I want to upgrade the quality of my reviews further, so i started a new more indepth template. Your might notice that i am a kind of a tough rater. 10/10 ratings rarely exist, as i feel there is almost always room for improvement. If I rate more than a few 10/10 ratings overall, you can expect this strain to be really topnotch. My ratings are based on a single plant, but will be updated to include updated review on multiple plants as grown. I am striving to make these medical based outdoor grow reports, to be the most indepth available. Some of my ratings from the medical side will often seem low. That is due to the severity of the 24/7 Chronic Pain and migrane headaches cause from an upper neck spinal chord injury. The best weed i have smoked so far only has a rating of 7/10.
SeedBank : Dutch Passion
Strain: Think Fast photoperiod
Did it autoflower?: Y/N No photoperiod strain
Soil/hydro: Started in Promix HP
Transplant: Standard transplant
Average Stalk height: 5 feet
Nutes: Advance Nutrient Connoisseur Bloom, Green Planet Massive, Green Planet Terpinator, Foxfarm Cha-ching, AN Flawless Finish
Light (kind and schedule): 24 hour under Galaxy Hydro and Mars 100X3w for 10 days, then under the sun during the day and under LED all night until day 30. Then planted in the ground on June the 1st. Increasing natural light regime to 16hours on June the 21st, then declining losing 2-3 minutes per day.
From seed to harvest date: 6months (april 1st to Oct 5th)
Dry Yield: 50oz
RATE SCALE: 1-10 rating system with 1 being the worst, and 10 being the best.
Outdoor Grow report:
Mold Resistance 6/10 Right at the end of this plants life there was a bunch of minor mold spots. I found around 10 small specks on final trim total. Lost almost nothing. This plant suffered from main trunk rot, and though i was able to keep it in check thanks to some great advice i got about powdered sulfur. This is why this plant was rated lower for mold, the 10 small specs werent bad at all.
Insect Resistance 7/10 Had some minimal rainbow leaf hopper troubles on the Think Fast . She got through the bug damage no problem. Once very early crystal formed no bug issues at all.
Bud to leaf ratio 8/10 Really a decent bud to leaf ratio.
Bud Density 9/10 These are some of the hardest outdoor nugs i have ever grown. If they were any denser if would be impossible to break up effectively with fingers.
Tolerance to Nutrients NA/10 - I didnt make any mistakes throughout this plants life.
Tolerance to Wind 7/10 Very thick rigid branches. A few points lost as the main stalk rot caused weakness at the main trunk.
Tolerance to Cold 8/10 We got a stretch of below 10 degrees celsius for 3 days with one day hitting close to 0. Minimal stress showing on the Think Fast.
Trichome Production 9/10 Extremely nice trichome production, and it was the first to produce solid crystal. Some of the best crystal i have even grown.
Ease of Training 5/10 Very hardened thick stalks were a pain in the arse to LST. Tight nodes when small also made training a bit of a challenge. Coupled with the stalk rot training was super risky on this plant.
Scent Strength 7/10 A slightly lower profile odour that is well suited for stealth grows. Smells reminiscent of pine, but with a unique side smell than i cannot seem to pin point. Smells really nice and potent in the jars.
Overall Recommendation as an outdoor plant 7/10 - Though i have only grown a single plant of the Think Fast, i will certainly be running this strains again next season. The main stalk rot posed the biggest challenge, and next season as a precaution i will be constructing a mini tent to keep water offf the main trunk. Fairly minimal mold considering the buds density, and the smoke is extremely potent.
Outdoor Average 6.6
Medical Effect Report:
Migrane Headaches 7/10 - This strain does help migranes, as it takes you so high that you are totally distracted from them.
Muscle tension/spasms 7/10 -The think fast works pretty well for shutting down muscle spasms.
Severe Chronic Pain 6/10 - A fair bit of pain reduction from this strain, mostly from a distraction point of view.
Anxiety/Depression 8/10 - Extremely powerful up high, not to be taken lightly. I generally roll a joint and smoke myself usually slightly smaller than a cigarette. Not with the think fast, joints keep getting smaller and smaller, and i have yet to feel the need to smoke a whole joint. At half way done a joint the effect is very intense and no more is needed.
High Duration 9/10 - I find the buzz to linger on forever on this strain. Easily still felt after 2.5hours, even 3 hours on a good half of a joint.
Overall Medical Effect Rating 7.4/10
Final Thoughts - DP has hammered out a winner on this strain. This is very, very potent herb and a nice piney smell and taste compliments its potency strength. An early october finish was nice timing. The main stalk rot(pythium?) was very concerning for an outdoor grow, but she held together until the end, and produced a very fine yield of some of the best herb i have ever grown. If you don't have a super humid rainy fall to deal with try out the Think Fast. I know i am impressed!
Main Plant pic
I am super impressed with the crystal count on this plant!
Main Trunk Rot(the white stuff is powdered Sulfur)
I would like to personally thank @Waira for his very sound advice on using powdered sulfur to suck the moisture out of the stalk, and to halt the fungal growth. Thanks so much man!! Not sure this plant would have held together without you bud!