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Its gonna snow mofo!

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5 months ago
VEG
LED / 300W
Light
FLO
LED / 300W
Light
Botanicare Nutrients
Indoor
Room Type
Soilless
Medium
LST
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Strain
FastBuds - Californian Snow
Californian Snow
FastBuds

Growing it

Easy

Resistance

Strong

This one was a strange one. She never really grew “up”. Thankfully though, she did grow “out” quite a bit, re-leafing quickly and densely. She was also a little twitchy. Very calmag hungry with a slight bit of nute sensitivity too. Overall she’s only getting 6 stars in the grow book. This primarily due to the fact that while the high is excellently cerebral for a sativa leaning strain, it just doesn’t last nearly as long as one would hope.

Taste & Smell: :lollipop::lollipop::lollipop:
Effects: :lollipop::lollipop::lollipop::lollipop:

This plant flowered very differently than advertised. But the buds packed on the weight tightly and plumped out incredibly wide. Density was decent but not quite as compact as I would’ve expected. As advertised however, they absolutely shimmer in the right light. Tons of frost.:sunglasses:

We ran this one on an 8 day dry and the boveda packs should do the rest : 1:. Word of warning on the dry - she’s a stinker and it smelled like cat piss in the basement while she dried out (yes, we have a cat and no it wasn’t her - we checked).

There’s a minty, almost piney scent coming off ‘er pre-cure. Maybe a little bit of citrus too. Surprisingly, she’s actually quite smooth on the draw still. Taste & smell get a solid 3 lollipops as I will be lenient if there’s less terps but still a smooth smoke. Effects - Early indications are that we could look at giving the high more than 3 lollipops. She’s quite true to her reviews, a somewhat racey sativa. She’s got a noticeable rush combined with a cerebral euphoria. I could mow the lawn on this all day:sunglasses:: 1::ok_hand:. The effects are great but not overly lasting. A great day time option for sure: :+1:

Effects update - following some further testing:wink: yeah - we gotta upgrade the rating on this girl. It’s just a solid all around sativa high. Perfect if you want an energetic pick me up and that “in ur head kinda high” that doesn’t leave you comatose:ok_hand:.

The Outcome
Week
12
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
122.75
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
4.33
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
574.93
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
20.28
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
Light
300 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.2
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
2.13
ft²
Grow Room size
0.01
ounce /watt/plant
2.03
ounce/ft²
4.33
ounce /plant
140.85
watt/ft²
0.47
plant/ft²
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Tastes like
Citrus
Mint
Pine
Feels like
80% Sativa
20% Indica

Positive effects

Energetic
Happy
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. I couldn’t believe how quickly and obviously she showed signs of the calcium issue early. This plant just seemed to need that much more (bout 50% more at all stages). Again, the feeding schedule was aggressive but we avoided any burn for the most part. Quality nute regimen all around: 1:. Practical, but diverse enough to make little tweaks on the major issues as needed:ok_hand:. I be love’n all things Botanicare.:sunglasses:

Method :bar_chart:
None really. We pretty much let ‘er go in the hopes that she would show us how good the new COB penetration was. We also Needed a couple plants on the grow for a quick turnover and this bean fit the bill. The idea was to defo only but even that proved difficult. The buds swelled out and consumed or twisted up a lot of fans making pruning next to impossible. I do accept the blame of not trying to spread her out a little more. That said, the production was far better than expected given the plants size and despite the density challenges - no bud rot and fairly uniform development even below canopy level.: 1:. Nice.

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:
I am pleasantly amazed with our turn out on this plant. She never got more than a foot high and still - every bud on ‘er burst out 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... super unexpected and oh so awesome!
Total dried yield - Cali-snow: 4.33oz. That’s back to back to back, record breaking grows indoors.

This one was surprisingly chunkier than expected even at the end. If you look at total harvest yield across both plants for this cycle, that’s 9.95oz. Crushes the record yield per cycle in the old cabinet by almost 5oz: 1::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 - 122.8g/0.21m2. That’s 20% more than the approximated avg. yield per meter squared @475g. Smashed it!:muscle:

Props :facepunch::facepunch:
I’ll start with fastbuds as we recently received some quality swag from them following a DOTM comp. Cool to see that these giveaways are legit and that the growers in this community are getting recognized for their efforts: 1::the_horns:. If the yield on this 11” tall girl is any indication of the quality of product then I’m scared to see what kind of results I’d see with a taller growing strain:flushed:.

Again, some warms thanks for those who stopped in and took a peek. I’ve been much less active creep’n grows lately - all due to trying to keep up with my own journals more than anything else. Keep rock’n it GD, this community is straight dope:facepunch::facepunch::facepunch:. Until the next one - PEACE:v:

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Comments
Cannibal1988
Cannibal1988 week 12

Nice buds and diary lots of information..

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@Cannibal1988, bud quality (in terms of effects) was a huge surprise. Excellent sativa high:ok_hand:. Worth a grow if u got the beans homie:wink: - ya heard it here first! Lol

Cannibal1988
Cannibal1988

@TheBudWhisperer,ya they look tasty very much so ..details help when trying to gather good info..

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@Cannibal1988, thanks very much for that. This girl was awesome and pretty straightforward as far as grows go. Just payn forward the knowledge:wink:. Thanks for checkn er out dude!:facepunch:

Cultus
Cultus week 12

Well done!:+1::ok_hand:

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@Cultus, weird grow, super squat but wow - crazy dense and stocky colas. We’re more than happy for sure. :facepunch:

LaBOSSANOVA
LaBOSSANOVA week 12

great outcome ! loving the look of these colas ! :rocket:

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@LaBOSSANOVA, cheers buddy - super surprising.:+1::facepunch:

joshisokay99
joshisokay99 week 12

Im new to this site. I will be attempting a grow of this strain soon, I notice every week you list the nutrients for the plant. Do you give that amount to the plant every day or only once a week? LET ME KNOW PLEASE !!!! :)

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@joshisokay99, well this one was done in coco so you’re pretty much feeding nute water every time u water. That said frequency depends on the stage of plant growth - this one roughly 2-3 times a week. Hope it helps:+1:

HydroGrowLED
HydroGrowLED week 12

That’s amazing how short and stumpy you have got that :muscle:
Wicked plant mate well impressed I’m gonna order the strain

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@HydroGrowLED, yeah this one was a weird grow for sure. But what was unexpected is how much we value what we have of this. Go-to strain for a short lasting, day time high:+1::facepunch:

GreasyLuigi
GreasyLuigi week 12

Excellent review of the strain!

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@GreasyLuigi, appreciate the propshomie!:facepunch:

GreasyLuigi
GreasyLuigi week 12

Short and buffy, nice one!

TheBudWhisperer
TheBudWhisperer

@GreasyLuigi, appreciate that bud, she’s an awesome day smoke. Just perfect as a sativa hybrid:+1: