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THC3 started grow question 3 years ago
So this is my first time with Critical Kush and my first grow in years. These guys are now just over 25cms tall and very dense at 5 weeks. I have about 90cms of total grow height available. Should I put them into flower now or leave it another week?
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Seapoint Sebalicious Box of Delights THC3
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HighTV answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there @THC3 this answer should always come down to when you want to harvest! If you are ok with an extra week added for more buds then I HIGHLY suggest topping the plant to keep it shorter. Through a process call apical dominance your top node is denying the secondary nodes the nutrients to grow fast so that it can get more and when you top the plant you get rid of the apical node creating two new ones and spreading canopy wider. This will help you keep the plant shorter if you wanted to while increasing yields at the cost of a week recovery. The other option is to save time and not go for that extra yield by simply flipping them to flower like you asked about and avoiding any recovery time. This method however does lead to the plant being really tall, but saves you the time. I hope this helps! :sunglasses:
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
well if they 25 expect to get them up to 75 cm.................maybe top em.....................u might run out of space sideways too...............................but if it ur first u doing just fine
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
hey there, the longer the veg, the higher the yield potential, why not putin a scrog netting over these so you can control the growth but don't need to compromise on the veg ? this strain properly blows up i've seen a fair few folks taken by surprise - so be careful ! good luck :rocket:
Drtomb answered grow question 3 years ago
Spinner is bang on here. I have critical grow in a standard rotation. It does indeed stretch about 2.5x . Of course not all phenos will be the same, but the majority should stay true to the mother. Also i would get that thing topped up as well . With LED the penetration is not as deep as with a HPS/CMH . You will want to spread the plant out to allow for as much horizontal growth as possible , and keep the plant as even as possible. right before the flip i would even suggest topping all the terminals to the same height, thus assisting the plant to keep a nice even canopy with as best possible light coverage.
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @Sparkles! Well, I would recommend to top her before switching to 12/12. Indeed, multiplying the main colas will help to control the stretch, but you should give it a few days to recover, don't trigger flowering immediately after the surgery. Another option I've been trying recently is the "cold morning" method. By giving your plants a cold temperature (colder than the night) for the 3 first hours of the day, you should prevent the stems from stretching and force the plant to make short inter-nodes. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
So generally speaking i think we can expect our plants to at least double in size when flipped. However some strains it might triple or more. So if you flipped today you can plan them being at least around 50 cms or more. If you need room for your lights etc, then flipping them sooner vs waiting until its gotten to tall is better. But if you wanted to do any lst or other training you may have a little more space to work with. But one way or another i think you should plan on flipping here in the next week roughly.(Dinafem can give you an estimated final size also on their page for each strain.)
Congrats on coming back to cannabis, youve done great so far working out the kinks. Keep up the hard work. :v: