So I received some clippings from a friend who’s Original GSC came from ILGM from what I know. I have been setting up for next spring, but decided to test out my new greenhouse with the clippings.
So I received them in 1 gal pots with a vermiculite rich mix, which I don’t normally use, so I transplanted them soon after and trained one, left one free for experimentation purposes.
Working with some flourescents to supplement lighting, I’ve got a couple of large 6500k cfl and an 18” flower tube overhead to help complete the 12/12. I left the lights on 24 hrs for the first week after transplant to give the roots some time to take hold. I’d have gone 2 weeks but time restriction didn’t allow but they ended up taking off anyways.
You’ll see some damage in those last shots on the trained one, and possible some white residue on all the leaves throughout. The powder is DE, which is necessary due to some pests in the original soil mix, and our first freeze came without a forecast, I hadn’t added the ceramic heater so the trained plant took a bit of damage, all foliar.
The pics above are where we are now. 8 days of flowering have passed, this morning I saw stigma peeking on the untrained plant, pictured above… the one who took some frost damage is only showing female preflowers but I expected her to be a bit behind. The untrained one in the evening of that same photo has about a dozen more stigma poking out.
Any tips for GSC would be appreciated. I’m using a fantastic home-made soil mix, I’ve bred every beneficial bacteria into it I could, takes about a year to make. Since it’s not entirely my mix from the start I’m using Advanced Nutrients PH perfect MGB to supplement, but they are almost at a full strength weekly feeding and taking it like champs!! Must be a super hungry strain.
Update 12/14… Got some fantastic flowering action on both plants. The off-color is due to the flower tube light, these leaves are super deep green to the eye