True OG is a cup winning OG Kush from Elemental Seeds. While there are seeds available from time to time there will always be more variations between seeds and clones.
I was lucky enough to get a couple of cuts from the original cup winning plant and boy they didn’t come cheap. I also had to promise not to share them so please don’t ask!
Below are pics of 2 of my True OGs at 4 weeks vegged under 3500K CXP250 COB LEDs from Pacific Light Concepts.
They are in 3 gallon smart pots filled with Grodan mini cubes in a DIY 2×3 flood and drain tray. I was planning on vegging longer but the plants are outgrowing their space.
I originally used this 2×8 area to flower but converted it to veg temporarily. My main flowering area is being used for my Gorilla Glue #4 which shared this space until a week ago. You can check out that grow journal at: http://420dotcom.com/gorilla-glue-4-gorilla-glue-grow-journal.html
They have been growing vigorously and the leaves are getting huge so I will be flipping them over to 12/12 along with some Hells Angel and White OG on the other side of the closet.
If you want to find out more about the history and background of True OG you can find that info here
True OG Veg Update 5 Weeks
My True OG ha been growing nicely. I started with very small cuttings and have been doing a lot of topping on these girls.
One thing I have noticed is less wicking with these rockwool mini blocks, especially compared to coco. The top of the pots were pretty much dry and I suspect the water was just channeling down to the bottom of the pots instead of spreading out.
I have switched over to flood and drain from top feed drip and have seen improvement. The top surface is moist now. So far I really like the rockwool croutons in smart pots.
I always thought the blocks held too much water which is why I hesitated to use them but the croutons seem to be much better drained while still holding enough water.
True OG Flipped To 12/12 Today – Day 0
Today I flipped my True OG clones over to flower. It has been about 6 weeks and although I would have liked them a bit larger, space limitations forced me to flower now.
They are sharing a space with White OG and some Hells Angel which were much more vigorous growers. I also want to try and keep a perpetual grow going. These should finish a couple of weeks after my Gorilla Glue grow. Here are a few pics taken today:
True OG Day 7
So it’s been 7 days since my True OG clones were switched over to 12/12 lighting. They are under a CXP 250 from Pacific Light Concepts rated at 3500k and it puts out a bit more than the 250 watts it is rated for.
The girls have been stretching and it looks like flowers will be starting to show over the next few days. They are still shorter than I expected them to be but look very good otherwise. Here’s some pics:
True OG Day 14
True OG is starting to show its flowers now. It is also stretching. After a slow start it has caught up in height with the White OG and Hells Angel OG.
Plants are being fed with Jacks 321 mix at about 700 ppm and a pH of 5.8 to 6.0 . They are being flooded for 1 minute every 2 hours and that seems to be working. The rockwool croutons are in 3 gallon smart pots but I think I would get the same or better results in 2 gallon pots.
I am liking the croutons a lot. They dont get as heavy as the cubes and provide lots of airspace so no worries about over watering.
True OG Day 21 Of 12/12
My True OG plants are growing nicely on the Jacks 3-2-1 mix and it looks like the stretch is just about over. I am starting to see nice trichome development too. I have been feeding at about 650 ppm and pH has been in the 5.8 to 6.0 range.
They have been feeding and drinking well on a 2 minute flood every 3 hours. The croutons seem to be working well, staying moist without getting too heavy or waterlogging.
There are some nice white roots in the trays that are coming through the smart pots and I think next time I am going to use matting and covered trays for more root growth.
The nodes are fairly close together for an OG and it looks like some nice fully stacked colas are coming.
Here are some day 21 pictures:
True OG Day 28 Of 12/12
Day 28 for my 2 True OG girls. Being fed Jacks 3 2 1 mix at 650 ppms and pH 5.8-6.0. They look great and the buds are twice the size of my Hells Angel and White OG along side them.
The girl on the left is taller and the one on the right is shorter but has more tops. I think it might have something to do with the extra red light bleeding over from my Platinum P600.