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Naguar started grow question 3 years ago
What are your thoughts on defoliation on an Auto. I am approaching week 4 and have some thick leafs covering new flowers. Should I trim these off to allow the new flowers some light or let it be?
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New Grow, New room Naguar
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14 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 4
Techniques. Defoliation
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
I'm all for defoliation of leaves in autos and photos if you have leaves to spare. I think as long as you leave enough leaves for photosynthetic purposes you're good. You can always tuck or tie the leaves until they finish growing upwards and out. The main reason I support defoliation is because in flowering if you're wanting to keep the humidity lower the more leaves there are the more transpiration that'll be happening and the more moisture filling that grow space...plus I get tired of trying to unblock every bud site of shadows.
The plants look very healthy, keep up the good grow.:v:
Adrenalized answered grow question 3 years ago
I try to avoid taking away leaves but sometimes tucking away or lst doesn't do the trick and 1 leave is blocking the light for several budsites, I think the pro outweights the con. Just try to get maximum of light on your plant with minimal defoiliation.
amazongrow answered grow question 3 years ago
First, as mentioned, you should try LST and if that doesn't cut, wait for the final stretch and the take only the leaves that are blocking a larger area from receiving light, I mean if you have a fan leaf that is shading a larger area then the fan leaf itself, or is directly shading a bud, cut it. But remember, the more leaves she has, the better. In my experience, if you have a bud in shade but it's fan leaves are receiving light, the bud will fatten and ripe as much as the others receiving direct light. Have fun growing, tchau do Brazil! =)
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
You can but auto aren't recovering as quick as photos. Try to lst or to top , both of these method will promote the secondaries stems growth
TheBudWhisperer answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey dude - I would agree that you may have entered transition on week 4 and the stretch is now on for flower. Because you’re about a week or two into the stretch now I’d hold on defo until week 6 or 7. By week 6 you should start to see vertical growth slow and the plant start to divert energy to bid production. It’s here that I would do one solid defo session and pluck off all the larger fan leaves, especially the ones blocking light to bud sites. You limit stress on the plant this way and force that energy to bid production which is what we want. The only concern I have is that with a smaller pot like u have here, u will limit the plants potential. In all honesty, there’s no good time at this point to do a transplant to a larger container. It’s be hit or miss. Good luck with the stretch dude and def. clip some leaves once you start to see her buds begin plumping.:+1::sunglasses:
LongJohn420 answered grow question 3 years ago
I think defol autos is fine i you got extra leafs. Maybe carefully. Just don't top or do those things that take extra time to recover. That you don't have with autos.
Hope this clarifies something. Happy growing!! :sunglasses:
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey Naguar, you're already flowering as you can see in these pics, so I wouldn't really touch the auto as it's heading into a very sensitive stage in it's growth. For you it's just "plucking" a few leaves, but for the auto it's actually HST. You see, a plant is uniquely good at absorbing light energy and distributing it evenly across the plant so defoliating right now might hurt more than help, after all we all know that flowers are not photosensitive, right? By the way I see you're in very small pots , why not transplant them into a 5 gal soil pot amended with 10/15/15 , make sure the soil gets well dry before watering the next time, it's overwatered as it is: you can tell from the "puffy space" between the veins. Hope this helps ! :rocket:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
Remeber, everything you take away the plant tries to replicate. Automatics have a limited lifetime, all the energy she needs goes now in replicating. Thats nortyou want to have. Most automatics go very nice with LST. and if shes virgor grwing you can top her too. Your Girls nodes are very close together, rise your light and they will stretch more ( haveing space for flowers). Later you can tuck single leaves who disturb, but no defoilating. Check out LST and topping and your Girls stay happy, rise the light for more sztretch