Hey everybody! Figure I should introduce myself with a grow journal.
Background: I’ve grown on and off for a very long time, but always outdoor and minimal care. Just let nature do it’s thing and tried to prevent disaster. Product was fine, but nothing special ever. Recently went to indoor and started with a micro space. I mean MICRO, in imperial units about 1.5’ cube. Tiny yields but scratch the hobby urge as I had lots on my mind but just going over and over it all doesn’t help, hence, something to do instead of just worrying.
Present: So I decided to scale up to merely tiny, got a small tent (I don’t use imperial much for lengths and never for temperature, sorry for anyone who will need to google conversion of units but the size of the tent was in feet and inches so for the moment you’re in luck) which is 2’X2’X5’6". Graduated from my home built kinda sketchy LED set up to a upper low end Marshydro light and am on my way. I moved my tiny bonsai sized plants to the tent to finish flowering and am in the final weeks with them. As such I am deciding on what to grow next.
The Cast: Have a teeny sour diesel and a teeny Sweet Tooth in flower, both had a branch sprayed with colloidal silver and self crossed so that I could in theory start almost identical plants from seed but with more room. There is also a hyper mini Northern Lights that was a clone of the plant I was flowering and I was spraying the clone to get pollen to make self crossed seeds. It resisted throwing any male flowers so long that I ended up revegging it and then having it go in flower again, and finally got a few male flowers, so it’s got some seeds actually nearly ripe.
The sour diesel, well, it’s going fine but had so many deformities and weirdness I figured it’s inbred to all get out, so if I get seed from it, going to toss them as I can get better genetics for that cultivar.
Ok, now, as I said, got a grow finishing up, and have a micro space which I am going to start some seedlings in so I can put them in the tent with them established as soon as this grow is done. Going through the seed collection I found an auto Amnesia Haze seed I got for free which was just sitting ignored as I am not a big fan of autos. Figured, meh, it’s now or never and started it.
My methods: As I said, I started as a plant outside and let nature do its thing grower, so I don’t baby the plants ever. I will not say my way is better because it isn’t, but it’s how I know to grow. So, the seed is old and figured it was best to prep it. I carefully scraped some of the cuticle waxy layer off the shell so water could seep in easily and really carefully scored the edge of the shell so it would split easily and into paper towel it went. It split over night and went into the soil and 48 hours later it emerged.
That was yesterday and here she is today:
Now, one thing I know is if you want to have a very high probability of the shell coming off the embryo sprout as it emerges, don’t plant shallow. About 2cm (about 1") deep and the shell will almost always be left below soil level. As you can see, the seed casing never got dragged to the surface.
One last thing, the unnamed source for that seed listed it as amnesia haze but listed the genetics as a lowryder white russian cross, so really, who knows.
And that’s all to this point, the auto will be started in a short day cycle, but it’s the side attraction anyway, the main event will be started soon.
And how about some mini-bonsai sized bud porn? Here’s the sweet tooth: