Dutch Passion "Ortega Indica"
Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:47 AM
Yes, I will be taking cuts, just about the time the go 12/12 or in the first week of 12/12. If I have room, I will take cuts from every plant. The weird one, well things got weirder yet still. She's lost the three branch thingy, since being topped. But in looking at the branches on another, what do I find? Yup, three sub branches at every branch node point! I'll try and get pics in the coming week.
In the week ahead I aim to prep the flowering WarDrobe. I need to make it sterile and kill off all WPM spores and any other nasties in there. So its bleach, sandpaper and paint brush time
So I should be transferring them into their final 6.5L square pots before the next weekend. Then I usually give them 10 - 14 days to settle in, root out, and get ready for the summer-time frolics. So I guess that gives us a fix on May 20 as a possible first 12/12 day. July 22 as possible harvest? That's good, because I go to Spain at the end of June, and wont be back till early July. Mrs L won't have the harvest to do, and that's as it should be.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:58 PM
...but even more interesting, I've never come across any plant development that was this strange
But I'm looking forward for pics, hope she comes out fine and florish in the end
Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:10 PM
Anyhoo-dya-do... here we go, things have been occurring, they have. Wholesale transformation of the growing environment, a major refurbishment of the PFNC flowering chamber numerale duo. Incidentally, I'm smoking C3, and my oh my, its quite strong, nicely cerberal.... but I digress. The thing is this: following the refurb', all four Ortegas were potted up into their final pots (6.5 Litre squares) full of JAB+JI. They were given an extreme dose of Granules, and watered in with a light dose of Bio-Silicon. But hey, yadda yadda, never mind the words, let's be having some photos! OK then.....
The last of these photos is the three-branched beastie. But its impossible to tell it, really. But on the third picture along from the left, she's on the back row, right hand side. Smack in the middle of the photo If you look at her in that photo and in full size, and study the main stem you will see the thee branches coming out of each node. But you do need to look at it carefully, its not overly obvious.
AnywhoHa, the plan from here is that they have ten days to settle in and get growing, as I hope to go 12/12 after said ten days But its only a plan, not a rod of iron. I also need to get a cut from each one, but the plentiful branching means that that will be no problem
Onwards, and upwards.... Interlude:
Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:51 AM
I reckon flowering will commence this coming weekend. I can't let them get too tall, because height is very much an issue in my set up. After lights and fans have been considered, there is just short of four feet available to grow in, and if I take pots into account, that's about three foot plus a few Rizlas. Tight, very tight! However, if I can grow C3 in there, these Ortegas should do just nicely
One comment: The smell is very very strong! And totally delicious!
Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:23 AM
At the moment they are under a 250 watt MH HID. That will remain the case for about a week, maybe two or three. It all depends on my remembering to change over to a 250 HPS HID. Very dodgy, my memory ~ I wonder why?
Anyhoddle, enough of the wordage and up with the imagery......
Six days ago.....
Last night, day 1 of 12/12
Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:52 PM
I shall look forward to see them bloom, good luck with the grow Arnold.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:34 AM
Liddles and Gentilesemen,
The sisters of these are now in germination. You can follow the Dark Delights by way of the link below...... have a good day now, Y'all
Edited by Arnold Layne, 16 May 2012 - 08:35 AM.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:42 AM
Oh, how is the pup coming along and give my regards to the Layne family.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:51 AM
She's now in her teenage period, full of herself, madly confident and insanely fit. Not bad training wise she's well sharp, and learns quickly. Thankfully she's fixated on her tennis ball ~ just a peep of it from out of my pocket and she stops dead in her tracks, whatever she's doing, turns round and comes straight at me. I've also got her pretty well fixed on a dog whistle. But she's a treat to walk, gets on well with other dogs and likes a mad argy-bargy session with anything bigger than herself. Anything smaller she bounces good and hard, but no badness in her at all.
I'll try and sort some pics out.. later on, I'm a tad rushed reet now, like.
Regards to you and yours
Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:42 AM
Remember the freak, the one with the three way nodes? Now that I've under-trimmed, you can see how she looks. Its not pretty, it may even be considered ugly, but it does show what I have been talking about. It also shows how cruelly and harshly I treat my ladies. Tweat them Woughly, centuwion.... Ahem! Sorry about that, some fool left the Silly button at "Full Tilt Bonkers, Box of Frogs land". Adjusting for seriousness, "Newscaster Drab..." yes, that should do it I think...
The picture shows the three way node structure on the main stem only, the primary (and secondary, tertiary etc) branches all show standard two-way node structure. Apart from one. Which just looked confused, so alternated with one node at a time.
I have taken cuts now, but due to space limitations in my Nursery Cabinet, I could not take clones from every one of these plants. So I took ten from the lot, then mixed them until they were all muddled together. Then I selected the two best looking ones, and ditched the rest. So I now have two "Ort.Ind" cuts rooting in pots, inside plaggy bags. And one remaining seed. So I guess that, if the the strain shows real promise, I have the future covered.
So far, a trouble free and promising grow.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:43 PM
I have started feeding as plants began to show sign of requiring it, and have gone straight in at 5ml per litre water used, with my usual Plant Magic "Oldtimer Range" Bloom.
Most of the stretch has taken place during week 2 of 12/12. During week one it looked like the plants all stood still, but then suddenly at day 7 or 8, they began to go a bit more mental. Good strong Skunky smell, which is nice.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:47 PM
hope the dreaded WPM stays away for you
Edited by MED, 26 May 2012 - 12:48 PM.
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