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MrMunchies started grow question 5 years ago
What is the ideal amount of defoliation? Is it possible to trim too many leaves and stress the plants?
Week 16
Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 5 years ago
Hi @MrMunchies! A good defoliation is a slight defoliaiton, removing too many leaves at a time lead to stress & will stunt the growth. I usually recommend to start by 2~4 leaves per stem each week and see how the plant responds. If you select carefully the leaves that are creating shades and the ones that are essential to the plant and do it step by step, your defoliation will be a success and will increase your final yield. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 5 years ago
Hello ! Their is no ideal amount of defoliation , some hardore mainliners are always cutting leaves before flowering to train their cannopy. In flowering it is different , don't defoliate exept if you really need to cut one leaf or 2 to get a better light penetration. In your case you can defoliate the whole plant if you gonna harvest her soon ( wet trimming) to get less trimm to remove after drying ( dry trimming). I hope it will help you :grin::+1: