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.

cannabis bud bubble hash joint

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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Strain Grow Journal

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

Cannabis Plants Rotated

The planned Rotation of Cannabis plants has been completed. All Cannabis plants rotated with no major issues. Due to it coming on the winter months here in Hawaii, I will be retiring many of the garden beds for the winter. Although there is a year-round growing season in Hawaii, the shorter days of the winter months do not produce as good of bud as in the summer with the longer days. In the winter months, bud production is normally 30 – 40% less than what production is during all other months.

Oldest Photo of Garden

Cannabis Garden Rotation 1

There are a couple of factors that make this loss of sunlight here on Holmgrown Farm. One must first remember that Holmgrown Farm is in the middle of an Ohia forest. There is only any sunlight here at all because of the clearing for the garden beds. Being that its the middle of a forest, The way the sun moves over the garden changes from summer to winter drastically.

Cannabis Garden Rotation 2

During the summer, we get appx. 13.5 hours of daylight. The sun moves over the garden by coming up in the northeast and setting in the west. Moving this direction it sends a steady constant 9 hours of direct sunlight to the garden beds before being filtered by trees. That’s as good as can be expected in the middle of a forest.

Cannabis Garden Rotation 3

In the winter months, we get appx. 11 hours of daylight The sun moves over the garden by coming up in the East and setting in the south-south-east. With this movement of the sun over the garden, the plants only get appx. 5 hours of direct sunlight before being filtered by trees.

Cannabis Garden Rotation 4

It is not that Holmgrown Farm does not grow during the winter months. Obviously, this post is about 2 new plants put outside to bud. With 12 hours of direct light being best for bud production and the application of a little basic math, you can see why the bud production drops off so much during winter months. No sugar coating here. 5 hours of direct light really is not worth a lot when it comes to bud production. You still get a great tight, stinky, sticky, bud. The buds just have no real weight or size to them. It’s just not worth all the work caring for a lot of plants only to reap so little. Just a couple of plants are cool it’s perfect, a fresh harvest in the winter is nice. It’s just not worth it to grow many more.

Outdoor Cannabis Garden Rotation

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Anyway, that’s it for the Cannabis Plants Rotated post.

Cannabis Garden Rotation 7

 

New Cannabis Seeds Planted Plant Rotation Planned

All is pretty calm here on Holmgrown Farm. Some of the new Cannabis seeds planted. I honestly do have much of an expectation on all but one of the varieties.  Yet, a free Cannabis seed, Is a free cannabis seed. Know what I’m saying? I hope I am wrong about what my expectations are. I hope that all 4 seeds turn out to be the best of the best I have ever grown. I ask you to take a look at what seeds I have chosen. Come up with your own idea of how things will go.

Cannabis Seeds

Holy Grail Kush – All I know about these cannabis seeds is the lip service from the breeder. Honestly, the breeder mostly just bragged about having this be an entry and winner into some cannabis cup like things. They did manage to say about the seeds that the plant is mostly indica. Welp, I am pretty sure this is not gonna do well if its not a dry period while she grows.

Cirtical+ 2.0Cirtical+ 2.0 – I have grown these cannabis seeds before here in Hawaii. It turned into a huge plant with long buds that yielded in total 7ozs. of kick-ass, bud that’s effects can only be described as mind-numbing. That was during a dry growing period. Probably not gonna be a dry period when she’s old enough to go out.

 

 

Sour Diesel Auto – This is a Sativa dominant strain. It could do very well. It’s a Sour Diesel#2 x Ruderalis. It being an auto strain, I don’t see myself cloning it. Hope it all works out, really. Who does not love sour diesel??

Brazil AmazoniaBrazil Amazonia – Grown this one many times. This is a standard of the Cannabis Seeds planted here on Holmgrown Farm.  This one handles the humidity really well. Of the 20 seeds, I have planted 5 ever developed issues with mold or mildew. The smell is crazy good too!

 

BUT WAIT!

Cannabis Reday For RotationThis post is: New Cannabis Seeds Planted Plant Rotation Planned. So, let’s get the plant rotation part. There are these 2 lovely ladies from Africa & South America I am planning to put in the garden where the other 2 lovely ladies from Africa & South America were. If you have been following Holmgrown Farm, you know these are a Columbian Gold and a Kilimanjaro.

I will need to turn the bed and clean it up a little. Going to add a small amount of manure and bonemeal mixed in this time. I am not going to add more lime. I only add lime once a year. I do add manure and bonemeal during each rotation of cannabis plants. That goes for peppers, watermelons, and tomatoes grown here on Holmgrown Farm.

Outdoor Cannabis Garden Rotation

 

 

The plant rotation planned for the first week of Oct. As you can see in the photo the Cannabis plants are getting pretty close to be potbound in this 3gal. pots. They are really starting to show signs of it by the yellowing leaves.

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.

Update: When An Equatorial Landrace Sativa Molds

The sun has set, I am having another cappuccino. I have also come to the conclusion after thoroughly inspecting the Columbian Gold girl that there are just too many areas with bud to just trim the bud mold out. I am very sad about this as the buds were soo close to being at the sweet spot for harvesting. Before I go on if you missed the last post: When An Equatorial Landrace Sativa Molds Go read it. I’ll wait for ya.

Columbian Gold Close Up
This is a close up of the premature Columbian Gold bud.

Grabbed the clippers and with a tear, cut this incredible smelling Columbian Gold down in the squeeze of the clippers. The smell of this plant gets all over my arm as I support her with one hand and clip her at the base with the other. Even as I type this now, the smell of her still lingers around me. I notice occasionally that my hair smells of her and I become reflective of the past few months of her care, all the way back to clipping her as a clone form her mother.

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If you are really looking at the posted photos, I want to assure you that this bud smells better than it kinda looks. You can see in the photos of this Columbian Gold, she was just starting the swell and resend cycle. 2, maybe (this is a big maybe) 3 more weeks and holy moly! I promise that even now this is going to me mind-numbing cannabis to smoke or eat.

All is not gloomy. Still have 1 Early Skunk, 1 Kilmajaro, 1 Columbian Gold going strong. Maybe the humidity and rain will go away and come back in about 3 months but for an evening shower once a week.

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