This is the 2nd to last week of veg. As stated last week, I decided to due some defoliation. There were definitely moments where the girls seemed extremely stressed, regardless of me trying to be as careful as possible in the process. HSO's Amherst Sour Diesel does NOT like to be defoliated, she has and continues to respond the worst to the procedure (even when she's "happy", she's usually a little droopy, I've heard a lot of anecdotal evidence about Sour being a picky plant, I think this backs that up). Others seem to have completely flourished with the defol and I see a whole new set of tops coming in that likely would have been larf otherwise. One last round of defol was done yesterday (no pics yet), and from here on out, I'll let the plants cruise, no more defol, and definitely not going to defol in flower (though I may still take off sucker branches that fail to catch up, despite the defol, to limit as much popcorn bud as possible).
So cruise control from here on out for the rest of veg. Enjoy the pics, more to come!