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It's the first day of week six, so it's time for an update.

Here's the whole gang. I've found that I still have a low-level thrip problem. I hammered them with both pyrethrins and Nuke 'Em, as seedlings/young plants and that seemed to have done it, but I noticed the tell-tale signs on a lower leaf and there they were. So the lower parts of all plants got hit with Nuke 'Em, which isn't actually recommended for thrips, but it seems to kill them. They'll get hit again, tonight.

I guess thrips don't like a lot of light, because I haven't found any near plant tops. My nematodes might be keeping them in check, too.

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Bebop (Arise x Blueberry Cookies) is the most interesting, scent-wise, so far. All three are a little different. The first here is both fruity and has that minty scent. I assume this one is blueberry cookies leaning. The next is mostly just sweet and fruity. The third is restaurant-dumpster-in-August-during-a-sanitation-workers-strike + burning tire + fuel:

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This last stinky one also looks like she may finish up sooner than the rest.

These next two are the Sugar Punch gals. This one has undeveloped scents — mostly "green" and sweet. The next is even sweeter scented.

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Like most of Sannie's sativas, it looks like Sugar Punch wants to produce large colas.

Here are the two Golden Goats — all cured of their pH issue. If you grow this, go for a pH closer to 6, in soil. The first is the Hallelujah pheno, which is coming along an no longer threatening to go long. The second is the short pheno, which is most notable for its shortness, so I thought fast and came up with that name. I can think fast on my feet.

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The purple one back there is not it.

This is the Storm Shadow clone, that appears to have tobacco mosaic virus:

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Now the Planet of the Grapes girls — Different degrees of grape. The most colorful one has the least scent.

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And finally, the strain that has kept me sane for the last 4 months, my Lemon Sunrise cut. She's not sure when she's going to demand more supports, but she is sure she will demand them.

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This is a potential mama plant for a Lemon Thai male, but I'm not sure If I want to cross the lemon Thai to another strong lemon scented plant. Anyway, she kicks ass.

Until the end of week 6… Happy trails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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awesome! thanks for sharing

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but I'm not sure If I want to cross the lemon Thai to another strong lemon scented plant.

you definitely must!!

i love the thai high and the sour lemon taste

best

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It's the end of week 6, so an update from the gang. Some of the more flamboyant girls are labelled.

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As I should have suspected, Sugar Punch is a donkey dick producer. Also, she doesn't give a shit about the ultra-bright LEDs. Even though she's closest, she's not burned at all. Several of the others got some burn. I turned the light down a bit. Next grow I'll be more height-conscious.

This is the fruity-minty Bebop, in the front. You can see her leaves are a little tacoed.

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The Storm Shadow cut from last time, who got seeded inside and out. She's in a chastity belt now.

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P of the Gs:

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The Sugar Punch future Donkey Dick:

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This is the Golden Goat, Hallelujah pheno. I doubt she'll go any longer than the SP:

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She got some LED burn.

The other gal who seems to have been burned by the light is the Lemon Sunrise gal:

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Unless that's a nute deficiency.

It's pretty obvious to me that Lemon Sunrise is one of my favorites. I ran out on Friday night and have been in tears ever since. I'll have to suffer for about another 4 weeks. Weep for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking good :verrygood

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It's become obvious that I have a purple pheno of Sugar Punch in the mix. The other is definitely green.

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This plant is in the back of the tent, middle row, so I never inspect it closely. A few days ago I started wondering what was wrong with it.

It's also become obvious that Lemon Sunrise does NOT like the LEDs + UVB, which I started a couple of weeks ago. None of the other plants seem to mind the UVB. I'm still getting the hang of the LEDs. I will definitely be keeping sensitive plants, like LS, much shorter.

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She's got a couple more weeks, at least, so I moved her away from the UVB. Oddly, the side facing the LEDs is worse than the side facing the UVB. The right side of the pic is more under the UVB, the left is more under the LED.

It's 7 weeks, and two of the Bebop plants already have a few amber trichs. Very few — like one or two per bud. But still, the drum roll has started.

I look forward to finding out which plants are worth keeping, so I can DUMP SOME OF THESE DAMNED CLONES. You'd think they'd have the courtesy of remaining small.

 

 

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On 3/6/2021 at 3:22 PM, Misterdirt said:

It's become obvious that I have a purple pheno of Sugar Punch in the mix. The other is definitely green.

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This plant is in the back of the tent, middle row, so I never inspect it closely. A few days ago I started wondering what was wrong with it.

It's also become obvious that Lemon Sunrise does NOT like the LEDs + UVB, which I started a couple of weeks ago. None of the other plants seem to mind the UVB. I'm still getting the hang of the LEDs. I will definitely be keeping sensitive plants, like LS, much shorter.

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She's got a couple more weeks, at least, so I moved her away from the UVB. Oddly, the side facing the LEDs is worse than the side facing the UVB. The right side of the pic is more under the UVB, the left is more under the LED.

