US Customs and the Post Office
by, 08-05-2012 at 09:09 PM (578 Views)
My order containing the Auto WW has today left the Kearny, NJ Post Office facility. It arrived there July 31. Ridiculous. Meanwhile my 3 ladies are still 6 weeks away from harvest at best. Temp is 70 at the highest this year so a fan and an open window is enough to get the job done. Don't take many pics due to the HPS glare while on and camera flash when off. But here's a couple. Both are indicas that are budding real well going into the third week of flowering 12/12. The third is a Super Silver Haze I have topped multiple times then braided and tied over to form a "back of the Dragon". It will be flowering much longer. It is in the center of the middle pic and to the left in the 4th. I get great yields from wispy sativas in a small area doing this as the side buds get the same light as the top colas. Nitrogen overdose as I unwittingly re-potted into 22 galloners for flower and used new Fox farms Ocean Forest and all those nutes. Straight water got me tip curl.
I also weight side branches until horizontal. Habit of many years doing it outside and it does pay off. But it also seems to invigorate the plant a bit when she is normally slowing growth. The effort needed to resist the pull down by a 4" lag eye hook makes the buds bigger in my experience. From a combination of light increases and extra sap flow to help the struggling limb. Like resistance training for us elderly folks.