I’m a noob. Actually, I’m beyond a noob, I’m a Newb!
Before this grow, I have a half successful attempt at LSD and Chemdawg strains.
Was able to pull a couple dozen grams off those at harvest. I was told that if I was
able to get any smoke off my first grow, that’s considered a success. (I beg to differ)
I have two healthy and happy Gorilla Glue plants in soil.
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My question to those that are way more experienced with this strain is,
Like most Sativa Hybrids, will they double in size, OR are they more like Indica strains
and just grow bushy when switched into Bloom?
I’m limited in height and will need to hedge my Bloom on the ceiling and light set up I have in my tent. So why not ask the gentlemen and ladies that grown this out before? I know you’ll
have a better idea of how tall a 45cm /21-22 inch plant will get when at peek harvest.
(or best estimates)
I am growing a Gorilla Glue 4 (but is my first grow). She’s the only Sativa dominant I have. I tried low stress training to keep her as short as possible but she is still the tallest. She is in the two week stretch and if she doubles in size I am going to have to McGyver the lights again.
From now on Sativas will only be my outside grow plants. LOL!
The only problem with LST’ing GG’s during flower is they are prone to Herm, more so in
flowering stage versus Veg. I just don’t want to short myself or ruin a second plant if that’s
the case.And in both guides I’ve read, they Herm from the stress specifically during flower.
I really wished that wasn’t the case.
I started LST when “Gary” was little. She’s been a pain to grow but thanks to the ILGM forum I have managed not to get frustrated and put her on the compost pile! I check the harem every night before lights out to look for nanners. My next fear is having someone go Hermie on me.
I know for certain you’re a pro. You’ve got a freaking Forrest in your grow space and we’ll
need a new Day Light Savings Time reset once you clip and dry that current grow. But my
problem is that I don’t think 3 weeks is enough Veg time for a decent root ball. I may be wrong but I’m still a noob and second guessing myself on everything to keep from making the same
mistakes I did last time. Sadly I can’t grant you access to my grow tent via Microsoft DeskTop
Tech support where you log into my grow and show me what to do LOL (watch the mouse
pointer with the scissors doing the work). I’m not sure what to cut and what to leave.
If I go with letting them go to bloom this week coming, I can still pull off a decent yield. If I go with SCROGing, I’m, again, scratching my head and wondering WTF am I doing.
Easy for you to say, with freaking plants looking like baby sequoias in your grow space.
One of my GG’s is a little behind the other so I might spend some time looking into
proper SCROG’ing and attempt to determine how much longer I can let them go before flipping the switch. Actually, if you didn’t mention the SCROG’ing, I would have never thought of that. Thanks bro, sincerely.
I’m going to give this thread a little time to see what other pearls of wisdom get dropped on
me because the only pearls I’m dropping on myself right now are brown, and in my pants.
I did not start out like that…with the help of the folks on the forum I gradually learned the ropes just like you will. I had a lot of set backs as I tried one thing or another, some things worked and others not so much. Take detailed notes on what you do and how the plants react so that you are not relying on memory. For my first three grows I took and recorded measurements of each plant every day along with notes regarding what I was doing and seeing plus I still take a photograph of each plant every day so that I can see what they are doing over time.
I have a paper spiral note book I’ve been writing down what I’ve given them, amount of water,
and I try to break it into weeks instead of days. I think I might need to get more detailed from
here on out. Also, I try to stick to what I write down so I have a plan to go by and not the by
the seat of my pants, (which will need a changing, now).
Plants won’t flower very quickly at 3ish weeks old anyway, they’re not mature enough. Unless you’re not counting time before that or something.
Don’t worry about a “proper scrog” or anything like that either. Put a trellis in and just keep the plants underneath it until it fills most of your tent, then flip them. You will get some colas to come though it, but that shouldn’t be a big deal.
I was a bit surprised that these plants were 8 weeks old and only 3 weeks into veg. I guess it depends upon what you consider veg vs seedling stage. I generally consider them to be in veg when I transplant from solo cups to 1-gallon pots which is usually at about 3 or 4 weeks from sprouting. It is somewhat arbitrary much like determining when flowering has started.
My Gorilla Glue did not double in size, more like got about 1/3 taller. I vegged them a long time, like 10 weeks or so (from seed sprouting, that’s when I start counting beginning of veg). They were a bit over 3.5 feet tall when I flowered them and ended up just a bit shorter than 5 feet tall, about 14-16 inches of vertical stretch during flowering
My Grow tent is only 63 inches tall so that’s the majority of my concern.
I wish to leave a space at the top for the lights at full hoist. I’m probably over worried and
blowing this out of proportion but my last grow was lackluster at best. Actually, it was catastrophic. Multiple times over watered, over fed with nute burn 3 times and even when ready
for harvest they were showing signs of underwatering.
This current grow is doing fantastic and I just need to get out of my own way for it to continue.
Read 2 different guides on Gorilla Glue, a specific guide to Sativa hybrid strains and lurking on
other cannabis forums just reading what they put in their posts. That’s when I discovered the
possibility of them doubling in size and began to panic a bit. The ideal height and maximum
height I can achieve is 4 foot, leaving a foot for lighting. Right now they are 20 and 22 inches
from floor to top. I’m hoping I can afford to let them reach 30 inches and then flip to bloom
without then outgrowing the space.