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csavi started grow question 3 years ago
Should I trim some leaves off of this? The internet is full of varying points of view.
Northern Lights x Big Bud Auto
9 weeks
Northern Lights x Big Bud Auto csavi
Northern Lights x Big Bud Auto
3 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 8
Techniques. Defoliation
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blazin_skywalker answered grow question 3 years ago
What I would do is take a look at the undercarriage and remove any dead looking or sad looking leaves that aren't getting light, as well as any weak lower branches that just aren't reaching the light.

With autos it's important to find a nice balance between defoliation and leaf tucking with then objective being to maximize bud site exposure. Finding balance helps deliver what will benefit the plant without overly stressing it.

So after you remove what you need to underneath, take a minute to really look at your plant and see where you can tuck some leaves, and if you see any large leaves that are really just getting in the way, don't be afraid to remove them.

Lastly, keep in mind that the fan leaves are the plant's energy stores, so don't go Edward Scissorhands on them. :wink: It's all about balance!

Good luck and happy growing! :v: :heart: :seedling:
VIPgrower answered grow question 3 years ago
Take from both answers above or leave them alone they are fine cropping or trimming the bottom most useless branches and leaves will in fact put more energy into the upper buds but remember not to trim all the fan leaves just be selective on one you do remember it will shock the plant and slow growth until healed also needs some fans leacves to suck up the goodies so you maybe better off just leaving her be and do her own thing personally grower preference maybe try it on one or two and leave the other be experimenting can do wonders if done correctly look at supercroping maybe try that
Philindicus answered grow question 3 years ago
You can remove the leaves from the lower 1/3 of the plant this week and tuck a few under to let more light at the bud sites. Over the next couple of weeks slowly remove a "few" of the largest leaves from the upper branches that are blocking light to the upper buds. Looks like you have a few more weeks to go.
Blazinjay answered grow question 3 years ago
I would lollipop the bottom branches a bit they do not amount to much in the end even if you wait and push them a little longer. the less scruff you have not stealing nutes from the nugs is how i look at it. good luck