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Blake

Have been extremely busy but glad I finally checked in with Strawberry Hill as there is a contest and my plants are getting very close. Talked to Tom the other day and my plants consistently take longer to finish than his. Tom moves his outside for their daylight photoperiod so that is the main difference that we could figure on. Been a good grow. Usually have to run a humidifier as this is very dry country. Very wet this year and have been struggling with humidity for about a month now. Friend lent me a huge dehumidifier so that has been a big help. Ran into some nutrient problems but managed to survive. 11th week of flowering for these ladies and they are getting impressive. Not sure which one will be entered into the contest as there are 11 to choose from. Three were started later and while flipped at the same time are smaller.  I did not get all my varieties so did a second germination about ten days later. Was only 3/12 females on that bunch but was just as well as once the fifteen plants got rolling that was all the room we had. Still have not managed to get a Super Collider Kush female but given the odds the next bunch will be females. Strictly anecdotal but this is my third Black Scratch grow and has been mostly female, 5/6 this time around, 4/4 the previous and my first Black Scratch grow was 2/4. They are the variety I am most familiar with and demand a strong soil nutrient base. Last time around they cured into excellent smooth smoke that had a good punch.

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Two foreground are Old Timer's Stash and the one on the right is probably going to be the contest entry. Very frosty, the rear one is a Black Scratch, equally frosty but the buds are a bit lighter at this point.

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Gorilla Thug and one of the younger plants.

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Gogi Ghash

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Chunk D HashPlant and the other possible contest entry

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The grow tent with the shorter plants (my other room is a full 8 feet) . Shows my problem with humidity. This is when I first opened them this morning. Just put those passive dehumidifiers in yesterday and so far seem fairly useless. Once I crank up the dehumidifier I manage to get the plants down to 45-50%RH. That has been my biggest challenge, so far no bud rot. The light is a bit off they are not as purple, rather a deep dark green. To this point my most successful grow and eagerly anticipating curing this up. That Old Timer's Stash is really grabbing my attention at this point, the photo's do not do it justice.

 

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Tynehead Tom

everything looks great @Blake , thanx for posting those.

How's the fishing right now? Still trying to slide a trip in but its hard to find someone to be here to light dep my plants for me 😞

 

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10 hours ago, Tynehead Tom said:

everything looks great @Blake , thanx for posting those.

How's the fishing right now? Still trying to slide a trip in but its hard to find someone to be here to light dep my plants for me 😞

 

Fishing is good when its good, some very nice fish and then a bit spotty, think the weir is being played with a bit and that affects how thick they are when they are going by our place. Fishing should be good for the next two weeks and then tail off. Guest cabin is open for you and the Boss if you decide to head up. Have all the gear just bring yourselves.

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Blake

Well a slight change of plans and here is the new contest entry. These were transplanted a couple days ago and they all survived nicely and are beginning to go. There are four Old Grandpa's Stash, three Super Collider Plant, two Goji Ghash and one Gorilla Thug. A couple extras thrown that are not a Strawberry Hill variety, they are called the Violator. Pretty intense name see how they turn out. Not pleased with my transplant survival from the paper towel to the solo cup. Lost six good looking germinated seeds, going to have top work on that part of my game. Once again 100% germination on all Strawberry Hill varieties with the exception of Gorilla Thug. One survivor of that variety so really hoping for a female. Lousy photo but shows the transplant shock was minimal and looks like 12 healthy plants on their way. Smaller plants were germinated about a week later. 

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Looks like a new format for the webpage  and some growing pains to go along with it. Glad I don't have to make this stuff work. Anyway the plants are moving along in a good way. The Gorilla Thug is #7 for your info Tom. Good looking healthy plants and starting to go. Started another ten plants from seeds that happened my way. Called Pineapple Express, see what happens.  Back at you Chronic.

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Tynehead Tom

yer off to the races now @Blake !!

 

plants look like they are enjoying the space

I'll be checkin for updates 😉

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Blake

The plants really kicked in and Friday is the end of week four. Getting anxious about flipping but will wait another week or so and will probably flip after completion of week five. Plants are very healthy with one exception. Fan fell off the shelf yesterday and landed squarely on Bubba Royale, not exactly LST. Topped all the plants on Sunday. Very healthy. Started another nine plants called Pineapple Express, seeds dropped in and have no idea what these will do.IMGP4076.thumb.jpg.cdf89454f9ac010e81089d88ef62fbd1.jpgIMGP4078.thumb.jpg.f641a196b509afe1e0df6d6c8cb649d0.jpg

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Tynehead Tom

nice !

what do you call LST by falling fan? HST LOL High Stress Training !

It's a weed it will survive 

 

looking good my friend, those are gonna blow up real nice.

just got back from deer hunting. Was supposed to be gone for a week but shot my buck from the treestand on the first morning. Was so hot I had to leave the next day but not till after my buddy got his buck the morning after me 🙂 Gotta love it when a plan comes together !

Trying to make it up your way for them mooses ..... stay tuned

Meanwhile I have a deer to butcher and then tomorrow it's more harvesting in the greenhouse!! 

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congrats on the Buck...I got my eye on a nice one when smoke pole opens up!

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Chronic2001

@Blake lookin good!  I hate to admit it but mine are still hanging out in solo cups waiting for transplant. I haven't really been feeding them anything except dehumidifier reclaim and a couple 800 ppm feeds so they have some deficiencies going on. I wont complete my grow by end of the year but im alright with that.  Ill be curious to see what they do when I put them into 1 gallons and feed them daily!  They have another 7 weeks before I flower them out.  I wanted to put them into a main room but didn't have the space currently.  Ill post back when there something nice to look at 😆.  

 

@Tynehead Tom was 82 degree here yesterday so the deer hunting will have to wait for me. Congrats on the buck!

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Will be real interesting to see how yields compare with the different growing periods and methods but same genetics. Mine are really starting to veg out now and this is the end of the fifth week. Next watering will take some individual shots for structure. Life changes our plans on a frequent basis Chronic. Might give them a little liquid fertiliser jolt with this watering and flip sometime this coming week. Couple singles in varieties so some good luck in a couple more weeks will tell the tale. The Gorilla Thug is the biggest plant so probably a male. 😞 The Pineapple Express is starting to kick in so will include some photos on the next watering. Watching them flower will be the toughest part while you are still holding yours back, Chronic. Photos up in a few days.

 

On a hunting note Tom almost no hunting pressure on the lake to this point and it is near freezing every night. Some snow higher up the other night. 

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Water day. The plant that took the hit from the fan is fine although slightly behind now. Included a shot of the Pineapple Express which came my way. Know absolutely nothing about them. 100% germination and nice looking plants. The stunted one popped at the same time but had trouble shucking the casing and is now appreciably behind.

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Some photos of Strawberry Hill Varieties except #9 which is called the Violator. A freebie someone passed along.

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Tynehead Tom

looking good @blake , yer in the races 😉

 

Sorry I haven't been checkin in much this past week. Been out nearly every day looking for more deer for the freezer. Loads of does and fawn and cown an calf mooses but no bucks here at home for us yet. Mr Underhill and his wife pulled in my driveway few days ago with a nice pair for the freezer 2x3 and 3x5. After our talk this morning..... I'm gearing up and looks like you might have some company tomorrow evening barring any catastrophes

look out mooses..... here I come LOL

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