Thank you @PurpNGold74 for the boost!!!
I’ve been dashing in and out of my tent for most of this grow out of fear (fear is a lack of faith)
Started with the fungus gnats and once they were dealt with I just watered them as quick as possible and sealed that tent back up. It’s been easy to do that for many reasons, none of which excuses my mistakes.
More to the point I’ve been juggling some unexpected time demands of late AND I have allowed this Corona virus to really intrude into my head space. Nobody’s fault but mine.
But today I had a major break through and it’s pretty darned embarrassing. I knew something wasn’t right. I tried to lay off the forum and posting stuff knowing I was in my head way too much and isolating etc etc
I had top dressed all my girls with organic worm castings just before flipping to 12/12 since I didn’t really want to do any drastic nutrient changes.
The flip was about December 1 2020 and I just recently saw this stall or plateau in the flowering. It’s been 30 years since I did an indoor grow and had them right there with me every day but something wasn’t right.
I’d been trying to follow @Hellraiser grow journal and cribbed a lot of stuff that really got me to this point
I thank @dbrn32 for his patience and had to apologize for blaming the light for Pete’s sake.
Anyway, the watering after I top dressed the girls with worm castings and micorrizae I noticed what I thought was white powdery mildew on the surface of each container. Again, first grow in 30 years and I’m too embarrassed to post pictures or ask for help. I’ll figure it out…It was new fine white roots, not mildew DUH
That should have been a clue they were not getting enough to eat
The owner/parent/custodian had neglected to provide them with their proper final living space; 7-10 gallon cloth grow sacks filled with FFHF, perlite, and micorrizae which said person had in hand at time of top dressing and light flip.
So today I realized they’re likely just very rootbound and in need of transplant. I had and HAVE everything to do that, just completely forgot about it.
I’ll get real vulnerable and ask; do you think after 5 MONTHS in veg in 3 gallon nursery pots they might be a little cramped?
If I’m wrong on this I’ll put off the transplant. I’d rather lose a week to gain on the other side of the shock; I think I owe it to them.
I watered yesterday so I’ll let them dry out before transplant. I think they’re gonna hate me for a few days but I’ll make it up to them.
SERIOUS operator error