I’m back with News Joint Grow Journal 2.0: Five Signature Strains and another journal entry spotlights for Peanut Butter Cookies by Tastebudz. As mentioned in Journal 24, I had only one branch on Peanut Butter Cookies left, because I had almost killed the plant as a seedling by accidentally using extremely high pH balance in my water.
I left off the last Peanut Butter Cookies journal entry deciding to low stress train in opposite directions the main central trunk and the one remaining branch of the Peanut Butter Cookies. Of course, while training the Peanut Butter Cookies, I cracked the meeting point between the central trunk and the remaining branch. Instead of taping the crack as I usually did, I propped up coated wire to press the trunk and branch back to together.
I let the plant heal before continuing more low stress training. That was when the Peanut Butter Cookies, despite the rough start, took off. The trunk and branch finally knotted back together, and the sideways stem and branch and looked from above like two plants in one pot.
The Peanut Butter Cookies thrive throughout vegetation. I thought about topping the stem at the top or the one branch stretching out but decided to just let them grow. The natural spread of the plant allowed plenty of light inside the middle.
I trimmed smaller leaves or dying leaves at the bottom of the plant but otherwise, I let the Peanut Butter Cookies leaf out as much as possible. A week before flipping all five plants (including Tenzin Kush #4 x Hazy Kush by Green Bodhi, Jilly Bean by MzJill Genetics, PuTang by Mass Medical Strains, Strawberry Cough by Kyle Kushman) I pruned the Peanut Butter Cookies to the top three or four nodes on the branches. A few days later, I cracked each branch and then let Peanut Butter Cookies rest for a few more days before flipping.
The attempt to grow the Peanut Butter Cookies didn’t turn out as expected s far, but I have tried to adapt to what was best for the Peanut Butter Cookies to give the plant the best chance to grow.
The next News Joint Grow Journal (30) will spotlight our final “Signature Strain” Strawberry Cough by Kyle Kushman (Homegrown Cannabis Co.) and will discuss why I decided not to top the plant and let it grow with minimal interference from me.