Originally Posted by EastBayGrower
Freaking HUGE... what do you think was your biggest improvement this year for plant health? Amino/micro foliars? Soil balancing?
I don't know if it's just me but your plants look wayyy bigger then last year, killing it!
Things look ok but actually plant health was better last year. mites really did a number on us this year, although i think that may be a result moreso than a cause. This year we did no feeding except weekly foliar, last year we also did weekly root drenches. I also think the living mulch we used last year was beneficial to the plants health, but have no proof besides comparing to this year when we used straw instead.
2 main reasons reason our plants are so much bigger this year than in 2016:
1. they were sprouted 2 weeks earlier and planted in the ground 2 weeks earlier. This made a huge difference in their ability to build a big frame before flowering set in.
2. genetics this year are monsters. mostly growing my own Ancient OG f2's and AOG crosses which I bred for size and yeild, plus a few other strains from different breeders which are known to get big, like the Kaya's Dream from south fork.
Next year I plan to smash all my previous seasons by combining all the things i have learned... early start, monster genetics, big soil, proper feeding, good support...