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Old 04-20-2013, 02:07 PM
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I'm starting this thread a little differently than some others, as a relatively inexperience grower I see this as a fantastic opportunity and there is a bit of a buzz around the net regarding these new strains, if as some suggest this is just marketing I'm here to help Shanti and MNS out by laying it on the line here. If these beans impress, it's because of the beans not a super experienced grower.


Here I am posing with my very first grow, circa 1979!

My second grow was in 2012

I read the book above, from cover to cover until the cover fell off! On top of that everything else that I have learned has been on sites like this one.

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Eight seeds were soaked overnight and planted directly in seed starting soil, the soil was pre watered with seaweed extract diluted as per the bottle for regular use. Pots are placed on a warming mat in the dark and will be misted when necessary.

Vegging time is to be determined but probably I will veg for at least three weeks, I hope to have four females available to flower, males will likely be destroyed but I may clone one or two to do a little pollen chucking with my dreamtime girls.

Thanks to Shantibaba and the MNS community for this fantastic opportunity, I will document the grow accurately and do my best to provide a useful smoke report.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:51 AM
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Found myself a nice spot in the barn for your grow!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:47 AM
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Ahh zep gosh they rock... Heard shanti is a music buff too, someone here once posted he would play the drums for a major rock and roll band when their drummer would take some time off? Not sure how true but it would be pretty cool. How the seeds doing bud?
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:26 PM
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Eight beans planted, let the games begin!



See my first post for a little bit of info.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:39 PM
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Just a quick update, as of this morning seven of the eight seeds have sprouted, it's been seven days since they were planted and the first was up in three days. I still have high hopes for number eight but so far about 88% germination rate is good.

My germination method is simple, soak the seeds in water over night (chlorinated water) and plant directly in soil in the morning. I figured these would be the freshest seeds I would ever get unless I create my own seeds some time down the road. When I've had poor germination in the past I have definitely questioned the age of the seeds but more importantly using these fresh seeds is a good test for my germination method and so far it seems to be sound.

I will add that I have made every effort to keep the soil warm and moist during germination.

Each seedling will be numbered according to the time it appeared.

GW1 is stretching more than the others and is placed very close to the CFL's to try to minimize stretch at this point, I hate it when they get super tall with no real reason. This strain is supposed to be heavily Sativa dominant so I expect some pretty tall plants, that kinda freaks me out a bit and I will probably have to modify my lights a bit to allow for more height before they go into the flowering room, if you can call 4' x 4' a room.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:24 PM
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Well just wanted to update my previous post regarding germ rates, as of last night I could see the curving stem of GW#8. So now all eight seeds are up.

Congratulations Shantibaba you can't get better germination rates than that!

It's been a good test for my germination method too.

It looks like the rest is up to me.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:44 PM
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Thumbs up The Grail Widow!

This is going to be GREAT!

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I will be getting a pack soon, did you consider the Widow AC/DC?

They both sound amazing.

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:51 PM
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@resinbud - this is a test grow, I was very very very lucky to be selected as a tester. I think the widow/AC will be awesome too I'm watching all the grow threads, very exciting times here!

Thanks for checking in.
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