Clipping Off the Water leaves (Sucker leaves)

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Gregito, Oct 19, 2008.

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    greenleaftoker

    greenleaftoker Well-Known Member

    I take your word for it... How much of a difference in yield did you see by clipping them?
    And it might work, but I just can't understand the science behind it.
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    Gregito

    Gregito Well-Known Member

    Oh i know mann, im not saying my method is better. That technique has just never failed me. I meen if it was hurting it, i definatly never noticed it. Seriously every time i give it a good trim, it seems like the flowers start getting bigger within a week, maybe its just the nutes im using, i dont know. No lie i swear i did it once and the buds almost doubled in size. im not saying my mtehod is better, im just saying it works for me.
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    Gregito

    Gregito Well-Known Member

    And im not lieing when i say that mann.
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    dannyking

    dannyking Well-Known Member

    All you guys are recommending trimming your leaves for bigger buds.
    Well I recommend to you to leave the leaves on, tie em down if you have to,
    And then come back and tell me which method works.
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    Gregito

    Gregito Well-Known Member

    i dont know mann, i could be wrong. like i said it hasnt disappointed me yet
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    Big P

    Big P Well-Known Member

    hell ya man, im sure your plants are good, and i know a lot of people do trim here and there. Im sayin i have never

    but I heard that very slight and surgical trimming is ok mainly if your plants are too bushy and you want to let air flow more properly, but i notice the leaves in the bad spots just end up dying and falling off anyway so i just pull out the dry crusty ones.
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    otwa2002

    otwa2002 Active Member

    i have done it both ways trimming and not. trimming allowed lower buds to grow a lot larger buds in the undergrowth, where as a non trimmed bush the top was awsome but the lower was a joke. trimming has never hurt my plants at all from what i have grown, a little manicuring seems to honestly have helped for the overall yield. i am growing indoors hydro been doing it for alot of years, imo trimming is a good thing when not overdone little here little there

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    honkeytown

    honkeytown Well-Known Member

    this thread is still retarded...and gregito...i like how you have some of us real growers in here telling you not to do it yet you tell us you are going to continue....I am done here...have fun not taking any good advice
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    otwa2002

    otwa2002 Active Member

    i dont see the need to throw a baby fit there honkeytown opinions are like assholes everybody has one.there is no right or wrong way with a freakin weed only certains things that have to be done in order for it to live and thrive, it is a weed. I have heard alot of people trim learned from people who i can honestly say have been growing for over 30 years and take advice from those well experienced growers. to come on here and act like that to me is throwing a baby fit o my god someone wants more than just your opinion take a chill pill relax smoke 1 and give us a break on here we read to learn, we try different things to better our growing and further educate ourselves on new techniques. trying different things is how we learn if you dont try you will never know do comparisons document your findings and share with others. in the case of your post do you need a tissue cause all i heard was whaaaaaaa!
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    honkeytown

    honkeytown Well-Known Member

    lmao...its not opinion...its fact bud...,you dont need to cut your leaves off to learn...others have already done that for you...just take the damn advice man....yeah weed grows itself...but it takes fan leaves to do so. trimming fan leaves lowers yields...its a fact of life man....I am sorry you feel the need to back up bad advice but it is what it is. I am not whining...i really could care less if you wanna go trim your plants after you read this.....im just trying to help people avoid pitfalls in their growroom. trimming will not force your buds to grow bigger...in fact it will stunt the plants growth for 3 days to a week....now...we take an 8 week flowering period....minus one week of bud growth....hmm.....cmon genious..you cut it and it grows faster.....it doesnt fuckin work that way dude...sorry
    anyone else who actually knows what they are doin care to comment on this?
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    brodietheconeking

    brodietheconeking Well-Known Member

    no leaves are sucker leaves unless yellowie orange
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    honkeytown

    honkeytown Well-Known Member

    double post edit
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    grandpabear3

    grandpabear3 New Member

    i gotta back honkey on this guys...his method of delivering the message could be misconstrued as condescending but i believe he was trying to help. let's not be so nonreceptive to advice on an advice forum....in any case the end result is that folks who read this will take part of this with them as they read more on riu this particular subject will stand out on another thread to them and they will undoubtedly pass on some info.....information is truely empowering and us as pot smokers/growers are the countries largest oppressed minority (cause color/politics and religion are all together in weed) and we need the best information out there.

    sorry to preach i'm sure most of us feel similarly.

    or maybe i need to put down the pot and step away from the bong...lol
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    grandpabear3

    grandpabear3 New Member

    wow i read that and it almost sounded wise.....lmao.....i'm a tard
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    otwa2002

    otwa2002 Active Member

    i just trimmed fan leaves off my big girl 2 days ago to let light to the lower buds and guess what my buds actually put on size no stunting i have honestly done 1 with and 1 without trimming and the 1 i trimmed to allow light produced more yield by over an ounce. but on the other side of that coin different strains mean different things, not all strains will act the same way i trimmed a different 1 than the other 2 and you where right it did stunt growth for a few days, it comes down to trial and error. some plants dont mind trimming while other do, know your strain is the best advice, and i dont cut fan leaves completely off, just trim an inch or so off to allow light to an undergrowth. i do not cut fan leaves off the stem just trim the fans themselves. there honestly is no right or wrong answer to the fan leave thing because all strains are different, and some guys go nuts with cutting which is not good either. gentle manicures, trimming 1 fan leaf to allow light to a few buds underneath for me has always worked really nice and i have gotten more yield, but i dont cut it completely off at the stem just an inch or 2 of the leaf itself.
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    otwa2002

    otwa2002 Active Member

    yes i agree with bugs, and i appologise for being hyper in my 1 response, we are here for a reason to learn and make our shit better, filter through read alot and choose what seems to be the majority rule, this is an awsome spot on the web where we can come together and share our hidden secrets and wealth of knowledge. sorry honkey didnt mean no disrespect.
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    Gregito

    Gregito Well-Known Member

    Ok look since you obviously feel like being a dickhead, i just wanted to let you know that i didnt know i was gonna offend anybody by trimming some leaves. Im not doing it anymore ok? I asked a few people who dont get on the internet and they said specifically that its good to a certain extent, but not to trim any more than a few leaves. So ok i think i get your point dude. I like how you can get all ignorant about something i wasnt even talking to you about budday.
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    grandpabear3

    grandpabear3 New Member


    ya ....that's the spirit....lol :roll: oh well:peace:
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    Gregito

    Gregito Well-Known Member

    hahaha yer a funny one bugz. But i definatly agree with you. Sorry honkey i think i was just in a bad mood when i said that. So please dont hold it against me. Im taking all of you guy's advice seriously. I know you didnt meen anything by that, you just did it in a bit of an unconventional way, but thats ok mann, i understand that you were just trying to give some good advice. thanks.
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    Randall "Pink" Floyd

    Randall "Pink" Floyd Active Member

    So before reading around I fimmed and started to LST one of my plants (i have four 1 month old 1 foot tall plants). While I had the scissors out I went ahead and cut off 2 of the bigger fan leaves towards the bottom so that the young undergrowth could get more light because we are using CFLs. Is this going to help or hurt my plant? Will I notice it?

    ;-) Sorry about the hijack.

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