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Power Africa (fem) Grow Report
Posted By: brettweir My Strains
Genotype: Mostly Sativa
Breeder: Seedsman
Grow Location: Indoor
Medium: Hempy bucket
Sea of Green? No
Lighting & Wattage: 400w HPS
Fertilizing Method: n/a
Pruning Method: Low stress training
Stature: Due to LST it was very short and branchy
Flowering Time: 65 days
Grow Results
Appearance: Solid nugs throughout, lots of resin. Minimal stretching.
Odor: Fruity, very pleasant. You can smell it everywhere once jars are opened.
Average Height: not sure
Yield Per Plant:
202 grams (7.1 OZ)
Taste:
Tastes like certain woods smell. Not harsh at all though.
Buzz:
Definitely a good uplifting high at first, then a solid couchlock that will keep you grounded for a while.
Ease of Growing:
Overall Rating:
Strain: Power Africa (fem)   Rating:
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Power Africa (fem) Grow Notes
I didn't see much documentation on this strain so I thought I'd give it a go. The price was certainly good! The description said "a fast-flowering sativa" which I've always wanted to try as well.

Veg
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Nutes: General Hydroponics FloraNova series, mixed 3-2-1 tsp / gallon (veg-micro-bloom), CalMag @ 1tsp / gallon.
Water: Tap water.
Medium: 2 gal hempy bucket, mixed 50/50 perlite/vermiculite

Popped 1 seed in moist paper towel and transfered to peat puck. Once roots were showing, I transfered to a hempy bucket pot. (check out Hempy Buckets in the hydroponic grow section for more info on these) Vegged in a DIY rubbermaid box with six 23w CFLs for about a month and a half.

Flowering
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Nutes: same as above but used (can't remember guy's name) a custom ratio. Went with 8mL micro and 16mL bloom per gallon of tap water. Also used 1tsp / gallon of CalMag on top of that. My tapwater used to cause problems during flowering and my plants would end up with severe calcium and/or magnesium def around week 6. Not anymore!

Transplanted to a 5gal hempy bucket (50/50 perlite/vermiculite mix) and flowered using a horizontal 400w HPS light. Fed every two days by hand, never once used straight water. This strain can handle quite a big dose of nutes with no problems. Kept up this schedule for many weeks until trichomes were all cloudy, then flushed with 12 gallons of straight tap water and cut her down 4 days later.

Buds took about 4 days to dry in very dry and warm basement. They came out crispy and I thought my batch was ruined, but there was plenty of moisture left in the stems. After jarring them for a few weeks they're all perfectly moist and ready to smoke.

Total yield was 202 grams, or just shy over 7 oz. I'm pretty happy with this strain so far. The high starts with a head high and slowly takes over the body, leaving you couchlocked for a good hour. Great evening smoke. Smokes great in joints.

Thanks for stopping by!

More Power Africa (fem) Pix!
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Harvest day
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Cleaning up after a few days of curing
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Dried and cured nugs
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Day 45 of flowering

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Comment Posted by: igorskee on 06-05-2012 at 14:20

@viking. Seedsman is excellent. But you just chose wrong strain, White Widow. WW sux in the last decade. NOBODY has the White Widow original. Its lost. GHS claims they have it. So I ordered 10 seeds. All of them were crap taste, no resin, not white, and the high is not as it used to be. It is just called WW, no matter from which seedbank you buy, it is gonna be something but not WW.

Comment Posted by: skunkfunk on 04-29-2012 at 19:21
Well good. Your growing skills are great and I can agree that Seedsman produce fantastic genetics at really good price's, never been dissapointed. Good pic's, nice description and great growing.
Comment Posted by: igorskee on 02-16-2012 at 17:54

I grew Power Africa 5 seasons ina row. Why? Because I think that is the most complete strain I have evr grown. The high is excellent, strong. The bud formation is very hard, healthy grow without problems, strong branchesm tall plant. MIne were 150cm tall, 3 weeks in vegetation. One pheno finished it at 8 weeks, all others took 9 weeks to flower. One of them i let 10 weeks. In general, this is my favorite strain and I grew in my life arround 40 strains so you get a picture ;)

Comment Posted by: mr.brunch on 11-14-2011 at 01:10

nice one been seeking info on this one!!

thanks

Comment Posted by: ndnguy on 03-01-2011 at 16:35
Mostly Sativa it says in decription but I see not much sign of that,no stretch, fruity,and the couchlock you describe I wonder what the parents are makes a good Indica I think....ndn Nice growing no doubt.
Comment Posted by: brettweir on 01-06-2011 at 19:48
Thanks for the kind words everyone!

And yes, it was Lucas formula, 8/16 I used during flowering. Thanks headseed ;)
Comment Posted by: keyplay on 01-02-2011 at 05:11
Nice concise report. Thanks
Comment Posted by: headseed on 12-29-2010 at 18:15
Nice report and pics and details! Lucas is the formula 8/16 you used in flower methinks!
Comment Posted by: CANNATOPIA on 12-20-2010 at 20:03
Nice Grow ! Great Pictures! & Good Report friend! :)
Comment Posted by: Bush Dr on 12-17-2010 at 19:48
Good report there, interesting to see a review of Seedsman goods Nice tight buds, I think I'll try some of this strain
Comment Posted by: VIKINGtrich on 12-16-2010 at 19:49

Seriously, Seedsman's is the SHIT..I grew out there White Widow and it was so dank... After seeing this report, It just confirms what I have been thinking, Seedsman has quality genetics....Far to many people sleep on Seedsman's Gear.....They really do have great gear.. I think alot of people can't get past teh price, they see the small price tag and they think the genetics will be shitty....So far from the truth.....

 

Really nice job man.. That shit looks great...really good job.

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