Viva Sativa - Knockout, Red Diesel, Purple Envy & Honeysuckle Shoot Out - Powered By Breastmilk & Plagron

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Ganjagrandaddy

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Yep u read it right breastmilk. After extensive reading/forum searching and peos and cons weighing , its time to say" flook it", try for yourself so here goes.

Strain info. 3x Viva Sativa
1xRed Diesel
1x Honeysuckle
1x knockout
1x Purple envy
Medium:Coco/Perlite 60/40
Nutrients:plagron coco a/b.
Aptimil 1st feed breastmilk substitute.
Plagron power roots
Plagron zym
Vitalink silicon max
Big bud coco
Vitalink pk 13/14
A.n Cal/mag
A.n revive
A.n overdrive.
TENT:2M X 2M X1.5(apex roof)
Lights: 2x 600w hps in cool tubes (in-line with exhaust fan).
1x 4inch intake
1x 15inch osc fan
1x 8inch carbon filter and exhaust fan.
Avg temp running 28.5°
Avg humidity 78%( before dehumidifier used in flower).
Crop start date (seedlings to vegging) april 2018.
Into veg 10th april ( in pic)
Current position: now been in flower 28 days (01 June 2018).
Next post will include journey to this point as started this after much deliberation ( and smoking) but have been on journey of discovery with the breast milk. More in next post . Welcome x
 

Bonsaiweed

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Wow....in for the watch....should be interesting.......:thumb:

Also, because I don't think I have.... Welcome to our little virtual village of sorts :welcome:

I'll just sit over here...... :popcorn:
 
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Thank you bonsai. Been bugging me for a while about tje breast milk thoughts. Watching my children grow for nearly a year on this single fluid had me disappearing down the rabbit hole thinking about how much must be in it. Hated throwing unused fresh so read up on milk initially then onto breast milk. Now had to go onto the aptimil . This was used up until day 28 of flower. Has had no bad effect throughout the whole grow so far. Am loving the vitality of the ladies too. Been using orgonite pucks too. Not sure which thing has accelerated the roots but i have never seen root speed and depth so quick in any previous grow. Using 37 ltr smart pots and rhe roots tapped out the bottoms in about 2 1/2 weeks from potting. ( went straight from prop to fabric pots too) will be updating pics tonight and using half strength pk 13/14 with big bud coco. Been a ride keeping canopy level with such variety and the sativas fighting for dominance. Welcome and Thank you
 
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Wow....in for the watch....should be interesting.......:thumb:

Also, because I don't think I have.... Welcome to our little virtual village of sorts :welcome:

I'll just sit over here...... :popcorn:
Thank you bonsai. Been bugging me for a while about tje breast milk thoughts. Watching my children grow for nearly a year on this single fluid had me disappearing down the rabbit hole thinking about how much must be in it. Hated throwing unused fresh so read up on milk initially then onto breast milk. Now had to go onto the aptimil . This was used up until day 28 of flower. Has had no bad effect throughout the whole grow so far. Am loving the vitality of the ladies too. Been using orgonite pucks too. Not sure which thing has accelerated the roots but i have never seen root speed and depth so quick in any previous grow. Using 37 ltr smart pots and rhe roots tapped out the bottoms in about 2 1/2 weeks from potting. ( went straight from prop to fabric pots too) will be updating pics tonight and using half strength pk 13/14 with big bud coco. Been a ride keeping canopy level with such variety and the sativas fighting for dominance. Welcome and Thank you
 

Bonsaiweed

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You may be on to something...... it stands to reason everything needed would be contained.....

Can't dispute the reasoning...... Not sure if I would go the same route, but the world turns on diversity.....

I'm sure there will be more followers.....many look for new journals to follow....they are all voyeurists here.
 
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Had a bit of a of a defoliating session this evening. Still some to to do but got a bit warm so had to escape. Can see all the buds better though now. Still a lot to do in centre with the red diesel and Viva at the back. Bud sites abundant with nice sized golf balls. Still got at least 5 weeks and a couple extra for the purpe envy and hybrids for best appeal. Upped the pk 13/14 to half dose for this week too. Will be full strength and no big bud coco for week 5/6. Then onto overdrive.
Smells fruity sweet when i undo the zips now. Nom nom.















 
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Near start of week 5. Finished using the aptimil now as going towards pk only week. Loving the results of defoliating and the noticible growrh overnight so far. All seem to have benefitted from the extra light with no signs of stress at lising the fan leaves. ( fed them a little A.N Revive to help de-stress ). Still got at least 4 weeks of flower for the earliest harvest , so am looking forward to seeing them swell and grow.







