My latest Vert garden

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by PKHydro, Jan 31, 2016.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    While that was once true, people are fuckin wannabe weed snobs now. That's how it is now in a rec legal state and that's how it will be in your state sooner or later.

    Save your pollen for breeding, no one wants that 'kief' lol
     
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    Yeah while I dont give a shit over here in Nam about those male flowers or seeded bud, you would be surprised how untrue that statement is in general.... People think that the only thing good is great bag appeal sensi....
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    The thing is, the crop before this had a TON of seed, like almost every bud had some in it. So with the amount of male flowers I'm seeing this time, I know it's going to be another bad one.

    I'm going to say fuck it and finish this crop. Seeded bud sucks, but its not like I'm selling it off. The family can deal with another batch of meds with some seeds in it.
    I'm killing off the next round of clones though, and looking for a new strain to run, I just can't deal with shit genetics.
     
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    THE KONASSURE

    THE KONASSURE Well-Known Member


    My state ? sounds like war`s a coming lol......... I got 5 to 50 years before I`d have to worry about that here would rather be somewhere more social, legal and snobby tbh but I`m piss poor, "bruv" as they say lol
     
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    digging

    digging Well-Known Member

    Hey PK, would love to see you grow some GG#4 trees. That would be spectacular to follow that grow :)
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    I'd love to be able to get my hands on a real cut of the GG#4, although Ive heard mixes reviews.

    Hell I'd take a real cut of any reliable genetics at the moment, fuck these hermie bastards I'm growing.

    There's so much nice shit out there it makes my head spin trying to narrow things down. I've got some PeakSeedsBc stuff going in veg right now, but maybe looking to pick up some Bodhi or Rare Dankness gear in the near future.
     
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    Bodhi would be a go to. I dont have much experience with Rare Dankness, but I know for certain what Bodhi puts out, fukn fire
     
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    bottletoke

    bottletoke Well-Known Member

    Ive been dying for a cut of gg#4, still trying to persuade people south of the border to drop some clones in an expedited parcel for me....with no luck of course. Even offer to pay up front just in case it's unsuccessful.
    I've decided to run some big worm gear that I've already received and pretty stoked on, also bought some mail order medman clones to get me going until these seedlings go through the growth cycle where I can select a keeper pheno for a mother. Lots of good stuff around locally, I just want to have something different.
    Good luck on ur Hunt!
     
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    wildfire97936

    wildfire97936 Well-Known Member

    With the light set-up like that, what kind of temps do you run into? Is it relatively easy to keep it down?
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    Yes it's pretty easy to control. I'm not running AC, just a big exhaust fan and a well placed intake. I only really run into issues for a week or two during the hottest part of the summer. When this happens I'll just unplug a light or two each night.

    Bare bulbs run cooler as well. There's no metal reflector sitting there trapping heat, and getting hot as balls. The hot air from the bulb simply rises up to the roof and is exhausted. This also allows me to get a 1000w bulb like 10" from the plant without any burning whatsoever.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Vertical is just bad ass in so many ways, isn't it?

    Makes me wonder why people still grow flatlander style, lol
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    Haha, yup it sure is! We are all creatures of habit, it's easy for people to get stuck doing something one way, and one way only.

    Had I been taught how to grow in a SOG or something I would probably still be doing that. As long as what your doing works, most people wouldn't change their styles.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'm not most people. For good or bad, lol
     
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    Same thing I tell my kids, "but ba, so and so does it". You aint fucking so and so, you are you, now do it like YOU would do it ;)
     
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    wildfire97936

    wildfire97936 Well-Known Member

    Damn man that's badass!! You definitely have a awesome set-up with the skills to match. I'm recently gotten back into growing since an extended hiatus and I'm tryin to plan my next big grow next year. Love stumbling upon hidden gems full of info like your thread.
     
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    Rottedroots

    Rottedroots Well-Known Member

    As pretty as all your girls are could you post a few pics of the finished product. I'm still finding that a good dry and cure to be elusive. The high and stone are there but taste and even color is just not where it should be. You got the grow going on bud but what's your curing technique? Thanks.
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    Well it starts with the flush for me. In my hydro system, I flush with just straight water for 7 days. Then I'll chop the plants, taking full branches, removing just the big fan leaves and I'll hang it all for like 10 days. I'll keep the room in the low to mid 70s, and in the neighborhood of 50% humidity.

    In the last couple of days I'll be checking on it frequently. The key is waiting until I think I've almost over dried it. I wait untill it's really nice and crispy to the touch, and then I'll trim. I used to hire someone friends to come and trim and get a machine, but I was never happy with the end result. I'd look at my buds and wouldn't be able to find 1 single intact trichome. Between the guys grabbing all the buds to see who can collect the most finger hash, and the machine tumbling everything around, it stripped my bud of all the shit I just worked so hard to grow.

    So now my trim is a slow painstaking process, with no machine and just me and the wife trimming with the odd help from her parents, but my bud is just dripping with resin and sparkles like a diamond. After the trim I'll put it all into a few totes to sweat for at least a full 24hrs.

    Once it's done in the sweat I carefully take it back out and decide whether or not it needs to dry out a bit more or whether I can pack it straight up. Easiest way to check is to just pinch your buds, a nice dry bud should feel rock hard, if it's spongey and springs back after squishing it needs to dry out some more.

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    EDIT: I'll add this picture to show how clean this stuff burns 20160808_221259.jpg
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    I should also add that, figuring out when it's dry enough to trim, and getting it to that point where I start to worry I've over dried it, takes practice and you might fuck up a crop or two.

    I've definitely let it get too dry before which isn't good and requires a VERY delicate trim otherwise it'll just crumble in your hands. If this happens I just throw a handful of fresh fan leaves I'll pick from my plants in the other flower room into the tote and let it sweat in the tote for a longer period of time.

    However rushing it and trimming it while it's still a little moist isn't good either. First of all trying to trim while it's still a little "mushy" sucks...big time, when it's crisp it's a thousand times easier to trim. Second, mold is a big factor, you dont want to be putting bud that is too moist into a tote or jar to sweat it, so you'd have to put it onto a screen or find some way to continue drying it. Which brings us to the third problem over handling. Then more you mess with it, the more trichomes you destroy. I try to just hang it, trim it, sweat it once, and bag it. Too much moisture means your going to be sweating and drying a few times until it's good.
     
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    Dripping with diamonds, looks great
     
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    kiwipaulie

    kiwipaulie Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have been running a vert and horizontal for comparison and the vert I think definitely beats horizontal
     
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