I know this post will be long, I will try to give out as much info of what I’ve done and how I’ve tried to correct my mistakes. I still need your help!
This is my first grow, of anything from seed. I started small with a .5 gallon from a pot for pot with an autoflower amnesia haze seed. My intention was not to invest, as I thought it would be a one-time thing, and that it would grow nicely by my window. That has not been the case.
The seed germinated on May 15, 2020. I named it Dopey.
I followed the instructions from a pot for pot, and the pot lived next to a south-facing window, I am in the state of Illinois. It was a happy plant, but it started to stretch, quite a lot.
I bought some crapy lights on amazon, that were not 75W, they are about maybe 60W. My mistake.
I also started taking it outdoors in the morning and bringing it indoors for the night, I quickly learned not to do this as I stared noticing aphid looking bugs on my plant. I got rid of the bugs and sprinkled some diatomaceous earth and left it indoors. But it continued to stretch some more.
Here it is on June 11, 2020
It got to 14 inches, and it was only one month old.
(The support was for when it was outdoors, so the wind wouldn’t break it)
June 17 it started showing white hairs.
Rookie mistake, I sprinkled water on the leaves before turning on the LED lights. Those fan leaves are long gone.
I decided to “invest” on a canagrow 300W COB light, it was the cheapest efficient light I could find.
It made no difference, it continued to stretch.
I decided to move the plant away from the window, as I thought maybe having only once source of light would stop the stretch.
I also decided to feed it myco chum, following the instructions on the a pot for pot manual.
Today is July 6, and it is now 42 inches tall. Most of the foliage at the bottom has died, some I removed as the light was close to null below and to allow the plant to focus on the forming colas.
It is getting scary close to the light, but the leaves are not curling, and there is no sign of light burn.
I am afraid that if I lower the plant to the ground, it will stretch again and I need some space for the growing colas.
Is it too late to top it? Can it still be trained? Should I invest in “real” lights?
Whats did I do wrong besides… everything.