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    #31
    The rest of the girls in the pickers came down today! I've been busy collecting fans for cannabis tea and there is a lot of sugar and color in this batch. I've also been in trim jail for the last few days. Even after two weeks of drying, the stuff from the first tent still isn't 100% dry so I'm having to set the jars in the air conditioning and leave them open for about an hour at a time twice day. The Blueberry finally did release some scent after being disturbed a bit, but is still not the terpene monster the Dutch Passion regs were. The Jack Herer has a bit more smell, nice and citrus-y. The Orange Cookies x Nicole freebie surprised me with the extreme frost and super-sweet lemon candy smell that fills the room when the jar is open. I lost most of last night after making a football-shaped piece of hash from what I peeled from my fingers after trimming then doing some "quality testing". Alien Rock Candy, Peyote Z--z and Chocolate Mint OG are yet to be jarred.

    Here's two different buds from Peyote Forum before chop:
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    MAC-1 also purpled up a bit late and not on every bud:
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    Larry's Lemon OG was a big producer. The lemon smell is still on my fingers as I type.
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    Granddaddy Purple was also a big producer and did purple up a bit late.
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    Expert Gorilla absolutely owned its quadrant and then some, spilling over with buds too heavy to support. The flowers are gorgeous with a bit of color and smelling of coffee.

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    This post will be split because the server is getting stupid.
    Flower tent:
    4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Flowering Blueberry, Alien Rock Candy, Orange Cookies X Nicole, Jack Herer and Peyote Z--z in four Patio Pickers.

    3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Flowering Alien Technology, Sweet Zombie, Purple Urkle and a Larry's Lemon OG clone in 5 gallon pots.

    Coconut Grove:
    4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2 Flowering Northern Lights, Larry's Lemon OG, Expert Gorilla, Peyote Forum, Granddaddy Purple, G-13, MAC-1 and Chocolate Mint OG.

    Nursery:
    32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Two MAC-1 clones in 5 gallon pots and a Larry's Lemon OG cutting that may eventually root.

    Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae living soil mix.
    Down-To-Earth dry amendments.

    On deck: Tuna God, Bubba God or OG Kush for seed plus assorted feminized seeds. I might even try my Blueberry Kolache F1s. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 and Blueberry available for trade.

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      #32
      ...continued....

      Northern Lights purpled up a bunch after this was taken.
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      G-13 was dwarfed by mite bites and overgrown by three of its neighbors and will probably only yield about a half ounce. I will try again in the fall.
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      The 3x3 tent still has goodies such as Sweet Zombie, Purple Urkle and Alien Technology fattening up and there are still two clones of LLOG and MAC-1 to finish before this whole cycle is completely finished, but it is already a huge success for hitting all the marks of frost, terpenes and heavy buds. I could have done better with plant training. I didn't want to mess with a scrog net if I could get away with not doing that but the buds get too heavy growing this way. I will reamend all eight pickers with "green manure" (dead fan leaves and stems), dry organic amendments and minerals plus a fresh dose of worm compost and some ground gnarly barley to help feed the worms then put the mulch covers on and decide whether or not to grow through a hole in the cover or use cover crop like on this grow.

      Now to pick out seeds for next. Poor me.
      Flower tent:
      4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Flowering Blueberry, Alien Rock Candy, Orange Cookies X Nicole, Jack Herer and Peyote Z--z in four Patio Pickers.

      3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Flowering Alien Technology, Sweet Zombie, Purple Urkle and a Larry's Lemon OG clone in 5 gallon pots.

      Coconut Grove:
      4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2 Flowering Northern Lights, Larry's Lemon OG, Expert Gorilla, Peyote Forum, Granddaddy Purple, G-13, MAC-1 and Chocolate Mint OG.

      Nursery:
      32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Two MAC-1 clones in 5 gallon pots and a Larry's Lemon OG cutting that may eventually root.

      Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae living soil mix.
      Down-To-Earth dry amendments.

      On deck: Tuna God, Bubba God or OG Kush for seed plus assorted feminized seeds. I might even try my Blueberry Kolache F1s. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 and Blueberry available for trade.

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        #33
        I've been in trim jail most of this week. Peyote Z-z got trimmed last night and yielded two jars and so did OC x Nicole and Alien Rock Candy. Blueberry and Jack Herer didn't quite fill a jar apiece. Chocolate Mint OG is next for trimming and will only need one jar. G-13 won't need a whole quart jar. The rest will yield two or three jars apiece I believe except maybe Peyote Forum. I've been falling asleep stoned on finger hash, so it ain't all bad having so much to dry and trim! Next grow for production in these 4x4s I will only have one plant per picker, manifolded and scrogged and with better starts than these guys got, should yield much more. Now I need to look at the seedbank and pick out sativa regs for seed production during the hot months.
        Flower tent:
        4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Flowering Blueberry, Alien Rock Candy, Orange Cookies X Nicole, Jack Herer and Peyote Z--z in four Patio Pickers.

        3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Flowering Alien Technology, Sweet Zombie, Purple Urkle and a Larry's Lemon OG clone in 5 gallon pots.

        Coconut Grove:
        4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2 Flowering Northern Lights, Larry's Lemon OG, Expert Gorilla, Peyote Forum, Granddaddy Purple, G-13, MAC-1 and Chocolate Mint OG.

        Nursery:
        32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Two MAC-1 clones in 5 gallon pots and a Larry's Lemon OG cutting that may eventually root.

        Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae living soil mix.
        Down-To-Earth dry amendments.

        On deck: Tuna God, Bubba God or OG Kush for seed plus assorted feminized seeds. I might even try my Blueberry Kolache F1s. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 and Blueberry available for trade.

