Ok I have a couple of questions. When you say overwatering and fertilizing can crush my grow, is it possible a plant can look really good but never produce a bud? I will upload a pic, hopefully the first, of an ilgm gorilla glue auto that I believe is 8 weeks old. She is bushy and has plenty of potential bud sites but no buds. She’s been through a lot: constant overwatering, probably over fertilized, transplanted several times, cricket attack, general newbie ignorance. I don’t know about runoff tds or ph because I’m trying to let the soil dry out some while getting the lighting adjusted after some redesign of the grow space. Anyways that question is: beautiful plant, high stress, no buds, is that a possibility?
2nd question: I’m looking ahead at my next attempt. I want high quality with minimal investment (I know right?). I have to make up ground I couldn’t afford to lose. I most likely will be using 4 ilgm white widow fem, or 4 gorilla glue auto. Question is I’m considering different methods. I can’t afford fox farms soil right now. Methods I’m considering: something called a hempy bucket, which is basically a cheap hydroponic and I already have everything I need for that. Or an organic soil with a lot of perlite. Both methods involve plastic buckets with holes. Using a different site with better climate control, better air, no pests or relatives lol. Which is the best option for my goal? I realize I’m asking for opinion. Thank you all for your patience with me.