After another delay, I’m back with News Joint Grow Journal 2.0: Five Signature Strains and another journal entry spotlights for Peanut Butter Cookies by Tastebudz. As mentioned in Journal 24 and Journal 29, one branch on the Peanut Butter Cookies remained after I’d almost accidentally killed the plant as a seedling, and to adapt, I low stress trained in opposite directions the main central trunk and the one remaining branch.
From then on, the Peanut Butter Cookies thrived, especially through the flowering stages. The spread stem and branch allowed for more light to penetrate the middle of the plant. It almost looked as if I had to different plants in one pot. Throughout early flowering, I bent the branches of the inside growth outward. The plant never seemed to need more or less water or nutrients than the other plants in the tent, always content with what she received.
Overall, once I recovered from my early mistake, Peanut Butter Cookies didn’t need much attention. Peanut Butter Cookies was a little leafier around the buds, so I trimmed and pruned the plant one extra time than the other Five Signature Strains, which included Tenzin Kush #4 x Hazy Kush by Green Bodhi, Jilly Bean by MzJill Genetics, PuTang by Mass Medical Strains, Strawberry Cough by Kyle Kushman).
As the flowers developed, the Peanut Butter Cookies transformed from a kushy aroma to nutty one. The last couple weeks the buds added richer nuttiness and a funky sweetness. I chopped the plant on day 69 of flowering and dried the Peanut Butter Cookies for twelve days. I then cured the buds in Grove Bags for three months.
Early on, when I snuck a bud out of the bag, the flavor was really nutty already, but the longer the cure, the more sweetness taste came through. I might have chopped the Peanut Butter Cookies a few days later than I should, but I wanted for last night use as much of the indica body buzz and sedative effects from the Do-Si-Dos and OG Kush Breath parents as possible.
After the three-month cure, the flavors really became more dynamic. The nutty and sweet flavors remained lead in the profile, but the cure brought out a kushy, earthy, and floral funkiness.
The plant produced around 70 grams of dry flower, and I’d forgotten the bud samples when I tested this grow, so I don’t know the THC results. However, the head high and body was long lasting and exactly what I was looking for in a night strain.
The head high hit quickly and at first brought on an awareness and instant happy sensation. As the buzz continued and the body buzz slowly grew, the overall buzz become more sedative. My thoughts became fuzzier and the body buzz felt like a heavy blanket and eased my muscles and inflammation.
Though more doses could bring me back up a bit mentally, eventually, the buzz made me tired, especially toward the end. The head high and body buzz were heavy and relaxing and exactly what I wanted for a night strain. Stay tuned for Grow Journal 34 (Strawberry Cough by Kyle Kushman [Homegrown Cannabis Co.]).
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