Hello! So excited, been lurking here for ages, but registered to post and ask.
I started my first grow (other than that time in high school in my parents’ backyard) almost by accident. Tossed a couple stray seeds I’d saved into these heirloom tomatoes I was given. The tomatoes did terribly, but the Chiba is going strong.
Planted (late, I’ve since learned) June 13th in southern New England. I watered every day (yeah, I know, amazing I didn’t kill them right there) added nothing but occasional fish oil. I tried to mainline both of the plants, but one of them looked really sickly (see above about water, sheesh) so I only gave it two toppings. The other got three, yielding eight cola bud sites.
I’ll get to the question in a sec, but youse seem like the types that like a little history so I’m giving it, pardon the overly loquacious first post. I will get to the pictures in a sec, too, promise.
Though there were still thirteen and a half hours of sunlight they nevertheless both started to flower in mid August (week 10), leading me to conclude (guess?) they were both auto flowers. I had planned to bring them inside as the weather chilled but moved up my plans so I could get with the blurple lights (yes yes, saw that topic too, I’ll come over there when I think I can handle it!) and flowering notes. I have done both, they’ve been inside three weeks now, thriving. The one (camera left) that had only four colas now has ten. The other one is doing even better, with the main colas growing by the hour and flowers popping out of every node. It’s truly an amazing sight.
Alright, three questions, first the most intriguing: what is going on with the rearmost (in the photo) colas on that plant. Six of eight are fuzzy white sparkling goodness, those two are growing hella leaves, a few stamens (?) poking out, but mostly dense dark green leaves, notably taller than their sisters too (oh, and that stem is the thickest of the four, quite noticeably).
Second, I trained the rightmost plant to good effect I think. The sinister one on the left there with the ten flower sites, suggestions? Probably not too late to train, or could just trim out some fan leaves. Thoughts?
Third, there seem to be some white spots on some of my leaves, mostly right hand plant but a few on the left. These are different from the white crystal things (which are like, holy mackerel, the real deal!), don’t rub off, some sort of nutrient problem?
Sorry to ask so many questions for someone from New Jersey, thanks in advance for the help!