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  1. Hi all, hope your keeping well Ive managed to get my greasy mitts on some of some of @brock1 new autoflowing seeds Ive popped 3 x JOSHUA seeds - these were dunked in a glass of room temp tap water, they sank in 4 hours (shows how fresh these were) and left these overnight to have a decent soak. These were transferred to a damp paper towel, put between 2 small plates and sat somewhere warm (23'C ish)
  2. Hello my cannabis community ime looking for some help today I have done a few outdoor auto grows in the past years but they have been exotic strains and snot produced a great deal of yeild so I was wondering what is a good outdoor strain for the uk would stardawg auto be ok
  3. Hi folks, New grower here. On my third grow and been lucky so far with healthy plants and no real issues. I have a question about yield though. I've been growing autos under 200W LED. I chose autos for ease (although from reading this forum perhaps that's the wrong thought process) and also because I have a height problem. I'm growing in a crawl space and so can't get more than 1m height from light to floor. I understood that autos are shorter and therefore would suit me best. I also just wanted one less thing to think about so after reading up on easy-to-grow strains went for Blue Dream Auto from MSNL. I have had more success with the free Lemon Haze Autos that have the Blue Dream with tasty bud but the yield on all plants so far has been very low. 1 - 1.5oz per plant. I've had four plants in a space 1.5mx1.5x each time and they've grown up to a few inches below the light so I think the space I've given them is fine. I've started with Biobizz light mix and gone easy on the feed, building it up each grow but have not noticed any difference in yield. Biobizz grow, bloom and CalMag. I've tried a bit of Top Max and Fish Mix in the latest grow but again can't see any difference TBH. The one thing that reading this forum has shown me is that I think I am underwatering. I read so much before starting my first grow about overwatering so I went really easy with it but now I'm thinking too easy. I've never noticed any signs from the plants that they aren't getting enough but I think I should be giving them more. To give you an idea, I've been growing in 3gallon fabric pots (3/4 full with light mix) and once established am only giving them about 500ml each, even through flowering, once every other day. The plants seem happy and are ready for another water pretty consistently 48 hours later but I know the yield could be much better. Is this too little? Should I be saturating them and then leaving them longer between feeds? Any help appreciated. JT
  4. Hi everyone, I'm looking for seeds of a balanced (1/1) yet powerful CBD/THC auto strain, with at least 10% of each, and easily ordered within the EU. Some recommendations to make you guys and girls ?
  5. Howdy folks, welcome to my diary for Seedstockers Mac & Crack Autofower kindly donated by @Seedstockers-Mark Ive popped 3 MAC seeds into a glass containing 1% hydrogen peroxide (made by diluting 12% HP with warm water at 20'C ) and allowed to soak in the airing cupboard @ approx 23'C After 48hrs the seeds had sank (with a tap from a finger), the seeds were removed from the soaking solution and placed onto a damp piece of kitchen towel. The towel was folded over to cover the seeds, placed in sealed tupperware container and put back in the airing cuboard @ approx 23'C. I didnt expect much progress, so didnt check for 48hrs - after opening the paper towel I was in for a bit of a suprise. Ive never seen anything like it, massively long tap roots, one was 2 inch long after 48hrs - unreal
  6. Sup Just a photo dump for reference in the future.. Tent -60x60x140 Strain -double grape and forum stomper Medium -soil (30% clover compost, 30% worm castings, 30% Coco coir and scoop of vermiculite) Pots -8l I think Light -marshydro 150w Dry amendments -living soil auto grow and bloom. This is my first attempt at autos so excited to see the outcome April 28th Seeds in paper towel for germination. Popped withing 36 hours. Watered the pots 5% of total volume (barely a drip in hands once squeezed) then coverd with cling film. A pinch of bio char and mycorrhizal fungi was added to tap root when planting. Forum stomper on the right popped out first. Covered with black plastic to retain moisture (bit of experiment) 1st May both out. For argument sake i will call this day one. 5 days later.. Forum stomper Double grape Day 10 Topped up pots with coco, worm castings and grow dry amendments. Day 15 Gave plants first watering 500ml each and put on mulch cover. Day 18 Double grape / forum stomper DG FS Decided to start lst on day 18. Bent over main stem and removed a couple big fan leaves Day 22 Just over the 3 week mark now so decided to do more training. Bent over branches and removed shading leaves. Also fed dry amendments of 1 tbls grow and 1 tbls bloom with 8tbls worm castings Day 23 Watered 800ml to each plant
  7. Photone Autoflowering DLI Chart

    From the album Tools & Charts

    Photone Autoflowering DLI Chart
  8. Hello all, I've got three little autos out in the wild and I'm not sure if they're ready to come down or not... this is my first grow, so any pointers would be gratefully received. I'm starting to get a little bit twitchy due to the very wet weather we're having, but looking at the buds I can't see any rot forming yet. A fair amount of the pistils have turned orange now, although on balance quite a few white ones remain... main buds a little further along than the side buds but I don't want to get so jumpy that I chop too soon Pics below, although they're not the best!
