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Thanks for taking the time to read my latest journal..... I actually finished harvesting yesterday, and I think the results are looking good. I hope you think so too.

So roll up a fat one, spark it up, and enjoy the grow from start to finish!

My last grow ended quite abruptly on day 81 as I had to dismantle my set up for a Landlord inspection.
Bad news for my harvest, but I still managed to pull over 21 ounces from 3 Autos.

Good news as I have taken the opportunity to rectify a few problems that have been brewing ever since I first set everything up just over 2 years ago......

1. Cleaned the tent for the first time!

2. Managed to re-route some of the wiring

3. Reinforced the roof

4. Created better hanging options to be more flexible with lighting

5. Replaced the 2x broken internal fans (one 6" and one 15")

My 1.4m2 Seahawk tent is a bit crap really..... I've had it just over 2 years, running constantly. The poles are thin and the tent itself is a bit saggy. With extraction on, the walls suck in to give me a space less than 1.2m2.

I use plenty of LEDs and keep all the wiring etc on top of the tent, and about 6 months ago the roof poles started bending in. The pole at the top front has totally bent in the middle, and as I was mid grow, all I did was lash a metal stake to it with some cable ties.

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I never got round to fixing the issue until the landlord inspection forced me to dismantle everything.

Now I have the tent back up again, and I've had the opportunity to sort it all out........

First, I swapped the top roof poles for the floor poles, effectively turning the frame upside down. Basically a new set of straight(ish) poles already!

Then I got some heavy mesh from my local DIY shop, I was lucky to find some pre cut to 1.8m x 1.2m with 10cm squares about 5-6mm thick. I bent either side over to make it fit over the tent frame.
After making the tent up again, I unzipped the roof (I didn't have to remove the roof fully as the mesh was 1.2m wide) and fitted the mesh panel over the tent frame and zipped the roof back over over.

Here you can see what I mean by bending the sides over to make it fit......
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Here's the panel in place.....
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Now the roof is stronger and I have much improved hanging options.......
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The only bit of cutting I had to do was to make space for the extraction ducting...... you might see I've cut and bent back a bit just there as the ducting goes up..... pretty easy to do. I have to give thanks and full credit to @Corgy for that idea.... cheers Bro!

You can see something new...... something shiny...... my new Skyline 400W LEDs!!!!! They give off an intense white light and direct vision leaves you staggering around aimlessly.

What else is new in the tent?...... oh yeah, the seedlings.

I had to grow the Daiquiri Lime (for sheer yield) and the Colorado Cookie again, but rather than the Blackberry Kush, I thought Night Queen might be good....... she is one of Dutch Passions strongest Indica Autos with THC over 20% and promises an unusually heavy and long lasting effect! I've heard she doesn't get very big though.

Here they are on day 1 with the Cookie at the top, the Lime on the left and the Night Queen on the right........

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They were sitting under 2 Skylines which have been raised to pretty much max height, once they are more established, I will add one Photon 126 and drop them all so they have one light each

I used my usual germination technique of making up 3x 5 litre airpots with 100% Canna Coco plus.
I made up an EC 0.7 nute mix, made up from EC 0 rainwater brought upto EC 0.1 with Cal Mag, then I added H&G Coco nutes to make EC 0.5.
Then I added some Roots Excellurator and Nitrogen Boost to make EC 0.7.
I soaked the Coco with this mix and reserved the remainder for the first week's feeds.

I sowed my seed, covered the pots with clingfilm and topped them with some thick card to block the light. After 3 days in the tent with lights on for warmth, up they popped. 100% record intact.

The pots remained moist, so it's day 4 and I'm seeing a little dryness on the surface of the Coco.

I gave 500ml to each of them in a circumferential manner (ie around the edges, away from the main stem), and will do so daily for the next few days, upping the EC to 0.8 fairly soon.

I rejigged the lights (in seconds) and lowered them to 2ft to flood my babies with light ..... being Autos, I wanna give them the best start possible to maximise early growth.

Here they are on the morning of day 4.....
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from L to R Daiquiri Lime, Night Queen and Colorado Cookie

Wish them luck!
 
