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Full Auto #5 with HLG 225

Approved by FastBuds
5
51
12
507
1 week ago
Indoor
Room Type
Manual
Watering
70%
Coco Coir
Grow medium
30%
Perlite
Grow medium
Directly In Substrate
Germination Method
LST
weeks 2,3,...
Topping
weeks 3,4,...
Strain
FastBuds - Gorilla Cookies Auto
Gorilla Cookies Auto
FastBuds

Growing it

Easy

Resistance

Strong

FastBuds Gorilla Cookies Auto ~ One pheno developed rounded compact buds with super fat calyxes with tons of trichomes giving it a frosty coating, while the other pheno had beautiful dark green buds with orange and white hairs that provided a breathtaking contrast of colors, especially with the heavy coating of white 'frost' that makes her buds look sugar coated... they have the 'bag appeal' we all love to see! The buds give off a mouth-watering mix of diesel with a peppery bite on the #1 phenotype, while the #2 pheno has a cheesy aroma with a citrusy finish.

I had to try a 'test bud from each, though I usually prefer to let them cure for at least a week or two before I sample. This strain has a definitely sweet taste, almost pastry like on the draw, that becomes gassy on the exhale and lingers in your mouth reminding you why you grew this strain!.

Gorilla Cookies has one of, if not the highest THC level's you'll get in an auto at up to a whopping 27% so the effect is fast, going straight to your head launching you into a state of euphoria with a case of 'smile-itis' :grin: Keep smoking, and you know you will, and you'll experience an awesome body high that goes from head to toe, progressing into full body relaxation that's hard to beat after a tough day, the BEST of both worlds! :+1::skin-tone-3::+1::skin-tone-3::+1::skin-tone-3::sunglasses::green_heart:

All in all, Gorilla Cookies is going to have a 'top spot' in my future runs and I am looking forward excitedly to press some of this and for the jars to finish their cure which is when the 'magic' really happens! Go get some of these seeds and plant them, you won't be disappointed! Just leave a few for me please! :sunglasses::pray::skin-tone-3::green_heart:

The Outcome
Week
8
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
112.05
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
3.95
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
282.4
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
9.96
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
2 plants
Number of plants harvested
Light
225 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
2.44
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
26.25
ft²
Grow Room size
0.01
ounce /watt
0.15
ounce/ft²
1.98
ounce /plant
8.57
watt/ft²
0.08
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Diesel
Earthy
Sweet
Feels like
45% Sativa
55% Indica

Positive effects

Euphoric
Happy
Relaxed

Negative effects

Dry mouth
Nutrients

I went with Fox Farms Nutrients for this run and oh boy what a difference they made over my last run using 'Living Soil Concentrate' which graced me with my first ever Fungus Gnat infestation. Super easy to apply, ph balanced and....SUPER effective!
I didn't use the full lineup but am TOTALLY satisfied with the results provided by these nutrients and would recommend them highly!:sunglasses::+1:

Used religiously and my 'go to' for all my runs!

Next to Down To Earth, Dr. Earth is right their with them! I use Dr. Earth dry amendments for my top dressing during my runs, and can't think of another product that's given me such epic results! :green_heart::green_heart::green_heart:

Absolutely LOVE this companies product line! I use several of their amendments, which are all 100% Organic OMRI Certified and have had nothing but great things to say and the results... My runs speak for themselves!:sunglasses::ok_hand::green_heart:

Lights

Horticulture Lighting Group... Numero Uno, PERIOD! This little beast of a light from HLG impressed the HELL out of me! The HLG has such a small form factor but puts out a TON of light! I'd love to run a pair of these in a 4x4 to see what they can really do. I just can't say enough good things about this company and their products as I'm running a pair of their 650R's that absolutely blow up my 4x8 gorilla tent! If you're looking for a light to go in a 2x2, 2x4 or even a 4x4, this is THE light for you! :+1::skin-tone-3::+1::skin-tone-3:

Tents

What can I say...it's a tent. The seams and zippers leak light and some of the seams either started to come apart and/or leak light :face_with_symbols_on_mouth:…and this is all from the FIRST TIME using it. I use Gorilla Grow Tents exclusively, this tent was a gift and I'm glad I didn't purchase it or I'd probably have more to say. Do yourself a favor, skip this brand :-1::skin-tone-3:… Buy a Gorilla Grow Tent and GROW STRONG!!!

Commented by TheCannaProphet TheCannaProphet

Gorilla Cookies... What a fun strain this has been to cultivate! I ran two pheno's, one was tall with wide node spacing which produced some beautiful buds that were round, extremely compact and sticky as glue! The other phenotype grew short and compact, only reaching 12" in height. What this pheno lacked in size she more than made up for in the quality of her flowers which, with her tight internodal spacing, formed beautifully dense cola's drenched in resinous trichomes! :heart_eyes:

Both girls were a breeze to grow, were vigorous throughout the entire cycle with vibrant coloration and voracious appetites. Their water was kept at a constant 6.5ph for the entire run with their feeds running up to a max of 1.4 EC which they obviously loved! The Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 225 (hung @ 18" above their canopy) did an AWESOME job on these two girl's, ending up with 112g from them after drying... I'd say it's a keeper! (2 of these will :boom:BLOW UP:boom: a 4x4!)

The environment of the tent throughout the run remained shockingly constant with temp's running 78℉ during the 19/5 light cycle, down to 68℉ during the 5 hour dark period with the RH a constant 45%.

They grew 64-69 days respectively and both produced some super frosty buds absolutely covered in trichomes which should make this an epic strain for extractions!

Neither of these Gorilla Cookies auto's ever experienced any issues whatsoever and took everything I threw at them with aplomb and remained extremely healthy throughout the entire run, having great color and vigor. They both started flowering in typical FastBuds fashion at right about 21 days, and produced some epic buds absolutely covered in trichomes and hard as rocks that have a gassy/sweet aroma that hits you HARD!

After they finished, I gave them 72 hours in the dark @ 67℉ before being hung in my 'drying room' where they stayed for 8 days @ 66℉ and a RH of 57-63%. After the eight days hanging they were ready to be trimmed up and placed into jars to cure which I like to be 4-5 weeks at a minimum which will greatly improve the taste and terpene profile!

FastBuds has hit yet another homerun with this strain. I'll be looking forward to running it again (maybe with some more wattage next time! :sunglasses:) I proudly give it my "Official Canna Prophet Seal of Approval"! Don't think twice, go get some Gorilla Cookies and enjoy! :yum::green_heart:

:green_heart:~Thank you for following along this journey with me and the FastBuds Gorilla Cookies! Growing these beautiful cultivars is always better with someone to share the experience with and I hope you enjoyed this diary half as much as I did creating it!~:green_heart:

:sunglasses::pray:

Comments
y0shimitsu
y0shimitsu week 8

Thanks for sharing this growmie :pray::skin-tone-2::green_heart: enjoy! :raised_hands::skin-tone-2:

TheCannaProphet
TheCannaProphet

@y0shimitsu, :sunglasses::pray::skin-tone-3::green_heart: