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Old 06-18-2020, 08:20 PM #1
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Help with too many tops for Half whiskey barrel grow

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I’ve grown outdoors for a few years but this is my first year growing in a container rather than in the ground.

This plant has been growing since feb but started to flower in April due to a mismanaged gas lantern routine.

In may it started revegging. I stripped it, and it came back with a vengeance.

There are too many tops though for the container I fear.

Should I remove some?
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:02 PM #2
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I would let it go and see how it manages, clean the under canopy when flower hits and just keep it watered and fertilized well!
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Old 06-18-2020, 11:45 PM #3
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I would LST it outward to open up the middle and, as suggested above, clean up the bottoms early in flower thoroughly, leaving only the infrastructure for colas.

Yes this will ultimately give you more tops but my first inclination in looking at that setup is that you should be looking more at making those many tops productive rather than concentrating growth into a smaller number of shoots. I would advise you lean into it, keep all of the healthy/vigorous tops, and either LST outward or supercrop to get more light into the center of the plant.

Just make sure you're prepared to feed enough to support all that growth, as LizardMan said.
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Old 06-19-2020, 02:25 PM #4
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Hi.

There are too many tops though for the container I fear.

Should I remove some?

I agree with your fear, and yes you should remove some, probably many.



There will be lots of opinions on this one I imagine, and mine is that bushy is good, but everything has limits. If that plant is left to grow out as is you'll have very spindly branches, and nothing but popcorn to trim at harvest, there won't be any what I'd call a cola. If it were mine I'd prune it back to 1 to 2 dozen tops max.
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My experience is the size of container will limit his overall plant size, i.e. a 50 gal container will be able to house a bigger plant then a 20 gal ( this is outdoor soil grown), its up to him how he wants to go about it, lst, trimming bottoms, only keeping a select few branches or just letting nature do its thing is how
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Old 06-20-2020, 12:54 AM #6
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Just keep it simple, clean out the bottoms, and support the branches with a simple cage/netting trellis system.

Don't listen to the hype or gro lore.. just try to keep the nutrition up so she rides through till the end
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Old 06-25-2020, 07:38 PM #7
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Thanks everyone for the responses. Really appreciate this community.

For now, I have decided to let it continue growing as is, and postpone my decision a few more weeks.

If you guys want I’ll keeep you posted with some progress pics.

Thanks again to all who took the time to respond. Let’s grooooooow
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Old 07-12-2020, 01:12 AM #9
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She’s been growing well and I decided to prune branches/remove nodes today.

I have more to do but it was hot and I figured a few days recuperation for her before removing more prolly wouldn’t hurt.

Pre crop and post crop
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