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Grow Journal – Critical + & Moby Dick Auto from Dinafem Seeds

In the beginning of the year i was gifted some freebie Dinafem “Auto” seeds and was asked to try them out.  At first i did’nt think much of them as i have has little or no “good” experiences with ANY autoflowering seeds i have gotten from the Tude or tried from friends in the past.

FULL SUN – May/April/June – NO TARPS – IN CALI 

I got a total of 16 beans, 8 Critical + Auto and 8 Moby Dick Auto. A bit unsure i crack them all and figure it will be luck of the draw on this test run.

6 Critical + and 7 Moby made it…

After germinating them and keeping em in Jiffy starters under T5’s for a week i decided to transplant the remaining 13 alive into 2 Gal plastic pots using Sunshine Mix #4 (black bag) and a sprinkle of Extreme Gardening’s Mykos. Yep – thats right…i said 2 gallon pots!!

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For veg feeding i use Organic Nutrients’ Ocean Grown Fish Hydrolysate, a ORGANIC micronized highly available nitrogen source (16-1-1).

I found this info on their site (store.organicagsolutions.com):

Ocean Grown is GMO FREE Organic Nitrogen(-NH2), allowing plants to increase growth, correct deficiencies, develop stronger roots, and even increase fruit and flower production. Sourced from 100% cod fish hydrolysate, Amine Nitrogen will not burn plants or restrict fruit and flower set like conventionally used nitrates. Ocean Grown can be used alone, or as a compliment to any existing fertilizer or pesticide program. This product will NOT clog drip systems or emitters. The unique aspect of Ocean Grown’s amino acid profile is the very low molecular weight of L-amino acids. Ocean Grown contains 80% L-amino acids, of which at least 50% are free form monomer amino acids, and the other 50% are short chain peptides, which means that the plant can assimilate them directly through the epidermis and immediately construct plant proteins rather than having to break down complex proteins into free amino acids and then have to rebuild (“synthesize”) amino acids into plant proteins.

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I used the OG Fish for the first 27 days of “veg” at double the recommended dosage, with no burn or lock out…all with non ph’d tap water (2 tbs per 3 gal of tap water…using 6 gal to water all 13 plants).  They seemed to like it fairly “dry”…not water-logged.

Once per week i would add a compost tea with added “cal mag” from our friends at Primum Qualitas – a European distributor of Sensational Solutions micronized products.

There was one super small “runt” which got culled. It looked like it was sick and didnt look worth running as it was constantly water logged.  I am a California medical patient and figured that i should stick to the allowed 12 my doctors recommendation allows.

On average the plants grew 11″ every 10 days!!!!  Amazing this OG Fish product!!! Really!!!

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day 27

At the first signs of flowering i dropped the use on the OG Fish down to recommended dosage and start feeding once a week with Organic Nutrient’s Insect Frass (2-2-2) and Extreme Gardening’s Mykos 6-4-4 (6-4-4) and Primum Qualitas‘  – Sensational Solutions Transition – a pre flower blend.

From their website:

Tranzition is a fertilizer that, when used during the first few weeks of flowering, helps plants make a vigorous transition from vegetative growing to fruiting and flowering.  The kelp meal in Tranzition provides a natural blend of plant growth regulators that help promote cell division, photosynthesis, branching, fruiting, and extreme root growth.  Other ingredients in Tranzition encourage earlier finish times, bushier plants and dense, massive fruits.  Tranzition is designed as a natural alternative to paclobutrazol containing fertilizers.

Tranzition is 100% organic, can be used in all types of gardens and can be added to aerated tea.

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day 27 – start of flower

At this point i spray once for caterpillars and any other outdoor pests with a biodynamic horsetail prep.

Around day 25 to 28 all the plants were about 3.5 ft tall and started to flip / develop small pencil eraser head shaped buds! I was super impressed as the other clones (Amhurst Sour Diesel, various OG Kush’s, Master x OG, The Tange and our Bubba’s) were ALL still in veg obviously in May/June!

Now they are a bit more thirsty and get plain water twice a day (and also the weekly feed + tea). There was no need to do any big leafing or pruning of the plant as they all had very nice structure and internode spacing.  Super healthy looking plants!!

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Around days 40 to 45 they really started to STINK and fatten out… i kind of got a bit concerned about smell…i added some organic guano as a top dressing + kelp and kept with the same regime of water and weekly feedings.  During this time they really exploded in growth and i had to put bamboo up to hold up each plant!!

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-I decided to topfeed Sensational Solutions Blissfull Bloom Micronized Organic feed. It worked amazing and i only used it once…via my compost tea mix for this week.

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I decided to start flushing them out now as a good majority of the hairs were changing colors and starting to begin the ripening process, but still fattening out!!  Only tap-water and compost tea once a week from here on out i figure! 😉

Nearing on day 55 they were still exploding with growth and still producing FAT buds 🙂

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At day 60 i decided to chop them (i know they could have gone another week) as i was going out of town for 2 weeks and didnt want to let them sit. I really wish i could have let them go longer, but as a test run on some “Autos”…i was pleasantly suprised!

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CHOP!!

From a total of 12 plants – 5 ft tall, there were 33 oz and 20 gr of finished, dry, trimmed buds…of which smelled SUPER nice and were tasty as well!!!

FULL SUN – May/April – NO TARPS – IN CALI !!! 

What ? I’m amazed with this test run and I’m for sure looking to try some more of Dinafem’s Autos!!!

Thank you Dinafem and the HSO crew for the lovely seeds! I still have a good portion of each plant in my head stash containers after a few months!  The Moby is a great daytime smoker while the C+ has an amazing fruity taste and knockout cerebral saliva/hybrid high…most definately not one for before work!!

I just got some new Humboldt Seed Organization – Bubba Kush Auto seeds, so well have to give those a try now too!!!  The packaging is on point!