Hey I know you said you wanted to shape your plants like mine in this photo. If that is still your intention, you should cut off the tops of all of your plants, right now. that way you can make 2 tops, then wait 7-10 days and cut off those tops, then wait again and cut of the 4 tops, and you will then have 8 equal length branches which you can then tie down to the side, and once all of your bud sites are in position, then you can flip to flower.
Yea would love to do that but ive read that autos dont have enough time to recover cuz there in a count down to flower but I haved ur thread and as soon I feel ready for a regular plant im goin to do that
The vertical growth will slow as more light is going on the bottom flowering point so the plants energy with be more evenly dispersed throughout the plant. They look proper healthy tho keep doing what you're doing and everything should be fine. Yes I grow nothing but autos I've done maybe total of 20 so far