It's 7 weeks, and two of the Bebop plants already have a few amber trichs. Very few — like one or two per bud. But still, the drum roll has started.

I look forward to finding out which plants are worth keeping, so I can DUMP SOME OF THESE DAMNED CLONES. You'd think they'd have the courtesy of remaining small.

 

 

What is your UVB source?? I use the UVB 10 reptile and never had a problem, even left it on for 24 hrs.

what LED are you using? I run a HLG 600H 30” above the canopy 

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58 minutes ago, baqualin said:

What is your UVB source?? I use the UVB 10 reptile and never had a problem, even left it on for 24 hrs.

what LED are you using? I run a HLG 600H 30” above the canopy 

I need to go back to the lizard lights. I got these from some online vendor, like HTG (but maybe not HTG, I don't want to blame them). I wouldn't be surprised if these things were for tanning beds, or something. Whatever, I'm going to look for something else.

I got HLG's 600W DIY kit. The canopy is different heights, but mostly, if not all, are closer than 30". I have to dim it a little.

I started this grow with HID lighting, so this is a whole new experience. The Lemon Sunrise is the one really suffering. The rest are OK or show some slighter effect.

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1 hour ago, Misterdirt said:

I need to go back to the lizard lights. I got these from some online vendor, like HTG (but maybe not HTG, I don't want to blame them). I wouldn't be surprised if these things were for tanning beds, or something. Whatever, I'm going to look for something else.

I got HLG's 600W DIY kit. The canopy is different heights, but mostly, if not all, are closer than 30". I have to dim it a little.

I started this grow with HID lighting, so this is a whole new experience. The Lemon Sunrise is the one really suffering. The rest are OK or show some slighter effect.

Yep same one I have the DIY and love it.

MFr’s hot, mine’s as high as it can go in the tent and stays there Veg and bloom. Just measured it again and I’m 39” from the screen, 30” average from canopy. I just turn it down almost all the way for veg and slowly work it up as it goes into flower topping out at 75 to 80 % , if I was running CO2 I could go wide open, but no more benefit without it at that intensity. Best run yield wise was Sugar Punch, I averaged 10 zips a plant with it.

those have to be tanning lights, the 10 .0 reptile  hangs around a foot and runs in late flower 6 hrs a day, it’s not on a timer and that’s how It got left on 24 hrs I forgot to unplugged lol!

FYI

Strawberry Starburst is aggressive as fuk in veg and if I find the right pheno I’m hitting it with Chocolate Diesel to  make Strawberry Chocolate Diesel seeds!

 

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My light is as high as it can go, too.

The tent is crammed, as usual, so I don't expect a large yield per plant, but it's pretty obvious that Sugar Punch is going to be a big producer. The tall, green pheno cola is only about 15 inches from the LED, and there is some slight upturning of the leaf tips, but that's it. No other sign of distress. That might be an important trait to consider. I wonder if that is from the SSHZ or The One?

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One down — The Storm Shadow clone.

Here she is, preening in front of the backdrop of death. The plant, itself is about 30 inches, from soil to top (75 cm). She'd be as tall as the others, but she was an extra clone that rooted and at the last minute I decided to toss her in. The other plants have been around longer.

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Top bud:

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And a couple of lower buds:

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The best way to describe her is a "modernized" White Widow — a bit more potent and with some hints of fuel and gas.

If she rings my bell, I'm sure I'll gush about her.

She went 53 days. I think the original seed plant took 10.5 weeks. The wonders of clones.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Storm Shadow is gone, but it's still a colorful, crowded mess in there, a day before the end of week 8.

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The green Sugar Punch looks like she plans on going 11 weeks. Getting frosty.

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The purple pheno looks like she'll finish a week or so sooner:

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I took an advanced taste of this Blueberry Cookies leaning Bebop, clipped over a week ago. Really nice then. I have high expectations. I think she'll go another week, at least:

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I had a Wait… What? moment with my wife a few days ago, when she said, "Are you going to be shutting down for a while after the next harvest?"

Hmm, uh… no.

 

 

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One of the Golden Goats is about 25% amber, so...

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This gal is short. Up until now, she was The Short Pheno (only 24 inches, also known as 60 cm). When I removed her from the tent, I realized she completely dominated the scent in there.

She has a heavy tropical fruit scent + spice, like maybe cinnamon, and a little musk. The big bonus is this took less than 9 weeks! Sure hope she's the one.

A main bud:

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This might be among the stinkiest plants I've ever grown. Without touching it, it stinks. But there is no nasty scent — even a non-pothead would like it, as long as they like tropical fruit and spice.

Lemon Sunrise is probably the next to come down. I will have a nice supply of "daytime" weed for a little while. But I find that daytime weed isn't just for daytime anymore.

 

 

 

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The blueberry-scented Bebop finished and has been hung by her ankles. She posed for some pics just prior.

Hey, it just occurred to me that what follows isn't just bud porn, it's snuff bud porn.

