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    #16
    Another week in lockdown has gone by watching the grass grow

    Here's an overview of the main area
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    The Australian Dead Head is recovering well from her intense haircut and is smelling very lemony when touched
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    The Critical Mass has had 2 haircuts and is also coming on and it's really starting to smell like musky honey and clover now
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    The Wedding Cake (front) and OG Kush (rear) are coming along nicely and will need a haircut soon to let the light penetrate to the lower bud sites and so the leaves stop hogging the nutes
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    One of the Glue Cookies is coming on strong while the other looks a little over fed
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    OG Kush clones. The Jumbo Jiffies looked good in the shop but they don't seem to work as well as standard ones or straight cocoa choir
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    The Wedding Cake clones are growing roots and should be OK once I get them planted in larger pots but it looks like these large jiffies are no good and will have to go
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    And finally for this week the Golfball is coming along well and I'm really tempted to cross this with the Glue Cookies if I can hatch a male from the regular seeds I got
    I was ready to get rid of the strain since we've had it well over 10 years and have no idea what it really is but after growing a few others it seems to have a lot going on in comparison
    It's strong and fast growing and tastes and smells awesome
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    See y'all next Saturday
    Thanks for popping in
    Last edited by StickyBandit; 09-04-2021, 08:26.

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      #17
      Another week in lockdown has passed and things are progressing well

      The main garden keeps ticking away but the Cookies Gelato seed that popped succumbed to bacteria or bugs. I'm popping another now using the method between the sponges in a sealed container floating in warm water heated by an aquarium heater.

      Main garden
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      Australian Dead Head. Still months to go...
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      Critical Mass. Well on it's way and smelling sweet
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      OG Kush in the rear and Wedding Cake front. I gave them a major hair cut a few days back and they seem to be bouncing back
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      2x Glue Cookies at the rear and 2x Wedding Cake at the front
      I think I stunted one of the GCs over fertilizing but it will probably snap out of it soon once it starts soaking up the nutes.
      The WCs are clones and are in the Jumbo Jiffies which I won't be using again. They might have a PH problem or something but they always yellow the leaves.
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      Back in the nursery the OG Kush clone testing has confirmed my suspicions about the Jumbo Jiffies.
      All of the clones have rooted well, even the ones in straight cocoa coir.
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      Meanwhile the Golfball is going great. I really might have to hang on to this strain.
      I did a little bending of the stalks and accidently touched one of the buds and my finger tips were just covered in honey
      It smells kinda gassy and like tree gum. I don't really know how to explain it but there are like fumes coming off my fingers I can feel in my eyes.
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      'Till next week
      Thanks for popping in
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      Last edited by StickyBandit; 09-13-2021, 05:53.

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        #18
        I got a bit bored so I've started an experiment in the nursery
        I read an article here last week about poppin' seeds using a container of warm water to control the temp and I've extended it to cloning to see how well it works.
        There are 2 seeds in a container I started 2 days ago, a Glue Cookies (hopefully male) and Cookies Gelato and I made some Wedding Cake clones today and floated them in the warm 25°c water also.
        As a comparison there are some in jiffies and some in larger pete pots I filled with a coarse cocoa coir I purchased in a solid block.

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        Bringing the water up to temp
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        Everything floating around happily
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        If all these clones take I have no idea what to do with them all 😋

        Take care everybody
        Last edited by StickyBandit; 09-13-2021, 05:54.

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          #19
          Set up a new tent today
          1200x1200x2000 (4'x4'x6'6" in ye olde measurements) replacing a 900x900x1800 tent
          Sooo much room

          Glue Cookies from seed (rear)
          Wedding Cake from clone (front)
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            #20
            Another week has gone by and there have been a few changes
            The OG Kush has been eliminated from the grow totally due to hermies
            The new tent has given me a little more room
            I am trying a new fermented seaweed liquid fertilizer
            And the new incubator floating in water is fantastic for root production in clones and also for popping seeds

