Lowryder #1. Four and a half months old. yup.
by, 09-14-2011 at 10:11 PM (575 Views)
In case you didn't see my last post, I've been growing a lowryder #1 (by The Joint Doctors) way longer than I should have, hoping to see definitive signs of it being "ready" or perhaps just to see how long it would live if left unchecked, and of course hoping for bigger better buds. My last update was before day 100, and now, the math is easier to just say 4 and a half months. Over twice it's expected lifespan.
Now like most of you, I could hardly wait to taste the fruits of my labor, so a branch or two was cut down, first by accident while trimming leaves, then deliberatly. Some has been drying for a couple weeks. I taste tested when they felt close to ready, mixed results, but over all it has a good future when fully dry and cured. Looking nice and crystal-y, smokes clean, it's organic so I guess that helped the taste. If I were to estimate total yeild, factoring in what I already chopped and what that weighed, I'd say 10 grams minimum is still on the vine, so to speak. Probably more.
Let's see, what else... Some of the fan leaves have been tuning yellow over the last month, and as I cut them down, others turn yellow within days, so I decided to let yellows yellow, and take them off when they dry up. Also for a while I replaced my "60watt equivilent" cfl with a 100 watt incandecent, but after burning my arm while watering, and realizing how much it raised the temps in here, I changed it to a 75 watt, and then eventually back to the same 60watt equivilent cfl.
I really would hurry up and chop her down if I had everything I needed to dry it and jar it properly, so far I've only cut what i could dry in here. A buddy is getting me a good jar soon. I have string. Also, not sure if i mentioned it, but i got a hygrometer, according to it the humidity is 31% right now, not sure what that means for drying time. It started at 60 or 50, then as summer got here and I put the AC in, it dropped.
Also, I kinda feel bad about, you know, killing my first female plant, especially knowing its a slow death, basically bleeding out after being cut in half, I can empathize, and Ive grown attached to her, been wishing her well so long, and now I have to end her life with my own hands, it's really tragic and depressing if you ask me. Maybe thats why I hoped for a natural death or at least a sign she was going to die anyhow, so that it would be a mercy killing in a way. I feel like Snake aiming at Grey Fox while Liquid is crushing him with Rex at the end of Metal gear solid. You know you should take the shot and fire that missile to destroy rex, but you just can't do it with your buddy Grey fox there. Hes giving his life to give you that opportunity to shoot, but you cant do it. I'm tearing up just thinking about it.
Shut up, I'm not crying. here's some pics, you heartless bastards.