I have a problem: your instruction is incredibly successful, So successful that I have to ask a question you probably never get asked: HOW DO I SLOW IT DOWN??? Yeah, downloaded the guide AND bought the book too.
So, I built a DWC garden using a tote box about 24" by 18" by about 14" high. I put my ScnOG screen 15 inches above the the plant basket bases (2 plants, Blue Dream). I have this container in a 36" X 18" X 60" grow tent and I’m using a 400 HPS light. Because the container sits on a basement cement floor I put an aquarium heater in the base to keep the solution around 70ºF. I’m using General Hydroponics nutrients per instructions on the bottles.
I planted my seedlings on the 29th of January, on the 28th of February I did the super martini glass pruning (poor plants look naked under their skirts ) and begun tying the branches to the screen. On the 3rd of March I switched to 12/12 lighting. Now, two weeks later I have no more room to bend down branches and the new budding shoots are growing like crazy. “So, What’s the problem” you say? My light is within about an inch and a half of the roof of my tent and my 400 Watt light is only 9 inches from my tallest shoots and those suckers keep GROWING!!! Short of cutting a hole on my tent I don’t know how to proceed. I was going to switch to 600 watt lighting when I started this project, fortunately I stayed with my old 400 Watt or I’d be burning stuff by now with all that heat.
So, short of starting to bend these shoots over as well and just covering what’s below them (sort of screen of green over screen of green) I am at a loss of what to do.
Current nutrient ratio is 2 4 6 per gallon for blooming. Leaf color is good. There are a number of big fan leaves above the screen. Can they be pruned off (maybe making room to train some of the larger shoots) or are they needed to pump energy into the buds?
I will get a bigger tent for next grow but any thoughts for now?
Any thoughts out there? I appreciate any advice you have.