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Stardawg Female seeds (my first led grow)

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Since it is my first led grow, i'd like to share one last journal with you.

Today i put ten female Stardawg and three freebee seeds into 4 x 4 cm rock wool cubes under a Samsung led strip 24/0. I was looking for a sativa dominant strain with indica like buds and stumbled upon this one. I got it from marijuana-seeds but can't quite determine which breeder it is.  But that doesn't matter much to me, no pheno is the same anyway. 

 The subscription sounds promising if you ask me.

Although the lineage suggests it is more indica and so you would expect this to be a couch-lock inducing super stone, that is not the case. The appearance, effects and aroma of this variety definitely leans towards Sativa dominance. Highly energising and euphoric the cerebral high that this strain gives is nothing short of a joy. The parents of Stardawg are the Original Chemdog#4 crossed with Tres Dawg (which itself is a Chemdawg x Afghani cross), meaning that it has refined and concentrated all of the best aspects of the line into one beautifully punchy package. THC Levels are regularly tested in excess of 22%, but 19-20% would be the normal range for most growers.

Because of the Afghani way back in its family tree the overall height of the plant stays relatively short for a sativa type plant. That being said, it still tops out between 150cm-2m indoors, and considerably taller outdoors. This means that training and topping may be needed if space is limited. The leaves are longer and thinner, although not pure sativa “fingers”, with a light “unripe lime” colour to them. Stardawg is quite hardy and will put up with a fair amount of rough treatment. It has a good resistance to pests and diseases, although in very high humidity areas it can sometimes be susceptible to mould if it gets wet.

For medical patients Stardawg is a must for people experiencing anxiety or depression type disorders. It has received especially positive reviews from PTSD sufferers, and it is also an excellent appetite stimulant.

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Truth be told, i prefer cuts but i didn't have the patience to wait for them to root.  I will certainly take cuts from these very expensive seedlings and would advice everybody considering to buy these seeds to do so.  

The Led light is made by my very gifted friend and is 660 watts. I'll post pictures of it later when in motion. 

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So your friend made a 660 watt LED fixture for you? That thing sounds like a BEAST. I just saw you got 900 grams from 1200 watts of HPS. 

You said you had some issues with climate in your grow and you are getting more control of your climate and environment. I think the smaller light producing less heat will be a big boon for you there. Here's hoping for a big haul!

 

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Thanks HereticCleric!

From the ten StarDawg seeds nine came up and all three freebees . So we're off with a great start! 

I planted these twelve seedlings immediately in the final 18 liter containers, so they can adjust to the light asap.  And then i gave  them 1.8 liter each (GHE pH minus powder (pH 5.5) Biosevia grow (Ec 1.0) and a little Fulvic Acid). I kept the Ec low because I couldn't get my hands on light-mix and this soil is kinda hot. After i was done i fired up the led. Love the color of this light, it takes  a lot after the sun. 

Forgot to bring my camera, but i promise to post pictures soon.

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A week later this is how they look.

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So far i haven't watered the seedlings since i planted them.  The tensiometer read 110 mbar meaning they won't get any water yet. I'll let it run up some more. 

The day before yesterday my buddy cranked up the dimmer a little bit so the lamp is now the equivalent of a 1000 watts hps like i wanted .

And that's all the news!

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Yesterday I watered the plants severe. This time  by holding the pots with the bottom into the water (pH 5.5  and Ec 1.3) until the medium was fully saturated.  And this is how the plants look today.

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The plant in the middle right looks a little awkward.  

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Never seen this before, at least not to my recollection.  Than again, i never seen a ufo in my grow-room neither, but does that prove anything?

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I topped the nine Stardawgs and three freebees and made cuts from them.

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And after that i switched the clock in the grow-room today to 12/12 on the 16th of July. 

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Hey Hey Hamme..hope,you´re fine

lookin great,as always!!  i pulled me a chair for this one

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Hi Saxo, nice to have you in the front row! I am fine thank you and how are you?

A day after being topped this is how the Stardawg seedlings look.

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The fifth day of flowering.

Even just a day after defoliating the plants are still leafy. 

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The different phenotypes all have different drinking needs, so i am lifting up the pots and only water those that need it.  

I raised the light a little to cause some stretch. 

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The ninth day of flowering.

Today i watered the plants and divided about twenty five liters over all twelve of them , pH minus powder pH 4.8 (a bit too low but it runs op anyway) GHE Biosevia Ec 1.3 and a cap of Biobizz fishmix.

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And after a refreshing drink:

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The plants are finally starting to look like i want them to!  In retrospective i would not have hung the led so close to the seedlings from the get go. With hps it works fine  to go full power soon as they show their faces, but when dealing with led it is a bit too harsh. But no biggie. The plants  grew over their troubled youth and came out stronger!

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The 18th day of flowering.

We're not even into the fourth week of 12/12 and i have to water daily! Don't know if it's the strain, the led or the warmth of summer but i never had to water daily before. Don't get me wrong, no complaints from my end! 

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On the following picture you can already see them yellowing ou t a bit from thirst. Specially the one to the left in the middle. 

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No problem, those leaves will be gone soon after defoliation anyway. And to keep them from yellowing out further i'll increase the Ec a little next watering. That's the convenience of growing mineral. 

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In the back you can see them dying of thirst. These ladies are binge drinkers and they binge drank right after the pictures on my treat! But no alcohol, they ain't eighteen! 

Bye bye! 

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