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The Grow Room forums; Just starting a new journal for this season. I mainly grow auto's, but I might do another regular plant this ...
Pablo's 2011 SoCal Balcony Grow
Just starting a new journal for this season. I mainly grow auto's, but I might do another regular plant this season.
FFOF soil in pots. Stale tap water.
Strains so far: Kannabia Mataro Blue, Short Stuff Onyx, Short Stuff Super Cali Haze. All autoflowering freebies from Attitude - never grew any of them before. The Mataro Blue and the Super Cali Haze seeds just popped and were put in the dirt today. Waiting for the Onyx to catch up.
I usually stagger my grows so it's sort of a perpetual garden.
This journal is open for comments. Cheers.
I just did some reading on the Mataro Blue. It's not an autoflower. It's a photoperiod Indica. I'm going to cancel that grow. The Super Cali Haze is a "super" auto which is supposed to take about 4 months from seed to harvest. Not what I was expecting, but I'll keep it. The Onyx hasn't popped yet - maybe it's a dud. In the meantime, I'm going to start another auto seed, maybe 2. I wanted to harvest 2 or 3 auto plants come mid-June. We'll see.
The Onyx hasn't popped yet. Almost certain it's toast. In the meantime, I've got 2 Easyryder seeds germinating.
Crap, looks like we're getting rain most of the day tomorrow and then again on Friday. Not good timing. I may want to bring them inside when it's raining.
The Easyryders popped and were planted today. The S. Cali Haze sprouted thru the dirt today.
I had clones of that S. Cali haze last year. They took a looooong time to finish, but were great producers with an awesome buzz. I was gifted them by a friend and have never heard of anyone else growing it. Couldn't find any info available on it either (with the south cali precursor, I'm assuming it's not just haze). Let me know if you have info on it. Thanks. Peace man!
Hey man, from what I found it's a Super Auto, so it will take longer than the usual 10 - 11 weeks from seed to harvest. The longer life span must be why you were able to get a clone, which is usually not possible with an auto. Not what I wanted, but it was a free seed.
Originally Posted by bushybush
Both of the Easyryders sprouted - 2 and 3 days ago. The S. Cali Haze seems fine so far. This is the boring part of the grow.
What's up Pablo. I just moved to Huntington Beach and have been following your grow journal from last year. Great job man! I'm going to try to get into Autoflowers on my balcony as well, and wanted to ask you if ordering seeds online was the only way to go, or if I could get them locally at dispensary's. Also, from your experience what strains keep the smell to a minimum?
Thanks for any help, and good luck this year!
Hi Irie, thanks for stopping by. If you want to grow Auto's, seeds are the only way to go. Because of their short life span, they are not possible to clone, and no dispensary would ever sell Auto clones.
Originally Posted by irie11b
I buy all my seeds from The Attitude seed bank.
Regarding the smell: Every plant, Auto or otherwise, will put out a good deal of odor. I've smelled my plants from below my balcony in the complex I live at, as has somebody else. But, it's never been a problem. I've also grown regular photoperiod plants during my last 2 seasons, (1 each season). Those smell a lot more than a couple of autoflowers. I think hunting around for an auto that doesn't smell much is a waste of time, and most likely an effort in futility. Just buy auto strains you think you will enjoy the most.
I suppose it could also depend on how many Autos you have in flower at any given time. You can stagger your grows to reduce the smell. Have a couple of plants in full on flower mode, while a couple more are just vegging. I tried to do that last season.
Best of luck!
I appreciate the tips Pablo. Since I am a legal patient I guess it really doesn't matter, but I just wanted to keep it discrete.
Cheers man and good luck this season!