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Old 11-08-2019, 06:08 AM
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Seriously nice looking buds there Marcus thank you so much for doing a complete dairy on The Doors, you must be very happy with how these girls turned out.

How would you rate your experience with this strain vs other MNS strains ?
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:32 PM
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Cant wait to hear your words from enjoying your work...
Which one do you think is gonna be the most potent?
Thanks for the props! I think #3 will be most potent based on resin density and longest flowering time, but I've only smoked samples of #1, #2, #4, and #6 so far. It's all good weed and I'll write up a more detailed smoke report later but so far #1 > #2 > #6. Flavor of #2 is excellent, I get berries with an anise-licorice finish. Great bag appeal but I hate that metric.

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Really nice Mark ! they look stunning! BOTM candidates
Heh, thanks, Byorn. I think I will enter The Doors in the BOTM contest soon!


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Seriously nice looking buds there Marcus thank you so much for doing a complete dairy on The Doors, you must be very happy with how these girls turned out.

How would you rate your experience with this strain vs other MNS strains ?
Thanks man! I've liked all the MNS gear I've grown so far, but The Doors > Grail Widow > Angel's Breathe. However, nothing I've grown yet has come close to the F2 I teased out of Angel's Breathe. Hoping to do something similar with The Doors, but I'm going to grow out The Doors x '78 punto rojo before I grow out the F2s because I think The Doors needs more sativa influence. In fact I take issue with MNS' marketing The Doors as 75% haze; it grows like 50% haze at best. It doesn't stretch much. There's a consistent skunk bud structure in The Doors that, while improving calyx/leaf ratio, yield and bag appeal, I find distasteful. I like airy, stacked-calyx sativa buds. I'm fucking weird that way.

I was getting some PM on The Doors seed plants I'm finishing indoors, and it was coming back after treatment, so I chopped all the remaining seed plants except for D5. I have lots of F2 seed to play with. D1, D3, D5, D7 and D10 are still going strong in the tent.

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Old 11-14-2019, 05:53 PM
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Hey Braddah Marcus!
Looks like you'll have your hands full during the Holidays lol!

"Yeah, magic dust, y'know? He used ta give a little bit to da reindeer, a little bit to Santa Claus, a little bit more for Santa Claus, a little bit mo..."

It has been great to follow along with your "Opening Doors" adventure. Another great strain from MNS to try out for sure. I am looking forward to comparing them to the Neville's. At this point, it seems that the Doors is putting out stronger plants than the Nevs so far. At least I have more favorites picked in that group lol. Slightly taller, leafier, slightly darker in color with reddish petioles compared to the lighter colored petioles of the Nev. Generally, similar growth characteristics.

Though with this as well as any MNS strain, if one sticks with it long enough, one can find gems within each variety as evidenced by your comments about your AB F2's. That's my take at the moment anyway. Keep on chooglin' brah!

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Old 11-19-2019, 05:38 PM
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Greetings, brother Musashi and fellow MNS compadres. I will have lots of treats for Santa Claus' Old Lady this year, courtesy of The Doors. In other words, it's harvest time, and some of this herb will be ready to enjoy at Christmas, while some of the partially cured earlier plants (#2, 4) will be enjoyed at Thanksgiving, which is by far my favorite holiday.

I have chopped all the seed plants that I finished indoors. I have lots of F2 seed and enough ground up bud for a fair amount of hash from the seed plants. Seed Plant #5 was the last plant to go.

Last night, after 12 weeks of flowering, I harvested most of the remaining plants in the tent. I closely inspected all the plants that I harvested and I have not found a single banana. This is such a refreshing change from the Colombian landrace sativas I've been growing, and it's a testament to the quality of Shanti's breeding - 100% germination and not a single nanner. Very impressive.

D1 - harvested at 12 weeks

This is the one that had some bud rot in the apical cola a couple weeks ago. Very potent smoke. Lovely mid-range floral pine-lime haze smells.






D3 - still going at 12 weeks

D3 is definitely the most sativa-leaning and longest flowering plant in the bunch. Very resinous with a lovely pine-dominant aroma. Also probably the most resinous remaining plant. I haven't smoked it yet, and am really looking forward to the taste and effect.






D5 - still going at 12 weeks

D5 was the last to start flowering outside, and is the second last to finish. She's pretty much ready now, but she has a couple different types of punto rojo seeds ripening in the lower buds so she's going to go another week or two. Still a fair amount of clear trichs (no amber yet), but most of the pistils are dark. Haze C leaner with nice pine-citrus aromas.







D7 - (mostly) harvested at 12 weeks

Haze A leaner, methinks. Aromas are now muted but dark, metal shop, leather, meat, earthy finish. I harvested the main cola and left the lower buds to allow seeds to ripen further. Can't wait to try a cured sample.







D10 - (mostly) harvested at 12 weeks

Another Haze C leaner, I think, with floral-pine-lime aromas. Pretty good yielder. I haven't sampled this one either. This plant was done at 12 weeks.
I chopped the main cola and left the lower buds to allow seeds to ripen.



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Old 11-20-2019, 12:18 AM
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Man I've got some major bud envy going on here, that D3 plant is beautiful keep up the good work.
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Old 11-20-2019, 03:31 AM
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...Last night, after 12 weeks of flowering, I harvested most of the remaining plants in the tent. I closely inspected all the plants that I harvested and I have not found a single banana. This is such a refreshing change from the Colombian landrace sativas I've been growing, and it's a testament to the quality of Shanti's breeding - 100% germination and not a single nanner. Very impressive.
The breeding, the quality, the seeds. It's why some of us keep coming back. Welcome home braddah!


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Old 11-20-2019, 11:07 PM
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Really liking D3 at this point. And the repurposed putter.

They are all so abundantly flowering and consistent with the corkscrew structure. the F1 crosses with the colombians will be something special. Both ways.

You do such a killer job growing hazes, I hope you get to grow mango haze someday or la niña.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:41 AM
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Dkeppel, Fish and musashi, thanks for your kind words of encouragement. This has been a fun grow.

Wow, hard to believe I've arrived at the end of my journey through The Doors...for now. I harvested D5 at 13 weeks, and I just chopped D3 tonight at 14 weeks. Here's D3 right before the axe fell...



I think she'd continue to shoot white pistils from her uppermost stringy calyxes for another month if I'd let her. But this plant is done. Quite a few amber trichomes, more than I prefer. D3 and D5 have some Doors x punto rojo seeds that I'm interested in growing this summer. Puerta rojo. I still haven't smoked D3 and I'm hoping she'll be THE ONE. But I should keep my hopes in check.

I made LOTS of F2 seeds, enough for a couple lifetimes...



I'll be back with smoke reports and some final thoughts on the F1s.
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:05 AM
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Dam fine work on this grow and the diary, I really appreciate the work you put into your descriptions and it's easy to read.

Looking forward to your smoke report on these final 2 phenos, D3 looks killer I have high hopes for your D3 x Puerta Rojo.

Really looking forward to seeing what you find in your F2s and Doors x Puerta rojo grows, should be a lot of fun for you.
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:54 PM
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My hat is off to you. Great job!
I am really impressed and surprised by the nice yield on almost all of them. I have recently been growing some "elite haze variants" that have really small buds.

I am glad to have some SSH coming up, though I won't see their flowers for a while. And that is if I knock out the mites I just detected. I think that I found them early enough.
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