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How often should i trim my plants?
Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:26 AM
Well anyways, their about 3 weeks into flowering and i've trimmed them once, taking out any leaves that were shadowing the buds. Well a friend of mine said that i should barely trim it, or even to trim it at all,even though theres clearly shaded buds.
So my question to you guys is how often should i be trimming? Everytime i see a leave shadowing a bud? Leave it alone? Soo confused guys any answers would be awesome, thanks!
Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:39 AM
Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:42 AM
Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:51 AM
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arr94XiKokM&feature=related]"Lollipopping" your Marijuana plants - YouTube[/ame]
Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:26 PM
lollipopping is useful in scrog and when your plant has a shitload of main stems that would normally produce popcorn if not lollipopped. For example, I flowered a mother that had about 2 dozen colas growing in a 3 gal pot. (kind of like the one in that video) She produced nothing but popcorn buds, no solid colas at all. If I had lollipopped her, I would've directed a lot of energy and nutrients to the top for some nice buds.
On the other hand, I normally grow shorter plants with 2-4 main colas and they get as fat as they possibly can. (lower, popcorn buds get as heavy as fishing weights, check out my blogs) If the plant's needs are being met and you only have a few main colas, then lollipopping will reduce your yield because the plant will have more resources than it can use. If you have a lot of main stems that are straining the plant's resources, then lollipopping will direct energy towards the top, helping to form solid colas. This is my understanding based on my experience, and a lot of factors can change the outcome, like a 20 gal pot, type of pot, healthier root growth, hydro, etc.
As for trimming, I water my plants every 3 days and when I do this, I take them out, put them on a table, and remove all brown material. Anything that's still alive is providing resources to the plant (energy, nutrients), not the other way around. Yellowing leaves are providing for the plant, not taking away from it. If healthy growth is shading a fat bud, then I'll tuck the leaf to the side.
hope this helps...
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