Question on super cropping in flower...

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Flowerpower420

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Hello fellow gromies.

Im currently into my first "proper" grow start to finish, (done 2 prior along with someone else but we had different opinions and ideas etc so i cant class them as being just "me".

So, Im currently on day 28 of flower (i count flowering from first budlett after the stretch) but i flipped to 12/12 on April 14th.

I think its safe to say the budlets are forming nicely and the plants have been well looked after and have had NO deficiencies at all, maybe a slight bit of tip burn on top colas fan leaves due to ramping up nutes for the "Bulking" phase thats just around the corner.

My question is...is it safe to do some careful and methodical "super cropping" this late in flower?

My reasons are, a few of the main colas look like they are still reaching for the stars and im starting to run out of head room to keep elevating the light, as my extraction system and carbon filter is inside the tent too, plus everytime i increase the light distance the smaller bud sites aren't getting efficient light within the "perfect" range so i will end up with less dense and underdeveloped nugs. Plus ive also read that super cropping can increase strength of the colas and stems for heavy bud aswell as triggering a defence mechanism within the plant to produce more hormones and can make buds bigger and more potent.

Now i have super cropped before with somebody else in late veg but never done it in flower before.

The pheno type is pretty strong and stable, the strain im currently running is mimosa evo/orange punch from Barneys farm, Every time i top, or LST within 3-5days they've bounced back stronger than ever and haven't had a hermie or a sick plant yet "touch wood'. Im using the full Mills nutrients line with their Vitalize which is outstanding with helping recover from stress and disease.

Is super cropping practical, safe, and will it give me the results im after or is it far too late and risky?

Cheers in advance guys,

Peace out ✌️
 
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Flowerpower420

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Ok folks, ive bit the bullet and went forth and bent them girls over, i made sure i watered them first and gave it 90 mins or so to allow them to uptake some moisture so it was easier and less chance of a total snap. The inside was nice and soft but the outer skin is a touch woody, hopefully this pays off and get no adverse effects. I will be keeping a very close eye for signs of hermie/stress and i will keep you guys posted on results. ✌️
 

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