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Amikaro started grow question 4 years ago
There are some really big upper leaves, which are blocking the light and airflow for some of the grow nodes? Is it safe to get rid of all of them? Should I leave them where they are?
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DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
Its completely fine, in fact recommended to remove any fan leaves blocking any bud sites. Just try to remove the fan leaves that are in the way from where their stems meet the main branch. Good Luck!:+1:
ChillumMafia answered grow question 4 years ago
Autoflowering is better not to bother at all. The harvest may be less. closer to the harvest, remove the fan leaves
XpectResistance answered grow question 4 years ago
Only remove the ones that are blocking major parts of the newer growth. But be careful You do not want to get rid of all your water leaves... These are the leaves that store a lot of the water and nutrients during daylight hours they also do all the major production of chlorophyll and what not. So just be careful as to how many you actually remove. You should be fine though! keep us updated!
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Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
I agree dude, i would only those one remove that block the light at the budsites. ive done it . my plant was not get harmed. in that stage she will handle it. Take 2 or 3 and later more. ive waited until i can see the buds then i removed. Happy growing
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
10 growers will give you 10 different answers. Some like it some do not. Try it, but if it is your first time, go easy, you don't want a bald plant, then decide if you like the result. I've done it and I'm still undecided regarding it.
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there ! My best advices is to knit your leaves together of you don't want to cut them ! If you still wanna cut them you can only remove those which are blocking light , defoliation will increase light penetration and your air flow around your buds ! It's up to you now
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @Amikaro! If those upper leaves are creating shades onto new growth or bud-sites, then you can go ahead and tuck them. Defoliation is highly recommended when some parts of the plant can't get enough light. However, I see your plants don't have a lot of leaves, so do it slightly and remove only 2 leaves at a time. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch: