PTGC Misfit: Cinderella 99 fast
Hey all, couldn't decide what I'm gonna do and I've never grown this strain before so here I am. Just started soaking a couple Cinderella 99 fast fem seeds and gonna figure it out along the way. Look forward to seeing everyone's grow!
Seeds are popped and we're rolling. Germinated by soaking in RO water for about 20 hours then into damp paper towel. Once taproots are out, into a yogurt container with a peat, coco, castings, perlite, and vermiculite prewatered with EM, humic acid, and liquid kelp. They are both under a single 26w CFL bulb for the time being. Overall, I'll be trying to keep these as short as possible. Considering vertical space is limited in tents and this is a sativa dominant strain, I will be looking to do some early training to give myself some flexibility come flowering in case they're really stretchy. Until these grow up a little and I have more to share.. Cheers and good growing.
Few days along, one sprouted a couple days behind the other, lightly watered once a couple days ago. The seedlings keep wanting to fall over so they are now each under their own 26w CFL bulb and I will probably hit them with a little silica in their next watering. Not much else going on, everything is alive and that's always good. 🌱Thinking of putting together some self watering 5 gallon buckets for when these 2 are ready for transplant, never done it before but might be fun to try this time round.
Watered these 2 seedlings for the second time today. RO water, rhinoskin 1.5ml/l, fish emulsion 4ml/l, kelp grow 1.5ml/l, humic acids 2ml/l, effective microbes 1.5ml/l.
Probably a little overa cup of water each to get a bit of run-off from the yogurt containers.
They are starting to stiffen up and stand straight. Still under 26w CFLs but I plan to move them each under a 25w LED (essentially a mini quantum board) as soon as there is space. Temps and humidity have all been good here, humidifier running gets my RH to 60%+ and temps have mostly been cycling from low to high 70s.
All is good and growing, just waiting for some other plants to finish flowering so I can rotate my tents.
Soon I'll post some pictures of the 5-gallon bucket self watering planter I plan to put together. Certainly cheaper than autopots, just hope they work out ok!
Just topped one of the Cindys, down to the 4th node. 6th pair of leaves were just starting to show. Little bit of leaf curl from heat stress, raised the lights a couple inches. Still waiting to harvest so I can free up some tent space, within the next few days hopefully!
Ok, here we are. The 2 Cinderella 99s have been doing well after the top. I've unfortunately been a bit busy and have barely been able to get everything done, but they have now been transplanted into 5 gallon buckets. They were growing in the yogurt containers a little longer than I'd have liked but the roots hadn't started circling yet so I think we're ok.
The buckets are made to (hopefully) be self watering, in the sense that they will be bottom watered and the water will wick up through the soil. I used a guide from gardening with Leon on YouTube and it's really simple.
First, make a hole about 5 inches up, this will be the overflow hole.
Then, after drilling 2 holes each in several aluminum cans, they were placed upside down in the bucket.
Then filled with soil.
I amended with a bit of 2-8-4 dry organic bloom nutrients and some dolomite lime (and a bit more perlite) as I filled the buckets for transplant.
A bit of weird stretch as things are a little cramped but thankfully I now have some extra space from some recently harvested plants. I just need to reset the tent, which will be done either today or tomorrow. One of the plants is under a CFL and the other is under some mini quantum board LEDs. I have an 86w (Parfactworks) cob that will be going over both these plants very soon, until yet another tent is free and they will be in their final home under a Mars sp250. They have both just been watered at transplant and I will top water a couple more times before filling the bottom and trying out the self wicking.
As for training, I think I might super crop the 2 main branches next week. I'll see how I feel. Until then, happy growing!
Got the girls under a better light with a bit more space. This is an 86w COB with supplemental red/blue LEDs. They will stay in here until they outgrow the tent and by that time, my recently harvested plants will be done drying. They are growing well and I'll be doing some more training next week. Either LST or supercropping. I'm thinking I might supercrop the main stems about a week before the flip and then get them under a trellis net. Not sure how much these will stretch but we shall see.
They look good under the new light.
Just got watered too, about 2-3 litres each, RO water with a little bit of seacrop, kelpgrow, and EM. I checked the ph, which I don't always do, and it measured around 6.6 pH so we're all good. I usually don't adjust anything but I like to check my pH once in a while to make sure it's in an acceptable range still, always glad when it is. Happy growing!
Hey all - been a while since my last update as I've been out of town and busy with work but I got back just in time for the flip!
I ended up topping one plant (for the second time) and supercropping and topping the other one.
This was before topping and after setting up my modified tomato cages (I just cut off the bottom third)
And after being gone for about 8 days:
I bottom filled the buckets before I left for vacation and they were ready for water when I got back, so it seems 7-10 days is the watering frequency needed.
The girls got about 60 hours of darkness starting October 1st as I've heard that this can reduce stretch. I believe it was spartangrown that said a 3 day dark period more or less eliminated the stretch so I'm curious to see what happens and hoping they don't shoot up too much. Happy flowering!
Bottom watered today, each got almost a gallon of RO water with a few drops of seacrop. Everything looks good. I used some holey stones on twist ties to train down a couple branches. The same plant (on the right) also has a single branch coming out above the node I topped at. It kills the symmetry but I decided to leave it.
Things have been growing! These 2 seem to be done stretching and are starting to bulk up. I did some pruning of the lower bud sites and branches, I wish I pruned more earlier but I've been a little hands off for the past month. I was away for 8 days right before flipping so I didn't get to train as much as I would've liked but the canopy is still somewhat even.
Day 20 from flip:
I did some top dressing with 2-8-4 dry amendments and watered in with about 3L of a kelp, humic, and effective microbe concoction in RO water, I think I checked the pH and it was around 6.4 which is good enough for me. Anyway, been a couple days since the feeding and I'll be filling the bottoms again today. Happy growing!
Almost there! 6 weeks from the flip and these girls look like they'll be done near the end of the month.. supposed to flower in 6 weeks, seems about right. I'm debating whether I wanna do some top dressing or soil conditioning before they finish up, I think I'll hit them with some dry amendments and liquid kelp tomorrow. They are getting pale and yellowing, especially the one on the left which was definitely a heavier feeder but otherwise look alright and are pretty close to finishing so I'm not too worried. I left a bunch of fan leaves on when I pruned and they are now just falling off on their own, which is good I think. Anyway, until next time, happy growing y'all.
Alriight, so both of these plants are dropping leaves and yellowing pretty quickly so I did top dress with a little bit of all purpose 4-4-4 and a bit more 2-8-4 bloom dry amendments. Watered in with a bit of liquid kelp and humic acid, pHd to 6.8. I didn't quite anticipate how hungry these two would be and should have topdressed a week or two back, thought I'd have a little more time. Harvest time is coming up quick, these fast flowering strains are crazy. Otherwise things are looking and smelling good! Humidity here has been really low (around 30%) so I've got a couple humidifiers going, one on an inkbird controller, to keep my RH just above 50 with temps ranging from approx 68-82F. Cheers.