Once ive established an even canopy with as many bud sites as i can get i strip everything at the bottom. Any new growth or even original stems at the bottom that cant make ot through to light i cut off.I’m scared I’m defoliating too much and causing stress. I went harddddd at the start. But now that I’m caught up it’s not so bad.
That guys seeing extreme growth after 4 days. Wow. Mines not that noticeable after 14 days. I also seemed to of taken off wayyy more leaves than he did. So you’re really agreeing that he got that much growth in 8 days???
it’s interesting for sure. How often can you defoliate before the plants get stressed?
How much can you take off at once before they get stressed?
Do you keep trimming those little 1/2” long brand new baby growths on the bottom 18-24” of bare branch?
That is a good general rule.I read sonewhere strip them before u put them on 12-12 and then strip again end of week 3 afrer stretch.is this write?
Or do u strip throughtout first 3 weeks