Pure Green Gardens – Seedlings Vegetative Update
Our seedlings have grown quite a bit since our last update so we wanted to take some time to cover what went on during the vegetative phase of their life cycle and what steps we took to ensure healthy new growth.
We began by transferring the seedlings (Clementine, Citrus Sap & 24 Karat) to our veg room under T5 lights. We transplanted them into one gallon pots before eventually moving them to 10 gallon smart pots after a couple of weeks. These smart pots are fabric-based pots, excellent for improving plant growth due to increased aeration, drainage and heat release.
For soil, we stuck with Nectar for the Gods #4 soil because of the rich humates and very diverse microbial colonies along with the fact that it works best with the Nectar for the Gods nutrient line, which we would be using throughout the life of the plant.
The Nectar for the Gods pro-level nutrient line has been a crucial part of our cultivation process as these fertilizers are composed of all organic and high quality composts, ideal for getting the plants the nutrients they crave without the risk of harsh chemicals and additives. The key here is to start slow and gradually work your way up to higher doses of nutrients. Less is more is usually a good rule of thumb.
Over the next few weeks we topped the plants a handful of times by cutting off the tallest shoot just below the last fully developed node. This makes the plant bushier in appearance and allows the light to penetrate deeper into the plant, in turn developing more quality buds and a larger yield.
The plants were kept in the vegetative state for about 52 days during which we saw about two vertical feet in growth. The growth would have exceeded five feet had we not topped the plants to ensure a squatter stature.
We also noticed that the Citrus Sap and 24 Karat seedlings each seem to have two distinct phenotypes–one that leans more sativa, with lankier branches and thinner leaf blades and another that appears more indica dominant, with broad leaves and shorter height.
Stay tuned for our next update where we’ll cover the transfer into the flower room and the first week of flowering and be sure to follow our gardens Instagram (@puregreengardens) for photo updates on the progress!