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Never top an autoflower plant. Right?

Discussion in 'Auto-Flowering Strains' started by Creature1969, Apr 27, 2017.

    SuperHI TnT

    SuperHI TnT Well-Known Member

    No shit? I'm running some diy COBs myself. Mine come out at 212w. I only have the two plants under it right now but I have two other 6 day old seedlings so I'm thinking I might need to add some more COBs.

    These two are jock horrors from nirvana and they're at 41 days. They still haven't begun to flower but honestly I'm glad because they seem so small still

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    Creature1969 Well-Known Member

    How close do you keep your lights? My plants started out like that so I keep them at ~30" now to promote a little stretch. That cheese was real PIA to water.

    Check out the 220w Mephisto grow thread in the auto section. He's growing 4 plants and aiming for a lb. Good stuff.
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    Big smo

    Big smo Well-Known Member

    Ohhh shit. I have trouble keeping up and completely forgot you were using them. Thrilled to see the results bro.
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    SuperHI TnT

    SuperHI TnT Well-Known Member

    I keep them like 8" from the plant...is that too close?

    shushubandora Member

    few question if I may

    I grown cheese before (green house fem seed)
    nice plant, bit short. overall the main cola looks similar to the side branches.
    I never grown auto cheese so I am not sure how the auto cheese looks
    how is the other auto cheese you grown? they have main cola?

    about 10 years ago I helped farmer friend cutting basil in his green house.
    after 2 hours of work he took all what we cut and throw it in the garbage.
    "why?" I asked him, he said he had no buyer for it.
    "so why we cut it?" I asked him, he said he have to or the basil will grow flowers and then it's no good.
    I am not sure autoflower will behave this way.
    did you noticed this topped cheese finish later compare to others?
    maybe by topping autoflower you increase side branching but delay flowering by week or two

    thanks for sharing

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Yea some autos do very well topped. @hondagrower420, no longer on the site, had some bad ass auto grows that were topped.

    Plants look good by the way.
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    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Save some pollen and use a small paint brush to brush the pollen on a few lower limbs. You get seeds and don't mess the best buds up.

    GuerillaGanjaGrower Well-Known Member

    That has been my experience with autos. If you top then you get more bud sites but smaller buds. Not topped, you get less bud sites but bigger buds. I have found LST and scrog growing with an untopped auto works best for me.
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    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Not for the bigger autos.

    Large pots and grow feeds extend the veg time and size on autos.
    You are thinking of older auto strains. The newer bigger autos go 90-100 days and hit 3-5 foot tall. Why do you always come to auto threads just to bash them? I get it. You grew some and were not impressed. There are tricks to growing them. They are just as potent. Plenty test in the 20% range.
    Case in point.
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    Creature1969 Well-Known Member

    Basically there was no main cola. After topping her all the side branches grew just as tall. The tops were all bud. Topping her did not affect time to finish at all. The only bad thing (if you want to call it that) is most of the bud came out to be finger sized after drying. 6.3 oz is 6.3 oz no matter the bud size.

    I have not grown an untopped auto cheese for comparison yet, but I plan to let one go naturally pretty soon just to see if I get close to the same weight.

    Creature1969 Well-Known Member

    Cool story bro.

    When you pull over a lb from 3 auto's under 330w, let me know.

    Creature1969 Well-Known Member

    Lmao. Yep!

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