Also bred by @wyeast_farms
, and this time grown out properly, without stressing the roots to shit, is the reigning queen of the trichomes among the plants in the greenhouse this round, Petrol Rainbows (Sour Gelato no.5 x Jet Fuel Gelato). The biological warfare continues, with both spider mites and predatory mites visible beneath the fan leaf in the foreground. They’re trying, but this plant also has a lot of resilience against spider mites, and only a few leaves show damage. Sadly for the 4 plants the mites aren’t able to cause extensive harm to, two of the plants have a lot of damage to their leaves’ chlorophyll cells; damned vegan spider mites’ tube mouths suck the nectar and glucose within, killing the cell. But they try anyway. Grown healthy from the start this round, the plant has filled out substantially. This, her apical cola, is hanging horizontally. Three of her branches are laying on the slotted tray attached to the greenhouse right next to the plant, fully stacked, fat arms of glistening, gasoline scents, & a sour, chemmy taste, with a little more fruit and no skunk funk. A lot of the sugar leaves have trichome rails, which I love to see. And she’s about as healthy as can be, in spite of the hundreds of thousands of mites waging war, arachnid vs. insect, all over her massive, sparkling, girth. An outstanding plant. Especially if you love the smell of gasoline. Burn Motherfucker, Burn, American Dreams. And let’s be real, who doesn’t? Flash on, nothing else. Like the other plants in the greenhouse she’s in a 5 gallon pot of Great Lakes Living Organic Soil. Giving it a try. I’m still thinking I prefer the M3, but Amazon has the Great Lakes, it’s not bad, & that’s a lot of money saved on shipping. I’ll probably use this soil for my outdoor summer sativas, in 10-20 gallon fabric pots, seeing as how sativas get really ornery without a solid amount of space to grow their massive root structures. While a similar indica would do fine in only 5 gallons. It takes time, and a lot of grows, to get to know the general preferences and quirks of cannabis overall, & individual cultivars will expose all of their secrets, after you’ve gotten to know them better.