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Double Kush Cake Feminized Grow Report

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Double Kush Cake Feminized is the result of crossing three heavy hitters; Skunk Kush, Afghani #1, and Hindu Kush. This indica-dominant powerhouse produced some impressive colas with an exquisite profile unique to Kush cultivars. Join us in the garden as we document the growing, harvesting and curing process. It was easy to grow, and fun to enjoy!

Flowering stage: 66 days

Total time, seed to harvest: 99 days

Final yield: 117 grams

THC content: 21.92%

Double Kush Cake Feminized seeds (also available in automatic) have been on our list to include in a grow report, and we were happy to get the chance to grow them again. We used our regular grow room, which has housed plants in many of our other grow reports. 

Multiple fans inside the area move air above and below the canopy. Inline fans are strategically positioned to help extract stagnant air, while the carbon filter helps remove any unwanted floral odour. We used 1000W Green Power Phillips HPS lights attached to the ceiling at a height of 3M above the soil level. For the vegetative cycle, our lights were scheduled to be 18 hours on & 6 hours off, and for flowering, this was switched to 12/12. 

Our Double Kush Cake Feminized was grown in BAC Lava Soil mix and fed using Bio Grow and Bio Flower nutrients. The pH of our final solution was always 6.2, and we gradually increased the EC as the root system grew larger. Temperatures were steady, 24°C with the lights on and 21°C during the lights-out period. Humidity was gradually reduced as we reached harvest, and we started our cycle with 65% humidity for our seedlings.

We prepared two plates with two damp paper towels on top to start the germination process. We placed our Double Kush Cake Feminized seed on the damp paper towel and sealed the two plates together, enclosing the seed between the moist towels. 

The plates were then kept in a dark and warm environment at around 21°C for optimal germination conditions. Within days roots emerged, and it was time to transplant them into a larger container. Carefully removing the seedling from the paper towel, we transplanted our Double Kush Cake Feminized into our 1-litre container while giving her 100 ml of water.

Within a few days, our seeds had sprouted and were emerging from the soil. Three days after our seedling emerged from the soil, we added another 100 ml of water with a root stimulant around the base of the stem. The final EC of our solution was 0.8 before feeding.

In week two, the root stimulant worked great, and we saw fresh white roots sticking out of the drainage holes before transplanting them into a 5-litre pot. We introduced Bio Grow nutrients into our feeding solution. Due to the youthful root system, we used a diluted solution with a final EC of 1.4. We fed our Double Kush Cake Feminized 100 ml of water, pouring it around the stem’s base. 

As we know specific bugs can be a threat to the health of our cannabis plants, we released predator bugs as part of our organic Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Satchets of Neoseiulus Californicus and Amblyseius Swirskii were placed against the plant. These insects will hunt and kill thrip larvae, fungus gnats, aphids, and other plant-damaging bugs. It is better to be proactive instead of reactive in the garden!

By week three, our Double Kush Cake Feminized had already reached 21 cm in height. We increased our feeding solution to 200 ml to support the growing root mass. We concentrated the watering around the stem’s base, but we moved closer to the edge of the container. This encourages roots to stretch into those areas to find water.

Our Double Kush Cake Feminized had reached several nodes in height. The leaves had large, fat fingers that were now reaching the edges of the pot. Five and even seven-fingered leaves indicated the seedling stage was over. The plant subsequently increased its above-ground biomass and was rapidly photosynthesizing to support further growth.

Throughout week four, our Double Kush Cake Feminized was reaching the height where we considered changing the light schedule and had grown another 10 cm before the end of the week. 

However, we opted for one more week of vegetative growth and increased the volume of the feeding solution to 400 ml with a final EC of 1.7. We were now watering the entire soil surface each watering, and before entering the flowering stage, we dropped the room humidity to 60%.

In week five, the plant had reached 53 cm and was drinking heavily. We switched from Bio Grow nutrients to Bio Flower, increased the volume of our feeding solution to 800 ml, and adjusted the EC to 1.8. It was a week of significant changes in the garden, but the most considerable change was the light schedule, and we were now using a 12/12 light schedule to induce our Double Kush Cake Feminized to flower. 

Several lower branches had grown up and outwards to harness the light. The shape created an excellent separation, allowing all main bud sites to receive direct light. The upper leaves had a slightly lighter green colour than the dark green lower leaves below. A few larger fan leaves were shading lower areas, but we were not ready to defoliate and did not want to stress the plant in the first week of flowering.

Throughout week six, our Double Kush Cake Feminized was experiencing the stretch phase of flowering. It was now 83 cm tall and proliferating. Because some of the lower branch tips were positioned far from the light source, we removed them. This action removes a branch that would produce subpar buds and redirects that growth energy to higher branches. The upper branches can now grow larger buds with the increased resources.

We nearly doubled our water volume and gave our Double Kush Cake Feminized 1500 ml of solution per feeding. Continuing to be proactive with our IPM, we scouted the plants but saw no plant-damaging insects or fungus gnats. However, just in case, we released another sachet of our two predator insects, Neoseiulus Californicus and Amblyseius Swirskii.

Week seven and the very first stigmas were beginning to rise from the clustered branch tips. We started our week by flushing the soil with 5 litres of pure water; pH’d to 6.2. Flushing the soil is done to wash out unused nutrients and salts accumulated from our regular feedings, allowing for a better balance of nutrients in the root zone. 

Remember to remove run-off and not let your roots sit in standing water. After the flush on the first day of the week, we resumed feeding our Double Kush Cake Feminized 1500 ml of nutrient solution with an EC of 1.8. 

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