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  1. grainbrain

    grainbrain KITD-FOHS Supporter

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    Been searching high grade buds for over two years and finally found a couple seeds. No idea what strain, just know that it was from the west coast.

    Wish me luck, will update as warranted.
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    Nice! Chem dog was bag seed.....
     
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    The chem,dog is exceptional very good genetics IMO.
     
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    Best of the bunch so far. The damn Lubber Grasshoppers were brutal this year when they hatched out and bit on more than one of my plants.
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    Best of the bunch, probably going to take the two tops as clones.

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    This other one is flowering for some reason. Maybe too much shading from nearby plants? Maybe I started these a bit too early?
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    Looks like I did start them a bit too early as today will only have 14 hours of sunlight, but on the bright side they have all sexed as female.

    Grabbed a humidity dome and some rockwool.

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    After checking an online daylight calculator, it looks like my area tops out at just over 14 hours of daylight on the Summer Solstice. To try and kick the clones back into veg, i have been hitting them with an extra 2-3 hours of table lamp. It looks like things are quickly moving towards a 2x4 tent with a Kind L600 once I have the cash for it.
     
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    The best of the bunch:
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    The one that is most dedicated to flowering:
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    Just finishing up my first run. The early stages were plagued by poor CFL lighting and a two week delay in acquiring the grow tent. The later stages were plagued by some PH problems, overcrowding and a mite infestation that hurt production in the flowering tent & nearly wiped out the veg tent before I got it under control. Lessons were learned.

    Flowered under a Kind L600 LED lamp for 8 weeks at 12/12. Flushed with plain water for the last two weeks.
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    Working on the cure & burping regularly.

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    Second run is just about there. These were the plants nearly wiped out by mites while vegging. I did not spray them with anything beyond week two of flowering, so some mite activity remained. These may be not quite as crystal coated as the first run, but the dry/cure will be better thanks to advice received here.

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    Looks like a dank strain. Probably some purps in there somewhere if it's West Coast :D

    Mite are a major pain. Hopefully they aren't West Coast mites lol. Unfortunately, there is no one perfect cure and most bottled remedies are not cheap. They have to be attacked from every angle. From cleanliness to plant immunity. Plenty of treatments will keep them under control, but they will never truly be gone.
    There's only a few things that will work in flower if you are avoiding sprays.
    Predator insects, but mites are expensive and lady bugs, which are cheaper are not as effective against spider mites unless they settle in and breed.
    Way more expensive lol, but works well, UVC lights 30 minutes a day. Twice. Once at lights on and once at lights off. You'll need about 36 watts for every 4 square feet.
    A very effective mid range price option is a CO2 tank, a cardboard box and duct tape. :D Construct a mostly air tight shell with the box and tape. You can even make 2 piece shells for large hard to move and handle plants. Carefully pipe the CO2 into the shell and suffocate the little shits for a few hours. Repeat every 2-3 days as it won't get eggs. This is probably my favorite way to limp through a late breakout. The plants love it! They smell wonderful when removing the shell.
     
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    Thanks! I've got one more struggling mother plant left. Going to spray it down, put it under the LED and take clones in a week or two. Might try out the CO2 idea to get them cleaned up.

    My guy called this strain Sink or Sinx. We were getting that pretty regular from OR, but it just ended one day and I was lucky to find these few seeds. I've got one other single bagseed from a Colorado commercial strain, probably get that started next year. They're not easy to come by here, but we just passed MMJ and that should help.
     
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    Ah Cinex. Very popular here. :D

    What are you spraying with if I may ask?
     
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    Ah, Cinex. Thank you. He pronounced it one time as Sin-X, so that makes perfect sense.

    Here's the two different sprays I have used, not at the same time. I would feel comfortable using these on vegetables up to a few days before harvest, but for the buds I just won't go past week #2 of flowering.

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    I didn't intend for these plants to get so tall, but by the time the mites were under control these plants were 2' tall and 3/4 bald. They were transplanted into #5 pots and given two full weeks of veg under the LED before flipping to 12/12 for eight weeks.

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    Wattage on the LED?
     
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    It is a Kind L600, which pulls ~360 watts at the wall.

    I am considering a BlackDog Phytomax 600 for the 4x4 tent, but it is costly.
     
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    Hmm. Looks like it works well enough. Mines 300w. Just wondering what to expect. :)
     
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    Probably better than what you see above. I'm still learning to crawl here & am guessing that an experienced grower could pull double my yield. The LED seems to give a good 18" of canopy penetration, and below that is lesser bud.

    I may just go with two plants in the next run, trying to keep them shorter & wider overall. I don't think yield would suffer, but it's just a hunch.
     
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