Red Russian XXL

2x2x4 300w viparspectra

Just got 5 feminized seeds in online. Gonna start one red Russian just Incase I only end up with one female from my other grow (exactly what happened lol). Also going to use the knowledge I have now to help it have a healthier beginning. I am using nectar for the gods nutrients and also using their #4 soil, along with rootstarter, Slf-100, mychorizae powder, and tap water that I dechlorinate and ph to around 6.3 (until flower then it’ll be 6.5-6.6).

Victory Seeds Red Russian XXL

Day 83 (Week 12)

49 updates

92 photos

Day: 83

Yeah this veg light is causing them to grow wild as fuck lmao. It’ll at least make some good hash

5 years ago

Day: 72


These pictures are from last night. She’s really stretching under this light. Honestly think I may have to harvest a little premature because my trip is in one month.

5 years ago

Day: 67

Lots of growth the last few days

5 years ago

Day: 64


Sorry for the hiatus!! Been super busy with my new house and also fruit/veggie gardening. Got a new hlg135 kit today so I built that for my big plant and gave this one the hlg100. This plant is gonna love the attention!! I know she’s a little scraggly compared to the other bc she’s been pushed so hard and only vegged for 30 days but her structure is beautiful.

5 years ago

Day: 59


Realized one of the branches got slightly snapped, guess that branch will super crop now? Hopefully it doesn’t get too much bigger than the others. At this point this plant is just there to be there, I still am having a lot of fun with her, but not as concerned about messing up a branch or two on her compared to my other

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz That branch will most likely produce a cola that’s noticeably thicker. Looks great bro 👍

ClandestineWestOz Notification popped up as I’m sitting in my car on my lunch break, just sucking on my vape.

genghis_quan Really glad I did start this plant as it led me to think of getting another tent and eventually the 3 tent set up. She represents the unknowing of life!!! She’s loving her new home. Those middle branches are noticeably happier. Cheers mate!

Day: 56

Did some pretty wild training today since the colas were perked back up. Put 4 in the corner then crosses the middle two on each side. Looks wild but I really need to fight the stretch that happened in my other tent. The last pic is a sneak peak of my future set up.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Looks artistic, I like it! She’s looking lovely too mate.

ClandestineWestOz Wtf is that little gorilla thing in front? Lol

genghis_quan The mini tent!!!

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Day: 55

Finally got her own tent 1.5x1.5x3.25. She may get a little too close to the light, but I’m gonna continue to pull her down and down. She is an extra at this point. I have the top of her tent going to the bottom of my bigger tent so my powerful ac infinity fan won’t be sucking the big tent in 3 inches lol. Hopefully she continues to straighten even if she get deformed a bit from the walls so I can keep anchoring her down. Won’t make the mistake of growing two in my small tents again.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Damn mate she looks awesome! Really filled out that tent. 👍

genghis_quan Tried my best!!!

Day: 53

Did some defoliation today. Only 4 fan leaves on this girl but look how much she’s stretched haha! Once she gets her own tent I’ll need to do some extensive training.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Damn mate she has stretched quite a bit. Looks like she’s enjoying being up level with the canopy.

Day: 51

This baby is stretched and caught up to the bigger one. Her new tent comes this Monday or Tuesday

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Very nice! I bet you’re getting excited with the new tent coming so soon. I can’t wait to see them all settled in.

genghis_quan Very excited, can’t wait to have plenty of space for them to fill out

Day: 49

Flower day 13 complete. Defoliated a little yesterday. She looks weird because I had to move my plants across town and I didn’t have time to situate them in the tent the best. Got a little squished lol but she’s fine. Another tent is arriving in the next week or so.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz She’s fine bro, that new tent can’t come soon enough though I bet.

genghis_quan Yeah I am going to my hydro store to purchase that mini 1x1. It’s too small for the red Russian at this point but will come in handy for the future when I’m running 3 tents. Hope you’ve had a great week brother

Day: 45

Needs its own space ASAP.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Poor thing 😞 does she want to come have a camp out at uncle Oz’s for awhile? I have a little space.

genghis_quan Yes please!!!! My new tent is coming from UK and won’t be here until may1-3. Seriously may have to order a mini one in the us or talk my grow shop into letting me borrow/buy their gorilla display mini tent

genghis_quan Wish I lived around the corner, we’d be grilling and smoking all the time

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Day: 43

Day 8 of flower complete I trained my other plant out to give this one some space. I ordered an hlg100 and 1.5 x1.5 grow tent for future vegging and I will finish this one out in there this season to give my other and this one room.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Looking dope as fuck bro!

