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pruning- pre-harvest trimming
Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:35 AM
Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:43 PM
For bushy indica's such as you mentioned, I usually strive to allow as much light penetration into the plant's top and mid sections. This means I normally will remove all the 'popcorn buds' near the bottom of the plant and any really short branches which simply wont make it up to the light.
If you examine photo's of others grows you'll notice a theme with most - the bottom of the plant is bare branches, middle is where the buds/leaves really begin and the top is just drooping with heavy buds. Try to copy it.
Some refuse to trim anything...others clip there's like she's got lice... I shoot for the middle road.
Just experiment with it... best way to learn.
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 03:03 PM
aight thanks man, good info to kno, so i dont have to really worry about any plant die-age from cutting the wrong leaf right:confused: also should i wait until it starts flowering or whenever
I'm no pro so take this as my 2cents. I have grown a few plants and they all general share the same basic properties. Let your vegetative stage continue without any trimming (unless, of course, your plant is out of control). This is the "charging up" stage before your plant switches all its energy into forming juicy flowers. All the nutrients/energy stored in the leaves will drain out into the bud...which is actually visible (as you get closer to harvesting, the leaves tend to exhaust themselves and change color while the buds explode with goodness).
No, you won't have to worry about your plant dying from pruning. It may show signs of slow growth for a few days after trimming, but this is a resilient plant so as long as you moderately trim, you will be fine.
Edited by coins, 27 December 2008 - 03:06 PM.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:08 PM
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