I started 4 plants 7 weeks ago, 2 Cannatonic and 2 Dos si dos. Lost a dos si do and started a second a week later. Its now mid may in southern Va, the plants are in a 6 inch deep box of raised bed soil set directly above the local clay.
I lost one dos si do at a week and started a second.
49 inches in mid may, what am I looking at come October?
I just did not expect this rapid growth. I fertilized using the ones from this site the first 5 weeks, I stopped for now in fear they will become to massive.
Also for anyone interested. I found some decent containers for the deck, available in 7, 12, and larger sizes. They dont get knocked over in wind as easily as 5 gallon buckets , 7 gallon size is shorter and wider, 12 gallon even more so.
@theroo Welcome to Canna College lol!! If your developing flower sites now it’s due to the short light cycles this time of year, they’ll go into reveg soon enough. As for height why not top them a few times to bush them out and stunt the overall height until the flower stretch?
@theroo I’ve topped starting much lower (I begin younger, 4-5 nodes high) and then retopped as the splits get 3-4 nodes on them. 1 to 2 then 2 to 4 then 4 to 8 etc…. It’s not too late to start but you’ll probably hit 7-8’ by seasons end if not taller. No topping during flower imho ok. The stretch will likely see 2’ of growth.
Would you mind explaining this a little more… im also in Va and this is my first outside grow. I topped both at the 5th node but am unclear on “multiple toppings”… does this mean retopping every branch at every split every several nodes?
I top the center stalk and subsequently will top the splits again after a certain amount of nodes. I like a round lollipop look and a bush that doesn’t tower over my 6’ privacy fence. I also clear out the undercarriage. These were almost 2’ of lower clearance, almost lol.
MD has relaxed its stance on the plant but I don’t want to pour a whole summer into these lovelies and have some d!ckhead neighbor pinch them out from under my nose lol.
@Sydious its not too late. My opinion though if your planning on staying in the pot I’d only top 2-3 separate times. I prefer to pull the lower branches down parallel with garden wire and clips, they’ll turn back up again chasing the sun. Your size outdoors is limited to your pot size. I arguably got as many bud sites on my little indoor autos as I did on my outdoor photos. But outdoor colas were extremely long lol.
@Sydious my topping style is different than a lot on here, I’m not a stalk chopper. I prefer to pinch the new growth that’s just extending past the newest pair of fans. I wiggle it out. The 2 fans become branches.