here is an update, not sure if they are o.k. or not, but the buds seem to be growing bigger so i'm not quite sure if that's a good sign or what. sorry for the pics quality our camera is still not working so i had to use a lower quality method. the leaves edges on the shot adrenaline and ultraviolet are starting to turn purple and the leaves are all still light green. these are things i know:
purple can indicate phosphorous deficiency
both were fed half strength nutes about a week ago after the soil tests were both low and didn't show signs of nute burn, at least as far as i can tell. lockup could be a possibility so i flushed the one that looked the lightest yesterday with filtered water tested at 000 TDS
purple can also indicate cooler temps, it's been getting cool here finally but when i check the thermometer it's mid to high seventies with the light and main fan on, it's just under eighty with the fan off, light on, and chilly outside.
lightening leaves and purpling can be normal in the final stages of flowering.
these are about thirty days away from being done going by the timeline given(i know the estimated grow time is under optimal conditions and will be harvesting by inspecting the trichs with my little microscope).
sativa dominant plants can be lighter green than indica varieties, the "light green bud" everyone loves to get.
the shot adrenaline i know is a sativa dominant plant, the ultraviolet could be higher sativa as well, it does smell very fruity like the sweetest fruit punch you could imagine.
how mine look/feel
the buds are firm, the leaves feel "happy" if that makes any sense, they aren't too dry. the leaf tips, even the new leaves, are very light yellow but so far it doesn't seem to take over the leaf.
the buds are starting to develop visible trichomes and are noticeably bigger than last week. some of the pistils on a few of one of the plants have started to brown. there is visible very light green new growth at all the bud tips suggesting new things are being built by the plant.
so that's where i'm at with this one, on the low end i've got three weeks left, on the long end i've got five maybe six, so if i can just keep them from dying for that long i should end up with some good meds finally.
Edited by reneArtois, 11 October 2012 - 08:15 PM.