dinafem seeds africa ii

Dinafem Seeds ... somewhere in Africa (II)

  • We continue our visit to different corners of Africa where a range of strains from Dinafem's catalogue are grown. This second part of the video shows in detail the growth and flowering processes exhibited by our Deep Cheese, Moby Dick, Strawberry Amnesia and famous Critical +, four strains perfectly adapted for cultivation in warm climates, but also producing great results with the help of greenhouses, as can be appreciated in these images from the neighbouring continent.
dinafem seeds africa ii

Remember our video of Dinafem strains grown somewhere in the heart of Africa? This time around, in addition to the genetics we showed you in that first recording, one can also observe how our beloved Critical + develops under these conditions, a strain that joins Deep Cheese, Moby Dick and Strawberry Amnesia to form a winning combination in any shared-space crop.

Critical + is a splendid marijuana plant characterised by its vigour and productivity, whether in hot climates or under the protection provided by greenhouses. It develops large, heavy and compact buds that require the use of guidewires at the end of its flowering period, as its profuse production increases the weight of its branches, with the consequent risk of breakage.

In this handmade designed space stand some nearly mature Critical + plants by Dinafem, whose main colas are literally buckling under their own weight. The combination of that Sativa-like characteristic in our Critical + (with pointy, narrow and serrated leaves, and thin stems with abundant leaves), along with quick and fruitful flowering, yields these impressive results. This is why many veterans growers of Critical + particularly recommend the use of guidewires or meshes to get the very most out of this variety.

But Critical + is not the only plant with these results. As you can see from the pictures, it is very important to employ different support methods in order to support the weight of the different varieties' branches: guidewires, meshes, cylindrical wire cages, or even tension wires - any system that is well adapted to the plant's physical structure and makes possible more sustained growth is beneficial, leading to big buds so heavy that they bend branches.

In this video we can see also observe the seedlings' first stages, from germination until they reach the desired size for their subsequent transfer into larger pots, where their robust growth will continue, ultimately standing up to 2 metres, like our Critical + , a real champion when it comes to stretching upwards in search of the sun's rays. The results obtained are excellent and, after a little more than 45 flowering days, these Critical + plants by Dinafem, grown in greenhouses, boast a lavish look, with some stems sagging under the weight of enormous buds, now almost pointing to the floor.

At 45-50 days the Critical + plant is ready, although many growers tell us that they prefer to leave it for a few more days, up to 55, for even greater volume and extreme resin production, which obviously means more powerful effects. With other strains present, such as Moby Dick, the most common phenotype is that which blooms in some 65-70 days, yielding robust marijuana plants with beautiful, compact buds glazed with a bright white layer of resin, evening appearing on the stems and edges of the leaves, evidencing their Widow ancestry.

It is also necessary to point out that in the different greenhouse areas there are plants and varieties growing alongside each other at different growth and flowering stages. In general the seeds are germinated and grow for a time indoors, before being transferred to the greenhouse, where their photoperiod is shorter. Thus, one finds in the same space plants that are still growing, along with others that are already flowering, and still others that are ready to be harvested. The plants are always properly spaced, to facilitate good air circulation.

This is a way to optimise the available space, thanks to the synergy between growth and photoperiod times, in order to obtain the maximum yield possible per square meter by combining all the variables. Without any doubt, a job well done yielding an admirable array of different plants.


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