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    Default cutting off fan leaves during flowering ok?

    i decided to cut off some of the big fan leaves on my plants, to let in some light into all the plants cos it was getting way too bushy.

    A friend told me it was ok to do this, as he does it, but i just wanted a second opinion, i cut off as little leaves as necessary, most were ones attached to the main stem.

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    may i add i'm growing sea of green with big plants - so need to have a nice canopy without big leaves blocking eachother

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    it tended to do this on my White Widows (non-auto type) & never had a problem from it - if its got plenty of other foliage, taking off a couple of the old big fan leaves to allow light to penetrate has always seemed to work on mine...
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    Yes removing some of the fan leaves is OK but don't overdo it cos leaves = photosynthesis = bud.

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    search defoliation on google



    EC goes up, PH goes down = Plants require less nutrients
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    ill earths about spot on mate - dont go mad cos youll deffo slow em up and maybe even stress them to herm.......try get any foliage you dont want off in veg in future

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by CockRoach View Post
    ill earths about spot on mate - dont go mad cos youll deffo slow em up and maybe even stress them to herm.......try get any foliage you dont want off in veg in future

    good luck
    yeah i agree, i'll prob do that next time

    I only took off about 2-3 fan leaves off each plant, i think thy will survive that.

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    i just tuck my leaves behind buds, and never cut any off unless they are 50% damaged. my thought is that more leaf surface=more bud growth.

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    any that are ready do drop off and dead ones yes im gonna put a thread up with some really interesting stuff about fan leaves etc i got from the net a while back really good read and wicked info 5 mins
    things written by this user are for fictional purposes only and are a figment of my imagination

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