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HELP! which leaves to cut!

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by safety first, Sep 20, 2006.

    safety first

    safety first Active Member

    i think i may have cut off too many of the leaves or a few wrong ones.
    i know to cut all of the leaves that are 3 to 5 already but thats it.
    i have 3 plants going and all are about in the 2nd week of flowering.
    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Well-Known Member

    I cut off my fan leaves only if they are blocking other potential buds from getting light. Or if they are yellow. Other than that leave all the green leaves.
    safety first

    safety first Active Member

    ok so i think i fucked up i cut everything but the small leafs on the buds is this gonna affect the yield or bud size?

    m420 Well-Known Member

    I'm not 100% in this but I've recently read that you are not supposed to cut off the shade leaves (the big ones that stick out) because they absorb light and make sugars (T.H.C). I'm pretty sure that early in the flower stage you should cut only the lowest branches and leaves because they don't get enough light to produce good buds. Then the plant can use energy on the top buds and make them bigger. If you post a picture, maybe a more experienced grower can help better. Either way I wouldn't freak, just give it time and see how it comes along.
    Widow Maker likes this.
    safety first

    safety first Active Member

    i'll try to post a picture soon

    thanks for the help!
    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Well-Known Member

    Good advice. Thats what I kinda ment to say. Only cut them if it is blocking light from a bud. Other than that the plant needs them.

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    yeah always leaves the ones coming from the tops. those are the most important
    NY's Greenmonster

    NY's Greenmonster Active Member

    is it bad 2 use flourescent and a natural sunlight bulb on the same plant at the same time:joint:

    bigbotay16 Active Member

    yo afta u cut da leaves aint jue supposed 2 like chop them up in2 little peices or sumptin?????????????????

    SeattlePot Well-Known Member


    StonedGuru Active Member

    Yeah otherwise they become zombie leaves and eat your plant..

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