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Blackberry Cake Feminized Grow Report

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Blackberry Cake Feminized is a sturdy, high-yielding plant for gardeners of all levels. We achieved an exceptional yield and were amazed at its cannabinoid content. Its exotic terpene profile offered a sweet earthy scent with zesty citrus and creamy dessert. With euphoric but relaxing effects, this strain is ideal for enjoying time with friends and family.

Flowering stage: 72 days

Total time, seed to harvest: 99 days

Final yield: 167 grams

THC content: 29.5%

Our latest grow report features Blackberry Cake Feminized, and we’re happy to share the details of one of our favourite plants to grow with you! The strain was created as part of our Research program, exclusively by Sensi Seeds. The genetics were masterfully selected from a cross of; Wedding Cake, Durban, and Black Domina.

Our Blackberry Cake Feminized was grown in our indoor growing area, using BAC Lava Mix soil, and fed Bio Grow and Bio Bloom nutrients. During our seedling and vegetative stage, our light schedule was 18 hours on / 6 hours off. This was changed to 12/12 during the flowering stage. Having feminized seeds worked to our advantage, and there was no need to sex them during early flowering.

A 1000W Green Power Phillips HPS bulb and reflector were hung from the ceiling three meters above the soil. Various oscillating fans were positioned at different heights to help circulate air within the grow room and canopy. An inline fan was added to exhaust the stale air from the grow space. The inline fan exhausted into a carbon filter, which removed odours emanating from the plants in the flowering stage.

We kept tight control of the environmental parameters. This ensured maximum growth efficiency and promoted the best yield possible. The grow room temperature was steady at 23°C during the day and 21°C at night. Humidity in the room was set at 65% to begin our grow, but was gradually reduced during flower.

We placed our Blackberry Cake Feminized seed into a pre-moistened jiffy pellet to germinate. As the cotyledon emerged from the hole, the jiffy pellet was moved into a 1-litre container of soil and placed 80 cm under a 600W Green Power Phillips HPS bulb. 

Watering wasn’t required until the third day when we poured 100 ml of water and root stimulant; pH’d to 6.0, around the base of the stem, ensuring maximum uptake. The roots were young and hadn’t yet reached the edge of the container. By the end of the first week, our Blackberry Cake Feminized had reached 3 cm.

Week two was a busy week for our Blackberry Cake Feminized plant. The roots started to protrude from the bottom of our 1-litre pot, so we transplanted it into a 5-litre container. Now that some roots were established, we introduced Bio Grow into the feeding schedule with an EC of 1.4. 

As part of our proactive IPM routine, we released two beneficial insect types to prevent outbreaks of thrips, fungus gnats, and two-spotted spider mites. The first, Neoseiulus Californicus, controls harmful mites, namely the two-spotted spider mite. The second beneficial insect was Amblyseius Swirskii, used against thrip and whitefly as a general predator.

In week three, our Blackberry Cake Feminized now stood at 20 cm and was developing a healthy root zone. We increased the water intake and gave our plant 200 ml of water applied directly around the stem. The plant has shown promising signs of progress and has already developed five nodes. Large, broad-bladed, emerald-green leaves reached out from each node towards the outer rims of our containers. The stem gained girth, and all indicators pointed to vigorous growth.

By week four, our Blackberry Cake Feminized had reached a height of 32 cm. We knew this strain would explode with growth when transitioned into flower, so we decided to make the transition now and change the lighting schedule to 12 on / 12 off. This was also when we adjusted humidity levels, which were reduced to 60%.

We discontinued using the Bio Grow nutrients and transitioned to giving our Blackberry Cake Feminized plant Bio Bloom formula. The nutrients were added to our water, and we adjusted it to a final EC of 1.7 before applying it to the root zone. The watering volume increased to 400 ml, which was spread evenly over the soil’s surface in the container.

As predicted, towards the end of week five, our Blackberry Cake Feminized exploded with growth. It was now consuming water very fast and subsequently increased to volume to 800 ml, which provided a little more time in-between waterings. It is best not to wait until the leaves droop to water the plant; the goal is to be ahead of that point. The nutrients were bumped up, and the final solution had an EC value of 1.8 before application. 

Many auxiliary limbs grew rapidly and now stood out from the main stem. The internodal spacing had remained tight, but each limb extended far enough to capture unblocked light. A few leaves on our Blackberry Cake Feminized had turned a lighter colour, but this was due to the fast growth. As they matured, they would turn a healthy emerald green.

My goodness! When we measured our Blackberry Cake Feminized in week six, it was 87 cm tall. That was a 30 cm increase from the week before. This was go-time. Our plant was hitting its stride. We increased the solution volume to 1500 ml per watering to support that growth. We adjusted the solution pH to 6.0, and the final EC was 1.8.

As a precaution against micro-climates forming in the under-canopy of the Blackberry Cake Feminized, we removed some of the extra growth. Lower branches and many of the larger sun leaves were removed. This opened up the structure of the plant and allowed more airflow. Removing lower limbs also helps divert growth potential to the upper limbs that receive more light.

It had been four weeks since we last released sachets of Neoseiulus Californicus and Amblyseius Swirskii. We had not noticed any pest damage to our Blackberry Cake Feminized, but that doesn’t mean the potential didn’t exist. To mitigate that potential against thrips, fungus gnats, two-spotted spider mites and more, we placed another sachet of each beneficial insect on our plant.

In week seven, our Blackberry Cake Feminized continued to thrive in the conditions we provided. We registered another 25 cm of growth and saw the emerging stigmas form into small puffballs that would later form buds. To anticipate for bud-development, we used gardener’s stakes to help support the weight.

As we have been using large concentrations of supplements, we started this week by flushing our medium. Running the pure water through the soil removes built-up salts and excess nutrients. After the flush, we resumed regular feeding with nutrients for the remainder of the week. 

By week eight, our Blackberry Cake Feminized now stood 147 cm tall. That was nearly five times the height when we placed her into flower. A significant part of this growth was that the structure remained tight. There were now dozens of branches with multiple bud sites on each. Blackberry Cake Feminized has the potential for an excellent yield, and we managed to flip our plant into flower at the perfect time.

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