4 ILGM Strain Grow Journal


Hello all, here’s what is going on in Mickys garden…California Dream, Chocolope, Purple Haze, and Blue Dream, all from seeds started on 8-7. I used rapid rooters and clone x (1ml/gal) on them for the 1st few weeks ( not sure I needed the clone x but it didnt seem to hurt). The Cali Dream shot up first, followed by the Chocolope. The other two didnt make it (one had a tap root with no leaves, the other had leaves but no tap root lmao. So the next 2 PH and BD made it fine. They are all in Canna Coco, 3 gal Aurora fabric pots in a 5x5 tent. Sun systems 6" hood with 400w Ultra Sun Metal Halide lamp. Light is about 18" off the tops. The 2 older plants are getting 3ml Bio Bizz Bio Grow, 2ml Botanicare Cal-Mag +, 2.5ml Liquid Karma, and 1.1 Roots Excelurator Gold (all measurements per 1 gallon). Last feeding was 326ppm and 5.8ph.
45% humidity, 78°F. Water is R/O. The younger 2 got the same nutes, only less of everything for 254ppm and 5.8ph. I should also add that I used Xtreme Gardening Mykos and Azos when I transplanted from the smaller plastic pots to the 3 gal ones. I think that’s about it! First Coco grow, I used the Sunshine Mix 4 on the first grow (Blue Dream) so this is a new venture.

Cali Dream on the left, Chocolope on the right.
PurplePurple Haze left, Blue Dream right.


These look great and your set up is slick. Good luck with the grow. How many grows do you have under your belt??


Thanks @Familyman! This is my 2nd grow. First in Coco.


I’m only on my first grow myself.


Watching n the girls look great. Good luck n welcome to ILGM (i think lol)


Hell yeah, this looks like a “textbook” grow setup, well done :+1:


Looks great . Nice clean set up .


I’m close to 400ppm with the last feeding, and they are growing like “weeds” :joy::joy:


Hers an update…gave the Chocolope (left) and Cali Dream a haircut. The Chocolope fan leaves are HUGE lol.


stems are fattening up nicely…I’m trying General Hydroponics Armor Si silica.


Purple Haze left, Blue Dream right. Just starting their 4th internode. Topping soon.


Hey bro how good was that blue dream from your first harvest to smoke?


@Kiwiknight it’s really good. It cured really nice and everyone loves it. Couldnt be happier with it.


Blue Dream

California Dream (pushed her a little too hard, got some tip burn but I think I have her happy again)

Purple Haze

Chocolope (started clawing, so shes backed down on the nutes).

I’m at around 460ppm and 5.8 ph. Armour Si, Bio Grow, Cal Mag +, Liquid Karma/Bio Heaven alternating, Roots Excellerator, and some Azos this feeding. I’ve got the lower branches wired down for some LST, and I’ve been topping and fimming. Hopefully I’m doing it right lol.


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California Dream

Blue Dream

Purple Haze

Grow Update: the girls have been happy with no burned tips, clawing, or other issues. 515ppm @5.8ph for the Choc and Cali Dream, 490ppm for the rest. I’m slowly ramping it up to see what they will take. Feeding every 3rd day. 1.5-1.75gal for the big pots, 1 gal for the 3 gal pots. The chocolope and Cali D are in their 7 gallon Aurora pots.
Nutes (per 2.5 gal)
Armor Si- 5ml
Biobizz bio grow- 17.5ml
Cal mag- 4ml
Biobizz Bioheaven- 12ml
Roots Excelurator Gold- 2.7ml

The Armor Si and Roots Excelerator seem to be working well, the root system is awesome and the stalks and stems are much beefier that the last grow.


I’m thinking about growing that Chocolope next. Looks good man.


@stale it wants to go TALL. Definately an almost 100% sativa, lots of topping and LST! I cant wait to see how it turns out.


All right folks, update. I flipped to 12/12 on 10/23, so 17 days ago. I’m out of room lol. But I’ll make due. Feeding as follows:
5 gal
Armour Si 10ml
Bio bloom 85ml
Bio Grow 5ml (last feed with this, dropping down slowly to transition into the flower nutes)
Cal mag + 15ml
Top Max 50ml
Bio Heaven 30ml

550 ppm @ 5.8pH (growing in coco)

Cali Dream

Purple Haze

Blue Dream


Cali Dream

Temps are 65°-73°, humidity 47%.


How long was the veg for? Looking good! Definitely getting tight in there


11 weeks from seed to flower