There is an old saying that the children of famous people are usually talentless. But not in this case. This is one of those cases, when the child of two celebrities has become famous all on its own. “Chanel” was brought about by crossing the award-winning “Big Bud” with a veteran of the cannabis community and award-winning cannabis strain “Skunk“. Yes, that same “Skunk” that made a big splash in the 1980s. I don’t think “Channel” has ever won a Cannabis Cup, but the strain does have several notable awards and recognitions.
The flowers have great “bag appeal”. (they look even better in the jar) Buds are big and dense, and are covered in crystals. Very frosty looking nugs. The color is a mixture of light green and pale orange, with streaks of red and purple.
Once you light up, the taste is heavy and aromatic. You will remember the old school smell of kind bud. That dense, heavy skunky smell of your childhood marijuana adventures.
Once you smell your childhood, the effects will start to roll in like the ocean waves. This famous product of celebrities porking is very potent, and will hit you hard with each wave. It’s Indica dominant genetics will relax you and help you sleep. It is a great strain for people with insomnia or that have trouble calming down.
Baby girl is getting a bit of trim, yeah. She is on day 14 of flowering, and almost done, (or I hope she is done) stretching. Good bud development. This particular cannabis strain has “Big Bud” in its genes, so it tends to spread out.
Not a lot of activity in my garden today. Started the flush on the “Channel” Baby Girl yesterday. She is on Day 63 of flowering, and has about a week or so to go until the target date of 70 flowering days. I am thinking I will water her twice more, and then let her dry off for an extra day, and then harvest her on day 71 or 72. That should give her an extra couple of days to fatten up, even though the colas already look like they are about to burst.
Everything else is looking wonderful. The “Blueberry Cough” and the “Channel” Twin #2 are both Beasting out. They are both on Day 48 of flowering, and are starting to color up a bit. I am starting to notice a lot of orange hairs. I don’t really like the fact that they are all woven into the net. I think that will hinder their growth a little bit. Hopefully not too much. As I saw with the first “Channel” Twin, even the branches that are laying almost flat can produce huge top colas, if you lollypop them at the appropriate time. I did some lolly-popping on both of those plants so I think they will be alright. Even if they are not record setters, I have one champ on the way. The Channel Clone.
I think the “Channel”Clone is going to be my record setter. I’m counting 13 big colas and they’re all huge. It’s only on Day 35, but it’s already looking like the biggest plant in my garden.
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.
July 8, 2018 – Sunday – Day 59 of flowering for “Channel“.
The the big news of the day: installation of the spreader bars. I had to put in a couple of wooden bars to keep my top beams from coming together and messing up with my light positioning. Baby Girl seems to be doing great, I’m starting to see a lot of orange hairs. I’m going to wait a couple of more days and instead of the next feeding, start to flush, three days from now.
July 7, 2018, Saturday – Day 43 of flowering for the Blueberry Cough Mutant. The buds are starting to fill in a little bit. I can see a lot of crystals on the buds and leafs around them. she’s totally done stretching, at least I hope she is, being all tied down and twisted up like that.
I do like the fact that the SCROG net is keeping the canopy leveled. I can clean up everything (remove the foliage and other small growth) below the canopy level, and not worry about excessive growth on the bottom that’s not getting any light but taking away the nutrients. This way, all the nutrients and the energy of the plans goes to the top which is now leveled.
Just added 50% more light output to the flowering area, so we should get some positive results.
Here is the real issue. I have been keeping a secret video log of my grow process, and it is starting to take up a lot of space on my hard drive. So, naturally, I turn to the video hosting giant YouTube for the solution. “And what is that solution you?” You ask. And I answer: I started a YouTube Channel. I’m going to post my Grow Journal there, and all the photos will be posted on this blog. So get ready for some eye candy.
I have adopted an alternate ego for my YouTube channel. So in the video world, I will be known as SovietStoner.