She was great! I learned a lot and if I had done my part, she would have been able to shine even more.
Harvested at 90 days. These are final impressions of the grow and the harvest:
- I like the bend-over method of plant training but the stump got covered in tons of bud-like growth that wasn't anywhere near ready of even usable when harvested. This makes sense as the light couldn't get to the stump. Bend-over combined with a scrog screen made it so I couldn't really get to / see the lowest part of the plant so it wasted energy creating this bud growth that the light couldn't get to so it got thrown away. In the future, the bend over method shouldn't get used with a scrog screen unless you're sure you have the access needed to clean out the stump area.
- Harvested when I started to see amber on most or all of the upper kolas. Even with what felt like good patience, I still think I harvested too early. I wanted this grow to be over and I know I was a little early but I really understood how early when I cut everything down. Breeder says 77 days. I went 90 and I feel like it could have gone 100. I didn't want it to go 100 though as I had another plant behind it.
- Fox tailing sucks! I think / hope this was caused by a too close LED light combined with the oscillating fan only being on for 15 minutes and then breaking for 15 minutes. In the future, I'm going to keep the oscillating fan going 24/7. According to my reading, it can also be caused by heat stress, nutrient and PH stress and genes. Given that I'm pretty sure my PH and nutrients were good, and I'm sure I have good genes (and no ones else's picture of this plant looks like mine) I think it was the LED being too close.
- Between the excessive and unripe growth at the base, the fox tailing and the feeling that the plant wasn't as ripe as it should have been when harvesting, this didn't feel like a victorious harvest. I still got lots of bud (I think more than I've ever gotten) even with throwing a ton away from the base of the plant.0