defoliation when in flower

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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    9 zips of Super Citrus haze, and 6 zips of White Widow, was not grown vert, but that was my best until this last grow.
    That .hwas 0.6 g/w, latest grow was 1.1 g/w of smokable buds.
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    Heil Tweetler Well-Known Member

    Nice work. Ive got a small space and usually use 7 or 10 gals. Ive got a 3 and a 5gal going right now. Wondering how it might shape up.
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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Are you using smart pots,
    SP and coco are the tits!

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Here are the two strains
    White Widow 6 zips 20170410_152535 (2).jpg

    Super Citrus Haze
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    Once the stakes were removed
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    Yes this does work. I have tried it. Now i do it every time. Just increase sugars and carbs. You will definately get 2lbs a light of premium quality og

    zypheruk Well-Known Member

    @gr865 seems like a really nice harvest, I see you make oil, is there any chance you could post details on your method of making the oil.
    Much appreciated.
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    gr865 Well-Known Member
    I do use an oil distiller instead of a rice cooker, but everything else is the same.
    That is the main method I use, I also use a method to produce the oil via a frozen method.

    Depends on who I am making the oil for. The last batch of oil I made tested at 82% THC,
    The main thing is to use FECO, Full Plant Extract Cannabis Oil, use multiple strains of mainly Indica dom plants.
    The next batch of oil I make is for a lady with myalgia, it will be for pain management. They are supplying the product to make approx 100 grams of oil. It should take about 3 to 5 liters of 190 proof to make the oil. I will mix this one to one with CBD oil, I finally found a good source for CBD oil, it is good for pain management. It is best for pain management and cancer treatment to use multiple Indica strains. For pain management I use CBD oil along with CO. For cancer, 1 to 2 grams of CO per day. Depending on your condition, mico dose 1/3 to 1/2 of the total during the day and at night the remainder in a suppository.
    I will make oil for anyone who will supply the materials for making the product.
    Hope this helps.

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    InTheValley Well-Known Member

    77 days from seed, GML stripped at 15 days flip, then 30 days flip, day 47 since flip total, about 160 bud sites, also seems i have a calcium problem. Upped the calmag today, Upped Bloom+3ml, reduced Micro-8ml, ( PH PERFECT AN )

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    Cracken4114 New Member

    I grow outside so mould is always a concern. Once my plants have reached the 5 week mark and most of the fan leaves are turned yellow I strip all the fans and trim any leaves covering my buds so I can expose them to sunlight. I started doing this when i lost half my crop to mould a few years ago. Since then no issues.
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    gr865 Well-Known Member


    I have always used pruning/defo on my plants.
    On this grow, which is a Monster Crop plant, taking at day 33 of flower and re-vegged, and this is new to me. I did a heavy prune/defo a week prior to flip, took everything below the 4 node.
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    What a twisted web she weaves!

    And here she was 8 days later. The start of 12/12.

    Now here she is 7 days later. The third and forth nodes have grow 6 to 8 inches, some of the inner bud sites are being shielded from the light and need to be exposed, I did raise them in height tonight. I have been removing large fans daily, few a day to reduce shock, but this bitch is absolutely a Monster.
    Every few days I move the bud sites around to get the best light and fill holes like the one in the 8 o'clock position in the above picture.

    This is one branch, you can see the third and forth nodes that have grown at least 8 inches in the past 7 days.
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    So my question is, do more daily lite pruning prior to the 21st day or wait and just do a massive prune on that day? Remove the large third and forth nodes or let them go?
    Have not had this situation before so some thoughts would help.


    Pig4buzz Well-Known Member

    Take off all those big fans at 21-22 days. Clean the bottom larf you want be disappointed. Check my grow defo at 21 days pigs grow. Massive bud growth will happen.
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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the comment man, yes that is how I have done it for years but this plant is growing like nothing I have grown before. Sometime in the near future I will be doing a pure Indica and I will take clones at around day 21 to 26. I really want to see how it will monster crop.

    As you can see in pic 1 above all larf was removed a week before flower, and yes anything growing at day 21 that would be considered larf it will be history.
    My main concern was the original 3rd and 4th nodes that have just gone nuts in growth, For just over two weeks growth they are becoming major players in this grow and I was wondering if I should take them or leave them, today or at day 21. The mass of the plant is truly surprising and over welling.
    The root mass of this plant is drinking very well, water/nutes times are 9:10 pm @ 3 minutes, 9:30 am @ 2 minutes, 5 am @ 2 minutes, 5:30 pm @ 2 minutes. When the lights come on at
    9 pm the pot is barely damp to the touch, with roots growing out the sides of the smart pots.

    I am hoping I can move the branches around enough to prevent shading and wondering if I should leave the 3rd and 4th nodes after day 21, as I know they will produce 6 plus inch spear shaped buds.
    Well I am going to leave it alone for now, maybe only remove the massive fans but leave everything else.

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    Pig4buzz Well-Known Member

    Your in good shape

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