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  1. Case thrown out and all charges dropped.
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  2. First up thanks to all the Team at Sweet Seeds for bringing yet another excellent Grow Diary Competition for 2019-2020 to UK420 and various other forums. I will be growing two plants of each of the three strains shown in the photo at the end of this intro. The seeds will be put into some water to soak for around four hours this evening and then popped into the coco/perlite mix medium. The plants will be grown in my own coco/perlite mix 70/30 medium. Nutrients will be kept to the bare essentials using GHE fertilizers Maxi Gro for veg and Maxi Bloom in flower. Additives will be Cal Mag, H202 and a PK Boost and that's it. I will be using rain water collected in a water butt and brought indoors to fill a 60L res. The water will run through a UV sterilizer for 24 hours to make sure its sterilized, and then required nutrients, h202 and addditives will be added. Lighting for veg will be under 50-150 watts of 3k Samsung Single Row Strips. Lighting for flower will again be 3k Samsung Single Row Strips, the configuration of these have not been finalised as im adding more strips to the flowering cab in time for the floweriing. Max power will be from 200 watts - 350 watts max. My diary will follow a similar format to any other diary I have done / doing and will be pictorial style, so photo heavy and only information that is needed at each stage of the grow. My Diaries are best viewed on a computer or anything with a larger screen. Everything will be clearly shown and easy to follow. I might have a go at some video / timelapse or slideshow this time round just for the hell of it. For now I will leave you with a typical example of the quality and detail that has to come. Toke...
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  3. diyleduk

    Xmas competition time.

    Thanks for your entries. I will pick the winner at the weekend then try figure out who won
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  4. Hello and welcome to my competition diary.. I have decided to enter this competition as I have a few strains from sweet seeds that have been gnawing away at my sub conscious- go on Billy,..... try them …...it says, you know you want to.....and I do...….so I am...... strains in question are a few of Sweet seeds best performers. I have chosen Black jack, cream caramel and Sweet afghan delicious s1, all of which I have wanted to do for a good while, but never got round to. Heres the contenders, limbering up in the background Black Jack Crossbreed of our Black Domina with an exceptional Jack Herer that features a pleasant and intense bouquet similar to the Haze’s cathedral incense aromatic trait. The result is Black Jack® (SWS01), one of our most powerful and productive strains.This classic strain features great hybrid vigor and it is totally adapted to indoor grows. When planted outdoors, directly in the ground and with enough sunlight, it becomes a resinous hairy monster of about three meters of height.Indica/Sativa: 50%/50%THC: 16-21% · CBD: 1,0%Indoor Yield: 500-600 g/m2Indoor Blooming: 9 weeks Cream caramel This synthetic strain is the result of a three way cross between our best Indicas: Blue Black x Maple Leaf Indica x White Rhino.This classic strain features a sweet intense taste that is reminiscent of caramel, combined with a hint of earthy flavors inherited from the Blue genetic that intervenes in the cross. This strain is ideal for indoor growing.This strain is the favorite of medicinal cannabis users. Relaxing and antidepressant. Indica/ Sativa: 90%/10%THC: 15-20% · CBD: 1,6%Indoor Yield: 400-550 g/m2Indoor Blooming: 8-9 weeks Sweet Afghan Delicious s1 Self-pollination of one of our most powerful and aromatic mothers, a Black Domina selected in 1998.The self-pollination of this super mother produces dense buds covered by abundant resin. This strain features sweet intense aroma and a musky flavor inherited from its afghan ancestors.This S1 seed allows for a very homogeneous offspring regarding the described characteristics. Easy to grow and very resistant to pests and fungus. Indica/Sativa: 90%/10%THC: 15-20% · CBD: 1,8%Indoor Yield: 400-500 g/m2Indoor Blooming: 8-9 weeks And so to the plan . The plan is to wet 2 of each strain and hope hey all sprout nicely for me. I will play them music and sing sweet melodies to them to increase my chances. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to miss my previous ramblings, my system of growing is HYDRO, using a home made RDWC system with top fed spray bars and airstones. Its been developed by myself over the years and is working pretty well now, altho, as with most things, it could be improved. Here it is. I wont bore you to tears with the lowdown on it, but will condense it to say the totes are 60 litres, the net pots 250mm, the airpumps are 60litres, 2 golf ball airstones per pot, chiller is hc300 hailea, and the water pumps are 4000litre for the 4 pot side and 8000 litre for the 5 pot side. Nutrient line is Ionic, used for years and good enough for Heath Robinson (my hero...………...swoon....lol)…... im actually repairing a leak on it today, or at least that was the plan, but the section I cut out, I tested it and no leaks, so I just put it back, with new joint connectors. I will leave the glue to set and trial fill it tonight, with everything crossed. So once the system is cleaned and leak free, we will wet some beans . Can you feel the excitement? I can...…………. So take a seat, skin up a fat one, and hold on for the ride...….
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  5. 6 for the 6th "6th Sweet Seeds® Grow Diary Competition" Hello and welcome back to my Sweecret laboratory Thankyou @Sweet Seeds -Jaypp @Sweet Seeds Apolo @Sweet Seeds-tommy for the opportunity and allowing me to participate. I didn't need to take advantage of more free seeds as I already had 6 strains burning a hole in my freezer but thanks anyway for the offer. I've been particularly looking forward to trying Do Sweet Dos and Psicodelicia and was going to grow two more strains alongside them for a four plant grow trained short and wide like last time. Then I thought why not grow 6 for the 6th! So this is what I intend to do if all goes well. Below are the 6 strains as they should look with a description and also the seeds I chose which were all the first out of the vial, barring the Indigo Berry Kush where the first seed looked a little bit weird. So I chose the second. Killer Kush F1 Fast Version. Feminized and photoperiod-dependent version of one of the most famous strains from the West Coast of USA, developed around the year of 1994 in Sunset Beach, South California, the Ocean Grow Kush, better known as OG Kush. With an ultra-fast flowering, our Killer Kush F1 Fast Version® (SWS52) is the resulting hybrid from the cross between a selected 3rd generation autoflowering genetic line leaning to the Indica side and an elite clone of OG Kush. The result is an extremely potent plant with a very fast flowering. This strain produces large and aromatic buds, all covered by a thick layer of resin. The aroma is sweet, citric and acid with exotic tones reminiscent of aromas from the Chem Dawg – Diesel family. Variety SWS52 Indica/Sativa: 80%/20% THC: 18-25% · CBD: 0,9% Indoor Yield: 400-600 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 350-600 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 7 weeks Outdoor Harvest: early September Awards 3rd Award – Better Indica – VI Copa Cannábica Expogrow – Irún – 2017 2nd Award – Outdoor – III Biomenorcannabis – Menorca – 2017 My chosen seed. Indigo Berry Kush. This strain was developed within a program of the Sweet Seeds® R+D Department that was focused on the search for exquisite and marvellous earthy aromas. This strain is the resulting hybrid from the cross between an elite clone of So G Kush (OG Kush x LA Confidential x Trainwreck) and our elite clone of Blue Monster (Blueberry‘99 x Black Domina‘98). The Blue Monster clone that takes part in this cross brings the earthy soul aroma to our appreciated and classic Cream Caramel® (SWS04). The aroma of this strain is exquisite, very sweet and with a pleasant strong earthy presence. This scent comes mixed with a background of aromas typical of the OG Kush family, featuring exotic and pepper spicy tones with a fresh touch of cypress. The plants grow with mostly Indica structure, producing a big main bud, very resinous and compact, complemented with multiple side branches completely covered by smaller flowers of the highest quality. This strain is a great producer of resin crystals. Variety SWS63 Indica/ Sativa: 60%/40% THC: 15-21% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Yield: 400-600 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 450-700 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 8-9 weeks Outdoor Harvest: late September, early October This seed was massive. Do-Sweet-Dos. This strain was developed from selected female elite clones of Do-Si-Dos. Do-Si-Dos [OGKB (Girl Scout Cookies x Unknown Strain) x Face-Off OG BX1] is one of the most relaxing and delicious hybrids from the Cookies family. The Face-Off OG genetic that intervenes in the original cross contributes with mainly indica tendency to the resulting hybrid. The global qualities of the plant, such as aroma, taste, resin production and size of calyxes are reminiscent of its ancestor Girl Scout Cookies. The aroma of Do-Sweet-Dos® (SWS80) is sweet with earthy hints, along with spicy, citrus and floral tones. The effect is gentle, relaxing and powerful at the same time. This strain is highly appreciated in medical cannabis dispensaries in California and it is used to reduce pain, migraines, anxiety, insomnia, etc. Variety SWS80 Indica/ Sativa: 65%/35% THC: 17-24% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Yield: 450-550 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 350-500 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 9-10 weeks Outdoor Harvest: early-mid October My chosen seed. Psicodelicia. This strain is a cross between a clone from the United States and a plant from Nepal with spicy aromas reminiscent of coffee roasters. A mostly sativa plant with high production and very short flowering period, with big dense buds totally covered with sticky resin. In this strain we find fresh and citrus aromas with tones of lemon and spiced coffee coming from its Asian ancestors. Very stimulating effect typical of a mostly sativa hybrid: energetic, clean, creative and exciting. An ideal strain for artistic and imaginative tasks. Good choice for the cannabis grower who wants to fill his indoor with mostly sativa genetics with short flowering and high yielding plants. Variety SWS07 Indica/Sativa: 30%/70% THC: 15-20% · CBD: 0,9% Indoor Yield: 400-600 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 450-700 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 8-9 weeks Outdoor Harvest: late September to early October Awards 3º Award – Indoor – I Copa Litoral de los Poetas – Chile – 2016 My seed. Red Mandarine F1 Fast Version. Our first red-flowered photoperiod-dependent strain. This is the resulting hybrid from the cross between our Red Poison Auto® (SWS39) and a photoperiod-dependent elite clone of Tangie (California Orange x Skunk hybrid) from a rare and unusual purple-flowered phenotype, with a sensational intense mandarine taste and aroma. This strain develops resinous and productive buds with beautiful red flowers that are ready to harvest in just 7-8 weeks. The aroma of Red Mandarine F1 Fast Version® (SWS79) is probably the most exquisite among all the red-flowered strains in the market, featuring a powerful sweet and mandarine citrus aroma with fresh hints of blue cypress. An ideal plant for top quality highly aromatic extractions with a gorgeous appearance for the reddish and rosy tones of its resin. Variety SWS79 Indica: 55% / Sativa: 45% THC: 17-20% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Yield: 400-500 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 350-550 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 7-8 weeks Outdoor Harvest: mid to late September Seed chosen, looking red already. San Fernando Lemon Kush. Excellent hybridization between two of our best elite clones coming from the USA. In the cross takes part a selected clone of San Fernando Valley OG Kush, characterized by a pleasant and complex scent, with strong presence of the lemony aroma coming from the Lemon Thai that takes part in the original OG Kush cross. The other elite clone that is involved in the cross is a Kosher Kush, another OG Kush genetic very appreciated in Los Angeles and nearby areas (California). Very pleasant and intense aroma with original lemony tones of OG Kush and hints of solvent, notes of spices, wood and blue cypress. The plants look like indica-sativa hybrids leaning to the sativa side. These American varieties with strong presence of the limonene terpene are highly appreciated in the USA for cannabic extractions. Variety SWS62 Indica/ Sativa: 35%/65% THC: 14-21% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Yield: 450-600 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 450-700 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 9 weeks Outdoor Harvest: late September to early October Awards 1º Award – Best Sativa – VI Copa Cannábica Expogrow – Irún – 2017 3º Award – BHO Profesional – VIII Copa THC – Valencia – Supreme Strains – Valencia – 2018 3º Award – Indoor – Festival 1422 – Argentina – 2018 Champion – VI Copa Cata del Oeste – Buenos aires – Argentina – 2019 My chosen seed. Equipment, medium and nutrients. Root riot cubes for germination. 1 Litre square plastic pots. 7 Litre round fabric final pots. House and Garden Bat Special compost. TNC MycorrMax. Plant Magic Root juice. Shropshire seaweed. Bio silicon Bio Bizz Fishmix Bloom feed to be confirmed. Propagation and early veg. DIY veg cab measuring 60 x 55 x 115 Speed controlled 4" RVK extraction with passive intake ducting from a DIY radiator box. 6" desk fan for circulation Large heated propagator base with no lid. Gravel tray with propagation lid. Dimmable 135w HLG Quantum board V2 Late veg and flower. 120 x 120 x 180 tent in an uninsulated attic room. I've insulated one side in the eaves but the roof and other side are just plaster so I have a duvet and some large bubble bubble wrap draped over the tent roof to keep heat in. TD Silent 6" 2 speed extraction with 6" Rhino pro filter. Intake from 2 x 4" RVKs into 6" ducting through a y piece and reducers. One from the rad box and one from the veg cab. Both are speed controlled to adjust temps and humidity and also keep negative pressure in the tent. It's not brilliant but the best I can do for an attic room environment without investing in fancy controllers. Electric blanket for keeping the roots warm, plugged into an Inkbird thermostat with probe. Circulating fan is a 3 speed air purifying fan with carbon filter removed and negative ion generator switched off, so basically a 3 speed fan. It's a cylindrical type so puts out a wider flow of air than the small clip ons. Does the job. There'll be one 315w CMH with a 942 daylight bulb for late veg and then another 315w CMH with a 930 agro bulb added for flowering. They are Maxibright ballasts with daylight reflectors. The story so far. I gave the prop base a wash with mild bleach solution, and also 6 x 1L pots for when they're needed. Warmed some root riot cubes (already wet from the bag) in the small tray with lid on for an hour. Temp in there was sitting at 26C so good to go. I placed the seeds in point down, after giving them a light squeeze to check they weren't cracked or anything. I pushed the seeds down 10mm and stuffed some small corners from the cubes down in contact with the top of the seeds so the seeds would have all round contact with moist medium. I gave them 2ml each of seaweed solution at 1ml/L to hopefully aid germination. The prop lid was put on at 11.55pm Jan 4th. Taped over vents to help keep the cubes wet. The temp in the prop rose to 27.5 so I turned the prop base right down but the lamp and rad box have kept it steady at around 27C. The lamp is dialled up to full power as I have an auto finishing off in there. Lamp height is 31" above the root riot cubes. RH in the prop is around 80% so the cubes are staying moist. That's all for now, I'll update when I have pictures of life to show. Good luck with your grows and the comp
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  6. It’s good to hear there’s still fans of this fantastic cutting and she’s still very much alive being grown and appreciated. It’s the smell above all I love about her most, which to those of us who know psychosis will know what I’m taking about when I say she’s probably one of the loudest smelling plants out there! Super penetrative aroma which needs seeing/smelling to be believed. No doubt she’s an old girl and been round the block a few times but what a plant she is! just a quick pic of where I’m at with this current grow, this pic is from today, at day 37. and a canopy shot from a couple days ago.... She’s a stinker alright! Can almost taste it when I stick my head in the tent long live the psychosis! edit... nice to hear from you @resinous palmsits been a while, hope you’ve been keeping well! All the best!
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  7. Hi and welcome to another year of Sweet Seeds fun in my little corner of the world near London. I have been growing in a 10x8 shed at the far end of the garden. The back 1/3rd of the shed is partitoned off and insulated with 10mm foam and double bubble metallic insulation foil - All staple gunned to the shed walling. There is an 8" acoustic box using phonic ducting to extract the air from the partitioned grow area into the rest of the shed - Not directly outside, the shed door is lame with a 1/2cm gap all the way around it and this has served well in ensuring decent fresh air exchange without the loss of all that lovely warm air which keeps the grow area a lush 25-32 depending on what power I set the lights or extraction to. There is an 8" passive intake hole within the shed to the grow area. With the lights I have two ballasts with simple reflectors, 275w-660w and a 400w-1100w but I have been and shall continue to run them at 400w each for the veg cycle. The bulbs are Sylvania blue for veg and first two weeks of flower then its on to using the Sylvania dual spectrum bulbs. I shall be sticking with the BioBizz stuff with the addition of Plagron Batmix for the final pot up. i have been using the following: Rootjuice, Grow, Fishmix, Bloom, TopMax, Alg A Mic. Well I think that's the main points of the setup, now to let you know they just went in to 12/12 I took some clones from the last grow I did which was associated with last years Sweet Seeds Grow Competition and so I have 4 Green Poison and 5 Sweet Cheese. Here they are from back on November 3rd all pushing roots and ready to pot: Sweet Cheese at the top, Green Poison beneath. And here they are in their first pots in my little 40x40x180cm tent which I also have within the shed - This has a 125w CFL, no fans, no real intake or outake. I dumped one of the Green Poison, you can see which one above didn't get potted I'm sure Fast forwards two weeks of them being in this tent here they are: I needed to keep them in this tent as long as possible due to my grow area being full of their parents and more. I also had Gorilla Girl in there and now kick myself for not having taken clones from this also considering how awesome a smoke it is - I have been smoking it this past two weeks and its brilliant! Sweet Cheese and Green Poison are lovely smokes also but I just found a preference for Gorilla Girl... Fast forwards some more to 14th December, they have been repotted into BioBizz All mix (I only add plagron batmix when going into the final 11 litre pots) and they are now in the main grow area: Along the way I have been topping them, lots. All the lower growing tips removed as early as possible, really only allowing the best branches to grow and keeping things all tights on height. 24 hours lights on! Moving on to some time later in December things are taking off: And then bringing us to today where I have just set the lights to 12/12: Green Poison 4 are on the left, the other 5 are Sweet Cheese. I will take the time to put up a few shots without the red ambience from the bulbs, plus some bud shots from their mothers since I have a couple of bags full Until then sweet smokes, I shall mostly be smoking Gorilla Girl and waiting on my competition seeds which are Gorilla Girl, Sweet Amnezia Haze & Sweet Pure CBD - This one I will be doing for my two friends in need. Insp
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  8. Sweet Seeds, UK420.COM and Exhale Presents Enter the Messiah! A Documented Miracle Brothers and Sisters I bid you! Take a journey with me and let me show you the way of low wattage and plentiful harvest, a modern day miracle! By the time we finish our Journey we will be heading towards the Summer Solstice, this awareness has greatly influenced my choice of seeds, I'm seeking energy and creativity to enjoy the festival season. Sweet Amnesia Haze Cross between two Amnesia Haze “elite” clones of exceptional quality. The result is a mainly Sativa genetic of excellent quality and fast flowering time. The Amnesia strain is one of the fastest plants within the famous Haze family. Sweet Amnesia Haze® (SWS72) has a very vigorous growth. With the shape of a christmas tree, the plants produce long side branches. It is a very high yielder for a Sativa strain, producing compact and extremely resinous buds. As a very easy-to-grow strain, it is suitable for every kind of growers, from beginners to experienced. The tastes and aromas of this genetic are amazing and made it famous worldwide. It features a taste and aroma with lemon citrus tones, a complex incense background and hints of cedar wood. Indica: 30% / Sativa: 70% THC: 16-22% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Blooming: 9 weeks San Fernando Lemon Kush Excellent hybridization between two of our best elite clones coming from the USA. In the cross takes part a selected clone of San Fernando Valley OG Kush, characterized by a pleasant and complex scent, with strong presence of the lemony aroma coming from the Lemon Thai that takes part in the original OG Kush cross. The other elite clone that is involved in the cross is a Kosher Kush, another OG Kush genetic very appreciated in Los Angeles and nearby areas (California). Very pleasant and intense aroma with original lemony tones of OG Kush and hints of solvent, notes of spices, wood and blue cypress. The plants look like indica-sativa hybrids leaning to the sativa side. These American varieties with strong presence of the limonene terpene are highly appreciated in the USA for cannabic extractions. Indica/ Sativa: 35%/65% THC: 14-21% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Blooming: 9 weeks To perform my first small miracle, the gift of life, I have prepared a vessel filled with a 60/40 Peat/Coco mix. Using a toothpick I create a 10mm or so hole. I drop a seed... I rake the soil over lightly, spray with warm water and situate the vessels in the propagation tent. No propagator is required as the tent has no extraction, sealed up and stays warm with the 48w T5 lights on 24/7. 4 Amnesia middle, 3 SFLK top and bottom, I only need 9 so one of the SFLK will be surplus (confident of 100% germination!) The "Chamber of Miracles" is under refurbishment but I can assure you Brothers and Sisters it will be finished by the time our propagation adventures come to an end, for now we must camp and make merry for tomorrow brings the prospect of new Life!
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  9. It's that time of year again. Welcome to my Sweet Seeds diary! What a great pleasure it is to enter this comp once again! I do have a bit of a head start, as i started 6 photoperiod Sweet Seeds about a month ago, without knowing if the contest would take place. Unfortunately, most of the veg will be missing on the photoperiod as I will switch to flowering in the next couple of days. BUT I have ordered some of the new automatic seeds and will be starting them in about a month time in a seperate space. On the positive note, there will be buds appearing very soon in this diary. I will also be testing LED lighting and hope to document the progress with the autos in the seperate space (Bonanza). I'm looking to convert completely to LEDs if it goes well. In other words, this might be my last diary using HPS lighting (w. Photoperiods). Current Setups: 1.2m Homebox / veg: 400wMH / flower: 600w HPS dual spec / 125 PK extract / passiv intake. (Photoperiods) Bonanza (115x70x160) / new LED (tbd) ~300w / 125 SP extract / passiv intake. (Automatics) Nutrients and Compost: Intense Nutrients: Dirt Plagron: Light mix, Growmix, Batmix Photoperiod Strains: 2x Psicodelicia 2x Gorilla Girl 2x Do-Sweet-Dos Automatic Strains: 4x Sweet Gelato Auto 2x Sweet Cheese Auto XXL 2x Jack 47 Auto XXL (pictures soon) I wish all of the contestant a wonderful time and as always, big thanks to the generous Sweet Seeds company and their team for hosting this great comp and making all this fun possible! Let the games begin!
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  10. after last years abysmal attempt which was hindred by family events ..this years approach is going to be different ..very different .. im reverse pyschologying the plants this time ..telling them ..wooden spoon is the prize to go for .. i plan on using several types of nutrients ..but mostly @Intense Nutrients the plants will be started under the 65 watt quantum board from @diyleduk and then flowered under the scope 220 dialed down to ..50 watts ..im going to really try and go for the less is more approach .theres also a good chance i will flower in large airpots with wicks this time as a couple of years back this method produced some meaty buggers on the nug side . so many thanks to @Sweet Seeds-tommy @Sweet Seeds -Jaypp and @Sweet Seeds Apolo for hosting yet another cracking competition that im sure will bring out the worst in me and the best in others (wink) so ..good luck to everyone who`s in it to win it ....your trophies are safe from me ..lol ...crack on and unleash the hamsters of war .. the a team . some of the starting magic the starter home ...look bigger on the outside .. and finally ..this ..a warning ...this stuff reeks of poo ..i use a syringe to measure this liquid magic out and accidentally got it on my hands ...good lord above heavens to betsly ..i honestly thought id fisted a cow ... anyway ..were under way ..best of luck ..or rather ..give me my wooden spoon trophy ...
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  11. Hello and welcome to my Sweet Seeds competition grow diary! This is my first attempt at this competition so I am looking forward at getting involved in this side of the community. Firstly, I would like to thank the Sweet Seeds team for having me and providing the seeds for me to grow as a newcomer to this competition. This grow will be in my own living soil and fully organic, meaning no nutrients will ever touch these plants. My water source is tap water through a shower filter and then sat for at least 48 hours so the chlorine can dissipate. For those that do not know, the 'no-till' concept means that the soil will never be turned and re-used run after run... When I chop the next seeds go straight in. This will be a new soil mix and container, so I will run through this process of building the soil if you read on below. The format of this diary will be similar to my other diaries, except this time I have decided to have a bash at doing 'photo cards' similar to how I have seen by a few other growers on this forum... I figured with the 'press kit' pack we were supplied - it would be fun to use it in the photos without watermarking the actual photos. SEED SELECTION The cultivars I have chosen to run I have not grown before, my experience in the past with Sweet Seeds is their BlackJack which I highly rate and recommend growers to this day... So I have high hopes for this run! The seeds arrived this morning literally within 48 hours of filling the form out as I am also based in Spain - Nice one Sweet Seeds and also to @Sweet Seeds-tommy! I have to admit, everything looks spot on.... Here are my weapons of choice: Gorilla Girl® Indica: 40% / Sativa: 60% THC: 19-25% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Yield: 400-550 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 350-600 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 9 weeks Outdoor Harvest: early October Crystal Candy® Indica/Sativa: 60%/40% THC: 15-21% · CBD: 0,3% Indoor Yield: 500-650 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 500-700 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 9 weeks Outdoor Harvest: mid to late September San Fernando Lemon Kush® Indica/ Sativa: 35%/65% THC: 14-21% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Yield: 450-600 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 450-700 g/plant Indoor Blooming: 9 weeks Outdoor Harvest: late September to early October I will be germinating 1 of each seed and they will all be sharing a single 177 litre Smart Pot. If time permits, I will be shooting for a 2nd cycle and really do this diary as ‘no-till’! SOIL MIX & NUTRITION This mix may seem a little excessive on amendments, but it is tried and tested and will provide everything the soil needs for a real kick start. Being the first cycle, it is important that the soil is full of nutrition particularly as the plants reach the flowering/fruiting stage and the nutritional requirements and uptake increases greatly. This soil mix is a slight variation on my last mix with the addition of some organic coco coir re-hydrated from a brick: Base Mix - 40% Sphagnum peat moss - 10% Coco coir - 40% Homemade worm castings - 10% Biochar Amended per cubic foot: - 8 cups of basalt - 0.5 cups of kelp meal (nutrients, enzymes & hormones) - 0.5 cups of neem cake (nutrients, sulphur and pest prevention) - 0.5 cups of crab meal (calcium and chitin) - 0.5 cups of gypsum (sulphur) - 1 cup of ground malted barley (enzymes) It is important to also constantly give back to the soil and to do this I will be sowing bio-dynamic accumulators into the bed - these are companion plants that will draw in nitrogen from the air and put back into the soil in a bio-available form for the plants. Some of the seeds I will sow include; Crimson Clover, Vetch and Mustard. In addition to the nitrogen fixers, I will be planting Chrysanthemum, Clover, Basil, Marigold and other bits and bobs in my seed collection.. Growing a diverse group of plants and cover cropping will encourage microbial diversity and aid in mycorrhizal colonization. GROWING EQUIPMENT The seeds will be kicked off under a 48 watt twin T5 light – no reason for this other then ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’. After the initial seedling stage, I will be running lighting from our very own @diyleduk. Here is the full list of equipment: - Secret Jardin DS90 grow tent - 220w Highlight Full Spectrum + 150w Scope in flower (providing it fits ok). - 100mm Mountain Air carbon filter - 100mm extractor - Humidifier in veg, dehumidifier in flower - Greenhouse tube heaters on temperature controller LET'S GET GROWING 08/01/2020 - Germination I always like to give my seeds a quick 12 hour soak prior to sowing. This was done in plastic cups filled with reverse osmosis water and a small amount of Aloe Vera powder added. I also used a 100 watt aquarium tube heater to make sure my water was at 19/20c to ensure the seeds didn’t go into cold water: After this pre-soak, the seeds were directly sowed into some 2 litre plastic square pots which have been going a good month or so and actually had some male plants pulled from them! All these roots are going to be like leaves and stems mulched – they decompose! Through this will be a huge benefit to the soil because of the nutrient reserves in the roots that return back to the soil. It leaves behind pathways for oxygen, water, microbes, worms and future roots... Not to mention all the rhizobacteria in place ready to hit these new roots. I am using single bed heat blanket to keep the roots nice and warm: I think that is everything I can say about the grow. The next update will be when the seeds are above ground. I will aim to update each week or if there is something eventful worth logging and during the diary, I will try to drop as much information as I can! I know the whole ‘no-till’ style of growing is alien to some, so may compliment the diary nicely? I would also like to wish all the other entrants in this competition the best of luck with their own diaries and hope we can all grow out some nice flowers to smoke on! Saludos!
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  12. So here we go again ladies and gentlemen, the 6th sweet seeds competition. first a big thanks to the SS crew for giving me the sees of choice and for running this great and generous comp again here on the mighty UK420 I have wetted 2 of each of the Gorilla Girl, Black Jack and the Do Sweet Do and they are now sat in a mini unheated prop on a heat mat in my nursery/veg room with the probe in the compost of one so they have full control of the temps for a speedy germination, none of this paper towel malarkey! they will be vegged under a 315w cmh for as long at least 6 weeks, preferably longer but we will see how things go in the flower room. they are in gold label special mix and i will be adding dolomite lime in the potting up to combat my soft water here. well that's all for today, if you want to give up now i don't blame you, this comp is already in the bag
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  13. I had her and lost her Sorry for shameless photo spamming
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  14. Here it is! Our 188th Cream of the Crop competition in our quest to find the very best pictures posted at UK420 every month. Voting closes at midnight 31st of January Below is the short list chosen by the uk420 staff from last months nominations, for you our community members to vote on as the best or most interesting picture uploaded. All the pictures short listed will get a permanent place in the Cream Of The Crop forum in Members Budshots. There are a few more choices this month as so many great photos were nominated it seemed a shame to leave any out The Prize's for this months outright winner is this awesome prize from Intense Nutrients For information about how to nominate your photos please click below seb88 - Northern Lights macro The New - tokenroll HEMPFRUIT - Disco Biscuit CannaKay - Konacookie GreenVision - The New @seb88 @tokenroll @HEMPFRUIT @CannaKay @GreenVision
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  15. It's weird isn't it? Over here we want the American genetics, over there they want the European genetics. I remember being in a dispensary and the bud tender was giving my wife the sales pitch for a couple of different strains of weed, one he was really going on about, saying how fantastic it was, how potent it was, how rare it was and such a fantastic new strain coming from Europe. I stood by Mrs Jass and she looked at me and asked they guy what the strain was again, he said "Northern Lights" So I asked him if it was a new strain and he said it had just come from their European Breading arm of the business and would be featured in the cannabis cup locally this year! So I told the budtender that it wasn't a new strain, it was probably about 40 years old, in Europe they don't even have this any more, they have moved past it and have new strains now. It gets planted and grown for nostalgia sakes and is a decent smoke, but it won't be winning any cannabis cups. The budtender said "What would you know, you're Australian!" Having been born in England and having a very English accent, I could only say one thing. "Strewth, Cobber, you're pretty good at accents, bloody oath, throw another shrimp on the barby, pass me a VB and I'm off out to the ute I forgot ma sunnies." Then I looked at the wife and said just buy the edibles and I'll see you outside. Yes there are some new strains coming out, they will have slight improvements over last year. But only slight, most of it is just hype.
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  16. Amnesia