 
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At end of week 5 now just going into week 6 ( day 36 in flower today 7/6/18)
Worried i had screwef up with too much defoliation of fan leaves so hot them with a revive boost too. Seem to have gotten over it now but feel has slowed bud production slightly. Gave full dose pk only last feed ( no other boosts) and plagron , no signs of burn to date. This week on full pk and will go onto overdrive for next 3 weeks( min 9 weeks flower ). More than happy with the milk issue and will be using it on next crop for 1 lady without other nutes too. Decided to go back to manifold too for next crop. Love scrog but dont like not being able to shuffle plants around. Considering dwc too. Love the fabric pots though and coco/perlite. Roll on harve




















 
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Day 37 in flower for the girls now. Very happy with all except the knockout. Looks a bit sparse and weedly compared to all the others.
Using the dehumidifier full time and R.H is 50% , which i am happy with so far. 1st time been able to manage humidity so no fighting the mildew of this crop. ( my 4th crop since restarting. Averaging 25 oz whichever way i try method wise and same with strain choice. Did get over 10oz from a single scrogged super iced grapefruit following major crop failure ( no power 2daus in hydro) . But it had a 600w to itself and had been vegged for 2 months too) . Trying 7 amd am dissapointed to not have filled out whole space more but with proper scrog , am hopeful of increase.
Decided to backbuild some of the red diesel buds to ensure no more height and more bulk from them as they want to dominate the room.lol will be interesting to see the results if any ?. Any comments welcome





 
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Day 41 in flower on the ladies and all looking beautiful. Backbuilding definate success and will be using this in future too. Am also going to reveg some of rhe girls to try the technique out. Roots too beaut to not try and a few bits of scrappy under net stuff.
They are loving the pk and i am going onto A.N Overdrive tomorrow ( 12th pm lights on )
Happy farmer here















 
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Day 44 in flower. All looking beautiful. Purple envy is a beasty with 5 weeks left too. Red diesel is chunky
Did write a long post but it didnt post ????? So cant go through it again lpl. Hope pics speak for themselves.








 
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Original day 44 flower post below.
Day 44 in flower. All looking sweet but the knockout is a bit of a let down. The barneys Red Diesel has been a joy to grow so far and is more than i expected from this gorilla seeds freebie. She is making fat buds and pmenty of them it seems. Backbuilding her was risk that paid off too. The star so far for me is the Purple Envy ( another freebie from gorilla seeds) who has performed well from seed. Easy to train and responsive , quickly recovered from toppings and defoliating. Her footprint is big even under scrog. Stretch was at least double and resulted in a couple of tops getting ahead. She is 44 days in flower and can go 77 days (11 weeks) she looks amazing in flower and is going to be re-vegged as soon as she is finished. Amazing plant. The Viva sativas have been consistent and and as grow , very stable. Not the biggest tops but do look very nice. Honeysuckle ( another Gorilla seeds freebie) is a nice strain to grow too. She is average size and took to training ect.. with no issues. Quite easy to get around her as she isnt too bushy.
The knockout is dissapointing ( another Gorilla seeds freebie) and is supposed to be ready in 7+ to flower but to date at 6 weeks there would be nothing to smoke. Slow grower and structure made it a "leave it be" lady to grow. Hoping extra time might let her prove me wrong.
All in all the race is hotting up with the red diesel and the Purple Envy more than leading the pack. Been feeding with basic nutes and overdrive for few dats so lets see what that kicks off
Happy days
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A forest to get lost in

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Honeysuckle 44 days flower

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Hairy mary

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Viva Sativa forest

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Diesel porn

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Barneys Red Diesel 44 days flower. Love this lady

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1 edge of the astounding Purple Envy. A beast of a plant . Day 44 in flower and still a possible...

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Tops from Barneys Red Diesel are beautiful. Making tje Viva Sativa look like an infant

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So want to start sampling when they twinkle at me !

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Viva bid porn

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Viva Sativa frosting up

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Red diesel looking amazing after backbuilding the buds

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I am in love !

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Day 47 of flowering now. All looking and starting to smell very sweet. With the Red diesel on top, smells a bit like a ram-raided petrol station. Have now started A.N Overdrive for the main but holding it off for the 11 week Purple Envy . This lady is a definate future grow and is being revegged for clones and a try at double cropping her. Barneys Red Diesel and Honeysuckle going same way too. Getting ready to switch to hydro route so only using the coco and fabric pots for next crop. Have loved the grow this far and the Overdrive is noticable this crop more than in my past use of it. The Viva has started bursting as have the honeysuckle. The buds on her are starting to go sideways and swelling out. At least a couple of weeks on the earliest harvest (Viva ) and a while from the end with the Purple envy. Have been using a little dandelion mulched extract i made from a few weeks back in 5 ml per 5 ltr doses on the Purple too. She is also on basic nutes and a touch of pk13/14. No signs of any issues so far. !.
Enjoy the pics. Any comments/advice welcome . Getting lonely here just me and the tumbleweed !!
















