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rusga started grow question 4 years ago
I cropped the 5th node for double piña 10 days ago. They are showing pistils by now and I am afraid thats a sign it won’t grow any bigger than this. What should I do? Change to flowering? More ferts? I am a bit upset with my performance, is this a normal behavior for auto plant?
Pusherstreet Nº 1 and Sour Kush
9 weeks
Pusherstreet Nº 1 and Sour Kush rusga
9 comments · 4 years ago
Week 6
Techniques. Defoliation
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello ! The 1st pistils are a sign that the plants are in the stretch stage , that's mean they are supposed to grow taller the next 2 weeks so you should start to give them a bit more fertilizer en reach a 1.2 to 1.5 ec level ( you should grab an ec pen to check you ec/ppm level) to encourage the growth , so continue with the veg nuts during 2 weeks after the 1st pistils before you switch to the flowering nutrient as the plants will need nitrogen during the stretch stage. Auto are not really suposed to be topped/Hst even if most of them are responding well to these method , some will be more sensitive ( maybe yours are more sensitive but give them 2 weeks to see how they performs), with a regular strain you can let them veg longer but with autos when you loose time it's forever lost. As your plants are in stretch stage you shoulg give them 18h to 20h of light a day to make them bigger then in full flowering you will switch back to 16h light schedule. I hope it will help you :grin::+1:
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hey rusga, your plants suffered a lot of high stress with the training and defoliation. That's why it's a bit short and not flowering yet. Best thing to do now is slowly introduce flower nutes, maybe some carbs like molasses so they get the energy they need towards the flower stretch. You can still make it inside a 15/16 week window so I wouldn't worry about changing the light schedule just yet. it's good to keep them low like you did, they will stretch during the flower period anyway. Good luck , you'll see these will flower! :rocket: