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Looking great! I kept waiting and waiting and waiting for mine to grow up instead of out, and when they did it was almost uncontrollable growth. I suspect you'll see the same!
I'm glad to hear that you doubled the size of the grow area, that'll help a lot.
I didn't defokiao, and I wish I would have heeded that bit of advice. If I were to do it again I would have defoliated until week 3 of flower.
Did you add any light? Are you considering doing so?
i did add another like the other!
 
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week 1 of flower today. the girls have numerous 17-22 nice bud sites each. should i sacrifice the smaller buds that are coming in and just focus on the bigger buds on top? i feel like i’m remove to much already, they’re so thick and lush. i am looking for the best yield for personal consumption. what do i do???
 

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dont defoliate until after 3/4 weeks AFTER flowering its usually best to cut 3-5 days before flip, and not until full stretch and flowering is in session but in flowering i don't like to trim at all, i let the plant use those leaves as energy i used to cut the leaves off and i swear it makes ya harvest a lot smaller they look amazing tho omg they gonna be corkas

DONT keep stressing the plant going into flip mode by trimming cutting, honestly spread the colas or tie again and let grow up but the stress will bother the plants maybe hermie them

you can trim everyday in veg all u want if u want they will recover and make new sites but flowering is a touchy topic everyone feels diff
 

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dont defoliate until after 3/4 weeks AFTER flowering its usually best to cut 3-5 days before flip, and not until full stretch and flowering is in session but in flowering i don't like to trim at all, i let the plant use those leaves as energy i used to cut the leaves off and i swear it makes ya harvest a lot smaller they look amazing tho omg they gonna be corkas

DONT keep stressing the plant going into flip mode by trimming cutting, honestly spread the colas or tie again and let grow up but the stress will bother the plants maybe hermie them

you can trim everyday in veg all u want if u want they will recover and make new sites but flowering is a touchy topic everyone feels diff
Thanks for all the info!
 

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They look great!

Stop trimming, flip, keep training because the rocket WILL take off. Sit back And let those babies fill in!!!!


Excellent job.

Welcome to MJP!
 

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The Girls had a good growth spurt overnight. Did some re-tying and a good bit of LST and I didn't remove a leaf... lol. It was hard not to though! . I'm now using General Hydro Maxi Bloom. Their Dosage says 1.5 teaspoon per gallon 1 to 2 times a week. with water only in between. I've been watering/feeding each plant a gallon at each feeding. every other day. Plants are now 8 days into Flower and 70 days old today. Lights are 16-18" from plant. Is it fixin to happen???
 

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15 days into flower. 75 days old.
lots and lots of bud sights.
pretty proud of these 4 gelato girls, they’re all looking bout the same.
anyone want to guess what my yield could be?
 

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These Girls are THIRSTY! 3/4 gallon a day each. Minimum run off. Feed, water, water, feed w/ calmag. 18 days into flower. I see a ton of buds stacking up slowly. I keep waiting on that explosion! is it gonna come soon?
 

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I'd remove some of the smaller lower/inner buds.
They never turn out all that great...plus removing will
direct more energy/growth to your bigger buds.
 

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They are rocking now.....

do you ever run a Ph test on your runoff water?
I have not Big Sir. Honestly, i haven’t run it on any water since the beginning. They have (imo) continued to preformed flawlessly. Kinda like it ain’t broke so dont fix it lazy way out I suppose. Do you guys remove your plants from the SOG during flower? I’m 3 weeks into flower. A ton of buds and vegetation. I’ve read so much the past few months and everyone does it different. I’d like to do a bit of trimming. Starting to get some frosting also!
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15 days into flower. 75 days old.
lots and lots of bud sights.
pretty proud of these 4 gelato girls, they’re all looking bout the same.
anyone want to guess what my yield could be?
What genetics did you use? They will usually tell you what estimated yield is. Usually, it will be given per square foot for indoor purposes, and another yield number for outside. Of course they assume correct conditions, but are a range....so you could get an idea there.

Similarly, folks here may have grown the same plant genetics as you and will respond. Yield can be extremely variable. If they have been way healthy and lush, you are heading towards higher yields, impediments, whether at the beginning, middle or end, will cut back on that yield. I usually tell people to raise thrivers, not survivors for top yield.

Yours appear to be thriving rather well!

Bubba
 

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What genetics did you use? They will usually tell you what estimated yield is. Usually, it will be given per square foot for indoor purposes, and another yield number for outside. Of course they assume correct conditions, but are a range....so you could get an idea there.

Similarly, folks here may have grown the same plant genetics as you and will respond. Yield can be extremely variable. If they have been way healthy and lush, you are heading towards higher yields, impediments, whether at the beginning, middle or end, will cut back on that yield. I usually tell people to raise thrivers, not survivors for top yield.

Yours appear to be thriving rather well!

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Bubba all 4 are ILGM Gelato
8 week veg 19 days today into flower
Thanks. Im proud for my first grow. I have some issues insect issues currently. Plants are not showing any signs of stress. Yet…
 

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Bubba all 4 are ILGM Gelato
8 week veg 19 days today into flower
Thanks. Im proud for my first grow. I have some issues insect issues currently. Plants are not showing any signs of stress. Yet…
ILGM will have that info on their site. It will be a range, or "up to" a certain amount. I rarely hit the high number, but getting close. What insect problem?

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Report back, I have those same seeds somewhere or the other. Maybe I gave them away, its been a minute.

Bubba
 

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Four weeks of Flower up-date…
This past week I performed some defoliation. It has grown back in already.
lights are 12/12. The girls Haven’t gotten much taller. Buds are bulking up. overall my opinion as a first timer the plants all look terrific.

Its been hot and rainy everyday. Ive played hell with trying to keep the humidity below 75 and the temps below 80. I do have a dehumidifier on the way.
My watering/nute schedule has changed also. Feeding maxibloom per directions.
letting soil dry 2.5 days between Water and feedings.
I still have the damn gnat issue but the girls have not shown any stress at any point. Yet.
 

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