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Old 10-13-2017, 12:08 PM
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The Toking Tokoloshe's combi grow - Dinafem Big Kush, Blimburn Girlscout Cookies

The preamble...

Well my beans are finally here!
50 days after ordering!

These are paid for seeds, nice and fresh, no excuses!

The seeds:
5 x Dinafem Big Kush - O.G Kush x Critical
- gonna germinate 3 to start

1 x Blimburn Girlscout Cookies - O.G Kush x Durban Poison x Grand Daddy Purple - Freebie - will use as a back up strain.

1 x Deliciou Seeds - Northern Light Blue Auto - Immediate smoke!

I will collect from Post Office in the morning and the journey will begin!!
I will document every step of the process in detail starting on day 1 - the day seeds are removed from packaging!!

Hold thumbs and watch this space...

Any input, as usual is greatly appreciated...

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Old 12-28-2017, 06:58 AM
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Day 73 - via telephone update...

Partners phone is on the blink so I didn't get any pics! He assures me that they are looking good and all is well.

I have decided to postpone the cloning process by 1 week... On Saturday I am going to top all lateral growth points, LST all stretchers and super crop them all again..
Hoping to promote girth on clonable shoots and to produce clones complete with knuckles and multiple tops...
Watch this space...

P.s. I was a naughty boy but I scored a bargain..

Had some change in bitcoin from when I purchased this batch of seed.. Grew exponentially what with all the movement on bitcoin!
Invested it yesterday and bought some more seed:
10 x G13 Labs - Pineapple express #2
10 x Nirvana - Bubbelicious

Got 10 free feminized seeds of a wide range including Liberty Haze,Blue dreamatic, Peyote Critical etc.

What a bargain!

Seedbank replenished! If stored correctly this should keep me going for a while.
Old 01-02-2018, 07:53 AM
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Good morning all and a very happy and prosperous new year!

Last update of 2017!
Looking good, nice recovery from defoliation, glad I decided to wait another week to clone..

What I found on arrival day 76



Very pleased with nthe progress shown over a week and glad I decided to hang back on the cloning..
Wonder can I afford to wait 1 more week?

1. The Cookies - Branching out nicely, good colour, no signs of stress, anchored on 5 points. Topped all lateral growth points and super cropped each branch. Definitely have 6 sizable clones by the week-end.

The Cookies



The Kush - Much bushier than the cookies - Definite signs of split on stubborn ones(#1 & #2) a little under developed to tie back but did super cropping on main stems and anchored. #3 has bushed phenomenally. There are 6 sizable clones available on each plant.

#1



#2



#3



So not too bad...

What I Left behind.. After topping all lateral growth points and supper cropping all stems...




Tomorrow will be Day 80 - via telephone update..

A hell of a week-end ahead
Gonna take 24 clones, re-pot the 3 kush's into 25l hempys...
Quiet excited to move onto next stage of the process!
Old 01-03-2018, 09:47 AM
Day 80
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Day 80 via telephone update...

Looking good, 1st feed of the new year, nicely settled in, loving the environment and nutes, leaves looking waxy and healthy..

Glad I decided to hold off 1 more week on the cloning...
Good lateral growth, sufficient clonable shoots of reasonable size..

Very excited for the week-end! A lot of work to be done!
Partner has assured me that the cloning chamber will be ready to go on Saturday.
Need to take 24 clones (6 from each mother plant)
3 X Big Kush re-potted into 25l hempy's until I decided on phenotype to keep - Cookies will be transplanted into 100l pot of supersoil the following week-end as there is only 1 pheno.

This will be my 1st attempt at keeping mother plants for the generation of clones...
I have done my research, planned well and am rearing to go...

The next stage of the journey begins...

Cloning on day 83
Hope to go from 4 plants to 28 by day 90 - 93 if all goes to plan!

watch this space...
Old 01-08-2018, 07:47 AM
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Day 83 -= Cloning day!!

Finally the day has arrived!
on to the next step of the journey.. On arrival the plants look good as usual, good colour, waxy leaves and good growth since last week.

What I found



The Cookies - Gave me the 6 clones I wanted! 4 are of reasonable size and 2 are smaller, looking a bit wilted after watering and cutting. "mother" looking good and not totally decimated after cloning. hope to take 6 more in 2 weeks time.

