I'll get back to you on that currently high as a kitePictures always help. They sound about average.
Okay uhm I ask because i been using my own style of growing this grow and now I lost which one is which because i have a cheese (indica) and a SLH ( sativa) and am no longer able to tell which is which because of the 3 inch plants with 5 nodes PLUS they look the exact same and I swear sativa's have longer finger like leaves and Indica is a fat fuckimpossible without pictures
Look at the pictures again...Fan leaves off = more branches = more budsthis is a two week old Amnesia Haze, unmolested and left to do her thing
The fan leaves are where photosynthesis takes place. The plant absorbs water, nutrients, and light and converts it into energy. Without enough Fan leaves, your plants ability to support itself is also reduced.
More branches does mean more buds, but without a solid root system to absorb water and nutes, and without fan leaves to absorb light, there are no leaves for transpiration either.
The biggest problem with fan leaves is when they block budsites from receiving enough light. Other than that, having leaves is a good thing, and very beneficial for your plant.
I defoliate because it makes them bushier and stronger but never have i seen them stay short with such small nodes I really just wanted to know if the short nodes would be a + or - in the yield thingThe tinfoil on the soil is not helping with light to the plant as the under side of the leaf does not process light, not to mention tinfoil may create hot spots that could burn the leaves. Defoliating as much as you are is keeping your plant in a constant state of stress, which in the long run is probably not good for her.
Do you have any memory or pictures or w/e where tighter nodes = higher yield by any chance?I prefer short tight nodes myself. So I say good.