Royal Queen Seeds “Royal Medic” Bud Pictures And Grow Report
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This post is about the surprisingly robust and heavy-yielding “Royal Medic” plant from Royal Queens Seeds. I was very, very hard on this plant, and it proved to be amazingly resilient and productive.
What did I do to be so cruel? Would you believe that I cut the main stem in half, and attempted to re-graft it onto the cut stem?! Yep – I did it as an experiment to see if I might be able to re-use an existing root system to give a clone a jump-start. Well, the entire top of the plant died due to my grafting mistake, and I decided to re-vegetate the plant. It came back from two tiny nubs at the bottom of the stem, and was quite strong after a few weeks. The plant was also nearly unaffected by my current problems on other plants with thrips larvae. This could be due to the high CBD content of the plant – it is bred as a medical variety, and has a large proportion of genetics from the famous (and rather expensive) “Juanita La Lagrimosa” plant from Reggae Seeds.
This also happens to be the plant that I further experimented on by treating it to cold temperatures late in flowering (see the previous post about “Getting Purple Leaves and Buds”). What a trooper! She took it in stride, developing thick layers of calyxes on the upper buds, which (in typical sativa-dominant style) continued to produce new buds even at the time she was ripe for harvest.
The extreme trim, so to speak, that I gave the plant during the veg phase kept the overall height well under 1 meter (about 3 feet tall), which would make for a manageable grow in a small space. Naturally, this should be done by simply topping the plant during vegetation, not by playing a too-early-for-Halloween Michael Myers and lopping off the entire main stem.
Here is a closeup of those never-ending buds at harvest time:
I used the “Dark Chocolate Soil” recipe from our Ebook all the way from seed to harvest, supplementing every third watering in flowering with a 13/14 PK solution. The Royal Medic was a pleasure to grow, and – considering how it took the abuse I gave it – should be a breeze to cultivate for even the most inexperienced home grower.
The plant’s smell has been strong throughout the grow, varying from skunk to pine, and by harvest time the buds had developed pleasant mint-orange aroma with a strong undertone of good ol’ ganja. Buds are drying now, and I will update this post with pictures and a smoke report when the buds are cured.
Until then, stay safe and healthy,