So I found some weird markings on one of my Cheese Candy clones last night. Not sure what it is, it looks like something was spilled on the leaf because it's only 1 blade of 1 leaf on 1 plant.
Yet the scope shot looks like eggs of some kind. Has anyone seen anything like this before on the top of their leaves?
I'm so envious of growers that can sow in their backyards. It's insane what needs be done to secure a harvest in an up-tight state... hours of back-breaking work hiking in amendments, bales of soil, compost, rain catching gear, drip lines, gas $ to get remote enough to sow, etc. All in hopes that it never gets found. An adventure, sure... a guarantee? Never. Your year is always in jeopardy. I can't wait for decriminalization to hit this state. I wish I wasn't such a family man - I'd be out of here so fast! All for the love and hope of this plant...
Life under the canopy is just as interesting as above, in an organic no-till garden that is. Cover crop take over, due to sprouted seedling teas, coconut/aloe vera waterings and the trusty red worms as well as some local worms. I don't understand these gardeners today that are doing half organic/synthetic grows? Its either one or the other people! If you don't take the time to learn how organic life works underneath the surface you should just stick to a label and do what it tells you, because you're not doing yourself any good trying to do both.
The #HolyRhodi breeding patch is truckin right along (even without hardly any rain this spring!). The organic matter in this soil (lots of chicken #poop) really aids in #MoistureRetention. The last time I watered this bed was last summer, we'll see if they can make it all the way through this summer without it as well.
Replacing water crystals with manure or compost is a great idea IMO.
About to turn this swamp into an oasis! Planting along dried up "feeder" streams yields some pretty rich loam I've learned. I can dig about 1' deeper in these spots without hitting clay. Completely filled with worms too!
#TURGIDITY - "In relation to photosynthesis, a prime function of water within the plant is to maintain #turgor within the guard cells of the leaves. The guard cells are in a state of turgor when they are fully stretched. To maintain turgor the amount of water absorbed must, in general, #equal the amount of water transpired (aka low #VPD). When the rate of #absorption is much less than the rate of #transpiration, the guard cells lose turgor, the #stomates partially or completely close, co2 cannot rapidly diffuse into the leaves, and #photosynthesis slows down or entirely #stops while respiration continues. As a result, very few carbohydrates are available for growth and development, and growth and yields are low." - So in short, this "leaf prayer" occurs when #VaporPressureDeficit is low and moisture is not being "sucked" from the plants. Plants that pray are very #happy plants! IMO, a low VPD environment is one of the key factors in pulling the #FullinherentPotential from the genetics in our gardens.