So between 11" and 16" you’d flip to flower. I wish I had that kind of self restraint but as I’m only about 2/3 way through my first grow I’m paranoid I’ll hurt my yield with a small plant for flowering. I think with the GG I let it veg too long, from seed to flip was 8 weeks and was pretty high when I flipped, from bottom to scrog was almost 2 feet. I did top the plants twice, once for the first split then when they were at net height I pulled the tops on most branches one more time. I think between the topping and lights I may have stunted a bit, at least on the one plant.
This did create a ton of bud sites on which most plants stretched like they should, the one plant is just slow to stretch. It’s also slow to uptake water as this plant isn’t drinking as fast as the others are.
Anyone think it’s ok to defoliate this shorter plant, even though it hasn’t stretched much and is mainly buttons with minor stretch? I guess what I’m asking is at the end of week 3 regardless of how far along the plant is, is the stretch period over for this plant due to the time it’s been in 12/12 or is it possible this one is lagging behind?
I could defoliate the other 3 and wait although if it doesn’t stretch anymore then I’m defoliating in week 4 or 5 possibly if it turns out it’s ripening schedule is the same as the others. What to do…