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Questions Should I Defoliate Now?


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Hey guys,


I have a bed setup with 4 plants (2 strains). The other two are great and they were the more vigorous out of the 4.

These two seem healthy but defiantly seem a fair bit behind the others. I plan to scrog them all so I want to try and get them as even as possible now to make my life easier later.

The nodes are pretty compact on these two and the leaves are a lot more dropped down than the other two plants. My question is, should I defoliate a few larger fan leaves from these two, to allow the sides that are hidden under them to come up and get access to more light?

There’s lots of conflicting opinions online but they’ve been this way for a while now so I’d like to do something about it.

They’ve already been topped.

Any pointers would be ace 🙏

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No mate I would leave it, might look compact now, but when it grows out a bit those leaves will be needed. 

The more leaves you have on your plant, the more light it will capture, and the more food it will make. Leaves everything on until lolly popping time, you never know what's going to growing to a good branch. 

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No leave em alone to do there thing. 

I’m with Macky, I try to defoliate only once and that is after the stretch is over and flowers are forming. Other than that it’s only the occasional topping for me.

Thanks, I'll keep them on there then. I've done a little LST yesterday with some bendz so hopefully, I can just keep that up to get things even 


Any leafs touching the floor I would take of in my opinion the rest I would took if possible and leave the rest,there more then likely plenty of other things you can do leave it a couple hours some one will recommend some thing there's pros on here lol 

Good luck 

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