Week 8 of Flowering - Buds are filling in! Bud Rot - we hate you

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  1. Mass Medicinals

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    It's mid-October and the plants are doing okay.

    Bud sites are starting to really fill in which is great. But we've also seen a fair occurrence of bud rod on one of the plants.

    Having come from mainly running indoor grows, we have been trying to manage these new challenges as they develop. Which is obviously not ideal, but it's sort of all we could do.

    We have been very lucky with the temperature. But the excessive moisture really hurt our plants.

    Here are some bud shots at week 8. They are clearly not ready to be harvested. But we are racing against factors that we cannot control. So harvest is likely coming in the next week or two.


    Even the lower bud sites have started to show amber colored trichomes and red pistils.


    This photo was used for our youtube video. One of the better buds on the most eastern facing plant. It's been hit hardest by the bud rot.


    Under a jeweler's loupe we are seeing a mix of clear, cloudy (white) and even amber trichomes.

    We've noticed that the pistils and trichomes are in different stages based on where the plants are positioned. They sit in a row with one plant facing the east, one being in the middle, and the last plant facing the west.

    The most western plant is the least ripe, with majority of pistils being white and the trichomes largely still having that clear look.

    The most eastern plant is the most ripe, with about 40-50% of the pistils having turned red, and the trichomes being majority cloudy, followed by clear, and less so amber.


    Here is an example of the bud rot. Such a shame that we couldn't control or prevent it from happening this year...


    It has been a really fun ride, watching these plants go from being cuttings, to foot tall transplants, to 12-13 foot giants.

    And we arrived to this point with minimal feeding and training.

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    Happy Growing!!!
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