So after some long and thoughtful staring at a 4 plant GG grow in progress, I believe 1 of the 4 genetics is more distant from the rest. On this 1 plant in week 2 of flower I did prune 2 lower branches off that never made it up. That plant is about 3-4 inches shorter than the rest so that may have something to do with it. Yesterday I noticed on this plant that the top sites were also lighter in color than the other 3 plants. After spending some time dialing in the lights earlier in the grow I think this slightly lighter shade on the tops is from light stress. So I turned the lights down to 200 watts and after a few hours the tops have gotten darker, so I’m feeling confident that’s what that was about.
Question now, is this shorter plant which could have been stunted due to light stress ending it’s stretch as the others are, or can I expect that the stress slowed the one plant and that it will eventually stretch more and end where the others are? I’d like to defoliate them now but if the runt is still going to stretch I’d like to let her finish rather than stunting any remaining stretching it wants to do.