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  1. In the Night Garden... Welcome to this, a first for the Night Garden and that being a Dutch Passion grow Years ago and before I gave up growing for a good few years, Dutch Passion were my go to breeder. I was so taken by their White Widow that I wouldn't deviate from it but for the odd occasion here and there. At that time regulars were the go to seed as I didn't really subscribe to the feminised and then burgeoning auto market which was relatively early on in development. Times change and of course and I've been growing again for a couple of years, indeed it is welcome return to be growing some Dutch Passion smoke. The chosen strains are new and the first is Lemon Zkittle, with the second being the Bubba Island Kush. Without any further ado I'd firstly like to offer my gratitude to Dutch Passion and Tony for the opportunity to try out these strains, it's great to be growing some Dutch Passion ganja once more and long overdue so looking forward to it . They were sent out and delivered in quick time, well packaged and also Dutch Passion threw in a few packs of skins (they're excellent wraps btw ), plus some branded planted markers to identify the different plants, many thank guys Right then, I'll crack on and get this diary kicked off First thing I've noticed that's different from old is the packaging. Swanky new tins to ensure the beans are well protected from damage during transit and not just a paper packet..cool little tins too Plant markers to be used for the run and also the skins which are great to use The Lemon Zkittle seeds, all are uniform in size, very dark and well matured, all hardened off tidy too The Bubba Island Kush were not so uniform, a couple, as can be seen, are slightly larger and they are all paler with mottling more prominent, they were all hardened off with no give. Some may know that recently I decided to run a perpetual type system because I keep running out of smoke This means I pop a couple of beans every few weeks and then do all my vegging under the reflector I put together, running 8 x B22 coupling fittings. That reflector became the top of my vegging box which is strapped to my bloom box for the purposes of running the one extract fan for two and performs lovely, however it's not large and neither is my bloom cab. Well when I was giving this grow a think over, I decided to go back into my 5L pots for the finals, truth be told the 7.5's I'm finding a bit tall and with the stretch my lamp is too close to the buds for 400W and hence the switchback to the smaller pots as I found them great in there but it means running two more plants and so I've put two of each into starters of coco (I'm finding a starter of coco better for initial rooting and quicker to the next pot over compost). From there, they'll go into my next pots which will be compost (reused as I'm waiting for the new stuff to come in), they are 6" and the finals will be the 5L tubs. All the vegging will be done under my LED/CFL combo (6500K LED & 4500K/2700K CFL) and they do ok in there, will get a full veg and when the time comes for it, will go into bloom, the room SHOULD be available For now though, the pots are in the prop and sitting on top of my veg box with the constant warmth underneath providing a stable temperature for them to germinate. In a few days with some luck I'll be reporting in on some sprouts, until then though, thanks for watchin'
  2. C99

    Again I'd like to start a thread with a huge thank you to Mr B @Female Seeds Team, without going into too much details all I can say is he must have the patience of a saint to put up with my greetin pan (crying moany moaning emails ). Not only that he only gave me some of the Sexy Bud pips to try too - that will come next time or maybe the next again as I'm now thinking about the dreaded Chr**t**s season and trying to plan accordingly. Not only was this geezer patient he gave some invaluable advice and came accross as the type of person I'd love to share an afternoon evening getting blasted with. You sir are a Prince among men. Same format as my Serious/Sweet threads (apologies for mentioning competitors but I really can't be assed writing it all up again - if you want to know the details they're here (how's about that for a bit of brass necked self promotion);- and here This lady I think is my favourite of this lot because she only started late she only got up to 3.5L pot but she has got them legs. I topped once back to the third node after she reached 6 nodes (bigger root mass quicker recovery time) and pinched the top two at the same time to have 4 even tops. What can I say about her - the man from Del Monte has arrived in the grow - yummy pineapples whenever you brush her. Drinks like a Scotsman too Thanks for looking
  3. First off thanks @Dinafem-Mark for the opportunity and apologies for the delay in getting this going. I decided to give compost a go for the first time with the aim of growing them organically so 2 of the 5 seeds were placed into two little pots of Levington seed and cutting compost, watered and then left on a sunny window sill. Four days later and we have two seedlings. The one in the last picture looks a bit odd... sort of like it has more leafs than it should do. You can see it a bit in the picture but I couldn’t get the camera to focus close enough to be able to see it properly but it’s certainly not a normal seedling lol. Anyway that’s all for now I’ll update again in a few days.
  4. Think I'm approaching bloom time and panicking that I should maybe repot my nebula ii cbd again. Been vegging since early may and due to complete mid Oct. The wee lass seems to be drinking dry every 1.5 days and soil feels compacted, and although I cannot see any roots emerging from the bottom of the pot, I just tipped it up and think I see something resembling root rot or a web of mold (pics). Beginning to regret my decision to use pistachio (washed) shells as a drainage base. Any advice appreciated on whether I would get away with repotting at this stage. if so, what size do you think? Current pot is about 21 litres. Not used any nutes at all so far but guess I need to prepare for bloom time. Any advice again appreciated.
  5. easy peeps I came across what is being called air injection technology by one company, using a spider like air diffuser in the bottom of a compost pot, they had it set up as a kind of dwc for soil has anyone used this idea? I want to grow in compost preferably organic but im not clued up at all when it comes to composts i can think of benefits for pumping air into the soil but is there any reason why it wouldn't be beneficial? Any knowledge? Thoughts? Theorys? Thanks
  6. From the album Baby's First Grow

    Bog-standard (but not from the bog). Pretty cheap from just about anywhere
  7. First of all I'd like to thank all the folks at Sweet Seeds, especially @Sweet Seeds-tommy for giving me the opportunity to try these fantastic strains. I'd originally requested them way back and explained in my Bubblegum thread this month that with the introduction of the Snoopers Charter I got cold feet about visiting herb forums let alone posting. Here's praying that Vince's Fake News thread is true and it's all going to come crashing down for the powers that be and big pharma companies and their lap dog politcians are made to take their own evil products while we can develop real cures not just band aids and revenue generators curretly available. (guess who woke up a grumpy!) I've grown the Cream Mandarine FV and the Blackjack FV previously but didn't document because of above. So thought it about time to honour my side of the bargain about putting up a diary. It's not really a diary but a photo journal I suppose - whatever it is I hope you enjoy looking as much as i have 1) enjoyed growing - these strains are perfect for novices as they pretty much grow themselves 2) Smoking - I can't pick a favourite - the cream mandarine is rudest flavour (remember the tango man advert that did the kids so much hearing damage - like that to your tastebuds, like sucking on tangarines/mandarines. The Blackjack blew away my DP White Widow for strength (my prervious go to for stupifying), tasted of spicy lemons. The Green Poison is my maiden voyage so can't wait to experience myself what she'll bring to the table. The Cream Mandarine is a cut who took root on 05 Dec and the Green Poison is a pip which showed above soil a week later. They were vegged under all manner of "heath robinson" fleabay MR16 LED and various strength CFLs until I could get them under the main light. Environment - 50cm x 80 cm x 220cm Fans/Filter/Controller - TD 350 / 200x400 Rhino Pro/4 120mm PC case fans/ SMSCOM Mechanical Controller Heating - 120W (2Ft) Tube heater wired up to a STC1000 thermostat Compost - 1/4 from last grow/1/4 fresh worm casing/1/2 Jacks Magic Pots - 0.5L/1.5L/3.5L/6L Nutrients/Beneficials/Additives - Maxicrop Original/Maxicrop Take Root (replacing Hesi root stuff as it's half the price)/TNC Calmag/Bio Silicon/Hesi Soil full line up following their schedule (except root stim) Nutes = TNT or Bloom started at 1/4 strength working up to half strength, Beneficials Additives = started at 1/4 working up to full strength as quickly as the ladies can handle Lights - HLG 260W 3000K DIY Quantum Lighting Shedule - 18/6 then a week of dropping an hour per day before switching to 12/12 Stretch - Cream Mandarine (this time roughly doubled 40 to 80 cm), Green Poison (same), Blackjack (can't remember the details but this lady got supermodel legs and took me unaware - reminds me of C99 in terms of how much) I think that about covers everything all that's left is the photos; Cream Mandarine FV Green Poison FV Bonus BlackJack FV photos forgot they were in my gallery - not very good mind but ahhhhhhhh the memories Bonus Cream Mandarine FV photos from first run So thank you all for looking and again I can't thank Sweet Seeds enough - hopefully it'll do me some good for any future considerations All the best ETA - not enough caffeine in my system - usual fandangoness - sp/gr/repeating myself
  8. @@Claude Many thanks to the Serious Team - Claude and Simon -that boy Thomas deserves a payrise You've put a beaming smile on my grumpy face. Well, this is my second crack at writing this! I had just finished and thought I'd posted but it vannished into the ether! I've been lurking on UK420 since about 2007/08 but until the last year I've not posted. The reason I've not posted is a number of reasons - because I was always far too paranoid about securtiy risks, about the amount of keyboard warriors on all forums who talk loud and say nothing and lastly because my grows never look as tasty as the numerous diaries I've read. Anyway I'd seen that Simon or Claude from Serous were asking for volunteers to test the reworked bubblegum line and thought "nothing ventured nothing gained". To my complete shock and delight I was notified that I had been selected to be a tester so thought I'd better get over my shyness and get started. A wee bit about me - this is my second incarnation of growing the first was when I first joined the site. I grew Serious Seeds White Russian (a couple of runs) CrazyX Lemon Stinky and was about to try Serious Bubblegum but had to shut down partly due to security but more realistically to do with my paranoia. So last year came about and I got to thinking about how much I was wasting on wet crap weed and that I knew that even if the stuff I produced was crap it would still be a huge improvement over the crap I'd been getting so went about setting up a micro grow in a cupboard. This grew arms and legs and although my space hasn't really grown any, the equipment has and beginning to think my environment is slowly but surely getting there. Area = 50cm deep x 80 cm long x 220 ish high lined with floorsafe then mylar type stuff spray glued on top Lighting = Sunmaster FX 250-660W dimmable digital ballast, 150W + 2 x 24W T5 Fish tank luminaire, Various CFLs, 250W MH250W HPS (not dual) + 400W dual spectrum lamps Fans = 4 x 125 mm pc fans, TD 125/350 + 150 Hyper fan (not using yet) Filter = Rhino Pro 200/800 Reflector = 125 mm/ 5" Silver Star air cooled hood Medium = Plant Magic Soil Supreme (seeds), Biobizz all mix for potting on, Plagron Batmix for finals Nutes = Hesi soil - about to run out of a few bottles so currently pondering Biobizz Fish Mix, Bloom and Topmax although the guy in the shop recommended Bio Nova saying they're cleaner than Biobizz whatever that means - just to add hesi have been superb up to now so might just stay with them. Also have in the medicine chest - Vitax Q4 myro fungi, PM Biosilicon, Maxicrop green top, Vitax Rootzone (feebie) The plan is to pop four beans into 500 ml water 0.5ml maxicrop for a 24 hour soak (bathing as we speak), pop them onto paper towels until the tap roots show then put into first tiny pot of compost (used root riots before but prefer them for clones not seeds). Then pot them up going 0.5L - 1.5L - 3.5L - 6L then not sure if I will stick 5 6L pots in the space of go up to 2 x 10L as finals - we'll see how well they take off. So that's it from me for now, go easy folks as although I talk loud I'm a sensitive soul who does over think stuff. That's not to say I don't enjoy a giggle so all kinds of nonsense and good fun most welcome however if you're a xenophone, a homophobe, a bigot or generally just a narrow minded person maybe go find somewhere like minded cause it's no here. As for the rest of us then let the craic commence. I will no doubt make a shed load of mistakes and really do appreciate any advice/constructive criticism and even a bit of banter as well. All the best folks stay safe.
  9. Canopy w12quantum.JPG

