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  1. This was my first grow This grow was remotely watched assisted and contributed by AutoMaster!! I started with 4 plants but one of the plants wouldnt show me female conditions after 35 days while the 3 other plants throwed their female pistils. The plant was chopped down Topped method was applyied on the 4rth node arund day 25 My setup was basic: -AirCooled Reflector with 600w Dual Spectrum -1.5x1.5x2 meter tent -580m3/h extraction fan -580m3/h insert fan on fan regulator -all my ducting and fan @ 150mm (6inch) -2 x 20 litre fabric pots, 1 x 15 litre fabric pot -With the guide and help from AutoMaster i used 2 x 150mm carbon filters @ 500m3/h each connected on a Y piece and then on the extraction fan -Advanced Nutriets Micro Grow Bloom, B52, Voodoo Juice, Piranha, Big Bud, OverDrive, Sensizym, RhinoSkin -Ph Down by Votanicare Phos ph down 0-15-0 -Pk 13/14 by Canna My water was from a bottle water company and it was @ 0.3 EC. I was using air pump and water pump to get it aerated at least 24 hours before feedings. I started with 0.7 EC and on the boost time i took it to 1.7 EC including the 0.3 bottle water EC Some photos throu the flowering period until harvest time Final weight is 800gr+-...Thats 1.3gram per watt! I was desperate to start growing and i was thirsty for knowledge! The first seeds i planted were removed after 20 days because i was feeling they was not going well! It was then when AutoMaster helped me out. He explained a lot of things, it took me some time to synchronise my thoughts but eventually i got a grib of all the knowledge he was throwing. Countless pages of infos, a lot of patience after and this is the results! Big fat buds, smelly jars and a yield to survive for a loooooong time xD I was really consisted on my enviromental runnings. The water temp that was going in etc etc. In the middle of the grow there was a ph punctuation after run off test and we had to apply soda bicarbonate treatment to raise the soil ph. It went fantastic! That blew them off to what was coming. I want to point out here that from all the seeds i germinate using the paper towel method, Dutch Passion seeds where 100% on germination and until now 100% on the female genetics. A big thank you to AM for all the assistance. It was a lovely grow with a fantastic yield! It couldnt be any better!
  2. LEMON ZKITTLE (Feminized Strain) By Automaster. (TxT Abbreviation =) LZK (Lemon Zkittle) The LZK had 100% germ rate inside 3 days at 21c in clingfilm covered 3ltr pots, filled with Gold Label Special Mix, perlite, thats it. And have been fed the matching nute set from gold label "Soil A&B" NPK 6 2 8 inc Ca 2 Mg 5, + Ultra Pk 0 11 12. Tap water buffered RO water used, buffered to 250-280ppm Ec 0.2 to 0.35. Ph down in flower is phos PO4. Here is the HT write up, for one of the most potent strains to be hybridized by Dutch Passion in 30yr. cant wait to try her out x An evening with Dutch Passion at the 2018 Highlife Cup Dutch Passion at the 2018 Highlife Cup The Highlife Cup is one of the real highlights on the cannabis calendar for any serious cannabis breeder. It began in 1994 thanks to the Highlife Magazine (the sister magazine of Soft Secrets). What makes the Highlife Cup so special is that judging is done by independent judges in blind trials. Coffeeshops and cannabis companies enter their samples, after which they are labelled simply with a code. The samples are given to a jury of 15 cannabis connoisseurs, handpicked by Soft Secrets editor Clifford Cremer. The jury has 2 months to sample each and every sample. The jury only knows the categories of the cannabis they are smoking, but not the name of the samples nor the companies that entered it. The Highlife Cannabis Cup. Europe’s oldest and fairest competition The Highlife Cup evening is a very civilised affair, with music and BBQ food and of course plenty of top quality cannabis to enjoy. As well as being a relaxing social evening there is a serious side to the Highlife Cup. Some 135 samples of cannabis and hash were regarded good enough to submit to the judges, and over 8 weeks the judges assess and compare all the varieties. For many this makes it the fairest of all cannabis cup competitions, as well as being Europe’s oldest. The judges do their best to be as objective as possible, which makes the prizes all the more valuable. USA Cannabis genetics play a prominent role Radio 10 DJ and Highlife Cup veteran DJ Cobus Bosscha helped the evening flow smoothly along with Ed Rosenthal, who had flown in from Los Angeles. Ed is one of the USA’s more prominent authors/gurus on cannabis, and he must have felt at home surrounded by so many varieties with USA genetics in them. One of the benefits of the USA legal cannabis market has been the emergence of some top quality new genetics. These have been gratefully received by European breeders such as Dutch Passion who are bringing some of these classy USA varieties to European grow tents. Overall Highlife Cup Winner 2018. Top honors for Lemon Zkittle Dutch Passion’s Lemon Zkittle won 1st Prize in the Sativa Category, and was also awarded the Overall Highlife Winner Trophy. It’s a real tribute to the top grade feminized photoperiod genetics which come from Las Vegas Lemon Skunk which was crossed with Zkittle. With such outstanding parent genetics the chances of an exceptional hybridisation were good, and thats exactly what happened. This is one of the strongest varieties seen by Dutch Passion for several years, with extravagant resin production and a rich, penetrating aroma. The judges loved the top strength high and effects, and to win against such top strength competition is a real honor. Will take some pic of the LZK.......... at 6wks into flower and post them up in next thread. But all has been fine with the grow, coming into wk 7 of a 10wk flower, so ready for the finish line. Performing very well during veg and flower, with 3-4wks to go to flush, she is very trich laden at the mo....Automaster
