It is so amazing to be back on OG after all these years! I just signed up again today after it showed up on a random Google search. So, I figured I better post all of my updates from another site.
This is my first SCROG ever. And I am seeing the positives of this method. Many probably won’t read, because it is going to be long and I have to update.
The strain is Lemon Cream Kush, from a fantastic company called Spliff Seeds. Total disclosure, they send me seeds and I grow them for posts on the aforementioned website. I get free seeds, they get marketing. Win, win.
This strain is composed of a Chitrali landrace, which really gets my juices flowing. Why are landrace strains are so intriguing to me? I don’t know. Probably the fact that they had to be smuggled from other countries… They have stabilized it with a skunk 1 though, but it does not smell like skunk. Very lemony.
Being my first SCROG, I just searched Amazon for SCROG screen. I bought one from the same manufacturer that made my tent, Vivosun. Up until today, I thought I made a mistake. I thought I bought one with holes that were way too big. I am a self doubter. Today, after signing up to the Mother Ship again, I crept some SCROG posts and saw this is normal.
So, here is the start:
From here, I grew her out in a one-gallon ice cream bucket. This was during COVID quarantine and I didn’t have a choice otherwise. There were stores open, but I thought it would kill me. I was also in the mode, like everyone else, that going into a store would be my demise. Not cool. Drilled holes and hoped for the best. The plant DID NOT like it. Overwatered.
Luckily, the cloth pots I ordered finally arrived. I transplanted immediately. Again, COVID. Mail has been really slow…
I let her grow out, and started my first SCROG:
Excuse the cement block. This was in the spring. My flower tent is in the (heated) garage and I still need to supply supplemental heat. With a desk heater. I thought it wouldn’t, but even though the carbon filter blasts away, it does actually work to keep things warm.
Fast-forwarding, this is the last of the screen before I started flowering. Thanks to Spliff. I really was going to flower the week before. They encouraged me to wait. It paid off.
They also say in the strain-description that there are two phenos, one is Indica dominant and the other is Sativa. At this point, I realized I must have the Sativa spectrum. It was getting nute burn. As you can see here:
From here I stopped all feeding. I only use organic nutes, and even then top dressing. Things that need to break down over time. I also use Recharge. I’m sure most of you know it’s a Mychoryzea supplement that contains the spores, powdered molasses to feed them, and kelp. I did top dress one last time with a flowering mix.
Two weeks later, this was the screen:
Leaf tips were a little brown, but certainly improving. I have read on other forums – again, this is my first day back – that this might not be so bad. It means the plant is right on the verge of burning, but not yet. Very well-fed.
This is the current pic, as of an hour ago:
I will keep updating! I hope the pics are in the right order, I can’t see a preview… Probably have to edit.