Ok (taking a big deep breath) I’ve been gone for a week. A good friend of mine plant sat for me. Here’s the result:
I’m not convinced that she actually watered my plants at all!!!
Since seeing this and assuming that it was something of a PH issue… my ‘calibrated’ PH pen from Amazon was off by +1.5PH! I picked up this puppy this afternoon:
I’ve since cleaned up the massive pile of dead leaves
Hopefully I can get these ladies through ‘til harvest! I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
Here’s a pic of the defoliated plants: