Checked and reset the thermometer/hygrometer today. No change in the climate of either chamber. Checked soil conditions in flowering chamber. Several needed water so I decided to go ahead and flush the containers. Pulled each plant out to the sink and watered until about a half gallon flowed out the bottom and they were bubbling away on top. Set them aside after letting them drain and rotated before putting them back under the lights.
Ganji’s practicing some excellent gardening techniques. When growing indoors in containers, it’s a good idea to flush the root system periodically to remove any buildup of salts and minerals that may have occurred. It also prevents dry dead spots from forming in the soil and helps aerate it as well. Check out the bubbling on top of the soil. That’s old stale air flowing out, which will be replaced by fresh oxygenated air. This is one reason that hydroponics works so well. The constant saturation and draining of the soiless medium is always pulling fresh air into the root system. -- MAX
The transplanted clones are growing fast now. Topped each one today to slow vertical growth and concentrate their energy into branching. They’ll need to be transplanted again before the mother plants are finished so I’ll have to find some more containers soon. Of the remaining seven, only the one is showing any signs of improvement. I’m giving them just a few more days. Watered, rotated, and misted all the clones before closing up the Temple.
Ganji’s definitely going to have to transplant again soon. Remember, a plant has just as much beneath the surface as it does above. That would make Ganji’s transplanted clones pretty close to root bound from the looks of things. Topping them will help in the short term, but he’ll need to get containers as soon as possible. He just won’t give up on the others. You’ve got to love the dedication, and he may save that one more, but the rest don’t look like they’ll make it. That’s ok however; he’s got plenty for the next crop. -- MAX