    Anyone grew out any Smottie's?

    As i started this thread asking if anyone has grew out any Smotties i thought i'd stop by as i've just jarred up my first run of them, if anyone still has any of these seeds i say get cracking as i'm sure you will not be disappointed! I'm in love with these already, had my first smoke of them this morning after i jarred them up Here my first smoke report from my grow diary, also the yield was amazing!! 484 grams or 17oz 8g from my little 315w CMH. A massive bonus with such a nice tasty smoke. @Salty Hi there fella, yes and they taste even better than they look. All the best. Saturday 11th January. Into the jars and first Smoke report. The Smotties have been in the bags for a couple of days and after checking them this morning they were ready for the final manicure, weighed and put straight into the Kilner jars. Also had my very first taste and smoke of them this morning, i'm mighty impressed and the taste is delicious. Also they were very heavy yielders as you will see below, in fact this is the best yield i've ever had under a single 315w CMH First Smoke report : Bud structure = The buds are solid and dense and hard to the touch being barely able to squeeze them, perfect looking buds. The leaf/bud ratio was very good too and a dream to trim up. Loaded with trichomes they really look the business. Taste/smell and high = Absolutely Delicious, hard to pinpoint the taste but its certainly sweet! Not so much fruity like the Blues for example but i'd say there is a taste of cheesiness in there, i'm in love with these as i'm big on taste. Very moreish indeed and in fact i've not left it alone since i jarred up this morning even though i have a few different flavours of cured bud in the jars. Its very stinky though and can see this being a security risk if smoked in certain places, the aroma lingers on you too but it does smell so good! The high is happy but still relaxing and can see this being good for people with anxiety and so on, a very satisfying and pleasurable smoke i will certainly be growing these again this year, i may even clone them and keep a mother next time its that good. Massive yielders too as you will see below which is a big bonus when the smoke is this good. In a nutshell then, Very Sweet like a old skool sweet shop, mix of cheese in there and a happy, uplifting yet relaxing high. 10/10 from me and i rank these Smotties up there with my all time favourite ugorg Blues and Killerskunk, not to mention these have only just been jarred up and as we know the smoke improves further after a cure. A proper smoke report will be done in a few weeks time of each plant. I've smoked from both plants this morning and first impressions is that both are very similar and could not really tell the difference between them. Yield : I'm shocked by how much these Smotties have yielded, my best ever yield under a single 315w CMH by far! A combination of the Scrog and good genetics have achieved this. The buds are so dense and heavy and nugget like rocks with no give in them when you try and squeeze a bud. Plant 1 = 238 grams or 8oz 14g. Plant 2 = 246 grams or 8oz 22g. 484 grams in total or 17oz 8g! I've double checked the weights and that is with no stalks/stems and after a proper trim and manicure. I'm over the moon with the result especially as the smoke is so nice and tasty! I really did not expect so much and are nearly out of jars now too as my previous grow filled quite a few jars too, need to buy more jars ready for my current grow which is just about to go into flowering (note to self) Also got lots of bud trim ready for a Bubble hash run, maybe get that done in the next few days too and will post pics up in here of the Smottie hash. On with the pics then, first up a look at a few of the buds off each plant after the destalking and the final manicure, then weighed and into the jars. The total harvest is in the jars as i'd not even had a smoke of them then. A 1 litre Intense nutrients Grow is in the pics for scale purposes. Plant 1's buds. > And now Plant 1 in the jars. > Next some of the buds off Plant 2. > Plant 2 in the jars, i'd run out of Kilners so had to use a big sweet jar, must be 3 or 4 litre in size. > Finally the total havest all together. > Thanks to everyone for taking the time out to read my diary, my current grow is just about to go into flower in the same 20 litre pots as these Smotties were in so if you would like to see how we get on there is a link to it below in my signature. Again its 2 plants, one Dinafem Blueberry Cookie and an Ocean Grown Cookie, all good so far and i will be updating that diary tomorrow Its been a busy few months with 3 grows back to back and i'm looking forward to having a nice long break after my current one has finished, lots of jars are full with tasty buds so we are off to a great start to 2020. Hope everyone has a great and green year too.
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  17. delagdo

    Delagdo's Gelato & More Autos

    Introduction, Aims and Strains ¡Hola amigos! Muchas gracias to Sweet Seeds for again running this great contest, helping to build a community and offering such extremely generous prizes! I have now reached a point growing autos where I can be self sufficient with one successful grow a year in my tent. This works very well for me, as I grow in a spare room en-suite and I have to fit in grows between having guests stay. I have a window between now and April which fits wonderfully with the competition. So, hopefully this grow will be it for 2020 and I won't need a repeat. I am going to grow five plants, and three will be Sweet Seeds - one each of these strains: Sweet Seeds strains I am growing: Ice Cool Auto, Sweet Trainwreck Auto and Sweet Gelato Auto I must say a huge thank you to Sweet Seeds for these seeds, as I was given them (and the delightful tote bag to keep them in) as prizes in last year's competition. I haven't tried any of them before but each of them sounds very appealing. I'm looking forward to trying new things with this grow. Ice Cool Auto seeds "Diesel" strains are something I haven't ever tried so hopefully Ice Cool Auto will provide a good representative. I like the sound of an auto strong in smell, effect, and resin production, and I am looking for a hybrid high, so this sounds like it might suit me well. Genetically I know it is a cross between an Ice Cool clone and Fast Bud #2 Auto. I have grown Fast Bud #2 Auto before which gave a nice fruity/bubblegum type flavour - if it came out anything like that I wouldn't mind. Sweet Trainwreck Auto seeds Another version of famous variety that I have not tried. Another American strain - there's a bit of a theme developing! Again, I thought Sweet Trainwreck Auto sounds interesting and I am hoping it will provide me with something powerful and tasty in auto form. Sweet Gelato Auto seeds Yet more American genetics I haven't tried. I have read the original US Gelato line was crossed with Killer Kush Auto to produce this strain, and Killer Kush Auto is one of my favorites, so I am most excited about this one. Sweet Gelato Auto seed Sweet Gelato Auto is a '5G' strain, which is representative of the number of generations of breeding and selection that have gone into producing the autoflowering strains. This should mean improved stability, consistency, strength and quality. I've always found Sweet Seeds to be great in all those areas and that's because they clearly do put the effort in to breeding and seed production as autoflowering pioneers. It's brilliant to see them continue developing and pushing forward in this area and another reason I am most excited for this one.
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  18. Hugh jass’s post details one of the main reasons I stopped paying as much attention to the weed scene as I used to. Way way way too much hype and bollocks.
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  19. VRG

    The Christmas Offer 2019

    Happy New Year! Winner will be announced tomorrow! We're going to keep the free Blues offer running while stocks last!
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  20. So let's introduce the girls! All 6 of them have germed exactly 4 weeks ago without any issues and have been behaving well ever since. No fuss during pot-ups (using OG granules) and gave each a topping about a week ago which they also enjoyed by the look of things. I started them in Light Mix by Plagron until the final pot-up into 7L pots, where i mixed Grow Mix and Batmix together. They have only been watered with plain tap water mixed with Foundation, which is a root stim. That's it. Ah, an occasional spray with Go+ during lights out. Temps are good: 20-25c Humidity good: 42-55% I'm happy for now. Btw, if you see any leaf tips missing or bite marks - Caused by my cat! She seems to enjoy the greens as well... Psicodelicia 1 Psicodelicia 1 Psicodelicia 2 Psicodelicia 2 Gorilla Girl 1 Gorilla Girl 1 Gorilla Girl 2 Gorilla Girl 2 Do-Sweet-Dos 1 Do-Sweet-Dos 1 Do-Sweet-Dos 2 Do-Sweet-Dos 2 I hope you enjoyed the first introduction. I have chosen Psicodelicia and Gorilla Girl because of good previous experiences. I've grown both strains multiple times and they keep coming back into my grow room. They are both tasty and deliver a good high in their own ways. I also find them to be quite uniform. Uniformity is not a trait I'm necessarily looking for, but when you keep getting good results - it's a plus. Really looking forward to what Do-Sweet-Dos will offer.
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  21. shire

