The growth and progress really catch your eye when you don’t watch on a daily basis. We went away for 4 days, and came back on 7.3. The plants looked so much bigger after that little time, and budding has begun on 3 of the four plants. I’m sort of shocked how early it is; last year, the buds began in early August (as best I recall).
GG, VF, and the topped BD are flowering. The untopped BD looks like it may be starting but it’s not conclusive. In light of the budding, I’ll now begin:
- Bat guano applications with watering. (1 tsp. per gallon. Once every 3 weeks).
-Earth Juice Rainbow Mix Pro Bloom (2-14-2). 2T per foot of plant height, mixed into soil.
-Also likely to increase water from 1 gal. every 2 days to 1.5 gallon. They seem to be drinking it up more quickly now as they’ve grown in size.
VF = 45” and flowering.
GG = 55” and flowering.
Topped BD = 50” and flowering.
Untopped BD = 69” and possibly starting to flower.
Overall, very happy with their vitality and condition. Need to do a detailed inspection of the leaves to look for pests or aphid eggs soon, just in case. Netting seems to really be helping keep the cabbage moths off. I’ve only seen two in the enclosure since putting it up.
Pictures: The topped and untopped BD. The GG and VF. The cluster(hard to get them all in one photo now due to size. Nice problem.). And closeups of the budding on GG and VF.