Long story short- I’ve used coco for years with no issue, but in a quest for better yields I switched from flood and drain bottom feed, to top feed via tubing.
I noticed one of the plants had some dead leaves around the bottom, but I thought it was because it was getting close to finish. I didn’t think much of it, but a few days later I noticed several other mature plants had the same issue.
I picked up the pots and realized they we soaking wet and had been over watered ( same thing happened on my last crop - but the buds came OK).
These plants were hours of work doing the hand pollinating and tagging all the branches. Some of the seeds are already dark and showing through the pod.
The leaves are drooped badly ( I cut off all the fan leaves a few days ago), but the stems are still firmish and won’t fold or bread when tested.
If the seed is ruined, I’ll chalk it up to experience and toss them. I have several more plants coming in right behind them that are also seeded.
If the seed is bad, I’ll probably just qwiso it and compost it all.
What do you think? Does the stress build character or crush chromosomes?