Love Grow Talk. I learn so much by watching Dude, Scottie, and Guru on YouTube. Looking for a little help on canopy management for maximizing yield. I am on my second grow in a 2×2 tent. 3 Plants in 3 gallon fabric bags . Still in veg. About to flip to flower. I understand that topping, training, and SCROG’ing the canopy can increase yield. So I topped. And Trained. I wanted to fill the canopy completely with ONE top per 3.5” x 3.5” hole in the trellis netting AND THEN flip to flower. Then I was going to lollipop everything below the net.
These are OG Kush plants labeled as “Compact” in size. They have been slow growers. They are about 8 weeks old from sprouting. The plants are about 16” in diameter but only about 7 or 8 inches tall. I guess that’s my doing and not sure why I kept it so short. I guess I wanted to fill the horizontal footprint first and allow the stretch to happen vertically. The newer, lower growth has reached the top of the canopy before the older, “top growth” reached the sides of the tent if you know what I mean. So I need help on how to manage this canopy now – and in future grows. I know the space will fill during the flowering stretch, but I might have more. What do I do now? Chop some tops? Lollipops? Go back in time and induce flowering two weeks ago? Want to maximize yield of dense nugget.