Would you look at all this!! The triches have been pouring out like it’s been covered in wet sugar and dusted with crystally Powdered sugar just in the last 48 hrs flushing! After flushing for 30 hours, drained and replaced rez with new sterile rez and I mixed straight water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and I allowed the ph’d water to just fill the 4" tubes by shutting of the drain valve and turning the pump off once all tubes are full and let it sit in there and soak for 4 hours and then opened the valve and let it all drain out at full flow capacity and, cleaned rez and again refilled enough ph water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in the rez to fill the 4" tubes again, shutting of the draining full and allowed it to sit for another and 4 hours. Tonight before lights out i refilled rez, all 20 gallond and added a tablespoon of baking soda this time bc of course bc of the additional volume of water to run the systen vs just filling it to soak again. Lights out now and running the pump now, to continue to flush bc I still taste that slight bitterness in the leaf still, getting better, but i think with me giving the plants nute ratios of week 7 to 9 week old plants, the nute level was higher than it would be if proper tapering down to the 8th week ratio then the even more reducing in the 9th week ratio, the nute build up was so high that it’s actually requiring a slightly longer and more patient flush process bc the plant still looks like it isn’t showing the first bit of nute deficiencies. The plants are definitely feeling their demise and like I said, its putting out more resin and last ditch effort to protect itself from the dryer air and slightly higher temps in giving and knowing that, its using the last of its internal remaining nutes. Not even the first big fan leaf towards the lower canopy has turned the first shade of yellow and the slightly lighter than minty color of the upper large leaves around and under the cola, not the sugar leaves, haven’t changed a bit. It’s back to that whole idea that these bushy ladies were packed full of nutes, again due to the giving too high a ratio of nutes bc of the whole brainfart 2 wk mix up, so I think I’m going to repeat the process all over again tomorrow and refill fresh rez tomorrow night and if that last bit of bitterness is gone, I’m chipping them Sunday morning.
Ive gut never seen the amount of last ditch effort in a plant to excrete this much resinious triches to battle it’s demise!
I am stoked that I, luckily, went from the oh snap bummed out to now being in the clouds. Life of a grower i guess and pretty much just life in general…
Additionally, ended up tweezing 18 nanners off that first day and 7 the second and today on the 3rd day there weren’t any.