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I am going to start this thread up now, but will be continually adding questions posed to me on various threads or pm's. There have been many great questions asked and I've tried to answer them with the best of my knowledge. I've got to go through all my threads and find these questions to repost here, so I've got allot of reading to do, please bare with me.
I would like to keep the casual banter to a minimum and information to a maximum within this thread. Please Feel free to answer any questions that arise or comment on my own answers. But let's keep this thread as an encyclopedia of FAQs for the many new growers to come.
POSE ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVEI'll try my best to keep up and have understandable responses Thank you for visiting the Ask me anything thread. Hope you all take advantage of these upcoming pages and add what you can. I will try to find one question a day from my past year here and this thread will be chalk full of information.
*Disclaimer : All answers are strictly my self educated opinions*
Here's my first instalment, it's is in regards to defoliation. Please remember these are only my opinion and are welcomed to any scrutiny and/or supplementation.
I barely do either, I try to keep as much foliage as possible to get the most amount of trichome and resin production as possible. If jorge Cervantes says you should refrain from defoliation then I am 100% in agreement. I don't lollipop unless I have to because yields up top would be even smaller, my recent felicity is a good example of that. But right beside her was my Marylou was filled topped to bottom with buds and the yield was significantly greater. Although she had a much healthier up bringing. Since I consume it all, I will keep the popcorn on as much as i can. My rule of thumb is... If it's on the vertical part of the stem it stays and if it on the horizontal part under the canopy it gets removed. I'm more or less against lollipoping in general unless circumstances allow for a better a yield. As far as defoliation goes, I only remove leaves that dying leading up to about mid flower. Then once buds are pronounced I'll take a few fans here and there to give them the light they need, And/ or spread out the Colas to achieve the same ends. This goes for autos especially but is also the way I do my photoperiods.Anonymous said:Do you lollipop your ladies or defoiliate them during flower, i am only 6 days in the stretch is going on like crazy but i know they are bushy as hell. I usually trim some leaves off but don't lollipop bc my popcorn goes for oils, but if I'll get better top colas then i will. My plant training is topping and lst.
Does that help your thought processes on those topics?