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Hawaiian Snow Grow Log #001

Discussion in 'Grow Log' started by malus69, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. malus69

    malus69 Registered+

    Hi all,

    I've been here for a little while now and have already started my first grow so I thought of starting a log to be all able to check my progress and exchange ideas/criticism/troubleshooting (mostly :p) etc. So let's start with a few info on the strain:

    Hawaiian Snow was created by Green House Seed Co and was the winner of HTCC 2003. It's a Sativa dominant strain with genetics from Hawaii and Laos.
    THC: 23.7% CBD: 1.1% CBN: 0.8%
    Haven't ever tried it myself to give you an idea of the high but hopefully that is about to change in the near future!!! According to reviews, it's supposed to be "very well known between heavy smokers that look for strong buds. A sativa-high that creeps on you, followed by a blasting stoned feeling."
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    Now let's see what I'll be using:

    • 430W Sonlight HPS Agro producing 58k lumens
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    • Parabolic reflector
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    • Circulation oscillating fan
    • Exhaust fan
    • Biobizz light mix soil
    • 14l square pots
    • Cellmax Bio-Organic nutrient series
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    I have a grow room built outdoors (sorry won't post pics of it you never know who's reading! :jointsmile:) that is roughly 5sqm (60sqf) but the area utilized for growing is around 2sqm (20sqf) and 3m (10ft) high. It basically utilizes one edge of the room with 3 walls surrounding the plants covered in Mylar.
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  2. malus69

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    Soaked 10 seeds overnight in a glass of distilled water on the 13th of January. Next morning 9 had sunk and a couple had slightly cracked open already so I moved all 10 of em in a paper towel.

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    Put the paper towel in between two dishes and covered it with cling film or however it's called but left a small opening in it so they can breathe. Left the two plates directly under the heater and the temp was kept at 25-28C (77-82F).

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    After a day the 9 that had sunk in the glass of water had sprouted, the 10th one still refused to crack open.

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  3. malus69

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    Moved the 9 open seeds into 1" rockwool cubes in a propagator, wrapped in a blanket to keep em warm since I had no heating mat and put them in the closet.

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    36hrs later small tips were barely out of the rockwool.

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    Next morning they had fully sprouted and were moved under a fluo tube on a 18/6 schedule.

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    The 10th one still refusing to germinate. I fed it with an aspirin solution and it opened overnight but it never went beyond the initial 1mm root tip so I discarded it. 90% germ rate, not bad for first time I guess with questionable seeds. (Seedbank we got em from is dodgy check here.)
     
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  4. malus69

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    Reserved II
     
  5. malus69

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    This is Antigone btw on her first day!!! My lucky number 8. Yeah not only I labelled em all, I also gave em names!

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    This is Hera 4 days old. Troubled me a little with those blister like things on her cotyledons but not only she's fine now, she's the 2nd faster grower!

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    Biobizz light mix soil EC1.2 pH 6.1-6.3. Pots were labelled as 12l (26x26x28cm / 10x10x12") ones but measuring the inside of em and making the cubic cm calculation they turn to be closer to 13.5-14l if filled up to the rim.

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    All filled up and watered thoroughly 2 days before planting.

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  6. malus69

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    8 days old and the roots are out of the rockwool at least 1-2" on all of them so time to move em to soil. Or at least that's what I was told lol!!!

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    All nine of them planted, temp at the top of the seedlings under the HPS is around 22-25C (72-77F), humidity at 65-70%. Oscillating fans are on, crappy exhaust fan is on too (150cubic m/hr ~90CFM), intake is pasive by small halls in the door and the timer set at 18/6. Age from seed 8days old.

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    The ceiling is 3m (10ft) tall and the adjustable light cords weren't long enough to reach close to the pots so I moved em on a table till they get bigger. The lamp is a 430W HPS Agro producing 58k lumen. I know it's not optimal but budget was low. Next grow I'm hoping to utilize a 1000W one!

    I know I shouldn't have transplanted them directly to the big pots. But I know that now didn't when I did it :wtf: I was a victim of the transplant progressively/don't cause you will sock em debate...
     
  7. malus69

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    This is Antigone the day it was moved to the soil.

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    And here she is 9 days after she was moved to the pot. Overall age from seed, 17days. The only thing that troubles me is that it doesn't look much as a sativa strain that Hawaiian Snow is supposed to be. Either that or it's just too early to tell.

    Anyway, they are still my babies and I still love em. After all this is an experimenting first grow to learn. Not having high expectations for the end result tbh! :hippy:

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  8. malus69

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    Yesterday they got their first diluted solution of nutrients, 4ml/l of rootbooster and 1ml/l only of the bio-grow mix and will see how it goes. 20days old from seed, 11 days in soil.

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    Slightly over-watered maybe or it's just me again been paranoid? :weedpoke:

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    Will let em dry out a little and see how it goes. I guess it's the whole transplant in big pots fuckup I did... oh well... :(

    I'm thinking of alternating the feeding, one watering yes one no and so on. What do you guys think? :thumbsup:

    That's all for now will keep you updated as vegetation progresses!
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  9. rattlingdags

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    :) I enjoy a well written growlog started right from the seeds. Your kids look to be coming along well, big pots and all.
    All the best with them and I like to tag along and watch.
     
  10. bigsby

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    Nice tight setup here. Props for attention to detail. n00bs should pay attention - clean setup, good documentation, and keeping it simple. It makes dialing in your grow and trouble shooting SO much easier.

    Question. How are you liking that parabolic reflector? I've been ogling those for a while. Did you get the optional diffuser? Thoughts appreciated.

    Again, nice work here. I'm signed up.
     
  11. malus69

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    Thx rattling, I did try to make a nice log here and I'm glad it shows! Welcome aboard too! :thumbsup:

    Thank you bigsby I'm trying my best really. As for the parabolic I have no previous experience with other hoods etc so I'll just let you know what I think of it with my limited field experience. In my eyes it spreads the light wide and evenly. The wings are adjustable to 3 settings so you can focus more or less depending how you see fit. Temps are kept low with the 400W even without the diffuser. (it was included but took it off cause it gave me the impression that it was creating shades when too close to the tops)
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    With an oscillating fan blowing in the space between the lamp and the plant tops temps are kept low (23-25C / 73-77F) at even 20-30cm (8-12") so as I said it gave me the impression that in close distances it was creating shades. But I'm the noob here correct me if I'm wrong. :(

    Peace,
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  12. bigsby

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    I'm familiar with this particular reflector which is why I asked. Not from personal experience but from researching different options. As I understand it, the three different setting are intended to mimic different seasons - spring, summer, and fall. I can dig out the literature if you need it.
     
  13. malus69

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    That would be awesome and a good read. I'd like to know for sure instead of assuming in blind, so yeah if you could dig that up for me I'd grateful! :thumbsup: Applying mimicking seasons would be interested to say the least if not beneficial! :thumbsup:
     
  14. malus69

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    I had some questions regarding my nutrients and I made a thread in the Organic Growing section (not sure if that was correct but anyway...:wtf:), but it doesn't seem like anyone knows something. (at least not from the guys checking that section of the forum anyway lol:D) So I thought I might as well included it here in my log and have everything less spread around for easier access! ;)


    Peace,
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  15. camoxnhx

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    Pumped!! I have been doing alot of research on this strain because I want to get it. You for sure got be posted up on this thread. Sweet setup btw gonna pull some monsters out of that tent. Have u seen the Hawaiian Snow grow vid from greenhouse seeds? I know its on youtube
     
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  17. rattlingdags

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    I've not seen your brand of nutes anywhere here in Holland. If you decide next time to change nutes then the lines from Canna and Plagron are popular and easy to order online.
    Enjoying your log. I seem to have turned into a growlog-a-holic lately lol.
     
  18. malus69

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    Yeah I've seen the video, the one they grew it in a 85l container. Well I'm not expecting to get results even remotely close to these :p Stay tuned and we'll see how it turns out at the end with a smoke report and all! :jointsmile:


    That's what I'm talkin about!!! :D Thanks bigs, already on "Spring" mode!!! Still not sure if I should use that spreader or not though... :s

    In my original thread before I made this log, Rusty mentioned I should check my tap water. I did so here are the results.


    ok I did some research and I came up with those values regarding tap water in my area:

    • pH: 7.4
    • GΗ: 8
    • ΚΗ: 6
    • ΝΟ3: 0
    • Water Alkalinity: 150 - 200 mg/lt CaCO3
    • Water Hardness: 120 - 130 mg/lt CaCO3
    • Calcium: 45 - 55 mg/lt
    • Magnesium: 4 - 7 mg/lt
    • Nitrogen: 3 - 5 mg/lt
    • Sulphates: 30 - 35 mg/lt
    • Chlorates: 3 - 15 mg/lt (higher values appear less frequently)
    • Free Chlorium: 0,3 - 0,5 mg/lt
    • Chromium: 1.6 μgr/lt


    I hope I got the chemical terms translation right, being Greek and all :p Does it call for adjustments? Lower it maybe to 6.5 or so? And if yes how? Would some lemon juice work?


    PS. Will be back later today with some updates and new pics of the ladies so stay tunned!!! :cool:
    Peace,
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  19. malus69

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    All is going well but they are growing a little slow... I'm guessing it's cause of the humidity, it's always around 65-70%. Haven't watered em for 4 days now and the soil is still a little moist on top. Been raining like crazy lately so...
    Anyway, from March on that they'll be in flowering I'm hoping it'll be better. If not I'm off for a new exhaust fan... So here are some pics of 2 days ago. Couldn't post them earlier the forums seem to have been down or something... :wtf: They are 14 days old in that pic (since moved to the pot). They've been growing an average of 1.5-2cm/day at this point. :weedpoke: Stay tuned!


    Peace,
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  20. malus69

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    And here's a mass pic too of all 9! Have moved the shorter ones in the middle and I'm also turning all of them 90° daily to spread light evenly! :thumbsup:
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    Peace,
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