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Its A New Year's Flipping Party! Group Journal For Those Flipping On New Year's

Gehg

Active Member
I love it it looks like light addicts a bit
definitely learnt a sh*t tonne of stuff from both LA and Ase myself, guys like that gave me the confidence to bend and train my girls vigorously!!
Back building and Node spreading are next to conquer!! :)

Still undecided about Defol. Did a bit last time but not full under canopy. What's the general consensus with you guys?
 

420BudzFreak

Well-Known Member
definitely learnt a sh*t tonne of stuff from both LA and Ase myself, guys like that gave me the confidence to bend and train my girls vigorously!!
Back building and Node spreading are next to conquer!! :)

Still undecided about Defol. Did a bit last time but not full under canopy. What's the general consensus with you guys?
I'm on the fence with this as well. I've done a ton of research but when it comes time to do it I don't have the guts lol. Im not sure at this point when, what and how much to do. I'm thinking after they stretch a bit and show me true signs of bud sites. Then I can free up light accordingly? I dunno lol.
 

Ian Bastage

Well-Known Member
Sorry Bomb ? Like big bomb.
As in Bomb Seeds from NL. They sent me some Berry Bomb, Ice Bomb & THC Bomb seeds to do an official sponsor grow. I am growing 1 Berry & 1 Ice from seed.

Looking good Ian! Thanks for swinging by :) topped twice eh!? That should give you some nice colas. Will be cool to watch.
Topped twice more or less, but yes, lots of bud sites is my goal.

I’m on the fence with this as well. I’ve done a ton of research but when it comes time to do it I don’t have the guts lol. Im not sure at this point when, what and how much to do. I’m thinking after they stretch a bit and show me true signs of bud sites. Then I can free up light accordingly? I dunno lol.
I am half & half – I didn’t go full tilt like newty. I have been clearing fans gradually as they get in the way & I did a medium under canopy clearing yesterday. They seem to love getting trimmed. They are filling up my space nicely.



Ian
 

Lilolme

Well-Known Member
I'm on the fence with this as well. I've done a ton of research but when it comes time to do it I don't have the guts lol. Im not sure at this point when, what and how much to do. I'm thinking after they stretch a bit and show me true signs of bud sites. Then I can free up light accordingly? I dunno lol.
I wish yall could see me up to my elbows in this thing. I have cut off more stuff than is left. Her lst consists of bending just to the point of breaking then holdin for a minute. Her trunk has 3 splits held together with rope. She's already flipped but I have a couple to throw in the party if thats ok.
 

Kingjoe83

Grow Journal of the Month: July 2017
definitely learnt a sh*t tonne of stuff from both LA and Ase myself, guys like that gave me the confidence to bend and train my girls vigorously!!
Back building and Node spreading are next to conquer!! :)

Still undecided about Defol. Did a bit last time but not full under canopy. What's the general consensus with you guys?
I leave on as many leaves as possible last few weeks I'll remove some fans that I dont care about .

Good defoil after stretch get that ventilation going through the plant [emoji848]
 

Kingjoe83

Grow Journal of the Month: July 2017
When does the official flip kick off?
Well ive decided exactly at midnight I will shut down lights and turn them
Back on at7pm news years day [emoji848]

Then they will be on a12/12 [emoji120]
 

420BudzFreak

Well-Known Member
I leave on as many leaves as possible last few weeks I'll remove some fans that I dont care about .

Good defoil after stretch get that ventilation going through the plant [emoji848]
Sounds good to me :) Thanks!
 

Ian Bastage

Well-Known Member
When does the official flip kick off?
Monday morning for me. I will drain the res & renute. Lights off will be 7pm to start the dark 12.

Ian
 

Stltoed

Well-Known Member
I just took off some leaves and a couple small branches from the bases in preparation. On New Years Eve my plants will be 50 days.

I want to chime in on the defoliation debate. If you can actually see through your plant in even its thickest parts then don't ever cut a leaf. I cut my plants because I HAVE to. The monster fan leaves smother the base of my plants. The air circulation is for poop *I'm gonna edit my language for the ladies present (Freak). I don't cut all of them... I dig growing leaves larger than my size 13 feet, and i know they come in handy in late flower, but I will never have a shortage of leaves.