Day: 41

6th day flower complete. This plant continues to surprise me. Overnight and after the great feeding last night this plant literally went from stems that look like twigs and flimsy to being actually stems over night. Really happy with her

5 years ago

genghis_quan Actually looks like a manifold now

ClandestineWestOz She’s reaching for the light, happy and healthy. Looks great mate 👌

genghis_quan Thanks homie!! Today (yesterday for you) is my birthday this was a great present. She recovered great

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Day: 40


I realize now that I definitely have pushed this plant. Topped a little too early but was kinda forced into that position. The old twisted fan leaves were defoliated today so hopefully these stems beef up since energy won’t be spent on those fan leaves. I defoliated my others earlier than this but I did not strain them this way... that one node looks sad and it not the strongest. About to feed now

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Every grow you’ll learn mate it’s a never ending lesson. They’ll only get better and easier. That strain is definitely a winner, it’s cranked back every time you’ve thrown something at it. Imagine have the full 65 days plus to train that strain how you want!? Invest in a bigger tent and make it happen. You CAN do it bro 👍

genghis_quan Thanks for the kind words man.. if I can safely have a bigger tent I will but we may have family from overseas that come over and my grandmother visits every now and again. Now we live with other people so it’s kind of why they don’t come now. Well see what kind of construction I can do at the new place. I think even if I keep this 2x2 I can put my scrog net up (not up now because I move in a month or less) and learn to get a qp-hp a harvest eventually That’s my goal anyways. If I got a 3x3 I know I could get a 10 gal pot and omg man that’d be amazing. All the training I could do! The red Russian is definitely a winner. Responded better than any of my others, but it’s been in a position where I’ve stressed it as well. This cosmonaut will still complete its mission!

genghis_quan Just looked at my last grow at day 40.. damn bro for being a female this is kicking the other plants asses!! I also propped it up a little higher. I bet she beefs up. I may just trim her to 8 big colas all spread across the side wall or some shit hahaha we’ll see. Shall be fun to fit her in 🤠

Day: 39

Looking pretty but she is just so much smaller than the other now. I need to find something to prop her up on but I’m afraid the other will still grow faster. I’ve pushed her so hard (topping 3 times within 4 weeks from seed, giving her a heavy nutes(didn’t want to mix it’s own), and being under the full power light at early life. Victory seeds definitely has resilient genetics or maybe it’s all the land races in this strain. ✌️

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz I’m sure she’ll still return a great reward for your efforts buddy!

genghis_quan Yeha I’m gonna let her do her thing in the corner even if I don’t get to love her as much... I’m just sad I didn’t see this coming. But there’s a chance that my big lady could have been a boy... I did only start her to be a backup, but I love her just as much haha. I need another tent for her!

ClandestineWestOz Speaking of boys, this morning I found balls on one of the Gold Leaf plants ( of course it had to be the biggest)...many balls too but thankfully they look like they had just developed. I’m hoping so as I normally inspect the plants religiously these first 3 weeks of flowering. It’s the 3rd time in 3 indoor grows during week 3 of flowering a plant has hermied on me. Fuck the number 3!

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Day: 38

The new leaves don’t look twisted. It’s hard putting love into this plant when it’s in the back and there is so much to do with the other. Still high hopes though she is growing fast

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Did you bat guano your whole grow? I’ve never used it or even seen it for sale in Aus (we have massive bats like a few days drive north of me), interested to see the results though, I know it’s rich in elements.

genghis_quan Just now started using it. Got a worm casing/bat guano fertilizer mixture by fox farms. Heard they got bought out by Monsanto so I usually try not to fuck with them but it’s what my local store had for now. Friend also gave me little pellets that I used as well. May have went a little heavy and made my soil a little acidic but well see

Day: 37

Seems to be liking the 12 hour naps. Looks to have recovering very nicely from its top. May run out of room for this one to receive adequate light but still gonna keep it. Slight twisting on the leaves still. Going to check to see if my ph meter is accurate

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz You think the other plants are going to leave this in their shadow? Can you raise the pot off the floor to level the heights off?

ClandestineWestOz Just had to refollow you AGAIN. This app is shit.

genghis_quan Yeah I can definitely raise it off of the floor, I meant to last week but obviously forgot lol. Right now I’m drilling holes in plastic totes, preparing my work farm. Gonna also post updates of that project as well whenever the time comes

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Day: 36


Day one of flower complete Looking good. Clip on desk fan almost fell on it over night. New tops starting to grow a little bit. Flowering schedule with the 12 hour rest should help it. Almost glad it’s a little younger than my other because the other one is becoming a monster!!!!

