Can I cut lower branches off during flowing?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by JohnnyBravo, Apr 12, 2008.

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    ssace

    ssace Active Member


    Im with blondie should we keep the lower buds and harvest when it is time or trim them in hopes of more going to the top colas
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    primeralives

    primeralives Well-Known Member

    yes lower branches are a waste of energy
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    JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo Well-Known Member

    It would make sense that removing the lower weak growth would help divert energy to the top growth.....But, thats exactly why I'm practicing with this bagseed....I snipped off the bottom 8 branches....about 25% of my plant....I counted and there were 87 budlings on those 8 branches....I wonder if there's any thc worth smoking in those budlings??
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    primeralives

    primeralives Well-Known Member

    i would save them for hash .. they are kind of harsh to smoke because they havent been matured and flushed...
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    VictorVIcious

    VictorVIcious Well-Known Member

    It would be a shame to plant seeds to practice with and then not 'practice' cloning. IMHO lol VV
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    JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo Well-Known Member

    Crap....I never thought of that....:(....I was traumatized about cutting branches off my plant....Like I was cutting one of my dog's legs off:)
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    grandprix8152000

    grandprix8152000 Well-Known Member

    so is it safe to do it cut the lower branches off where there is no buds sites and what will it do.
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    RandomJesus

    RandomJesus Well-Known Member

    about the beginning of the bloom phase 12/12
    I trim the bottom 6 inches of branches, better for circulation of air
    better light penetration, lower risk of infestation, and they look nicer.
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    RandomJesus

    RandomJesus Well-Known Member

    sorry I almost forgot...more energy is diverted to cola (top Bud)
    this is a good thing.
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    JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo Well-Known Member

    I cut off the bottom 8 branches and it never even phased my plant.....I thought it might get shocked for a couple of days but, nope!!!.....she's as healthy as ever....buds getting bigger with more trichs:)
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    FrostickZero

    FrostickZero Well-Known Member

    taking the lower branches off will help the plant to redirect its growth insted of using energy on the branches it can use it on the bud

    PS - VV Check out my First Flowering Journal that I made
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    toolage

    toolage Well-Known Member

    when everyone is saying lower branches, this includes all the lower MAIN branches and the nodes that grow right above them?
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    FrostickZero

    FrostickZero Well-Known Member

    just the branches that are realy close of the bottom (close to the soil)
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    toolage

    toolage Well-Known Member

    thats the branches and the emerging branches above them right?
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    FrostickZero

    FrostickZero Well-Known Member

    you seen my flowering girl well the leafs that are very close to the soil, if thoes were branches I would have gotten rid of them because no light can get to them
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    JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo Well-Known Member

    I cut entire branches off....right at the stem....complete removal of the whole branch....and these were big branches that were 2 feet long...8 2 foot branches.....It never even phased my plant:)

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