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Sike420 started grow question 2 years ago
I'm Pretty Sure I stunted my plants in the vegetative Stage and just looking for tips to not have that happen again .
any help with be helpful
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Devilishly Dark Dank ! Sike420
Dark Devil Auto®
12 comments · 2 years ago
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DissNoof answered grow question 2 years ago
Hey there Sike, sorry but I disagree with folks on here! 24hrs light doesn't "prolong veg time" in autos and autos are not "low yield seeds that are not worth it". In fact I've seen an auto blackberry yield upwards of 200gs and even a green crack around 300! Gorilla glue is yielding an average of 75grams . It's always worth it as long as your costs are smaller than the price of your outlaw grams right? To assure you don't stunt your plant either you don't cause it stress or you try to cause it just enough stress for it to remain in veg long enough to yield more. Usually with autos you can do things like topping to double the main cola. Try plucking any leaf with more than three fingers to keep it in veg. Use Coco medium to grow the same size plant in a smaller pot quicker. Using lst you can get great results from autos. Of course the most important thing is to choose the right genetics : some just grow bigger than others : so-called xxl autos, check them out. Hope this helps! :rocket:
DILLIGAF answered grow question 2 years ago
@Sike420 Hi mate I think that you did a pretty good job during the veg period i don't recommend Topping or causing undue stress to expensive autoflowering seeds as unless you have plenty of experience the small yields caused from stress makes the seeds not worth their cost I suggest experimenting with photo strains if you want to learn training techniques as they are more forgiving.
Wicked_Stix answered grow question 2 years ago
I just checked out your whole diary and you didnt stunt them at all. They looked happy the entire time. You just happened to get an autoflower that flowered really fast. Another week or 2 of veg and they would have doubled in size. That is just how it goes with autoflowers. Sometimes you can run 24 hour light and it will prolong veg some. Also topping and hard training seems to make them veg longer for me. That shouldnt be done unless it is a vigorous healthy plant. Nice looking crop though. It takes a lifetime to perfect growing techniques. As long as your next grow is a little better than the last then I call it progress.