[Blue Dream × Lemon Diesel] Update
What's up my fellow Cannabis Lovers and Enthusiasts!? It's time to welcome you all back to another edition of:
This update is strictly about the [Blue Dream x Lemon Diesel] Level One Tester seeds that I recently got from Irvine Seed Company, but unfortunately, it doesn't have the ending that I was personally expecting!
In my last post, all of these ISC plants had received a (much needed) transplant, and I was a little worried that I had waiting a little too long to move them into their new homes!
It's been a little while since I posted the last ISC tester update, and I feel like it's time to show you all they progress these plants have made since that time!
This specific plant is a Regular Photoperiod strain, so I'm unsure as of yet if it will be a male or female, but after all this time, I really hope it is a female!
During the time spent in the closet setup, I was keeping that small 60W light on all the time; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is mainly because of how small the light was, but also because Macronut said that he runs all of his plants on a 24 hour light cycle until he's ready to switch his Photoperiods into flower!
I wanted to go ahead and see how the plants responded to this, so I went ahead and followed the same schedule! The light itself was a little small for all the plants we had, but I feel like keeping the light on did help with light penetration, and making sure that the plants had the light they needed to survive.
Just like our other plants, I moved these beauties into the tent on November 29th, and attempted to start an 18-6 light cycle. The only reason I'm starting to limit the light hours is due to the energy costs of running a Metal Halide lamp!
I have to admit, I haven't been the best at keeping a consistent 18-6, and have more often than not left the lights running for more than 24 hours before shutting them off.
I don't have a timer yet, so I have to manually unplugging the light, and sometimes it just skips my mind! But, once the light does get turned off, the tent remains undisturbed for 6 hours before starting another light cycle.
I started giving this plant some Grow Big Nutrients to see if I can combat the discoloration on the leaves. As you can see, the issues start at the bottom of the plant and working its way up, which could be a number of possibilities!
I ended up trying my hand at topping for the first time on December 3rd, and got this one right around the 7th node! This is the first time I've attempted to top my plants, so I really hope that it goes well!
It seemed to respond pretty well to the topping, and even though the discoloration is still there, the plant is looking healthier in my opinion!
I've also tried to keep my watering to a minimum with these plants, and I've been giving this plant about 2 cups per water every feeding, alternating between regular water and the Grow Big nutrients.
It does seem to respond well after feedings, but the discoloration still remains an issue! I'm unsure if this is due to root lock, a pH imbalance, or something else entirely, but it something I will continue to monitor closely!
This plant is also starting to smell now, and the leaves are starting to get pretty sticky looking too! Personally, I think it smells pretty gassy, like you'd expect from a diesel strain, but also with a hint of a citrus, and overall, it smells pretty sweet too!
Other than the discoloration of the leaves, being almost bleached white at the bottom of the plant, this strain did respond well to being topped, and in my opinion, is a very resilient strain!
I can't wait to see how this plant continues to grow, and hopefully I am able to figure out the issues this plant is having, because as of right now, it's the only plant that seems to be suffering from some sort of deficiency!
I did end up removing the bottom sets of leaves since they were suffering so badly from whatever deficiency this plant is ailing from!
I continued to alternate between water and nutrients, as well as limit the amount that I fed it, to right about 2 cups per feeding! I did continue to monitor it closely, checking on them multiple times throughout the day.
But, unfortunately, I did notice that this plant was in fact a male on December 19th! This is truly upsetting to me, and while I knew there was the possibility, Blue Dream is one of our favorite strains and I was really looking forward to growing this one out!
I'm not entirely sure if this one was just destined to be a male, which is entirely possible, or if the stress of the transplant in combination with the small pot was enough to encourage a sex change or not. But, that's also just apart of growing regular seeds, you never know what you will get!
As I'm not really in a position to keep males for cross breeding purposes, I went ahead and pulled the pot out of the tent, and disposed of it as quickly as possible!
So, unfortunately, that will bring an end to this plant, and although this was intended to be the start of a new strain series, it's unfortunately the only post about this specific strain! Hopefully I'll be able to try out another Blue Dream strain one day, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be this time!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all have a great week! Don't forget to tune-in next time for another "After Hours" Update! Stay Trippy, My Little Hippies! ✌️💚
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