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  1. I think you reported that story a million times. @bongme A million different stories. Reported. Time after.....
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  2. It’s the return of the Serpent so here’s a big hello to friends old and new and welcome to my Sweet Seeds Competition Diary for 2018/19. I know I’ve not been around for a while, personal shit and all that jazz got in the way, so this will be my first grow in about two years. Yes, I’m a bit rusty so please bear with me as I expect a few hiccups along the way so here’s my humble grow diary, warts and all. I’d also like to say a big thank you to Tommy, as I was planning on doing this diary anyway, growing out some Sweet Seeds I already had in my stash, I noticed they were running a competition, so after checking with him, he gave me the thumbs up to enter, thanks man. THE PLAN As my situation has changed, plus my old kit was getting a little worse for wear, it was time for an upgrade to something bigger and better. My DR60, which has served me well over the years, has now been replaced with a 1.2 BudBox Pro under a 600w, but more on that later. The plan is to grow two Fast Version strains, Killer Kush and Sweet Special using Oldtimer nutes, Plant Magic soil, and supplements (I know they’ve changed ownership since I last used them, so let’s hope they still deliver!) plus a touch of Aptus Startbooster during propagation. Once in final pots, they’ll be topped, scrogged and flowered in 12L fabric pots, so let’s see how this pans out. THE STRAINS Killer Kush F1 Fast Version LOT: 10 – 02 Jun 2015 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. Sweet Special F1 Fast Version LOT: 10 – 24 Dec 2014 Feminized and non-autoflowering version of our SWS35 (Sweet Special Auto) now featuring ultra-fast flowering. This strain is an F1 hybrid resulting from the cross between a stabilized hybrid of Hog x Grapefruit and a selected strain of 3rd generation of Sweet Special Auto. This version of Sweet Special Auto preserves the characteristic and desired sweet aroma, reminiscent of candies or fruit jellies, a trait inherited from its ancestors Hog and Grapefruit. Just like our other F1 Fast Version® this strain is distinguished by its great hybrid vigor and fast flowering, producing big buds covered with aromatic resin in just a few weeks. GERMINATION After soaking two seeds of each strain for around 24 hours in room temperature water, the Killer Kush had started to crack, so I placed all four seeds between damp paper towels, sealed in a plastic tub and put into my airing cupboard, checking every 12 hours or so and giving them a light spray of water if needed. Two days later, The Sweet Special had cracked as well and were starting to show their tap roots, so I left them between the paper towels for another 24 hours, while the Killer Kush were well on their way, so it was time to get them in their first small pots. The media of choice was Westland Seed & Cutting Compost with 0.1ml per litre of Aptus Startbooster to help give them a kick start (I had a sample lying around and as I’ve heard good things about it, I thought why not give it a try). Once in the pots they were then placed into a propagator, and put into my trusty Micro Grow Box (Mylar lined PC Case) under a 23w CFL and left on for 24/7 with a temperature between 22-24C and humidity of around 70%. A day later, the Sweet Specials were also ready, so I repeated the above, while the Killer Kush had broken the soil, were shedding their shell and reaching for the light. Another 24 hours later, the Sweet Specials broke the soil, so that’s 100% germ rate with 3-4 year old seeds, the Killer Kush’s were also looking a little bit leggy, so I wrapped a drinking straw around their stems. OK I know straws are evil to our oceans and wildlife, and I really shouldn’t use them, but as I already had a load lying around, which would have been disposed of anyway, I might as well use them as let’s be honest, they do make bloody good support for seedlings.
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  3. 1. Your ec readings in the res will tell you that along with observing the plants 2. I'd wait a couple of days first but once again keep an eye on the plants 3. Yep Owd
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  4. panik

    TESTERS WANTED...

    Pm me your deets mate ..
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  5. says no longer accepting , i think jeff may well have set this trap up for the powers that be, he is no idiot and is well schooled in the law
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  6. Sometimes, just sometimes mind, we could take lessons from the French on how to control their politicos... While they swan around in their fancy chauffeur jobbies and behave like Porterhouse Blue at mealtimes, the fact seems to be lost on them, they do actually work for us...