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I can't believe how intense the Skyline light is..... t's not like the soft purple glow of the Photons or the Helios.... it's full on bright white! I shit myself when I open the tent at night in case anyone sees a bright flash light up the night sky.

The plants seem to like them though, it's day 16 so here they are....
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from the top, clockwise.... Night Queen, Colorado Cookie and Daiquiri Lime

Temps are between 15 and 25C, lights are on 24/0..... the Queen and Cookie have a Skyline each and the Lime has a Photon 126.
I kept the lights about 2ft above the seedlings, and I'm letting them grow up to the lights. I might raise them a couple of inches today.
The girls are all around 15cm high, 30cm wide, and drinking about a litre of EC 0.8 nute a day at pH 5.8.

This is the Cookie...
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she had a tiny bump to her start, one of her cotyledons was split, and her initial leaves were slightly of kilter, but now she's flourishing.

The Lime also had a few small imperfections in her first few leaves, and is perhaps a centimetre shorter than the others but again, she is looking good, and has the widest span of the lot.....
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The Night Queen is doing the best of all, she is perfect!
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Now they're bedded in nicely, I am gonna nudge up the EC by a half today, and see if I can push them up a bit.

I have to order some Coco to repot them at around day 28... there's no hydro shops round here for hundreds of miles, and delivery takes a good couple of weeks...... better pull my finger out!
 

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Day 23 update

All is well in the house of Teehee, no Landlord for a while means I can grow and consume my favourite herb without paranoia.
I can't believe it's nearly 4 weeks into the grow already!

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I have some goodies on order......

Coco - for my usual transfer into 20L airpots at around day 28

AN Bud Ignitor - this allegedly dramatically increases the number of bud sites if given during weeks 1-2 of flower

AN Bud Candy - I want something better than the occasional half arsed molasses mixture that I used to feed my plants

AN Flawless Finish - I'm happy with my current flush routine, but it could be improved

Yo-yos - hard to find over here but they remain my support method of choice especially now I have the new roof.

The girls are on an EC 1.0 feed at pH 5.8. Temps are between 22-32C. I have been nudging up the EC compared to last grow.

I have had another (that makes 2) sessions of defoliation, the first was a week ago when I nipped the larger fan leaves to allow the new side shoots to grow. That was successful, and the 3 plants have shown plenty of growth in all directions since then. On day 22, they were looking pretty bushy again so I thought they could do with a bit more trimming. As well as some of the larger fan leaves, I also removed some of the lowest stems and leaves that were't getting much light.

I would have done some LST on them instead but they're in the 5L airpots and I didn't want to make the transfer to 20L airpots so fiddly next week. Once in their big boots, I will start staking out and LST.

Let's start with the Cookie.... she is probably the smallest at the moment, but doing better compared to my last grow at this stage.....
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and from above.....
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I had some of my 4 week cured Colorado Cookie yesterday, and it blew my thongs off (Aussie not UK terminology)... the buds were super sticky and when ground gave off an intensely fruity aroma that had an underlying skunk smell reminiscent of the 'Dam coffee shops back in the early 80's. It's such a great smoke, I'm glad I have one more on the go.

I plan to keep the Cookie as a special reserve, and use the Daiquiri Lime as my main smoke - there's so much of it! This is another lovely smoke, this time the ground gear has a very pungent sharp citrussy lime aroma with a medicinal petrol like tang in there. It also is a strong smoke, perfect for day or night.

The new Lime is doing well, looking very lush....
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I'm hoping she will be another big one - she looks like she's gonna explode with growth any time soon......
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The Night Queen is continuing to be the leader of the pack....
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.... I wanna get her big then use the Bud Ignitor to fill her up with bud sites for a bumper harvest of hard hitting Indica buds....
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They are all just, just showing sex, so all is going according to plan.... I just hope that Coco arrives before the weekend for the repotting. I wanna get using that Bud Ignitor soon as well.... but I will wait till stretch stops as I hear it inhibits it...... and I don't want small plants!

