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Candy Cane Lane

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51
4630
2 years ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soilless
Medium
LED (250W)
Vegetation Lights
LED (250W)
Flowering Lights
Strain
Crop King Seeds - Candy Cane Auto
Candy Cane Auto
Crop King Seeds

Growing it

Easy

Resistance

Strong

Overall, I'm quite happy with the outcome of this grow. Smells awesome!! This was a really easy strain to deal with, it grew to over 50" and I never had any real issues with it.

She came down on day 80 and the total freshly harvested plant weight, stalk and all was 846 grams. 585g bud (on stems), 76g trim and 185g stalk.

The final outcome was 136g of kick ass buds!

The Outcome
Week
12
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
136
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
4.8
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
585
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
20.64
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
Light
250 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.02
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
0.21
ft²
Grow Room size
0.02
ounce /watt/plant
22.86
ounce/ft²
4.8
ounce /plant
1190.48
watt/ft²
4.76
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Citrus
Herbs
Sweet
Feels like
40% Sativa
60% Indica

Positive effects

Euphoric
Happy

Negative effects

Dry mouth
Nutrients

This is my first experience with Advanced Nutrients, but I have no complaints with the way things turned out.

This is my first grow with Terpinator, seems to add a nice scent to the buds.

This is my first experience with Remo Nutrients, but I have no complaints with the way things turned out. I really notice a difference in the stalks of my new plants that have used Remo from day 1. The VeloKelp really helps to build big strong stalks quickly.

Looking forward to the next Candy Cane I get rolling, still have three beans left. I learned a LOT during this grow, and the next ones will only get better.

Comments
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liquidsun
liquidsun week 12

Good harvest! :facepunch::skin-tone-3::four_leaf_clover:

Mindbodycannabis
Mindbodycannabis week 12

Nice plant!!! I'm currently growing Candy Cane. On Day 14. Any pictures of your plants around Day 14? Just want to compare :slightly_smiling_face:

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master

@Mindbodycannabis, Thanks! I'm not sure if I have any pics of my girl that early, I'll have a look when I get home and let you know if I do. I can tell you I remember thinking it was off to a slow start, I had made some kind of mistake in the beginning and both seedlings were not doing much. I ended up losing one and the other just started blowing up somewhere around 5-6 weeks. I will be low stress training my next Candy Cane in an effort to keep her low and bushy. I could not raise the lights in my tent anymore with this one lol.

Mindbodycannabis
Mindbodycannabis week 12

Wow nice! Impressive for 250w of LED. I'm growing mine in a 4x4x7 tent with a 600/400/200 watt MH/HPS in 3 gallon Air pots. I may consider going to a 5 gallon and doing a 4 plant rotation...I noticed that they didn't grow much from Day 6-12 almost looked stunted but they are growing quicker now! I honesty think it was too much water for me. I followed some advice to soak the whole pot prior to planting the seed and I think it was just too moist and the roots didn't want to dig in. I let it dry out then water again on Day 11. It's Day 14 now and they are noticeably better!

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master

@Mindbodycannabis, I've done four auto's now and they all seem to get off to a slow start, I'm quite sure it's all my fault. I'm probably feeding too early, but I'm growing in coco and it makes no sense to me not to feed nutes til 3-4 weeks like some recommend. I'll have to do a side by side and put it to the test for myself soon.

I like the 5 gallon air pots, that's what I used for this one. I am trying out some 12" (5.2 gallon) Hercules pots, same principal as the air pot just way more durable and about the same price.

I looked and it seems the pics in week 4 of my diary are the earliest pics I have of my Candy Cane... Hahaha it was so un-impressive for the first few weeks I didn't even take pics!

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master week 12

I want to ask the masters that have been following this one a question or two before I jump the gun, so... @Bigpun @Clubriot @Tryhard

I live in a dry climate, generally 30-40% RH in the summer and worse in the winter I have to get another humidifier pronto as I have no way to control the climate in my drying area.. next purchase for sure!

The plant has been drying for roughly 2.5 days, all the small to medium nugs seem to be dry. I busted one up, smoked it no problem. So I decided to pull the main cola out just to check, weighed it and it went from 50g to 14.5g in that time... seemed like too much too fast to me. None of the stems, even the smaller ones snap so I know they are not dry but the buds seems almost dry and brittle.

In an effort to hopefully slow it down a bit, I trimmed all the buds off the stems they were drying on and got everything into mason jars with 62%RH Boveda paks. I'm wondering how I should handle my dry weights for the diary? Should I wait a week? two? also, is this going to stabilise the moisture in the buds and even cure properly?

