To defoliate or not to defoliate?

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Bib4tuna

Bib4tuna

Almost every grower that says defoliation is a must or they are always doing it run a crowded room and or bushy plants. And the growers that say not to do it or the leaves are the solar panels or whatever like space around their plants or have plants with great structure that dont need it.


I say its a tool to be used when needed.
Well I definitely wouldn't say I need the space right now. I do see everyone's point on depending on grow,plant,ect...This grow has been challenging to say the least being my 2nd indoor grow ever. Lots of yellow vegetation,scrappy buds,& even hermies tho after checking for days pollen sacs have went away. But all this has had me second guessing pruning where normally I'd take leaves without 2nd thought. I think should I remove this to maximize bud growth or should I leave outta fear of stressing plant back to hermies. When met with problems tho I tend to overthink things,lol. You guys have given me alot of useful info. The one good thing about messing up is having knowledgeable growers in my corner!
 
Bib4tuna

Bib4tuna

"or should I leave outta fear of stressing plant back to hermies"

That has more to do with weak genetics imo
I'm with you. Normally I would think that too but it wasnt just 1 plant it was 3 that had went hermie on me & that was after snapping branches trying to do low stress training for 1st time,temps in mid 30s,& multiple mishaps. And tho this is my 2nd indoor grow, Ive ordered & grown(outdoors) many fem seeds from this company(Nirvana) & never had go hermie on me.
 
Bib4tuna

Bib4tuna

I'm with you. Normally I would think that too but it wasnt just 1 plant it was 3 that had went hermie on me & that was after snapping branches trying to do low stress training for 1st time,temps in mid 30s,& multiple mishaps. And tho this is my 2nd indoor grow, Ive ordered & grown(outdoors) many fem seeds from this company(Nirvana) & never had go hermie on me.
I should clarify tho plants are indoor they're technically outdoor cuz they're in my garage which isnt weather proofed so when it's in 30s outside its probably 5° warmer in garage at most.
 
smokedareefer

smokedareefer

Depends alot on the size of the plant and the age of the grower.

I pluck them around day 1 in flower then again good after their strech is done and then all through flower, every day I'm taking something.

On harvest day I'm basically removing very few fan leaves, snip off the buds, into the trim bowl and onto the drying nets.
Here we are back at day 21 flwr on the next go around, just an example af what I do.

Before and after.
 
Franco74

Franco74

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Depends alot on the size of the plant and the age of the grower.

I pluck them around day 1 in flower then again good after their strech is done and then all through flower, every day I'm taking something.

On harvest day I'm basically removing very few fan leaves, snip off the buds, into the trim bowl and onto the drying nets.
Do u use the trim bowl for wet or dry trimming and how bad does it affect ur trichomes
 
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