Blueberry Cheese from seed

Discussion in 'Indoor Grow Journals' started by sweedright, Jan 8, 2023.

  1. Well it's time to start another grow. I decided to do a journal on this one because the strain was recommended to me by @Pistils who seems to no longer be with GC for some unknown reason. (if anyone knows, please share). Anyways, what we have here are a couple of blueberry cheese from barney's farm, planted in pro-mix HP (3 gallon pots), under the spider farmer sf1000 running full blast at 30 or so inches, in the old 2x4 veg/clone tent. No nutrients for the first week. I'll be doing weekly updates with a bit of other random shit thrown in i'm sure (still have a couple clones in the flower tent). Nutrients will be General hydroponics maxibloom only (homemade cal-mag if needed). Nothing special or mysterious, veg with 100 watt light, flower with 200 watt light. Let's do this.
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  2. Well here we are 7 days later and both have germinated and are on their way. It's been a few degrees cooler in the tent then I'd like so they are growing a bit slower than normal, but that's pretty typical for this time of year. Hasn't really ever been a problem so I just go with the flow. The flower tent is plenty warm which is the important part. Well, time to go attempt to steam my sinuses open. Peace.
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  3. Well, I ran into an issue that I've not had before. Due to the abnormally warm temperatures up here, the basememnt actually stayed cooler due to the boiler not having to run as much. Temps in the tent were getting down to 67 at night...no good, growth slowed to a crawl. To remedy the situation, I put a small bathroom heater outside the intake vent. Now I get 76 in the tent, the girls resumed growth and here we are, just a little behind schedule, which is fine because I still have a couple sweet zenzation clones in the flower tent that need at least another week plus dry time.
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  4. Well they are coming along, getting ready for a growth spurt based on past grows.
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    not much really to say about them at the moment, they get a little water/maxibloom every day, almost time to give them a decent drink. In other news the zenzation clones are going to be coming down in a few days......starting to foxtail, either from genetics or perhaps they don't like the 3 gallon pots I don't know.
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    I will say they are extremely dense, similar to the blackberry kush clones I ran a while back. We've been smoking her parent for a while now and we like it quite a lot, relaxes the body and I find it gets the gray matter running.
    I also have a little side project to find the most efficient and prolific vegetables to grow inside. Bush style green beans are a great choice and this dwarf determinate is looking promising as well.
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    Just down to earth 4-4-4 until it flowered then 4-8-4 until she's done. Zucchini might be my next test. Until next time...
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  5. Nice looking plants @sweedright.
     
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  6. Thanks, I'd have way more if I had the room, (vegetables and cannabis) but for now I have to settle with what I've got. The end goal would be to be able to produce a stable supply of one or more vegetables year round without taking up much space or materials. I've also found green beans grow very well with cheap low wattage (25) blurple grow lights. Experiments are fun.
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  7. Same here. I grew Tiny Tim Tomatoes one year inside. It was great having fresh organic tomatoes in January. But, those plants took up a lot of room.
     
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  8. Agreed, mine is just over 2ft tall right now, with it's own 90watt led. Looks to be setting a decent amount of fruit. She's supposed to be done end of February, tomatoes in feb will be nice, but I don't think tomatoes are going to be something I will continue to grow inside.
     
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  9. The Tiny Tims I grew were between 16-24" tall. They did give us tomatoes for about 3 weeks. I grew 3 plants under a LED shop light. I think it was 34 watts.
     
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  10. Topped these girls last night @ 5th node, they are finally growing at a normal rate now that temps are good. Hopefully I'll be taking clones in 10-14 days, a couple for me and some for family/friends. About one day left on the zens that are currently drying in the flower tent, I'll trim those tomorrow hopefully and get them weighed and jarred then once I clean the flower tent I can move the cheeses over when I decide to engage flower mode. Once the cheese clones are flowering I have a few options for the next grow.........got some blackberry kush from blimburn seeds and I belive some white label fast sherbets from north atlantic seed, which I hesitate to grow because..white label. Maybe I'll hold off on those, I have singles of a bunch of previous strains I grew I should probably grow at some point. No need to worry about that now though. One final note: The zen clones that are drying now did not receive or need any calmag aside from what is in maxibloom, I'm curious to see if the same holds true for the cheeses.
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  11. Nice mate, I got a couple on this cycle about the same size, although most are still babies.
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  12. Finished trimming the zen clones, 200 grams jar worthy bud, plus at least 60g of trim/popcorn. Super frosty, did a quick 5 second sift and ended up with a nice amount of bowl topper. The reason for the yield being lower than the parents was probably due to the fact that they had to spend the first 4 weeks of flower under the sf1000......I didn't want to do it but I had no choice, Based on similar grows it comes down to 100 gram difference from those 4 weeks. Learn something new every day. Time to burn some of that lovely dust when the wife gets home in a bit.
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  13. Enjoy yourself mate! sounds like you earned it!
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  14. Well, the girls are picking up steam, I haven't done any training yet just removing large fan leaves here and there that cover up the lower growth, should be able to take the 12 clones I need in 7-12 days I would think. Color looks a tad light but I think that will improve once they can handle being watered everyday (next week). Also harvested my ginger experiment.....planted a small piece from the grocery store 8 months ago, been harvesting a bit here and there for 2 months now, finally dug the rest up and replanted a little bit to start all over again.
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    Add another 8oz to what is in the picture for an idea of the total harvest from a 3 gallon pot using pro-mix HP with down to earth organics 4-8-4 as it's only food source. Makes for a nice looking/smelling houseplant if anybody wants to give it a try.
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    I think that's all the excitement for now. I have the next 3 days off which always puts me in a good mood, plus I'll have time to test out the new adjustable volume pipette when I make another batch of 6mg capsules.
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    Well until next time...
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  15. #15 sweedright, Feb 26, 2023
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    Chugging along, I'm removing fan leaves as they become too large, constantly exposing most of the newer growth. So far all the tops have naturally remained level with just topping the main just the one time. I still think they could use more N than maxibloom provides, but they are doing alright so far. Should be able to take my clones in 5 days or so from the bushier plant (seems to grow faster and fuller than her sister), should be able to get my 12 clones no problem from just her. After clones are taken it will be time for strip and flip (it's not what you think...or maybe it is). Also of note the dwarf has begun bearing tasty february tomatoes be they on the slightly smaller side.
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    Cut the green beans down and planted some snow peas for fun, still want to plant zucchini once the tomato is down.
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  16. Oops, helps if I post a picture of the plants.
     
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  17. I figured I'd take a picture of the cheeses before I strip everything off in the next day or so. They are looking decent, very dense growth, no additional nutrients besides what is in the maxi bloom (I'm going to see if I can get by without any additional cal-mag).
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    I'm also working on some expeariments, snap and snow peas under different lights, I planted about 10 seeds, most are breaking soil as we speak. I did plant 1 test pea in advance to check if my old seeds were still viable. I guess I have my answer.
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  18. Nice plants @sweedright.
     
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  19. @TimJ Thank you sir!
     
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  20. Good morning. Cloning time! I've found it's not worth it to spend the money on clonex or some other overpriced hormone when this shit is dirt cheap and does the exact same thing all while being incredibly shelf stable as compared to liquid/gels.
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    So, I soaked my rapid rooters in slightly warm water, threw them in starter trays, I snipped my clone 1/2 inch under a node at a 45 degree angle, dipped in water, then in rooting powder, then in peat pellets. Sprayed water over the leaves and lid and put in the corner of the veg tent on a heat mat.
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    I then proceeded to strip everything except the top 2 nodes off of all branches. In 2-3 days I will move them to the flower tent and away we go.
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    That's it for now, enjoy your sunday everyone.
     
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