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  1. Better late than never here is my diary for Dinafem's Bubba Kush Auto for the generous seeds for diary giveaway earlier in the year. Respect to @@Dinafem-Mark for setting all this up and letting us all have a crack at their genetics Its always hard to choose strains plus I always have the medical/pain relief properties highest on my agenda but I was rather taken by the blurb on the Dinafem website on the photo version ... "Bubba Kush cannabis seeds by Dinafem Seeds belong to a feminized, Indica-dominant cannabis strain that results from our elite clone Pre'98 Bubba Kush. This variety is probably one of the best Indicas in the world and we are proud to offer this legend. It is no coincidence that Bubba Kush makes part of the 10 most renowned strains in America." Then it goes on to say about the auto version.... "Bubba Kush Auto cannabis seed has been created to provide growers with an autoflowering version of this wonderful Californian cannabis strain. It is a great fast-flowering easy-to-grow vigorous marijuana plant that yields good amounts of beautiful round compact buds full of resin. This cannabis seed is suitable for growers of all levels and for those seeking a cannabis strain with medical properties." Wow I thought to myself.... it would be rude not to This will be my third Dinafem diary and I'm already a massive fan of their strains not one has disappointed indeed each has produced raised eyebrows of pleasant surprise on first spliff As well as the the ones I've run diaries on I've also grown out the Cheese and the Blue Amnesia XXL. Right so enough preamble lets get on with the main event Bubba Kush I did my usual starting process into a shot glass in the airing cupboard for 24 hours tapping after 12 hours to make her sink, then planting straight into a prewatered 20l Airpot, 0.5cm deep and lightly covered, I dont water again as the pot is still wet enough. I then cover the pot with clingfilm and put under the T5 for warmth this creates really high humidity, literally dripping wet and seeds seem to like it as I have them above ground after 48 hours without fail I will be using my own organic soil that I ammended with the following when I made the pot up: 2l Fresh worm castings, MyCorMax, Neem Meal, Ecothrive Charge, Rock Dust and a little Malted Barley Powder. The top qtr of the pot I only used MyCorMax to keep it gentle while she is a baby Once she was above ground I covered the top surface with river gravel from the river next to me to act as a barrier for sciarid flies. So as per usual she was above ground after 48 hours, the next 10 days are always a bit nerve wracking, hoping that they get out of the gates without a hitch. Every single day counts with autos is something I'm painfully aware of....so fingers crossed!! So here she is on her first day above ground I call this day 2 as I count from germination, I know many start counting when its above ground but I do it from when life begins So off to a cracking start and I'm really looking forward to trying the legend that is Bubba Kush, I do like a good couch lock effect as it helps me sleep. I will be doing a report at the end from both my wife and my POV regarding pain relief/medical effects as this is my main reason for growing. Thats it for the first update let hope she does well Keep it green all
  2. After my two photoperiods are done I would like to switch my lights back to 18/6 however I have two autos that I started under 12/12 to get a head start ready for the next grow. Will I be okay to change the lights immediately back to 18/6 in the tent after chopping the photos or should I change the hours 1 hour per day at a time to not stress the plants ? Thanks !
