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  1. Hello everyone, it’s really great to be back on the forum doing a diary as I had to pack up and stop for a few months due to some misfortune with my residence, then we had the covid-19 virus self containment which hit like a truck where I am located on a draconian lockdown causing further complications. In short - I have had to relocate and start again from scratch near enough... I would like to thank @HSO-Mark and the gang for the opportunity to grow out some of their new strains, which is a blessing given the situation. I am sure this grow will present it’s challenges being a cycle from scratch and through the summer, but I am up for the challenge as always and the grow will be something positive and fun to focus on. GENETICS The seeds arrived with me very promptly, in-fact so fast I had not even got prepared to germinate them really - I am also based in Spain for those who don’t know, so they did not have far to travel. I originally only asked for Velvet Octane, but Mark was kind enough to send me a pack of the CMOG Autos… It would be rude not to give that a bash too wouldn't it?! Chocolate Mint OG Auto Cross: Chocolate Mint OG x OG Kush Auto Genotype: 60% Indica – 40% Ruderalis Comprehensive life cycle: Approximately 75 days seed to harvest Outdoor harvest time: April to October Indoor yield: 400 - 500 g/m2 Outdoor yield: 50 - 200 g/plant Plant height: 1.5 m CBD: 0.04% THC: 19.99% Velvet Octane Genetics: Afghan OG x Geist OG Type: 70% Indica - 30% Sativa Indoor flowering time: 56 - 60 days Indoor yield: 450 - 600 g/m2 Outdoor harvest time: 1st week of October Outdoor yield: 1000 - 4000 g/plant Plant height: 3 - 4 m CBD: 0.1% THC: 19 - 21% THE BATTLE PLAN So the plan will be to grow the CMOG Auto in a 50l Smart Pot outside. To start off I have taken a couple of 1l cups and cut slots out in the inner pot and the outer pot acting as a sleeve as such which is just removed on the transplant. This is an effective technique I picked up from another forum and I believe it is nicknamed the “DIY Instatransplant pot”. My experience with auto’s is that they generally will grow the biggest straight in final containers, but it is very difficult to keep soil saturation correct with a seedling in such a big pot - so for me, this gives the best of both worlds without doing a risky transplant stunting it for the entire grow: With the Velvet Octane, 2 seeds will be started off in RootIt plugs which have been soaked for 24 hours in Aloe Vera water and some Ful-Power (fulvic acid). After surfacing, they will be moved to 0.5l starter pots, transplanted up to around 3l and then into the final 170l Smart Pot. I will be keeping the best seedling of the two as I am on a 1 plant limit in the house at the moment… So it will be a SCROG grow which to be honest, is my favourite style of growing and the CMOG Auto will be done so quickly I will be back on track with percy in minimal time... Woop! Everything will be on 20/4 lighting until the CMOG Auto goes outside then I will drop it down to the traditional 18/6 veg time. Here is my temporary setup until the tent arrives in the post and some other bits... Using a @diyleduk Highlight Full Spectrum board dimmed to 50 watts and hung around 25 inches or so: SOIL & NUTRITION My soil mix is a variation of a Coots mix with influence from Mountain Organics and my own trial/error with a few no-till beds. - 35% Sphagnum Peat Moss - 5% Coco Coir - 40% Worm Castings - 10% Biochar - 10% Rice Hulls Amendments will be added at 1 cup per cubic foot: - Kelp meal - Crab meal - Neem cake - Malted barley - Gypsum ** A couple of handful of composting worms to each container. Leguminous cover crops such as clover, vetch, beans etc for a constant nitrogen source from the air via nitrogen mining microbes. Botanical tonics will be used this time.... I am very much all for top dressing organic components such as comfrey, horsetail, nettles, alfalfa, dandelion flowers etc. But to be honest - in the new property I am at, I need to keep inputs to a minimum and cleanliness as a priority to keep this hobby viable right now. As such I have gone for MOB tonics/tinctures which include: Neem, Ritha (soap nut emulsifier + other bits), Seed sprout and Citrus tonics. Not only will these play a large part for pest control, they will also provide a supplemental mineral source, phytohormone & enzyme supplementation. Very simple to apply just at 2.5ml of each in 4 litres of water. Foliar application once a week until early flowering and the odd irrigation drenches now and again.. Simple right? The only inputs from myself will be occasional top dressing of malted barley ground fresh, kelp, neem watered in with fulvic acid. Mulch will be done using straw and the plant matter. Water will be plain tap water. I am not too fussed about the whole dissipating of chlorine in living soil, just rain water is preferred being the most natural source of water for the plants. If I can collect rain water though, I obviously will. GO GO GO I do not want to waffle on too much, you can find a lot of the No-Till theory on my other diaries and a few others posting actively on the forum. Anything that I do during the grow, I will just document as an update and I welcome all comments, questions and the like. I work from home now so I should not find it difficult to keep this diary nice and up-to-date, it will keep me entertained also as I have missed doing these diaries, especially as the last couple have been cut off early due to misfortune. Banter mode should kick in too once I reconnect with some of you, so I am looking forward to that also Anyway, the next update will be when we have seedlings surfaced which will probably be tomorrow. I look forward to seeing some of the other growers running the new HSO and HSO-Sherb collab strains too, will be some fun reading again for me for sure, Stay safe everyone and happy growing!
  2. white widow

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  3. White widow

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  4. cindy 99 x unknown

    From the album My plants from '08 onwards

    Its a girl yayy!!

    © bluntz27

  5. white widow

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  6. Northern lights

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  7. white widow photo

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  8. I thought it would be nice to share my (I'm not the first to do it) method for making clones without clonex or powder just using Aloe Vera gel. For a while now I've been growing notill organic but still was depending on clonex for rooting clones. Really wanted to get away from using it and after a couple of very successful tries with Aloe I here I am sharing info. Most of this isn't new information and the method used here is gona be Ot1s method. Although this works well with jiffy pellets. I get an abundance of roots showing out of the jiffy after about 8 days, keeping the humidity at 100%. I forget the name of the active ingredient in the aloe that helps in rooting perhaps someone who reads this and knows could let me know and I'll add it to the info, with credit to that person of course I start by soaking the clones in mix of blended aloe gel and water for 24 hours, at this point they are already sliced and trimmed ready to dip into gel and plant. Next I wash a slice of fresh aloe plant and get it ready for dipping, I usually run a knife through the gel to get it nice an gooey Next I take a clone and dip the clones into the gel and get a nice coating on the bottom of the clone. Next I put the clone into a prepared hole in a mix of soil which has 35% perlite. (it's less than the 50% in the original method, but I try to use as little as possible this is the only stage I add it to my grow) I put 4 per pot Finally the pot gets bagged and tagged I'll take the bags off in aprox 12 days to check on them by that point most if not all of them will have nice roots. This is an oldtimes clone I took 8 days ago just been planted into some soil with a sprinkle of covercrop seed. She's a little pale but in a few days she'll be looking great and ready for more light. Unfortuneately I planted her before I grabbed the camera so I don't have a pic of her roots but I'll post the roots of the ones I took today once they are finished. I always have aloe plants around I use a mix of water and aloe gel, and alga as a foliar feed so this method of cloning comes at little extra cost and is as natural as it comes. I hope someone may find this interesting I found a few vids of youtube about it and it really interested me.
  9. euforia no till

    From the album Passionate dutch girls

    © bluntz27

  10. Hello! pictured are some zkittzo & Sour Orange Diesel sprouted. It has begun!
  11. Hi Guys, I've not posted anything for ages so thought I'd throw up some bud shots of my first run in a new spot. Hopefully a permanent place for myself which will be nice! These are all UK Pineapple reversed onto GG4, Orange Diesel and Amherst Diesel at around 8.5-9.5 weeks bloom in a 1m x 1m bed of organic living soil which I re-amended from some old soil. I have top dressed with a few natural amendments but otherwise just water all the way through, they are just starting to finish but some will need a couple weeks yet....
  12. Welcome To My No Till Adventure I've spent countless hours (most of them blazed thanks to Dinafems ABK) watching youtube videos (Brown Guy 420, Joshua Steensland) and reading up on various styles of no till, as well as reading various books and forum threads. The method really intrigues me for some reason, it just seems to be the 'right' way to grow so hopefully this works ! @Dinafem-Mark pointed out that Dinafem now do all their test grows No Till, so with a bit of luck I might one day be able to grow plants that achieve their full potential. After digesting all the information I could and half melting my brain, I came up with a plan. Get some bits, chuck them into a 54 litre fabric pot and see what happens Once the pot turned up I quickly realised that my tiny little grow box was a tad on the small side so a new cabinet was (is being) fashioned, this is currently housing my SS comp grow but it is so big I can start off my No Till at the same time, just need to finish some bits off this afternoon As the soil mix is done, and has been cooking outside in the pot for about 4 weeks I thought I would share the recipe I came up with (there seems to loads of variations so I have tried to keep it simple, with bits that are available from the internet or locally) Base; 1/5 Jacks Magic 1/5 Peat Moss 1/5 Earthworm Castings (from ebay) 2/5 Perlite Amendments (this was more just chuck it in that exactly measure); Volcanic Rock Dust (500g ish) Kelp Meal (250g ish) Ecothrive Charge (as per instructions) Crab Shell (just enough) Neem Seed Meal (just enough) Oyster Shell (just enough) Critters; 50g of worms (from Yorkshire!) What I call woodlice, they look the same as what all the Americans call 'Rolly Polys' that I have been finding around the garden Mulch; Dried grass clippings (hay) Some bits of mini bark I had lying around Cannabis leaves from the current grow will be added (once the pot isn't on the patio ) Cover Crop; Mixed Green Manure Let the adventure begin !
  13. Hi Guys, I've not posted anything for ages so thought I'd throw up some bud shots of my first run in a new spot. Hopefully a permanent place for myself which will be nice! These are all UK Pineapple reversed onto GG4, Orange Diesel and Amherst Diesel at around 8.5-9.5 weeks bloom in a 1m x 1m bed of organic living soil which I re-amended from some old soil. I have top dressed with a few natural amendments but otherwise just water all the way through, they are just starting to finish but some will need a couple weeks yet....
  14. slh

    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5
  15. slh

    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5
  16. slh

    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5
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    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5
  18. slh

    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5
  19. slh

    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5
  20. slh

    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5
  21. slh

    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5
  22. slh

    From the album London lemon haze

    week 3.5