I have a question about flowering.

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JaymzD91

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Typically after how many weeks should your plant be before considering switching to flower? If you can help me out that would be badass!

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Ponky

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When the lighting changes to 12/12. Thats day 1. It will stretch. And 2 to 3 weeks later buds start to form. Auto is just on a timer from the time it sprouts.
 
JaymzD91

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When the lighting changes to 12/12. Thats day 1. It will stretch. And 2 to 3 weeks later buds start to form. Auto is just on a timer from the time it sprouts.
Ok, how many weeks should they be in the veg stage before flipping?
 
Ponky

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Ok, how many weeks should they be in the veg stage before flipping?
There are factors:
Stretch. Can be from 1x to 2.5x based on strain.
Height clearance. Canopy space.
An 18" plant (topped) tends to be ideal for standard grow tents. Shorter flat plants are ideal.
Methods to study: topping and lollipopping. Defoliating.

For me minimum is 18 days. Up to 28. I keep them Under 5.5' tall.

Your light and tent determine the flip. Too tall is bad. You want a nice flat squat bush that's been defoliated.
 
mysticepipedon

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That's exactly it. You have to decide how big you want the plant to end up — with attention to distance from the light source. The longer you veg, the more training comes in handy.
 
growsince79

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Ok, how many weeks should they be in the veg stage before flipping?
Depends on the strain. I usually flip at 2-3 weeks from sprout. Some strains stretch 2 feet and some stretch 10 feet. This was flipped at 2 weeks from sprout about 4-5". May 24th
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July 19th its about 31/2 feet tall. Would have been about 5-6ft if I hadn't bent the main stem twice.
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Aqua Man

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I'd say 3-6 weeks is when they mature if seeds. So it depends on that. A plant will not flower until mature.

If clones then you can flip at any point.

But like other have said they will usually atleast double in size from when you flip.
 
growsince79

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Depends on the strain. I usually flip at 2-3 weeks from sprout. Some strains stretch 2 feet and some stretch 10 feet. This was flipped at 2 weeks from sprout about 4-5". May 24th
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July 19th its about 31/2 feet tall. Would have been about 5-6ft if I hadn't bent the main stem twice.
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Here's a parent of the last strain flipped at 3 weeks. Stretched from 6-24"
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JaymzD91

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There are factors:
Stretch. Can be from 1x to 2.5x based on strain.
Height clearance. Canopy space.
An 18" plant (topped) tends to be ideal for standard grow tents. Shorter flat plants are ideal.
Methods to study: topping and lollipopping. Defoliating.

For me minimum is 18 days. Up to 28. I keep them Under 5.5' tall.

Your light and tent determine the flip. Too tall is bad. You want a nice flat squat bush that's been defoliated.
Can you super crop? Or does that require more veg time?
 
Frankster

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Yea, I like keeping my veg plants small and compact, then flower them, usually. If they go long veg periods, try and keep them compact so they explode out of the gate, and don't have the big stretchy. That's the big factor here.

3 weeks IMO, is a really good starting point, and those plants 79 has up there in his first picture, is a pretty good place to start IMO, for most any indoor grow. Bigger is certainly not always better for the indoor grower.
 
JaymzD91

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Yea, I like keeping my veg plants small and compact, then flower them, usually. If they go long veg periods, try and keep them compact so they explode out of the gate, and don't have the big stretchy. That's the big factor here.

3 weeks IMO, is a really good starting point, and those plants 79 has up there in his first picture, is a pretty good place to start IMO, for most any indoor grow. Bigger is certainly not always better for the indoor grower.
Yeah I dont have too much space to work with so small plants are my learning points.
 
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