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Critical RQS - 2nd attempt on grow herb

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10 months ago
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weeks 14,15
weeks 14,15
weeks 14,15
weeks 14,15
Royal Queen Seeds - Critical
Royal Queen Seeds

Growing it




Easy to grow strain with no problem despite of bad condition (32 celcius, 65-75RH) i lucky that have a strong seed that stretch so much during switch bloom phase. The bud are huge and pack with trichomes.

The Outcome
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Bud dry weight
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Bud wet weight
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Number of plants harvested
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There are not many cannabis strains that are beloved by connoisseurs and growers as Critical by Royal Queen Seeds. The acclaimed strain provides a top-tier experience with pleasant effects, delightful flavors, and a powerful aroma. Defying the typical expectations of top-tier strains, though, it's considered an easy grow, and you can obtain massive yields at lightning speed. Critical provides a perfect balance of qualities that have made her a premier choice and long-time favourite among growers and smokers everywhere. Critical – Cannabis With Legendary Genetics Critical is an indica-leaning (60% indica) hybrid that, just like many other great cannabis classics, has her origins on the west coast of the US. Speaking of other classics, some believe it's a renewed version of the acclaimed Big Bud by Mr. Nice Seeds, one of the most iconic strains of the 1990s. Critical contains some of the most pristine genetics in cannabis. She is a cross between the legendary Skunk #1 and the famous Afghani. Skunk is considered by some to be one of the greatest strains of all times, known by growers for its hardy and robust nature. Afghani, of course, comes from a region where great cannabis has been cultivated for millenia. Cross these two, and it doesn’t take much to see why Critical has turned out to be a winner. Critical – A Multi-Award Winning Classic Speaking of winning, Critical has won countless awards since it appeared on the scene. For instance, the strain won the Bitox Indoor and Outdoor Sativa Cup of 2009, and then took 2nd place at the Marina Baixa Cup in 2010. Then, in 2011, she was able to score the Valencia THC Cup and Canaries Summer Cup. How To Grow Critical Critical will please weed farmers of all experience levels whether it's grown indoors or outdoors. In fact, the strain's main hallmarks are low maintenance requirements and reliability in all sorts of growing environments (soil, hydro, warmer, cooler etc.). Spectacular Yields and A Very Short Flowering Time Indica traits make Critical an ideal indoor cultivar. Indoors, the plant will keep at a rather short height of 80-140cm, so she can fit in especially small spaces. Not having any special requirements when it comes to nutrients, this plant then will race to harvest with a remarkably short 7-9 week flowering phase. As buds begin to appear, the colas may grow so heavy and dense that the branches need supports to prevent them from snapping. It can, therefore, be a good idea to tie the branches into place and/or assist the plant with stakes to help her carry her load. Critical is also very suited to be grown in a Sea of Green (SoG) or ScroG, allowing growers to shoot for maximum yields. What sort of numbers are we talking about, you wonder? Well, around harvest time, you can look forward to yields that, in optimal conditions, range from 550 to 600 g/m². That's especially outstanding for a plant that only needs 7 weeks to flower. A Good Outdoor Cultivar (Even For Colder Climates) As we mentioned, aside from growing beautifully indoors, Critical also thrives outdoors. With her short flowering time, she is also suitable for northern climates, which is great if you're growing in the UK or Netherlands. A short flowering time also means you can harvest Critical as early as late September, and can beat the rainy weather that can often spoil a harvest. However, when growing Critical outdoors in a Southern climate, such as in Spain, the plant can really shine. If your crops can get plenty of sun, 600g per plant is absolutely possible. In optimal conditions, some growers have reported yields as large as one kilo per plant! There's no denying it: if you want lots of bud, Critical is the one for you. Enjoying Critical – A Great Aroma And A Relaxed Stone Because Critical combines the qualities of Afghani and Skunk, she caters to many types of cannabis connoisseurs. Light up your well-cured buds, and you'll notice a remarkably intense aroma that re-defines what “dank” really means. Incense notes meet earthy and sweet tones and form a pungent “hashy” smoke, yet it's mild enough to ensure a smooth smoking experience. Inhale from your joint, or take a rip from your bong, and you can almost immediately feel the effects that made Critical famous. She combines a happy uplifting buzz with a deeply relaxing sensation, but her effect isn’t too overwhelming. This makes Critical a good smoke for activities such as relaxing walks or chilling with a movie at the end of the day. 18% THC may not sound like much compared to some recently-conceived strains, but don’t let this fool you. With a choice blend of terpenes, Critical is potent enough to get you plenty stoned. Considering that, novice smokers may want to take it slow with the strain. Critical – A Cannabis Classic That Has It All Large yields and rapid growth would be pointless if the resulting crop was disappointing, but you should have no such concerns with Critical by Royal Queen Seeds. Cultivators often come back to growing Critical, as they know it'll offer a beautiful, potent, and smooth-hitting payoff with minimal effort. Really, whether you're growing or smoking it, Critical has it all!
Gender Feminised
Genes 0% Indica / 100% Sativa
Harvest 550 - 600 g/m²
THC 18.0%
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60% Indica

