Do I trim the fatties?

Hey all!
I woke up one day and decided I wanted to grow some pot so I stop spending a fortune on it. I’ve got Amnesia Haze and Blueberry autos going. I’m not looking to be a pro- just grow a bit so I can smoke fo free. About 4 weeks deep in this grow so far.

My plants are fat :rofl: which is probably to be expected with autos… but should I trim them or just pick up another light and spread them out a bit? :thinking: I’ve heard about people taking some of the leaves off… but I don’t want to hurt my babies. Any suggestions?

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I would wait until you flip to flower them, then trim the lower 1/3 bottom of the bottoms.
When they transition to flowering, they stretch. They’ll spread out.

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Welcome to the forum ur girls are looking mighty fine and @Covertgrower got u in the right direction think of the leaves as solar panels they are what help the photosynthesis take place so ur nutes go throughout the whole plant :wink:

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Thank you for that explanation! :heart: By the end of the day simple is about all I can understand :rofl:

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No problem I’m still a newbie but I’ve learned tons being part of this forum and all the members are really awesome and everyone is willing to help u out at anytime with no judgement on being a newbie lol ur off to a great start for sure I’m looking forward to watching ur grow :wink::slight_smile:

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They look healthy and loving life. They are also looking to be dense bushes. Make sure you have good air flow/circulation.

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You really don’t want to trim bud sites from autos but once the bud sites are obviously a lil inner leaf trim wouldn’t hurt and welcome to the bushy auto squad heres my current bushy girls

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Hello there, girls :heart_eyes::drooling_face:

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I keep the leaves on autos until into flower also. With autos, i try to mess with them as little as possible so i dont stunt them.

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Like they all have said in one way or another trimming autos can cause stress that will slow the growth and that’s not what u want with autos and it can potentially give u less of a yield

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I will very happily leave them alone :heart: I finally sucked it up and got a timer for their lights so I don’t have to race downstairs when my alarm goes off :rofl:

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There ya go it’s nice when u don’t need to worry :slight_smile: u can relax more

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Welcome to the forum. I am also in the don’t mess with autos camp until you have some experience and even then it is a flip of the coin to see what happens.

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:grimacing::worried: help?! She was green this afternoon. Did I have my light too close? They’re growing fast so I raise it up a bit every day. Does she need something else?

Also- is she trying to start flowering? :thinking::thinking: I am going to just take this time to admit that I have no clue what I’m doing :rofl: I did a few hours of research and set up what I figured is good enough to get some bud lol

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She’s looks nice and green still the only thing I’m noticing is nute burn on ur new growth I can’t really tell if she’s getting any pistils yet

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@Covertgrower @Konflict what do u guys think nute burn right?

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Might be a touch of light bleaching my fresh tips get that sometimes, though it might just be genetic since that single plant is the only one that happens to, either way it didnt slow her growth 1 bit

I haven’t fed her a thing so l can’t imagine it could be nute burn :thinking:

Around 3 she looked like her little green self. Lights out for 4 hours (5-9) and she woke up with yellowing.

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Yea same story here I didn’t feed her fresh nutes for 4 weeks before that pic but I admit I did start giving them epsom salts soon after so maybe a mag deficiency

Yea maybe mag have u tested ur pH and ppms at all @amanda0412

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