A customer has a question or concerns and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks
"Can you give me some guidance on topping my plants? I’ve never done it before and want them to yield as much as possible…when do I do it? Can it be done with auto plants? They are outside and will be in the greenhouse in a raised bed planter once our temps here break the 90s this next week…(still a little too warm in there). I’m wanting to top them but have never done it before and need some guidance. My plants have been outside for approx 10 days… about 8 inches tall… I tried to topped them 4 days ago and now they look like they are going into flower… I see small white hairs on the tops… is this normal with the auto flower strains? Please help! Attached below are 2 photos. They look like they are flowering… it’s way way to early… it started once I topped them about a week or so ago, and they are only about 8 inches tall so far.
- Strain (type, bag seed): amnesia auto flower
- Soil in pots, hydroponic, or coco?: m3 mix
- PH of runoff or solution in reservoir?: unknown
- What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS: none water only formula
- Indoor or outdoor: outdoor
- Light system, size?: na
- Temps day, night: 85 to 90 day…60s night
- Humidity day, night. 13% or lower (in az usa)
- Ventilation system (yes/no, size): na
- AC, humidifier, de-humidifier?: na
- Co2 (yes/no): no
More info…dates: these sprouted starting 25 to 30 Sept and stayed in cups til 15 Oct. I transplanted them and went outside where they are now. Temps have been about 90 here in Arizona. Very low humidity… beautiful weather… I topped them on 22 Oct and now they look like they are flowering at the new stems. I don’t get it. They are only about 8 inches tall. They stretched a little but not bad at all. Once I topped them they seems to sprout at each leaf location and are taking off very nice, just these white hairs are confusing me. I need advice on what is happening. This is my first time doing auto flower seeds. Is this normal for this to happen? They were listed at 9 to 12 weeks to flower. This isn’t even half way to that point.