The Essence of Perpetual Gardening Journal

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  1. Essence

    Essence Well-Known Member

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    As the title implies and there's really no better way to start it than jump right in. :hehehe:
    My system is fairly adaptable to various situations such as bottlenecks and air pollination sessions.
    Currently I am using two 3'x3'x5' tent's. One for clones and bonsai. The lights are Growstar 45w LED thin panles. These are amazing lights for what they do. There are four, each on it's own adjusting hanger. 6" fan for air movement.
    The other is a pre-veg area. This one is the most flexible and is currently the only veg area as there was a bottle neck in the flowering department. It is also the normal pollination area, but that is currently in the bottle neck of flowering. It's geared with a Mars Series 1 300w and two 100w 6500k CFL's. 8" fan for air movement. Both tents have filtered intakes and are exhausted using a Fantech DBF110 4" dryer booster fan and a wye branch.
    The bottle neck is consuming about half of a 7'x7' tent which has normally been the veg tent and most of a 4'x8' tent which has normally been the flower tent.
    The 7'x7' is geared with a Mars Series 1 600w and a 300w. In addition there is a 400w HID system. This set up is constantly changing depending on load and purpose. Often the lights are rotated or swapped with another 600w and/or 1000w HID system. 12" oscillating fan and some small clip on's for air movement. Heavy duty plastic shelving broken down as tables.
    The 4'x8' tent is geared with a pair of Mars Reflector Series 192's and a 144. There's another 1000w HID system in that one also but not all can be used at once. 12" fan for air movement plus clip on's. Both tents have filtered intakes and are exhausted using a Fantech FG8 inline fan with a wye branch.
    Being that things are at all stages at all times I'll start with a little in house selection.
    These pics are from 6/1/17 during thinning and foliar just prior to flip.
    Myco-Tek Seed Company - Gorilla Dawg.
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    Hell Monkey
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    Chem91ix
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    The thinning wasn't too bad.
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    They where left about two weeks too long in gallon pots. :facepalm: Slacking.

    This was them in the pre-veg tent.
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    6/3/17 in the 7'x7' on 12/12.
    Flower team 1.jpg

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    There's a little AKG - Rip City Purps in a 2 gallon pot getting swallowed up in back lol. She's getting crossed with the AKG Gobillygoo so small is just fine.
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    And speaking of Gobillygoo. There's a few floating around at the moment lol.
    Gob Team 1.jpg

    Still have to get to the 4'x8' but I'm taking a break lol. Be back in a few and hope everyone is having a good one.

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    Moving on to the 4'x8' and instigator of the bottleneck. It's difficult to get pics in there. Both tents are in a 10'x20' room so there is only a few feet between them. This is a pic from yesterday. One of a few AKG - Gobillygoo. This one is just about finished. Probably will get the chop by the end of the week. She's smaller than my first. This one is in a 2 gallon pot and has been stressed every which way intentionally to tweak the terps and get used to how she reacts to various stresses. She is also seeded. It will be a cross of one of my projects called Scott's Dark Side. They are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum from each other so it should be a very interesting mix.
    The dark one in back is a Black Domina S1 from Sweet Seeds known as S.A.D. 1. She's up for having a rendezvous with the Gobillygoo like the RCP.
    Team flower 2.jpg

    She's known to be a colorful strain. The worse you treat it, the prettier it gets lol.
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    I don't always torture my girls. I'm nice to a few. This is one of my favorites. Pyramid Seeds - American Pie. She's also in line to get some Gob lovin'.
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    There's another Gob in there ready for an S1 run, along with two SDS and an Avalanche just about done with a seed run.
    More to come.
     
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    This round of pics is from about a week ago before I moved the Myco-Tek stuff in.
    This one is Lenny Cornflakes Busker. My Permafrost cut mother by I don't know lol. The seed fell off of a mother with four crosses done on tagged branches. It's 1 of 4 until I figure it out. Gorilla Dawg (1 of 2 phenos), White Widow or American Pie.
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    Rip City Purps before getting buried lol.
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    A few new mothers in the works.
    My White Widow cut. The real widow. Not this weird loose stuff going around now a days. She's breeders cut quality for an old strain. I've had her since about 2005.
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    New Gobmother (left) and Permamother (right).
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    Scott's Dark Side a little more than a week ago. That one is S1 seeded.
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    Sneaking around in the dark just before lights on. That's Lenny back left, RCP to her right, White Widow right front and to the left Gobillygoo.
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    Gob pollen for S1 and a few crosses.
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    Break time again!
     

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    A few samples taken yesterday. They were lower branches hitting the floor lol. I just checked them a little while ago and the rest will probably finish in the next few days. No later than the end of the week. Again these are contingent upon the seeds finishing more so than the bud. Looks like everything will finish evenly though.
    The top one is Scott's Dark Side and the lower is Avalanche. The Ava' has already dropped 17 seeds on her own.
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    Scott's Dark Side. Uniquely delicious.
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    when you keep a mother plant long term like that white widow. how long do you keep the mother plant before you take a clone and regenerate it?
     
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    Hey dazed! Glad you came along for the ride.
    I generate a new mother about every other year. Sometimes less. About every three generations get hardened which is something I highly advise. They very rarely suffer senescence but they do learn and get lazy.
    Checking the seeds in the Gob. That's a nugget from the prior grow as reference. This pic was a few days ago so a few more to go.
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    I've been raving for some time about the AKG- Gobillygoo clone that I've been working with and today she's earned her way into my clone only collection. I was really lucky to trip over her so soon. She was only up against another female and a male, but she has shown every aspect of what I look for in a breeder quality plant. Out of the multitude of traits I watch for the last is simply for me and the future. Seed production. She passed the final test with flying colors and then some. That bong hit sized piece of popcorn produced 9 (found one after the pic lol) bouncing baby beans. The rest of her gets the chop tonight.
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    nice mature seeds
     
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    Thank you sir :getblazed:

    Wearing a groove in the floor from pacing and watching her virtually rotting paid off lol. She's chopped and dropped several seeds while working with her.
     
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    The SDS S1 and Ava cross will be next, but I'm giving them until the weekend. Finally pushing some bottleneck through. Next round will be the S1 of my Gobmother and a few other crosses.
     
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    Last night's update that I was too tired to post lol. A couple of shots of Flower Team 1. That's slightly modified now because that stretchy Chem91ix (front right) is now in with Flower Team 2 where the Gobmother was. Everyone is all clenched and angry due to just being watered. I give up trying to remember taking pics before watering :facepalm: I'm just going to say I do it on purpose because it makes the buds look bigger. :bigbone:
    Team Flower 1.jpg

    Team Flower.jpg
    It's getting a little hot in there with the temporary addition of a 400w HPS. That's likely going to change this weekend with some space opening in the Team 2 room.
    AKG - Rip City Purps could use a thinning but this is my first run with her and I really like seeing them natural as long as possible. She'll be receiving Gobillygoo pollen any day now if she hasn't already. That's going to be quite a cross of terpene delight and I expect Gobmother to add an extra dimension in speed and production.
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    And throw on your Walkman. We're going time travelling. :b3:
    Lenny has had a rough ride at points but is still hanging in there. Needs thinning is an understatement lol. She's so old school I'm about 97% sure that the mystery father is my White Widow. I know my two oldest cuts pretty well and she definitely shows both Permafrost and WW.
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    Gobmother pheno continues to impress. This is what has come so far from maybe a gram sample taken several days ago. Makes me glad I pushed it a little further. There's still some green seeds in this sample. The majority are mature though. I expect over 90% of the chop will be perfect by the time it cures. The next run will be less torturous. :) She'll actually be treated like royalty from here out. :bowL::bowR:
    I might have to write AKG a big thank you for this one lol.
    :docbrown:
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    Working on tomorrows to do list. Quick reconnoiter of new mothers, clones and bonsai.
    Pitbull snapping back after being butchered only days ago lol.
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    Gang of new mothers and Fornicator in small tent 2.
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    Gobmother pheno
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    Fancyweed - Fornicator
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    The stretchy Chem91ix. Not sure if I ever mentioned it.. she's a she.
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    I just love how my American Pie cut looks so darn innocent when she's a baby. :hehehe: Don't be fooled.
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    Sneaking into Team 1 just before lights on. Rip City Purps is coming along. Though she's not liking the heat from that extra light that was supposed to get moved today :facepalm: Too hot in there now to fix it lol
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    Lenny time..


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    Deep Lenny.jpg

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    Some all day long Gobillygoo.
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    and last but not least Ava 2 is hanging, early sample is dry and killer.
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    Last night's update today lol.
    Chopped Ava and two SDS yesterday. Playing with the wet and sticky.
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    I'll have to kill the other half of the celebration J today :bigbone:It's a blend of Ava and SDS early samplings.
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    Moving over to the Corner of Neglect.. Black Domina in a 1.5 gallon pot. She's just there for a little medicine. I'll let her stay with the pollination gang and see if she's still receptive, but she's not a primary focus at the moment.
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    Rip City Purps is now in the much cooler Flower tent 2 and ready for Gobpollen :borat: and Prof you were right. The Chem91ix is a stretchy thing lol. That's one behind RCP.
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    Gobillygoo not liking the heat in tent 1 either, but faring better than RCP. Doing an S1 seed run with her and a clone sister.
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    Here we go! S1 action. :brucelee:
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    S1 and beyond! :buzz:Hell Monkey (left) you were right on this one too Prof lol. Highly approve. :getblazed:
    Lenny (obviously) and my White Widow cut behind. There's a small SDS way back left also. I doubt the HM will be ready in time but the rest are staying right there while the S1 occurs. I expect the Widow to produce something special when crossed with Gobmother.
    Team 1.jpg

    and yeah I like to beat my girls up a little lol. American Pie 2 gallon pot and on straight water. The last torture test came out so killer that I had to do it again and push it further. Produces less but who cares when it's twice as good. Self thinning should be a bred for trait if you ask me. :potfly:
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    Coffee time :getstoned:
     
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    This is going to be just plain dangerous when it's dry. About half way. :cat:
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    Breaking out a little organic Permafrost. :bigbone:This is the S1 seed batch. I don't smoke it very often and forgot just how good it is lol.
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    Quick run through photo dump. :bigbone:
    Gobillygoo
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    Rip City Purps getting a red bath. Probably some thinning tomorrow too lol
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    Lenny being Lenny. I think she's about three weeks in now.
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    Damn Homie those are some mighty healthy looking seeds! :awetongue:Yummy!!!!
     
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    That's just the early stuff. The rest is about a week older and hanging now. :hi5:

    Keeping me busy atm, is Ava's idea of popcorn buds lol. They're not even dry and beans comes shooting out at the slightest touch. :bigbone:
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    Ava with x SDS 1.jpg

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    Quick run through the veg situation.
    Permafrost (lower left) is getting thick. I'll thin when I clone in a few days.
    Veg Team.jpg
    Fornicator
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    Bonsai Club.
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    Clone Continuum part 1 (part 2 is on the kitchen counter lol)
    Lenny's back up. Lenny. And Rip City Purps taking to the new digs.
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    Some Gorilla Dawg to top it off :bong3:
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