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Friday, May 28, 2021 IanP Lymington UK

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Iíve always put in my diary good and bad and unfortunately this time it is bad, really bad. Eight days ago our plants looked fantastic but ever since they have been growing really weird. We did the usual and suspected the feed but our soil was close to perfect. This morning the plants looked terrible so in these situations we always pull our program apart to see what we have done differently. We started looking at the CO2 burners. If burners donít burn correctly the can produce Ethylene which can have exactly the effect shown in the picture. A few years ago we tried rooting hormone on all off the nodes but didnít see anything significant on extra roots so gave the idea up. This year we decided to try again but our horticulture supplier could only offer a different powder. On closer inspection it contained 4-indol-3-ylbutylic acid and that also can have the same affect shown in the picture. Our season hangs in the balance and that is not just being dramatic. We turned the gas burners off, removed all the pots, washed the vines, replaced all the pots and now have to watch the plants probably get worse before they hopefully get better. Stewie and I have always taken the highs and lows together and I wouldnít have it an other way. If we donít get through this, look our because next year we will becoming back stronger.

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