Southern Hemisphere Growers (KIWI STYLES)
by, 02-10-2012 at 10:10 PM (173 Views)
Hello all! How are we today?
I've been looking online for quite a while now for somewhere for Kiwis (and Aussies I guess hahahaha) and those on the opposite side of the planet with opposite seasons to share some love and get some advice for their outdoor hobby! Now maybe it's because of the cones of 'Black Rose' I've been smoking but I can't seem to find a forum anywhere! So with that I thought I would jump on here and introduce myself to you all by showing you what I've been getting up to with a few friends down here in NZ! We maybe a few hundred Km away but we sure know how to smoke up large and grow some high quality bud!! Hahaha and maybe we'll have a chance to help everyone else get though their winter no grow blues just like you guys do for me in our winter!!
Now I thought I'd kick things off by sharing how I've been going so far this season and where I'm up to now with my babies! These girls are a bit of fun for me and my 3rd attempt at an outdoor grow, they are situated on a north facing deck in the North Island of New Zealand.
This time of year we have around 13 hours 40 mins of sunlight a day and are almost 2 months after our longest day of the year. So we're heading into autumn (Fall) and my babies are between 2 and 4 weeks into bud. I'm guessing another 8 to 10 weeks to go till they are ready to pull (and that's just a guess!)
All my babies were started from seed and were sown in Sept 2011. I originally started with 19 seedlings (after giving away a few to friends) of 3 different strains ( DB or Double Brown, Sideways and Lemon x Sideways). So of those 19, 15 are females and 9 were males and of course as they showed their sex have been identified and destroyed.
Today i purchased some "XPRESS Coco Bloom" to help with the budding stage and seeing as i watered her this morning writing this post is helping get me through till the next water where I can try my new nutes out!
I will post my pics taken so far in the order I've taken them in and will put the odd bit of info in as we go along. I have quite a few pics so i hope i don't bore you with them lol! But as they are from pretty early on i hope you can get an idea of how I'm trying to use the space i have to the best of my ability while keeping my babies low to the ground and discrete. (I am growing in a urban area)
To tell the strains apart i put one green twist-tie on the Sideways two green twist-ties on the Lemon x Sideways and no twist-ties on the Double Brown. Later on i tag them with red bands to show identified females (stops any stoners pulling out the wrong plant by mistake hahaha).... Anyways these first pics are of they day i planted them still in their peat pots into in a soil and compost mix ready for the rest of their growing lives!
Sorry if I'm boring you but here are the pics finally lol!!
6th Dec 2011
As you can see there are 4 plants in one planter 5 plants in the other. In the tub in the middle I have put 7 plants around the outside and 3 in the center. It's quite dense planting but I havn't got much space or height to work with and as the strains are known there's no guarantee of sex so I'm expecting to have to pull out up to half of what I'm looking after now.
I think I'll leave it at that for now and put up a new post for each set of photos I've taken. That way i can break it up a bit and make the dates of everything a little less confusing! Also this way I can keep this thread looking the same the whole way though as I plan to give every one updates every week or so. Sadly I was hoping to have the photos come in my post not in that viewer thing so if anyone could help me with that I would be very grateful! So hang tight boys and girls and I'll try my best to get you up to date to where I'm at A.S.A.P (I've got a big bag of 'Black Rose' so not sure if that will help or hinder lol).
See you again soon!