Advice on defoliation

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    Mr. So low dough low

    Mr. So low dough low Active Member

    I wanted some opinions on defoliation and was hoping people could share their experience with it...

    Do you do it?

    If so, when and how much?

    Do they need time to recover before switching to flower?

    My plants are so fucking bushy. It's just a cluster fuck of leaves. I mean, it's getting hard to water them LOL. I wanted to see what u guys think.

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    nmibud

    nmibud Well-Known Member

    Plants have leaves for a reason,leave them alone.
     
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    coreywebster

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    The more leaf mass the higher the photosynthetic efficiency.
    They will change shape when they flip to flower. Stretch opens them out.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Yep leaves are tiny solar panels leave them alone.
     
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    Mr. So low dough low

    Mr. So low dough low Active Member

    Ok I was just worried about inhibiting air flow and getting mold or mildew or something
     
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    Mr. So low dough low

    Mr. So low dough low Active Member

    Thanks everybody for the replies. So far everyone seems to be anti defoliation. But for the people who DO defoliate, are there any benefits at all? Just curious...
     
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    Gilligans Island

    Gilligans Island Active Member

    I do not defoliate in veg. Bloom however indoors has benefits to doing so. In the indoors section is a current thread on defoliating and when to do it. Look up "are my plants too crowded?" sorry don't know how to do links. In that thread is a couple links you need to read.
     
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    Mr. So low dough low

    Mr. So low dough low Active Member

    Awesome! Thank you
     
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    T macc

    T macc Well-Known Member

    Take the leaves off where there is a branch coming. I take leaves when the branch has a leaf set.
    Otherwise, take off branches that don't get light so you don't get fluff on bottom
     
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    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH

    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH Well-Known Member

    Looks perfect i wouldn't pull a thing off that beauty, looks like good genetics to do leaf tuck and ponytailing to keep her canopy even
     
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    Budzbuddha

    Budzbuddha Well-Known Member

    Me thinks you are set .... mainlined plant looks hella good plus with cage you can use that for bracing as buds put on weight.

    I say let them do their thing .... everybody loves bush !
    Just sayin ... :blsmoke:
     
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    SPLFreak808

    SPLFreak808 Well-Known Member

    A flush foliage like that is likely to be a decent yielder, not the kind of plant you want to strip unless the RH is high. Agreed, looks good.
     
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    Mr. So low dough low

    Mr. So low dough low Active Member

    Thanks everybody for the replies and for the kind words. I'm glad you think they look good. The consensus seems to be no defoliation, so I am just gonna let them do their thing and maybe tuck some leaves if I have to.
     
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