This past season was an alright turn out. Plants ended the season healthy, happy and with alittle wight. Sadly we were restricted to a tiny 10ftx12ft section in the back of our vegetable garden but tried to make the best of it. Staying within the states legal limit we grew three Gorilla Glues and one Elusive Soda. On average the GG rewarded us with over 1lbs of grade A flower per plant and 66.56 grams of bubble hash for all three. I will make a quick tutorial over the next few days. The Elusive Soda produced 1.53lbs of grade A flower and roughly 7 grams of bubble. Not bad for the size of the growing area and being our first grow in the area. I’m not a fan of stressing the plants alot so topping and FIM is just not my style. I prefer to stick with a ton of LST.
Container size: We used 50 gallon smart pots.
Soil: Rocket Fuel by Rouge soil.
Nutrients: Pacific Gro Fish and Crab and Organic tea recipe.
Pest control: 6,000 lady bugs. 1 mantis.
Well… we need more room! Way more room. I will be starting on a new garden area for next summer. The rough plans are 16ftx32ft. No vegetables in this area just the laddies. I’m currently working on fabricating wooden panels in the shop over this next winter. Once they are fabricated I will bring them to the area and bolt them together. My idea is to have a large clean area dedicated to the grow. We still plan on growing four plants unless my wife gets her medical card then we might bumb it up a bit. I will be laying gravel down for drainage and also ceder bark chips for a natural bug repellent. The new location will get 6+hrs more sunlight than this past year. Heck ya! I should even be able to walk around each plants.
I’m aiming to have the laddies in there new home by June 1st 2021. We will stick to our Organic style as I feel the flavor, test, aroma and appearance is untouched. I’n very interested in learning more about high yield flavorful strains. Such as the original Blueberry, Skunk #1 or some old school Grapefruit. If we stick with four plants we will switch to 100 gallon grow bags. If we decide to grow 8-11 plants we will stay with the 50 gallon bags. Its a cost thing for us.
I will do my best to keep this journal up to date. Ideas, thoughts, tips, tricks, jokes. This is going to be a long 365 days but is will surly be worth it. Grow big or go home, right?