9 # Hammer x Starfighter - Test Grow – Soil - Debriefing and Smoke Report
Eight seeds planted straight into cups of moist Promix on December, 25 2017. All seeds sprouted and plants were up from 4-7 days.
Plants were under small T5 fixture for the first 2 weeks and a space heater was used in the grow room while I experienced very low temps from a freaky winter. Grow room temps were 60-65F much of that time.
At 24 days from seed, plants were up-potted to 1 gallon pots with 50/50 Promix/FFOF and vegged and trained (LST) until 50 days from seed. All plants fed full strength FF Grow Big and Big Bloom every other watering. Plants responded well to low stress training. I only snapped one stem from working with it too soon after watering. Doh! It turned out to be a male so no prob.
At 50 days from seed no plants had shown sex and all were up-potted to 3.5 gallon pots of 50/50 Promix/FFOF mix and moved to 12/12 light cycle in the tent.
Plants #1, #4, #5 and #8 showed male pre-flowers within the first few days of 12/12 and were removed from the flower tent.
Plant #7 showed pistils at 5 days of 12/12 and #2, #3 and #6 showed pistils at 7 days 12/12.
All plants were fed full strength FF Grow Big, Big Bloom and CalMag the first 3 weeks of 12/12.
All plants were drenched good with straight water at about week 4 of 12/12. After that they were fed full strength FF Big Bloom, Tiger Bloom and Cal Mag up until week 7 of 12/12. Except #3-it started showing signs of lock-out and was not fed, but given straight water at week 6 of 12/12.
After week 7 of 12/12, all plants were given nothing but straight 6.5 pH water with lots of runoff each watering. Plant #3 continued to get worse even with the flushing.
Harvest began on 4/20/2018 with #3 taken first due to drastic leaf loss. Plant #7 was the last taken at 76 days 12/12. Not a real easy trim, but not a hard trim. It took about 2 hours per plant. I had to add a humidifier to the drying room since we had the lowest RH for spring time that I can remember. I kept it between 50-58 most of the time and plants dried in 4-5 days.
Dry Flower Yields:
Girl #2 = 50.2 gr
Girl #3 = 45 gr
Girl #6 = 49.8 gr
Girl #7 = 57 gr
Total Yield: = 202 grams of dry flower (+ 40-50 grams of very frosty shake jarred)
Plant #3 was the only one of the four that I found male flowers on (nanners) and it had a few seeds. I found a few seeds on some low buds of #2 but could not locate any male flowers on it. It may have gotten hit by stray pollen from an AK47 it was near or even some from #3. I toss those seeds.
All 8 clones taken before moving to 12/12 rooted except for plant #6. Maybe messed up the cutting? IDK
Overall it is a very easy to grow cross. They all lived through my ghetto setup and slacker ways. This was my first round from seed I have flowered under LED and so far I see no reason to switch back to HID.
9# Hammer x Starfighter - Smoke Report:
After at least 3 weeks in the jars, all 4 girls pass the potency test. The high is thick, yet energizing. Girl #3 can give me some anxiety at times. She was chopped a little early is probably why. I’ll let her clone go longer and she’ll probably be better than the others.
Appearance and Flavors:
Very mild waft of skunk when jar is open then dissipates. When crumbled, has an earthy hash smell with a hint of sweet licorice. Very smooth toke with a hashy, floral aftertaste. Makes my ears ring like cicadas in summer.
Sweet pine smell that turns more earthy like forest floor when crumbled and gives that same earthy taste on exhale. Very heady high. Thought scrambling and uppy. Goes great with a Xanax.
My favorite today. Mild sweet licorice and hash smell and hits very smooth with a hashy and floral exhale. Deep thick stone.
PINE-SOL! More of a harsh toke than the others but you can taste the potency. Hash and pine flavor on exhale. The instant effect can make my face flush and my scalp tighten on the first toke. Very heavy but comfortable buzz. Mind opening. Works great on drumming gigs.
I like it, my family and friends like it. They come back for more. Most haven’t even asked about the AK47 so I know they are satisfied.
I have 8 seeds left in the original pack. Will I grow them? Why yes, yes I will grow them.
Thank you, @LED_Seedz for putting me in the game. This stash made it well worth my time and resources.