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Eltitoguay

Well-known member
18-May-2024
I mix fertilizers and amendments with the soil, fill the hole again and water...
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I let the soil absorb the water for 24 hours, and the substrate begins to dry and reoxygenate.
 

Hombre del mont

Dr of Stupidity
18-May-2024
More than 20 years ago, I removed a great part of the cement floor and metal mesh from the outdoor part of this old puppy kennel using a metal bar and pickaxe, until reaching the natural floor. Then I dug 5 large holes as deep as I could, removed that soil, and replaced it with commercial substrate (I don't remember how many bags of Canna Terra Profesional + I had to buy), clay, vermiculite, and river sand. Every year, I only remove that old soil, to add fertilizers and amendments.

I normally collect manure/guano from the animals that abound around me (rabbit, chicken, horses, sheep, goat, bat) as fertilizer; but this year I have not been able to for various reasons, and to initially enrich the substrate of each hole, about 300 grams of Atami ATA NGR Upgrade, about 200 grams of Top Crop Superguano, 50 grams of Top Crop Micro Vita, as well as ash from pruning wood (mainly olive, holm oak, palm and palmetto), coffee grounds, diatomaceous earth, empty snail shells, and pine bark.
I choose one of the 5 possible holes for the Nueva Caledonia (A.C.E.) , and I get to work...

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Wow, thank you for such detail re all the amendments. Very interesting.
 

MAHA KALA

atomizing haze essence
Veteran
I wish I'd grown more.

I've set off some NC again this year but will give those to a cousin to grow, so hopefully come next spring, I'll have some more to try.🤞
it is about that pheno. those others are not bad... but two of them really stood out... longer flowering... I still cant say how potent it is... I started to smoke it just recently and NC5 is not cured at all. and NC4 has like one month of cure...
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NC4, she is ugly girl, but smokes heavenly
 

MAHA KALA

atomizing haze essence
Veteran
Are the 2 that you like fruity?

when I say tastes like mexican at NC5 I mean spicy fruity. similar to oaxacan crosses, just lil different.. similar to zamal x oaxacan I grew, but that was more mango,, this is not mango. there is that plastic element to it... maybe lil anise too...

at NC4 I dont know, it is hard to describe.. not really fruity... it is more like flowery gass... heavy deep spicy flowery vapors smell... maybe it is lil grapey on exhale.. really dont know... when I open the jar of it smells sour savory, but smoke is sweet...
 

dubi

ACE Seeds Breeder
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It's certainly a line that needs further improvement in upcoming generations and some selection in its current state. Some growers might not find gold in every pack, while others might find a few winners from the same number of seeds. I would definitely recommend germinating at least two packs to increase the chances of finding the fruity winners that I like the most.
 

RobFromTX

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The two thai leaning ladies i had were definitely fruity, you could smell them from outside the tent especially right after the lights turned off. Mine were at 6 weeks flower when i found out we had to move and my wife made me dispose of them. She didn't trust moving them 20 miles down the road in a uhaul, even though the police really don't care about it anymore. True paranoia but arguing with a feisty mexican woman is like hammering your head against a brick wall :p

I definitely plan to run them again down the road
 
It's certainly a line that needs further improvement in upcoming generations and some selection in its current state. Some growers might not find gold in every pack, while others might find a few winners from the same number of seeds. I would definitely recommend germinating at least two packs to increase the chances of finding the fruity winners that I like the most.
I have two packs so wish me a luck in future Dubi !!!. Thanks a lot for making these available, I do realy appriceate it! They are now sitting in my refridgerator secret vault. I have some older precious seeds that I need to open-polinate first before they got too old. NC will have a chance later, but I am definitely looking forward to give it a try. All the reoprts sound very promising. I also noticed NC produces nice big trichomes when I go thrue available pics. Some seem to me similar to good haze samples. How would you comment on that Dubi? When you compare it to other sativas in your catalogue...... Because thats what we all want to grow, right:? As good quality and big trichomes as possible. Thanks all for sharing your beauties:headbange
 

