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Papi Chulo OG Feminized Grow Report

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Papi Chulo OG Feminized was bred by combining three world-class OG strains; Face Off OG, San Fernando Valley OG, and OG Kush! Join us as we guide you through each stage of the cultivation cycle and its multilayered terpene and flavour profiles.

Flowering stage: 64 days

Total time, seed to harvest: 99 days

Final yield: 97 grams

THC Content: 27.26%

We could hardly wait to get our Papi Chulo OG Feminized germinated, but we knew it was essential to prepare our growing area. For lighting, a 1000W Green Power Phillips HPS bulb was attached three metres above the rim of our pots. BAC Lava Soil Mix was the chosen medium, and throughout the different stages of growth, we supplemented Bio Grow or Bio Bloom. The EC levels of our nutrient solution varied, but it was always pH’d to 6.0 before applying it to our plants.

To encourage growth, Papi Chulo OG Feminized received a light schedule of 18 hours on and 6 hours off throughout vegetation. The lighting schedule was then switched to 12 hours on and 12 hours off to initiate flowering. Daytime temperatures reached 23°C before dropping to 21°C during the night. As the cycle progressed, humidity levels were reduced from 65% to 60%. Oscillating fans circulate air around the canopy, and inline fans extract odorous, stagnant air through the carbon filter.

To germinate our Papi Chulo OG Feminized, we placed our seed between two moist paper towels enclosed between two ceramic plates. After 36 hours, a short taproot emerged from the paper towels, and we carefully removed our seed before placing it taproot down into its new 1-litre container. 

Always remember to put the seed taproot down, this will help establish the root zone, and the shell casing will be removed naturally as the root pushes it upwards and out of the ground. Throughout the remainder of week one, we supplemented 100 ml of water with an added root stimulant around the base of the stem.

In week two, our Papi Chulo OG Feminized had grown to 13 cm, and we knew the root system was developing. To encourage further growth, we implemented Bio Grow nutrients with an EC value of 1.4. The volume remained the same at 100 ml, and the solution was applied around the base of the stem. On the 10th day, we discovered feeder roots peeking from the drainage holes of our container and transplanted our seedling into a 5-litre container to encourage continued root growth. 

The introduction of Bio Grow and the extra room for the root zone fueled rapid growth, and in week three, we were excited to see that our Papi Chulo OG Feminized had doubled in height. Our plant had developed seven-finger leaves with a vibrant, lime-green colour with sharply serrated edges. Lower auxiliary branches were extending, and internodal spacing was average. By the week’s end, Papi Chulo OG Feminized reached 27 cm, and the volume of the solution was raised to 400 ml.

Throughout week four, we increased the nutrient levels and raised the final EC of our solution to 1.8. The volume of the solution was doubled to 800 ml and applied evenly over the surface. Unwilling to use chemicals, we release predator insects that hunt and pest-damaging insects. Satchets of Neoseiulus Californicus and Amblyseius Swirskii were placed upright on the soil’s surface to control potential pests like fungus gnats, thrips, and aphids. Throughout the week, growth remained vigorous.

By week five, we had decided to initiate flowering and changed the lighting schedule to 12 hours on and 12 hours off to facilitate this hormonal shift in the plant. Bio Grow nutrients were discontinued and replaced by Bio Bloom nutrients. The solution EC remained at 1.8, but we increased the volume to 1000 ml, while humidity levels were reduced to 60%. Massive nine-fingered leaves were visible, and to support the additional weight, plant stakes were attached to the mainstem using plant ties. 

We assessed our plant’s performance during week six, and everything was going as planned. The amount of vegetation exponentially increased, blocking lower branches from direct light and adequate air movement. As airflow within the canopy is essential, helping to avoid microclimates of warm, moist air, we defoliated larger fan leaves and lateral branches. By the week’s end, our plant grew 20 cm, and we upped the amount of solution to 1500 ml. 

Over time, the salts from the synthetic nutrients can accumulate in the soil and cause pH problems, nutrient imbalances, and poor root health. As part of our standard operating procedures, we flushed our medium in week seven by pouring a high volume of pure water through the soil until there was around 10-15% run-off. The run-off water was removed, and after flushing, we continued our regular feeding schedule.

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