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vancitybuzz started grow question 4 years ago
Should I start trimming the plants? How should I trim them? Where? What should I do with the cut clones? I'll have a lot. what should I do with them to ensure the highest number of awesome nuggs? I started some pruning when they were too young which is why they look a bit wierd
DWC, LED, OG Kush x Amnesia Haze
5 weeks
DWC, LED, OG Kush x Amnesia Haze vancitybuzz
Cali OG Kush
25 comments · 4 years ago
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Week 5
Techniques. Defoliation
B4RNS answered grow question 4 years ago
Yes , it’s time for a lil haircut . First you can clean the bottom of the plant, then you can cut every fan leaves who’s blocking the light to others tops. The rule of thumb is to let light penetrate the inside of the plants.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
Wow those are some great looking clones. I know with clones you want to cut larger pieces than smaller, ones with the most bud sites or new growth. Definitely do the 45 degree angle like the others said. Put clones in water until you can dip them in cloning gel or powder and then put into cubes/pellets or at the very least soil.
If any have large leaves trim the leaves down, like each point of the leaf cut smaller and flat, it will look like a hand that's missing 2 of its knuckles rather than a fingered leaf, so they fit easier into you dome or the like, but you still have the leaves but a smaller version of them.
It looks like you've done most of that already, do you have a dome to put over the clones so they can have a nice warm moist environment to grow their roots?
With so many clones it really would be so cool to see you let them grow 6 weeks and then flip em to 12/12 and do a sea of green. :)
Whatever you do I'm sure will be great, I was so happy to see someone growing regular photoperiods strains...I've seen so many autos lately in my searches.
Happy growing.
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
I agree with b4rns. With the clones you can put them in a cloner, if you have one. I’ve also had success planting clones directly into soil and/or peat pods. Cut the bottom of the clone at a 45 degree angle, then splice the bottom about 1/2 inch. Then put in the cloner or plant. Some trim the fan leaves about 1/2 way also. This helps to identify the new growth. Clonex is supposed to help also, but I’ve had success without it. One more thing, you want to use a branch with nodes on it for cloning, not fan leaves.