After cleaning out the Bloom, I have started a feminized flapjacks seed. This is a limited release strain from In House Genetics. It is an indica leaning hybrid cross of MACflurry x London Pancakes. Im going to use the ABK recipe and edit it down the road based on how it grows.
Flap Jacks is all done!
The total dry weight of bud is 8.39 oz which is just over half a lb (we gave out a few buds before the official weight) so it was probably at 9 oz.
The interesting part is the amount of trim there was, 110 g which is a lot for one plant. The amount of leaves covered in trichomes was amazing, even not on the bud sites.
The plant structure grew many small buds opposed to large colas which is most likely why the weight is low but I am still pleased.
It dried out well in the bloom but next time I think ill cut the plant into a few pieces instead of keeping it as one. The end of the branches dried out quicker then the interior parts closer to the main stalk.
It has been jar curing for about two weeks and it's ready!
The smell and taste is like a sweet fruity Kellogg's cereal.
When opening a jar the whole house smells, its strong.
The high is very strong, I don't smoke as much anymore and I can barley take it. My daily smoker friends say its some of the "dopest dope they ever smoked" which says something for its quality
here are some photos of the final product
Those are 4 gallon-sized jars, about 60 grams in each!
We can't wait to see how your next experiment works out. You'll have to share your recipe with the community.
I lowered the temperature to 70, dimmed the lights to 80% and reduced the light timing to 10hrs on. My objective is to mimic the seasons changing.
Ideally my with my next recipe, I can biomimic the growth based on natural seasonal changes.
(every week, after late stage of bloom... Lower all of these incrementally, until flush)
These elements of change have a large part in a plants growth cycle and maturity.
3-Fall mature to flower
The Bloom has the technology to create seasonal atmospheres within.
Developing a recipe based off the plants stages of growth will increase overall quality of it, as an organism and final product.
I cant wait to see this FlapJacks finish and start again with the gained knowledge!!!
She getting prettier and smellier everyday! So frosty
Cool training technique! Looking great!!
FJ is starting to fill in. Looks like no more stretching and just straight stacking! I am really impressed with the amount of trichomes beginning to cover the bud, leaves and even fan leaves.
She has almost filled the BLOOM cabinet out to my comfort level, it could have stretched a bit more. It is tricky, growing different strains in this system: when to top, prune, train and switch growth cycles in order to not have the plant over grow the space.
I might do the flap jacks for the next grow and begin to really dial in the plants characteristics after seeing how it performs. I might edit the nutrient recipe next time as well which will allow me to gather some helpful data.
That is quite a haircut! How’s she doing?
before and after pruning
buds starting to stack!
Thanks to the Bloom this pic is the recovery and new growth adjustment from my hard pruning 24 hrs ago.
I am going to see out flaps fills in the next week.
Then do another big prune.
Add next layer of trellising.
Let her recover and then go into flower mode!!!
Please post again in a few days. I love watching how fast it grows back
You are not afraid to prune! Looking great!
I did another hard de branching and leafing this evening. My initial intention was to top the two main stalks but after undercutting I decided to train them towards the side/vertical lights, leaving the middle open with the hopes that the space will fill in with weaker branches once they have the proper light exposure.
Here is my first under cut and trellis training after recovering from the topping.
This is how many node/potential new branch sites I have undercut/trimmed off.
As I have mentioned before, this process feels wrong and looks scary. However it is VERY beneficial for new growth and will increase the plants overall strength/yield.
See @HenHennesy for proof.
@i_like_plants looking great! Thanks for the video!
FlapsJacks is looking AMAZING!
DId my first deleaf and topping today.
Here is the before
Here is the after
I took the top as an attempted clone, that will ideally be grown out doors this season. (rooting hormones used)
Here is a short video of my thought process of where to top.
The dialog basically says take out the weak branches, nodes and leaves. Try to match your lower strong branches which will be trained out horizontally with the provided trellis.
@I_like_plants We're glad you caught that early and that we could get the issue resolved quickly. Welcome to Beta :)
Certainly keep us updated if you run into anymore issues and we look forward to seeing how this plant grows after the initial hardship.
WHOA! That is the coolest looking stem I've ever seen haha. Straight up Willy Wonka plant. That might look super cool when she gets big.
Had an unfortunate happening this past weekend. My system drained all of the nutrients into my water reservoir and did not communicate this to my app. Luckily we caught it visually and drained it immediately.
You can see the lower leaves got fried with nutrient burn. On the bright side the saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" can apply to cannabis in some cases.
I filled the res with freshwater, reintroduced nutrients back into the system a day later and trimmed off the burnt leaves. Now the flapjacks is crushing it.
Shocking the plant can lead to devastating resulting if not corrected in a timely fashion. However stressing a plant out, especially environmentally, can lead new stronger, more resilient growth when it bounces back and even signs of sex sooner. I do not recommend growers purposely do this but it has happend to me in the past and I have seen amazing results. Long story short, if something does go wrong in your system it may not be the end of the world for your plant.
Lastly my seed popped and grew so funny! check this curly stem out.
The growth you will see over the next two weeks will be amazing! Please keep us posted as she grows, and happy pruning.