This grow journal picks up a few weeks into the latest grow and starts with four different plants: Lemon Haze, Bubble Gum, Gorilla Glue, and Girl Scout Cookie.
Lemon Haze is a representation of the sativa strain. It’s grown more successfully in warmer, sunnier climates. It can thrive in indoor settings as long as it gets lots of light. It’s resistant to common pests and molds thus making it an ideal plant for newbie growers. This plant can produce 15 ounces of weed per square meter and can take anywhere between 7 to 9 weeks to flower.
Bubblegum strain is a blend of 50% sativa and 50% indica. Even novice growers will find this is an easy strain to cultivate however, it is quite sensitive to rot and molds. Bubblegum cannabis can yield about 16 ounces of usable marijuana in 8 to 9 weeks. This cannabis needs to stay in a dry, warm environment and receive a lot of sunshine to flourish.
Gorilla Glue is from a family of heavy-hitting weed and is more sedative than its relatives. This plant needs proper and regular trimming but it’s still fairly easy to grow as long as it’s kept away from danger of frost or too much rain. It can yield 18 ounces of bud per square meter with 8 to 9 weeks of flower.
Finally, the Girl Scout Cookies is a hybrid cannabis. GSC is known for its power and flavor but it’s a relatively low yielder – this is perfect for growers seeking quality over quantity. When grown in cooler settings, GSC’s sturdy branches become dense with purplish buds. This all-round resistant strain grows well in both soil and hydro, spending 9 to 10 weeks in flowering time.
Yield: 3 to 4 ounces (estimate) from 2 of the 4 plants
The plants are looking great and this is a mix of autos and photoperiod plants. Check out an old group photo below when they were only a few days old. The Lemon Haze is on the right. Girl Scout Cookie is the tall one in the middle. Gorilla Glue is the one on the left and the Bubblegum is the lone plant in the foreground.
The Gorilla Glue is actually the oldest of the bunch but had a mishap as a seedling and snapped in half. Not wanting to throw a $10 seed, it was cut like a clone, dipped in clonex, and it rooted after 2 days. Here are the photos proving of bringing a seedling back to life.
Here’s a top view of the Lemon Haze. You can see she already put out plenty of new sets of leaves.
However, it wasn’t so smooth-sailing for the Lemon Haze. She was burnt back when she was a seedling and took a while to get back on track. This is what she looked like in the beginning.
Here are some of the latest photos of the plants in this grow.
First up is the Bubblegum. She’s tall but a little thinner compared to the others.
The Girl Scout Cookie is thriving.
Gorilla Glue is a frontrunner among her sisters.
And rounding up this update is the Lemon Haze.
Rearranged and expanded the room a bit today. The grow room is supplemented with a trusty 150W HPS shining exclusively on the GSC so she has her very own light.
Gorilla Glue was taken out of the AeroGarden and put into her own container just in time because she’s showing signs of flowering and will start her own stretch soon. Hopefully she can catch up with the GSC.
Finally, after adding some Mylar, the room became so much brighter. Notice the containers were staggered so each plant has a bit more space and they will be spread out some more as they get bigger.
Did a bit of maintenance to the girls. Topped and defoliated Lemon Haze and Bubblegum so they will soon be bushes. Bubblegum was a bit behind the Lemon Haze so she’s a bit smaller. GSC auto is filling out a bit and may be better. She sure looks and smells good.
Here’s the current star of the grow for now. This Lemon Haze is showing up her sisters
UPS finally showed up with some long-awaited goodies. The lights are finally being upgraded to a 600W digital switchable light. Heat became an issue the first night. The plants didn’t seem to like it and GSC has a bit of scorching since she was closest to the heat.
Had to readjust the setup by replacing it with an MH bulb, and by installing a cool tube. Already have a 4-inch inline fan and carbon filter ready to go. Just need 6 to 4 reducers.
Here are some photos of the new brightness.
Did a res change on all 4 plants. Separate reservoirs are perfect for the plants because each plant’s nutrient solution can be changed depending on where each plant is in its life cycle.
The autos are full on into flowering and were just flipped to 12/12 for the photos so they are on transition nutes. The GSC is fattening up pretty nicely. Lemon Haze looks amazing and Bubblegum is also looking great. Gorilla Glue is starting to hit her stride but is still a bit small.
Here are some updated photos.
The Amazon fairy paid a visit in the last few days and now, the carbon filter, cool tube, and can fan are all hooked up! The temperature finally got down some 10+ degrees F. With the door shut, the temperature stays at 84 degrees F.
Here are a couple pics of the Girl Scout Cookies auto. She’s actually turned into a pretty nice plant. She’s packing on the trichomes and has very few orange hairs which means she still has a bit if time before she’s ready.
She wasn’t impressive at the beginning but now she’s packing on weight and looking good! She doesn’t have any smell except when you mess with her and then she’ll smell like grapefruit.
GSC is a week away from being chopped. Lemon Haze and Bubblegum are looking amazing.
Temporarily SCROGGED the Lemon Haze to slow vertical growth because they can get out of hand quickly. Took the SCROG ring off a couple days ago and she is liking being freed from her tortuous binds.
Bubblegum wasn’t SCROGGED because she is supposed to stay shorter but now she is looking sativa-dominant and still growing an inch per day.
Lemon Haze is the one with the bent branches and Bubblegum is the one with straight branches. GSC is the one with the resin-coated buds.
Haven’t posted an update in a bit so here they are. The Bubblegum and Lemon Haze are now starting week 6 of flowering. Both look amazing but Bubblegum is far ahead of Lemon Haze. She may be ready by week 8. They’re both loading on the trichomes and smell as good as their names. Lemon Haze smells like fresh lemon zest and Bubblegum is like earthy Bubblegum.
These are pics of the Lemon Haze.
And check out these Bubblegum photos.
Getting closer to the harvest period and the light cycle was switched to 11/13 but the Bubblegum might spend an additional week in flower. Lemon Haze looks exactly 1-2 weeks behind and is getting really frosty.
Finally chopped Bubblegum and Lemon Haze today. Both went exactly 8 weeks to the day. The final yield from both plants is between 3 to 4 ounces. Not bad for summertime heat and no air conditioner.
Yield: 3 to 4 ounces (estimate) from 2 of the 4 plants
Unfortunately, this grow journal ends with only two plants being harvested. However, they should yield the same amount of buds.
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