Side by Side
Our ebb and flow system's inherent design puts different strains side by side in the same table.
The strains we've grown thus far have all experienced basically the same issues, leading me to assume the problem is environmental.
The main issue is fan leaves dying and subsequent growth diminished.
I've tweeked any environmental factors that can be. ie flood times / humidity / reservoir temperature etc.
Nothing seems to change it. Around week 6 it just starts happening. Strain to strain, batch after batch. The buds do always turn out nice for the most part, but could clearly be better.
Most recently we started some White Widow XTRM Feminized from AMS Amsterdam.
Even early in veg we could tell it was... different. The leaves are almost entirely of the indica shape and the structure is that of a christmas tree.
When moved to flowering it continued to outdo all of the previous strains we've grown, tripling in size and developing myriad super strong branches. The pistils are way bigger than anything I've ever seen and again, growing in a clearly different pattern. It reminds me of giant clover flowers.
Anyway, the one, most noticeable difference is that every single leaf is green and healthy! Ridiculously healthy. Insanely healthy. Right next to another strain experiencing the aforementioned symptoms... WTF?
I'm beginning to think that mid-flowering fan leaf death is a genetic trait of sativas. What do you think?