I genuinely appreciate the time you’re spending to so frequently help me with my posts, thank you! I’m asking the questions in-depth so I can learn, though. After asking specifically a couple times, I still don’t understand what you mean by “new growth”; I assumed this was a literal term and meant the small, unfolding, newest leaves? But you’re saying what I’m picturing isn’t new growth so I don’t understand and am confused now. Some further clarification so I can understand why I’m wrong in what I’m thinking is new growth would be very helpful!
I’m also further confused about the strength of my LED and the purpling stems. The plant had green stems on natural sunlight up until the moment I put it under this light, the next day the stems were all purple. I googled, and it stated that some strains are genetically purple, but that others can be “burnt” purple if the light is too close or too powerful, etc. The reason I believed this was the case, is because stems which are now shaded underneath the canopy are green, and only stem area that has been exposed to the light is purple. You’re saying this is normal and not light burn? It’s normal to have green and purple stems on the same plant? I’m not looking to question what you’re saying, just asking to learn, because that contradicts what I had read prior in other articles about lighting. This forum was highly recommended to me, so I’m asking so much specifically to learn!
You’ve also prompted another question now, which is what LED light would you recommend, then, for my 4x2 tent with 3 plants?
I turned on the flower switch today. Also, there’s a dozen or so leaves browned again now today, as before. You think this is due to the soil being at 5.5? I top-dressed with dolomite yesterday. (Yes it has blurple on but I color corrected the plant itself in Photoshop. ) Unfortunately, you can see how many of those leaves are lightening and about to brown, as well…
I just want to learn so this can be something I feel in control of and enjoy rather than worrying the plant is going to die or have crap yields because I’m making mistakes. Thanks again!