10/13- Did some more defoliation and got the girls into position. I have been moving them around a lot to try to let the light penetrate the canopy more but since I defoliated Im noticing that they don't seem to need it anymore, I actually think I am negatively impacting them by moving them so much because the branches aren't able to grow in one specific direction and reach up to the light. Were about 14 days from going to flower now so I am going to leave them this way and hit them with some more N to push growth as much as possible. Excited to learn more abut them and the process as we go into flower.
10/19- Checked on them again this morning to see how leaving them in place has been working, and i was blown away by the growth that has happened. #3 has become a massive bush and the branches are starting to really reach upward for the light. #1 is still fairly short but is getting a lot thicker and bushier. Definitely learned that moving them around a bunch is more counterproductive than I thought it would be but thats how your learn I guess. #3 is now 26in tall and takes up a good 1/4 of the tent space, #1 is now 22in tall and takes up much less space. They look really ready for flower so I am going to hit them with another heavy helping of N this week so that they can continue to grow strong for the last week of veg. Next Saturday we go into a 12/12 cycle!