Bigpun
Bigpun

@Squirrel_Master, yeah man my cheese dried quite quick as well.
When I put mine into jars I tried some with 62% packs and some without either way I burp them at least twice a day in the start to make sure there was no moisture build-up I found the ones without the humidity packs cured better I think the humidity packs are better for keeping cured weed at the right humidity rather than to use in curing just my thoughts. I would at least cure for a week before you weigh them and you can tell when you start burping the jars and you stopped feeling the humidity rise you know they're starting to stabilize

ClubRiot
ClubRiot

@Squirrel_Master,Some of the Masters on this site put the buds dry for 10 days, I personally put the buds dry for 4-5 days at 23-26 degrees celsius in the drying room where two fans work, then put the buds in jars without a lid. I do not weigh the dry buds, those who visualize the pictures can approximate them. @CANNASIM can help you more about this, he's a very good guy.:+1::ok_hand:

Removed
Removed

@Squirrel_Master, Ideally what you want to do is wait at least 7 - 10 days. I live in a high altitude arid desert. My buds dry extremely fast. Still it takes at the very least 7 days for my buds to all dry perfectly. Some buds dry faster than others, a few of the bigger buds will always take longer. I posted my dry harvest weight after 8 days of drying as none of my buds were too large but if you have larger buds sometimes they'll take up to 10 days to dry and sometimes even longer. The initial moisture will leave the bud at a rapid rate dropping the moisture content down to 30% - 40% within the first 5 days and it may appear and even feel dry but it is not considered completely dry. It still takes time for the moisture in the bud to equalize and be considered actually dry. When bud is called dry it must have a moisture content below 13%. Thats what the labs consider to be acceptable levels of moisture to test for potency and contamination like mold and pests. So dry bud must be below 13% moisture content which relatively will take at the very least around 7 days on average in the most ideal of conditions. It will most likely take more time if you have larger buds.

http://cannabissafetyinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Microbiological-Safety-Testing-of-Cannabis.pdf

On page 10 they explain:

Most Cannabis is dried and cured to a final water activity level of Aw
0.30 โ€“ 0.60 This corresponds to moisture content values of between 2%
and 13%.

On page 35:

1. Water activity can be used as a marker for overall microbial levels:
Cannabis with water activity levels above Aw 0.65 should be returned
to producers.

It'd be illegal to sell people bud with a moisture content of above 13% here in my state where it's legal; it wouldn't even be taken by the labs for testing.

I hope that helps buddy. Everything looks fantastic with this grow. Great job :D

Bigpun
Bigpun week 12

And great job on the Harvest by the way can't wait to see your next grow:the_horns::the_horns::flag-ca:

DeepRoot3d
DeepRoot3d week 12

Very nice Grow! :+1: How did you like using the Terpinator? I just ordered some and I am curious to hear how you liked it and if you see a big difference in results. Thanks! Keep up the great work

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master

Thanks @DeepRoot3d, This was my first go with Terpinator and the Candy Cane strain, so I can't really answer that accurately.. also I started using Terpinator pretty late into flowering. I was using 30ml/g and I'm pretty sure 40ml/g for the last week or two.

I'll know a little better in 5-6 weeks when my current Cheese is done, it has had Terpinator since week 2-3. I've grown a Cheese plant prior without it so at least I have some kind of reference this time.

DeepRoot3d
DeepRoot3d

@Squirrel_Master, Thanks for the quick reply, I will be following along to your cheese :cheese_wedge: dairy to see the results

Removed
Removed week 12

Great job with this grow buddy!

She turned out beautiful and you ended up with a fantastic harvest. I'm loving how you showed the harvested bud all in 1 picture in those jars :D

Keep up all the great work. I'm excited to see more grows from you in the future.

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master

Thank you @DabCrab, I love doing this lol, I love that the amount of care you put in directly reflects what you get in return... in quality and quantity. I cannot wait to get a year or two behind me and see where we're at then.

Thanks for the complements on the pics of the jars. Hahaha, I could take a couple more now, but sadly there would be a couple less jars. I cooked all the trim into budder yesterday and made Shortbread CannaCookies this morning, the edibles from this plant work very nice, Feeling no pain today!

Gotta say, I'm really glad I stumbled onto GD! I was searching around for some kind of database template I could download to keep track of my girls when I found this place. I really like the sense of community here, growers helping growers.. with very little BS.

Cheers!

PlantingPot
PlantingPot week 12

You might want to not put those humidity packets in the jars mixed with the buds because it may change the taste. I recommend putting the corner of the packet at the top of the jar and sealing them so that they are suspended above the buds and not mixed-in.

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master

Thanks @PlantingPot, They were actually only in there for the day the photograph was taken. I received some similar advice after posting the pic, I put them in because I thought my buds were drying out too quickly. I just left them out and opened the jars for a couple hours a day to slow my drying process. Turns out I didn't even use the Boveda packs at all... They seem good for long term storage, not really a problem I have considering those seven jars are empty now lol.

Wilstang
Wilstang week 12

Absolutely beautiful nugs and color, holy god :sunny: I'd love to smoke that, the smell and taste must be insane:fire::bomb:, awesome tree format :deciduous_tree:. Great work keep the green thumb :clap::+1:

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master

Thanks @Wilstang, This was my first auto, and she was a pleasure to smoke!

scruffbeard
scruffbeard week 12

Man yours looks awesome, I have Candycane, Trainwreck and Early Miss going. Candycane seems to be my most problematic

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master

@scruffbeard, Thanks man, she was a beast, but had her issues too.

scruffbeard
scruffbeard

@Squirrel_Master, Ive got like two phenotypes I think. One is just a mad stretcher with no real leaf growth, and the other two are staying rather stout.

Squirrel_Master
Squirrel_Master

@scruffbeard, totally possible, you'll find that's the case with most or all breeders. I started two CKS Candy Canes at the same time, one was a mad stretcher like yours and the other one didn't make it past the first week.

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