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Chocolate Mint OG - First Timer

Approved by Humboldt Seeds
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7 months ago
VEG
LED / 900W
Light
VEG
LED / 45W
Light
Indoor
Room Type
Soilless
Medium
LST
Technique
ScrOG
Technique
Topping
Technique
FIMing
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Strain
Humboldt Seeds - Chocolate Mint OG
Chocolate Mint OG
Humboldt Seeds

Growing it

Normal

Resistance

Neutral

Final buds a lot smaller than expected from what they were wet but I'm sure that's more rookie mistakes on my part.

First Smoke Review (Basically dry, uncured)

First trimmed buds are almost dry coming up on day 5. Pulled a sample branch. Very snowy, heavy floral/herbal smell and taste with the hint of mint/sweet diesel. Not as harsh as I thought, decently smooth in the simple beaker bong. Energetic head high with a slight bit of that premature cured head pressure. Starting to hit me with that real nice over-the-top "so high I feel it in my eyes" though, that "behind the face" high.. :japanese_ogre:

Second Smoke Review (Dried, cured for 1 week)

Fruity Gas smell is starting to ripen in the cure jars. Very "old school" style buds in the hands of a first timer, frosty with orange hairs and hints of purple. Nugs bust up into more than you'd think with VERY STRONG high, nice relaxing and mellow with a slight euphoria to start that settles into a slow/sleepy indica with all-day use. Easy to fight through for day time, easy to give into when choring is done.

Tastes like a minty sweet gas, slight kushy bitterness with sweet candy finish. Can see where it's going to be in a few weeks.

FINAL TASTE: Cured just over 2 weeks

Great sweet/fruity taste with the minty/flowery element morphed into a bitter gassy after-taste. Great stoney high that clouds up the head unless you fight through it.

Can be used for day smoking in small amounts and great for nighttime couch-surfing.

The Outcome
Week
25
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
45.08
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
1.59
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
98.94
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
3.49
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
2 plants
Number of plants harvested
Light
900 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
0.01
ft²
Grow Room size
0
ounce /watt/plant
159
ounce/ft²
0.8
ounce /plant
90000
watt/ft²
200
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Diesel
Flowery
Herbs
Feels like
25% Sativa
75% Indica

Positive effects

Euphoric
Hungry
Relaxed

Negative effects

Dry eyes
Nutrients

Did the job overall. Also first time so I have nothing to compare it to but I would say it was definitely an important part of my grow since I used a soilless ProMix HP.

Obviously never start at full recommended feeding. Even starting at 1/3rd of recommended feeding left me with some decent burn and the salt build up from the product required a few flushes here and there.

One thing is that the packaging/delivery left a lot to be desired. When the 3-pack was delivered the Bloom bottle had a cracked/broken seal and had leaked small amounts. No big volume loss but with the broken seal, it has leaked overtime and will leave a salt build up and mess around the lid/rim. More on the delivery company but the lid/seal design is pretty annoying when only taking mL out at a time.

THANK YOU FOR 3RD PLACE IN THE NEWBIE OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2019!

HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO LIKED, COMMENTED, HELPED, ANSWERED, AND LISTENED!

Very excited to apply all the knowledge and keep learning more! Big ups to @Humboldt_Seed_Organisation for the great genetics and hopefully I can get back to them again in the future:raised_hands:
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As a first grow goes, it was nothing but learning experiences! Got these two mismatched twins as clones so naturally I named the big one "Arnold" and the runt "Danny DeVito" in honour of the movie Twins (1988) which in hindsight deserves no actual honours.

I followed some helpful advice from people here on the site and snipped my two girls down on 10/22 at 6PM after keeping them in the dark for most of the last 2 days.

I would have liked to flush more but the Trichs snuck up on me and the first time checking them, I saw I already had more than enough amber for my liking and desired effect.

I am very excited to start trimming after a half day or so of drying and will update ASAP with weights (Don't want to weight the whole plants, more misleading than Wet Bud weight:joy:)

Very herbal/flower taste to the uncured bud but there are notes of potential bitter/gas

Updated my first smoke above in the Strain Rating! Very nice "behind the face" high.

Jars are filled and hanging in the dark, getting burped once a day/when I grab some to grind up :smiley:

Final numbers fall a bit short of my 2 OZ expectations. Learned a lot and can't wait until I get to improve on what I've done here!

Goals for next grow will be to be more patient with major decisions such as chopping 1/4th of my plant when I thought it could have hermied, but ended up fine. Learning to not overdo LST techniques the way I over scrog'd/rootbound one during flower stretch and keeping buds nice and fat through the drying process. I feel I let them dry a bit fast in a high 30's/low 40's RH tent. Takes up the space of two ounces but the very frosty buds are light and airy other than the top of the big colas that I backbuilt.

Overall great learning experience and enough supplies to start my next grow once my seeds generously supplied by fast buds arrive!

I will be changing from ProMix HP to a soil medium to allow for more natural feeding.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who looked, liked, and left their wisdom on this diary! Can't wait for the next GlazedGrow!

P.S. Made slow cooker cannabis vegetable oil with my trim and full batch of Chocolate Mint OG Chocolate Cupcakes! Experiment with hash making next time!

Grow Questions
GlazedGrow week 8 started grow question 12 months ago
*Some pictures in week 8 gallery of Leaf Tip burning on my CMOG for reference*

Can anyone tell me what the problem may be?

