Running Out Of Room, Need Suggestions Please!!

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With 3 weeks or so to go on these autos; i am rapidly running out of room. As this is my first hydro grow (as is the cabinet) i have no idea what to do now that my efforts at topping have obviously failed.

I think my main problem here is that my lights were too far (mfg says 30in) (lies! i tell you, i have photos of heat stress, but that is another post. :-) )

I say this mainly based on the length between the branch nodes. (am i doing too many dabs?)

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AnselAdams

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Lol. Thats how they reward you for good growing.

Try super cropping the tops (pinch stem and bend down)

I do this often and it makes a knuckle at the bend and gives back more bud.

Thanks for the quick response....

How far from the top? 6", 12"?
Should i try an even the canopy out as if i had used a net? You can see where I had to take out the second light.
 
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No problem. I was just browsing. :-)

I would bend them down to even the canopy at the right distance from that lamp. I dont know the answer to that. I know in my room i need about 18” between my canopy and the 600’s hps i run.

Maybe someone who knows led like yours will chime in.

Also i use stakes and tie down stubborn branches. They like to stand back up you know. So i read that you can tie weights with string to hold down yours since no dirt to stick anything into.

Takes a little practice but you can feel the squish when you pinch and roll the stem between your fingers a little and it bends feeling solid but flexible.
 
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I cant tell by the picture...is it flowering?[/
I cant tell by the picture...is it flowering?
if they’re not flowering you can cut the tops to make an even canopy but then again I would wait for a response from someone that grew autos before. I do this in veg stage a week or two before I flip to flower if I need to.
 
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You could be vegging a photo thinking its an auto....and the stretch didnt even start yet :D

Once i had 3 autos in a grow box (first grow) and one was triple the size....then i found out i used a photo seed and put it on the deck.
 
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Bend em they will double in height.

Autos are no good for short spaces unless you run 100% indica X ruderallis like afghan kush ryder (2 foot max height)

You can run 100% sativa photoperiod plants in 4 feet height with a scrog net and flip them at 60% full. And put then net REAL low. My current grow with King Tut and GG4 in tent 2 is causing me space problems but the stretch ended and now i have to bend buds. 12 inches from the samsung strip light.. prune the shit out of them delarf them and bend them
 
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MIMedGrower

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I just bend most every plant before week 3 and tie them down.

Growing from seed i often dont know how they will turn out.

I bent this one the other night.

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Bend em they will double in height.

Autos are no good for short spaces unless you run 100% indica X ruderallis like afghan kush ryder (2 foot max height)

You can run 100% sativa photoperiod plants in 4 feet height with a scrog net and flip them at 60% full. And put then net REAL low. My current grow with King Tut and GG4 in tent 2 is causing me space problems but the stretch ended and now i have to bend buds. 12 inches from the samsung strip light.. prune the shit out of them delarf them and bend them

Thanks for the 411. now on the hunt for afghan kush. :-) I have the 4 ft of room in the flower box.

on the other note... more height is NOT what i need right now... lol. Already sent one to the recycle box in hopes of reducing the over-crowding.

Keep'em coming folks. The advice is much appreciated.
 
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And for future use silica is a great suplement for bending stuff. Add it before all other nutes then calmag then your nutes.

Your plants toughen up a lot with it. I didnt use it this round and i can pinch off shoots when i use it i have to cut them off.
 
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And for future use silica is a great suplement for bending stuff. Add it before all other nutes then calmag then your nutes.

Your plants toughen up a lot with it. I didnt use it this round and i can pinch off shoots when i use it i have to cut them off.

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Have been using it since week #3 ;-)
 
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No problem. I was just browsing. :)

. . . I would bend them down to even the canopy at the right distance from that lamp. . .

Takes a little practice but you can feel the squish when you pinch and roll the stem between your fingers a little and it bends feeling solid but flexible.

I think you mean something like this... I think if i did it right i gained about a foot. If i didn't i just kill the top 12" of my biggest. :-(
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