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About this grow:

I'm kinda 80% satisfied with the result of this grow.

My plant had went through bad condition which is some time over 35 degree celcius and 75 RH and still come out look great and get big bud.
I've got total of 195gram which is close to 1 gram/ watt since i have my 240W QB and dimmed it 80% during bloom cause i scared it will burn the top of the flower.

I think i got to improve the better environment to get better outcome.

About the effect of thí Strain (Critical):
I'm an Sativa lover and alway strike for Sativa strain. However this strain is pleasant for me
The effect slowly turn on:

first impression is that you might feel like your body being massage and muscle super relax (Body-Buzz) suitable for after work or hard training section
It's also have couch lock effect if you seat on chair or lay on bed however i still can overcome it by taking conversation with friends
This strain also make me happy and feel positive

About nutes:

With this run i've use mix nutrient from many brand and notice that i like the Voodoo, B52 & Snow Storm from Humboldt a lot.
I have run max of 1600 ppm on this grow since the plant is kinda big but i realize that around 1200-1400 is fairly enough for a fem cannabis plant IMO.
Next run i try to switch to NFTG line which is kinda 95% organic.

And again thanks for the community which make my skills better each day.

Grow Questions
MisterSix week 9 started grow question 1 year ago
in this stage i use the AN basic line, should i buy some PK booster to boost the next bloom stage. I have 3 options: Power Fuel, Kool Bloom by GH and Shooting Powder which one is the best. Thanks alot
Buds. Not fattening
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Cbalderson60 answered grow question 1 year ago
If the plant doesn’t need it, adding a supplement can sometimes do nothing, or even worse it could hurt your plant. For example, if you add a PK booster when you’re already giving full strength base flowering nutrients, you could burn or even kill your plants! Pk Boosters and Shooting Powderd – With this type of supplement, the main ingredients are just Phosphorus and Potassium because they are important for flowering. These also sometimes contain some amount of sulfur. In general, use these sparingly as they’re usually very potent! And don’t forget that every quality base Bloom nutrient should already contain plenty of P and K. Giving relatively low levels of Nitrogen during the flowering stage helps buds fatten up.
MisterSix week 18 started grow question 10 months ago
Usually at 50d of bloom i will witness bud hardening but in my case it still not ripen and still have so many pistils on it. Might high humidity (65-70) the issue in this case. The fan leave are starting to yellow a little bit
Buds. Not fattening
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Clutch answered grow question 10 months ago
The slow growth and ripening is defenitly because of the High Humidity and way too high day and night temperatures. In nature days are fresher towards the end of flowering and so should an indoor grow be too. U did defolation and that's a good thing because with this humidity bud rot is on the corner. Make the air flow very well and try to get it down to about 50% humidity. Let the girls dry out for a few days. The brown spots I cannot say what it is. Ph on point so the nutrients intake shouldn't be a problem. Dry them out and do a flush and try to correct the humidity and temperature. Plant still looks very good and maybe u should let her grow some longer to fully outgrow those nice buds. Still many white pistils so far from done in my opinion. Hope u get some answers from other growers too since I'm far from being an expert. Keep growing :wink:
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YellowGrow week 21

Nice attempt!! Need to learn from this pale ;)


@YellowGrow, thanks man i tried my best with this harsh condition :+1: still learning till now :heart: