I’m amazed at the progress my plants have made in the past six weeks! As I told Evan, if they were any more robust, they’d unzip the tent, fetch their own water and water themselves…

Yesterday we took my six plants out of the grow tent so we’d have better access to each for trimming and training. I helped Evan snip off some of the bottom leaves and any yellowing leaves from each plant, and then watched as he repositioned the bendy wires to train the topmost branches to a 90 degree angle, and then tucked big leaves under the branches. Training and tucking exposes buds to light and promotes more and better bud growth. Evan’s last training and tucking seems to have worked—we were both pleased to see how many more young buds have formed on my plants. To finish up, Evan put the plants back into the grow tent, and I watered each with 1500ml of water.

30 days of growing left! I’m crossing my fingers nothing happens to my plants between now and harvest time next month. As a gardener myself, I’m aware that even healthy plants can be hit by pests and diseases. I think this carefully controlled, indoor environment should protect the plants from the kind of insects, viruses and mildews we sometimes get in our veggie beds outside.

When I open the tent every day to check on my plants, I get a waft of fresh weed, otherwise, when it’s zipped up, you’d never know six beautiful cannabis plants are growing away in there…