Thanks Emeraldo, I originally trained them with a single toping in Light Addict's flux style, probably ideally the 2 flux arms should have been topped as well but weren't (at least for the longer limbed WWX), as the training got away from me. I am already getting sign of faint amber tinting as well as still some clear, mostly cloudy at the moment. Ideally I am aiming for somewhere in the ballpark of 10/70/20% of clear/cloudy/amber, which the Gorgonzola is getting close to, maybe it will get the chop at the end of the week. I am trying to check each day to ensure it doesn't get away from me after all the work and effort of getting this far!Those are nice trichomes, Stunger! Great job on the manifolding or whatever you did. Gorgonzola looks like a good producer, at least to guage from the trichomes. Will you let them go until all cloudy & amber? Do you think the pruning has directed the plants to noticeably put more energy into bud development?
As for the stealth grow strategy, sounds like Gorgonzola could give off great gusts of "gorgonzola" smell that the next up or next down balcony dweller would get a whiff of? I had that happen once with neighbors, and ever since then I pick strains that don't have a pungeant smell, but even those strains put out a strong aroma at the very end of flowering. At least, my thinking is, "fruitier" strains that smell like mango, pineapple, strawberry, won't attract much attention... I hope.
Altho the Gorgonzola is Cheese named and derived I am not familiar with the range of aromas & terpenes that different strains produce. There is a fruitiness amongst it's smell and other things. And yes, ideally a low smell strain would be the best, but beggars can't be choosers as they say, and I was grateful just to be gifted a viable seed. From the remedial pruning I have done to remove caterpillar damage I have already got about a dozen seeds from a couple of removed buds taken from the cola that I pollinated. So that's great, I can fish another day! But I am expecting probably at least a 100 seeds when I cut it down and go thru the rest of the pollinated cola. Next time I will consider isolating a cola and spraying it with Colloidal Silver in an attempt to try making some feminized seeds.
re your question on whether the pruning has directed more energy to bud development, I really can't say, the Gorgonzola has grown into more compact plant with a bit thicker colas, whereas the same training was done to the WWX and she has more rangy longer branches with more sparse buds, altho she starting flowering 2 week after the Gorgonzola and seems to have put on a little weight recently.
Trichome pics taken today seem to show a tiny increase in amber 'tinting'.