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  7. I dont want legalisation, I want decriminilisation no, we live in a shamocracy. Because our politicians are making a fuck tonne of profit exporting cannabis legally, and probably supporting it illegally in places too. America is being changed at state level by voter initiatives. They too do not live in a democracy, which is why most states now low access to cannabis, yet at a federal level its still dangerous and illegal.
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  9. Thanks @grotbags but pictures can be deceiver, I've been blagging it all these years Cheers @jadenugs although their currently in intermediate pots, got to pot up to finals yet @vince noir rock n roll star although there's no mrs at Serpentsville anymore, just the way I like it
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  10. UPDATE 11/12/2018 – 18/6 Lights Killer Kush #2 & #3 were potted up to intermediate 6.5L pots last night using Plant Magic soil and a good sprinkling of Plant Magic Granules around the potting up hole. Roots weren’t quite as developed as I’d normally like as I’d usually leave them a few more days, but as KK #1 was starting to look a little bit root bound when potted up, and were also starting to look a little bit crinkly (especially KK #2 which I think is down to low humidity and being under 600w), I wanted to get them in fresh soil sooner rather than later. As for feed, the two younger KK’s got about 1.5L each of the following: 0.25ml per litre Aptus Startbooster 0.5ml per litre Plant Magic Bio-Silicon 1ml per litre Plant Magic Catalyst KK#1 (and the two SS’s) haven’t been fed again since potting up as I’m now starting a wet/dry cycle, but they’re coming on nicely and roots are just about starting to show in the drain holes That said, KK #1 does have some spots on the lower fan leaves, but I think that was me spilling feed on them. It hasn’t spread or got worse so I’m not stressing about it. With it being a new set up, I’ve been messing about trying to get the environment dialled in, temps are a touch on the high side during lights on as it’s between 25-28C, and a touch low during lights off at 18-19C. Humidity has been more of an issue as during lights on, it was dropping to around 33-35%, so I filled some tubs with water to help raise it, which is working to a point as during lights off, its rising to 65%, but drops to around 40% when lights are on so I could still do with it being a touch higher at this early stage. And the ages of the plants are also as follows: KK #1 – 20 Days KK #2 & #3 – 11 Days I think that’s everything, so here are some pics from last night… Until next time, keep it green
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  11. Cheers @Openairbud well if you've got an old PC case gathering dust, get one made as they're handy if you only need to start a few plants and I wish I could take credit, so borrow away as I think I got the idea from a YouTube vid
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  12. Thanks @Smokebelch and I'm chuffed with the tent, much better quality than the 60 odd quid you can pay for a budget 1.2m tent, worth the extra £££'s. Yeah I've read that PM has gone off the boil a bit after I bought them, why do they piss around with working formulas? We'll see how it goes though as I still have hope.
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  13. UPDATE 07/12/2018 Last night was time to pot up and move KK #1 (and the SS’s) into my new set up, which is: 1.2m BudBox Pro Tent 5” RVK Extraction 5” Rhino Hobby CF 600w LUMii Black Digital Ballast 600w Sol-Digital Dual Spectrum HPS A Rhino Hobby wouldn’t normally be top of my carbon filter shopping list, but as it came as a kit and I just wanted to get up and running in a bigger tent without shelling silly money out, I’m hoping I can squeeze one grow out of it. I’m also using a basic Euro Reflector, and I’ve no idea how good or bad the Sol-Digital lamp is, again it came as a kit with the ballast, and ‘claims’ to be optimised for adjustable ballasts, so we’ll see POTTING UP KK #1 (and the SS’s) have now been potted up to intermediate 6.5L pots using Plant Magic Soil, put in the tent which is showing good negative pressure, temps 25-26C, humidity around 45% and the lights set to 18/6. I also gave them 1.3 litres each of the following feed: 0.25ml per litre Aptus Startbooster 0.5ml per litre Plant Magic Bio-Silicon 1ml per litre Plant Magic Catayst A good sprinkling of Plant Magic Granules I’ve had great success in the past using Plant Magic, but as mentioned at the start of this diary, I know they’ve been bought out, so let’s hope it’s still as good as it used to be As for the two younger KK’s, I initially decided to keep them in the MicroBox for a few more days, but last night while chilling watching The Last Leg, I started to think it was a waste of electricity, so I put them in the tent. The plan is to remove them when lights go out, put them in the MicroBox for 6 hours, then when the tent lights come back on, put them back in. They’ve also been fed the following: 0.25ml per litre Aptus Startbooster 0.5ml per litre Plant Magic Bio-Silicon That’s all for now and here’s some plant pics… Keep it green