  3. How's everybody doing on my favourite forum on the Internet ?! I just can't stay away! After I harvested my last run at the end of June (Check it out), I said I'd put everything into storage and enjoy my work. Lo and behold, much to the disappointment of the missus. I'm back for more, setting up the groom as we speak.. Now, I'm sure this diary will likely receive less attention than the last, so it will probably be a little less hands on, weekly posts, maybe. The Fast and The Sweet Seeds Sweet Seeds - Black Devil (Should I tag an SS rep ?) Fastbuds - Gelato Zkittles Purple Lemonade They're all autos as I can't guarantee a stable, dark environment yet but I got some great photo freebies from Attitude as well.. The time shall come, my pretties.. I'm 'upgrading' extraction by cutting a circle in some plasterboard and taping the ducting 'through', the board has some old lace curtain over the window-side and the board shall be fastened to the window void. Very much a bodge job, but more stealthy than last time and hopefully will stop the weather outside from affecting the enviro too much. (Will post pics if people want them). For now, I'll be washing out pots, sandwiching seeds between damp kitchen roll and taping up pinholes in the tent. Stay tuned for more updates later on in the week! (If I get my head down). PEACE AND LOVE Flav
  4. Welcome to my lazy diary Here are two tins i got my seeds from Here are two seeds germinating in kitchen paper one is i will let you guess what strains they are
  5. Some pics of my plants so far, among them are a fast flowering green crack, couple of auto northern lights, an auto purple queen, a feminised skittlez I got as a freebie an a seed I planted I got among some lovely weed called wedding cake, it was so good I took chance an planted the seed, it’s growing at same rate as the fem skittlez so here’s hoping, have to say tho it’s deffo the green crack an the purple queen I most looking forward to trying not the best of pics but I’ll get some better ones as time goes on
  6. 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
  7. From the album Green crack

  8. Hello fellow growers, just as quick one for you as this is my first grow and I’d love for it grow first time haha. I’m about to germinate my first 4 auto seeds, my question is when the seeds have popped and are starting to grow what light time and power is best to use?, I’m using a 600w hps with a lumii digital ballast that has 4 settings, also how far from the plants does my light need to be? thanks in advance for the help
  9. I'm sure many of you have experimented on different mediums. I brought a few blueberry autoflower seeds. Dont have the space or bollocks to grow loads at the same time. Currently have 4 on the go, 3 autoflowers and 1 photoperiod (bonsai mum here we come) This one is my summer outdoor grow. A month old hidden amongst my chilli plants. Blueberry auto in soil
  10. hi guys and gals, I've been growing this plant for a couple of months and recently its started flowering... bout time... I've noticed a number of leaves are curling in on themselves. Not sure why, can anyone advise. Not able to see any bugs on the plant
  11. Hi everyone first time growing. Current situation i have just 1 plant 1 light in a 2x2, seed has germinated and I have placed this into the 4 gallon smart pot. just a few questions i have been using the 18/6 light cycle which I started yesterday but I am using a 600watt led light so I have it around 80cm away is this too close or too far away advice tips would be great
  12. I have 8-9 week auto seed PM Magne cal+ PM Ignition PM Root stimulant Bio buzz Grow Bloom Topmax Can anyone help me with these needs Pot size Feed schedule for my above items
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    From the album Diary

    Day 8 of my drobe grow
  14. Hi guys. I need a bit of advice as this is my first ever grow with autos so not sure what to look out for. so my purple punch autos are just over 5 weeks old and are starting to flower. The part that has me concerned is that they haven’t really bushed out. They’ve grown up but not out . I know they still have about 3 weeks of veg stage even though they have started to flower but I am wondering if I have done something wrong? They are in a greenhouse, being fed nitrogen, the Ph is at 6 and they have been grown in their final pot to reduce stress. I don’t know if this is normal or if something has gone wrong. any advice would be greatly appreciated. cheers .
  15. I originally joined UK420 back in 2006, I think. Still living at home and struggling to grow outdoors. A lot has changed since then but a reassuring constant has been my love for cannabis. Anyway, what better time to start an indoor grow than during an international pandemic? No one comes near you. Packages left at the door. No contact with outsiders, no family or friends coming round. So that being said I have decided to convert a small cupboard space. Ordered some basic items and more importantly, ordered a mix of auto-flower strains. It's so affordable to buy seeds these days! Single seeds, feminised, auto-flowering! Amazing. I have (all feminised): Sour Diesel Auto x 1 White Widow Auto x 1 Bubblegum Auto x 1 Sweety Automatic (aka Sweet Tooth Auto) x 3 Added for free - Super Lemon Haze and Dr Widow With my limited space, I think I'll start with the 3 Sweet Tooth. I'll be using soil and growing under LED. I think the 75W won't be powerful enough after doing some research on here...I'm open to replacing it for a higher-powered version 300/350W equivalent. Unfortunately, the 75W is due to arrive today. I'll upload some images shortly of my grow space Here goes nothing!
