Adventurer’s Journal Day 53:
Good morning folks! The girls send their best wishes. It’s been another week packed with growth.
The new Mars Hydro 600s are working great and 2 of the 3 plants are into the scrog screen.
Today the ladies got their first true feeding. They got a small dose of FloraDuo, RapidStart, and CalMag.
Ph’d to 6.8, because runoff was a little low last watering. Each plant took about 1 1/3 gl of water to get runoff.
My watering schedule so far is this:
Mondays, water to runoff with any additives. Usually they are good for 4 or 5 days and I give them a small supplemental watering to get them through to Monday again. The new LEDs run a little warmer and the tent temperatures are into the high 70s with RH dropping into the middle 40s. I anticipate needing to water more as the temps are up and the ladies start drinking more.
“Mr. Deville, it’s time for my closeup.”
Aurora (Northern Lights) is still growing nicely. She’s 1 week younger than the others and has caught up well. She’s into the scrog and her node spacing makes it easy to LST her into the spaces I need her to. She seems to be the healthiest and is showing no signs of stress or deficiency. She’s doing this all on her own.
Ankhesenamun (Tutankhamun) is still exploding with growth and sprouts. She’s got a few ragged spots on her that I’m attributing to a slight nutrient lockout and also her rapid growth. Her biggest fan leaves are 10" across and I’ve been tucking leaves every day to expose bud sites.
Nefertiti (Tutankhamun) is being a little finicky. She looks great but her node spacing is very tight and instead of growing up into the screen, she just keeps bushing outward. She’s still at least 2" shorter than the other two. Her canopy is super dense and I even pruned some of the smaller, lower growth to try to encourage some upward growth and threw a couple blocks under the pot to raise her up 1 1/2". I’m hoping this feeding with get her to shoot up a bit. If all plants grew like her, you could scrog without a net!
All in all, looks like a productive week and I’ll keep a close eye on them to see how they respond to their first dose of nutrients.
Thanks for joining me and, as always, feel free to comment, offer suggestions, or just say Hi!