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  • mcubed476
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    I've never heard of that brand before, but I've never done huge research into silica either. Might have to try it!

  • mcubed476
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    JohnEmad - I use botanicare silica blast. It does help thicken the stems up. And thank you!

    FunkyButtLovin - I'm not too worried about it. I was just hoping to get them before I start my next grow. I've had one package held at customs, and they sent me a replacement package pretty quickly. I'm very happy with seedsman and their customer service, I just wanted to grow some new strains lol.

    They did charge my card as soon as I placed the order, so I'll just be here waiting lol.

    OlderNOTwiser - I guess the main answer to that question is if it ain't broke, don't fix it lol. But also, with autos I don't have to worry about light leaks, and I can easily see some light holes through my tent. I suppose it wouldn't be hard to make the area light proof, but it's easier to not have to worry about it.

    I also like that they grow faster than the average photo period plant. I've taken some autos down in as little as 60 days. But I've also had them take as long as 130.

    I really do want to try a photo sometime, but every time I get ready to start a grow, I always find myself going back to autos.

    Lucky for you Red Poison was one of the strains that the most people picked in my poll, so that will be growing shortly. I'm excited to try the quadline technique on it as I was unaware of it when I grew it the first time around.

  • OlderNOTwiser
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    mcubed476 I'm sure you've answered this many times but why exclusively autos? I see the yields you're coming through with so there's that! I have the quadline thread bookmarked for reference purposes. And just spent all morning skimming all of the grow journals. Looking real hard at the Red Poison strain now.

  • FunkyButtLovin
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    I'll bet your seeds are on their way. I almost never receive shipping updates from them on time. I usually get my order the day before to day after they tell me they are shipped. When I get the shipped notification that means the package has made it through customs, reached a middle man in the USA, packages split up, repacked and have been mailed out from there. They don't mail your package direct from Europe to you to cut down on confiscations. If your seeds get confiscated, you can bet that probably 50 other people lost theirs too in the same load. Doing it this way is safer and gives you a higher chance of getting what you ordered but that means that they probably only ship to each country once a week or something like that. It usually takes about 21 days total to get them in hand when it is not holiday season. I would bet that as long as your order hasn't been canceled without notification (happened to me, I didn't figure it out for almost a month, go check the site under your account) that your package will arrive by the end of next week for sure. I know the blind, faithful waiting sucks but they will come through. Has your card been charged?

  • Spidermite
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    I use True Silica Gold. I use it 2 to 3 times a week. It does help thicken the stems. This last grow was the first time I used it and I cant say it was the silica that made a difference but my yields were higher than ever before.

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  • JohnEmad
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    Congrats on another very successful grow mcubed476.
    I am interested in the type of silica you use and how you apply it. Probably something I should add to my grows. Looks like you are growing in coco/perlite.

  • mcubed476
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    Finally got the 6 Shooter dried out and weighed up.

    I had a heck of a time drying the buds that came from the Auto trimmer, and in the process I ended up over drying them a touch, but that's alright lol.

    So let's take a look at the final numbers for this grow.

    GROW 9 SUMMARY:

    3 Bears OG from Mephisto - 0g, ended up with Nanners (Both times I tried this plant I got Nanners. I attribute this to one of 2 things: HST, or possibly just bad seeds.)

    Sweet Trainwreck from Sweet Seeds - Approximately 28g, or 1 oz. I think it was probably a little more than an oz, but I was on vacation when it was drying out, and my house sitter smoked some while I was gone. So erring on the side of caution, I'll go with 1 oz. Great smoke though!

    Amnesia XXL from Dinafem - 308g, or 11 oz even. She was a beast! I was very happy with this plant, and it grew and tasted very similar to the last time I grew it. Hats off to you Dinafem for a solid genetic line.

    Kush from Seedsman (I believe) - 215g, or 7.67 oz. If all Seedsmans seeds are like this, I would have no problem getting their genetics again. This was by far the prettiest plant of the grow with its extremely long red hairs and trichome encrusted buds.

    6 Shooter by Fastbuds - 317g, or 11.32 oz. Well well well...this one surprised me! I was thinking around 8oz, but I'm more than happy with the extra 3 that came along with it lol. I did smoke one test nug when it was almost dry and was very pleased with the taste. That's 2 heavy yielders that I have grown from Fastbuds now (Gorilla Glue was the other), and I am very pleased with both of them.


    Well, this grow didn't go as originally planned. Started with 3, pulled one, added 2. This grow started in July and because of the late additions ended about a week ago, just shy of 5 months. As always, I'm happy with all these numbers and grateful that I found this site to learn how to grow.


    Total for Grow 9: 868g, or 31 oz.

    Total electricity cost for grow 9: approximately $178

    Cost per oz: approximately $5.74



    I took a poll recently about what strains to grow next. Since my seeds still havent even seemed to ship from seedsman yet (ordered November 26th), I cannot hold this next grow off until then. Which means I'll be doing mostly strains I've done in the past.

    Check out grow 10 to find out what strains those are!

    Have a great day everyone!

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  • Spidermite
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    I dont think I can handle bigger plants. Lol

  • mcubed476
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    I believe I got mine from zen hydro. I dont really know the brand, but it's a bowl style, and cost about $100. In my opinion, they are well worth the time saved. Some people dont like them because they are kind of rough on the buds, or that they dont come out as nice and neat as hand trimming.

    That plant would have taken over 8 hours to trim by myself, and I got it done in 3 including set up and clean up and a smoke break lol.

  • mcubed476
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    I highly recommend it! It's kind of like growing in hydro, but a soil like medium. Grows faster than soil, and less of hassle than hydro.

  • JohnEmad
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    there's no doubt you grow them big and healthy. Super plant.

  • Spidermite
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    Yes those 6 shooters some very great plants. Nice job.

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  • s62
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    What auto-trimmer do you use? Would you recommend it?

  • s62
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    Holy crap, man. I’ve gotta start using coco lol. That’s just insane.

  • mcubed476
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    6 Shooter Harvest continued

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    Haha, weed leaf made out of bud 😁

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