    Shires Sweet Smokes 2020

    Hi and welcome to my diary in the 6th Sweets seeds grow competition. Thanks to the Sweet seeds team for sending the seeds and hosting this. Looking forward to watching all the entries in the coming months. I have gone for Cream 47, Indigo Berry Kush and Mohan Ram. The Mohan Ram I have grown before, its a fantastic smoke. Cant wait to try the others. Starting life in seedling trays with seedling compost, then potted up into 10cm pots with coco, rooted out then into final 6 litre square pots. I will be using Bionova coco a/b along with some rhizotonic. Like to keep things simple They are starting off under 110w cfl propagation light then into the 2.4 x 1.2 x 2m tent with an Adjusta-watt 400V DE hps, starting off at 400w the building up to 1000w with supplemental led lighting when in flower. Tent has 6 inch Q-Max fan with Phresh filter. So I soaked all 12 seeds on Saturday for 20 hours in water at 24degrees, then planted into the seedling trays in a heated propagator. 48 hours later 11 of the 12 have all sprouted. Happy days. One IBK to show, not given up on her yet. Few pics to get started. Today is day 1
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  22. This is my Black Cream auto currently still growing, can I enter this picture in please.
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  23. @Asterion - Thanks for checking in and for the good vibes Dude @Nervous - Really cool to have you in here mate, I have read some of your posts regarding organic growing and you have been dropping some serious info bombs. I am sure it will be very beneficial having you on board. Thank you. @Amo - Hello mate! Happy 2020 to you Dude! Thank you so much for the kind words, I appreciate it! Yes the Blackjack is awesome, I have grown it twice and would grow it a third time! It actually wasn't an option to select for this competition or I would have been growing it again 100%! Get yourself a pack mate, you won't be dissapointed! Yes mate I snapped up a Highlight over the xmas period. @diyleduk was pretty straight up with what was available at the time and they looked spot on to be honest. I am kind of regretting not grabbing a 440w kit and just dimming it right down. Adam did suggest it to be fair to him.... But I am sure he can use his wizardry and hook me up with some frame and another fixture in the future if needed. I will be sure to document my opinions and thoughts on the light in this diary - I own a few types now so I think I can give a fair verdict. Good to have you in here mate... Enjoy Oh, I managed to grab a cheeky shot of this fella crawling the surface too... Though it would be nice to show it is actually living soil
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  24. Hi folks . Big thanks to the fellas on the Sweet Seeds team for another competition . First ,second ,third ,and each time I have a cut or two from the year before . I'm just flowering out the last San Fernando clone ,and it's very nice ,mild and tasty . Time to make room for some more sweeties . Ten days ago I dropped a few seeds into water ,and moved them to pots when they cracked two days later . I threw down four Gorilla Girl and four Indigo Berry kush ,and because I let things get a bit cool ,coupled with wet compost ,I lost four seedlings to damping off . There is one struggling and may pull through but for now ,fingers crossed ,I have two Gorilla Girl and two Indigo Berry kush . The other variety I received are autos and I will grow and show those off ,later in the year outdoors . I have two or three other Sweet seeds in a drawer ,from last year so I'm considering throwing those into water ,only that wasn't the variety I chose and I didn't plan for damping off . I'm using gritty ,homemade compost . It's mostly screened peat from a bog ,that micro nutrient rich ,tan coloured sand for putting green turf sod ,myco fungi ,fluffy brown soil and years of dry ,decayed debris from under an old hedge . I'm using seaweed extract ,a molasses based feed and I don't think I need much else . I have other chemical feeds ,biobizz and coco feeds etc but steering away from them . No point in using myco fungi and killing the micro and macro nutrients ,I guess . I guess all compost will need leaching and aerating at some stage too . The seedlings are under a 250 watt metal halide ,with a standard household fan moving air . The tent is a DR90 and the door is open for now ,no filter or extract . The weather is unusually mild actually ,and the compost dried a lot on top over the last day or two . I find it hard to guage the weight of the pot . With a heavy-ish grow medium ,it's heavy when dry or throws you off when you've been using plain peat or coco only . The plants ,should the survive ,well they'll be moved to a tighter space ,120 cm I think ,from floor to an apex roof ,with a 315 watt CMH bulb . The same space as last year . If the plants are big and prostrate enough I may add another light ,a 250 watt . All the best to everyone ,keep it green . A snowdrop ,at least something's flowering .
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  25. First up a big thank you to all the kind folk at Sweet Seeds for putting this great competition together and allowing us all to enter thank you. After much daydreaming on what to grow and how many I have decided as I have never grown anything with gg in it to go for two Gorilla Girls for my Sweet Seeds diary. The seeds all look in great shape a nice size and colour, two are now in water soaking for an hour then will be planted in small pots in damp canna coco and sat on a heat mat, should have them poking through in a few days, until then thank you.
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  26. Don't care about yield. For me it's all about the high, flavour and smell. Which are quite often all related to some extent. More to the point. I grow what I like. Once you start you notice what families and parent plants have contributed to the strains you enjoy. For example. Anything with Jack herer or ssh in is right up my street. Trace the parents back to find they are both very closely related one way or another. I care little for much of this hype mumbo jumbo. I'm not a huge full on indica fan. I find it boring so if it flowers in 8 weeks it's probably not going to lift my frock and put a smile on my face like a 12 or 16 week sat does. Handy when I wanna go to bed or do sweet fa but I like my weed to make me shine, not turn me unto a zombie with a 1dimemsional high
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  28. Original psychosis (purple) grown about 10 year ago under a 400w hps in soil Farmer G
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  29. 6 days on ..so end of week one ..nothing but water given .ignore the fried thing in the corner ..it was an experiment gone wrong ..
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  30. As if the leak wasn't enough problems, the lights. Remember I said the other day I tested them and they were all working fine, can you guess what comes next...………. cant you??? That's right one of them decides not to work. After going through the rigmarole of tracing cables back I thought my ballast was fuct, but tried it on another light and its fine, so its a cable, so because ive got extention cables, these were prime suspect (Miss Marple ….me). the lead from the adjustawing to the extension it turns out was shot.... Ive had issues with adjustawing e45 (or is that the cream....yeah it is, the cream, oh well you know what I mean) sockets before, but still I tried to sort it. Electrical tester found, after an hour....battery on its flat....oh golly that's a touch inconvenient...….., I never said, ….at any time...... Fuck it, wheres the cheap lumii shades I got with my last ballasts. SO an hour of bodgery and I have , drumroll.....ta....daaaa…. Its a lumii fitting attached to the adjustawing metalwork ( its made of 100% Pure Chinese-ium, the crappiest metal known to man). iws grommet to prevent the cable getting cut on the crappium metal and its good to go... However it works, its back and fitted and working and heres the proof, its the one at the back , see it,...…….. see it working...….course you don't, its out of picture duh., You can see that ive still not pulled my finger out of my arse to set up the middle row. im gonna do that when my last pump fitting arrives, by which time the 3 spare amigos will be poking above the root it cubes. I thoroughly tested the air cooled shades with my head, on numerous occasions and can confirm that they can take a good knock, numerous times, in like 10 minutes. My head can confirm they are made out of pointy stuff that hurts..... Heres the chiller...its not needed so ive switched it off, water temps are 13 degrees, and that's with the aquarium heater set for 19 degrees. its the biggest heater I could find a 300 watt job - more electric......great!! And here is mission control, the ballast racks, and the fan controller which tells me that the temps are 22 degrees, with all the air cooled lights on, which is great. Not for the plants , but when I get the air cooled ones going it should be in the sweet spot around 26 degrees. Things are going great, aren't they? Oh wait, my big oscillating fan....the one that worked yesterday, has shit itself...……… As the crazy haired cockney/ jock Rod Stewart used to croon-- to any blonde bint --"Some guys have all the luck"
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  31. panik

    random guerrilla photos

    Get your motivation in check for 2020 , don’t let it pass and not be ready , get after it..
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  32. Asterion

    Asterions tree

    This strain was developed from selected female elite clones of Do-Si-Dos.Do-Si-Dos [OGKB (Girl Scout Cookies x Unknown Strain) x Face-Off OG BX1] is one of the most relaxing and delicious hybrids from the Cookies family. The Face-Off OG genetic that intervenes in the original cross contributes with mainly indica tendency to the resulting hybrid. The global qualities of the plant, such as aroma, taste, resin production and size of calyxes are reminiscent of its ancestor Girl Scout Cookies.The aroma of Do-Sweet-Dos® (SWS80) is sweet with earthy hints, along with spicy, citrus and floral tones. The effect is gentle, relaxing and powerful at the same time. This strain is highly appreciated in medical cannabis dispensaries in California and it is used to reduce pain, migraines, anxiety, insomnia, etc.Data SheetVariety SWS80Indica/ Sativa: 65%/35%THC: 17-24% · CBD: 0,1%Indoor Yield: 450-550 g/m2Outdoor Yield: 350-500 g/plantIndoor Blooming: 8-9 weeksOutdoor Harvest: mid October
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  33. vince noir rock n roll star

    SWEET SEEDS® PHOTO OF THE MONTH [January 2020]

    no its too nice ..
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  34. delagdo

    Delagdo's Gelato & More Autos

    Equipment, Germination and Day 1 I put the seeds in tapwater on Saturday evening and put them in the airing cupboard. After 24 hours I transferred the seeds into old Root Riot cubes I had rehydrated. I covered these with a plastic container and put these back in the airing cupboard, where it stays around 24-28°C. The Sweet Gelato Auto and the Ice Cool Auto seeds are all large. The Sweet Trainwreck Auto seeds are smaller in comparison, but are about average compared to others in my collection. The Ice Cool Auto seeds had a slightly greener look that the others, but were nice and dark and did not look immature in any way. Root Riot cubes I tidied and cleaned the room where the grow was going to be. I gave my airpots a hose down in the shower and I unpacked my growing gear: Growing tent and equipment I am using my Hydrolab 120SX tent, which fits nicely in the awkward L-shaped, sloped-ceiling room. The footprint is 120cm x 60cm and it's fairly short, 160cm. It will be lit with a Philips 315w CMH in a Maxibright Focus reflector. I have an old Chaysol 5 inch centrifugal fan with a big Mountain Air filter, SMS controller and Phonictrap ducting. I have a humidifer for the early stages, and a dehudifier for later on. All the seeds had germinated today so I put the tent up and put them in, and I am calling this day 1: The tent on day 1 I am using airpots for the three Sweet Seeds strains, with about 9 litres of coco (Canna Professional) in each. One of my other two non-SS seeds is in an airpot, the other is in a fabric pot since I don't have any more airpots and nor did the growshop. I have an oil filled radiator near the tent and I am keeping the temperature around 26°C in the tent. The humidifier is on and helping keep it around 50-60% on the readings. I put the seedings into their final pots and watered each one with a can full (around 600ml) of nutrient solution this morning. This was EC 0.7 (base 0.4), composed of 0.25ml/l GH FloraGro, Micro and Bloom, and 2.5ml/l Plant Magic Plus Stimulator, pH'd to 6.2. Here's some pictures from this evening: Sweet Gelato Auto, day 1 This seed germinated but unfortunately then sent its taproot straight up out of the Root Riot cube. I messed around with it and ended up turning it over and very likely killing it. I will be surprised if it survives but I can only hope. And also I have placed another Sweet Gelato Auto seed in water today. Ice Cool Auto, day 1 I am not sure why the first true leaves don't look very nice with white tips. Perhaps it's because of the old Root Riot cubes, and I squeezed all the nutrients out rehydrating them, or it doesn't like the tapwater that went in? Or maybe it didn't like going straight from the dark cupboard to the bright tent? I am not sure but it was the right way up at least, so it could be worse! Sweet Trainwreck Auto, day 1 This is defying its name and is the best of the bunch!
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  35. Amnesia

    Anyone grew out any Smottie's?

