"Jack in the Box"
Jack Herer (Auto) by Canuk
The plug wasn’t even tight but she still chose to go around!
Just couldn’t wait to get out, wow that was fast!
Looks like a good place to stop stretching…
Not bad for 1 week! Appears quite healthy.
Today is drain/fill day, hopefully it’s well received. That ugly plug was fixed.
Peeked under the hood while draining, noticed a single root poking out. Excellent!
Still growing after the water change. That’s a good sign, yeah?
No noticeable change in growth rate. Steadily gaining in size and shape.
A quick peek shows the new water is indeed being enjoyed. That root continues much deeper into the tank already and there’s plenty more coming in right behind it!
Those first curls are so cute.
Keeping the pace up, no more cowlick.
Getting stronger day by day. Tiny little branches starting to slightly gain in thickness and width. Exciting!
I like the direction this is headed in.
Can notice a spot developing on the first shot, she’s still growing though!
That spot is becoming those spots. Noticed this in grows posted by others, hopefully it’s just due to the added nutes. The water was changed today.
The spots aren’t of too much concern yet but they do look ugly. Worth sending in a ticket to double-check the data. That yellow in the middle does look like she’s dealing with some sort of deficiency.
The spots are more ugly today than yesterday. Still noticing some new growth at the top but the affected leaves haven’t really grown much since the problem was first noticed.
Here’s what she looks like from an overhead perspective:
Spotting continues but still seeing some new development up top.
Some closer shots of the top:
Blemishes aside, the growth up top looks good!
Shots from above, can really see how far that top growth stretched out since yesterday:
Update regarding the spotting: After looking at the data it appears as though EC levels are at least partially to blame for the condition she’s in. Earlier on in the grow my unit was having overheat issues and to this day it’s been an everyday battle keeping the internal temperature at 25C or lower. What happened is in-between the previous drain/fill and this last drain/fill the system was shut off for a (short) time when it would’ve been feeding the plants so it ran a week without the intended nutrient/EC level. After the last drain/fill it fed successfully and the EC levels are looking normal again now.
So, that’s likely why there’s a sudden burst in growth again as well as a slowdown in growth last week.
Action up top and the 2nd set is also perking up, it’s not over yet!
New growth is late but doubled in size overnight:
The spots aren’t getting any worse and she’s starting to reach further up again.
The new leaves are already bigger than any others. Doing much better now!
Some close up shots of the wounded areas (soon to be trimmed):
There’s still more seen happening up top, starting to pick up the pace again:
Noticing some fungus or decay starting on the burnt sections – the white marks on the closest edge in view of the bottom-left-most fan leaf. The leaf in front makes it trickier to see as they seem to blend into one another. It’s time to trim those dying sections off before that gets any worse. Otherwise, things are still looking better. Moving into transition tomorrow and will likely need to add an additional week before flowering; we’ll see!
Here’s what was trimmed off:
Looking better without the ugly spots.
There’s more action at the nodes, too:
Some new spots developing on the older branches, especially the leaves that were trimmed earlier. They’ll probably need to go soon but have been hoping she’d stretch out a bit first.
Stem is getting noticeably thicker and still growing but those spots are just asking for the data to be checked.
Still growing. The bottom leaves got her this far but won’t last much longer. There has been a considerable increase in root growth over the past few days.
Lots of development around the nodes, each has new leaves sprouting but she’s not reaching very far yet. Water change today, too.
Surface area continues to increase steadily albeit slowly, she’s a bit of a dwarf at this point. Noticed some brown slime around the roots after a couple of particularly hot and humid days, will post pics of that separately. Added just over 6mL of hydroguard.
Two more sets of bottom leaves have started spotting. Roots were already cleaner 3 hrs after adding the hydroguard, but today are looking much better overall – a lot more are coming in.
This is after snipping the spotted sets:
Looking much better top and bottom.
Not much time to inspect today but still seeing some positive change.
Was away for a few days, she must’ve missed me looks a bit sad. It’s water change time, hoping that helps kick her out of this funk. A bit of vertical growth would be nice!
The water was changed and hydroguard added again. She’s still growing but not perking up.
Pic of roots after the water change:
Returned from another few days away and there’s not much sign of recovery. Roots are showing signs of brown slime again, they were fairly clear after the last water change.
Pic of roots:
Upon further inspection it appears as though below the branches that were pruned earlier is where the rot seems to be forming. This next pic furthers that theory, it’s much more apparent now that the rest of the stalk has thickened around it: