Haven't updated in some time. I have taken pics along the way however and intend to update previous weeks. Been concentrating on a solid regimen and method that suits the plants best for the environment I've created. There was a solid flush b/f transplant to 3 gal. smart pots. pH was out of wack a bit and I think the girls were letting me know it. I'm still not quite clear why (I've read that high ph means low food levels, and vice versa, but i don't feel confident that that is correct) but every time I would flush w/ low pH water, runoff pH levels would increase. Weird. Gave nothing next day and they were perky. Then transplanted to 3 gal. (originally was going to make 5 gal. their final destination, but I think 3 gal. might be since I've used up most of my medium. We'll see where they are b/f the flip). Levels are perfect again.
Gave a significant pruning during transplant. Keeping them nice and low w/ LST, (can't believe I am saying this) HST, mainlining in areas (which does go against some of the excellent advice I have received. I really do keep all of it in mind constantly and weigh my next steps against this advice. Thank you so much for your time. Gotta take the occasional risk though), and mini scrogs I made from bamboo skewers. The GC seems to get pretty bushy. Should have been named Ono OG or simply Demi Moore. I also FIMed some areas and topped some others to note the difference. Would love to hear some feedback on what others prefer and why.
Finally, cut out "root" nutrients until flower (addition of Sensizym after transplant only) and sticking to essentials and choice additives to keep ppm down. In attempting to dial in the exactly amount they need, I dilute the final mix if necessary unless it's Calmag/Revive day (once a week) which I add separately, full strength, to diluted sol.
In hindsight, I would have let their stems stretch more in the first stages. But I do like what's going on.
UPDATE: just topped all flowering spots to fill some holes and attempt to encourage a burst. The "outward" is in check. Some "upward" is very much in order. Would like to reach 2 ft. by wk. 8-10. Would do this vice versa next time. Too much concern about containment in young stages. Def. intro. training much later, or at the very least, be less aggro out of the gate.