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    Hi guys,

    I just noticed my fan leaves are casting a lot of dark shadow on my lower new growth. Should i cut the fan leaves off?

    Its a 20 day old auto Gorilla glueClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	374254 plant on coco and its really healthy. Also growing an inch everyday.

    Any advice?

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    I'd advise not to cut any leaves off, especially at this stage.. you could try some LST if you like, tucking leaves here and there would be absolutely fine

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    I was thinking to LST, but its till short. Maybe im going to wait for the lower growth to catch up so i can LST them... atm i cant seem to work out where im going to introduce the first bend... everythings so short!

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    Im so tempted to cut them... my blade is just there lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunsenBernard View Post
    I was thinking to LST, but its till short. Maybe im going to wait for the lower growth to catch up so i can LST them... atm i cant seem to work out where im going to introduce the first bend... everythings so short!
    That's fine, you can wait some more until you feel you have enough room to start training her. Have a read through this guide too, you might find it helpful - Clicky and Clicky

    There is no rush and absolutely no reason to cut any leaves off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunsenBernard View Post
    Hi guys,

    I just noticed my fan leaves are casting a lot of dark shadow on my lower new growth. Should i cut the fan leaves off?

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ID:	374254 plant on coco and its really healthy. Also growing an inch everyday.

    Any advice?
    I would be LSTing by now to get light down the middle. Also you need to bend to horizontal to encourage branching.

    Your big problem is that pot and the depth to the top.

    I would transplant to an airpot filled to the top. Then wrap a cable tie or two around the pot and use pipe cleaners to get her apart.

    If unsure have a look at the led grow diary section for topped vs natural thread.

    I would also top her.

    Yield is massively improved with training and stops single cola dominance

    FWIW too small to defoliate
    Last edited by Jumper114; 20-07-19 at 09:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper114 View Post
    I would be LSTing by now to get light down the middle. Also you need to bend to horizontal to encourage branching.

    Your big problem is that pot and the depth to the top.

    I would transplant to an airpot filled to the top. Then wrap a cable tie or two around the pot and use pipe cleaners to get her apart.

    If unsure have a look at the led grow diary section for topped vs natural thread.

    I would also top her.

    Yield is massively improved with training and stops single cola dominance

    FWIW too small to defoliate
    I agree with this.

    That pot looks half full. Ad repot it the now. A few more days later ad top it. Let it recover then train it.

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    Yep, could not agree more..hell of a waste of space right now in that pot - Clicky

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    I never understand why you would pay more money for a pot that you only half fill....
    “Do you have to believe in what you sing about?”

    (Anita Price)

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    Bit like having a roof full of solar panels then turning half of them off....Those leaves play a very important role especially for a young plant, they provided the plant with energy which it needs to grow they also store nutrients that can be used should the plant need them...Not so much an issue once the plant is established and has plenty of foliage but I wouldn't amputate the leaves of a young plant...


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    Im still waiting on my coco block delivery ?? im just going to shopping and buy em tommorow if they dnt come in the morning.

    And im using this pot because it hangs very well over a larger bucket. And that bucket collects all my run off, this pot sits well above the base of the bucket. So i can have it sitting there for the water to drain completely after watering.
    I found this method really convenient

    I alsi decided to lift the plant from the pot and just add more coco at the base and sides so everythings flush and level with the top.

    And the half pot has to be the noobest move i ever made... perhaps after adding more coco i can LST her.

    Also, this is an auto... i heard topping is a No No with autos. But thats youtube videos

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    Yes Bud! Makes so much sense.
    I shall let her be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunsenBernard View Post
    Im still waiting on my coco block delivery ?? im just going to shopping and buy em tommorow if they dnt come in the morning.

    And im using this pot because it hangs very well over a larger bucket. And that bucket collects all my run off, this pot sits well above the base of the bucket. So i can have it sitting there for the water to drain completely after watering.
    I found this method really convenient

    I alsi decided to lift the plant from the pot and just add more coco at the base and sides so everythings flush and level with the top.

    And the half pot has to be the noobest move i ever made... perhaps after adding more coco i can LST her.

    Also, this is an auto... i heard topping is a No No with autos. But thats youtube videos
    As it is an auto, anything you do before flowering can reduce yield... and defoliating is up among the top reasons for low yields....

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    Not the best example, but you want to be aiming for this. New shoots being dragged to the horizontal as soon as possible.



    Get the plant tied down and then start strapping down the new growth.

    Which, after 30 days, you have a nice open structure

    Only then, just before flower I would defoliate



    And the next day, day 32 ! ....



    Without the plants ridiculous rate of recovery (thanks to the roots) do not defoliate!
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    Ive topped every auto ive grown since my first couple of plants..True,i would say there is a very short window to do this to an auto, (i like between week 2 and week 3,) and as long as the plant is not stunted during that time and is showing good fast growth,she's good to top. Massively increases yield size plus opens her up for good plant/stem manipulation.

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    Boy that plants response looks marvelous!!

    Im going to coco up and LST tommorow. Going to buy some supplies!

    Il post the pics here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurdt View Post
    Ive topped every auto ive grown since my first couple of plants..True,i would say there is a very short window to do this to an auto, (i like between week 2 and week 3,) and as long as the plant is not stunted during that time and is showing good fast growth,she's good to top. Massively increases yield size plus opens her up for good plant/stem manipulation.
    Im going to top her tommorow too. Im pretty sure this plant can handle it. Shes fast growing and healthy. Il post pics

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