@HMGRWN if you write your grow down in notes, are I like to used a big square year calendar that I can jot down a few notes on nutrients and and other things I do , just so I can always go back to the beginning and read all what was done . You would think after the years I’ve been invested , Nope 🙅🏻 , I still take notes on each grow . Now I don’t write as much detail like before , but it’s notes on each plants , they have birth certificates some where with they Info.
But my strategy now is to touch my plants as less as possible through the entire grow . I’ve narrowed it down to about 3-4 times total as far as trimming , topping, super cropping , L.S.T but now most of my techniques is calculated to the plants growing time . If you used a more calculated method , your plants won’t stress as much and will grow more vigorously I believe , but this is just my own opinion from my own experiences. Any plant you let grow on its own will always out stretch a trained plant in bloom , that main cola is super charged in flower if you never top your plant. Now training has its benefits , very very good ones , but I don’t think you and 5 other people can top all the plants we grow just in one grow room alone at the small farm . But in small indoors , it’s a desired method .
In vegging I’ll top my seedlings twice and I’ll let them grow out for about 4-6 weeks after that or depending on the plants growth . That’s the first touch ?
My next touch that will stress or interfere with the grow time is super cropping 2 weeks before I flip into flower , and after I super crop I put the screen on them right, that’s twice right , and I start tucking them as they grow out right for the first 5 weeks in bloom , week 6 I remove as many fans leaves as needed to allow more light on the canopy if any is blocking air or light and this has been the best results for me as a grower , & the good thing is you only stunt them either once or twice the entire grow if it’s done in a calculated way according to how your plant is growing . My busiest time in the tent is always early veg cause it’s so much that has to be adjusted , now once the first screen goes in , I really don’t have to much to do cause when they go in flower , I try not to go in the tent much cause of the gas mainly , but they seem to like to grow more when you don’t peak at them so much , like Lil chilliden, you know when you not looking , they get into everything , same with plants , it’s like the less you watch them , the more they seem to grow to say I’m shy but it you don’t look , I stretch to the sky or it’s just me being high lol , Welp; that’s very common lmao , I’m high now watching skin walker ranch @Calizona show !