Promoting Natural Growth for Herbal Medicine.

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Specific Growing Conditions:

All natural fresh air (no added carbon). No A/C. Simple Air flow cooling in an open grow room. Cooling influences are 3 x 16" oscillating fans; 2 x 4" venting intake fan; 1 x 3/4 HP venting fan controlled by room temp. average 88 - 92.

For this test, we are repeating the strain from round 2 as it produced well under the Cali light. Given this new strain our bar for success would have these plants produce between 3 - 4 oz./plant (produced 89.667 grams/plant from Cali full-spectrum competition).

In this test we are using both clear lens and diffused and 100 degree lights.

To keep the harvest times staggered, we are offsetting the grow start times by a few days.

Results are in below.

Day 1 Diffused lens
The secret lighting of the Double "0" Doobie Project

Vegetation under the Big Bud 400 LED

Side by Side test of diffused and clear lens begins

Toss and Grow Clear Lens day 1

Day5 and 7 respectively

Day 5 and 7 another view

Close up of progress

Day 10 and 12 respectively

Picture of buds forming under diffused lens

Diffused lens

10 days under clear lens

Day 15 Clear vs Diffused

Day 17 Diffused

Day 15 Clear Lens

Day 18 & 20 Clear vs Diffused

Comparison between Clear & Diffused Lens

Day 27 and 29 progress

Close pics of 27 and 29, approximately half way through

We are now 1/2 way through the bloom cycle.

Half way through the bloom cycle

Day 34 Diffused Lens

clear versus diffused

compare clear vs diffused

Day 41 and 43 Diffused vs. Clear

Clear Lens at 41 days

43 days in bloom under Diffused lens

Day 47 and 49

Day 47 Clear Lens

Day 49 Diffused lens

Day 53 clear, Day 55 Diffused

53 days under the clear lens

55 days under the diffused lens

Status:

Currently both the diffused and clear lens have been flushed and are drying waiting for harvest.

Trichome development and pistil colouring indicated both lights have produced a product that is ready for the final stages of medicine production.

   
Observations:

The buds under the Big Bud 400 LED light (both lenses) are very tightly formed and have excellent trichome development for that spoonful of sugar look.

The formation of buds on the stalk is much tighter under the diffused lens (less stick). This was partially influenced by the 13 days the diffused plants had in vegetation under the Big Bud 400; however there is a difference.

In over 8 weeks, there has been no internal markings (dirt/dust or other ie moisture) on the inside of the lens. Normal room particles are visible on the outside of the lens (easily cleaned when light is turned off). Observed on clear lens.

   

Final Pictures and summary to follow in several days. Tune in after Dec. 5th

Harvest Time

Trichomes Produced

If you are a grower of medical marijuana, then you know what you are looking at.

For the rest of you, this is a phenomenal example of the medicine (active ingredient) of marijuana.

The "sugary" look is exactly the kind of coverage that is needed to produce a grade "A" quality bud;

and this is how you want your product to grow, covered in trichomes.

We call this Sticky Icky Strawberry OG, simply because of how sticky the buds feel to the touch.

 

Harvest Conclusion:

Despite the early grow conditions (hot summer during vegging) we are pleased to say that this light performed upto expectations.

With less then 10 weeks in the vegging cycle,** the diffused lens did produce better due to the last 13 days of vegging under the Big Bud 400.

Taking the single largest producer under each light, here are our conclusions.

Light Source

Watts Used Cost to Bloom Cycle Single Largest Plant Produced Light Height

Diffused Light

299.04 kwh
$26.02

90 grams -Centre plant (**vegged under BB400)

Stationary at roof height
Clear Light
299.04 kwh
$26.02
48 grams (** veg under red/blue and daylight white 5K LED) Stationary at roof height
HPS Light
719.04 kwh
$62.56
70 grams (vegged under HPS) Continuous raising as plants grow

Please Note: numbers were compiled using "Off-Peak" use in Ontario (8.7 cents/kwh), an 8 week bloom cycle, and actual production numbers of the Double "0" Doobie Project.

Our Cali competition light that produced 89.667 grams for the largest ever plant had HPS influence on two sides (2000 w). Therefore our conclusion is that the BIG BUD 400 LED with it's full range spectrum will compete directly with the results of the Cali Light. By these results the Big Bud 400 should out perform the Cali competion as it needs no HPS / analog light influence.

Of course it out performs the HPS hands down due to cost of analog technology in our digital world. Then there is the savings in cooling/nutrient/water when growing using LED lighting.

 

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