Hi, I`ve been busy taking some pics on my mate`s camera so I`ve got quite a lot to show you.
I`ve become a bit concerned with the bud formation on the colas, I thought they`d be starting to take shape a bit more by now, but instead of fattening up they seem to have shot a fairly spindley bit of growth from all of the main tops with the whispiest bit of bud on them, and the over all bud development seems to have slowed right down. It is only day 41 of 63+ so there`s time for them to develop and fulfill their potential, so I`m not panicking, just a bit concerned. I haven`t seen this strain grow like this in any of my mates grows or my own, though with the problems I had with mine, they were nothing to go on. They didn`t shoot off like this in my little grow tent scrog. As you can see from the pictures the overall health of the plants is pretty good so I`m hoping they`ll be coming through for me.
I`ve taken some pics of the tops of the main colas/stems, where I feel they`re stretching a bit oddly.
Any thoughts there?
The resin build up is amazing even many of the bigger leaves are covered, I haven`t seen this strain so resinous as this so early on either.
I`ve nearly been put off the molasses idea, cos of the mess it makes of yer res, pump, heater, airstone etc. It breaks down from around two days, my res lasts 3-4 days. I think I`m going to add some to the last feed off of each res, so it doesn`t have time to break down and mess things up. This means my plants will get a molasses feed every 3 days or so, which should be enough to keep the microbial life in the medium enhanced a bit, that level will certainly not harm anything.
Finally, for tonight, My cuttings. I know there are many ways of cloning and my technique is pretty old school, but I`m good with that, I`m used to it and dont want to faf about with new techniques that require more tending. I use peat jiffy pucks, cloning gel, and now RO water, in a standard prop incubator. I`m used to getting a near 100% success rate, and they should look something like this.
Barely 4-5 inches high and they`re past the 8th internode already.
I`ve given some away now, the 6 on the left are the Armaghedon that were in a real poor state, but they`re looking good now.
I only need 4 arma`s and 4 cheese, for the now 2 growtent scrog, I`ve handed over full responsibility of the tent`s to my friend, of course I`m nearby if needed. I`ll take cuttings for my next crop from the grow tent plants, and decide which to go with then, I`ve also got the Strawberry cough and Grapefruit to choose from, though there is a spider mite problem there at the moment, so will make sure things are good before accepting anything from there.
I`m feeding the flowering plants at ec 1.6. 90mls Calmax ec0.4, 150mls Canna A+B ec1.3, 100mls PK13/14 ec1.6, plus 160mls atazyme and 5mls ph down, all mixed into 90 ltrs of RO water.