My AK-47 from the most recent crop I harvested.
Just like my three children have different personalities, need certain attention moments and have quirks about themselves, so do my plants. EVERY plant from every crop has certain requirements, particular personalities and needs.
I treat every plant, no matter if they are the same strain or not, as an individual unit in need of essential demands.
Whereas one AK-47 may need to be closer to the light than the other five in the same tent... I move it closer as I see the leaves are not as green as the others. I may see an OG Kush who is requiring more nutrients or water than its counterpart plants of the same strain because it is closer to the lights.
I may also see that this Gorilla Zkittles need to have a cage around it for stability and support because its top colas are growing larger than the other four GZ plants in the same tent.
Every plant has specific needs, requests for TLC and exigencies.
I have a real deep connection to ALL my plants.
Back in the day (summer of 2017) when I was first learning; this was my second grow EVER. Sour Diesel.
These plants (Sour Diesel) may appear to be too tall, etc or some people may find them to be not exactly what they would want... but I have always grown my plants in this manner and have had tremendous success with the yields.
I wish I had cloned the Sour Diesel, but back then, I had no clue how to clone and was actually afraid to attempt the process. If only I knew then what I know now about how easy cloning is I could have Sour Diesel in my perpetual clone/mother tent.
The image on the left is not very clear (as you can tell my photography skills have advanced immensely over the last year) and the plants in this tent had plenty of room to grow.
At about week 6, the Sour Diesel finished their stretching towards the light in the tent and ended up filling in so much that I had to take a tomato cage from my garden and use them around the plant for support.
I looked back on my records and saw that from those six plants I ended up with 10-ounces of cannabis. Not too bad for a second grow.
When I was growing the Sour Diesel, I paid attention to the plants' needs. I may have just been learning how to grow, but it's amazing how quickly you tune in and start to understand what you have to do to keep the plants growing and healthy.
I am like this with not only the cannabis plants, but also all the flowers, herbs and vegetables I grow in my regular garden. I've been known to get lost in the greenhouses with the herbs. Hubby already knows if he can't find me around the house to look in the grow room or the greenhouses (in the summer at least as my growing season here outdoors has ended). I can spend an entire day in the grow room tending to the plants, organizing things and doing whatever tasks need to be accomplished.