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growduhan started grow question 4 years ago
Am i defoliating and supercropping too much at this point??
first grow, forum stomper in dwc
10 weeks
first grow, forum stomper in dwc growduhan
Forum Stomper
14 comments · 4 years ago
Week 6
Buds. Not fattening
Kaya666 answered grow question 4 years ago
Nah, she looks perfect in terms of defoliation. I'd leave her as she is for now & pluck again later if necessary. Just make sure to give her enough time to recover from each supercrop or defoliation you do. Don't remove too many leaves in one day (20% at a time maximum) or bend too many branches in one session. She looks on track for her age in terms of bud size. Congrats on a job well done. :grinning:
Thegermling509 answered grow question 4 years ago
There is much controversy about defoliating vs not defoliating. The truth is when you defoliate you will cause stress no doubt about that. If you want to cause stress in the flowering stage (no grower wants that) by all means go ahead. I'd rather cause stress in the vegetative stage where it wont affect yield or flower production to halt.
Hawkbo answered grow question 4 years ago
hey man, its a matter of preference and theres really no right answer regarding when to stop defoliating especially for autos but I would continue to defoliate if I were you. That is just my opinion but I defoliate throughout the whole grow. Pretty much everytime I take my plants out to water I do atleast a little bit of defoliation. If you dont want to defoliate and would rather do some leaf tucking that is also very effective but is a short term solution eventually the leaf will pop back up and youll have to tuck it back down. The pics seem real bushy though so I doubt you will hurt it if you wanna take some off it shouldnt be a problem. As long aa you dont go nuts and strip the thing clean and send her into shock shell be fine. I like to start with the fan leaves facing the plant like on the inside of the stem to open up the middle rather than the ones facing the outside unless im trying to fit it into a space. If you look at my Cosmic Queen diary the bigger one barely has any foliage left on it and is doing great, the smaller one ive done less defoliating on and they are growing the same. This might be the best time to defoliate since the bud sites have formed and opening them up to light will go a long way in their maturity. As for supercropping, it may be risky if youve never done it but I have done it at or around this stage and had no issue if anything it helped but if you do make sure to soften the stems up before you bend them by squeezing them with your thumb and pointer finger so they dont snap off. These plants are unbelievably resilliant so even if you do over-do something chances are it will bounce back quickly, and if you dont try new things youll never learn from your mistakes. Hope this helps goodluck
MUDBUG answered grow question 4 years ago
At this stage she is a monsta :clap::clap: i wouldnt cut on her i would just tuck her to open her up i would keep the leaves if they not dead more leaves = more energy= BIGGER PLANTS you are in flower u dont want to stress her in any way they will blow up be patience when they start u will be like:eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes: she is buliding up strenth plus u can feed her more hope this helps:+1::+1::+1::beers::beers::beers:
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey so the 1st 2 pics do look pretty bushy, I can see that shes continually filling in. I think if you clipped the bottom most branches(any not getting good light) the other branches will get more power. I also think if you can keep examining her and remove any leaves blocking the budsites this also will help as they need good airflow and as strong of light as you can provide. There are also some bloom booster fattener nutrients out there, but I think this strain is only about 3 or so weeks from finishing, so that may not be so helpful. Keep up the great work, the plant does look great and I think time will fatten her up for you.
Happy Healthy Growing to you congrats on the first dwc with this stomper.