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Grape Ape: DWC Small Batch

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Niagara's Own Seeds - Grape Ape Custom Breeder & Strain
VEG
LED / 150W Mars TS 1000
FLO
LED / 150W Mars TS 1000
GHE
Nutrients
LST
weeks 3,7
Topping
weeks 4,5
Defoliation
weeks 4,5,...
Strain
Custom Breeder & Strain - Niagara's Own Seeds - Grape Ape
Niagara's Own Seeds - Grape Ape
Custom Breeder & Strain

Growing it

Easy

Resistance

Strong

A really lovely smoke. The smell of the buds is fruity and skunky. Taste in the vaporizer is grape candy, diesel and spice. A nice, heavy, sedating, indica buzz - perfect lockdown weed :wink:

The Outcome
Week
17
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
79
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
2.79
oz
g
Bud dry weight
Harvested
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
Light
150 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.58
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
6.25
ft²
Grow Room size
0.02
ounce /watt/plant
0.45
ounce/ft²
2.79
ounce /plant
24
watt/ft²
0.16
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Berries
Diesel
Herbs
Feels like
0% Sativa
100% Indica

Positive effects

Euphoric
Relaxed

Negative effects

Dry mouth
Nutrients
Lights

Overall, the Grape Ape was really easy to grow. She had an interesting start and I almost evicted her from the tent early on when she stopped growing at the top. Following the advice of @GreenMachine I pulled her over and let the tiny side branches that were forming lower down take over. Things took off from that point on - it was like she topped herself and started growing with two main stems. I topped each of those once in week 4.

I maintained a relatively light feeding schedule throughout and she was just fine with it. No signs of deficiencies or any kind of lockout throughout the grow. Her roots ended up looking whiter and healthier than anything I've seen on any of my previous grows - I think this could be attributed to the addition of the Diamond Nectar. It seemed to work really well.

I was really surprised how much she stretched and wish her nodes were spaced more tightly togetherI I was disappointed the buds were so light, and was frankly hoping for a bit more weight out of this harvest. I ended up with nearly 3 ozs. (my average haul) of dried and trimmed bud, and some nice trim for the butter machine. On the plus side, the buds are quite coated in crystals and the smoke is top-notch.

I've seen other example of this strain grown where the buds looked much tighter so not sure what I can do to improve on that. I'm also wondering if my heavy defoliation may also have something to do with my flowering periods running much longer than expected.

I'll definitely drop another bean in the future and grow her again. I'd love to try to see if there is something I can do to improve on the bud structure and the yield of this monkey.

I've been challenged by @NuggetPawn to put my scissors away and try my next grow without defoliating. I'm going to take up the challenge and see if that doesn't help improve things. I can't argue with NP's results - his grows are spectacular.

Until next time. The next batch is germinating and will be starting up soon. Thanks for riding along. :v:

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Comments
NuggetPawn
NuggetPawn week 17

I always have a lot of respect for a man who grows in buckets :wink: really good diary and sugary buds you got there - looking forward to your next one :ok_hand::sunglasses:

NuggetPawn
NuggetPawn

@stunslush, yes mate, I’m certain you will benefit from it for sure - will follow along :sunglasses:

StunFlower
StunFlower

@NuggetPawn, Thanks, NP! Looking forward to taking you up on the no-defoliation challenge for my next run. The article you referenced in one of your diaries was very enlightening. I'll give science a shot :wink:

motaman311
motaman311 week 17

Congrats on harvest. awesome grow!

StunFlower
StunFlower

@Scuzzlebut, Thanks buddy!