I have two outdoor Super Silver Haze plants, in a legal California grow. I’m an experienced gardener for all things non-cannabis. This is a new experience. I placed them in a couple of raised beds in the garden in which I usually grow my flowers. In fact, I mixed them with some flowers (giving them a little space).
One is quite large, probably close to 7’ (2m) tall. The other is shorter and more compact, closer to 5’6" (1.7m) or so. The first flowered more quickly and more heavily, the second is not far behind but has much smaller buds. I’m about 5 weeks into flowering, which started right at the end of July. I have been losing some lower leaves on my larger plant, which I’ve read is normal during flowering. Plus, the buds look so good I’m not terribly concerned. However, my smaller plant has some high yellow leaves that worry me. Photos are attached.
I was not feeding them anything but blood meal and composted chicken manure during veg, and I’m now hitting them with bat guano and have applied Tiger Bloom once. Irrigation is on drip, which waters daily. The smaller plant could be experiencing overwatering as a broken emitter was spewing water for some time near (but not directly under) that plant.
So those are my grow concerns. Any other comments on things that you experts see would be much appreciated. For a first grow, I’m pretty happy but looking at other photos here, I see that I have much improving to do.
Comments on bud progress are appreciated. There are some amber trichomes on the sugar leaves, but the buds are still pretty white. This is a longer flowering variety so I’m still expecting another month+ before harvest.