Dutch Passion AutoMazar is now as famous as the original photoperiod version of Mazar. It’s one of the best varieties we have in our collection, and AutoMazar remains one of the most reliable auto flowering varieties available. The reason for the popularity is simple enough, AutoMazar produces top quality pot in extravagant quantities. Even first time growers have produced 100+ grams from this variety.
This weeks blog shows what AutoMazar can deliver in the hands of a true growing expert. This week ‘The King’ shows us how he grew an Auto record breaking 900g+ AutoMazar using HPS, LED and Plasma lighting ( around 1000w total) together with deep-water-culture. The result was quite incredible, and AutoMazar reached a spectacular final size. The words and pictures below are all from ‘The King’ himself.
Above and below. Dutch Passion AutoMazar pushed to the maximum. This amazing plant produced numerous blooms. AutoMazar produces solid, heavy cola's which are frosted with resin to produce a top quality smoke
"Well what can I say what a delightfully easy strain AutoMazar is to grow, ‘Princess Madge’ and her sister ‘Mazey' were unfussy ladies who liked their feed and grew steadily without any complications, perfect for both novice and experienced grower.
Seeds were germinated using the paper towel method (100% germination was achieved) and then planted into Root Riot cubes and the girls were placed under a Lightwave T5 unit and then a Gavita LEP Plasma unit was added later.
As the girls developed leaf tucking was utilised to ensure proper development of the side branches and sub branching within the side branches.
When roots were showing out of the root riots the girls were transplanted into grodan transplanting blocks and then into the DWC buckets.
The nutrient regime used was Dutch Pro Autoflower nutrients as base feed and Dutch Pro Explode and Canna Boost as flowering additives from the onset of flowering. Calcium and Magnesium was also used to prevent any Cal/Mag issues, though one or two little spots did occur. Growth Technology liquid Silicon was also added to toughen the girls up. Starting EC level was 0.8 and by the end of flower the EC had been raised as high as 3.2 with no ill effect, somedays the reading at top up time was off the truncheon scale and no signs of over fertilisation were visible."
Above, AutoMazar grows under 20 hours of daily light to produce massive yields in good conditions. In this grow 'The King' expertly used deep-water-culture to maximise growth potential
"Both Princess Madge and her sister Mazey were a little slow to go into flower at around about 40 days but that allowed them to develop the framework to build and support the mass of buds they produced.
When the girls went into flower Gavita Pro 400v 600w HPS lighting was added as well as the plasma light.
The largest lady, Princess Madge, grew to within 20cm of the top of the 2m high tent which meant a GrowNorthern MS006 LED disco light had to be placed above her with the Gavita HPS and Plasma offset as incidental side lighting.
Due to the unusual light placement the ladies were rotated 90 degrees twice daily to ensure all round development of colas. The size and density of the colas meant one or two spots of bud-rot tissue developed but these were removed and no real damage was done, the ladies seeming pretty resistant."
"The King is frequently asked how he manages to grow such huge Autos and the answer I believe is down to using the best equipment, the best available nutrients (thanks Peter at Dutch Pro Nutrients), clean filtered water and managing the environment correctly with CO2 enrichment..... Oh and let's not forget the amazing Dutch Passion Auto genetics."
"Princess Madge was ready to harvest at about the 93 day mark and harvesting was pretty easy due to the high calyx to leaf ratio, though the sheer mass of buds meant that the complete harvest and trim took about 15 hours eventually yielding a staggering 900g dry weight of top quality bud dried to 65% humidity.
The finished herbal medicine has a nice earthy taste to it, giving a nice heavy feeling below the eyes with a relaxing body effect which is great to relax and listen to some nice music such as the real King..... Elvis."
Congratulations to ‘The King’ on an amazing result which any home-grower would be proud of. The last picture, below, is a reminder of a very very special grow!