Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by DST, Sep 16, 2009.
sour d and og kush are all diffrent phenostypes of one plant chemdog they are all realated
thats for sure, when you smell the sour d (or the east coast sour d - which was the name given in the shop) you can really smell the kush. i love both.
So, this morning i popped 5 Dame Blanche (feminised) and 5 Orange Cali seeds into shot glasses.....lets see what happens, a couple of the DB's looked a bit ropey......we shall see.
really really looking nice man! excelent frosting ... the headband is one that I am putting on my GrowsToDo list .... fabulous work man, Walk on!~~~~~
Mucho Thanks Tahoe58, appreciated! I decided to step up on my "so called super bloomer"(which is what is says on the bottle) - Bio Nova BN PK 13-14, and it seems to be doing the trick. I was being quite tight with it on my last grow, its a strange one 125ml - 100 litres, so when mixing only 10 litres at a time, it's easy to penny pinch (i was often just putting in 10ml to 10l, but now on the rec dosage. Got plenty seeds to mess around with! Nice avatar BTW, you get all sorts of nice female pics on RIU. Smoke on!
oh, and how do you get those pics to go large on the screen?
I had some old light fittings lying around so I fashioned together a wee DIY addition to the cupboard. The temps are staying around the mid twenties in there, still got to get me that humidifier. So i popped out and bought some cfls (3 x24 w) which for some reason where the biggest about, I bought the philips ones as I thought quality never hurts (the stores own where a little cheaper). Anyway, eh voila (as you ca see in the pic) I actually built this for stage one of the new cupboard a friend of mine is going to start....which is what I hope to use the seeds I started yesterday (they are still not doing much BTW.)
Yesterday I cycled down to the garden centre (about 6km) and picked up 80litre of coco peat, for my next grow. which will be 5 headband clones (pic'd prev) that was a laugh in a heavy wind on a bike with no gears and only a back peddle brake.
I will build a temp set up using my DIY light for the seeds for my buddies grow - spread the grow love!!!
I have also uploaded some close up shots from this mornings feeding time at the zoo...tasty, the little OG kush nug is from one of the lowest branches, it's rock solid already The HB nugs are frosting nicely. Have a good Sunday folks.
freaking frosty unreal .... they be some potent shite! walk on!!~~~
Thanks Tahoe, I can't wait to try it........
first Dame Blanche seed popped. nothing much else to report.
Someone once said that:
"if a Fifer draps a ten boab bit, it will hit him on tha back eh the heid".
Translation: If a Gentleman from the East Coast of Scotland was to drop a 50 pence piece, he would bend down so quickly to pick it up, that it would hit him on the back of the head.
Now in my experience, being tight with ca$h is not a trait that people from the East Coast of Scotland have a monopoly on....believe me, I delivered milk when I was a lad, and the best tippers were always the poorer people!!! Anyway, in my bid to build a wee veg cupboard I have saved a few pennies by using things lying around the house.
My keyboard is set to US at the moment so I can't get the Euro sign to bloody appear (so imagine $ are Euros - it will never happen BTW)
Metal frame - $0
Black/White sheeting - $0 (already had it)
Cable ties - $0 my wifes dad gave me them to lock my suitcase, and I brought them back from South Africa - hahaha)
Light fittings - $0 had a few lying around
3 new 24w cfls - cicra $16 (bugger, had to buy something) (already had 2 - so 5 in total going into this space)
3 way adapter - $2.50 - damn, this is getting pricey!!!!
Wiring for lights - free - woohoo, arb bits of wire I had lying around.
Tomorrow - i will be forced to buy 2 X pc fans (@$5) = $10
AC-DC convertor - not sure but can't be too much (can't be much more than 2-3$)
Fan for inside (found one for $7 which I am using in my main room - does the job.)
Nearly forgot - $1,50 on an extra plug (I had a few old ones lying around)
So total = under $50 for my new grow space - better bloody work I can tell you after spending all that cash. Attached a pic
4 of the Dame Blanch seeds popped a root, the fifth I have planted on a never never.....we shall see.
All the Cali Oranges had also popped so they went into Coco.....again, waiting.
Until the next time...
hey buddy! just checkin in here, glad to see things are going good
Thanks for poppin in caddyluck. All seems to be going well, although for some reason two of the plants have slowed down on their drinking habits??These are two of the headbands that I have just left to grow as one big cola - the others that are topped are sucking it up Tad worrying but lets see. it's countdown time. 8 weeks coming up so I think I will give them a good flushing at the weekend - last feed today - and then a wee drink of rain water a couple of days after that (I normally don't water the last 5 days (and also lights off for around 24 hours b4 the chop) which should be around 10 days away (days always sound shorter than saying weeks) -
Not taken any pics (will wait until tomorrow) but 9 of the seeds that I planted in the small coco pots have risen their tiny heads. Just one of the Cali Orange seeds seems to be having a snooze....
Laters ppl, better get some work done.
hey what's happening dst went through your thread, it's pretty cool. you got a lot of nice nuggets and some real nice colas going. i'm not really a big fan of LSTing, hell i've been growing since '07 and the plants i have vegging now is just the second time i've topped my plants. i do have to admit though, i do like topping and the LSTing looks freaky with buds just everywhere, so really it's all good. hey where do you usually get your seeds from? i don't know if you've been to Attitude(http://www.,cannabis-seeds-bank.com). only reason i ask is because they have the breeders for the orange bud, and dame blanche. and give a pretty good overview/info on the seed. just a thought for you, althuogh you might already know this. with all those bud sites you get from the LSTing, next time when you get to the 7th week take all of the leaves that have stems on them off, that just let's the light get in almost everywhere so during that last week your buds can get one last chance to swell up to their maximum potential. but i like your thread man. good pics, and the DIY stuff, love it. sometimes i get tired of seeing the guys that are in it commercially(nothing agianst them,ok), with a six or seven thousand dollar grow room, passively bragging on how they kick out five pounds a month with their super duper kryptonian mega grow rooms. well i don't have that kind of bread, so i can admire but i really can't relate. but when i see somebody getting it done, with what they've got at hand, or just putting something together out of necessity, or just a crazy creation, i really like that. but anyway i'm out.
