So, my fiends , welcome to my third grow in my first twelve months of growing . It has been one hell of a ride so far – and there is no way I’d be here without your encouragement and guidance.
The story so far, my first grow was started from a Lemon Haze clone given to me as he had to get out of growing. From that clone, I ended up with 6 trained plans into a SCROG under an average (Viparspectra 900W) using only Canna Vega and Canna Flora in Canna Pro soil. My take-aways were many – particularly Light quality, I had vastly underwatered and undernourished. I think they had enough to look healthy – but not enough to truly perform. I did however gain a lot of experience in cloning, LST, HST and SCROG. The result was very fluffy, very good smoke – and a lot of it – just no bag appeal.
My second grow was a summer grow, from seed, 4 x Pineapple Express Auto and 1 x Lemon Skunk Auto. They went from CFL, to Viparspectra in early veg and onto a 600-watt HPS in a Cool Tube. As I type this, the grow is still current – and highly successful. 3 PXA dried and curing – with a total weight of 11.5 ounces of very tasty and nicely dense nuggets. I still have 1 PXA and the Lemon Skunk finishing in the next couple of weeks. By the end I should be well over the ‘one pound out of a 4 x 4’ which seems to be the common benchmark. Completely untrained, I wanted to see how they wanted to grow – and handle the challenges successfully. No doubt the lessons learned positioned me very well to make the most of what they gave me.
Now, onto my next grow – and a lot more learning. This time it is back to photoperiod for me. Lighting will be very similar to the last grow i.e. CFL, LED to HPS and the medium again will be Canna soil products all the way. I cannot fault it – simplicity and results. A 4x4 tent and 10-gallon pots, 6” exhaust, 6” inlet and 6” oscillating fans to keep it breezy. I will be training these all the way – with the goal of 12 to 16 colas per plant. I have selected four strains and will run one of each to give a good variety to the results.
Starting with four aces and aim to fill the house with quality colas. Each strain has been selected for its effect and potency – the goal being pain relief and sleep assistance – colour and flavour range should be vast.
Ayahuasca Purple (red River Delta/ Mater Kush), indica dom, 21% thc
Dos Si Dos 33 (Do Si Dos/ Gelato #33), indica dom, 22-28% thc
Critical Kush (Critical Mass/ OG Kush), indica 25% thc
Emerald Triangle Seeds
Critical Strawberry Banana (Critical Bilboa/ Strawberry Banana) sativa dom, 22+% thc
As always, everyone’s input is invited – as are any questions or observations. I will tag all that I can think of or may benefit/ have input.
Let’s get this party started!