We are going to call this my sophomore slump grow I think…
Day 43 Update 01/06/2021
So, it’s funny how one mistake become compounded in farming. You will remember I underfed my plants after transplant… ok, so then I fed them at 100% sooner than planned because they needed nutrients badly. Turns out the front two plants in the pictures below were a little less nutrient tolerant than the back two and started showing the dreaded “claw.”
Now, re-enter my oldest growing nemesis: WATER. Y’all remember how I was an over waterer (read: I’m user R0ck and I’m an over waterer). Well, my PTSD caused me to become an UNDER WATERER this grow if you can believe it… it’s also the soil… I used a water retentive ProMix last grow and this time around I’m using more cannabis appropriate Happy Frog so I’m having a heck of a time lol.
Finally, I haven’t been as dedicated and attentive this grow. I achieved burnout by the end of 2020 in almost every respect in life, and I wasn’t finding the joy in this grow. For example, I was feeding all 4 plants the same despite two of the plants showing me they didn’t need as much nutrients as the others (darker green leaves and claw). Ok, so stood there with my plants for like an hour a couple of nights ago like you idiot you need to get this fixed.
Here they were that night showing signs of being under watered:
Here they are last night after being watered and looking good again:
Finally, we got these girls topped this morning much later than I would have preferred to do so, but damnit I wanted them to be healthy before I did so:
^last pic they are a little droopy I suspect because it was a couple of hours before lights off. These plants seem to do that.