Ok guys were gonna be doing some outdoor testing. First off I'd like to thank the great guys at Female Seeds...Mr. B !!! I'm very excited to be growing Critical Sour and Chem OG. Well here's a bit of info about what/were the grow is gonna be. I'm in the USA / Appalachia Mtns. It's a very rough dense, steep area. It stays pretty hot/humid in the summer. Highs in the 80+ degrees daily....maybe lows upper/mid 60s. It's starting out to beening much wetter than normal.
I'm a longtime grower, I've grew a lot of indoors grows. I'm also a outdoor guy. I've grew close to 25yrs and still try to learn/evolve as a grower. I'm the type of person to give advice and take advice. That beening said I'd like to keep a good natured thread. I'm not dealing with trolls or anybody into childish things. This is an adult thread and that's how we'll keep things. But were gonna try to represent Female Seeds with the respect they've earned over the past few decades. And give a 100% honest grow of these 2 strains Critical Sour & Chem OG. I've got some experience growing a Chem OG strain some yrs ago . I'm not sure if there's any of the same features but it was a super good strain.
Ok guys the Critical Sour popped pretty fast. When I put my seeds into the wet paper towels I usually put them on a plate under a bed or in a drawer. I used a bit of heat from a heating mat. Ok I had a lil trouble with the Chem OG. I got 4 of 6....I'm really frustrated because these 2 didn't germ. I've germed 120 so seeds this season and only 3-5 didn't germ. I really wished I'd lightly scuffed the Chem OG seeds. For those that don't know what I mean. You take a VERY fine grit piece of sand paper a kinda scuff the seeds up a lil. This sometimes helps the seeds crack/open up easier....possibly could have got 6/6 on the germing of the Chem OG. So guys these are a bit tricky/rough to germ. I definatly recommend lightly scuffing the Chem OG. I'm not sure what Mr. B thinks but the Critical Sour germ fine. Although maybe a bit slow but there all extremely looking fine. I also like to put a very WEAK mix of liquid seaweed/maxi-crop into my water once I wet the paper towels. I only soak in regular R/O water. Then I like a very weak solution of the seaweed to wet my paper towels. I've had only 3-5 seeds outta like I said 120 some various seeds/different breeders and strains. I really wish I'd scuffed the Chem OG but enough dwelling lol. We got 6/6 Critical Sour and 4/6 Chem OG
Ok guys now I'm gonna fill in the blanks.
Soil mixture for seedlings
Seed starter.....then I mix some of my regular soil that I got a few goodies in !!! I got regular organic soil from Walmart. I mix about 70% soil & seed starter with 30-35% perlite. Then i have my soil mixed up per gal. To the 70% soil /seed starter 30+% perlite I add Fox Farm American Pride & Marine Cuisine 1tbs per gal, dolomite lime 1-2tbs gal, few cups worm castings. Ok now I dump out some seed starter into a bucket. I then take a 16oz cup and scoop up a few cups of the soil mixture I use into my seed starter. Prolly around 5 parts seed starter to 1 16oz cup of my mixed soil. I'll add more perlite if needed. I'm sorry if I'm confusing or kinda vague. I use Ocean Forest soil a lot and if I don't have it I kinda make a version of it. Were I live I'd have to order and have Ocean Forest shipped. It beening that expensive I just mix up a hillbilly Ocean Forest lol.
Ok right now the seedlings are under flurosent shop lights. I'll be easing them into the outdoor in the next day or so. I like to start them indoors and get them somewhat strong. It's no secret were getting a late start in this outdoor grow. Mr. B tried but my postal service didn't get the first package to me. So were in 38n lat and gonna give it our best.
More on the type of outdoor growing. I'm gonna do some smart containers...prolly a few 30gal,20,10. Maybe go bigger than 30gal on a few pots. I'm prolly gonna do a guerilla spot or two. So I'll try to do a guerilla style plant...prolly the Critical Sour since we got 6 of those.
Ok the photos that show the plants were there bigger were taken a few days ago. So were getting caught up here and I'll start posting pics from here. Any questions or anything you wanna know just let me know. I'll get some good pics tomorrow or the next day as I start putting the seedlings outside in the shade at first. So hopefully we can get a good thread here with plenty of info and so decent size plants. I'll touch on more as we go.
Well they tell me ‘bout the pie up in the sky,
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you’re born and when you die,
They never seem to hear even your cry.
So as soon as the sun
I'm gonna get my share of
And then the harder they come ,
The harder they fall,
One and all.
Originally Posted by Harry Lime
Put out the joint, step away from the computer and go for a walk.
I'll get some pics up soon....the Critical Sour is a vigorous grower. These lady's have took off in these 20oz cups. Chem OG is doing good also. I've just got them under a t8 shop light 24hrs.
I wanna go into how I water these young plants. I feel it's very important to water just enough to kinda wet the soil. I just give a very small amount of water....but I like to water often. If you have your soil mixed like I describe it will drain fast. So I water every 2-3 days....when they first pop up sometimes I use a spray bottle and mist the soil real good. Water in small amounts often. Don't water to much and have your cups heavy/water logged. It's gonna be very bad on your seedlings if you overwater. Once you get the feel of things you'll know by the weight of the cup or pot if it needs watered....especially when there young. Just kinda putting that out there if any new growers join the grow thread.
I like to water with 1/4 to 1/2 strength maxicrop seaweed. I think seaweed really helps....I've used it religious for many yrs.
I'll be easing these plants outdoors at least by the weekend. And it probably won't be very long before I start transplanting into grow pots, and a guerilla plant or so into the ground. Kinda get a few different things going on this outdoor test grow.