North of Normal
Here we are, about seven weeks from seed. These are some L.A. Zkittles from Bred By 42 [L.A. Kush x Zkittles], they were started in solo cup hempy buckets then transferred to ~1 qt. hempy buckets, topped and LSTed, until mid week six when I transferred them to the DWC (largest plant (#1) has been in the DWC for three days longer than the others because reasons). I number the plants by size from largest down, so starting in the back and going clockwise.
Feeding: Pure Blend Pro Grow, Liquid Karma, and the Botanicare CalMag. Currently 15ml/gal Grow, 5 ml/gal LK and ~3ml/gal CalMag.
Veg space is just a closet under a 100W quantum board LED panel, flowering will be one bucket in a 2'x2' tent under 135W QB LED panel (both actual watts).
Water is tap water, my unadjusted tap water registers 120ppm and slightly basic.
Saturday (after this picture) I started defoliating. My basic process is: find the growth tips I would like to slow down a bit and take the leaves off the second or third node from the top to help expose the branches around them. Newer leaves have a nice spicy taste with a hint of fruitiness, older fan leaves still spicy but more vegetal. Started with 2.5 gal of solution in each 3.5 gal bucket (enough to cover the bottom ~1.5" of the net pots) so I haven't had to top up any of them yet but I did throw another 5ml of Grow in #1 as it had eaten the TDS down to ~480ppm (net) from ~620ppm (net) and the new growth was starting to look a little pale. That bumped it up to ~800ppm (net).
Hoping to free up the flowering tent next Thur/Fri, around the time that #1 has been in the DWC for two weeks, but 2/3 of the Rocklock girls in there might need a little longer. Depending on how fast the L.A. Zkittles bush out I may put the closet light on 12/12 before then to give them a head start. Still not 100% sure what I want to do with the plants that don't go in the flowering tent.