  9. 61A19120-33BD-4FCD-A261-982087EF6847.jpeg

    From the album TheFinisher

    My first attempt. week 7 auto’s outdoor
  10. Good afternoon all, I read so many different opinions on this subject so i thought id ask for what works for you? Ive got a seed ready to go in the paper towel method, tap root has come through. So what do you think is best, and why? going straight into the final pot? in my case itll either be an air pot or fabric pot around 7.5 litre. Or going into a nursery pot for 10 days or so? This plant will be going in a greenhouse.
  11. Hello everybody and welcome to my new diary, I have popped a set of seeds 36hras ago which have been kindly donated by @brock1 These are the SHD x Guerrilla Exodus - which I think a lot of the outside growers use, so its going to be interesting in a 140cm tent but @brock1 assures me they're not too tall There girls tails are showing and "were off"
  12. Hi guys, I'm looking for some suggestions on what to grow outdoors/in a greenhouse. I’m after something that has a fairly good yield (I know autos don’t have massive yields). Also what breeder to use. Ive tried some northern lights autos and I’m not too impressed. Cheers guys
  13. Hi everyone I know similar threads exist about light timing and what is best but I don’t want to start that debate here. I currently have a light on 24/0 I would like to be on 20/4 but my lights only have options for being on 12,14,16 or 18 at a time. My question is this: does anyone have any experience or ideas on what would happen if I had 2 lights with lower intensity one coming on at say 8AM and the second coming on at 10AM both on a 18/6 cycle so the 8am would turn off at 2am and the 10am at 4am. This would create the 20/4 but with 4 hours reduced light intensity, somewhat like a natural sunrise and sunset Any thoughts welcomed :))
  14. Purple Punch OG XL Auto® One of our 5th Generation autoflowering strains. This is the autoflowering version of our Purple Punch OG® (SWS93) strain. It is the outcome of crossing an elite, selected clone of Purple Punch OG® [Purple Punch (Larry OG x Grand Daddy Purple) x Star Killer (Skywalker OG Kush x Rare Dankness #2)] and our popular autoflowering strain Killer Kush Auto® (SWS56). They yield plants with juicy buds covered in strikingly aromatic resin. Purple Punch OG XL Auto® (SWS96) plants have a very high terpene content, making them ideal for resin extractions. They have a deliciously sweet, complex aroma and flavour, with strong, spicy tones of OG Kush. The effect is intense, but relaxing. Thanks to the strain's Grand Daddy Purple ancestry, some plants are notable for purple or reddish hues in their leaves and flowers. Variety SWS96 Indica: 71,5% / Sativa: 27,7% / Ruderalis: 0,8% THC: 18-22% · CBD: 0,5% Indoor Yield: 400-500 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 60-180 g/plant Indoor/Outdoor Harvest: 8 weeks from germination Height: 60-120 cm VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/688821915 Purple Punch OG XL Auto® here
  15. Seedstockers Outdoor Grow 2022

    From the album Grows

  16. Runtz XL Auto® A 6th Generation autoflowering strain. This is our extra large, autoflowering version derived from the Runtz genetic line (Zkittlez x Gelato). The strain is notable for its delicious aroma, strong effects and high yields. The Runtz strain has revolutionized the Californian marijuana scene and it is one of the most aromatic and potent genotypes on the West Coast of the USA. Runtz XL Auto® (SWS88) is the product of crossing a carefully selected Runtz clone with handpicked individuals from our Sweet Gelato Auto® (SWS76) strain. It contains high terpene concentrations, which lends the buds their very intense, delightfully sweet and fruity bouquet. It has a short life cycle, with just 8 weeks from the appearance of the cotyledons until harvest. Its effect is powerful and well-balanced, producing peaceful, relaxing vibes, while stimulating creativity and the imagination. Variety SWS88 Indica: 47,1% / Sativa: 52,5% / Ruderalis: 0,4% THC: 17-25% · CBD: 0,5% Indoor Yield: 400-550 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 50-175 g/plant Indoor/Outdoor Harvest: 8 weeks from germination Height: 60-120 cm
