How much do I defoliate here

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Shayne010944

Shayne010944

Flipped to 12/12 four days ago and seeing great stretch. I’ve been taking heaps of fan leaves off but not sure if I should be taking off more or less ? Any suggestions

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Progshim

Progshim

Flipped to 12/12 four days ago and seeing great stretch. I’ve been taking heaps of fan leaves off but not sure if I should be taking off more or less ? Any suggestions

I'm only on my second grow, but I'm defoliating heavily and I'm having good luck with it. My girls are growing very dense tops now . I made a video but can't figure out how to post it lol. I'm also new here so I don't know how to post a link to my thread. It's the one titled "Why so bushy?" There are pics of my plants on there after defoliating and it explains what I'm trying to do. I'll post more newer pics tomorrow. Good luck!
 
422src

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RookieBuds

RookieBuds

What i do, i pull the leaves in the low center of the plant, i pull most inward facing leaves, and any leaves blocking a bud site. I also pull the largest fan leaves if they're bunching up against other leaves or branches. And i definitely pull the leaves that you'll sometimes see reach waaaay across a couple branches.

I should've taken a "before" pic, but i defoliated these girls pretty heavily. You wouldn't have been able to see the coco in the back pots.
 
growsince79

growsince79

Nice! Whoever layghed at this is probably another 30 year grower who still cant train or defoliate. Thats where its at, dont let arrogant “vets” deter you. Id take a new trainer over an old vet grower any day
42 year grower that can make half pound in a 2x2 in 100 days from sprout. Rock hard buds no larf. Just clean up the bottom and leave the solar panels alone.
 
growsince79

growsince79

What growsince79 said .just clean bottom up.i take lowers off that get on the way when i water..however i do take some off in flower when things get too cramped.you have plenty of room in tent so i see no need to take any off
Agree only overcrowded plants need defoliation. Solution is to not overcrowd. Shorter veg makes better relative yield.
 
Madmax

Madmax

Ive gone 4 this time.i did have 5..ive vegged longer this time too..lol..plants staying short .at 5w and 4 days.they are between 11-15' .will most likely flip tomorrow nite.going to experiment and use the 315 cmh first 2 weeks or so of flower and see if i can keep em more stocky.i hope it works ☺
 
Progshim

Progshim

Super Crop, leave just 1 or 2 bud sights at the tips, remove the leaves from the bottom up ( lolly pop ) and those that cover the potential flowers.
May be a little drastic but it works well.
That sounds exactly like what I'm doing, but I didn't know there was a name for it. "Super Crop", is that what it's called? I'm only on my second attempt, but on my first attempt I tried it just like @growsince79 says below. Just clean up the bottom and leave the solar panels alone. But my plant was very bushy, with 8 or 9 main colas (probably because I took so many clones from her), and doing that resulted in little buds at every node, and the top buds weren't very big. This time I'm hoping to get the girls to focus all their energy into growing larger, denser top buds. It seems to be working.

Nice! Whoever layghed at this is probably another 30 year grower who still cant train or defoliate. Thats where its at, dont let arrogant “vets” deter you. Id take a new trainer over an old vet grower any day
I never let anyone deter me. Ask my wife, it really pisses her off. But I figured they were probably laughing because I said I didn't know how to post a link.
42 year grower that can make half pound in a 2x2 in 100 days from sprout. Rock hard buds no larf. Just clean up the bottom and leave the solar panels alone.
I've been a professional carpenter for 38 years, so I know first-hand that us old timers know our shit, but I've made the mistake of thinking that I knew EVERYTHING too many times. 42 years? When I have questions about my grow, hell yes I'm gonna ask you. Still, what I'm doing seems to be working. I would show you how dense the flowers are on the tops after only two weeks, but I can't figure out how to upload my the video I made.
 
growsince79

growsince79

That sounds exactly like what I'm doing, but I didn't know there was a name for it. "Super Crop", is that what it's called? I'm only on my second attempt, but on my first attempt I tried it just like @growsince79 says below. Just clean up the bottom and leave the solar panels alone. But my plant was very bushy, with 8 or 9 main colas (probably because I took so many clones from her), and doing that resulted in little buds at every node, and the top buds weren't very big. This time I'm hoping to get the girls to focus all their energy into growing larger, denser top buds. It seems to be working.



I never let anyone deter me. Ask my wife, it really pisses her off. But I figured they were probably laughing because I said I didn't know how to post a link.


I've been a professional carpenter for 38 years, so I know first-hand that us old timers know our shit, but I've made the mistake of thinking that I knew EVERYTHING too many times. 42 years? When I have questions about my grow, hell yes I'm gonna ask you. Still, what I'm doing seems to be working. I would show you how dense the flowers are on the tops after only two weeks, but I can't figure out how to upload my the video I made.
LOL when you have questions ill just laugh cause I already told you how to do it. Post lots of pics.
 
growsince79

growsince79

That sounds exactly like what I'm doing, but I didn't know there was a name for it. "Super Crop", is that what it's called? I'm only on my second attempt, but on my first attempt I tried it just like @growsince79 says below. Just clean up the bottom and leave the solar panels alone. But my plant was very bushy, with 8 or 9 main colas (probably because I took so many clones from her), and doing that resulted in little buds at every node, and the top buds weren't very big. This time I'm hoping to get the girls to focus all their energy into growing larger, denser top buds. It seems to be working.



I never let anyone deter me. Ask my wife, it really pisses her off. But I figured they were probably laughing because I said I didn't know how to post a link.


I've been a professional carpenter for 38 years, so I know first-hand that us old timers know our shit, but I've made the mistake of thinking that I knew EVERYTHING too many times. 42 years? When I have questions about my grow, hell yes I'm gonna ask you. Still, what I'm doing seems to be working. I would show you how dense the flowers are on the tops after only two weeks, but I can't figure out how to upload my the video I made.
Whats your best relative yield now -g/sqft/day?
 
1diesel1

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Dont listen to that shit, as much as you want, break it down into 40% and clear whatever is in your way, its worth olemimg up more light to bud sites, you can cut every single fan leaf that is shading a bud site and Id recommend it. He cant tell you why you shouldnt, and if he even tries I can tell you why hes wrong
Patients is a virtue!
And you are a complete idiot:)
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