P.S. i guess i do have something against the commercial growers,
otherwise i wouldn't be growing my own bud.
I am with you on that - I grow for myself - i have a reeeeeaaaal bad habit - and after seeing some creations on here you get inspired to try things out, and why not use stuff you have lying around (the world needs more of that - wasteful society that we live in.)
I am lucky in that I live in Holland so have access to most seed shops directly (you can even call guys for personal meetings at the seed shops) however, I have never done it. My first Headband and OG kush seeds came from a bag I bought at a coffeeshop...and the DB and Cali O was given to me by a friend who's mate had left them behind after getting para about taking them on the plane (lucky for me!!!) i will check out the website for further info as you suggested....and yeh, I am alway a bit in a dilema about pulling leaves of but I have heard a few peeps say that.
Coming from the UK I find a lot of commercial growers extracting the michael (wet weed, force dried, etc - rip off!!) But there are some who represent. In NL if you want to be commercial, you need to produce the best, or the Coffeshops don't buy it - simple.
Anyway, will check in on your grow soon Zen, and cheers for the message. I am off to a Wine Tasting course (it's awesome, everyone is quiet at the start, and by the end, no one wants to go - except me, so I can get home for a)
as far as the leaves, think about it. now this is just "MY" theory, mine that i have put to the test with two side by side comparisons, with two different strains(bagseed). so here we go, now the last few weeks of flower the leaves are starting to turn yellow right because the plant , in essence, is dying. so it's getting rid of all those stored nutes in the fan leaves. and what i mean by that is leaves with visible stems, not those little ones attached to the actual buds, keep those on to soak up light and feed the buds. but as i was saying, since it is voluntarily getting rid of the leaves because it doesn't need to store nute anymore, so why not help it out. and what i mean by that is, instead of the plant using energy to get rid of those fan leaves(by sucking any reserve nutes out and letting them die off). why not in the last week to week and a half just go ahead and take them off. and in turn this does two things #1 lets the plant put all its remaining energy into swelling up those buds, and with the leaves gone that's at least a 40% boost in the amount of light that is peering through the trees to those buds that were not getting much light. so it's a win win. but that is just my opinion, ok. i'm not saying it is law, but man it has been working like gangbusters for me up to this point. on your net run try it with one plant and see if there is a difference.
HOLLAND!!!!!! aww man, i know that's where you live so it's probably no big woohaa to you, but man i am seriously planning on moving out of the states in a few years and Holland is one of the main places i have in mind. one reason is because i want to live in a region where the laws are a lot softer on marijuana laws. now dont get me wrong that isn't the major reason i want to leave.....but it don't hurt, you know what i mean. but i would like to visit the places i have in mind first so i can get a good idea on some good areas to live. and to really get a feel for it, wherever i visit, i plan on renting a room in one of the neighborhoods. and that would give me a chance to see the real way of life for that area, not what they pump up for tourist to see, while they try to get them to spend money.
but yea, ENVIOUUUUUUS!!!!!!
So this morning Zen I have chopped a whole load of the yellower fans leaves of, I am with your theory mentioned above...so lets see how it works. Suppose it will be a bit difficult to compare but no harm in trying (still got a few days to go). I knew the plants sucked the nute out of the leaves, but do you think there is a trade off between what it gets from the leaves, and what it then has to get elsewhere when the leaves are no longer on the plant?? Not sure if that makes sense
Anyhoo, it's done now and to be honest, I think it should help, one thing I have had a prob with the LST'ing, is that you get mad fan leaves covering things they wouldn't normally cover - increases mildew which I have never had a problem with previously (i was just putting it down to the damp weather - but the other girls - topped, and straight colas - have had no mildew!! wierd.
I will upload a pic that I took this morning of the sideways growing bud - quite mad.
The prob with The Netherlands is that it is not actually legal to grow here under anything except the sun!! So no indoor growing is actually legal believe it or not. The police have an agency that go around busting grow rooms, so the anxiety and paranoia is still there my friend! It's such a mad set up, it's basically decriminalised (sold through coffeeshops) but it's not legal to grow - eh?!?! So get this, if you own a coffeshop, and you are taking weed to your shop and you get stopped by the police - road check, speeding, whatever, and they find your weed - bam, you're busted! Ok, so you get a fine, no prison generally, but it's still pants. It is legal to grow 5 plants outside though (per household) And you can smoke without problems -so that is cool....
The gov has also clamped down on Smart Shops (no more Magic mushrooms being sold) and also, coffeeshops within 250 metres of a high school (teenage kids) have to close down!!! Which is just daft. One of the Headmasters of a school in Amsterdam said. "Coffeeshops in Amsterdam are very strict with age, and if my kids wanted to buy weed, what would stop them walking an extra 10 metres to a coffeeshop" fair comment Maam!!
Okay, I will stop ranting now. If you want anymore info on our messed up state, feel free to ask.
So i thought 9 had come up, but only 8, pic of the main ones so far - I always thought I could count to 10, aparantly I can't even count to 9...what a doughnut!! Just waiting on 1 more DB, and one more Cali O to wake the fek up.
these girls are either really heavy at just under 8 weeks, or the plant just can't take anymore and has decided to grow sideways...mmmn?
And just holla if you are ever coming to the neighbourhood - i know all the bad places to go
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