Congrats to all of us for this cool opportunity! Please tag me growers in your journals so that I can follow along.
Thank you @DYNOMYCO for this opportunity! And of course many thanks to @420 and the entire 420 Mag community for this place so we can take part in something like this.
I hope you will all join me on this new grow. I will be doing my best to showcase the amazing impact Dynomyco has on our plants.
I have chosen to grow out Zkittles by @Weed Seeds Express.
This cannabis strain contains almost pure Indica genetics and comes from a cross of Grapefruit X Grape Ape. The Cannabis Cups started pouring in pretty soon after this cross was launched. In 2016, she won the Emerald Cup, and in 2015 it even won two Cannabis Cups at events in San Francisco and Michigan.
Zkittlez has a nice Indica dominant growth, but can get taller than you are used to from an Indica dominant cannabis strain. Many beautiful and well-developed side branches make it desirable to support them well. Otherwise, your cannabis plants could collapse under the weight of the buds on the side branches.
Zkittlez is a cannabis strain with high THC levels of up to 24%. The yield is better than good, as this cannabis strain produces high yields of cannabis in both indoor and outdoor cultivation. All this is achieved in a short flowering period of 7-9 weeks - what more could you wish for?
It's clear that Zkittlez is a multiple award winner for a reason. Taste the rainbow and grow some of our beautiful plants yourself with our Zkittlez cannabis seeds!"
With all that said, thank you to @Weed Seeds Express for being a sponsor on this site. They are not sponsoring this grow but I was fortunate to win a 10 pack of these feminized seeds. I wanted to showcase them on this journal to express my appreciation.
Next up is nutrients! I am choosing to once again use @GeoFlora Nutrients for the entirety of this grow. Mainly because of my familiarity with it and because I have seen it be a great accompanying product with Dynomyco. They are not sponsoring this grow. I've been blessed with a couple contest wins here and an awesome friend gave me some that increased my GF inventory! So I wanted to showcase them again and express my gratitude for their overall sponsorship of this site as well.
Y'all still with me?! Alrighty then!
Here is the plan:
- Outdoor (start to finish) Zone 9B
- 4 Zkittlez Feminized Seeds
- Soak until hull breach
- Start in solo cups with inert coco/perlite media only
- 2 seeds with Dynomyco & 2 without
- In greenhouse until mid June
- Transplant from solo cup to 1 gal
- 1 gal to 5 gal (final)
- Veg and train into late summer
- Harvest in early fall
Seed drop was 5/10
I soaked them in a 50/50 solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and filtered tap water for 15 minutes. Then I placed them in a dark tin with filtered tap water and placed that on top of my security camera server. That spot kept a solid 79° for the 36 hrs they spent to break free.
I saw bright white on all of them so it was time for planting. 4 for 4 germination! Nicely done once again @Weed Seeds Express
I decided to go with an inert media. Something with nothing in it that could steer results one way or another.
I'm a soil guy, so it was really difficult for me to not add compost and worm castings to this mix. I rely on my soil biology to keep my plants happy. I want to do a good job of showcasing this product so I felt it was important to have a reliable control from start to finish.
Moving forward, I am officially undecided on the media I will be using in the 1 gal and 5 gal containers. Any help or ideas folks? If I keep it coco/perlite only, I fear my watering habits will inhibit their overall health and performance.
Less jibber jabber already!
Let's plant some seeds already!!!
Dynomyco seeds are in the red cups!
I used 1tsp per cup. In the planting hole and directly around the hole for a complete inoculation of the media.
You can barely make out seed #1 in that pile of Dynomyco!
It is incredibly satisfying to watch the granules melting away into your media by the way.
And now for # 3
Into the greenhouse they go! They will be there for at least the next month of growth. I have this space outfitted with a 4ft LED shop light that comes on at 8pm and off at 2am. So just over 18 hrs of light. That will be slowly turned down to 14 hrs over the next couple weeks. I am currently at 14 hrs of daylight. Come the middle of June, I'll reach my peak of 14 hrs 40 min of daylight and the slow pace down to the fall harvest!
They will be experiencing the outdoor environment from day 1! I think that's important for the vitality of plants you grow outside. There will be little to no hardening off needed. They will be utilizing every bit of the strong genetics they come with to survive and thrive. The Dynomyco is going to give the smaller seeds a boost on that front.
Thanks for making it this far in my introductory post. I hope you join me and the other 4 grower's journals on this comparitve Dynomyco grow! Blessings as always!
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