Hello grow friends. Can someone familiar with photoperiod sativa flowering cycles tell me what is up with this plant?
This one is an unknown strain. I just tried germinating seeds from random flower purchases over past 2 years. Narrower fan leaves and lighter green color is why my guess is sativa. It is now about 7’ and still not really flowering, but “starting” to.
I’m wondering if the pruning and lollipop trimming has strained it too much?
Hopefully you live somewhere warm until november. Shes gonna be awhile. No defoling and pruning didnt cause late flowering. I would let it ride for awhile and see how she goes. Probably just a late flowering strain. Be patient
Ok sounds good. Thank you for taking the time to reply. Ill update this post once they really get into flowering.
One other conundrum is that it shows nutrient burn, even though I’ve been incredibly conservative with nutrients (using FFOF soil and FF nutes). In fact, my much smaller autoflowers in 5ga bags tolerated way more nutes than this 8’ giant in a 20 ga bag. Another puzzler.
The pH runoff seems fine at 6.3. I’ll have to do the PPM which I have not done for the runoff in a while. I’ve definitely flushed it though.
These are cloth bags outside. It has a little nutrient burn not a lot. I’m just shocked it has any given that my PPMs were likely pretty low. Not only do I half dose, but I don’t even give them all the nutrients.
I’ve limited it to tiger bloom and big bloom. And again at half dose once a week. Plus a spoonful of Neptunes harvest and molasses here and there. I will say the dynomyco and great white seem to have developed a monster root system.
Maybe the mycorrhizae have made its roots extremely efficient? I’ll do the runoff, but again I dont check the runoff that much and with a 20 gallon bag, I don’t always fill it up until runoff. I did have an Indica plant that could handle the nutrients much better. That was harvested last week.
Forgot to say that these are in 20ga grow bags, not in the ground. I did flush twice recently due to the salt build-up concern. Maybe I did not run enough water through the bag, though. I could do that once more.
I have it sitting in a hole that is about 3’ deep since it’s gotten so tall. We did get some heavy rain twice, so those were also unscheduled flushes.
That’s actually very low Growmie, target soil PPMs generally around 1000-1200 and as high as 1600 but not optimum. What was the run off PH and the FF Grow Big needs to be used for the entire grow cycle, it’s the needed nitrogen source.
nutrient feed schedules advise the input PPMs which would be reflected in the run off and this is generally lower than the input…signals their eating. When I grow in soil I target 800-1000 for input with a PH of 6.5 and feed to liberal run off. The run off is important to prevent a salt accumulation from building up in the root zone creating PH issues that also creates nutrient absorption issues that resemble nutrient deficiencies