I wouldn’t trim anything.
I’m in total agreement with @Covertgrower, next grow try to get some higher wattage LED’s… which will help you out greatly… your plant looks good though… you can use your existing lights for side lighting possible… good luck @smellthat
everyone mentioned lights…so that’s covered.
plant should have been topped 1/3 the way up…long time ago.
could have topped three times and had many more colas
While you may have topped it, others might disagree. Since this is their first grow, often first timers like to leave them alone to see what they look like. I like to leave my top because I like to have a main cola. I prefer to do low stress training, and super cropping in a combination of monster cropping to get higher yields the second go around in clone form.
As growers advance into the second or third grow with more experience they might try topping or other modifications like main lining.
what’s mainlining and in what phase of growth do you top it off ? Thanks…
Topping is where you would top it at about the 4th or 5th knode (section) then you would get more tops.
Main lining is similar to topping, but you “mainline” two tops so that they essentially grow into two plants from one stem.
Here’s a grow journal that shows a mainline.
I agree with @Covertgrower. Light intensity is reason your plant looks like that. I would also agree with him about the topping. It’s not necessary, and I prefer not to do it either. Fact of the matter in this case is topping wouldn’t have changed where you ended up. You would likely just have multiple mains that would all look like the one you have now. Something a lot growers miss is that more colas you have, the smaller they will be. So each individual and situation is a little different as far as what may be best.
I think you will have the best results staying the course covertgrower put you on. For your next grow, look into some lighting options that will give you better intensity for your space.
Thank you for your input.
Thank you, I currently have a seedling of the same strain at about the 4th node, so I will top it now.
I added a 4 ft. fluorescent fixture with 3 5000 k bulbs to the room in a vertical position and topped the OG seedling at the 6th node, that sound about right ? Thanks.
@smellthat the 5000K will help with stretch as a seedling, however 5k does not have enough red in it for flowering, and the lack of lighting will continue the situation. Now that you have more plants I REALLY recommend more lighting.
“Horticulture lighting group” sells excellent lighting solutions that are affordable, and efficient.
OK, so I replaced the 5000k bulbs with 3000k bulbs to induce more red wave for flowering.
Another thing to consider is lowering your lights to try and halt the stretch. How far away are your lights currently?
I used the light stress method and bent the plant over with a string, I lowered the leds to about 6 inches above the plants and put a 3 bulb fluorescent with 3 3000k bulbs in a vertical position. I have room covered in mylar for reflectability.
Ok cool. Just wanted to make sure that was addressed along with the training
Thank you for your input…