Broke the camera lens about this time last year while carrying water, and got discouraged. I discovered its best to enjoy the plants sometimes without taking pictures. Just enjoy, and soak it in, the way God intended it!
I still haven't got a working camera. I need to look at one my brother gave me to see if I can get it to work.
The garden this year is doing the best ever! No fertilizer burn like last year!
Planted 2 flats of seed at the end of march using a little bit of the garden tone fertilizer from last year that was hot. Plants started getting yellowing and die-back after a couple weeks, so I dumped them out and planted 2 new flats. It worked out well though since the 2nd time I planted different seedlots for breeding.
Plants are from 2019 and 2018 seedlots from the 2009 original cross using 2-3 deep chunk males to hybridize with 4 DC hybrid lines in the garden:
1. (OG Kush x Jamaican Jam) x DC)x DC
2. (Bubba Kush x DC) x DC
3. (Bubba Kush x Bubblegum) x DC
4. Sour Bubble Bx3 x Sour Bubble bx 4 x DC
After 10 years of breeding I found the sativa candy spice phenotype, but now I'm trying to steer the genepool back to the afghan indica phenotype.
The new flats were planted in the garden about mid may and they showed a little stress signs from the Espoma Tomato tone fertilizer again! After a couple weeks and heavy watering the fertilizer has broken down, and its not affecting the plants anymore.
So I switched fertilizers. Now using composted poultry manure with peat humus which was left over from last year, so its definitely not going to burn! Fertilizer compsition is roughly 1.54- 0.69-0.89.
At the 4 inch stage, plants were top dressed with about 2 inches poultry compost and it was worked into the top of the soil. They responded well with healthy growth right away!
July 4 applied 4 inches compost and now the plants are as tall as me!
Males are all out except 2 Deep Chunk dominant champion males for pollination and a few small plants which haven't shown sex yet. Spacing is perfect! Turning out to be a nice garden this year! Go out there every evening now to let the dogs hunt and enjoy the garden! Best garden ever in 20 years guys! Will get some pics for you guys soon!