TGA Testers! Tasmanian Skunk and Cherry Cordial OG - Picture Heavy

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    2011rex87

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    FLOWER STARTED JANUARY 26th 2018

    Welcome Welcome! Come one come all...

    Tasmanian Skunk? What is it? I don't know. Perhaps a distant ISS relative.....

    Cherry Cordial OG? That's easy... Hells OG x Space Dude (Male Space Queen) Why is it called Cherry Cordial OG? Space Queen is C99 and Romulan. The most coveted C99 Pheno puts off Cherry taste/aroma/smell/etc. That's what we are trying to isolate here. The following links tell you more..
    https://www.leafly.com/hybrid/space-queen
    "The most sought after of these is a large, resinous, high yielding plant that smells of apples, vanilla and cherries, and has a delicious cherry taste when properly cured."

    I'm going to open this journal up with the VEG cycle complete. From there we will follow the flower cycle and I will make frequent posts through harvest and cure.

    Introduction

    I have received a handful of TGA testers from Sub. I have never grown his gear before and I am excited to get started. I have grown some relatives of these strains in the past but I have never even heard of these two. I got banned at IC. I decided to port my existing journal over here from there. For RIU and our community II will update this journal with new content as the flower cycle continues...I use this micro grow in a small tent to test strains. It is not too impressive, but I think everyone will enjoy seeing the plants progress. Thank you for letting me join your community and share. I welcome all comments and questions in the journal. Let me know what you think..The Cherry Cordial OG arrived in limited supply with only a few seeds and only 1 female of the entire pack actually making it in the long run.... Please read below and enjoy the video and pictures.
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    Equipment

    300w equiv. Mars Hydro Clone LED multispectrum with IR. Real power draw ~ 100w. 1 t5 tube and 2 CFL side lighting. 1 fan for circulation. 1 scrubber filter on exhaust with 2 inline 6" fans. Intake is passive with a tent opening opposite the exhaust. AgroMax grow tent. Solo cups and 3 Gallon pots. DynaGro Grow complete liquid nutrient.

    Germination and Veg Grow Notes

    3 Cherry Cordial OG and 4 Tasmanian Skunk seeds were germinated in a shotglass of water. Germination rate was 100%. Sprouted seeds were placed in solo cups with 50/50 peat moss and medium size perlite. All 7 plants came up. Lights are 18/6. As you can see in the photos, one of the Tasmanian Skunk was smaller than the 3. Also, one of the Tasmanian Skunk mutated. Plants were transplanted twice. All 7 plants showed sex at 30 days. The males were discarded. I was left with 1 female Cherry Cordial OG and 2 female Tasmanian Skunk. Clones were taken using rooting gel and rockwool cubes. The Cherry Cordial OG clone showed the most vigor. All 3 are rooted and transplanted into 3 gallons with 50/50 peat moss and medium size perlite. Of the 2 Tasmanian Skunk, there may possibly be 2 different phenotypes. 1 has wider leaf blades than the other. All plants in solo cups were fed 400-500ppm DynaGro Grow. All plants in 3 gallons were fed 600-800ppm DynaGro Grow at ph7. Plants were watered once every 3 to 4 days when pots were dry and light. Runoff test is ph 6 with mininum buildup. Temps inside the house were between 60f and 80f. Temps inside the tent averaged 5 to 10 degreed warmer than house temp. Humidity is 20-30% on average. Light was kept within 3 to 4 inches of the canopy. All 3 females show first 5 and then 7 and now 9 blade leaves. Plants were topped at different times. Slight pruning of bottom foliage when transplanted. More details can be seen in the photographs. No pests. No mold. No mildew. No foliar sprays. No pesticides used. No beneficial organisms/fungi/bacteria added to the media. All 3 are flipped over into 12/12 flower cycle. A final update will follow. Ask any questions.

    Time Lapse Videos from my Vimeo account.

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    Now let's post some high res. photos in chronological order from the veg cycle...

    This is an empty tent picture so you guys can get an idea for the ventilation.
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    The seedling are sitting happily in their solo cups of peat moss and perlite 50/50.
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    Starting to grow up. They have been feeding regularly. You can see a couple mutations in one of the Tasmanian Skunk... I ended up killing this off as a male later anyway...
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    Time to Transplant from solo cups into 3 gallons full of the same 50/50 peat moss perlite mix. All roots looked great as you can see..
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    Big Update..
    Plants showed sex after 30 days and these are the females.. 2 Tasmanian Skunk and 1 Cherry Cordial OG
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    Clones were taken and put in rockwool cubes. As you can read above in the report, the Cherry Cordial OG was most receptive to cloning although all 3 rooted in a week or less.
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    2011rex87

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    Okay guys and gals... the plants have been flipped into flower. This is a few days in.. You can see the stretch. The Tasmanian Skunk on the left was topped slightly differently than the Tasmanian Skunk on the right.. The Cherry Cordial OG in the center. Yes.... everything smells really good. Pay attention the height now and the finished height after the stretch. These girls just about tripled in size.
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    Day 5 in Flower Update. You can see the plants have began alternating nodes which is a sign of maturity. The feed is now bumped up to 1000ppm - 1200ppm. DynaGro Bloom, DynaGro MagPro, PH up, House and Garden Amino Treatment, Roots Organic Trinity Bio Catalyst, Roots Organic HP+.
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    2011rex87

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    Did some pruning to the undergrowth..
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    2011rex87

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    The clones are looking great. This is the Cherry Cordial OG clone. Note 11 blades on the new leaves.
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    The girls are reaching for the stars.... Lights raised again. Buds forming up nicely...
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    2011rex87

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    10 Days into Flower... Here is an update..

    I have been feeding aprox. every 3 days with ~1000ppm at 6.9ph. The runoff PH reads 5.9. I thought I was done pruning the bottoms of the plants but I was wrong. These are new genetics to me so I have been learning as we go. I had to prune again to remove some of the suckers that continued to stretch out.

    Continuing to stretch.
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    Update! Look at those buds growing!
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    2011rex87

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    At this point the girls have stretched up into the top of the tent and are nearly touching the LED. Time for some training...
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    2011rex87

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    Did some major pruning. The Tasmanian Skunk on the left will have 2 tops. The Cherry Cordial OG will have 2 tops. The Tasmanian Skunk on the right will have 4 tops.
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    2011rex87

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    Update for Feb 15th. This is the Tasmanian Skunk.
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    2011rex87

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    Here are updates for Day 23.
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    I had to consolidate the canopy and stake everything up.
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    2011rex87

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    Update on the Cherry Cordial OG clone.. Looking good.
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    Day 29 Update. Buds are filling in now and the plants are finally finished stretching. At this point the tops are only an inch or two away from the LEDs. These are low powered 1w LEDs so the distance from the canopy is not going to cause an issue. I have been alternating my feeds with PHd water. I plan on taking run off readings on my next watering to measure PH and PPM, This will allow me to get an idea for rootzone PH and salt buildup so I know whether or not to up my feed or to do a mid-flower flush, etc.

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    2011rex87

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    Feb. 27th Update. I am starting to smell the difference between the two Tasmanian Skunk phenos. The Cherry Cordial OG smells sweet like cherry pie (seriously). Just as a reminder the Tasmanian Skunk is on the left and right with the Cherry Cordial OG in the center. The Tasmanian Skunk on the right (with 4 main tops) is now beginning to experience yellowing in the fan leaves starting at the bottom as the nitrogen is depleted.

    Pictures from yesterday and today.
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    Notice this strange Cherry Cordial OG leaf with the 10th blade in an odd position.
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    As always please feel free to comment or question. Thank you for viewing. I am excited to see these finish and to carry on with growing out the clones I took. Of course keep your eyes on this thread as I will be updating shortly.
     
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    horribleherk

    horribleherk Well-Known Member

    I've ran a couple of subs strains & got good results with them
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    pity you don't have a grow journal

    unlock ur profile may help

    good luck
     
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    2011rex87

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    I see the Grow Journal Section but I noticed it is different from the forum for Grow Journal? The Grow Journal in the menu at the top of the page seems to be a Blog style and the forum has a separate forum style for more communication?
     
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    greencropper

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    nice setup, are you Taswegian by any chance?
     
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    2011rex87

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    Thanks. No? Noun. Taswegian (plural Taswegians) (Australia, navy, slang) A Tasmanian seaman. (Australia, humorous, sometimes pejorative) An inhabitant of Tasmania.
     
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    greencropper

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    Taswegian is also used in the 'cold' context, as Norway(Norwegian) is a fricken freezing place, Tasmania is not quite as cold but yet again one of the coldest places in Australia, on another note about that TGA Tasmanian tester, i didnt know anything of worth was grown in Tasmania because of previous mentioned cold, then again im out of the loop with whats happening on the commercial scene in this country(Australia), hope they turn out ok
     
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    max420thc

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    Welcome Rex, you are in the right spot for growers on this site.
    Thanks for doing the journal .
    What happened at IC?
    There are some pretty good knowlegable growers on IC , I visit that site from time to time. For information.
    It seems a bit early for the skunk to be drawing down on N
    How is the skunk smelling ?
     
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    2011rex87

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    Hi Max thanks for the warm welcome. That skunk has 4 tops where as the other 2 plants have 2 tops so I am feeding for the other 2 knowing that the skunk with 4 tops is getting a little less food in a sense that it is being divided up 4 ways instead of 2 ways like the other 2. My next update will show the difference.
     
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    max420thc

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    It looks like you are growing in dirt? What are you feeding them?
     

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