Over the past few days, I have continued the scrogging - bending&tucking and filling up the squares - and a lot of underbelly defoliation. My wife and I have been enjoying the super-food that is the cannabis leaf the past few nights with dinner, braised in heavy cream, butter, shallots, garlic, salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg, a combination I believe makes anything taste awesome.
I also may have had a light leak when the duct tape holding up the tarp blocking my window failed sometime over night or during the next day before I got home. It’s possible they saw some limited light early in the morning prior to my lights going on at 10am. It is what it is.
Although I have been seeing some minor signs of flowering for about a week, today was the first day I see buds. Not much, but they are there. As a result, I will discontinue the scrogging process - the bud sites in the squares are what they are and maybe at some point I’ll be patient enough to find out what percentage of the 292 squares are filled. I will continue to defoliate and tuck fan leaves, as needed, to keep the air flowing well and the light getting to all bud sites.
The three weeks of foliar spraying per my nute schedule ended Monday. They were watered today with 13 liters each, 5.8, 1/4 nutes, 530 ppm; runoff 5.9-6, ppms 800. Installing the ventilation/exhaust this weekend is a must - it is 80%+ RH in there.
The Gold Leafs that were all topped this weekend at the 5th node look good. Watered today 5.8 at 1/4 nutes, 405 ppm; runoff 6-6.3ph, 700-800 ppm. Signs of nute burn have discontinued, as far as I can tell at the moment. The 6.3 is still a bit high, but it’s the best looking of the three, so I won’t fuss over that for now.
Last but not least, I have my first ever rooted clones! Two out of six. It’s a milestone