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So I'm doing a journal to document the following;

 

(1) The process of selecting a male from a batch of seeds I made with a Northern Lights male from an unknown seed bank in Amstedam

and a Trainwreck female I've been growing for 3 years now. This will be pollen used to preserve other genetics I have at the moment.

I'm curious about breeding and would like to impart some traits of the Trainwreck to some of my other strains.

 

(2) I will be running a test to see how much difference there is when beneficial bacteria is utilized in the soil opposed to none.

 

So, The sprouts were soaked overnight and placed in 16oz cups of Fox Farm Light Warrior soil. This pic is after about a week in the dirt.

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These are six Trainwreck clones, Three have been planted with endo and ecto mycorrhizae.

The plants were ten days into flower when the clones were taken so they are showing some preflowers.

The three on the left were given mycos.

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Well I know that most of us have used and believe in the addition of bacteria and fungus to the rhizosphere,

I just wanted to track the differences.

 

Enjoy!

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Sounds interesting, I've been hearing alot about the Trainwreck. Should be a good cross. I think I'll stick around hopefully I can learn a thing or too in the meanwhile. :)

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I have always been a firm believer in feeding the soil and not the plant and keeping the microherd happy. But I am extremely curious to the results of this experiment. Also those TWx NL beans sound like a pretty good combo. I am not completely familiar with TW as far as breeding goes(as in what traits are passed on) but as I am sure you are already aware growin her for years she can be hermi prone. At least the so called arcata 32 i've seen. So as to be certain I understand, you are growing TWxNL seedlings to find a good male to pass on TW traits. Wouldn't it be more feasible to use a recessive plant so that in future generations the traits of the daddy would be hidden revealing more of the mother? Just a thought. But on the other hand I see the advantages of using astable ibl so results can be somewhat expected. Good luck and I'll be watchin this one!

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Thanks for tuning in friends. :)

 

Dlite,

 

To be clear, the soil was inoculated prior to planting. I've used Advanced's Piranha and tarantula, as well as some micro brewed stuff previously with success.

 

This time I'm using Plant Success. It's $20 for a =/- 24oz can.

 

The TW cutting I have is pretty stable. Over the years I've only had hermi pop up once in late flower from heat.

 

Not sure 100% if it's the R32 or not, but it shares many physical traits with other "TW" I have seen(EX: Leo's outdoor adventures, his wreck looks identical!)

 

I agree that it would be more advantageous to be using an IBL on both sides for stability, but this is just to satiate my curiosity and hypothesis.

 

What's strong is what I'll keep.

 

TW harvested last month. All organic amended soil.

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Stay tuned...

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You have any front row seats open for this show :wacko: ? I am hooked on Trainwreck. I grew her for about 4 years, and she happens to be the one of the few smokes that relieved the pressure in my chest and allowed me to breath. I grew the NL for almost 3 years. I liked the yield from her. I will enjoy watching this one. :)

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who the hell has a really nice NL now days though yall.

 

nice looking bud there awake. i have some train wreck in seed form untouched yet, so hoping it will turn out to be keeper stuff. of course i plan to make more of them to see what phenos pop up in the next generation. should be fun hunting . butter & hash will be made of course along that journey! :)

 

let the show begin mang. i'll pull up a couch cause chairs are to uncomfortable now days lol.

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Good Morning!

 

I agree Maverick, I have smoked a lot of herb and this Trainwreck cut is one I always come back to. Best anti anxiety smoke ever!

 

Thanks SPW! Where are your seeds from? Best of luck with the selection process, I know it's one of the more rewarding parts of growing for me.

 

Not much change at the moment in the veg room, so let's see some big girls.

 

A lil' bud porn to keep y'all interested.

 

Blue Dream wk 4

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Grape Ape wk 4

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Next Generation Seed Co. Grapegod Fem wk4

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I let the latter 2 get some nitro def, one of the common problems in my soil mix.

 

I think I need to use bigger containers than the 3 gals I have. Check this out. These should be +/-6 gallons

DIY self contained scrog idea

 

Until next time...

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Good show and nice ladies.

Appreciate your exhibitionist tendencies!!

 

G

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Update!

