Wow, it's already a week since my last update! And just 14 days until harvest. My little indoor medicine patch is about to yield some top shelf bud, along with about 50 seeds which will become future crops of Reclining Buddha. These females are 16 weeks old, having been grown 200% organically right here on the HIVE/WeedCash blockchain. Please enjoy your scroll through my garden!
You'll find a combination of photos and short visual clips, all taken today (2021/3/25).
This is an unpollinated branch on a plant that is producing seeds, and it's noticeably on the scruffy side. It will be nice bud, but there won't be a large yield from this plant.
All those foxtails are covered in trichomes, and I've got ways to harvest them for extracts and topicals.
Another unpollinated branch. The pistils are about half orange at this point, and the plant is fully mature.
Here's one of the seeded branches. Lots of trichomes, but other than the seeds, not a lot of mass.
You can see the gray-brown seeds, each nestled in a calyx with a withered orange pistil at one end.
That's got to be one of my favourite canna-photographs, out of several hundred! Another generation of baby plants, curled up asleep inside a shell, each being matured and given everything they need to begin life. They're taking the nutrients from the entire plant, but it's going to be worth it! These seeds represent hope for the future.
Sensimillia is cannabis grown without pollen - bud from plants that don't put any of their energy into making seeds. The result is often called "kind", or "top shelf", or "dank fire", and so on. It's what you want if you're smoking the good stuff, or making medicine to treat serious illness - or creating canna-photography! :D
Chunky, classic indica bud structure! With a couple weeks left, this plant has stacked up reasonably well. Remember, they've been fed NOTHING their entire lives. Just plain water, all the way through. This is what good genetics and proper 200% organic gardening can produce. The soil? Half worm castings, half peat moss. Literally just plain dirt.
This is the strongest AND cleanest medicine you can get, anywhere, at any price.
About 40% of the trichomes have darkened, which is about right for a plant with a couple weeks to go. Beautiful coating of trichomes.
The smell is strong, but not offensive. I smell a typical indica with skunk and diesel. Recently there's also a sweet odour, more fruity than floral. The combination hits me in waves as I work in my office, and even elsewhere in the house. An amount of smell that is quite tolerable, like if there were a rose or orchid in bloom. I look forward to the month or so each crop that I get to immerse in this scent bouquet. If you could bottle and sell it, you'd be a millionaire.
When you grow without chemical nutrients, fungicides, or other products, and your plants are healthy, the cannabinoids and terpenes produced are exactly and only as nature intended, specific to that plant's genetic profile. I'm often complimented by seasoned cannabis users that my methods bring out the smell, flavour, and effects typical of the strain. To quote my friend and fellow cannactivist Bert Easterbrook, "THAT is what Northern Lights is supposed to smoke like!"
Even the lower "popcorn" nugs look tasty:
Here's a look at her from the top:
For my next crop, I plan to grow out the seeds from these plants! But this time, I'm going to do 7 plants instead of 4 - and they're ALL going to be sensimillia!
But now, I'd like to take you back, and show you the journey these Reclining Buddhas have taken over the past 16 weeks!
Back to the present...
With a couple parting images of the glorious unpollinated female, the update is complete. But expect to hear from me again in a few days, as these flowers hit their peak beauty, heading into harvest!
My thanks to Hive and WeedCash for providing this censorship-resistant platform to display canna content. And to cannabis for being such a phenomenal life-changing plant!
Grow in peace.