Day 43 (Day 19/28 Late Vegetation) Extended late veg. another week.
Defoliation step 2:
Early this morning I conducted another scheduled water change and immediately followed with some pretty significant defoliation. I removed two very large fan leaves, thinned out the canopy slightly and cut two more “main branches” giving her the 6 cola design that I desired. I am cloning the two cuttings for sport, nothing to do with them once they root, I simply just want the experience. I was shocked at how much force it took to snip the branches and fan leaves, the Rhino Skin is doing it’s job. I plan on extending late veg. another week giving her 7 full weeks total in vegetative stage, I will not take her height into account unless I feel she will over-grow. I will continue with only some minor pruning/manicuring to ensure proper air flow until the end of veg. She will then receive her first lollipopping treatment just before switching to transition.
Over the past week she has grown through the ScrOG Screen and even required some tucking from grid to grid. All light is focused on new growth and the top of the canopy is level. Very much enjoying training with this method!
I have begun topping off the reservoir twice a week in between drain/fills, she is currently drinking about a gallon per week. Not sure if evaporation could be a factor, any input on this would be appreciated.
Water Change Stats:
Solution: 3 Gallons Distilled Water, 11mL Rhino Skin, 6mL Hydroguard, 7.5mL Revive, 3.75mL Recharge, allowed to sit for two hours, then added 8 drops pH Down.
As always any advice, comments, or questions that anyone might have are more than welcome!
Edit: Forgot to add nutrient usage tracking last night. See below: