OVER PRUNED… please help me. First time

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I’m helping my client prune her plants and this is her first year doing it without help from her husband l. My first time ever doing it. EVER. I’m so upset please help me what can I do! Or are the done for?
We didn’t know you should keep a few of the leaves and we removed almost all of the leaves off 2 of the plants. Is there anything I can do to help them and keep them alive?
 
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Grapefruitroop

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Dont worry, will survive and produce......not more left to do than leave her alone!😃
But yeah .....looks like a bunch of giant chickens raided the yard! 😃
When you cut the fan leaf, dont just cut the leaf itself , also the stem connected to it...otherwise it will rot on the plant and is not raccomended!
 
Sierra.nichole3

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Dont worry, will survive and produce......not more left to do than leave her alone!😃
But yeah .....looks like a bunch of giant chickens raided the yard! 😃
When you cut the fan leaf, dont just cut the leaf itself , also the stem connected to it...otherwise it will rot on the plant and is not raccomended!
Thank you. Should I cut off the stems so they don’t rot or just leave it be now?
 
Rootbound

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Y’all
I’m helping my client prune her plants and this is her first year doing it without help from her husband l. My first time ever doing it. EVER. I’m so upset please help me what can I do! Or are the done for?
We didn’t know you should keep a few of the leaves and we removed almost all of the leaves off 2 of the plants. Is there anything I can do to help them and keep them alive?
It should be fine. Might suffer a little in yeild but lesson learned. If she is feeding while watering she might want to back off the feed strength a little.
 
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I’m helping my client prune her plants and this is her first year doing it without help from her husband l. My first time ever doing it. EVER. I’m so upset please help me what can I do! Or are the done for?
We didn’t know you should keep a few of the leaves and we removed almost all of the leaves off 2 of the plants. Is there anything I can do to help them and keep them alive?
It's outside. Just let nature do her thing.
 
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My prediction, they'll bounce back hard and produce just fine.

I used to be afraid to strip plants hard like that but not any longer, I've done it with success. It's not my preferred technique but it won't kill the plant. The thing is, outside it's not really necessary since the sun is so strong compared to grow lights.

My advice is just leave it alone now. The leaves near the buds will grow bigger and catch enough sun to make buds grow. You'll have smaller buds overall, but shouldn't lose too much in yield.
 
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@Sierra.nichole3 have a read through my last grow diary. I defoliated pretty heavily on that grow. Similar to what you did

 
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It should be fine. Might suffer a little in yeild but lesson learned. If she is feeding while watering she might want to back off the feed strength a little.
It won't suffer just a little in yield, yield will be massively reduced, probably by over 50%. It makes no sense to take leaves off of outdoor plants. They generate the energy needed to produce flowers, and the plant will scavenge nutrition from them as the buds grow, causing the leaves to first yellow, and then die. You defoliate some for indoor plants because of the difference in light strength between the top and the bottom of the plant, because of how close the plant is to the light source. Even then, I think most people way overdo it. Outdoors, the sunlight is plenty strong enough for the plant to use the lower/interior leaves. On these plants below, all I will do is remove the interior branches that aren't vigorous, and I won't rush to do that. The plant will drop the shade leaves when it's done with them.

These plants will likely produce over three lbs of dried bud each, and that's with just throwing the lower tiny buds away.
 
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Dirtbag

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It won't suffer just a little in yield, yield will be massively reduced, probably by over 50%. It makes no sense to take leaves off of outdoor plants. They generate the energy needed to produce flowers, and the plant will scavenge nutrition from them as the buds grow, causing the leaves to first yellow, and then die. You defoliate some for indoor plants because of the difference in light strength between the top and the bottom of the plant, because of how close the plant is to the light source. Even then, I think most people way overdo it. Outdoors, the sunlight is plenty strong enough for the plant to use the lower/interior leaves. On these plants below, all I will do is remove the interior branches that aren't vigorous, and I won't rush to do that. The plant will drop the shade leaves when it's done with them.

These plants will likely produce over three lbs of dried bud each, and that's with just throwing the lower tiny buds away.
You should also have a read through this. I typically do the usual prune most growers do but tried defoliating heavy last grow. Yield was on par with a good yield using other methods. Biggest difference was the buds were all the same mids size and equally ripe vs big tops, mids and popcorn below. But yield did not suffer one bit. I actually think it's an excellent technique for cash croppers that use tumble trimmers. Dealers love it when every bud is nearly the same as the next.

 
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You should also have a read through this. I typically do the usual prune most growers do but tried defoliating heavy last grow. Yield was on par with a good yield using other methods. Biggest difference was the buds were all the same mids size and equally ripe vs big tops, mids and popcorn below. But yield did not suffer one bit. I actually think it's an excellent technique for cash choppers that use tumble trimmers. Dealers love it when every bud is nearly the same as the next.

Yeah its gunna be the easiest trim ever. Literally dry. Hand strip. Trim bowl, bag or machine. Done. As long as that soil has something to give. We should all place bets.
 

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