It's the Bruce Banner Apollo 11s F2s, according to the notes I wrote down after our first conversation. There's a plant limit here but his wife set her own strict limit of one plant. ( )
A quick breakdown of their life as of yet:
- The plants were grown without training until ~5 nodes, when they were moved from a shared 30 gallon bed to their own 10 gallon pot.
- They were then tied down to a 30 degree angle, and topped.
- When the secondary growth reached maybe 50mm the branches that had not surpassed 25mm were removed, along with any on the "bottom" of the main trunk. (The side facing the dirt)
- Each root ball was dug out of the 10 gallon pot when the soil was fairly dry, and the roots were trimmed judiciously, and immediately watered. The general rule is never remove more than 30% in one go, but I pushed that a bit.
- With the bare sides touching each other, a sanitized razor was used to peel away the points at which the main stems touch, again, removing too little material is infinitely preferable to removing too much. When all main stems are flush, a grafting wax is used to seal the edges.
- Hemp ties along the length are insurance while the grafts take. If you want to get fancy you can buy them, I make em out of old stems.
It's now been a week or two and the stress has more or less subsided. Roots are just about hitting the bottom of the pint cups. He received this little monstrosity this morning. Only the second plant he's ever grown. Let's see what happens