Hi, Instead of different threads for my different/random/future questions, I’ll try to limit them to just this thread. My home base… My apologies for common questions… We all have lives outside of the internet and sometimes, it’s just easier to ask than go searching through article after article… I thank each of you ahead of time who take the time to be helpful. How awesome.
I’ve tried to save a list of random questions to start with and feel free to answer some and not others.
#1- When LST is literally tied low to the ground/pot… “Is it more important for large fan leaves to get light OR the bud sites?” (My large fan leaves tend to get tucked down and eventually die, which I think is natural to a degree) But the rest of my canopy is nice and flat and appears to be getting great light.
#2- When using really low LST, I tuck my large fan leaves to the outside of the pot and almost always end up laying down flat against the pot. Seems like I have to use twist ties just to keep them up. All other leaves continue to grow toward the light, but not the large fan leaves.
#3- “Does it matter WHICH leaves are getting the best light when it comes to tucking leaves for different bud sites?” Meaning, when trying to keep a canopy even, does it help to hide/shade certain bud sites to help other bud sites play ‘catch up’? Or another way to put it, Is the growth of any branch directly effected by the leaves ON that branch? OR just important that the OVERALL plant receives enough light?
#4- I have an Amazon ‘Bestva 1,000w light’ and has a Veg switch and Bloom switch. They seemed to be happy on just Veg, but had heard turning both Veg/Bloom at the same time was fine because autoflowers love light. However, when I tried that at the same height, my leaves started curling up AND down. And although not hot, my hand could feel a mild heat increase. More concerned about light intensity. So then I tried just the Bloom switch because they just started flowering, but now concerned over yellow spots.) Any thoughts on how I should proceed?
#5- "Does low LST (8 inches and bushy) cause any change with the need/amount of water? (Decrease?) I hear they get thirsty, but I’m at week 7 in 3 gallon cloth pots and my girls only take need to water every 4 or 5 days. (As opposed to reading about every couple days.) Granted I do bottom feed them till full.
#6- “Is there a specific amount of time to let plants bottom feed?” I use the saucer tray underneath for water/nutrient absorbtion and just keep filling it until the plant/pot stops absorbing it. THEN I pour about a half gallon of normal water over the top to help catch any dry spots.
#7- “With low LST, does there come a point where it’s bad to continue tying down the main cola to be lower than the others?” I’m referring to my ‘training days’ where I tie the main colas to the pot edge.
#8- When top watering in cloth pot, I noticed the very top soil actually still looks dry after watering. I also watch alot of it drain out the sides only halfway down. I would dig my finger in the pot and still find clumps of dry soil. Hence, I lost all confidence and switch to bottom feeding. Any thoughts on my drainage/dryness issue when top watering cloth pots?
I’m including pics of their current status if it helps. Normal red Dixie cup for size reference. (Then another post of a new problem.)