Hello fellow weed heads, hope your day is blessed! I was a member here in the ole days, finally found my way back to the site, had no clue it was back up and running. Been hanging out at another place, VERY small, VERY cool, but little goes on there, and trading back n forth between members is frowned upon(shame on you!) . Really like the fact it is “open” here, like it always was.
Run pretty much indoors these days. Being in Texas, the outside is just too damn hot, and too humid for the ladies. I invested in a greenhouse 3 years ago, the Texas sun and weather has already destroyed it, and I am sick of fighting PM outside with our average summer humidity of 85% or more. I can no longer trust my loved strains outside, so from now on it will pretty much be all inside .
3 years ago I filled my 10x8 x10 Gorilla tent with all my favorites(Goji, Chucky’s Bride, C99, Amnesia Haze, Sugar Punch) fired up all 3 of my Gavita DE HPS FLAME THROWERS…and harvested so much bud I shut down for 2.5 years, until all my jars became pretty empty. I did not keep Mothers, so I am starting fresh again.
Goji is by far my favorite bud, my original keeper was just superb. She was found in an 11 pack, and to be real honest, EVERY female from that pack DELIVERED the goods! My keeper was kept because of her yield and vigor, all 6 ladies from my 1st run of her were VERY similar. I go on a HUNT for Goji seeds, HOW I found the site here!
No original Goji beans were to be found, but luckily I had hit a clone of my Mom with a lovely Holy Grail Kush male. 6 months ago I had a month supply of weed left, so i quickly threw down a run, 12/12 from seed, to have some Bud. I had 5 different GojixHGK in that short run, 4 of the 5 were KILLER!!! Same Goji traits, same killer high, but now with beautiful “Kush” aftertaste on the exhale. With some Bud in the jars, i set up for my “normal” runs. 1 Mother screen, 1 BIG screen.
Since I was coming from seed, and all reg seeds to boot, it was like starting all over again. Goji HAD to be in the mix, so I placed 5 of them(my cross, GxHGK) in the Mom run. I also placed 2 Boudica’s, a Caramel Candy Kush, and a friends creation Cloudwatcher.
On my “Mom” screen, I am pheno hunting. All were cut n trained, cuts taken from them and labeled , then they are sent to flower. I took a “GUESS” and placed 4 cuts into my Octopot’s to be run on my big screen. Both runs are concurrent, with the Mom screen obviously ahead of the big screen.
So, I have the Mom screen going, turned small, as I said pheno hunting on that screen. I have the big screen 4 foot by 4 foot. Mom screen is at like day 30, the 4x4 screen was just “flipped” 7 days ago. Then I have a “veg” “holding” room, with all the cuts from the Mom screen, and some seedlings for my next run(Sugar Punch X Goji) . Getting crowded, be nice when the Mom’s come down, and I can reduce my holdings…lol.
The small screen is run under T5 H.O. lighting. NEVER flowered under a T5, so will be interesting to see the outcome. They are at 30 days in the pic’s, doing well. T5’s are INCHES off their heads, light meter tells me PLENTY of PAR !!!
There are 5 different GojiX HOly Grail Kush’s, 2 different Chucky’s Bride’s(Chucky’s Bride is a cross of Exodus Cheese and Cinderella 99 bred by Eskobar ) a CCK, and my buddies “CloudWatcher”…too involved for me to remember it’s lines off top of my head, but she is 5 of Sannie’s strains, crossed, back crossed, crossed again, then 100 placed down for a pheno hunt. Superbly stout weed, 10 weeks done, great yields. Actually the ones I am growing are that plant, crossed to his favorite Stardog. WHY…WTFK…lol…why not!!!
The picture shows exactly 1/2 of that Mom screen.
My 'Big" screen is a 4 foot by 4 foot SCROG, being lit by a Gavita DE 750 HPS …the finest light in the industry to my thinking.
1 of these, when cranked up to 825 watts(adj…400/500/600/750/825) will fully cover my 4x4 screen with all the light the ladies can use. I place on a light mover, only going back n forth a few feet, BUT, it lets me place the light at 1.5 feet instead of 30 inches or so,with NO BLEACHING or ill effects(you will see that in a minute) . I run the big screen with “Octopot’s”. I am an OCTOPOT MAN through n through…would have to pry them from my cold dead fingers. It is a bottom feeding, self wicking system with a 6 gallon grow bag, and 6 gallon rez on the bottom. THEY RULE!!! 100 % organic soil I mix myself, feed ONLY Texas Vegetable Fertilizer in veg, and ONLY Texas Tomato Food during flower, organic too, and made here in Texas. NEVER any issues with the plants using this setup, and HUGE yields.
Octopots water for me, they are filled through the rez, and in FULL ON FLOWER POWER a big plant in one of these will suck 4 PLUS gallons a day from the rez!!! My last Goji run(I have pics) the big lady, went 7 foot tall, 7 foot wide, weighed 14 pounds wet when chopped, and yielded 1.2 pouds of DRIED bud! That was my original Goji cut I have lost, NOT the cross I am running now.
This is the big screen…7 days into my turn. 4 plants in 4 Octopots. 1 in each corner. 2 closest to the camera are my Goji cross, back left is a Chucky’s Bride (Escobar’s) , back right, the PIECE O SHIT Cloudwatcher!!! lol
The 2 Goji’s are about to run over the other 2…I could kick myself for placing the Chucky and the Cloudwatcher on this screen…4 of my Goji cross’s would have lit up this screen! The Chucky is weak(ALWAYS LIMP WRISTED PLANTS) and the CloudWatcher x StarDog is just plain pathetic…LMAO!!!
My Goji cross kicking it on the screen:
My friend sent me Sugar Punch x Goji seeds! He made them, but has never thrown any down. I threw down 8, have 8 VERY healthy n happy hybrid vigor lil plants!!! I also have a cut from a friend, NAPALI PINK. The GojiSP and the Napali will be my next “Mom” screen. If you do not KNOW Sugar Punch, your a loser…lol…just kidding, comes from small breeder not too well known, but VERY respected.
I KNOW fire will be found in these lil plants, just know it!!!
Well, that gets me caught up. Hope the pics worked out right, if not, I will figure it out.
EVERYONE is welcome in here, as all my threads will be OPEN!!! I LOVE to trade, swap, talk 420, and at 65 years old, been doing it some time now. I am NOT in a legal state, maybe the worst state for our hobby, but been doing it since 1970 without any issues or POPO visits…
Stop in, say hello, leave me a comment. I will keep this journal current, and all my current runs will be placed in here.
To the 2 or 3 that have already contacted me…THANKS for the WELCOME!!! Place feels like HOME already.