  16. Story time. I missed my last year's report. Following a stupendous (imho) 2018 where I pulled 110g, I continued with the nebula ii cbd strain (assisted again by a Northern Lights Auto) I bought in Ams the previous year. I ran the same play in 2019 with devastating results. Not in a good way. With a pissy summer in the SE region and a mizzy Autimn, I lost all but a few grams of the Auto. I learned that it takes an exceptional summer or using Autos to end the year early.Two good plants is all I need generally to last a year. I still have a lot of the 2018 Nebula CBD harvest, which is a reliable, if a little boring, medication. So this year I led with White Widow Autos. But I wanted to experiment with something a little more sativa, and I saw these Cobra Flash on Seedsman. Finally, I had a WW Photo and threw it in the mix just for a stretch. Two bankers and a punt I thought. Here's their story. First thirty days of the WW Photo
  17. auto white widow day 13 Plant magic plus supreme soil Watered with only 24hr stood tap water no nutes yet 250w HPS at 16inchs Circulation of air is good and has a small desk fan blowing on plant for stem strengthening Temps range 22 - 32 on average never lower but last two days have hit 35c max Rh usually between 30 - 50 I hope this is all the info needed to diagnose the marks on this girls leaves.
  18. Hi guys, this is my first grow and first time posting. Any tips or advice be much appreciated have no experience but got to start somewhere! will update this as i go have been late starting this diary have been meaning to get it done but not had time recently so here it goes! It may seem like im going on and asking alot but as said just looking to see what people think and if any pointers as no experience! My setup: 1.2x1.2x2.00 Budbox pro with silver lining LUMii Black 600w Digital Ballast with 230V Phillips Greenpower BulbAdjust-A-Wings Medium EnforcerAgrolab Hygrometer1x 6" RAM Clip on fanRhino Hobby 125/3005" Systemair RVK extraction fan So I have 3 BCN Critical XXLS in 12ltr Fabric pots on the right side and 2 Nothern Lights, 1 Candy Dawg in 8ltr Fabric pots on the left. As can see from the photo they are quite far on already as i write this they have just entered there 6th week yesterday. Criticals are planted in PlantMagic Supreme and the other 3 are just planted in John Innes Multi Purpose as didnt have enough PlantMagic left so just had to get the only thing local garden center had! Plant progress/photos so far Critical1 Critical2 - This plant has been slower than the rest running about a week behind buthas started to take off now! Critical 3 Northern 1 Northern 2 Candy Dawg So far upto around week 4 they were only given water and around 1ml per litre of PM Bio-Silicone every second watering then once hit the 3/4 week old i started to give them 1.5ml of PM Oldtimers Grow again this was only every second feed i fed this alongside Bio-Silicone. Entering week 5 when started to pre-flower i dropped it to 1ml grow and 1ml PM Oldtimers Bloom per litre on every feed however last few feeds after speaking to someone who has previous experience switched to only 1.5ml Bloom on every feed! I am currently doing the wet dry cycle with the 12ltr pots recieving about 2ltr every 2/3days once the soil is dry. Also which im away to go into in a moment i started to add cal/mag 1ml per litre as had notice some markings on some leaves which started with Critical 3 but since adding the defect hasnt seemed to progress any further! Light has been constantly hung between 12-18inches. When seedlings i started on 250W the increased to 400w once had 2nd set leafs and then upto 600w around the 3 or 4 week mark. Deficiency's: Critical 3 So i started to notice these little spots on my plant Critical 3 towards the end of week 4. I dont no anything about deficiency or stuff like that but all other plants were fine and after have a search on google put it down to a calcium deficiency and started to add calmag 1ml per ltr to all plants. These dont seem to have progressed that i can see so im hoping my guess at the calcium deficiency was right! However today when was feeding them as can see on middle photo i noticed a few lower leaves are this very light way around the edges which im unsure as to why? Northern Lights 1 Today when feeding i noticed these very large random brown spots on this plant these have just appeared and the plants are being given calmag and bloom so again unsure as to the cause of this or if its anything to be worried about? Could it be water sat on the leaf from a previous feed thats caused it to burn or something else? All Plants across all 6 plants ive started to notice the tips of the leafs especially new leafs are very long thin and some twisted again is this normal or something to be worried about? Ive tried to add in everything i can remember, have done and come across to make this as complete as possible and to try help you help me haha. Will keep this updated as i go! I also did have 24 plants outdoors in a forest these were started in the tent for 2 weeks in small plastic cups then taken to site, i just dug holes straight into the ground and filled with soil from local garden centre and re planted into that! All was going perfect with them but last week they catapillers found them and pretty much munched every leaf of of 20 of them and only 4 they didnt touch! i amnt going to make a diary for these purely again due to the fact i didnt get time at first and now there in a right mess so will probably post photos of the end results of them! went back out to them the other day and wasnt as bad as initial damage assesment of only 4 being salavagable it seems there are still 15 i might get return of off so heres hoping but will see how it goes im just expecting the worse now so if does turn out its a bonus will keep posted though! Cheers for taking time to read threw this
  19. I opened my DIY grow cabinet this morning to see the far left plant bent over, no idea why this happened, but will it survive or should i get rid? I previously overwatered so i have been leaving it to dry out for a few days, thats why there is a bit of algae on the top layer. Also there is currently no ventilation in there as i heard it was possible to get away with just opening the cupboard doors, not too sure i believe this so ill be installing 3 PC fans. Or would a inline fan be better? Smell isn't too much of an issue as i smoke in the same room. If anyone has any tips for ventilation in a grow cabinet please advise. Medium is BioBizz All Mix soil and i have 3 600w LED lights above (100w true power) IMAGES -
  20. So ive had my grow pretty under control until today outdoors its mad hot and tomorrow its meant to be worse, my tents gone from a nice 24 -29 to 35c!!!the plants look okay and ive put a humidifier and opened every bloody window/door to try get some heat disipitation around the tent but id like to see if anyone else has struggled with this and what they did? Im not going to LST OR water or anything during this they got water yesterday and i dont want to burn their roots or stress them anymore than the heat has, should i raise my HPS light to counter this? Its a complete unknown and lesson for me, all help is appreciated!
  21. Hey Guys So my first grow is done and dusted. Harvested a good amount and although I’m disappointed in myself for the dry and cure (so far) I’m happy with the way my first grow went. I didn’t find this site until a few weeks into my first grow and it’s been so much help so far. with that in mind I thought I’d start a diary this time. My plan is to grow 4 -6 plants depending on how big they get. My Set Up 1x1x2m tent 6” AC infinity Fan 2 x Spider Farmer SF 2000s fans, humidifier and dehumidifier growing in coco in pots Dutch Pro nutrients probably forgotten something so feel free to ask. Seeds White label - Super Skunk RQS - Northern Lights @brock1 - Ultimate Fems Expert Seeds - Blue Cheese I’ve put 2 of each in water and waited for them to drop. ive then put them in kitchen towel , put between 2 plants and put them on a heat mat . The ExpertSeeds seeds are not going to crack. I already know that but thought I’d try again. I ordered 5 blue cheese autos from them and they sent me 10. so far I’ve used 7 including the ones I’m trying to germinate now and so far only 1 has ever germinated and that died 2 days later. Any one else ordered from Expert Seeds with the same experience? Anyway so far both of @brock1 ultimate fems have cracked, and one super skunk. The super skunk is in the middle and has grown so fast , it’s only day 2 in the ground. 1 Ultimate has sprouted and the other is still in the ground. the rest remain in the kitchen towel and hopefully in the next day or so I’ll be seeing them. I plan to plant 6 if enough germinate and then maybe go down to 4 if the space gets to cramped, at which point I’ll pick the best looking 4 and go with them
  22. Hi, has anyone bought and grown any of the discount female autos from "female seeds uk" ? They seem to good to be true for 2.50 each but they have decent reviews etc..
  23. From the album Katch

  24. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I'm self isolating from other parts of this forum and hopefully doing something less boring instead... My plan is to use a Raspberry Pi to help me with my grow. Sure, it's not necessary but we each have our peculiarities. Because it's a big project I'll be splitting it down into separate, numbered threads. As far as I can, I'll be using standard stuff and not the fly by night software and hardware. I will also be making use of low tech where I can. I hope to be finished by Christmas. Feel free to contribute! Kaydog ================================ #1a - RPi to a monitor My automation project needs a monitor, preferably touch screen and all that fandanglygoogly stuff. Having gone down many costly dead ends, this worked for me: Googling "how do I connect an android tablet to my raspberry pi", I followed these instructions- Add a vnc connection: install tightvncserver to rpi install real vnc viewer for android by real vnc and so I was able to resurrect a very old, slow touch screen Samsung tablet that nobody wanted into a decent monitor. Of course, I could just spend £60 on an official monitor - which likely will happen.