 
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Here we are at day 50. All looking as it should , heat beinf a bit of a pain but manageable to date. Rhis grow has been a great learning experience and has had my mind tumbling with improvements , new grow style and media choices, not to mention the need to enter diary and pic comps. Been growing for past 15 years on ans off and the changes and methods has been staggering. Having to sneak to other towns for supplies and bulbs or getti g friends to shop for tou to maintain secrectly to the position now where there is so much info and items available to totally change up the game. Been active again for 2 years now and a few 20oz+ harvests behind me using different styles etc , i now feel confident in this next harvest for quality and yield. Fingers crossed and enhoy the pics














 
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Day 56 today and it is time for taking one of the Vivas down. Yay !!!!. I broke a branch last week so had to dry it at only 7 weeks. It is an amazing taste and smoke and still not matured fully. I am now excited to try the matured lady when she is dried. ( bud nugs in pics). The Barneys Red Diesel continues to impress and is so close to finish now. She is a stinker. Between jer and the Purple Envy for star of rhe show but rhe Envy still has 3 more weeks at least and the Diesel comes out in 8 days along with the honeysuckle. Wouldnt attempt a stab at guessing total harvest weight but my best to date has been 25oz from 12 plants in same space. Lots of adaptions for this grow though so hopefully will prove worthwhile. Have moved to fabric pots , the breastmilk feedings , less plants and more of a scrog , bud backbuilding , lst and a dehumidifier. Fingers crossed. The Viva has been on reduced feed but still full overdrive and silicon as still not thouroughly convinced on flushing being essential after reading so many pros and cons. The 11 week Purple envy is going on to overdrive this week so will be good to see how that responds. Still not sure about the knockout yet





















 
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Day 57 now and have harvested the smaller of the Vivas. She looked ready and due to access i couldnt use the scope to see her triches. She could have gone a few more days i reckin but she does smoke smooth with only a 2 day flush. She yielded 2.52 oz dried and in cure jar which is less than i had hoped bit she was the smallest lady so lets see what her sisters yield mext few days. 2 Vivas to come out in next few days if cloudy enough. The Barneys Red diesel is still kicking ass and imoressing with her aroma amd tackyness. One week left for her. Honeysuckle is happy to go on another week i think and i am looking forward to sampling her soon too. Knockout suprisingly has come back into the game a fair bit too amd could well suprise me as her stems are very strong foe some reason !!. The Purple Envy is continuing ro oack weight on and with potentially 3 weeks left and not on Overdrive yet, might need to buy a combine harvester for her when she comes down.
All in all still happy amd grinning from the Viva sampling like a cheshire cat expelling wind.
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Day 64 of this multi strain crop. Have loved the journey amd still enjoying the ride. Having harvested the whole of the Viva sativa now , my week has been a full in trimming bonanza. The feelings of elation as the buds get revealed during the trim , the smell , the excitement as you reach for another branch , the feeling you havr cut this one already , the sticky scissors, the blackened fingertips , rhe aching hands , the annoying little pissy leaf ends stuck to the furniture and carpet ......hang on , this is supposed to be the best bit !!!. Then the safisfaction as you hang them to dry. ( followed by the soul destroying size loss when you retrieve them dried. Lol )
As predicted , The Barneys Red Diesel has outshone the rest and has been chopped down now. She is massive compared to all the other ladies. Hwr buds are all solid and plentiful tops too ( at least 25) even the below scrog ( should have removed !) Buds are of a decent size and weight. THIS STRAIN IS AMAZING AND A VERY NEAR FUTURE GROW AGAIN. Love this lady. Was a dream all the way and now shows her worth. Roll on dried weight ( watch this space ).
The Honeysuckle is coming out tonight but the knockout and the Purple Envy are being lrft at least 2 more weeks. Both still pumping out new pistils and increasing bud size. Just started them both on Overdrive and off the pk.
Have a new exciting project for my next grow courtesy of Barneys Farm ( generous sponser)
Enjoy the new pics. Soon be harvest weight info for this grow too.





































 

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Ganja those look awesome. Great job on those girls! I’m smoking Red Diesel right now and love it. I grew one last year but it threw nanners and had to take it early for the sake of my others. Nice to see one to full potential.

Keep’em frosty.