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berkshirebud
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The Return of the Reveg!

This journal is the continuation of the story of the plant variously known as The Cheese, Berk's Cheese, The Reveg Monster, and Professor Berry. Berk's part of the story began with his 2020 PTGC journal and continued in the Post-Harvest Reveg journal during 2021 NYGC.

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Posted : 08/22/2021 11:54 am KeystoneCops liked
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As you might have guessed, I was a bit slow at getting around to create this journal. 115 days slow, to be exact. So, how about a quick photo-essay of Her Monstrosity's growth in her 3rd incarnation since being cut from @prof-knows-it-all's mother plant?

I'll do it in a couple of posts.

Day 6

When last we left our hero, she was being stuffed into a #5 nursery pot, making the transition from a life of coco-perlite drain-to-waste synthetic nutrient hydroponics to organic peat-based soil mix with organic nutrients.

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Day 15

Two weeks later, she was just starting to think about growing some new leaves from the old bud-sites that I retained.

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Day 17

So, next day it is out to the greenhouse, to enjoy some lovely spring-time sun with the Spring Autoflower Challenge autos.

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Posted : 08/22/2021 12:17 pm Oldbay and Dg-connoisseur liked
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Day 33

Some decent leaves starting on a few of the branches, but overall pretty slow. She is getting weekly top-dressing of dry Roots Organic Terp Tea Grow, watered in with pH'ed water, as well as IPM treatments alternating between neem seed meal, Dr. Zymes, Southern Ag Bacillus amyloliquifaciens D757, Oregonism XL, and foliar potassium bicarbonate.

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Day 38

She just is not doing well, and I think it is because most of the volume of the pot is old coco instead of new soil. Rather than root pruning, I put her in a bigger pot. Up to a #7 (23 liter) nursery pot with more Ocean Forest.

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Day 39

It's a scorcher of a June, and I can't keep the greenhouse below 30°C, so everybody heads outdoors for sun!

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Day 61

Those hot days were just too much stress, and half the plant seems to be dying. Fortunately, the other half is finally starting to grow.

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Day 68

Yup. Half the plant is dead, dead, dead. But the other side looks...well, not "healthy", but, sort of OK.

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Posted : 08/22/2021 12:47 pm KeystoneCops and Dg-connoisseur liked
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Day: 115
Flower Day: 39

Day 77

Getting some good branch growth on the live half, but she is even more of a monster than the initial monster crop, branching every which way.

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Oh. And because we have had weeks of mostly rainy days, she has apparently decided to make pistils.

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Day 90 (Day 14 since pistils)

Time to start adding some stakes to try to spread this monster out a bit in to the part of the pot with the dead branches.

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Day 107 (Day 21 since pistils)

Came back from being away on vacation for 4 days of hot weather. While the Watermelon Zkittlez in the #5 pot wasn't too happy, the Professor powers on!

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A good drink of water, and a couple of hours later everyone is happy.

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Posted : 08/22/2021 1:25 pm Oldbay and Dg-connoisseur liked
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Day: 115
Flower Day: 39

Now, it really is 

Day 115 (39 days since pistils)

Tropical Storm Henri can't keep the Professor Berry down! I've been pruning out lower, small branches, and tying the others to more stakes to try to build some structure in this beast.

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Posted : 08/22/2021 4:32 pm
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Day: 117
Flower Day: 41

Day 117 (41 days since pistils)

I really need to make some sense of this tangle of branches. None of the new branches is bigger than a twig, and they twist and turn all over the pot. I've just been too busy to take care of her properly, but maybe this weekend I can get some of the better branches tied to stakes and cut out some of the lower ones. She is definitely confused by the weather, although it looks like days are getting short enough again that she might be starting to bloom for real.

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Her neighbor on the right is a Watermelon Zkittlez (Ethos) that started indoors in coco and got moved out to the greenhouse and converted to peat-mix growing medium in a #5 nursery pot. She got a little root pruning, but not really enough. Ah well. Live and learn!

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Posted : 08/24/2021 12:42 pm Dr. Witch liked
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Day: 122
Flower Day: 46

Pruned off about a third of the branches from beneath to try to get her to focus on growing a few reasonably sized flowers. I know I have more to prune, but also, we are  running out of summer. I may have to end up supplementing the light to get the flowers to grow enough before the rains and frost arrive. 

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Posted : 08/29/2021 8:28 am
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Day: 136
Flower Day: 60

Quick update! Did some more pruning last week. She’s finally starting to stack up nicely. A bit worried about how late this is going after that 4-6 week cloudy, rainy period this summer. I may have to hang the Mars Hydro SP250 in the greenhouse to supplement in order to get the flowers finished before mold and frost season. Just need an outdoor power strip so I can run the fan and the light off the extension cord. I really need to run permanent power to the greenhouse. Adding it to the project list…

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Posted : 09/12/2021 4:01 pm
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Day: 139
Flower Day: 63

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Posted : 09/15/2021 2:40 pm
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Day: 152
Flower Day: 76

Spider mites attacked last week. I know I shouldn’t in flower, but I gave them a dose of Spinosad. Based on the research I can find, it should have broken down in the few days of direct sun we have had. I won’t be inhaling though just in case. I’m just going to wash it for hash and then make edibles and drinkables. Even if any makes it to the food (and probably won’t) it is low toxicity when ingested.

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Posted : 09/27/2021 5:42 pm TerpeneTed liked
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Day: 155
Flower Day: 79

Getting cold at night, and having to supplement the light on cloudy days, but I think I can get her to finish before the freeze.

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Posted : 10/01/2021 2:44 pm Chefomj liked
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Day: 157
Flower Day: 81

Even though there isn’t much mass on these flowers, the trichomes are mostly cloudy and just a few starting to show some amber. It will probably be time to harvest some time this week!

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Posted : 10/03/2021 6:38 am
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Day: 158
Flower Day: 82

Some interesting pictures of the stem. You can see how the entire plant died except for one branch, and the vascular system for that one branch is growing inside the otherwise dead stem and expanding.

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Posted : 10/04/2021 5:19 am Chefomj liked
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Day: 161
Flower Day: 85

I realized I haven’t posted any good pictures of how weird this monster is. So here you go:

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That was last night. Today, I forgot to open the vents until noon.

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For those of you stuck in Fahrenheit, that’s just over 100°!!

So, what did the Professor think of the sauna? 

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Apparently she likes the heat! I’ll check the trichomes tonight, but she should be ready for harvest soon. Her neighbor, Ms. Watermelon Zkittlez 🍉🍬 , is already harvested, trimmed, and drying.

 

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Posted : 10/07/2021 9:39 am
berkshirebud
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Day: 163
Flower Day: 87

I though I might be chopping this weekend, but the trichomes say otherwise. Still running supplemental light on the rainy and cloudy days, but I may have to steal the light for the Soul Mate clones before the Photontek SQ300W Pro arrives.

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