Week 8 has come and gone and we are definitely in the final stretches!
The girls were fed only water and aloe vera for the past 5 waterings; they received their last dose of water on Day 56.
If I were to pull them all today, I'd be completely happy with the Blue Dream, and the Amherst Sour Diesel, especially. Both these girls have exhibited the classic bud swell for the past week and a half (2 for the ASD) and are fat as hell. Both are around the 10% amber range, which is where I like it the most. The BD ranges in smell from Blueberry Muffin to straight Bubble Gum. The ASD definitely doesn't LOOK like straight sour, but her smell profile IS like straight sour, it's amazing. Bottommost budsites are through and through mature on these girls, so these last few days will be "icing on the cake" for them.
The Chocolope, our earliest frost monster before being overtaken by the ASD, surprises me. According to DNA, she's definitely within her timeframe (8-9 weeks), but she just looks the least "done" of them all...still pushing new pistils, maybe it's the sativa in her. She's about 5-6% amber and maybe the same clear. She could go a little longer, so she'll prob be the least mature of the harvested bunch. Hope these next few days really give her the push she needs to finish.
The Purple Trainwreck has the shortest flower time listed of all these breeds and I'd say she's spot on for the finish (started her budswell about 6 days ago). Though her nugs are not huge by any means, they are absolutely ROCK HARD compared to all the other buds. Really think she's gonna be those small super weighty buds that PLUNK when you drop them on the tray, if people are familiar with that type of dank ;)
The 707 Headband...similar to the Chocolope, she seems to be JUST on the shy side of finishing, so may be taken a bit early as well. She's always been the skinniest of the bunch, so I was excited to see her finally swell out. She's the least amber of them all, at about 5% (they're all showing less than 5% clear trichs at this point, trying to stay as close to 100% cloudy as possible). Funny thing is, her lower budsites are so insanely frosty....pretty sure she'll be good for the finish with these last few days.
Finally, we have the SK1 from Seedsman. I've considered this the least dank and least exciting of the bunch since the beginning of the grow (keep in mind I originally popped an HSO Bubba Kush that failed to germ, so the SK1 was a throwaway in my eyes). Man oh man how this girl has grown on me...you can definitely see the "technological differences" between her and the others, as her 80's genetics are just not nearly as frosty as all the new age stuff I'm running. But man oh man, talk about a smell profile...since forever I can only describe her as "pepper-smelling" when you whiff her, and "doublemint gum" when you rub her. She smells SO GOOD. What got me the most excited was when my mom came to check out my grow. She hasn't smoked in over 30 years. Smelled all the girls and as SOON as she sniffed the SK1, without even knowing what it is, she mentioned "Wow, this smells exactly like the stuff we used to smoke." So that got me PSYCHED about this blast from the past weed!
Next week is all darkness for them to finished up. They'll be pulled from the darkness and hung on Day 61. Until then, enjoy these dankshots!