Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by 510grower510, Feb 1, 2018.
I've been doing it in veg and the plants are exploding
And day 21 is when the stretch is about over and that's the time to defo. That early with slow stretch imo
I find even if i strip that bitch naked
She comes back to bigger size in about a week 2 tops
In veg at least lol
Also people take the word defoliate as something evil.
Next time say prune
How long after pruning, in veg, do you wait before you flip over to flower?
I’ve grown most of my strains multiple times, so you have to know your plant. On my sour Diesel, GG4 stuff that stretches big, I defoliate between week 2-3 of flower. 3 days prior to being put into flower I suppercrop and top my plants, helps control the height since I’m in a cabinet.
Defoliate week 2-3 of flower & Week 8-9
1 week or less before flower if she’s a stretcher
That was the initial question!
And the answer is, depends on who you talk too,
I do a week or so, depends on growth of course, so look at the plants, say are you ready to flip? Then pull the trigger.
This is #3 from my G13 grow, this plant was pruned on 5/30, put into flower 6/3
G13 Pruning 6/01/17
#3 G13 4 days later 6/05/17
#4 6/22 Day 20 of 12/12
6/27 Day 24 12/12
8/10 two day prior to harvest
Total of the four G13 Haze plants = 23.5 Zips (658g) of smokable/medical 6 zips per plant, just over
Shake, sugar leaf/leaf (168g), G13 under sized buds, smokable but would be too much work to trim (56g), the entire grow of Critical Kush (70g) = (296g) 10.5 Zips used to make Cannabis Oil.
Total grow = 35 + Zips
exactly. anything in the bottom should be cleared where your light penetration is just too weak. wasted energy, and that energy will be redirected to more productive tissues. taking from the inside improves air flow through the plant. and taking from the uppers, you should only take leaves that are shading a vast majority of stuff below.
ideally, things should be defoliated when they are as small as possible (this requires an anticipation of what the plant will look like with days to come), then there are few resources wasted by the plant because they will be distributed to other growing areas. but sometimes life just doesn't work like that, and if you have to wait to get to it, don't go crazy and take off a shit ton and shock the plant!
That and you dont want your plant wasting energy on low branches, send the love to the top and those kolas
On a side note, I am with Gr865 in that my plants tell me when its time for everyhing. I hear them askin me questions about readiness days before i do things.
I should have taken a picture i pulled a small bags worth off last night lol
It all depends on your plants ..
If they bounce right back or grow like you didnt even touch them .
Then you could flip within a week.
Most the old grow bibles say to wait two weeks
After any major stress on the plant. Its a good rule of thumb.
But if your plants are growing like crazy it might be about as big again in two weeks lol.
If its a vigorous grower id say wait at least 3to 4 days after cutting before you flip
For instance i just switched nutrients
So im going to giv it a week or 2 to get the new stuff dialed in before i flip
Super awesome, helpful thread. Thanks everyone. Looking forward to making my first flip to flower and seeing how my baby does under that led!!
Well I trimmed Thursday and I flipped to flower today so well see how it goes
May we see what you went with? I like to collect others ideas, it helps me make decisions as questions arise. I also dont think im the only way.i always use a living plan and I like to incorporate things i like that i see.Thank you in advance
As long as they still look nice and happy youll be fine.
But Recovery time is a good thing.
You want to see picture of the grow?
Your defoliation. Just want to see how you went. Not to critique, just to mental store a picture of how others do their plants. Incase I get a pheno that i think is similar. Cheers
lol it doesn't even look like I did anything 3 days later
this was when I 1st did it. I didn't go crazy bc it's my 1st time
I've come across vids of people cutting the leaves in half to open up their plant for light/air penetration instead of completely pruning. Anyone heard or tried this with differ results?
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