Critical + 2.0. Cannabis Strain Grow Journal 1

Yep, thirteen days. That’s how long it’s been since I was posting about this Critical + 2.0. Cannabis Strain. It has already started branching without any help from me. It too has been attacked by leaf miners. If you are following the Wild Thailand journal also, you know they were hit by them as well. See: Wild Thailand Cannabis Strain Grow Journal

Critical + 2.0. Cannabis Strain 2I am not going to be cloning this strain. I have more seeds of it, I love the smell and taste. It’s just that this is an indica dominant strain and unless we have a dry couple months, it’s not going to do well enough to have more of them. It’s just a little something different.

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Until we meet again, be well. This Critical + 2.0. Cannabis Strain Grow Journal 1 post is done. There is just not much to say.

 

 

Wild Thailand Cannabis Strain Grow Journal

Here we go with the very first post of the Wild Thailand Cannabis Strain Grow Journal. This was the winner of the Holmgrown Farm poll: Help Choose What Cannabis Strain We Start Poll It was a very successful poll. I had a whopping one vote. lol

Wild Thailand cannabis seed sprouted

Have you ever seen what the breeder says about this strain? Their description will make ya wanna fly to Thailand just to smoke this cannabis!

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She’s one of Thailand’s most productive strains and has a relatively short flowering cycle for a pure Thai Sativa. Very vigorous, sometimes uncontrollable growth. If grown in a pot, leave plenty of room for the root zone to develop for optimum yields. Like the authentic Thai she is, her taste and smell will bring Asia to your palate while her effect will spirit you away to the indescribable temples of Bangkok.”

Genotype 100% sativa
THC 22,3%
Maturation(Interior) from 75 to 90 days
Flavor Citric fruit
Production 300 gr indoor / 450-500gr outdoor
Odor High
Effect Euphoric
Resistance to mold High
Pest resistance Medium
Cups 3rd Place – Sativa 420 concentrate cup – Durango, Colorado. USA 2017

How the heck can that be bad? Resistance to mold is HIGH. Well, that sells me right there. Mold is a major issue here on Holmgrown Farm. I’ll try to keep this Wild Thailand. Cannabis Strain Grow Journal updated every few days to a week.

Wild Thailand Cannabis Strain

Critical + 2.0. Cannabis Strain Grow Journal

Here is the first post of my newly founded Critical + 2.0. Cannabis strain grow Journal.

Critical + 2.0 Cannabis Strain

This Critical + 2.0. Cannabis seed is one of the seeds that came the day New Cannabis Seeds Fell Outta The Sky. on me. I know its more of an Indica than a Sativa. I like to grow landrace sativas more than an Indicas. But I do enjoy an Indica high. It’s the best for Movies… I’m getting off track.

So, outta all the aforementioned cannabis seeds, I choose to plant the Critical + 2.0. Cannabis strain. Why? For one I have grown it here on Holmgrown Farm before when I first came to Hawaii. It was a dry summer and the Critical + 2.0. Cannabis strain grew very well! Maybe, it will be dry enough for a period to get a decent harvest from her.

Also, look at what the breeder say about them: “On top of that, Critical + 2.0 will not knock us down with its effect, despite it having a 20% THC content. It has a powerful but relaxing effect, which will be the ideal complement to those days when day-to-day problems accumulate. It is highly recommended to get rid of stress and relax quietly at home. Its Indica predominance will give us a mild narcotic and soothing effect, more physical than mental, providing a long and extremely comforting sensation

PLANT DATA:

Suitable for indoors and outdoors
Gender: Feminized
Genotype: 70% Indica / 30% Sativa

Crossing: Critical + x resistant phenotype Critical +
Flowering indoor: 45-50 days
Harvest outdoors: Late September
Yield in indoor cultivation: 700 g/m2
Outdoor performance: 900-1300 g/plant
Outdoor Size: Up to 2.5 m
THC: High
CBD: Low“.

Who, the heck does not want a High like that??? As a previous proud grower/user of the Critical + 2.0. Cannabis strain bud, I can tell ya it will get you dancing around a room to the Grateful Dead’s “Cosmic Charlie” playing on the speakers like very few other cannabis strain highs have before.

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Ok, I will keep this Critical + 2.0. Cannabis Strain Grow Journal updated every few days to a week.

 

Outdoor Cannabis Grow Rainy Edition

 

outdoor cannabis grow rainy editionThat is just what this post is a outdoor cannabis grow rainy edition. It has been raining here so much since my last post that it has become very hard to get the inspiration to sit here on my phone and create a new post. I can’t really blame it all on the rain. Lol, I have to give due credit to the fruits of all my hard labor all summer. Yes, that is code for saying I have been smoking a lot of cannabis in the evenings here on Holmgrown Farm.

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I’m sure that you know (if you have been following) that in my last post: ##### I had just made a buttload of bubble hash. Well, I have been smoking some of it, but not a lot as it’s mostly for cooking. I am a healthy human, I full melt bubble hash. I like it in my bong. Enjoy it much in my volcano. But,  I just love it in a joint mixed with bud. I find it so cool when it’s in a joint, it melts to an oil. I honestly only need one or two good hits from a joint. See photo below.

cannabis bud bubble hash joint

Should I also write about all the magnificent bud that I have harvested? I don’t mind telling you that I have had more than a few great hits over the past 10 days. I wanna repeat how great it is not to have 20 cannabis plants to attend for a while. As nice as it is, it’s only a 3, maybe 4 months break.

Columbian Gold Joint

I do have more seedlings going. I want to take this moment to encourage you to follow 2 Cannabis grow journals I have started with 2 different strains. I had posted to a post previously… (posted to a post? lol) about the Cannabis grow journal for the Wild Thailand Cannabis Strain, But I wanna tell you about the Critical + 2.0. cannabis strain grow journal. Make sure to follow them!

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Just remember, Holmgrown Farm still does have a couple plants going. here is a photo of what a couple weeks worth of growth of a Kilimanjaro cannabis strain and a Columbian gold cannabis strain. More coming about these two in coming days. Stay tuned.

Colmbian Gold and Kilimanjaro Cannabis groth few weeks

Ok, I am back. I know you don’t know I went away for 30 minutes, but I did. Anyway, There is a good thing about all this on again off again downpours (it’s not even rain), Hawaiian Rainbows! There always seems to be one right around any corner, over any hill.

Holmgrown Farm Hawaiian Rainbow

The Outdoor Cannabis Grow Rainy Edition post is done. Aloha

Wild Thailand Sprouts

In great news, the Wild Thailand strain Cannabis seed planted sprouted.  It will be interesting to follow this along as she grows.  I’m guessing that this Wild Thailand is going to grow really well here in Hawaii.

Wild Thailand cannabis seed sprouted

Not going to be posting much more about this Wild Thailand Sprouts post. I guess it really is going to be a Wild Thailand Grow Journal. Hope you follow as it grows along. lol
Aloha

Early Skunk Cannabis Harvested

This Early Skunk Cannabis had to be harvested early. It’s always sad when you get so close to perfect but you must tell yourself that the Early Skunk must be harvested early. This is not something one does on a whim either. When I spot mold on a cannabis plant I do a 2-hour exam of the plant, and smoke a joint on it. lol  Heck, the darn plant finishes mostly in 55 days. When you are on day 50, you can see why the issue. Get 5 more days of growth, or risk more bud mold? Will the bud mold grow faster than the natural ripening of the plant will add weight by swelling up?

Early Skunk Cannabis

She smells unreal! She could stick to the side a jet going full speed. You can see from the photos the Early Skunk good looks. She’s a beaut’ no doubt. With just a little more time she woulda been a knockout. I always say that I know. This time I mean it just as much as when I said it other times.

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In past, Early Skunk Cannabis harvested, the smell was so strong from the plants being hung and trimmed in the garage, that I have had the inside of my car smell like a sweet skunk. I have had a neighbor come by asking if I too had smelled a skunk in the area?  I, of course, told him I assumed it was something dead in the forest. There are no skunks in Hawaii. Or, not that I know of.

 

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No Stems, No Seeds, You Don’t Need.

Do you know the old chant?: “No stems, no seeds you don’t need. Acapulco Gold is kickass weed!
“Well, that does not apply to the Cannabis plants cut down the other day due to bud mold here on Holmgrown Farm. You’d think when you chop plants down early that seeds are the one thing that is not going to be an issue. Not so for at least one Early Skunk Cannabis plant.

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It appears that there is either a male somewhere in the area or, dare I type it? It was a hemorphidite. Now I am not so sure that I can contribute my seeds in the bud to a male plant growing in my area. I am going to say it’s most likely a hemorphidite, sadly. It happens and one could always look at the bright side and say, “free seeds” Yet who knows of the plants from these seeds are any good. I’m not saying I won’t plant them and see how it goes, just that I am not expecting too much from them.

That brings me to a recent event. I was contacted about a friends relative that was going to start growing Medical Cannabis. They were searching online cannabis seeds and then became overwhelmed and confused. Some of those online seed banks can throw 1000’s of seeds at ya with little to no real information about what the seeds will produce and what environment the plants from those seeds is ideal. I am not saying that there is no information when looking at the seeds description if you don’t know Indica from Sativa or Ruderalis you really kinda screwed. I guess to add hybrid would be even more confusing, no?

In case you do not know the differences between them, I’m going to tell you what I know about the different types of cannabis.

 

Indica Sativa Ruderalis  Photo Credit: LIWTS – https://www.liwts.org

Cannabis Sativa:

This is the one I like to grow and smoke the most here on Holmgrown Farm. Cannabis Sativa tends to grow tall (10-15ft. is not unheard of) and looks like a Christmas tree if it’s not pruned or tied down. The leaves are normally long and skinny. Cannabis Sativa has a long flower time 12+ weeks is not unheard of. These plants are often from the equatorial (near the equator) areas of the world. Think Thailand, Columbia, Indonesia.

The effects of smoking, eating, etc. Cannabis Sativa is an invigorating, creative type of high. this is not the type of Marijuana that makes you get stuck to a couch and daydreaming at the TV. Cannabis Sativa is very high in THC cannabinoid. This is why you may feel you get energy using a Sativa. Sativas also mostly have a citrus smell. Some even describe it as fruit smell.

Cannabis Indica:

Cannabis Indica is not a tall plant like the Sativa. Most Indicas grow at best 6tf. tall but are very bushy. Its leaves are short and fat. Indicas also flower very fast 50 days for some to fully mature. Cannabis India also tends to be the ones to make the skunk smell associated with Marijuana.

When one thinks about being stoned, it is the effects of Cannabis Indica that comes to one’s mind. A person melted in a couch eating Cheetos and drinking a coke. The reason for this is that Indicas have a sedative effect on the body. And can relax some so much they fall asleep.

Cannabis Ruderalis:

Nobody really says much about Cannabis Ruderalis. It mostly grows only about 3ft tall at its best. It can still be found growing wild in northern areas of the world. The Cannabis Ruderalis plant flowers very fast and is not psychotropic at the levels of Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica. This strain is used to make Hybrids that can handle colder weather better. See Hybrids for more information.

Hemp:

Hemp or Industrial Hemp is a verity of Cannabis Sativa, is used for making a myriad of products like rope, clothes, food supplements, etc. Industrial Hemp will not get you high it’s THC level is below 0.3%.

Hybrids:

This is where you take the different strains of cannabis and breed them together to make a better plant for different conditions. Mixing an Indica and a Sativa might produce a tall bushy plant. Thereby taking all little of the characteristics of each strain.

Photo credit: wikipedia.org

That’s it for No Stems, No Seeds, You Don’t Need. If you liked it please share it.

2018 Harvest Video Columbian Gold Strain

Today I was not surprised to find bud mold on a Columbian Gold strain. This tall girl was only really days away from the perfect harvest time. What can ya do? I would have liked to make it all the way through to the best harvest time. It”s just that this is the way it goes growing outdoors in Hawaii. Instead of word typed in this post, I’m just gonna use video.

I can’t wait to have it dried out and ready for trimming. I also have it on good authority that this Columbian Gold will make phenomenal bubble hash. The good thing is that this gave me a good reason to make my 2018 Harvest Video.

Hope you enjoyed the videos. Make sure to vote on which strain we start and do a grow journal for it exclusively.

The Kilimanjaro Cannabis Has Been Harvested!

Holmgrown Farm has harvested the big ass Kilimanjaro cannabis strain we had growing. The buds have bulbs of goodness and although it could have done with maybe another 5 days of bud swelling time. The humidity around here is 90% for a past 2 days and is expected to be the same for at least a few more days more, with a strong chance of rain. If you have seen my last post: When An Equatorial Landrace Sativa Molds, You know that I have had a little bud mold just starting on this Kilimanjaro plant at 2 places. Instead of being greedy and hoping that the high humidity is not going to make the bud mold worse, I decided to take her down and be happy with what I have now. There’ll be others. There are always others. Kilimanjaro Cannabis Strain5

This Kilimanjaro cannabis strain is one of my favorites. This strain has the ability to be super energetic. Really! This strain will work better than a cup of coffee. If I have a cookie or smoke a couple bong hits of this Kilimanjaro cannabis the buzz is so happy and energetic that I can mow the lawn, weed the gardens, pressure washes the roof and it seems like nothing. Rumor is that the tribes in Africa where this strain comes from on the slopes of Kilimanjaro on the Kenya side call it “elephant Stomper” do it its effects. I only half believe that. But it sure as hell makes for a good marketing pitch.. lol

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This strain does very well here on Holmgrown Farm in our area of the island. It’s a “plant it and forget it” type of cannabis plant. Not hard on fertilizer and bugs don’t seem to attack it too much. I mean, bugs are a real factor here. But, not too hard on this strain. The smell of the bud is like a lemony fruit. The buds will mostly get rock hard. In drier growing times they can also get a fair size to them. This one did not produce major sized buds at all. It also has only seen the sun directly for 20 of the past 60days. The rest were all rainy days.

The grow time outdoors here on Holmgrown Farm is pretty quick for a sativa. Most the times it’s never more than 70 days from the clone being placed outside until harvest. It has been as few as 60 days a lot. why one way or the other? See, I don’t use clones of clone more than 4 gens. from seed. I hear all the time that its a silly practice. I’m not saying it isn’t per se. I can only say that any of the strains just don’t seem to produce as strong of buds past the 4th gen of clone from seed. I have no proof. So please don’t bitch at me about how I am wrong. It’s just what works for me.

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Trimming this Kilimanjaro cannabis strain is a breeze. It’s not too leafy and only needs a mild trim after hanging. Plus as an added bonus, you get to smell the exquisite aroma of these flowers. I cannot rave on enough about the smell. It’s not the kind of cannabis smell that hits ya as you walk in a room. No, it’s more of an open a bag and huff. A bag full of these buds gives off an intoxicating smell of their own. I have found myself dreaming of walks in the woods when I have closed my eyes and opened a bag of this Kilimanjaro to my nose.Kilimanjaro Cannabis Strain3