I haven't revisited this thread for a long time, thanks for the comments since my last post. I still have a few seeds left and have been very tempted to pop them but there always seems to be an amazing hybrid to grow instead so they have been on the back list for a while.
That's a shame about them not performing right Max Headroom. Sounds like they grew too fast for what nutrients were available, I had mine in 11L pots so perhaps that helped? They turned out like trees without any deficiency with Canna nutes. The high wasn't profound or strong until 7 - 8 weeks cure, by 10 weeks it was getting really nice. Wish I could have kept some for 5-6 months because it changed in the cure more than anything I've experienced so far.
Originally Posted by Max Headroom
i've grown mekong high recently but my run has been a big disappointment.
first they grew like crazy and put out huuuge fan leaves. then, after a few weeks in flower, a (suspected) magnesium deficiency started, which i was unable to get under control. it quickly progressed. i harvested at around 9-10 weeks - by that time all the lower leaves had crisped up and died and most of the ones up top were heavily affected. despite all these problems, the yield was surprisingly good, but the high unfortunately wasn't.
the (first) high is long lasting but very weak. you barely notice you have smoked something. increasing the dosage by a factor of 4 barely makes a difference. (which i find strange)
but here is the kicker - after 2 or 3 rounds this stuff totally puts me to sleep. i fight to stay awake - like a heavy indica (but without the strong high) it makes me pass out in front of the tv.
i grew 4 plants in soil under 400W HPS. (maybe they need much more light?)
i had to apply major bondage to keep them in check. i had some temp issues for a week or two, but nothing extreme. all 4 showed the same problems. all 4 have the same weak high.
2 other plants growning alongside (spoetnik) were completely unaffected and turned out well.
after this grow i've decided that i will not grow any more strains that haven't been on the market for at least 10 years. i'm glad your run turned out ok, creativesmoke, but fuck those new and untested genetics! (yes, yes, i know - it's always the breeder's fault, never the grower's)
I know what your saying mate, to be honest I haven't done anything as remotely risky since those Mekongs. They were fem seeds too, I've been growing proper stabilized regular seeds since then.