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Total Noob - First Grow

2 weeks ago
Room Type
HID (600W)
Vegetation Lights
HID (600W)
Flowering Lights
FastBuds - Blackberry

Growing it




The amazing color of these buds are reason enough to give this strain a try in my opinion. And even after only one day drying they are getting even a more dark, rich looking purple. I had a little issue with this plant from the beginning, had a plant stroke or something, and that played out when it came to yield(along with the many mistakes I surely made). But I am very happy with the results, especially as a first time. I did have a little "scissor hash" after trimming her, which was a very chill and relaxed high. But I will wait until she is dried, cured and sampled through my first vaporizer that arrives tomorrow, pretty excited about that. I will surely be back to give a proper smoke review.

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
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
600 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
Grow Room size
Grow Room
Grow Room size
ounce /watt/plant
ounce /plant
Photos & Videos
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Tastes like
Feels like
10% Sativa
90% Indica

Positive effects


Negative effects

Dry mouth

Was my very first time using AN nutrients and growing actually, but I had no issues that I could equate to these nutrients and was happy with the results. Will definitely continue using them and will update reviews as my experience continues.

Do not believe I had any Cal-Mag issues with my grow, so will definitely continue using Cal-Mag Plus and will better be able to determine its benefits as my experience grows.

Well I decided to chop her, kinda glad and sad at the same time. Starting seeing a good number of amber trichomes, I still had a good mix of clear and cloudy but the solid number of amber ones made me decide it was time. From the start she was a bit handicapped and I worried about her making it, but in the end she grew really well and was very easy. I loved the purple results, I hope to be able to share with some friends in the near future just so they can see the color. I decided to wet trim, even though it is low humidity here now, just because I was afraid of making a mess of dry trimming. Got them drying in a cardboard wardrobe box on coat hangars. Once dried I will remove the stems, get a real weight, and place them in amber quart mason jars with Boveda 62 packs. After the cure I will definitely return with a proper smoke report and final results. Had a little preview via "scissor hash" and I am hopeful for some good results.

Was a really cool experience and definitely a new hobby of mine. Just looking through all the Grow Diaries on this site the different strains, the different methods, approaches, mediums, etc... there just seems to be an endless amount of things to try and experience with. It could never get boring, not to mention you get to smoke the results! I really enjoyed keeping this diary and the help I received along the way, thank you. I also got to enjoy another hobby I am trying to learn, photography and then be able to share them on this site. Helped me be proud of my baby, since I couldn't share with anyone here. Not the best pics and I learned from a few mistakes, being rushed since there never seems to be any time these days doesn't help, that I hope to improve upon in future diaries.

I am really looking forward to my second grow. Gonna finish out the drying a curing, still got two other plants to go, and then after a vacation (can't grow, someone coming to check on cats) I will get my second grow going. That will also get me out of these freaking single digit temperatures and hopefully be a bit warmer in the grow tent. Definitely gonna stick with Fast Buds, could be years before I get through all the strains of theirs that I want to try! And they haven't given me one reason not to. 100% Germination, all plants survived my utter noobiness, considering the cold they were fast. Definitely recommend them to someone starting out. Would say to anyone, but I'm way wet behind the ears to put that out there. :-)

Will definitely follow-up throughout the drying/curing and then especially with a real smoke report. Getting my first vaporizer, Arizer Extreme Q, just for sampling my very own grown weed! Looking forward to sampling those gorgeous sangria buds. Thanks again to everyone that offered help or advice, I very much appreciate it and also thanks to anyone that stopped in and took a look, hopefully to enjoy the pics.

Grow Questions
TheBug week 2 started grow question 3 months ago
What do you guys think about the leaves curling sideways like a pin wheel? I thought they would straighten out as the grew, but they're not. Not sure if the next set of leaves are going to do the same thing or not, they're too small. Only strain out of 4 doing it.
Leaves Abnormal Growth
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MUDBUG answered grow question 3 months ago
I grow this strain every grow go to my diarys and check it out this is a genetics issue on this seed its not nothing you doing wrong it happens when u grow a BLUE STRAIN tbh get rid of her and pop 2 more this mutant will not give u anything its not worth the trouble big dog and i would go 16-8 hid and leds are completely different at this stage u stressing them out big time and for watering get a shot glass i use my measuring one and u should give 6-7 shots twice a day she will drink more the voodoo juice is straight FIYA i use it also stick to that watering and u cant go wrong :writing_hand::writing_hand::writing_hand::writing_hand::+1::+1::+1:
TheBug week 7 started grow question 2 months ago
Ok, just trying to plan ahead. I read many things about making changes in nutes, switching to plain water, flushing, etc...referencing off 1-2 weeks from harvest. How do I know I am 2 weeks from harvest? What are the signs?
Other General Questions
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Paintedmythumbgreen answered grow question 2 months ago
This depends on what type of effect you are looking for in your final product. The only reliable method is to inspect your trichomes with a magnifying glass to see what stage they are at. CLEAR= Not ready. CLOUDY= Reaching their maximum potency of thc content. AMBER= your thc is converting to cbd and less desirable compounds. The early side of the harvest window usually gives a more entergetic high where a late harvest will give you that couchlock effect. I prefer to harvest with the highest percent of milky trichomes as possible. If you are running a 2 week flush it is a good to start the flush when about 10 to 20% of the trichomes are cloudy and milky. I will personally cut a flush short before I let my trichomes amber up too much. Proper drying and curing seem to have more impact on the final product than a set flush time in my opinion. It is one of those things that is great to experiment with and see what gives you the effect you are looking for....
Budrick week 12

great results, absolutely gorgeous buds too !

WillyWonka week 12

Beautiful looking buds! Congratulations on your first grow, itโ€™s such a good feeling.

What fastbuds strain is next for you?


@WillyWonka, thank you! It does feel good to have one under my belt. My next grow will probably again be four Fast Buds' strains, this grow I did four strains also but just did the one diary for Blackberry. Doing four different strains might not be the best for learning, but I'm still looking to try many strains to see what I like the best. Then once I get my "go to" strain or two I will focus on getting the best results from those strains. Next grow I plan on doing diaries for all four strains, didn't want to be overwhelmed this first time, and I am thinking they might CBD Crack, Tangie'matic, Six Shooter and a redo of one of my first four(most likely either Blackberry or Blue Dream).

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