A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.
This first photo, to the left, was taken at 2 weeks into the change to 12/12.
So, the photo to the left was taken 4 days ago.
Same Plant Today
In this photo, to the left, it's fairly easy to see the growth and swelling taking place in the developing bud.
The camera is a few inches further away from the plant in this photo. But this bud is easily 2, maybe 3 times larger than it was 4 days ago.
Soon approaching 3 weeks since flipping to 12/12, I can see that flowering energy is really revving up for all the plants now.
Fubars and Foibles
Although overall, the plants are healthy and progressing -- I discovered that the Blueberry and Elephant Bud do not like a TOO-nutrient-rich diet when they started curling leaves. Between the layer of super soil placed in the bottom third of the planting containers and getting watered with home-made organic tea every other watering, nobody's going hungry in the grow room.
I've cut the 4 Blueberry and 2 Elephant Bud girls back to a tea-time every third watering, and they are looking much happier. Live and learn.
Its still early in this test grow, but so far I can't find anything to complain about with the Pro Grow 550 watt led.
- It's proved to be super eco-friendly both on the utility bill and the planet - which is what I expected.
- It is true that it produces no heat to speak of - causing no adverse impact on room temp or delicate plant leaves. Also what I expected.
- It seems, so far, to be doing it's job (and a good job, too) for the plants - Providing proper light spectrum for plant health and noticeable bud growth.
Keep an eye out for the next grow journal installment.