Given that the vegetation is so thick should I be thinning now? I'm not seeing any sign of distress or unusual yellowing but man, these plants are a serious mass of leaves and stems. I know this must seem simple to an experienced grower but I still can't visualize which of these stems is a potentially valuable bud -- and there are so many of them. If these were tomatoes it would be easy!...pruning for ventilation is definitely a big help. Start at the bottom. Depending on the strain, I'll also take out weaker stems. I try to train so that buds don't touch each other during flowering, but that's not necessary--I just get a bit zealous.
Is your "cbd lebanese x nepalese pheno" a specific strain -- I don't know what a "pheno" is.
Thanks again, I really appreciate your advice.