I’m looking for strategies and advice on managing the size of my plants. I’m a relatively new grower and I built a DIY grow box for my stealth grows. I’ve taken two plastic storage bins, stacked them and cut a hole in the lid/bottom where they are stacked so the interior is one larger/taller space. The light is mounted to the inside of the upper lid, two computer fans are mounted to the sides to ventilate outside air in, and a carbon filter on the top lid.
Total height inside is about 36”, but the light hangs down about 5”. Pair that with the 2 gallon pot, when filled with soil the plant has about 24” of space between the top of the soil and bottom of the light. I’ve considered adding another bin, but I realize with this setup I’ll probably always need to manage plant height.
I’ve grown three autos using this setup so far with decent results. But each time when they hit the stretch phase, the tops are touching or nearly touch the light (LED). I’m considering trying photos, growing them to maybe 6-8” then flipping the light cycle.
Who’s got some strategies I might be able to employ or look into, to manage plant height, without switching to a different setup?