o wow just got done catching up sorry bought the accident that sucks and the borg too! On a more positive note your hempy girl is looking real nice!
Now that I have a couple of successfully-sprouted autos, I'm taking inspiration from your pic, Sue!
What I've learned so far AKgramma, is
1. Feed them properly.
2. With autos go with a more shallow pot (if autos are a good fit, the jury's still out on this).
3. Have patience.
She's 24 days old now, and if hempy pots do indeed cause the growth explosion I'm banking on she stands a good chance of shooting right past everyone else. I'll be glad with whatever she offers, but I've been explaining to her the desire for more than two ounces dry. In time we'll see if she heard me and cared enough to do something about it.
Now I am really confused! I have read in more than one place that the Autos go to flower once their roots hit the bottom. It's like a signal to turn on the flowering phase. Now it seems to me that taller bins will allow more root growth, since that tap root is very vigorous, and that more roots and more veg growth will give more yield.
Yes, I know their flower time is based on their genetic time clock, but environment has a lot to do with how genetics are expressed. I now plant in waste receptacles that are narrow and 14" tall (3 gallons), holes drilled in the bottom (not hempy). I'm hoping that this environment, plus early training, will give me acceptable yields.