What I'm up to this year ... I am trying to restart an inside grow to produce medicinal flower for myself after a years exodus due to unexpected health issues.
I decided to take a look at some seeds I bred from few years back, a sister breeding to my NASA Bruce (Bruce Banner #3 x Apollo 13 F4): Original Glue #4 x Apollo 13 F4
I popped a few into water on the first full and new moons of the year with a 100% germination.
Oddly one of the seedlings from the new moon drop grew two tops at the very first node without any manipulation. Has anyone seen this before? If so, what can I expect?
Here she is getting ready for some new shoes. Quarantine 2020 has been rough on her, but looks as if she'll pull through. Definitely a unique and fragrant plant in veg. A few of her sisters will hopefully go 12/12 shortly.
I had recently topped the two topped NASA Glue (Original Glue #4 x Apollo 13 F4) seedling as she prepares for flower. The cut was simply placed into a rockwool cube submerged in a jar of water. Not the best way to clone, but hopefully I'll see roots within a few weeks.
NASA Glue (Original Glue #4 x Apollo 13 F4) pheno #5 at day 59 of flower. She is one of the tallest uncut plants ran thus far, doubling in size the first couple weeks of flower. But she seems to be an ugly outlier with extensive foxtailing and not finishing in the 8th week as the other phenotypes have. I'm not sure if it's a genetic or lighting quirk, as I have added a 300 watt Electric Sky LED by the Green Sunshine Company to add some additional space to my 1k MH 10k DE room/footprint and she was under it. I'm not really impressed with the light and will likely return it before the 90 day satisfaction guarantee.
This is NASA Glue (Original Glue #4 x Apollo 13 F4) pheno #8 at day 42 of flower. She is a couple of weeks behind pheno #5 as seen in my last post. She has been partially under the 300 watt Electric Sky LED by the Green Sunshine Company as well. Although she is not foxtailing, it does look like she may finish closer to 9 weeks.
NASA Glue (Original Glue #4 x Apollo 13 F4) pheno #5 at day 65 of flower finally finishing up. She'll be cut shortly.
The Two Tops pheno has finally made it into flower. She went a little wild in my over crowded and under lit veg.
I need to clean her up a bit and create a support system somehow with bamboo stakes, but I think she'll make it.
The Electric Sky LED really washed out the pic.
I cleaned up 2tops a bit, but maybe not enough taking a closer look at this pic LoL
She looks a bit stressed her first week under the HID lights being so tall, but hopefully that will pass soon. The Electric Sky LED from the Green Sunshine Co washed out the pic again and can be seen top right.* I will be boxing her up and shipping it back under the 90 day satisfaction*guarantee*shortly .* It would be nice to run in veg, but a $700 300 watt light there is not financially*viable for me.* I will also be switching up my Solis Tek 10k DE MH bulb to a new Eye Hortilux DE HPS.
I also changed up my nutes from Botanicare's*Pure*Blend Pro to Remo Nutrients 2 part micro & bloom. I've been using Remo Nutrients since their*start back in 2015 and have nothing but good things to say about them.**
NASA Glue (Original Glue #4 x Apollo 13 F4) pheno #8 at day 54 of flower. She's finishing up nicely as I try to flush some of the green out of her. She will be cut shortly to make room for the final pheno of this years NASA Glue phenohunt. I plan to do some further work with her next year with a little help from friends ;-)~
2tops is 2 weeks into flower now and nearly 6 feet tall (pictured next to 6 foot stake). She seems to be enjoying the change back to Remo Nutrients as the praying can attest to, but she is way too close for comfort to my 1k Gavita bulb.
My 2 Tops pheno of NASA Glue (Original Glue #4 x Apollo 13 F4) is 3 weeks into flower now and beginning to stack. At nearly 6 1/2 feet tall, she ended up a bit closer to my DE bulb than I'd like. Sadly some stress can be seen in the top pistils and bud development.
My 2 Tops pheno of NASA Glue (Original Glue #4 x Apollo 13 F4) is 4 weeks into flower now. I switched my DE bulb back to High Pressure Sodium (HPS) this past week and returned my LED. Having bad red/green colorvision makes it difficult for me to take decent pics under this spectrum. I hope it looks better to most of you ;-)~
She's come a long way.