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Bebop is medium height and is an easy, non-fussy grow. In spite of that branch hanging down, which I probably should have cut off weeks ago, this strain does not need support. Her two sisters, who aren't done, are also strong and can hold up their own weight.

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I haven't had a fruity plant since… wait, lemon is a fruit. So is pineapple. Never mind.

I haven't had a blueberry scented plant since I grew Blue Santa, a zillion years ago. There. I said it and it's true. Except a zillion might be an exaggeration.

Here's another bud!

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Enjoy the remains of your weekend.

 

 

 

 

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The other two Bebop gals were chopped this morning. Both are nearly identical. The first has a blueberry + mint cookies + fuel/chemical plant fire scent:

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She needed no support. She's slightly more than 3 feet tall (1 m). She was topped once and then super-cropped two or three times. Her blueberry-scented sister, chopped a week ago, now has noticeable fuel scents, now that's she's dry, so fuel might dominate the scent of this one, by the time all is said and done. A couple of buds:

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She got a bit fried by the LEDs. I'll have to keep them shorter if I grow Bebop again.

The next one, the Texas Chemical Plant Fire scented one, was in the back corner of the grow, and must have depended on a tent wall for support. She did not have the stake until picture-taking time:

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Again, this was topped once and super-cropped a few times to keep her to about 1 m height.

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This was an easy grow, among the easiest-to-please plants I've had the pleasure of growing. One problem reported elsewhere was sometimes you have to remove the seed shell carefully, by hand. I had to do that with one plant this grow. It might have been a Bebop.

More on these gals when I do the smoke report.

 

 

 

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I'm at an odd time in this grow — six plants left (two Sugar Punch, three Planet of the Grapes, one Golden Goat) two days into week 11 and there's about 2 amber trichs in the entire tent, and those are on leaves, not calyxes. The three PotG plants have "looked done," based on anything but trichs, for at least two weeks. Two are getting cloudy trichs, that's about it.

The PotG's days are definitely numbered. Waiting more than 11 weeks for an indica dom to amber up was not in my plans. At least one is coming out to make room for some vegetable starts, at the end of week 11.

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Another Saturday morning sap-bath. Today it was the green Sugar Punch and one of the PotG girls.

Sugar Punch just keeps growing. parts of the colas show amber trichs, but newer growth is all clear. Hey, it's the end of week 11 Toots, you're chopped!

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She needed no support until very recently, when I shifted her to a different part of the tent. She's 4 feet tall, from soil to top (120 cm).

As Sannie's sativa doms tend to be, she wants to make giant colas, even though I tried to branch her out to make much smaller colas.

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She smells very sweet, maybe kind of like melon.

I bought Sugar Punch when Sannie first dropped it. One seed went into an outdoor grow that was cut short when I moved. Two others were given away. This plant and her purple sister have been waiting a long time.

Planet of the Grapes, however, wasn't waiting long at all. This one has about 5-10% amber trichs. Again, it's 11 weeks and you're an indica dom, sweetheart. You're chopped! Her sisters still live. They only have a few amber trichs on leaves.

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She and her sisters needed no support at any time. She's 3 feet from soil to tops (90 cm)

There is some grape to this one's scent, but also a lot of other stuff in the background that I have not identified.

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Very frosty. She suffered from the LEDs being too close. All plant parts exposed to direct light turn purple/black.

Looking forward to trying her out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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pretty ladies!! you got some nicely colored ones :tu .....i´d always prever the colored ones, tastewise

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I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed the Irie Genetics grow it’s been fun watching you wade through the cultivars, I might have to pull the trigger on Storm Shadow just for nostalgia purposes. I ended up with 4 female Strawberry Starburst that I’m moving into the flower tent today, let the show begin.

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@baqualinI think I'll be keeping one of the Golden Goats along with Lemon sunrise. The jury is still out on the Bebops.

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45 minutes ago, Misterdirt said:

@baqualinI think I'll be keeping one of the Golden Goats along with Lemon sunrise. The jury is still out on the Bebops.

I’m sure those are the ones I would go with, Golden Goat is one of my favorite daily smokers, doesn’t take you too far in either direction, mostly just right. 

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22 hours ago, baqualin said:

I’m sure those are the ones I would go with, Golden Goat is one of my favorite daily smokers, doesn’t take you too far in either direction, mostly just right. 

Give Lemon Sunrise a try sometime. It adds an intense, high-energy element. Great wake up and do something weed.

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The tent is now closed for the season. (Next season starts as soon as clones root.)

The last two girls look a little rough — 12 weeks under too much LED and death-ray UVB. Once they're trimmed, they'll look good. The purple Sugar Punch:

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Not pretty, but still beefy.

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The last Golden Goat had bottle brush-shaped  buds.

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At least one of the Golden Goats will be a keeper. The Bebops are not ringing my bell, though they're good (just not for me). Full smoke reports when all is cured.

 

 

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