OK!! Here we go! Been meaning to come here and update everyone on the things from the swamp.
The set up:
LIGHTS: Lush Led Dominator 2XXL 650w draw
and a Dominator 2X 430w draw.
Promix BX (blue bag from walmart) 40% perlite and 20% vermeculite.
In plastic pots 1.5g
Feed: General Organics "Go" box
MYCOS / AZOS
Botanicare Pure blend instant Tea
NFTG Bloom Khaos
I have 2 testers going Kung and Icculus, I have others in my room or I would have popped more than I did. I popped 5 of each... here is the break down of how it all went.
Germ procedure for the beans was as follows: Seeds were presoaked in RO water for 24 hrs, then moved to a paper towel in a zip lock and placed on a warmer.
Kung: I noticed the shell split on 3 of 5 with just the presoak, all 5 were out of the shell in 48 hrs from time of soak. OPERATOR ERROR!!! I BROKE A TAP PUTTING THEM INTO MY SOLO CUPS. Within 4 days it was dead... all the others took root and we're rocking out with their stalks out!
Icculus: This little gem here was ready to be set free, 12 hrs into presoak all 5 split the shell. I bypassed the zip lock with these based on the tap root growth in 24hrs. By the end of the week the first set was edge to edge on a solo cup.
Kung really starting to impress me this week, the vigor is amazing, no issues this far 4 of 4 kicking it.
Icculus: Same story here lots of vigor and kicking 5-5!
Both strains did really well in weeks 2-3 no real issues, both love the feed and are loving the new homes. Plants were potted into the final shoes of 1.5g.
Week 4.... Boom! Growth is amazing, all plants are now topped and looking great. No plants lost to this point!
Week 5.... Sex time!
KUNG: PERFECT 50/50!
ICCULUS: 2F/3M AWESOME SAUCE!
But sadly today all the Earls had to die, so chop chop boys make haste. But wait! Kung dropped a keeper male on me.. Perfect form, great smell, and it's beautiful... you avoid the chop... for today
Week 6 Flip!! The plants from both are now big enough to fill my spot wall to wall, so it's that time. Upon flip I had flower onset in 5 days.
Week 7- Currently
Both strains are doing great in my set up!
Kung: 1 is showing major sativa dom, the smell on it is old school funk. Hard to place but smell like what I think of when I think old school "Fire" Spicy and skuny with a mouth watering aroma. She's tall and did not make much for side branching, 4 main branches but they have good spacing and lots of bud sites.
Kung: 2 Not as sativa dom as its sister but has the same smell. She's shorter than her sister with MAJOR side branching. She filled out to be a perfect bush, near level canopy with no trellis. Lots of bud sites and stacked super tight.
Kung. 3.. this beautiful boy was chopped to make room for the growing ladies. Space is a premium and I hope I don't regret it later.... too late already do.
Icculus 1&2 I think are the same pheno, very sweet on the noise with a hint of citrus. These both stayed very short, good side branching and even canopies on both. Bud sites abound on both of these girls.
All in all at this point I'm extremely excited to see what the next weeks hold for these awesome ladies.
The rest of my jungle...