life i must have practiced bonsai. Or, perhaps in a previous life my leaves were green. Dec. 11, 2018: Software Bug: There is no way to respond to this topic. I hope that gets fixed soon. I don't want to relocate this topic. I would like to see the bug fixed instead. Gardener
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    Demonstrating Defoliation

    Strawberry Kush after removing the leaves from the first five nodes of the stem. I am growing the plant nine nodes tall. I plan to veg for 8 weeks total. I think it was 28 days old in these photos.
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    Hello Opengrow, greetz from Germany

    Yes. Welcome.
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    Crystal Candy/ Sweet Cheese -250w- (Sweet Seeds)

    Nice looking plants. Good luck with the grow.
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    Growing Just Cozz

    Sounds like an exciting grow. How long do you plan to veg the plants before flowering them? Or, do you base it on the density of plants in the space?
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Master Kush harvest. Day 62 of flowering. A new milestone. My first harvest where the wet weight is north of three hundred grams. 379 to be exact. My best harvest to date is the last Tangie plant. That one worked out to be 56 grams. 2 ounces on the nose. Recently i took down an Ice plant that had been defoliated. The dry harvest for that plant turned out to be 48 grams. Wonder Woman just came in at 52 grams. And this morning i put the Lemon OG Haze auto in jars. 31 grams. This is my biggest harvest so far. Let's see what the dry weight reduces to.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Lots of seeds on hand. I am always planting something i am out of. I grew Madberry this past fall. Harvested it around November. Used it up already. Madberry is not the best pain-relieving variety. This is because it does not have a heavy indica high. But it is a great strain for enjoyment. The head high is pleasant. It relaxes without locking me to the couch. Yet, there is a body component.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Choosing the next seed to start.
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    Oldschoolsg's Garden

    Nice. Very similar to my own setup. The one recommendation i have would be to to put a tub in the bottom of the tent. It's not necessary. But i am sometimes sloppy, and dirt washes from a pot, or there is some standing water. One of my lights is ViparSpectra. Can't beat them for their price. No issues.
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    Demonstrating Defoliation

    Harlequin, day 46 of veg. She'll be ready to flower in ten days or less. Kind of a tall plant. I don't want her height to get out of hand during flowering.
  14. Supposedly the best time to pollinate a female is between the 3rd and 5th weeks of flowering. So, when do people put (potential) males on 12/12 lighting? At the same time as the female? Or one or two weeks after? (Assuming it takes 7 days for the plant to begin flowering.) Any insight is appreciated.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    None of these are autos. The lemon haze i took down a couple days ago was an auto. The next auto i want to grow is Northern Lights. But I won't begin that for a while yet. Too many other seeds to grow out first.
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    When to flower males for seeds?

    I will flower the males in my veg tent, or outside. The days are still shorter than the nights. Still too cold right now. But in about five weeks it should be perfect. I plan to do the pollination outside. I also read something about taking branches from flowering males and keeping them in water until the pollen sacs open. I may give that a try.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Harvesting plants frees up space in the tent. I am down to five plants at the moment. Four adults and one juvenile. Here is my grow tonight. On the left, Master Kush. Day 56. She comes down in a week. The other tall plant is the cross between Strawberry Kush and a mystery sativa. Day 60 of flowering. I'm guessing she'll need about 98 days total. So a bit more than five weeks to go. Harlequin is in her 7th week of veg. Blackberry is at day 21 of flowering today. In the starter pot on top of the clay pot, young Strawberry Kush. Almost 3 weeks old. Last year i felt like a subsistence farmer. I barely made it from one harvest to the next. Now, i can't help but overproduce. I also can't stop. I am not addicted to pot. But i am addicted to growing it.
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    A Continuous Evolutionary Grow

    Harvest day. Lemon OG Haze auto flower. 181 grams wet. A fun easy plant to grow. Advertised as a 9-11 week variety. From seed, it took 86 days. 82 days since it popped its head up. The flowering period was 48 days.
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    When to flower males for seeds?

    Thanks for the responses. I have a Strawvberry Kush x Mystery Sativa cross that, at the moment, looks like it won't be done before 12 to 14 weeks. I want to find some males to cross back to Strawberry Kush for a more reasonable flowering period. I also have some other batches of regular seed i haven't begun to play with yet. Figuring out my strategy. I managed to do this this once by accident. This time i want to keep the pollination specific to a plant, specific to a branch on the plant.
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    Demonstrating Defoliation

    @dieseldog381 Those plants look fantastic and happy. On a side-note, are you also doing screen of green or is that just there? I was doing all kinds of plant training before taking up defoliation, always working and scheming to get my plants to grow flat. Never did SCROG though. But once i started defoliating, all that other plant bondage began to feel unnecessary. Now, i like to let the plants grow according to their natural form. Defoliation ensures that all the buds will get light,
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    Demonstrating Defoliation

    Please do share photos.
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    Demonstrating Defoliation

    The pistils begin white and finish red/orange.. She does have a nice appearance. Stayed short. Lots of buds from the lower branches came poking up through the foliage.
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    Demonstrating Defoliation

    Wonder Woman. Day 68 of flowering. Wet harvest: 264 grams. The plant was defoliated before flowering began. I continued to defoliate this thing throughout flowering. Once the fan leaves all come off, the plant is covered with flowers, and flower petals. The flowers take over the work of photosynthesis. Almost all of the fan leaves were removed from the plant. But the plant is still covered in green. Late in flowering I removed flower leaves when the leaves were obscuring another flower below. The stems were packed with dense nuggets from tip to stem.
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    Newberry

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