Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by tenthirty, Jul 16, 2012.
What are the signs that the plants are overcrowded?
Thanks in advance.......
Do you mean like if they are too close together?
PM will set in overcrowded rooms,you will also get more vertical growth not horizontal.
How close are your plants, or post a pic.
In my garden... I leave enough room for my hand to pass horizontally in between plants ....without touchin the leaves
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
Shit my girls are all up in eachothers space! I feel so sloppy now...but I'm clean I swear
It is a sog grow. The leaves sometimes touch the buds on the adjacent plants. They are more crowded now than in the pic.
hay mate did u not veg at all ? wat size were they wen they went to 12 /12 looks good
there fine dont worry about it my plants are more crowded than that and i dont have problems
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.
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
Powdery mildew maybe.
When you cant fit any more in the room... its time to step away from the cloning gel!
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
Usually if your fan leaves are running into eachother. Causes shading.
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.
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
Pull them dead leaves bruh.
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