Auto-Fem: Tropa de Elite

–°hanged Apr 16, 2017
I'm growing my first plant ever, a feminized auto-flowering strain called 'Tropa de Elite' from Brazilian seed bank: Maconha. I've been recording the whole process, it's not done yet, so I figured I could post my early progress in a series of posts released back to back (for which I already have photos and notes), and then catch up with real-time posting and hopefully, this whole thing will have a happy ending.
Harvest, 9 weeks
Tropa de Elite (sativa) from Maconha
AdminWGH Feb 14, 2017 6:35 AM
Welcome santugrow! Looks good!
santugrow Feb 14, 2017 9:36 AM
Thanks! This week I'll add at least one new post
AdminWGH Feb 22, 2017 7:25 AM
Hello. Please check your email. We send you letter with form to get free seeds.
santugrow Feb 28, 2017 9:19 AM
Hello! I just wanted to check if you got my info in the form. Thanks for reaching out to me on Facebook! I'll be adding a new post this week
  • Harvest
    9 weeks
  • Harvest!
    Apr 3, 2017
    My plant was harvested at week 9 of flowering (week 13 total). All my buds were placed inside a small box which had a big square hole that matched the opening of my grow box, and a few holes on the other side. This allowed me to use my grow box to dry my buds while still growing a couple of plants in it. after 6 days o... Read more
  • Flowering
    9 weeks
  • Ready for harvest
    Mar 27, 2017
    This is it! Some of the photos as well as the video in this post correspond to minutes prior harvest (which is presented in the next post). According to the criteria in online communities, I think I harvested a little bit earlier than I should, however according to the person who sold me the seed (and saw the photos of... Read more
  • Flowering
    7 weeks
  • Changing hair color
    Mar 4, 2017
    It's week 7 of flowering (week 11 of total growth) and my plant has slowly changed some of its hairs/pistils from white to orange (less than 50% though). Buds have slowly gotten a bit bigger, and they've got a very nice citrous smell. This time I took photos of buds using a ruler to show the difference in size among th... Read more
  • Flowering
    5 weeks
  • Slowly but surely
    Feb 19, 2017
    It's week 5 of flowering (week 9 of total growth) and my buds still have mostly white hairs (and they're not very big either... I forgot to add photos with a size reference). Maybe the whole thing is taking a bit too long due to the low intensity light; 150W is perhaps not enough. I'm already thinking what to change/im... Read more
  • Flowering
    2 weeks
  • From week 3 to week 6 my plant exhibited the most significant growth in biomass as well as height, I even noticed a final stretch during the very early stages of flowering (which started at week 4), but now the growth seems to have stopped. It's been exciting. One can tell when the flowers are coming as every pair of n... Read more
  • Vegetation
    3 weeks
  • Dealing with the smell
    Feb 14, 2017
    I live in a small apartment, and despite me liking the smell of marijuana, the scent of my -barely two week old- plant was already starting to take over my entire place. It was time then to get an upgrade, so I got a grow box which is now located in my surprisingly spacious laundry area by my kitchen. I added a smal... Read more
  • Vegetation
    1 week
  • Trying to start small
    Feb 7, 2017
    All I wanted was to have a small pot with a single seed and watch it grow by the window. I didn't want to spend more than a few bucks in my very first plant. So, I went to my local store to buy a Tropa de Elite seed (mostly Sativa), a pot, and a bag of soil. I still can't find too much information about this strain (no... Read more