Originally Posted by Jahaze
This one is near the end and will probably get the ax sometime in the next week. She really consumed most of her larger fan leaves and I had to supplement these last two weeks. Not sure where I went wrong as all the containers have the same medium and measured compost mixture. She still continued to grow and pack on bud weight however so really perplexing. The rooms have been hotter than normal and the medium has dried out several times during the grow so maybe that contributed to her present state. Aside from her ugly looks, her buds are moist, supple and very resinous. The smell has turned into a bright lemon spicy type of smell. Trichomes are mostly opaque with some amber and even fewer clear heads.
Jahaze ... interesting about your SI consuming her leaves about half way through flowering. I found the same issue with the SI I grew, and had to increase the feeding over the last few weeks of flowering ... by the end she had lost probably 60% of her fan leaves, and looked very naked !!
She had the same feeding regime and conditions as the other plants up to that point (including a couple of 8' Highland Mex x Blueberry plants) ... the fan leaves on all of the other plants looked fine until the last couple of weeks of flowering (when they started their usual yellowing off), so it appears the SI may be a very heavy feeder during the first half of the flowering period when the stretch phase is underway.
Like yours, she still ended up with nice plumpish resinous buds ... she's had a month of curing now, and smells of sweet cough drops.
Something to watch out for ... I found she dried very quickly (presumably due to the natural uptake and dropping of the fan leaves) and was in the jars at under 70%RH in 4 days ... about twice as fast as everything else under the same drying conditions.