Besides being busy I was also not posting updates because there is something that went horribly wrong with this run. The buds just never packed on weight and filled in after the stretch. I have had this happen on the last run with some plants as well, and on this run it is several strains, and also on the organic soil as well as pro mix. It breaks my heart as I have spent months and months vegging, and then 2 months in bloom and they are loose airy small buds, when you squeeze there is nothing there really, and many have not done much in the last 2 weeks as far as growth.
Its not the media since it is happening in pro mix and in organic
it is not the strain since it is happening on multiple strains
it is not the environment because later runs are normal
(Day temps 75-80, night temps 60-65. Humidity 40-60%)
It is not the light since they are brand new 1000W HPS hortilux bulbs over a 4 by 4 area @ 24" from canopy.
It is not air movement as I have 500 CFM exhaust for the bedroom, and one 16" oscillating fan per 4 by 4 area.
I also assume its not a major deficiency because plants looked healthy at flip, and had a good 2 week stretch.
I also don't think it is over fert as when they looked a little dark green, I fed straight water, and lowered nutrients to 500 ppm every watering, which after my 200ppm tap is only 300 ppm of nutrients. Again no yellowing / no deficiencies ever showed signaling an issue.
This leads me to one common denominator in all these cases that I had never put too much thought to.
I would veg all of these plants, have healthy veg growth, but then had some problems schedule wise wasn't able to flower, or had some unhealthy ones, then a month later or so I cut back the unhealthy or lanky growth, fixed the issues and revegged for a quick 2 weeks. And I always thought that all those months of veg time would build up the roots and then when I revegg just a bit of growth on that network of root mass and thick base stem, I would get all that flowing into just a few of those tops. So I thought cutting back a lot and having just a bit of growth and then flipping would be good. But then I still get a big 3 week stretch where it has lots of tops in the end.
So I'm thinking this cutting back is very stressful even though you can't tell immediately. And then it puts all its resources into getting it back during flip, instead of getting ready for flower production. and all that root mass that I thought mattered, clearly doesn't with this cutting back and quick reveg stress.
Anyways, enough of my rant, this is the common denominator.
I apologize for screwing up again, leading everyone on with those nice early shots. But they did not materialize. 1 plant has a decent main cola. Good news is I have clones of all of them, and will veg and flip those properly this time with no stress, no cutting back. just 6 weeks of solid vigorous healthy lush growth preceding the flip. I actually put 1 bbch into flip 3 weeks ago. and I have another that is vegging nicely and will be flipped in 1 week.
Will turn all the loose larfy airy material into BHO, not even going to bother trying to trim them and salvage flower.
Again this strain has potential, I see it, am excited to see it flurish, not the strains fault at all, this is happening to my goji og just the same, and has happend to my scotts OG previously.
Sorry for letting everyone down. Just have made a disclaimer to everyone, after 2 years at it, I am still the worst grower on icmag.