Well it has been one week into flower. Hopefully the stretch will be over soon. Any tips, suggestions or recommendations will be welcomed
@Originalgazelle…the wrinkled leaves means the nutes are a little too strong.
Otherwise, you are growing.
I haven’t added any nutrients, straight potting soil and water. The lights are about 16” from canopy now which is starting to concern me.
If height is an issue you could monster top I think is what it’s called pinch the stem where you want the height to be and gently work your branches back and forth until it folds over every bud site will turn up to the light
I would expect two more weeks of stretch with the coming week experiencing a lot of stretch growth and the following week slowing down extensively.
I usually try and account for THREE weeks of stretch
You generally don’t want to “super crop” after initiating flower because it can stress the plant and cause it to hermie.
It is not 100% guaranteed that it will hermie, but you begin to roll the dice
@TDubWilly is right, I had a plant that stretched well into the the 3 weeks. Tallest one I had. Just keep it in mind that it could happen.
I can accommodate the stretch and modify lighting as such. @tanlover442 could you point out the wrinkled leaves for me? Additionally due to the fact that I haven’t added any sort of nutrients, what else might cause this?
They look beautiful to me and my newbie eyes!!
Your plant looks beautiful but as others stated I would expect two more weeks of stretch you don’t need to monster crop yet but I would start moving the taller branches out to the side of the tent
Try doing a little bit of LST and that should help you get through the stretch without too much stress!!
Leaves should be flat and slightly curled down. The leaves I see are “wrinkled” …scrunched just a little.
Since you are not adding nutes…must be the soil. Somehow the plants are getting too much.
Pic 2 is the best example…notice the new growth is a little skinny and more than that, scrunched. Compare to the lower leaves that ARE flat.
Not a major problem…just could be better.
Be careful with your training in the coming week as the stems harden to support those huge colas. As the stems harden, they also get brittle. Many have gotten a bit rough with plants after the flip and broken their main cola right off.
Not a huge concern, just something to be mindful off. Your plants look great!
It looks more dramatic than it actually is. They are quite flexible still and do not have much tension on them at all. Looks like an added bonus that more light will reach the interior now as well.
What you did looks great, I just wanted to insure that you were aware of the risk as they progress. Great job!
Now your using your ticker!!!
Like @merlin44 said, they will begin to harden and become easier to break as time passes
Your leaves reaching like that is a sign of heat stress
I ran out of likes, looking good