Originally Posted by therevverend
Ouch! Stick to the Micro-photography, in the Macro-shot she is UGLY! I don't think the beer goggles would help this one.
What? No. That's not how it works. The right PH is the one that hits the most nutrients sweet spots. You don't try to hit the sweet spot of every different nutrient cannabis needs. Must have been fun trying.
Depends on what you mean by decent. If you mean lung bustingly harsh then it's decent. I would have harvested it two weeks ago, that's probably when the plant died. I'm glad my 'look at the plant not just the resin' theory is kind of vindicated. I've seen nice looking resin glands on ganja that's been heated to 300 degrees, not necessarily a gauge as to freshness. Of course your stuff could give you a decent high, it's funny how the most mutilated home stone is usually better then most of the commercial stuff. If nothing else treat your flowers right after you harvest. More degradation happens from bad treatment after harvest then any other time. Hang it for at least ten days in a dry dark place that's fairly cool. Without handling it a bunch. I joke about harshness but if you use a heat source to dry, the buds will be super harsh and crumble apart.
Hopefully you've learned some shit. Ganja is one of the most forgiving plants you can grow, it's a good introduction into the greater hobby of gardening. It took me 20 years but now I know how to grow peppers, beans, cabbages besides just cannabis. Not sure if I could feed myself but I could give it a shot.
Then I must have one hell of a deficiency..
Hahaha! I told you not to compliment too early! Yeah...surely I did learn something...
Right one/two weeks before harvest I messed up. I managed to light burn, feed burn and who knows what, badly.
You're right, the plant was dead when you said so. If I knew it had no point keeping it goin'...I thought the ripening process would continue. It does not.
Weed, as you have foreseen, is harsh and ir remembers me when some nigga managed to sell me few gs of pollinated ganja. It smells like ganja, you recognize as ganja in the mouth, but the high is weak, very weak. Can't get stoned with a 0.5g/joint smoked by myself. With Vaporizer I can't feel it at all.
3 months in the toilet.
Any suggestion regarding if/what can I do to enhance potency? Apart from standard curing which I'm doing in glass mason jars.
One topic is really pissing me off. And this is watering. I did understand that in nature rain is slightly acidic and the soil act as a buffer bringing PH bach to neutral (7.0) or close to.
What I do watering when it's dry is not running after the best PH range for each & every nute. Instead is more like acting the way nature does. It dampens the soil and then it dries out. Root has plenty of oxy to breathe and immediately after watered PH is lower so that low-ph-nute can be best absorbed. Drying out the PH rises completing all PH values and as a consequence, the best PH for each nute is reached.
Problem is that one day my plants were already dry, but I estimated they would make it till the next day (I had a bad migraine and no way I could manage to care about the growth).
The following day I completely forgot and I watered them only in the late afternoon.
Add to all this that when looking at the plants that seemed alright. When I moved them to water them I realized that all leaves were falling (yellowing and falling...and I wasn't sure if it was normal at the end of flower or nor...or how much is normal and when it is too much).
I also read about watering from the bottom. I think this is the method I like best as the plant decides how much to intake.
Right now I have 4 new girls in soil-mix...they're 4 weeks and as I was close to switching to bloom I noticed this:
I topped the plants a few days earlier...and I should switch the light to 12/12 by the end of next week at the latest. Switch to 12/12 on 30th Sept. mostly mandatory (apart from bad health issues)
At the moment I doubt if it might be Calcium def. or mites...therefore I introduced a Cal-Mag Supplement and sprayed the plants with a mixture of neem-oil, apple vinegar, red pepper, and Diatomaceous Earth and sprayed this mix as foliar.
I also grabbed a pot of fresh mint, I read that it repels many insects
Lastly the "am I doin' this right" thing. Let's say I decided to supplement Cal-Mag and spray with the deadly mixture (in case it's mites). How am I supposed to check if what I'm doing is solving things or not?
When I introduce a supplement, how long am I supposed to wait till I can see a beneficial effect on the plant? These damages occur overnight...if it does not stop it will kill my small garden in less than a week. How fast will a plant react to treatment? Damaged leaves will remain damaged, right? Am I supposed to remove damaged foliage or not?
Too many questions dancing confusedly around my head...