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Old 09-11-2017, 09:03 AM
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The Toking Tokoloshe's combi grow (Dinafem Blue Widow)

Hi there fellow enthusiasts...

I'm based in sub-saharan Africa and am busy establishing a new grow.
Moderately experienced, 4 previous grows - from auto's to outdoor/greenhouse and full indoor.

This time around I'm gonna combine all the knowledge and experience with different systems to try and create the perfect, low input high yield system.

I will be vegging indoors in coco/perlite hempy buckets, feeding with linctified salts, cloning into bubbler boxes and flowering in a greenhouse in superesoil!

Floated 4 seeds(feminised Dinafem Blue Widow x3 & Green Label seeds Kalishnikova x 1) on 09.09.17.

Placed seeds in layers of moist roller towel to germinate on 10.09.17( 1 Blue Widow did not sink - doubt it will germinate - Shit, wanted bigger odds in determining the perfect Phenotype)

Well, we are off

Watch this space

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Old 09-11-2017, 03:35 PM
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Good luck.......Heard good things About Dinafem's Blue Widow
Old 09-12-2017, 11:10 AM
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Dinafem is fantastic, I rate it right up there with G13 Labs.
The seeds are actually about 2 yrs old, forced to pack up old grow. When i decided to get going again, i couldn't find my seed bank...
Ordered Dinafem Big Kush, 2 days later found my seeds!
Decided to plug away with old stock - patience issue you know!
2/3 seems o.k.?
regardless - Big Kush on it's way
Thanks for the interest...
expecting to see some life either tomorrow or the day after, will post pics
Old 09-14-2017, 09:07 AM
Germination and propogation
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Tah Dah!

We have action...

Planted 1st Blue widow last night(13.09.17) 72hrs after laying them into roller towel, 2nd had root tip showing but will give another 24hrs.
3rd BVlue widow(that didn't sink, showing no signs! Doubt it will germinate, think I damaged seed during storage.
Kalishnikova(sideline strain/freebie) has cracked , reckon 24-48hrs.

Fantastic development on root in a short period of time.
Very small seed to start, root point already exceeds size of seed shell by 2/3 times.

Planted into 2l hempy bucket (coco/perlite) and fed with Hydro mix A & B at 6.2ph.

Will try to upload the 1st pics.(Technologically challenged so bear with me)

Old 09-14-2017, 09:20 AM
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Sorry, doubled up on the pictures!

Now the major challenge is to get the summer room( Mothers, Cloning and Vegging) completed!
My grow is situated roughly 100km from my residence, hence the need for low input/maintenance system...

Babies will stay under cool white(6200k) 14w cfl's on kitchen cupboard on 18/6 till they can move(+/- 2weeks)
Old 09-15-2017, 08:50 AM
Final germination and propogation
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Well, more progress

As expected I planted Blue Widow#2 lastnight(14.09.17) 96hrs after placing in wet roller towel, root tip nice and white, reasonably well developed - very impressed with Dinafem(2yr old seed!)

Not so much luck with the freebie(Green label - Kalishnikova - approximately the same age!) Seed case has split and can see a white layer, will give it another week then turf!

Both widows have found a home in 2l coco/perlite hempy's and will settle in nicely! #1 already poking her head out after 24 hrs under weak ass cfl!

Will be going onto the porch today in+/ 5hrs direct sunlight, supplemented at night with those weak ass cfl's!!!
Fed with hydro A & B at 6.2ph

2 weeks until they move to purpose built summer room(Mother plants, cloning and vegging)
Finalising drainage and ventilation.

Some pics
Old 09-16-2017, 08:30 AM
Final propogation
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Morning all...

48hrs and Blue Widow #1 is up!
Seed case has fallen off and I have green leaves. Just poked her head up and ready to deploy the little food factories!
Blue Widow #2 is starting to peek through. Should be up by tonight.
Placed in a position of prominence on the porch with max direct sunlight... Letting the african sun work it's magic.

Kalashnikova is disappointing, seed case hase cracked, white of root is showing but that seems to be it.
Will give untill sunday night to perform or turf it and replace with another freebie - perhaps the La Reserva Privada Coletrain?

Watch this space, will post again on monday.
Have a great weekend - Go Springboks & Canello
Old 09-19-2017, 08:40 AM
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Well, both plants are up!
The major worries are over.. now it's just a matter of patience.

#1 seems to have a slight thickening on 1 of the sun leaves - perhaps a genetic defect?
#2 is 24 hrs slower but seems to the stronger pheno at this time..
only time will tell.

Been a bit of a cold front with overcast conditions, so kept indoor yesterday under weak ass cfl's.
Rolled the dice today and placed on porch, should be established enough by now - trying to avoid stretch.. 11 days before moving to 'summer room'

Feeding Hydro A & B at a stable 6.2ph - loving the extra acidity - normally feed at 6 but was told early veg and root developement would benefit from a slightly lower ph.

P.s. The Kalishnikova was a bust - turfed it last night and put in another freebie as a back up strain

Will start a seperate journal - Look out for "Toking Tokoloshe's freebie - World of Seeds - OBSESSION

The girls, 9 days from seed!
Old 09-21-2017, 08:15 AM
Early veg - continued
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Good morning all..

Baby girls taking well to sunshine! Looking healthy colour is beautiful.
Gonna start L.S.T immediately! Weak ass cfl's now supplemented at night by an oscillating fan on lowest level.
Hoping to promote stem developement! They are dancing in the breeze and getting a good work-out!

9 days untill they move to "summer room" which is progressing nicely on schedule - thanks partner!

Sunshine during daylight hours, weak ass cfl's & fan at night...
Probably fim in+/- 3 weeks and wait for 2l hempy to be root bound before transplanting to 10l hempy.

Starting to happen.
Watch this space...

Some pics from day 11

Old 09-25-2017, 08:26 AM
2 Weeks!
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Bon Giorno!

2 weeks to the day from removing seed from packaging!
Super impressed! Old seed that really kept well, just reinforces my belief in Dinafem!

Not at all optimal conditions, few hours a day direct sunlight, weak ass cfl's at night, no set 18/6 schedule...
Medium and feeding schedule is optimum and the results are evident!

"Summer Room" is on schedule and will be ready to go into operation by the week-end!
Then you will see my babies perform!!

Need to get to the 3/4 internode stage inorder to do 1st F.I.M
Imperative to get 2 "bushes" a.s.a.p as i need to take a minimum of 12 clones from each by mid/end November!!!

Some pics at exactly 14 days

Old 09-26-2017, 08:39 AM
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Not much happening 2 days of veg.

Just took some pics
Old 09-28-2017, 10:26 AM
day 18 from seed
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Beunos Dias

After 18 days - status report..

Bad news!
"Summer room" progressing nicely on schedule - now problems with electricity supplier - have installed pay as you go electricity, completed all paperwork, just waiting to be connected!!
Looks like another week in sub-optimal conditions!
At least there is healthy growth all be it a bit slow

Good news!
Plants looking healthy, good colour, not too much stretch and nice leaf developement(starting to spread out into "fingers" - seen the last of single bladed serrated leaves!)
Think the roots have penetrated down to the resevoir into the pocket of goodness!
Changed feeding schedule slightly - Mixing nutes once every 3 feeds. P.h seems to go up over period.
Started feeding at 5.8ph - second feed was 6.1ph expecting 6.3-6.5 on third feed!

Will see how plants react to new schedule.
Gearing towards a twice weekly feed(remember low input, high yield) - to improve ease of operations.

Here are some pics!

Will post again after 3 weeks( day 21 from seed)
Old 10-02-2017, 09:57 AM
3 Weeks - 21 days from packaging
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Well, 21 days since I removed seedsfrom packaging - 3 weeks!

Growth a little slow for my liking, due to physical constraints...
Plants are looking healthy, leaf developement is getting there, colour looks good.

Evidence of two distinct pheno types..
#1 is shorter in stature, broader leaves with smaller internodle spaces..
#2 definitely taller, with thinner leaves..
Fortunate as there was only 2 seeds available...

Gonna change feeding schedule to every 2nd day from monday, try to promote feeder root growth as plants are now established..

Some pics (effectively 15 days above ground!) i count as 3 weeks!

What you guys think?
Old 10-02-2017, 10:59 AM
Mildew!
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When zooming in on plants, seems like a white substance on leaves!
Can it possibly be powdery mildew?
Fuck!!

I hope not, air circulation has been good.
Think I'm just a bit paranoid!

Will treat tonight with spray bottle and 1/9 milk solution
Old 10-03-2017, 10:55 AM
War on PM
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I have convinced myself that i see PM...

Didn't take any pics...
Went to war, serious clean last night!
Will see tonight and post some pics.

Washed all leaves down with a mixture of 3% hydrogen peroxide(1.5ml/1l h20) - wet roller towel

Sprayed well with milk/water solution(1/9) and soaked surrounding coco/perlite

We will now hope for the best!

*Suspected problems
- overwatering - in hempy should have watered 2 x per week as planned

*Conclusion - " PATIENCE YOU DUMBASS!! MORE IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER!!!!!!"

Any input would be appreciated!
Old 10-05-2017, 02:48 PM
Progress with PM
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Well, been plugging away at it...

Wiped plants with hydrogen peroxide solution, sprayed with milk/water solution...
Next morning wiped with hydrogen peroxide...
That evening sprayed with bicarbonate of soda solution...

Left untreated for 2 days..
Have now adjusted watering schedule..

Didn't wanna take pics 'cause of milk residue.
Will check tonight and take some pics

P.s - Broke 1 big leaf on #2 "what with all the wiping!"

P.p.s - My beans have arrived in the country!!!

Should have a fresh batch of seeds to play with by late next week!!!
Old 10-06-2017, 08:51 AM
Final entry!!
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I COCKED IT UP!!

Decided to call it a day and pull the plug on the Blue Widows.

My fault, second guessing a tried and trusted system like the hempy's
Planned my grow according to a specific plan and schedule and the I couldn't adhere!

"Haastige hond verbrand sy mond"

Not to worry - my beans will be delivered next week!

5 x Dinafem Big Kush
1 x Blimburn Girl Scout Cookies
1 x Delicious Seeds Norhtern Light Blue Auto

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