  17. Strawberry Banana Gelato XL Auto® A 6th Generation autoflowering strain. It is the outcome of crossing an elite Strawberry Banana clone [Crockett's Banana Kush x Bubblegum (strawberry phenotype)] and select individuals from our Sweet Gelato Auto® (SWS76) strain. The plants have an exquisite, potent aroma, which is both fruity and sweet, with tones of strawberry chewing gum, OG Kush, wood and rocket salad leaves. This strain flowers quickly, producing lots of resin-laden buds. It has a high THC content thanks to its compact buds covered with large trichomes. Variety: SWS99 Indica: 57,1% / Sativa: 42,5% / Ruderalis: 0,4% THC: 18-22% · CBD: 0,1% Indoor Yield: 450-550 g/m2 Outdoor Yield: 60-180 g/plant Indoor/Outdoor Harvest: 8 weeks from germination Height: 60-125 cm Strawberry Banana Gelato XL Auto® here
  18. Hi all, 1st proper thread for me… re-arranged things a bit as I went very long with the background info. So TL;DR version… planning 1st grow, in a tent, in a garden shed, in the middle of Ireland, in the middle of winter… first worry is the cold. I'm thinking autos for my first few grows: 18/24 or even 24/24 might help with the cold; small size; faster harvest Qs: Am I worrying too much about the cold? Would the lamp be enough to heat the whole tent (60x60x140) given them temps outside in the winter (2-4 Celsius min temps)? Should I go for HPS in the winter, LED in the summer? What wattage HPS/LED? I could spend a bit more money isolating the shed and/or I could place some isolation around the tent itself (as I've read in some other treads, double bubble foil glued to the surface; rockwool on the top)? I've found a few random posts on isolating sheds but would be interested in more advice here I have a spare electric oil radiator which draws 1500w (max power in the shed 2500W thou) but would prefer to use that energy for lights. Would mat/tube heaters plus lamp be enough to heat? I've read I could extract inside the shed in the winter in order to recycle some of that warmer air. Would that cause humidity or CO2 depletion issue? I've read a few threads on shed grows (@stu914 @Wooden Monkey) but couldnt find direct experience with cold issues. Happy to be pointed in the right direction… cheers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Longer version: I'm an old time fan of the plant but a newbie grower. I'm based in Ireland which has similar enough conditions and constraints to the UK. I've read and learned a ton of stuff on the site already but have a few (several) questions to make sure I'm making the right choices ahead of starting to spend money. Will start my 1st grow in early Jan 2021 (I may even start earlier if COVID keeps us grounded for Xmas holidays!), for the moment I'm studying different alternatives, getting the space ready and starting to source materials. Budget is not an issue (within reason). I want to give myself a bit of flexibility in terms of expanding the size of the tent at some point so happy to go above the bare minimum requirements. I have 3 nosy housemates (a wife and 2 kids) so I'm trying to do this discretely… I may be wrong (and please correct me) but the starting point for my grow plan is the location/size restrictions: I'm going to be growing in a grow tent inside my garden shed which is also occupied by 3 bikes, lawnmower and other trinkets Preferred tent size initially would 60x60x140cm (possibility of extending to a 90x60x160 in the future) My main concern is the cold. I'm in Ireland and winters are harsh with minimum temperatures of 2-4 degrees C and frequent strong winds (snow and ice are very rare though) The shed is quite new but made of cheapish materials. It's positioned in a corner of the garden with a high fence protecting 2 of the walls (north and east facing). I will insulate it a bit with some foam under the roof, tarp on the inside of the walls and a carpet on the floor but I would expect internal shed temperature to be 4-6 degrees above external temperatures so the grow tent will have to generate and retain its own heat to keep plants healthy Noise/smell: not a huge concern but I do want a relatively "discrete" solution Power: will have 1 extension cord running to the shed powered from the house's external socket which has a max 2500W output Location/size influence on light choice: Open to any alternative but my preference would be for LEDs given lower running costs, smaller/lighter footprint But if warming the tent is an issue it might be worth getting a "hotter" light like HPS (or combining LED and HPS)instead of filling the tent with heaters I've seen suggestions on heat mats and tube heaters and I have no issue in adding one or both but given tent size I'd like to avoid putting anything larger for size/power/fire hazard constraints I have a spare electric oil radiator I could put in the shed but it has a 1500W draw so not sure if it would leave with enough juice for tent As stated above, I'd want a light that would support a larger tent going forward (volume wise, 50-75% larger) so possibly with a dimmer so I can adjust freely Location/size influence on seed choice: I'm thinking autoflowers for my 1st couple of growths for a few reasons: Can run the lights 18/24 or even 24/24 in case I'm having issues with the cold Suitable for the size of the space Quick turnaround for my initial grows… 7-8 weeks to harvest I do plan on trying a photo once temperatures improves and I can run lights 12/12 Other preferences so far (happy to debate them): 4-inch in-line far + carbon filter (still havent picked a product yet… suggestions?) 3 gallon fabric pots Canna Coco substrate + perlite
  19. Runtz Auto 9.5 weeks old

    From the album 1st grow - Runtz Auto

  20. Due to a DWC disaster of a grow 4weeks due to root rot as I just can't keep water temp low without 300 on a water chiller I tried hydrogen peroxide treat meant but it ain't worked Today iv decided to give up on DCW rip em down and start again in soil as ill never get the water temp in range in a location without spending hundreds on a water chiller so off I when to hydro place decide to try and solid grow with Auto pots wanted a two-pot system but they did not have any in but the noise chap let me have a 4 pot system for the price of a two so ill have 2 units complete spare for nothing 1, I know I need clean nutrients for auto pots so they don't sludge up so I got a litre each of Canna Terra Vega and a litre of Terra Flores 2, I know ill need to top feed for a 7 to 10 day or until roots are established but I have a few questions? 1, I see about air domes in auto pots so are they a good idea or not 2, if they are, would chuck the air stones in the reservoir do the same or be a good idea or not 3, any advice from any one can offer re auto pots would be much appreciated
  21. Preparing for my 2021 greenhouse autos grow with two Girl Scout Cookies and one Sour Diesel just about sprouting. Pots filled ready for them and have a double LED growing light coming for keeping them inside on the cold nights before the last frosts. Have three more GSC autos and a Cream of the Crop to start once the current seeds are going.
  22. Firstly my apologies to Panik for the delay in getting this journal up. I was kindly offered a couple of free seeds from Panik and i said i would get a journal up as a thank you, numerous months later after a pc nightmare i can now get some pics up I was kindly sent a 6 pack of RGSC Auto Mazar & Auto Gelato - up until this grow i had never grown any RGSC strains - this will change next season as both the strains ran were outstanding and i will be running a few RGSC autos next season. They both yielded more than any other auto i have grown , the end product is very nice with the Gelato being very very nice in respect of flavour and effect. Both strains were easy to grow, no dramas other than both being light feeders. Both strains easily beat my go to auto strains and as such i will be swapping over next season. I was plagued with slug & snail attatcks resulting in losing 1 of the 4 i was growing with 2 others getting badly nibbled upon, however they seem to bounce back happily where others died. I have over 600 pics to wade through and resize so i will pop these pics up here for now until i get to resolving all the picture dramas
  23. Hi....relatively new grower here... I'm hoping that someone can help me figure out a problem I've had growing autos. Specifically, I've grown several autos but despite growing well in veg, the plants effectively 'stopped' mid-flower and did not fully mature. In addition, very little smell which seems to suggest that something was 'wrong' despite appearances. The bud was nowhere near the quality I'd expected although the overall volume of dried bud was good (appx 400g per plant). I've had this issue with several autos - it does not appear to be a one-off. I kept a grow diary with regular photos so can supply further details if required but here are the basic details of my most recent grow: Strain: Dutch Passion auto White Widow (also had the same issue with Dutch Passion auto orange bud). Growing environment: 1x1 metre area grow tent with oscillating fan & air extraction unit 11 Litre airpots Substrate: Canna Coco Pro Plus with appx 30% perlite added. Nutrients: Canna Coco A & B, Calmag, Rhizotonic, PK 13/14, Boost (all from the Canna range) Lights: 2 x SF-1000x Spider Farmer LED's (each @ 97 watts power draw) + 1x150watt HPS. Light schedule: 20/4 then 18/6 for the final 4 weeks. Water: RO water with calmag added to bring typical water ec to 0.4 (target) Watering schedule: twice daily after veg got underway and then three times daily when in flower. Always watered to at least 30% runoff minimum. Input EC and output EC checked at each watering. When in flower, typically flushed once per week as output EC tended to drift too high suggesting nutrient buildup within the coco. EC typically back within acceptable range (i.e. no more than +0.4 ec compared to input ec) after flush. Nutrient schedule: broadly in line with Canna recommended schedule. No major issues with leaf burn although a little leaf tip yellowing did occur. In general, I tended to go a little under the suggested Canna 'light' schedule ec values. Defoliation: minimal. LST: None - essentially left the plants to grow naturally. Temperature & humidity: typically 20 to 25C. Humidity in tent was usually around 40% during flowering. Problem description: Flowering started off as expected at approx 8 weeks after germination but did not mature as expected - no amber trichomes even after 17 weeks when I did the final cut. Some leaf yellowing did occur but regular inspection of trichomes suggested that plants were not developing as expected. One theory is that because the plant was relatively large, the nutrients supplied could not support the plant through to full maturity although this is little more than a guess. I got a big volume of bud off the plant (400 gram dry weight) but quality, as stated earlier, was very poor. Would have happily settled for a much lower yield but decent quality! I researched the requirements for growing autos and am reasonably confident that the overall growing environment was roughly 'correct'. No obvious signs of disease or pests. Can anybody suggest what my problem is? I'm sure if the growing environment were inherently poor then I would not have managed to grow the plants through veg stage and into flower. Thanks in anticipation!
  24. Hi All These are likely stoopid questions - but one's gotta learn LOL. Just trying to get me head around a few things. Photo-Periods: As I understand it they'll not switch to flowering-stage until day/night hits 12:12. In UK it appears this doesn't happen until the end of Sept. So seems for outside grows this puts the buds at a much greater risk of mould or rot, right? Autos: I've been a little disappointed in the growth of my Autos - though been growing outside (I fully understand that they can be grown under lights at 20/4 or even 24/0). However, as I grow outside I was wondering if anything had been done in the field of breeding to extend the growing period of Autos? Or has this been done and I just need to look for longer finishing times? Also, if an Auto goes into flower at a set time - What happens if you try to stop it - by pruning off buds? Will it simply die? Struggle to flower and keep trying? Or get stressed andturn hermaphrodite(sp)? Semi-Autos: I've seen mention of these. Do they exist? If they do, how do they work? Many thanks in advance
  25. Do these girls look like they need a stronger feed ? Kinda look pale to me opinions?