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Blom Basics: Week 4 & 5

Seedling Stage – Patiently waiting…

As we have mentioned last week, we’ve picked up some #problems with our seedling. Even though this may have put us behind on our expected grow cycle for about a week or two, luckily we’ve managed to save our plant. “Stretching” seemed to be the main issue here.

#Transplanting and keeping an eye on the seedling’s light cycle helped a bit, but we took some drastic measures by gently “super cropping” the plant. This is a high stress training technique where the plant is stressed in a strategic way by crushing the stems. This boosts growth in your plant, and helps you train it effectively.

This is not recommended in seedling stage, but desperate times, as they say.

We gently pressed the stem of the seedling, applying only enough pressure not to break the plant. After a few days we noticed our seedling developed healthier growth. Short internodes and compact, green foliage are all signs that seedlings are growing perfectly. For now, we wait. Checking in daily is extremely important.

There will be signs that indicate if your plant is happy and healthy or needs intervention. During #vegetative stage and especially after our plants experienced a lot of stress, we like to play them some music. #Plants thrive when they listen to music that sits between #115Hz and 250Hz, as the vibrations emulate similar sounds in nature. This promotes faster, healthier growth (although more concrete studies on cannabis are needed).

The trick is to find the right #music your plants respond to. According to #science, Classical music and Jazz seems to be the main choice for ultimate plant stimulation. Plants only like to be exposed to music for 1 to 3 hours per day.

This is one of BLOM’s favorite playlists:

  1. Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

  2. At Last – Etta James

  3. I Put a Spell on You – Nina Simone

  4. I Can’t Write Left Handed – Bill Withers

  5. Crazy – Patsy Cline

  6. Sittin on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

  7. Take Yo’Praise – Camille Yarbrough

  8. Into the Mystic – Van Morisson

  9. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

  10. Back in Black – Amy Winehouse

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