The Cookies


The Kush - Looking good! Bushier with more lateral growth than the cookies. Cut 6 x sizeable clones off of each plant and still looking bushy.
Re-potted all 3 into 25l hempys - 10l were all nicely rootbound, roots were snow white and spread through out the entire hempy.
Will keep in 25l hempys until the 1 "keeper" is identified.

Kush #1


Kush #2


Kush #3


What I left behind


The clones are in a bubbler box built into a cupboard



Hoping to have rooted clones between 10-14 days.
Can now start comparing pheno's on the kush...

I left the cookies in her 10l hempy as I hope to plant her into a mother pot of supersoil within the next 2 weeks.

I have no experience with mother plants or growing in soil so it's gonna be trial and error!
Did some research and decided to go with subcools recipe - Problem is I battled to find half the ingredients required.

Started a thread to ask for some advice and it seems much to complicated...
Gonna make it up as I go. Once I have rooted clones I will put Cookies into my own soil mix and keep an eye on her.

Next step is to get partner to complete vegging tables and the 1st mother room/chamber.

Hold thumbs for the rooting process!
Old 01-10-2018, 03:59 PM
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Day 87( since beans 1st arrived!) via telephone update...

"Mother" plants looking good! good colour, nice growth all good..

The clones/cuttings - Topped up water reservoir, added a bit of kelpac(seaweed extract).
Tops of plants look less wilted(watered before cutting) slight yellowing on some of the leaves.
Below the surface, looking good. maybe some white spots developing?
Maybe just me being premature again. Only been 4 days but I'm feeling reasonably confident.

Will have to wait until Saturday to see for myself...
The impatience is killing me!
Old 01-16-2018, 10:33 AM
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Morning all!
A belated update, bit of drama over the week-end...

Looking good! Pretty much 3 months in from the start of my venture.
90 days since collecting the beans at the post office.
Settled in nicely and well adapted to environment...

What I found on arrival...

Day 90 - Before...



Status report:
1. The Cookies - 1 healthy mother plant still in 10l hempy - Looking good, topped all growth points, lst'd the hell out of her but needs to be re-potted into mother pot on the week-end! 6 reasonable sized clones in bubbler box, all showing definite signs of root bumps - reasonably easily cloned!

The Cookies



2.The Kush

#1 - Looking good, maybe a little sparse after cutting 6 big clones..
Has exploded since being re-potted into 25l hempy. topped all growth points and did some l.s.t - hoping to take 6-8 clones again next week. 6 healthy large clones in bubbler box - seems to have no problem making roots.

#1


#2 Looking good, by far the most dense as far as intermodal structure goes. Topped all growth points and LST'd. 6 clones with visible root bumps - 2 slightly smaller and 1 not so well cut - seems slower to root than #1 or #3

#2

#3 The Champion! By all accounts the strongest npheno of the bunch! 2/2 so far! The most vigorous grower and fastest to root! hope she delivers come harvest time!

#3



What I left behind...



On the cloning front... After b7 days in box I am well satisfied!
All 24 cuttings show signs of root development, I don't wanna jinx myself but I believe I will have a number of healthy rooted plants to plant!

Old 01-19-2018, 07:27 AM
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Bad News!!
I been Fucked again!!!
The so called partner has pulled out again!
Well that's final! - Thank god for the decision to use a modular system! The tent is a life saver and will now really prove it's worth.

On the up-side, I have landed on my feet and it might have been a blessing in disguise!
Thanks to a network of old and reliable friends(shout out to (Obelix) I was connected with a dude that is just wanting to get into growing, owns his own property, is a dedicated smoker and seems passionate about the plant.
We have come to a mutually beneficial agreement and will start our journey together on Saturday!

This just drives home the point that I need my own property and this will become a priority for the year. In the meantime my hard work won't be wasted.
I will keep strains alive, decide on pheno of kush to be kept, gather valuable strain info to get seriously dialed in and produce a good smoke in the meantime!

I do however now have to revamp the whole operation!
I will revert to the tried and trusted system I have most often used.
The whole operation will be moved indoor, The plant will spend entire life cycle in a hempy system(coco/perlite) and be fed with linctified salts.
I have serious space constraints so will be shelving the idea of mother plants for now - I will use a revolving cloning system and clone off vegging plants before the flip.
Initially I will be forced to flower under CFL'S(1st attempt) until correct L.E.D can be sourced and purchased.

The game plan:

1. All plants and equipment will be moved from farm into town.

2."mother plants" will be housed in current 80x80 x1.8 tent and fed as usual - some lst and pruning.

3.24 x rooted clones to be planted into smaller hempy's and stashed in shower under 2 x 45w CFL(6500k).

4.We have ordered a larger tent(2.4x1.2x2.0) which will then be turned into a veg tent - on arrival clones will be housed there and vegged for flower.

5.The "mother plants" will continue in their 80x80 tent and will then be put into flower on the 03.02.18 - Was gonna scrog to maximize yields but have decided against it for the 1st run - gonna candelabra, lst and lollipop on 1st round to get truer reflection of pheno strengths and all relevant strain info.

6.2 weeks later we will have another 80x80 tent ready to use as a flowering tent and hope to put in 5 more. This will give us 2 x flowering tents in full time production with at least a monthly harvest. If space permits we would like to add a 3rd 80x80.

Because of minimum number of plants we're gonna have to really work hard at quality and yields! Scrog seems the obvious way to go!
We will set 200g/250g per 80x80 tent as the goal to eventually be achieved!

WOW! Tall order!

Will post pics next week of babies in there new home!
A lot to get done this week-end!
Old 01-20-2018, 08:26 AM
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Well!
24 x clones were going to be planted into 10l hempys.. that ship has sailed!

"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade"..
Will open my stand today!!

Hoping to have positive update on Monday morning!

14 sleeps till 1st flip!!!
Old 01-22-2018, 08:15 AM
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"THE LEMONADE IS MADE!!"

Bon Giorno mi amici!

It has been done! The cloning master strikes again!
Found 23/24 of my cuttings has rooted very well! With all the rigmaroll of the move they could have been planted a little earlier(+/- 10/12 days?) as the roots are showing tinges of brown. Will get it perfectly timed on the next run.

Rooted clones


All 23 planted into hempys of varying sizes due to space constraints and placed in shower as a temporary solution(2.4x1.2 veg tent arriving this week!)
5 x cookies(1 didn't root!) planted straight into 10l hempys as this will be the first complete run at the new place( 5 x 1 pheno)
Once tent is here and we can properly determine space requirements more plants will be planted into 10l hempys for veg.

Clones day 1 - settled into their new home...


1.The Cookies - Seems to be the fastest to root cloning wise, just guessing but her roots seemed to show more brown.
Planted "mother" into 25l hempy and did some L.S.T.



2. The Kush - 18/18 clones rooted, some better than others.
#3 definitely seems to be the one! Most vigorous grower, best to root and best structure(responded really well to H.S.T/L.S.T)

#1


#2

#3


"Mothers" settled into their new house..


The plan going forward..
Awaiting the arrival of vegging tent, max no of clones planted into 10l hempys and vegged.
4 x Mother plants allowed to veg another 13/14 days, cloned from and flipped into flowering..
1 month to organize the next flowering tent!

This week need to organize set-up of veg tent and drainage for both tents...
Wish me luck!
Old 01-24-2018, 09:37 AM
Day 101
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Day 101 - via telephone update
Sometimes feels like yesterday, sometimes feels like forever...

Well my little orphans are settled in!
mother plants are looking good! filled the little tent... Gonna give it another 10 days of veg(inorder to get my shit - drainage, scrog net etc sorted), clone a second time and flip to flower on Saturday 03.02.18 - 10 more sleeps!

Clones are looking settled, eagerly awaiting the arrival of veg tent.
new growth should be evident by the week-end.
Need to hustle a bit to organize drainage, rigging of lights and fans etc.
Should be showing some size by the time mothers are flipped to flower and will the have a solid month of veg!
Hoping to put 5 x cookies into flowering on 03.03.18 - then we will be well underway!
Old 01-29-2018, 07:18 AM
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Well the time is neigh!