    From the album Pish

    © Teeth

  10. Here we go again then people. I have to say a massive thank you to Dinafem for the opportunity and of course a monster high five to @Dinafem-Mark Mark who should be awarded a knighthood by the Queen for services to Cannabis "arise Sir Mark of Dinafem" So as the title says welcome to the Badbadger Experience. Your "experience" will be focused on Dinafems two latest strains namely Purple Moby Dick... and Purps#1... The grow... They are going to be ran as a wick grow in a 50/50 mix of Guanokalong Complete Compost and Coco Coir. (Dinafem image) They'll be sat on my diy compost/hydro mashed set up, consisting of two circulating U circuits draining back into the main 80ltr tank that will supply all fluids and feeds. They'll be fed on Guanokalongs range of Grow,Bloom,Taste Enhancer and Batboost. I've done a few grows on it and it's been impeccable..... My set up is far from normal but Guanokalongs products are so versatile that they'll run in any pretty much any set up without a seconds thought. Lighting is my Blackdogled Phytomax 2 200w (act) and as supplemental are my 2 Mars Hydro 145w (actual) So all in I have 490w of LED play with. Germination... I germed 2 of each strain using my baking tray technique. (Dinafem image) Take your tray and place 3 paper cases in each space,label the top one before placing one seed in each with 4ml of warm plain h2o..... Cover with 3 more cases and label the top case again.... I place the tray inside the bubble wrap bag and put it inside another for higher humidity and place it in my airing cupboard just above the tank on a few pieces of cardboard to steady the heat so it's pretty warm but not so much so it's an issue, give and take around 24c. I fill 4 three inch pots with the compost/coir to an inch below the rim,water and place them in a bag in my tent to warm up. Shortly we had life in the airing cupboard... Lift each seed up on it's paper case and roll it onto the compost,cover with a pinch of compost and place the paper case over for a little extra warmth and humidity... All done..... Then tuck them in nice and cosy..... Thats us up to date and I'm really looking forward to putting a bit more experience into my grow this time and can't wait to see what these interesting strains have in store for me. Growing is a steep learning curve anyway, if you take it seriously and are relying on it for genuine needed medication it can feel like living on a razor blade waiting for the next spell when your yield/quality drops and that razor blade splits you in two,so I always try and learn my lessons from each outting to improve a little each time. I will layout the process as we get further along the road but it's going to be different that's for sure **this diary was delayed as I had a technical issue (my phone f****d up not me!) and wouldn't let me upload images for near on 3 days so the plants are up already but that's for next time. Until then I think that's it for now,thanks again to Mark and Dinafem. Take care people. ps thanks to jimi for the purple inspiration and name (you still rock jimi) *WARNING* uncensored title piece below..... I'd like to point out it was cold when this image was taken and tilt shift messed up the perspective of the offending "equipment"
  11. placeholder while my current grow finishes i will make a start on this diary,for now heres what the above will be getting grown in 6x14L builders buckets with holes drilled in by myself,and the 2 50l bags of lightmix which i will be adding some ecothrive charge(on pot up) and biosys as well as nematodes from the start,i will be doing 3 of each strain going to veg for 1-2 months before flip. i have had good result with these buckets so far after testing one in my current grow so im switching,its cheaper than pots too,worth it if you dont mind a bit of extra work imo the handles pop in and out too so thats nice. H4rdc0r3.
  12. Hello I have recently come across the new idea for Guerilla Growing. I have seen people are growing in the top of trees. Such an amazing idea. I just wanted to ask has anyone done this in the uk? Any advice and mistakes that can be minimised? And also do I still need to protect from slugs? I will be surrounding the plant with a bet for birds but I’m not sure what pests need to be worried about up trees
  13. High all, here we go then make ya self comfy. A massive thank you to @HSO-Mark for these seeds. Looking forward to watching everyone else's diaries develop too. Gonna be a bit (or alot) of California Sunshine in the UK for the late winter blues I had 5 Lemon Thai Kush and 5 Chemdawg feminised seeds arrive, and they were put pretty much straight into compost... Chemdawg Lemon Thai Kush all the LTK popped up, and 3 of the Chemdawg's did too. Happy with that. I had a spare 1.2m roof qube empty (been waiting years to say that!!), so they're already out of my little veg cab, in the tent under 600w of hps. They look happy, and are growing quickly now they're in the big tent with lots of space, airflow and light. Just given water uptill yesterday. I thought i'd try some root stim. Went with biobizz as i'm using thier grow and bloom. Didn't clock that it's fecking £40 till after i bought it it better be good!! Just tweaked my set-up a bit, and i'm extracting both tents straight outside now, instead of 'vaguely poiting towards a window' and it feels much better all round. Not sure how i'm going to play this grow yet. My self imposed constraint is that i would like to try and get both tents in sync, harvesting one every 5/6 weeks. For that to happen, i would need to flip this tent to 12/12 in about 4 weeks. I have various cuttings from my previous and current grow i can add to or replace with. For now i'm thinking to add 4 plants from my cut's. That should work out about right, aiming for twelve plants in 7.5 ltr pots Also hoping to get the same seeds but in regular versions and get hacking, but for now, i'll focus on these. Nice one, Tigs
  14. Multi-Strain 2018

    From the album Multi-Strain 2018

  15. Evening all I realised I’ve left my stuff, compost, ewc and most of the other stuff in the packaging it came in. Black bag then in a box. Pretty anaerobic . Would that kill off the microbes that I want? Also ruin making compost/ewc teas etc?
  16. Please please help, currently growing dinafem autos in my garden shed in 11L pots with biobizz all mix and just gone out to do my weekly watering and just found what I can only describe as micro maggots underneath my pot betweem the pot and the tray of that makes sense. i am currently at day 56 and well into flowering so any help would be massively appreciated
  17. IMG-20170512-182721193.jpg

    From the album First indoor grow