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Geoff

Quick Gorilla

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Hi

 

A big thanks to @Dinafem-Markfor the surprise seeds.

 

A bit of a story too ...

 

I planted the Quick Gorilla along with her Half-Sister Gorilla on 25/6.

 

Gorilla popped after 3 days, Quick Gorilla after 5 days.  May have been planting depth or shell thickness. But, who cares?  They are both healthy and above ground!

 

Here is Quick Gorilla at 4 weeks. She looked much smaller than my usual indoor plants at this stage.

I'd planted her very close to mid-summer and in my head thought she'd be getting great natural light.

But by mid-July it was obvious she wasn't. When I actually calculated the light she was getting it was around 15 hours, but  only 9 direct and the rest was becoming poorer.

 

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So I took her inside and gave her an extra 8-10 hours under a 125W CFL.

She picked up immediately.

 

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She was topped on 10/8 and flipped on 16/8. 

 

As rule of thumb I veg to 15", top, wait 5 days, flip and if she really stretches I manage the top of the plant with a light wire screen or I leave more vertical and severely lollypop for better nugs.

 

16/8 was chosen because it is 8 weeks after mid-summer ....

Which means ... lol ... it is 18 weeks before winter solstice.

Which gives ...  9 weeks flowering plus 1 week drying plus 8 weeks in jar.

16/8 last date for a 9wk strain with a 2 month cure  ...  it's Christmas weed!

cheers @Dinafem-Mark

 

 

 

She was smaller for 4 weeks then overtook the Gorilla (which is really 2 nodes bigger) in physical size quite significantly.

 

Which is why this diary is a catch-up.

She was a kind gift and I wanted to do a good diary.

But she was always a lot smaller than the Gorilla and I messed up with the natural light veg.

So I decided probably not a good advert ... sorry Mark ...

But then with more light and a little time she recovered and is as big as my plants usually get in these pots.

 

So here we are ...   Quick Gorilla by Dinafem.

 

The genetics surprised me.

Gorilla of course but the cross is with an OG Kush Auto ... I was expecting some fast finishing indica.

OG Kush Auto is ... OG Kush x Haze 2.0 Auto ... now this is getting intriguing ... Haze 2.0 Auto is ...  Haze Auto x Jack Herer

Haze Auto is ....  Roadrunner x JYD Haze.  Roadrunner is ... Lowryder x unknown Dinafem strains.

So some amazing strains in her genetics ... OG Kush, Haze, Jack Herer as well as Gorilla.

I'm looking forward to seeing how all these combine, could be an amazing vape.

 

Here they are around a week into flower.

 

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Here she is today ... 15 days into flower.

 

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She's outside when the sun shines, under the 400W HPS the rest of the time so she's getting 12 hours of excellent light.

Soon to get better as I've just ordered a Scope 220W from @diyleduk so she'll spend the final six weeks indoors under that.

Should improve things ... 

 

She's a easy plant to grow.

Doesn't like Nitrogen too much ... I'm into soil/organic tea feeds and never usually see any nutrient problems, but both Gorilla and Quick Gorilla had Nitrogen burns on a few tips. Nothing at all serious and it self corrected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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shes certainly looking healthy mate ....... keep on doing what your doing

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Hi @vortex,

 

Thanks, yes nothing serious just sub-optimal ... but luckily mistakes in veg can be corrected if you can give them more time before the flip.

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On 31/08/2019 at 4:50 PM, Geoff said:

it's Christmas weed!

cheers @Dinafem-Mark

 

Just call me Santa lol

 

Your more than welcome mate and will be cool to see how the 2 Gorilla ladies fair in this face off  ;)

 

Should be a fun one and as usual I'll tag along for the ride :yep:

 

All the best  :bong:

 

Mark..

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She's beginning to stretch and buds are swelling ...  looks great.

Given first flowering feed.  Worm casting tea with a little Epsom's salt.

 

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Top view. 

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On 04/09/2019 at 10:46 AM, Geoff said:

She's beginning to stretch and buds are swelling ...  looks great.

Given first flowering feed.  Worm casting tea with a little Epsom's salt.

