@bob31 @Donaldj @Countryboyjvd1971 Who is the resident coco expert? As I get closer to transplant, I get more concerned that I’ll f it up. The particular brand of coco I use is pretty loose. I’m scared if I turn it over, the coco will all just fall away from the roots, leaving them fully exposed. I know what to do about that when I transplant a tomato plant from dirt, to different dirt, but everything about this is different. Loose medium, way more fragile roots, and I care way more.
They look super healthy and beautiful to me, but short. I’ve struggled to find info here about the strain. AK in general yeah (sativa dom hybrid) at other sites, but not here and they’re ilgm seeds. I expected to struggle with stretch. I’m using a 600w led about 10” up. I don’t know true draw. I’m weak on understanding light, try as I may. I also have a 1500w led. Do you think I should swap out? If so, should I start higher up to “ease” in the drastic difference? I could also go ahead and move them into the new 5x5 now so the 1500w light is more dispersed. I’d crap if I burned them. I plan to add another 1500 to the 5x5 in time for flowering.
I’ve seen a lot of people say start topping veg week 2. They just seem too short yet for that. There’s undergrowth, but they’re so short that it’s all pretty dense/compact. I’m resolved to being patient this time, but I don’t want to miss the boat either. What do you base the decision to top on? Height? Age? Node count? I have no illusions of a 4 week Veg. I just really don’t want to mess anything up this time. Less at least. I see people having them tied down this early too. Should I be doing that? I also see a lot of people not tie them at all, just pinch/roll/bend - and they’re a lot taller than mine when they start doing it. What’s your preference? When do you set up your scrog? Before they even get that tall and just let them grow up through? Or after they’re that tall and you’re squashing them back down a little and “helping” them through? I’ll save the lollipop questions for later… unless 1 of you is about to tell me there’s something I should do in preparation.
Wow, when I started this post, I didn’t expect it to turn into such a diarrhea of questions and topics. If you want support ticket style info, I’ll provide it. I so appreciate you guys, everybody here, and want to make it as easy as possible for you to help me.