Great news! The Clones that I took a couple of weeks ago are now routing in their new pots. They are doing great. I am starting to notice a lot of new growth at the top. I was a little worried in the beginning, that the Clones would not come up as fast, because they were cut from the plant that was in the late stages of flowering. And yes, they did take a little bit of extra time to acclimate. But they are sprouting new growth, and I am very proud. This time around, I do have a 100% success rate with the cloning procedure. The EZ-cloner was money well spent.
The time has come to clone some of my girls. I went ahead and took 3 clones of the White Widow, 3 clones of the Blue Dream and 3 clones of Channel. Those are the three strains that I’m going to keep. I am not keeping the Quebec Purple Bud, because I don’t really like the way it’s growing. I don’t like the fact that it’s really finicky and it is very temperamental. I decided to keep the Channel because I like the smell. And I’m keeping the White Widow because that’s the most medically acceptable strain. And the Blue Dream, that’s just the best tasting but I’ve ever had. So I’m definitely going to keep some of those genetics.
I was a bit worried that I am taking clones of the plans that are already way late in the flowering cycle. But I read online that you can clone from any point of the growth cycle and a flowering cycle, so I will test that theory. As you can see from the photo, the white widows. Those are the Clones that are way way far away from you, they actually have very decent sized buds on him already. Hopefully they will not take any extra time to re-veg.
Ooh, we are very close. The buds are looking huge. I can totally see the Big Bud genetics in this strain. Just remember to lollipop your plans. Other than that, I did top the “Grease Monkey” in the other tent. There is a video over here somewhere about that. And yeah, waiting. Just. Four. More. Days.
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July 13th, 2018 – Day 64 of flowering for “Channel”. I Found out some interesting details about the origins of this particular strain. You remember I was telling you all along, that this strain was a Champion. I was not lying. This baby took the first place in the Indica category, in Barcelona, at the 2008 Spannabis Cup. Two years later in 2010, she took the first place for the Best Resin, also in Barcelona. After the big exposure, there were several other, smaller awards. But nothing as major as the Cannabis Cup. Anyway, I was looking into it, and looked up the origins of the genetics behind this tasty champion. It turns out that she is a proud offspring of two excellent hybrid strains. She is a cross of Big Bud and Skunk. ( Now I see shere she gets her smell ) Although she does looks very much like an Indica., She is actually a Hybrid. I guess there are no true Indicas left out there anywhere. But she’s definitely an Indica dominant Hybrid. According to her plant profile, she usually takes anywhere from 55 to 65 days to flower. I am going to push it up to 70, just to make sure. She is also sporting a decent, 20% THC level, and above average yield.
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I recently did a little bit of digging around on the internet, hoping to find the origins of this “Grease Monkey” genetics. I was successful. I was able to locate some information on leafly. They say that the parents of the “Grease Monkey” are “Gorilla Glue # 4″ and “Cookies and Cream”. Although both of the parents are hybrids the “Grease Monkey” is an Indica dominant strain.
Well, no wonder. Both parents are top shelf genetics, and that will account for the potency coming from the “Gorilla Glue #4” and the taste coming from the “Cookies and Cream”. Yeah, I can see how this “Grease Monkey” can be a champion in the future. Hopefully in my future.