5L airpots can start to dry out very quickly by around week 4, so 2 waterings a day as a minimum, Once in the 20L airpots, I can slack off again.... I always plan to feed 3-4 x day in veg and 4-5x in bloom, but end up just feeding a couple of times daily, more often than not...... shame really as I can get better results from the more regular feeds........ I will have to make a point of pulling my finger out and feed them breakfast lunch and dinner plus a midnight feast.

One thing I am doing more of is checking the pH.... A few grows ago, I got lazy and I went through a phase of not bothering, and was getting nice results, but after checking, I'm finding that I have to bring the pH down from 6.3 to 5.8 most days before feeding and I can see the difference.... the N is more effectively taken up at pH5.8 than at 6.3

Today it's day 28, and the Advanced Nutrients additives have arrived! The Bud Ignitor bottle is about the size of a cigarette packet.... must be hot stuff! All I need now is that damn Coco!
 

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It's day 42 so time for an update.....

Good news and not so good news..... the Night Queen and the Daiquiri Lime are doing very well, stretching and jam packed with early flower sites..... that's the good news.

The Cookie has taken a turn for the worse.... she wasn't happy before the repot, and then during the transfer from 5L to 20L airpot, the lower half of the Coco/root mass broke up, she hasn't grown much since then, but her flowers are developing..... I'll be lucky to get an ounce out of her.

I've been adding more light to the mix.... the Lime has a Skyline over most of her (slightly more on the right), then her left is lit up with my trusty old Helios 6, which I have angled to the side. This should give me more chunky buds in her depths, instead of popcorn.
Additionally, I have a Photon 126 in between the Night Queen and the Lime.
The Night Queen also has a Skyline covering her central and right sides, and shares the Photon 126 that I have over the damn Cookie.

...... plenty of LED action in there..... have a look......
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Lime at the front, Night Queen at the back, and spot the tiny Cookie on the left

Here's a closer look at the Cookie....
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As you can see, there is some bud formation going on...... she looks like a micro grow.
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She stands at 23cm tall, and is on an EC 0.7 feed. I dunno why I bother really. I may as well see her to the bitter end, after all something is better than nothing.
Next time, I will keep her EC at a much lower level than I have done this grow..... she's a really light feeder by the looks of it.

The Night Queen is the most advanced in terms of flowering now.... she's bristling with flowers, and has a good height on her at 70cm. I'm hoping she'll stretch a bit more so she can really fill out with thick buds.
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Here's her main cola....
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The Lime is the healthiest and bushiest of my girls, standing slightly shorter than the Queen, at 62cm....
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Here's her main cola tip, as you can see, much less advanced in floweing, so I think she will get a lot bigger this next week or two, then fill out.....
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Both she and the Night Queen are on an EC1.0 feed with 0.5ml/L AN Bud Ignitor added, as well as the usual Amino Treatment (silicone), Roots Excellurator and Multizyme. pH is 5.8 to 6.2 and temps are maxing out at 30C during the day.

The Night Queen was showing a little Cal Mag deficiency, so I have upped the Cal Mag to 0.3ml/L and changed the lights from 24/0 to 22/2, and plan to drop to 20/4 during the last few weeks when the weather starts to get a bit hotter.

As the Night Queen is more advanced than the Lime, I might mix up a separate feed for her, and start PK 13/14 next week, and hold off on the Lime for a bit. I'm only using the Bud Ignitor (as mentioned earlier) for 2 weeks, I started on 0.5ml/L, but will up it this final week to 1.0ml/L. Then I will do separate feeds for the Lime and the Night Queen. The Cookie will just get a splash of watered down (to EC 0.7) nute from the Lime mix..... not like she's drinking much anyway.

That's it for now, thanks for checking in!
 

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Day 51 update

Things are moving on well down here, the tent's filling up and we're past the half way mark.
The Daiquiri Lime and Night Queen are very healthy monsters, while the Colorado Cookie has become a little shrub.

I rearranged the lighting again, this time I have a Skyline above the Lime and Night Queen, then I have positioned the 2 Photons and the Helios 6 at an angle to give side lighting.....
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Here's a closer look at the plants.... the Lime is at the front, Night Queen at the back and the tiny Cookie just there on the left.....
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Let's get the poxy Cookie out of the way first.....
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She's certainly filling out with bud, so I suppose I'll carry on with her. Standing at 26cm , she doesn't get much attention, sharing the light with the others, and she gets a splash of whatever I'm giving the Night Queen.

