A Triple-Threat, or... the woes of three strains.
by, 05-30-2012 at 08:32 PM (134 Views)
Aloha my fellow RIPer's~
Thanks for checkin' this out, appreciate you takin a minute or three to see what's up.
I have been lurking around here for a while now, reading all the info I can and going thru some excellent GJs. GREAT info here esp. the stuff on PH, which I needed. I decided to not post anything in the "introduce yourself" section for now as I have a small learning curve for the RIP interface. So I will begin here~
I am a first time clone grower, that is, I grew the moms from seeds and use them as donors. The first time I forgot the clonex (duh), and it didn't root very well. This time I used a diluted mixture of ROOT 66 to "hold" them in until I could trim them and put them in sponge pucks (if thats what they're even called), and the clonex of course.
They are about 7 weeks old today; really tho they ALL rooted differently. SwD's was in 5 days, SoD was a week after that and the AK-47 was beautiful as clones the whole time but took almost 3 weeks to root well enough. When they say "strain specific" I guess thats what they're talkin about too.
I am in day 6 of flowering. (boring and I have separation anxiety)
I am currently growing 3 different strains in a 4 x 8 x 7 tent: AK-47, Sour Diesel, and an Indica called Sweet Dreams. (I know, I know... they're kinda boring strains these days )
I have them in 16 qt. containers, in FF OF soil, ammended with 2 bags perlite per 1.5 cu.ft., geo-hummus, and dolomite lime (my PH thing).
I am using the whole line of FF nutes and solubles and am about to get some molasses (excellent LONG read here @ RIP on molasses, wow!) and some beneficial bacteria tomorrow to boost roots and nute-uptake (I hope). Great White Shark I think.
I have 2 600W, digital/dimmable remote balasts with the "enhanced-spectrum" (thier words) Hortilux HPS bulbs, and is directly cooled thru a central A/C line and pulled thru by a 600cfm extractor fan. Thank fully I do not need any odor control so the whole place can just be free to "dank-stank". No complaints with this set up so far.
Temps stay btwn. 65F-lights off, & 85F-lights on with a RH of btwn. 45%-65%. I have LST'd most of them, but I left a few Sweet Dreams (indica-SwD) so that I could compare the height and bud formations and stuff like that. I do read about this stuff constantly but i know I will make more mistakes along the way. Glad MJ is so forgiving (sometimes).
About the AK-47? Can you say S-T-R-E-T-C-H? (I bought more wire today for LST... ha!)
I am a sarcastic person, to be sure. Not mean, just a lil sarcastic and cynical at times... ALL sarcasm welcome here esp. if its clever! Just as long as its not hateful its all good.
Thanks for stoppin by.
Ok, now... for my next trick I will TRY and upload some pics. I'm just gonna put up some general stuff and as time goes on I will post more specific photos.
Mahalo nui loa~
(thank you very much)
In order: 1.) AK Baby, veg/flower tent, baby AK gettin LST'd, AK LST'd a couple weeks later, my Sea of AK (luv this pic), "THE CHOSEN FEW"-MOM's tent, and a SoD (notice the s-t-r-e-t-c-h after just 5 days? Crazy!