Day 107 since arrival! "Mother plants" looking great! Tent almost filled, 5 more sleeps then we flip to flowering. Should get a full screen of green!
Clones are worrying me a bit! 3/4 of 23 looking weepy and ill! Petrified that it could be powdery mildew due to lack of circulation in temporary housing(shower) - Fan added!

what I found on arrival...



p.s - once again I'm grateful that I have decided to use a modular system( Mothers are protected and will be cloned again before the flip)

There is gonna be a weeks delay on drainage table for flowering and this might upset the scrog system but I will have to be patient.
The vegging tent arrives today and should be operational with fans and lights by Wednesday, drainage is about 1/2 weeks behind.

1. The cookies - definitely stunted by keeping in 10l hempy for extra 2 weeks! Different in growth patterns to the kush.. Seems to be nicely shaped for scrog and I'm hoping that it is gonna deliver...

The cookies



2.The Kush - #3 definitely seems to be the strongest pheno, can't wait to see what she's gonna do under flower, really hoping for that sour skunky taste and a decent bud structure..

#1


#2


#3

Looking Good?

Did a bit of supper cropping... just waiting for the flip!

What I left behind...
Old 02-01-2018, 06:30 AM
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Day 111 - Nelson!(via telephone update)

The "mothers" are huge, Looking healthy and patiently waiting to go into flower! Only 2 more sleeps!
Drainage table will be completed on the weekend and will be installed on wednesday night(day 118) along with the scrog net.
I will take some more clones of each on Saturday before the flip.

The clones can now be considered vegging plants.
I was worried about PM but the fan seems to have sorted that out. We treated the clones with a 40/60 milk water solution and they seem ok.
Our tent has arrived and will be fully operational by Saturday with fans, lights, timer and all the necessary equipment.
Have the next flowering round(Girl scout cookies) in 10l hempy's - Will now transplant as many healthy plants as space permits into 10l hempys and push the vegging!
Old 02-05-2018, 08:09 AM
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What a disappointing week-end!
So much anticipation with absolutely zero result!

Very bad news! My partners folks were involved in a car accident on Saturday. It seems to me that it might be more serious than first expected.

"Cowboy, you are in our thoughts and prayers!"

Will update as I am updated!
Old 02-08-2018, 07:04 AM
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Day 116

Frustrated as fuck!!
It seems the world is conspiring against me! I have been beset by 1 issue after the next. If it isn['t partners pulling their heads out it's car accidents!!

My partner the cowboy's folks were in a car accident! The old mans spleen burst and their was some internal bleeding. They operated yesterday and we hope all will be well.

5 days behind schedule! at least orginisation is done, drainage table, flowering lights and scrog net all ready and rearing to go.
Hopefully we will flip tonight if all goes according to plan..

Will hopefully post a proper update with pics tomorrow, hold thumbs...
Old 02-12-2018, 07:49 AM
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Well another wasted week-end! Absolutely zero progress!
Frustrated as fuck!!
Haven't seen my plants in nearly 2 weeks! Cannot get hold of partner! Almost 2 weeks behind schedule(1/4) of flowering period!

Realise the guys folks were in an accident and unfortunately I fear the worst! Unfortunately the show must go on and I now question his desire to continue which is understandable.
I hope that he has been feeding the plants and that I at least haven't lost any strains.I cannot get hold of him and this is becoming a problem!

I have made an alternative plan, found a secure location that requires the minimum to get operational...
I have taken off 3 days at work and now have 4 full days to get my shit together and get something into flowering!

It has to come to a head now and I will have a working solution by next week by hook or by crook!
Old 02-13-2018, 10:07 AM
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It is with great sadness that I have to mention the passing of my partner, The Cowboy's, father...
Remember that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough period my brother...

On a more positive note..
Plans have been made, scrapped, re-worked and finally I have a game plan for going forward...

Where we stand...

4 x original mother plants in a complete functioning tent(lights, drainage, scrog net etc) and waiting to be flipped - 2 weeks behind schedule!
23 X rooted clones in differing size containers in 2.4 x 1.2 veg tent.

The Plan:

Gonna split my grow into 2 according to strain...
1. The Cookies - I Will do this exclusively at the cowboys place..
2. Big Kush - To be done at The Mountain Man's place...

