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Day 49
Does Size Matter


HydroRush Day 40 Does Size Matter

I’m back and thank you again for all of your comments the past few days.

To tell you the truth, I was a little taken back after I examined the latest batch of photos and you might have noticed it in the video I posted the other day.

Unless you’re a "Size Queen" (nothing wrong with that), the physical size of the plant really doesn’t matter = It’s what the plant produces!

I got hung up along with a few of you out there (you know who you are = R.D.) that the "Perception" of Bigger is Better = not true; at least from my observations this morning.

If there are any Botanists out there, I’d love to hear from you.

Remember in the "Buds to Flowers" Post (02.10.12), we shared some impressive HydroRush Early Development Data with you:

  1. 118% more Leaf-Sets
  2. 123% more Flower-Sites
  3. Compact Internodular Spacing


HydroRush in Deep Water Culture (DWC)

HydroRush Day 40 Deep Water Culture

We’ll, I took a little more time at The Garden Spout this morning and since a lot of you have been asking about HydroRush and DWC, so I’ll use DWC as the example today.

As you can see, your first impression might be that the untreated Pepper Plant is healthier because of it’s size (taller) compared to the HydroRush treated plant.

Well, the first thing I noticed is that the Internodular Spacing (distance between leaf stems) is greater than the compact spacing on the HydroRush plant.

Let’s take a closer look. Here’s what stuck out at me:

The Flowers!

HydroRush Day 40 Flowers
You can see on the HydroRush treated Pepper Plant the flowers are much more developed than on the untreated plan (below).

HydroRush Day 49 Less Flowers

Deep Water Culture Flower-Site Data (0.18.2012)

Yes, of course, it’s about the Flowers and… the Fruit the Pepper Plants will produce. Those final results will come in the days to come as we begin to harvest.

You can imagine my eyes were in disbief when I looked under the leaves of the HydroRush plant and saw all those Flowers = 240% more Flowers!

This should be significant information for some of you out there.

More work ahead of me: If there’s anyone in Portland who wants to help me count Leaf-Sets and Flower-Sites again, let me know PLEASE = another long day at The Garden Spout is ahead of me.



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