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420 Magazine's Official Girl Scout Cookies Comparative Grow By Beez0404

InTheShed

Member of the Year: 2018, 2020 - Grow Journal of the Year: 2020 - Member of the Month: Jan 2018, Nov 2018, Jan & Aug 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Aug 2018, Dec 2020 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2018
Those trichomes look pretty evenly cloudy, though I know you like a bit of amber in yours so I'm sure waiting a few won't send you off course. The yellow fans are really pretty, and those golf balls are so damn fuzzy!
 

beez0404

Nug of the Month: Sept 2019, April 2021, July 2021
Well gosh darnit I jinxed myself. Just when I said everything was looking good with respect to bud rot I just found a little on one of the colas on the #4 plant I featured today. I had some time this evening and was stripping her fan leaves and spotted a brown, dried up leaf sticking out of one of the colas and sure enough it had decomposed inside the bud and caused botrytis to form. Obvious my preference would be to have zero bud rot and because I check for it often especially with plants with really dense buds my bud loss is greatly reduced. I took a picture of the bud rot on the plant after I opened it up a little bit so you could see it. And I included a photo showing how much I removed from the cola. I am like a cancer surgeon and always give myself a generous margin to make sure I got it all. I may have sacrificed 3 or 4 grams of dried buds which beats the alternative.

Hope you can see it in this first pic. Maybe some of you have never seen it before and this might prove helpful.

Here we are post surgery.

I've decided to hang the colas individually so I can thoroughly inspect each one as it's removed from the plant.

So One Down Three to Go!
 

InTheShed

Member of the Year: 2018, 2020 - Grow Journal of the Year: 2020 - Member of the Month: Jan 2018, Nov 2018, Jan & Aug 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Aug 2018, Dec 2020 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2018

beez0404

Nug of the Month: Sept 2019, April 2021, July 2021
Processing has begun on #4 the smallest of the Girl Scout Cookies plants. I broke down the plant and hung the colas individually so I could check them real well. No other problems I saw. I am wet trimming some of the smaller colas and some fluffier buds. Two quick pics from the start of harvest.
Now that's a handful.

 

Carcass

Member of the Month: Aug 2019, May 2021 - Nug of the Month: May 2020 - Plant of the Month: Mar 2021
Hi, beez- Hey, I want to thank you for this ...
The leaf dies and the stem of the leaf is trapped inside the bud where it decomposes and sometimes causes bud rot.
I went out and checked my Chocodope after reading this, and sure enough, I pulled about 10 yellow leaves out of the buds that were dead and decomposing, and probably going to get some rot started, had I left them there- so I think you probably saved a few of my biggest buds from ending up in the trash can.
She's real close to harvest, and I'd really hate to lose them now...
Thank You!
 
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