That'd be me - but I'll admit that the practice has its uses, depending on the circumstances.the anit-defol folk are gonna hate this grow lol.
i wouldn't be trying it without previous experience growing thru to finish with no defol. my first preference would be to scrog, but the circumstances don't allow it. the defol helps to manage the high number of plants within a small footprint. 12 plants in 9 sq ft. it's a fantastic management tool for that. yield and bud size have definitely increased as a result.I'll admit that the practice has its uses, depending on the circumstances.
Well...what are you disappointed about ?
looks pretty good to me overall. i love the tubes and aggressive approach.
I have some of those taller ones growing into and past my lights. I started them in flower at 6-8 inches and now there 36+. The tops that are into the lights are getting crispy leaves. I was hoping for a more even canopy. I have two lights to compensate for different lengths but this was well beyond what I expected.
This situation also makes it difficult to keep a nice breeze on the tops to combat mold and high humidity. It looks like everything will finish fine.
On another note I have been feeding 5.5 gr/gal of MegaCrop with 1 gr/gal each of sweet candy and bud explosion. Some tubes started this feeding right at day 21. At this ppm its been cruising so far with no issues. I fed today with a little more MC at 6 gr/gal