            The Dead Head Is going well but there is still a long way to go
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            The Wedding Cake has a little more room since the OG Kush hermied and got put down
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            When I open the curtains in the morning the whole room smells of dank honey from the Critical Mass
            The leaves on the rear plant are a little pale but the buds are forming nicely so I'm not overly concerned at this point. The stress might even be making the buds form a little faster than the front plant.
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            The new tent with that shoe shop smell makes a good home to the Glue Cookies from seed (green tag) and Wedding Cake clones(pink tag)
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            Hopefully this is a male GC this time
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            Finally got a Cookies Gelato to grow properly from seed. The jiffy pellet in the incubator did the trick after popping between the sponges. I was planting too shallow before and the growing sprout had nothing to grab hold of to push the root down and the leaves up. This would explain why a lot of my young seedlings needed support. I am now planting 20mm-25mm deep. Most if not all of my previous grows over the decades have all been from clones so this is newish territory for me.
            I am going to test some different methods of popping seeds which will involve a sealed container floating in the warm water but this time I will start them in the jiffy pellets or cups with medium or grow cubes and bypass the sponges.
            These are all Wedding Cake clones taken at the early budding stage during a low prune and the lone seed in the jiffy is the Cookies Gelato
            All the clones in the jiffys are showing multiple roots already and looking very healthy. The ones in the pete pots with cocoa coir are looking healthy but not showing roots yet. Jiffy pellets look like the go.
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            Last up is the Golfball. It seems to be a very fast grower and is staying nice and frosty. The pistils are going a salmon color.
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            Till next week...
            Thanks for looking in
            Last edited by StickyBandit; 09-18-2021, 02:08.

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              #21
              Going to try popping a couple of seeds in jiffies from scratch. They are rubbish seeds so they will go in the bin but I'm curious
              Planted 20m/m deep from the get-go.
              I'll put the lid on and float it in the 26°c water.
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              The Critical Mass can come out in a week or two. I see a few amber trichomes already and I don't want the sleepy weed
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                #22
                2 out of 2 so far
                Lid on and floating in the 26°c water it took 5 days from seed buried 20mm. One actually came up yesterday. You can see a root coming through already on the first one so it could be planted in a big pot already if I was keeping it.
                I'll leave the lid off now and see how they grow for a couple of days.
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                Last edited by StickyBandit; 09-24-2021, 00:36.

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                  #23
                  Another week has passed....

                  I have been re-using my potting mix and not noticed the PH slowly getting lower so I have sprinkled some lime on top of the buckets in the hope it will bring the PH back up from 5.5 to 6.5-7.0
                  This probably explains the burnt tips on some of the leaves and the occasional dark blotches although strains like the Wedding Cake and Golfball don't seem to mind as much overall
                  I bought some new potting mix today for using while I condition the old stuff in a large plastic container over a few weeks

                  The Critical Mass got the chop a few days back and I probably won't be doing that strain again, just because there are so many others out there to try

                  A Glue Cookies has taken it's place for now and gone to the 12/12 light cycle

                  117gms of Critical Mass curing to go on with when the last of the Dead Head runs out
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                  Left to right, Australian Dead Head, Wedding Cake, Glue Cookies
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                  ADH
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                  WC
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                  GC
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                  Green tag GC, pink tag WC, white tag Cookies Gelato
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                  WC clones. Not really happy with the health but they are mostly rooting. I don't think I will use the cocoa coir again. Maybe it's the PH or too much air space but I will plant them out anyway
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                  GC clones. Will probably keep these going. Not sure yet
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                  So now I know the jiffy seedlings work I will toss them and try some other methods
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                  The Golfball is looking pretty good, won't be long now, and it's been a while since we smoked it so it will be interesting to see how it stacks up
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                  'till next week
                  Thanks for dropping by
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                    #24
                    Pulled the Golfball and the Dead Head yesterday
                    The Golfball was ripe and the Dead Head was deteriorating because the soil is too low in the PH which seemed to accelerate the life cycle
                    They both look like they will be very good smoke and are in the dryer

                    Here's some pics of the Golfball
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                      #25
                      Had a few plants go south due to either too much nutrients or PH being too low, or a combination of both. Not all plants were affected but the Glue Cookies went hermie.
                      It seems some plants can handle bad conditions and some can't.

                      The Wedding Cake seems to be doing fine and she has a lot more space than I intended now
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                      Popping a few seeds at the moment trying a new method.
                      6x Golden Tiger regular
                      2x Super Silver Haze
                      2x Mango Chutney
                      Hoping to put a GT male over all 3 females

                      Seeds are between 2 wet sponges, sealed in ziplock bags, floating in 26°c water
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                      Also have a few Wedding Cake clones which were taken when the plant was starting to flower and a single Cookies Gelato front and center
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                      Thanks for popping in

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                        #26
                        The Wedding Cake looks to be getting closer to maturity but still no amber trichomes
                        She looks the goods and smells pretty nice
                        I would have grown her a bit bigger if I had known the others were coming out but never mind
                        She doesn't seem to mind the challenging soil conditions either. Too low on the PH and over fertilized
                        You would hardly know by looking at her that she's been defoliated 3 times and had the branches bent repeatedly to let the light through
                        The branches are very strong and don't need any support
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                        Last edited by StickyBandit; 10-19-2021, 07:49.

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