Prior to 13th November, I’d tried taking clones from plants that were in bloom, and the cuttings ended up looking like crispy pieces of shit. Essentially a dead bit of bud on a green stem that was still standing upright and maintaining, despite initial appearances to the contrary. If anything was/is happening, it’s happening under the surface.
So then I got worried that I might not have a continuing plant to take clones from (you can buy seeds here, but it isn’t legal. I’d used bag seed). The recently harvested skeletons were put back into the tent in attempt to get them to reveg.
A couple of weeks later (like 3 or 4) I checked the tent again, and plant 3 (the overachiever from the previous grow) had started some shit, despite being starved and in the dark. The shoots it was putting out were very yellow and unhealthy looking, but I took cuttings and potted them, putting them under a nursery bulb …a weak ass ikea grow light which actually has turned out to be pretty good for smaller plants/cuttings.
I suspected the vegging clones would be doing something before the blooming ones, I didn’t expect them to be doing it the day that they were planted. Ok so they were kind of flopping around a bit, but they were definitely aiming themselves at the light.
The bloom clones still haven’t done shit yet (image showed upside down until I rotated it, sorry if it’s still showing upside down).
At this point, my inclination is to throw out the bloom clones (which were taken from all 5 previous plants) and just keep the cuttings from plant 3, which has turned out to be quite the hard bastard… It’s been through hell and has shown no tendency to herm, it feels like it would be dumb to not keep it going.
I considered getting new seeds, and eventually I will, but right now, this strain (bag seed, so no idea, but smells pineappley) is good for me. It also has the benefit of being familiar and predictable, which if you’re looking for a sure thing weedwise, seems like a better bet (with regards to this very specific thing).
There’s going to be a novice aspect any time you try anything unfamiliar, even if you know the process. There may be standards and expectation of how the seeds are going work, but ultimately, it’s going to come down to how it works for you, in your environment, with your specifics, and you’ll only find that out through practice. So growing this strain, again, and having baselines to check against, should make for better/easier comparisons,after putting into practice what I’ve learnt.
(other me is raging about not being able to try ALL the weeds and does NOT want to do the same thing again)
New cuttings turned green pretty much overnight, once under the lamp. There were a bunch taken. Some are doing better than others.
New growth is green and looks healthy. Can’t tell exactly what’s going on with it. Not sure if it’s a bunch of tightly spaced nodes or it’s doing the trifoliate thing again because lower leaves all seem to be coming from the same point, but maybe stretch will show otherwise. I thought that once the gene was expressed, it wouldn’t show again on the same plant… Maybe this isn’t considered the same plant?
They’re doing the sun dance (those 1970’s dancing potplants now make more sense). but slowly. Not as animated as grown from seed, but still getting bigger daily.
The plant tips looked lighter a while back, so I think the water may have been nutritionally too hot for it.
I’d given a couple of ml of bloom feed, as I thought the age of the cutting should be matched to the donor plant and fed accordingly. Um… they seemed a bit pissed off about that.
I guess it’d be like giving a baby whiskey because dad drank it. One day it’ll be fine, but maybe not today. Also, get that baby a hat or something, its head is on fire…
There’s tip burn (yes… just the tips) on most of the cuttings, but only on older growth.
I’m planning to top these repeatedly until I have a bouquet on each plant, and I only plan to take 3 plants into flower, after 5 had me fighting for space the whole time, before.
The timing is deliberate. Starting in winter, and topping repeatedly is going to give me a while for vegging to happen. Snow can be a bit of a giveaway if you’re doing something illegal. Police here have been known to use the choppers to see whose roof still has snow on it. Grow lighting can melt the snow in an identifying way and I would prefer that my activities are not visible like that… even if I’m not growing in the loft.
I shouldn’t think the ikea lamp could melt an ice cube (in a hot bath) so I don’t have the same concerns about it. Anyway, I won’t be putting them into bloom until about April next year, so snows should have stopped and the light won’t be visible. Hopefully, the fire rains won’t have started by that point.
(that’s not a thing here… I just made that up) Ok, on that bombshell, I’m done for now.
A list of things I’ve misread the above banner as:
- a patio for a pot
- a potion for pot
- a potato for pot
- apotito pot (…?)
- a patio for pat
- apothecary (dot) com (stop being a link!)
The last one makes me laugh the most… the juxtaposition of words is amusing to my brain.
Yes I am, very, thanks for asking. Fuckles! Tittywagons! …Crumpets? Arseferrets.
Look at the size of my birb!