Dutch Passion Think Different seeds continue to be one of our best selling and most highly praised ever since Seymour Buds stunned us with his 356g harvest from the first ever grow diary. We have had numerous customers report 100gram++ yields from her. Think Different remains the real ‘surprise package’ in the Dutch Passion collection with seriously heavy yields of top quality ganja. The plants are typically ready to harvest around 10-11 weeks after germinating the seeds. This weeks blog follows Hazy’s first ever experience growing AutoFem’s, and he is rewarded with 316g of top quality Think Different buds from just 3 Think Different plants grown for 74 days in soil under a 600W HPS light. All the photo’s and comments are from Hazy, the full grow diary is here on Autoflower Network, a growers forum where many of the best auto-growers meet. The Think Different plants were grown underneath a wire-mesh screen which forces horizontal plant growth with only the buds allowed to grow upwards; the ‘screen of green’ or ‘SCROG’ technique. It is a way of keeping an even canopy of buds, all equidistant from the light and all receiving maximum light intensity for the best yield. It’s very easy to do, simply repeatedly tuck the growing tips of the plant underneath a horizontal mesh screen.
All comments below are from Hazy
The plants were grown in an attic space using a 600w HPS light, it was a soil grow using Root Riots (seed germination cubes) and ‘Biobizz All Mix’ (pre-prepared soil from hydro shop) in 6.5L pots. Nutients used were Biobizz Fish Mix and BioBizz Bloom, and of course the ScrOG screen.
Think Different is great strain from a growers perspective, high yield, potent and a really easy strain to grow. Also perfect for the ScrOG due to it's sativa genetics. The only thing i would change next time would be larger pots, if you can get 100g+ per plant in 6.5L pots ,imagine what you get in 15L pots. To anyone thinking of growing this strain, build yourself a ScrOG. you will maximise the amount of bud sites at an even level from the light, meaning bigger yields.
As for the smoke, it's real in your face heavy hitting sativa high. A smooth smoke with great flavour and a nice sweet smell to it. Thanks to Dutch Passion, autos have now come of age with high yielding, potent easy to grow plants. This strain should put rest to the chatter about autos being little plants that yield small amounts of low strength bud.
The reality, it kicks out copious amounts of large potent buds. Personally i will be growing this one out for a long time. If you have never grown Think Different before, just keep it real simple; some soil and an organic feed like ‘Biobizz Fish Mix’ and you will astounded by the results you can get without having to go crazy buying the latest grow equipment and nutrients. I had a great time growing this strain and learned a lot about Autoflowers in the process.
So what would I do differently? What I discovered the first time growing Think Different with ScrOG, is that because these are AutoFems and have a shorter growing phase than photos, we don't have the luxury of deciding when to start flowering, and because of that the ScrOG should be lower than it would be in a photo grow. For instance if I had lowered the ScrOG 10cm I would have been able to get another 24 bud sites on to the ScrOG, which would have added many more grams to the final yield. I really loved how easy it was to grow. Apart from feeding and a little stretching of the ScrOG it grew it's self. I was amazed at not only the quantity but the size and the quality of the buds. Buds that just keep growing and are very heavy with resin.
Congratulations to Hazy who showed that even in small plant pots Think Different is quite capable of delivering more than enough top-quality pot for the average home-grower. This was also a great example of how the home-grower can use a SCROG screen to tremendous advantage when it comes to maximising yields from a small number of plants. If anyone is still unsure of AutoFem’s then now is the time to Think Different. They are easy to grow under a system of 20 hours of daily light and in many cases are proving to be the most effective way of delivering the best yields of top quality cannabis in as little as 10 weeks from planting the seed. Try growing some in 2013.
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December 28th 2012