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Hello everyone o/ I am new here and I thought the best introduction I can do is to post about my latest grows. This is a Grow report for Chocolate Rain under 400W HPS in Soil using only the BioBizz fertilizer series without any additional Stimulants on 10 sq ft ( 1m² ) of space .I am currently doing a Jack Hammer x Blue Hammer Freebies run, so this one is already finished. I hope you enjoy my writeup and the pictures and feel free to have a look at my latest grow that is currently running which I'll link once I am done with it in about 14 days. I am always interested in Feedback and answering questions as often as I can so feel to ask if you have something on your mind. English is not my mother tongue, so please excuse any mistakes I make in the process of doing this writeup. -- This project started when a friend I regularly compete against growing the same strains told me that because of the inferior quality of most feminized seeds you can't select and keep a mother of the same quality as regular seeds. Reading the opengrow forums for some time I knew that Eskobar made a comment once where he said that because of the way he feminizes seeds there is no difference in the quality of a mother plant grown from his feminized seeds compared to other breeders regular seeds. Respecting Eskobar as someone who knows what he's doing I told my friend I'll start growing a hand selected CR mother out of only 10 Seeds and have the cuttings compete against anything he wants to throw at it. This beautiful little girl ended up being my mom so I'll start with her. We will fast forward a bit to the time I took cuttings from here. In the top left you can see that beautiful little girl all grown up. Almost no training besides some low stress bending. The cuttings rooted within 7 days in the Aero cloner without any problems looking very vital overall. After that they were transplanted into 2 Gallon Pots (6.5L) filled with BioBizz All-Mix soil as you can see in the picture below. ( Top Left) A week later they went into 3 Gallon Pots ( 11L ) filled with BioBizz All-Mix soil under 400W MH. ( Top Right ) The bottom is 9 days into Flowering still under the 400W MH when i switched to a 400W HPS system. By flowering Day 15 they were already full into flowering mode. I thinned out the bottom third that would not get much light but tied to keep as much of the bigger leafs as I could in order to give them a little extra food to work with. At this point they started bitching a little, i knew from the selection grow that the mom was extremely picky about nutriens, i just used the All-Mix soil instead of the Light-Mix in the hopes I wouldn't have to give them extra nutes at all over the course of 60 days. A little claw here and there in the beginning was something i expected and the girls didn't dissapoint me. At Flowering day 20 they started to show nice flower development. They only got clear water with slight PH regulation for the past three weeks now. Nice colors, nice flowers, everything was looking good and my friend already quite pissed about the quality of cuttings I got from my fem mother. He was in for more surprises i can tell you that. We are now at Flowering Day 28. Resin production kicking in and flowers are filling up nicely. Still not a single extra nute, just clear water. Also this was the day I started to fall in love with the strain. A close up from Day 30 because the Day 28 picture is not the sharpest. You can see the kind of resin production I personally look for in a keeper. Flowering Day 37. Time for a group shot. Smile and wave girls. Smile and wave. The picture that made my buddy really mad is from Flowerig Day 44. I told him they are majestically towering over his shitty regular mom genetics. Also the lower branches, right over the area where I started thinning them out started to grow flowers in the shape of big juicy strawberries. At this point they smelled a lot like fuel. I was expecting some chocolate but got more of a diesel flavour going on with a tiny bit of fruityness. Very strange smell but not unpleasant. Flowering Day 50. Still only clear water but full onset of Autumn going on. I'll add a macro shot of the same plant I was showing you Day 20 and 30. Flowering Day 53. Some of the nicest colors I have seen in a pant. And of course another Groupshot from a different angle. I had to tie them up a bit so they wouldn't fall over. They were still gaining weight rapidly while using the nutes from the leafs and soil only. And because the picture with the colors was a bit unsharp another one that shows the amount of Trichs better. We are almost done here. Flowering Day 57. I put them into darkness for 48h afterwards and then harvested. The picture speaks for itself. After about 6 days of drying with the paper bag method I put them into jars to cure with Bovedas and some plastic bags for personal consumption until the cure was a feww months in. Verdict: I didn't only get about 80 grams dry more than my friend got with his reg mother, but I am also glad I made this experiment because this Chocolate Rain mother went into my mother tent immediately after the selection grow. The nugs have a great look and feel, if you expect chocolate smell, my phenos smell has nothing to do with chocolate, but instead I got fruity diesel, while you can definitely smell the fuel on them while vaporizing you get more of the fruity and sweet taste from it. The quality of this smoke and it's taste is incredible if you look at how much these seeds cost you. I have the greatest respect for Eskobar and his work and that he gives other people the chance to grow his gear. I am not saying you will probably find a keeper like this in every pack of seeds, but if you are starting out or starting getting a mother selection going you could easily find 2-3 phenos that do not only smell and look great but really put some weight on the scale. At least from what I can tell with the 10 seeds I had. The lack of nutes I needed to grow this is another plus, I don't mind putting some BioBizz Nutes into the soil but the less nutes you need the better in my opinion, especially if you try to grow Bio like I do. After three months of cure in the jars the fuel smell is almost gone, but the fruityness and a very distant sour cream comes into the foreground. They taste different than the ones I consumed in the past three months that didn't cure and I am kinda sad I filled two 1 Gallon ziplocks for immediate consumption instead putting one of them into another few jars. But the good thing is I can always grow new Chocolate Rain if I feel like it. Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoyed the little report. Your GrowBro.
(Original report: http://www.wietforum.nl/topic/120740-1x-sugar-punch-200w-diy-led-mainlining-bio/page__pid__1426532__st__20#entry1426532) Greetings my fellow growers! With Crimson and others "going international" I decided to put my joint down for a minute and post my Wietforum report here instead of postponing it This is my first grow so any tips, advice and feedback is appreciated! If you have any questions, shoot! So let's start off with the setup: 1x Sannie's Sugar Punch Feminized 25L of Plagron Light Perlite mix 1x Sannie's bio starter package (tabs, funghi, etc. - see Sannie's site for details ) 4x Cree CXB3590 3500K 36V, running at 50 watt per COB, cooled with Arctic Pro 11 CPU coolers and powered by a Meanwell HLG-185H-C1400B driver. All this goodness was put in a Secret Jardin DS60 with a Winflex fan and a Prima Klima filter, with a clipfan on the side. I decided to mainline her because it sounded like a very interesting concept (especially for a stretchy plant) and so far, I have no regrets! The lights (rotate button refused to function)(The wires are less messy now, that was the first trial run) : This is her at day 22, ready for her first haircut: And after: I let her grow out for a bit again, cut her for the second time 4-5 days later, and gave her her third haircut when she was 32 days old: Now we are at day 49, I flipped the switch 9 (actually 10 now ) days ago: You can see the mainlined hub nicely on this picture, she's been hitting the gym It will be interesting to see how much she is going to stretch the coming days, but so far so good. As far as I can tell she looks healthy and strong (some purple on the stems but that comes and goes when I tie her up ) but if anyone disagrees, please let me know! Until the next one, - Henk010 EDIT: I forgot to include a picture of the second pruning, the plant was cut 3 times in total to end up with 8 mains!
Good day fellow open growers This year I will be growing a few ladies outside. I chose Heribei. This because it is know to be a good outdoor strain. With the order of the Heribei seeds a cross of Heribei x Jackberry came with it. So why not use them. The seeds The nutrients (sannie's way) I will use Gold Label special mix light substrate. I am not sure which size I am going to grow in. It will at least be 40l. In every pot I will put 3-4 buffer tabs. This all will take place on my roof terras. Sadly I am not able to make a greenhouse up there, this because permit problems. Here in holland you need a permit for every single nail you put in to your house Don't worry without a greenhouse it will be fine too I will start in about 3-4 weeks, depending on the weather. Today it was around 17 degrees, so we are starting to get there Greetings, AfternoonDelight
Hi there all! Welcome. today i kick started this thread alive, for u all to enjoy. The setup will be; Secret Jardin Dark Propagator (60cmx90x60) With a Tneon 2x75w for lighting (Vegging + bloom too) Mini fan from winflex with a Prima klima (160/240m3) for exhaust So for everybody's understanding; This is A micro-fluo grow. i willt take clones that will become mother(s), that will hit a 600W flowering area,this will be months from now cause for now it is occupied,almost finished in there, and another grow is already planned to be there.. the reason im posting here instead of micro fluo section, i wanna keep the infos about the huckleberry close to each other, keeps it easy.. also i would like some help to pinpoint the phenotypes im dealing with. my first time really doing so, i know u guys cant smell/touch , but together we should be able to figure this out.. and still; It's a glorious occasion! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dael4sb42nI Now back on track; Two seeds are currently in Spongepots when they are live and kicking they will go to, 3 galon root pouches (basically the same thing as smartpots) these are Filled with gold label special mix light and a bunch of ingredients for a very healthy stable soil life. All the extra's that went trough the soil that aint clear on picture; BAC Bio granules sannie's bacto symbiosis mycorrhiza's Worm castings Perfect start when i was done i threw over some bacto and added some water it, but in between of that, some black lines apeared on the area where i threw the bacto kinda strange.. i did not actually see this happen cause i walked away for a couple of mins, here u can see for yourselve's; But on to the next thing; here we have the spongepot's enjoying there glass of cola; And a shot of the seeds themself and as a last shot with the enlightened buddha on the background overwatching for a safe journey; Hope you people are enjoying this, leave a message, ask a question , for now ima call it quit's its getting late Be safe and healthy all! Peace