    Just stopping by to say the 2 Smotties will be harvested today at Day 61 into 12/12. I cannot wait to sample these fine and sweet smelling fruits.
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  36. I trust everyones well and you've all had a good start to the new year. I'm looking forward to getting this grow of the ground. Massive thanks to Sweet Seeds for their generosity and their continued support of growers here, and abroad of course. First of, are there any bonus points for using images of the correct high speed Spanish train in my header ?! It may be fast but damn that's an ugly duckling of a train It's now time to depart on our Spanish excursion. So let's hook up the Pantograph (did my tech research!) draw down some go juice and get this electric express rolling. The grow plan - As the title hints, this grow will be done on rails. They are my interpretation of a net grow but only from the net up,not down,with a hint of mainlining to mash it up further. The rails are 40mm x 20mm timber batons that are 1200mm long. Eight are screwed together equally spaced into a bed form that's then hung from the heavy duty 100mm x 50mm timber skeleton of my grow space held about 8 inches above pot height. Its easier to get your head round if you think of each baton/rail simply as a row of squares in a net and each row is a strain. So it's not as mad as it may sound initially. Here they are pre use - Four plants sit underneath them at each end of the rails, rather than from the middle as with a net. This means growth will be from the outside in towards the prime light centrally. They're not in situ yet as I've another grow finishing while this one veg's out, but all will become clear soon enough. So why rails not a net anyway? I was looking for a method I can use to maximise my space and one that can be rolled over growing out new strains and starting new diaries as I go. When I broke it down, I realised all a net really does is force you to grow in equally spaced rows to maximise yield in the space you have. I needed to replicate that in a simpler form but with an extra requirement or two. You obviously cant use a net in that way, theres no way to add a fully vegged plant directly into one ,let alone perpetually as I'll be doing. But, with rails aslong as I train them right in veg I can plug any plant straight into it as soon as a rail becomes free with a little jiggling. If I can get 10 good flowers a rail I'll be rolling in Trichomes and will be a nicely baked bunny. The process from seed - I grow in budget compost but I have the luxury of having Intense Nutrients range of Organix products to hand that will all be used as described in their schedule. Plants will be potted up quite quickly and will be finishing in 5.5 litre square ones, four at each end of the rails. They will initially be over vegged to the third node before being topped back down to the first to give a sturdy main stem to work from. I then remove one branch leaving me with one lonely branch per plant to train, which is why I need a sturdy stem to work from. In veg, that solo branch is grown across the top of a 1 meter long upturned plastic tub for support at pot height. Then as the plant develops, I bundle all the developing side branches up together, roughly placing flower sites and encouraging the minor flower sites to develop, as happens in mainlining. The basic aim is to form a "bundle" of branches with flower sites all along it, a cannabis conduit if you will. Once a flowering rail is free up top, the vegged plant gets lifted and tied down to that rail in my flower space where some final adjustment and bud site placement can take place. Fan leaves will be left free of the ties as theres no reason to tie them down so they can blow freely in the breeze. At flip any stretch is tied back down and re-positioned again as required. Later on, any flower supports needed can be simply ziptied or screwed to the baton itself. Lighting - My veg light is a row of three small equally spaced 35w CMH control gear mounted to a board that acts like a false ceiling that I can lower or raise as needed. They provide a good even light spread the whole 1400mm length of my veg space at low wattage and low heat. Height in veg will be of no issue as all growth is held entirely at rail level. Flowering will be done under my Blackdog Phytomax2 200w that always does the job no matter what set up I place it in, and, aslong as I dont grow 3ft porn star buds, flowering height wont be on my worry list either. The strains - I've done all of these strains in a past grow life so it was no problem selecting them for this years competition as they're my favourites of the range. I went with Ice Cool as I've always loved that proper Diesel smack upside the head. Grown well its like being mauled by an angry yet kindly Grizzly Bear forcing that distinct Diesel flavour down you that fizzes across the palate like mommas home made sour lemonade making your brain squiffy as it goes Sweet Cheese is an interesting mix of genetics, and has proper full Cheese power. The ones I ran had notes of Apricots with a slice of Goats cheese that coated the mouth like a spoonful of cold sticky honey. It delivered a nice warming hit that kept me smiling. Crystal Candy was obviously inspired by Willy Wonkas everlasting exotic gobstopper. It dances round your gob like a drunk leprechaun, liberally splashing his hangover cure tropical smoothy as he jigs and fiddles. Fruity, zingy with a soft background umami that lasts in the mouth, and indeed, memory for sure. Germination - I'm germinating two of each strain and will pick the most virile of each to run with initially. Unselected seedlings will be following its predecessor directly after. I germinate simply between two wet layers of kitchen roll inside an ice cream tub. They then get placed into the airing cupboard for 24hrs or so. It tends to sit at around 26c - 28c inside the tub with max humidity of course. Once popped, they're lovingly placed into the same compost I grow in,nothing seedling specific, and sat under one of my little 35w veg lights. From that point onwards it's a lazy way to grow really but I've been declared "medically lazy" so it's fine for me That's my intro done and I just hope I can complete the journey without any delays for cattle on the tracks or the wrong type of snow (UK based joke for any Spaniards reading,UK rail sucks) I am the fat controller, so climb aboard folks and lets get the Sweet Seeds Express rolling. See you at the next update with seedlings....toot...toot!!
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  37. Eh oh as the tellytubbies would say. ive been sitting in front of the telly shoving chocolate down my neck so im starting to look like one im back with another dinafem/ hso adventure this time im doing a couple of favourites and a new kid on the block- for me anyway. these strains are; Dinafem critical+2 Dinafem Moby dick HSO black dog (regs) my system is a 9 pot (60litre pots), home made , top fed spray bars, RDWC recirculating system lights are 5 No digital dimmable 600w hps, metal halide -veg, and HPS in bloom fans are rvk, 8 inch in, 12 inch out, run off diy variac controller hailea hc300 chiller maxijet 1000 pump for chiller hailea hx 8840 water pump for 4 pot side hailea t8000 for 5 pot side 2 x hailea 60l/min air pumps, 2 stones per tote. I need to repair my system, which is tomorrows entertainment, after that im gonna be wetting my wang, er beans. Life is like a box of chocolates, as forest gump once said, you never know what you'll get as you can see its a bomb site in there, but will be ship shape soon. Exciting times
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  38. Joolz

    Which Water and why?

    5 pages of childish shite cleared up thanks for fuck all
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  39. All the seeds that where left to soak have all germinated fine and where placed into their coco / perlite mix in little plastic cups. They have been getting a little feed every day and at present are getting fed using GHE - MaxiGro Dry Fertilizer at EC 1.0 and PH 5.7 Currently on tap water with an EC of 0.4. They where a little cold for a week and started to show the effects that causes, but corrected now. All the seedlings are in the cab with tempetures of 26c Lights on 24/7 atm and with a little lower RH of 55% (80% would be ideal). Lights are running at 160 watts and 2 feet above the seedlings. (seedling images will be posted later on once I take some pics) That's it for now a little image below. Take care all. Toke… Above Images: Left super close macro of a seed casing. Right: The same little seed a few days later germinated and ready for the pot.
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  40. vince noir rock n roll star

    SWEET SEEDS® PHOTO OF THE MONTH [January 2020]

    the week old winners .. red mandarine at the front ..do sweet dos rear left and cream mandarine on the rear right ..
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  41. its doggies nuts all over again but it’s normal now and not a joke.
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  42. Dinafem-Mark

    Happy New Year Everyone.

