I also think the front paneling effects it somehow as well. Bud density by itself is imho 30% or more denser on any of the back three or four branches over anything on the front. I pay attention when we separate. As my wife cuts almost all leaves off leaving strictly bud on the branch, we get less than most, so we make sure we know what we’re smoking. One jar, lower bud, One jar middle bud, One or two jar’s what I would call AAA or AAAA in terms of underground cannabis quality. Big thick dense buds. Those are usually from the back. Then there is a jar for misc quality. Everything else goes in a small container and is typically made into butter asap
Thats why after as many grows as I have had, i dont think fans are useful outside of 1-30 days grow time, i dont think extra nutrients make that much of a difference and considering the additional $ between grobos bottles and extra, breaking down the cost to produce the cannabis, no thanks.
Keep it simple stupid. Works for me.
Thats why i try to top out at 6 or 7 solid branches. They seem to have the most evenly distributed leave growth which means light penetration to far enough below you reach the first fan top down. That on the last 3 of my grows all over 55g seems to be the single most effective way. Also there is a sweet spot on sitting under the light. That i believe is totally dependent on each strain. Once you hit that sweet spot you see the crazy huge nugs everyone wants.
Would i spend $4000 again on hydro vs tents? No. However I am very happy for the most part with my setup. It allows me much more flexibility between successes in tent and hydro grows and more variation in product and honing my ability to learn how to help my plant the best. I find a lot of inspiration in other peoples crazy setups. Maybe when i am making big bucks, i will try that
I am more interested in knowing what data from our grows grobo is using for data collection and why. To help them grow better? To help the industry? The list goes on. As I learn more and more about the plant and industry, the more deeper down the hole i want to go. This is an amazing plant!
Thanks for the support!