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Official club for the 2019 Indoor Growoff | Click the blue "Follow" button to get updates from this club | Seed drop - 25/05/19 | Seed Drop Deadline - 10/06/19 | Harvest Deadline - 31/10/19

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  2. That is well put man, the issue is the law, there should be an exemption for seeded bud! I am relying heavily on family and friend to help with pheno hunting, its also not ideal because the pheno expressions seems to change from microclimates outdoors. The outdoor growoffs are going to be very interesting I think. (Still got my beans ready) Im sure that one day that long flowering indoor room/s will be a reality, just Eskom is crazy fckn story, but with LEDs and Solar its only the law and market that is in need of change, and surely will in time. The terps are where its at yo , but this cbd hype, isolates, etc is ignoring the entourage effect of the entire flower. Most of the advertised flowering times by companies (not all ofc) are debatable as well. I have these BlackDOGs from Humbolt I have yet to flower, the flowering time is so ridiculously short its hard to believe there will be any complex terps going on. Thanks for clarifying about the backcross, hats off man, put in the hard work that is needed before the backcross, will remember that. Makes sense. Looking forward to seeing what comes outa your stable!
  3. Similar to me, although I'm one week ahead and I think less Amber. Fingers crossed for both of us. Sent from my Redmi Note 7 Pro using Tapatalk
  4. Space is also an issue. I have the space, but the law doesnt allow me to use it, so I also grow out much fewer individuals than I'd like. I love the longer flowering phenos, but they aren't ideal for indoors. The terpene profiles are so complex, where I find many 8 week strains to be flat. High in thc but still flat. Now that cultivation is legal, the longer flowering sativas are an option. They love our climate, but in reality I'm planting 2% of what I should for pheno hunting, and it makes selection harder. I'm pleased with the way the f4s are behaving, but there are deviations I'm going to have to fix. The next step will be a back cross.
  5. That is very cool, dudes down by the coast really need some good tasting strains that can finish outdoors. I think dank Thai hybrid genetics could be nice outdoor/greenhouse meds for the people growing their own in SA. With my Blueberry Kush (blueberry x hindukus) i managed to do a successfulish split on the f2 gen with growing minimal plants. Helps that I got genes from a OG breeder in Cali i thnk. The kush seems very dominant and the thai more recessive, djshort used HighlandThai, ChocThai, Highland Oaxaca Gold and a Afghan Indica. Because every seed is a individual it makes phenohunting a damn time consuming hobby On the berry selection f2 I hope to do a sativa selection one day, but space is not my friend at the moment, lol. Just slowly growing f2s out and trying to select a good mom or two for future projects. I can see tha NL bud representing on the Choco that is not in the comp, starting to look like that dank Amsterdamn weed where you cant see calyx, just resin chunks, very nice bro, respect!
  6. I just might split the line and select on the sativa dominant phenos. I'll get a lucky packet of long flowering plants that I can then start pheno hunting for a 12 weeker. This cross started with a sativa pheno from DNA, but I've been crossing it down, selecting males more based on the NL male.
  7. Diary update (2019/10/26) - flower day 73 (week 10) I'm still seeing quite a few clear trichomes but a few amber ones too. With just less than two weeks left, perhaps I'll just make it in time
  8. Hi Guys, Going to harvest in a few days. Just need to make sometime. She is looking great tho. Will update soonest Happy growing
  9. So an update with some trichome pics on my Chocolope. Still got time before she is ready to be harvested. The pics are from 2 different bud cuttings, small pieces cut off to inspect. Seems my pheno is the one with a longer flowering time, fortunately I started flowering earlier so I should still be good to harvest before the comp ends. Got around 2 weeks left and today marks 11 weeks of flower on the dot. So I can do 13 weeks of flower before having to harvest... Let's see what happens over the next 2 weeks I guess. Had I known, I would not have flushed soo early. I fear this will negatively affect my yields and THC potency too. Having a sativa dominant strain will most likely negatively affect the THC - I imagine the indica dominant pheno to have a higher THC - all the highest THC strains (over 30%) have been indica dominant.
  10. That is boss man, would you select for the longer flowering pheno? A backcross from the f3's to a f4 known to carry the trait could speed up the selection process a bit? I would just like to clarify for anybody following the thread, I am confident there was no stray pollen involved with this strain, I actually feel a bit stupid for suggesting it , but since legalization its been a issue. The reason why I believe this is a legit and exciting strain from Totemic: In my grow the two plants were crazy uniform throughout the grow. Cant say the same for my BlueberryKushs, but the Chocos are so similiar in growth, bud structure (till mid flower) and even aromas, with very slight differences between them. Across the competition we have seen the two known phenos represented, exactly as described, if it was stray pollen we would have had waaay more anomolies. My appologies if anybody took that up the wrong way, im not the brightest tool in the growshed, here are some shots of a possible blast from the past. Best of luck to all in the comp!
  11. I'm definately going to rerun the F3 gen, with fresh male selection.
  12. Thanks @Dank@420SA@PsyCLownthis was an awesome experience.
  13. Thanks @totemic my plant is not with me any more. But i will ask for updates.
  14. Yeh 100 % and some awesome bud grown, this comp was a lot of fun and a wonderful learning experience, im stoked with that!
  15. @Totemic thanks. I agree with @Dank though, I'm perfectly happy to miss the deadline. I think the majority of the other growers are done in time. Such is life 🙂
  16. Wow that is very cool! I might have cut the N too soon, was considering to use ripening product along with dropping light cycle to 13hrs darkness and then to 14 hour darkness to hasten the ripening. I really thought it was down to my lighting and the feeding reg, but the other Choco has trichs milking up, so very well could be a new phenotypical expression or the recessive gene popping back in the mix. Super exciting stuff, i will keep the moms alive as best as I can, should you ever need a cutting. I am pretty happy not making the cut because of the deadline, no need to extend the deadlines just for me, other contestants will be super bored! Not sure how @highchome and @SkunkPharm feels about it. Im more bummed out cause i fcked up the feeding regime for a possibly epic taste frm the 80's! Couldve pushed for 14 weeks, but cut the N too soon i think..
  17. Congrats man! I think you're the first to harvest their Chocolope.
  18. These longer flowering phenos are indeed new to me, and unexpected, so I've asked admin to extend the deadline by 2 weeks to accommodate you all.
  19. Congratulations @Bennie Very beautiful flowers there, well done ekse!
  20. @highchome check this out for more infos if u are interested. “DNA Genetics used a bag-seed from a kilo of the original Chocolate Thai phenotype when breeding their Chocolope strain” https://www.medicaljane.com/review/chocolate-thai-strain-a-blast-from-the-past/
  21. Week 10: Chocolope 002 will be harvested today. She was 0.5 meters tall and the biggest cola was 18cm in size. Thanks @420SA, @Totemic and all the sponsors that made this competition possible.
  22. Congrats on your harvest @Doug Next time if you are concerned about quality of the bud, a quick budwash with the right ammenmends will clean her up well. Damn loadshedding messing shz up. Not a big fan of budwashing, but for sure is usefull in certain situations. Well done again bro, beautiful flowers there
  23. Yeah @highchome seems there is a Chocolate Thai pheno as well, the original ChocThai can flower up to 14weeks. Its a recessive gene popping out no doubt, f4 gen should be more stable, but pop enough beans. Maybe its just stray pollen that is responsible, this choco mom made her beans outside i think. Its rarer (if its not from stray pollen), not sure I will ever run her again indoors, but might be a lovely addition to a greenhouse.
  24. I'll post pics tomorrow. But after a quick look this morning I think its going to be a very close call for the end of the month. There are still lots of clear trichomes and no amber.
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