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Plastique

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8
528
4 months ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soil
Medium
Topping
Technique
FL (216W)
Vegetation Lights
HID (315W)
Flowering Lights
Strain
FastBuds - C4 Matic
C4 Matic
FastBuds

Growing it

Normal

Resistance

Strong

I'm going to break this down into different categories to come up with the final rating which will be an average of the category scores with fractions rounded to the nearest whole number.

Bud Density: 5
Trimming: 9
Speed: 6
Scent: 9
Flavor: 6
Effects: 8

Bud Density is very important. Unfortunately, all three of the phenos I grew came up short in this category. They sure look nice in the pictures, but the nugs were fluffy and light on weight. Bud density leads to bag appeal so the final product isn't all that pretty.

Trimming is personally important to me. I refer to it as "Trim jail". It bugs me to have a plant that requires a lot of labor to clean up during harvest. All three of these phenos were easy to trim. In addition, they didn't have much foliation which required less maintenance on my part during the grow.

Speed is a factor that is very important to me. I try my best to maximize harvests using efficiency and planning practices. The strain is advertised as being done in roughly 8 weeks or 56 days. Two of the phenos took 78 days whereas the last one took 96 days. Had these taken only 56 days I would be 14 days away from an additional harvest.

After visually inspecting I took a big sniff of the dried, cured buds. They have a very pleasant aroma. I've smelled this same aroma on other purple strains. It is a mix between berry and floral with a hint of gas.

I ground up a couple of nugs and packed a king size cone. I still can't really detect any noticeable flavor. It's pretty bland and earthy. It's neither bad or good in my opinion.

The effects are felt within a few minutes after the first toke. It leaves you feeling calm and relaxed. At the same time it does not make you sleepy. I wouldn't recommend it if you have a task that needs a lot of focus. It definitely makes my mind drift away into daydreams. Perfect for a sunny afternoon when you have nothing to do.

Final thoughts: I topped 2 of these plants. One of them had the largest yield at 47.4 grams. The other two phenos were 57 grams combined.

The Outcome
Week
14
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
104.4
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
3.68
oz
g
Bud dry weight
Harvested
3 plants
Number of plants harvested
Light
315 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.42
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
4.5
ft²
Grow Room size
0
ounce /watt/plant
0.82
ounce/ft²
1.23
ounce /plant
70
watt/ft²
0.67
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Cream
Earthy
Woody
Feels like
70% Sativa
30% Indica

Positive effects

Happy
Relaxed
Uplifted

Negative effects

Dry eyes
Nutrients

Advanced Nutrients is a mixed bag for me at this point in my growing experience. I still have a lot in inventory so I'll continue to use it until it is gone. When I first started this hobby the guy at the hydro store recommended using Sensei Bloom A & B. He told me that's all I need and I'll get great results. He said to add Big Bud, Overdrive & Bud Candy If I wanted a hot-rod. Why wouldn't I want a Hot Rod? I bought it all that day. Later I went and researched more of AN's marketing material and fell of the hype. I purchased a gallon of pretty much everything they had to offer. That hit the wallet for over $1100. I am sold on Bud Factor X. The buds are always stickier when I use this product. I'll probably continue to purchase this one. Ancient Earth Organic speeds up flower development so that's decent. Rhino Skin & B-52 are supposed to strengthen the stalks. I get better results from a fan. Nirvana is pretty hot and tends to cause nutrient burn. I'll be replacing Bud Candy with Nature's Candy by Remo Nutrients as soon as I run out. Their Bloom Boosters are split into three products: Bud Ignitor, Big Bud & Overdrive. Bud Ignitor has faster flips. I notice flowers developing 3-4 days sooner that without. Big Bud packs on weight and size during mid-flowering. Overdrive does the same, yet I don't really notice it until flushing begins.

GHE

I tried using this by recommendation from a former Flawless Finish user. I'm sold. The plants flush and the price point doesn't hurt the wallet. I think I picked up a quart for $10 at the hydro store.

I recently added this nutrient to my grow. I'll continue to use it. It is liquid bone meal. It is fairly inexpensive and the plants love it.

Rootamentary is a solid microbial product. I use this in veg and early flowering. I've had a solid root mass at the end of the run since I've been using it. Sea Green is also a solid microbial product. I notice explosive growth in veg and the plants seem to recover from topping, defoliating or transplanting faster.

I've harvested over 40 autoflowers by now so I thought this one was pretty easy for me. A very low maintenance grow. I had to deal with very low humidity early on during the winter months. I invested in a couple of programmable humidifiers to put in each flower tent to ameliorate the issue. I appreciate all of the nice comments for those who stopped by. Peace!

Comments
SeedLover
SeedLover week 14

Looking tasty!

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