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Sour Crack #1 - First Grow

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3 months ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soil
Medium
LST
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
LED
Vegetation Lights
LED
Flowering Lights
Strain
Mephisto Genetics - Sour Crack
Sour Crack
Mephisto Genetics

Growing it

Normal

Resistance

Strong

Day 58 - Just cut her, will update with more details after drying and tasting. :-D

Day 63 - Just for kicks I lit up a dry, uncured bud. Surprisingly not harsh! (Cured will be better lol) Tasted like lemons and weed. Didn't seem too terribly potent at first. Kinda crept up on me. Then I went to stand up and get some coffee and the three minutes it took to get the coffee felt more like twenty minutes of slideshow. When I was standing in one place I was there, and when I'd walk to another spot there was kinda no transition between the first location (Coffee machine) and the second (Counter). The more I walked around, the more blitzed I became. SO, who this strain was experimentally grown for, had some. Every time she has used Cannabis, she has edged very near a panic attack. We really wanted to find a strain to keep her mellow rather than increase her anxiety. Her in media res review - "It Feels Like I'm Floaaaaaating away onna Clooooud." Her post-experience review - "It was intense but I didn't feel like I was going to lose it."

So yeah, high praise. Sour Crack is great, and will be SO's Daily Driver. (Actually let's say monthly or biweekly because we don't smoke much.) She is exactly as advertised, done in 55-65 days, small, potent buds, 1-2oz yield, calm high, lemony. Exactly what the household ordered. All of this said with mostly dried, uncured buds.

The Outcome
Week
9
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
45.36
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
1.6
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
275.56
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
9.72
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
Light
325 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.01
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
0.07
ft²
Grow Room size
0
ounce /watt/plant
22.86
ounce/ft²
1.6
ounce /plant
4642.86
watt/ft²
14.29
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Day 58 - The table, ready for surgery. She looks happy about it.
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Day 58 - The table, ready for surgery. She looks happy about it.
Day 58 - The Patient. Her fan leaves are ugly, but her buds are swollen. Haircut before scalpel.
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Day 58 - The Patient. Her fan leaves are ugly, but her buds are swollen. Haircut before scalpel.
Day 58 - Got rid of *most* of her fan leaves. Left the smaller ones and her sugar leaves on to help slow drying. RH here is in the 30's.
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Day 58 - Got rid of *most* of her fan leaves. Left the smaller ones and her sugar leaves on to help slow drying. RH here is in the 30's.
Day 58 - Side view, post haircut. For a Sour Crack she's got what looks like a lot of bud.
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Day 58 - Side view, post haircut. For a Sour Crack she's got what looks like a lot of bud.
Day 58 - She done got chopped! Threw her fan leaves, some popcorn and one or two accidental bud chops down to the bottom on some parchment paper.
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Day 58 - She done got chopped! Threw her fan leaves, some popcorn and one or two accidental bud chops down to the bottom on some parchment paper.
Day 58 - Strung up side view. I think she turned out pretty good! Was a rough haul for the last ten days, chasing after problems, but she came through!
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Day 58 - Strung up side view. I think she turned out pretty good! Was a rough haul for the last ten days, chasing after problems, but she came through!
Day 58 - The Legacy of Growth - So her roots filled the entire damned six gallon pot! I didn't expect such a small plant to have such a big root system but they grow to fit I guess.
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Day 58 - The Legacy of Growth - So her roots filled the entire damned six gallon pot! I didn't expect such a small plant to have such a big root system but they grow to fit I guess.
Buds! Day 62 - 1.598oz!
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Buds! Day 62 - 1.598oz!
Day 62 - This pic was taken before I grabbed the two rather largish buds that were in the bottom of the drying box. Final weight was 44.75 Grams.
Sour Crack #1 - First Grow week 9. Day 62 - This pic was taken before I grabbed the two rather largish buds that were in the bottom of the drying box. Final weight was 44.75 Grams.
Tastes like
Citrus
Pine
Sour
Feels like
100% Sativa
0% Indica

Positive effects

Creative
Euphoric
Relaxed

Negative effects

Dry eyes
Nutrients

This is what I fed her after day 35 or so. Was easy on nutrients until she started flowering as the Great Lakes Water Only soil I was growing in is full of good stuff already. I ended up causing a probable nutrient lockout before that and she suffered some discoloration to her leaves that stayed with her through to the end, but that had nothing to do with this stuff, which I think carried her across the finish line.

GHE

If her root bulb is any sign this stuff is amazing! This little plant, recommended and bred for 2.5 gallon pots in a SOG filled an entire six gallon pot! As this is my first grow, I don't know what all of the contributing factors are, but this was certainly one of them.

Only used a tiny bit of the P/K as I had a probable nutrient lockout and overdose due to listening to a guy at a store rather than reading the feeding schedule from the manufacturer. I'm sure it works well.

Day 58 - First Grow. First plant. 272.16 Grams I dinged her up pretty good around days 35-40 or so, which were pretty crucial days in a 55-60 day plant, but it seems like the damage was primarily cosmetic as she came through with what seems to me like a whole lot of bud, that looks pretty good up close. Most of the damage seemed to have been to her fan leaves*, and all of those were still supple and looked good on the bottoms, so there was still some good action happening inside her. Her wet weight (With stems) is 272.16 Grams. I don't know how much they weigh, but my hope is to get 1.5 ounces out of her. I'm fairly certain that I'll get more than 1oz. For a plant with a claimed harvest of 30-60 grams, I am a happy camper for a first timer. I'll do better next time! This gal is about a week older than her sisters in the grow, and most of the worst mistakes I have made have been with her, so onward and upward! She's drying now, with most of her sugar leaves attached and a tiny bit of fan leaves hanging off of her to slow her dry. Our RH is in the 20s and 30s right now and it's hard to keep up so slowing down her dry is critical. She's in an 18x18x24 inch moving box. Some holes poked into the sides, hanging from some paracord. (She was so heavy I wanted 550lb test line har har etc.) So now we wait and watch her dry out. Will read more about drying and make sure her conditions are as optimal as they can be.

So basically I'M IN. This is a thing I can do and not get bored. Every step is interesting and I'm constantly trying to figure ways out to make thing easier and better. I'm an obsessive tinkerer and optimizer and this is one more thing that has nearly endless putzing around potential. My goal, after this full grow is harvested, is to go through my whole process (Was well documented) and cut out every dead end and mistake, and creating as simple a grow plan as possible. Things like learning that nutrients are an endless rabbit hole for salespeople to send a newbie down, how not to panic and make big, drastic moves. How to wait a couple days and see before acting. It's a good general patience training exercise. I've come out of the first grow having learned about 30 things to never do again, and still managed to come out with what looks like a damned decent crop, so yay me, and yay people here on Growdiaries, /r/autoflowers /r/mephheads and /r/microgrowery who were instrumental getting me through this with some dignity. :-D

I'll update the harvest when she's dry and I've tasted a lil' sump'n.

After giving her the pre-cut haircut we were kind of amazed at how healthy she looked underneath her beat up top layer of foliage!

Day 61 - Due to a horrible unforseen humidity issue she ended up pretty damned dry in three days. Not super dry, just pretty dry. Dry enough to cure. Trimmed the buds (First time trimming, be easy on me.) and weighed them. 44.75 Grams! AKA 1.6oz!

My hope was to get 1.5 or better out of this girl. She yields between 30-60 grams and for a first grow, smak dab int the middle of an average yield means I didn't screw up too badly! Can only get better from here, right? So huzzah!00

Comments
Philindicus
Philindicus week 9

Great job, looking forward to your smoke report. You should grow it again in the future.

Hexus
Hexus

@Philindicus, Oh I think I will! :-D And thanks!

Budcoin
Budcoin week 9

Great grow!!! Will follow future grows :ok_hand: I just started forum stomper

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