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How to tell if plants are overcrowded

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by tenthirty, Jul 16, 2012.

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    tenthirty

    tenthirty Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    What are the signs that the plants are overcrowded?

    Thanks in advance.......
     
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    chrishydro

    chrishydro Well-Known Member

    Do you mean like if they are too close together?
     
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    RedMan420

    RedMan420 Active Member

    PM will set in overcrowded rooms,you will also get more vertical growth not horizontal.
     
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    Badmf

    Badmf Well-Known Member

    How close are your plants, or post a pic.
     
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    colonuggs

    colonuggs Well-Known Member

    In my garden... I leave enough room for my hand to pass horizontally in between plants ....without touchin the leaves
     
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    shagalicious

    shagalicious Active Member

    i don't let fans give more than half a leaf of coverage from 1 plant to the next
    they touch but only by an inch or 3
     
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    nuskool89

    nuskool89 Well-Known Member

    Shit my girls are all up in eachothers space! I feel so sloppy now...but I'm clean I swear ;)
     
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    tenthirty

    tenthirty Well-Known Member

    It is a sog grow. The leaves sometimes touch the buds on the adjacent plants. They are more crowded now than in the pic.
     

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    bruza2010

    bruza2010 Member

    hay mate did u not veg at all ? wat size were they wen they went to 12 /12 looks good
     
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    tree king

    tree king Well-Known Member

    there fine dont worry about it my plants are more crowded than that and i dont have problems
     
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    tenthirty

    tenthirty Well-Known Member

    These ones were about 2 days veg and about 20 to 26 inches tall. This coming run will have vegged for 9 or 10 days, smaller clones. We'll see how they do.
     
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    choop

    choop Well-Known Member


    i feel dumb for asking since I'm not a complete beginner and I've seen this terminology before on RIU, but what the hell is PM??? lol
     
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    greywind

    greywind Well-Known Member

    Powdery mildew maybe.
     
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    Guerilla Gardener

    Guerilla Gardener Active Member

    When you cant fit any more in the room... its time to step away from the cloning gel!
     
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    past times

    past times Well-Known Member

    haha

    I tend to over crowd my room because it is so small. key is lots of air movement both on top and below canopy. That and be careful when you take the plants out. They gain support from eachother and dont build the strongest stock. Your buds will break the stems when you take them out if you dont stake them or hold them up when you take them out.

    That and you need to lollipop bc with that much crowding no light is gonna reach the lower growth
     

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    calicat

    calicat Well-Known Member

    Usually if your fan leaves are running into eachother. Causes shading.
     
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    Guerilla Gardener

    Guerilla Gardener Active Member

    Sounds like my method to a Tee! My last garden was 62 plants, all 3' tall under 2 1000 watters, one of which was on a mover. Key is air circulation under canopy. Like you said, the plants hold each other other until the last couple weeks in flower when I add stakes and ties.

    If you are gonna do it... do it big.:-P
     
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    largebuds

    largebuds Active Member

    good advice

    and would add
    if the plants are overcrowded the plants will compete for the light and stretch, the stems/branches become weak and the steams and branches rest on other plants,
    the airflow is reduced and end up with a thinner canopy as the light penetration can't reach the lower parts of the plants so an less your plants are very short and you are
    doing a sog with 20 plants under a 600 you could reduce you yeild a lot

    well space plants are more likely to grow shorter and bushy with more bud sites and less stress and increase yeild if your only growing a few plants under hps imo

    sog (over 20 plants) and scog ( 1-2 plants)need a thick canopy to get a better yeild
     
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    frontline

    frontline Active Member

    LMAO
     
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    rickyrozayyy

    rickyrozayyy Well-Known Member

    Pull them dead leaves bruh.
     

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