First Grow From Beginning to End

I would guess some interesting flavor profiles pop up when growing outside…

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Thx @Myfriendis410, I will continue what I am doing.

When I dip them in peroxide water, I just put them in for a few seconds then dip them in plane water then hang. Is there more (or less) to this that I need to know?

Wow. I can’t believe that I’ve finally made it through 1,717 posts on this thread of yours, @merlin44. This is a fantastic journal! I just started my first-ever grow two weeks ago, and stumbled on your thread. It has taken me a while to get through it from beginning to end, and my wife and in-laws are rolling their eyes at me while we’re on vacation for being so absorbed with some weird blog. But we must do what we must. I’ve learned so much from your grow. Thanks for documenting this so meticulously! I am nowhere near as methodical or high-tech as you are, but I am keeping daily notes, and have benefitted from the advice of some of the contributors who are here. But I’d also like to call upon your expertise sometimes, now that you have a very successful grow under your belt. And question number one is this (for the notebook): When you dipped your buds in the hydrogen peroxide water at harvest time, what was your ratio of hydrogen peroxide to water in the solution?

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I learned about doing this from @Myfriendis410, just to give credit where due.

One cup of hydrogen peroxide to 5 gallons of water is the ratio that myfriendis410 suggested and that is what I used. I will be spraying a more dilute mixture on my plants as they progress through flowering as well. I will need to look through my notes to get that number. I love detailed notes. :+1::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Welcome to the forum @WonkaMan, we are glad to have you onboard. You will find the folks here to be very knowledgeable and willing to assist.

I am very glad to you have found my grow journal to be useful, that was why is created it. Also, thank you so much for the kind words.

By the way, you must have been really bored to read this whole thread, I am impressed with your tenacity.

Happy growing, you are going to have a blast.

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You should get your own journal started and fill out a support ticket. This will give the experienced growers plus other nubes like me the info needed to help you if needed.

Tag me in when you get it going.

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It is not as detailed nor as interesting (in my opinion) but here is a link to my clone grow journal if you are interested @WonkaMan :

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Happy anniversary, @dbrn32. Plus it is the first day of summer, woohoo!

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Happy Anniversary too @dbrn32!

I immerse for 6 minutes; completely submerged. Then rinse and hang to drip dry before putting in the drying racks.

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Thx, @Myfriendis410, I suspected that I should soak them a while but was nervous about it. No mold or mildew problems but this is an easy and cheap insurance policy.

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I agree wholeheartedly, @merlin44. Very well documented, seed to cure. I’m confident anyone that can read, can grow. I forget your exact wording, but it wasn’t far off from me saying I hadn’t grown anything but a beard in years. I struggled, same as everyone, at first. And I still learn daily. But seriously, you make this look as easy as it should look. Also, thanks for asking all the good questions that are rarely addressed! Outstanding first grow, buddy!

Oh, on the smell, or lack thereof…I can’t speak for Gold Leaf, or ILGM genetics at all yet, but the White Widow I grew had the same issue. I agree with it having been dried too quickly, as my Lemon Skunk smelled and tasted very strong, and the high backed it up. I did some googling about it and read that White Widow isn’t known for it’s smell or flavor. It’s supposedly not a strong smeller even once cured, compared to others anyway.

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Wow, thank you, @elheffe702, high praise indeed. You humble me with your kind words, thank you, again. Wow…

Great information on the aroma issues that I asked about. Good to know that expectations, in this regard, should be low for white widow.

I am so eager to get the Clone Army done so that I can start from seed again. I have learned so much from you folks and my plants. I am certain to do a better job now that I have a solid base to start from.

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To dry it slower, should I keep a higher ambient rH (my drying room is at 50%) or is there some other technique to slow it down? @elheffe702.

It is worth noting that all of my buds have been in jars with 62% boveda packs for 4 weeks. I have Hygrometers in the jars and it is quite stable at 62%. It took several weeks to get it down that low as it wanted to be closer to 68% when first jarred. I didn’t put the boveda packs in until the rH was stable at 62%. Didn’t see the point.

Hey Merlin, you did amazing buddy. Congrats and you got another crop from clones…I’m so jealous.
I’ve been enjoying the fruits of the growth, just wanted to drop by to say high!!!LOL

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@ReMoLu, great to hear from you. Thank you and well done yourself, enjoying the fruits is a great reward. Thanks for dropping in, buddy. It is great to see you.

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I’m not sure if you could actually do much better! You are too hard on yourself! You did super fantastic and this was only your first grow! :+1:t3:

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And what a kick it was. I can’t wait to start over again. I am like a little kid waiting for Santa.LOL

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You can hang the whole plant, or larger chunks. You can dry trim. You can leave the fan leaves until you trim. 50% sounds right on. You could bring it up a little and that would slow things down, too. Less airflow around the buds, but too little will risk mold. Lots of ways to skin a cat.

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I’m just reading the post about the boveda packs and that…I would skip the boveda packs until your jars are already at 62ish%, so the packs themselves don’t absorb smells and gooey goodness.

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That is what I did…for the very reason that you give. Thanks for the guidelines on slowing the dry, your ideas will bounce around in my head for the next two months or so and then I will try a slower dry on the Clone Army. Will be able to compare to the exact parent plant buds to see if things improved.

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That is a good thing to do with your clone army, experiments and such, since you have a good control now.

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