LG/

Well-known member
It's certainly a line that needs further improvement in upcoming generations and some selection in its current state. Some growers might not find gold in every pack, while others might find a few winners from the same number of seeds. I would definitely recommend germinating at least two packs to increase the chances of finding the fruity winners that I like the most.
Another option for people is breeding with it themselves and searching through the next generation, whether it's New Caldonia seed increase or and other sativa they have that that they really like.
I appreciate the honesty, it helps me plan what to do with my pack in the future.
Thanks Dubi!
 

gedLang

Active member
Another option for people is breeding with it themselves and searching through the next generation, whether it's New Caldonia seed increase or and other sativa they have that that they really like.
I appreciate the honesty, it helps me plan what to do with my pack in the future.
Thanks Dubi!
I would love to see some folks start breeding and isolating their favorite traits. Seems like a lot of promise in the line and I bet two people would wind up with pretty different strains at the end of a few generations.
 

dubi

ACE Seeds Breeder
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Another option for people is breeding with it themselves and searching through the next generation, whether it's New Caldonia seed increase or and other sativa they have that that they really like.
I appreciate the honesty, it helps me plan what to do with my pack in the future.
Thanks Dubi!

Almost a hundred parent plants were grown from the original seeds to isolate the best females (and males), seeds from all non hermie females are kept, of course from the best ones too, and those last ones will be mainly used to refine-breed further this New Caledonian genetics.
 

dubi

ACE Seeds Breeder
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I would love to see some folks start breeding and isolating their favorite traits. Seems like a lot of promise in the line and I bet two people would wind up with pretty different strains at the end of a few generations.

Certainly, if a hybrid like Haze is selected by different people from the start, each grower will end up with quite a different outcome after a few generations. This is especially true if selections are done in the F2 and F3 generations, where most of the genetic variability occurs.

In the case of this New Caledonian line, the standouts for me from this first preservation effort were the long flowering fruity sativas and one hybrid type female.
 

dubi

ACE Seeds Breeder
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I have two packs so wish me a luck in future Dubi !!!. Thanks a lot for making these available, I do realy appriceate it! They are now sitting in my refridgerator secret vault. I have some older precious seeds that I need to open-polinate first before they got too old. NC will have a chance later, but I am definitely looking forward to give it a try. All the reoprts sound very promising. I also noticed NC produces nice big trichomes when I go thrue available pics. Some seem to me similar to good haze samples. How would you comment on that Dubi? When you compare it to other sativas in your catalogue...... Because thats what we all want to grow, right:? As good quality and big trichomes as possible. Thanks all for sharing your beauties:headbange

Thanks a lot for your support :) much appreciated. As I commented previously in this thread, the New Caledonian is the sativa line that I like the most from this decade that I've had the pleasure to grow or smoke. Terpene-wise, New Caledonian is totally different from Haze, yet both live up there in the Paradise of Sativa strains.
 

RobFromTX

Well-known member
Now that we've moved and settled in im making another go of it with NC. Was gonna do a thai run but all these nice grow reports lured me in. Start training in a few days. They seem to like the happy frog soil much more than ocean forest. I'll be using it from now on when i grow landrace sativas. Not as jacked up on nitrogen
 

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Shua1991

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Now that we've moved and settled in im making another go of it with NC. Was gonna do a thai run but all these nice grow reports lured me in. Start training in a few days. They seem to like the happy frog soil much more than ocean forest. I'll be using it from now on when i grow landrace sativas. Not as jacked up on nitrogen
Yea the ocean forest is for flowering transplant and you should(with happy frog too) use some extra perlite, this will increase the aeration of the soil and prevent potential root rot. I used 75% happy frog and 25% perlite. Healthy roots, healthy plants. The more tropical sativa expressions will burn easiest.
 

RobFromTX

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Yea the ocean forest is for flowering transplant and you should(with happy frog too) use some extra perlite, this will increase the aeration of the soil and prevent potential root rot. I used 75% happy frog and 25% perlite. Healthy roots, healthy plants.

Well too late to add perlite but ive dialed down my overwatering tendencies 😁

I think im just going to run them in the happy frog and use some bio bloom at half dose. I find this strain to be pretty nute sensitive. atleast compared to other ace gear ive ran
 
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