Yeah, first world weed problems, I know. I feel bad killing off viable plants, especially ones in good health, but allow me to explain my current growing philosophy...
I have 3-ish strain categories I'm looking to fill:
- The Creativity and Focus strain. Probably sativa-dominant. Would be good if it puts a smile on my face, extra points if it doesn't keep me up at night.
- The Knock-Out. Probably pure indica. Sleepytime pain relief, anti-inflammatory a plus.
- Difficulty: Expert. Psychedelic brain-scramble. Can involve some mellow but no lethargy.
The little Wreckage shown above (who is named Octavia, not Lazarus, sorry @Fuel ) is the current winner for "Difficulty: Expert." Easy and forgiving to grow, tasty to smoke, and makes the world weird enough to keep me amused. Great way to end the day.
... bringing it back to The Cull, I'll probably keep the Lumpy Space Princess pheno of Space Candy around for a bit, though she's got a shorter high than Wreckage and Sahara-level cotton mouth. Other Space Candy pheno is easier to grow and looks like damn fine bud, but the high is content-free chatty smiles. It's dinner party weed. Might be more appealing to the occasional smoker Anyway, that one will probably get the axe, but if there's room in the corner of my flower tent...
Anyway, here's the state of the plants:
Repotted the larger Apollo 11 (center) into a 5-gallon bucket, still bushy as a beast.
The Chemdawg x Sunshine Daydream (back-center) is now in an 8-gallon pot. In addition to being rootbound, I overestimated the nutrient content of its soil. Should recover just fine with 8x the space and some light soil amendments, but not looking so hot now I'll spend a few weeks making it wider instead of taller, and then onto 12/12 she goes.
Happy Mutant Blueberry will be repotted tomorrow (maybe 3 gallon, maybe 5 gallon). Her sisters are the giant-leafed monsters in the group shot, which will be subjected to longer-term training before flowering. Despite having 50% more branches, she's the beanpole of the three.
End of the clone wars. Like I said, I'm searching for a certain something to keep in my collection, so I don't flower anything unless I've got a clone in veg. In a week, I'll take the cap off of their happy little domes, and a week after that, off comes the dome -- if they stand up, they're good to go. Otherwise, back under the dome and try again next week.
Hopefully my next update will be showing the new-and-somewhat-improved veg tent!