DWC, when done correctly, will rock the roots, make a huge stem, And a million and a half leaves in a season. If I take a leaf I know it will be replaced with a larger one in less than a week.

So, i get the defol. debate. But let's look at it on a case by case basis. If youre growing Dr. Grinspoon, or some other exotic sativa you will never need defoliation. But I may take 50 leaves off of an indica during its life for a few reasons. 1. Ventilation, 2. To get that bump in growth just before I flip. 3. It seriously helps manipulating branches etc. in the scrog. 4. If I don't, i will grow cabbage. The leaves grow into each other and I need to comb my fingers through the leaves daily to get them to separate. What I try not to do is take leaves within a few nodes from the top. 80% is in the middle of the plant

I totally get the leaves are the plants solar panel, and the whole transpiration gig, but in my situation if i pull one I have 10 more behind it. I've read through a few spicy discussions on this and the problem is people lump this topic onto ALL pot plants. Even funnier are the people who can't understand why defoliating outdoor plants isnt as popular. Or that God made the plants like this for a reason. We need to treat this topic just like all the other factors in this game. Some plants like nutes some dont. Some plants you top, some you don't etc. Keep it on a case by case basis.

There are a few discussions that really get people going in our chosen hobby (not so much here thankfully). Which light is best... Which nutrient combo is best... and should one defoliate. As for the later, i do, i see immediate results, and i will never stop.
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Kingjoe83

Grow Journal of the Month: July 2017
I just took off some leaves and a couple small branches from the bases in preparation. On New Years Eve my plants will be 50 days.

I want to chime in on the defoliation debate. If you can actually see through your plant in even its thickest parts then don't ever cut a leaf. I cut my plants because I HAVE to. The monster fan leaves smother the base of my plants. The air circulation is for poop *I'm gonna edit my language for the ladies present (Freak). I don't cut all of them... I dig growing leaves larger than my size 13 feet, and i know they come in handy in late flower, but I will never have a shortage of leaves.

DWC, when done correctly, will rock the roots, make a huge stem, And a million and a half leaves in a season. If I take a leaf I know it will be replaced with a larger one in less than a week.

So, i get the defol. debate. But let's look at it on a case by case basis. If youre growing Dr. Grinspoon, or some other exotic sativa you will never need defoliation. But I may take 50 leaves off of an indica during its life for a few reasons. 1. Ventilation, 2. To get that bump in growth just before I flip. 3. It seriously helps manipulating branches etc. in the scrog. 4. If I don't, i will grow cabbage. The leaves grow into each other and I need to comb my fingers through the leaves daily to get them to separate. What I try not to do is take leaves within a few nodes from the top. 80% is in the middle of the plant

I totally get the leaves are the plants solar panel, and the whole transpiration gig, but in my situation if i pull one I have 10 more behind it. I've read through a few spicy discussions on this and the problem is people lump this topic onto ALL pot plants. Even funnier are the people who can't understand why defoliating outdoor plants isnt as popular. Or that God made the plants like this for a reason. We need to treat this topic just like all the other factors in this game. Some plants like nutes some dont. Some plants you top, some you don't etc. Keep it on a case by case basis.

There are a few discussions that really get people going in our chosen hobby (not so much here thankfully). Which light is best... Which nutrient combo is best... and should one defoliate. As for the later, i do, i see immediate results, and i will never stop.
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I agree to the most of it [emoji108][emoji120]
 

Stltoed

Well-Known Member

newty

Grow Journal of the Month: June 2018

This was 4 days ago before the trim
And right after

And today, 4 days later

I've done 2 major defoliations to my girls and the last one to prepare all the bud sites for flip. I'll wait until after stretch to do my last big hair cut and then I'll just pluck those getting in the way. I think if they are healthy, they bounce back quick[emoji4]They have been so thirsty this week so I'm happy[emoji108]

I plan to change my timer Sunday night they will get their first 12 hours of darkness and celebrate the New Years in the dark[emoji95]
 
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