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Gromatic started grow question 3 years ago
Can I trim/cut some of the bigger leaves close to the main stem (obviously, the leaves closer to the top that are not forming any buds and just casting shadows) to allow the lower buds to get more light? I am trying to maximize light exposure to hopefully increase my yield.
My first outdoor/indoor
9 weeks
My first outdoor/indoor Gromatic
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25 comments · 3 years ago
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Buds. Not fattening
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there so I feel like defoliation is almost always a good thing. Any way that you can open up the Bud sites to light is good. But there's a fine line between taking too much leaves and them not being able to do their photosynthetic processes. I didnt defoliate and im seriously regretting it. So defoliate some, evaluate your work, then defoliate a touch more if needed. But always leave enough leaves for the plant to perform its duties. Also the hardest thing is to be patient and for me I don't feel like my buds really began to fat in and really bulk up until they had been flowering for at least like 4 -6 weeks. Keep up the great work. Happy flowering. :v:
mad_scientist answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello @crossm98 ! Yes you can and you should. Remove 4-3 fun leaves from the top and leave the others at the bottom as they don't make shade at any bud sites and they work as indicators for future deficiencies that might emerge. Happy growing ! :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! You Can I trim/cut some of the bigger leaves close to the main stem (obviously, the leaves closer to the top that are not forming any buds and just casting shadows) to allow the lower buds to get more light !!! :point_left: Good observation :point_right: I am trying to maximize light exposure to hopefully increase my yield. :point_right: You've got all your answers in your question , follow your taught and everything will be fine. Hope it will help you ( you'v done all the work ) :grin::+1:
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @crossm98! You got it, go ahead! But do it slightly and only remove 3-4 leaves at a time. Also remember that after the stretch has ended, your plant won't produce new leaves anymore. Happy growing :facepunch:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
For Sure you can do it with every Plant. Be kind and let enough leaves so the plant can do Photosynthesis. I pick away only the Leaves who block the LIght to the Flowers. Budforming will take Time she is in the very beginning. Budbuilding goes Hand in Hand together.. Its a collaberation between POtsize (ROOTS) LIGHT and TIME... and NUtrients.. al things are important. At first POtsize...only healthy ad good and enough roots give you the Chance to get Good Flowers. The Biger your Pot is the more ROOTS, the more Flowers. TIME... budbuilding takes 6-8 weeks... here is Patience the Key. LIGHT.. only enough and a good light ( as near as Possible to the Sunlight) In a fullspectrum gives you a good Flowering. And in the End Nutrients.......Zhe plants need in the transition to flower one more time A nutoent mix. with Nitrogen for the stretching she does. And after stretching she needs less nitrogen but alot of Phosphorus ( in every Blooming-Fertiliser). Ok that was just a shortcut, for further questions feel free to ask per PM
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
Sure you can. It's called defoliation. Just be sure not to get over enthusiast and leave the plant bald.