why yes, i do happen to have a few pics of my girls right here in my wallet.
so, first my confession. YES, i screwed up yet AGAIN (one of these grows i will get my act together, geez, you would think i am sampling too much of the product).
i got the feedback that 1) i needed to repot, and 2) i needed to flush.
Granted, these are both relatively easy tasks using small words which i am good at. Also, things that i do on a regular basis. but i now work from home so a am on calls while working in my grow room and obviously distracted. (i know, lots of excuses).
i made the error of repotting FIRST and then Flushing instead of the way i normally would do it. both of the girls had GREAT root growth and were visibly needing more space. Typically i do mix my soil with vermiculite, but not at the ratios you are suggesting (mental note, order more vermiculite). But on this particular day, i was on a call and in a rush (omg, my girls need to be transplanted NOW) so i forgot the vermiculite.
Once i repotted, i realized, duh, forgot to flush. ugh, now i need a LOT more water to flush cause i am in a 3 gallon bag instead of a solo cup. so, i set em up and start the bucket brigade. it wasnt until a week later i realized the next issue. wow, when the girls are little and they are in a much bigger pot, it takes a LONG time for that pot to dry out. I transplanted on 12/31 and the bags are still heavy. The top soil is drying but they are still pretty wet down below. So, i have been holding off on watering them. If they now have a CalMag deficiency, its not getting any better since i am not adding anything and they are working off the stabilized tap water that I flushed with.
That said, the NEW growth is looking much better. i started some LST, a little on the late side, but they are coming along. First up is Mother Teresa. Again she is a Bruce Banner and now on day 75. She is a bushy little thing
Next up is Ghandi. She is also a Bruce Banner out of the same ILGM bag, but looks like some distant cousin. these two have never been more than a few inches apart. She is 77 days old. new growth looks good. old growth ugh… and this one is a bit SPARSE but gangly.
I really want to get them back on a feeding schedule.i may put the heated mat under the bags to try to help dry them a little faster.
As always, looking for any comments or suggestions and thank you all for the support!!