Update November 28, 2017
GCA and BBA 1 & 2
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GCA Day 54 above coco Day 17 (approx) of Flowering
I super cropped the main stem a few days back. It was starting to tower above the side branches and it was now/later as to when I attempted to tame her. The “knuckle” has healed and the main top is blending in nicely with the remaining branches.
This plant is looking more and more like I may have been fortunate enough to grow a sativa phenotype. According to the literature from the breeder, the preferred pheno is the sativa in order to gain access to the described traits of this strain. Excited with reservation as I know how easy it is to kill or injure a plant. I am a tad (just a tad) concerned about the appearance of some of the pistils and small leaf tips but keeping an eye on it for now. I am running a fairly hefty bloom mixture that comes in a 1280ppm. If I continue to notice these discolored tips I may add water to bring the ppm’s down slightly. So far she seems to like the “heavy” feeding. My last autopot grow I never went above 900ppm even though the plants might have wanted more at times.
BBA1 Day 41 above coco
Been watching the pH of my solution very closely. I am getting some swings upward but with frequent checking this has not been sustained in the pots. Both res and pots are running 5.8-6.1pH. I continue to see some funky (twisted, narrow and very light green) new growth coming from this plant. It has begun to stretch a bit though and has gained 1.5 inches since I first noted the pH/nitrogen issue. This res is running at 1000ppm of grow nutes. May have to dilute a bit. Keeping a close eye on this plant also (and her younger cousin). I wonder, since the growth seems to straighten out if it is just representative of “explosive” growth lol
BBA2 Day 31 above coco
This young lady is doing okay so far. Huge fan leaves have been an issue with these BBA’s and trying to tuck them out of the way. Even with LST, the leaves have proven challenging. This plant is still being hand fed though I devised a way to mimic the autopot bottom watering sysytem (keeping the bottom 1 - 1.5 inches continually bathed in nutrient solution and air bubbles). The pump, valves and tubing and timer will be here tomorrow so I will be attempting to automate the bottom feedings LMAO. Given the fact she is receiving the same nutes as her older cousin, I am watching for the same new growth issues.