This is one of our six new genotypes. All of our new strains have very different and unique traits. This is the densest of all of our strains, it's hard as a rock. It is an exceptional indoor plant and also performs very well in the Oregon outdoor growing climate. This strain has not yet been named. We will have all of our new strains DNA profiled and added to the @phylosbioscience Galaxy. Have a Great Weekend. #OregonBreedersGroup #SiriusFlowerFarms #SiriusExtracts #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #OMMP #RandyP
TODAY'S TOPIC: Hoop Houses for finishing the outdoor season in NW Oregon. This DIY hoop house takes 2 people about 2 hours to put up and only costs a few hundred dollars and can be used year after year. It's all PVC, plastic, clamps, small pieces of rebar, wire, and a wood 2x4 on the top where the fans will be hung. It is not needed until mid to late September when the first heavy rainstorm is on it's way. It is only a temporary structure, and should be taken down immediately after harvest. It will keep the rain and dew off of your plants. The hoop house WILL NOT lower the night time humidity levels which will be between 95-99%. High night time humidity levels and no sun during the day (to dry the internally wet flowers) are the main cause of mold. When the sun is out the hoop house will be 10 to 15 degrees warmer than normal and help dry out the "humidity wet" flowers. There are pros and cons to putting up a hoop house. If you decide you want to put up a hoop house in September... plan now, don't wait until the last minute. Good Luck! #OregonBreedersGroup #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #OMMP #HoopHouse #RandyP
TODAY'S TOPIC: Non-Stop Rain in the Pacific Northwest. As we prepare the for the upcoming outdoor season in NW Oregon we might all want to cross our fingers. This picture was taken the morning after a very intense rain storm that dumped 1 inch of rain last September 16th.......the rain and bad weather hasn't stopped since. September finished badly with more rain, and the following month (the end of the outdoor growing season) ended with the wettest October on record in the Portland area. The next 3 months had 7 severe storms that brought rain, snow and Ice and went down as the 7th worst on record. Then the end of winter brought us the wettest February on record, followed by this month that will go down as the wettest March on record. The bad weather has to stop sometime... right? Let's all hope it stops soon, the NW Oregon outdoor season starts in about 2 months. Have a Great Weekend.
TODAY'S TOPIC: Clear rolling papers and cones. Love 'em or Hate 'em? While I do admit there is a novelty with the transparent look, when the novelty wears off... are they better, worse, or the same as non-transparent papers and cones. #OregonBreedersGroup #SiriusFlowerFarms #SiriusExtracts #SiriusBlack #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PotPorn #OMMP #DopeMagazine #RandyP
Anthocyanins are water soluble vacuolar pigments that appear in fruits, flowers, leaves, stems, and roots of many plants including cannabis. Some cannabis genotypes are genetically purple and will produce purple flowers regardless of the temperature. These genetically purple genotypes can produce very high grade dark purple bud that contain a very pleasant limonene terpene profile that smells like grapes, lemons, or oranges. Other cannabis genotypes will only produce the purple pigment if exposed to cold temperatures, similar to the colorful leaves we see on many trees during the fall when the outdoor temperatures drop. Purposely "cold stressing" marijuana to produce the color purple often results in low grade flower, and is not advised. #OregonBreedersGroup #SiriusFlowerFarms #SiriusExtracts #SiriusBlack #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PotPorn #OMMP #RandyP
Wet trimming as shown in this photo gives the buds a different look before they are screen dried. Once dried, they will darken up and look similar to dry trimmed buds that were trimmed very closely. Many medical patients prefer a very tight trim that has very little sugar leaf left on the bud. An experienced wet trimmer can trim very quickly and get close to the meat of the bud without harming it. The sugar leaf trim is collected and processed in different ways. There are pros and cons with wet or dry trimming. Many harvests use both techniques to optimize time and labor. If done correctly, either technique will produce excellent looking buds. #OregonBreedersGroup #SiriusFlowerFarms #SiriusExtracts #SiriusBlack #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PotPorn #OMMP #RandyP
Another example of "Low Height Horizontal Trellising" for backyard grows. The green trellising is about 4' 6" above the ground and allows you to reach above it and work on the plants without needing a ladder. Since the plants are trained horizontally they only reach a height of around 6 or 7 feet instead of over 10 feet. This allows a temporary hoop house to be build around the grow in mid September which keeps the plants dry until harvest. #OregonBreedersGroup #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PotPorn #OMMP #RandyP
Flashback Friday. I thought I'd dust off this photo and post it. It was one of the first photos I took after getting a macro lens. #SiriusPsychedelic #OregonBreedersGroup #SiriusFlowerFarms #SiriusExtracts #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PurpleBud #PurpleWeed #PurpleMarijuana #NugShots #PotPorn #OMMP #RandyP
"Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder" - When your friend comes to you and says his pet rabbit got loose and destroyed his prized mother plant and holds up a small woody piece of stem with a chewed leaf on top and says... can you save her? Then six days later you invite him over to gaze at this beautiful sight. #OregonBreedersGroup #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PotPorn #OMMP #RandyP
Things to keep in mind when choosing which strains to grow in your NW Oregon backyard this upcoming outdoor season. You can legally grow up to 4 plants in your backyard. Your first outdoor grow will be a learning experience. One option is to get clones of 4 different strains and see which one does the best this year and then just grow that strain the following year. Another option is to get clones from a friend that has a strain that has proven to grow well outdoors in NW Oregon. Just because a strain grows giant dense colas indoors doesn't mean it will do well outdoors in the NW Oregon Climate. As a matter of fact, the giant dense colas are usually the first to mold (from the inside out). Hopefully you can find a mold resistant strain that finishes early. The most crucial part of the outdoor growing season in NW Oregon starts around September 15th. This is when the nights are getting longer and colder, and reaching humidity levels above 90%. If these nights are followed by cloudy, rainy, cold days for an extended period of time, mold will happen. Keep this in mind when choosing strains to grow this outdoor season. #OregonBreedersGroup #SiriusFlowerFarms #SiriusExtracts #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PotPorn #OMMP #RandyP
I took this photo last June and have received a lot of DMs asking "Why are all the buds stuck together like that?" The answer has to do with curing. I'll try to explain. This plant was cut down after flowering for 60 days. It was hung upside down to slow-dry in a dark ventilated room with the humidity around 60%. After 2 weeks, it was trimmed and manicured. It was then put in a food grade plastic bag with a Humidity/Temperature Monitor. After 12 hours in the bag, the outside and inside of each bud had achieved an even moisture level, but the humidity monitor was a little high (70% humidity). A reading above 62% may cause the buds to stick together in the shape of the bag (see picture above), but this is not a big deal at this point. Simply put the flower back in bag, leave it open for a few hours to lose some moisture, then seal it for another 12 hours and recheck the humidity level. You may need to repeat this process a few times until you reach the optimum humidity level of about 62%. Curing the flower in a food grade sealed bag, or glass container for 30 days or longer at 62% humidity (with occasional burping) in a cool dark room will create a smooth terpene rich product. Drying the flower too fast, and quickly reaching a humidity level of 54% or below will eliminate any chance for a proper cure, and may seal in a "grass/hay" smell and result in a harsh smoking experience. Have a Great Weekend. #OregonBreedersGroup #SiriusFlowerFarms #SiriusExtracts #SiriusBlack #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PotPorn #OMMP #RandyP
Low Height Horizontal Trellising. This technique is used by Oregon residential backyard growers who need to keep their 4 legal cannabis plants out of the view of their neighbors and the public by not letting them grow taller than their 6 foot fence. The trellis is about 4'6". The plants are topped early and forced outward along the underside of the trellising during June, July, and part of August. The side branches will now grow upward and become top colas. Only the top colas are allowed above the 4'6'" trellis. While there are pros and cons with this technique, it does solve the "Out of Public View" law that exists in Oregon. If you live in a congested residential neighborhood in Oregon with a small backyard, this is an option you may want to consider. #OregonBreedersGroup #MadeInOregon #OregonGrown #THC #HighTimesMagazine #DopeMagazine #PotPorn #OMMP #RandyP
NW Oregon backyard growing season is only 14 weeks away. The time to prepare is NOW. Todays topic covers growing the 4 plants indoors under florescent T5 lighting for a few months before moving them outside to your backyard. (These suggestions are meant for the NW Oregon resident who wants to grow 4 quality plants in their backyard without spending a lot of money.) TOPIC: T5 Lighting for preparing outdoor plants in NW Oregon. QUESTION: When should I start growing my starts under the T5 lighting so they are ready for the outdoor planting on June 1st. ANSWER: March 1st is a great time to start your rooted and potted clones under indoor florescent T5 lighting. That will give the plants 3 months of indoor growing before they are ready to move outdoors. A garage or spare bedroom works great. Don't let the temperature go below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. QUESTION: How close should the florescent T5 lights be to the top of my plants? ANSWER: As close as possible without touching. Keep in mind they will grow into the light and burn if you don't check them often enough. Start at about 2 or 3 inches, and check them every day. Be sure to raise the light when needed. QUESTION: How fast will my plants grow under T5 lighting, and how big will they get? ANSWER: That will depend on the strains you choose and how well you take care of your plants. If you get your indoor T5 lighting setup completed and start growing by March 1st, an average strain that is properly topped and taken care of correctly will be between 2-4 feet by the June 1st outdoor planting date. QUESTION: Why are all of your suggestions for the NW Oregon climate? ANSWER: Because we are from NW Oregon and all of these suggestions have been proven to work extremely well in the NW Oregon Climate. Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, and Southern Oregon all have their own climates that may require different techniques for optimum growth. * Additional questions or comments are welcome if they are on the topic of inexpensive indoor lighting options for preparing outdoor plants. * DM off topic questions for future Q&A posts.