I am going a mixture of Blueberry Big Bud Auto and Kush. My star plants are the Blueberries since I have grown them longer.
I am fortunate in that I have 18 acres on the top of a hill. Zero public access. This is not yet legal in my state though it is coming soon. But I don’t have to worry about nosey neighbors, smells, etc. I own the entire hill.
I live in the wettest county east of the Cascades but I still get plenty of sunlight. In truth, I think I live in an ideal location for this endeavor.
I think I started about the end of June, first days of July.
I had one crop a total fail except for one plant (out of 8 seeds). After that, I got a little more serious and educated.
I started under a grow light (el cheapo) and moved into various pots. I finally decided to go au natural since I I have the land. I made a raised bed mostly of coir, peat, vermiculite. I’ve used the nutrients I’ve ordered from here. I think I have the medium right.
I saw some bugs and sprinkled a little Sevin 5 but that problem went away when I transplanted to a cedar raised bed. The bed in only 7 inches deep so I tilled the real soil underneath and treat with black kow. I had sampled it and it came up as “depleted” in all basic categories. I water every other and keep the garden under a plastic tent at night or when it rains heavily. They are getting about 15 hours of sunlight. In early July, I was shading them because the sun was so intense I feared they would burn up. I fenced it in since I have a lot of deer and the black bear that like to poke around and eat my real blueberries.
Some of the lower leaves turned yellow. It happened shortly after transplanting so I wrote it off a “handling damage”. To be on the safe side, I added a little Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts) and I think that did the trick. The yellowing is going away.
My wife put in the Marigolds as a natural pesticide as she hates Sevin 5.
I have several plants at different stages and different seed strains. Did I mention I was not very discipline? LOL
I am trying to just let nature take its course and simply correct it when it goes off the rails. I’m somewhat lazy.
This morning, while watering, something I do every other day when it’s hot or every 3rd when it’s not I realized, I have no idea where I am at in the growing cycle. I see these little fuzzy puff balls forming but am not sure what that means. So, in my long-winded scree, that is my question. Where is my plant at?