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Master Kush Feminized Grow Report (Indoor)

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Master Kush Feminized is the combination of a hand-chosen strain from India outcrossed to a selected strain from Afghanistan. Both are well-known regions for hashish, but more specifically, a type of hash called charas. It is no surprise that Master Kush is loaded with trichomes and gives off a strong profile that excites the heady hash folks.

Flowering stage: 63 days

Total time, seed to harvest: 98 days

Final yield: 102 grams

THC content: 24.26%

Master Kush Feminized is an excellent choice for cultivators who enjoy extremely resinous cannabis. This sticky strain is the result of outcrossing two respected landrace varieties. We hand-selected a cultivar from India and hand-selected another from Afghanistan for this project. The result was Master Kush, which we are able to offer in regular, feminized, and autoflowering versions.

Master Kush was bred with specific intentions in mind. Growth-wise, the goal was to create a compact, fast-finishing plant that could be grown well by anyone, regardless of experience. For hash aficionados and fans of charas, the goal was a strain with heavy trichome coverage. For the more mature connoisseurs, we wanted to capture that earthy, sandalwood profile often found in classic strains. We are happy to say, check, check, and check, our Master Kush has it all.

To start, we first needed to get our gear together and the room set. This grow report was conducted in a large cultivation cell with a 1000W Green Power Philips HPS lamp at a fixed height of 300 cm above the soil. Airflow within the cell is consistent with large fans positioned throughout. The extracted air is filtered of odours by an inline fan attached to a carbon filter.

Environmental conditions are essential to control. A grower’s ability to maintain steady temperatures and humidity levels will directly impact the final yield. During this grow, temperatures were maintained at 23°C with the lights on and were held consistent at 21°C during the lights off. Humidity will vary slightly, being the highest throughout the germination and seedling stage.

To start our grow cycle, we took a small amount of pH 6.2 water and soaked two kitchen paper towels, and proceeded to place each paper towel on separate plates. We placed our Master Kush Feminized seeds on the damp paper towels, and put the two plates together, creating an ideal dark environment for germination. After roughly 36 hours we saw the white tap root emerging from the opened seam of our Master Kush seeds.

We then transferred this into our BAC Lava Mix Soil to establish a tap root. Our Master Kush was in the small container for only a few days before roots were sticking out from the bottom. We then transplanted the plant into a 1-litre container. Upon transplanting, we added 100 ml of pH’d water around the base of the stem.

Humidity levels are typically set to the highest levels during the germination and seedling stage. In our grow area, the humidity was controlled at 65% during this life stage. Our Master Kush Feminized was on a 18 hours on, 6 hours off light schedule, which remained in place until flowering.

Preventing bugs in the garden is important for the overall yield and health of the plants. Acting proactively, we placed the beneficial insect Hypoaspis Miles in our container. This predatory bug will seek and eat any fungus gnat or thrip pupae in the immediate area of our Master Kush.

Week two and our Master Kush was 3.5 cm above the soil. We watered 100 ml around the base of the stem as needed this week. The root system was young and still developing, and adding too much water can stunt the growth.

Midweek we saw an encouraging sign when the roots began sticking out of the bottom of our container. This indicated strong growth below the soil, and we decided to transplant it into a 3-litre container.

To strengthen the stems, we kept a light breeze on the young plants and turned the plant 1/4 turn each day. As the apical growth reorientates to the lights position, cell walls within the plant are strengthened.

Week three marked some “firsts” in the life journey of our Master Kush Feminized. One of these new events to take place, was the addition of Bio Grow nutrients to the water. Once the nutrients are added to the water, we pH the solution to confirm it is at the 6.2 target we’ve set for ourselves. We then checked the EC of our watering solution, and it registered at 1.5.

The amount of solution given each time remained consistent. Our Master Kush was receiving 100 ml of water daily around the base of the stem. To control potential thrip larvae, we hung sachets of Amblyseius Cucumeris on a lower branch of the plant. Sachets of Amblyseius Californicus were deployed at the same time to combat any unwanted two-spotted mites.

Once again, our Master Kush had doubled in size week over week and at the start of week four, our plant stood 15 cm above the soil. Although the vertical growth was rapid, the nodal spacing remained tight. Looking at our Master Kush, her large fan leaves were casting shadows on the floor below.

Some of the changes made in the garden this week included a one-day flush, the addition of more Hypoaspis Miles, and transplanting. The sachets containing our beneficial insects were placed on the plant after we transplanted it into the final 5-litre container.

Before we transplanted, we flushed our 3-litre container using 500 ml of pure water, with a pH of 6.2. This practice removes any salt accumulation within the soil and micropores. This was performed on the first day of the week, and we returned to our water and nutrient solution with an EC of 1.6 for the remaining days, still at that 100 ml per day volume.

In week five we dropped the humidity levels from 65% to 60%. At this stage, with the number of large leaves in close proximity, some laying on top of each other, light defoliation could be beneficial. We did an excellent job of reducing humidity in the growing area and keeping air moving through the canopy, so we felt defoliation wasn’t necessary yet.

Our Master Kush Feminized was growing quickly, and we increased our watering amount to 200 ml, to support the expanding root zone and leaf transpiration. The EC of our watering solution was increased slightly to 1.7. Looking at the overall size of our Master Kush and the number of nodes, we made the decision to begin the flowering cycle once this week was complete.

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