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Speedlandracer

Hey all! Long time lurker.

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Greetings!

I'm a disabled medical grower in western North America. Been studying cannabis for a few years since it was crucial in getting my PTSD to manageable levels, and I've absolutely fallen in love with this magical plant that's somehow an antidepressant, a sedative, an anxiolytic, and a stimulant. 

I've been working with USC's genetics for a while, so I wanted to start a thread to document their grows. I grew out Nepalma, Uzbekistan, and Triple Pakistan (and Turkish, but I got all males :lol:) over the last year, and I've got Col'Jam, Uzbekistan F2, Nepalma F2, and a cross of the two that I've dubbed Uzbeknepanama. Instead of using just one mother for the stock, it was crossbred twice -[(Uzbekistan x Nepalma) x (Nepalma x Uzbekistan)], and now the keeper phenos will be hunted, crossbred, and then selected for the most anxiolytic properties. I meticulously keep and freeze the pollen from the strong, stinky males of all strains for future breeding.

My standard procedure for regs is to start them off under 12/12, wait for them to sex, then repot, top, and put under 18 hours of light until they're the size I'm looking for. The topping seems to take care of any revegging delays, and I think that if any phenos were to display herm traits they'd do it at this time as well.

I use a soilless mix of perlite, peat, EWC, organic 4-4-4 fertilizer, coco coir, PFR-97 (for bugs), rock dust, dolomite lime, and humic and fulvic acids. They get fed with Botanicare Pure Blend Pro all the way through, supplemented with fishbone meal, kelp extract, micronized sulfur, epsom salts

Lights are all LED, mostly Kingbrite. 600 total watts in flower, 325ish for veg.

Here's the Triple Pakistan in late flower, just cut a few weeks ago.

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The flower space.

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Here's where the males live. Right now there are 4 Uzbeknepanama, 1 Sannie's Jack, and 1 Uzi F2. Another Uzi F2 and a couple of USC's Black Afghani are in the second picture, waiting to root and put on some bulk before going in here. Definitely battling some thrips here and there, I'm in an old farmhouse and they're literally in the wind.

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The seedlings under 12/12. 5 Col'Jam and 5 Herijuana are in the back left container, the rest are either RSC's Ukhrul, (ECSD x Amnesia), (ECSD x Moonshine Haze), and USC's Black Afghani.

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And here's the current veg space, with females of USC's Black Afghani, Uzbeknepanama, and Sannie's Jack.

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Excited to be here and learn from y'all

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Hey man.

Some solid choices for your meds there.

Always a pleasure to see fellow passionate growers. I see the thrips spots same in my greenhouse, it's like they're always around.

Namaste

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Aloha @Speedlandracer welcome to the joint = pun intended.  well you obviously know what you're doing and even better you bust in here with PORN goody goodly hash drops.

so, at what height to you put them in flower usually ? do u stick to growing plants under 3 ft. i ask cause the cause that triple pak and that bean pole pretty girl all look sorta short. what's your take on the uzbkestan growing it. do u recall how much she will stretch ? seems that's one might find a home in the vault in time. 

disabled stoner too ha. yeah, u made me look up anxiolytic which is fine. the crazy part is i swore you listed anxiety in your list and when i got to that word i wondered why would he put anxiety and that word too. in my mind i thought they were the same but don't know how.  now, if that's not some weird stoner shit to think without u actually writing anxiety i don't know what is.  smdh lol lol lol i'm not even stoned lol.

i wish u all the best in your grows and life.:grinning_respect:.

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Thanks for the welcomes!!

TBH, I don't really flip based on time, it's more by maturity. I start regs off at 12/12 in those tiny pots and I leave them there until they start expressing their gender, which is usually 5-6 nodes. This way I can also cull any hermies early on.

Then they get topped and the bottom 4-5 nodes trimmed (cut mid branch) and repotted in a 3 gallon pot, backfilling to cover the cut branches, and let it veg for a few weeks to a month before flipping. Depending on the strain, I might top it a few more times as well. For some plants that process takes a couple months, for some it takes 3+.

There's about 4 feet of usable growing space between the lights and the shelves the plants are on, but I can always take the shelves out or lower them if I get some crazy stretchy ladies in there. There's a lot of built-in flexibility and I top most plants at least once. The bean pole looking lady in there is RSC's Sinai, which I actually crossed with Triple Pakistan as well as making more Sinai seeds.The genetics on that one are semi-auto so I didn't top it out of fear of killing the yield. There are four of them in there, looks to be two keepers and two that I might kill before they make it out of flower if they don't get their life together.

IIRC the Uzi didn't stretch as much as I thought it would. It was probably a x2-x3. The Nepalma was generally between x3 and x4. I'm in the process of finding out how much their babies stretch over the next couple months! F2's of Nepalma (selected for the sativa leaning pheno) just popped and are in the seedling closet now.

This month I'll be pollinating the Black Afghani females with Triple Pakistan dust as well as some pollen from a couple stinky RSC Afghan Mix males. And probably a few more things, since I'm an insatiable tinkerer.

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high ,@speedlandracer, niceley done  brother,    did you come up with the techniques you speak  of from previous gardening .    respect for your attitude, determination & results.             , onelove   sunstone!

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Welcome to opengrow. I saw some introductions here. From  " Just Sprouted " to " Grow Teacher " in two posts is rare.

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Thanks all!

Yeah, I've grown vegetables and herbs for years, used to work on a farm, etc. but didn't realize how amazing cannabis is until about 3 years ago. Started growing cannabis last June and have been researching everything I can get my hands on to understand the plant more since. Luckily, there are tons of resources like this site available online. Marijuana Botany, the Cannabis Breeder's Bible, and Cannabis Breeding: Basic to Advanced Marijuana Propagation have all been invaluable.

All of the technique stuff is just me tinkering with the grow as I've learned more about what works in my environment. Starting the regs off at 12/12 and then switching them to 19/5 once they show sex is a very recent development, after screwing myself over by putting seedlings that ended up being male in bigger pots than I would have liked. I figure at the very least it's a good stress test for them.

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bang on,   speedlandracer,    i agree with your outlook, if no one did any, experienting its amuch slower personel  advance,    i always say  `you gotta pay to learn,  one way or another!   refreshing aproach  -  self confdence =conection with plants = love  yea!        onelove       sunstone.           HAPPY WEED HAPPY HEAD!

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