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HH501 started grow question 2 years ago
hello friends of the green and sticky thumb ... I ask you for help .. my orange is growing too high and since it has been in bloom for more than 2/3 weeks I am afraid of not succeeding to contain it.
I ask you for help
thank you
12 weeks
Critical Orange Punch
14 comments · 2 years ago
Week 10
Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 2 years ago
Hi @HurricaneH501! Handling the stretch is one of the keys to a successful yield. How to contain the stretch: 1/ dark cycles, you can decrease your night duration to 10 hours of darkness. 2/ nitrogen, you need to stop Nitrogen intakes after the preflowering stage. 3/ plant-to-lamp distance, decreasing this value should result in low vertical growth. 4/ supercropping might be your last option if none of the tricks listed above worked. Hope this will help, let me know in the comments section if you need any further information, and enjoy your harvest! :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 2 years ago
I bet you don't need any more answer so : Nice harvest!
MarcXL answered grow question 2 years ago
If she will continue stretching try tie her a little bit down on the highest stems where they are flexible enough. But stretch should be mostly done. I know that feeling when the buds raise up nearly into the light, watch out for burned buds if they come too close.
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 2 years ago
Hi , ewll think about adding another Light for Flowering, looks like she has alack of light. but for now you can go drastic actions in HST and benig them down after hst. For your next grows, start training the plant with LST and Topping, that shold keep her small, but in my eyes your mainproblem is the lack of light, so she stretches so much in looking for light.
The_Projexx answered grow question 2 years ago
I wouldn't fear to much friend . Your plant has essentially stop stretching now and is going to focus on fattening up them flowers . How ever if you fear that shes going to keep getting taller and your going to run outta room you can do abit of LST in order to help control the stretch . This will also allow you to place your top where you can them for optimal lighting . This will ensure that you get nice fat flowers all over your plant because all the tops are getting light . I wouldn't go more then doing some LST here though , I say this because you dont wanna be stressing out your plants too too much during flowering. If you want a quick guide to a easy and affordable way to LST your plants in this stage check out my gg#4 diary . I hope you find this information helpful on your quest to the finish line ! -Happy Growing !
Wicked_Stix answered grow question 2 years ago
Hey hurricane since you are into 3 weeks of flowering your plant should be at the stage where it will stop stretching and focus on producing buds. If you get to max height on your lights and have to do something then supercropping will be your best option at that point. What you do is gently roll the stem between your fingers until it gets soft enough to bend over away from the light. You will have to tie it or support it for a few days until it starts to heal. I would not consider doing it though unless it just gets too tall as a last resort. I don't think you will get much taller so you should be good. Hope this helps. Looks like you have good node spacing to build big buds! Good luck.