I AM GROOT HAS BEEN HARVESTED!
On the last post Space Pants was the next of my plants to go to the jar.
The Mighty Groot Has Been Slain!
Actually, that sounds harsh. Groot was a process. I ended up taking her down in stages. Let me explain.
I came out one day and did the usual tending routine. One thing I do is shake and thump the branches and this seems to knock loose any bugs or debris that I might not see.
See that on the ground? That's little bits of flower that have just fallen off the branch. WTF?
I was a bit worried. I have never seen buds just fall off in clumps. I inspected the branch it came from and I saw the open area where that piece of flower came from. Was it some kind of rot or pest? I couldn't tell. After finding the same thing happening in another lower branch on the other side, I decided to cut the lowest rung of branches and check them out. Everything above that looked okay to me.
I brought them in and put them under a light.
Upon closer instection I couldn't see any signs of rot or mold or mites. I did see that this plant has some seeds. Thankfully not too many.
But then, when I looked deeper into this nug I saw something move when I exposed it. Wuuuuuuut?
It seems that I have found the culprit!
This little asshole was eating my weed.
I didn't see any in the rest of the plant so I let her live on. Let those top buds get a little bigger.
I waited about 10 days then I went ahead and took the rest of I AM GROOT down.
Since Groot has been retired, I wanted to see how the roots looked.
And now we are looking at Groot's naughty bits. Shame on you all for staring!
Cut them like this (if you aren't just hanging them whole that is) to give them handy little hooks for hanging.
NOW I CAST THEM INTO THE BREEZY DARKNESS FOR AN AGE! (or until they are dry as fuck)
Stage 1 of Groot gave me about an ounce of dry, and I can't wait to see how this half turns out. As the top half of Groot had more time I noticed it was way more stickier to handle. I never found any more caterpillars.
The next post should be the harvesting of Veruca Salt, my other larger plant. Oh yeah, let's not forget that Groot actually spawned a clone that really grew aggressively. I was thinking it would be one of my reveg experiments, but take a look, it looks like Baby Groot will be apart of this harvest!
That's all for now!
See the first part of this growing season and the weird journey these plants have taken from seed till now.
I make art and I grow things. I'll leave it up to you as to which of the two I am better at.