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    Dark Harvest GROW CHALLENGE!

    Dark Harvest Grow Challenge
    Four of us, KingKush , RosettaStoned , oldjarhead100 , and I have been working to set up a simultaneous grow challenge. We have hashed out the details and are ready to announce it to the world and see if anyone wants to join us.
    We plan to each grow the same two photoperiod strains. We will germinate on the same day and flip to 12/12 42 days later. Everything else is up to the individual grower. We have soil, hydro, and coco grows and all sorts of different lights. We will train our plants differently and use whatever nutrients we want. We have agreed to full disclosure and we will each post at least weekly updates to a common shared journal. We are going to grow two fantastic strains and this will be a unique opportunity to really measure our skills and grow technologies. We would love for you to join us… The More The Merrier!!

    Key Info:
    • Germination Date: August 11, 2018 (New Moon)
    • Vegetation Period: 42 Days
    • Flip to 12/12 Lighting: September 22
    • Strain #1: Dark Ghost Train Haze (Rare Dankness)
    • Strain #2: Gorilla Cookies (Expert Seeds)
    • Dark Harvest: We will grow at least 2 plants of each strain and plan to harvest them after different periods of darkness: One after a normal dark period and one after an extended (at least 36 hours) Dark period.
    Strains and Getting Seeds:
    Let me assure you that much thought, research, deliberation, and negotiation have been invested in determining which seeds to get and grow. We wanted strains that are highly potent, photogenic, have superior genetics and are broadly available. We wanted strains that had very similar flowering times but different highs. We spent over a month working to settle on these two strains – and I think we are all very happy with our selections. We have already purchased seeds, so this decision is now locked in.
    Both strains are available at Seedsman and Attitude seed banks. They are certainly available elsewhere as well. However, the four of us have already purchased seeds and have used both of those seed banks with no problem. They are not the cheapest seeds… We collectively decided that growing the best strains was more important to us than saving money on seeds. A couple of us used Bitcoin on Seedsman and saved considerably.

    Dark Ghost Train Haze: “Dark Ghost Train is the product of a successful union between a Grape Ape mother and a male Ghost Train Haze #1. Yields are average but the THC production is high! Buds can turn purple and this feature gives it part of its name.
    Dark Ghost Train is a reasonably fast-flowering cannabis strain that can be ready in just 56 days of flowering although some plants may need as much as another ten days to be ready to harvest. Despite average yields the results are more than worthwhile due to its superb sweet, grapey flavour, high resin production and wonderful, powerful high.”
    Attitude Seed Bank: https://www.cannabis-seeds-bank.co.u...prod_6994.html
    Seedsman: https://www.seedsman.com/en/dark-gho...inised-seeds-6

    Gorilla Cookies: “Gorilla Cookies is an absolute beast of a cannabis strain. This cross of Gorilla Glue #4 and Cookie Wreck boasts THC percentages in the mid 20s!
    Gorilla Cookies is an indica-dominant plant that produces hard, dense buds that are just packed with resin. It is a good strain for both outdoors as well as indoors where it finishes flowering in 9 - 10 weeks. In addition to the almost absurdly high THC there is a good dose of CBD too courtesy of the Cookie Wreck.”
    Attitude Seed Bank: https://www.cannabis-seeds-bank.co.u...prod_6388.html
    Seedsman: https://www.seedsman.com/en/gorilla-...eminised-seeds

    Join Us!
    There will be so much to learn and see and share. We will be able to see the difference with different mediums, lights, and grow styles/strategies! You would be part of a collaborative group of growers who are looking to learn, share, and GROW together.

    #2
    Great idea and a great invitation - well written. I for one cannot get a completely dark tent - and I'm having so much fun growing autos - but will definitely follow along for each to compare.
    ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil
    Viparspectra 300 x 2
    Bubba Kush Colorado Cookies.
    Two mystery seeds from Buddha Seeds

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    • Campesino
      Campesino commented
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      Thank you Canuck147
      Too bad you won't be growing with us!

    • Canuck147
      Canuck147 commented
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      But I will be - August of this year I plan to have 2 photos growing in the back yard 'Green Crack' - have 2 7 gallon Geopot with handles. And by August the summer solstice will have already flipped them.

    #3
    I'll sub to that for sure. I would love to join but have other plans for different strains. This is going to be good.
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-she-s-a-beast

    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...1424-shop-grow

    Wise man say."Always someone who know more."

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    • Campesino
      Campesino commented
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      Yeah, it should be a lot of fun!
      Plenty of time to change your mind...

    #4
    Good Morning All this is going to be two of the best strains we could find and its shaping up to be alot of fun , there are four of us so far but imagine if 20 growers did this the amount of knowledge that we would gain come join us its not starting until August so there is lots of time and seedsman is having a fantastic 4/20 sale
    new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
    current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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      #5
      Looking at others who have grown these strains... All seem very happy - especially with Gorilla Cookies... From a RIU thread...
      It's is extremely resiny, top to bottom. It really leans to the sativa side buzz wise, a wonderful morning and afternoon strain- maybe too strong. But a single bong hit and I'm good for the afternoon.

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        #6
        Not too many have grown Dark Ghost Train Haze, so I'll just post this picture... who wouldn't want buds like these?

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        • Chefbjy
          Chefbjy commented
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          So attitude has them in stock and I'll still have to wait till payday to purchase. There's also a delay on economy orders 3-5 days on seedsman.

        • Peacefuleasyfeeling
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          RIGHT?! I’m in this bud is beautiful ✌️

        • Campesino
          Campesino commented
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          You're going to join us Peacefuleasyfeeling ?!?

          Let me know and I'll add you to the list. Am going to post update on participants soon! Hope I get to include you!

        #7
        A fool I tell you, a FOOL!
        "Be an artist of consciousness, your picture of reality is your most important creation, make it powerfully profoundly beautiful" Alex Grey

        Current grows in flower 🌺
        5 Star Killer 1 Terp-n-Pine "manifolds", four 7 gallon, two 5 gallon fabric, super soil, water, molasses, occasional tea or root organics HPK tea (started modified nute program beneficial waterings/amendments (no bottles) at week 3
        600 actual watts, 12 gen7 vero 29 cobs, 70 watts deep red/far red (emerson effect)

        2 GOO & 2 Island Sweet Skunk, 5 gallon fabric, super soil
        Water, molasses, occasional tea or root organics HPK tea
        400 actual watts, LED build


        Canna nutrients line with boost - dwc, Terpinator - dwc
        ​​​​​​botanicare calmag plus and GH silica, pH up/down

        Super soil - mixed myself
        13.5x14 grow room divided, 13.5x6 flower 6" can fan pro max/can-lite carbon filter, 13.5x8 veg/work room passive intake

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        • Campesino
          Campesino commented
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          Chefbjy 's wife is no fool!!!

        • Chefbjy
          Chefbjy commented
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          Lol no she's not haha she saw the pic and said i want that 😆

        #8
        Ordered the 5pack of gc from seedsman guess I'll wait on the dgth. I'll have them notify me when they are in stock. 👋 😃 this should be interesting first time doing anything like this lol. Don't gloat if you all leave me in the dust rofl.
        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-she-s-a-beast

        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...1424-shop-grow

        Wise man say."Always someone who know more."

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        • Chefbjy
          Chefbjy commented
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          Haha good it certainly will be a learning experience for me.

        • oldjarhead100
          oldjarhead100 commented
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          Chefbjy I think this is a personal challenge to grow the same strain with others ,what a way to gain knowledge about the two strains . to test your methods against others ,to see if something they do works better ,and no gloating lol I got dgt from attitude and gc from seedsman paid by bit coin and got free bees from both places Welcome

        • Chefbjy
          Chefbjy commented
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          Thanks for the reassurance OJH. I got 3 free mama mia seeds from seedsman I'll have to wait a few days to order the dgth.

        #9
        I’m looking forward to following along
        48”x48”x80” flower/main tent
        600w mh/hps
        32”x32”x63” veg tent
        viparspectra PAR 450 led
        FFOF soil, Fox farms nutes, raw silica
        5 gallon Smart Pots
        Current grow Aurora Indica, Girl Scout Cookies, Wonder Woman (all Nirvana)
        Current grow progress: https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/growing-community/159795-locrian99s-2nd-grow

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        • Campesino
          Campesino commented
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          Yeah, too bad you'll be moving... I remain sad that you had to drop out

        • Locrian99
          Locrian99 commented
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          I’m really looking forward to getting a new grow area set up once we get grounded again. Best thing for my family too, love that old house but it reminds me of the movie the money pit and I don’t have the time skills money or desire to fix it lol. Not to mention it’s a great time to sell 😀

        • oldjarhead100
          oldjarhead100 commented
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          what Locrian you dont want to spend the next 35 years fixing it up and put thousands of dollars into it , Wish the hell I would off thought about that LOL I love my house built around 1820 it groans, creaks and sways in wind but it wont fall down ,When my wife moved in I told her I would do anything she wanted but that there were no such thing as a ten minute job in this house lol

        #10
        Thought I'd post my Bitcoin instructions in case anyone is interested in saving money and getting free stuff - but doesn't have bitcoin experience.
        Buying Seeds with Bitcoin

        These instructions are based on a purchase made through Seedsman, but most of the steps can be followed for any Bitcoin needs. On Seedsman, using bitcoin generates a significant discount and you get 8 additional free seeds!!!
        I am not endorsing or promoting any specific products or companies, simply sharing how I bought seeds on Seedsman with Bitcoin.
        1. From SEEDSMAN: Select pay by bitcoin and check out... the final screen has an address and a timer (24hrs) to complete. It also tells you the precise amount of bitcoin you need.
        2. Create account at Coinbase.com to purchase bitcoin (several steps but walks you through it. I linked a debit card. originally bought just enough, but then a transaction fee screwed me so get $5 extra (I had to buy more). This part is simple. CNBC referred me to Coinbase.
        3. Create a separate account at Electrum Bitcoin Wallet (This is third party open source wallet recommended by Seedsman and linked on the transaction page)
        4. In electrum account click "request" or "receive" it will provide an address
        5. In Coinbase account: Click: Accounts, "BTC Wallet", "Send" - Then send the bitcoin to your Electrum account. (Sending to/from electrum account seems to avoid "Miner Fees" that you pay if you try to send directly from Coinbase to vendor).
        6. From Electrum account send bitcoin to vendor address. As soon as I did this the transaction page at seedsman updated showing the payment had been made

        Feel free to ask any questions!

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        • Campesino
          Campesino commented
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          Hope it works!
          Let me know if you have a problem.

          Does this mean you are in for sure?

        • Trichomefarmer88
          Trichomefarmer88 commented
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          Yeah I'm just going to order them with my card I'm sick of trying lol.. I'll confirm when I revive my order thanks for helping

        • Campesino
          Campesino commented
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          Sorry Bitcoin didn't work, But stoked your going to be in the challenge!

        #11
        Is it August yet?
        "Be an artist of consciousness, your picture of reality is your most important creation, make it powerfully profoundly beautiful" Alex Grey

        Current grows in flower 🌺
        5 Star Killer 1 Terp-n-Pine "manifolds", four 7 gallon, two 5 gallon fabric, super soil, water, molasses, occasional tea or root organics HPK tea (started modified nute program beneficial waterings/amendments (no bottles) at week 3
        600 actual watts, 12 gen7 vero 29 cobs, 70 watts deep red/far red (emerson effect)

        2 GOO & 2 Island Sweet Skunk, 5 gallon fabric, super soil
        Water, molasses, occasional tea or root organics HPK tea
        400 actual watts, LED build


        Canna nutrients line with boost - dwc, Terpinator - dwc
        ​​​​​​botanicare calmag plus and GH silica, pH up/down

        Super soil - mixed myself
        13.5x14 grow room divided, 13.5x6 flower 6" can fan pro max/can-lite carbon filter, 13.5x8 veg/work room passive intake

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        • Chefbjy
          Chefbjy commented
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          My bday is in August =O

        • KingKush
          KingKush commented
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          My bday is in August also!

        #12
        Finally got the Gorilla Cookies in and they are with DGH awaiting Aug.
        new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
        current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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          #13
          As I look out the window I see we got snow again last night and its the 11th of April and I can't wait for spring and I'm supposed to wait for Aug. what did I get myself into lol
          new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
          current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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          • Campesino
            Campesino commented
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            In July and August it is very similar to living on the surface of the sun... stays triple digits for days - occasionally stupid hot like 110.
            30 minutes from here it rarely gets above 80 (near the coast), but in the San Fernando Valley, where I live, it swelters.

          • RosettaStoned
            RosettaStoned commented
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            Hot hot hot, that's how I like it!

          • Chefbjy
            Chefbjy commented
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            Lol the sun. I'm good with that. I grew up in Vegas and you could cook food in your car fry eggs on the sidewalks no ty. Don't even want to go outside when it gets like that and not to mention the ac bill alone yuck.

          #14
          The Midwest sucks....that's all
          "Be an artist of consciousness, your picture of reality is your most important creation, make it powerfully profoundly beautiful" Alex Grey

          Current grows in flower 🌺
          5 Star Killer 1 Terp-n-Pine "manifolds", four 7 gallon, two 5 gallon fabric, super soil, water, molasses, occasional tea or root organics HPK tea (started modified nute program beneficial waterings/amendments (no bottles) at week 3
          600 actual watts, 12 gen7 vero 29 cobs, 70 watts deep red/far red (emerson effect)

          2 GOO & 2 Island Sweet Skunk, 5 gallon fabric, super soil
          Water, molasses, occasional tea or root organics HPK tea
          400 actual watts, LED build


          Canna nutrients line with boost - dwc, Terpinator - dwc
          ​​​​​​botanicare calmag plus and GH silica, pH up/down

          Super soil - mixed myself
          13.5x14 grow room divided, 13.5x6 flower 6" can fan pro max/can-lite carbon filter, 13.5x8 veg/work room passive intake

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            #15
            it got up to 50 yesterday so I let the chickens out of there coup area to go play in the garden spring day had by all lol
            new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
            current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

            https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


            https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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