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Reaper started grow question 3 years ago
should i pull of the big waterleaves so the stems get more light underneath or just let it go ?
Blue Dream’matic
10 weeks
Blue Dream’matic Reaper
Blue Dream Auto
8 comments · 3 years ago
Week 6
Buds. Not fattening
CANNASIM answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello @TheReaper, Autos do not like stress, so avoid any high stress training, keep the leafs on and you can re-arrange the leafs so the tops gets more light. This is controversial, many growers support defoliation, I personally avoid that for autos, and use gently in photoperiods. :+1::+1: Good luck, happy growing!
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @TheReaper! With autoflowering strains I usually recommend to avoid any kind of pruning/defoliation after the 2nd week of flowering, in order not to stunt the plant while bud sites are expanding. However if those leaves are creating shades onto lower parts of the plant (as I can see on your latest pictures), do it right now and use this opportunity to gently prune the lower nodes which aren't going to produce much weight. This way your plant will focus its energy into bud fattening and resin production. Don't wait too much or you could slow down the flowering process if you do a serious defoliation in the middle/end of her flowering stage. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing! :facepunch:
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there, i have 2 plants that had this nice bushy build, and they each had at least 4 big fan leaves that either needed to be tucked, but eventually i just removed. I'd say there's nothing wrong with taking a few leaves away, just not to take too many to where the plant struggles. You're plants look very healthy and I think that's key when deciding cause any stresses.
Happy growing. :v: