Thoughts on defoliating guy?


i always wait till my plants are at least 4 or 5 feet tall before i take a leaf off and then i only take 1 or two off because it is hard to water with the leaf in the way


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My thoughts. When I get a well established fifth or sixth node, I remove everything under 4 because it never amounts to much in my grows.
After that, I tie down nodes, bend, fold and tuck fans out of the way. But I grow autos, and you can't stress an auto.



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I take off leaves that touch the soil as having your leaves touching the soil is supposed to be a good way to get powdery mildew. I tried a heavy defoliation this grow (schwazzed) and I'm getting leaf drop in week 6 of flower for the first time. Don't think I'll be doing that again.