Day 40 to 45 – Critical+ 2.0 Flower growth

Hey guys and welcome (back) to our latest grow report!
For the past couple days the buds of the critical+ 2.0 plants have been growing more and more and the first trichomes have started to show! Exciting times.

The white marks on the leaves have also been spreading across the different plants. We believe it’s spider mites or thrips infestation but still unsure.. We’ll cover that is a separate post but in the mean time if you’re wondering how to see the difference check out our article on the subject.

Let’s get into it!

Critical+ 2.0 Buds Growing

Between day 40 and 45 the buds of these marijuana strains totally transformed. Whether it is on the Critical+ 2.0 or the Flower strain, we’ve seen some strong growth. We decided to divided the evolution of both strains in 2 articles, the second one is coming soon 😉

Critical+ 2.0 Autoflowering Bud evolution

The 2 critical plants are looking pretty good although one of them is the one being invaded by whatever pest we’ve been dealing with which is most likely hurting it. If you’ve been following us you’re aware that the flowering stage started without us wanting us to, but we’re actually pretty happily surprised by a couple of the plants.

Let’s look at the evolution of these 2 plants, remember that you can click on the images to see them better and in a row

Day 40 – Clear Bud Spots

Here’s the start point for this 5 day adventure. Now of course compared to what’s to come they’re nowhere near ready and there’s many steps left within the flowering stage. Once we’ve gone through the whole lifecycle we will group together the pictures in order to see the different steps in image

Plant 1

Focus on Critical+ 2.0 in early flowering stage

Plant 2

Top view of critical plant

You can see that the buds aren’t at the same stage. The flowers are starting to have a round top on plant 1 whereas plant 2 they’re still in a cone type shape.

We’re also testing 2 different styles of culture here, on plant 1 we decided to keep a couple side branches and plant 2 we are going for a one bud situation (this way to learn more on the different type of culture)

Day 41

Plant 1

Plant 2

Here’s a focus on the middle stages of the first plant.
Normally these flowers will get big enough to cover the spaces on the stem, creating an illusion of one big fat bud at harvest time. We’ll see if that’s what happens or not

Close up on middle stage flowers

Day 42 –  Well developed Apex Buds

Mid way through our journey you can see that the flower on the Apex of the second plant now has rounded up. We basically have a 2/3 day delay the development of both plants.
On her end the first plants main bud is starting to dense up, whereas the bottom buds are starting de develop themselves and will soon start to grow also.

Plant 1

Horizontal view of flowering critical marijuana

Plant 2

Day 44 – Middle and Branch buds catching up

As you can see 2 days later both flowers on the Apex’s are nice are round and growing more and more. They’ve adopted a cone type shape.
The lower level buds are differently developed, some also share the dome shape especially on the first plant. On the second plant you can see that many of those still have the pistil like shape, these might just have to go, especially the one’s that don’t have direct access to sun light.

Plant 1

All the buds of the first plant well developed

Plant 2

Before we get to the last step of our this journey here’s a horizontal view of these 2 babies (critical plants are the 2 in front)

Day 45 – All buds developed

By day 45 the Apex of both plants are domed shape. The Top of First plant is now becoming denser, while the middle and side branch buds are starting to develop a nice amount of trichomes all over the place.

The second plant is still a little behind but they’re getting there. On the upper levels of the plants trichomes are appearing around the buds and on the near leaves,

Plant 1

Last step, critical 2 now has well developed buds

Plant 2

Critical + 2.0 onebud starting to develop

Snapshot of the Buds before and after

Here’s a before/after picture of both plants so that you can easily  see the difference in just 5 days

Plant 1 – Day 40

Focus on Critical+ 2.0 in early flowering stage

Plant 1 – Day 45

Last step, critical 2 now has well developed buds

Plant 2 – Day 40

Top view of critical plant

Plant 2 – Day 45

Critical + 2.0 onebud starting to develop

Crazy no? In just 5 days the flowers are unrecognisable, and this is just the start! We’ve come many more steps to go before they’re ready to be harvested and cured. We’ll be covering it all soon

Until next time, be safe and grow easy!

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