    Well 2019 has gone and we step into a new decade We at Dinafem would like to wish all of UK420 a very happy new year and fingers crossed 2020 is a banger I hope everyone had a good xmas and are ready to make 2020 our best year to date Let's see what 2020 has in store All the best Mark..
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  43. welcome to the veg cab lol. I really need to down size. metal halide set at 250 watts, heated prop set at whatever it comes out the factory at... they are all up, bar the ropey rotter caramel, I think its a no show. the other BJ (snigger) had the seed shell stuck halfway down the stem, so, in order to keep in tow with the sweet seeds logo, I used my famed "touch of an elephant" trying to pry it off, and succeeded in supercropping the seedling. its the one in the centre of the tray, this is before old "hands of stone" got to it . I should have just left it. Its like growing with Homer around here most days- Doh! The sweet strains are in rows 3-5, from the left its row 3 from the top -black jack (top 2), row 4 from the top cream caramel, ( the top one has it cotyledons stuck together, im spraying this one, don't need another casualty), row 5 has the SAD s1's the middle one looks pretty ropey too, hopefully it will come good in time. either that - or I kill it with fire..... these will be in the system mid week I reckon. ive germed my last cream caramel and blackjack, as a back up, just in case.....its in water soaking
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  44. Both seeds have germinated and both look nice and healthy enjoying life for the moment under a 125watt cfl. For the competition I have decided I will be using the Growers Arc range for coco nutrients throughout the grow. Today they received their first feed, 1ml/litre A and B grow 4ml/litre of extra trace elements 2.5ml/litre of root tonic. until next time
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  45. taking shape now, ive got the lights all tested and just have the rdwc system to finish off when bits arrive. the last cream caramel is a dud I think. the seed did crack but heave a look , its brown inside, where the end of the tap root should be ive chucked it in a root it cube anyway, im the god of optimism me...lol the rest of them are now above the root it cubes, well some of them, ignore the 4 on the left in the pic. 2 of the creame caramels and 2 blackjacks are out. The SAD s1's are still hibernating, but its only been a couple of days and I can see one off them poking through the cube. I gave them a spray and sprayed the hydroton, then stuck them back in the room under a 250watt metal halide. the lighting is on 24 hours, cos my cheap timer broke.. It will help with the heat in there. heres where the room is at ..almost there......
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  46. Asterion

    Asterions tree

    Seedling is in the veg area now we are off This is the space, it is 60x60 didn't measure headroom it is more then I will ever need. 35ml per hour fogger to keep humidity high. ( ignore current readings it's only just been turned on) 4" carbon filter and fan venting directly outside above the light. ( can't show for security reasons sorry) but it's just a basic 4" 107m3 and cheap swiftair filter. 30 litre dwc 2 golf ball airstones. 4" fan on the wall and a 6" ram clip on fan ( took the clip off and used the clip/stand from the 7" version) much better stood on the floor facing towards the fogger. If you ever decide to buy a ram fan for whatever reason get the 7" oscillating it's actually a very good fan the 6" is just a liability to be honest it's like nostril power. I only use it because it's there I wouldn't be buying another 6". Light is a 300watt 64000k cfl. I put an inch or 2 of pebbles in the net pot and raise the water level so it's just into the pot the water is 20°. Then simply drop the seedling ontop and push the rest of the pebbles in that iv got on the lid. I find it easiest to just hold the cube and fill 1 side so it stands ok and then fill in the rest making sure to block any light from getting in the bucket. Usually I would at least let the seedling be standing upright before I transplant. But I see people struggle with the when and how part of transplanting into dwc this is just to show it can be done from day 1. No feeds or additives of any kind just 20° water it's 40ppm I will add nutrients in 5 or 6 days for now she has all she needs.
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  47. 14/01/2020 – Day 1 From Seed First proper update and the Sweet Seeds are all above ground today! The seedlings have been sprouted under a 48 watt T5 fixture on a 24 hour light cycle. I will move them under LED and switch them to 18/6 imminently as the dark cycle is required for proper occurrence of the krebs/citric acid cycle, aka sleep! - Another old habit starting seeds 24/7 on this light, no real reason why to be honest! As mentioned in the original post, the media in these 2 litre pots has been going a good couple of months and had males culled from them – so packed with decomposing roots which are like nutrient time bombs! Leguminous cover crop of clovers are replenishing the soil with nitrogen and I did actually add a sprinkle top dress of rock dust in the form of basalt: rock dust is literally one of the main sources of nutrition on this planet and a key component to 'super soil'. Here are the young chicas anyway (if you can spot them, bit like Where's Wally initially ha): In preparation for the main beds, you will notice I also have been sowing aromatic herbs into cell pots and biodegradable pots which are terpene rich and aid in pest prevention. The seeds sowed in the above overview pic are: - Dill: attracts beneficial bugs, repels spider mites and aphids. - Greek Basil: deterrent to aphids, white flies, caterpillars etc. - Coriander: can aid to repel aphids and spider mite. (these were sowed a week or so prior to the Dill and Basil). Many medicinal/culinary herbs make excellent companion plants and also are delicious for use in the kitchen! I do want to add further diversity in the pots so will sow other types of plants in the main bed directly which I will cover when the times comes very soon. Companion planting a variety of species will give benefits such as: - Rhizobacteria exchange and increase in soil microbe population and biodiversity. - More roots = more aeration. - Source of biomass (mulch) increasing mineral rich humus. My environment is 55-65% room humidity and temperature is at 19-23c, roots have the heat mat/tray below them as it was getting a bit too warm with the heat blanket under.. It would be nice to have the air temperature a bit warmer (26/27c) for ideal VPD, but everything seems happy enough for now and it keeps the cost down not having to run a heater. Here are each of the cultivars in clearer view anyway: I have started the process of building the soil also for my 177 litre Smart Pot by getting the Biochar biocharged/inoculated. I use a ‘rapid charge’ technique which is using a compost tea made from worm castings and I like to add a spoon of Mammoth P to get the microbes kick started in the char (OMRI). This will bubble for 48 hours and be ready to mix in with the rest of the base soil mix. Worthy of its own section and ‘photo card’ as if the Biochar is not charged, it will actually pull from the soil like a sponge instead of supply endless nutrition pretty much: I will update again when I build the Smart Pot and sow the cover crop in a couple of days or so… Exciting times ahead! Cheers
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  48. week one is officially underway ..all three of the roister doisters are poking their heads up .. i ended up having to remove do sweet dos helmet as it wouldnt budge ...in doing so i tore a bit of the top off ..oh cracking start ...wooden spoon you will be mine . the soil is jacks magic btw
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  49. You did too, ha ha . # Well this growing game has its ups and downs eh. More issues. Remember the leak I had, where I cut out the section of pipe and tested it, and there wasn't a leak!! I stuck it all back together didn't I? guess what... after almost ditching the complete res and fucking the whole system idea in the bin and going back to soil (bit dramatic eh), I was loking around the pipes, where is this fukn leak coming from, I gotsta know? I got the kitchen roll out and dried everything off, still water flowing.... got down real close to the fitting at the pot, on my knees (praying for a miracle lol) when I felt something like a fine mist hititing the old baldy heed!! ….eh? aye the noggin was getting misted. so further investigation revealed the spray bar was leaking , from a corner fitting, must be a really small pinhole, but its leaking enough to soak the floor comprehensively.... SO leak found I got some duct tape, dried the fitting off and plastered it with duct tape. …...fuk it. , and its true, duct tape does fix anything, well the things that zip ties cant. I will fix it properly, but doing this and putting the lid on the pot solved my wet floor worries -- hurrah>.. I decided to get them all potted up. roots weren't as long as id like from the cubes but they are now in the system. Heres where I start, get the airstones directly under the net pot, and place in some hydroton till its just bubbling thru the hydroton, like this, below. next up get cube and place it directly on top of bubbling water, and back fill. Here they are now, SAD x 1 cream caramel (including wonkey donkey stem) x 2 blackjacks x 2. Ive got a spare SAD and the others I germed, so a selection will go under the air cooled lights. the other part of the room - 4 pot side, has other strains from another seedbank so I wont mention them here.. so far so good. the res is set to 0.6ec and the ph is set to 5.9.
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  50. Well these didn't take long to throw out a tap root from the shell. Not all of the seeds have the tap root out, but I don't like trying to force them into the root it cubes with long taproots, too much risk of snapping it off imo, so I have" cubed" the ones with root and left the ones without, in the kitchen roll. I use tweezers to lift them from the paper towel to the cube. So far I have transplanted 2 bjs' (snigger), one cream caramel, and no sad's. Im hoping the rest of the seeds will have sprouted a taproot by tomorrow night. Here is a cream caramel, with a particularly fat tap root. This is a good sign , I reckon. This shows what length I like to cube them at. Once they are in the cubes I put them in my heated propagator with all vents closed. I put a small amount of moisture on the underside of the lid, to raise the humidity in there and encourage the little blighters out of the cubes. The hydroton under the trays serves 2 purposes. first it reduces the temp getting to the bottom of the cubes by a small amount, and secondly, it is to let the roots grow into it, from the underside of the cubes. I need roots a few inches long before I can put them into the system, see? I will put a cfl over them when they crack the surface. I have a 150watt and a 300 watt one, will probably just stick with the 150watter. I also put up some timber battens to the ceiling of the grow room for the extra air cooled hoods - oh I didn't tell you about them, did I? All will be revealed...………...
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