Started these on September 2, planted five Headbangers, three Starkillers, three Moonshine Hazes and three California Cannons. I also panted four GPS Tombstones, but all four turned out male. One of the California Cannons didn’t sprout. Ended up with three Headbanger females, two Starkiller females, two California Cannon females and one Moonshine Haze female (bummer; besides the Headbangers, the Moonshine Haze was the one I was most interested in, wish I’d have gotten more than one female). This is my first grow without any Bodhi and in fact, I’ve only ever grown two non-Bodhi strains ever. One of those was a Rare Dankness freebie pack of their Tangerine Kush and they turned out GREAT, which is one of the reasons why I was comfortable ordering and planting some RD strains, despite all of the shit that’s been talked about them. I’m most looking forward to the Headbangers, just because Sour Diesel is probably my favorite strain ever, but I’m pretty excited about all of these. And very curious to see how some non-Bodhi strains do. I’ve never grown anything by Bodhi that wasn’t really fucking good, so I’m curious to see how these other breeder’s stuff stacks up.
These all vegged really, really quickly, except for the California Cannons. Those two stayed extremely compact and haven’t stretched very much in flower, either. Which is weird, because just about every grow report I’ve seen of the GPS Stardawg crosses mentioned how stretchy the plants have been. But yeah, the rest of the plants are getting huge. The Cannons I’ve actually had to place on top of five gallon buckets in the tent, just to keep the canopy relatively even. But all of the rest have stretched a ton, with the Moonshine Haze being the biggest stretcher. I’m not too surprised about that, but the stretch on the Starkillers and Headbangers has surprised me. They really aren’t that much shorter than the Moonshine Haze.
Anyway, here are some pics, you’ll see…
Moonshine Haze, veg day 51:
All of these plants were vegged for 59 days, just FYI.
Moonshine Haze, flower day 4:
Moonshine Haze flower day 22 (last night):
Haha! You can see she just exploded once I flipped. While she was vegging, I really wan’t too happy with eh internode spacing, there were pretty significant gaps between nodes, but she seems to have grown into it. It’s still a pretty gap-y plant, but not as bad as I thought it was gonna be.
Gonna take a while to finish, I think. Right now, I’m on an 11:45/12:15 schedule, but I think I’m gonna decrease the light and move to an 11.5/12.5 schedule in the next few days.
Anyway, here’s the Starkiller #2, veg day 51:
Starkiller #2, flower day 4:
Starkiller #2 flower day 22:
Stretchy, stretchy, stretchy…
Starkiller #3, veg day 51:
Starkiller #3 flower day 4:
Starkiller #3 flower day 22:
Here are the Headbangers. I really like the structure of these. They’re all growing pretty uniformly, which I didn’t expect.
Headbanger #2, veg day 51:
Headbanger #2 flower day 4:
Headbanger #2 flower day 22:
Headbanger #4 veg day 51:
Headbanger #4 flower day 4:
Headbanger #4 flower day 22:
Headbanger #5 veg day 51:
Headbanger #5 flower day 4:
Headbanger #5 flower day 22:
So yeah, the Headbangers stretched quite a bit, too. Probably like 150%. I shoulda measured them on day of flower and kept track of it. But I didn’t haha.
California Cannon #2 veg day 51:
California Cannon #2 flower day 4:
California Cannon #2 flower day 22:
Hm. Looks like I didn’t get any pics of the other California Cannon, but it looks pretty much identical to the #2. Very little stretch, extremely tight internodes. I actually really like their structure. I topped them once (along with every other plant) and the CC’s have turned into these super-bushy multi-top plants. We’ll see how they turn out. I’ve heard a LOT of bad shit about Gu, none of which I was aware of when I bought about a thousand dollars worth of his seeds. And everywhere I’ve seen grow logs of his gear, it seems like Gu is ever-present and exerting influence over what gets posted and what doesn’t. So it’ll be nice to do this report without any sort of influence from him.
Here’s a garden shot:
It’s getting pretty crowded in there and I need to raise the lights a little bit more. Although it doesn’t look like it in the photo, I really only have about eight inches left. And that’s a seven foot tent. Hopefully the plants won’t stretch too much more (although I’m fully expecting the Moonshine to keep stretching for another week or more).
Anyway, yeah, so there it is. Let’s see how these end up doing…