  3. AutoMaster's "StaRyder" AutoFem Grow Journal...... I am looking forward to tremendously to this session with the "Dutch Passion" "Fem/AF StarRyder". I have watched a couple of journey's with other growers who have had the quintessential "Bouquet" of the StarRyder in there cabs !!, in DWC (Deep Water Bubble Culture) & AP (Air Pot 25Ltr). I recon 85 day's to 85% cloudy. It's my 1st run with DWC, although it already feels like it's my 15th !!...........chemistry !!.............we love it.............The run kit is tuned, and set out below;.....Ps;......1st Post on LGF !!..........lets go;..........good luck to all who sail in her AP's & DWC's !!.........somewhere around Sunday 24th November.........so bang on cure for the "Crimbo Cuver" which will bring the Auto Strain tally in hibernation at -5c, post 40 day cure at 62% Boveda RH, to 4no strains cured in storage. here's the Tuned Kit (TK) List, For the "StarRyder" grow Journal; DWC TK; (Note; All EC readings will be "EXCLUSIVE OF BACKGROUND EC") (Background EC 0.5 or 500ppm) Tap Water TDSalts, mainly calcium carbonates NC03's.... DWC; 25Ltr Home made, with Ltr graduations on water level tube. And water tight seal to 12mm O/d High Pressure air hose. No "Lid" acess hole for light to creep in through. 150mm/65mm ceramic airstone AA. for 6mm I/d HP air tube, thick wall. Foam mounted 35Ltr?Min 9720 Halea airpump inc 30mm brass non return valve. Nutes; (So called "Potable" (Tap) Water Used, Background EC 0.5 ie 265ppm) + starting nute Ec 0.4 gives total ec of 1.4 & starting ph of 5.6, end ph 5.9. Using Genesis 3part "Mush" equal mls of each in res, plus rizotonic root stim, nitric acid ph down in veg phos in flower.. No beneficial's being used in DWC, "Sterile" grow with oxyplus 5ml in 10ltrs each res. latex glove used to prevent fingertip bacterial DWC contamination, during treatments. res and all in it inc stone and tubing, scrubbed oxyplus 25ml ltr each 5 day's or res change. 1st res check last night, she is eating already, ph up ec down !!..... (AP) Airpot set up 6no; (With extended reservoir blank lip to prevent water run out post soil sag) AP 15ltr Soil john inns seedling ph 6.5 low nute, made upto 20ltrs with; (Note; 20ltrs goes in with 5ltr "Compression" in airpot when filling with 5ltr layers.) 3ltrs perlite 3ltrs zero lime horti sand 2ltrs 6-8mm course lime free gravel 5tbls RHS rootgrow 5tbls caster sugar 5tsp Epsom salts westlands 5tsp Potash weslands Nutes; genesis 3part mush inc rizotonic. pk13/14 in last 14days pre 14day flush, all with RO water, ph start 6.1 end 6.6. start ec 0.4 (No background EC with RO) LIGHTING; LED Note; (This Journal, Is Not An Endorsment of any product or company used, and should not be interpreted as such many thanks AM) Led's Deployed, In different combination throughout grow; 1no 1000w 6 spectrum custom built unit. 2no 240 evaders 240w ea 2no 189 photons red case mk1 21pot led. 567w ea 1no fanless 145w side lighter 2no ufo 135w sidelighter mk1 white type In 3yrs the truth is i have replaced 1no driver on one of the photon 189, and 2 100mm fans, and 1no 80mm fan on and evader, not bad for 27955hrs of service, aint lost a whole one yet !!. service is good from the company i chose to use, so far no "Total Stoppage" problems with service or units used..to date... ATC 100mm thermo controlled extraction with tickover, 450m3 at full blast, room is 9.75 cubic meters (M3), air in filtered from outside and from indoor for tuning Celsius. Pheat carbon filters, 2no twinned on a "Y" piece and collared up to 150mm from 100mm ducting, after and before the 1mtr lond 100mm silencer, to give very slow air transition time for correct carbon filtration residency time, filtering at below "RH 65%".......as above 70% RH, odor VOTC or (Volatile Organic Terpenes compounds) removal drops in highly cintered carbon (Mongolian or Australian) by 45-65% as sintered carbon pores block with "Moisture" and fail !!.....which leads to external failure..!!...... Room Air treatment/conditioning; Bionair 1700 carbon filter hepa filter, with treated air ionizer (ozone 50ppb) air treatment unit, superb unit so far.....bicabonate co2 generation to 600-800ppm at air during lights on. 18/6. Here are the 6 day, 10 day & 30 day update catchups pics.......StarRyder a stunning little autofem.........by AM, a (DPPremG)........ Day 6 from 1st wet of seeds (Direct In Soil Germination, under condensators) Ec 0.8 Ph AirPots PH 6.4 Water/Feed 250ml day/1/Ea Day 10 1000w six spec custom unit at 36' above unit gives 15850 lux. medium light plants require 4k to 8k photo shock at 30k-40k Day 30 3 of the StarRyders showed sex at day 20-24 StarRyder DWC, bigger than soil !! EC (NuteOnly) DWC 0.8 Ph 5.6 Drinking 400-550ml per day, Ph up Ec Down Take off 5 days for germ and popup, and these are just over 3wks old now !! Vigor and integrity is easy to see !!.... I am Already enjoying these greatly !