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  14. UPDATE 06/12/2018 A bit of a quick update as things are ticking along nicely and I’ve finally worked out their ages, which are… Killer Kush #1 – 15 Days Killer Kush #2 & #3 – 6 Days While the Sweet Specials are at 14 Days. I’m now starting to get a bit of a wet and dry cycle going and feed is still: 0.1ml per litre Startbooster 0.5ml per litre Bio-Silicon KK #1 (and the SS’s) is ready for potting up, I’ve finally rigged up me new tent, just need to test everything is working all OK then I can get them into 6.5L intermediate pots with some fresh soil and under 600 watts KK #2 & #3 although looking healthy, seem a touch on the small side for a week in, might be because I only had 2 x 23w CFL’s running, which I’ve now upped to 3, so I’m hoping once the 3 older plants are out of the MicroBox, they’ll get more light. Upping Startbooster might also help as they recommend 0.25ml per litre, I’ve just been a little cautious with it as it’s very concentrated. Temps were also a little low, 21-22C, but with the additional lamp its helped raise them to 24-26C. That’s all for now, here’s some pics from earlier today, and I’ve also included one of my MicroBox so folk can see how it works. Keep it green
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  15. Hey dear old mate Serp! Nice to have you here and kicking Great start, as usual Not wanting to be a party pooper, but it's my job so I have to do it... Section 1.1 of the Competition Rules states that: "1.1 - Any grower registered at UK420.com can participate in this contest as long as he/she has more than 30 posts published in the forum. It is also mandatory that he/she is of legal age in his/her country of residence. To participate the grower has to share a grow diary with one or more varieties of the Sweet Seeds® genetic collection (only varieties included in 2018 or 2019 catalogs);" Our beloved Sweet Special F1 Fast Version® unfortunately no longer appears in our catalogs. So, we will have to do as if our evaluations of your diary are based only on the Killer Kush F1 Fast Version® and the Sweet Special will be just and extra delight for our eyes, but not for our evaluations. Don't worry, it will not have a significant impact, you won't loose more than 2 or 3% of your score. The participation is valid because you are sharing "a grow diary with one or more varieties of the Sweet Seeds® genetic collection", so all good That being said, bring it on and sweet kush! tommy
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  16. IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG Everything was going OK, then my first disaster struck, as I was positioning the probe of my thermometer, I accidentally knocked one of the Killer Kush with my arm, so after bigging up straws for support, it was actually the straw that caused the seedling to snap (plant on far left), if it wasn’t there, it would have probably have been OK – is that karma at work? I gave it another day to see if it would pull threw, but alas not. Luckily I still had 2 Killer Kush FV’s left as I wanted to grow out more than 3 plants, so germination was started once again and just to be on the safe side, I did both. Using the same technique, both seeds cracked and were put into the Micro Box, but as I couldn’t use the propagator, I put a clear sandwich bag over them to act as a humidity dome. A day later, they’d both broke the soil and were shedding their shells, meanwhile the three established seedlings were showing their second set of true leaves and looking healthy. BACK ON TRACK I had to go away for a couple of days, so with the second batch now germinated, I was happy to leave them, keeping the light on 24/7. When I got back, both were reaching for the light and looking a tad leggy, so I put a pesky straw on for support, while the other 3 were coming along nicely. I’ve also introduced a touch of Plant Magic Bio-Silicon to help strengthen the stems at 0.5ml per litre, along with 0.1ml of Aptus Startbooster. So, finally, all’s now going in the right direction, the only (minor) issue is keeping an eye on the different number of days during veg, which I should work out, although it’s no big deal, so I’ll not worry too much. And I’ll leave you with some pics from earlier today, 24 hours after the above photos were taken. Thanks y’all, until next time keep it green and I’ll now check out my fellow growers competition diaries to see what I’m up against
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