Originally Posted by dank.frank
How long do you veg in the bed? Nice, clean setup.
I don't know. I'm thinking at least another 2 weeks, maybe 3. All depends on how much bigger they get. I'd like all the plants to be where they are just starting to touch each other. I'd also like to top the bigger plants in each row at least twice. The smallest of the remaining two in the row will be left mostly alone. The "middle child" I'm going to lollipop and defol heavily before flower. She will be the most abused of the three girls. And all of them will get a light defoliation a couple weeks into flower. Nothing too drastic.
Second round with a plant for me is finding out how she takes a bit of abuse while I try to maximize the yield.
Third round is where hopefully I've got a bit more of an idea of how to train her for a really good run. I've never made it to the third round with a plant. Something has always come up - security scare, moving, lose the mom, etc.
However, after sampling the BMRs while they're curing, I don't think I'm going to keep either of them around. They're not outstanding in any way. Unless the flavor really pops through in this next batch or the potency skyrockets, I'll cull the moms to make room for others. I try not to judge a plant on it's initial run. But it's kind of boring weed. The MBxNYCD is head and shoulders above it.
The Mind Boggle x NYCD is really good. Inhale is a bit bland. But the flavor on exhale is fantastic. A mentholy lemon that tickles my nose hairs and kinda makes me want to sneeze. It could stand to be more potent. But like I said before, I try to never fully judge a plant on the first go round. Especially since I screwed up and decided to pull all of them down early instead of letting them herm out when I left the work light on in the flower room on day 52 for 24 hours.