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paparazzi started grow question 4 years ago
Dears, I am still defoliating plant to make light penetrate lower flowers. It this right on this stage of flowering? Can i make LST? Or better to not make her additional stress ? I think that my girl is very small for this stage( What do you thing ? Thanks in advance.
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Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @paparazzi! Avoid any kind of stress after the 2nd week of flowering, you don't want the plant to drive its energy into recovering, you want her to give everything she got into bud fattening & resin production. Indeed your plant looks small, but at this stage there's not much you can do, LST (or any other technique) won't help you to get more nodes, this should have been done earlier. Hope that makes sense, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello ! No : it is not good to defoliate in flowering , the goal is to do it before to have a better flowering. LST is also recommended to be done when the stems are still flexible or could break them. Now concerning your plant : Yes 25 cm is very short for a photoperiodic strain and at that stage it should be at least around 50cm but it is normal : you only feed with 0.48 Ec but should be around 1.5/1.8 Now. I think your plant is not feed enough. I hope it will help you
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey Paparazzi, i think you already defoliated in the last weeks, this is fine, but no more... why? you're already at the end of the flower stretch and you don't want to cause any stress to the plant so it can make flowers and not leaves, if you take too much the plant will focus on making leaves not flowers, and i guess you like buds not fan leaves ! Is your plant small ? yes in a way, probably a combination of things like the heat (28°C) is too high, the pot is kind of small, the lights are a bit weak, and of course the plant suffered a lot of stress from the HST. Because you see for you it's just taking a leaf off, but for the plant it's HST ! but I do think this plant will grow more, and even if it doesn't i think the defoliation and other stuff will make fat buds, so don't worry. So far everything is fine, just keep doing what you're doing and give the plant a rest. Hope this helps man ! :rocket: