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First Time: Ontario Outdoor Grow

4 years ago
Room Type
Grow medium
Dinafem - Blue Critical Auto
Blue Critical Auto

Growing it




According to the information on the Dinafem website, this plant should take between 70-80 days and they were 100% correct. They were also accurate on how much it would yield per plant as well. Mark at Dinafem was extremely helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. He saved them from flowering too early by commenting on the photos. They were staying in a 8oz solo cup under a 150-watt light for longer than necessary, and he informed me to move them outside and into a bigger pot which is exactly what I did. They immediately shot up and thrived, whereas my friend (who is growing the exact same strain) kept them inside within a solo cup -- his flowered 2 weeks earlier than mine and had a significantly lower yield. Big shoutout to Mark and the Grow Diary platform because otherwise my yield would be a fraction of what it is now.

The Outcome
What's on the scales?
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
Bud wet weight
2 plants
Number of plants harvested
ounce /plant
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Feels like
20% Sativa
80% Indica

Positive effects


Negative effects

Dry mouth

Absolutely loved this nutrient. I don't have much to compare it too since this is my first time growing, but it was available at an extremely affordable price relative to others, and you don't have to waste money on a pH stick or pH up/down because it's pH perfect every single time. Only complaint I can think of is that neck of the bottle is short and wide so if you're pouring into a measuring cup and not being not being extremely careful it spills everywhere and leaks down the side. Other than that, it's phenomenal and I will definitely be purchasing this again.

Commented by Kooky Kooky

For my first time growing I would say it was a success. It would have been a catastrophic failure without the GrowDiaries platform. The help and support from the community guided this project from start to finish and I'm super thankful for that. I've encouraged all of my friends and neighbours that grow to sign up and they are loving it as well.
With regards to the strain, I can't say a whole lot because I don't have much to compare it to since this is my first time. However, there was a fair amount of bud rot and I can't say for certain if that's due to genetics, weather, or my own mistakes, but I'm leaning towards the latter. I cut off an ounce of bud that had mold and rot on it. It rained heavily towards the end and the buds are extremely dense and I think that made it difficult for the moisture to escape.00

Smoke review

Grow Questions
Kooky week 1 started grow question 5 years ago
How wet should my soil be at this stage? The seedlings are just beginning to crack through the top, but this is mostly because I didn't cover them up too much when I changed them from the Peat Pellets to the solo cup. Soil is Pro-Mix HP. And what PH should my water be at?
Techniques. Defoliation
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FlavoursUk answered grow question 5 years ago
At this stage, just focus on the basics as she will grow regardless with good light, water and light air ventilation. Make sure your night temperatures don't drop too low as it can stunt or even kill your plant so early on. Try keeping your night temp above 18 Degrees C. Secondly, don't over water.. a bit a time is better than too much all at once if you're not sure. As you can add but can't take away. Overwatering is another problem that will stunt your plants growth. So less is more. No nutrients is needed at all at this stage, just water pH'd to around 6.5 as its what I use, and proven to be best range in soil. That soil mix has enough in it to last you 3-4 weeks, so no nutrients is needed. Check out my diaries if you need any guidance or happy to help via message. Lastly, higher humidity at around 50-65% will help her growth through the seedling and veg stage. If you're out doors anything that can give you a greenhouse effect will help. Not only with humidity but raising the temperatures! Hope this helps
Kooky week 4 started grow question 4 years ago
Does anyone know what that thing is that is growing out of the node in the last picture? The picture doesn't really do it much justice, but I'm thinking it's either the start of a seed, or it's beginning to bud. I should mention that there are 0 white hairs anywhere on the plant.
Techniques. Defoliation
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Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there! Looks like a male sex / banana :-( I'd recommend to wait a couple of days to ensure it's a male (or hermie), then it's up to you: throw away, or produce seeds. Good luck with this one!
TheBudWhisperer week 11

Rocked it dude, the yields quality and hope the smoke is treating you well. :facepunch::+1::ok_hand:


@Kooky, thanks bro she’s def. surpassing expectations. Fingers crossed no more silliness or storms. Let me know if any questions when you gear up for indoors. It’s fun as hell trust me!!! Lol :+1::pray::facepunch:


@TheBudWhisperer, Thanks man! It was definitely a learning process but I can't wait to start trying it indoors, just need to wait for the right setup. PS, your Skywalker Kush plant is a BEAST!

bobo420 week 11

Congrats on the harvest ;)


@bobo420, Thanks for the support!

DinafemSeeds week 11

For your first time growing you did a fine job and congratulations on the harvest my friend :+1:

You have your 1st home grown cannabis, cultivated by your hands. That must be a good feeling:sunglasses: and thank you for putting your faith in our genetics for your first grow.

I hope we did not let you down and are pleased with the grow and end outcome?

Well done mate, you did great :facepunch:

All the best :v:


CRiSPrGrow week 11

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap: great result

TheBudWhisperer week 11

Well waddya know - noob of the month! Congrats homie, we’ll deserved win!