Plants too big?

Been trying to get my girls as healthy as possible before flipping and may have waited too long. What are some things I could potentially do to shorten their height during the stretch?

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Oh boy! These aren’t in flower yet? You’re going to want to look up super cropping.


you can also go half way down the stalks and chop them off. Wait 2 weeks and flip to 12/12. Unfortunately, it looks as though they are extremely pot bound and rather chlorotic… ie lack nitrogen and probably nutrition in general. By the looks of it they would be drinking water pretty fast too. Thats a sign that they are pot bound and hungry.


You could drop the PVC tray, that would give you some room. Not trying to bring up issues, but you got some crispy leaves on a few of them. That’s not good pre-flip.

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They’re in 5gal fabric pots…besides 1 thats in 3gal which I plan on transplanting. Any suggestions on how to get them healthy enough for flowering. I use growtime fertilizer from ilgm also have some cal-mag. Once a week I’ll use growtime and every other watering I use small amounts of cal-mag. I use RO water and will water till runoff every couple waterings. I’d rather have it be healthy and have to get creative with the space I have than end up with poor quality bud.

I suggest you fill out a checklist about the grow, Im pretty stoned right now lol, but if you descrive in detail everything about your grow, like the grow medium, lighting and your timing. Crap they have a cheat sheet for this stuff. @BobbyDigital help get this person the sheet to fill out Im too high! Dammit!


Damn stoner, lol

Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco?
System type?

PH of runoff or solution in reservoir?

What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS

Indoor or Outdoor
Light system, size?

Temps; Day, Night

Humidity; Day, Night

Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size

AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,

Co2; Yes, No

Add anything else you feel would help us give you a most informed answer.


@Cannabian For the medium I use FFOF soil. I’ll use 1/4tsp of growtime once a week(2/3tsp/750ppm recommended) and the same amount of cal-mag at every/every other watering(use RO). The temp. Stays around 72 and the humidity at 50/60…need to buy a dehumidifier since summer started it’s been high. For ventilation I have a intake and an outtake of inline fans rated at 190cfm. For the runoff ph all 4 are between 6.1 and 6.5. The ppm for the five gal pots are 415, 400, 527 and the 3 gal pot 979. And for lighting I’m using the optic 4xl in a 4x4 tent.

Ok, were you feeding the plants from the beginning in the FFOF? If not how long were they growing for before you started to feed them?
My thoughts are the plants are rootbound. They have essentially replaced the medium with root. If I were to rescue those plants I would place them in new ffof in bigger pots, remove all dead and dying material, prune them back to restart some new leaders and once new growth kicks in Id switch em right away.

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I started to feed them as soon as I started seeing deficiencys which was about a month and a half after transplanting into 5 gal. (Started in solo cups->3gal->5) I had similar problems last grow but not nearly as bad as it is now(also way shorter veg time so it got most of its nutrients from ffof). The root zone always seems to get more acidic as time goes on when feeding growtime fertilizer and am beginning to think that it acts as an acidic buffer to the root zone even after raising ph to 7 when watering. With the cal mag I dont use any ph up/down and add it straight to RO. I feel like my shortcomings is stemming from my fertilizer practices. Thanks for the advice I will for sure transplant and prune…may I ask what fertilizer u use and how u go about feeding?

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