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William137 started grow question 5 years ago
So as you can see in the pics, the plants are really bushy! And they are geting more bushy by the day.
I have trimmed alot of leaves thats are covering bud sites and there are still alot of leaves left, is this ok? Ive read alot on the internet saying dont trim autos
First grow
12 weeks
First grow William137
37 comments · 5 years ago
Week 5
Buds. Not fattening
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 5 years ago
hey Bill Bradley, yeah man what may seem like a bit of leaf prunnen to you is actually HST to your girls. I mean you're rippen out a part of that plant. There's really very little logic behind defoliation - leaves absorb light much better than flowers that's why flowers make leaves actually. The plant basically absorbs light and photons then uses some plant magic to distribute that magic evenly across the plant, meaning that it doesn't really matter which side of the plant the light hits most, what matters is absorbing that light. So the more surface area your plant has the better and more energy it's getting. Defoliate - sure, but overdoing it will just stunt your grow or push back your harvest date. Looks fine now, let it bush out, just train the colas so they 're nice and straight, and enjoy the show ! good luck ! :rocket:
OutForReal answered grow question 5 years ago
Hello ! Well GD is a Myth Buster : you can do topping , supercropping or defoliate any auto but don't do it too much as like you know an auto have a limited life time so she will need to recover from defoliation , you'r on flowering stage which mean she'll soon ( 1 week) stop to make new leaves , however as your plants are busht you can slightly continue to defoliate or you can knit your leaves together to avoid any defo ( but you will have to repeat it every weeks). I hope it will help you :grin::+1: