SAFC Seedsman: 420 Auto Grow Challenge
The two happiest days of a cannabis growers life is the day they plant the seeds and the day they harvest well today is a happy harvest day for me 🥳 I cut most of the large plant yesterday she doesn’t need to be smooth smoke so I bought a hanging 6 level drying basket so hopefully she will dry faster I got almost all just one cola left which will have to hang with SS one in the grow box. I removed the lights and boxed them back up as I am going to do some remodeling. I will post pictures once I have them cut. Here’s some pictures from yesterday.
Thanks for all your help with this grow I learned a lot like free seeds are not free once you plant them so invest in seeds you really want to grow because the $10 you save on the seeds are nothing compared to what you have to put into it
I hung up the main cola of SS2 there might be some smokable bud on her the rest is in the drying rack. I am happy with SS1 she has some nice colas and the lower buds are nice and hard and she has a light berry smell, they will take a wile to dry. I have the A/C set at 68-70* and the RH at 55% the main fan comes on to keep the Rh and temp at set point but without a heat Source it’s not running much, the intake fan is running but doesn’t push that much air. I also have 2 fans in the box with one pointed to the ceiling and one at the floor to keep air circulation moving without blowing on the buds
The lower picture is of the main cola of SS2 is sitting on the floor in front of SS1
The drying process is going faster than I thought it would. we have had some cool weather with lower RH the Dewpoint dropped to 53*, at 70* the RH is about 45% a bit low, new set point 72* hopefully the RH will come up to 55% the drying basket is drying faster but it is destined for the hash bin. I cut some of the lower branches from SS2 last week when I discovered she was foxtailing. They are about dry so I had a taste and was quite surprised 😲 it is really good smoke nice and frosty, more of the head buzz than body as she didn’t ripen but it is long lasting and good for working. I bet the hash with be good but I am going to have to wait for winter 🥶 the hash is super sticky and the cold helps with that. I did order a Better Butter machine it had the best reviews on YT and does large batches. I am going to try to make some oil to help me sleep 😴
What do you all do with your trim and larf?
I hung and dried without trimming for 2 days and trimmed for 2 days they still had flexible stem but removing the outer leaves which will help them to dry better now. I have them in the mesh hanging dryer and they were doing good and then the humidity went back up. I had the AC set at 72° I had to turn it down to 70 and may have to go to 68 to get the humidity down. I had some buds from the Foxtail plant that hadn’t been affected. I cut Them off and hung to dry last week. it was fairly dry so I bagged it was 166 grams and I have 3 x that more drying I think she took after her sativa roots that’s what the high is like all head not much body. The rest that ran an additional week seem to increase the potency and I think a little bit better high. One drawback with the foxtailing it made the buds real woody so the smoke is harsh but still has good flavor and high.
The other strawberry cheesecake that came out normally is really good smoke and tasty and it’s also real frosty. One drawback is that the buds are airy and light which is OK I’m not trying to sell it but they’ll be plenty there for smoking I think it taste better than my northern lights. Hopefully I will have my weights in soon and I can close this Journal out it’s been a while getting here.
Ok the totals are in Strawberry cheesecake #1 The plant that grew normally almost all was what I call smokable, the buds are light and fluffy but the high is good and great taste a very fruity flavor most of the trim I had removed late in flower so in the jars. 11 oz or 308 grams
Strawberry Cheesecake #2 the foxtailing plant 24.46 oz or 685 grams the smoke is harsh due to the extra growth and woody nature of the buds the taste is great the same fruity flavor and lots of frost and the high is good I can almost taste the hash she will make 😋 I have 115 grams of trim but I’m not counting it in my weight total.
992 grams or 35.6 oz - 2.2 lbs normally The weighs world have been good but I am only counting #1 plant of 308 grams of buds and 800 grams of trim. I sadly didn’t make the.65 grams of usable PPF I was using 2 mars hydro TS 1000 and a TSL 2000 the light Calculator says the TS 1000 has 242.1 usable PPF I have 4 so 968.4 PPF x .65 is 629.46 grams but I am going to change the size and light setup and maybe I will make it next grow and be a “Proven Grower”
sadly this is the end of this Journal. I am not going to be able to join the Plant training Challenge. I lately found out I have to have another surgery on my foot on Dec 1st I don’t want to not be able to get to my plants or drive for supplies in late flower. I will have to be happy with the remodel, hash making and infusions. I will be here learning to grow better and studying the plant training so I will be asking a lot of questions along the way
Grower love 🌱💚
THC crystals: 1oz flower cover with Everclear soak 30 seconds shake 30 seconds strain with coffee filters then evaporate without heat only a fan blowing over the dish Not sure what to do with this
this journal is complete
I am not sure if I use a hashtag # or a @ Before your user name
I miss growing, I am making MCT oil and testing them 😋 I wish CCFC had a section on extracting , Hash making, Ect, I am back to searching YouTube and internet trying to gather info to see what works and what’s bull-shit, just wishing for some science based info I can trust, I am spoiled
Dr-Coco you must know a chemistry professor that wouldn’t mind setting us straight!
I ordered a T-check so I can test the THC content My wife is worried that I am going to OD on Tinchers
I wish I could get it that strong 💪
Growers 🌱 Love 💚
Yes the Ardent is a nice machine but I don’t want to spend the money for it but every time I go cheap it costs me more! I have the butter Brewer it decarbs I am testing it out to see it suggest 235* for 40 minutes but I upped it to 240* for 1 hr. I can’t tell by taking a dose how strong it is sometimes It doesn’t do much but other times I seems strong so I bought a T-Check tester it tells me how strong it is My wife is afraid of me getting too much it will be here today I think I wish CCFC had a Science base section on extract It takes a lot of trial and error to figure out the best way to take our medicine I use it for sleep and to relax me during the day there is an online class on extracts for 300 bucks at green flower if I can’t figure it out with this T-check device that’s probably what I will wind up doing. I should have spent $800 for a press. 💪 It pisses me off that I have been smoking for 50 years and now every thing has changed around me and left me behind. No it gives me a Challenge. gives me something to do other than sit around the house all day what better way to spend retirement🧐 🌱💚
I got the TCheck and tested it out. I have 3 oils I tested the 2 MCT oils came out at 20mg / ml and the olive oil was 30 but I didn’t use the olive oil to cut it down because the TCheck only goes to 15mg/ml so u cut it with the same oil you infused and I used MCT I can safely say that it is around 20mg/ml like the other two. it looks like 20mh/ml is about as strong as I can get with oil extraction. I I did an extraction with alcohol and I’m gonna add the crystals to some MCT oil and see if I can get it to infuse I think that’s the only way to getting it stronger I haven’t tried RSO yet I will make a small amount and see how it works for sleep I was up at 3:40 this morning sleeping to 6am is my target 🎯
I have some Harlequiin they are regular seeds so I will have to sex them and I am going to make a mother, more work than autos the TCheck works well if not for the price 🌱💚