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Welcome to BeachBud's garden by the sea. :wave:

 

Here you will find bits and pieces of my continuing effort to grow the best cannabis I can. My space is small and my assets are limited so I try to make the most of them.

 

I have a total space of about 11' x 4.5' w/ 7.5' ceiling. That is divided into 3 spaces with the flower room being about 7.5' x 4.5' of which only 5' x 4.5' is used for growing. The rest houses the reservoir, dehumidifier, shelving and all the hardware. A light tight door separates the flower room from the veg/clone area which occupies a space of about 3' x 4.5' of which 3' x 2' is useable for growing. This space is divided vertically with the lower area housing the clone/sprout station and the upper area for vegging.

 

Here's a pic of the flower room after putting in new panda film.

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And one showing the Blumat supply line laid out.

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This is the veg/clone area.

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The veg area is lit by 2 led strips. They have 3 x 5 leds per strip equalling 22.5 watts each for a total of 45 watts. I made the change to these from a 200w CFL last year and am more than happy with the upgrade. I want one more strip so I can fill the entire space.

 

The Sprout-O-Matic is something I built after not finding a what I wanted on the market. It provides a widely adjustable range of climate types with rather basic hardware. After several years of use I and very pleased with it's performance and can honestly say I have never lost a clone or sprout in it.

 

There is a 4" fan mounted in the wall between the flower room and veg area that pulls warm air out of the flower room into the veg area. This is all the heat the veg area gets but it seems to do the job.

 

Here's the hardware and rez and a shot of the rez getting filled.

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I've upgraded the fan speed controller since this pic was taken and now use one of these. The ballast is a 600 watt Lumatek.

 

Now you know about my space. Coming up I will show you what I do in it. :dope:

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Your plants don't have an ocean view? How will they know they're Ocean Grown?

 

Ah, but they can hear the waves roar and catch a whiff of that salt air from time to time.

 

 

What is sprouting in the Sprout-O-Matic?

 

that pic is a few months old and I can't recall. I will be cranking it up in a few day when I take some cuts from a Sour Goo and G13 I have vegging. Some pics of them are coming.

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Here's how the flower room looks as of 4 days ago. Since then I have moved out the nearly done G13 to another room for her last couple of days. I have a Sour Goo waiting for room but it looks like she will have to wait a week or so.

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This is the G13 last week @ day 49

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She has ripened up significantly this past several days and will get the chop real soon.

 

Next up after the G13 will be the Sour Goo girl. She is an interesting specimen that I have grown fond of. She was a clone from a dispensary and was kinda sad looking when I got her. She grew into this amazing little bush all on her own with no manipulation on my part. She is 18" tall now and over 24" wide with a wonderful self formed canopy of frosty little buds. Her smell is really strong and reminds me of sweet tarts candies. She is small but her buds are dense, covered in trich's and plentiful. Here's some pics of her last week @ day 39 flowering.

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She is a cross between Afgooey and Sour D and if the taste is anything like her smell I think I will be in love.

 

The Comfortably Numb girl was 23 days into flower when these pics were taken last week. She is a homemade AK47 cross that I got from a dude a few years ago. I grew a couple crops of her and was impressed with her potency and fast flower time of 7 weeks. This one is an F2 I made and I have successfully pollinated it with a Medicanna male. I have high hopes for the resulting offspring. This cross has given me a number of plants with triploid's (3 branches from a single internode) and this girl has one about 5 internodes up and just threw one at the very top. It seems to have interrupted the main cola top and I am curious to see how she progresses.

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That gets you almost up to date with the goings on here. I'll be back as events warrant.

 

'till then, keep 'em green :dope:

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Looking like some great gear you got working there. Liking the new digs too. Keep up the exceptional work and looking forward to future updates. Keep it green.

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Thanks much everyone.

 

@UFo - I have heard of the Top Spin 12's but have no practical experience with them. I'm really happy with the Blumats. :)

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@UFo - appreciate the good vibes and yes, I do like that G13. She is smelling up the spare room she is in now but not for long...

 

@saxo - thanks man :D it is my pleasure to share.

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Those babies are looking frosstty and delicious!

 

About your homemade AK47 cross, what traits are you looking for in your next generations? Are you considering less variety in your garden so that you can grow out more seeds and continue breeding for certain traits (i.e. fast flowering)?

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Hey Damar, thanks for admiring my girls. :)

 

I wish I had the space and flexibility to devote more time to working with certain strains. As it is I try to mix in a few varieties looking for something special. My next run will be G13 heavy but I do have some beans I need to work in also.

 

I am hoping the Medicanna will give this AK cross more vertical oriented branches and some extra height. As it is now this AK cross is very potent but she can be a space hog and never grows more than 30" tall.

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Well thanks SICKNeSs, and welcome to OG :tu

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thanks guys :D

 

@Indi - I'm always drooling over your tubs full of girls. :dribble: that is how I grow in my dreams...lol.

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Can only follow up on others comments,

 

That your growrooms, hardware and plants look awesome!

 

I'm in for some porn...! ;)

 

Peace

 

Mowgli

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I took down the G13 at the 8 week mark. She was showing mostly cloudy trichs and loosing color fast in her fans. She spent her last 2 days in my potting room to free up space in the flower room and filled it with a wonderful pinesol like aroma. The lighting was not good so I resorted to flash pics of her before the chop.

 

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I'm in for some porn...! ;)

 

well, here you go...

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She filled up one screen and will spend the next few days drying.

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Guest BrockSamson

Digging the new Grow report setup (I'm going to have to pose off you and create my own fixed grow report thread, if you don't mind).

Thinking about calling it, BrockSamson's Beach House :lol: .

 

Beach, do you wait for the amber trichomes or do you harvest when you see that the majority of them are milky?

 

I ask because I'm currently in the same situation, my fan leaves are losing color fast (adding anymore nutes so late into flower now would be pointless imo), but all the trichomes are milky and I don't see any amber. I'm taking them all down this week regradless, but I've got a few that are still looking young (i.e. the calyxes are still white), and i'm not too sure if I should give them some more time.

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Hey Brock, I use 3 signs to tell when my girls are done. The color/clarity of the trichs is one of them along with bud development and water use.

 

I have never been a fan of amber trichs as the main metric for ripeness. Some strains just don't amber up or if they do it is often well past prime time. I shoot for mostly cloudy trichs with sometimes a few amber's and find that is usually good. I put as much weight in the overall appearance of the buds. Are they still bulking up at all, are calyxes still swelling? A ripe bud usually has a ripe look to it. The hairs often turn color, the frost looks less shiny and often the smell begins to lose some sweetness. Some lose color in their fan leaves earlier than others, some like the huck kush stay mostly green but turn wonderful colors at the end. The third and sometimes most telling is the plants water use. When you can go a day or two longer than normal between watering then they are getting close. If any two of those criteria are met then I would chop, if not then you might wait a bit more. Hope that helps.

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