Cutting Leaves in Half to Get More Thc?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by stanklin420, Aug 24, 2009.


    stankdank1 Active Member

    RickWhite is right in every word he said. Good job.

    satch Well-Known Member

    Although he is right, there are a few situations that "cutting the grass" can be beneficial. If you don't know these situations, then odds are, you should leave them on there.

    EricTeller Member

    isn't it possible that a small amount of stress to the leaf, such as a clip just to the tip, could trigger a hormone release in the plant that could then stimulate growth?

    I'm gonna dig on that for while. if you don't hear back here it means I didn't find anything.
    Zaehet Strife

    Zaehet Strife Well-Known Member

    you should try it out yourself bro. take two plants (clones preferably) from the same strain, that have similar growth qualities. grow them both exactly the same. take pictures throughout the grow to note differences in growth performance. document your findings after you try MORE THAN ONCE. then and only then will you know what cutting the very tip off of every fan leaf on the plant really does to the growth.

    lightbox Member

    im pretty sure transpiration is water being evaporated off of plants


    When shud i harvest im in week 7 with a vertigo grow and i have alot of orange hairs but still some lower sights where the hairs are still white i started march 1 its april 23 i flushed yesterday.

    Wolverine97 Well-Known Member

    I don't even know what to say to that.

    kristoffolese Well-Known Member

    How wrong these fools proved to be, eh? Pruning BLOWS UP your yields. I wonder how much weed these old hands left on the table because they didnt prune fan leaves correctly? Lol
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    GrowGorilla Well-Known Member

    If cutting the tips off of fan leaves is good, then so must bugs feasting on the fan leaves.
    What a fucking joke

    ANC Well-Known Member

    My order of action is when one tip is only slightly above the next, remove the two large fan leaves at the tip of the tall one.
    When the distance is larger I would supercrop the taller one close the main stem (before the first node on the branch). this allows you to bend the branch on its side so its main cola is at the same height as the lower one. It will also allow grow tips lower down on the bend over branch to hang with those.
    This should be done from when the plants are young. Once you have enough colas on the same height you let them stretch and catch up with the scrog net at which point you strt weaving anything growing faster than the rest down back to the net.

    L30nPh3lps Well-Known Member

    The only time this is beneficial is during cloning, you cut the tips off the lower fan leaves so that the cutting uses its energy to root instead of veg, i wouldnt cut any leaves attached to buds during flower, if ur going to trim anything trim fan leaves blocking light penetration.

    InTheValley Well-Known Member

    More roots, more fruits.

    If your constantly triming leaves, its constantly building roots, no? isnt that what you just said.?

    Im trimming leaves up till 2 weeks before chop. Only, i cut the entire LEAF off, not the stem, those stay. It gives the node some juice to wheen off, instead of just straight shutdown to the node. The stem must be atleast 2 inches long also before cutting.

    ITs experimental at this point, but seeing great results.
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    L30nPh3lps Well-Known Member

    I like to totally remove the stem cuz those stem ends will rot on the plant and can spread that rot during drying/curing
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    InTheValley Well-Known Member

    they fall off after 5 days or so, or pull it off after 5 days, they pretty much just come off easy, even with good fan.

    ive noticed at 5 days, they are pretty much thin, and dehydrated,

    L30nPh3lps Well-Known Member

    Defoliafted a week into flower to let light thru, 2nd pic is 10 days later (using mammoth p of course) IMG_3439.JPG IMG_3486.JPG
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    InTheValley Well-Known Member

    she is looking beautiful L30nph3lps, I remember your outside plant,

    InTheValley Well-Known Member

    I GML stripped at 15 days flip, then at 30 days flip, now i do the leaf cut stem only 2 weeks till flower. Ive never done this before. First time, so its experimental.

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    ANC Well-Known Member

    That is good, most people do it somewhere between day 12 and 15

    InTheValley Well-Known Member

    keep in mind, ive just learned to water correctly. my ppm was at 4000, seems i wasnt letting enough run off, or not watering enough for it to cycle thru each watering. I put recharge in, and didnt notice a runoff discoloration for 8 waterings, lol.. So i pretty much flushed with fresh nutes and supercharged with recharge. I expect it to double in size in 5 days from today.

    I think when you defol, its best to water with a carb based tea or something. malassis is in recharge, so it should be greatly benifical for leaf stripping purposes.

    We'll see,
    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    If you want to stress the plants, just put the barney theme song loudly on repeat. The other benefit is every bug will eat their own heads.
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