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    One of the grows that I'm working with is in the flowering stage and we're considering extreme defoliation. Has anyone tried this and, if so, did you feel like the risk was worth it?

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    How do you mean extreme?? Taking nearly all vegetative growth away??

    I wouldnt do that.

    I defoil as and when I think its needed,dont matter which stage the plant is at.

    What is it you are trying to achieve from extreme defoil??

    Got any pics you could show us give us an idea?

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    Are you mad?? Only defoliate what is necessary.you need them solar panels.


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    I defoliate all through veg and a fair amount in flower too. I think it's fine as long as you don't go too far. Having said that, the strain has a lot to do with it as some really don't like it. If you're going to do it,only take off what you need to. No point removing anymore than that and risk fucking it up

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    If its blocking buds or air circulation its coming off


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    I beg to differ I defoilate day 21 and 45 ish I read stages they don't need the wasted energy when we spend so much on foods pks etc since I defoiled no rots.. And 1.9gpw says good did side by side and I almost double on my defoils

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGreen View Post
    I beg to differ I defoilate day 21 and 45 ish I read stages they don't need the wasted energy when we spend so much on foods pks etc since I defoiled no rots.. And 1.9gpw says good did side by side and I almost double on my defoils
    Difficult to decipher.

    What are you saying that at day 21 and day 45 you take every single fan leaf away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Root. View Post
    If it’s blocking buds or air circulation it’s coming off


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    Exactly what I do as Well.. if it's blocking or air can't get through ITS GONE lol but you can't over do it. a while back I red a book not sure what it was called I think marijuana bible.. it said in order to get the best yield possible you just leave the plant as is maybe do some LST but when you start removing any leaves that are not yellow or dead you mess with the plants metabolism to fight shit off and she can even die over night.. I usually take some leafs off in the middle that way light can go through it. Don't mess with it to much tho..

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    I wouldnt say extreme but i like to think i do a heavy leaf strip day one of flower and then again 2/3 weeks in
    This is my day one of flower strip from this



    To this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nugsrus View Post
    I wouldnt say extreme but i like to think i do a heavy leaf strip day one of flower and then again 2/3 weeks in
    This is my day one of flower strip from this



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    Holy fuck what are the yields like ? You should do a side by side I got my money on the one with more leafs just cuz of the fact of all the energy stored in them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geokom85 View Post
    Holy fuck what are the yields like ? You should do a side by side I got my money on the one with more leafs just cuz of the fact of all the energy stored in them..
    This is my first time doing 6 mind i usually do one plant and get on average 13zs my pb is 15.5zs
    But this is the 6 now


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    heavy indica's that's got lots of nitrogen and gone crazy do need defoliated,
    a heavy sativa that's not leafy definitely doesn't need it,

    not set rules for me, it's all pretty much pheno/plant dependent,




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    I cut off all the fan leaves and just left the smaller leaves around the nodes. It looks pretty much looks like the 2nd photo Nugsrus shared. Maybe not quite as full?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerHazer View Post
    I cut off all the fan leaves and just left the smaller leaves around the nodes. It looks pretty much looks like the 2nd photo Nugsrus shared. Maybe not quite as full?
    Well good luck with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nugsrus View Post
    This is my first time doing 6 mind i usually do one plant and get on average 13zs my pb is 15.5zs
    But this is the 6 now

    Looks like you will have a new pb on them mate


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    Quote Originally Posted by Root. View Post
    Looks like you will have a new pb on them mate


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    My pb is on a single plant under a 400w hps the 6 i have now is a whole new setup with two 315w cmh so it will be interesting to see what i get plus set a new target i guess

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