Nute burn? PH? Just transplanted up to a 5 gal pot, shock? Plant seems fine other wise. No marks or spots on any other part of the leaves.
Resolved
Leaves. Tips - Die
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LongJohn420 answered grow question 12 months ago
I had one CMOG with same looking leaf tips and other one was fine so I would not worry.
GlazedGrow week 18 started grow question 9 months ago
How do you save/deal with a plant going Hermie?

Week 1/2 Pistils going brown, on research its pollination and I've cut all stems with browned pistils and small sacs formed.

Only one plant for now but small tent.

:angry::cold_sweat:
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
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souljasam answered grow question 9 months ago
If you actually saw bananas/pollen sacks then you can try to pluck them out before they burst. If you can keep on top of it and manage to get all of them you should have a good normal harvest with maybe a few seeds. With other plants in there, I would honestly try to remove it and not risk pollinating the others. If some of the sacks have burst then it is very likely the other plants have already been pollinated especially if you have good airflow. If that has indeed happened just grow em out and deal with the seeds. A seedy harvest is better than no harvest. It may also not be a hermie. Pistils can go orange and recede for a number of reasons(dust, Too intense of light, drying out, genetics, etc). So if you absolutely don't see any male parts at all then it is likely not a hermie.
GlazedGrow week 22 started grow question 8 months ago
MISC TIPS/TRICKS FOR LAST WEEKS OF FLOWER!

I'm coming up on my last few weeks of my first grow and would appreciate any tips/tricks when it comes to finishing! Last week care, flushing, harvest/cure techniques, etc.

I've added Molasses to feeds & BackBuilt most of my buds.:muscle:
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
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Stick answered grow question 8 months ago
Hi @GlazedGrow! About the last weeks: the flush period is determined by the trichome's evolution, it can last for 7 days, 14 days, or even more. Take a daily closeup look at the trichomes, and start to flush when at least half of the trichomes have turned from transparent/thin to milky/fat. Once you'll get almost only milky trichomes, the harvest window is open! For an energetic high, harvest before the first amber trichomes appear. For a couch-locking high, you better cut it down once 20-30% of the trichomes have turned amber/red, you'll get more CBN/CBD but less THC. About the drying: hanging the stems upside down in your grow tent can be a perfect drying process! But you need to control your RH (~50%) and have a continuous temp (20-22°C / 68-72°F). Harvest before the light turns on, for maximum potency & terpenes. Terpenes and THC are degraded by light and heat during the daytime. Keep your trim wastes to make some canna-butter or bubble hash. Also when trimming, take a break every 10 minutes to remove the glue/hash/stigmas from your scissors, this will be your first joint, you can smoke it while trimming! Depending on your environment and weather conditions you might need to increase or decrease the relative humidity, you can use a mister (to increase) or a dehumidifier (to decrease), be warned that a good dehumidifier is quite expensive. About the curing: jars are the best way to cure, but don't forget to hide them in the dark, once again light will damage your product. Be very careful about your drying process, check your buds everyday and don't rush it or you will ruin your final product. Too-long drying on the other hand can lead to mold/bud-rot issues, this is why a daily inspection is more than required. Once buds seem dry, put everything in jars for the curing process (grandma's glass jars are perfect), keep on watching the buds frequently, mold can corrupt and destroy your product very quickly, you just need to open the jars 5mins everyday and move the buds for a close inspection + air freshening. Finally, act as a cooker with its fresh products : try a bit of your product whenever you think it's ready, your smoker's skills will help in setting up the perfect curing process! Hope these advices will help you, let me know in the comments section if you need any further information, and happy growing! :facepunch:
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GlazedGrow
GlazedGrow week 25

Big thanks to everyone who helped along the way!

@Lionsshare, @flowerboy, @LongJogn420, @randyjustice, @BarrieGrower, @Cbalderson60, @Stick, @souljasam, @Med_in_Tropic, @Jwjoh, @Athos, @MMTSavage, @Cannibal1988, @HarrysOG, @Fruitgrower, @Spaceman, and everyone else! :facepunch::raised_hands:

HarrysOG
HarrysOG

@GlazedGrow,

Cheers mate awesome grow :facepunch:

MMTSavage
MMTSavage

@GlazedGrow,:100:

Fruitgrower
Fruitgrower week 25

Well done mate, sounds successful in the end. And thanks for the shoutout, always keen to help when I can! :seedling::pray::grin:

JP148
JP148 week 25

Congrats on your contest win. :clap::clap::clap:

GlazedGrow
GlazedGrow

@JP148, :raised_hands:

Cheezy
Cheezy week 25

Congratulations with the comp win bro! You deserve it with this diary!

BarrieGrower
BarrieGrower week 25

Congratulations on your first harvest, it's a great feeling!

Zzxxx
Zzxxx week 25

I wanna grow this strain so badly!

Removed
Removed week 25

hi bro, nice grow :+1:

enjoy your harvest please

(in case you care to know, I do all my growing veg & flower in biobizz lightmix and it works very well)

MMTSavage
MMTSavage week 25

Yo bro looking good with a lot of drip :muscle::skin-tone-4:

northernMike
northernMike week 25

Enjoy!!

Shooey
Shooey week 25

“Behind the face high”,,, love it bro, and know exactly what you mean. I haven’t heard that phrase before but it is an excellent description. Congrats on the 3rd place, nice looking buds lad:wink: