Unsure of what the problem is and looking to start a discussion. Trichomes are perky and cloudy despite the buds not fattening out. So I deduced that it can be jus the strain’s type. Was unable to get the history of this strain since genes are questionable.
Looks like some serious root zone issues. What are your watering practices? Do you ph before water/feed?
I water when ever the pot feels dry. I dont often ph the water since it normally is 6.8-7 with ppm of 115. Also we get rain here which changes watering practices as sometimes 3 days could pass without watering
Update. I think @ggr Would have been right. After prematurely harvesting the plant, this is how the root zone look. It looks like a colony of mites. Note that the pic was taken some days after plant was harvested. How can I prevent things like this?
Sevin Dust around the base might help.