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    Bloom Stretch??

    SensiStarship (Sensi Star x Island Sweet Skunk) x Blueberry

    Since this is my first grow I have no idea what bloom stretch is. I have decided to make a photo record and share it on this forum. Will take a picture every 7 days and post it here. I am sure there are other growers that don't know what to expect either...

    Potting Soil Pro-Mix HP.
    Grow Light Phlizon 1200 watts LED grow light.
    Grow Tent 36 inches by 36 inches by 72 inches high.
    Circulation 2 six inch fans.
    Humidity 48% to 54% depending when I water the plants.
    Temperature 70 degrees F. with lights off. 78 degrees F. with lights on.

    #2
    It means that your plant doubles, or sometimes triples in height in the first 2-3 weeks of flower. You'll see more height each day and it is usually pretty noticeable.

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      #3
      Hey MuskieMan are you able to reach back into that tent to lay those branches under the net? That one there in the back is already looking like it needs it.
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      I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
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      • MuskieMan
        MuskieMan commented
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        Hey SoOrbudgal, that branch is inside the net and I can reach everything in the tent. I did some defoliating before flipping (lots of branches) but could probably use a bit more as it progresses.Before flipping I took a couple of cuttings from the one in the top right. Going to try a bonsai mother...

      #4
      Sometime they triple the height depending of the strain.
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      • MuskieMan
        MuskieMan commented
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        Hey Farmbuck, if my plants triple in size, I am in trouble.... might have to trim them down a bit... Muskie Man

      #5
      If you take a pic every day, you will have a better appreciation for “The Stretch” when you look at the pics.
      There are 3 things you must check everyday when growing in hydro:
      1) Water level (How much h2o is she drinking in 24hrs)
      2) pH level (change over 24hrs)
      3) ppm/EC level (How much food is she eating in 24hrs)

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        #6
        Looks real good in there so far MuskieMan Nice and green. It may get a little crowded in there, you're going to have lots of branches. So, if you are in doubt when defoliating don't be shy to chop something off. I'm happy to follow along with your progress. Good luck!
        Current Grow: La Bella Afrodita https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...bella-afrodita
        I like weed and science.

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          #7
          Holy Moly MuskieMan are those autos or photos? Thats a lot of plants for a 3x3 tent. Either one, their gonna fill that tent up in a hurry. I just flipped my photos to 12/12 about 2 weeks ago and they have stretched 5-6 inches. Im expecting they'll double that in the next week. Your plants look healthy, good luck. And where you getting those muskies? I fish Lake St Clair and Erie.
          Shappel S3000 3.5x6x6' ice fishing hut
          Fusion Board 480w 4000k w/cree diodes
          45W Root Farm LED grow/seedling light
          50w Seedling/starter LED
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          4" Vivosun fan/filter
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          • Sledrock
            Sledrock commented
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            I keep a daily log of my grows progress,

            One thing I do is measure the plant's height Before I switch to 12x12 and another measurement of plant's height After it finishes the stretch (Usually around week 4) so I know (for future reference) how Tall to let a plant grow Before switching to 12x12 so I can control how close it gets to my light. (the Bubble Gum I'm growing now grew 7 inches After the switch to 12x12.)

          • MuskieMan
            MuskieMan commented
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            Hello homegrown, they are not autos, and yes there are too many plants in a small tent, rookie mistake.. Will do the best that I can with what I got...

            I fished Lake St. Clair a few years ago and got 8 Muskie in 2 days, but that is 500 miles from here... Now I hunt the Ottawa River and the Madawaska River. Best I got last year was 46 inches, but have had them just over 50 inches in the past... Good growing and fishing... Muskie Man

          #8
          If this continues I will run out of grow space height. In 4 days some of the plants have grown 4 inches.

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          Potting Soil Pro-Mix HP.
          Grow Light Phlizon 1200 watts LED grow light.
          Grow Tent 36 inches by 36 inches by 72 inches high.
          Circulation 2 six inch fans.
          Humidity 48% to 54% depending when I water the plants.
          Temperature 70 degrees F. with lights off. 78 degrees F. with lights on.

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            #9
            SensiStarship (Sensi Star x Island Sweet Skunk) x Blueberry

            Day number 8 of bloom... Wow, you guys and gals weren't kidding, these plants are putting on at least an inch per day. I have continued to defoliate, mostly the top fan leaves to allow the light to reach into the plants as much as possible. Noticed little white hairs at all bud sites, I think that they are all girls... Curious, how are feminized seeds produced???

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            Potting Soil Pro-Mix HP.
            Grow Light Phlizon 1200 watts LED grow light.
            Grow Tent 36 inches by 36 inches by 72 inches high.
            Circulation 2 six inch fans.
            Humidity 48% to 54% depending when I water the plants.
            Temperature 70 degrees F. with lights off. 78 degrees F. with lights on.

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            • MuskieMan
              MuskieMan commented
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              I understand pollination, but how are feminized seeds produced??? You just don't pollinate them???

            • Farmbuck
              Farmbuck commented
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              We warn ya lollll

            • MuskieMan
              MuskieMan commented
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              I'm learning Farmbuck, I'm learning...

            #10
            Hey MuskieMan I've never done it but here is some info...
            Ever wondered how those marijuana seed banks make feminized seeds? Learn how to create your own feminized seeds at home using two female plants!
            Current Grow: La Bella Afrodita https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...bella-afrodita
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            • MuskieMan
              MuskieMan commented
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              Thanks JeffinCanada, that will make for an interesting read...

            #11
            Most of the strains I've run get flipped when they are about 12" above the lid.
            They typically end up at 36-40" above the lid after flower stretch.
            WHAT???
            5x5 grow space
            900w of Vero's and F-strips
            4-17gal totes self-made UC system.

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              #12
              If you want to reduce stretch I accidentally did it by having the lights too low from inexperience the plants are smart they don’t want to get burned mine only grew vertically 6-8” that said it ended up being a really good thing that growth energy was transferred outward it doubled its footprint and I only had minor light damage on a couple leaves

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                #13
                I personally don't defoliate anything till day 21 of flower.

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                  #14
                  Day number 12 of bloom, all plants are definitely girls. When are these things going to slow down, I feel like I am Jack and the beanstalk... Since this is my first grow, I have learned what to do and what not to do... Should I be defoliating the lower parts of the plants at this time?

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                  Potting Soil Pro-Mix HP.
                  Grow Light Phlizon 1200 watts LED grow light.
                  Grow Tent 36 inches by 36 inches by 72 inches high.
                  Circulation 2 six inch fans.
                  Humidity 48% to 54% depending when I water the plants.
                  Temperature 70 degrees F. with lights off. 78 degrees F. with lights on.

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                  • YYCannabis
                    YYCannabis commented
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                    Once they slow their growth it’s pretty safe to do more defol. Generally try to avoid it during the stretch.

                  #15
                  It's great to see things are actually working correctly, buds have started. This is day 14 of bloom.

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                  Potting Soil Pro-Mix HP.
                  Grow Light Phlizon 1200 watts LED grow light.
                  Grow Tent 36 inches by 36 inches by 72 inches high.
                  Circulation 2 six inch fans.
                  Humidity 48% to 54% depending when I water the plants.
                  Temperature 70 degrees F. with lights off. 78 degrees F. with lights on.

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                  • SoOrbudgal
                    SoOrbudgal commented
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                    Yes good news to see this, soon stretchy will not be a issue.

                  • MuskieMan
                    MuskieMan commented
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                    This is good that the stretch is almost done, I'll have to figure some creative way to raise my lights. They are at about 15 inches above the plants, but can get them another 12 to 14 inches higher if I have to...

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