 

So these are the Trainwreck clones five days after the first pics.

 

Both fed the same batch of water, the inoculated ones received 1 teaspoon Plant Success sprinkled in the soil at the root zone

 

First, no Plant Success

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With Plant Success

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I didn't PH my water for a day or so, which could be the reason for the necrosis and yellowing on the un-inoculated plants.

 

I can't see it being an issue of overfeeding as they were all given the same food.

 

The Plant Success has some ferts in it, which could be the difference.

 

I'm going to give the un-inoculated ones a lil' boost of veg ferts and see if they catch up.

 

That seems to be the only variables.

 

See y'all in a bit.

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Update!

 

The Plant Success is a success! It may be the added ferts that are doing the trick, but the trick it is doing!

 

The un-inoculated plants will now get a nice shot of food to see if they catch up.

 

The pics speak for themselves.

 

un-inoculated

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Inoculated

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Even if the ferts in the Plant Success are the reason why they look sooooo much better, I'm using it when I transplant from now on!

 

The seedlings are slow going. I gave them their first shot of food last night, so growth should speed up.

 

Here's a not so interesting pic, but it's an update.

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That's all for now.

 

Tune in next time...

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Hello again folks!

 

Thanks Dubwobble, you have a mighty fine knack for growing, testing and documenting your grows. Kudos.

 

So the seedlings are finally taking off. Looking green n perty.

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I even had a twin!!

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What the hell some bud porn while we're at it. Trainwreck day 42, gettin' frosty!!!

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Enjoy!

 

Peace

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Love it. I have heard great things about that grape ape, thanks for sharing.

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Good evening.

 

Thanks Smoke, Fla, even and Hempy. I really enjoy spreading my enthusiasm for our favorite lady!

 

The Grape Ape is a nice Urkle cross. She's sittin at day 45 and the purple is really coming in.

 

So I knocked over six of my seedlings this morning. They didn't just fall over either, they flipped off a ledge and landed upside down. Awesome.

 

I thought two were dead for sure. Snapped right in half.

 

Tonight to my surprise, the worst looking one is fine! Nice little supercrop and we're off.

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More soon...

 

Peace

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Hello everybody!

 

It is amazing what five days does! The seedlings are in full veg now.

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I'm going to plant them all in a 30 gal container in my DIY greenhouse out back soon to sex them.

 

And for the next up for harvest... GRAPE APE!!! This cut is amazing! At day 49 she is showing milky trichs! She doesn't yield big, but it's well worth it.

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Check the cat hair in the middle of the pic. Ooops.

 

That's all folks!

 

For now...

 

Peace

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Hey folks!

 

Mack 10, gracias.

 

Indican, I'm all about organics, but my dirty little secret is Dyna Gro Foliage Pro for my little ones until they get into their full size pots.

 

Today the seedlings got their new home. A big ol' sterilite container I had laying around the backyard.

 

1/2 recycled soil 1/2 amended with castings, guano, bone and blood meal, azomite, lime and epsom salts.

 

Now the clock starts to see how long before we have genders. They've been on 24h light, so it should happen fast.

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One from the top

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There were a few sprouts that were way behind that didn't make the cut.

 

See ya' in a bit

 

Peace

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On my second organic grow and the one thing I noticed was that the stems were weaker than normal ( with chem ferts). I have a few bottles of the Dynagrow protekt that has silicate in it. Any harm in adding that? I figured even half strength would be better than now. The buds get so heavy they fall over .

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Hello all,

 

hiwatt- muchas gracias

 

Joker-- I used silica for a bit, it works and I didn't notice any unwanted flavors. For chem ferts Dyna-gro is great. non urea. 50+ years of research.

 

Today the ladies are stretching for that sun!

 

I have decided to postpone the search for a male. I have too many things going on right now and breeding doesn't fit in the schedule.

 

So now we see who's female and gets to live. What a difference in a week!

 

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Peace

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Joker, I would definitely use the pro-tekt silica! That stuff is awesome... It's the second most concentrated form of silica I can find at the moment. If you are growing hydro or if you mix up more than one nutrient during the feeding then make sure you put in the silica first.

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