Hey Folks - I'm trying to become more educated about the entire process of growing so please be patient with me. So right now I have some ladies *and a few dudes* that are outdoors in softpots. From everything I've been reading - outdoors the switch from veg to flower happens around the first part of August. If this is true - I have roughly 1 month to get my plants in whatever stage they will be in for flowering. Is the purpose of this veg stage to just grow the plans as large as possible? Ultimately, what should I be shooting for in veg? Size? Nodes? etc. Thanks in advance. Again, this is my first outdoor grow land I'm trying to learn as much as I can for next go round. I already know I should have topped the plants and I didn't. It might be too late now because the plants are gong gangbusters from the tops.