Awesome pics, @neofirebird!
It’s been a minute since my last update, so again, I’ll write up some words now then provide some
more updated pictures later when I make some pH adjustments.
It’s been 10 days since I switched to a 12/12 light schedule, and the plants have each had their own ups and downs.
First, the Blue Dream in the DWC. That plant has always been a bit lighter than the others, and you’ll recall in this previous post, I had thought that it was due to me misjudging the nutrients needed, and accidentally underfeeding by about 25%. I upped the nutrients accordingly, and diligently kept the pH in check. It was also a few days back that I noticed that the DWC plant started drinking a lot more of the water in the bucket. I decided to let it go an additional day before topping it off once, and didn’t notice that the PPMs had drifted incredibly high. I corrected the water levels, but there was noticeable nutrient burn on the leaves and some older leaves had started to claw downwards, which is apparently indicative of nitrogen toxicity. I kept the pH in check as usual and kept an eye on it. After not seeing noticeable improvement the next day or two, I picked up some more pH test calibration solution, and noticed my cheap pH tester had drifted significantly. So I picked up a new pH tester which should arrive today. Even after recalibrating my shitty pH tester and fixing my pH levels, the new growth doesn’t seem to be damaged, but it is still coming in pretty light. We’ll see what my pH levels look like today with the new tester. Definitely taking notes on improving how I handle this for my next grow, but this has been my hardest problem to solve so far.
Next, both of my Mojave Green were showing visible male pollen sacs. These were not feminized seeds, so I need this was the risk coming in, but I was hoping to see a Mojave Green through to the finish, since they had been growing the strongest thus far. I’ll probably stick to feminized seeds for my next grow though, just because of the size constraints of my tent and how long you need to grow them before you can determine the sex.
My Lemon Glue have been coming along nicely. My new watering and feeding schedule is working perfectly for the soil plants so far.
Finally, you may remember my post where I talked about the other feminized Blue Dream and how it had been resilient through a troublesome seedling stage. This plant is coming through beautifully, and I’m starting to see nice white pistils, of which I’ll post some pictures later.
In sum, some ups and downs. Learning a lot. I think I’ll get at least something smokable from this harvest. Remembering my quote from my first post: