Ducksfoot Test Grow

taslicker

Member
Hi all
received my pips from the breeder today. :thank you: Mr Duck.

just put 4 in a glass of water and we'll see who drops.

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This will be an outdoor grow in a cool climate (for Aussie anyway, it would be a warm climate for you Canadians :tumbleweed:)
average day temps in the low 20's (Celsius) and night of about 7.

the holes 'ave been prepared with Dynamic Lifter (composted chicken poo), composted cow manure, Blood n Bone, compost and Potash. All cheap and readily available at any hardware or garden shop.

the site is not remote so the Ducksfoot are being used for their stealth properties.
i may veg them indoors for a few weeks to get 'em started.
 

taslicker

Member
All 4 dropped in the water and are now in soil.
I watered them in with a bit of Seasol and I'll plant them out in a few weeks.


and i forgot to put the proper title for these seeds, :rolleyes:
they are

"Ducksfoot #2"

maybe Wally can give us a bit of background on this strain!
 

taslicker

Member
update

update

hi all
the seeds have popped, 3 out of 4 anyway. the 4th one was more my fault.
i think i drowned him/her.
oh well "such is life!"

this is a pic of 3 that are going into the bush.
i'm germinating another to make it 4 for the bush.

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i thought i might also do a small indoor hydro of the Ducks.
so i've started another three in Perlite as well.

this is the first up of the indoor Ducks.

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and this is a seed just popping the surface. if you can find it :biggrin:
maybe i should run a "find the seed" competition.

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there all going under lights for a few weeks before transplanting.:canabis:
 

Donald Mallard

el duck
Moderator
ICMag Supporter
nice to see things popping in the garden tas,
i think they will do well for you,
i suspect they could get large in the southern reaches where you hail,
will give an idea of the maturing times in further temperate climates..

the ducksfoot #2 is from all the information we could gather,
a cross of the original ducksfoot ,
and korean big skunk ,
i was given the seeds by a friend who did the cross ..

heres a pic of the bud , and some plants ..


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taslicker

Member
update-week one

update-week one

just a few pics to show progress.

outdoor ducks.jpg duck up close.jpg

this is a test grow so!!
i think i can see 2 different Pheno's. a short indica type leaf on the left side plant and longer more sativa leaves on the other 2.

the seeds dont seem to like it in Perlite.

the leaf colour is an unusual green. a bit of blue/grey in the green.
you cant see this very well but its very noticeable to the eye. if they keep that colour it will help with the stealth.

my seeds were a bit slow to germinate compared to other strains i've grown.

they should be ready to transplant by next week.

as far as the hydro goes it depends if they survive, there not looking too hot atm, so we'll see.:tumbleweed:
 

taslicker

Member
outside

outside

I’m having probs at the moment.

The hydro duck just wont grow :watchplant:
And the outdoor duck are showing PH rust signs even thou I’ve been extra careful. :dunno:

I’ve decided to put em in the dirt and see if they are just missing the outdoor environment.
The soil PH is 6.5 - 6.0 and was prepared over a month ago with organic compost etc.

If they survive and grow then next time i’ll sow directly into the soil .

Here they are in their new spot.
duck in soil.jpg duck in soil 2.jpg the hydro bunch.jpg
as you can see with the last pic the ducks in perlite have germinated but not grown.
 

Donald Mallard

el duck
Moderator
ICMag Supporter
they are generally pretty hardy tas,
so i expect the outdoor ones will survive,
as long as nothing eats them ,
they should power away once they have a few sets of leaf..
 

taslicker

Member
they are generally pretty hardy tas,
so i expect the outdoor ones will survive,
as long as nothing eats them ,
they should power away once they have a few sets of leaf..

thanks for the encouragement Don.:tiphat:
the older plants have their third set of real leaves so they should be OK.

soon as i see them rallying, i'll post again.
 

Donald Mallard

el duck
Moderator
ICMag Supporter
the do seem to enjoy some training tas,
i bend the branches outwards continually ,
after tipping once,
try it on a hot day before you water,
and the stalks are all rubbery ..
 

luvaduck

Active member
the ducksfoot #2 is from all the information we could gather,
a cross of the original ducksfoot ,
and korean big skunk ,
i was given the seeds by a friend who did the cross ..


Sorry to be a pain, the boy was a Texada Timewarp X Korean Big Skunk. Excellent bud structure!
 

taslicker

Member
good info Don and Luvaduck, thanks :)

went down to check out the site today but couldn't get any pics.
my daughter has the camera for her holiday snaps :biggrin:

i'm happy to report that the ducklings are doing great.:woohoo:
only five days outside and there twice the size.
they certainly like it outdoors better than under lights.

i'll take some photos on the weekend.
 

the ringmasta

Active member
Here for the ride on this one also, just noticed this thread. Always nice to see some of the ducksfoot grown out...such a unique plant she is.
 

taslicker

Member
update

update

Update Pics
maybe a male.jpg duck 2.jpg duck in slight shade.jpg


As you can see the duck are growing well outside.
The leaf pattern is very “Ducky” atm. I’m hoping it stays like that.

the snail bait is essential in this grow spot. I’ve cleared away about 6 large slugs that died trying to get at my girls. :mad:

You can also see the watering pipe which is gravity feed from a water drum.
fortunately, there is fresh water nearby so I don’t have to cart water in.

More updates next week.
 

taslicker

Member
Just one thing has come up with the Ducks#2.
they just hated the nutes I was using, none of which were organic.
In fact all the leaves that grew while in pots are being shed and replaced by new leaves.
if I grew the ducks again indoors I’d try with organic soil and nutrients. They just love the composted soil there in now.
 
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