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Bikini Atoll - Atomic Bomb

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9
674
2 months ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soil
Medium
LST
Technique
Topping
Technique
Main-Lining
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
LED (150W)
Vegetation Lights
LED (200W)
Flowering Lights
Strain
Bomb Seeds - Atomic
Atomic
Bomb Seeds

Growing it

Normal

Resistance

Strong

This is written about a month after harvest ~1 week of drying and ~3 weeks of cure time.

:point_right:The Good:grinning:

My Bikini Girl did well, she produced me some beautiful plump and juicy buds. These things are the most gorgeous cola’s I’ve ever seen (IMO). I’ve only grown 10 different strains so far but this girl has the densest trichome patter I’ve ever seen on my digital microscope.

She also handled the excess heat in the room just fine, didn’t show any heat stress signs and didn’t banana on me. The Painkiller also handled the heat well, but my Northern Lights and Laughing Buddha didn’t fair so well.

She has a earthy and piney smell to her, there is a slight hint of skunk to her but it’s very mild.

The smoke has a mild mixture of pine and mint with a hint of skunk. None of the tones are very loud and I’d honestly describe the smoke as “classic weed”. It’s a very nice smoke but it’s not any of these fancy flavors floating around. It’s a nice smooth classic weed smoke that isn’t dominated by any flavor, smell, or tone.

The high is very active, my brain feels alive and creative. I feel happy and it’s really nice to hit right before I head into my grow room to be a big prune. It’s a little more on the creative or involved, like a good video game or cleaning the car, something that is a little more task/decision oriented. I don’t feel like doing a repetitive task like a lot of other sativa’s I’ve tried, I feel like I want a more involved task. The high is also clear, I don’t feel like I’m in a heavy fog, maybe a light fog that keeps me more focused on the task at hand, but still able to think well. It also has a bit of a body uplifting high to her as well, I feel lighter and relaxed.

Bomb Seeds describes the high as "Powerful and Euphoric" after smoking I can definitely get there and can agree with that assessment. To me it feels a little more on the creative/inspiring side, but "euphoric" can also be a good description of it.

:point_right:The Bad:flushed:

My poor bikini girl split her main T and her 2 secondary T’s, this did stunt her a bit but she pulled through and did very well. She is a bit more of a “compact” girl with tight node spacing and is very strong.

She is a strong Sativa and as such is not recommended for sleeping in any way. She keeps my mind going and I can not sleep on her, so use her as a daytime high and switch to a another strain in the evening when you want some sleep.

:point_right:Harvest In Numbers:pray:

She produce

200w LED above her
3.78 sq.ft (0.35 sq.m)

1,116 g (39.37 oz) Wet Total
189 g (6.67 oz) Dry Total

16.9% Net dry weight

20 weeks growing

1 week drying = 21 weeks total

189 g / 21 weeks = 9 g / week (0.317 oz /week)

189 g / 33 branches = 5.7 g / branch (0.20 oz / branch)

189 g / 200 watts = 0.945 g / watt

189 g / 0.35 sq.m = 540 g / sq.m

First I’d like to say that I’m treating the Atomic Bomb as if it used up 25% of the 4x4 tent space, the realistic truth is that this is probably assigning too much space to it. She should probably be around 20% maybe even less.

Bomb Seeds claims the Atomic Bomb produces 450-550 g/m.sq so 540 g/m.sq is right in line and on the high end of their quoted yield. Bomb seeds is on the up and up with their yields quotes, if anything they are a little conservative. If I used the 20% of the tent space then it would be 0.28 m.sq and the result would be 675 g / m.sq and that is an amazing grams per m.sq and easily the most I’ve ever gotten.

The 9g / week is on the low end for what I’m use to seeing for yields, but considering the splits she had to recover from it’s understandable. I think that it’s fair to say that it stunted the girl at least 2 weeks, that would put it at 19 weeks and 9.95 g/week and ~10 g/week is more in line what I see from sativas I grow.

0.945 g / watt is a good yield for me, and like I said above it’s an over estimation of wattage and area used, so realistically this girl probably yielded over 1g/watt.

Drying I really feel I let her over dry by 18-24 hours, I should have jarred her up the day before but I was feeling her and it felt a bit borderline. So I let her go another day, and of course it was a week day, and I couldn’t get to her until after work making it an extra 24 hours, this turned out to be a bit too much. Looking back on it I should have increased the humidity in the room from 50% to the 60-65% humidity and then that would have slowed down the drying a bit more. In the end it was 16.9% net dry yield from the wet trim and this is the lowest net yield I’ve ever had. I think it’s dryer then 62% and the 62% Boveda humidity packs will probably plump it up a bit more and I might actually gain a bit more weight in the jars.

:point_right:Final Thoughts:point_left:

I’m really like her, the smoke is very different from the other sativas I’ve grown. I like that it’s more mentally and creatively stimulating with the slight body high is also very nice edition. Next time I go for a nice hike I’m going to pack this in the vaporizer, it’d be a awesome smoke to enjoy the great outdoors with.

I wish I had more of her because she has such a nice creative side to her, I’ll definitely be growing her again.

I’m giving her 9/10 because of the splitting at the T’s. But other than that she has been a fantastic girl to grow and to smoke. I’d recommend anyone who likes a nice sativa to give this one a grow, I can’t see how anyone can be disappointed in a sativa like this.

I’m pondering sending her in for lab testing, but at only 6.67 oz of but I’m not sure I really want to drop $150 into testing. I'll update this post with the results if I send it in for testing.

The Outcome
Week
20
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
189
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
6.67
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
1116
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
39.37
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
Light
200 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.35
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
3.77
ft²
Grow Room size
0.03
ounce /watt/plant
1.77
ounce/ft²
6.67
ounce /plant
53.05
watt/ft²
0.27
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Earthy
Mint
Pine
Feels like
100% Sativa
0% Indica

Positive effects

Creative
Energetic
Happy

Negative effects

Insomnia
Nutrients

She grows thick and dense with tight node spacing. Her branches are really firm and strong, but this also makes them more prone to splitting and cracking with aggressive LST. I’ve since started a THC bomb and it proceeded to crack at the main T just like the Atomic bomb. It’s still early, but so far the THC bomb hasn’t split the secondary T’s but they are still fairly small and usually the splitting happens when the branches get thicker. This appears to be a trait of the “Bomb” genetics as I’ve never had a girl do this before and both of my bomb seeds have done this.

I fell if you didn’t LST her as aggressively as I did she probably wouldn’t split at all, but this is just a guess as I haven’t grown them is this fashion. The Atomic Bomb grows very well and don’t show signs of deficiency or excess easily. She grows very well, thick, strong, and dense.

She eats well, but isn’t the hungriest of girls I’ve dealt with, she needs a good medium feed and that’s about it. However I haven’t pushed her to see if she can take more. She is easy to grow and her grams per sq.m is excellent, I’d happily recommend anyone to give her a grow.

Attached are all the nutes sheets from her flower period with the run off data.

For those that don't know Bikini Atoll was a famous place in the Pacific Ocean where the U.S. conducted major Atomic Bomb testing, this is why I picked Bikini Atoll as my diary name. The islands (or Atoll as it's called) has so much radiation that no one currently is living there anymore and there is a good chance that no one will be able to inhabit the island full time during our lifetime. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_testing_at_Bikini_Atoll)

The swimsuit "bikini" was named after Bikini Atoll, at the time no model would wear it at the fashion shows because it was so "risque" so the designer hired a nude dancer to wear it. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikini)

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