Hey brothers and sisters, got some more pictures for ya.
As I said earlier in the week, I harvested my Durbans, 74, the bushy one and 75, the columnar. My thanks to both @Baudelaire nd @Jellypowered or providing me with the opportunity to grow these plants.
Here's a photo of 75 on harvest day.
I was waiting on both Durban plants to develop amber trichomes before harvesting. I may have a color vision problem with the amber trikes because I saw a small number of them in my bi-weekly microscope checks. It seemed the field was filled with cloudy and clear, but only a few that looked amber to me. I am color blind in reds and greens and the amber trikes may have one or both colors as a component.
I think I waited too long harvest these plants. The microscope views looked better on day 72 and progressively worse in the days following. By that I mean, subsequent views showed less trichome heads in each microscope viewing.
It is interesting to note that branches I marked as being seeded, had the life on it dying. You can't see the soft twist ties on them in this photo, but you can figure which they are by looking at the leaves on them.
Here is a photo of each of how each of the plants looked just before I cut them down.
When I harvested 74, she was 30.25" tall and weighed 326.0 grams (wet) after cutting down. 75 was 43.5" tall and weighed 314.5 grams (wet)
These plant were very easy to trim. They're not real leafy like the plants I've grown previously.
There will be plenty of seeds. After curing, I'll be posting a giveaway. At this time, shaking each plant fairly hard inside a garbage bag netted 15-20 seeds each plant so they need to dry more to remove them. I pollinated the Durbans as soon as I had pollen. The females barely had pubic hairs when I spread male cum all over their curlies. These beans are as mature as possible.
I'll be interesting to see how long it takes for these to cure. With the thin buds, more air can come in contact with the flower, so I'm thinking it may be quicker than normal.
For my grow, I prefer the bushy plant. It was more heavily populated. I'd love to have all my plants be 30" tops, if they would yield like this one. As I mentioned in a nprevious post, I am moving toward getting my plants into Flowering earlier so I can keep the height down. This one held itself short, no training was necessary.
My next 2 plants (courtesy of @ReikoX , 90 and 91, are just the right size! Their heights have stabilized at 24.5" and 24.0" respectively. 91 looks a bit more dense, but I think both will yield nicely.
Speaking of LR x LD yields. 80 gave me 21.5 grams of smoking material after I removed about 1000 seeds. That's just an eyeball count. When I clean out the remaining seeds, I'll do a weigh count. I harvested her at 14.0" tall and full of seeds. I can't wait until these finish. All muffin top! Should be 35-40 grams each. Not bad use of previously excess space in my Veg chamber.
It doesn't smell as berry like as it did while growing, but it does have a pleasant scent to it, almost floral. It it a nice easy smoke. I've smoke 2 joints of it (smoking one now) and only coughed a few times, just a nice, mellow smoke, for a nicely mellow high. I feel very relaxed, but functional. I couldn't have asked for more for my first diversion from my Purple and Blond. Kudos to @ReikoX for making these awesome little guys!
My next 2 photos are of (BC Mango x BC Night Nurse) x Diesel Moonshine green phenotype (via the generosities of both @Kalgrae and @Jellypowered). Thanks to brother @Gaz29 for noticing that I forgot to include the green phenotype in my previous posts.
These are 2 very healthy looking plants. These are the 2 seedlings whose little beaks were glued shut. 97 has looked totally normal for a while now, notice it the photo, how normal 96 looks as well. If you only looked straight down on it, you'd never see that it started its first hand layer with only one hand. Each layer after built more and more of a second hand. It is amazing how quickly a seedling corrects itself from a birth defect. Wouldn't it be awesome if birth defect in human babies could correct itself in time. Say a baby born missing an arm. No one panics because the child will finish growing it by the time he is 2.
These youngsters are so healthy that 98 is taller than and has the same number of layers as 97.
I love seedlings when they get to this stage, the bigger they get, the bigger they can get, and it happens quickly. I feel like if I could relax enough to just watch one for an hour, I'd actually see it grow.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for 1 boy, 3 girls. Wouldn't you?
My sole OG Kush has always looked kind of twisted up. I'm sure this will correct soon enough. @sebring
sent me a message about these seeds likely to be herms. Good to know. I'm not passing up on OG Kush bud due to getting a herm. It can live in my Male Room. I'm almost as excited about smoking me some OG Kush as I am about my Sweet Tooth, which will be here first.
I put 6 of Cannabeizein's Chuy Purps x Second Sight seeds (thanks to a giveaway from @pookie123 in to soak on 7/22/2018 at 11:00 PM. I used basically the same SeedSoak as with the OG Kush seeds, but I added a little nutrition into it this time.
5 parts water pH adjusted RO water
1 part 3% H2O2
Ful Power fulvic acid at rate of 35ml/gallon
SuperThrive at rate of .25ml/gal
CleanKelp kelp fertilizer at a rate of 1.25ml/gallon
I placed them into a 1oz container 2/3 full of my SeedSoak, set the container on the heat mat in my clone/seed box. I put an inverted plastic drinking cup over it to block the light I checked in on them about every 6-8 hours.
When I looked at them at the 36 hour mark I was disappointed to find all 6 still floating. I wasn't panicking though, since my SeedSoak is one sixth H2O2 and all the seeds had unshakable oxygen bubbles attached all over them. I shook them a couple of times to see if any sunk. They'd go down to the bottom and float right back up. One had an odd look about it, unbalanced looking. When I put on my 5x magnifying visor I saw it was open and had a tiny nub where a tap root was going to be.
I decided it was in no danger of drowning with the bubbles all over it, and I had a dentist appointment so I put it back on the heat mat until about 4:00 PM. All still floated, but 4 had various length tap roots, 2 were not cracked at all. The two that remained unopened, I let dry back out for 20 hours before soaking them again.
I then put the germinating seeds on a paper towel moistened with my SeedSoak for another 6 hours. When I looked in on them, this is how they looked:
Now, at germination day 4, all four are visible above the coco.
104 is smaller than the other 3, but it is still visible in the center of the pot.
One last thing, I received 4 beans from a @deep_rob seed giveaway 2 days ago. They are The Black x Champagne, regular seeds, they are an indica dominant.
Checkout the tiny bottle they shipped in. It looks just large enough to hold a dozen seeds. I wasn't expecting them because I never got contacted, so I thought I'd missed out. Imagine my surprise when they showed up. I had to look up in my messages to see who sent them. That's the kind of surprise I love!
That's all for now,