Start Flowering this Friday?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Corbett96, Feb 6, 2018.

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    Corbett96

    Corbett96 Member

    Okay so it's almost 3 weeks now for since I planted my baby & I have another 2 which are 5 days old almost 2 weeks old.

    I want the 2 to be small plants and the 3 week old one to be a Bigish plant

    Would it be worth starting to Flower on Friday?

    Soil: BioBizz All Mix
    Nutrients: BioBizz
    Strain: Trainwreck
    Bulb: 600w MH / Flower: 600w HPS

    SORRY LIGHTS ARE ON IN PICS

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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    trainwreck is not a smallish plant. in fact, it grows wildly, part of the name, i guess. the ones i grew were lanky, multi- branching and has difficultly supporting the weight of the buds.

    besides all that, plants will have to reach sexual maturity before they will flower. that means alternating nodes. until you get those, no flowers.

    and with all of that said, the answer is, the sooner you flower the smaller they will stay
     
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    chiqifella

    chiqifella Well-Known Member

    totally subjective. it all depends on your expectations. the longer you veg the more you can yield.
     
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    Corbett96

    Corbett96 Member

    Yeah that's all I'm seeing online if I was to veg would it be like auto blooms?
     
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    Corbett96

    Corbett96 Member

    I think I may aswell leave it till next Friday as will Be 4 weeks old and other 2 will be 3 weeks old.
     
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    chiqifella

    chiqifella Well-Known Member

    that would depend on your environment and growing habit sir. even auto's growth/yields vary. Some plants will flower big planted in 12/12 some not so much. clone it, try it
     
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    You'll be a happy camper if you'd mainline those trainwrecks. I would atleast top them a couple times before you flower. Aftter running this strain SOG, im going back to mainlining. 4 to 8 heads, trim the lowers, flip to flower. Just speaking from limited experience with that strain.
     
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    smokebros

    smokebros Well-Known Member

    Listen to @ChefKimbo man, he's got some good points here.

    I'l personally let them grow for another week, top em/train em, and threw them into flower a week after that. So two weeks from today.
     
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    Corbett96

    Corbett96 Member

    I'm not 100% on how to top them
     
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    Corbett96

    Corbett96 Member

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    You mean cut the bit in the middle?
     
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    smokebros

    smokebros Well-Known Member

    Yeah - you can cut it off or pinch it off. It'll redistribute the hormones into the other shoots, creating more than one main cola. This technique will also keep your plants more squat and easier to manage canopy growth & height.
     
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    smokebros

    smokebros Well-Known Member

    Wait until the plant gets a little bigger before you do it.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    if its the trainwreck i grew, you better top it and top your tops again in a few more nodes.
     
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    Corbett96

    Corbett96 Member

    There Trainwreck feminized, I'm not siren how to too them mate first grow
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Look up manifold plants on google


    Count up from the first true sereated single finger leaves to the 3rd node snip about a 1/4 above where the two branches intersect.

    And let them grow and top again and again keeing it even on both sides :)
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    cut the middle stem first, which lets the two side shoots take off.

    after they grow enough to have more side branching top them again.

    you will end up with four grow shoots and it will help keep the plant more compact

    these pictures show the results. btw, whoever trimmed in this pics have also cut off most of their side shoots and leaves

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    Corbett96

    Corbett96 Member

    should i leave it for a few days and top ? Or top now and wait a week?
     
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    smokebros

    smokebros Well-Known Member

    In my honest opinion I would wait until the largest of the three plants got a little bigger, couple days to one week. Once you top you should give it a little time before you top again, typically 7-10 days after topping the plant should be recovered enough if you needed to top again.

    You want to ensure you have enough side branches before you do the first top. I typically wait until I have at least 4 nodes of growth before I top, others may do it differently.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    i was talking about the seedlings you had that were 6 inches tall. after the round shaped leaves will be the first set of pointed leaves. they will alternate the direction they face. each new set of leaves is a grow node. new branches will sprout there also. and eventually buds or balls.

    so after you have 2 or 3 nodes cut the center stem.

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    Corbett96

    Corbett96 Member

    Okay i get you man, I'll leave it for
    That's perfect okay I see what's you mean now.
     
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