Thanks MallardDuck. I have some positive vibes for you today. Sorry for harshing the vibe here with bad news yesterday. Both of my plants look to have two or three ounces of some nice solid buds unaffected. They are smelling nice too, with the Auto Malawi leaning more earthy and herbal, and the Auto Zamaldelica seems to be more floral and slightly fruity. Both look like they are going to be easy trimming, even with a good bit of reflowerings poking out everywhere. I'm actually looking forward to trimming for once!
I cut one of the smallest, lowest buds from the Zam on Monday night. After trimming it, I had a small bowl of trim that put my head in a nice spot. Then I chopped some up with scissors and shared a bowl with the girlfriend. It has a calm, warm high that brings a bit of visual enhancement with it. Hard to tell flavor since it isn't even all the way dry yet, but I can tell it's gonna be nice. After a quick trim, the little bud just glistened with resin and looked great.
Looks like vitamin c is important to plant health, too. I found a paper about vitamin c in plant health and disease. It's an antioxidant for plants, and is involved in the synthesis of other antioxidants like vitamin e and zeaxanthin and other things like gibberellic acid and anthocyanins. It helps to regulate stress, cell cycle, cell division, and even flowering time in various plants. Pretty interesting.
Seems like it would be worth giving a shot just for lowering ph, and a super easy way to deal with chlorine and chloramine.