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Ode to stability

0
30
2
690
3 months ago
VEG
HID / 250W
Vivosun
FLO
HID / 250W
Vivosun
Indoor
Room Type
Soil
Medium
LST
weeks 6,7
Strain
Paradise Seeds - Californian Gold
Californian Gold
Paradise Seeds

Growing it

Normal

Resistance

Strong

I am so glad I have more seeds of this variety. I did not do it justice this time around. Considering that I over watered, topped/flowered to soon, wind burnt, and underfed her, she made some very lovely nugs. The fact that she didn't die, or hermie at all is a good sign this is a stable strain. The smell is strong, however, at this point at the start of curing, I find it to be like a very strong skunk with like a smokiness about it, kind of like how a glass of scotch has a smokiness to it. Paradise lists it as a fruity sweet type of strain, so I'll have to see what it's like after curing. Also the trouble I put her through may have caused a change in the terpene profile. The buds are super frosty and dense, though small, and i am very excited to try this. I must wait at least two weeks for curing to take place from today (may 5 2020).
So I couldn't wait. 11 days in the jar curing and I couldn't take it anymore. Cracking the jars a couple of times a day and just getting nailed with its perfume was to much. The smell has settled and is less smoky and more wood like with sweet but pungent skunky undertones to it. The smoke is great, nice and smooth and rich in flavour, and the high is clear, but very mellow and happy.

I'll have to start another plant now, as I'm not sure what I got out of this is going to last me very long.
The only reason I gave this plant 9 stars is because it was not quite as resilient as the space cookies plant that was treated the exact same way. That plant had zero issues. Californian gold needs to be treated with a bit more gentle hand, which is fine but that point loss is for less ease of growth.

The Outcome
Week
13
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
23
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
0.81
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
150
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
5.29
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
Light
250 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
1
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
10.76
ft²
Grow Room size
0
ounce /watt/plant
0.08
ounce/ft²
0.81
ounce /plant
23.23
watt/ft²
0.09
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Pungent
Sweet
Woody
Feels like
15% Sativa
85% Indica

Positive effects

Euphoric
Happy
Relaxed

Negative effects

Dry eyes
Tents

95 days from seed.
Week 1-3 250 watts MH
Week 3-4 46 watts cfl (recovery time)
Week 5-13 250 watts hps
5 gallon living soil (start to finish)
Red clover green mulch
Gaia green power bloom top dressing.
RO water
Cal mag
Molases
Sprouted seed tea
Fermented fish amino acids
Fermented plant juice (spinach)
Water soluble calcium phosphate ( derived from chared bones in rice vinegar)
What I learned this grow:
Pay attention to the soil,don't overwater.

A living green mulch is great, unless you want to top dress your soil.

Don't forget to calmag your RO water (though, that same issue didn't affect my other plant. Different needs perhaps.)

Check soil ph and ph water as well. ( once tested I realized my water was incredibly alkaline and my soil was over 7)

Trust in the soil. I have a feeling that if I didn't mess around with this plant so much that it would probably have turned out a better yield.
I'm very happy with the quality of the buds. They are pretty uniform, a decent size, and the density is spot on.

Looking forward to growing this one again.

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Comments
Obitrice
Obitrice week 13

I did an indoor grow with this strain and grew it out without topping or any training as I usually do for first time runs and under 1000 watt HPS only got about 40" after final stretch and buds were dense but spread out between nodes. Good smoke though. Great job :+1:

indoorontario
indoorontario

@Obitrice, this plant wasn't very happy with what I was doing with it so I got a pretty low yield of smallish buds. They are dense and tasty though and this is the first plant I've grown that actually finished ripening within 8 weeks of flowering. I will be trying again:+1: