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sebino started grow question 3 years ago
Hi all. 6th week (last of preflowering), This plant is somehow late in development but it is quite steady. Should I defoliate her a little bit? The four lower stems could develop popcorn buds, do I remove them and the bigger lower leaves also? Cheers.
Critical + 2.0 (1) (mainline experiment)
11 weeks
Critical + 2.0 (1) (mainline experiment) sebino
Critical + 2.0 Autoflowering
8 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 6
Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @sebino! Well I don't recommend to do so, for 2 reasons: 1/ avoid defoliation after the 2nd week of flowering, we want the plant to drive its energy into bud fattening & resin production, not into recovery, 2/ your plant is not bushy enough to be defoliated, that's not necessary and will mostly slow her down. Hope this makes sense, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
HighTV answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there @sebino Absolutely AVOID defoliation on your plant! The main reason for defoliation are to give better lighting to bracnhes that need it however all of your plant can have access to lighting with a little bit of Low stress training. LST is when you bend and tie the stems outward some to give better light inside the plant. This is your best method of boosting yeild at this point. Mainly because you are growing an autoflower that is in the 3rd week of flowering already and to be honest you will want ALL those bud sites attached or your yield will suffer! REMEMBER to Low Stress Train and you will see better results than you would from the defoliation. Hope that helps Sebino! Be sure to update us and ask any more questions you may have! :sunglasses:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! After 3 weeks of flowering I would not defoliate except to get a better light penetration on some bud sites. Considering your shape I think you can remove the popcorn buds under the 6 main buds if you are sure they can't get enough light but removing leaves when you already not have a lot is not recommended if you don't want to shock your plant. I hope it will help you :grin::v::skin-tone-3:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
If this would have been a regular strain or a strain with vigor grow i would say yes. BUUUT its an autoflower and she dont grows so vigor to do that
Evything you take away the plant tries to reproduce,all the energy go to the leaves instead in flowerproduction. You can pluck single leaves that block the light, but in you case i se no leaves that should be removed. Happy growing