Short and Fat - Crystal Candy Update
It's been 16 days since my last update and this plant has really begun to fatten up. I guess we are in week 2 or 3 for flower and since the last update, this plant has gotten massive. It is still pretty short, but it is a very dense plant.
I have done limited training on this plant and just allowed it to kind of grow on its own. I did cut about five of the lower sets of branches off, and a tiny bit of defoliation, but other than that, this plant is growing on its own. I wanted to see if the work I do with the low stress training techniques on the branches really do anything, and by the way this has been growing, I would have to say that the training I have done on other plants was well worth it.
This plant is doing great, so don't get me wrong, but I really think that the LST techniques, like bending down branches and stuff really does have an impact on how well a plant grows. One of the things I have noticed with this plant is that there really isn't much growth out away from the stem. The branches all seem to be super compact and close. There are benefits to this, but there also could be some downsides to how this plant is growing.
One of the main benefits that this plant has is its super short and fat branches. These branches are strong and will be able to hold up quite a bit of weight. Now the downside with the short branches will be a higher possibility of mold forming in the buds since everything is so close and moisture could get trapped in there and cause mold. I have two fans blowing across the plant to keep good circulation, so mold isn't something I am really concerned of.
Another downside of the short branches is that there is a ton of leaves, which can make it hard to see the actual growth of the buds and it is hard to tell how fat they are. I am not expecting too much off of this plant, but I can tell that it has some nice thick buds growing.
It does smell really nice too. My filter is working overtime in there. It has a nice sweet smell to it that reminds me of melons. There is a slight strawberry scent as well, and I think that these smells will just continue to get stronger as more buds are created and the plant matures. It will be interesting to see how the buds smell as they cure.
I am pretty excited for this strain. It is always fun to grow a new strain and try it out. I think this will be my last autoflower for a while though. I really enjoyed growing the GDP and being in control of the entire process. Autoflowers were good to learn with, but having more control over what the plant is doing and when it moves into the next cycle is really nice. I am not sure how much longer this plant has before it is done, but I am guessing it will be another 3-5 weeks since the hairs are still white and there is a lot of growth happening still. These next couple weeks should be fun. Thanks for stopping by.
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WOOOW thats amazing. so much great weeds
It was just a moment ago that I saw some great pictures in another article, but I can see that here too there are some very high quality pictures, they are amazing. Your plant blooms beautifully, the care you have given it is very noticeable, for sure there will be nothing to disturb its maturity, with everything you have implemented around it I don't think the risk of mildew will be a problem.
I am amazed by all the interesting things I have been able to see here on the platform.
I guess you use some professional camera to take such perfect pictures, it was good to stop by and read you.
Thanks man. Ya, I have a lot of really nice photo equipment that I've collected over the years. Thanks for stopping by.
It looks really short and thick. It's always good to try new things and it can surprise you. I hope this genre will be as good as GDP and what you want dude.
This plant won't come close to how good the GDP did, but I am hoping for about two ounces. My next plants are going to be photos, so they will be a lot larger than this one.
it will be a job to cut it. but i can just taste the pictures your weed looks nice and healthy
Thanks man. Ya, I am not looking forward to trimming this one up. I am not a fan of the really bushy plants because there are just so many leaves. I'm guessing it's the ruderalis in the autoflower that does it.
What a differecne a week makes! That plant looks amazing Wes! It does look very compact, but great thing you got those fans on it.
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Thanks homie. It's going to be interesting to see what it looks like at harvest.
That Crystal Candy has the coolest structure to it and the buds look very resin and trichome packed. It's possible training would have yielded better growth but it will be interesting to see the final weight on this one. I think the buds have a lot of fattening up to do still. Great work man!
Thanks man. It will be interesting to see what this plant does over the next couple weeks. I am definitely going to be training all my plants from here on out. I am not a fan of the way the branches mainly go straight up along the stem. i would prefer they be away from it so they can get better light distribution.
You are a talented grower my friend! Always looks so healthy and delicious! Keep up the great work bro!
Impressive, especially for an autoflower!