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Choppr

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Thank you so much for the help and info. I topped her today thanks. I'm trying to keep up with the plant as best as possible but she has a mind of her own. Lol imagine new grower of marijuana but have been an organic farmer since birth lol but awesome advice and please feel free to give me more when you see me messing up.lol
we dont learn as much when everything goes smoothly...enjoy the ride even the bumpy parts right? After Topping you will see she will divert her energy to her side branches as well as the 2 new tops! I ran straight organics for several years(it was a hippie thing-yes I was a Hippie) after 20+ years Sun-Grown Outdoors or Soil in Pots, for the last 8years I run Coco/Hydro only and MegaCrop Salt Nutrients, Hi- Freq fertilization, to me and many grower friends Soil indoor is Old Tech...But I will not argue true Sun Grown Organic is hard to beat in Quality, but you will have less weight. I have seen in side by side grows my Coco Plants grow 20-25% faster and out produce my indoor soil grows by far. Good Luck Dragon
 
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we dont learn as much when everything goes smoothly...enjoy the ride even the bumpy parts right? After Topping you will see she will divert her energy to her side branches as well as the 2 new tops! I ran straight organics for several years(it was a hippie thing-yes I was a Hippie) after 20+ years Sun-Grown Outdoors or Soil in Pots, for the last 8years I run Coco/Hydro only and MegaCrop Salt Nutrients, Hi- Freq fertilization, to me and many grower friends Soil indoor is Old Tech...But I will not argue true Sun Grown Organic is hard to beat in Quality, but you will have less weight. I have seen in side by side grows my Coco Plants grow 20-25% faster and out produce my indoor soil grows by far. Good Luck Dragon
Thank you for all the info and advice. I'm looking into the coco for growing maybe next year. Happy growing! Thank you again!
 
MIGrampaUSA

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I'm in no way trying to contradict advice given above because most if not all is on target. I will say this though ... if you don't want to top, super-crop.

I do a lot more with super-cropping and LST techniques than I do with topping/pruning my plants. This is a personal choice.

Anyway, both are valid options. One isn't superior to the other. What you pick should work best for your situation and grow space. However, if you don't train, you will waste plant resources and space.
 
GoldenDragondnw

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I'm in no way trying to contradict advice given above because most if not all is on target. I will say this though ... if you don't want to top, super-crop.

I do a lot more with super-cropping and LST techniques than I do with topping/pruning my plants. This is a personal choice.

Anyway, both are valid options. One isn't superior to the other. What you pick should work best for your situation and grow space. However, if you don't train, you will waste plant resources and space.
Hello thank you for the info. I topped the other day and am currently looking into lst for my plants. I appreciate and encourage any and all help/info. Happy Growing!
 
MIGrampaUSA

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Hello thank you for the info. I topped the other day and am currently looking into lst for my plants. I appreciate and encourage any and all help/info. Happy Growing!
Since you topped, here's another tip ... to get most out of that topping, allow the 2 new stems a week or so to grow so you can pull them apart and have 2 main colas. I've seen people top and flip and end up with a short extra wide double cola maybe 6" in size.
 
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we dont learn as much when everything goes smoothly...enjoy the ride even the bumpy parts right? After Topping you will see she will divert her energy to her side branches as well as the 2 new tops! I ran straight organics for several years(it was a hippie thing-yes I was a Hippie) after 20+ years Sun-Grown Outdoors or Soil in Pots, for the last 8years I run Coco/Hydro only and MegaCrop Salt Nutrients, Hi- Freq fertilization, to me and many grower friends Soil indoor is Old Tech...But I will not argue true Sun Grown Organic is hard to beat in Quality, but you will have less weight. I have seen in side by side grows my Coco Plants grow 20-25% faster and out produce my indoor soil grows by far. Good Luck Dragon
Thank you for sharing. You've given me some things to consider. I appreciate it. 👍
 
MIGrampaUSA

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we dont learn as much when everything goes smoothly...enjoy the ride even the bumpy parts right? After Topping you will see she will divert her energy to her side branches as well as the 2 new tops! I ran straight organics for several years(it was a hippie thing-yes I was a Hippie) after 20+ years Sun-Grown Outdoors or Soil in Pots, for the last 8years I run Coco/Hydro only and MegaCrop Salt Nutrients, Hi- Freq fertilization, to me and many grower friends Soil indoor is Old Tech...But I will not argue true Sun Grown Organic is hard to beat in Quality, but you will have less weight. I have seen in side by side grows my Coco Plants grow 20-25% faster and out produce my indoor soil grows by far. Good Luck Dragon
All the commercial grows in my area are using coco. Why? It's the easiest to fertigate ... meaning high frequency fertilization. This reinforces what @Choppr is saying. It takes more skill starting out because you the grower controls the variables. So you have to know the variables and (pH/ppm etc) and how to juggle them.

Soil is still probably the best medium for most home-growers though. It's a bit cheaper than coco and a lot cheaper than setting up other forms of hydro. It's also the most forgiving. It might take a longer time to show issues and then to correct them ... but in hydro based applications which I consider coco to be ... it's not so forgiving. A rookie mistake can cost a grower their whole crop.

At least coco is kind of in the middle between those 2 extremes.
 
GoldenDragondnw

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Since you topped, here's another tip ... to get most out of that topping, allow the 2 new stems a week or so to grow so you can pull them apart and have 2 main colas. I've seen people top and flip and end up with a short extra wide double cola maybe 6" in size.
Thanks for the tip..I'll look at doing that if I remember when the time comes...lol but this sounds like an amazing little strat I'll have to try. Thanks again for all the help! :) Happy growing!
 
GoldenDragondnw

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Good morning everyone! Picasso is looking and smelling so good this morning I wanna smoke em lol
 
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GoldenDragondnw

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Picasso again
..I can't get enough of this plant it went from near death to THIS...lol
 
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GoldenDragondnw

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Soooo....what happened was...I overslept and my baby blue dream was left in the sun too long and stretched nearly to death...lol so I tied it up to a stick and hoped it's little stem would strengthen enough and now here it is untied but loving the stick lol standing on its own now though so phew!
 
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