This is my first-year growing cannabis. I have 40 years gardening experience, including starting plants and trees indoors for up to 9 months but this is a whole new ball game!
My question is “Why are my indoor buds so small?”. They are grown in the same living organic soil as my outdoor plants, yet the buds are only 1-2 inches, compared to the 8-10 in buds growing out-doors. I live in the California High Desert, so I have extreme challenges: high heat, low humidity, and WIND out-side so those buds, I understand why, will be dryer and lighter, but he indoor ones???
Here are the stats:
Strain; Cannatonic, Mountain Mist, and Black Domino
Soil: in pots, Living Organic soil
System type? N/A
PH of runoff or solution in reservoir? 6
What is strength of nutrient mix? 1 tbl. Spoon each of Epson salt and molasses, per plant, once a week. Same as out door plants (Easy Sativa and Arora Indica).
Light system, size? King Plus 1000w LED Grow Light Double Chips Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Greenhouse Indoor Plant Veg and Flower, 4: LED Grow Light E27 Base 12W Desk Plant Grow Light with Flexible Gooseneck Arms and Spring Clamp for Hydroponic Indoor Planting Potted Plants and a 19W full-spectrum LED.
Temps; Day:78-83, Night: 65-80
Humidity; Day:41, Night: 38
Ventilation system; Yes, Day time Evaporative cooler going in at the base of plants, fan blowing out at ceiling level.
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier: Humidifier if the humidity goes below 35
Growing for medicine. I make tinctures, topicals, and oils. The coconut oil I made from the trimmings only from the inside grow gave a great mellow happy high and cut the pain of nerve damage from my prosthetic leg 100% (under the tongue and rubbed on) so I know the cannabinoids are rich. But only 2 out of 10 of the Cannatonic seeds were viable and female, so that makes them $50.00 plants! Yaikes!!! It would be nice to get more than a quarter oz at that price! According to the literature that came with the seeds I still have 3 weeks until they are ready, but of course, I will be watching the trichomes carefully. All plants (inside and out) were vegged 4 months together in same grow room, then I moved the out-side ones out to the garden, and 2 weeks later changed the inside grow over to 12/12.