First time growing, pruning

I germinated seeds and started growing before I began really researching and reading how to do it. I’m growing in a greenhouse, so it’s been a lot of trial and error. I’ve made just about every possible mistake one can make, and they’re still going.

Yesterday evening I added stuff to lower the pH in my soil and it already looks like it’s paying off. A lot of my mistakes I’ve corrected using this forum. I appreciate all of your input. I can’t tell you how awesome and therapeutic growing has been.

I know I need to prune, but unsure how much at this point.

Thanks all!

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At this stage, I would look into lst, bend some of those branches down and tie them to side of pot. that will open it up some. then you can remove some fan leaves if necessary

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I agree with @HornHead. LST it first pull branches down around the pot and get it pretty even. Then remove any fan leaves that are still blocking prime sites and clogging up your circulation. I’d take any of the smaller lower leaves under main canopy as well.

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Makes sense. Thank you both for the input. I’ll see how far I can bend and check from there.

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I agree. Just dropping by to say welcome! :v:

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Ok, I tied down the branches on the middle and right. I still need to do some more pruning, but I’m taking it slowly. I’m probably babying them too much, I know. A lot of effort went into them, don’t want to jack it up now. The plant on the left split down middle, I dropped a piece of wood right between the two main branches. I taped it back together and it repaired itself. I didn’t tie anything down on it, the branches turned out that way on their own. Figured it looks ok, so I’m not messing with it.

I kind know a little about what I’m doing now, lot of reading, research, and browsing this forum to know how much higher my yield can be next year.

I’m just old retired military guy with 4 combat tours and a wife who has terminal cancer. Such a shame I have to be a criminal to give her some relief. But we’ve been married for nearly 25 years. It’s my wife. And it’s worth the risk.

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Looking good, buddy! Thank you for your service! I’m so sorry to hear about your wife. You’re a good man. F the legality of it if it helps her. Don’t let it eat you up! It’s going to be legal real soon anyway, most likely. :v:

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Thank you, I appreciate that.

Since I split that left plant, do I need to worry about it going hermie?

Maybe, probably not. You might keep an eye on her, but usually not a biggie. They’re more prone to that once you’re flowering, and usually due to light leaks, interrupted dark time, etc.

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Ok. Everything I’ve read said the plants would grow 2-3 times their size. I kept looking at these things early on and thinking, twice this size is nothing.

Now I know what it means. The biggest plant takes a gallon of water a day.

Oh yeah. I’d expect them to really take off anytime now, if they haven’t already.

Is this something I should be concerned about, meaning the red pistils. This plant was from some bagseed, said it was skywalker OG, but who knows.

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Beautiful! Shouldn’t be anything to worry about unless they start receding this early. She’s just expressing some color, it looks like to me. If they start to turn a more brownish and look thinner or curl toward the center, it might be an issue. Too early for that! Otherwise, looking great! I hope all is well in your world. :v::slight_smile:

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It has really taken off now. Except for the occasional caterpillar, I haven’t had to fight off many bugs. Spider mites keep making a comeback, but they haven’t had much of an impact except for a few leaves here and there.

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That belongs here

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Is this getting pretty close?

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Very nice! I only see a couple white pistils here and there, and a bit of amber too. If that’s representative of the whole plant(s), I’d say you could probably start flushing, should be ready in a couple weeks, maybe 3.

It didn’t matter. It had bud rot in every branch, which stands to reason since that was the one that broke in half. My other two look good. One is an indica, the other sativa dominant hybrid.

Do I look at the trichomes on the bud itself or on the leaves around them?

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Bud trichomes only.

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