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Perpetual Cabinet of Doooooom!!! Round 2

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36
6799
2 years ago
Indoor
Room Type
Hydroponics
Medium
LST
Technique
ScrOG
Technique
Topping
Technique
FL (84W)
Vegetation Lights
LED (260W)
Flowering Lights
Strain
Heavyweight Seeds - Fruit Punch
Fruit Punch
Heavyweight Seeds

Growing it

Easy

Resistance

Strong

Had a lot of issues with PH in reservoirs, and I think with the amount of tops and their height blocking a lot of light, caused more larfy/popcorn buds to form, and only the top-most colas were dense.

Either way, it''s my fault, not the strain, and overall I''d recommend Fruit Punch by Heavyweight seeds to anybody! Breeze to grow in terms of resilience to topping and training, not super pungent smelling (great for stealth), but the stretch is quite explosive, so height can be a definite factor.

I''ll be growing this strain for a long time.

The Outcome
Week
20
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
151
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
5.33
oz
g
Bud dry weight
Harvested
2 plants
Number of plants harvested
Light
260 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.42
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
4.5
ft²
Grow Room size
0.01
ounce /watt/plant
1.18
ounce/ft²
2.67
ounce /plant
57.78
watt/ft²
0.44
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Flowery
Fruity
Sweet
Feels like
80% Sativa
20% Indica

Positive effects

Creative
Energetic
Uplifted

Negative effects

Dry eyes
Nutrients
GHE

PH consistently drops when using SubCulture B - Could be caused by other factors though (eg: warm res, nutes?) ... either way, my plants didn't die, so I'll continue to use it - just hard to keep being on top of adjusting the PH.

Wet Weight - Left Plant - 447g Buds, 269g Popcorn/Trim, 715g Wet Total
Wet Weight - Right Plant - 407g Buds, 233 Popcorn/Trim, 640g Wet Total
Wet Weight - Total - 854g Buds, 501g Popcorn/Trim, 1,355g Wet Total

Dry Weight - Left Plant - 79g Buds, 11g Stems
Dry Weight - Right Plant - 72g Buds, 8g Stems
Dry Weight - Total - 151g Buds, 19g Stems - 5.4oz

Dried in cabinet @ 25C, 55%RH for 5 days.

Lessons Learned...
1) Harvest top of plant first, bottom after another week or two. I had SO much popcorn, which really surprised me, but didn''t really realise it until after i cut the plants down. Less colas = more light reaching all bud sites = higher yield/better quality (for a tall strain).
2) Flip when less canopy is full. I flipped when most of the canopy was covered, making it difficult to train through the net, and control the height of the plants above the trellis.
3) Monitor and correct PH/Temp issues in DWC Reservoirs. I think this is the biggest reason I ended up with less final quality/yield than I expected, which was partially due to lack of attention to detail on my part, and trusting only the visual inspection of how the plant looked while growing. No real visible issues, but after harvesting I can tell nutrients were a factor, as well as PH and Res temps, from what i''ve researched after the fact.

Heavyweight Fruit Punch is super easy to grow. I honestly topped, pruned, and trimmed it often, and it never seemed to care at all - just grew more branches and kept on truckin ... Stretch is kind of crazy (2.5x-3x from my experience), so keeping it pruned and tamed was challenging at some points. I used a net and weaved for 2 weeks straight following 12/12 switch - had to bend tops through to opposite side of the net/cabinet for them to be far enough away from the light. This created a lot more colas/branching than i wanted, which in turn created overall smaller individual buds. Live and learn.

I will keep this pheno going, and probably grow a different strain my next go around. I will also be using Hydroguard next time, as i think that might help with the PH issues and higher res temps (~26c).

Oh, also, I noticed that the Right plant had less tops but bigger buds on average (I had removed 2 before flip that I shouldn''t have). The Left plant had more tops, and more buds, as well as overall weight.

There was a substantial amount of popcorn buds, likely due to the number of branches and height of tops above the netting preventing light from reaching the bottom of the canopy. I thought I had kept the upper portion of the canopy trimmed enough to let light to the lower nodes, but i guess not - hard with the amount of stretch to prevent so many tops, though!

UPDATE****
made bubble hash using 650g of fresh frozen trim/popcorn (a bit from last harvest as well, but mostly this harvest). dry yield - 15.4g!

Comments
BigDaddyK
BigDaddyK week 20

It's a lovely fruity smoke :dash:

BigDaddyK
BigDaddyK week 20

How often can you crop every 8 weeks ?

thephalanx420
thephalanx420

@BigDaddyK, my current schedule is 10 weeks - 9 for flower period, and 1 for drying. I could dry outside of the cabinet, but i like the convenience of doing it in there, and i do a full clean-up of the cabinet after each crop, so i'm doing the work anyway.

Once drying is done, I move the clones from the bottom chamber (Clone/Veg) to the top chamber (Flower), and take new clones for the bottom chamber at the same time for the next cycle.

BigDaddyK
BigDaddyK

@thephalanx420,it's really cool when you get a cycle going , have you thought of another tent :tent: :blush:

CANNASIM
CANNASIM week 20

Congrats on the harvest! :clap::skin-tone-2::clap::skin-tone-2::clap::skin-tone-2: Cheers!

nicogm
nicogm week 20

Congrats !

PlantingPot
PlantingPot week 20

Haha, Banana 4 Scale!

ClubRiot
ClubRiot week 20

nice buds! good job! :+1::muscle:

BrafZachland
BrafZachland week 20

the nugs look dank tho man, too bad she wasn't a little smellier, but if the smell is unique i can deal with less pungency, that said i am on a mission for the least stealthy pheno this side of skunk

organically
organically week 20

im fu... speechless, amazing! good job, have fun while flying

AfricanGreen
AfricanGreen week 20

Growing some good bud there :+1:

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