I just thought I'd share my two Orient Express plants. To say they are two different phenotypes would be an understatement. Kinda like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in Twins. Or a female version of Laurel and Hardy
Here's a solo shot of the tall sister at 54 days of 12/12. I'm using a 400wt HPS and the Hempy bucket method...I think my buckets are 5 qt or 1 1/2 gallons, I don't remember. There are seven other plants of assorted variety in my small little space (2' X 3' or thereabouts) so conditions are crowded. Still, I'm thrilled with how this plant is coming along. She was a finicky eater from the beginning and I could never tell whether she was nute deficient, overnuted or ph locked. At the same time, she is a monster producer given the environmental conditions. And a beautiful plant.
Here's a bud shot. I wish I was a better photographer but these buds are beauties.
Here's the little sister. An entirely different plant. She's short and squat and incredibly leafy. The leaves are long, thin and delicate. What the mad profusion of leaves hides, however, is a massively thick cola and all the side branches that are bursting with bud I should add that I kept them purposefully small because I wanted to have room for the nine plants in the grow space. I'm delighted with how she is turning out.
I haven't sampled yet. I can't wait, though. They are so different and yet each spectacular.
My only question now is how long to let 'em go. At this point, I'm thinking maybe another week to ten days but feel free to pipe up and share your thoughts.