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Defoliate or Not in flower

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Sammy
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Would love to get some people’s opinions on whether or not Defoliation in the early stages of flower or in flower at all is any Good? or does it infact affect our prize possessions! ????

 
Posted : September 19, 2019 11:06 pm
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I've only done one grow with 3 auto strains and I read up because of there short life they dont recover well. 

I didn't plan defoliation but there were so many bud sights getting blocked by big fan leaves I clipped a few most nights and it didn't seem to bother them at all.

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Posted : September 19, 2019 11:11 pm
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These question threads you're starting are super cool man lol! I like it Sammy! Great way to discuss things! 

For indoor growing, you have to defoliate, and timing is important. 

Through veg, I remove very little, and the very bottom leaves. At about week four, ill remove the tiny branches at the bottom of the plants and train them out. 

Ill keep training them until they are the right size, and flip. 

Ill continue to train for 2 more weeks, keeping the canopy flat, and not removing anything. 

Then, as flowers start to form, not just white hairs, but actual flower, I do the last trim. 

Here I would remove anything that is blow three nodes on a main stem, but try and leave the leaves on. Just remove the bit where the flowers will grow from.

You pretty much just want to keep the top third if the plant after the last trim, anything below that, will be popcorn buds, and energy can be better spent growing the fat colas. 

Trim too soon in flower though, and the plant will stretch too much, you gotta wait for them flowers to start crowning, then do that lst big trim. 


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Posted : September 19, 2019 11:17 pm
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@cheezy-g

Hey man thanks for the reply I suppose it all comes down to which strain recovers better  autos I’m yet to experience but love hearing others experiences are like ????

 
Posted : September 19, 2019 11:18 pm
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Have to gain more knowledge mate and where better than here @percysgrowroom haha appreciate it mate thanks! ????

 
Posted : September 19, 2019 11:21 pm
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Yeah, think Macky pretty much covered everything there. I basically try to leave as much on as is useful... knock off any leaves that are hindering airflow, but leave on as many as possible/is practical as they are your solar panels/nute reservoirs during the last lean weeks of flower. The lower reaches of the plants usually end up looking pretty bare.. ? 

 
Posted : September 20, 2019 2:38 am
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I do a defoliate a week before flower ( big fan leaves but not all them ) , I tidy the bottom up so you get plenty off air flow , I will then do a clean up  After 2 weeks and  rid off bottom of plant  what’s not doing to do much (  Few small branches  and leaves  )  hope that can help you mate 

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Posted : September 12, 2020 6:12 pm
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@sammy

The last bit is 2 weeks into flower when the plant stops its stretch , I was ment to write sorry mate 

And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind. And god saw that it was good : genesis 1:12 🙌🏼

 
Posted : September 12, 2020 6:14 pm
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@lfc a good general rule is not to do any defoliation until after the plant is completely through the stretch growth and you see real buds forming. If you defoliate too early, before the plant has switched completely to flower mode, the plant tries to replace the lost foliage and it causes the stretch phase to be very excessive and you get an overly large plant and unruly plant. Better to be slightly late to defoliate than too early.

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Posted : September 12, 2020 6:27 pm
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@monkeydo

I see , would it be to much stress on the plant aswell ? Would you say maybe  end off week 3, btw cheers for the advice mate  

And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind. And god saw that it was good : genesis 1:12 🙌🏼

 
Posted : September 12, 2020 6:37 pm
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