Ok. So I looked on the net extensively and after an hour pieced together what the heck the real difference was between topping and F.I.M.ing. If you are experienced with both techniques, this is for you, because I need your feedback on my explanation. If you need help in trying to understand the difference, and how to do each, this is for you as well, because I'm trying to elucidate the techniques for everyone.
So, here it is, my explanation of the difference.
Hey guys. Not too much to report. I am struggling with a spider mite problem (pics below). I have been spraying under the leaves ... twice now, and I can see less of em, so it's working I hope * I'm using just fresh garlic blended in water *
Here's how my babies look today, day 25:
And Baby #2:
Here are my babies after i transplanted them (3 weeks).
Yesterday new leaves started to droop, tried not to freak out. Just turned out they were being underwatered. I watered them and they perked back up within hours.
Today I'm going to start them on a very low nute regimen.
They're still in their small party cup-sized containers, going to transplant soon.
This journal is mainly for other first-time indoor growers, but comments are welcome from veterans if I'm making a horrible mistake. =)
I have two white widows... I put the seeds in a cup of distilled water for 12 hours to crack 'em open, then planted them in Happy Frog soil in party cup sized containers.
For the first week they were in a closet with 2 20 watt fluorescent bulbs an inch away from them. Here's a pic of them when they were a week old: