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

ChefDGreen

Grow Journal of the Month: April 2020 - Nug of the Month: May 2021
Well here we are at last! Time to join in the fun!

I'm proud and humbled to be invited to participate in this massive :420: sponsored comparison. It's going to be a lot of fun, and collectively we'll basically be sifting (without the intention of propagating) this @Weed Seeds Express strain. Speaking of, a big thanks to WSE for putting up the gear to make this happen! Not to mention the headache of sending (and resending) seeds to all 40 of us. A big thanks to @420 for putting this thing on, helping to coordinate many different sponsors with all us growers, and trying to keep things in order. It can't be an easy task. :bravo::bravo:


Now, lets see what we are getting into in my tent. This time around we've got some new sponsors to showcase. As I'm sure many of you have heard, @Prescription Blend has teamed up with many a-grower, and I include myself, happily in that group. I think their products are very promising and I love the idea of microbe forward chelates. Creating balance is always the name of the game, (not just in growing) so I've got very high hopes/expectations with their products. As others have mentioned I'm slightly aprehensive about having to mix 6 different things every time I need nutrients, but I've seen Matthew say their nutes can be saved for up to 1 week (2 with aeration). I've got an AACT setup, so I very well might mix up 4 gallons to store and aerate before applying. We'll cross that bridge when we get there.



Another sponsor of ours that I'm very excited to bring to you all is our friends over at @GreenSafe . They make some incredible all purpose products that can be used with any nutrient system and set up. Indoor or outdoor, the results they've seen with their client base so far has been astounding. They sent me their foliar spray, their nutrient amendment, and their all purpose cleaner. The foliar spray i'll use at lights off, it's supposed to help with opening and cleaning stomata for more efficient transpiration. Their nutrient amendment goes into the irrigation water and allows for more efficient uptake of water and nutrients by lowering the waters surface tension. The all purpose clean is just that, good for all surfaces, tools, and containers. The bottle says you can even clean trimming snips with it, so i'll be putting that to the test. I'm sure you all know how much of a chore that can be.




Last but absolutely not least, I'm proud to present to you all my 2'x3' tent being lit up by @Atreum Lighting. I had a nice chat with Mike over at Atreum. He did some research into the panel I had been using in this space to try and bring me a similar experience but with a lot less power via the markets top efficiency lighting. We landed on the Hydra-1000, and I've got to say at first I was wary about how small it is, then I plugged it in. This thing is brighter than the other panel i was using before that draws 2x the wattage. I love the watt readout on the dimmer also, that's just a fun addition. I do have one gripe already though, the female side of the power cord has the rounded configuration for an outlet like you see on some laptops. It doesnt have the standard trapazoid with slots that you see on almost every other panel. I'll have to keep track of this lights particular power cord which is mildly annoying. I can't complain about the functionality though.




That's almost everything I'll need to get this grow going and to bring 'er on home! Just one final piece that I mentioned briefly before. The Girl Scout Cookies seeds from @Weed Seeds Express. The specimens they sent me looked great, dark and striped. I took a nice macro shot of the ones I'm planning to germinate (3). I'll grow these plants probably in 3 gallon pots, and I'll be training them as low as I can. I may try and find some square pots which will allow me to go slightly bigger on root space. I've got time to figure that out though.


And that's pretty much it! I've scarified the seeds and plopped them into a cup of water. I'll prepare their solo cups and water in the first round of very light nutrients. I'm opting to do some nutrients in their initial soak to try and combat the slow start I've seen others have already. hopefully it'll be the boost they need to get going quickly.

Until tomorrow! :blunt:
 

ChefDGreen

Grow Journal of the Month: April 2020 - Nug of the Month: May 2021
Thanks Goody, I've been dragging my feet on this cause of in laws in town, and having to trim up that entire last round. I ended up saving about 10g off each of the small plants and shucking the rest into the edible bin. I did, however, pull down just over 4oz from the grandpa glue in a 3 gallon pot. So that plant was a smashing success.
 

ChefDGreen

Grow Journal of the Month: April 2020 - Nug of the Month: May 2021
That light looks like the business!
Can’t wait to see what she does for your GSCs. :yummy:
Thanks Double D. It definitely looks serious. I may have to put another one in this tent for flower, we'll see.
 

BakedARea

Well-Known Member
I'm joining in on the fun! Awesome macro shot. I've been tempted to buy a lens for quite some time. Would be nice to get better shots like yours for some of the close up images I take. Best of luck on this grow!
 

ChefDGreen

Grow Journal of the Month: April 2020 - Nug of the Month: May 2021
I'm joining in on the fun! Awesome macro shot. I've been tempted to buy a lens for quite some time. Would be nice to get better shots like yours for some of the close up images I take. Best of luck on this grow!
The lens I used for that shot literally came in like 20 minutes before I took that picture. I also got a tripod for improved clarity. so far I’m extremely happy with it. It’s got an awesome attachment clip, and a sweet carrying case.

You can all expect a bunch of macro shots from me in the future.
 

beez0404

Nug of the Month: Sept 2019, April 2021
Well...................Better late then never is the old saying. My grandfather would say......"Well, look what the dog dragged in" I'll just say it's about time you got this set up and running! Like DAB said you've got all these fancy new gadgets so time to hit the ground running. I wanted to ask, with those @GreenSafe products don't they mention don't they mention a % of increase in your trimmed weight? Is that using just the products you have or are there other products that increase the final yield? What was that % of increase in trimmed weight?
 

HashGirl

Well-Known Member
The lens I used for that shot literally came in like 20 minutes before I took that picture. I also got a tripod for improved clarity. so far I’m extremely happy with it. It’s got an awesome attachment clip, and a sweet carrying case.

You can all expect a bunch of macro shots from me in the future.

Good day, Chef.

I'd like to follow along. I like your posts in Shed's thread so I think I could maybe learn something from you.

I bought a tripod for my phone, too but I haven't used it much yet. Like Baked, my macro shots suck. What are you using and is it an attachment for your phone or for a camera?

Here's what one of my macro shots looks like:

Photo 8 - CBD2 Macro.jpeg
 

HashGirl

Well-Known Member
Also, what will your medium be?
 

ChefDGreen

Grow Journal of the Month: April 2020 - Nug of the Month: May 2021
Well...................Better late then never is the old saying. My grandfather would say......"Well, look what the dog dragged in" I'll just say it's about time you got this set up and running! Like DAB said you've got all these fancy new gadgets so time to hit the ground running. I wanted to ask, with those @GreenSafe products don't they mention don't they mention a % of increase in your trimmed weight? Is that using just the products you have or are there other products that increase the final yield? What was that % of increase in trimmed weight?
They do mention an increase in yield of 444% trimmed flower weight for indoor users.

Good day, Chef.

I'd like to follow along. I like your posts in Shed's thread so I think I could maybe learn something from you.

I bought a tripod for my phone, too but I haven't used it much yet. Like Baked, my macro shots suck. What are you using and is it an attachment for your phone or for a camera?

Here's what one of my macro shots looks like:

Photo 8 - CBD2 Macro.jpeg
Welcome HashGirl! Thank you so much for joining me, I appreciate the kind words about my posts in Shed’s thread. I do try to be helpful wherever I can. I purchased a 75mm macro lens that fastens itself to your phone. I’m thinking I’ll be able to get some stellar macro shots with it, it looks and feels extremely well crafted. I only had a bit of time to play around with it yesterday, more shots to come.
Also, what will your medium be?
I’m going to grow these plants in promix amended with a bit of perlite. Your standard soilless set up.
 

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

Atreum Lighting

420 Sponsor
Well here we are at last! Time to join in the fun!

I'm proud and humbled to be invited to participate in this massive :420: sponsored comparison. It's going to be a lot of fun, and collectively we'll basically be sifting (without the intention of propagating) this @Weed Seeds Express strain. Speaking of, a big thanks to WSE for putting up the gear to make this happen! Not to mention the headache of sending (and resending) seeds to all 40 of us. A big thanks to @420 for putting this thing on, helping to coordinate many different sponsors with all us growers, and trying to keep things in order. It can't be an easy task. :bravo::bravo:


Now, lets see what we are getting into in my tent. This time around we've got some new sponsors to showcase. As I'm sure many of you have heard, @Prescription Blend has teamed up with many a-grower, and I include myself, happily in that group. I think their products are very promising and I love the idea of microbe forward chelates. Creating balance is always the name of the game, (not just in growing) so I've got very high hopes/expectations with their products. As others have mentioned I'm slightly aprehensive about having to mix 6 different things every time I need nutrients, but I've seen Matthew say their nutes can be saved for up to 1 week (2 with aeration). I've got an AACT setup, so I very well might mix up 4 gallons to store and aerate before applying. We'll cross that bridge when we get there.



Another sponsor of ours that I'm very excited to bring to you all is our friends over at @GreenSafe . They make some incredible all purpose products that can be used with any nutrient system and set up. Indoor or outdoor, the results they've seen with their client base so far has been astounding. They sent me their foliar spray, their nutrient amendment, and their all purpose cleaner. The foliar spray i'll use at lights off, it's supposed to help with opening and cleaning stomata for more efficient transpiration. Their nutrient amendment goes into the irrigation water and allows for more efficient uptake of water and nutrients by lowering the waters surface tension. The all purpose clean is just that, good for all surfaces, tools, and containers. The bottle says you can even clean trimming snips with it, so i'll be putting that to the test. I'm sure you all know how much of a chore that can be.




Last but absolutely not least, I'm proud to present to you all my 2'x3' tent being lit up by @Atreum Lighting. I had a nice chat with Mike over at Atreum. He did some research into the panel I had been using in this space to try and bring me a similar experience but with a lot less power via the markets top efficiency lighting. We landed on the Hydra-1000, and I've got to say at first I was wary about how small it is, then I plugged it in. This thing is brighter than the other panel i was using before that draws 2x the wattage. I love the watt readout on the dimmer also, that's just a fun addition. I do have one gripe already though, the female side of the power cord has the rounded configuration for an outlet like you see on some laptops. It doesnt have the standard trapazoid with slots that you see on almost every other panel. I'll have to keep track of this lights particular power cord which is mildly annoying. I can't complain about the functionality though.




That's almost everything I'll need to get this grow going and to bring 'er on home! Just one final piece that I mentioned briefly before. The Girl Scout Cookies seeds from @Weed Seeds Express. The specimens they sent me looked great, dark and striped. I took a nice macro shot of the ones I'm planning to germinate (3). I'll grow these plants probably in 3 gallon pots, and I'll be training them as low as I can. I may try and find some square pots which will allow me to go slightly bigger on root space. I've got time to figure that out though.


And that's pretty much it! I've scarified the seeds and plopped them into a cup of water. I'll prepare their solo cups and water in the first round of very light nutrients. I'm opting to do some nutrients in their initial soak to try and combat the slow start I've seen others have already. hopefully it'll be the boost they need to get going quickly.

Until tomorrow! :blunt:
Love the setup of your lights. Good luck with your grow journal! :green_heart:
 
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