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What do I do if my plants are growing too tall after flowering?

Ryn0nTX

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Thanks @Modest grower. I have thought of an inline pump and will most likely go that route next time. The tricky part would be some sort of a float for each bucket to operate the pump. But back on topic....yes sir, that would save me about 15". About 5 days of growth! :laugh:

I'm going to start researching hard soon for a better solution. I have clones ready to take off!
 

Ryn0nTX

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One more thought. Move your lights so one main one is focused on higher plants and the other on flowers and supplement with CFL lights or led lights
I do have the at different heights. Here are a couple pics for reference. I will have to fashion new hangers for the light over the tall girl. It is as high as it can go.

I'm really wishing I had done the mylar on the walls before starting this grow...live, grow, learn!

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(edited because I forgot the pics :oops: )
 

Her216

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Hi everyone!
I am planning my first grow and was wondering how often i should water my plants and when i should start giving them nutrients from the seedling onwards!!! I haven’t added any nutes but wanted to know when to start adding and can they be out from Home Depot?.... As I stated this is my first growing and I used the MG soil.... I’ve notice that it started stretching as well and wanted to know what can I do to help it......Please Help!!!
 

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Modest grower

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Hi everyone!
I am planning my first grow and was wondering how often i should water my plants and when i should start giving them nutrients from the seedling onwards!!! I haven’t added any nutes but wanted to know when to start adding and can they be out from Home Depot?.... As I stated this is my first growing and I used the MG soil.... I’ve notice that it started stretching as well and wanted to know what can I do to help it......Please Help!!!
Stretching is likely due to needing more light. As for nutes, if you are in MG, I would repot into bigger pots with a different soil. The concern with MG is time released nutrients. My understanding is not all MG has this so you may be OK.

I also know others have done very well in MG. @Pbass Has grown well in MG if memory serves correct. He may have a few pointers. When I water seedlings I just mist the soil until I have 1 or 2 real leaves then water lightly. You should start a journal! You will get much more advice that way. Welcome to this great corner of the intertubes!
 

Pbass

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I used MG Organic Fancy Pants 2x or whatever it's called a couple rounds ago, worked beautifully in veg! I had some really nice girls going into flower in 2 gallon pots of MG. The slow release worked excellently, I only used pH'd and cal/mag'd water for the first month at least. I think I noticed a slowdown in growth and decided to start adding nutes around 6 weeks and the transition went smoothly. I tend to have a bit of a heavy hand with nutes so it probably went quick also!

Overall I was very happy with the Miracle Grow. I should disclose I got it on sale and wouldn't buy it unless it was on sale again, I usually stick with Kellogs unfertilized potting soil , it runs about 5 bucks for a 40lb bag and with that I am in total control of what my girls eat, but I can say the MG fed them fine!
 

Buds Buddy

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I'm dealing with the same issue. Too tall! Just one of my three plants took off way early in life. Being my first grow, I was so enamored that I just kept watching (instead of starting lst). Now starting the 3rd week of flower my giant passed up the lights! it's also the slowest of the three in the flower stage. My other two girls are blooming like crazy! I've pulled the few really tall ones down but I don't think they will yield much.

I can raise the lights but then I will neglect the two that are doing really well.
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Easy Fix...
 

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