Cannabis chronicles 20, an overdue update

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Hello, and welcome to my cannabis page!

This post is a bit overdue, it's been a couple of weeks since I've written a cannabis post.

We're almost to the last week of August now, and the Blue Dream plant has started to bud out. Apparently, the lessening of the daylight hours has had it's effect on the plant. I noticed the first little hairs on the tips of the branches a couple of weeks ago, but it seems to be a fairly slow process when the plant is grown with natural light in a greenhouse setting. The big leaves on the plant have been turning yellow and drying up over the past week or so. I think it's a combination of stresses, the plant is probably rootbound from being in too small of a pot, it's probably used up most of the nutrients in the soil, and I don't think I've been giving it as much water as it actually needs in the small pot. This is my first time growing cannabis, so I don't really know what to expect once it starts to flower, I don't know if it's natural for the big leaves to start shedding once it starts to flower.
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Here's a better look at the leaves.
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I was able to take a few decent photos of some of the buds that are starting on the plant.
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The Cannatonic plant is doing better than the Blue Dream, it doesn't seem to be as affected by whatever is going on with the Blue Dream plant. Of course, it's in a much larger pot, and it seems to hold the water a bit better. It has had some drought stress from my lack of attention to watering it on occasion, but it doesn't have nearly as many yellow leaves. I've been just letting this plant get taller, and the tallest stems are touching the roof of the greenhouse now. I think it's starting to bud now as well, I've seen a few hairs starting to form on the bud ends in the past few days.
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These are the Cannatonic clones. They've done really well since I put them into the bigger pots. I'm sure I'll have to repot them pretty soon if I want them to keep growing. I don't know how big they'll get before they start to flower due to the changing daylight hours.
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That's what I have for this cannabis update, thanks for stopping by to check it out!

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Wow great looking plants there- I just boosted your vote 500%!

So the yellowing of the leaves is perfectly normal during flowering as the plant begins to run out of nitrogen. You should remove any dead or dying leaves (just gently touch and if it falls of then its ready) to prevent mold or other pest from growing on them.

The plants are ready for some flowering nutrients though, so use higher amounts of Phosphorous and Potassium with low nitrogen. I like to use bat guano that has been premixed into my flowering blend, but be sure to check what kind of bat guano first cuz different bats from around the world have different nutrient compositions from their diets.

Additives like "Snowstorm ultra" with 0-0-3 balance will increase the trichome and terpene production and the results are usually really nice with nutrients like this in the last 2 months of flower.

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Thanks for the good information!
I was wondering about if I should fertilize at this stage of growth. I'll have to go to the local grow shop and see about getting some fertilizer with the right formulation for flowering.

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You are in early stage of flowering so you wanna get something that is low Nitrogen, but high in P/K and increase the dosage per gallon over the next few weeks as they enter aggressive flowering.

The slight boost of Nitrogen will help green up some of those fan leaves but yellowing and leaf loss is completely normal throughout flowering, as the plant runs out of nutrients and takes from older less used parts.

I always supplement with some "black strap" molasses, which often times will be an additive for nutrients, but I like to put a little bit more towards the end. What that does is cause the buds to have a bigger yield- the theory is that the extra sugar helps to feed micro-organisms in the soil and that gives a boost to the plants.

But as always keep it simple and go slow with fertilizers.

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Its really exciting to see you are a new grower like me.
I only have one plant but she is doing well.
Nice white hairy trycomes just waiting for them to start turning yellow and then I think it will be harvest time.
I have had some great help here on weedcash from other growers. What a great community.
Good luck 😎

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