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PottingShed started grow question 3 years ago
Hi all... my strawberry bananas are flowering up nicely.. my question is. .should I trim the fan leaves? Leave them alone? Knit them? Any advice would be great thanks
Strawberry Banana photoperiod
19 weeks
Strawberry Banana photoperiod PottingShed
Strawberry Banana
11 comments · 3 years ago
Week 10
Techniques. Defoliation
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
I'm not a big fan of defoliation, because for us it"s just plucking some leaves off, but for the plant it's high stress training basically ripping a piece of the plant off, right? so then what happens is the plant focusses on healing itself, making more leaves, getting stressed... especially now during your flower stretch you want it to grow and make flower nodes not leaves, right? I would definitely wait until the flower stretch is over before you stress her, then i would still choose to prune flower nodes lower on the branches, liable to be popcorn buds or smaller nugs. pruning these or lollipopping at that point will help the plant focus on bigger, more valuable buds. Does this make any sense ? hope this helps ! :rocket:
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
I don't think it's necessary. Your foliage is not full enough to need it.