The Night Queen is well into flower....
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She's 70cm tall and 60cm wide and deep, and her buds are looking great. Here's her main cola....
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When you brush against her flowers, they smell delicious.... I'm usually crap at identifying aromas, but this one smells just like strawberry milk shake! That pink powdered stuff that makes kids go mental! I'm hoping the Night Queen will do the same to me. Here's a shot of some of her other buds....
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Currently the Night Queen is on an EC 1.0 pH6.0 mix of base nutes and the usual Multizyme, Bud XL, Algen Extract (Kelp), and Bud Candy, plus she 's on PK 13/14 for a week then onto Top Shooter for her final 3 weeks.

Finally the Lime.... she is huge at 70cm high but she's a metre wide and 80cm deep..... and just choc full of bud sites and leaves.....
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She's not as far into flowering as the Night Queen, here's her main cola tip.....
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.... and the developing main cola from the side.....
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I have her on an EC 1.0 mix of base nutes and the same additives as the Night Queen, but I'm holding off on the PK 13/14 until those buds get a bit bigger, and she'll need to recover from the defoliation I have planned for her....... It looks like she might be getting a bit warm....... temps hit 32C so heat stress may be an issue, that's why I have added Kelp for extra micronutrients. I will get into the Lime and take out a lot of leaves to help airflow later today, and add another 30cm fan.... those stupid 6inch clipfans are a waste of time.

Good growing karma to all!
 

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It's day 77, and we're in the final stages now.
The Cookie has been on a flush since day 71, the Night Queen has been on flush since day 74. I'm flushing with EC0 rainwater with added Advanced Nutrients "Flawless Finish"..... they claim that it removes all nute build up, without stressing the plant. Rather than just flushing out the residual nute build up and starving the plant, it makes the nutrients available for the plant to feed on as well, so it can still take what it needs as it gets flushed.

I took some photos on day 74 for a little update before I get into harvesting mode.........

Let's get the Cookie out of the way first.....
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She's actually not looking too bad considering I've ignored her for the best part of this grow.....
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I'll harvest her tomorrow night. I usually take stems off and trim them one by one, but in this case I will trim the plant in her pot and get a few pics. I'm smoking some Colorado Cookie right now (from my last harvest) - it's my favourite, so I'm disappointed I'm not getting a bigger haul.

The Night Queen makes up for my Cookie woes..... I was expecting a little tiddler, but instead, I've been gifted with this great big beast....
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Look at the way the Top Shooter has made the buds literally explode with new growth......
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Here's some more of her buds......
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The Daiquiri Lime has a few more weeks in her. She's on an EC1.0 feed, and is piling on the bud.....
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This is her main cola....
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..... and a bit closer.....
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She's another big girl, and is packed with thick hairy colas.....
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The pistils are still mainly white, so there's plenty of time for her to put on even more weight!!
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I've removed all of the brown leaves and some of the yellower ones since these photos were taken..... I'm not too bothered about this, I think it's the plant using up all the goodness stored in the leaves and the flowers themselves look very healthy.

I need to decide what to plant next..... I'm thinking one more Cookie and Night Queen, plus a Think Big. I am about to skin up some Blackberry Kush from the last grow..... smells like Ribena in my grinder!

That's it for now. next update will be harvest shots of the Cookie and Night Queen. Thanks for checking in!
 

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This grow is coming to an end so here's an update to bring you pretty much upto date....

The Colorado Cookie was taken down on day 79. I just trimmed her in the pot, then cut her off at the base and hung her upside down in a cardboard box for 10 days till the stems snapped. She's now been broken down into buds and is curing in a jar with a few Boveda 62's.

The Night Queen is also curing, having been harvested on day 82.... taking 3 nights to get the job done. I hung the long cones in a cardboard box, and brown bagged the rest. There's some lovely bud curing in a few jars, again with the Bovedas.

I haven't weighed it all, but the Night Queen was heavy and the Cookie just about filled a jar ... I'll do a weigh up once the Lime is down.

