Yeah, I am definitely going to defoliate after the stretch and remove anything that won't get enough light. The Phantom has responded fantastically after each time I have done a defoliate. Here is a pic from 10 days ago & a pic 5 min ago when lights came on.you will notice it on the flavour and aroma. my last crop had 1 laughing buddha in soil ( i never use it as i overwater !!) amd she knocked it out of the park where that was concerned. dwc does leech a little flavour out imo. Now the root balls are set she will concentrate on the stretch now so dwc/soil/coco will tend to progress at identical rates now minus the burst from the stretch. are you defoliating at any point or just going with it ?. advice is to get as much light to as many budsites as possible using tucking leaves or plucking. They will reward you for it falcon. well worth a research while you wait for the stretch to finish. ideal time is after the stretch so you can see them all. if you also look at removing the small hidden away below and not ever reaching the canopy budsites that only produce "popcorn" , then she will put the energy into the ones in light. again this is a rewarding method and worth a quick read up.
They look beautiful mate. a great first grow
I have an organic tea that's been aerating for the last 24 hrs so I will be back with a proper update after strain it and give ger a feed.