Battle plan:

1. The Cowboy
4 x mother plants will be cloned and flipped into flowering a.s.a.p. - hopefully by the week-end.
5 x cookies already in 10l hempy's - 4 vegged out for next round of flowering which gives us +/- 1 month to organize second flowering tent to ensure a monthly harvest, the other 1 will be planted into a 25l hempy as a mother plant and kept in vegging tent.
Mother and clones off vegging plants before flip should ensure a constant supply of plants for flowering.
More tents will be added as budget and space permit.

2.The Mountain Man
A mother room can be established with minimum hassle or outlay..
We will work on the premise that #3 is gonna be the keeper.. Currently have 6 rooted clones, 2/3 will be potted into 25l containers of super soil to serve as mothers - the other 3/4 will be vegged immediately to get a 1st flowering crop.
A makeshift flowering area(cupboard) is available with minor outlay required, this will give us +/- I month to organize the next flowering space...
The excess plants will be stuck outside to give us a bit of smoke..

So volume is not gonna be the way to go - rather I will endeavor to establish a regular perpetual harvest - aim to eventually do 1 harvest per week(4 plants)
With this system quality is paramount closely followed by yield...
Will set an eventual goal of 200g per 800x800 space! Wow! Tall order, will have to get seriously dialed in!

Let's see how it unfolds!
Hope to have proper updates with pics by next week!
Old 02-20-2018, 06:24 AM
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Can't fucking believe it! end of my tether!
The kid is fucking around, whole operation moving to the mountain man!

Hopefully affecting the move tonight, flowering by sunday!
Hold thumbs, I wont believe it till it happens!

This has been the ultimate lesson in patience!!!
Old 02-22-2018, 06:43 AM
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Well I'm back!
Major upheavel in the last 3 weeks!
Have taken all my shit and moved to the new place...

The kid did me major damage! "mother" plants stretched, unkempt and burn spots where they were allowed to touch the lights! zero of the 23 rooted clones have survived!
Obviously just stopped tending them!

Everything just dumped at "The Mountain Man"'s place... Temporary light hung just to keep things going...
Only able to get fully operational on Sunday(Day 133) and will basically have to start a fresh...

Game plan:

1. 24 x clones taken off existing mothers..
2. Mothers vegged another 2 weeks..
3. 2 x mothers into flowering(tent)
4. 2 x mothers into flowering(cupboard) 1 month later
5. Mothers identified, potted and placed in mother space..
6. next round of flowering spaces prepared

That's it in a nutshell...
Hold thumbs, it can only get easier...
Old 03-02-2018, 01:57 PM
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Tadah! I'm Back!!!
All systems go...

Settled in at the new premises.. Veg space completed, cloning space is ready!
Gonna take 24 cuttings tonight and basically start again! The plan has been streamlined...

The 4 "mother'' plants are absolute monsters!
This suits the reduced flowering spaces to a tee! Each mother will go into flower 2 weeks apart ensuring an immediate perpetual harvest from the get go with 1st replacement clones vegging a minimum of 2 months.
The biggest challenge is now the preparation of the spaces and the capital outlay required for tents and equipment.

Will take some pics tonight after cloning and post a better update tomorrow!
Old 03-05-2018, 09:47 AM
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Fuck, a little frustrated, 4 "mother" plants taking a bit of a punch!
Looking a little worse for wear, slightly wilted, dead leaves around bottom where L.S.T was done - :Lack of regular feeding, root bound and lack of proper ventilation.

Took 24 clones - 6 x 4 - some looking healthy, some not so much!
Time for a hospital job!

Will re-pot the 2 biggest trees into cloth hempy's and switch to flower on Wednesday 07.03.18 and hope for the best!
This will give me a month before the next 2 go in and buys some time to do corrective maintenance...

On the positive side, my beans have arrived and I have the basics of a nice little seed bank!
have started to germinate the 1 auto I got as a freebie - Fastbuds Blue Dream'matic - gonna germinate as usual then stick outside for a bit of a smoke!

P.s the camera battery was flat, will take pics on Wednesday and do a proper update - bear with me, it has been an absolute exercise in patience and I've come close to throwing in the towel!

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