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Thread: Should I Defoliate My Cannabis Plants?

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    Lightbulb Should I Defoliate My Cannabis Plants?

    We all need a haircut sometimes. The same is true of cannabis plants. If you leave a plant to its own devices, it’ll grow more leaves and branches than it needs. While it may seem counter-intuitive, sometimes removing leaves and branches can actually boost the yield of your plants. This technique, called defoliation, is a high-risk, high-reward option for experienced cannabis growers:

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    Nowt high risk about it as long as the plant is healthy and it's done at the right time....Strip the bottom third just before going 12/12 on photoperiod plants also remove any wispy low branches that are not getting good light penetration, jobs a good'n

    Regards BL

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