Hello everyone, thanks for the advice on my previous bug/environment issue.
I have a couple of questions that you guys can probably help with, I’ll post some photos after.
This is the first time I have tried to grow anything, I’ve got two girls who have been doing great Purple Punch and Lemon Venom, they are outdoors in the UK in natural soil with clay at the lower end.
As we are in the UK and weather is temperamental and often wet I’ve been covering them up at night to imitate 12/12 which had kicked in flower, I think the purple punch is a little ahead… We are due to be 12/12 naturally around sept 25th.
Q: Now that they are flowering and it’s close to 25th would I be able to stop covering them now or will that cause issues and stress the girls? They still seem to be stretching and I don’t want them to hit the top of my cover.
When they started to flower I added a top dressing and watered in, I had what looked like a bit of nutrients burn as a couple of leaves went yellow and burned at the end ( it was literally only 3 leaves but I panicked and flushed them over a couple of days and it’s not got any worse )
Q: I have some yellowing leaves around the edge on the purple punch, looking at various resources on here and you tube I think this might be phosphorus deficiency, I’ve been flushing with ph6 water since the nutrient burn in case it was lock out.
Does this look like phosphorus deficiency or something else, I’m obviously a bit wary of feeding since the burn and don’t want to make things worse again
3Q: how far into flower do you think the girls are?
I’ve been using a mix but now using the bloom, I think the problem was adding extra worm castings and bat guana, I wasn’t really thinking and think I doubled up, seems to be okay now so will stick with the bloom nutrients thanks for the reply @budz
This is all going to seem very excessive but I can assure you that the defoilation I advise will lead to bigger yeilds on your main buds. It will focus light and plant energy stocks towards the best buds.
Go up the main stock and cut off the first 4 shoots that kick out. If you want keep the little buds that are in developed, let them dry keep a cardboard box to toss all your trim and popcorn buds into that can later be turned into concentrate for cooking or hash.
Then find the canopy level, about 50% up the plant.
Everything below that should be removed, branches, shoots, leafs, buds everything.
Any thin shoots that are thinner then a bbq skewer should be trimmed off.
Then, you might need a ladder for this one lol, start trimming fan leafs off or any bigger leafs. Your goal is to allow sunlight into the bud sites that remain. The plant will re grow so don’t be scared you can trim 50% of them off basically.
It’s alot of work and it seems like alot of damage but your plant will swell right up and re grow within a couple weeks, your effort will pay off.