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I've got 3 chocolopes going under 600 watt hps with 2 northern lights and a white widdow. this is second week of flower and I'm feeding b-52, voodoo juice, big bud, bud candy, cargo load, sense bloom a+b, and budswel. the chocolopes are just growing way to tall & skinny, they have giant internode space and i just came seem to get any results. could trimming lower branches in veg make it grow taller and space out?? all the other plants are already hairing about to bud and have little internode space, not much growth upward just lost of pistol production from them. Im just wondering if i should not grow sativas anymore if i am looking for smaller denser plants. also if anyone has any suggestions of small dense strains and what company to get them from, i would greatly appreciate it.
thank a ton, getting fluffy
 

beginner.legal.growop

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Pics please.

And it seems like you have to many plants for the amount of light you have a 600 watt only covers a 4x4 area. anymore you are gonna have stretching. What light are they on right now 12/12, 24/0, 18/6?? more info please...

Did they start stretching when you switched there lighting? are they autos?!?!? morrreeee innnfffoooo thats why you have like 200 people who have viewed the thread but no one has answered. Because you have minimum info in a place where your gonna need the most info possible for people to actually help you.

Its not like we have grown 10000000 plants and right when we read your post we will have an answer. I am growing sativas and my node spacing is no more than 2 inches on them and my node spaces on my indicas are about 1 inch...

I am growing outdoors.
 

scroglodyte

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grow Indies if you want shorter, stockier plants. or grow your sativas, and train them. a good LST can do wonders for lanky plants.
 

dvs1038

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Yeah I was gonna say same as scrog since ur growin indoors u can control ur plants so super crop/LST ur plants, or maybe u could do a Scrog grow. Give u an idea it hasn't started flowering yet, I really wanna switch em to 12/12 but waitin on another light for some younger plants 1st. This is my first try at super cropin/lst but u get the idea how u can control the height of a sativa, right there its about 14". I go thru and try and bend down the taller growth shoots to keep em even, but I keep screwin up and breakin em off, well like 3 times so far.

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600 isn't bad at all for 6 plants, keep the light as close as possible, even a few inches is fine, just be careful not to burn them. Also, check your temps, overheating will definitely make them stretch.
The Sativas will stretch a lot more than indicas. They will for the most part eventually stop, but I've seen cases were they never stop.

If you want to have a sativa in limited space, just LST(best option for the current case), top, or do both next time.
 

sandiegojack2

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Do not put your light this close!!! put light as high as possible and let the plant's fill up the space!! Let's see your grow!......this work's and you never move the light! Don't talk shit about yield or streeching 600 is more than enough lumen's get your lux meter and check space...your plant is reaching due to being in too hot of an enviroment!!!! you know not of which you speak! I'll put my small 4X4 grow against any plant for plant....want yield's like these or pie in the sky??never put light that close not even cfl's....jack1000watter as high as possible six feet 11 inches!.jpgfirst day in flower room!14inches tall.jpg4 more week's 44inch tall still streching!!.jpgsea of bud's 4 week's left LSD G13-haze.jpgG13 plant 2 16 cola's forming.jpgthis am mg def will add today.jpg
 

dvs1038

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Damn Jack nice plants there r those misters u have hanging over ur plants? I was gonna ask where I can get some cuttings of dem frosty lookin onz cause I thought u were in socal.
 

sandiegojack2

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Heat Pheno or is plant male? i'd hope heat was the issue it's easier to fix but even if it's just the strain..grow it! some "inferior" plant's will rock your world! maybe not as much but much more pow! Wishing you the best my friend! it's not the light needing to be closer! at 5 1/2 feet for a twenty four inch plant it will have more light than plant can use!!! It's all ballance! your grow will be fine internode length can be too little light but not with 400 watt or larger! unless you have no reflector and lamp is just hanging down from cord! grow slow and steady don't rush the grow ...internet grow's are mostly bullshit! If you can't see the result's it's because it's in someone's dream's! watch what you take as the truth people want to help but have little or no first hand knowledge. watt's is weight I hear all the time ....so show me your weight and they show a pile of bud's.....show me on the plant's as you crop!!Then still same bud's dried and if your yield for each plant is over 5-6 oz's AVG then I'll listen to you! jack
 

Dr Kynes

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I go thru and try and bend down the taller growth shoots to keep em even, but I keep screwin up and breakin em off, well like 3 times so far.
bend them easy by letting them dry until they start to droop, THEN bend them. if you try and bend a plant full of water they break, wilty droopey plants are your ticket to reshaping their limbs


also ?? WTF?
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sandiegojack2

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no Co2 froom a Co2 Boost Bucket which is why my yield's are so high! and the three cfl's are UVB light for reptiles to boost THC production! They are Barney's LSD and some G13/haze that's exploding now 2" plus a day! plant's are 62 day's from seed!Now have 35 clone's...I do 6 in my clone chamber at a time crop and replace with new clone's third run this batch!Built both room's stelth for $vege on right flower left ac+Co2.jpg429 cfm exhaust thru lamp outside.jpg2 week old under T5's.jpggetting fat.jpg255.00 total including Co2 A.C. and wood!!home depot T5's 14ea.and two 200 watt cfl's vege clone.jpggetting fat.jpg!Seed Lot 5-19 12 Barney's and dutch passion 019.jpg
 

resinousflowers

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if your light is not aircooled then 14-16 inches above the tops of your plants.
but really its all about finding the right height so that the coverage and penetration are at the best a 600 watt light can deliver.
also topping and supercroping will make your plants bush out.
 
Its too hot, this is what happens when temps go over 80, sativa or indica.
temps r running about 80-85, so I'm going to try to get the temp down a little. i think I'm going to try a restraint method next time, a sea of green of some sort, ill have to research into it more though.

Do you suggest i move the light further away? its about 12-20 inches away from tops currently
 

sandiegojack2

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Yeath my brother that's it!!Exo-Terra Repti-Glo 10.0 UVB 26 watt cfl I use three... Repti-sun is for heat.. use the rRepti-Glo.. work's awesome!! not too close or will burn 24-36" away experment watch at first!!UVB added e 26w.jpg
 
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