- Sun May 09, 2021 7:57 pm
Well, unless you had a control plant, same cultivar, same size, same media, same light, same everything (or as close as you could get), then right now you only have a theory that your fertilizer regimen is the potential cause for the growth.
I'm sure that the fertilizer is a factor, but since it's the time of year that they are exiting dormancy, hydrolysis is converting starch to fuel new growth, new leaves are photosynthesizing, you just can't pin it all on the fertilizer.
I divided a VFT over dormancy, one plant became 14. Just today, I had to repot them all because I underestimated their growth; they all exploded from quarter sized plants to four inch wide plants. Some even divided again.
Maybe next year you could take that plant and give it no fertilizer over dormancy. Take two divisions of that plant, pot them into identical pots, in identical media, and separate them, but make sure the lighting is the same. As they begin to exit dormancy, fertilize one and leave the other to nature. That way, you should be able to test your hypothesis of the efficacy of your fertilizer regimen.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.