That brings me to the Lime.... she's done 2 days flush with EC 0 rainwater with added AN Flawless Finish and it's day 92.

Most of the leaves have browned off and shrivelled up, so I've spent a while removing them. She really is a monster, totally full of thick sticky limey bud!!!

Here she is from the front door.....
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.... I turned her around to show you how the other side looks.....
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Here she is from the top......
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..... and when I rotated her........
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Finally her main cola......
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You might have seen a few pots in those overhead shots, covered with bits of cardboard and wood..... I have some more on the go.....

2 nights ago, I planted one Colorado Cookie in a 20L airpot, a Night Queen in a 5L airpot, and a final 20L airpot with a new strain for me.... Think Big.

I thought I'd go straight to 20L for the Cookie to avoid transplant shock, same for the Think Big..... the Night Queen did well this time, so I'll grow the new one exactly the same way.... plus that was all the Coco I had, so it worked out well all round.

The 3 seeds were planted directly in fresh Coco soaked in an EC 0.6 nute mix with Roots Excellurator and added Nitrogen.
I'm sure I'll start a new journal for these, once I get my arse in gear.

I'm jumping for joy, not just cos of my impending Daiquiri Lime harvest, but also cos my new babies popped last night! Thats 48 hours from fridge to viable seedlings!!!
I'm especially looking forward to growing Think Big, but I'm also looking to grow a monster Cookie. And if I get another Night Queen like this one, I'll be stoked!
 

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So thanks for getting this far.... the Lime is down, with the many chunky colas hanging in a cardboard box, while the rest is hanging in brown paper bags.... It took about 3-4 days, bit by bit whenever I had the time, but it wasn't too difficult as most of the leaves had either been removed or had become crispy, easy to pull out whole.

I'll give final weights in a week or so. Hope you enjoyed my latest efforts!
 

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This grow is coming to an end so here's an update to bring you pretty much upto date....

The Colorado Cookie was taken down on day 79. I just trimmed her in the pot, then cut her off at the base and hung her upside down in a cardboard box for 10 days till the stems snapped. She's now been broken down into buds and is curing in a jar with a few Boveda 62's.

The Night Queen is also curing, having been harvested on day 82.... taking 3 nights to get the job done. I hung the long cones in a cardboard box, and brown bagged the rest. There's some lovely bud curing in a few jars, again with the Bovedas.

I haven't weighed it all, but the Night Queen was heavy and the Cookie just about filled a jar ... I'll do a weigh up once the Lime is down.

That brings me to the Lime.... she's done 2 days flush with EC 0 rainwater with added AN Flawless Finish and it's day 92.

Most of the leaves have browned off and shrivelled up, so I've spent a while removing them. She really is a monster, totally full of thick sticky limey bud!!!

Here she is from the front door.....
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.... I turned her around to show you how the other side looks.....
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Here she is from the top......
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..... and when I rotated her........
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Finally her main cola......
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You might have seen a few pots in those overhead shots, covered with bits of cardboard and wood..... I have some more on the go.....

2 nights ago, I planted one Colorado Cookie in a 20L airpot, a Night Queen in a 5L airpot, and a final 20L airpot with a new strain for me.... Think Big.

I thought I'd go straight to 20L for the Cookie to avoid transplant shock, same for the Think Big..... the Night Queen did well this time, so I'll grow the new one exactly the same way.... plus that was all the Coco I had, so it worked out well all round.

The 3 seeds were planted directly in fresh Coco soaked in an EC 0.6 nute mix with Roots Excellurator and added Nitrogen.
I'm sure I'll start a new journal for these, once I get my arse in gear.

I'm jumping for joy, not just cos of my impending Daiquiri Lime harvest, but also cos my new babies popped last night! Thats 48 hours from fridge to viable seedlings!!!
I'm especially looking forward to growing Think Big, but I'm also looking to grow a monster Cookie. And if I get another Night Queen like this one, I'll be stoked!
Fantastic again my friend.cant wait to see how big your think big gets they are monsters and go long.heres a slap for another great grow :slap:
 

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Ive just nom'd you for BOM, I hope you dont mind. The Lime is absolutely stunning
 
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