@shippie I think that is about right. Be sure to cut the main stem only. Those little leaves on each side of the main will turn into main branches (colas) of their own. And the purpose of topping is to create more colas, and let all the others catch up.
Posted this in the show your grow section but thought I would post it here as well.
Post water change, the PH dropped to 5.3 with a target at 5.7 (range 5.5-5.9). Then over the next 5 hours the PH dropped steadily to 4.9 triggering multiple alerts along the way down on PH being too low. I went through the troubleshooting help but it didn’t seem to rectify the problem. An hour later, I went through the PH menus on the Bloom and found a way to test the PH up pump. Essentially the test provides a dose which was exactly what I needed to get back into the range. While I am sure that was not what the intent of the test feature, is there a need to have a manual dosing option? Or should we temper the alert system to consider the time it takes to pace the mixing of nutrients and PH post a water change?
Hi @northern_dweller, thank you for keeping us informed. We've got a new humidifier ordered for you and it should arrive in a few days. Please disregard the alerts in the meantime and reach out to [email protected] if you need any help with installation.
From personal experience, I have gotten cuttings (clones) from friends without either parties knowledge of powdery mildew. Some strains are more receptive to the fungi then others. That being said it can thrive in the right environments laying dormant. Beware of any leaves that look like this ^
Spores become airborne when disturbed so be careful not to allow them in the Bloom environment.
An organic remedy is a sulfur foliar spray which coats the leaves and effects the ph making it inhabitable for the fungi to live.
If you have a clean clone, the BLOOM will provide the perfect temperature, humidity and air flow to deter spore colonization.
Dilute away, right in the bottles. To reiterate, this is only for pH solutions. You don't need to worry about how dilute or strong they are relatively. You COULD also dilute nutrient solutions, but you'd have to be very precise on exact relative dilutions. I don't recommend it.