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          #34
          The 4x4s are only being used for drying (and worm buffet). The girls in the 3x3 are foxtailing a bit from the heat and will still need at least another two weeks. The clones in the nursery are looking like they are in week 2 of flower and will move to the 3x3 when empty so I can start some seeds.

          Here's a shot of one 4x4 after most reamending was done. I hadn't added the worm compost yet and no pics of that phase were taken because my hands were not touching my phone except in an emergency.

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          I've since put the mulch covers back on to let the worms do their thing and I believe I will leave them on for this next grow instead of hay and cover crop.

          Speaking of next grow - This next one will feature feminized seeds grown out for stash instead of seeds. This is because I accidentally gave away my last jar of Super Lemon Haze last month thinking that there was still one more left besides that one. Not long after, I got some requests from friends who took some of the Lavender from last year for more. The 3x3 will be for the lone seed grow, probably Mother's Finest. I will also not be growing more than one plant per picker again. So I need to pick out six more sativa dominant candidates from the seedbank (unless I double up the Lavender and SLH). I'm looking really hard at the following:

          Liberty Haze (Barney's Farm)
          Durban Poison (Nirvana)
          Fuel D.OG (Seedsman)
          Malawi (Ace)
          Candyland (Garden of Green)
          Sour Tangie (Garden of Green)
          Sweet Amnesia Haze (Sweet Seeds)
          Train Wreck (Green House)
          Acapulco Gold (Barney's Farm)
          Bruce Banner (ILGM)
          Ghost Train Haze (Rare Dankness) (They're regs, so it would be a gamble.)

          I've grown BB and AG before with good results. I've neither grown nor sampled any of the others. Speaking of sampling, I'm liking the OC x Nicole and Peyote Z-z. Alien Rock Candy is good too but will need a long cure to make it truly smokable. Maybe this next batch will come down just as the humidity leaves us for the year.

          I'm open to opinions of the candidates if you've grown or tried them. I'm kinda set on four already but there's plenty of time to decide.
          Flower tent:
          4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Flowering Blueberry, Alien Rock Candy, Orange Cookies X Nicole, Jack Herer and Peyote Z--z in four Patio Pickers.

          3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Flowering Alien Technology, Sweet Zombie, Purple Urkle and a Larry's Lemon OG clone in 5 gallon pots.

          Coconut Grove:
          4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2 Flowering Northern Lights, Larry's Lemon OG, Expert Gorilla, Peyote Forum, Granddaddy Purple, G-13, MAC-1 and Chocolate Mint OG.

          Nursery:
          32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Two MAC-1 clones in 5 gallon pots and a Larry's Lemon OG cutting that may eventually root.

          Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae living soil mix.
          Down-To-Earth dry amendments.

          On deck: Tuna God, Bubba God or OG Kush for seed plus assorted feminized seeds. I might even try my Blueberry Kolache F1s. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 and Blueberry available for trade.

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            #35
            There are only four plants remaining from this grow now - two clones each of MAC-1 and Larry's Lemon OG and one of the LLOGs will be cut down next weekend, the rest in another 3-5 weeks.

            Here's the last bud porn from the ones cut down last week:

            Alien Technology
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            Larry's Lemon OG
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            Purple Urkle
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            Sweet Zombie
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            These four are all drying in one of the empty 4x4s. Pics taken about a week before chop.

            I've been able to sample some of the recently harvested bud and damn, but it's on another level from what I've been getting. It's all making me feel like a noob smoker again! There can be no other way forward now. I've gotten better quality from my bud than the average dispensary before but this stuff is on par with the best stuff I've gotten from dispo weed, both in potency and in jar appeal. I can't wait for the next run. I will only run one plant per picker with scrog netting to keep the manifolded girls from flopping over and should see more than 3 jars per plant like I got from the LLOG and Expert Gorilla. Seeds were started for the next batch grown for stash. The focus is on sativas that can deal with the heat and humidity here. I chose these guys:
            Super Lemon Haze and Train Wreck (Green House Seed Co)
            Malawi (Ace Seeds)
            Liberty Haze and Acapulco Gold (Barney's Farm)
            Lavender (Expert Seeds)
            Sweet Amnesia Haze (Sweet Seeds)
            Durban Poison (Nirvana Seeds)

            SLH, Lavender and AG are reruns due to demand from those I share with, the rest are untested. It will be fun to see if they turn out significantly better in living soil. The seeds for the total grow will come in stages. I have to wait until these eight are ready to go into the pickers before I can start the four Mother's Finest (Sensi) for a seed grow in five-gallon pots that will go into the 3x3 once I harvest the last four girls in there. Then I can start four Ghost Train Haze seeds in the nursery for a stash grow in there.

            Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate!
            Flower tent:
            4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Flowering Blueberry, Alien Rock Candy, Orange Cookies X Nicole, Jack Herer and Peyote Z--z in four Patio Pickers.

            3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Flowering Alien Technology, Sweet Zombie, Purple Urkle and a Larry's Lemon OG clone in 5 gallon pots.

            Coconut Grove:
            4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2 Flowering Northern Lights, Larry's Lemon OG, Expert Gorilla, Peyote Forum, Granddaddy Purple, G-13, MAC-1 and Chocolate Mint OG.

            Nursery:
            32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Two MAC-1 clones in 5 gallon pots and a Larry's Lemon OG cutting that may eventually root.

            Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae living soil mix.
            Down-To-Earth dry amendments.

            On deck: Tuna God, Bubba God or OG Kush for seed plus assorted feminized seeds. I might even try my Blueberry Kolache F1s. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 and Blueberry available for trade.

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