There’s nothing TOO crazy going on in the garden today. Billie Jean (WW fem) is about to start week 4 of flowering. After testing her runoff at nearly 8.0 ph…
…I went ahead and flushed with about 10 gallons of 6.5 ph water, and then fed with bloom nutrients. The final runoff was 6.8.
I’m pretty sure she was starving. I overfed her a lot early on, and the build-up made the soil very alkaline. It’s interesting to see how something you do today will effect the plant weeks later. Hopefully she greens back up. This is all, of course, based on my out-of-my-ass, internet botany degree.
Her flowers are getting fatter by the day, and now that I have a ph meter and can SEE where I’m messing up, plain as day, and prevent it, I’m confident she’ll really take off now, bulk-wise.
And in the closet, Left Eye and Chilli (Lemon Skunk fems) are doing fine, and seem to be the textbook example of differences in phenotypes…or the seed bank goofed and I have two different strains lol
Chilli looks slightly more mangled from some bondage earlier today. She’s more stretchy than her neighbor, so a little lst was in order. I use pieces of coat hanger cut into about 8-9" lengths, then bent over in half. I just pin down the branches by pushing the “stakes” right into the soil near the edges to prevent damaging the roots, and I just let the weight of the metal hold down the branches nearer the center.
I’m amazed how much bigger these two are than my first plant, the White Widow. I may have space issues if she doesn’t finish up on time. The good thing is, I have basically unlimited space vertically in the closet, so they can grow upward a bit, and then just be tucked under the screen when they go in the flowzer box. I’ve topped them once, and I think I’ll leave it at that until they grow out a little more.
I feel like I have a pretty good handle on everything, but I’m open to any criticisms or suggestions any of you might have. I’m always open to learning more about…well, everything! My second grow has started very well, mostly due to experience, but also from good info I’ve read on this very forum. Thanks! You guys rock. Happy gardening!