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Fall Grow. A touch of everything

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52
9
1461
1 week ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soilless
Medium
LST
week 7
Topping
week 7
Main-Lining
week 7
Defoliation
week 7
Strain
Barney's Farm - Vanilla Kush
Vanilla Kush
Barney's Farm

Growing it

Normal

Resistance

Strong

This was a lovely plant to grow. They started off on the small side but caught back up relatively well. My light stress issues may have messed up my yield overall. These flowers when cured after 8 weeks smells heavenly. You really get a slight sweet scent of vanilla and cocoa butter combined. Also joined by a pine gassy smell. That's the best I can do. Effects range from being uplifting, relaxing, happy. Good for that zoned out focus before gym.You gotta respect that smoke as too much too fast its you down. Its a good strain overall and something I would grow again.

The Outcome
Week
20
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
113.4
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
4
oz
g
Bud dry weight
Harvested
2 plants
Number of plants harvested
Light
200 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.23
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
2.44
ft²
Grow Room size
0.01
ounce /watt/plant
1.64
ounce/ft²
2
ounce /plant
81.97
watt/ft²
0.82
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Fall Grow. A touch of everything week 20.
Fall Grow. A touch of everything week 20.
Tastes like
Flowery
Pine
Sweet
Feels like
35% Sativa
65% Indica

Positive effects

Creative
Happy
Uplifted

Negative effects

Dry mouth
Nutrients

Very high quality products and always had good results using this line. However, this line could be on the pricey end. I would try another line of nutrients to get a better and stronger terp profile.

pretty solid line of minerals and salts.

very pricey line but a I give them a huge forward. Real good root growth. Will definitely buy again.

Grow Questions
MRTHC week 10 started grow question 4 months ago
I've had a real issue with defoliation. Not really sure how much leaves to remove without causing harm to the plant. Where should I start and what is a good procedure to follow.
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
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Mad_at_sun answered grow question 4 months ago
Hey @MRTHC, I have been struggling with the same thing with my current grow. My girls have been super bushy from the get go. At first my research pointed me towards defoliation. Clearing out the excessive fan leaves that were covering up bud sites would expose them to light and airflow. Makes sense right?

I've ended up doing 2 defoliations for my first grow so far (check out my diary). I did the 1st round around week 5 of Veg and the 2nd round at the end of the 1st week of flower. Each time was super stressful as a first time grower. Mainly because I had no idea how much to remove, where to remove it from or even how the plants would respond.

Fortunately, both times my plants recovered. All that being said, I likely won't be incorporating defoliation as a technique in my future grows.

After the last round I didn't see the positive changes I expected so I decided to do some more research into the science behind it. Turns out that there really hasn't been many (if any) clear cut studies of people testing it against a control to see it's impact on yields.

Long story short, there are a few reasons to consider not defoliating. The biggest one for me was understanding the leaves are acting as solar panels collecting energy for the plant. Each leaf collects energy for the plant as a whole, not just the bud site the leaf is connected to. That along with the fact that the actual buds don't collect light like the leaves. Those two things alone disproved my original logic behind defoliation which was exposing those buds so they could get more light and removing extra leaves to free up the energy wasted on growing them.

Sorry for the super long response but wanted to give you some insight into my very similar experience. For some more food for thought on the subject check out this article https://www.cocoforcannabis.com/community/photons_corner/to-defoliate-or-not-to-defoliate/.

Bottom line, if you do decide to go for it, do it very selectively and over a period of days to minimize plant stress. Anything more than 25% runs the risk of stressing them too much. Hope all of this helps or at the very least gives you a few things to consider on the subject!
MRTHC week 15 started grow question 3 months ago
Knowing when and how to defoliate is causing me headache. Please have a look at week 15 pics and tell me how much more defoliation do I need. I'm worried about stunting the growth of the buds.There is too much of a shaded undergrowth.
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
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GreenMachine answered grow question 3 months ago
I do see a few leaves on top that are blocking some of your buds. You can remove a few leaves from the top that are blocking light and give her a few days before removing any more. You can also remove some of the smaller buds on the bottom of the plants that aren't getting any light at all. That will direct the plants energy to building the top buds. Good luck finishing them up!
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