ILGM CherryPie - Seed to Harvest, First Grow Journal


Looking good.

I count 34 tops, I bet there are more under the canopy. Shes gonna be a monster!! Good job with the spacing between colas


I’ve gotten under the canopy to clean out allot of the small stuff. Hopefully that’ll target the bigger ones for more stretch so I can really spread her out. I’ll probably do one last canopy clean tomorrow…

Do you think I should get rid of all the nodes on the branch of the tops as well…?

I rub all the cuts with aloe vera to reduce any stress


Yes, clean off any side branching from the main colas, it wait until you can see how she will flower. The roots will have an easier time pushing flowers out of top colas than side colas. That’s why I suggest you wait until preflower to do your final culling, you can see any late or small flowers and trim those away to allow the plant to concentrate on the larger flowers. To be fair it is really tough to cut away preflower (emotionally speaking). Dont worry too much and be careful but purposeful with your culling and your yield may be epic.


I’m still a little bit confused as to when pre flower is… it’s showing it’s sex now… does that mean pre flower has passed?


My understanding is preflower is when sex characteristics show and flower is when the pistols start stacking. In there between preflower and flower will be the stretch… very cool time of explosive growth, be ready with light and nutes


Lights are 12/12 now and I’m ready for stretch tie down wire and wormcasting with nuts are good to go!

I’m changing out the 6400K for another 2700k tomorrow.

So I’ll do one more small canopy clean tomorrow removing all small tops and branch nodes.


It’s incredible to see how much they grow for the first couple of weeks after flipping to 12 12. About two weeks of stretch before the plant really starts to flower. You’ll see plenty of pistols showing up along the stems.

All the under growth will get better exposure as you tie down the plant and will start to point towards the light. You have 34 tops but you also have to account for all the bud sites along the stems. I bet you’re going to have over 100+ nice sized buds off this plant. She is a monster.

I’m glad I started to watch this thread. You have put out a lot of information that I will apply to my grow. I’ve learned a lot. Thank you.


Plan your tucking and cropping accordingly you can bend and tuck up to about 2 weeks from flip with a final LIGHT defol only shading bud sites for the top and lollipop if you haven’t started clearing the bottom up under the screen at 21 days and then let her rip


This plant is going to outgrow my tent :see_no_evil: I’m glad you like my journal. I thought I was adding too many details.


I’ve started clearing under screen as of yesterday. From now ill focus on spreading her out/tucking & tieing down everyday and hope I can manage her.


No way is it too many details. I like ur journal too


Thanks base :slightly_smiling_face: I appreciate all the help from you & @shindig153 @fano_man @raustin @Sixpackdad @Hogmaster @Cheftodd420 and anyone else above. I’ve got the man flu :mask: so I’m sorry if I missed anyone. This forum is much more than just A forum.


Absolutely incredible, she is awesome, very well done and thank you for sharing and teaching. So looking forward to the remainder of the grow


Cheers mate cant wait to see the efforts pay I got a mainline going as well but I’m just going to flower her and other trainees along side ,screens gonna put me to many weeks out.


@fano_man ur like full time grow op now eh?


I hope flowering all goes well :crossed_fingers:


Looking at the pic. Should I be removing all new small tops coming up?


When you flower everything will explode. Idk if you should cut new ones I’d let it all go till the stretch is over then clean out what u dont want .


As you tie them down it should expose those tops to better light. I agree with @Cheftodd420 about letting it stretch and to see what you have. As the plant gets spread out trim any bud sites competing for the same space.


Cut it. There wont be room for it. And the roots will push bigger flowers into larger branches with less energy wasted on smaller branches that wont produce anything worthwhile.