Milky Way in the Bonanza 250 Growbox – Part 6

By: Kevin, June 12, 2017

25-5-2017 2nd week of bloom is done

The Milky Way has been in bloom for more than two weeks and has been around 20cm higher than last week. Also, the first peaks are clearly visible and I can say with 100% certainty that this Milky Way is a lady. Now is also the time to switch to flowering.

Milky Way in the Bonanza 250 Growbox - Part 6

The Milky Way on 25-5-2017.

Milky Way in the Bonanza 250 Growbox - Part 6

The first tops are visible.

Milky Way in the Bonanza 250 Growbox - Part 6

Now it is the time to switch to flowering nutrition.

The Milky Way tends to grow to the light, thus closing the foliage at the top of the plant. The leaf cover is now so close that the leaves of the lower third part of the side branches aren’t getting enough light. The leaves are fading and keeping this part of the plant alive costs too much energy that can not be used for the top formation. In addition, these are also the weaker parts of the plant where parasites a like trips and spines get a grip easier. I will cut these off in the next week or week after. With sticks or a net I bend the remaining branches sideways so that the light can penetrate deeper into the foliage and also the lowered peaks develop better.

Milky Way in the Bonanza 250 Growbox - Part 6

The foliage begins to close at the top of the plant

Milky Way in the Bonanza 250 Growbox - Part 6

The lower leaves aren’t getting enough light and are starting to fade.

Milky Way in the Bonanza 250 Growbox - Part 6

I will cut off one third of the bottom branches.

Gender determines

If you have the space for it, for example outside in your garden, and you want to grow a few real giants then you can make your plant reveal it’s sex by tying an airtight bag over a twig every day after a light period of 12 hours. This twig will flourish over time and create feminine tops or male flowers. The rest of the plant will only stay in the vegetative phase and grow further. You know which plants are male and can be removed. This is the case with plants outside in the “bush”. My Milky Way in the Bonanza comes from feminized seed, which gives me some x% of certainty about the sex.

Text & photos: Gert

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