 

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Oh yes, time for those flowers to swell up  ;)

 

Quick Gorilla loving the outdoor life  :yep:

 

All the best  :bong:

 

Mark..

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1 hour ago, Dinafem-Mark said:

 

Oh yes, time for those flowers to swell up  ;)

 

Quick Gorilla loving the outdoor life  :yep:

 

All the best  :bong:

 

Mark..

 

Cheers Mark,

 

Yes she loved it outside.

But all good things must come to an end.

 

So she is now an indoor Quick Gorilla.

The arrival of a Scope 220W has coincided with a crazy thunderstorm with hailstones.

So good timing to move indoors!

Also at one point there was a rainbow in the trees on the mountainside ... never seen a rainbow localised almost at ground level.

I got photos ... will put up a little later if they come out.

 

Quick Gorilla at 24 days flowering. Do I see trichomes?

 

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3 hours ago, Geoff said:

will put up a little later if they come out.

 

Quick Gorilla at 24 days flowering. Do I see trichomes?

 

I'll keep a look out for the pictures mate, love a good rainbow shot :yep:

 

Ay, looks like trichomes to me ;)

 

I see lots of frost in your future  :yep:

 

All the best  :bong:

 

Mark..

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1 minute ago, Dinafem-Mark said:

 

I'll keep a look out for the pictures mate, love a good rainbow shot :yep:

 

Here we are ...  spot the rainbow ...

 

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The smallest rainbow I've ever seen ... bottom right in the trees ... 

 

Zoomed. That's a small fold between two ridges, not a deep valley.

Fun day ... :hippy:

 

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1 hour ago, Geoff said:

The smallest rainbow I've ever seen ... bottom right in the trees ... 

 

That is a low down rainbow mate, there be gold in those hills lol

 

Fantastic shot mate  :yep:

 

All the best  :bong:

 

Mark..

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This is Quick Gorilla day 30 of flowering.

She's had a feed of bat shit tea.

This should give her the nutes needed for fattening these buds.

I'll give her water for a week, then another bat poo tea with molasses.

Then just water and molasses until she looks finished.

Then just water for the last few days.

She could be finished in around 3 weeks ... 

 

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21 hours ago, Geoff said:

This is Quick Gorilla day 30 of flowering.

She's had a feed of bat shit tea.

This should give her the nutes needed for fattening these buds.

I'll give her water for a week, then another bat poo tea with molasses.

Then just water and molasses until she looks finished.

Then just water for the last few days.

She could be finished in around 3 weeks ... 

 

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Fat and frosty flowers starting to catch a lovely purple colour  ;)

 

What's not to love :headbang:

 

@Geoff Keep the updates coming buddy  :yep:

 

All the best  :bong:

 

Mark..

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Here is Quick Gorilla at 39 days of flowering.

I've flattened the canopy a little. (Door from pet carrier) Defoliated old fan leaves.

She has 14 colas ... 10 are now at the top.

I have another pet carrier door that i put under the fabric pots to let air underneath after watering.

 

The plant bottom right is a Gorilla ... buds are a different shape and growth pattern.

Quick Gorilla is growing, buds elongating along the stem. Whereas Gorilla stopped growing a week or so ago and the buds then swell and fatten.  Candles and tennis balls.

 

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On 24/09/2019 at 11:11 AM, Geoff said:

Here is Quick Gorilla at 39 days of flowering.

I've flattened the canopy a little. (Door from pet carrier) Defoliated old fan leaves.

She has 14 colas ... 10 are now at the top.

I have another pet carrier door that i put under the fabric pots to let air underneath after watering.

 

The plant bottom right is a Gorilla ... buds are a different shape and growth pattern.

Quick Gorilla is growing, buds elongating along the stem. Whereas Gorilla stopped growing a week or so ago and the buds then swell and fatten.  Candles and tennis balls.

 

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Definitely going to be interesting to see how much faster "Quick" Gorilla is compared to our "normal" Gorilla  :headbang:

 

So far the quick lady look a good 10 day's faster, time will tell on this one  ;)

 

Can't wait to see how this one finishes up  :yep:

 

Keep the updates coming buddy  :cheers:

 

All the best  :bong:

 

Mark.. 

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