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Too easy be’n cheesy

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3 years ago
VEG
LED / 300W
Custom
FLO
LED / 300W
Custom
Botanicare
Nutrients
Indoor
Room Type
LST
Technique
FIMing
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Strain
Dinafem - Cheese XXL Autoflowering
Cheese XXL Autoflowering
Dinafem

Growing it

Easy

Resistance

Strong

If you’re looking for the ultimate beginner strain, then this is it. She’s easy going, resilient, responds incredibly well to training, takes a full nute regimen like a champ, and under the right circumstances (like these ones:wink:) yields a dream!: 1:. She’s so easy in fact, that I had to change the title of this diary from “ain’t easy” to “too easy”:sunglasses:.

Taste & Smell: :lollipop::lollipop:
Effects: :lollipop::lollipop::lollipop::lollipop::lollipop:
We’re already getting the hints of cheese coming out on the cure. But it’s still grassy and skunky following the 6 day dry. Taste & smell only get 2 lollipops because once the terps are in full effect it’s still gonna taste and smell like skunky cheese. Effects - even if I had a decent sense of smell (which I don’t) I’d still be smoke’n this awesomeness. The effects get a full 5 lollipops for me. It is my go-to, straight baked and chilln strain. Perfect for summer nights by the dock with some tunes. Definitely on par with nyc diesel and northern lights for staple status: 1:. Cerebrally chill all the way and very indica leaning with a dozy effect on the finish. Dreamy night time smoke: 1::sunglasses:.

The Outcome
Week
12
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
157.34
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
5.55
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
685.77
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
24.19
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
Light
300 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.21
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
2.29
ft²
Grow Room size
0.02
ounce /watt
2.42
ounce/ft²
5.55
ounce /plant
131
watt/ft²
0.44
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Cheese
Earthy
Pungent
Feels like
40% Sativa
60% Indica

Positive effects

Relaxed
Sleepy
Uplifted

Negative effects

Dry mouth
Nutrients

Nutes :lollipop::lollipop::lollipop::lollipop::lollipop:
Ran at the very top of botanicare’s recommended feeding schedule the whole time and the results speak for themselves. Cal mag is a must in coco and I didn’t cut it back until the later weeks of flower. Probably could’ve gotten away without it after week 6 or 7 but we don’t really stress that in a hydro medium. She showed almost no signs of burn through the whole grow which makes her very friendly and accommodating to newer growers with a tendency to overfeed or water. Might’ve been able to push it a little more but doubt it would’ve made a significant difference in the outcome. The karma and Hydroplex seem to be good supplement additions to the base nutes and calmag. If anything - we may expand on this line with a couple additional supplements in the future.

Commented by TheBudWhisperer TheBudWhisperer

Method :bar_chart::bar_chart:
There really wasn’t much of a method to begin with. Needed a couple plants on the grow for a quick turnover and this bean fit the bill for an initial test run using the new grow light. She was so strong and robust early on that we FIM’d ‘er to break apical dominance and spread ‘er with lst to get as much light penetration as possible. The branching was very strong and required no yo-yoing or additional support. Based on prior experience - she seems to be a very stable strain and I didn’t see much pheno difference from plant to plant. Indica leaning but her fan leaves display sativa traits: 1:.

Medium :control_knobs::control_knobs::control_knobs::control_knobs:
Coco is the go-to medium in lieu of soil when we grow indoors. Better drainage, faster growth rate (especially in veg.) and re-usable too! The fact that it’s nute neutral allows us to dictate exactly what the plant receives at all times. IMO - more manageable and precise than soil. Include a regular diet of calmag and ur good to grow.: 1:. The only knock is one of its greatest strengths. With better drainage comes more regular feedings. If you prefer to spend less time watering then soil will get you a day or two more between feedings at most stages.

Yield:palm_tree::palm_tree::palm_tree::palm_tree::palm_tree:
The first run of this strain and it’s measly outcome was predominantly due to user error and imperfect conditions. This one was given every luxury we could afford and it blew up like mad! The grow light upgrade to COB tech. was worth every damn penny. Whether it’s the increased wattage or the spectrum from the light itself, this thing is a beast and I attribute a lot of the success on the grow to this one piece of equipment.: 1:

The numbers... man I’m floored.
Total dried yield - cheese: 5.62oz. That’s back to back, record breaking grows indoors but in this case - our yield destroys that of every grow previous by a massive margin. We pulled more yield off this one plant then we did off the last 2 plants combined: 1::sunglasses:. If you look at total harvest yield across both plants for this cycle, that’s 9.95oz’s. Crushes the record yield per cycle in the cabinet by 4oz. easy! :sunglasses::ok_hand::muscle::star-struck:.

The stats say an avg. of 450-500g/m2 for this strain. Based on the rough size of my cabinet the avg. should be 99g/0.21m2. This is proportional to the other 2 grows in the same space. Our actual dry yield harvest - 159.32g/0.21m2. That’s 60% more than the approximated avg. yield per meter squared - nailed it!:muscle:

Props:facepunch::facepunch::facepunch::facepunch::facepunch:
A great many thanks to everyone who stopped in and cared to take some interest in this cycle. I appreciate the support. Notable shoutouts start with @theweedman - dude, this cxb cob kit is phenomenal and thanks for the intel and putt’n me on to it. It’s gonna redefine my grow game - lol. @dudegrowsweed and @experimentgreen deserve some huge props as well. Really appreciated the discussion as well as the inspiration to give some higher stress training a try with autos. She did remarkably well and when it comes to future auto grows, I’ll probably look to at least a FIM technique every time: 1:. Change’n how I’ll be growing in the future y’all - cheers!:facepunch:. Final thank you to the community, whoever stops in to take a peek and GD as always. Nice to have a place to store all this stuff and learn some other stuff in the process.:facepunch:

Grow Questions
TheBudWhisperer week 3 started grow question 4 years ago
Please see April 3rd photo and weekly update comment. Considering snipping the lowest 2 growth tips early in an effort to focus more energy higher up the plant. This is an auto specific question and I will be doing lst regardless. All thoughts welcome:facepunch:
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
Show all Answers (2)
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey whisp so I think everythings worth a try because you'll only know for sure by testing. If you went against this, I'd definitely say to look into the approximate time that this strain starts flowering, 4week, 6week, and defoliate/ or chop right when flowering is beginning. I kept putting off my chops until too far into flowering in my opinion and feel like if the plant had been given the signal sooner it would have channeled that energy to the budsites much more effectively.
Since Dinafem is pretty solid and its an xxl version which i believe takes longer to finish, i dont think there'd be any harm in waiting a few weeks.
Sorry I don't have more experience with the low growth tip cutting, I do feel like a plant this young and healthy could manage to be topped effectively though too, so just possible ideas. :v: good luck.
Comments
TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer week 12

@theweedman, @dudegrowsweed, @experimentgreen - many props and thanks to you 3 for the insight, discussion and recommendations. She popped off like mad and The stash has swelled significantly!:+1:. Cheers and see u all around:facepunch::sunglasses::facepunch:

Silky_smooth
Silky_smooth week 12

Congrats on the harvest:clap::wink::wink:those buds look amazing:drooling_face::drooling_face:enjoy your Stella artois my friend you earned it on this girl:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@Silky_smooth, great smoke and ur welcome here any time girl:+1::sunglasses:!!

Silky_smooth
Silky_smooth

@TheBudWhisperer,no problem my friends:wink:i Will come up with another challenge in the future dont worry but i understand it perfectly when there are restrictions involved i certainly do:wink:but still congrats on that amazing flowers they look delicious i might come over to taste:rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@Silky_smooth, thanks girl much appreciated! BTW - just got the kybosh from the wife on the solo cup challenge. We’re at the legal limit for plants right now and can’t afford any potential “issues” which I’m sure u can appreciate. I’ll def. catch up on the next one though and again - good for you on this idea. It’s awesome:+1::+1::+1::facepunch:

BakedMonkey
BakedMonkey week 12

Very Nice! I have something to look forward to in my grow now... Thanks for this diary mate!

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@BakedMonkey, you’re quite welcome. This one is an all time fave and I’m sure you’ll be very impressed with it. Good luck dude:+1::sunglasses::facepunch:

HydroGrowLED
HydroGrowLED week 12

This is why I like grow diary’s you can see something you like the look of order it and you can look back through your weeks and copy lst growing techs Is like the best advice you can get :seedling::muscle:

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@HydroGrowLED, appreciate the koodos:pray:. If ur in the market for a cheese you cannot go wrong with dinafem. This plant was fantastic all the way:+1:.

Buddha2
Buddha2 week 12

Great diary. Congratulations!

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@Buddha2, cheers much appreciated:+1::facepunch:

Cultus
Cultus week 12

Congrats Bud! Great dairy!

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@Cultus, cheers bud - she came off great. Def. happy with it:+1:

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This plant is beautiful so chuck it’s crazy I’m growing cheese the original strain skunk #1 phenotype like 95-100% indica

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@SNoWfLaKe420, one of our faves for sure. Super awesome indica - very chilled out high but powerful at the same time. Wish I had some more cheese beans...:cry:

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Wow, beautiful diary! Very detailed:call_me_hand:i collected a few information for my cheese xxl grow. Thank you

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@ShotGunBob, thanks very much for that bud. Always appreciated and good luck with yours as well:facepunch:

NomNom
NomNom week 12

Great job on the grow and congrats on the DOTM win. I'm still shocked how much you can harvest in only 12 weeks.

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@NomNom, cheers! And you and me both - my first run with these cob leds and wow, what a difference. Don’t get me wrong the genetics are great too but damn these lights are a game changer:+1:

Mrs_Larimar
Mrs_Larimar week 12

Congratulation!!! you are in diary of the month....

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@Mrs_Larimar, thanks a bunch friend! Super stoked about the Humboldt swag and seeds for sure. Gonna have me in he grow for awhile:+1:. It ain’t first but I’ll certainly take it! Thanks for checkn out:facepunch:

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