10 "Sweet n Sour" seeds www.spliffseeds.nl , the best 5 remain. Soak the seeds for 3 hours and at 24c in a mix of Spa-bleu / Rhizotonic. Then put the seeds in the germination "Performa" plugs , also by Bio Ibo.The seedlings can grow for more than a week in those plugs. The plugs are pre-watered , and need to be at constant 24c in a propagator. The seeds about 2mm under the surface , 24 hours in darkness , then 48 hours under light , and most will be born.
I use T-neon 150W for the week of growth at 18/6 ( light/dark ). When the seedlings are 1 week old , they are ready to go into the fertilized "Supermix" soil, made available by www.bio-ibo.nl This soil contains enough nutriciens for about 3 weeks , so extra feeding in needed.
After 24 hours of darkness , there is already life in the seeds. Now 48 hours of light , and the most will be born.
65 hours after the start , they are all born .
5 days old , ready to go to their 11 liter buckets.
9 days old , 4 days in their homes for the next 9-10 weeks.
Hope the buds get as thick as the pineapple ,they also have the taste soo...
Day 19 ( march 24 , 2014 )
14 days in their buckets and on 12/12 , I removed the covers , the leafs are big enough now , to give shade on the surface , also the 1st time they got something to drink in 14 days. Just plain tabwater at 27c ( the Ph value here is 5.8 ) with some root stimulator. Next week they will be double as tall.Signs of blooming can be seen mostly after the 4th week 12/12 , that’s normal with plants out of seed.The girls love the 1000W sun , and the temperature is 27.5c with the light on, 22c in the dark.
Humidity is 40% , way enough for seed-plants , Clones need very high humidity , seedling don’t. Still amazing that those girls can be harvested in about 60 days.
21 days on 12/12. They are already bigger than a pineapple , and I was surprised to see bloom already , also nice internodes. It's a fast bloomer. Unbelievable what happens in 7 days , every time again.
After a week I will start giving some bloom feeding , they look pretty healthy and green so far. Temperature is 28c in the sun , and 22c when they sleep. Looks like a great holiday for the girls.
They will have some showers, twice a week , for the last week , when I start giving additives, no more showers (could be bad for the leaves), only cocktails of ½ a liter per day, then only water the next day. That depends on the weight of the pots , still a bit heavy ,then watering the next day, its just.. don't dry them out, don't drown them!
28 days on 12/12, still enjoying a shower every other day, except for the day that they got some soil component.
I start with 2.5 ml on 1 liter of water, once a week, then twice a week. after 2-3 weeks double doses, and also Blooming nutriciens and PowerTop.
The girls look perfectly healthy, and still keep growing I hope these buds are double as thick every week. 35 days 12/12
We are going in week 6 of blooming , today I doubled the doses of the Soil Component , and the girls also got their first feeding with Bloom3 , and for the fatness of the buds Power Top. This are all the additives they will get for the next 3 weeks , then for the last 2 weeks only plain water:
42 days on 12/12
All the girls feel pretty happy , some different bud structure , but they all really smell like grapefruit/pineapple.
The left mainbud is as long as a 2 liter bottle, the right mainbud is more like a grapefruit, and that's possible, those are the 2 fruit flavours, you can really smell those aroma's when you touch the plants and smell your hand.
49 days on 12/12
Nothing to say, they do really wel , I think about another 4 weeks to go, Everything is still beautiful green, no autumn to be seen.
56 days on 12/12. The 1st signs of autumn are there , so max 3 weeks to go. This is the last week of bio-flower and power top additives, Building it off already, 1 day plain water after 1 day of adds. The last 2 weeks only water .
Even a but growing out of a leaf ???? I wear a necklace for many years, that shows the same thing, never knew what it was and still don't .
63 says on 12/12 , exactly 9 weeks of flowering , still about 2 to go. Still very healthy , and a great yielder ! Very fat mainbud on 1 ,really size pineapple, and a very long mainbud on the other , baseball bat size , almost 60 cm in length. They only get plain tapwater for the last 2 weeks , every water gift a bit colder , ending with icewater , the plants will think winter is coming , and will try to get fertilized by all means and boost out all THC .
Exactly 10 weeks of 12/12, the baseball bat girl is ready to harvest , the trichomes are all milky , some little spots are going brown/amber. The Pineapple girl needs a few more days , she has mostly clear trichomes and some ( 20% ) are milky. Very easy to cut, and stone hard buds, some buds also have purple colours, looks and smells very fruity, sweet, citrus.
After 1 week of drying in complete darkness and at 25c , the result is Great !!
It's a hudge yielder , big hard nuggets from the botten to the top , and the taste and smell are amazing , really the taste of the pineapple terpines.
Thx to Spliff seeds, and www.bio-ibo.nl/ for the really Perfect soil and additives! I think it's the best soil there is on the market , produced by the Jiffy Group.