Sounds like a wonderful thing, and a pain in the ass all rolled into one. In my neck of the woods we have a name for that. Mrs. Sparks. Lol! J/k.Nice. I love the look of that Cheese with those big stubby looking buds.
Oh man I’ve been trying for years to find a strain to replace this PC pheno with. It grows into a horrible tangled mess that needs to be constantly trimmed over and over. Trimming it is a bloody nightmare. It’s so sticky that the most accurate description I can think of is it’s like working with fresh epoxy glue. Epoxy that never sets. Does being covered in raw epoxy sound pleasant to you? Well it’s not... The smell clings for days and keeps me awake at night if I don’t wear a full moon suit when I trim.
Yesterday I went into one of my outbuildings and the whole place stunk to high heaven- because, two days earlier, I had left a little tupperware container in there that had some PC buds in it for about an hour and a half during the trimming process. The container was totally empty and looked perfectly clean. It reeked. I opened both doors for the rest of the day and and threw the container out into the yard. I’m sure it’s still there reeking.
It’s the sickliest ugliest most annoying plant I grow and by far the most prone to mold. More than half the PCs I’ve ever grown have been chopped early and tossed into the hash trimmings pile. Mainly because of impending mold. By 2/3 of the way through flowering it always looks like a bomb hit it. But somehow that ugly mess produces smoke that everyone keeps saying me is the best in the land. ‘Man why don’t you just stop growing all that other crap and only grow the Pineapple Chunk?’
This has been the situation for several years. It’s like a bad joke, or a curse. Like one of those sneaky backstabbing wishes you get granted by a genie in a bottle. It’s totally fucked! Agggghh, don’t get me started!
I've been taking my leaves late in the day time period for this reason, but still am only getting 5 or 6 brix. Added reading suggests to test the fruit for brix which leads me to desire testing a bud, though I am thinking maybe all of the trichomes might skew the sap and subsequent results? My honest hope is that this new PH meter will help me to identify how far out of ideal ionic exchange I currently am, because otherwise I will have no real measurable way of knowing how far away I am from the balance that will make a plant grow with high brix contents. I mean just seeing the brix results in the refractometer does nothing in telling the grower how to adjust things if a low reading is shown. At least having a desired PH in the sap leads me to believe that this balance of elements in the leaf tissue is where a plant will grow with high brix contents, and then gives me an achievable goal to adjust my feed to produce.idk if it makes a difference with hydro but its recommended to take leafs for testing in the afternoon after the plant is in full production maybe do your test an hour or so before lights out see if you get an improvement!
Sadly, I culled the last cut I had a couple weeks ago, but literally, that was the only TC seed I popped many months ago and without question, she was the most vigorously growing plant I ever worked with. Her vigor was so reliable and predictable, she made last minute clones into super stars. If I was into breeding, I would only want to mix her with a super frosty strain because she pretty much has everything else going on. If you ever order Barney's Farm, definitely put Triple Cheese in the cart.I caan't lie and say I do alot of reading,,,, never learnt that in my 3 R's of schooling,,,,
but I did see afew REALLY nice donkey dicks coming your way.... WOW,,,, Nice plant.
Good choice for a production run of a SOG grow my friend,, if you have a cut....
I look for anything with Bacilus and Tricaderma. Bacilus Amyl.....(Latin Word).... is the active ingredient in Aqua Shield, it's the only ingredient for that matter. Both of these Microbe Life products have Bacilus Amy, plus a lot of other colonies to mix with Great White and Fish Shit. There's definitely lots of goodness in there.looks like a good mix to me I use some of the same ingredients in mine yes its good to have good air flow did you just make those bubbles in there or is that what formed after some air bubbles?
When I learned the basic tea from the Capn, he had us brewing for 3 solid days and I was having great results. Years later, I re-read the Heisenberg Tea post on RIU ("DWC Root Slime") (or maybe another post elsewhere about ACTs?) it said to brew from 36-48 hours, so that's what I've been practicing most recently with equally good results. From what I can gather based on things read is that different colonies become most active at different periods so maybe it's best to identify when the colonies begin to become active and inoculate the roots then, and maybe again like a day later if that's practical to do? I personally mix a tea twice a week, every week. I've got to where it's better than Recharge, though takes time to mature, but there is no filtering or stuffing socks which then requires disposal. Though TBH, if I were in your shoes, or out in the sticks, I would favor making the type of tea that requires filtering. Those byproducts could then go to a compost heap, but since I'm in the city, my decisions are different because my needs are different.Great info, thanks. How long are you brewing that for?
Edit- kind of weird that PC pheno could be so completely different than the skinny leaf one. Especially when it’s not very smelly- gives me some doubt that the bud is going to be as good.
that's interesting that should feed some flowers lol I have the seabird guano and the liquid bone meal already that I use during flowering for my tea that air stone they put in there had some real power to it mine isn't that powerful I might need to upgrade!Here's one I'd like to do, it's turbulent!
I got one of them big pumps, but they're not quiet at all. This is why I am seeking to use a pump. Pumped water can be made quieter than stupid loud air pumps. Not much can be done to muffle them.that's interesting that should feed some flowers lol I have the seabird guano and the liquid bone meal already that I use during flowering for my tea that air stone they put in there had some real power to it mine isn't that powerful I might need to upgrade!