The only thing going to get hurt with that question are the feelz
I have No Clue but once not so long ago I grew 3 autos in the exact same conditions one i bent aggressively one i bent softly and one i didn’t touch at all.
the one i didn’t touch yielded most…
Just my experience…
Newbie here bout 5 weeks into first grow with autos and from what i understand autos aren’t really meant for or respond well to major training techniques because they have a shorter life span and can’t recover properly…a person can FIM them, do some LST or maybe TOP them but apparently that’s even risky with autos… too much stress can stunt them.
I’ve never grown autos but have been looking into starting some here soon from everything I’ve read/watched its not smart to top or fem autos but LST is king for optimizing plant growth and tops id highly recommend watching 420 Scene on YouTube he grows monster autos
I have 5 Banana K that I’m going to attempt to defoliate fan leaves around the bud sites to get them light and just bend enough to give the air as well. All 5 germinated.
I have 10 GG still in the dome. Been in there for a long time almost 3 weeks and not very big? Planted 20 and only 11 came up and one just died for no particular reason that I can determine. A 50% yield is not acceptable given how expensive the seeds are. Trusting they replace 10 of them. Not sure I’ll do anything with these. Just trim bigger fan leaves and open up bud sites. I’ll get them tall enough and use the netting method to hold them up.
If those have been in a dome for that long. Odds are they will be a tough grow. Mine are out of domes after 24 hours. Even with lower humidity. I may dome them for a few hours here and there if they look like they need it. But in a dome with all that humidity. There is not much air for them to breath. Just my O2 there.
I use a clear tote for doing my little ones. That way. With the lid on. I get good humidity and there is room for them to breath. I have a few holes drilled in the sides so I can use a small fan to blow fresh air in once they have hit about 7 days old. Just a though. The tote can be any color. The lid needs to be clear for the light to shine through.
Just looked at them again just now. The ten (10) out of twenty (20) are starting to look pretty good. Significant growth over the last two days. Just not sure why 10 failed to germinate. All were treated the same.
Probably move them into the tents this weekend. I’ll start hardening them on Thursday and shoot for tent planting on this Sunday…Three weeks in the dome, i’m concerned about this as well. I’ve never had a grow as unusual as this. Of course I never did a grow of GG AF. All my seeds from ILGM are anywhere between 85-100% germination…Tough strain for some reason and I’m trying to figure out why some grew, one died for no reason and 10 look ok I believe. Hoping none of the ones I transfer to the tent parish.