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Paulywood started grow question 4 years ago
Just curious about stretch, what kinda stretch can i expect from these girls ? they seem rather short at 5 weeks . Am i looking at a 2x to 3x increase?
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11 comments · 4 years ago
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OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
The stretch depend on the lineage, the Blue Dream matic and the Girl Scout Cookies from Fast buds are doing a x3 stretch but the C4 Matic only stretch x2 so it really depends. The grapefruit seems to be a short plant from what I've seen on GD so I would not bet on a bigger stretch than X2
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @Paulywood! Well from my experience Fastbuds strains tend to stretch at least x2, and most of this phenomenon happens during the preflowering week. But some factors could play a role, like the lamp-to-plant distance, the difference between your day&night temperature, or the spectrum your light delivers. From what I see on your pictures, I think stretch has ended now or will end in a few days. Short plant, due to what I call "hardcore LST", autos are sensitive to everything and even the simplest bending could affect growth for a few days. Next time I would recommend to let her grow naturally, so you can see its natural shape and its 'normal' growth speed. Then it's a matter of adjusting your LST techniques. Anyway I'm confident you'll get some nice tasty buds in the end, so keep us updated and happy growing! :facepunch: