Day 28 since both seeds sprouted.
Time for a thorough update.
As you know I was out of town for 9 days. I got back late Friday night (2am), and swapped out the buckets, etc. on my plants on Saturday. They were given fresh buckets last Tuesday as well.
The good news is the SSH appears to be recovered and there is notable growth visible today compared to when I got back on Saturday. In the pic, you can see the yellowing on the bottom leaf pair - I’m pretty confident at this point this is a leftover issue from when I accidentally let the plant dry out after I transplanted it from my cloner:
It’s amazing to me how a few days of mismanaging a plant early on in it’s life can have such a dramatic impact on it later - hopefully this thing will try to catch up to the GL. Here are the roots on the SSH as of this morning:
Now, here is the beast (the GL):
You’ll notice that the tips of the leaves are curling down (no discoloration). PH, nutes, etc. were all good when I checked them this morning (5.92PH and 526PPM). There are a handful of blemishes on the giant fan leaves but nothing acute or concerning IMHO (but I’m a newb). Leaves curling down signals potential nitrogen toxicity, but I am only giving them 5ml of GH3 (micro, bloom, grow) per gallon of water right now. Could I still have nitrogen toxicity?
Check out the roots on the GL!
And as always, a side by side comparison:
An interesting note from my check-up this morning: the PH in the SSH res was at 5.98. I left it alone. The PH in the GL res was at 5.54. I raised it up to 5.87.
When I make my water, I make it all in a 5ga bucket and then fill two spare 3.5ga buckets from it. So the water going into both plant’s reservoirs comes from the same source. In other words, the PH/PPM was exactly the same in both reservoirs when I swapped them out on Saturday. So why is it that the PH in the SSH res goes up (which I expect), but the PH in the GL res went down? In my first grow I routinely saw the PH climb a little each day (so I was lowering it mid-week when I topped off the buckets). I don’t recall seeing it go down ever. Another thing I’ll have to research.
As near as I can tell the GL has 3 nodes right now. The leaves are so packed together it’s honestly hard for me to get in there and get a clear look. I don’t know how I’m ever going to manifold that plant when I’m already afraid to bend leaves out of the way just to get a good look at what’s going on…
Anyway, really looking forward to seeing how the SSH reacts from a week of tender loving care. I think it will grow a lot this week.