I just dropped one Purple Kush seed into water to start the germination process. I was looking around the forum and did not see a conversation solely on Purple Kush. From what I have read, this is a fast grow at about 2.5 months to harvest, but produces a potent bud. I think I will cultivate this one different than others. Medium -FFOF, Wiggle Worm Castings, Perlite, and Myco. Considering growing in a 1 gallon fab pot since it is a short grow. Here is where you come in, I would love recommendations, concerns, thought, and advice with this grow. I want to try something different and want to learn more from this community. We have about 2.5 months, so lets begin!
I’d get at least a 5 gallon pot. Everything you have so far besides the pot will work out for the Purple Kush. Unless you want small flowers then stay with the one gallon pot.
I agree about getting a bigger pot.
First grow I used 2 gallon bags and rhat was way too small. Was watering every 2 days.
Now I used 3 gal for autos
I was toying with the idea of growing it all the way through in a solo cup just for fun, but was afraid that with a low yield to start with I might end up with little to nothing to harvest. I am not sure if I have room for a 5 gallon in my tent, but I could squeeze a 3 gallon in between what is already growing.
I have a few growing in 3 gallon pots and I am watering them every 2-3 days. I am currently trying bottom feeding and that gives me an extra day between watering, but I only do that once a week or every couple of weeks. Kind of time consuming, but it does have benefits.
This strain is worth having it’s own tent.
I grew the purple kush auto in 3 gal and cloned her after a FIM. I think in total weight with the mother and clones were just over 100 grams.
Mother Sprout jan 15, harvest april 13, 55 g
Clones taken Feb 11, harvest april 29, 53 g
Here are what a couple of 3-galloners look like filled out. 3 gal is plenty IMHO
Impressive! Did you do any training on these, they look like you allowed them to grow naturally?
Glad to hear that you harvested a nice quantity. I have heard that it produces less than other cultivars.
What type of nutrients are you using?
Switched from Technaflora to Jacks 321 this grow round and couldn’t be happier.
It was a game changer in ease and results
Thanks for the info. Here is what I am going with for the soil. This is all I have to work with at the moment. This is based on per one gallon…
FFOF - 11 cups
Wiggle Worm Castings - 3 cups
Perlite - 2 cups
Supreme Mycorrhizal - 1 tsp
Sad to say that my seed in germination was a dud, but i started germination on another Purple Cusk seed and i have a tap root.
Plant that sucker.
I use 5 gallon containers not only because you never have to worry about room for your root system, but because they take exactly 1 gallon of water when I water…no guesswork. I just fill up an empty gallon water jug, add my 1/2 strength nutes, shake it around, and I use the entire jug when I water. I like my grows K.I.S.S.
My ratio is about half a gal of water per gallon of grow bag… so I’m a little higher in that regard.
So, my grow bags are 3 gallons and I use 1.5 gallons water to completely saturate to runoff every 3 to 7 days depending on stage in the plant.
I guess they both work fine
Weird how everyone is different in that regards. I have 3 gallon pots hard plastic though and it takes 1 gallon to get 20% runoff using jacks 321 and happy frog in one and oceans farm in other.
Bad news, my second Purple Kush germination attempt failed. Guess my soil is to hot and it burned up. It was in the soil after 5 days from sprouting (as past post showed), so i did a little inspect wonder and sure enough, the sprout is gone. Why am i having a hard time with Purple Kush? I can grow Super Skunk and Critical Mass in exactly the same environment and they grow. Here us a pick of them, larger CM, smaller SSK both at about 4-5 weeks