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  1. McMan

    McMan

    Howzit I found it effective as a preventative solution - no complaints. Sent from my SM-G998B using Tapatalk
  2. Wow. I won something. Shame, my wife is never going to hear the end of this haha Thanks again, it was a great experience and would definitely want to do it again. Appreciate the opportunity to learn from all of you. Some bud pics:
  3. This lamb is ready for slaughter.
  4. McMan

    McMan

    So this is my "final post" for the competition... 120 days since seeds got wet, I present to you 3x Totemic Tortoni grown in Orgasoilux under LEDs, nourished very lightly with biobizz grow but more activera almost throughout and bloom in flower. Also, Biodyne liquid gold microbes, molasses and worm tea. Buddi All-Rounder spray to avoid undesirables. Let's start this post like so many others in this grow log - a GIF, 5 - 10 September: So on Friday, 10 September - after 70 days of 12/12 and trichomes are milky and around 10-20% amber, #2 is perhaps closer to 5-10% amber. Here are the 3 plants in their final form before the cut: #2: This one is a stinky girl. Reminds me of the aroma that welcomes you as you enter a Durban-beachfront-public-bathroom on a hot day in summer. #3: This one has a sweetish smell and was a close contender to be the chosen one, but not quite. #1: This one smells sweet like #3 but this one the smell is quite a bit stronger and this plant has the biggest cola of the 3 plants (big in the context of my grow, perhaps not the comp lol). I present to you the chosen #1: Want a GIF of the journey? I got you [emoji869] My first time documenting a grow. My first grow competition. My 2nd indoor grow. What a thoroughly enjoyable experience which I feel has taught me a lot. Thank you @420SA, sponsors and judges for a great competition. Thank you @Totemic for the quality genetics, I hope you have enjoyed the show. I look forward to growing many more of your seeds in future. Thank you @Pants again, for roping me into the forum and competition. Documenting a grow like this has been a fun experience for me - I tried to make it an enjoyable or at least entertaining read. For those that followed the journey, offered support and guidance - thank you. For now, drying is underway until stems start to crack rather than bend. Then trim and into terploc bags for +3 weeks but I suspect some sneaky tasters may happen on Heritage/Braai day weekend which seems like an appropriate occasion. When I entered this competition I had a goal of producing bud I can be proud of... while I'm not quite at the finished product yet to confirm that - I think I'm going to need to set new goals. Peace[emoji111]
  5. McMan

    McMan

    Bacon! Thanks kappie
  6. McMan

    McMan

    Everyday at lights on: Okay so I gave final final watering today and that should be it until harvest. It has been a bit warmer the last few days and will quite likely stay that way this week and with anticipated harvest day being Friday, we are 3 days away so that should be a good sweet spot between giving the plant some moisture to swell up with in the remaining time and also limiting the moisture carried into the drying stage. #1 and #3 got less as I expect those plants to be harvested before #2 which may go a few days longer. #1 - 0.75L #2 - 1.5L #3 - 0.75L Light has been running at +-50-60%% since end of week 9 of flower. Viva la electricity units, viva! #1 is looking like the one that will be put forward as the chosen one.
  7. McMan

    McMan

    Week 9 done and now into the 10th and (I expect) final week of flower. Gave 2L straight water each last night and I expect that to be the last watering for #1 and #3. Unsure about #2 at the moment, she might go a few days longer if she wants to swell. 31 Aug - 5 Sep: #1: #2: #3:
  8. McMan

    McMan

    Some close ups #1 #2 #3 Tried using a phonescope to get really up close and personal with the trichomes but I just can't get it to focus for a decent photo. What does it take to be able to take nice trichome photos? I have an android phone at the moment, do iPhones (sies) have magic zoom powers or is this just not a job for a phone and a proper camera and lens is the answer? I'm far more likely to spend money on ph and other monitoring equipment rather than stuff for pics at this point but just curious.
  9. McMan

    McMan

    Harvest gear has landed Fresh set of snippers Hand condoms Terploc Grove bags I tried terploc bags with my previous harvest while also going traditional with the boveda pack in glass jar to compare (and also just didn't want to put all eggs in one basket without testing the bags first). My opinion in comparing methods? Well I wont be wasting time burping jars again ( even though glass jar + boveda pack is the tried and tested and I stuck to that method through a few years of growing outdoor). After the same amount of cure time I found the buds in the terploc bags had more pungent flavours in taste and smell than the buds in glass jars and I found this across all 3 plants I had harvested. I'm convinced this is the future, except its already here! Any one else out here got love for the terploc bags?
  10. McMan

    McMan

    Coming from Mr PlantHub himself?? Honoured and flattered. Thank you
  11. McMan

    McMan

    Day 109 of the grow 4th day into week 9 of flower On the home stretch now. Inspecting trichomes with the loupe and on the buds they are milky and clear but mostly milky. Only finding a few ambers on the sugar leaves. Think we might be on track to chop at 10 weeks which would be 10th September. Let's go! #1 #2 purple all round now. Bud shape distinctly lankier than #1 and #3 which seem to be more similar to one another than this odd ball. 3# Been keeping an eye on the lower branches where things are a bit more cluttered (my baaaad, its one of the many things I've taken note of from others in this grow off that I will do a better job of in future)...and at risk of jinxing it... so far the buddi all rounder spray is doing what it says on the bottle despite my laziness with defoilation! Been a cold week, dipping as low as 13°C, the humidity spikes are from me taking the sensor out the tent to reconnect to network when I was playing around (neek rond) with the WiFi. It's just a fan leaf... but the colours [emoji7] flush mode, blush mode. Day 20 since I started with COVID symptoms and my taste and smell are returning which I'm very thankful for - shit is smelling fantastic in here. I almost wanna say it smells like almond essence?
  12. McMan

    McMan

    Week 8 in the bag Last dose of bloom was given on 24th Aug (3ml/L) and we are onto plain water since then. Covid robbing me of the glorious smells #1: #2: #3:
  13. McMan

    McMan

    Thanks, appreciate the love learnt quite a lot since taking the plunge into indoor in Feb. This comp has also been a case of pimp my grow
  14. McMan

    McMan

    Aug 14 - Aug 21 7th week of flower done. Ladies got more worm tea (15ml/L) and bloom (3ml/L) this week. One more week or so of feed then switching to plain water. 1, 2 and 3 #1 #2 #3
  15. McMan

    McMan

    Aug 7 - Aug 14: Week 6 of flower This week they got more worm tea (15ml/L) and bloom (2ml/L). Starting to get thicc #1 up close: #3 up close:
  16. McMan

    Pants

    Very nice, looking very happy Fridge is a win, can pop the freezer door open in peak summer as an aircon Just need a sleeping bag and you're ready to list on AirBNB.
  17. McMan

    McMan

    Aug 1 - Aug 6 5th week of blom: Going down on #1
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    McMan

    Aug 4 Day 82 of the grow Day 32 of 12/12... 3 days away from half way to Valhalla? For the readers with OCD wondering why I don't have the plants in numerical order... your time has come. From left to right: 1, 2 and 3. Ninja cam view- left to right: 3, 2, 1. Last night they got watered with some worm tea. Worms have been munching avo for a month so this is like worm tea that went to private school. Started at 10ml per 1L water and will up strength to 15ml and 20ml per 1L water assuming no adverse reaction. #1 - frostylocks - definitely the frostiest of the 3 at this point: #2 the runt of the 3 however bud development picking up here too. Besides the purple leaves, this plant is generally a lighter shade of green than #1 & #3. #3 doing her thing. Pistils on one of the heads have started going orange
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    McMan

    Im getting the graphs from Switchbot app on my phone... Switchbot hydrometer - via Bluetooth can sync to your phone. Runs on batteries. https://www.geewiz.co.za/smart-home-accessories/122389-switchbot-thermometer-hygrometer-wireless-temperature-humidity-sensor-with-home-assistant.html Some say I'm lazy, I say I'm an effort efficiency freak. So in order to monitor remotely beyond Bluetooth range... the sensor syncs to cloud and therefore also to the app on my phone by connecting the sensor to this hub - https://www.geewiz.co.za/smart-home-accessories/108860-switchbot-hub-mini-smart-remote-works-with-alexa-google-home-siri-ifttt-.html I'm not sure this is the best or most cost effective solution to tick those boxes if that's all you want but a factor in why I went this route was because the bigger plan is to get one of these to switch the heater on based on temp+humidity sensor readings. https://www.geewiz.co.za/smart-home-accessories/107823-switchbot-wifi-smart-switch-button.html I find it fun to play with automation gadgets like this so when there is an opportunity to incorporate it into my grow then even better. It is however rather reassuring to be able to go away for a bit and by the power of WiFi cams and sensors I can be confident from anywhere with signal that my experiment in the garage hasn't burnt the house down [emoji119] Its the small things you know. Can also give instructions to your plant-babysitters from your phone through the WiFi cam if you are a control freak like that [emoji14] Sorry for the product links if that's not allowed, promise I have no commercial interests with Switchbot or Geewiz [emoji3] Sent from my SM-G998B using Tapatalk
  20. McMan

    McMan

    July 23 - 30: They got freshly caught rain water this week. Nothing added. From this camera (above), left to right: #1, #3, #2. 31 July. 4 weeks into 12/12 Won't lie I get quite excited to peek into the tent when lights come on so frosty ❄ Purple shades continue to appear on the leaves across #2 however I'm not seeing any clear signs of distress and buds are developing so gonna let it play out and see what happens with that. From front on, left to right: #2, #3, #1 Look over here, no I mean over here: Last few days humidity has been spiking a bit high for my liking when lights go off. Going to setup the heater outside the tent but near the air intake to raise temps and lower humidity a bit but not risk proximity to the heater being as much of a threat as inside the tent. Thinking of transferring one of the Tortoni clones outdoor when sun comes round and target a 200L pot by end of the year... proper Chistmas tree... who wants to see it grow-diaried here on the forum? I took clones from #1 and #3... I've never tried anything beyond 80L, nevermind a 200L pot before but keen to grow a monster or go grey trying.
  21. McMan

    McMan

    #3 close up... things are happening
  22. McMan

    McMan

    #2: is this from colder temps or a nutrient issue?
  23. McMan

    McMan

    3 weeks of 12/12 They got fed molasses, lil bit of bloom and microbes (all separately) today #3: #1:
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    McMan

    Ninja-cam-mode activated #3 - the front runner has been moved to center stage under the cam. Lights Camera Action
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    McMan

    July 21 - day 18 of 12/12 All 3 - left to right: 2, 1, 3 1 and 2 continue to recover, 1 bouncing back faster but both are looking perkier. #1: #2: #3:
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