DocBud, k,thanks for the tip, was afraid to start clipping away as to not removing anyplace a bud might like to be. Looks like I can use some of my ol landscaping skills tonight but on a much smaller scale, snip snip, that sucks, hermies I wasn't too worried about but wasn't expecting males. Will keep a sharp lookout for those.
Thank yungBeartokin, the box did most of the work and all the great feedback and advice came from experienced growers commenting on this thread. Kick ass folks on this site!
Thanks NG1, sorry you weren't too pleased with your producer, trust me, if I had the space I think I would go the way you are now. These things do have the heat issues and summer is not even here yet. The ghetto frozen 2L and 1gal water jugs have helped out alot though. With the 1gals, it actually keeps box temp no more than 2-3 degrees above ambient, the res nice and cool, and humidity fairly constant.
Shoot, the HPS should be kickin on in a few, maybe I won't wait for tonight to tidy things up a bit
One thing I learned recently is that pruning increases usable yield. If you leave to lowermost branches on, you get small, wispy, popcorn buds. If you trim them off, you don't necessarily get more overall yield, but more usable yield.....
In other words, fewer number of buds, bud larger buds. Much less work, much better quality, better bag appeal, etc.
Give 'em a little trim...it helps with air flow as well.
Yeah, that is one reason why I sold my bloom box... I really hated the height restrictions. You almost have to start them out 12/12 from the very beginning to make sure they don't grow too tall. LST is a great idea for this box to keep things under control. They look really healthy! Impressive color on them. You will have to tie them down if they get too close to the light. That's what I had to do.
Holy Trichomes! You've got a great grow going here! This is how you use the box, people......
You're gonna have buds in no time, and the plants look really healthy. Well done!
And a special thanks to you for the grow tips Doc, you as well as the many other fine folks on this site have been very supportive as well as informative.
Really, this box is pretty damn near newb proof if ya follow the directions and ask for help when you need it. I still haven't introduced co2 yet, do ya think it is too late to get a bottle and start gassing these girls? OMG, and yes, they are all girls, I see no hermie signs to speak of and I am checking em in morning, noon, and before they go night night, they are my babies after all