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz This girl seems to be loving the transition 👌

genghis_quan Excited to see the buds she’s smoked. The strain is technically White Russian which is popular. But called red Russian because victory seeds bred it themselves and wanted to be different. White widow x ak47. Gonna be some fire hopefully.

ClandestineWestOz 2 great strains, surely a mix has to be the best of both worlds.

Day: 35


I topped it yesterday and it still grew overnight

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz She looks great buddy. Are you still thinking of flowering this weekend of 1 more week of veg?

genghis_quan Starting flower tomorrow! Don’t want to veg longer and end up with a premature plant or still wet plant when I leave for vacation in the 3rd week of june

genghis_quan I can’t wait to give this strain another round this fall

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Day: 33

She’s gonna make it to her last topping!! If I really wanted to I could do it today or tomorrow but I may wait until Thursday. She’s about a week ahead of the other ones when I topped them. Could be due to genetics or also me giving her the higher stage of nutes in my feeding chart (gave her late veg during mid, mid during early etc).

5 years ago

Day: 32

Not sure if I accidentally dropped nute water on the fan leaf. Plant is growing great and insanely fast, but the twisting leaves worry me still. Hopefully that goes away and it’s just nutrient burned from all the one shit granules and full strength nutes. May be a love hate relationship lol

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz It looks a bit like leaf curl caused from heat. What’s your rooms max temperature mate?

genghis_quan Max temp is 80-82 F at the very most. But it’s cold where I live so when they started they were getting 68-72 degrees the last couple weeks it’s gotten way warmer so the tent has been running 10 degrees hotter. The new growth looks fine

genghis_quan Either way still am curious as it’s booming in growth

Day: 31

Idk why the leaves are twisting. My other plant is fine and they get the same ph water... hopefully the problem is just from me giving it a little too much nutrients (feeding it the same as my one in late veg while this is only mid veg). The new tops are coming in nicely I should be able to get the third one in before flower.

5 years ago

Day: 30


Looking great! New tops already starting to grow. Hopefully she kicks it into high gear for next weekend

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Damn she’s taking off. I was a little worried for you that she wasn’t going to respond well enough on time for you to get her to a decent height for flowering. Done well buddy, keep it up 👍

genghis_quan I don’t know why her leaves twisted up as I always ph my water to 6.3 ( best for my line of nutrients during late veg). But like my other plants she will respond well to transplanting and her new home!! Either way I have one seed left and my next time through you best bet I’ll treat her right ;). Have a great day brother

genghis_quan Btw. So baked I forgot I topped yesterday. This beauty responded to topping and transplanting so fast. Besides the twisting leaves she’s ready for take off

Day: 29

Decided to top her because I am in a pinch and just want to get this manifold started before I flip. It responded amazing to being transplanted. I think this plant will be able to handle it hopefully. Looking at my other grow, that purple passion grows some massive ass leaves if you let them stay on lol

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Those massive leaves will help the plant absorb all the light it gets through the day cycle and help the plant use that energy at night. There’s a big misconception that plants only grow during lights on. They actually use the stored energy at night as well while resting.

Day: 29

Responded well to topping. Sorry I’ve been updating twice a day lately, but my plants are really moving along and I only have one week until flower so it’s fun seeing how fast this red Russian can grow

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz I hope the new growth comes through before you flower bro.

genghis_quan Me too!!!! I did grow this one only as a backup (glad I did as I only ended up with one undamaged female from my other 5). I think I’ll be able to get the last top in, it’s going well along with my other plants and only needed 5 days between topping this time. Well see mate!! Either way I’ve became really connected to this plant..

Day: 28


Decided to transplant it as next Friday I am switching to flower and want there to be minimal shock as I still hope to top tomorrow morning and hopefully one more time before flower.

5 years ago

RealDeal213 What made you decide to flower? Just curious because I’m wondering when I should

genghis_quan I have vacation in 11 weeks and I want 1-2 weeks to dry and 8-9 weeks to flower

genghis_quan Other wise I’d let it go out to about day 50-60 like my other grow will be. I top mine 3 times so I have 8 tops

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Day: 28

Follow up on last night, (couldn’t wait to post that pic of the roots lol). Plant is thriving after the transplant immediately lol. I have super high hopes for this little lady.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz She’s coming along nicely! Fit girl this one, must be all the cosmonaut 👩‍🚀 training.

genghis_quan Liftoff in t-minus 10 weeks!!!

