Hey everyone. After lurking around and looking at everything on the forums, I've finally been motivated to make my own profile and maybe try my hand at my own grow journal.
First off, everyone should know this is a medical marijuana grow straight out of michigan, and everything is legal as it should be.
Second, If i'm a tad slow to responding or updating, it's due to my not knowing much about the forums (lol). So I have appointed a family member to take care of all the forum work while I maintain the plants.
Now that all of that is said and done, let's move on to the actual journal.
I will be growing out of two seperate rooms.
The first is a simple 4'x2'x6' (WxDxH) box for veg/cloning. It holds:
1- Sunblaze 4' 8 bulb T-5 High output fixture.
8- 55 watt bulbs (4 cool/4 warm)
1- 100 CFM bathroom vent fan
1- 6" clip-on air king fan
Thats about it as far as hardware. The actual system itself runs on 2 five gallon buckets each holding a mother plant in a 10" mesh bucket pot filled with hydroton rocks. They are top fed good old Ionic grow nutients from a Gh farm kit drip ring on each plant. They run for 30 minutes every 12 hours, and are powered by 1 eco-air duel outlet pump. There is also a seperate air-pump powering bubble stones in the bottom of each bucket. A pretty affordable set-up for a 'mother box'.
The second room is a 5'x5x7' (WxDxH) area for flowering the plants. Inside is:
1- 400w. HPS EYEHortilux bulb inside one "Sunleaves" 6" air cooled reflector.
1- 400w HPS Harvest Pro ballast (outside room)
1- 396 CFM Active Air Exhaust blower
1- 12" Oscillating wallmount fan for air movement
Pretty short on hardware again, but it all works. The actual system, however, consists of 8 five gallon buckets with 10" mesh bucket pots filled with hydroton rocks. Like the mother box, all plants are top fed with drip rings every twelve hours for thirty minutes. Also like the the mother box's buckets, there are 6" bubble stones that run 24 hours a day. All the buckets inside the flowering room are plumbed together with 1/2" black vinyl tubing for ease of filling and draining. Again, the rings and stones are powered by 2 four outlet eco-air pumps.
That was alot. Smoke break.
Onto the Plants. For this grow, we'll be raising an eight plant mix of three different strains:
First up, we have 5 Jack47 plants growing from clone - Info taken from breeder.
"Jack 47 is a super yielding plant with demolishing effects combining the best qualities of both progenitors in one genetic variation. The plant possesses extraordinary vigour which translates into large buds with a great abundance of resin even in the accompanying leaves.
The aromas and flavours of the variety are sweet and scented inherited from our mother Jack Herer.
We would highlight that this variety offers great resistance to fungus attacks bearing in mind the size and density of the buds produced by this variety.
Due to the genetic freshness and hybrid vigour of this plant it is appropriate for all types of cultivation. Its extraordinary vigour produces strong and healthy cuttings which in optimum conditions can take root very quickly, even in 7 days.
This variety is not recommended for new consumers.
Indian /Sativa: 25%-75%
Interior Blooming: 9 and a half weeks
Exterior Blooming: end of October
THC: 18-24% CBD: 1,6% CBN: 0,5"
It says "This variety is not recommended for new consumers" for a VERY GOOD REASON. I can personally vouch for that as this is a personal favorite of mine.
Second, we have 2 Purple Pineberry plants growing from clone as well. - Again, info taken from breeder.
"The Purple Pineberry that we have selectively bred is a great hardy plant that boasts a distinct pine scent and fast flowering time. Developed as an outdoor variety, but also grows great indoors. Very dense round buds that are easy to trim.
- Indoor: 45 days
- Outdoor: Sept.15
- Genetics: Pure Indica"
This strain is new to me, so I really don't know how it'll turn out yet. Looks 'berry' good though. (Horrible puns are fun!)
Last, but certainly not least, we have 1 Afghan Kush Ryder plant being the odd one out and growing from seed. - Info taken from breeder
"This new cross between Afghan and Ruderalis gives a new autoflowering indica strain. The characteristics are from the well known Afghan Kush with the autoflowering coming from its ruderalis genotype. It is actually an Afghan Kush with a reduced size and shorter photoperiod. A new special treat for lovers of this legendary variety.
Bank: World of Seeds Bank
Way of crop: Exclusive for indoors. Outdoors the crop is reserved for the months from may/june when the photoperiod is on its maximum.
Linage: Pure Landrace proceeding from Afghanistan re-crossed with Ruderalis.
Genotype: indica-ruderalis 100%
Hight: 40-80 cm
Wide: Limitated to what one stem can proporcionate. It is not recommended to do cuttings with autoflowering strains.
Growing phase: its growing phase depends on its flowering phase.
Flowering phase: 45-55 days indoors and outdoors. Its flowering does not depend on a photo period.
Production: 100-150 gr /m2 indoors
Resistance to mildew: High
Resistance to plagues: Middle/ High.
Irrigation tolerance: It does not like to many irrigations because of its ruderalis genetic. Fertilization is tolerated specially in advanced phases of flowering.
Medical value: High
Taste: Noble wood
Effect: very narcotic, almost devastating.
THC Level: 22%"
Almost devastating... All I can really say as this is another new strain for me.
Anyways, right now the ladies are small and uncloned, but at this rate we'll be up and moving in no time. I intend to update this grow as often as possible with pictures and info, so keep watching for stuff to come.
"Grow little guys grow!"