Croptober: Outdoor California Cultivation with Mendo Dope

We're celebrating "Croptober' with a baker's dozen of outdoor pot shots courtesy of the Mendo Dope crew in Northern California.

This strain is the Cuvee from TGA Subcool Seeds and Aficionado. It’s Space Queen x Pinot Noir, grown in a 400-gallon spring pot. This was the Space Queen phenotype. The mid-sized buds are really resin-coated and smell like a Romulan.


Another view of Cuvee.


And another view of Cuvee.


This strain is the 9lb Hammer  from TGA Subcool Seeds. It’s Gooberry x Hells OG and Jack The Ripper. The micro view shows the leaf coated with trichomes. It smells like Purple Kush and candy.


This is the Cuvee strain from TGA Subcool Seeds and Aficionado. It’s the more Pinot phenotype, has bigger buds and started to get color (purple flowers and white crystals) as it finished.


This is the 9lb Hammer strain from TGA Subcool Seeds. It’s really potent, high in THC and had some big dense buds. But you’ve got be careful for mold with this one.


Another micro view of the 9lb Hammer leaf.


A view of the Cuvee colas from behind a grapevine This is the more Space Queen phenotype.


Top view of both Cuvee phenotypes. On the right is the Pinot version and behind is the Space Queen.


Top view of Cuvee Space Queen pheno, with grower Old E.


Stalk view of of Cuvee Pinot pheno, grown in a 400-gallon spring pot and double caged.


Stalk view of the Timewreck strain from TGA Subcool Seeds. This is a clone that was a gift from Subcool. It’s very sticky, grows really well outdoors and likes to be trained.


This is why they call it trees. Hiding in the Cuvee Pinot pheno is a Happy Daddy "Ken" hat pin.


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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.