Day: 27

The tops growing in nicely. Wish they’d pop out faster tho 🤯🤬. Love this little gal. She’s gotten a tiny bit nutrient burnt from me giving her full strength while young (too lazy and too precise of a job to mix quarter gallon batches of nutes precisely for this one)

5 years ago

Growbig I’m not sure why mine are drooping I’m hoping it’s due to the transplant but normally what I do for your quarter mix reference that was too much to do I fix one gallon full strength pour half into another Gal jug and fill both rest the way up with water ph to your preference. Just an idea

Day: 26

The new tops are gonna start blasting off soon. Since I only have another week and a half of vegging max (vacation in June) I may just leave the red Russian alone. Well see how fast these tops grow and see if I can sneak in another one. Btw the stem already has bark as well. Love the look

5 years ago

Day: 25

That one big leaf is a little twisted and I think it’s just because it grow in over lapping the others weird. Could maybe be a humidty or ph issue but I highly doubt it as the plant has looked fine (besides middle finger of leaf being in the back behind the others) until now.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz The fan I use kind of messes with the way my leaves grow, although it’s not blowing directly on the plants.. think it’s too powerful (100w).

ClandestineWestOz She looks great anyway mate, I love those leaves!

Day: 24

Looking healthy!! Responding to topping well

5 years ago

Day: 23

Topping went well. Excited to see what happens in the following weeks with this and my other lady

5 years ago

Day: 22

Looking great and getting bushy like a woman. Will probably top tomorrow

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz She’s a healthy looking specimen that’s for sure buddy.

genghis_quan Can’t wait to see where this one goes in the 5 gallon :)

genghis_quan I just topped her, gonna give em all a couple hour rest soon

Day: 21

Bang! I gave her a small splash of full strength nutes today. Gonna try to get her used to so by the time she is ready for the 5 gal she explodes

5 years ago

Prototypebuds Looks good bro! Definitely learned a couple small things following your grows

genghis_quan I’ve learned a ton on here! Glad I could help!!

Day: 20

Not much progress today

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz She’s certainly growing mate, looking good!

genghis_quan Pretty sure 2/3 of my big plants are males lol. It’s all good tho ima grow 2 monster females in this 2x2x4 feet high

genghis_quan Like my youngest of the older plants I have. I know how to treat a lady (much like real life haha). This red Russian is gonna be a monster I promise you that mate

Day: 19


5 years ago

Day: 18

Holy shit this plant is taking off. GAve it a little taste of nutrients today

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz She joined the Russian space program. At present she’s training for shooting up into the stratosphere!

genghis_quan Hell yeah! I got a cosmonaut in my household

Day: 17

Things are really starting to take off. Really high hopes

5 years ago

Day: 16

Got stems over night!! I have a feeling this plant is gonna be a good one!!

5 years ago

Day: 15

First set of true leaves!!!! May top this one at 2nd node in order to get it to desired shape faster. Well see.

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz It’s hard to manage plants when they are in different stages hey mate. I wanted to manifold all my seedlings too but training them into the manifold takes time I don’t t have with only 1 tent and 1 plant ready to flower already.

Day: 13

Still truckin. Waiting for it to explode

5 years ago

Day: 11

Accidentally spilled a drop of nute water the other day but besides that it’s doing great

5 years ago

Day: 9

Got a little light burned yesterday when I took the cover off so it’s been under the little tray in shade still.

5 years ago

Day: 7


I transplanted it today. Coco loco soil that’s been flushed, nectar for the gods one shot pellets, haven’t watered yet because soil is still slightly moist. I have it under the shade because my grow light is at 100%. Slowly going to introduce it to the strong light.

5 years ago

Day: 7

I accidentally skipped a day yesterday lol. It’s not being light burned so I have high hopes. Watered w 6.3 ph water and reg dose of root starter

5 years ago

Day: 5

The lady popped yesterday morning and the first leaves were a little yellow from my light (was in the same tent as my vegging plants and the light is at 100%) so I put it in my vegetables propagation tray under a 9w LED. When do you guys think I could put it back in my tent?

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz I’d return it around day 15-20 personally. Should be able to handle intense light by then.

genghis_quan It will soon get too tall from this light, also this light is week so I don’t want it to not get its full potential. It may take awhile to grow under this light. So I am looking for a way to diffuse or dim the light in my tent

genghis_quan It thank you I definitely am going to wait as long as I can, the tap root is already coming out of the bottom of the cube haha! The root starter I soaked the cube in is working I think

Day: 2

Taproot is showing! High hopes for this seed

5 years ago

Day: 1


Here is my little propagation jar I made. Wet paper towels in an upside down measuring jar. Have high hopes for this red Russian

5 years ago

Day: 0

Soaking the seed and root riot for an hour or two, then I’m popping the seed straight into the root riot cubes and going to put in a covered container in my growtent

5 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Got a few seeds there, is the rest for your next grow?

genghis_quan Indeed! Hopefully once I have some more knowledge and experience