Mid-week greetings everyone! It's day 27 of 12/12. I wouldn't normally post pics of bud sites, but trichomes have been developing for 2 days now. I just had to share my excitement! With about 40 days till harvest, these are gonna be some frosty girls!
The light glare makes it hard to see the trichs on the tops.
A couple group shots
I didn't take any cuttings (no space), so it's getting crowded in there fast. I'll probably stake them this weekend when the green Velcro tape arrives. The stretch may be coming to an end. No height increase on #10 (30") for 2 days. Once they're staked, I'm thinking of lightly trimming the lower 20% of leaves. No pruning or super cropping! Just those that are light limited or are a drain on the plant. Too much stress IS a concern. Should I trim them at all? Trim a plant all at once, or trim 1/2 the plant twice, 3 days apart? LMK.
Overall, imho, I think they're looking good. There's no tip burn, and (under normal light) the leaves are a med-dark green. The N, Ca & Mg deficiencies of #8 have improved quite a bit. They're being fed 80 oz every 2-3 days: 5.5 g Megacrop, 3ml CalMag, 3ml KoolBloom & 5ml FloraNectar (a gift) per gal/H2O. EC 2.1, PPM 1050 (.5) & 5.9 pH. I usually don't feed any plants past EC 1.8, but @LED_Seedz suggested ppm was spot on. These girls like it hot. More to come this weekend.